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Hooptober X: Dancing on the Nerve

I think we can still get back to story. That's needed. — Tobe Hooper (cf)

Hooper was commenting on the way moviemaking was tending more and more towards technical spectacle with a stress on disconnected, disposable bits and a deemphasis on scenes that fit into a larger whole. Whenever I make a list like this, I am keenly aware that I trek through the movie landscape hoping (in a deep recess of my heart) to find, not just good movies, but great stories. Happy hunting, everyone, whatever you're looking for. And thank you, Tobe. And thank you, Cinemonster!

See Cinemonster's original list here.

This is my ninth time around! (earlier lists here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here).…

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  • Supernatural
  • Son of Frankenstein
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein
  • The Undying Monster
  • The Red House
  • The Devil's Stairway
  • The Diabolical Dr. Z
  • Frankenstein Created Woman
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Scream and Scream Again
  • Whirlpool
  • 10 Rillington Place
  • Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
  • The Brotherhood of Satan
  • The Devils
  • The Zodiac Killer
  • Asylum
  • Lisa and the Devil
  • Evil of Dracula
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Vampyres
  • Blacker Than the Night
  • Footprints on the Moon
  • The Tenant
  • Stranger in Our House
  • Macabre
  • The House by the Cemetery
  • Night of the Comet
  • Razorback
  • Poison for the Fairies
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • Angel Heart
  • Brain Damage
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • Nightbreed
  • Ticks
  • The Nameless
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • May
  • Tomie: Forbidden Fruit
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Dracula 3000
  • Marebito
  • Pathogen
  • Cryptic Plasm
  • The Silenced
  • Blair Witch
  • Lost Gully Road
  • The Promise
  • Sleep Has Her House
  • Knife+Heart
  • Bit
  • How to Be Alone
  • Mesmeralda
  • The Advent Calendar
  • Val
  • Nanny
  • You Won't Be Alone
  • All You Need Is Death
  • Blackout
  • Booger
  • Breathing In
  • Red Rooms
  • When Evil Lurks
  • Where the Devil Roams