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Old 09-01-07, 08:11 PM   #2
Chad
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caligulathegod's 3 WILD CARDS

RULES
  • There are 3 wild card options. This would include any choice of film or short that does not fit into the feature rule (the other rules cannot be superceded). The wild card can be used for any horror related item, including It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, various halloween Bugs Bunny cartoons, Roseanne or Simpsons Halloween episodes, X-Files or Angel the Series episodes, etc. The only caveat is that only one of each type can be counted. For example, you can't count three Bugs Bunny cartoons as your wild cards.


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More info regarding rule #3

It must be a feature: Defined as 40+ minutes. It can be a film that has played theatrically, or was made for TV or direct-to-video. TV shows (defined as those with recurring characters such as X-Files or Buffy the Vampire Slayer) are not allowed. The general consensus has been to allow Anthology format television shows (such as Masters of Horror) as long as they meet the 40+ minute rule. Also allowed are television miniseries. This would include films like Frankenstein the True Story, the Stephen King TV adaptations, etc. Also allowed are feature documentaries provided they are at least 40 minutes. This would include tribute documentaries on specific films or filmmakers, such as Document of the Dead, The American Nightmare, Boogeymen, Fear in the Dark, etc. We are also including documentaries on "true" Horror subjects, such as those 70s exploitation documentaries on Bigfoot, aliens, psychic phenomena, serial killers, or the Mondo films (such as Mondo Cane, Africa Addio, and Shocking Asia). Strongly encouraged are those that played theatrically at some point.

-Courtesy of caligulathegod


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2007 Additions & Revisions

As you've probably noticed, there's been a couple of changes made to last year's rules. They are due to YOUR votes taken from this thread and are the following:

  • Commentaries are still allowed, but no longer in addition to watching the movie. You must now choose between either watching the movie with the original audio or with a commentary track running. This harkens back to "the same film cannot be watched more than once" rule.
  • Instead of only having "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" as the one possible exception to the rules, you now have additional choices with caligulathegod's 3 WILD CARDS option.


Yes, I realize everyone doesn't always agree on allowing commentaries, the 40-minute rule, the exclusion of tv shows, etc. But the fact of the matter is it's virtually impossible to satisfy everyone, and that's the sole reason the poll was created to get your input. So, if you didn't vote you only have yourself to blame.


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Suggestions


Watch films in at least two languages other than English.

Watch a film and its remake.

watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category.

Watch a film and at least two sequels.

Watch a film in each of the following horror subgenres:
--- Vampire
--- Werewolf
--- Ghost/haunting
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious
--- Zombie
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac
--- Monster/creature feature

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi
--- Lon Chaney (Sr. or Jr.)
--- Boris Karloff
--- Vincent Price
--- Christopher Lee
--- Jamie Lee Curtis

Watch a film you've heard about but haven't seen (and report back in the discussion thread).

-Courtesy of Shack


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Last edited by Chad; 09-23-07 at 12:49 PM.