The First Ten Days Of Shocktober! Chainsaws! Naked Vampires! Scream Queens! Clowns Galore!

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Shocktober 2016 is off to a great start!

Thanks everyone for reading my first ten posts of the month – it’s Halloween season, and every day I am sharing another “Shocktober” classic!

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Day #1 got off to a rousing start with “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – you can read some great trivia about this seminal film here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/01/shocktober-is-here-31-days-of-horror-day-1-slices-up-the-texas-chainsaw-massacre/

For day #2, I offered up the legendary Actor George C. scott is a terrific haunted house movie:

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See the classic spooky trailer here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/02/shocktober-2016-haunted-house-the-changeling-spooks-day-2/

I kept it on the classics the first few days, which leads to America’s favorite “Scream Queen!”

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Jaime Lee Curtis starred in what many feel is the greatest “Halloween” movie ever – because, well it is called “Halloween!”

John Carpenter Halloween

I offered up some fun trivia on the film, which you can see here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/03/shocktober-day-3-screams-halloween-scream-queen-jamie-lee-curtis/

Eli Roth paid homage to one of the world’s most shocking films on day #4 – the “under-stated” horror classic:

Cannibal Holocaust

Read about Roth’s terrific “The Green Inferno” AND the court case brought against the makers of “Cannibal Holocaust” all right here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/04/shocktober-day-4-goes-cannibalistic-enter-the-green-inferno-ei-roths-cannibal-holocaust-homage/

I needed a break from “shocking” – so I went with a different kind of Halloween thrill:

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Yes, there are some great Halloween movies that also featured naked Vampires! See all you need to see right here!

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/05/shocktober-day-5-gets-bloody-and-naked-lust-for-a-vampire-erotic-horror-trilogy/

This Halloween season, a real life creepiness is underway – real creepy clown sightings!

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I look at this troubling phenomenon – as well as the greatest clown horror films around – right here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/06/real-shocking-creepy-clowns-killer-klowns-shocktober-day-6-is-it-pennywise-is-torn-from-todays-headlines/

Of course, some movies are “great” films, but boy, are they wildly entertaining!

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“Pieces” is certainly not a perfect film, but the blu-ray includes a bonus documentary about New York’s notorious 42nd street of the 70’s – see it here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/07/shocktober-day-7-pieces-of-cult-80s-bloody-halloween-2016-horror/

Back to some classic horror films – one of the best is this one:

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“Rosemary’s Baby” is also known as the movie Frank Sinatra divorced Mia Farrow over! Find out why here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/08/shocktober-day-8-satans-spawn-rosemarys-baby-shocks-mia-farrows-marriage/

For day #9 of Shocktober, I decided to highlight one of the most iconic – and bizarre – horror films from the early 70’s:

Christopher Lee in Robin HardyÕs THE WICKER MAN (1973). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures/ Studiocanal

Christopher Lee in Robin HardyÕs THE WICKER MAN (1973). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures/ Studiocanal

Yes, Christopher Lee has a really big “Wicker Man” behind him – and click on my story to find out why:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/09/shocktober-day-9-the-burning-horror-of-the-wicker-man/

Finally, on day ten I celebrated my friend Sasha Grey’s bloody horror thriller:

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13 replies

  1. Really enjoying this theme, John. You have pulled some great rabbits out of your Halloween hat!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. “Shocktober” Day #16 Rides A Bloody “Terror Train”! Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis Slices The Rails! – johnrieber
  3. Shocktober! Horrific Day #17 – With A Tail! Shocking “Thale” And Bonus “Troll Hunter!” – johnrieber
  4. Win The Chance To Sleep In Count Dracula’s Castle! “Countess Dracula” Bites On Shocktober Day 18! – johnrieber
  5. Shocktober Day #21 Cuts Up The Soska Sisters! “American Mary” Cuts Horror To The Bone! – johnrieber
  6. Shocktober Day #22 Lies In The “Death Bed!” Patton Oswald’s Favorite Film! A “Birdemic” Double Bill! – johnrieber
  7. Shoctober Day #23 Stabs You With “High Tension” And A “Switchblade Romance!” – johnrieber
  8. Shocktober 2016! Ten More Horror Classics For Halloween! – johnrieber
  9. “Shocktober” Day #25 Slithers Like A “Lizard In A Woman’s Skin!” Shocking Halloween Horror! – johnrieber
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  11. “The Exorcist”! The Greatest Horror Film Of All! “Shocktober 2016” Says Happy Halloween! – johnrieber

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