Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Horror Movie Challenge

I am thinking of participating in the October Horror Movie Challenge from Krell Laboratories.


Thanks to Darius Whiteplume over at Adventures in Nerdliness for pointing this out.  I had already planned to go through all my "Dracula" movies in October anyway so I might as well get in on this action!

Here are the ones I am thinking of watching for starters.  Most I have seen, some I have not seen in years and a couple are completely new.

1. Nosferatu (1922) (F. W. Murnau/Max Shreck)

From the "Dracula Legacy Collection DVD"
2. Dracula (1931) (Tod Browning/Bela Lugosi)
3. Dracula (1931) - Spanish Version (George Melford/Carlos Villarías)
4. Dracula's Daughter (1936) (Lambert Hillyer/Gloria Holden)
5. Son of Dracula (1943) (Robert Siodmak/Lon Chaney, Jr.)
6. House of Dracula (1946) (Erle C. Kenton/John Carradine)

Then I want to get into the Hammer films.
7. Dracula, aka The Horror of Dracula (1958) (Terence Fisher/Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing)
8. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) (Freddie Francis/Christopher Lee)
9. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) (Peter Sasdy/Christopher Lee)
10. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) (Alan Gibson/Christopher Lee)
11. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) (Christopher Lee/Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing) have not seen this one since it was out.

Then onto the "modern" re-tellings
12. Count Dracula (1970) (Jesus Franco/Christopher Lee) Though not a Hammer film, and if I can find it.
13. Dracula (1973) (Dan Curtis/Jack Palance) Yes. Jack Plance as Dracula. I have this on tape somewhere.
14. Count Dracula (1977) (Philip Saville/Louis Jourdan) started it once, but never finished it. Louis Jourdan was good.
15. Dracula (1979) (John Badham/Frank Langella)
16. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski) have wanted to see this one for years and can never seem to catch it.
17. Dracula (1992) (Francis Ford Coppola/Gary Oldman)

Need 13 more films (which I can EASILY find).

8 comments:

Darius Whiteplume said...

I am up and down on Drac'72. At the moment I like it, but seem to also remembering not liking it/ Hmm...

Scars of Dracula is a good one. Dracula 2000 was kind of interesting, if I am thinking of the right film. Blacula also has Dracula in it, albeit briefly. It is surprisingly good, particularly for AIP.

Tim Brannan said...

I had just recently re-watched Blacula, so I didn't list it.

I have more in "the vaults" in my game room, some of which I have never seen. It should be fun.

Tim Brannan said...

14 more films. Not 13.

Christopher B said...

What about Shadow of the Vampire? It's easily one of my favorite takes on the Dracula/Nosferatu tale.

dr.morbius said...

Woohoo! Another challenger!

You seem to be missing Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Brides of Dracula, and Dracula and the Seven Golden Vampires if you're a Hammer Films completist. I think I might wind up gouging my eyes out with a salad fork if I had to watch that many Dracula movies in a row. You're a better man than I, Gunga Din.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Oh, and there is the animated Batman vs Dracula... Christopher Lee really liked Franco's Count Dracula, which was pretty good, and has Kinski as Renfield.

+1 on Shadow of the Vampire, btw.

Tim Brannan said...

I love Batman vs. Dracula, it's actually quite good. I have never been able to see Franco's Dracula, though I have known about it for years.

I have gotten enough suggestions I could do an entire months of just Dracula movies.

Tim Brannan said...

I love Batman vs. Dracula, it's actually quite good. I have never been able to see Franco's Dracula, though I have known about it for years.

I have gotten enough suggestions I could do an entire months of just Dracula movies.

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