Hey everyone, it’s Julie here representing FTS again in this year’s summer scream challenge. Last year’s challenge was just between the guys over at Cinefessions, but it’s back open to everyone this year. If you don’t know what CSSC is, it’s a sci-fi/horror movie (and TV) watching competition throughout the month of June. You can learn more about it on the official challenge page. This list will be updated daily, so keep coming back to see my list grow.

Note – I will be on vacation the last week of June, but if there’s any down time then I’ll try fit some movies in.

Check out my previous year’s lists: 2013 / 2014 / 2015

* = Weekly Theme
** = Recommended Movie
+ = First Time Watching
Horror + Sci-Fi

June 1
1. Harbinger Down (2015)**+
2. The X-Files 1.01/1.02 (1993)*
3. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
June 2
4. Viral (2016)*+
5. Beyond the Gates (2016)+
6. Zoombies (2016)*+
June 3
7. The Rezort (2016)*+
8. Under the Skin (2014)*+
9. Contracted (2013)*

Foreign films that require subtitles for viewing

June 4
10. Twin Peaks 1.01/1.02 (1990)+
11. Twin Peaks 1.03/1.04 (1990)+
12. General Cemetery (2013)*+
13. Twin Peaks 1.05/1.06 (1990)+
14. The Secret of Evil (2014)*+
June 5
15. Lucid Dream (2017)*+
16. Twin Peaks 1.07/1.08 (1990)+
17. Tag (2015)*+
June 6
18. Akira (1988)*
19. Twin Peaks 2.01/2.02 (1990)+
20. The Skin I Live In (2011)*+
June 7
21. The Silent House (2011)*
22. Twin Peaks 2.03/2.04 (1990)+
23. Ludo (2016)*+
June 9
24. Train to Busan (2016)*+
25. Twin Peaks 2.05/2.06 (1990)+
June 10
26. P (2005)*+
27. Twin Peaks 2.07/2.08 (1990)+
28. House (1977)**
29. Martyrs (2008)*

Classic oldies from the 50’s & 60’s

June 11
30. Twin Peaks 2.09/2.10 (1990)+
31. It Came From Outer Space (1953)**+
32. The Haunting (1963)**+
33. Twin Peaks 2.11/2.12 (1990/1991)+
34. Fear the Walking Dead 3.01/3.02 (2017)+
June 12
35. Twin Peaks 2.13/2.14 (1991)+
36. Eyes Without A Face (1960)*+
June 13
37. Twin Peaks 2.15/2.16 (1991)+
38. Dementia (1955)*+
39. My World Dies Screaming (1958)*+
40. Twin Peaks 2.17/2.18 (1991)+
June 14
41. Twin Peaks 2.19/2.20 (1991)+
42. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
June 15
43. Twin Peaks 2.21/2.22 (1991)+
44. The Hitch-Hiker*+ (1953)
45. Dementia 13*+ (1963)
June 16
46. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)+
47. Metropolis: Restored+ (1927)
48. Van Helsing (2004)
June 17
49. The Disappointments Room (2016)+

Superhero movies are a genre in itself

June 18
50. The Punisher (2004)*
51. Batman (1966)*+
June 19
52. Doctor Strange (2016)*+
June 20
53. Sky High (2005)*
54. Super (2010)*
55. Supergirl 1.01/1.02 (2016)+
56. Mars Attacks (1996)
June 21
57. Supergirl 1.03/1.04 (2016)+
58. Supergirl 1.05/1.06 (2016)+
59. Catwoman (2004)*
June 22
60. Wonder Woman (2017)*+

Total points: 91

Remakes, Reboots, and Reimaginings


CHECKLIST: extra challenges for bonus points

Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each specific sub-genre:
-X- Apocalyptic or Post-Apocalyptic Film (The Rezort, 2016)
-X- Black and White Horror or Sci-fi Film (Dementia, 1955)
-X- “Natural Horror” Film (Eight Legged Freaks, 2002)
-X- Slasher Film (Dementia 13, 1963)
-X- Steampunk Horror or Sci-Fi Film (Van Helsing, 2004)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film with these people/companies in the following roles:
-X- Writer – Stephen King or Clive Barker (The Midnight Meat Train, 2008)
-X- Director – Andrei Tarkovsky or Fritz Lang (Metropolis: Restored, 1927)
— Production Company – Dark Castle Entertainment or Platinum Dunes (Film, Year)
— Composer – Richard Band or Harry Manfredini (Film, Year)
-X- Cinematographer – Peter Suchitzky or Guillermo Navarro (Mars Attacks, 1996)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that fits into the following categories:

-X- Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film from Danny Peary’s Cult Movies Books or Scott Tobias’ New Cult Canon List (Martyrs, 2008)
-X- Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film from The Asylum (Zoombies, 2016)
-X- Watch a Film from Taste of Cinema’s Best Sci-Fi Soundtracks or Thump’s Best Horror Soundtracks (Under the Skin, 2014)
-X- Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Found Footage Film (The Secret of Evil, 2014)
-X- Watch a Rape & Revenge Film (The Skin I Live In, 2011)
-X- Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Directed by a Woman (The Hitch-Hiker, 1953)
-X- Watch an Animated Horror or Sci-Fi Film (Akira, 1988)
-X- Watch an Anthology Horror or Sci-Fi Film (Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983)
-X- Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Adapted from a Novel (Eyes Without A Face, 1960)
— Watch a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Released by Vinegar Syndrome or Severin Films (Film, Year)

Optional (for an additional 3 bonus points each):
— Watch a Horror of Sci-Fi Film Once Normally, then Again with a Commentary Track (Film, Year)
-X- Watch a Movie in Theatres (Wonder Woman, 2017)
— Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Graphic Novel of at Least 50 Pages (Book, Author)
— Read a Sci-Fi or Horror Novel, or a Book about Sci-Fi/Horror, of at Least 100 Pages (Book, Author)
-X- Play at least Two Hours of any Horror or Sci-Fi Video Game on Console or PC. (Alien: Isolation, X-Box One)