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The Month in Film: October 2012

Wow was October ambitious.  I vowed to watch 31 films for Halloween and I got through 29 (sorry, The Pit and House will have to be on hold).  The schedule I put up appeared to be non-existent by the end but hey, I got through it.  I watched far more than last month and I did hold over eight films from September since I put up September’s Month in Film early so those films won’t count in the final numbers although I will mention them if they’re worth mentioning.  My final Halloween review will be up this afternoon so let’s look at this crazy month of October.

1.  Bambi (Held over from September)

2.  Pitch Perfect (Held over from September)

3.  Haywire*(Held over from September )

4.  Quills* (Held over from September )

5.  Snow White: A Tale of Terror (Held over from September)

6.  Heathers* (Held over from September)

7.  The Sex Symbol (Held over from September)

8.  Suicide Kings* (Held over from September)

9.  Black Sabbath

10.  Blithe Spirit

11.  Cat People*

12.  I Walked With a Zombie*

13.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower

14.  Village of the Damned (1995)

15.  Tales From the Hood*

16.  Suspiria*

17.  The Brood

18.  Creature From the Black Lagoon

19.  Rock of Ages*

20.  The Bad Seed*

21.  The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

22.  The House of the Devil*

23.  Sinister

24.  Fido*

25.  The Omen*

26.  Seven Psychopaths

27.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame*

28.  Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

29.  Aladdin*

30.  The Shining*

31.  13 Ghosts*

32.  The Mummy*

33.  House on Haunted Hill*

34.  Prometheus*

35.  Angel Heart

36.  The Innocents*

37.  The Raven*

38. Fiend Without a Face

39.  Dark Shadows*

40.  It’s Alive

41.  The Bride of Frankenstein

42.  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World*

43.  I Married a Witch*

44.  Carnival of Souls

45.  Moonrise Kingdom


37 films watched in October (up 20 from September!)

21 were rewatches

16 were first-time viewings

3 were theatrical releases although Pitch Perfect would bring it to 4

Top 5 Favorite Classic Films of the Month:

1.  I Married a Witch (did you expect less?)

2.  Cat People

3.  Bride of Frankenstein

4.  Blithe Spirit

5.  The Shining

Favorite Theatrical Film of the Month:  It was hard but I’d say the edge goes to The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Easily one of the best teen films out there with amazing performances.  Running a close second is Seven Psychopaths.

Worst Film of the Month:  Dark Shadows for the home market and Sinister for the theatrical set

Biggest Disappointment of the Month: Either Angel Heart or The Brood because of how high my expectations were considering how much praise I’d heard about them.

Biggest Surprise of the Month: Easily Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.  I’m not sure what it was that made me enjoy this even more on a rewatch but it’s a poignant and stark look at the world’s end with sweet characters I recommend you check out.

Movies Worth Seeking OutSeeking a Friend for the End of the WorldMoonrise Kingdom, I Married a Witch, Cat People, Bride of Frankenstein


Kristen Lopez View All

A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.

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