October 2020’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

 

Of course October means I’ll be taking in a lot of horror films.  It seems like my PVR did not stop rolling on TCM to get some classic ones in me.  I found out that I really enjoy the monster ones that feature stop motion animation.  As for the slasher flicks… meh.  

The List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates a first time viewing.
  • Links will take you to write-ups posted.
  • Bold font indicates a write-up is done and scheduled to be posted.
  • Strike-through means I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it.
Date Title Year My Rating
Oct1 Finding Steve McQueen 2018 NA
Oct1 The Who: Live at The Isle of Wright 1970 2009 4
Oct03 Led Zeppelin DVD 2003 5
Oct06 The Seven Year Itch* 1955 4
Oct10 The Amityville Horror* 1979 2
Oct11 The Blob* 1958 2
Oct12 Van Halen: Live Without A Net* 1987 4
Oct13 The Blair Witch Project 1999 3
Oct14 King Kong* 1933 5
Oct15 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms* 1953 3.5
Date Title Year My Rating
Oct17 The Creature from the Black Lagoon* 1954 3
Oct18 Village of the Damned* 1960 4
Oct19 Carnival of Souls* 1962 3
Oct20 Little Shop of Horrors* 1960 4
Oct20 The Social Dilemma* 2020 1
Oct21 Maximum Overdrive 1986 3.5
Oct21 Ernest Scared Stupid 1991 NA
Oct22 The Nanny* 1965 4
Oct23 Troll 2* 1990 1
Oct23 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm* 2020 4
Oct24 Troll Hunter* 2010 3.5
Oct25 Black Sabbath* 1963 2
Oct26 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge* 1985 1
Oct27 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors* 1987 2
Oct28 The Frighteners 1996 3.5
Oct31 Prom Night* 1980 1


How I watched them:

The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 26
The number of first-time watches: 19
Oldest movie: King Kong (1933)
Longest movie: The Amityville Horror (1hr 57m)
Most watched actor: Robert Englund, 2 
The number of movies watched by decade:
‘30s – 1
‘40s – 0
‘50s – 4
‘60s – 4
‘70s – 1
‘80s – 4
‘90s – 4
‘00s – 2
‘10s – 2
2020 – 2

Format:
PVR/DVR – 13
DVD Collection – 2
Blu-ray Collection – 5
4K Blu-ray collection – 0
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 1
Amazon Prime – 1
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 1
Legit Stream – 0
Disney+ – 0
Pirates – 3

Genres:
Action – 0
Animated – 0
Comedy – 3
Comic Book – 
Concert – 2
Crime – 1
Documentaries – 1
Dramas – 0
Fantasy – 0
Film Noir – 0
Horror – 18
Kung Fu – 0
Musical – 0
Thriller – 0
War – 0
Western – 

Baseball time!
These are the “batting stats” compiled for the FIRST TIME watches.  I give each movie a rating out of 5.  5s are home runs, 4s and 3s are hits, 2s and 1s are pop or ground outs, an NA (did not finish) is a Strike Out.  This tells me how well of a job I’m doing at picking which movies to watch.

I have adjusted my scoring a bit by allowing half points.  I’m going to count 4.5s as homers and 2.5s as outs.  2.5 are movie I fell I didn’t waste my time but didn’t really need to see.

Good Movie Average:  13/19 – .684  (Last month: .750)
Home Runs: 1 – King Kong
Strikeouts: 2 – Finding Steve McQueen, Ernest Scared Stupid 

Awards
Most Under-Watched: The Nanny
Most Fun: King Kong
Most Forgettable: The Social Dilemma
Better than I remembered: Maximum Overdrive
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: King Kong
Most surprising performance: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Most Pleasant Surprise: Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Worst Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
Best Movie: King Kong

Feel free to tell me how terrible my opinion(s) are in the comments!

16 comments

  1. The Social Dilemma, is that the one that tells how awful technology and social media is? If so, why was it so bad. I thought about watching it with my kids so they could see the dark side of what people are doing with our data.

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    1. There is probably some good info there for your kids. I just found it to be dry with no eye opening moments. That might be my fault for paying attention to the news, lol. I also found it misleading to blame all the negative that is happening now on social media apps. They play their part, but there are many other factors as well. But that is just my opinion.

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