October 2016 Challenge

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1. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 352,931 | Gross: $42.07M

October 1

2. Nightflyers (1987)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Professor hires a spaceship to get to the source of weird signals from deep space. The trip is cut short however when the ship's computer gets jealous because the captain is in love with one of the female passengers and it gets homicidal.

Director: Robert Collector | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Praed, John Standing, Lisa Blount

Votes: 1,012 | Gross: $1.15M

October 1

3. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Votes: 112,825 | Gross: $16.67M

October 2

4. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

38 Metascore

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 6,186

October 2

5. Forbidden World (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick, Linden Chiles

Votes: 3,710

October 2

6. Twisted Nightmare (1987)

R | 95 min | Horror

A group of teenagers win a trip to a summer camp they had attended as children. However, soon after they get there they begin to disappear one by one. The survivors suspect that the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hunt | Stars: Rhonda Gray, Cleve Hall, Robert Padilla, Brad Bartram

Votes: 376

October 2 - First time viewing

7. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 709,702

October 3

8. Brivido giallo (1987–1989)
Episode: Graveyard Disturbance (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Five young robbers spend a whole night in a dark catacomb to win a priceless treasure. They will have to fight against lots of ferocious zombies and vampires. At the end they will meet the Death in person!

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Gregory Lech Thaddeus, Lea Martino, Beatrice Ring, Gianmarco Tognazzi

Votes: 635

October 4 - First Time Viewing

9. Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A group of campers revolt against their strict camp director and take over the camp for themselves.

Director: Bert L. Dragin | Stars: Chuck Connors, Charlie Stratton, Harold Pruett, Adam Carl

Votes: 661

October 4 - First time viewing

10. Blood Frenzy (1987)

90 min | Horror

A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.

Director: Hal Freeman | Stars: Wendy MacDonald, Tony Montero, Lisa Loring, Lisa Savage

Votes: 344

October 4 - First time viewing

11. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 273,617 | Gross: $72.08M

October 5 - First time viewing

12. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 134,521 | Gross: $76.61M

October 5

13. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 326,441 | Gross: $127.00M

October 6

14. Ghost Keeper (1982)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Three friends on a New Year's Eve snowmobiling excursion find themselves stranded at an abandoned lodge where the elderly female innkeeper is concealing a sinister secret.

Director: Jim Makichuk | Stars: Riva Spier, Murray Ord, Sheri McFadden, Georgie Collins

Votes: 751

October 6 - First time viewing

15. Berserker (1987)

R | 85 min | Horror

Six young adults in the woods run afoul of a berserker's rage, a viking warrior who dons the skins and snout of a bear, terror of a quick death with no immediate escape in sight, they have no time to run or to pray for death.

Director: Jefferson Richard | Stars: Joseph Alan Johnson, Greg Dawson, Valerie Sheldon, Shannon Engemann

Votes: 457

October 7 - First Time Viewing

16. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

Votes: 149,154 | Gross: $26.67M

October 8

17. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 5,622

October 8 - first Time Viewing

18. Blood Beach (1980)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: David Huffman, Marianna Hill, Burt Young, Otis Young

Votes: 2,109

October 9 - first time viewing

19. Night Shadow (1989)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

Big shot TV newswoman returns home for a vacation, as several of the town's residents start dying under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Randolph Cohlan | Stars: Brenda Vance, Rick Scott, Stuart Quan, Alta LaFlame

Votes: 282

October 9 - first time viewing

20. Spookies (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

A sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house with the intention of using their vitality to keep his wife alive.

Directors: Genie Joseph, Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner | Stars: Felix Ward, Maria Pechukas, Dan Scott, Alec Nemser

Votes: 1,991

October 10

21. The Suckling (1990)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

A pregnant woman reluctantly goes to an illegal abortion clinic, which also doubles as a brothel, only to have her aborted mutated fetus attack everyone at the clinic.

Director: Francis Teri | Stars: Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels, Gerald Preger, Lisa Petruno

Votes: 749

October 11 - First time viewing

22. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 7,018

October 12

23. Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

Directors: Tim Ritter, Yale Wilson | Stars: John Brace, Mary Fanaro, Bruce Gold, A.J. McLean

Votes: 531

October 12 - First time viewing

24. Wicked Games (1994 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Mystery

Detective Gary discovers that his wife is having an affair. Despondent, he drinks and discusses his problem with friend Dan, a police detective. When someone in a copper mask begins ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Ritter | Stars: Patricia Paul, Joel D. Wynkoop, Kevin Scott Crawford, Kermit Christman

Votes: 145

October 12 - First time viewing

25. Saturn 3 (1980)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight foot robot.

Directors: Stanley Donen, John Barry | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Ed Bishop

Votes: 7,918

October 13

26. Breeders (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Manhattan General Hospital admitted a string of young women raped by something otherworldly. Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti try and isolate the strange organic material found on the victims to find the fiend.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, Frances Raines, Natalie Savage

Votes: 1,926

October 13

27. Screaming for Sanity: Truth or Dare 3 (1998 Video)

91 min | Horror

Mike Strauber, the copper-masked madman of Truth or Dare? is back... And this time, it's for real.

Director: Tim Ritter | Stars: Joel D. Wynkoop, Lara Stewart, Bill Cassinelli, Vaughn Saracen

Votes: 114

October 14 - First time viewing

28. Hunter's Blood (1986)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Five "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters into the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert C. Hughes | Stars: Sam Bottoms, Kim Delaney, Clu Gulager, Ken Swofford

Votes: 638

October 15 - First time viewing

29. Unmasked Part 25 (1988)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

Jackson is a lonely serial killer who is really beginning to question the point of all his killing. He is losing focus on why he started to kill in the first place. The future looks bleak ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Palm | Stars: Gregory Cox, Fiona Evans, Edward Brayshaw, Debbie Lee London

Votes: 358

October 15 - First time viewing

30. Time Walker (1982)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien, buried in King Tut's tomb, terrorizes a college campus.

Director: Tom Kennedy | Stars: Ben Murphy, Nina Axelrod, Kevin Brophy, Robert Random

Votes: 1,410 | Gross: $0.43M

October 16 - First time viewing

31. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 51,440 | Gross: $14.24M

October 17

32. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 30,585 | Gross: $15.63M

October 18

33. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 10,262 | Gross: $3.76M

October 18

34. The Beast Within (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror

A young woman gets raped by a mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar beast.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon

Votes: 3,220 | Gross: $7.74M

October 19th - First time viewing

35. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 16,486 | Gross: $5.67M

October 20 - First time viewing

36. Creature (1985)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe

Votes: 3,152 | Gross: $4.78M

October 21

37. Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance

Votes: 7,689 | Gross: $35.00M

October 22

38. Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)

R | 86 min | Horror

Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder.

Director: Don Jones | Stars: Gary Kent, John Parker, Stafford Morgan, Suzanne Lund

Votes: 469

October 23 - First time viewing

39. Moontrap (1989)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dyke | Stars: Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Leigh Lombardi, Robert Kurcz

Votes: 2,818

October 24

40. Without Warning (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson

Votes: 3,085

October 25

41. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,867

October 26

42. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 41,433 | Gross: $5.84M

October 27

43. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,930 | Gross: $11.60M

October 28

44. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 78,280 | Gross: $2.12M

October 28

45. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 176,977 | Gross: $2.40M

October 29

46. The Church (1989)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.2