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Darth Maher's Horror Movie Challenge List 2017






Usual Personal Goal:
Beat my previous OHMC "High Score" (2007: 29).
Watch at least ONE Halloween or horror related movie/show/etc per day
in October.
Watch more movies that I've never seen before.
Be more involved enough in the discussion of movies/lists.

☼ = First Time Viewings

This is my 12th Horror Challenge.

Past Results:
2006: 23
2007: 29
2008: 13
2009: 26
2010: 17
2011: 14
2012: 28
2013: 9.75
2014: 22.75
2015: 20.75
2016: 22.5



October 1, 2017
1. [1 pt] Fright Night (1985, Blu-ray)
2. [1 pt] Cat's Eye (1985, Blu-ray)
I swapped out the pre-lit white bulbs with orange bulbs on my "Halloween" tree as I watched these.

October 2, 2017
3. [1 pt] Halloweentown (1998, DVD)
By request from my daughter... who went to bed halfway through the movie
4. [.25 pt] Tales From the Crypt (S1|E6): "Collection Completed"☼ (1989, DVD)
5. [.25 pt] Tales From the Darkside (S1|E3): "I'll Give You A Million"☼ (1984, DVD)
More "Halloween" tree bulb swapping. My thumb really hurts.

October 3, 2017
6. [1 pt] One Dark Night☼ (1982, Amazon Prime)
7. [.25 pt] The Simpsons (S2|E3): "Treehouse of Horror" (1990, On iPad ripped from DVD)
8. [.25 pt] The Simpsons (S3|E7): "Treehouse of Horror II" (1991, On iPad ripped from DVD)
9. [.25 pt] The Simpsons (S4|E5): "Treehouse of Horror III" (1992, On iPad ripped from DVD)
Watched these all on a plane on the way to San Diego for work..

My gate as I arrived in San Diego

October 16, 2017
10. [1 pt] Return of the Living Dead III (1993, Blu-ray)
Turned on A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 The Dream Master (1988, Cable) about halfway in.

October 17, 2017
Shooting interviews and footage at Haunt 31, a home/yard haunt for Community Connection, a local show on Comcast CN100.

October 13, 2017
11. [1 pt] Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982, Blu-ray)
12. [1 pt] Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, Blu-ray)

October 14, 2017
13. [1 pt] Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994, Blu-ray)
14. [1 pt] Child's Play 2 (1990, Blu-ray)
I had hoped to do a Child's Play marathon ending with "Cult of Chucky," but it wasn't meant to be this season.

October 16, 2017
Stated watching Saw (2004, DVD). First death/trap in, daughter decides she can't handle anymore. We turn it off.

October 21, 2017
15. [1 pt] Midnight Syndicate LIVE (2017, Jack Aldrich Theatre, Cedar Point Halloweekends)
Midnight Syndicate returns to Cedar Point Halloweekends! As I said 3 years ago, it's not just two guys standing there playing their keyboards. There is an actual story line that accompanies their performance which includes video screens, live actors, a female vocalist, and an awesome set.

My kids and me in front of the set.

October 23, 2017
16. [.5 pt] The Walking Dead (S8|E1): "Mercy"☼ (2017, DVR: AMCHD)
17. [1 pt] Talking Dead (S8|E1): "Mercy"☼ (2017, DVR: AMCHD)

October 25, 2017
18. [.25 pt] The Goldbergs (S5|E5): "Jackie Likes Star Trek"☼ (2017, DVR: ABCHD)
19. [1 pt] The Video Dead☼ (1987, Blu-ray)
Wow! How did this get a (semi) wide release?

October 26, 2017
20. [1 pt] Hellraiser (1987, Blu-ray)
I had hoped to do a Hellraiser marathon, but it wasn't meant to be this season.

October 27, 2016
21. [0 pt] Our Redeemers Methodist Church Not-So-Scary-Haunted House (2017, Chicago Suburbs)
I played several characters in a haunted house throughout my high school and college years. Now it was my chance to actually put one together. No big frills or anything. For a budget of $0 and only a handful of helpers, I think it went pretty well. This was my second year running it.

Once again, I was too busy running it to take any pictures... except this one, taken just seconds before the lights came back on at the end of the night.

October 28, 2017
22. [1 pt] Tales of Halloween (2015, Blu-ray)

October 29, 2017
23. [1 pt] The Haunting (1963, Blu-ray)
24. [1 pt] Monsters Inc. (2001, FreeForm)
Yeah, I know it's a stretch but it has monsters, a little suspense, and well... it was on.
25. [1 pt] Red State☼ (2011, Starz On Demand)

October 30, 2017
26. [.25 pt] The Middle (S9|E4): "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery"☼ (2017, DVR: ABCHD)
27. [.25 pt] Fresh Off The Boat (S4|E4): "It's A Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang"☼ (2017, DVR: ABCHD)
28. [.25 pt] Modern Family (S9|E5): "It's The Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy"☼ (2017, DVR: ABCHD)
29. [.25 pt] Speechless (S2|E5): "N-I-- NIGHTMARE ON D-I-- DIMEO STREET"☼ (2017, DVR: ABCHD)
30. [0 pt] Yard Haunts! (2017, Chicago Suburbs)
The fam and I went driving around looking at yard haunts.
31. [1 pt] Zombieland (2009, Blu-ray)

October 31, 2017
32. [1 pt] WGN Morning News☼ (2017, WGNHD)
Watched on and off for about 4 hours so I entered it as a full entry. Count it as a WILD CARD if you wish.
33. [.5 pt] Rachael Ray (S12|E37): "Rachael's Halloween"☼ (2017, WGN)
Kind of got hooked after the news and didn't consider turning it off until 55 minutes in. LOL!
34. [1 pt] Halloween (1978, Blu-ray)
Stated watching Halloween II (1981, Blu-ray) but after about 30 minutes, fatigue just kicked in and I couldn't keep my eyes open.


So ends my Halloween viewing... with a half-assed attempt at Halloween II. I should have just ended strong with the original.





STATS:

Personal Goals Revisited:
Beat my previous OHMC "High Score" (2007: 29): NOPE
Watch at least ONE Halloween or horror related movie/show/etc per day in October: NOPE
Watch more movies that I've never seen before: NOPE
Be more involved enough in the discussion of movies/lists: NOPE. Actually, this was probably my worst year for discussion.
One goal that I had but forgot to post at the beginning of the challenge was to get through some of my "unwatched" pile. I had hoped to do some marathons to accomplish this (Hellraiser set, Phantasm set, Chucky set, etc) but I only got through about a movie in each set. Baby steps I guess.

Past Results:
2006: 23
2007: 29
2008: 13
2009: 26
2010: 17
2011: 14
2012: 28
2013: 9.75
2014: 22.75
2015: 20.75
2016: 22.5


2017 FINAL NUMBER: 23.5 which makes this my 4th best year.

FTV (movies only): 3

Decades Viewed (movies only):
1960s: 1
1970s: 1
1980s: 6
1990s: 4
2000s: 2
2010s: 2

Formats Viewed (movies only):
TV/DVR/OnDemand: 2
Amazon Prime: 1
DVD: 1
Blu-ray: 12
Live Event: 1
iPad (transferred from DVD): 3

Checklist Items Completed: n/a
Theme Nights Completed: n/a
Subset Films Viewed: n/a
(Actually, I didn't keep track at all this year)

Random Stats:
I was very tired this year.


This was my 12th challenge.



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Last edited by Darth Maher; 11-09-17 at 06:27 PM. Reason: List Complete!
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