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Old 10-14-07, 09:26 PM   #1
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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 3rd Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) pt2

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Old 10-14-07, 09:33 PM   #2
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Any thoughts on whether Halloween 6: the Producer's Cut is different enough form the theatrical version to be counted as a separate movie?
 
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Any thoughts on whether Halloween 6: the Producer's Cut is different enough form the theatrical version to be counted as a separate movie?
I'd say no. The rules say to pick your favorite cut of a movie.


Here's a movie recommendation, don't watch St. John's Wort. Who needs a movie with talking when you can have a couple of people walk around a building in the dark with flashlights not saying anything.

I also noticed something while watching Cube Zero. If they are throwing a boot into the room to test for traps and a trap goes off, the door never shuts. On the other hand, if they go into a room and there's a trap, the doors shut and lock.

I also hate movie with really scenes so dark that if you are watching during the day, even with all the shades shut and lights off, you can't make out anything. Willard had a couple parts like that. Eko Eko Azarak 2 was like that the last part of the movie, but nodoby but me has seen it so who cares.
 
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I should hit 100 tomorrow. I work mon-wed but my nights are free. Thursday I'm planning the entire run of elm street. Friday is 30 days of night so no clue what I can watch that day
 
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I saw the other thread was closed, did anyone ever decide on Deliverance? When I said no mutants, I just meant most movies have really sick inbred creatures, whereas Deliverance was a more realistic take.
 
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Well, I've been busy with stuff and movies so I didn't get a chance to post in the last thread, but so far I've been doing fairly well this month and am mowing right along. I'm just about where I was last year this time around. My latest horror flick was Near Dark and from now on I'll keep an updated list here. I'll review through my IMDB vote history again just to make sure that I don't miss one, and then post the entire list of horror films I have seen. Oh, I also went through 28 Days Later/Weeks Later before Near Dark.

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I saw the other thread was closed, did anyone ever decide on Deliverance? When I said no mutants, I just meant most movies have really sick inbred creatures, whereas Deliverance was a more realistic take.
In my opinion, Deliverance is a similar category as Hard Candy -- a thriller with terror overtones (and certainly elements of horror). So it's one of the "it counts if you think it counts" movies.
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Old 10-14-07, 10:36 PM   #8
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Well, I've been busy with stuff and movies so I didn't get a chance to post in the last thread, but so far I've been doing fairly well this month and am mowing right along. I'm just about where I was last year this time around. My latest horror flick was Near Dark and from now on I'll keep an updated list here.
You probably want to keep these in the Lists thread, which is still open (and number them as you go). Happy watching!
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Does End of Days count as horror? I just got the HD add-on for the xbox, and had to test it out and that was the closest to horror I had. It's got demonic possession but feels more like an action/thriller movie, especially with Arnold in it. Are thrillers considered as horror, movies like hannibal rising or jacobs ladder?
 
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Does End of Days count as horror? I just got the HD add-on for the xbox, and had to test it out and that was the closest to horror I had. It's got demonic possession but feels more like an action/thriller movie, especially with Arnold in it. Are thrillers considered as horror, movies like hannibal rising or jacobs ladder?
I'd count it and so does imdb
 
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I saw the other thread was closed, did anyone ever decide on Deliverance? When I said no mutants, I just meant most movies have really sick inbred creatures, whereas Deliverance was a more realistic take.
Personally, I'd count Deliverance. I agree that we shouldn't count all thrillers, but in this case I easily would. It is full of psychological horror.

I would love to include the recent thrillers Eastern Promises or The Kingdom; but I don't think we could argue that either are horror.
 
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Why not count Deliverance, that sh*t is scary to me

I counted the original Cape Fear; maybe not true horror but definitely some horror elements and helping lay a groundwork for the crazed-madman-coming-to-kill-you type horror/thriller movies that became more mainstream into the 70s and 80s.
 
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I have to say I listened to the commentary for the 1933 version of King Kong and I felt it was lacklustre at best - honestly I thought the info conveyed was terribly disappointing.
 
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I have to say I listened to the commentary for the 1933 version of King Kong and I felt it was lacklustre at best - honestly I thought the info conveyed was terribly disappointing.
I pretty much agree. It had a few interesting tidbits, but I felt like there should have been many many more. I haven't checked out the other special features in the set yet, I hope they are better done.
 
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I pretty much agree. It had a few interesting tidbits, but I felt like there should have been many many more. I haven't checked out the other special features in the set yet, I hope they are better done.
if they had said, 'well that was an impressive shot' one more time, I would have gone mental.
 
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Sorry to see the other thread got closed Anyway...I'm really happy with how many I've managed to do. I watched Bride of Chucky the day before my wedding, nothing on the day of my wedding, and Corpse Bride on the day after my wedding.

I passed my total last year. I did 62 last year, and I completed 67 already...I made my goal 120. Still don't know if I'll reach it, but it's worth a shot.
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I've been incredibly busy (both at home and at work) so I'm way behind on my watching. And I am tired already so when I get home I doubt I'll watch anything. It took me two days to get through Phantasm this weekend, but at least I made it to two haunted houses.
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I have to say I listened to the commentary for the 1933 version of King Kong and I felt it was lacklustre at best - honestly I thought the info conveyed was terribly disappointing.
Maybe someone can mp3 the laserdisc commentary?
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Thanks to Netflix, I've had a chance to watch several titles I haven't seen before. I was blown away by the original Faust - fantastic imagery and a pretty good transfer. The Tingler was also a lot of fun - Vincent Price has an bad trip! - although the final scene made absolutely no sense, narratively speaking. Prom Night was pretty terrible, though it only cost me 99 cents.
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I have also developed a major appreciation for Fay Wray - smokin' gams!
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Just jumping in so I get updates on the new thread. 'Nother vote for Fay Wray. I didn't realize how cute she was until I saw her on the big screen. It must have been very cold on set.
 
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I watched Bride of Chucky the day before my wedding, nothing on the day of my wedding, and Corpse Bride on the day after my wedding.
I like the way you think

Maybe you could get your new hubby to watch Black Widow with you.
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I am a bit ahead of what I was last year. I am doing very well with this. I hope to get close to 100 and at the very least I will beat my score of 78 from last year.
 
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Just jumping in so I get updates on the new thread. 'Nother vote for Fay Wray. I didn't realize how cute she was until I saw her on the big screen. It must have been very cold on set.
 
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I am a bit ahead of what I was last year. I am doing very well with this.
Same here. In fact, I just realized I'm currently about 14 titles ahead of last year's pace.
 
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