Hooptober 9

Hooptober 9

For the third year running, I have decided to join Hooptober. This year it’s Hooptober 9! These events have been a great opportunity for me to make a targeted effort to expand my horizons. I am excited to dig in.

Quick Easy Rules

As usual, the rules this year encourage folks to explore films they may not have otherwise, and give room for folks to more or less watch what they want. The only one on my list this year that I’m not real excited about is Ghoulies III - but I am prepared to be surprised. I wanted to see Sleepaway Camp III, but I couldn’t find a way to access it.

Qty Rule My Selections
31 Total films  
6 Countries of origin  
8 Decades  
2 Insect centered The Giant Spider Invasion, Phase IV
1 Set in space or the future Jason X
2 Animated Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Resident Evil: Degeneration
1 Bloodthirsty old people Ghost Story
2 1970’s regional US films Shriek of the Mutilated, Alice, Sweet Alice
1 Worst horror sequel from the ’90s you haven’t seen and can access Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College
1 German silent Faust
5 Films from David Cronenberg, Ti West, Bill Rebane, Charles B. Pierce, William Grefe and/or Joy N. Houck Jr. The Sacrament, Crimes of the Future, The Giant Spider Invasion, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, Whiskey Mountain
2 Christopher Lee films City of the Dead, Horror Express
1 Film starring a real life musician or band Bloodrayne
1 Stephen King adaptation that is not the first go around The Dead Zone
1 Starring Lon Chaney (Not Jr.) Phantom of the Opera
1 Directed by Tobe Hooper Salem’s Lot

FOR THOSE THAT LIKE TO DO EXTRA WORK: WATCH The Last Circus and Silent Madness. Like last year, there is a third film: Pennywise: The Story of It.

My Full List

Expect posts from me as I watch and review these. Here is my list on Letterboxd.

Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust Resident Evil Degeneration Resident Evil Damnation Resident Evil Vendetta The Sacrament
Crimes of the Future The Giant Spider Invasion The Town That Dreaded Sundown Whiskey Mountain Salem's Lot
Faust Phase IV Jason X Shriek of the Mutilated Alice, Sweet Alice
Ghost Story The City of the Dead Horror Express BloodRayne The Phantom of the Opera
Encounter of the Spooky Kind The Toolbox Murders Bedevilled Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Halloween
Halloween Kills Halloween Ends Pearl Barbarian Speak No Evil