Friday, October 6, 2017

2017

Oh, wow, it's that time of year again already. Although I founded HubrisWeen back in 2013, I will be sitting out this year because I just don't have the will to write 130,000 words on horror movies just this moment.

But even if I'm not going to be reviewing anything this time around, four other B movie aficionados are working their typing fingers to the bone to bring you 26 reviews of movies in alphabetical order, with the Z list dropping on Halloween itself.

The contributors this year are Chad Plambeck of Micro-Brewed Reviews,  Gavin R. R. Smith of The Terrible Claw Reviews, Sean Frost of Web of the Big Damn Spider, and Freeman Williams of Yes, I Know. I wish them continued luck in their frankly insane endeavor.

Without further ado, here's the giant pile of links to the giant pile of reviews.

A:
Adam and Eve vs. the Cannibals
Alien:  Covenant
Altered
Among Friends

B:
The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes
Best Friends Forever
Brides of Blood

The Bye Bye Man

C:
Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
Carrie (2013)
Carry On Screaming
Curse of the Undead

D:
Dead Heat
Deathgasm
Doctor of Doom
The Dunwich Horror (2009)

E:
Endless Descent
Equinox
Evangeline
Exorcismo

F:
47 Meters Down
Fair Game
The Forbidden Empire
Freddy's Dead:  The Final Nightmare

G:
Ganja & Hess
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Gorilla Interrupted
The Great Alligator

H:
Half Human
Harvest Lake
La Herencia Valdemar
The Hitch-Hiker

I:
I, Frankenstein
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies
In My Skin
Island of Terror

J:
Jack Frost
Jennifer
Jeon Woochi the Taoist Wizard
Just Before Dawn

K:
Kibakichi
Killer Legends
Kiss of the Damned
Kong:  Skull Island

L:
The Last Man on Earth
Life
The Living Head
The Love Witch

M:
Messiah of Evil
The Monster
Monster High
The Mummy (2017)

N:
Near Dark
Night of the Demon (1980)
Night Skies
Nightwish

O:
One Million Years B.C.
Onmyoji:  The Yin Yang Master
Organ
Ouija:  Origin of Evil

P:
Panic Beats
Pathogen
Poltergeist
Power Rangers

Q:
Q:  The Winged Serpent
Qualcosa Striscia Nel Buio
Quatermass and the Pit
Queen of Blood

R:
Ravenous
Raw
[REC]2
R.O.T.O.R.

S:

Satan's Triangle
Screamers
The Screen at Kamchanod
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus


T:
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Terrifying Girls' High School:  Lynch Law Classroom
Terrordactyl
Trouble Every Day

U:
Under the Shadow
The Undying Monster
The Unknown 
Urban Legends:  Bloody Mary

V:
The Valdemar Legacy II:  The Forbidden Shadow
Veerana
The Void
Voodoo Woman

W:
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Wild Beasts
Wild Zero
Wither

X:
X-Cross
X the Unknown
Xtinction:  Predator X
XX

Y:
Yeogo Geodam
Yeti
Yeti:  Giant of the 20th Century
The Yin Yang Master 2

Z:
Zinda Laash
The Zodiac Killer
Zombie
Zombie Holocaust

Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016

It's already October 6 again? Where does the time go? Specifically, where does the time go when we're trying to make self-imposed review deadlines for a blogaround that's entering its fourth year?

HubrisWeen is a 26-day blogging marathon where five of the Celluloid Zeroes will be reviewing an October-appropriate movie every day through Halloween. Because that's not difficult enough, we're doing it in alphabetical order, with a couple "blank tile" rules to make it slightly easier on ourselves. There are not very many horror movies that start with J, as it turns out. Special thanks to Yes, I Know, Web of the Big Damn Spider, The Terrible Claw Reviews and Micro-Brewed Reviews for joining Checkpoint Telstar this year to celebrate the season. Best wishes to Psychoplasmics, which found the Sisyphean ordeal to be unworkable this time around, but who plans to join us for stress-related deadline panic next year.

Without further ado, here are the links to this year's entries.

A:
Alligator 2:  The Mutation
Alucarda
The Asphyx
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
The Attic

B:
The Black Cat
Blacula
Body Snatchers
The Boxer's Omen
Brain Dead

C:
Cannibal Holocaust
Cave-In!
Chopping Mall
Count Yorga, Vampire
Crimson Peak

D:
Daybreakers
Deadly Eyes
Death Machine
Deranged
Doctor Mordrid

E:
The Earth Dies Screaming
Escape to Witch Mountain

Event Horizon
Exists
Extraterrestrial

F:
Fatal Games
First Man Into Space
Frankenstein Conquers the World
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
From Beyond the Grave

G:
The Ghost of Flight 401
The Ghost of Frankenstein
Gila!
Gnaw:  Food of the Gods II
The Grapes of Death

H:
Hell
Horror Rises From the Tomb
The House in Nightmare Park
House of Seven Corpses
The Howling

I:
I, Madman
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
I Married a Witch
The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
Intruder

J:
I Bury the Living
Jessabelle
Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter
John Dies at the End
Joy Ride

K:
The Killer Shrews
Kingdom of the Spiders
Konga
Krampus
Kwaidan

L:
Lake Placid
The Last House on Dead End Street
The Legend of Hillbilly John

Lemora:  A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
The Long Hair of Death

M:
Macabre
The Man With Two Heads
The Monster of Piedras Blancas
Monster Squad
The Mysterious Monsters

N:
Nightmares
Night of the Creeps
Night of the Demon
Night of the Seagulls
Not of This Earth (1988)

O:
Once Bitten
Orochi the 8-Headed Dragon
Ouija
Outlander
Out of the Dark

P:
Papaya, Love Goddess of the Cannibals
Paranormal Activity
The Plague of the Zombies
The Plague of the Zombies
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Q:
The Quatermass Xperiment
Quatermass 2
Quatermass and the Pit
Queen Kong
Queen of Blood

R:
Raiders of Atlantis
Razorback
Return From Witch Mountain
The Return of Count Yorga
The Rider of the Skulls

S:
Scream, Blacula, Scream
Screams of a Winter Night
Shock Treatment
Snow Creature
The Sorcerers

T:
There's Nothing Out There
The Tingler

Torso
Trog
The Trollenberg Terror

U:
Ulzana's Raid
The Undertaker and His Pals
The Uninvited
Uzumaki
Uzumaki

V:
Valerie and her Week of Wonders
The Vampire Beast Craves Blood
Vampire Circus
The Vampire Lovers
The Vampires

W:
War of the Gargantuas
Warning Shadows
Warning Sign
Waxwork
The Witch

X:
The 7th Victim
10 Cloverfield Lane
The X from Outer Space
X-Game
X the Unknown

Y:
28 Days Later...
Yokai Monsters:  Spook Warfare
Yongary, Monster from the Deep
The Young, the Evil and the Savage
Zaat

Z:
Zaat
The Zebra Killer
Zeder
Zombeavers
Zombi

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2015

It's that time again, and much sooner than I anticipated. The third HubrisWeen has begun. For the next 26 days, five B movie blogs will be reviewing a movie a day apiece, for a grand total of 130 reviews running through the end of the month. Because that isn't difficult enough, we're also going to go through the alphabet so that we hit everything from Arachnia to Zaat! as we journey through everything that October-appropriate movies have to offer.

The participating blogs this year are Checkpoint Telstar, Micro-Brewed Reviews, The Terrible Claw Reviews, Web of the Big Damn Spider and Yes, I Know. Long may we continuing doing this sort of thing. Numerous may our site hits become. And if anyone thinks it looks like fun to do this, get in touch with me around July next year as I start planning the logistics for HubrisWeen 4:  The Final Chapter.

I'll be updating this post daily with links to the various reviews (in alphabetical order by movie title, so that people coming here won't necessarily find the links to my blog, Checkpoint Telstar, first every time). I hope everyone involved has fun--I certainly do, for all my griping, and it's great to know that I've got four times as much material to read as I do to write this year. Maybe next time we'll get into double digits for participants.

Let's light this candle.

A:
Anaconda
Anthropophagus
Arachnia
The Asphyx
The Awful Dr. Orlof

B:
The Babadook
The Beach Girls and the Monster
Bedlam
Blood and Lace
Blood Surf

C:
The Car
Carnival of Souls
Cooties
The Crater Lake Monster
The Crazies

D:
Deadly Eyes
Demon of Paradise
Devil Dog:  The Hound of Hell
The Devil's Triangle
Don't Look Now

E:
Earth Vs. the Spider 
Eaten Alive
Europa Report
Evilspeak
eXistenZ

F:
Feeding Frenzy
Fiend Without a Face
The Flesh Eaters
Frankenstein (1910)
Frankenstein 1970

G;
Gargoyles
Genuine:  The Tale of a Vampire
The Ghost Galleon
Ghosts of Mars
Ghoulies II

H:
The Happening
Harbinger Down
Haunted Spooks
Haxen
Hit and Run

I:
I Am Legend
The Inhabitants
It Follows
The Invasion
Invasion of the Blood Farmers

J:
Jaws of Death
Jeepers Creepers
Jennifer's Body
Jigoku
Jinn

K:
Kidnapped
Kill Baby...Kill!
Kill List
King Kong Lives
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

L:
The Land Unknown
Last House on the Left
Late Phases
The Legend of Hell House
Long Weekend

M:
Madhouse
Madhouse

Monster on the Campus
El Monstro Del Mar!
My Science Project

N:
Nekromantic
Nightcrawler
Nightmare Sisters
Night of the Lepus
Nurse 3D

O:
Oculus
Old Dracula
Opera
Orloff Against the Invisible Man
Orloff And the Invisible Man

P:
Planet of the Vampires
Pontypool
Prom Night
Psycho Shark
Pulgasari

Q:
The Quatermass Xperiment
Queen Crab
Quien Puede Matar A Un Nino?
The Quiet Ones
The Quiet Ones

R:
The Reptile
The Return of Dr. X
The Return of the Living Dead
The Revenge of Dr. X
Rosemary's Baby

S:
Satan's Skin
Seconds
She Killed in Escstasy
Sinister
Space Master X-7

T:
The Thing (2011)
The Thing From Another World
Thunder Of Gigantic Serpent
Tourist Trap
Twisted Nerve

U:
UFO:  The Untold Story of Flying Saucers
Under the Skin
Under the Skin
The Undertaker and His Pals
Up From the Depths

V:
Vacancy
Vampire Vs. Vampire

Vampyros Lesbos
Violent Midnight
The Visitor

W:
The Walking Dead
Wendigo
What We Do in the Shadows
Whispering Ghosts
Wyrmwood:  Road of the Dead


X:
The X From Outer Space
The X From Outer Space
X-Ray
X the Unknown
Xtro 3

Y:
30 Days of Night (blank tile)
Yellowbrickroad
Yokai
Yongary, Monster from the Deep
Yonggary

Z:
Zaat
Zombeavers
Zombie
Zombie Lake
Zontar, The Thing from Venus

Monday, October 6, 2014

2014

Welcome to the second year of HubrisWeen. Late last September the idea hit me--I could review 26 movies in alphabetical order in October as a way to try and get increased audience for Checkpoint Telstar, my nearly zero-reader cult movie blog. Starting on October 6 with Alligator, I was able to post one review every morning through the end of the month. The marathon succeeded in getting more page views, but it was a gigantic amount of effort in a very short time and I'd decided that it was essentially a failed experiment; I wasn't planning on doing another marathon for 2014.

And then three friends from the B movie scene got in touch with me, planning to do their own HubrisWeen marathons and asking for tips. So I resolved to get back in the saddle, and together with Yes, I Know and The Terrible Claw Reviews, we will march forward into a month of monsters, madmen, ghouls and gasps. And a couple of movies that suck on toast, but even those serve as a palate cleanser in the middle of the feast. That's what we're telling ourselves, anyway.

Best wishes to Micro-Brewed Reviews, whose author had to drop out of the challenge unexpectedly. Next time, amigo.

And now, the master list. As the links become available I'll be posting them here in alphabetical order by film. This year I'm overjoyed that there are twice as many reviews for me to read as there were to write. With luck.

A:
The Alligator People
Attack of the Aztec Mummy
Attack of the Crab Monsters

B:
The Bay
Beast of Blood
The Boogens

C:
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Crocodile
The Curse of Frankenstein

D:
Dangerous Seductress
Dead Snow
Dog Soldiers

E:
Equinox
The Eye
Eyes Without a Face

F:
Feast
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

From Hell It Came

G:
Galaxy of Terror
Godzilla (2014)
The Golem

H:
The Haunted Strangler
The H-Man
House on Haunted Hill

I:
I Walked With a Zombie
Incident at Loch Ness
The Innkeepers

J:
Jason Goes to Hell:  The Final Friday
Jason X
J.D.'s Revenge

K:
Kiss of the Vampire
Knights of Badassdom
Konga

L:
Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
The Living Skeleton

M:
Man Bites Dog
Maniac
Matango, Fungus of Terror

N:
The Nest
Nosferatu, the Vampyre
Not of This Earth

O:
Oculus
The Omen
Orgy of the Dead

P:
ParaNorman
Please Don't Eat My Mother!
The People Who Own the Dark

Q:
Quarantine
Quatermass and the Pit
The Queen of Black Magic

R:
[REC]
Return of the Blind Dead
Rogue

S:
Schlock
Shanks
Slumber Party Massacre II

T:
Targets
The Thing (2011)
Troll Hunter

U:
Undead
The Untold Story
Up From the Depths

V:
Vampire Circus
Velvet Vampire
Viy

W:
We're Going to Eat You
Wolfen
The Woman in Black

X:
Xtro
Xtro II:  The Second Encounter
Xtro II:  The Second Encounter

Y:
The Year of the Sex Olympics
The Yellow Sign
You're Next

Z:
Zombieland
Zombies of Mora Tau
Zombies on Broadway