Suck it, OCD: My 58-Day Horror Movie Challenge

I tried to make this a challenge that dives a little deeper than your average movie list challenge. I also tried to keep it positive and personal. There’s no “bests” on this list, just your favorites, and there’s no worsts either. This is a celebration, if a little on the black sabbat side of celebrations. It’s 58 days because if you start it TODAY, it will take you through Halloween. Of course, if you don’t start it today, it could take you until Thanksgiving or whatever. Nip and tuck as best sorts with your own prefs. Mwah!

  1. Horror movie that wigs you out every single time you watch it
  2. A horror movie that made you afraid of something you weren’t before
  3. A horror movie you, grownup person, are afraid to watch
  4. A horror movie that changed the way you thought about something
  5.  Favorite use of gore
  6. Favorite use of tension without gore
  7. Kiddie horror that freaked you out as a child
  8. Score that freaks you out
  9. Favorite song from a horror movie
  10. Favorite version of the end of the world
  11. Favorite meta reference
  12. Favorite use of clowns
  13. Favorite cult or conspiracy
  14. Favorite horror love story
  15. Favorite body horror (ex. practically everything David Cronenberg has ever done)
  16. Favorite adaptation of a book, comic, or video game
  17. An adaptation or remake you’d like to see
  18. Favorite horror comedy
  19. Favorite anthology horror, TV or movie (ex. Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, Night Gallery, XX)
  20. Favorite horror TV movie or miniseries
  21. Favorite horror TV series
  22. Favorite masked killer
  23. Favorite Final Girl
  24. Character you personally relate to most
  25. Most sympathetic monster
  26. Least sympathetic monster
  27. Favorite villain monologue
  28. Most richly deserved death
  29. Most unfair death
  30. Favorite human monster
  31. Favorite animal monster
  32. Favorite alien monster
  33. Favorite monster monster
  34. Favorite Dracula
  35. Favorite Frankenstein’s Monster
  36. Favorite Mummy
  37. Favorite Wolfman
  38. Favorite non-Dracula vampire
  39. Favorite non-Wolfman werewolf
  40. Favorite horror movie from Pre-Code era
  41. Favorite 60s monster
  42. Favorite 70s monster
  43. Favorite 80s monster
  44. Favorite 90s monster
  45. Favorite 00s monster
  46. Favorite monster hunter
  47. Favorite B-Horror
  48. Favorite horror movie of the last 5 years
  49. Favorite foreign language horror movie
  50. Favorite character arc
  51. Favorite transformation
  52. Most heroic animal in a horror movie
  53. Favorite performance in a horror movie
  54. Favorite horror movie aesthetic (ex. Guillermo del Toro’s super-saturated Gothic in Crimson Peak, Ed Wood’s cardboard tombstones)
  55. Favorite cameo in a horror movie
  56. Favorite twist ending
  57. A movie that scares or disturbs you that isn’t traditionally considered a horror movie
  58. Essential movie to watch on Halloween
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One thought on “Suck it, OCD: My 58-Day Horror Movie Challenge

  1. I’m not that much a horror movie buff, so I could only answer a few of them:

    2. A horror movie that made you afraid of something you weren’t before
    There was an episode of “X-Files” that had a character who was a computer geek who rigged a fingerprint scanner to be his doorbell. You pressed it, it scanned your fingerprint, and searched through the databases to find your identity. Since then, I almost always – without thinking, yet – press touch screens with my fingernail or a knuckle.

    5.  Favorite use of gore
    The chest-burster in Alien.

    9. Favorite song from a horror movie
    “Beware of the Blob” – It creeps, it seeps, it slides, it glides…

    15. Favorite body horror (ex. practically everything David Cronenberg has ever done)
    Society (1989) – The rich really are different…

    18. Favorite horror comedy
    Shaun of the Dead

    21. Favorite horror TV series
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker

    31. Favorite animal monster
    Godzilla

    34. Favorite Dracula
    There can be only one: Lugosi

    35. Favorite Frankenstein’s Monster
    Karloff

    39. Favorite non-Wolfman werewolf:
    Ginger from “Ginger Snaps” (Canada, 2000)

    53. Favorite performance in a horror movie
    Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West in “Re-Animator”

    54. Favorite horror movie aesthetic (ex. Guillermo del Toro’s super-saturated Gothic in Crimson Peak, Ed Wood’s cardboard tombstones)
    Mario Bava’s use of color in “Planet of the Vampires” Heck, anything from Mario Bava.

    57. A movie that scares or disturbs you that isn’t traditionally considered a horror movie
    Countdown to Looking Glass – A Canadian “made for TV” movie from 1984. A totally plausible account of an international crisis that leads to a nuclear confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union.
    58. Essential movie to watch on Halloween

    Ghostwatch (BBC, 1992) – An interesting version of the “Live broadcast from a haunted house” story.

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