Inaugural Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge – Sketchy Details' List

Cinefessions is running a fun horror movie challenge this month. Essentially, you watch as many horrors as you can and keep an updated list going on your own blog. Each feature is worth 1 pt and each hour of horror television is collectively worth a point. Bonuses abound. I'm throwing my hat in the ring because I watch a lot of horror anyway and the scoring system interests me.

The List

Week One: Sci-Fi/Horror Bonus (1-3 June) Week Two: Slasher Films (4-10 June) Week Three: Alien Invasion Films (11-17 June) Week Four: Creature Features (18-24 June) Week Five: Pandemic Films (25-30 June)

  1. Hellevator: The Bottled Fools (2004) IMDB
  2. The Screen at Kamchanod (2007) IMDB
  3. Flatliners (1990) IMDB
  4. The Invisible Man (1933) IMDB
  5. Prometheus (2012) IMDB
  6. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) IMDB
  7. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) IMDB
  8. Trollhunter (2011) IMDB
  9. Dolls (1987) IMDB
  10. Hisss (2010) IMDB
  11. Monkey Shines (1988) IMDB
  12. The Golem (1920) IMDB
  13. Mad Monster Party (1967) IMDB
  14. Pontypool (2008) IMDB
  15. The Evil Dead (1981) IMDB
  16. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) IMDB
  17. 2012: Zombie Apocalypse (2011) IMDB
  18. The Stuff (1985) IMDB
  19. Bowery at Midnight (1942) IMDB
  20. Creepshow (1982) (for the segments "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" and "They're Creeping Up On You") IMDB
  21. Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009) IMDB
  22. The Masque of Red Death (1964) IMDb
  23. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008) IMDB
  24. The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) IMDB
  25. Night of the Comet (1984) IMDB
  26. Zenith (2010) (Though not a deadly epidemic, Zenith hinges on the conceit that altering human genetics to eliminate any sensation of pain is a nightmare worse than death) IMDB
  27. Dead & Buried (1981) IMDB
  28. White Dog (1982) IMDB
  29. Night of the Living Dead (1968) IMDB
  30. Night of the Living Dead (1990) IMDB

The Checklist

Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each specific sub-genre: X Comedic Horror (Night of the Comet, 1984) X Comedic Sci-Fi (The Invisible Man, 1933) X Cyberpunk Film (Hellevator: The Bottled Fools, 2004) X Dystopian Film (2012: Zombie Apocalypse, 2011) X Giallo Film (The Black Belly of the Tarantula, 1971) X Psychological Horror (Pontypool, 2008) X Space Opera (Prometheus, 2012) X Splatter Film/Gore Film/Torture Porn (Otto; or, Up with Dead People, 2008) X Supernatural Horror/Ghost Film (The Screen at Kamchanod, 2007) X Time Travel Film (Safety Not Guaranteed, 2012)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that falls into each of the following years: X 1900 – 1939 (The Golem, 1920) X 1940 – 1959 (Bowery at Midnight, 1942) X 1960 – 1979 (The Masque of Red Death, 1964) X 1980 – 1999 (The Stuff, 1985) X 2000 – 2012 (Zenith, 2010)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that fits into the following categories: X Watch a Documentary (Zombie Girl: The Movie, 2009) X Watch a Film Based on a Novel (We Need to Talk About Kevin, 2011) X Watch a Film Based on a Video Game (Resident Evil: Degeneration, 2008) X Watch a Film that Appears on the Video Nasties List (Dead & Buried, 1981) X Watch a Film that Contains an Evil Animal (Monkey Shines, 1988) X Watch a Film that Contains an Evil Child (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) X Watch a Film that Contains an Evil Doll/Puppet (Dolls, 1987) X Watch a Film that is Currently in the Criterion Collection (White Dog, 1982) X Watch a Film that is “Not Rated” or “Unrated” (Hisss, 2010) X Watch a Film that is Rated “X” or “NC-17” (The Evil Dead, 1981) X Watch a Film that was Nominated for an Academy Award (Flatliners, 1990) X Watch a Foreign Film with Subtitles (Trollhunter, 2011) X Watch an Animated Film (Mad Monster Party, 1967) X Watch an Anthology Film (Creepshow, 1982) X Watch a Remake or a Reboot (Night of the Living Dead, 1990)

Viewing Points: 52

The Checklist: 30

Total Points: 82

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