It is up to each new panel of guests to decide for themselves, but there is a rule that allows for titles not released in cinemas to be eligible for the draft. In this case, Joe Begos and Graham Skipper opted to allow for DTV titles to count towards their final seven, and one even made it on there! Following are six direct-to-video titles (one of which was the title played), one made-for-TV movie, and one theatrical release that was just one title too many for yesterday's.
Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop DriveSupposedly based on true events, residents of a new development experience strange happenings, before learning their suburban neighborhood was built over the burial ground of former slaves. Kind of a Hallmark take on Poltergeist, pleasantly dull but with a downbeat ending that is both surprising and most welcome. Kind of hard to object to. Patty Duke and David Selby ground the proceedings. Made for television.
Tomorrow, I'll share my own Top Seven, culled from the 21 horror titles screened. I'll also share my complete list of the 73 theatrical releases I watched, because starting next week...it's Retro Hollmann Awards time, baby.