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What was this movie I saw billed as the "Worst SF movie ever"?

This sounds like the infamous Plan 9 from Outer Space. The titular plan involves using pineal and pituitary stimulation to awaken the dead: The Ruler : What Plan will you follow now? Eros : Plan 9. ...
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Movie about a ship flying into a black hole and cannibalism

The movie Event Horizon (1997) features a crew investigating the return of an experimental FTL ship. The original crew used an artificial black hole as part of their drive tech, and went crazy when ...
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Sci-fi horror short story about alien that wants to be eaten

I'm pretty confident this is the classic Philip K. Dick short story "Beyond Lies the Wub." Quoting from the plot summary on Wikipedia: Captain Franco, paranoid after an earlier ...
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Who is Dracula's son as mentioned in the song Monster Mash?

The song’s references are often based on popular movies from the previous thirty years rather than on books. This is likely a reference to the 1943 film Son of Dracula, which starred Lon Chaney, Jr.
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Gloomy H. P. Lovecraft adventure quest with de-hydrated water

From the details given in the question, I'm sure this is "The Night Land" by William Hope Hodgson. Although not a Lovecraft work, it is very much in his style, and as the questioner recalls ...
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Flying Bloodthirsty Lampshades

"Not of this Earth" (1957) Roger Corman's 1957 film included, among other things, a flying alien shaped like a lampshade that lands on Dr. Rochelle's head and kills him, with blood pooling out. A ...
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Western buddy movie with a supernatural twist where a woman turns into an eagle at the end

The Shadow of Chikara (1977) Two former Confederate captains set-out to recover diamonds hidden in the mountains of Arkansas but a native spirit named Chikara is said to protect the sacred ...
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An organisation related to science fiction monsters

I believe you are looking for the SCP Foundation stories. Operating clandestine and worldwide, the Foundation operates beyond jurisdiction, empowered and entrusted by every major national ...
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Fantasy story circa 60s about a sheltered vegetarian boy who visits a slaughter house with dire results

Fantasy story circa 60s "Pig", a 1959 short story by Roald Dahl, has its own Wikipedia page. The boy's parents die when he is a baby Thus, when he was no more than twelve days old, little ...
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WW2-era bureaucrats escaping nuclear war into Lovecraftian dimension

I think this might be Charles Stross's "A Colder War", available to read linked from Wikipedia and the author's website. The main viewpoint character, Roger Jourgensen, is a CIA analyst who ...
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'70s movie about a night flight during the Night of the Witches

You're thinking of The Horror At 37,000 Feet (IMDB) from 1973. A flight from London to New York is disrupted by demonic forces. A wealthy architect is transporting a dismantled ancient abbey on the ...
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Horror story: only people who smoke could see some monsters

This sounds like Stephen King's "The Ten O'Clock People" (1993) in which people suffering from nicotine withdrawal are able to perceive some people as "batmen." Quoting from the ...
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Story about a cartoonist drawing a fictional man under trial and finding out the man exists and has sculpted his gravestone

If the story was in text I think it was August Heat by William Fryer Harvey. You can read the entire story here. "The protagonist is an artist that, after being struck by inspiration, draws a ...
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A Fantasy story where a man appears to have been crushed on his wedding night by a statue on the finger of which he has put a wedding ring

La Vénus d'Ille by Prosper Mérimée. La Vénus d'Ille is a short story by French writer Prosper Mérimée. It was written in 1835 and published in 1837. It tells the story of a statue of Venus that comes ...
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What was this movie I saw billed as the "Worst SF movie ever"?

Sounds like "Plan 9 From Outer Space": Made in 1957, shot in black and white The titular "Plan 9" refers to "a scheme to resurrect the Earth's dead, referred to as "...
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Ghost Story set on a Victorian age ocean going liner. Everyone who has slept in a certain cabin for the last four voyages has jumped overboard

This is surely The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford, a short story first published back in 1894. The plot goes essentially as outlined in the question. The passenger ship is called the Kamtschatka, ...
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Horror movie/show or scene where a horse creature opens its mouth really wide and devours a man in a stables

It sounds like The Brothers Grimm: The scene below specifically has a boy being eaten by a horse. NSFW (obviously)
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Masochist gets more than he bargained for in fantasy horror story

Bram Stoker's "The Squaw" as per this article. The story describes in gory detail how an American tourist in the German city of Nuremberg accidentally kills a kitten. It goes on to describe,...
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Did any of Lovecraft's stories actually have a protagonist who keeps writing even as they are about to die?

In addition to Dagon I found a few stories that kind of fit this, but only a few from the large number of stories that Lovecraft wrote. The closest I know of is The Haunter Of The Dark, which ends: ...
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Movie/TV series with a scene of spiky, black goo growing out of a lab container?

This sounds like Species. About 35 minutes into the movie, there is a scene quite similar to what you have described. The alien substance in the Species scene I am thinking of is not really spiky. I ...
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Movie in which the couple figurine atop a wedding cake doubles as a voodoo doll

Is this From Beyond the Grave (1974)...? From Wikipedia: Four customers buy or steal items from Temptations Limited, an antique shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate ...
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Do you know this insect asteroid story?

This is "Swarm" by Bruce Sterling, a story set in the Schismatrix universe. It was published first in 1982, in the April edition of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Captain-...
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Movie about "flying spheres with saws" which killed people?

This is almost certainly one of the Phantasm movies. The thing you describe is called a Sentinel. The sentinels are usually silver spheres that fly through the air, approach the head of a person, then ...
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Horror short story about a man looking into another world of always happy people. He eventually enters, and they rush him and eat him

This is probably "Window" (1980) by Bob Leman, first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. From the plot summary on Wikipedia: A researcher seeking to merge science ...
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Movie where a man is talking to a parasite in his stomach

Is this David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975)...? The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out ...
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Horror short story set on Everest, where climbers left behind are eaten by a creature masquerading as a climber

This is "The Eight-Thousanders" by Jason Sanford. It was originally published in the September-October 2020 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. The POV character, Keller, is on an expedition ...
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Seventies or sixties movie where creatures are unearthed from beneath the streets

Is this Quatermass and the Pit (1967)...? A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called in to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on ...
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Old book about a man who finds an abandoned house with a portal to another world

I suggest The House on the Borderland (1908) by William Hope Hodgson. From the Wikipedia description (my bold indicates things that match the question): Two men on a two-week fishing vacation in ...
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Creepy film with tentacle alien attacking crew members in a vessel in space or underwater

This sounds like Leviathan to me a 1989 deep sea mining horror movie. Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with ...
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Book of Science Fiction Horror I Read as a Kid

"Soft" by F. Paul Wilson Can be found in a number of horror fantasy anthologies, including Masques and Soft and Others. See the link above for a full list of places the story has been ...
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