Octoblur 2017: R.I.P.!

Octoblur 2017: R.I.P.!

Written by dorrk
07 November 2017

45 Movies of Tooth-Grinding Terror in 31 Days

Octoblur 2017 ended Halloween night with a double feature pushing the month's total horror-ish watchlist to 45 movies. While the stand-out favorites of the month were revisits of some long-loved favorites (two of which I was lucky to catch on the big screen), the overall quality was very high, with the entire slate of movies averaging a 59% on my Flickchart. Even when the quality wasn't actually high, there was usually still some enthusiastic gore or other weirdness to keep the worst ones fun.

How Octoblur 2017's Watchlist Ranked

  1. TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974)
    DIR: TOBE HOOPER
  2. THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
    DIR: SAM RAIMI
  3. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)
    DIR: RUPERT JULIAN
  4. SHURA (1971)
    DIR: TOSHIO MATSUMOTO
  5. ABSENTIA (2011)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  6. PHENOMENA (1985)
    DIR: DARIO ARGENTO
  7. OCULUS (2013)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  8. GREATFUL DEAD (2013)
    DIR: EIJI UCHIDA
  9. MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS (1961)
    DIR: JERZY KAWALEROWICZ
  10. THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)
    DIR: GUNTHER VON FRITSCH & ROBERT WISE
  11. BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)
    DIR: CHRIS PECKOVER
  12. GERALD'S GAME (2017)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  13. THE HOUR OF THE WOLF (1968)
    DIR: INGMAR BERGMAN
  14. DETENTION (2011)
    DIR: JOSEPH KAHN
  15. THE BODY SNATCHER (1945)
    DIR: ROBERT WISE
  16. ANGST (1983)
    DIR: GERALD KARGL
  17. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    DIR: ERLE C. KENTON
  18. IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)
    DIR: TREY EDWARD SHULTS
  19. STRANGE CIRCUS (2005)
    DIR: SION SONO
  20. AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964)
    DIR: JOSE MOJICA MARINS
  21. BEFORE I WAKE (2016)
    DIR: MIKE FLANAGAN
  22. THE DEVILS (1971)
    DIR: KEN RUSSELL
  23. A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017)
    DIR: GORE VERBINSKI
  24. THE WOLF MAN (1941)
    DIR: GEORGE WAGGNER
  25. THE MANITOU (1978)
    DIR: WILLIAM GIRDLER
  26. THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016)
    DIR: ANDRÉ ØVREDAL
  27. KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988)
    DIR: STEPHEN CHIODO
  28. JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981)
    DIR: JEFF LIEBERMAN
  29. GOZU (2003)
    DIR: TAKASHI MIIKE
  30. MANIAC (1980)
    DIR: WILLIAM LUSTIG
  31. THE GRUDGE (2004)
    DIR: TAKASHI SHIMIZU
  32. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980)
    DIR: LUCIO FULCI
  33. RAW (2016)
    DIR: JULIA DUCOURNAU
  34. HEX (1980)
    DIR: CHIH-HUNG KUEI
  35. THE ISLE (2000)
    DIR: KIM KI-DUK
  36. EYES OF MY MOTHER (2016)
    DIR: NICOLAS PESCE
  37. KILL, BABY... KILL! (1966)
    DIR: MARIO BAVA
  38. NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS (1972)
    DIR: RENÉ CARDONA JR.
  39. MANIAC COP (1988)
    DIR: WILLIAM LUSTIG
  40. CENTIPEDE HORROR (1982)
    DIR: KEITH LI
  41. HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017)
    DIR: CHRISTOPHER LANDON
  42. WILCZYCA (1983)
    DIR: MAREK PIESTRAK
  43. CEMENTERIO DEL TERROR (1985)
    DIR: RUBÉN GALINDO JR.
  44. MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
    DIR: TOD BROWNING
  45. CHRISTINE (1983)
    DIR: JOHN CARPENTER