Horror Movies (2016)

Octoblur 2016 Ends Now!

By dorrk, November 2nd 2016

Octoblur 2016 featured 47 horror(-ish) movies totaling over 77 hours, with the quality of the movies ranging from the Top 1% to bottom 1% of my Flickchart. Our traditional Asian Horror Movies Week started with my favorite movie of 2016 so far, the South Korean epic The Wailing (96% on my Flickchart) and bottomed out with the utterly worthless Taiwanese slasher Invitation Only. I revisited some old favorites with my kids — Young Frankenstein, The Sixth Sense, The Village and, my favorite of all 47, Poltergeist — and caught up on a lot of new-to-me movies that have been lurking around the fringes of my Octoblur watchlist for the past few years. Overall the quality was extremely high, with all but three of my choices enjoyable in some regard. Here's how they ranked:

Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing (2016)

The Village (2004)

The Village (2004)

Dir: M. Night Shyamalan
My Flickchart: #452 (87%) Read more...
Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Possession (1981)

Possession (1981)

I Married a Witch (1942)

I Married a Witch (1942)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Dir: M. Night Shyamalan
My Flickchart: #678 (81%) Read more...
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Twins of Evil (1971)

Twins of Evil (1971)

Phase IV (1974)

Phase IV (1974)

Xtro (1983)

Xtro (1983)

Dir: Harry Bromley Davenport
My Flickchart: #817 (77%) Read more...
Witchfinder General (1968)

Witchfinder General (1968)

Kuroneko (1968)

Kuroneko (1968)

The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed (1956)

Innocent Blood (1992)

Innocent Blood (1992)

Bedevilled (2010)

Bedevilled (2010)

We Are What We Are (2013)

We Are What We Are (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Seeding of a Ghost (1983)

Seeding of a Ghost (1983)

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

I'm Not Scared (2003)

I'm Not Scared (2003)

Dir: Gabriele Salvatores
My Flickchart: #1310 (64%) Read more...
Cold Fish (2010)

Cold Fish (2010)

Trance (1982)

Trance (1982)

Demons (1985)

Demons (1985)

Baskın (2015)

Baskın (2015)

Lights Out (2016)

Lights Out (2016)

Inferno (1980)

Inferno (1980)

Audrey Rose (1977)

Audrey Rose (1977)

Terror Train (1980)

Terror Train (1980)

Dir: Roger Spottiswoode
My Flickchart: #1770 (51%) Read more...
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

Nightbreed: Director's Cut (1990)

Nightbreed: Director's Cut (1990)

Daimajin (1966)

Daimajin (1966)

Cemetery Man (1994)

Cemetery Man (1994)

Eaten Alive (1977)

Eaten Alive (1977)

The Living and the Dead (2006)

The Living and the Dead (2006)

Mystics in Bali (1981)

Mystics in Bali (1981)

Dark Water (2002)

Dark Water (2002)

Creep (2014)

Creep (2014)

Wrong Turn (2003)

Wrong Turn (2003)

The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

Dir: Constantine S. Gochis
My Flickchart: #2259 (38%) Read more...
The House of the End Times (2013)

The House of the End Times (2013)

Zombie (1979)

Zombie (1979)

Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Blood and Black Lace (1964)

The Boy (2016)

The Boy (2016)

Dir: William Brent Bell
My Flickchart: #2611 (28%) Read more...
The Willies (1990)

The Willies (1990)

The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

Invitation Only (2009)

Invitation Only (2009)

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