Use the comments section to link to your pieces. Keep checking this space for updates. I’ll keep this post on top throughout the blogathon for convenience; my daily posts will appear beneath the daily link update. I look forward to reading everyone’s entries! And remember, you have until Halloween night to contribute something.
UPDATE (4:45): I will be out of the house for most of the night (which means I'll be away from my computer), but continue sending those links if ya got 'em. I'll try to post them from my phone. There's still time! Thanks so much for the contributions, all!
Happy Halloween, everyone! Sadly, today is the last day of the blogathon. I'll be updating the links page throughout the day; I'll also be posting my contributions for today a little bit later.
- Simon sneaks one more review in...and it's an Umberto Lenzi TV movie, to boot. Consider me intrigued.
- Tim wraps up his contributions to this year's 'thon with a look at one of my personal favorites (obviously saving the best for last!).
- As I continue to read Simon's blog, Creatures of Light and Darkness, I found more Italian horror related goodness that he covered in September.
- Goregirl covered her 10 favorite Lucio Fulci movies.
- Tim is back with his look at Lucio Fulci's A Lizard in a Woman's Skin.
- Simon finishes his three part look a greats and gems of Italian horror with a look at two of my favorites, Shock and The House by the Cemetery.
- James is back with a look Fulci's 8 1/2-esque A Cat in the Brain.
- Hans A., of the fantastic blog Quiet Cool, takes a look at Lamberto Bava's oddball Deliria: Photos of Gioia.
- Tim is back with his Masters of Italian Horror series, he's already done entries for Argento and Bava, this time looking at Riccardo Freda's The Horrible Secret of Dr. Hichcock.
- Simon continues his Halloween Hootenanny with part two in a series that looks at greats and gems of Italian horror, this time it's Lady Frankenstein and Baron Blood.
- Erich Kuersten, author of one my favorite daily stops Acidemic, chimes in with a look at one of my favorite Italian horror films, Michel Soavi's StageFright: Aquarius (aka Deliria).
- Tim returns with a review of the Mario Bava classic Black Sunday.
- Simon's Halloween Hootenanny continues with what looks to be the first in a series of posts covering Italian horror.
- And Dick returns with another review, this time with a look at the The Embalmer.
- Aaron Fenwick, of the blog Tomorrow's Sound for Today's Swinging Generation, checks in with a review of one of Argentio's more popular efforts, Phenomena.
- Brennan, of the blog Popcorn Culture, offers up his first contribution to the blogathon with a look at Argento's first film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
- Finally, James returns with two more capsule reviews. First, a surprisingly good Joe D'Amato film, and then he looks at one of my favorite so-bad-it's-good zombie movies.
- James returns with a look at the disappointing Baby Yaga and the late-era Bava Lisa and the Devil/The House of Exorcism, covering both versions of the much maligned film extremely well.
- Neil Fulwood returns with a look at Massimo Dallamano’s What Have They Done to Your Daughters?; a sequel to the great giallo What Have You Done to Solange?
- One of the things I love about hosting this blogathon every year is that it gives me a chance to be introduced to new blogs that I get to add to my daily reading list. Dick's The Oak Drive-In is just such a blog. His contribution is on 1971's Lady Frankenstein (which has one of my favorite posters with its line, "only the monster she made could satisfy her strange desires!").
- Neil Fulwood has always been a big supporter of this blogathon, and if you aren't reading his blog The Agitation of the Mind on a regular basis...well I just feel bad for you. Neil stops by this year with a look at Michel Soavi's Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man).
- Simon Wright returns with a look at Dario Argento's cut of Dawn of the Dead.
- Stacia, of the great blog She Blogged By Night, has been a longtime supporter of this blogathon and has promised to do an entry on Umberto Lenzi's Orgasmo for two years running now. However, the fates conspired against her every time she'd tried to watch the film, but in year four she finally checks in with a fantastic essay on Lenzi's 1969 film. Thanks, Stacia!
- Lee, of the Hougly Film Journal, has been commenting around here for a couple of years, but now offers up his first contribution to the blogathon with a look at Argento's first film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
- James, of The Cameraman's Revenge, was quite prolific during last year's blogathon, and he's off and running once again this year with a look at the film that started it all, I Vampiri, and the film that is considered one of Bava's least interesting efforts (although he makes a case for it), Baron Blood.
- Peter, who authors one of my very favorite blogs Coffee, Coffee, and More Coffee, has contributed from the onset of this humble project. And this year, he doesn't disappoint with a look at the 1971 giallo Slaughter Hotel...wait, you're telling me there's a giallo starring Klaus Kinski! I'm there.
- How fortuitous, Tim, proprietor of my favorite blog on the interwebs, Antagony & Ecstasy, has a review of Dario Argento's Dracula 3D, which was recently screened at the Chicago International Film Festival (which Tim has been reporting on here) and conveniently coincides with the first day of this-here blogathon.
- Simon Wright, author of the blog Creatures of Light and Darkness, checks in with a look at two of my favorite zombie movies: Burial Ground (aka The Nights of Terror) and Cemetery Man; the former because it's so wacky, and the latter because it's just really damn nice to look at. He also checked out a few Italian horror flicks prior to the blogathon, so explore Simon's blog and check those out.
- Director Retrospectives
- Dark Star
- Assault on Precinct 13
- Someone's Watching Me!
- The Fog
- Escape from New York
- The Thing
- Big Trouble in Little China
- Prince of Darkness
- They Live
- Memoirs of an Invisible Man
- Body Bags
- In the Mouth of Madness
- Village of the Damned
- Escape from LA
- Ghosts of Mars
- Masters of Horror
- The Ward
- They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
- Jeremiah Johnson
- The Way We Were
- The Yakuza
- Three Days of the Condor
- Bobby Deerfield
- The Electric Horseman
- Absence of Malice
- Out of Africa
- The Firm
- Random Hearts
- The Interpreter
- Women in Love
- The Devils
- The Music Lovers
- The Boy Friend
- Savage Messiah
- Altered States
- Crimes of Passion
- Lair of the White Worm
- Wall Street
- Talk Radio
- Born on the Fourth of July
- The Doors
- Heaven and Earth
- Natural Born Killers
- Italian Horror
A few notes about how I've cataloged the following: Directors are labeled under their most commonly known name (example: Aristide Massaccesi will be filed under Joe D'Amato). Films are listed under their most commonly known titles with other common alternate titles in parenthesis (example: City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell)).An Introduction to Italian Horror
The Beyond (Fulci)
Beyond the Darkness (D'Amato)
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Argento)
A Blade in the Dark (L. Bava)
Blood and Black Lace (M. Bava)
Burial Ground (aka The Nights of Terror) (Bianchi)
Cannibal Apocalypse (Margheriti)
Cemetery Man (Soavi)
The Church (Soavi)
City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell) (Fulci)
Deep Red (Argento)
Graveyard Disturbance (L. Bava)
Mother of Tears (Argento)
Murder to the Tune of Seven Black Notes (aka The Psychic) (Fulci)
Nightmare City (Lenzi)
Opera (aka Terror at the Opera) (Argento)
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Barilli)
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Miraglia)
Scorpion with Two Tails (Martino)
Seven Bloodstained Orchids (Lenzi)
The Sect (Soavi)
Stage Fright (aka Deliria) (Soavi)
Zombie Holocaust (aka Dr. Butcher M.D.) (Girolami)
- Summer of Slash
1. Just Before Dawn
2. Visiting Hours
3. Tourist Trap
4. Sleepaway Camp
5. Wolf Creek
6. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
7. The House on Sorority Row
8. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
9. Alone in the Dark (1982)
10. The Funhouse
12. Slaughter High
13. Cheerleader Camp
14. He Knows You're Alone
15. The Boogeyman (1980)
16. Hell Night
17. Hitcher in the Dark
19. The Final Terror
20. Without Warning (1980)
21. The Burning
22. Nightmares in a Damaged Brain
24. Friday the 13th (1980)
25. Friday the 13th, Part 2
26. Friday the 13th, Part 3
27. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
28. Friday the 13th wrap-up (Parts 5-10)
- Top 100 Of The 2000s