April 24, 2019

Movies At Dog Farm Events Timeline - The First Seven Years (And 50 Movies)

Old MADF Facebook Group Page Header featuring the final image from Lucio Fulci's The Beyond (1981). We still haven't watched this movie at a Dog Farm Event.  Go figure.

     I'm shocked!  Shocked, I tell you!  The Movies At Dog Farm Events that initially spawned this website are creeping up on their seventh anniversary in May, and Movies At Dog Farm VII will see It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) become the fiftieth movie we've shown.  That count excludes the second screenings of the three titles that have screened twice, of course.  For the record, those titles were: Suspiria (1977), Pontypool (2008), and Trick R' Treat (2007).  I'm not one hundred percent certain all the dates in this timeline are correct, but I'm pretty sure I haven't missed any titles.  The Summer One Nighters are the most likely to be a little off since they were more haphazardly scheduled and thus more poorly documented.

Movies At Dog Farm -- 2012

         Friday, 5/2/12      Pieces (1982)

    Saturday, 5/3/12      Cemetery Man (1994)
                                            Suspiria (1977)

Summer One Nighter -- 2012
    Tuesday, 6/12/12      Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
                                            Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

Movies At Dog Farm II -- 2012  (First Pre'Ween Picture Show)

     Friday, 10/19/12      Dawn of the Dead (2004)
                                            House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

Saturday, 10/20/12      Shaun of the Dead (2004)
                                            Attack the Block (2011)
                                            Pontypool (2008)
                                            The Descent (2005)
                                            Trick R' Treat (2007)
                                            High Tension (2003)

Movies At Dog Farm III -- 2014

       Friday, 5/23/14       Starship Troopers (1997)
                                             Saturn 3 (1980)

  Saturday, 5/24/14       Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
                                             The Sentinel (1977)

Movies At Dog Farm IV -- 2015

       Friday, 5/22/15       The Manitou (1978)
                                             Alone in the Dark (1982)

   Saturday, 5/23/15      Vanishing Point (1971)
                                             The Thing (1982)

Movies At Dog Farm V -- 2017

        Friday, 5/26/17       The Beast Within (1982)
                                              The Funhouse (1981)

    Saturday, 5/27/17       Private Parts (1972)
                                              The Blob (1988)
                                              The Howling (1981)

Summer One Nighter II -- 2017
  Wednesday, 6/7/17       The Big Doll House (1971)
                                               Videodrome (1983)

Pre'Ween Picture Show II -- 2017
    Saturday, 10/28/17       Halloween II (1981)
                                                 From Beyond (1986)
                                                 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

New Year's Eve -- 2017

      Sunday, 12/31/17        The Redeemer - Son of Satan (1978)
                                                Suspiria (1977) redux

Movies At Dog Farm VI -- 2018

           Friday, 6/1/18         Ed Wood (1994)
                                                Phenomena (1985)

       Saturday, 6/2/18       The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
                                                The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
                                                Altered States (1980)
                                                Humanoids From the Deep (1980)

Summer One Nighter III -- 2018

        Sunday, 7/22/18         May (2002)
                                                 Fear No Evil (1981)
                                                 Of Unknown Origin (1983)

Summer One Nighter IV -- 2018

       Saturday, 8/18/18       The Final Girls (2015)

Pre'Ween Picture Show III -- 2018

         Friday, 10/26/18        What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
                                                   [REC] (2007)

     Saturday, 10/27/18       The Fog (1980)
                                                  Trick R' Treat (2007) redux
                                                  Ginger Snaps (2000)

New Year's Eve II -- 2018

      Monday, 12/31/18        Curtains (1983) 
                                                  The Brood (1979)
                                                  Pontypool (2008) redux

Movies At Dog Farm VII -- 2019

           Friday, 4/26/18        Demon Seed (1977)
                                                  It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)  50th Movie! *

       Saturday, 4/27/18       Boogie Nights (1997)
                                                  Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)


    I couldn't resist crunching the numbers a bit after compiling the timeline...

Most Popular Decade:                  The 1980s, with 21 movies
2nd Most Popular Decade:         The 2000s, with 12 movies
3rd Most Popular Decade:          The 1970s, with 11 movies
Most Popular Year(s):                  1977, 1980, 1981, and 1982, with 4 movies each

     Somehow, I've yet to screen any movies from the sixties.  So yeah, we'll be watching some movies from the sixties soon.

     Sussing out this timeline from Facebook group pages, Facebook message strings, the MADF website, and the largely hazy recollections of attendees was more of an undertaking than I initially expected.  Going forward I'll document the events more thoroughly.  If anyone has hard empirical evidence of errors or omissions, please let me know.  It's hard to fathom how many movies we've watched together, and I look forward to another fifty or so as long as interest remains.  Thanks to all who've attended over the years for helping to build these goofy little movie nights into the long running enterprise they've become!

     Incidentally, this would be a great opportunity to leave a comment sharing your favorite memories...

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