Hey, guys. I’m Julie, Jess’ sister. I’ve contributed to the site a few times before, mainly with some guest spots on the podcast. Just like last year, for the month of June, I’ll be representing FTS in the Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge.

All month I’ll be indulging in movies from the horror and sci-fi genres. Which happens to be a perfect fit for me because I am a huge horror fan. I will also try to watch a fair amount of sci-fi, but expect my list to be horror heavy. Each week will have a different theme, with a featured film. There is also a 30 film checklist to be completed throughout the month, with an optional list included as well. I don’t have to stick with the theme and I can include TV shows on my list. There is a whole scoring system that you can check out at Cinefessions. This list will be updated daily, so keep coming back to see my list grow.

* = Weekly Theme
** = Recommended Movie
+ = First Time Watching


This week’s theme is about all those movies that mix horror with science fiction
June 1
1. Galaxy of Terror (1981)**+
2. The Thing (1982)*
3. The Last Days on Mars (2013)*+
4. Apollo 18 (2011)*+
5. The Twilight Zone 1.01*/TZ 1.02*
June 2
6. The Twilight Zone 1.03*/TZ 1.04*
7. The Twilight Zone 1.05*/TZ 1.06*
8. Frankenstein’s Army (2013)*+
9. MST3K: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991)+
June 3
10. The Twilight Zone 1.07*/TZ 1.08*
11. The Twilight Zone 1.09*/TZ 1.10*
12. Lifeforce (1985)*+
13. From Beyond (1986)*+
June 4
14. The Twilight Zone 1.11*/TZ 1.12*
15. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)*+

June 5
16. The Descent (2005)
17. Pandorum (2009)*

June 6
18. The Twilight Zone 1.13*/TZ 1.14*
19. The Twilight Zone 1.15*/TZ 1.16*
20. The Twilight Zone 1.17*/TZ 1.18*
21. Stargate (1994)*+
22. Fiend Without a Face (1958)*+
June 7
23. The Twilight Zone 1.19*/TZ 1.20*
24. The Twilight Zone 1.21*/TZ 1.22*
25. The Twilight Zone 1.23*/TZ 1.24*
26. The Twilight Zone 1.25*/TZ 1.26*
27. Night of the Creeps (1986)*+



Any type of B-Movie – something low-budget, terrible, or “so bad it’s good”

June 8
28. The Toxic Avenger (1984)**+
June 9
29. The Twilight Zone 1.27/TZ 1.28
June 10
30. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)*+
31. Terror Firmer (1999)*+

32. The Twilight Zone 1.29/TZ 1.30
33. The Twilight Zone 1.31/TZ 1.34
34. The Twilight Zone 1.35/TZ 1.36
June 11
35. Zombie (1979)*+
36. Inception (2010)
June 12
37. Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)*+
38. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

June 14
39. Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)*+
40. Sharknado (2013)*+

week3Any movies that are ghosty, haunted, or possessed

June 15
41. Paranormal Activity (2009)*
June 16
42. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)*
43. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)*
44. Transsiberian (2008)+

June 17
45. The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2012)**+
46. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)*

June 18
47. Haunter (2013)*+
48. Legend of Hell House (1973)*+
49. The Possession (2013)*+

June 19
50. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)*+
51. Devil’s Due (2014)*+

June 20
52. Carrie (2013)*+
June 21
53. The Awakening (2011)*+


June 22
54. Akira (1998)*+
June 23
55. eXistenZ (1999)**+
June 25
56. 1984 (1956)*+
June 26
57. Brave New World (1998)*+

Not talkies

June 29
58. Nosferatu (1922/29)**+
June 30
59. The Howling (1981)+
60. The Man Who Laughs (1928)*+
61. Teen Wolf 4.01 (2014)
62. True Blood 7.01 (2014)
63. True Blood 7.02 (2014)
64. House of Voices (2004)+


Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each specific sub-genre:
Alien Invasion Film (Film, Year)
-X- Genre Stretch: Fantasy Film (Inception, 2010)
-X- Genre Stretch: Thriller Film (Transiberrian, 2008)
Slasher Film (Film, Year)
-X- Space Opera (Stargate, 1994)
Splatter Film/Gore Film/Torture Porn (Film, Year)
Superhero Film (Film, Year)
Werewolf Film (Film, Year)
-X- Zombie Film (Zombie, 1979)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that stars one of the following actors:
-X- Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, 1986)
Sid Haig (Film, Year)
Danielle Harris (Film, Year)
-X- Kurt Russell (The Thing, 1982)
Karl Urban (Film, Year)
-X- Dee Wallace (The Howling, 1981)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that fits into the following categories:
-X_ Watch a Documentary (Full Tilt Boogie, 1997)
-X- Watch a Film from the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Crew (MST3K Gamera vs Barugon, 1991)
-X- Watch/Listen to a Film’s Commentary Track (The Descent, 2005)
-X- Watch a Film that Scream Factory has Released (Lifeforce, 1985)
-X- Watch a Film Directed by Roger Corman, Joe Danteor Lloyd Kaufman (Terror Firmer, 1999)
-X- Watch a Film that Contains a Universal Monster (Creature From the Black Lagoon, 1954)
— Watch a Film that Contains an Evil Puppet/Doll (Film, Year)
-X- Watch a Film that is Currently in the Criterion Collection (Fiend Without a Face, 1958)
-X- Watch a Film that is on Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List (The Man Who Laughs, 1928)
— Watch a Film in 3D, or One Originally Released in 3D (Film, Year)
Watch a Film on Total Film’s 50 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies List (Film, Year)
-X- Watch a Foreign Film with Subtitles (House of Voices, 2004)
-X- Watch an Animated Film (Akira, 1988)
— Watch an Anthology Film (Film, Year)
-X- Watch a Remake or a Reboot (Carrie, 2013)

Optional (for an additional 5 bonus points each):
-X- Complete a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Series with at Least Five (5) Entries
………………..-X-Film One (Paranormal Activity, 2009)
………………..-X-Film Two (Paranormal Activity 2, 2010)
………………..-X-Film Three (Paranormal Activity 3, 2011)
………………..-X-Film Four (Paranormal Activity 4, 2012)
………………..-X-Film Five (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, 2014)
— Watch a Movie in Theatres (Film, Year)
— Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Graphic Novel of at Least 50 Pages (Book, Author)
— Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Novel, a Novel that Inspired a Sci-Fi/Horror Film, or a Book about Sci-Fi/Horror of at Least 100 Pages (Book, Author)
-X- Complete an Entire Sci-Fi or Horror Television Season that is 10 Episodes or Longer (The Twilight Zone, Season 1)

3 thoughts on “Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge

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  2. Great Idea Jule. I am curious though for your Schlock Cinema week if I could share any Troma posts you do for my Troma Super Summer Spectacular Blogathon over on my site.

    • I will pass this message along to Julie. Not sure if she was planning to write anything for this competition, but she might be inspired. I’ll let you know.

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