PopGap Diary: Octoblur 2022 is all Oct-Over now, Baby Blue

PopGap Diary: Octoblur 2022 is all Oct-Over now, Baby Blue

Written by dorrk
01 November 2022

Holy mother of movies, that was a record Octoblur: 71 movies watched. Too many gougings, hackings, screamings, and sacrificing of virgins to count.

Not coincidentally, this was one of my most relaxed Octoblurs ever, with less administrative overhead making is possible to watch more more more movies, which is what this is all about. Just think, if I hadn't taken that one night off, I'd have watched 72 horror movies. Or 73. Goals for next year.

You can read capsule reviews for all 71 movies in the Octoblur 2022 Diary.

Until then, here's how they ranked....

Octoblur 2022 Horror Movie Rankings

Octoblur 2022 #40. The Thing (1982)Octoblur 2022 #40. The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter

Ranked 99.33% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #52. The Wicker Man (1973)Octoblur 2022 #52. The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

Directed by Robin Hardy

Ranked 93.64% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #28. Eye of the Devil (1966)Octoblur 2022 #28. Eye of the Devil (1966)

Eye of the Devil (1966)

Directed by J. Lee Thompson

Ranked 88.54% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #53. Frankenstein (1931)Octoblur 2022 #53. Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

Directed by James Whale

Ranked 88.10% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #24. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)Octoblur 2022 #24. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Directed by Peter Sasdy

Ranked 82.87% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #27. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)Octoblur 2022 #27. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

Directed by Alan Gibson

Ranked 82.87% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #21. Horror of Dracula (1958)Octoblur 2022 #21. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Horror of Dracula (1958)

Directed by Terence Fisher

Ranked 81.52% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #23. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)Octoblur 2022 #23. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Directed by Freddie Francis

Ranked 81.52% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #54. Island of Lost Souls (1932)Octoblur 2022 #54. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Directed by Erle C. Kenton

Ranked 81.07% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #69. May (2002)Octoblur 2022 #69. May (2002)

May (2002)

Directed by Lucky McKee

Ranked 80.62% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #05: Viy (1967)Octoblur 2022 #05: Viy (1967)

Viy (1967)

Directed by Georgi Kropachyov, Konstantin Yershov

Ranked 76.61% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #50. The Night Stalker (1972)Octoblur 2022 #50. The Night Stalker (1972)

The Night Stalker (1972)

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey

Ranked 74.56% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #55. The Ninth Gate (1999)Octoblur 2022 #55. The Ninth Gate (1999)

The Ninth Gate (1999)

Directed by Roman Polanski

Ranked 72.14% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #26. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)Octoblur 2022 #26. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Directed by Alan Gibson

Ranked 71.23% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #46. Satan's Slave (1976)Octoblur 2022 #46. Satan's Slave (1976)

Satan's Slave (1976)

Directed by Norman J. Warren

Ranked 65.82% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #10. The Innocents (2021)Octoblur 2022 #10. The Innocents (2021)

The Innocents (2021)

Directed by Eskil Vogt

Ranked 63.26% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #70. Trick or Treat (1986)Octoblur 2022 #70. Trick or Treat (1986)

Trick or Treat (1986)

Directed by Charles Martin Smith

Ranked 62.20% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022: 66. Society (1989)Octoblur 2022: 66. Society (1989)

Society (1989)

Directed by Brian Yuzna

Ranked 60.94% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #71. Satan's Little Helper (2004)Octoblur 2022 #71. Satan's Little Helper (2004)

Satan's Little Helper (2004)

Directed by Jeff Lieberman

Ranked 60.90% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #07: The Devil Rides Out (1968)Octoblur 2022 #07: The Devil Rides Out (1968)

The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Directed by Terence Fisher

Ranked 59.36% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #03: Hell Fest (2018)Octoblur 2022 #03: Hell Fest (2018)

Hell Fest (2018)

Directed by Gregory Plotkin

Ranked 59.35% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #22. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)Octoblur 2022 #22. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Directed by Terence Fisher

Ranked 58.92% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #32. Weird Woman (1944)Octoblur 2022 #32. Weird Woman (1944)

Weird Woman (1944)

Directed by Reginald Le Borg

Ranked 57.95% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #14. Tone-Deaf (2019)Octoblur 2022 #14. Tone-Deaf (2019)

Tone-Deaf (2019)

Directed by Richard Bates, Jr.

Ranked 53.60% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #12. All My Friends Hate Me (2021)Octoblur 2022 #12. All My Friends Hate Me (2021)

All My Friends Hate Me (2021)

Directed by Andrew Gaynord

Ranked 53.49% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #16. Robin Redbreast (1970)Octoblur 2022 #16. Robin Redbreast (1970)

Robin Redbreast (1970)

Directed by James MacTaggart

Ranked 52.83% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #67. Uzumaki (2000)Octoblur 2022 #67. Uzumaki (2000)

Uzumaki (2000)

Directed by Higuchinsky

Ranked 52.21% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #20. Angel Heart (1987)Octoblur 2022 #20. Angel Heart (1987)

Angel Heart (1987)

Directed by Alan Parker

Ranked 50.30% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #09. Here Comes Hell (2019)Octoblur 2022 #09. Here Comes Hell (2019)

Here Comes Hell (2019)

Directed by Jack McHenry

Ranked 50.21% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #34. The Sentinel (1977)Octoblur 2022 #34. The Sentinel (1977)

The Sentinel (1977)

Directed by Michael Winner

Ranked 50.14% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #17. The Believers (1987)Octoblur 2022 #17. The Believers (1987)

The Believers (1987)

Directed by Andrew Gaynord

Ranked 50.11% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #44. Häxan (1922)Octoblur 2022 #44. Häxan (1922)

Häxan (1922)

Directed by Benjamin Christensen

Ranked 49.59% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #47. Satan's Slave (1982)Octoblur 2022 #47. Satan's Slave (1982)

Satan's Slave (1982)

Directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra

Ranked 49.18% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #04: Black Moon (1934)Octoblur 2022 #04: Black Moon (1934)

Black Moon (1934)

Directed by Roy William Neill

Ranked 48.50% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #49. Sheitan (2006)Octoblur 2022 #49. Sheitan (2006)

Sheitan (2006)

Directed by Kim Chapiron

Ranked 47.14% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #36. Satan's Children (1975)Octoblur 2022 #36. Satan's Children (1975)

Satan's Children (1975)

Directed by Joe Wiezycki

Ranked 47.10% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #43. Lucifer's Women (1974)Octoblur 2022 #43. Lucifer's Women (1974)

Lucifer's Women (1974)

Directed by Paul Aratow

Ranked 47.05% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #13. Glorious (2022)Octoblur 2022 #13. Glorious (2022)

Glorious (2022)

Directed by Rebekah McKendry

Ranked 47.03% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #01: Bay Coven (1987)Octoblur 2022 #01: Bay Coven (1987)

Bay Coven (1987)

Directed by Carl Schenkel

Ranked 46.98% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #64. Devil Fetus (1983)Octoblur 2022 #64. Devil Fetus (1983)

Devil Fetus (1983)

Directed by Hung-Chuen Lau

Ranked 46.84% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #45. The Devil's Hand (1962)Octoblur 2022 #45. The Devil's Hand (1962)

The Devil's Hand (1962)

Directed by William J. Hole Jr.

Ranked 46.03% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #59. This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)Octoblur 2022 #59. This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)

This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)

Directed by José Mojica Marins

Ranked 42.05% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #33. Tragic Ceremony (1972)Octoblur 2022 #33. Tragic Ceremony (1972)

Tragic Ceremony (1972)

Directed by Riccardo Freda

Ranked 41.27% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #19. Deliver Us from Evil (2014)Octoblur 2022 #19. Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Ranked 41.03% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #08. Fear No Evil (1981)Octoblur 2022 #08. Fear No Evil (1981)

Fear No Evil (1981)

Directed by Frank LaLoggia

Ranked 39.71% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #02: Satan's School for Girls (1973)Octoblur 2022 #02: Satan's School for Girls (1973)

Satan's School for Girls (1973)

Directed by David Lowell Rich

Ranked 38.12% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #35. Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)Octoblur 2022 #35. Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)

Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)

Directed by Greydon Clark

Ranked 37.63% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #51. Halloween Ends (2022)Octoblur 2022 #51. Halloween Ends (2022)

Halloween Ends (2022)

Directed by David Gordon Green

Ranked 35.88% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #48. Bloody Sect (1982)Octoblur 2022 #48. Bloody Sect (1982)

Bloody Sect (1982)

Directed by Ignacio F. Iquino

Ranked 34.38% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #57. All Hallows' Eve (2013)Octoblur 2022 #57. All Hallows' Eve (2013)

All Hallows' Eve (2013)

Directed by Damien Leone

Ranked 34.36% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #18. I Drink Your Blood (1970)Octoblur 2022 #18. I Drink Your Blood (1970)

I Drink Your Blood (1970)

Directed by David E. Durston

Ranked 31.91% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #63. Terrifier (2016)Octoblur 2022 #63. Terrifier (2016)

Terrifier (2016)

Directed by Damien Leone

Ranked 31.87% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #62. Murder Rock (1984)Octoblur 2022 #62. Murder Rock (1984)

Murder Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

Directed by Lucio Fulci

Ranked 31.86% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #60. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)Octoblur 2022 #60. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

Directed by Dario Argento

Ranked 31.85% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #56. The Legacy (1978)Octoblur 2022 #56. The Legacy (1978)

The Legacy (1978)

Directed by Richard Marquand

Ranked 31.80% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #39. Satan's Blood (1978)Octoblur 2022 #39. Satan's Blood (1978)

Satan's Blood (1978)

Directed by Carlos Puerto

Ranked 31.46% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #61. The Ogre (1988)Octoblur 2022 #61. The Ogre (1988)

The Ogre (1988)

Directed by Lamberto Bava

Ranked 29.23% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #15. White Zombie (1932)Octoblur 2022 #15. White Zombie (1932)

White Zombie (1932)

Directed by Victor Halperin

Ranked 28.30% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #06: Eyes of Fire (1983)Octoblur 2022 #06: Eyes of Fire (1983)

Eyes of Fire (1983)

Directed by Avery Crounse

Ranked 26.70% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #25. Scars of Dracula (1970)Octoblur 2022 #25. Scars of Dracula (1970)

Scars of Dracula (1970)

Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Ranked 26.05% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #31. Ring of Darkness (1979)Octoblur 2022 #31. Ring of Darkness (1979)

Ring of Darkness (1979)

Directed by Pier Carpi

Ranked 24.19% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #37. Demons of the Mind (1972)Octoblur 2022 #37. Demons of the Mind (1972)

Demons of the Mind (1972)

Directed by Peter Sykes

Ranked 18.56% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #68. Hellions (2015)Octoblur 2022 #68. Hellions (2015)

Hellions (2015)

Directed by Bruce McDonald

Ranked 16.86% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #29. Black Candles (1982)Octoblur 2022 #29. Black Candles (1982)

Black Candles (1982)

Directed by José Ramón Larraz

Ranked 12.64% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #58. Grave Robbers (1989)Octoblur 2022 #58. Grave Robbers (1989)

Grave Robbers (1989)

Directed by Rubén Galindo Jr.

Ranked 12.32% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #65. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)Octoblur 2022 #65. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Ranked 12.27% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #41. The Doll of Satan (1969)Octoblur 2022 #41. The Doll of Satan (1969)

The Doll of Satan (1969)

Directed by Ferruccio Casapinta

Ranked 10.23% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #42. Satan's Baby Doll (1982)Octoblur 2022 #42. Satan's Baby Doll (1982)

Satan's Baby Doll (1982)

Directed by Mario Bianchi

Ranked 07.98% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #11. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2008)Octoblur 2022 #11. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2008)

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2008)

Directed by John Erick Dowdle

Ranked 06.45% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #30. Lisa and the Devil (1973)Octoblur 2022 #30. Lisa and the Devil (1973)

Lisa and the Devil (1973)

Directed by Mario Bava

Ranked 06.44% on Flickchart

Octoblur 2022 #38. Enter the Devil (1972)Octoblur 2022 #38. Enter the Devil (1972)

Enter the Devil (1972)

Directed by Frank Q. Dobbs

Ranked 03.08% on Flickchart