Friday, March 31, 2017

King Kong (1933)

Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: 1:40

Run time: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

Rant: This movie oozes classic. If I were a teenager in 1933 this would be my favorite movie of all time. I would have seen it 100 times in the theater. You can take Gone With the Wind and City Lights and all that other shit and flush it down the fucking toilet. I don't think any movie of the 1930s can compete with King Kong.

It's the infamous story of filmmaker Carl Denham and his crew going to the mysterious Skull Island to make a film. The lead actress Ann Darrow is kidnapped by the natives and offered to Kong. Denham along with Jack Driscoll rescue her from the giant ape and instead of leaving well enough alone they decide to gas Kong and take him back to civilization. In New York, Kong is kept in chains as a theater attraction but he eventually breaks them, kidnaps Ann and very famously climbs the Empire State Building where he is shot down and killed.

The effects are done by Willis O'Brien and for the time they were revolutionary. I love stop-motion animation. From Ray Harryhausen (O'Brien's protege) to David Allen they have made some of my favorite movies. This is the grandfather of them all and still some of the best. I could watch a stop-motion Kong wrazzle silly dinosaurs all fucking day.

There's not much more I can say. If for whatever reason you haven't seen this movie, go and buy it. It goes without saying that King Kong is a groundbreaking awful monster movie.

Fun Fact: Kong's roar is the combination of a lion and a tiger played backwards and slowed down.

Monster Appearances
King Kong
Tyrannosaurus
Elasmosaurus
Pteranodon

Rating:
             Film: 8.5
             Entertainment: 8
             Effects: 8.5
             Overall: 8.3

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beware! Children at Play (1989)

Director: Mik Cribbin

Starring: Michael Robertson, Rich Hamilton, Robin Lilly

Run time: 1:34

Rant: This is a Children of the Corn ripoff. Never have I seen such an awful movie with such a wonderful ending. You won't believe your eyes.

The beginning is excruciating. The acting is so fucking rotten it makes my goddamn eyeballs itch. The only thing worse is the duologue. Holy shit. Get to the fucking point. These cunts talk forever about absolutely nothing. Then we get to the point in the movie where the children start to act. I almost shut this shit off at least half a dozen times and I'm only thirty minutes in. Repeat after me: The ending is worth it, the ending is worth it, the ending is worth it.

In the Pine Barrons of New Jersey a teenage boy is abducting children and converting them into murderous cannibals. The sheriffs department goes and gets an author who writes books about the paranormal to help them. How fucking stupid is that? The townspeople just harass this guy and tell him how horrible his books are. He must have written this movie.

Enough about your fucking books! Enough! It's so boring! What year is it, 1950? People are really upset at this author for writing shitty books? Who cares? It's all they talk about for forty fucking minutes. I'm going to kill myself! The ending is worth it, the ending is worth it, the ending is worth it.

The police and the author go to the library and start studying Beowulf and Grendel for some fucking reason while the children break into their homes and murder their wives. Then the teenager rapes a woman in one of the most awkward and unnecessary scenes I've watched in a long time. As this shit is happening the townsfolk justifiably turn into an angry mob because of how worthless, pathetic and incompetent the sheriffs department is. At this point all you want is this mob to get some weapons, go out into the woods and fucking murder these children. Well, guess what happens? Just that. The last few minutes of this movie are mindblowling. Our main protagonist is shot and killed, then the children are butchered one by one. Guns, axes, pitchforks, machetes, bows and arrows. A child begs for his life as two grown men shoot him in the head to make it explode. A fucking guy puts a gun in a child's mouth and blows his brains out. This really happens. THIS REALLY HAPPENS! Then the movie just fucking ends.

They saved the film... I can't believe it. That's impossible... This awful horror movie is a giant piece of shit but it has the greatest ending of all time.

Fun Fact: Although this is the only film directed by Mik Cribbin, he has worked in the sound department for movies such as Spider-Man and American Gangster.

Rating:
             Horror Film: 4
             Entertainment: 8
             Gore: 7
             Overall: 5.7

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Director: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherstone, Micah Sloat, Mark Frederichs

Run time: 1:26

Review: They filmed this in 10 days and apparently the two actors got paid 500 bucks a piece. The fucking thing went on to make 100,000,000. I hope they got more after the success. We're basically looking at an expensive Youtube video.

This is written and directed by a guy named Oren Peli. This movie is about a girl named Katie who has had a supernatural prescence following her around since she was 8. She lives with her boyfriend Micah, who seems like he doesn't believe her at first but eventually does. They find out it isn't a ghost but a demon that wants to drive her insane.

This may sound strange but I actually wanted to see less in this movie. Until the end at least. It's set up like it's real and you have to watch it like it's in the real world. That sounds fucking idiotic. When something obviously not real happens and there's a bad special effect it takes you right out of the world. There's a scene where they go into the attic and find a picture of the girl's old house. I just found that to be really corny. Yeah, they're trying to make it more entertaining and stuff, I understand. I would have preferred more jump scares for this type of movie. Then there's a part where Katie is crying, squeezing a cross and Micah is holding her and yelling at the demon. It's really over the top and silly. And then he burns the fucking cross!!! Fucking why???!!! If this happened to me the first place I'd be is in church praying to the lord to save me from this shit. I wouldn't be burning crosses like a goddamn clan member.

I'm giving this movie shit but overall I really enjoyed it. I thought the ending was a lot of fun. You know something's going to happen but you don't know what it is. There's so much tension inside your body, then they hit you with it. Much like Blair Witch Project I can't see why someone would want to see a sequel to it though. With all it's flaws, Paranormal Activity is a fun and suspenseful awful horror movie.


Rating:
             Horror Film: 7
             Entertainment: 7.5
             Gore: 8
             Overall: 7.3

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Director: Roger Coreman

Starring: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne

Run time: 1:03

Rant: Roger Coreman is a legend but for every Little Shop of Horrors there is a Creature from the Haunted Sea. That's kind of what makes it fun to go through and watch his stuff. Sometimes you have a great time with these b-movies but other times you want to stab your eyeballs with a cattle prod. The comedy isn't funny and the creature of the feature is one of the worst I've ever seen. Truly horrible.

This movie does have a wacky story that could have been fun. A very cheesy and incompetent secret agent (with the greatest fake moustache I've ever seen) is undercover on a yacht that is transporting all of the fucking gold in Cuba. The captain of the ship, Renzo, is a dirty crook that plans to kill all of the Cubans on board and keep the gold for himself. Along with Renzo we have his very beautiful and very evil girlfriend Mary-Bell, her mentally handicapped brother Jack and their friend Pete who can somehow make animal noises. It's so fucking strange. Renzo starts killing the Cubans and blaming it on a creature. A creature from the haunted sea, you might say. The only thing is... THE CREATURE IS REAL! Real and really fucking rotten. This has to go down as one of the worst monsters in movie history. You barely see it and when you do, you wish you hadn't. It's down there with the adorable bunnies from Night of the Lepus.

It's boring, it's random, there's a scene where the bad guy's girlfriend just breaks into song. I actually fell asleep. Unfortunately I woke up by the time the song was over and finished watching this fucking awful horror movie.

Fun Fact: Actor Robert Towne, who plays the lead of the film, may not have had a successful acting career but he's written some good movies including Chinatown, The Yakuza and Mission Impossible.

Rating:
             Horror Film: 4
             Entertainment: 5.5
             Gore: 2
             Overall: 3.8

Friday, March 24, 2017

1 Jason Voorhees vs 4 Dracula

Jason Voorhees


Creator: Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham

Appearances: 12

Portrayals:
Ari Lehman (Child-Friday the 13th)
Warrington Gillette (Part 2)
Steve Daskewisz (Part 2)
Richard Brooker (Part 3)
Ted White (The Final Chapter)
Tom Morga (A New Beginning)
C.J. Graham (Jason Lives)
Kane Hodder (The New Blood, Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X)
Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason)
Derek Mears (Reboot)

Alias:
Jason

Signature Weapon: Machete

Location: Camp Crystal Lake

I was going to write a nice little paragraph about Jason and what has made him a horror icon. But lets just be honest, this is all you guys really need to see:


Dracula


Creator: Bram Stroker

Appearances: Countless

Portrayals:

Max Schreck, Béla Lugosi, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Francis Lederer, Denholm Elliott, Jack Palance, Louis Jourdan, Frank Langella, Klaus Kinski, Gary Oldman, Leslie Nielsen, George Hamilton, Keith-Lee Castle, Gerard Butler, Duncan Regehr, Richard Roxburgh, Marc Warren, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Billington, Thomas Kretschmann, Dominic Purcell, Luke Evans and Lon Chaney Jr., etc..

Alias:
Nosferatu

Signature Weapon: Fangs

Location: Transylvania

Dracula is one of the original horror movie icons.  He has been around since the 19th Century when Bram Stroker released his novel, Dracula.  It feels like there has been a new incarnation of the character every year.  While many of those incarnations due not fit the mold, Dracula can you usually counted on to be a charming and charismatic character that has master the art of seduction, luring victims into a false sense of security before he attacks.  Dracula has also shown exactly how powerful he can be when provoked into a state of anger by his many adversaries.  Only the greatest of those adversaries were able to survive his attacks.




2 Xenomorph vs 3 Leatherface

Xenomorph



Creators: Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett

Appearances: 6 Films

Portrayals:
Bolaji Badejo (Alien)
Percy Edwards (Voice-Alien)
Carl Toop (Aliens)
Tom Woodruff, Jr (Alien 3 Onward)
Joan LaBarbara (Voice-Alien: Resurrection)
Archie Hahn (Voice- Alien Resurrection)

Alias:
Alien

Signature Weapon: Face-huggin' and Chest-burstin'

Location: Space

The Xenomorph is a pure killer.  Everything about the alien lead to the death of almost any living life-form that crosses its path.  Physically, the alien has razor-sharp teeth, long claws, and a tail that can pierce any skin.  The creature's blood is highly corrosive adding to the already impossible task of killing the beast.  Oh yeah, its reproduction process involves "impregnating" its host through larvae that attaches to the face and leaves an embryo in the body that violently bursts through the chest of its prey once its ready. Even at birth, the first thing the Xenomorph does is kill.

Leatherface


Creators: Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper

Appearances: 7 Films

Portrayals:
Gunnar Hansen (Original)
Bill Johnson (Sequel)
R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface)
Robert Jacks (Next Generation)
Andrew Bryniarski (Remake, The Beginning)
Dan Yeager (3D)

Aliases:
Bubba Sawyer
Jed Sawyer
Thomas Hewitt

Signature Weapon: Chainsaw

Location: Texas

Although Leatherface has always been portrayed as human, there is a really strong monster feel to the character.  And this is not just going off his appearance that is terrifying on its own.  The animalistic nature of Leatherface is what really makes him seem like a monster.  Tobe Hooper described him as a "big baby" whose two main motivations for killing are self-defense and orders from his family, who appear to have complete control over him.  The character has a brutality and grittiness that is unmatched by any other horror icon. 

2 Regan/Pazuzu vs 3 Ghostface

Regan/Pazuzu



Creator: William Peter Blatty

Appearances: 2 Films

Portrayals:
Linda Blair (Regan)
Mercedes McCambridge (Voice of Pazuzu)
Karen Knapp (Exorcist II, Uncredited)

Alias:
Captain Howdy

Signature Weapon: Possession and Psychological Torture

Location: Georgetown, Hell

Some of the most disturbing things I've ever seen in a film are done by a 12 year old girl. She turns her head 360 degrees, masterbates with a cricifix, vomits on a priest and is only compelled by the power of Christ. Regan has given many viewers nightmares and probably sent even more to church.  ~John Moser

Ghostface


Creator: Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson

Appearances: 4 Films

Portrayals:
Roger L. Jackson (Voice)
Matthew Lillard (Scream)
Skeet Ulrich (Scream)
Laurie Metcalf (Scream 2)
Timothy Olyphant (Scream 2)
Scott Foley (Scream 3)
Emma Roberts (Scream 4)
Rory Culkin (Scream 4)

Alias:
Father Death

Signature Weapon: Buck Knife

Location: Woodsboro, Windsor College, Hollywood

While many horror villains could be described as "killing machine," the kill is only part of the fun for every character (and the audience) that has don the Ghostface costume.  Whether it was the taunting phone calls of the original or the Hollywood props of the third installment, Ghostface has always enjoyed playing his with his victims.

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Director: Roger Coreman

Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles

Run time: 1:12

Rant: A 60s classic and one of Roger Coreman's finest films. Little Shop of Horris is a very over the top comedy/horror film about a bumbling idiot named Seymour Krelboyne. Seymour works at a flower shop and somehow manages to invent a new species of plant by crossbreeding a venus fly trap with a butterwort. I don't know what the fuck a butterwort is but I'm sure it won't turn a venus fly trap into a gigantic bloodthirsty monster. 

Seymour walks around town like a jackass and gets into all kinds of shenanigans. He accidentally launches a rock at a guy's head, who then falls into an oncoming train, then he accidentally stabs and murders his dentist. You'd think he would call the police to explain himself but no, no, no. What does our protagonist do? He reluctantly feeds the corpses to his hungry plant who gets larger and larger with each meal. Eventually his boss at the flower shop, Mr. Gravis Mushnick, finds out about Seymour's dirty little secret and instead of calling the authorities, decides not to because the giant plant is making him a lot of money as an attraction. This movie is filled to the brim with morons and assholes but it's presented in a way where you don't really need to root for anyone. You just enjoy watching the destruction of Seymour's shitty life.

This film is also notable for being one of Jack Nicholson's first roles.  He plays a really creepy masochist who goes to the dentist just to have the inside of his mouth shredded. With no fucking novacane. It's disgusting and hilarious just as Little Shop of Horrors is a disgusting and hilarious awful horror movie.

Fun Fact: Coreman made a bet that he could shoot a movie in two days, but the filming ending up being two days and one evening.

Rating:
             Horror Film: 7.5
             Entertainment: 9
             Gore: 5
             Overall: 7.2

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2 The Thing vs 3 Jaws

The Thing


Creator: John W. Campbell, Jr.

Appearances: 3 Films

Portrayals:
James Arness (1952)

Alias:
The Thing from Another World

Signature Weapon: Deception

Location: Antarctica (From Another World)

There is a large amount of mystery surrounding The Thing.  The is little known about the creature's motives (if there are any) or its consciousness.  One suggestion is that The Thing's sole motive is to sustain its life.  The parasites survival instincts are unmatched by almost any alien life form in film history.  It is believed to have crashed on Earth over 100,000 years ago and spent most of that time dormant until it was found by the crew of Norway's Thule Research Station.  The Thing is able to absorb and copy the DNA of any life-form that it consumes, creating a terrifying situation for its prey.  Anyone and everything could possibly be a threat to the remaining survivors of The Thing's attacks.  As explained in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), this can lead to a great amount of paranoia that only makes everything else more troubling. 

Jaws


Creator: Peter Benchley

Appearances: 4

Portrayals:
Practical Effects

Alias:
Bruce

Signature Weapon: Its teeth

Location: Amity Island

"Mr Vaughn, what we are dealing with is a perfect engine, an eating machine.  It's really a miracle of evolution.  All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that's all.
Jaws had an actual tangible effect on its audience.  After its release in 1975, there was both a decrease in beach attendance and an increase in the number of reported shark sightings.  This fictional 25-foot, 3 ton great white shark changed  how everyone looked at the ocean.  Not many horror creatures can claim such a feat.




1 Hannibal Lecter vs 5 Pennywise

Hannibal Lecter


Creator: Thomas Harris

Appearances: 5 Films

Portrayals:
Brian Cox (Manhunter)
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon)
Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising)
Aaran Thomas (Child-Hannibal Rising)

Alias:
Hannibal the Cannibal

Signature Weapon: His Teeth

Location: All Over

Hannibal Lecter is truly a special type of insane, and I mean that literally.  While Dr. Chilton describes him as a pure psychopath (sociopath in the novel) during Silence of the Lambs, Lecter's original adversary Will Graham explains it best, psychiatrists describe him this way because "they do not know what else to call him."  In Silence, Clarice Starling adds to the idea stating, "They don't have a name for what he is." The one thing we do know about Dr. Lecter is that he is extremely intelligent.  Even after his found to be a murdering cannibal, the FBI continues to ask for his help to solve high profile cases.  Hannibal is definitely a one of kind horror movie villain.

Pennywise


Creator: Stephen King

Appearances: 1

Portrayals:
Tim Curry

Aliases:
The Eater of Worlds
It
Consumption

Signature Weapon: Your Greatest Fear

Location: Derry, Maine (Born Beyond Space and Time)

The ultimate killer clown. The self proclaimed "eater of worlds and children." To It, the fear in a child is like salt on a steak. It can take the form of anything that frightens you but likes to create havoc as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Literally your worst nightmare come to life. ~John Moser.

1 Freddy Krueger vs. 4 Pinhead

Freddy Krueger


Creator: Wes Craven

Appearances: 9 Films

Portrayals:
Robert Englund
Jackie Earle Haley (Remake)

Alias:
The Springwood Slasher

Signature Weapon:  Bladed Glove

Location: Springwood, Ohio

How fucking frightening would it be if you could die in your dreams? Sleep is the single greatest thing on the planet and this fucking ugly ass pedophile burn victim takes the only joy in your miserable life away from you. What a cunt. Everything about Freddy Krueger is unique. His glove, his skin, a fucking Christmas sweater and a fedora. Who the fuck designed this? Top that off with an excellent performance by the great Robert Englund and you have the most evil, sadistic and often hilarious horror icon. ~John Moser

Pinhead


Creator: Clive Barker

Apearances: 9

Portrayals:
Doug Bradley (First Eight Films)
Stephen Smith Collins (Hellraiser: Revelations)

Aliases:
Elliot Spencer (Former Real Name)
Priest
The Engineer
The Pope of Hell

Signature Weapon: Hooked Chains

Location: The Labyrinth (Hell)

Once you get past the mutilated and terrifying appearance of Pinhead, you will find a level of sophistication and intelligence that is unusual for horror villain.  He almost feels like a cross between Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lecter, which is definitely good company to have.  While the first two films show a subdued and restrained character, Hellraiser 3 helps to show just how evil Pinhead can be as he terrorizes Earth.




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2 Norman Bates vs 3 Jack Torrance

2 Norman Bates


Creator: Robert Bloch

Appearances: 6 films

Portrayals:
Anthony Perkins (Psycho through Psycho IV)
Oz Perkins (Psycho II)
Kurt Paul (Bates Motel)
Henry Thomas (Psycho IV)
Ryan Finnigan (Psycho IV)

Alias:
Norma Bates (wink, wink)

Signature Weapon: Knife

Location: Bates Motel (Oregon)

Norman Bates really did not have much chance at a normal life.  His mother, Norma, emotional abused his entire childhood, specifically explaining that Norma was the only good woman in the world.  All other women were whores and sexual intercourse was sinful.  For most of his childhood, the only interaction Norman had was with his mother until she met John Considine, her future fiancé, and the man who brought up the idea of opening a motel.  Hurt by the presence of her mother's fiancé, Norman killed both his mother and Considine.  This act changed Norman and led to him developing dissociative identity disorder.  He now began to assume the personality of his mother and continues to allow his mother to control his life, even after her death.  After having dinner with Marion Crane, "Mother" would become enraged and kill the woman.  By the time Norman was caught for the murder, "Mother" had taken of him completely. 

3 Jack Torrance

Creator: Stephen King

Appearances: 1 film

Portrayal:
Jack Nicholson

Alias: Johhny (Full Name: John Daniel Edward Torrance)

Signature Weapan: Axe

Location: Overlook Hotel (Colorado)

In the 1977 novel "The Shining" Jack Torrence is a good man who is haunted by the fact that he is a bad man. In the 1980 film "The Shining" Jack Torrence is a bad man who is haunted by fucking ghosts who turn him into a worse man. Are they ghosts? Is it all in Jack's head? Does that matter when you're trapped in the shitter and an ax is being put through the door?  I personally think an ax to the mug would improve Shelley Duvall's face but that's just me.  ~John Moser



1 Michael Myers vs 4 Jigsaw

1 Michael Myers



Creator: John Carpenter and Debra Hill

Appearances: 9 Films

Portrayals: 
Will Sandin (Child-Original)
Tony Moran (Original, Halloween II (1981))
Nick Castle (Original)
Tommy Lee Wallace (Original)
Dick Warlock (Halloween II (1981))
Adam Gunn (Child-Halloween II (1981))
George P. Wilbur (Halloween 4, Halloween 6)
Erik Preston (Child-Halloween 4)
Don Shanks (Halloween 5)
A. Michael Lerner (Halloween 6)
Chris Durand (Halloween: H20)
Brad Loree (Halloween: Resurrection)
Tyler Mane (Halloween (2007), Halloween II (2009))
Daeg Faerch (Child-Halloween (2007))
Chase Wright Vanek (Child-Halloween II (2009))

Alias: The Shape

Signature Weapon: Butcher Knife

Location: Haddonfield, Illinois

"I met this six year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes; the devil's eyes...I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...evil. ~Dr. Loomis (Halloween 1978)
Has there ever been a more amazing description of a  horror villain in the history of the genre.  Michael Myers most frightening attribute is the mystery that surrounds his character.  No one how Michael Myers became this way.  No one knows why he decided to kill his sister.  No one knows how he is able to survive 6 gunshots to his body.  The best anyone has been able to come up with is that he is pure evil.  When a killer has a motive, it helps the audience deal with the terrifying actions of the character.  Myers has no motive, there is no way to truly come to terms with what he is, and that creates a fear that is very challenging for the audience to accept and understand. 

4 Jigsaw


Creator: James Wan and Leigh Whannel

Appearances: 7

Portrayals:
Tobin Bell

Real Name: John Kramer

Signature Weapon: Death Traps

Location: Unnamed City

John Kramer epitomizes the extremes of what can happen to a person that has hit rock bottom.  A former successful civil engineer, Kramer's life slowly begins to fall apart.  After the tragic lost of his unborn child, Kramer's marriage became unraveled and he divorced his wife, Jill Tuck.  As his life continued to worsen, Kramer fell into a state of complacency.  Soon after Kramer was diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer, he started to acknowledge that he had been wasting most of his life.  While observing the people around him, he saw that he was not the only one wasting his life. 

Once Kramer accepted the idea that he was going to die, he decided he was going to finish the job himself.  However, his suicide attempt was unsuccessful, as he survived after intentionally driving his car off of the cliff.  Kramer considers this event to be his rebirth, the day that "Jigsaw" (he did not give himself the name) was born.  Ironically, this event that Kramer believed opened his eyes to the world, actually drove him to complete insanity.  He would begin to test the "survival instinct" of the people around him that he believed were squandering their lives through traps that he created using his civil engineering background. 

Even after his death, Kramer's death legacy would live on through the work of several apprentices.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Sweet Sixteen Is Set


The voting for the round of sixteen is now over and we have our sweet sixteen.  Here are the matchups:

1 Freddy Krueger vs. 4 Pinhead

First Round


Freddy Krueger defeated the 16-seed, the tire from Rubber.  Freddy received 100% of the votes.

Pinhead defeated the 13-seed, Jacob Goodnight from See No Evil. Pinhead received 100% of the votes.

Second Round


Freddy Krueger defeated the 9-seed, Mrs. Voorhees from Friday the 13th.  Freddy received 100% of the votes.

Pinhead defeated the 12-seed, Cujo from Cujo. Pinhead received 100% of the votes.

2 The Thing vs. 3 Jaws

First Round


The Thing defeated the 15-seed, Pinocchio from Pinocchio's Revenge.  The Thing received 71% of the votes.

Jaws defeated the 14-seed, Jimmy Bones from Bones.  The Great White received 100% of the votes.

Second Round


The Thing defeated the 10-seed, Dr. Heiter from The Human Centipede.  The Thing received 86% of the votes.

Jaws defeated the 11-seed, The Babadook from The Babadook.  The Great White received 83% of the votes.

1 Michael Myers vs. 4 Jigsaw

First Round


Michael Myers defeated the 16-seed, the turkey from Thankskilling. Michael Myers received 100% of the votes.

Jigsaw defeated the13-seed, The Miner from My Bloody Valentine.  Jigsaw received 83% of the votes.

Second Round


Michael Myers defeated the 8-seed, the Wolf Man. Michael Myers received 100% of the votes.

Jigsaw defeated the 5-seed, George Romero's .  Jigsaw received 57% of the votes.

2 Xenomorph vs. 3 Leatherface

First Round


The Xenomorph defeated 15-seed, Uncle Sam from Uncle Sam.  The alien received 100% of the votes.

Leatherface defeated the 14-seed, Annabelle from Annabelle and The Conjuring. Leather face received 100% of the votes.

Second Round


The Xenomorph defeated 7-seed, Poltergeist from The Poltergeist.  The alien received 88% of the votes.

Leatherface defeated the 6-seed, Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow. Leatherface received 75% of the votes.

1 Jason Voorhees vs. 4 Dracula

First Round


Jason Voorhees defeated the 16-seed, Mr. Jingles from Mr. Jingles. Jason received 86% of the votes.

Dracula defeated the 13-seed, Marybeth Louise Hutchinson from The Faculty.  Dracula received 71% of the votes.

Second Round

Jason Voorhees defeated the 8-seed, Frankenstein's Monster. Jason received 67% of the votes.

Dracula defeated the 5-seed, Chucky from Child's Play.  Dracula received 56% of the votes.

2 Pazuzu/Regan vs 3 Ghostface

First Round

Regan defeated the 15-seed, Dr. Giggles from Dr. Giggles.  Regan received 100% of the votes.


Ghostface defeated 14-seed, The Fisherman from I Know What You Did Last Summer.  The alien received 100% of the votes.

Second Round

Regan defeated the 7-seed, The Hill People from The Hills Have Eyes.  Regan received 88% of the votes.

Ghostface defeated 6-seed, Candyman from Candyman.  The Ghostface received 83% of the votes.

1 Hannibal vs 4 Pennywise

First Round

Hannibal Lecter defeated the 16-seed, The Gingerdead Man.  Hannibal received 100% of the votes.

Pennywise defeated the 13-seed, Alex Hammond fro Prom Night.  Pennywise received 88% of the votes.

Second Round

Hannibal Lecter defeated the 9-seed, Pumpkinhead.  Hannibal received 100% of the votes.

Pennywise defeated the 5-seed, Isaac from Children of the Corn.  Pennywise received 78% of the votes.

2 Norman Bates vs 3 Jack Torrance

First Round

Norman Bates defeated the 15-seed, Jack Frost.  Norman Bates received 83% of the votes.

Jack Torrance defeated the 14-seed, Tooth Fairy from Darkness Falls. Torrance received 83% of the votes.

Second Round

Norman Bates defeated the 7-seed, Leprechaun.  Norman Bates received 57% of the votes.

Jack Torrance defeated the 6-seed, The Creeper from Jeepers Creepers. Torrance received 67% of the votes.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Round of 32: Day 2

Round 2 of our tournament to crown the most iconic horror villain of all time starts today and we have 8 matchups to look foward to:

2 Pazuau/Regan (The Exorcist) vs. 7 The Hill People (The Hills Have Eyes)

The voting for this matchup will start at 12:10 PM EST on twitter. Check @A_H_MOVIES to find all our available polls.

First Round Results:

Regan defeated the 15-seed, Dr. Giggles from Dr. Giggles.  Regan received 100% of the votes.

The Hill People defeated the 10-seed, Anaconda.  The Hill People received 100% of the votes.



2 Norman Bates (Psycho) vs 7 Leprechaun

The voting for this matchup will start at 2:40 PM EST.


First Round Results:

Norman Bates defeated the 15-seed, Jack Frost.  Norman Bates received 83% of the votes.

Leprechaun defeated the 10-seed, Djinn from Wishmaster.  The Wolf Man received 60% of the votes.



1 Hannibal Lecter vs. 9 Pumpkinhead

The voting for this matchup will start at 5:15 PM EST.


First Round Results:

Hannibal Lecter defeated the 16-seed, The Gingerdead Man.  Hannibal received 100% of the votes.

Pumpkinhead defeated the 8-seed, Death from Final Destination.  Pumpkinhead received 60% of the votes.



1 Jason Voorhees vs 8 Frankenstein's Monster

The voting for this matchup will start at 6:10 PM EST.


First Round Results:

Jason Voorhees defeated the 16-seed, Mr. Jingles from Mr. Jingles. Jason received 86% of the votes.

Frankenstein's Monster defeated the 9-seed, Victor Crowley from Hatchet.  The monster received 86% of the votes.



3 Jack Torrance (The Shining) vs 6 The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)

The voting for this matchup will start at 7:10 PM EST.


First Round Results:

Jack Torrance defeated the 14-seed, Tooth Fairy from Darkness Falls. Torrance received 83% of the votes.

The Creeper defeated the 11-seed, The Follower from It Follows.  The Creeper received 80% of the votes.



3 Ghostface (Scream)  vs 6 Candyman

The voting for this matchup will start at 7:45 PM EST.

First Round Results:

Ghostface defeated 14-seed, The Fisherman from I Know What You Did Last Summer.  The alien received 100% of the votes.

Candyman defeated the 11-seed, The Anti-Christ from Prince of Darkness.  The Candyman received 78% of the votes.



2 The Thing vs 10 Dr. Heiter (The Human Centipede)

The voting for this matchup will start at 8:40 PM EST.

First Round Results:

The Thing defeated the 15-seed, Pinocchio from Pinocchio's Revenge.  The Thing received 71% of the votes.

Dr. Heiter upset the 10-seed, Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek.  Dr. Heiter received 67% of the votes.



3 Jaws vs 11 The Babadook

The voting for this matchup will start at 9:40 PM EST.

First Round Results:

Jaws defeated the 14-seed, Jimmy Bones from Bones.  The Great White received 100% of the votes.

The Babadook upset the 6-seed, Damien from The Omen.   The Babadook received 50% of the votes, however, won a tiebreaker (I asked someone who didn't vote to choose).