Fourth Annual Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge – Sketchy Details' List

FINAL LIST It's that time of the year again. Our friends over at Cinefessions are hosting their Fourth Annual Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge. This is now a summer institution at Sketchy Details, as I've competed every year this contest has existed. You can join me, too, by signing up at the Cinefessions site.

Basically, it's a contest to watch as many horror and science fiction films as you can in June. Each week there is a theme worth twice as many points (so if you watch The Fly during the Sci-Fi/Horror Genre week, you get 2 points instead of 1). There's a checklist of 30 items that nets you 30 extra points if you complete it, and an optional checklist of an additional 5 items related to the genre that gets you an extra 5 points each.

The big change this summer is TV no longer counts. So sad. I loved getting double points on amazing shows like Serial Experiments Lain on cyberpunk week. Oh well. I guess I'll actually focus on sci-fi for once instead of sliding into my horror that's close enough wheelhouse this year.

The list is after the jump.

WEEKLY THEMES (Double Points) 1 June-6 June: When Science Screams – The Sci-Fi/Horror Genre 7 June-13 June: It Came from Italy – Italian Directors 14 June-20 June: Camp Hell – Summer Camp/Camping Movies 21 June-27 June: Singing in Space – Space Operas 28 June-30 June: The Mighty, Mighty Scream Factory – Horror and Sci-Fi Films Released by Scream Factory

WATCHLIST

  1. The Human Race (2014, The Human Race @ IMDB, Hulu) 2pt
  2. Tomorrowland (2015, Tomorrowland @ IMDB, Theaters) 1pt
  3. The Fly (1986, The Fly @ IMDB, DVD) 2pt
  4. The Fly II (1989, The Fly II @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  5. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008, Repo! The Genetic Opera @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  6. The Quiet Ones (2014, The Quiet Ones @ IMDB, Amazon Prime) 1pt
  7. Suicide Club (2001, Suicide Club @ IMDB, DVD) 1pt
  8. The Invisible Man (1933, The Invisible Man @ IMDB, DVD) 2pt
  9. The Invisible Man Returns (1940, The Invisible Man Returns @ IMDB, DVD) 2pt
  10. The Invisible Woman (1940, The Invisible Woman @ IMDB, DVD) 2pt
  11. The Invisible Agent (1942, The Invisible Agent @ IMDB, DVD) 2pt
  12. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944, The Invisible Man's Revenge @ IMDB, DVD) 2pt
  13. The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine (1974, The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  14. Nirvana (1997, Nirvana @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  15. Demonic (2005, Demonic @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  16. The Mirror (2014, The Mirror @ IMDB, Netflix) 1pt
  17. Fear(s) of the Dark (2007, Fear(s) of the Dark @ IMDB, DVD) 1pt
  18. Sleepaway Camp (1983, Sleepaway Camp @ IMDB, Hulu) 2pt
  19. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988, Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  20. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989, Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  21. Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor (2002/12, Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor @ IMDB, Amazon Rental) 2pt
  22. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008, Return to Sleepaway Camp @ IMDB, Amazon Rental) 2pt
  23. Resolution (2012, Resolution @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  24. Stage Fright (2014, Stage Fright @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  25. Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  26. Fantastic Planet (1973, Fantastic Planet @ IMDB, DVD) 1pt
  27. Jurassic World (2015, Jurassic World @ IMDB, Theaters) 1pt
  28. Honeymoon (2014, Honeymoon @ IMDB, Netflix) 2pt
  29. "Kakurenbo" (25 min)/"A Short Vision" (6 min)/"The Pied Piper" (53 min) 1pt
  30. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Part 1: Beginnings (2012, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Part 1: Beginnings @ IMDB1pt
  31. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Part 2: Eternal (2012, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Part 2: Eternal @ IMDB1pt
  32. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Part 3: Rebellion (2013, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Part 3: Rebellion @ IMDB1pt
  33. The Funhouse (1981, The Funhouse @ IMDB1pt
  34. I Spit on Your Grave (1978, I Spit on Your Grave @ IMDB1pt
  35. Blood Surf (2000, Blood Surf @ IMDB1pt
  36. Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002, Firestarter 2: Rekindled @ IMDB1pt
  37. The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie @ IMDB2pt +
  38. Swamp Thing (1982, Swamp Thing @ IMDB3pt +
  39. Mad Max (1979, Mad Max @ IMDB3pt +
  40. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh @ IMDB3pt +
  41. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters @ IMDB2pt +
  42. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012, Cockneys vs Zombies @ IMDB3pt +
  43. Day of the Dead (1985, Day of the Dead @ IMDB) 3pt +

CHECKLIST

Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each specific sub-genre: X Black and White Horror or Sci-fi Film (The Invisible Man Returns, 1940) X Comedic Horror or Sci-fi Film (The Invisible Woman, 1940) X Splatter Film/Gore Film/Torture Porn (I Spit on Your Grave, 1978) X Superhero Film (Swamp Thing, 1982) X Zombie Film (Cockneys vs Zombies, 2012)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each of these specific directors: — David Cronenberg or John Carpenter (Film, Year) X Stanley Kubrick or Tobe Hooper (The Funhouse, 1981) — Ridley Scott or Mary Lambert (Film, Year) Paul Verhoeven or George A. Romero (Day of the Dead, 1985) — James Whale or Rob Zombie (Film, Year)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that stars one of the following actors: X Zoë Bell or Marilyn Burns (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, 2013) — Boris Karloff (Film, Year) X Bill Moseley (Repo! The Genetic Opera, 2008) — Linnea Quigley or Lena Heady (Film, Year) X Tony Todd (Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, 1995)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that fits into the following categories: X Watch a Film on VHS or Watch a Film that Takes Place in a Video Rental Store (The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, 1989) X Watch a Canadian Film or Watch an Australian Film (Mad Max, 1979) — Watch/Listen to a Film’s Commentary Track (Film, Year) — Watch a Film that Appears on the Video Nasties List (Film, Year) X Watch a Found Footage Film (Resolution, 2012)* X Watch a Film that Takes Place During Christmas (Nirvana, 1997) X Watch a Non-Italian Foreign Film with Subtitles (Suicide Club, 2001) X Watch a Made-for-TV Film (Firestarter 2: Rekindled, 2002) — Watch a Rape & Revenge Film (Film, Year) X Watch a Natural Horror/Nature Attacks Film (Blood Surf, 2000) X Watch a Film on Total Film’s 50 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies List (The Fly, 1986) X Watch a Film Based on a Novel (The Invisible Man, 1933) X Watch an Animated Film (Fantastic Planet, 1973) Watch an Anthology Film (Fear(s) of the Dark, 2007) X Watch a Remake or a Reboot (Return to Sleepaway Camp, 2008)

Optional (for an additional 5 bonus points each): X Complete a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Series with at Least Five (5) Entries

X— Film One (Sleepaway Camp, 19833) X— Film Two (Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, 1988) X— Film Three (Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland, 1989) X— Film Four (Sleepaway Camp IV: Survivor, 2002/12) X— Film Five (Return to Sleepaway Camp, 2008)

X Watch a Movie in Theatres (Tomorrowland, 2015) X Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Graphic Novel of at Least 50 Pages (The Devil is Due in Dreary, David Parkin, Allan Jefferson) X Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Novel, or a Book about Sci-Fi/Horror of at Least 100 Pages (The Hellbound Heart, Clive Barker) X Play at least Two Hours of any Horror or Sci-Fi Video Game on Console or PC. (Camp Keepalive, PC)

Viewing Points: 76

Checklist Points (Awarded on completion): 22/30

Optional Points: 5/5

Total Points: 101

*Resolution is literally a horror/sci-fi film about two people finding footage of themselves (photos, video, audio, etc.) that tells them what bad things are going to happen in the immediate future.

+=First Time Viewing on Last Weekend, extra point

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