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Hooptober IX: The New Moon Retribution of the Silent Penalty Circus from Deep Within the Frozen Deadtime Bog of the Unbound Whiskey Werewolf Bitch

Let's just start calling Hooptober what it actually is: Spooky Christmas. I look forward to Cinemonster's seasonal horror gauntlet with greater anticipation than any gifting experience, home-cooked feasts, or gathering of loved ones. This is my SIXTH outing into the finest bit of film nerd extremism out there. Just what is the magic alchemy of the "one film can satisfy multiple criteria" exercise that makes this list building so damn gratifying? Thrilled to watch and share with you all!

Here are this years prompts:
There must be 31 films
6 countries
8 decades
2 insect centered films
1 horror film set in space or the future (relative to when it was released)
2 animated films
1 bloodthirsty old person/people film…

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  • Vampir Cuadecuc
  • Cronos
  • The Penalty
  • Whiskey Mountain
  • Phenomena
  • Taste of Fear
  • Mad God
  • It! The Terror from Beyond Space
  • The Dead Don't Die
  • The Legend of Boggy Creek
  • Kill It and Leave This Town
  • Shivers
  • Dance of the Dead
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • Pearl
  • Howling: New Moon Rising
  • The Demons of Ludlow
  • Firestarter
  • The Last Circus
  • Silent Madness
  • Pennywise: The Story of IT
  • The Howling
  • Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch
  • Howling III: The Marsupials
  • Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
  • Howling V: The Rebirth
  • Howling VI: The Freaks
  • The Howling: Reborn
  • The Frozen Ghost
  • The Medium
  • Deadtime Stories
  • Modern Vampires
  • The Gift
  • Scalps
  • Underwater
  • The Great Satan
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Delirium
  • La Llorona
  • My Boyfriend's Back
  • Frankenstein Unbound
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • Happy Death Day 2U
  • Blood Car
  • Diary of a Madman
  • Pumpkinhead
  • The Slayer
  • Phantasm: Ravager
  • Dracula
  • Practical Magic
  • Freaky
  • Seeds
  • The Alpha Incident
  • Lost Highway
  • Dark Glasses
  • Poltergeist
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline
  • Werewolf by Night
  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
  • Trick 'r Treat
  • Hellraiser: Inferno
  • Hellraiser
  • All the Colors of the Dark
  • Halloween Ends
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
  • Wolf Guy
  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase
  • Piranha
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Mandy
  • Arachnophobia
  • Cut and Run
  • The Battery
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Weird Woman
  • Demon Wind
  • Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
  • Fright Night
  • Fright Night
  • Quatermass and the Pit
  • The Brood
  • The Old Dark House
  • The Ghost Galleon
  • Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers
  • Death Game
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost
  • Evil Dead II
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Vampires
  • The Brides of Dracula
  • Species II
  • Day of the Dead
  • Piranha II: The Spawning
  • Fright Night Part 2
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later