VOTING CLOSED – WINNER: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Thanks to everyone who voted!
And so we come to end, my dear readers, of another year’s Summer of Blood. It’s been one of the most fun for me to write, and I hope fun for all of you to take part in, and to wrap things up I have one final poll for you to vote in.
In the first and second Readers’ Choice weeks, you nominated a total of 62 horror or horror-like films to be reviewed as part of the Summer of Blood; the winners of those races were 1977’s House and 1982’s The Thing. For this climax to Antagony & Ecstasy’s grand experiment in democracy, I’ve taken the remaining 60 titles, and sorted them by the percentage of the overall vote they received (going with the higher score for those films which showed up in both polls). And I then have taken the top quarter of that list – a nice, clean 15 films – to make the pool of nominees for the very last week of Summer of Blood ’14.
So here you have it – the 15 most-requested horror reviews of the summer! To make things even more exciting, I’m dispensing with multiple choices: you get one and only one vote between all these 15 movies. Choose well, for my sake as much as yours.
28 Days Later (2002)
From IMDb: “Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.”
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
From IMDb: “Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune.”
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
From IMDb: “Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.”
From IMDb: “The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster’s myth.”
Dead Alive (1992)
From IMDb: “A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.”
The Fly (1986)
From IMDb: “A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.”
From IMDb: “A circus’ beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.”
Kill List (2011)
From IMDb: “Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.”
The Mummy (1999)
From IMDb: “An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.”
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
From IMDb: “Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.”
The Ring (2002)
From IMDb: “A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.”
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
From IMDb: “A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.”
From IMDb: “Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.”
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
From IMDb: “A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.”
-To those for whom this effects their vote, I have seen the entirety of the TV series Twin Peaks, including this movie, twice through
War of the Worlds (2005)
From IMDb: “As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.”
This poll closes on Thursday, 28 August, at 11:00 PM CDT (GMT -5:00)!