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

Old 09-07-07, 10:16 AM
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I actually decided to finally take the time to sign up to join this as i have plenty of downtime at my job and plenty of unwatched horror movies i still need to go through. my goal however is 50 as halloween is my favorite holiday i tend to keep busy outside of work.
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Old 09-07-07, 10:24 AM
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Over the last few months, I've really grown on the horror genre. The problem is I'm picky with it - i'm not a fan of the recent gore porn stuff like Hostel, etc. I'm much more a fan of the more psychological creepy films like The Exorcist, 1408, The Haunting. And zombie movies - i can sit through hours of vampires, demon possessions, etc and sleep fine but zombies will keep me up all night haha.

So any suggestions for some good horror movies that rely on true scares and not just gore?
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Old 09-07-07, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DeniedEssence
Over the last few months, I've really grown on the horror genre. The problem is I'm picky with it - i'm not a fan of the recent gore porn stuff like Hostel, etc. I'm much more a fan of the more psychological creepy films like The Exorcist, 1408, The Haunting. And zombie movies - i can sit through hours of vampires, demon possessions, etc and sleep fine but zombies will keep me up all night haha.

So any suggestions for some good horror movies that rely on true scares and not just gore?
Then you definitely want to see Session 9. It's probably the best horror movie from the last ten years. Dead End with Ray Wise is a good little flick that gets overlooked. And the recent direct-to-dvd Sublime was a pretty good mind-screw too.

As for zombies, it's hard to think of anything that's safe to recommend other than the Romero films and their remakes. There's a ton of them out there, but alot are either crap or an aquired taste. I'd say watch Fulci's The Beyond and City of the Living Dead (or known as The Gates of Hell) and if you like those, then you'd probably like alot of the others out there. For a less serious one, you have to check out Return of the Living dead. It's one of my favorite movies period. I watch it at least once a week and have sice it came out on dvd four or five years ago.

EDIT: Forgot to mention one called Dead Birds. That one was kind of slow paced and creeped me out. You might like that one too.

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Old 09-07-07, 06:20 PM
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If you haven't seen THE HAUNTING, not the remake but the WISE film, you're in for a treat!
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Old 09-07-07, 11:08 PM
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I'm in again this year. But going to stick EXCLUSIVELY to zombie films
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Old 09-08-07, 12:15 AM
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19th. The Monkees – 78
Whooped last year’s haul of 30
...Don't forget The 2nd Annual Holiday Movie Challenge
Yee!! I can't wait for this I am so excited. I've actually been watching a few horror movies now that I have not seen before, just to get ready.

Oh and yes there will be a Holiday Movie Challenge this year as well.
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Old 09-08-07, 03:14 PM
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I'll be participating again, but I'm ruling out 100 movies as before. Just won't be able to do it. But I'll be watching as much as I can.....As well as no reruns from the previous challenges.
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Originally Posted by dcrw6
Then you definitely want to see Session 9. It's probably the best horror movie from the last ten years.
Ooooo. I forgot about this one. I've had this on my DVR for about a month or two and I've STILL never seen it. I'll add it to my list for this year.

I'll also add The Old Dark House. I had it on my DVR last year and it accidentally got deleted before I could finish it.

And The Birds... because I've never seen it.

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Old 09-09-07, 01:48 AM
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I'm definitely in, I didn't find this forum until after this challenge last year, and since I'm not one to choose horror movies I figure this a good way to make myself watch some. I'm hoping for 50, but we will see. I'm really not a huge fan of slasher movies, so will just have to find enough that aren't or cover my eyes in a few parts lol .

Oh also, my mom really wants to watch some with me, but really wants to get me to watch all the Alfred Hitchcock movies, would those count?
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Originally Posted by DeniedEssence
Over the last few months, I've really grown on the horror genre. The problem is I'm picky with it - i'm not a fan of the recent gore porn stuff like Hostel, etc. I'm much more a fan of the more psychological creepy films like The Exorcist, 1408, The Haunting. And zombie movies - i can sit through hours of vampires, demon possessions, etc and sleep fine but zombies will keep me up all night haha.

So any suggestions for some good horror movies that rely on true scares and not just gore?
The Shining (Kubrick version)
Roman Polanski's Repulsion -and- The Tenant
Eyes Without A Face
Diabolique
The Sixth Sense
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
A Tale of Two Sisters
The Others
Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht ('79)

Plenty more good recommendations here:

Best psychological horror movie


Zombie movies

28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
Shaun of the Dead
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Cemetery Man
Fulci's The Beyond
The Romero films (obviously)
Re-Animator
Dead Alive

There's waaaaay too many to list ...check out this thread:

Best Zombie Movie Thread!

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Old 09-10-07, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DeniedEssence
Over the last few months, I've really grown on the horror genre. The problem is I'm picky with it - i'm not a fan of the recent gore porn stuff like Hostel, etc. I'm much more a fan of the more psychological creepy films like The Exorcist, 1408, The Haunting. And zombie movies - i can sit through hours of vampires, demon possessions, etc and sleep fine but zombies will keep me up all night haha.

So any suggestions for some good horror movies that rely on true scares and not just gore?
try Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf - that's really creepy.

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I Walk with a Zombie
The Innocents
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I've enjoyed this the past couple of years, so I'm up for another Horror challenge.
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Roman Polanski's The Tenant
The first DVD that I have ever watched and immediately wanted to burn. If I was Bill Gates I'd buy whoever owns the rights, recall all copies, and destroy all the masters. Very painful to watch. Just my opinion.....
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This is the same for me, minus the kids part. I can only really watch horror with my wife is asleep, and if the movie isn't good it can take me 3-4 nights to get through a 90-120 minute movie esp if it's bad. That makes for a tough month.

I need to do some planning to make a little more respectable showing.
In the same exact boat, which is why I always end up fizziling out in each of the past 2 years... But this year Im going to try and get at least 31, hopefully 50.
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I am definitely in for this year. With school and work I'm not sure exactly how many I'm going to be able to hit. I know I'm going to watch as many as possible though. 100 might be a bit too high but I'd love to hit it.
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The first DVD that I have ever watched and immediately wanted to burn. If I was Bill Gates I'd buy whoever owns the rights, recall all copies, and destroy all the masters. Very painful to watch. Just my opinion.....
That was my initial reaction after the first viewing. But, I forced myself to watch it again and upon the second viewing I actually began to enjoy it. It's one of those films that gets better with subsequent viewings, IMO...much like "Suspira" (one of my all-time favorites) did for me.



Here's a guy that's pretty much guaranteed to get 31 in:

http://horror-movie-a-day.blogspot.com


The reviews contain spoilers, BTW.

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I don't know Chad, I'm one of the most forgiving people around when it comes to movies/TV, but I'm not sure if I can. Well, maybe since it counts as horror I'll give it one more try next month. But if it causes me to spontaneously combust you're responsible man....
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I'm in. I'm going to be very busy this October so I'll only shoot for 15-20 but I'll love every minute of it!
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Just curious, Nightmares and Dreamscapes episodes run about sixty minutes so will these be eligible?
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Sure im in this year..last year i said i was going to be in but didnt do anything..this year i have a ton of movies to watch..wont make 100 not even close but will try anyways
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Originally Posted by OwlAtHome
Just curious, Nightmares and Dreamscapes episodes run about sixty minutes so will these be eligible?
I would think if Masters of Horror counts, then Nightmares and Dreamscapes would count as well.
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I don't know Chad, I'm one of the most forgiving people around when it comes to movies/TV, but I'm not sure if I can. Well, maybe since it counts as horror I'll give it one more try next month. But if it causes me to spontaneously combust you're responsible man....
That's a risk I'm willing to take.


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Just curious, Nightmares and Dreamscapes episodes run about sixty minutes so will these be eligible?
That's a tough one. They don't have reoccurring characters like a TV show and the IMDB lists it as a mini-series, which counts, but only once. Of course most are usually not anthologies like this one.

And before someone brings up the inevitable argument of "if MOH counts then it should too" - dcrw6 said it best:

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Because Masters of Horror was conceived as a series of one-hour direct to dvd movies, the fact that Showtime picked them up to air was a bonus way for them to recoup expenses. It was created as a series of movies, and are meant to be seen as movies. It annoys the hell out of me when they are considered tv episodes.
That's not the case with this series. Maybe the entire series should just count as one because the same would hold true with other mini-series such as "The Stand", "Storm of the Century", etc....despite their longer running times. It's also the same case with the documentary "100 Years of Horror" which has a runtime of 750 minutes (4.5 hours longer than N&D!). Need more input on this one.

EDIT: Didn't see darthmaher's post.

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I agree with dcrw6's post regarding Masters of Horror.
Also, I feel that Nightmares and Dreamscapes should be allowed to be counted. But as one title, just like all the other King mini-series.
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Maybe we should make the "movie" "challenge" be 60 minutes a day for 31 days, meaning 1860 minutes to be divided up whatever way people want. Allow TV episodes (Buffy/Angel), documentaries, movies, short films, mini-series, ... whatever... just make it be at least 1860 minutes for the month of October.
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
Maybe we should make the "movie" "challenge" be 60 minutes a day for 31 days, meaning 1860 minutes to be divided up whatever way people want. Allow TV episodes (Buffy/Angel), documentaries, movies, short films, mini-series, ... whatever... just make it be at least 1860 minutes for the month of October.
I mentioned my feelings on something similar a while back. I just think keeping track of running times complicates things far too much. I just want to watch movies, not have to keep track of how long each runs for. Also, the possibility of discrepancies is there. IMDB says a movie is 95 minutes while the dvd in my hand says 99 minutes. I list it as 99 minutes and next thing you know, someone is coming out of the woodwork stating the IMDB time as gospel. Just makes things more complicated than they need to be.
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