Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Movie update

I have not had the best luck with new-to-me horror movies this year. I'm going to attempt to watch four movies today and hopefully turn that around. I mean, one's gotta be good or at least so bad it's good, right?

So I watched Movie House Massacre aka Blood Theater aka Why Did I Watch This? Why did I watch Movie House Massacre if I was looking for a good movie, one might rightly ask? The short answer is, I'm an idiot. The longer answer is, I'm always looking for hidden "so bad it's good" gems. Stuff like The Brain and Black Roses. Movie House Massacre is the debut of Rick Sloane, known for the MST3K-famous Gremlins ripoff Hobgoblins. Hobgoblins is a bad movie, but it's really entertaining and I like it. Sadly, I can't say the same for Movie House Massacre. You can see some of his humour starting to develop, and I loved the ridiculous B movies they were showing at the theatre. ("Who brought a chainsaw to the prom?!") These were apparently nods to Sloane's earlier short films, such as "Chainsaw Chicks" and "Clown Whores of Hollywood." I think I would have rather just watched a collection of those.

Sloane was only 21 when he made this, so props there. I did make it all the way through, it went by pretty fast I guess. There are some great 80s fashions, and a memorable popcorn stand kill (that unfortunately is just a dream sequence, but still a cool visual).

Unfortunately, the rest of the kills are lame and completely unmemorable. Oh, and there's one truly awful thing - this weird little sting plays EVERY TIME a door closes. Is it supposed to be... funny? Scary? Annoying? It's so baffling I don't even know what to call it. This movie sounds cool on paper - killer stalking a spooky old abandoned theatre with a history of violence - but there's very little payoff. I think this is the third movie I've watched this month with Mary Woronov. She's like Cameron Mitchell, she just shows up in everything. But except for one funny line about "chalk lines," she's wasted here. This needed to be really over the top to work, like Hobgoblins. Unfortunately, the curtain just falls flat.

Then I wasted a whole night on something I thought would be horror but turned out to be Canadian made-for-tv drama. I kept falling asleep, and when I woke up the third time and realized there was nothing supernatural like the movie had hinted, I just gave up and went to bed. A quaint curiosity I guess, if you like low-budget Canadian dramas with misleading titles (Graveyard Story) and really stupid people. A child was kidnapped, and the kidnappers send her mother a coffin with a bit of the kid's dress hanging out when they don't get the ransom they asked for. Neither the mother or the woman she works for (who's there when it happens) ACTUALLY CHECK TO SEE IF THE COFFIN CONTAINS A BODY. Cause kidnappers are so honest, they'd never fake anybody out, the kid must be dead! They then BURY THE COFFIN WITHOUT EVER LOOKING INSIDE IT and the mother ends up COMMITTING SUICIDE OVER AN EMPTY COFFIN. And like, couldn't you tell just by the weight there's no body inside? I don't think they put rocks in there, or anything. UGH! I hate plot contrivances that hinge on dumb shit like that - but that's for another post.

I haven't wasted the whole month, I rewatched some of my shout out movies I hadn't seen in a long time, like The Changeling and Night of the Living Dead (1990). I also rewatched Session 9, a really cool movie that does deliver on its supernatural promise. It takes place at an actual abandoned insane asylum in Massachusetts, it's creepy as hell, and if that sounds cool just watch it. I don't want to give anything away. I highly recommend it, to the point that if I do another shout out next year I'll include it.

The four movies I'm planning to watch today are Witchboard, Dementia 13, Just Before Dawn, and Scary Movie (1991 - NOT the dumb Scream spoof thing). If I don't watch them all today I'll at least watch them this week. Oh and I also really want to rewatch the first Insidious.

Wicked Good (Halloween) Wednesday

Enjoy Halloween with a couple of great creepy sounding songs, and rocktober on!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

My theme song for this month, and probably going into next month too! I've had a fair amount of horror movie disappointments this year, so I'm gonna keep searching for good (or at least so bad they're good) ones.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Feel Good Frightful Friday ~ Gerard Way

Okay, how about something positive for the last weekend of Rocktober? This new Gerard Way song is amazing! Super catchy with maybe the best title ever. This has almost 900 likes to one dislike. ONE. On the cesspool that is youtube. Enjoy!


I was thinking about my movie shout out from yesterday, The Shuttered Room, and how I need to watch more old British horror. So of course, I picked the worst possible thing ever!

It sounded like a straightforward, moody witch flick, which is what I was in the mood for. "A young woman is driving alongside a lake. She has an accident and the car plunges into the water. Her body is then possessed by the spirit of an 18th-century witch who was killed by local villagers, and is bent on avenging herself on them." Sure, sign me up. But what I got instead was a weird, silly, unpleasant thing that made little sense, looked like shit, and didn't even deliver on the synopsis.

May I present (sigh)... The She-Beast.

A couple is honeymooning in Transylvania for reasons that are never explained. I wouldn't even honeymoon in Transylvania, and I'm a damn ghoul. These seem to be quite normal British people, so I have no idea. They're forced to stay the night at the only hotel in town, run by who I can only refer to as Romanian Torgo. Get this - the couple pull up to the hotel, the husband says "it will be dark soon," and then a creepy bearded dude shows up at the car to take their things in. Both this and Manos the Hands of Fate were made in 1966 so I don't see how one could have inspired the other. (And the only thing either movie could inspire is a sigh.) So yeah, I guess 1966 was just the year of the Bearded Peeping Tom at Questionable Lodgings.

I prefer Manos to this movie. Yeah, really.

So the couple settles in and things start getting steamy, cause nothing says sexytime like a hotel room that almost definitely contains lice. Romanian Torgo peeps on them through the window, because of course he does. He's Romanian Torgo. It's a fascinating coincidence, and it's one of only two reasons to ever watch this movie. Husband beats up ol' RoTorg, he doesn't much care for that and tampers with their car. So yes, they do end up plunging into Drowned Witch Lake, that part is accurate, but "Her body is then possessed by the spirit of an 18th-century witch" NOPE! Instead of the actress being possessed by the witch, which might have saved this movie because she's the OTHER reason to watch it at all, we get a dude in hag makeup. I'd question this choice but they could obviously only get the actress (Barbara Steele) for a day or two, so instead gave us dude in hag makeup. The makeup is suitably hideous but with how unpleasant everything else is, it's almost too hideous. This movie never rests your eyeballs from ugly, except the few scenes Barbara Steele is in.

It's also really weird tonally. Why is there unfunny comedy? I half expected the Benny Hill theme to fire up during RoTorg's unnecessary attempted rape scene. It's that kind of movie. I really expected it to start playing during the wacky car chase that seemed straight out of a caper movie. What IS this thing?? There were even "boing" noises when two men fell down. Hilarious! I'm guessing the attempted political (?) humor went over my head, as I don't know anything about 1960s Romania, but who the hell would?

Oh, and Van Helsing is in this. Because witch hunting is what he's known for. Sure.

This is a damn mess and I don't recommend anyone ever watch it. So why did I see this through to the end, when I gave up on Spookies? Well, I didn't remotely care about anyone or anything in Spookies; there were no stakes. But I liked Barbara Steele and wanted to see if she'd be restored to her body (or whatever the deal was) at the end. And she was... I think... but there's a creepy little moment with her at the very end that offered the only slight "scare" in this "horror" movie. So... yay? Maybe I'll check out something else she was in. It couldn't be any worse than this, right? 👀

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


After last night's glorious Red Sox victory, I was in the mood for some good old bottom shelf of the video store 80s trash. Sometimes these turn out really fun, like The Video Dead or The Brain. And then, sometimes you get...

Spookies. This movie is AWFUL. I couldn't finish it, and I finish most every bad movie I start. Sometimes I watch them again! This was so bad, I turned it off and put on Rifftrax A Talking Cat?!? instead. At least I got some real horror, thanks to the cat mouth animation.

"And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."

I only watched 30 minutes of Spookies, but where do I even begin? It starts with a kid acting the way no kid ever acts. Talk to a random guy hanging out in the woods like it's no big deal? Sure! Walk through an old cemetery up to a creepy house like it's no big deal? Sure! Become delighted upon discovering balloons and a cake with his name on it in said murder house instead of becoming terrified and running the fuck away? Sure! Only a laughing severed head in a gift box finally clued him in that something might be a little off. Look, growing up in the 80s was different, but it wasn't that different. We still had a healthy fear of scary things. And there's no explanation of who the kid is, what he's doing there, just plop! random kid we're supposed to follow. And then he's gone! I'm sure glad that pointless crap was in the movie.

Then a group of... varied adults show up to the house? I say this because one acts like a punk straight out of an old juvenile delinquent film, one is at least 20 years older than the rest of them, and the others just seem to be random 20somethings. Who they are, how they know each other, what they're doing there, why that's none of your business, mister! Just watch the damn movie! These people range from meh to annoying to omg I want to strangle you.

And the acting. OMG, the acting. There's this creepy old wizard (?) who lives in the house and he's so hammy and bad. Not even in a fun way, just NO. Everyone's terrible but he might be the worst. And he has this... cat-man pet (?) that doesn't really look like a cat. The talking cat was more believable! Is he enchanted to think he's cat, or something? It just seems to be weirdness for weirdness' sake, and I HATE that.

Writing, direction, editing, all a big nonsensical mess. I didn't know what was going on and I didn't care to. No one acted like a person or was remotely engaging. The ONLY things I'll give this movie are one, the setting is actually cool. Big old spooky house with a graveyard, that should be my jam, but they wasted it. And two, there were some surprisingly good makeup effects. A movie like this you'd think would have the cheesiest effects ever but nope, someone actually put effort into it. Another waste.

Maybe I'll watch the rest of this sometime, just cause I'm a completist, but I can't imagine it gets better. The tone it set really left a sour taste.

EDIT: I watched a review of this, and some fart monsters show up later. Yeah, looks like I dodged a bullet. Like the rest of the effects, the fart monsters look good. Damn shame, really. I hope the effects guy got paid in something other than hot dogs and skunky weed, but I kinda doubt it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

When Nostalgia Eats Itself

So this Pitchfork article about rock band Greta van Fleet has been all over my timeline today, and for good reason. It's amazing. I have no hate in my heart for this band but damn, do I aspire to this level of savagery.

I should say, I have never read Pitchfork and have only heard a couple Greta van Fleet songs, so I'm about as far from an expert on these subjects as you can get. But it does reiterate a point I've been trying to make for so very long.

While I've heard little of Greta van Fleet, that's kinda the point. What I heard didn't inspire me to seek out more. I'm not saying they're bad, they just struck me as more of a cosplay or tribute band than a real thing. What's the difference between them and other bands I've praised for their more traditional sound, like Blackberry Smoke's 70s-esque Southern rock? Blackberry Smoke doesn't seem to be aping any particular band, they're just doing a sound that should be kept alive. They're carrying a torch. Same with The Struts and their take on glam. Should Led Zeppelin-esque hard rock be kept alive too? Absolutely! But when it's so on the nose, it just isn't that interesting.

But as someone who loves classic rock, shouldn't I be glad someone's carrying that torch? Shouldn't I be glad it's popular? I guess it's better than than no rock at all, sure. But honestly I don't know. It goes back to what I said yesterday about movies in the 80s vs now. People who loved the 80s are now making movies, but instead of channeling WHAT we loved about 80s movies - the creativity, the originality, the sense of fun and adventure - they're just remaking 80s products. Way to miss the point. No one's gonna be nostalgic for 2010s 80s nostalgia in 30 years, you know? If we'll be nostalgic for anything in this becursed decade, it'll be original stuff like The Conjuring movies or yeah, Stranger Things. An homage with an original story is the good form of nostalgia. It's like Stand By Me, or It.

We seem to have entered the age of endless remakes, reboots, and sequels - which isn't always a bad thing. I've watched all the big horror franchises through many times. I like franchises. Sequels can be a great way to expand your characters and world. But I'm SO sick of all the remakes and reboots and sameyness. It's short-sighted and cynical. If you want to cash in on my nostalgia, make something I'll actually be nostalgic for. And while I enjoy the superhero and Star Wars movies, there's definitely a glut, and eventually the bubble will burst. It already has somewhat, with the underperforming Solo. (Which was a fine movie, but oversaturation's a bitch.) This is happening because for now, these are proven moneymakers. Why not just keep making them instead of trying something new? Imagine if that had been the case in the 80s. "Okay, it's 1988 and we're losing money, time to remake ET!" Sure, there were plenty of sequels, some good, some bad, but at least they were original at one point. Now we're rebooting sequels! And there was always fresh content coming along, they weren't so utterly reliant on the familiar.

And the same goes for music. I don't just want a Led Zeppelin remake. I want a band that channels the excitement and power and NEW-feelingness of now-classic rock that fans must have felt back in the day. That's what makes something nostalgic in the first place. Please, do keep classic sounds alive. Music doesn't have to be of a specific time. Music has no confines. But it does need to feel inspired. I feel like creativity has been slowly grinding to a halt this decade, and I don't want it to die. We had a real, explosive rock revival not that long ago with bands like The Killers, The White Stripes, MCR, The Strokes. They didn't sound just like anyone else; they were an organic mix of all their influences which produced something original.

From what I've heard of Greta van Fleet, they're another case of nostalgia eating itself. In 30 years, people might still be nostalgic for Zeppelin, but their knockoff will be all but forgotten. It's like erasure by nostalgia; the original almost always wins. But hey, if you like them, rock on! I get the appeal. There are WAY worse things you could hear in 2018. But to me, they're kinda the endless Spiderman reboots of bands. I want something new. I want to be surprised by entertainment again.
Since I mostly talk about scary movies here now, I changed my blog theme for the first time in like 10 years! 12 years? Anyway, I realized the pink birds weren't exactly a match with my content, so now my blog is dark. Like my SOUL. Muahaha, etc.

Tragic Tuesday ~ Warlock, Tragedy Girls, and Spellbinder

I haven't watched many new or new-to-me horror movies this season. I've been rewatching some of my "shout out" movies as well as a lot of the Rifftrax horror titles. I'm gonna try to ramp it up over the next week and a half but the Red Sox are in the World Series, so idk. Why must all the things I love happen at once?? I am planning to see the new Halloween at some point, but probably streaming. I am curious with all the wildly varying opinions, but I've had a lot of spoOoOky expenses this month lol, and seeing a remake in the theatre seems like a poor financial choice. I love Jamie Lee though, and while I didn't much care for H20, I'll give this one a chance.

Anyway, last night I watched Warlock and hoo boy, was that a big pile of silly. This is the kind of movie where a witch hunter from the 1600s comes to modern times (well, the late 80s) and says things like "thither" and "maiden" and calls airplanes "flying thunder machines." Ugh. It's played pretty straight which could make it funny, but somehow just makes me tired. Like okay dude, you say thither or zither or whatever a lot, you don't understand 1989, I get it. A lot of people didn't understand 1989. Do you know how many top 5 hits Milli Vanilli had? Three!! Thither that.

The female lead, who's from 1980s Los Angeles, is named Kassandra. With a K. Cause she's kooky! With a k.... zzzzzzz. Yeah. It's that kind of movie. There was a hilarious part at the end where the flaming warlock skull goes "agh!" and the thither guy just stomps the hell out of it with his boot. Seriously, that made me laugh harder than most comedies. Was it supposed to be funny? I have no idea!

It's pretty nonsensical too, this movie about a 1600s warlock that comes to the 80s... okay, besides that, there's stuff that doesn't hold up. Even before 9/11, you couldn't take a giant fuckall KNIFE onto a plane. Or a big witchy staff thing. "Kassandra" is one of those movie characters that acts like no human acts. I believed thither guy was actually from the 1600s more than I believed she was a real person. The way she and her roommate react at the beginning when this guy just crashes through their window - no screams, no "OMG what just happened!" More like, "hey, guy that just suddenly crashed in our window, you want some ice cream?" They don't actually say that, that would be funny if it was a comedy, which it isn't, so the blasé way they behave makes no sense. It's like Tommy Wiseau directed the scene, but then it would be unintentionally funny.

Finally, the warlock's entire M.O. doesn't make sense. He was trying to gather pages of this old book that would reveal the true name of God at creation, and speaking it aloud would somehow reverse creation and umm, you see the flaw here? The warlock would cease to exist too! What could he possibly hope to gain from that spell? Was he just that petty? Was he pissed that he came from 1600s Boston to 1989 and the Sox still hadn't won the series? Cause honestly, I'd get that.

I wouldn't say this is a bad movie, it's a "if you're flipping channels late at night, sure, why not" movie. It's corny and not in a very fun way, the effects are cheesy, nobody is believable as a person, but I did watch the whole thing and the ending wasn't too bad? *shrug*

I also watched 2017's Tragedy Girls, which has an interesting premise. Two teen girls set a trap and kidnap a serial killer so they can... learn to be serial killers from him?? And it's a comedy? Okay, I had to check that out. When I first started watching I was like "oh no, I'm not sure I can spend an entire movie with these characters." They really lay on the modern teen girl speak, or at least what the filmmaker thinks is modern teen girl speak, I have no idea which. (I couldn't stand being around teen girls when I was one.) And they're pretty in your face with it. This is intentional, as it's meant to parody social media mugging and that whole culture, and the actresses do a good job portraying that. It's just... oh Lordy, do you have to get used to them, especially if you're over 25. (Still preferable to "thither" though tbh.)

Then I got further in, and it hit me: this is 2010s Heathers, just not as good. The teen lingo that didn't annoy me in Heathers annoyed me here because it's not my generation. (And Heathers wasn't muggy because there was no social media factor.) When I realized that, I got a little more into it. Another difference from Heathers is neither character has a conscience. There's no "my teen angst bullshit has a body count!" moment here. But that's ok; we don't need another Heathers (sung to the tune of "We Don't Need Another Hero"). The original is timeless.

The kills are creative and over the top, so points for that. There are also some classic horror homages, like when the original killer (who's intentionally kind of a dollar store Michael Myers) jumps out a high window and walks away, similar to the end of Halloween. And of course, the whole prom scene and Carrie. The standout performance for me was Savannah Jayde, playing a "do-gooder" who was actually a total bitch - the kind of character you love to hate and watch die spectacularly. I would have SWORN she was the younger sister of Mona on Pretty Little Liars. She looks similar and even had a similar affect at times, but no. She was good though.

So if you like Heathers or the premise sounds interesting, I kinda recommend this, but not if you have a lower tolerance for 2010s teen girlery than I do. It was right on the edge for me.

Last week I watched 1988's Spellbinder, which was more my kind of movie though maybe not quite as interesting. If you like 80s horror and witchy/culty type films like I do, you might like this. It's an easy and entertaining watch. Will it stick with you, maybe not, but it's a fun diversion if you wanna pass an evening with some popcorn. It's your typical story, guy saves girl from creepy guy, they fall in love, move in together, guy gets caught up in cult of devil worshippers, you know, the usual. There's a scene I especially enjoyed for its effects, where the cultists press their hands against a window and it starts like, bending in. Cool!

Hey, windows aren't supposed to do that!

And oh yeah, Mrs. Roper plays a super menacing badass cultist in this movie. I'm not kidding, Mrs. Roper might make you pee your pants. If that's not worth the price of admission, I don't know what is. The ending is kind of interesting. You think you know what's going to happen - then oh wait! - and I'm just gonna leave it there. Far be it for me to spoil a movie from 1988.

Monday, October 22, 2018

31 Scary Movies in 31 Days, part 2

11. The Dead Zone - One of my favourite Stephen King adaptations, and how could it not be with wonderful performances by Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen, and tense direction by David Cronenberg? Feels quite topical today as well. (My favorite King adaptation is Carrie, but that seemed too obvious.)

12. Night of the Creeps - Probably my fave 80s horror, just a super likeable and fun movie from start to finish. This isn't a B-movie, this the B-movie.

13. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (part four) - Despite the now-laughably inaccurate title, my favorite of the franchise. Corey Feldman is great in this and it's really entertaining. I recommend most of this franchise - 8 & 9 are pretty bad (not really worth watching), X is gloriously bad (totally worth watching), and the remake is okay. If you're a Supernatural fan it's worth watching for Jared, I guess.

14. Legend of Hell House - writeup here:

15. Let's Scare Jessica to Death - One of those great, creepy atmospheric movies you kinda get lost in. I've seen this so many times and never get tired of it.

16. Beetlejuice and Ghostbusters (1984) - A two-for of my two favorite movies ever! Creative, funny, and endlessly rewatchable. I miss the 80s, when there was so much original content that was popular. Now it's like, "we miss the 80s, let's remake something from them!" which completely misses the bloody point of why we liked the 80s!! MAKE NEW SHIT.

17. The People Under the Stairs - If you're reading this you probably know and love the Elm Street series, but have you seen this underrated 1991 Wes Craven gem? Talk about original, this movie is so weird I'm not even sure how to describe it. Part satire, part disturbing, all entertaining, with an actual feel-good ending. The commentary on race and class is still very relevant, sadly. This would make an interesting double feature with Get Out, now that I think of it.

18. Curse of the Cat People - Despite the title, this isn't a horror movie, but it is a strange, beautiful supernatural fairytale from the 40s that they used to play like 4 times a night on AMC. I once stayed up all night just watching it. It's a fascinating movie with good Halloween vibes. It's called Curse of the Cat People because the ghost of the main character from Cat People is the star, but otherwise it has nothing to do with Cat People, it's a completely original story. Kinda the Troll 2 of the 40s I guess, except really good.

19. The Fog (1980) and The Legacy - A Frightful Friday special featuring two movies that personify the two things that can make a horror movie for me - atmosphere and creative kills. In The Fog the monsters are literally in the atmosphere, you can't get much more atmospheric than that. And The Legacy has some cool kills. Writeup here:

20. The Babadook - Oh man, this movie. Not just a great horror but a great movie, period. The monster isn't the real scare here, no, this deals with some deep psychological shit. It's very affecting but can definitely be disturbing. I love a good psychological horror movie though, so this is right up my alley. Killer performances, too. This movie can probably be interpreted many ways, but my take is the Babadook was the physical manifestation of grief - having it overtake you, fighting it, and then starting to slowly live with it. There were some other interesting factors too, such as a mother resenting her own child, which I think play into the "monster" too.

21. Fright Night (1985) - I'm not usually into vampire movies, as they tend to get bogged down with tedious melodrama and romantic subplots. But this is a perfect blend of laughs and genuine suspense, with likeable characters, a great Roddy McDowall performance, and that fun "adventurey" feel so many good 80s movies had. (See also The Gate, Goonies, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Silver Bullet, Stand By Me, etc.)

22. House on Haunted Hill - Eccentric millionaire Vincent Price invites people to a spooky house party with a cash prize - if you make it through the night! dun dun dun. Oh yeah, this is my jam. Watch it on its own first, it's gleefully deranged with some very memorable scenes, then watch the Rifftrax version for extra fun!

Aww man, I'm running out of October. How sad. I've got some great stuff coming up, so stay tuned... or slay tuned!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Feel Good Friday ~ Boston playlist!

Hey, did you hear the Red Sox are in the World Series?? To enhance your rooting experience, here's a lil playlist of Bostony goodness. I could have made it longer but it would have been just 12,000 more Dropkick Murphys songs.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Feel Good Friday ~ Heart

Underrated album alert!

It's that time of year when I listen to pretty much nothing but 70s and 80s rock, and I've been on a Heart kick. I'd never heard their 1983 album Passionworks, save for the song "Allies," and boy am I glad I checked it out! Apparently it didn't do well critically or commercially, and I'm scratching my head why. It's not quite up with their 1985 self-titled album, but it sounds damn good to me.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

31 scary movies in 31 days

Here are the first 10 days' selections!

1. Boys in the Trees ~ writeup here:
2. Black Roses ~ writeup here:
3. Poltergeist ~ the first scary movie I ever saw! Still holds up. Skip the tepid remake. :/
4. Ghost Story ~ brief writeup here:
5. House with a Clock in Its Walls ~ writeup here:
6. The Last Exorcism ~ suspenseful, beautifully-acted modern horror. A real standout for me.
7. Carnival of Souls ~ what good low-budget filmmaking should be. A little slow and padded in parts, but great use of location and atmosphere, and kind of a deep story when you realize what's going on. Classic.
8. The Gate ~ awesome movie for both kids and adults, just skip the sequel. :/ writeup here:
9. Troll 2 & Best Worst Movie (documentary) ~ I can't possibly add to the dialogue about Troll 2 at this point, just watch it if you haven't. Something so uniquely, perfectly bad that is also compulsively watchable can only be called a work of art. And I just watched the documentary, which was great! Made by the guy who played the little kid, featuring the director and a lot of the actors. Inexplicably missing Creedence Leonore Gielgud, though. :/
10. It Follows ~ writeup here:

21 more to go! I'm trying to do a nice mix of old and new, mainstream and more cult-y. I might not shout out anything super-popular that everyone's seen, like the big franchises, or I might pick one from each since I like them so much. My main goal is to shout out stuff people might have missed, or not seen in a long time.