Today's marathon suggestion comes from Brett Gallman. Thanks, Brett!
10 am - All Monsters Attack (1969, dir. Ishirō Honda)
11:15 am - Predators (2010, dir. Nimrod Antal)
1:15 pm - Puppet Master II (1990, dir. Dave Allen)
2:45 pm - Dracula's Daughter (1936, dir. Lambert Hillyear)
4 pm - Hatchet II (2010, dir. Adam Green)
Hatchet fans, this is probably the least-loved entry in what is now his slasher quadrilogy. I happen to like this series and have a soft spot for the mean-spirited darkness of this sequel, which, if nothing else, gets bonus points for introducing Danielle Harris as a recast Marybeth, the hero of the Hatchet franchise. A lot of fun cameos, some inspired gore and a more balanced tone make this the entry I revisit more than most. And with as many slashers as we'll probably be watching during this marathon (because sequels), it's important to try and space them out.
5:30 pm - A Return to Salem's Lot (1987, dir. Larry Cohen)
7:30 pm - A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989, dir. Stephen Hopkins)
9 pm - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986, dir. Tobe Hooper)recent commentary for the movie. It's one of my favorite sequels ever and one of my favorite horror movies period, and has thankfully begun getting more appreciation in recent years as horror fans are opening their minds about what Tobe Hooper wanted to achieve with this entry. This is basically the centerpiece around which the entire rest of the marathon is built.
10:45 pm - Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993, dir. Adam Marcus)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Yes, the idea of Jason being some weird demon whose soul can be passed along from person to person (it's The Hidden) is a stupid idea, but please don't criticize the idea in the same breath in which you champion Freddy vs Jason. I like the energy of Adam Marcus' direction and the outrageousness of the gore, especially in the unrated cut -- which, for some reason, has never been released on Blu-ray. As a late night movie, I think this will really play.
12:15 am - Amityville II: The Possession (1982, dir. Damiano Damiani)
2:15 am - Inferno (1980, dir. Dario Argento)
4:15 am - Halloween II (2009, dir. Rob Zombie)
Halloween remains polarizing, but his Halloween II has been reassessed and appreciated much more now than it was back in 2009 when it was as detested as the rest of his work. I have always been a fan, and while it's an incredibly unpleasant watch, I admire the way he truly tries to continue the story of the first movie and considers the impact those events had on every character. The dialogue is rough as always, but most of the performances are strong (in particular Danielle Harris and Brad Dourif), and the movie is brutal and haunting in a way that most horror sequels aren't willing to be.
6:15 am - Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007, dir. Joe Lynch)
8 am - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943, dir. Roy William Neill)
9:15 am - Psycho II (1983, dir. Richard Franklin)
Psycho, but if you're going to do it at all, this is a pretty good way to do it. Tom Holland's script is both a great character study and a fun thriller, Richard Franklin's direction is classy, and Anthony Perkins is nothing short of brilliant as he revisits Norman Bates. The idea of wrapping up these 24 hours with what transpires in the final moments of Psycho II is just too good to resist.