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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 3rd Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Old 10-03-07, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Trevor
I have three different collections of early early films, including that one. But it does not contain any horror pre 1920 or so if I recall. I found the 1910 Frankenstein online easily, and other early films, but no horror pre-1910 so far.

I'll keep looking, but I would imagine that somebody in this thread has something, hopefully they'll see one of these posts.
you might have better luck, if you post the question, outside the 'Challenge Discussion' thread. Topics in this thread seem to be rather scattered
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Old 10-03-07, 10:12 AM
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I predict fusionX to win, since it looks like he doesn't have a job.

question: we can watch as many MST3K episodes as we'd like... right?
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Originally Posted by Giles
you might have better luck, if you post the question, outside the 'Challenge Discussion' thread. Topics in this thread seem to be rather scattered
Good point. If I don't find anything here or on my own in the next few days, I'll post a new thread with the query/request.
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Old 10-03-07, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles
question: we can watch as many MST3K episodes as we'd like... right?
I know there are some people here who don't like allowing the MST3K versions, but there is still nothing in the rules to prohibit it. I watched several last year, and I certainly plan to include a bunch this year as my wife enjoys watching them with me.

Just make sure that the theme of the movie being watched is horror and not strictly scifi, biker, or whatever

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Old 10-03-07, 10:38 AM
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Here is an updated template of "special stats" if anyone wants to use it.

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1890's.
--- 1890:
--- 1900:
--- 1910:
--- 1920:
--- 1930:
--- 1940:
--- 1950:
--- 1960:
--- 1970:
--- 1980:
--- 1990:
--- 2000:

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

--- Watch the MST3K version of a horror film.
--- Watch a film and its remake.
--- Watch a film based on a video game.
--- Watch a film based on a novel.
--- Watch a film directed by Uwe Boll.
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category.
--- Watch a silent horror film.
--- Watch a Criterion version horror film.
--- Watch a film with commentary.
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels.
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday.
--- Watch a film that takes place in space.
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea.
--- Watch an animated horror film.

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G
--- PG
--- PG-13
--- R
--- NC-17
--- X
--- Unrated

Watch a film in each of the following horror subgenres:
--- Vampire
--- Frankenstein
--- Werewolf
--- Mummy
--- Invisible Man
--- Ghost/haunting
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious
--- Zombie
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac
--- Monster/creature feature
--- Documentary
--- Musical
--- Spoof
--- Revenge
--- Killer doll
--- Killer animal

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

(* - First Time Viewings)

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Old 10-03-07, 11:51 AM
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Arent MST3k films edited down to an hour, so therefor your not watching the movie, just the jokes about and edited version of a flick? Just a question as I never seen them.
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Originally Posted by Darkgod
Arent MST3k films edited down to an hour, so therefor your not watching the movie, just the jokes about and edited version of a flick? Just a question as I never seen them.
I don't think they ever cut more than 10 or so minutes from a film.

And you've never seen a MST3K? One of the finer things in life imo.
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Would Vengeance Is Mine and Man Bites Dog count as horror? They're certainly horrifying enough. A known horror film, The Last Horror Movie, is essentially a version of the same concept as Man Bites Dog. Also, if you can count Seven and Silence of the Lambs, then I argue these are every bit as much horror. Can anyone validate my hypothesis?
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Originally Posted by Giles
I predict fusionX to win, since it looks like he doesn't have a job.

question: we can watch as many MST3K episodes as we'd like... right?
This is one of the rare instances where insomnia is a blessing!

I'm not sure if I can keep up this pace for long, but it has been a lot of fun watching wall to wall horror.
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Old 10-03-07, 01:44 PM
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Reminder, TCM's gonna have their first horror marathon of the month this friday.
Eastern time:

(10:30 AM) The Vampire (1957)
(12:00 PM) The Return Of Dracula
(1:30 PM) Dead Men Walk
(2:45 PM) The Vampire Bat
(4:00 PM) Last Man On Earth
(5:30 PM) My Son the Vampire
(6:45 PM) Return of the Vampire
(8:00 PM) Curse of the Demon
(9:45 PM) Cat People (1942)
(11:00 PM) I Walked With A Zombie
(12:15 AM) The Leopard Man

I'm probably gonna watch at least 1 that day and tape a few more for later viewings. I always gotta mix the decades up for this challenge!
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Originally Posted by stonecountry
Would Vengeance Is Mine and Man Bites Dog count as horror? They're certainly horrifying enough. A known horror film, The Last Horror Movie, is essentially a version of the same concept as Man Bites Dog. Also, if you can count Seven and Silence of the Lambs, then I argue these are every bit as much horror. Can anyone validate my hypothesis?
Per IMDB, yes on C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog), no on Fukushû suruwa wareniari (Vengeance is Mine). But it is listed as thriller, and I think it was decided that we were allowing those.

But again, the rules are open to your own interpretation. If it is horror to you, and even somewhat defendable, go for it, have fun.
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Old 10-03-07, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by terrycloth
dvdtalk saved my job...

Seriously i know this is off topic but for the past couple of weeks i been contemplating leaving my job. then I started the october challenge with my guys from my job and have chilled them out giving them something to focus on and behave so they can continue marathon movie watching.

I work in a group home for about 16 hours a day with some rather unstable people to put it nicely...and its amazing how good everythings been for the last two days bc it just put everyone in high spirits with the holiday coming up. so everyones been on good behavoir so they can help decorate everyday and watch movies. we will see how long this lasts however for the time being im enjoying it...

lol thnx to whoever came up with this idea
You're welcome, I guess. That's definitely not something you hear everyday. I'm glad to hear you're still among the employed and it's helped to make your working conditions a bit more tolerable.

You should really consider participating in the "Holiday Movie Challenge" as well.
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Old 10-03-07, 04:35 PM
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Well, watched my 2nd film last night Dracula 2000, so still on track. I somehow suspect though that unless things come up to cslow me down, given the amount of hoor films on tv this month, esp TCM's marathon on friday I expect to surpass my own goal of 31. Incidentallt, some of my fav. quotes from last night:

"Sorry, I'm an Atheist. God Loves you anway." lol, right before the vamp gets a blade in the eye.

"Never EVER fuck with an antique dealer!"

Got my first horror flick from Netflix today, so will be watching the original Phantasm tonight. then resume the Drac trilogy tomorrow.
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Old 10-03-07, 05:41 PM
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NoirFan's list has already inspired me to track down some of those early horror films. Dreyer's Leaves from Satan's Book is an Image Entertainment release which I had not known about. Very good price at Amazon for some reason. I found The Bells as a "free" watch now at Netflix. The Unknown is on that Lon Chaney collection I had completely forgotten about. Finally, The Unholy Three I was unable to locate on video. Keep 'em coming!

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Old 10-03-07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by shadokitty
Got my first horror flick from Netflix today, so will be watching the original Phantasm tonight. then resume the Drac trilogy tomorrow.
Hope you have fun with your first pick. All 3 of my Netflix selections didn't arrive today So that just leaves me with watching something called "The Graveyard" tonight on one of the Showtime networks (I think) and one of the Hellraiser sequels afterwards.

This is why I love this challenge. Always gives me the chance to check out stuff I would normally pass by. House of 9 turned out to be quite a surprise for me last night.
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Originally Posted by Darkgod
Some of these lists are looking a little scandalous already.
As has been discussed in the past, if someone really feels inclined to cheat on something like this, they need a check up from the neck up.

I am inclined to agree to a certain extent. Seeing lists in the low-to-mid 20s after just a few days leads me to believe that people are either fudging the numbers a bit or have no job and just sit around watching movies all day.
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Seeing lists in the low-to-mid 20s after just a few days leads me to believe that people are either fudging the numbers a bit or have no job and just sit around watching movies all day.
Hey now! You say that like its a bad thing!

Also, was it agreed that IMDB classified thrillers count? I'm going to watch Cruising soon and don't want to add it if its not kosher.

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Also, was it agreed that IMDB classified thrillers count? I'm going to watch Cruising soon and don't want to add it if its not kosher.
I think it depends on the thriller. In my opinion, Cruising doesn't qualify as horror.
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Reminder, TCM's gonna have their first horror marathon of the month this friday.
Eastern time:

(10:30 AM) The Vampire (1957)
(12:00 PM) The Return Of Dracula
(1:30 PM) Dead Men Walk
(2:45 PM) The Vampire Bat
(4:00 PM) Last Man On Earth
(5:30 PM) My Son the Vampire
(6:45 PM) Return of the Vampire
(8:00 PM) Curse of the Demon
(9:45 PM) Cat People (1942)
(11:00 PM) I Walked With A Zombie
(12:15 AM) The Leopard Man

I'm probably gonna watch at least 1 that day and tape a few more for later viewings. I always gotta mix the decades up for this challenge!
Yeah, looks like every Friday this month is definitely gonna be worth checking out!

For those that weren't aware - I put the entire October TCM schedule with just the horror selections up on the first page. Although, a few of them might not belong there as TCM has foolishly labeled "The Time Machine" and some other strictly sci-fi fare as being horror.
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Okay, I'm having trouble finding horror films from 1890, 1900, 1910.

Any tips or ideas on what to look for? Google is not being friendly with helping me with names.
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Originally Posted by wlverinefactor
Okay, I'm having trouble finding horror films from 1890, 1900, 1910.

Any tips or ideas on what to look for? Google is not being friendly with helping me with names.
A PowerSearch on IMDB turned up the following:

1890:
Nothing

1900:
The Prince of Darkness
The Troublesome Fly

1910:
The Duality of Man
L' Emmurée des Balkans
Frankenstein
The Jealous Husband
Den Skæbnesvangre opfindelse
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I think he meant those decades, not the specific years.

The 1910s are easy, as the Frankenstein film is easily found on the web.

I'm striking out on the 1890s and 1900s so far. I can find information about horror films from those decades on wikipedia and other sites, but I can't find the actual films themselves. But I haven't looked really hard yet.
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I just found something on IMDB that will satisfy the 1890s decade. The link to the video is right there on the IMDB page.

The Execution of Mary Stuart

Edit to add:

And here is a Georges Méliès film from 1903 for the 1900s decade, Le Chaudron Infernal.

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NoirFan's list has already inspired me to track down some of those early horror films. Dreyer's Leaves from Satan's Book is an Image Entertainment release which I had not known about. Very good price at Amazon for some reason. I found The Bells as a "free" watch now at Netflix. The Unknown is on that Lon Chaney collection I had completely forgotten about. Finally, The Unholy Three I was unable to locate on video. Keep 'em coming!
Glad I was able to give you a few viewing options. Having watched Leaves last night I must say I was underwhelmed - the film displayed little of the atmosphere or imagery of Dreyer's Vampyr, which you should definitely check out, if you haven't already. Leaves was a pretty dull film with a ridiculous and unbelievable central concept. I was quite impressed by the transfer on Bells, though the ending was anticlimatic, to say the least. If you're into silent horror films, check out Haxan, given an excellent treatment by Criterion. Unholy Three pops up on TCM now and again - a thoughtful fellow DVD Talker burned me a a copy of it. Come to think of it, I might be able to burn you a copy as well. Let me know if you're interested.
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One thing I've decided to do is watch various documentaries,specials,featurettes,trailers,etc...Anything to do with horror.
But, of course, I won't include any of these in the "official" listing of my marathon. Just consider them as "Extra goodies" to round out the kickass viewing experience of this challenge.
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