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James Rolfe is a huge movie buff and has been regularly doing reviews ever since he first became popular. He has an especially deep love for horror and monster movies. Every October he hosts Monster Madness, a series dedicated to horror movie reviews. Aside from Monster Madness, he also looks at many other styles and genres throughout the rest of the year.

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Cinemassacre's Monster Madness:

    2007 History of Horror 
A look at many of the major classics of horror and their influence in shaping the horror genre, covering a broad range of eras.
  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  2. Nosferatu (1922)
  3. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  4. Dracula (1931) (covered again as a commentary in 2010)
  5. Frankenstein (1931) (covered more in-depth for Sequel-A-Thon)
  6. The Mummy (1932) (covered more in-depth for Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
  8. The Wolf Man (1941)
  9. Cat People (1942)
  10. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  11. The Tingler (1959)
  12. Hammer Horror (late 50's to early 70's), mainly the Dracula and Frankenstein films (all the Dracula and Frankenstein films were covered individually for Sequel-A-Thon and Sequel-A-Thon 2 respectively)
  13. Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe films (1960's)
  14. Psycho (1960) (covered more in-depth during the Psycho series review for Monster Madness 2018)
  15. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (covered again as a commentary for Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  16. The Exorcist (1973)
  17. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  18. Jaws (1975)
  19. Halloween (1978) (covered more in-depth for Sequel-A-Thon)
  20. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (covered more in-depth for Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  21. Alien (1979) (covered more in-depth for Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  22. Friday the 13th (1980) (covered more in-depth in 2015 when James reviewed the entire Friday the 13th series)
  23. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (covered more in-depth for Sequel-A-Thon)
  24. The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), and Army of Darkness (1992)
  25. The Monster Squad (1987)
  26. Braindead aka Dead Alive (1992)
  27. Scream (1996)
  28. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  29. The Last Broadcast (1998)
  30. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
  31. Monster Madness 2007 Recap (a general discussion about the modern era of horror movies)

    2008 GodzillaThon 
A look at every Godzilla movie. As there weren't 31 of them at the time, GodzillaThon debuted on the 3rd of October, then continued with a new review every day until the end of the month.
  1. Godzilla (1954)
  2. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
  3. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) (covered more in-depth for the Kongathon reviews in 2017)
  4. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
  5. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
  6. Monster Zero (1965)
  7. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
  8. Son of Godzilla (1967)
  9. Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  10. Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
  11. Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971)
  12. Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
  13. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
  14. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
  15. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
  16. Godzilla 1985 (1984)
  17. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
  18. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  19. Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
  20. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
  21. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
  22. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
  23. Godzilla (1998 American remake)
  24. Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
  25. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
  26. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! (2001)
  27. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
  28. Godzilla Tokyo SOS (2003)
  29. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

    2009 Monster Madness 3 
Although there was no distinct theme, this year was conceived as a way for James to cover many of the movies he would've done in History of Horror but didn't have time for, as well as responding to fan requests. The reviews also became longer, and contained a mixture of both famous and lesser-known films.
  1. Frankenstein (1910)
  2. Drácula (Spanish version of Dracula) (1931)
  3. White Zombie (1932) (covered again as a commentary in 2011)
  4. The Old Dark House (1932)
  5. Freaks (1932)
  6. The Invisible Man (1933) (covered again during the Invisible Man series review for Monster Madness 9)
  7. King Kong (1933)
  8. The Black Cat (1934) and The Raven (1935) (two Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff films)
  9. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
  10. The Body Snatcher (1945)
  11. House of Wax (1953)
  12. Daughter of Horror (1955)
  13. The Giant Claw (1957)
  14. The Fly (the 1958 original and the 1986 remake)
  15. Coffin Joe series (1960s)
  16. Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (1964)
  17. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
  18. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  19. Basket Case (1982)
  20. Creepshow (1982)
  21. Poltergeist (1982)
  22. Re-Animator (1985)
  23. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  24. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  25. Hellraiser (1987)
  26. Child's Play (1988)
  27. The Brain (1988)
  28. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
  29. Leprechaun (1993)
  30. Cemetery Man (1994)
  31. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

    2010 Camp Cult 
Identified as a "Schlock-A-Thon" and a "Craparama" in the promo trailer, focusing mostly on campy and bizarre so-bad-it’s-good movies, many of them obscure.
  1. The Phantom Creeps (1939)
  2. Return of the Vampire (1944)
  3. Robot Monster (1953)
  4. The Cyclops (1957)
  5. From Hell It Came (1957)
  6. Fiend Without a Face (1958)
  7. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
  8. The Screaming Skull (1958)
  9. The Terror (1963) (covered again as a commentary in 2012)
  10. War of the Gargantuas (1966)
  11. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (the 1971 version, the 1969 version, and Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein from 1972)
  12. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
  13. The Super Inframan (1975)
  14. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
  15. The Manitou (1978)
  16. Laserblast (1978)
  17. Night of the Demon (1980)
  18. Mystics in Bali (1981)
  19. Fright Night (1985) (James reviewed Fright Night Part II outside of Monster Madness the following year)
  20. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
  21. Critters (1986)
  22. Monster in the Closet (1986)
  23. Troll Trilogy: Troll (1986), Troll 2 (1990), Troll 3 #1 "Quest for the Mighty Sword" (1990), and Troll 3 #2 "The Crawlers" (1993)
  24. Brain Damage (1988)
  25. Monkey Shines (1988)
  26. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
  27. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
  28. Robot Wars (1993) & Robo Warriors (1996)
  29. Evil Ed (1995)
  30. Reptilian (1999)
  31. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
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    2011 Sequel-A-Thon 
A thorough look at every installment of four different film franchises, again covering a wide range of eras. Universal Frankenstein, Hammer Dracula, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween. On Cinemassacre.com, James rated each of the movies out of 10.
  1. Frankenstein (1931) - 10
  2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - 10
  3. Son of Frankenstein (1939) - 10
  4. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) - 6.5
  5. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) - 7
  6. House of Frankenstein (1944) - 7.5
  7. House of Dracula (1945) - 5
  8. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - 8
  9. Horror of Dracula (1958) - 9.5
  10. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) - 8
  11. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) - 8.5
  12. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) - 7
  13. Scars of Dracula (1970) - 6.5
  14. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) - 6
  15. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) - 5.5
  16. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - 9
  17. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - 7
  18. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - 8.5
  19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - 6.5
  20. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) - 5.5
  21. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - 6.5
  22. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) - 8
  23. Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 remake) - 8 and 5
  24. Halloween (1978) - 10
  25. Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) (the latter being a clip from James' Top 10 Sequels That Aren't As Bad As Everyone Says video) - 7 and 7
  26. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) - 7
  27. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) - 5
  28. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) - 3
  29. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998) - 6
  30. Halloween: Resurrection (2002) - 5
  31. Rob Zombie's Halloween remakes: Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009) - 6.5 and 5

    2012 80's-A-Thon 
Due to James being busy with production of the AVGN Movie, this year featured 16 reviews instead of the usual 31, starting on the 1st and released every other day (the 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc).
  1. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
  2. Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
  3. Nightbeast (1982)
  4. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
  5. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
  6. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  7. The Stuff (1985)
  8. Making Contact (1985)
  9. Teen Wolf (1985)
  10. Spookies (1986)
  11. TerrorVision (1986)
  12. From Beyond (1986)
  13. The Gate (1987)
  14. Pumpkinhead (1988)
  15. Puppet Master (1989)
  16. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

    2013 Sequel-A-Thon 2 
Touted as "the sequel to Sequel-A-Thon" in the promo trailer, created as an opportunity for James to cover film franchises he didn't have time for in the first sequel-a-thon. This time he looked at five different series; Universal Mummy, Hammer Frankenstein, Gamera, Alien, and the Living Dead Series.
  1. The Mummy (1932)
  2. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
  3. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
  4. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
  5. The Mummy's Curse (1944)
  6. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  7. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
  8. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
  9. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
  10. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
  11. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) (with a look at The Horror of Frankenstein)
  12. Gamera (1965)
  13. Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
  14. Gamera Vs Gyaos (1967)
  15. Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
  16. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
  17. Gamera Vs Jiger (1970)
  18. Gamera vs. Zigra (1971) (with a look at Gamera: Super Monster)
  19. Gamera Next Gen: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995), Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996), Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys (1999), and Gamera the Brave (2006)
  20. Alien (1979) (with a look at Prometheus)
  21. Aliens (1986)
  22. Alien³ (1992)
  23. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  24. Alien vs. Predator (2004) (with a look at Predator)
  25. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
  26. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  27. Day of the Dead (1985)
  28. Land of the Dead (2005)
  29. Diary of the Dead (2007)
  30. Survival of the Dead (2010)
  31. Night of the Living Dead (1968) full-length commentary (Parts 1 - 4)

    2014 Monster Madness 8 
Identified as "Whatever-The-Hell-You-Want-To-Call-It-Athon" in the promo trailer, as it was the first year since Monster Madness 3 without a theme. Unlike Monster Madness 3, it was also the first year without the movie reviews being in chronological order, and even featured a couple reviews of TV shows.
  1. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  2. Häxan (1922)
  3. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
  4. Hilarious House of Frankenstein (1971)
  5. Night of the Creeps (1986)
  6. Man Made Monster (1941)
  7. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
  8. Night Gallery (1969 - 1973)
  9. The Black Cat (1981 version)
  10. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
  11. The Exorcist III (1990)
  12. The Walking Dead (1936 movie)
  13. They Live (1988)
  14. Rodan (1956)
  15. Beetlejuice (1988)
  16. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
  17. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 Coppola movie)
  18. Doctor X (1932)
  19. Insidious (2010)
  20. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
  21. Tourist Trap (1979)
  22. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  23. Bride of Chucky (1998)
  24. Son of Kong (1933)
  25. Stephen King's It (1990)
  26. The Night Walker (1964)
  27. Death Proof (2007) (the film was more briefly covered as part of James' Grindhouse review in 2007)
  28. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
  29. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991 - 2000)
  30. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  31. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

    2015 Monster Madness 9 
Similar to Monster Madness 8 in that it was another random, non-chronological assortment of movies, but it came with its own changes from previous marathons. Whereas Monster Madness had been largely exclusive to the Cinemassacre website in past years, this time around the videos were made available on YouTube, appearing on the same day as their Cinemassacre.com releases. The reviews were divided into three distinct formats:
  • Some of the reviews were of public domain films, which aired on both websites.
  • For the reviews that weren't of public domain films, so as to avoid copyright issues, the YouTube release would instead feature a "Monster Madness Rerun", a video from a previous year that was formerly exclusive to Cinemassacre.
  • Lastly, this year had unscripted discussion videos. Rather than the usual scripted reviews with James' commentary over clips of the movie, these episodes had James and Mike Matei on-camera with only a few stills of the movie, making it available for both websites. It also marked the first time Monster Madness starred a host other than James. A few of the videos weren't focused on a single film review, but rather a general topic. These discussion episodes are marked with **

  1. ** The Ring (2002)
  2. The Wasp Woman (1959)
  3. Sleepaway Camp (1983) / Rerun: Silent Horror Classics Review (compilation of several reviews: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and The Phantom of the Opera from History of Horror; Frankenstein (1910) from Monster Madness 3; Häxan from Monster Madness 8)
  4. ** Frozen (2010)
  5. Suspiria (1977) / Rerun: Night of the Living Dead (1968) full-length commentary from Sequel-A-Thon 2
  6. Misery (1990) / Rerun: The Mummy series review (shorter re-edit of the Mummy reviews from Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  7. ** Poultrygeist (2006)
  8. The Monster (1925)
  9. Candyman (1992) / Rerun: Alien series review (shorter re-edit of the Alien and Alien vs. Predator reviews from Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  10. ** Is it Horror?
  11. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
  12. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) / Rerun: The Phantom Creeps (1939) from Camp Cult
  13. ** The Human Centipede (2009)
  14. Shaun of the Dead (2004) / Rerun: George Romero's Dead series review (shorter re-edit of the Dead reviews from Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  15. The Omen (1976) / Rerun: Robot Monster (1953) from Camp Cult
  16. ** The Future of Universal Monsters
  17. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  18. Frankenstein Unbound (1990) / Rerun: The Terror (1963) from Camp Cult
  19. ** Saw (2004)
  20. Carrie (1976) / Rerun: The Screaming Skull (1958) from Camp Cult
  21. The Last House on the Left (1972) / Rerun: The Old Dark House (1963) from Monster Madness 3
  22. ** Halloween TV Specials
  23. Carnival of Souls (1962)
  24. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) / Rerun: Hammer Frankenstein Reviews (shorter re-edit of the Hammer Frankenstein reviews from Sequel-A-Thon 2)
  25. ** It Follows (2015)
  26. Night of the Lepus (1972) / Rerun: White Zombie (1932) full-length commentary from 2011 featuring James and Mike
  27. City of the Dead (1960)
  28. ** The Descent (2005)
  29. Invisible Man series: The Invisible Man (1933), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman (1940), Invisible Agent (1942), The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944), and Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) / Rerun: Dracula (1931), shorter re-edit of an audio-only commentary from 2010 featuring James and Mike, with movie stills added
  30. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  31. ** How to Celebrate Halloween
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    2016 Monster Madness X 
Stated by James to be the final marathon to have a full 31 reviews. It marks the first time the entire marathon was made viewable on YouTube, with no Cinemassacre.com-exclusives. The reviews were all once again scripted, but with stills instead of video clips like in previous years, making them YouTube-friendly. This year was also divided into several sub-themes depending on the day of the week:
  • Mondern Mondays focused on recent horror movies.
  • Top Ten Tuesdays showcased James' recommendations for the best horror movies by era.
  • WTF Wednesdays were dedicated to weird movies.
  • Blood-thirsty Thursdays were movies about vampires.
  • Franken-Fridays were movies about Frankenstein.
  • Weekend Whatevers had no specific focus.

  1. Weekend Whatever: The Wicker Man (1973)
  2. Weekend Whatever: Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
  3. Modern Monday: The Babadook (2014)
  4. Top Ten Tuesday: Top 20 Golden Age Horror (Top 10 1930's Horror, Top 10 1940's Horror)
  5. WTF Wednesday: Eraserhead (1977)
  6. Blood-thirsty Thursday: Vampyr (1932)
  7. Franken-Friday: Frankenhooker (1990)
  8. Weekend Whatever: Mighty Joe Young (1949)
  9. Weekend Whatever: Swamp Thing (1982)
  10. Modern Monday: Tusk (2014)
  11. Top Ten Tuesday: Top 15 Silver Age Sci Fi (Top 5 Alien Invaders, Top 5 Monsters on the Loose, Top 5 Scientific Disasters)
  12. WTF Wednesday: Terror Firmer (1999)
  13. Blood-thirsty Thursday: The Lost Boys (1987)
  14. Franken-Friday: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
  15. Weekend Whatever: Matinee (1993)
  16. Weekend Whatever: Metropolis (1927)
  17. Modern Monday: Oculus (2013)
  18. Top Ten Tuesday: Top 15 Silver Age Horror (Top 5 Hammer Films, Top 10 1960's Horror)
  19. WTF Wednesday: House (1977)
  20. Blood-thirsty Thursday: Wolfman vs. Dracula (unreleased)
  21. Franken-Friday: Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965)
  22. Weekend Whatever: Clash of the Titans (1981)
  23. Weekend Whatever: Targets (1968)
  24. Modern Monday: Lumberjack Man (2015)
  25. Top Ten Tuesday: Top 20 Bronze Age Horror (Top 10 1970's Horror, Top 10 1980's Horror)
  26. WTF Wednesday: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  27. Blood-thirsty Thursday: Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
  28. Franken-Friday: Victor Frankenstein (2015)
  29. Weekend Whatever: History of Midnight Ghost Shows
  30. Weekend Whatever: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  31. Modern Monday: Krampus (2015)

    2017 Son of Monster Madness 
Despite full marathons of Monster Madness having ended, the Cinemassacre YouTube channel maintained its tradition of releasing a new horror-themed video every day in October:
  • Five new horror movie reviews, released on "Sunday Bloody Sundays" for both the YouTube channel and the Cinemassacre website.
  • The rest of the month came with more "Resurrected Reviews", a format that had been introduced earlier in the year. These were YouTube reruns of videos that were formerly exclusive to Cinemassacre.com, again with the video clips taken out.

  1. Sunday Bloody Sundays: Gargoyles (1972)
  2. History of Horror Films - 31 Monster Madness reviews combined
  3. Top 10 Horror Remakes from 2012
  4. Frankenstein (Universal monster series reviews) from Sequel-A-Thon
  5. The Shining (1980) from 2008
  6. Invisible Man (Universal series review) from Monster Madness 9
  7. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV series review) from Monster Madness 8
  8. Sunday Bloody Sundays: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
  9. Dracula (Hammer series review) from Sequel-A-Thon
  10. Top Ten Twilight Zone Episodes from 2009
  11. The Giant Claw (1957) from Monster Madness 3
  12. Teen Wolf (1985) from 80's-A-Thon
  13. Friday the 13th (movie series review) from 2015
  14. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) from 80's-A-Thon
  15. Sunday Bloody Sundays: Hobgoblins (1988)
  16. Frankenstein (Hammer series review) from Sequel-A-Thon 2
  17. Top 10 Lost Horror Films from 2010
  18. Troll Trilogy: Troll (1986), Troll 2 (1990), Troll 3 #1 "Quest for the Mighty Sword" (1990), and Troll 3 #2 "The Crawlers" (1993) from Camp Cult
  19. Beetlejuice (1988) from Monster Madness 8
  20. Stephen King's It (1990) from Monster Madness 8
  21. The Exorcist Trilogy: The Exorcist (1973), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), and The Exorcist III (1990) from History of Horror, Camp Cult, and Monster Madness 8 respectively
  22. Sunday Bloody Sundays: The Exorcist Prequels: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
  23. A Nightmare on Elm Street (series review) from Sequel-A-Thon
  24. Top Ten Tales from the Crypt Episodes from 2009
  25. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) from Camp Cult
  26. Night of the Lepus (1972) from Monster Madness 9
  27. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (series review): The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) from History of Horror, Monster Madness 3, Camp Cult, and Monster Madness 8 respectively
  28. A Tribute to TNT's MonsterVision from 2010
  29. Sunday Bloody Sundays: Don't Breathe (2016)
  30. George Romero's Zombie "Of the Dead" movie series review from Sequel-A-Thon 2
  31. Halloween (movie series review) from Sequel-A-Thon

    2018 Monster Madness 2018 
Similar to Son of Monster Madness in that it was a mixture of old and new content. This time, there were eight new videos, released on both the YouTube channel and Cinemassacre.com, while the YouTube channel also featured re-runs of older videos formerly exclusive to Cinemassacre.
  • Every Wednesday came with a solo horror movie review by James, and in one case an interview with former MonsterVision host Joe Bob Briggs.
  • Every Friday was "Cinemassacre Rental Reviews", a series that began earlier in the year, except specifically horror-themed for October. Between this and the Joe Bob Briggs interview, it was also the first time since Monster Madness 9 to have hosts other than James.
  • "Resurrected Reviews" filled out the rest of the month.
  • Starting on Friday of October 26th, the show also had its first ever live stream, which lasted for over 40 hours, ending on the 28th.

  1. The Brain (1988) from Monster Madness 3
  2. Return of the Living Dead (1985) from Monster Madness 3
  3. Wednesday: Hollow Man (2000)
  4. Candyman (1992) from Monster Madness 9
  5. Friday: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  6. An American Werewolf in London (1981) from Monster Madness 3
  7. Coffin Joe series (1960s) from Monster Madness 3
  8. Misery (1990) from Monster Madness 9
  9. Night of the Creeps (1986) from Monster Madness 8
  10. Wednesday: Joe Bob Briggs (talking horror)
  11. The Toxic Avenger (1984) from 80's-A-Thon
  12. Friday: Event Horizon (1997)
  13. Tourist Trap (1979) from Monster Madness 8
  14. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) from 80's-A-Thon
  15. Doctor X (1932) from Monster Madness 8
  16. Dracula's Daughter (1936) from Monster Madness 8
  17. Wednesday: Psycho series review: Psycho (1960), Psycho II (1983), Psycho III (1986), Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
  18. The Night Walker (1964) from Monster Madness 8
  19. Friday: Halloween (2018). The sequel to "Halloween" called "Halloween"
  20. Mystics in Bali (1981) from Camp Cult
  21. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (the 1971 version, the 1969 version, and Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein from 1972) from Camp Cult
  22. Monkey Shines (1988) from Camp Cult
  23. Suspiria (1977) from Monster Madness 9
  24. Wednesday: Link (1986)
  25. Young Frankenstein (1974) from Monster Madness 8
  26. Friday: Underrated Horror Movies
  • Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Live Stream
    • First, the Rental Reviews crew hosted a couple commentaries of public domain horror films: The Terror (1963) and House on Haunted Hill (1959). Unfortunately, the commentaries have not been re-uploaded since the stream ended.
    • Next came an airing of AVGN Presents "ASTRO BASTARDS" TRAILER, then Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: THE MOVIE (2015) TRAILER, and then MIMAL THE ELF - urban legend 90s TV documentary clip, three major video projects of James' that had been released over the previous few years.
    • This was followed by an airing of every prior Monster Madness episode, going chronologically from History of Horror all the way to Son of Monster Madness. Notably, the episodes were all shown in their original, unaltered format, with full video clips.
    • After the Son of Madness episodes, the stream started over with another loop of Astro Bastards/Jekyll & Hyde/Mimal the Elf, followed by the Monster Madness episodes starting with History of Horror. However, the stream eventually ended before the second loop could finish.
  1. The Manitou (1978) from Camp Cult
  2. Brain Damage (1988) from Camp Cult
  3. Shaun of the Dead (2004) from Monster Madness 9
  4. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) from Monster Madness 8
  5. Trick 'r Treat (2007) from Monster Madness 8


Cinemassacre's regular reviews by year:

All reviews by James alone, except where noted.

    2007 

    2008 

    2009 

    2010 

    2011 

    2012 

    2013 

    2014 
  • Lookin' at Books:
    1. Nostalgic Scary Books
    2. Monster Movie Books Part 1
    3. Monster Movie Books Part 2
    4. Monster Movie Books Part 3
    5. Hard Rock and Metal Books
    6. Autobiographies
    7. Weird NJ
    8. Filmmaking Books
    9. Horror and Sci-Fi Fiction
    10. Comics
  • Godzilla (2014) Thoughts
  • Top 15 Awesome Transformers Moments
  • Top 10 Transformers WTF Moments
  • James & Mike: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Thoughts
  • Top 10 Ways Shatner Could Return in Star Trek 3
  • Top 5 Horror/Monster Movies Due for a Remake

    2015 

    2016 

    2017 
This year introduced "Resurrected Reviews", YouTube re-releases of videos that were formerly exclusive to Cinemassacre.com. As with Monster Madness X the previous year, in these, the movie clips were replaced with stills so as to avoid copyright issues. With full-length marathons of Monster Madness having ended, reviews both new and resurrected became more frequent, with Cinemassacre settling into a schedule of a new review every Friday.

    2018 
Movie reviews became less frequent throughout the first half of the year, and no longer on every Friday as with last year. Outside of Monster Madness 2018, there were also no more YouTube re-releases of older videos, with every review being new. Beginning in August, a series called "Cinemassacre Rental Reviews" debuted, resuming the tradition of a new review every Friday. These feature James and friends in a fictional, old-fashioned video rental store called "Cinemassacre Video". Unlike past reviews which were often scripted, these are more casual and off-the-cuff.
  • Regular reviews:
    • MonsterVision might come back?
    • Breaking Bad (2008 - 2013)
    • James, Ryan, Tony, Justin: Rampage (2018)
    • James, Ryan, Tony, Justin: Ready Player One (2018)
    • James, Ryan, Justin, Kieran: Deadpool 2 (2018)
    • James, Mike, Ryan, Tony: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
    • James & Mike: Cobra Kai (2018) Thoughts
    • Halloween: A Confusing History (The timelines explained)
    • Joe Bob Briggs Interview (Cinemassacre)
    • Joe Bob Briggs answers Twitter questions
    • James & Tony: If Halloween H2020 Existed
    • James & Tony: How to fix Halloween 6
    • What will I watch? (Netflix browsing)
  • Cinemassacre Rental Reviews:
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