All of the 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge movies in one place

We did it! Today’s the final day of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge! Check out our final films. And while you’re at it, check out Scarecrow Video and donate some money to their fine efforts!

You can also see this list on Letterboxd.

1. The Lady Auteur: Pioneering women directors in psychotronic cinema. Now see who’s wearing the pants in Hellywood. A Day to Dismember

2. She Bites. Scientists should not fool with mother nature but they do and bad things happen. Phase IV

3. Math and Numerology. The plot must revolve around numbers in some way. Count on this theme to be a tough one. Banshee Chapter

4. Franchise Day. Pick something from any franchise that has four or more entries. Bonus points if it has a fast food eating scene in it – have it your way. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

1 2 3 4 CLIVE. Clive Barker was born on October 5th. Celebrate any of his gruesome cinematic deeds. Nightbreed

666. El Dia De La Bestia: The more Satanic, the better. Legacy of Satan

7. Hell on Earth. Watch a post-apocalypse movie. Bonus if it has punks (see the Destroy All Movies definition of punk) in it. Jubilee

8. The Eyes Have It. This pick must have an eye specific scene. Eyeball

9. Unseen Terror. You barely see it but it still terrifies you. Fiend Without a Face

10. Unhead Until… It’s too late! Your last second will be your loudest. We’re looking for the quietest non-silent movie or one where the enemy hunts by sound. The Sound of Horror

11. That Soundtrack Though. One where the soundtrack is more impressive than the movie itself. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

12. Too Soon. Kids 12 or less meet an early demise. Geez, grim. The Children

13. And on the 13th Day There Was Only Black and White. Greyscale is also acceptable. Black Sunday

14. Westerns. Hats and boots are a must on this trail, y’all. The Four of the Apocalpyse

15. Easterns. The Asian continent has produced so many exotic cinema treasures. Watch one. Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion

16. Petey Wheatstraw presents. Watch a movie featuring African-Americans in the starring roles. Bonus if it’s written and/or directed by an African-American. Tales from the Hood 2

17. Die Laughing. “Hello?” “I don’t think comedy belongs in horror.” “You got the wrong number, pal.” Jennifer’s Body

18. Psychotronic Documentaries. The real authority on the occult, ufos, ghost hunters, conspiracy theories etc. They’re all real, accurate and true, right? The Aldebaran Mystery

19. VHS Day. Watch something on the greatest physical format known to psychotronica. If you don’t have access to a VCR watch something originally shot on video. Night Train to Terror

20. Video Store Day. The most important day of this challenge. Watch something physically purchased from an actual video store. If you live in a place that is unfortunate enough not to have one of these archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store in it at least. #vivaphysicalmedia! The Lost Boys

21. Opiate of the Masses. The power of the Scarecrow compels you to watch a religious film! If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?

22. Separation. Alienation. Aloneness. If you scream alone in the woods and no one is around to hear it, are you really screaming? The Witch

23. Creepy Phone Calls. Reach out and touch someone before they reach out and touch you. 976-EVIL

24. Puppets or Dolls: Sometimes they play back. Dead Silence

25. Institutionalized. An antagonist from the funny farm. Nightmare

26. Military Involvement. When the men in green take on the little green men. Starship Troopers

27. Modum Onerariis: A movie about transportation methods. A car, rollerblades, a broom, flying saucer…whatever gets you there. The Wraith

28. Home Invasions. Unwanted visitors can really make a mess out of things. Hardware

29. Gangs. Specifically, one where a group of ne’er-do-wells do some serious menacing. La Venganza de los Punks

30. Slash Your Face. A solo maniac is out to get ya. You can run but you can’t hide! Absurd

31. In the Graveyard. The graveyard seems a fitting place to end a journey. But for some it might just be the beginning…ZOMBIES!!! Return of the Living Dead

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