All of the 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge movies in one place

We did it for the second year in a row! The Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is a great way to discover new movies and expand your mind. R. D Francis and I spent plenty of time watching some awesome movies, which you can discover below.

Check out Scarecrow Video and donate some money to their fine efforts! There aren’t many video stores left, so please support them.

You can also see this list on Letterboxd.

Want to see what we watched in 2018? We have that, too!

DAY 1. SLIP INTO SOMETHING CHALLENGING: Ease into 2019’s list by watching something with a lot of slime, body goop or questionable muck in it. Wiggle your toes in the gooey glory. Mermaid In a Manhole

DAY 2. SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT: Something involving a less than desirable job must be done. A Talking Cat!?!

DAY 3. SPORTS AND FITNESS: All pain, no gain. A workout watch out! Deadball

DAY 4. BLACK FRIDAY: A rough day at the shopping maul. The Initiation

DAY 5. MUMMY’S DAY: An ancient woman wrapped in linen has resurfaced with new purpose. Dawn of the Mummy

DAY 666. THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP: A mass, ritual or summoning scene celebrating the Dark Prince. Necropolis

DAY 7. DAIKAIJU: The bigger the better. Who needs a city anyway? War of the Gargantuas and Kaiju Mono

DAY 8. AFTER THE DISASTER: Will we rebuild, adapt or move on? Rollerblade

DAY 9. DIGITAL S(T)IMULATIONS: A pre-2000 movie using computer-generated “special” effects. The Last Starfighter

DAY 10: ANALOGUE MANIPULATORS: Practical effects are the truth. No CGI will be tolerated. An American Werewolf In London

DAY 11. THE OLD WAY. Watch a classic from 1959 or before. A Bucket of Blood, I Was a Teenage Werewolf

DAY 12. THE FRACAS AND THE FUZZ: Something revolving around cops and criminals. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a ManManiac CopManiac Cop IIManiac Cop III, Psycho CopPsycho Cop Returns

DAY 13. DO YOU FEEL LUCKY, PUNK?: A film about luck; good, bad or ugly. Lucky Ghost

DAY 14. S.T.D. MADNESS: No, not syphilitic symptoms! Science, Transformation & Dabbing; a cracked scientist’s creative palette. Blue MonkeyThe Neptune Factor

DAY 15. PICK YOUR POISON: One with some drugs in it. Turn on, tune in…and freak out! SkidooBlue Sunshine

DAY 16. ROCK ‘N ROLL MISCREATS: Give some screen time to the punks and/or metal heads. Stunt RockDu-beat-e-o, Thunder Alley, Second Time Lucky, Goodbye, Franklin High, Hanging On a Star

DAY 17. EVIL IN BROAD DAYLIGHT: Scary stories aren’t just for the night time. And Soon the DarknessIn the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders

DAY 18. ONLY ON VHS DAY: Watch something on true psychotronic format. If you don’t have access to a VCR then watch a movie with a VCR/VHS theme in it. Beyond the GatesOutside OzonaA Matter of Degrees

DAY 19. VIDEO STORE DAY: This is the big one. Watch something physically rented or bought from a video store. If you live in a place that is unfortunate enough not to have one of thee archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store scene in it at least. #vivaphysicalmedia Bloodsucking Freaks

DAY 20. SUNDAY DINNER: From exceptional eating scenes to full on foodie fodder. Come hungry! Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Ed and His Dead MotherCodependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks SameIce Cream Man

DAY 21: POWER PLANTS: One where the vegetation fights back. Swamp Thing

DAY 22. SEASON OF THE WHICH?: A film set around a holiday. No Halloween though, it’s a challenge! The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman

DAY 23. A DAY AT THE BEACH: Be sure to bring your trunks and your tanning butter. Nightmare Beach

DAY 24. SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATER: Watch some shorts or anthology things. From a Whisper to a ScreamUgetsuKwaidan, Pink Plastic FlamingosProject Skyborn

DAY 25. VANISHING CITIES: One with gentrification or real estate development as the setting. CandymanOpen House

DAY 26. THERE’S SOMETHIN’ IN THEM THAR HILLS: Twangy cringers from the backwoods and by-waters. Rituals

DAY 27. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: Made for TV movies from the ’70s, classic era of the bronze screen. Someone’s Watching Me!The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

DAY 28. A LORELESS YARN: One based on a true story. The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

DAY 29. COMEDY OF TERRORS: A matter of laughter at the splatter of the matter. A funny one, duh. Pandemonium

DAY 30. IT’S YOUR SPECIAL DAY: Brutal birthdays. Don’t Panic

DAY 31. THE GOLD WATCH: One set in a retirement home or elderly community. A fitting wrap-up, eh? American GothicHomebodiesThe Brotherhood of Satan

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