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.
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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 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 13. DO YOU FEEL LUCKY, PUNK?: A film about luck; good, bad or ugly. Lucky Ghost
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 Gates, Outside Ozona, A 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 Mother, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, Ice 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 26. THERE’S SOMETHIN’ IN THEM THAR HILLS: Twangy cringers from the backwoods and by-waters. Rituals
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