Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The FULL rundown of the 30 Day Horror Challenge

December 19th, 2012 shall officially be remembered as the day that I, Richard, completed the 30 Day Horror Challenge! Ok, it did take me 58 days (October 23rd to now) to complete it, but hey, still. 

What have we learned from this? Well, obviously, I sucked at the challenge, but also, I am awful forgetful and repeated certain films several times (I can't help it if the US remake of The Grudge had such a big impact on my horror life!). There seems to be a nice appreciation for films both new and old, which is nice to see. I will stand by all my choices (including Species, which is a film that would have been good if it had been cast better!), even if HellraIser counts for a fair whack of em. Did you learn anything new about me and my horror ways?

For those who are too lazy to have checked each individual post, here's the rundown of all my answers to the 30 Day Horror Challenge (if you want to check out the individual posts, you will find them all to the side of the page under the Oct 2012 to Dec 2012 headers).

Day 01: A horror movie that delivered a scary theatrical experience.
The Grudge (US remake)

Day 02: A disappointing or unnecessary remake. 
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Day 03: A scene or image burned into your mind.

Head dismemberment from George A. Romero's Day of the Dead

Day 04: A movie that kills off countless main characters.
Saw 3D

Day 05: Excellent use of sound effects.
Evil Dead 2

Day 06: Doesn't seem to scare other people as much as it scares you.
Silent Hill

Day 07: An incredibly twisted movie. 
Mermaid in a Manhole

Day 08: A terrifying inanimate object.  
The Lament Configuration from the Hellraiser series

Day 09: A movie that you like to show people. 
The Ruins

Day 10: A great sequel. 
Alien 3

Day 11: Wonderful use of lighting. 
Suspiria

Day 12: Plot you would least like to end up in. 
The Happening

Day 13: A formidable antagonist. 
Jigsaw from Saw

Day 14: An egregious misuse of the 'based on true events' claim. 
The Amityville Horror (1979)

Day 15: A painfully suspenseful movie. 
Drag Me To Hell

Day 16: A frightening dream sequence/hallucination. 
The Serpent and the Rainbow

Day 17: A bad ass post/pre-kill one-liner. 
'Jesus wept' from Hellraiser

Day 18: A movie with unsettling scenery. 
The Haunting (1963)

Day 19: A horror movie that gives you nightmares. 
The Grudge (US remake)

Day 20: A great remake. 
The Amityville Horror (2005)

Day 21: A horror movie that only makes you laugh. 
Zombie Flesh Eaters 2/Zombi 3

Day 22: A frightening child actor.  
Daeg Faerch from Rob Zombie's Halloween

Day 23: Graphics that pull you out of the movie. 
Cube

Day 24: An effective jump scare. 
Blood test scene from John Carpenter's The Thing

Day 25: Excellent use of soundtrack. 
Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd in The Devil's Rejects

Day 26: An aggravatingly incompetent protagonist. 
Bobby from The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Day 27: A terrifying creature. 
The Tarman from The Return of the Living Dead

Day 28: A horror movie that is hard to watch. 
Martyrs

Day 29: A great horror movie with a terrible cast. 
Species

Day 30: Your favourite final scene, scare, or image. 
The chainsaw dance from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre