This is a very random mixture of oddball, "bastard step-children" horror films. It's a Horror Nerd's dream show. When the most mainstream film on the list features a horrific child death, you know you're in for a good time.
Exhumed Films Eight Annual 24 Hour Horrorthon
Stylish, star-studded cosmic horror film worthy of rediscovery
The Horrorthon '14 is off to a terrible start as I fall asleep during the first movie. While I'm sure The Keep is a wonderful story, and I will certainly give it another go, I don't agree with this choice as an opener.
Influential Asian horror movie that created it's own sub-genre
Quite possible the dumbest Giant Monster Movie of all time
This is a bottom-rung Godzilla film, which meant this would be a real crowd-pleaser.
Earnest entry in an iconic horror movie series that doesn't live up to it's predecessors, but is still infinitely superior to the terrible sequels and do-overs that followed
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
This would be a stellar choice, but when you've seen the unrated DVD cut, the 35mm print becomes almost dog-shit, because it's censored to Hell.
Fun, rarely screened sci-fi/horror inspired by the 1950s-era atomic monster movies
No idea, as we stepped out for a bit.
Creepy "living dead" fan favorite
Easily the most well-known film at this year's show, and quite possibly the scariest.
Silly, low-budget horror sequel to the silly, low-budget original which played at a recent Horrorthon
The Gate II
I remember that I watched it, but I don't actually remember it, if that makes any sense.
Infamous and brutal 1970's gore exploitation film that lives up(or down?) to it's reputation as one of the sleaziest, and most disturbing movies of all time; you've been warned
Last House and Dead-End Street
This was a special treat. I was so "out of it" at this point, it took me a few minutes to realize that this was indeed the film I named my blog after, and not "on the Left."
The audience seemed to really hate this experience, which is an reaction that's hard to argue. Dead-End Street is a rough movie to sit through, but everyone in that theater is a better person for having done so, whether they know it or not.
Ridiculously bad, anachronistic "period piece" horror film from a divisive director that folks tend to love or hate... or love to hate
Guru the Mad Monk
Skipped out on the Mad Monk.
Goofy, absurd, and yet strangely charming 1970s creature feature
I remember the elderly romantic subplot better than what the monster looked like, because we were well past midnight at this point, so things were starting to get weirder in the theater.
Gruesome, satirical horror/exploitation favorite
A sleazy(yet intentionally funny) crowd pleaser. Also, one of my all-time favorite VHS covers.
Clever and enjoyable supernatural "sequel in-name-only" that may actually be a bit better than the original
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
I slept through this, however the very little I did get to watch seemed pretty good. I dig the rhyming-scheme of the title.
Obscure, gory 1980s slasher film
Nightmare at Shadow Woods aka Blood Rage
Very entertaining Thanksgiving-based slasher with "one good/one bad" murderous Twin plot. Recently released by Arrow Video, and is well worth a buy.
Totally awesome, totally creepy "Animals Attack" film
Kingdom of the Spiders
Zombie movie fan favorite that should be a fun film to finish out the festival
Night of the Creeps
Awesome choice to finish the event off, but it ended sour for me personally, as it was this point I started developing a kidney stone, which are incredibly painful. And to pour salt on that wound, I arrived home to find out that my cat had died.
See you in 2015!