Second Annual Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge – Sketchy Details’ List

Cinefessions is running their Summer Screams Challenge for a second year. Basically, you try to watch as many sci-fi and horror films/TV shows as you can in June. There are categories that you earn points for, theme weeks that give you extra points, and even bonus projects like series completion and reading books that earn bonus points. To participate, you have to create a list to check off you progress on a blog (like mine below) and contact Psymin/Branden by e-mail (psymin1[at]yahoo[dot]com), on Twitter, or with a link in the comments at the Cinefessions announcement page.

Last year, I managed to take 3rd place by cramming a mind-numbing amount of horror into the last week. Can I actually win the contest if I watch eligible films and TV shows every day? I plan to find out.

Feature films are 1 point. Half hour TV shows are 0.5 points. Short films totaling one hour are 1 point. Double points for matching the theme week. 1 point per line. Year in color designates theme week.


Week 1: Sci-Fi/Horror (1-9 June)
Week 2: Disasters (10-16 June)
Week 3: 1970s and 1980s (17-23 June)
Week 4: Found Footage (24-30 June)

  1. Trinity Blood Ep. 1 & 2 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  2. Trinity Blood Ep. 3 & 4 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  3. Cube (Film, 1997) IMDB
  4. Trinity Blood Ep. 5 & 6 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  5. Trinity Blood Ep. 7 & 8 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  6. Re-Animator (Film, 1985) IMDB
  7. The Purge (Film, 2013) IMDB
  8. Trinity Blood Ep. 9 & 10 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  9. Trinity Blood Ep. 11 & 12 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  10. Trinity Blood Ep. 13 & 14 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  11. Trinity Blood Ep. 15 & 16 (TV, 2005) IMDB
  12. This Is the End (Film, 2013) IMDB
  13. Frailty (Film, 2002) IMDB
  14. Is This a Zombie? Ep. 1 & 2 (TV, 2011) IMDB
  15. Friday the 13th (Film, 1980) IMDB
  16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (Film, 1981) IMDB
  17. Friday the 13th Part III (Film, 1982) IMDB
  18. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Film, 1984) IMDB
  19. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (Film, 1985) IMDB
  20. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (Film, 1986) IMDB
  21. Equilibrium (2002) IMDB
  22. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) IMDB
  23. Titan A.E. (2000) IMDB
  24. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) IMDB
  25. Halloween (1978) IMDB
  26. Santa Sangre (1989) IMDB
  27. The Fly (1986) IMDB
  28. Escape from L.A. (1996) IMDB
  29. The Blob (1958) IMDB
  30. The Theatre Bizarre (2011) IMDB
  31. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) IMDB
  32. The City of the Dead (1961) IMDB
  33. Jigoku (1960) IMDB
  34. An American Haunting (2005) IMDB
  35. American Grindhouse (2009) IMDB
  36. The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (1935) IMDB
  37. The Howling: Reborn (2011) IMDB
  38. May (2002) IMDB
  39. The Initiaion (1984) IMDB
  40. The Moth Diaries (2011) IMDB
  41. Far Cry (2008) IMDB
  42. Frogs (1972) IMDB
  43. Paranorman (2012) IMDB
  44. Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (2007) IMDB
  45. Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006) IMDB
  46. The ABCs of Death (2012) IMDB
  47. Elfen Lied Ep. 1 & 2 (2004) IMDB
  48. Elfen Lied Ep. 3 & 4 (2004) IMDB


Watch a sci-fi or horror film from each specific sub-genre:
X Cyberpunk Film (Equilibrium, 2002)
X Dystopian Film (This Is the End, 2013)
X Italian Giallo Film (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, 1970)
X Psychological Horror (Cube, 1997)
X Slasher Film (The Initiation, 1984)
X Space Opera (Titan A.E., 2000)
X Splatter Film/Gore Film/Torture Porn (Jigoku, 1960)
X Supernatural Horror/Ghost Film (Frailty, 2002)
X Vampire Film (The Moth Diaries, 2011)
X Zombie Film (Re-Animator, 1985)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that stars one of the following actors:
X Bruce Campbell (Escape from L.A., 1996)
X Christopher Lee (The City of the Dead, 1961)
X Sigourney Weaver (Snow White: A Tale of Terror, 1997)
X Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, 1978)
X Michelle Rodriguez or Donald Sutherland (An American Haunting, 2005)

Watch a sci-fi or horror film that fits into the following categories:
X Watch a Documentary (American Grindhouse, 2009)
X Watch a Hammer Horror Film (The Mystery of the Marie Celeste, 1935)
X Watch/Listen to a Film’s Commentary Track (May, 2002)
X Watch a Film that is on Scott Weinberg’s Top 100 Sci-Fi Films List (The Fly, 1986)
X Watch a Film Directed by Uwe Boll, Ed Wood or Herschell Gordon Lewis (Far Cry, 2008)
X Watch a Film that Contains a Killer Animal (Frogs, 1972)
X Watch a Film that Contains an Evil Doll/Puppet (The Theatre Bizarre, 2011)
X Watch a Film that is Currently in the Criterion Collection (The Blob, 1958)
X Watch a Film that is on Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List (Santa Sangre, 1989)
X Watch a Film in 3D, or One Originally Released in 3D (Paranorman, 2012)
X Watch a Film on the BFI 100 European Horror Films List (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, 1970)
X Watch a Foreign Film with Subtitles (Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait, 2007)
X Watch an Animated Film (Origin: Spirit of the Past, 2006)
X Watch an Anthology Film (The ABCs of Death, 2012)
X Watch a Remake or a Reboot (The Howling: Reborn, 2011)

Optional (for an additional 15 bonus points):
X Complete a Horror or Sci-Fi Film Series with at Least Six (6) Entries

  1. Film One (Friday the 13th, 1980)
  2. Film Two (Friday the 13th Part 2, 1981)
  3. Film Three (Friday the 13th Part III, 1982)
  4. Film Four (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, 1984)
  5. Film Five (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, 1985)
  6. Film Six (Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, 1986)

X Watch a Movie in Theatres (The Purge, 2013)
X Read a Book Based On, or Inspired By a Horror or Sci-Fi Film, or a Book About the Horror or Sci-Fi Genres (Fear Without Frontiers, Steven Jay Schneider)

Viewing Points: 65

The Checklist: 30/30

Optional: 3/3

Total Points: 110