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Old 09-01-08, 07:02 PM   #2
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2008 Additions & Revisions


As is usually the case, there's been a few minor changes made to this year's challenge. They are due to your feedback taken from this thread and are the following:
  • New this year is The "31 Films for 31 Days" List to encourage group discussion.

  • Horror documentaries are still allowed, but the "fluff" taken from DVD supplemental material (making of, featurettes, behind the scenes, etc.) no longer count. Some legitimate examples include: "100 Years of Horror", "American Nightmare", "Fear in the Dark" and "Halloween: 25 Years of Terror".

  • Pending your votes, a commentary rule change is a possibility.

  • The Wilds Cards have been doubled to 6.

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 damn near impossible to satisfy everyone, that's the sole reason the feedback thread was created and your input was taken accordingly.


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The "31 Films for 31 Days" List
NEW

This is an optional subset of the overall challenge. Watch these 31 films on the listed day, with group discussion starting the next morning. Or don't watch them but still join the discussion.

The "31 Films in 31 Days" Thread

-Courtesy of Trevor

Code:
October 1st 
Nosferatu 

October 2nd
Shadow of the Vampire 

October 3rd
Suspiria 

October 4th 
A Nightmare on Elm Street 

October 5th
Night of the Living Dead

October 6th 
The Shining 

October 7th 
Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator 

October 8th 
Creature from the Black Lagoon (chosen by vote) 

October 9th 
The Devil's Rejects (chosen by FusionX) 

October 10th 
Rosemary's Baby 

October 11th
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 

October 12th
Freaks 

October 13th
Friday the 13th 

October 14th 
The Wolf Man (this is October's Full Moon) 

October 15th 
Claw of Terror (aka "Scream Bloody Murder")
YouTube link (chosen by Mister Peepers)

October 16th
Manos: The Hands of Fate (chosen by steelpotato) 

October 17th
The Exorcist 

October 18th
The Invisible Man 

October 19th
Hard (chosen by edwardnortonfan) 

October 20th
April Fool's Day (chosen by wlverinefactor) 

October 21st
John Carpenter's The Thing 

October 22nd
The Evil Dead 

October 23rd
Psycho 

October 24th
The Mummy 

October 25th
The Pit and the Pendulum (chosen by Dimension X) 

October 26th
Horror of Dracula (chosen by Crazee4DVDs) 

October 27th 
The Innocents (chosen by Giles) 

October 28th 
Black Sunday (chosen by Chad)

October 29th
Dracula

October 30th
Frankenstein 

October 31st 
Halloween (1978)

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6 WILD CARDS


RULES

There are 6 wild card options. 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.


-Courtesy of caligulathegod


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The Expanded Checklist/Bingo Card
(Copy & paste into your list.)


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - (insert film title here)
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
--- Zombie -
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." -
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

(One film could fill multiple items. Example: Dracula would fill one for decade, rating, actor, vampire, based on novel, and maybe others as well.)
(Use a * to mark first time viewings.)
(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)
(First one to fill in all the blanks wins a random DVD from Trevor.)

-Courtesy of Trevor ...and more


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Last edited by Chad; 10-01-08 at 04:28 PM.