Sixth Annual Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge – Robert's List

I can't believe it's already time for the Sixth Annual Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge. This is an annual horror/sci-fi viewing contest held every year in June where film fans compete to watch the most genre film/TV possible. There are weekly bonus themes/screenings, plus a checklist of genres (listed below) to earn even more points. This is always a lot of fun. Bolded entries match the weekly theme; *'d entries are the featured films.

The List

  1. Harbinger Down (2015) IMDB (3 June) *
  2. Wonder Woman (2017) IMDB (6 June) While Diana is a fantasy superhero, this plot centers around an attempt by the Germans in WWI to use chemistry to create an unbeatable gas weapon.
  3. Hausu (1977) IMDB (8 June)*

The Checklist:

Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each specific sub-genre:
— Apocalyptic or Post-Apocalyptic Film (Film, Year)
— Black and White Horror or Sci-fi Film (Film, Year)
“Natural Horror” Film (Film, Year)
— Slasher Film (Film, Year)
— Steampunk Horror or Sci-Fi Film (Film, Year)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film with these people/companies in the following roles:
— Writer – Stephen King or Clive Barker (Film, Year)
— Director – Andrei Tarkovsky or Fritz Lang (Film, Year)
— Production Company – Dark Castle Entertainment or Platinum Dunes (Film, Year)
— Composer – Richard Band or Harry Manfredini (Film, Year)
— Cinematographer – Peter Suchitzky or Guillermo Navarro (Film, Year)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that fits into the following categories:
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film from Danny Peary’s Cult Movies Books or Scott Tobias’ New Cult Canon List (Film, Year)
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film from The Asylum (Film, Year)
— Watch a Film from Taste of Cinema’s Best Sci-Fi Soundtracks or Thump’s Best Horror Soundtracks (Film, Year)
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Found Footage Film (Film, Year)
— Watch a Rape & Revenge Film (Film, Year)
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Directed by a Woman (Film, Year)
— Watch an Animated Horror or Sci-Fi Film (Film, Year)
— Watch an Anthology Horror or Sci-Fi Film (Film, Year)
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Adapted from a Novel (Film, Year)
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Released by Vinegar Syndrome or Severin Films (Film, Year)

Optional (for an additional 3 bonus points each):
— Watch a Horror of Sci-Fi Film Once Normally, then Again with a Commentary Track (Film, Year)
X Watch a Movie in Theatres (Wonder Woman, 2017)
— Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Graphic Novel of at Least 50 Pages (Book, Author)
X Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Novel, or a Book about Sci-Fi/Horror, of at Least 100 Pages (Audrey's Door, Sarah Langan) (3 June) Amazon
X Play at least Two Hours of any Horror or Sci-Fi Video Game on Console or PC. (Friday the 13th (2017), PC)

Points: 16