Wow. That… was a lot of movies. I just counted, and I did in fact crack 200. There are 206 in total. And that isn’t counting the movies I forgot about until it was too late. So… yeah, we watched a lot of horror movies during the pandemic (so far), I think you’ll agree.
The question on your mind and on mine is, of course, which movies win their particular day. If that makes sense. I have a kitten hanging off of me as I type, and this is to some extent interfering with the clarity of my expression. I’m just going to move on, on the assumption that I have made myself sufficiently clear, or that, if I haven’t done so yet, the context will shortly explain itself.
Who knows how much time I have before the next furry assault upon my keyboard?
By the way, I am not providing IMDb links to the individual movies mentioned here, as that would be too much like work. However, I will link to the posts, and so if you want to read more about a particular movie, just click on the letter!
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is the clear winner of this post. Alien was also very good, but Dr. Phibes makes me smile to think about. That is the main criterion here: which titles make me smile when I look at them. The smile is, by the way, probably pretty creepy-looking. Have you ever thought how awkward it is going to be to make facial expressions again, once we stop wearing masks? I know my mouth does some very odd things, in the darkness behind my PPE. Anyway, The Abominable Dr. Phibes wins “A.”
Several winners here. Also several that just didn’t make it, but I am not dwelling on their sad fates at the moment. The winners of “B” are Bleeders, Blood and Black Lace, and Blood Diner.
Again, lots of excellent movies on this list. However, after deep thought, the judges (actually just me, though the kittens may be psychically guiding me) have selected, out of the 21 movies in this entry, three favorites. The Church, The Convent, and Creepshow are the winners here.
Deep Red wins, hands down. I feel compelled to mention, however, that The Devil’s Wedding Night is possessed of much odd charm, and that Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde is one of the best things ever, in the short silent movie line.
Eating Raoul wins here. I think it may have been the only one I actually liked out of the five movies I discussed in my “E” post.
Faceless. Definitely Faceless.
Ginger Snaps wins by a mile. Grabbers is pretty good, too.
Happy Death Day and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers are the ones that stand out to me here. Of course, Halloween is very good, too.
I’ll go with In The Mouth of Madness here.
Jason X. I liked Jason X. But let me also point out that there are only two movies in the “J” post, so it isn’t like it was up against stiff competition.
Both movies reviewed in my “K” post are more or less equally okay. No clear winner.
Lair of the White Worm wriggles out all other competition, though I must give Lady Frankenstein a quick nod of recognition.
M is the winner here. If it is a horror movie, which I am not sure about. So, The Mansion of Madness might win on a technicality.
A tie that I refuse to try to break. Night of the Creeps and Night of the Demons are two of my favorite horror-comedies ever. Like my two lovely new kittens, I shall not choose between them.
Old Dark House, definitely. 😉
Pitch Black and The Prophecy are the winners here.
I did not like Queens of Evil, and that is the only movie I reviewed in this post. “There were no winners that day.”
Raw Force… wins? Yep, looks like Raw Force has it.
24 movies in this post. I’ve tried to eliminate as many of them as I could from my Winner’s Circle, but I still have three. They are Shaun of the Dead, Spider Baby, and Suspiria (the 1977 version). Honorary mentions go to Satanico Pandemonium and The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh.
The Thing takes the gold medal here, though Trick ‘r Treat is a close challenger.
Uninvited. The monster is a cat. My kittens approve.
Um. I think I’ll go with Vampire Circus.
The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman… wins? Yes. It appears to win this day.
Xtro, for sure.
Only two movies to choose between, and somehow that makes it more difficult. I’m going to go with Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key, mostly because Edwige Fenech is in it.
Zombeavers!!!!! Not only because it is the only movie I talked about in my “Z” post, but also because I kind of loved it.
So that is it for my 2021 A to Z! As always after an A to Z, I am full of resolve! I will blog for the rest of the year! Of course I will! I’m not just going to vanish until next April. That would be weird. Of course, it is also exactly what has ended up happening in former years, but I am better, stronger, faster, etc., now. Surely, this time I will continue to blog.
Surely, this time will be different.
So yes. My intention is to blog on. We’ll see how that goes. All suggestions about topics you’d like me to babble about will be received with interest.
For now, a final kitten picture!