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Octoblur 2017: R.I.P.!

Octoblur 2017: R.I.P.!

Written by dorrk
07 November 2017

45 Movies of Tooth-Grinding Terror in 31 Days

Octoblur 2017 ended Halloween night with a double feature pushing the month's total horror-ish watchlist to 45 movies. While the stand-out favorites of the month were revisits of some long-loved favorites (two of which I was lucky to catch on the big screen), the overall quality was very high, with the entire slate of movies averaging a 59% on my Flickchart. Even when the quality wasn't actually high, there was usually still some enthusiastic gore or other weirdness to keep the worst ones fun.

Octoblur 2017: Annual Horror-ish Movie Nightmare-a-thon

How Octoblur 2017's Watchlist Ranked

  1. TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974)
    DIR: TOBE HOOPER
  2. THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
    DIR: SAM RAIMI
  3. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)
    DIR: RUPERT JULIAN
  4. SHURA (1971)
    DIR: TOSHIO MATSUMOTO
  5. ABSENTIA (2011)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  6. PHENOMENA (1985)
    DIR: DARIO ARGENTO
  7. OCULUS (2013)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  8. GREATFUL DEAD (2013)
    DIR: EIJI UCHIDA
  9. MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS (1961)
    DIR: JERZY KAWALEROWICZ
  10. THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)
    DIR: GUNTHER VON FRITSCH & ROBERT WISE
  11. BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)
    DIR: CHRIS PECKOVER
  12. GERALD'S GAME (2017)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  13. THE HOUR OF THE WOLF (1968)
    DIR: INGMAR BERGMAN
  14. DETENTION (2011)
    DIR: JOSEPH KAHN
  15. THE BODY SNATCHER (1945)
    DIR: ROBERT WISE
  16. ANGST (1983)
    DIR: GERALD KARGL
  17. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    DIR: ERLE C. KENTON
  18. IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)
    DIR: TREY EDWARD SHULTS
  19. STRANGE CIRCUS (2005)
    DIR: SION SONO
  20. AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964)
    DIR: JOSE MOJICA MARINS
  21. BEFORE I WAKE (2016)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  22. THE DEVILS (1971)
    DIR: KEN RUSSELL
  23. A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017)
    DIR: GORE VERBINSKI
  24. THE WOLF MAN (1941)
    DIR: GEORGE WAGGNER
  25. THE MANITOU (1978)
    DIR: WILLIAM GIRDLER
  26. THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016)
    DIR: ANDRÉ ØVREDAL
  27. KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988)
    DIR: STEPHEN CHIODO
  28. JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981)
    DIR: JEFF LIEBERMAN
  29. GOZU (2003)
    DIR: TAKASHI MIIKE
  30. MANIAC (1980)
    DIR: WILLIAM LUSTIG
  31. THE GRUDGE (2004)
    DIR: TAKASHI SHIMIZU
  32. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980)
    DIR: LUCIO FULCI
  33. RAW (2016)
    DIR: JULIA DUCOURNAU
  34. HEX (1980)
    DIR: CHIH-HUNG KUEI
  35. THE ISLE (2000)
    DIR: KIM KI-DUK
  36. EYES OF MY MOTHER (2016)
    DIR: NICOLAS PESCE
  37. KILL, BABY... KILL! (1966)
    DIR: MARIO BAVA
  38. NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS (1972)
    DIR: RENÉ CARDONA JR.
  39. MANIAC COP (1988)
    DIR: WILLIAM LUSTIG
  40. CENTIPEDE HORROR (1982)
    DIR: KEITH LI
  41. HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017)
    DIR: CHRISTOPHER LANDON
  42. WILCZYCA (1983)
    DIR: MAREK PIESTRAK
  43. CEMENTERIO DEL TERROR (1985)
    DIR: RUBÉN GALINDO JR.
  44. MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
    DIR: TOD BROWNING
  45. CHRISTINE (1983)
    DIR: JOHN CARPENTER