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Hooptober X: Dancing on the Nerve

66 films

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

Hooper was commenting on the…

  • Dead End
  • Destry Rides Again
  • Colorado Territory
  • Twelve O'Clock High
  • The Battle of the River Plate

Fifteen for now

29 films

Keeping some titles warm for those occasions when my son asks me for recommendations. General thoughts: 1. Older movies that…

  • Ghosts of Hanley House
  • Blood Sabbath
  • Hollywood 90028
  • The Godsend
  • Mr. Wrong

Wild Women and Steak Knives

36 films

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas picked these to write about for her Fangoria column:

  • The Hands of Orlac
  • The Unknown
  • The Mummy's Hand
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • The City of the Dead

Hooptober Nine: Screaming Alone Together

40 films

To be a fan is to scream alone together.

That's a quote from Hannah Ewens' book on female music fans,…

  • The Black Cat
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Carnival of Sinners
  • The White Reindeer
  • Three Cases of Murder

Hooptober 8: Nothing is After You [2021]

42 films

Much appreciation for Cinemonster, and the way he takes his place in a great chain of inspiration. Thanks for being…

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • Night of the Demon
  • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

Hooptober 7: Not the Final Chapter

45 films

All thanks to Cinemonster, and in celebration of our collective persistence through loss and fear. His 7th annual challenge is…

  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Leopard Man
  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Innocents

6th Sick Season of the Hooptober [2019]

50 films

All thanks to Cinemonster, and in solidarity with the ongoing effort to celebrate in the midst of struggle: yay, it's…

  • Häxan
  • Faust
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Dead of Night

Under the Shadow of Hooptober Cinco [2018]

36 films

With thanks to Cinemonster for throwing the party again. His 5th annual challenge is here.

This is my fourth time…

  • Frankenstein
  • The Old Dark House
  • Vampyr
  • The Invisible Man
  • Mad Love

Hoop tober No. 3 (4.0, 2017)

37 films

With thanks to Cinemonster for throwing the party again. His 4th annual challenge is here.

I've tried this twice before,…

  • Nosferatu
  • The Wolf Man
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • The Body Snatcher

Hoop tober No. 2 [2016]

32 films

Inspired by this list from the fall of 2014 and this one from the fall of 2015.

Cinemonster made the…

  • The House That Screamed
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Scream 4
  • Cat People
  • The Hitch-Hiker

Hoop tober [2015]

31 films

This is a challenge for watching a murder of crows, I mean a pack of films, between 9/15 and 10/31.…

  • Libido
  • The Sweet Body of Deborah
  • The Laughing Woman
  • One on Top of the Other
  • The Seducers

JULY | Giallo

24 films

Lord knows if I'll be able to finish my last challenge before July, but where Amy leads, I'm inclined to…