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August 30th, 2009, 10:11 am #1

How many of the horror films in Stephen Thrower's collosal (and incredibly inspiring) NIGHTMARE USA-book have you seen? Personally, I had this idiotic idea of making it a project to see them all (I love making film projects, even when they're not good for me)... Even if I come out of it alive, it will take years and will definitively leave my mental health in shackles.

Anyhowww... here's the list:

ABDUCTED
ALABAMA'S GHOST
THE ALCHEMIST
THE ALIEN DEAD
THE ALIEN FACTOR
THE ALPHA INCIDENT
ANOTHER SON OF SAM
ASYLUM OF SATAN
ATTACK OF THE BEAST CREATURES
AXE a.k.a LISA, LISA
THE BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD
BASKET CASE
THE BEAUTIES AND THE BEAST
BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL
THE BLACK ROOM
BLOOD
BLOODRAGE
BLOODY BIRTHDAY
BLOOD FREAK
BLOOD MANIA
BLOOD OF GHASTLY HORROR
BLOOD ORGY OF THE SHE DEVILS
BLOOD SABBATH
BLOOD SONG
BLOOD STALKERS
BOARDINGHOUSE
BRAIN OF BLOOD
THE BRIDES WORE BLOOD
CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS
THE CHILD
CLAWS
THE CORPSE GRINDERS
THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER
CRAZED
THE CRAZIES
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAKE
THE CREEPER
CRIMINALLY INSANE
CRYPT OF DARK SECRETS
CURSE OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN
THE CURSE OF THE SCREAMING DEAD
THE DARK
DARK AGUST
THE DARK POWER
THE DARK RIDE
DATE WITH A KIDNAPPER a.k.a KIDNAPPED COED
THE DEADLY SPAWN
DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS
DEATH TRAP a.k.a EATEN ALIVE
DEMENTED
THE DEMONS OF LUDLOW
DEVIL TIMES FIVE
DOCTOR GORE
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!
DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE
DON'T GO IN THE WOODS... ALONE!
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
DREAM NO EVIL
ENCOUNTER WITH THE UNKNOWN
THE EVIL
FATAL GAMES a.k.a THE KILLING TOUCH
FIEND
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
FINAL EXAM
THE FOLKS AT RED WOLF INN
THE FOREST
FOREST OF FEAR
FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE ORPHAN
FROZEN SCREAM
GARDEN OF THE DEAD
THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION
GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS
THE GORE GORE GIRLS
GRADUATION DAY
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE
HAUNTED
HAUNTS
THE HEADLESS EYES
THE HEARSE
HITCH HIKE TO HELL
HOMEBODIES
THE HORROR STAR
THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES
HOUSE OF TERROR
THE HOUSE WHERE DEATH LIVES
HUMAN EXPERIMENTS
I DISMEMBER MAMA
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD
JANIE
THE JAR
THE JEKYLL AND HYDE PORTFOLIA
KISS OF THE TARANTULA
THE LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET
LAST RITES
LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH
THE LOVE BUTCHER
MADAME ZENOBIA
THE MAFU CAGE
MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH
MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
MANIAC
MARTIN
MESSIAH OF EVIL
MICROWAVE MASSACRE
MONSTROID
MOVIE HOUSE MASSACRE
MY FRIENDS NEED KILLING
A NAME FOR EVIL
NATAS: THE REFLECTION
THE NESTING
NIGHT OF HORROR
A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER
NIGHBEAST
NURSE SHERRI
PHANTASM
PIGS
THE POSSESSED!
THE PRENOMITION
PSYCHOPATH
RANA: THE LEGEND OF SHADOW LAKE
THE RETURNING
SATAN'S BLACK WEDDING
SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS
THE SCAREMAKER a.k.a GIRL NITE OUT
SCREAM BLOODY MURDER
SCREAMS OF A WINTER NIGHT
A SCREAM IN THE STREETS
THE SEVERED ARM
SEX WISH
SHADOWS OF THE MIND
SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT
THE SILENT SCREAM
SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES
SISTERS OF DEATH
SKETCHES OF A STRANGLER
THE SLAYER
SOLE SURVIVOR
SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS
THE SPECTRE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
STIGMA
THE STRANGENESS
SUICIDE CULT
SWINGERS MASSACRE
TILL DEATH
TO ALL A GOODNIGHT
THE TOOLBOX MURDERS
VICTIMS
WHODUNIT? a.k.a ISLAND OF BLOOD
THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA
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August 30th, 2009, 10:20 am #2

Here's my checklist:

ABDUCTED
ALABAMA'S GHOST
THE ALCHEMIST
THE ALIEN DEAD
THE ALIEN FACTOR
THE ALPHA INCIDENT
ANOTHER SON OF SAM[/S]
ASYLUM OF SATAN
ATTACK OF THE BEAST CREATURES
AXE a.k.a LISA, LISA
THE BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD
BASKET CASE
THE BEAUTIES AND THE BEAST
BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL
THE BLACK ROOM
BLOOD
BLOODRAGE
BLOODY BIRTHDAY
BLOOD FREAK
BLOOD MANIA
BLOOD OF GHASTLY HORROR
BLOOD ORGY OF THE SHE DEVILS
BLOOD SABBATH
BLOOD SONG
BLOOD STALKERS
BOARDINGHOUSE
BRAIN OF BLOOD
THE BRIDES WORE BLOOD
CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS
THE CHILD
CLAWS
THE CORPSE GRINDERS
THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER
CRAZED
THE CRAZIES
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAKE
THE CREEPER
CRIMINALLY INSANE
CRYPT OF DARK SECRETS
CURSE OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN
THE CURSE OF THE SCREAMING DEAD
THE DARK
DARK AGUST
THE DARK POWER
THE DARK RIDE
DATE WITH A KIDNAPPER a.k.a KIDNAPPED COED
THE DEADLY SPAWN
DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS
DEATH TRAP a.k.a EATEN ALIVE
DEMENTED
THE DEMONS OF LUDLOW
DEVIL TIMES FIVE
DOCTOR GORE
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!
DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE
DON'T GO IN THE WOODS... ALONE!
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
DREAM NO EVIL
ENCOUNTER WITH THE UNKNOWN
THE EVIL
FATAL GAMES a.k.a THE KILLING TOUCH
FIEND
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
FINAL EXAM
THE FOLKS AT RED WOLF INN
THE FOREST
FOREST OF FEAR
FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE ORPHAN
FROZEN SCREAM
GARDEN OF THE DEAD
THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION
GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS
THE GORE GORE GIRLS
GRADUATION DAY
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE
HAUNTED
HAUNTS
THE HEADLESS EYES
THE HEARSE
HITCH HIKE TO HELL
HOMEBODIES
THE HORROR STAR
THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES
HOUSE OF TERROR
THE HOUSE WHERE DEATH LIVES
HUMAN EXPERIMENTS
I DISMEMBER MAMA
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD
JANIE
THE JAR
THE JEKYLL AND HYDE PORTFOLIA
KISS OF THE TARANTULA
THE LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET
LAST RITES
LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH
THE LOVE BUTCHER
MADAME ZENOBIA
THE MAFU CAGE
MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH
MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
MANIAC
MARTIN
MESSIAH OF EVIL
MICROWAVE MASSACRE
MONSTROID
MOVIE HOUSE MASSACRE
MY FRIENDS NEED KILLING
A NAME FOR EVIL
NATAS: THE REFLECTION
THE NESTING
NIGHT OF HORROR
A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER
NIGHBEAST
NURSE SHERRI
PHANTASM
PIGS
THE POSSESSED!
THE PRENOMITION
PSYCHOPATH
RANA: THE LEGEND OF SHADOW LAKE
THE RETURNING
SATAN'S BLACK WEDDING
SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS
THE SCAREMAKER a.k.a GIRL NITE OUT
SCREAM BLOODY MURDER
SCREAMS OF A WINTER NIGHT
A SCREAM IN THE STREETS
THE SEVERED ARM
SEX WISH
SHADOWS OF THE MIND
SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT
THE SILENT SCREAM
SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES
SISTERS OF DEATH
SKETCHES OF A STRANGLER
THE SLAYER
SOLE SURVIVOR
SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS
THE SPECTRE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
STIGMA
THE STRANGENESS
SUICIDE CULT
SWINGERS MASSACRE
TILL DEATH
TO ALL A GOODNIGHT
THE TOOLBOX MURDERS
VICTIMS
WHODUNIT? a.k.a ISLAND OF BLOOD
THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA
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August 30th, 2009, 10:24 am #3

Good idea! No doubt healtier than my idea when i first got the book to try and get everything on original vhs release... gave up after a couple of months thankfully, than swapped/sold all i had gathered again... if i had some more spare time i´d write a checklist like yours, would be pretty similar, allthough quite a bit shorter.
But nothing beats a good project like this, maybe i should take it up again sometime... (on a sidenote, most of the films are damn entertaining!)
And it IS a phenomenal book!!
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August 30th, 2009, 10:27 am #4

wait, now i´m confused Lars... is those crossed over in the second list those you´ve seen and the first list all horrorfilms in the book?
By the way, you realise that after this is finished all the 60s campy nudie-comedies in it has to be seen as well?!
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August 30th, 2009, 10:34 am #5

magnus wrote: wait, now i´m confused Lars... is those crossed over in the second list those you´ve seen and the first list all hororfilms in the book?
By the way, you realise that after this is finsished all the 60s campy nudie-comedies in it has to be seen as well?!
Yup. So that anybody who wants to make their checklist can just copy the list in the first post without having to delete all my hampering.
Haha, not even I am THAT crazy!
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August 30th, 2009, 10:42 am #6

Brilliant! i never had the energy to go through the book and list all the films (like i did when going through Blood and Black Lace like a madman...), so this list will come very handy!
What do you say Lars, we give it until Christmas to finish off the list, sounds like a fun challenge to you?

I hadn´t seen many of these films at all prior to getting the book, apart from the obvious classics i´ve been more interested in euro-stuff, was nice with a change. and alltough i have almost none of the tapes left i guess finding these films in some way isn´t the biggest challenge here...
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August 30th, 2009, 11:23 am #7

magnus wrote:Brilliant! i never had the energy to go through the book and list all the films (like i did when going through Blood and Black Lace like a madman...), so this list will come very handy!
What do you say Lars, we give it until Christmas to finish off the list, sounds like a fun challenge to you?

I hadn´t seen many of these films at all prior to getting the book, apart from the obvious classics i´ve been more interested in euro-stuff, was nice with a change. and alltough i have almost none of the tapes left i guess finding these films in some way isn´t the biggest challenge here...
Well, I have a 104 films left if I counted right. Since it's about four months left of the year I would only have to catch 26 films a month to make it! Now, if I only quit my job, break up with my girl and alienate myself from my friends...

I was in the same situation as you, i've been ignoring most US indie horror/trash flicks (except for the 80s teen slashers) for the last 7-8 years, focusing mainly on euro films... Thrower's book came along just at the right time for me, as I was starting to get the feeling i've now seen most of the really interesting euro stuff from the genres and directors I like and that the well was perhaps starting to dry out. I also tried plunge more into Asia but could never elevate myself from "like some stuff, love a few films" to fanboy status. Then this book came along and I realised what a fool i've been to have ignored good ol' uncle Sam for all this time! (but then again maybe you would have had to have seen your share of Tonino Ricci or Alfonso Brescia films to learn to enjoy some of the truly demented films that the book covers)
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August 30th, 2009, 11:36 am #8

As Bud Spencer would have put it: It can be done, amigo!
Well, i believe i´ve seen less of the list than you, didn´t really count how many it was, but i suppose it´s a bit optimistic to get it done in four months.
You´ve given me the push to start watching this stuff again though, and not a mile away from the yeti/bigfoot films i´ve been loving latly, i think i´ll see a few this week and see were it ends!
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September 3rd, 2009, 10:21 pm #9

Well, I think I need this book sooner or later...
"These Parker House Rolls-they belong to my Ma!"
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September 3rd, 2009, 10:45 pm #10

Great topic/list, Lars!

Here's how I stack up (holy shit, I've got a lot of watching to do):

ABDUCTED
ALABAMA'S GHOST
THE ALCHEMIST
THE ALIEN DEAD
THE ALIEN FACTOR
THE ALPHA INCIDENT
ANOTHER SON OF SAM
ASYLUM OF SATAN
ATTACK OF THE BEAST CREATURES
AXE a.k.a LISA, LISA
THE BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD
BASKET CASE
THE BEAUTIES AND THE BEAST
BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL
THE BLACK ROOM
BLOOD
BLOODRAGE
BLOODY BIRTHDAY
BLOOD FREAK
BLOOD MANIA
BLOOD OF GHASTLY HORROR
BLOOD ORGY OF THE SHE DEVILS
BLOOD SABBATH
BLOOD SONG
BLOOD STALKERS
BOARDINGHOUSE
BRAIN OF BLOOD
THE BRIDES WORE BLOOD
CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS
THE CHILD
CLAWS
THE CORPSE GRINDERS
THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER
CRAZED
THE CRAZIES
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAKE
THE CREEPER
CRIMINALLY INSANE
CRYPT OF DARK SECRETS
CURSE OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN
THE CURSE OF THE SCREAMING DEAD
THE DARK
DARK AGUST
THE DARK POWER
THE DARK RIDE
DATE WITH A KIDNAPPER a.k.a KIDNAPPED COED
THE DEADLY SPAWN
DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS
DEATH TRAP a.k.a EATEN ALIVE
DEMENTED
THE DEMONS OF LUDLOW
DEVIL TIMES FIVE
DOCTOR GORE
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!
DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE
DON'T GO IN THE WOODS... ALONE!
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
DREAM NO EVIL
ENCOUNTER WITH THE UNKNOWN
THE EVIL
FATAL GAMES a.k.a THE KILLING TOUCH
FIEND
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
FINAL EXAM
THE FOLKS AT RED WOLF INN
THE FOREST
FOREST OF FEAR
FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE ORPHAN
FROZEN SCREAM
GARDEN OF THE DEAD
THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION
GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS
THE GORE GORE GIRLS
GRADUATION DAY
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE
HAUNTED
HAUNTS
THE HEADLESS EYES
THE HEARSE
HITCH HIKE TO HELL
HOMEBODIES
THE HORROR STAR
THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES
HOUSE OF TERROR
THE HOUSE WHERE DEATH LIVES
HUMAN EXPERIMENTS
I DISMEMBER MAMA
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD
JANIE
THE JAR
THE JEKYLL AND HYDE PORTFOLIA
KISS OF THE TARANTULA
THE LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET
LAST RITES
LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH
THE LOVE BUTCHER
MADAME ZENOBIA
THE MAFU CAGE
MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH
MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
MANIAC
MARTIN
MESSIAH OF EVIL
MICROWAVE MASSACRE
MONSTROID
MOVIE HOUSE MASSACRE
MY FRIENDS NEED KILLING
A NAME FOR EVIL
NATAS: THE REFLECTION
THE NESTING
NIGHT OF HORROR
A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER
NIGHBEAST
NURSE SHERRI
PHANTASM
PIGS
THE POSSESSED!
THE PRENOMITION
PSYCHOPATH
RANA: THE LEGEND OF SHADOW LAKE
THE RETURNING
SATAN'S BLACK WEDDING
SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS
THE SCAREMAKER a.k.a GIRL NITE OUT
SCREAM BLOODY MURDER
SCREAMS OF A WINTER NIGHT
A SCREAM IN THE STREETS
THE SEVERED ARM
SEX WISH
SHADOWS OF THE MIND
SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT
THE SILENT SCREAM
SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES
SISTERS OF DEATH
SKETCHES OF A STRANGLER
THE SLAYER
SOLE SURVIVOR
SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS
THE SPECTRE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
STIGMA
THE STRANGENESS
SUICIDE CULT
SWINGERS MASSACRE
TILL DEATH
TO ALL A GOODNIGHT
THE TOOLBOX MURDERS
VICTIMS
WHODUNIT? a.k.a ISLAND OF BLOOD
THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA

Any favorites so far?
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