Hooptober / 31 Days of Horror 2019

Prior Hooptober/31 Days of Horror Lists on Letterboxd.com: 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018

I always have a healthy stable of unwatched horror films at my disposal because I end up buying horror movies all year but waiting for the Hooptober binge. It’s not a healthy moviewatching model. I always try to include as many first-time watches as possible, but old favorites always find a way into the mix because sometimes you need to watch The Mummy for the 14th time, like being wrapped in warm blankets (inside a sarcophagus). Last year my daughters became obsessed with Abbott and Costello so we binged all of the Meet the Monsters films. They weren’t on the original agenda, but Hooptober requires spontaneity and the ability to pivot… or at least the understanding that I’ll be laying awake in bed some night without my Hooptober stack handy and surely there’s a horror movie laying around here somewhere (probably a Universal horror collection).

I’m also continuing my year-long #Watch1989 Movie Marathon throughout Hooptober. There’s no rest for #Watch1989. That accounts for the mass numbers of films from 1989 that don’t fit the Cinemonster’s 2019 Hooptober agenda. After watching each movie, I’ll toss up a mini-review and a 30Hz rating that will correspond to my review on Letterboxd.com. The review may or may not contain any actual insight. The reviews are the part of this project that will leave you a quivering pile of bloody goo. And now for the more specific Hooptober / 31 Days of Horror 2019 demonic hurdles, courtesy of The Cinemonster. Here’s the original post on Letterboxd.com.

Cinemonster’s Hooptober 6/6/6 Guidelines:

CATEGORY// followed by my entries satisfying the criteria

6 COUNTRIES//

Mexico, U.S., U.K., Russia, France, Italy, Yugoslavia(!)

6 DECADES//

30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s

6 FILMS BEFORE 1966//

The Mummy, Two Monks, The Bride of Frankenstein, Captive Wild Woman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us, A Bucket of Blood

6 FILMS WITH YEARS ENDING IN 6//

Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Blood Bath, The Tenant, Eaten Alive, Friday the 13th Part 6, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

6 FILMS FEATURING WORK FROM: John Carl Buechler,
Jack Pierce, Rob Bottin, Screaming Mad George, Lon Chaney
and Carlo Rambaldi//

The Mummy, Captive Wild Woman, Bride of Frankenstein, Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Friday the 13th Part VII, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

6TH FILM IN FRANCHISE//

Friday the 13th Part 6

REPTILE RAMPAGE (TRIBUTE TO CRAWL)//

Eaten Alive

2 WOMEN DIRECTED FILMS//

Pet Sematary, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Blood Bath

LOWEST RATED UNSEEN FILM FROM THE 80s//

Jaws, The Revenge

CHURCHGOERS HAVING A BAD DAY//

The Church

LARRY COHEN OR DICK MILLER FILM//

A Bucket of Blood

1 CLASSIC UNIVERSAL//

The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, Captive Wild Woman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us

1 DEE WALLACE//

Popcorn

1 FILM WITH A BLACK DIRECTOR OR CAST (NO JORDAN PEELE)//

Blacula

1 FILM FROM A MEXICAN DIRECTOR (NO GDT)//

Two Monks (Dos Monjes)

1 TOBE HOOPER//

Eaten Alive

***FOR THOSE THAT LIKE TO DO EXTRA WORK: WATCH Horror Noire and Innocent Blood***

-review them all.(eek)

Clearly one film can satisfy multiple criteria. Viewing and reviewing will begin at 12:01am CST on Sept 15th.

blacula hooptober 2019

31 Days of Horror 2019 Roster

I plan to call some audibles when spur-of-the-moment cravings strike, but here’s my blueprint for the 31 Days Of Horror 2019 CinemaShame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-Thon.

Past #31DaysOfHorror Shame-a-thons: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 Part 1 | 2015 Part 2 | 20162017 | 2018

*rewatch

The Mummy (1932)*
Two Monks (1934)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)*
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)*
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)*
Blood Bath (1966)
The Blood Rose (1970)
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
Blacula (1972)
The She-Butterly (1973)
The Tenant (1976)
Eaten Alive (1976)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
The Church (1989)*
Leviathan (1989)*
Etoile (1989)
Pet Sematary (1989)
House III: The Horror Show (1989)
Society (1989)
Warlock (1989)*
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
Shocker (1989)
Popcorn (1991)
Innocent Blood (1992)*
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

What’s your list? What’s your plan for horror movie watching this year? If you’re keeping a list or participating in the Hooptober challenge, I’ll link you in the header for my posts. Just leave a note with a link in the comments. Together we shall overcome… or we’ll be the losers knocked off in the first act to establish the killer’s indomitable menace. It’s more comforting to know you’re not doing this alone.