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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 2nd Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Old 09-05-06, 09:53 AM
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I did this on my own last year, and didn't come close (only got 35 - 40). I'm definitely in this year, but my personal goal is 50.
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Old 09-05-06, 10:03 AM
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Ratings based on 5 stars.

10/1/06
1. Population 436 ** Bad start. I put this in the Netflix queue because the trailer was pretty cool and it has Jeremy Sisto in it who I always like. This is kind of a mish-mash of "The Village" and Shirley Jackson's story "The Lottery" with no compelling suspense and ill-defined internal logic. Surprisingly, Fred Durst doesn't suck as a deputy.
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ***** The perfect palate cleanser! Not much to say about this one that hasn't been said before. The new Dark Sky DVD is awesome!

10/2/06
3.

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Old 09-05-06, 10:04 AM
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I'm gonna take a stab at it this year. I wussed out last year and didn't participate.

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Old 09-05-06, 10:24 AM
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I will give this a go.
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Old 09-05-06, 10:45 AM
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I have a job and a life. There's no way I can come close to 100 movies in a month.
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
I have a job and a life. There's no way I can come close to 100 movies in a month.
Amen, brotha.

How is this even remotely possible for someone with a full time job?

No sleep makes Dan1boy a very unhappy man. With that being said, however, good luck to you all !!
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Old 09-05-06, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan1boy
Amen, brotha.

How is this even remotely possible for someone with a full time job?

No sleep makes Dan1boy a very unhappy man. With that being said, however, good luck to you all !!
last year i worked at a video store...so that helped.

Alot of people work from home, and alot of people watch alot of movies anyways
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Question: The TV show "Supernatural" - certainly a horror base. I plan on watching the entire season in October. So.. would each episode count as a title a' la "Masters Of Horror"??
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as long as its 40 minutes or longer then it counts as a title
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Old 09-05-06, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by steelpotato
but I am pledging to watch none of the 223 that I watched last year
I'm gonna try to do the same.

Originally Posted by Dan1boy
How is this even remotely possible for someone with a full time job?
Depending on how many hours you work, it's pretty easy to squeeze in 2 or 3 movies a night. And let's be honest, there aint that many horror movies out there that surpass 120 mins.
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as long as its 40 minutes or longer then it counts as a title
Sweet. Going to save that set for October then!
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Originally Posted by Damed
Question: The TV show "Supernatural" - certainly a horror base. I plan on watching the entire season in October. So.. would each episode count as a title a' la "Masters Of Horror"??
The title of the thread is "Horror Movie." I personally would not include it nor the Masters of Horror TV series.
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I certainly would count Masters of Horror, as they are standalone movies. Short movies, sure, but movies nonetheless.
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Originally Posted by Russell S
I certainly would count Masters of Horror, as they are standalone movies. Short movies, sure, but movies nonetheless.
Not trying to be argumentative here but if those are considered movies, how about episodes of Freddy's Nightmares? They were approx 47 minutes and were standalone stories. There were several TV shows over 40 minutes long with standalone stories like this...should they be included?

Hell, go ahead & include The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Darkside, etc. All miniature 30 minute movies.

Just playing devil's advocate.
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You're right, this is too confusing. Let's all just quit.
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Old 09-05-06, 06:05 PM
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Ok, I am in. I just bought all 4 Fright Pack collections from DVDPlanet and I have my entire Universal Horror collections. That will give me roughly 50+. I wish I had thought about this before I did my entire Jason series last month.

Update:
I have decided to set a personal goal since I feel the likelyhood of getting to 100 is slim to none for me. I will shoot for 70. That is two movies on work nights and three on off nights. I will try to squeeze in an extra 30 somewhere, but I don't think I will make it. If I make my goal, it will knck out almost all the backlog horror I have so it is a big plus as I am on a get rid of the backlog kick. I was up to like 300 no counting TV shows.

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So I decided to do something for the Challenge that I have been thinking about for a bit now. I am going to try to do a Chronogoly of Horror, tracking the genre from the 1920s silents to modern day releases. Should be an interesting trip.

Also, Chad, feel free to place the DVD I'm placing up for grabs to the winner of this year's challenge. I thought I'd keep it hush hush until Oct. 1st but I'll put it out there now to see if we can drum up more viewers this year. Up for grabs is what some say to be the first horror flick:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
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I won't have as much free time as last year but I'll do my best.
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I'm in too. my goal is 50 though.
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ViewAskewbian - done. And thanks, BTW.


A few comments that need addressing:

Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Question: You mentioned "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", so I assume that other horror-ish movies are allowed to count too. Like Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beatlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, etc?
Yes.

Originally Posted by caligulathegod
I don't understand why commentaries should count, though. Might as well count 5.1 and 2.0.
Last year people were complaining because we weren't going to initially include commentaries but later changed it! But, I do see what you're saying and think putting a limit of around 3 for the entire contest would a reasonable one. Is everyone else in agreement?

Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
I have a job and a life. There's no way I can come close to 100 movies in a month.
A very common question that always manages to pop up...usually more than once. Again, this is about having fun so if you can only squeeze in a couple for the entire month then that's absolutely fine.

Personally I have both a full-time job and a fairly active social life, yet still managed to work in 130 movies last time around. It's all about good time management...I watch far less television than I used too and I'm a certified insomniac, so I use those two situations to my advantage. You might just be surprised at how many you can watch in a given month if you really put forth the effort.

Originally Posted by Russell S
I certainly would count Masters of Horror, as they are standalone movies. Short movies, sure, but movies nonetheless.
I don't see any reason we shouldn't count Masters of Horror because they are movies after all. Let's not forgot there's quite an abundance of horror films from back in the day that barely have a running time of an hour...if that. I recently caught a couple of Bela Lugosi films ("The Devil Bat" & "Scared to Death") on TCM and both barely run over the 60 min mark.

Originally Posted by Damed
Question: The TV show "Supernatural" - certainly a horror base. I plan on watching the entire season in October. So.. would each episode count as a title a' la "Masters Of Horror"??
Now that's stretching it a bit, IMHO. I realize it's over the 40-minute mark but it's a television series and this is supposed to be about movies. That's 22(?) episodes from just one television season that would qualify if we counted them. Come on, we gotta draw the line somewhere people!


Look, there's no way we can satisfy everyone. But, the fact of the matter is we have 25 days until this thing starts and nothing is set in stone, so surely we can all decide on something that everyone will agree on by then!
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Well I am in this year...Forgot last year, but took part in the Xmas one so I am in for this time. Hope to get 50, and will shoot for the full 100.

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well, then. All that time, I though this was in the list thread.

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Old 09-07-06, 09:04 PM
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I ask again:

Should we or shouldn't we count commentaries?
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lol I had 17 last year. I'll document what I watch this year as well. I'm so ready. Won't be 100, but yeah.
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Old 09-07-06, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Chad
I ask again:

Should we or shouldn't we count commentaries?
we did last year, so i say yes
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