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Old 09-30-08, 01:29 PM
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Yeah, even the fluff ones on the DVD extras. As long as it is Horror related (in other words, "The Making of Annie" = NO. "Making of Friday the 13th" =YES.).



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TRUE BLOOD? Yes.
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can you elaborate Caligula?
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can you elaborate Caligula?
He was answering the question as to whether they can be wildcards.

It's a TV show, and horror-ish, so yep.
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Eight hours to go!

Anyone local to Northern Virginia want to go halfsies on two Masters of Horror season 2 boxsets? B1G1F at DD, putting total at $26.44 each set. Not worth the hassle of shipping, post office, paypal fees, etc, but would buy them and split the cost with anyone local.
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The Wild Cards are for the stuff that normally wouldn't count. It needs to be Horror, obviously, but it is for episodic TV shows, specials, cartoons, or anything else you can think of. We don't have any time restrictions except your own judgment. Say, if you went to Youtube and watched a 2 minute Horror trailer (I'm hosting the rare Rosemary's Baby trailer there, myself) then that probably wouldn't be enough (wouldn't you feel guilty putting down something that only took 2 minutes?). But if you spent half an hour watching nothing but Horror trailers and "real ghost videos", then you could probably count that as a wild card. Keep in mind that you only get 6. Six is not enough to pad anyone's list so use them for the fun things. Ideally, they would reach featurette length (or at least as long as It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown), but there are no official restrictions. Sure, you could watch 6 Bugs Bunny cartoons and count them as 6 Wild cards, but then you've wasted all your Wild Cards on 36 minutes of entertainment. My personal suggestion is to lump things together so you can spread the entertainment out. Watch a bunch of Bugs Bunny horror cartoons = Wild Card. Watch one or more Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes = Wild Card. Watch one or more Roseanne Halloween episodes = Wild Card. If you want to watch 6 Roseanne episodes, you CAN count that as 6 Wild Cards. If you want to watch Frankenweenie and Vincent, you can count that as 2 Wild Cards if you like, or you can count them together as 1 Wild Card. We're more interested in what kinds of things you put. Wild Cards are for when you are so freaking sick of movies you need a break.
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so a documentary would qualify as a wild card? 6 wild cards - awesome!
It's my understanding that a stand-alone documentary, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait, Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, or 100 Years of Horror, counts and would not have to be labeled as a wild card. In fact, documentary is listed under the optional expanded checklist.

Short DVD featurettes would be a good use for a wild card.
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Can anyone recommend or not recommend The Deaths of Ian Stone. I like the concept a lot, but it'll be a blind buy if I get it. Also, is Werewolf of Washington as funny in a B-movie sort of way as I imagine it is? I heard the hologram guy from Quantam Leap, Dean Stockwell is in it.

Ian Stone is kinda "meh". I liked the concept too, and there's some good scenes, but it gets a little too goofy for me towards the end. I'd rent it first if you could.
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[QUOTE=caligulathegod;8974142]The Wild Cards are for the stuff that normally wouldn't count. It needs to be Horror, obviously, but it is for episodic TV shows, specials, cartoons, or anything else you can think of.

Curious, I am a fan of Ghost Hunters and usually watch those DVDs as halloween gets close. How about something that isn't really horror but as with ghosts would fall under halloweenish things? I plan to watch them anyways, but if it can count as a wild card, all the better
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It should count as a wildcard.
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I think you'll have to amend the fine print of the wild card rule, stating that only one of each "type" is allowed. Either deleting the fine print or defining more than three different types look like options.
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Also, is Werewolf of Washington as funny in a B-movie sort of way as I imagine it is? I heard the hologram guy from Quantam Leap, Dean Stockwell is in it.
Definitely -- fun in a B-movie way is a perfect description. I watched it last year for the challenge and can recommend it. Dean Stockwell is good, and there's a bunch of other familiar B-faces in it. It's public domain, so you might want to download it if you're on the fence about buying it.
Agreed. I watched it during the first challenge and from what I remember it was "fun in a B-movie way."

You can also watch it on Hulu if you don't want to buy it.
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
It's my understanding that a stand-alone documentary, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait, Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, or 100 Years of Horror, counts and would not have to be labeled as a wild card. In fact, documentary is listed under the optional expanded checklist.
Don't forget there's 2 versions of this doc:


750 minutes


120 minutes



Just in case you don't feel like watching a 12+ hour horror documentary.
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Old 09-30-08, 08:27 PM
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Mad rush to rip stuff to zune for tomorrow and later!!!!

edit: Or worry about one less step in ripping it to wmv and just put the stuff on my Creative Vision M which will play it. But it's such a tiny screen

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Old 09-30-08, 10:00 PM
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Ghost Hunters sounds fine.

If the Documentary rule (stand alone vs supplemental) gets too confusing this year, something we can consider for next year is relegating all docs to the Wild Cards while doubling the amount to 12 and having the actual challenge be purely for movies. We'll see how it goes this year.
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Mother F&*!$^%

"The Prophecy" and "The Prophecy II" are both non-anamorphic. I don't think I can handle that. Nuts, that is what I was going to start off with tonight.
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i'll be starting out with one of the 6 films to keep you awake @ midnight.
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Tod Browning's The Unknown for me.
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night of the living dead for me...then the rest of romero's zombie films when i wake up.
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night of the living dead for me
Not going to wait until the 5th and then discuss it in the "31 Films" thread?
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I'm so jealous of you all getting to start tonight. I have to be up for work at 5, so I can't do a thing until I get off tomorrow afternoon. I'm not sure where to begin yet, maybe something light like Shaun of the Dead, then jump into the bloodier stuff.

Also, this is only somewhat related, but I have a question about Blockbuster Online. I was going to sign up for a free trial for the month, but I don't intend to keep it past October. Say I want to cancel on November 1, do the movies have to be back to them for me to do that, or can I cancel and then put whatever movies I have back in the mail and be safe as far as avoiding charges?
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I'm starting off with Silent Night, Deadly Night. Partly because I'll be watching it again for the holiday challenge, and I want as much time between the two viewings as possible. And also because it and its sequel are the last things I watched last year, so it seems fitting to make them the first things I watch this year. I'll be watching the first one tonight, and Part 2 tomorrow morning. I really don't want to watch them back-to-back in one sitting, since there's so many scenes from the first film in the second.

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I believe my selection for tonight will be French ...Inside.

Not sure what I'll catch in the AM. Can't think of a better nonsexual way to start the day than squeezing in an early morning flick before work. Very invigorating.
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Not going to wait until the 5th and then discuss it in the "31 Films" thread?
Thanks for reminding me. I'll go ahead and create that thread unless someone else already did so.

Some of us may have already started I imagine. Any Europeans (or farther East) among us?

I'm going to start with some Gamera. I'm going to try to concentrate on unwatched titles this year.
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