16. The Climax (1944). Boris Karloff again as a doctor who wants to keep a woman's voice for his own. Hmm. That sentence didn't come out just right. Anyway, it's suprisingly good if formulaic.
17. The Cat O'Nine Tails (1971). Karl Malden as a blind crossword puzzle creator in an Argento-scripted giallo flick? Who knew? And it wasn't terrible either. I actually would have liked to have seen that character in something else.
18. "Treehouse of Horror V," The Simpsons (1994). My favorite Simpsons Halloween episode, because not only do you get the Shinning but the Time Toaster. Maggie's proclamation, in James Earl Jones' voice, "This is indeed a disturbing universe," is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
19. The Thing (1982). A classic sci-fi horror flick that we watch every year because it's just brilliant. We watch it all the time and we just caught, this year, some new stuff in seeing it.
20. Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995). Billy Zane in this is hilarious. "FUCK this cowboy SHIT! You human aren't worth the skin you're printed on!" For a goofy EC-based flick, it seems like a kindler, gentler version of Demons more than an actual Tales From the Crypt episode. But it works.
21. "The Galaxy Being," The Outer Limits (1963). Starring Cliff Robertson, this first episode from the series which involves an electromagnetic alien showing up and inadvertantly causing havoc, lacks any subtlety whatsoever. It positively bellows from the rooftops "TOLERANCE, YOU FUCKERS!" Which is a nice sentiment, but doesn't make for good television.
22. Pulse (2006). This was unmitigated crap. The worst flick I saw this year. I will have to post a full review. It begs to be beaten with a stick.
23. The Wolf Man (1941). Again, as I mentioned previously, I love Lon Chaney Jr. And I get Claude Rains. Rains sells "beating a werewolf to death with a cane" better than anyone else has or ever could.
24. Tower of London (1939). Not really horror, except that we have Boris Karloff as Mord. And Cosette considered the costume design a comedy. But how could I resist Karloff, Rathbone and Vincent Price in a single film?
25. Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (1978). While Pulse is definitely the worst film I watched this year, Zoltan made the least amount of sense.
26. House on Haunted Hill (1959). This is usually my token William Castle film just because it's so wonderfully goofy.
27. Dance of Death (1968). More Karloff, later in his career. And this ending makes little in the way of sense. The credits, when they start rolling, come as a complete surprise, especially since there's still footage playing under them. Very odd.
28. Dawn of the Dead (1978) and 29. Day of the Dead (1985). Obligatory stops on my film festival schedule.
30. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987).
31. Devil Bat's Daughter (1946). I couldn't believe someone made a sequel to this. And it completely retconned the events of the first film anyway, because they probably realized no one would care. Hilarious.
32. Frankenstein (1931).
33. Shaun of the Dead (2004). Ending our festival with the horror comedy classic.