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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 4th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Old 10-05-08, 06:38 AM
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just a reminder to everyone please put a link to your lists in your signature so we can reference it when talking in this thread. now, off to search for Dick Laurent's post...
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Oh, me too please!
Done.
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just a reminder to everyone please put a link to your lists in your signature so we can reference it when talking in this thread. now, off to search for Dick Laurent's post...
I had to wait to get to enough posts in order to put the link in my sig. It's there now.
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I've enjoyed reading your list.
I'm trying to enjoy yours, but the sheer numbers of films you're posting is its own horror challenge to read! Quite intimidating...

But seriously, I like it! It looks like you're posting films and adding comments later. I've been saving to a Word doc, and then pasting into my list when I have it finished. Not sure which is best. I kind of like the idea of listing first, though. But I might as well stick to my chosen method. It seems to be working fine for me.
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I watched The Ruins last night which, as I suspected, is a disappointing film version of Scott Smith's novel (which is in itself a letdown after A Simple Plan). I'm not sure there's a way to make that book work on screen since it's so much the interior thoughts of the characters, but what was creepy in the book seemed merely silly in the movie. Anyone else?
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Never read the book, thought the film was mediocre, 4/10. Didn't really notice it being overly silly, but then maybe I'm numb to that since so much horror and sci-fi (my favorite genres) are very silly if you let yourself think.
Thanks guys for the head up on The Ruins. I was on the bubble in picking up the DVD. Now, I'll pass. If it shows up cheap next year, then maybe. . .
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Thanks guys for the head up on The Ruins. I was on the bubble in picking up the DVD. Now, I'll pass. If it shows up cheap next year, then maybe. . .
Yeah, but it has Jena Malone in it! I'm a huge fan, so that right there sells it for me. I know she's not for everyone...but it's JENA MALONE!
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I'm trying to enjoy yours, but the sheer numbers of films you're posting is its own horror challenge to read! Quite intimidating...

But seriously, I like it! It looks like you're posting films and adding comments later. I've been saving to a Word doc, and then pasting into my list when I have it finished. Not sure which is best. I kind of like the idea of listing first, though. But I might as well stick to my chosen method. It seems to be working fine for me.
Yep, I've prioritized this week to just watching as much as I can, but will catch up on my comments later.

As to the numbers, I'll be slowing done starting now, I was just OCD about finishing the checklist. I'm sure I'll end up way out of the top few when the final numbers are tallied. I still hope to break 100, but may barely make that.
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I can't believe how quickly the movies add up when you get into this. My original goal was 31, now four and a half days in I'm already at 15 with plans to watch a couple more before the day is over. I'm on pace to hit the 100 mark if I can find enough movies to keep this going.
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Old 10-05-08, 11:31 AM
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watched [REC] last Thursday (which I enjoyed immensily), read in Fango how they changed the story for Quarentine (shouldn't have, but did) - booo, it's gonna suck

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I can't believe how quickly the movies add up when you get into this. My original goal was 31, now four and a half days in I'm already at 15 with plans to watch a couple more before the day is over. I'm on pace to hit the 100 mark if I can find enough movies to keep this going.
I know that exact same feeling. I had the same original goal, and I'm already at 17!
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I've hit 22, but my Zenith portable DVD player is giving up the ghost, might have to buy a new one, either today or tomorrow
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I've hit 22, but my Zenith portable DVD player is giving up the ghost, might have to buy a new one, either today or tomorrow
Sorry to hear about that.

But it's a necessary sacrifice for the greater good of the challenge.
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Sorry to hear about that.

But it's a necessary sacrifice for the greater good of the challenge.


I'm also perturbed that I have do some obligatory yard work today - getting rid of poison ivy - aaaahhhhhh, I'm so allergic of the stuff.... yard work sucks...
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I've been concentraing mostly on classic horror - 50's and before, during the day. There's not many choices other than that to watch with my kids up and moving about the house. Anyone with a family employing any useful tactics to sneak in your horror watches? Better yet, any suggestions for films that aren't too terribly graphic?
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i might not be able to get any movies in today...
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I've been concentraing mostly on classic horror - 50's and before, during the day. There's not many choices other than that to watch with my kids up and moving about the house. Anyone with a family employing any useful tactics to sneak in your horror watches? Better yet, any suggestions for films that aren't too terribly graphic?
I looked through my list and the only one that jumped out at me was "The Omen." I don't remember it being particularly graphic (it's been a while since I've seen it.)
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and yeah the classic beheading scene.... it might be all out graphic, it's just downright shocking.
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I can't believe how quickly the movies add up when you get into this. My original goal was 31, now four and a half days in I'm already at 15 with plans to watch a couple more before the day is over. I'm on pace to hit the 100 mark if I can find enough movies to keep this going.
Even if you're out of DVDs, you could easily hit 100 just by searching the TV listings (if you have cable or something with the usual 100+ channels).

And even if you don't have a TV you can hit 100 (or much more) just from legal free sites on the internet.

Now whether they'd be worth watching is another matter....
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I've been concentraing mostly on classic horror - 50's and before, during the day. There's not many choices other than that to watch with my kids up and moving about the house. Anyone with a family employing any useful tactics to sneak in your horror watches? Better yet, any suggestions for films that aren't too terribly graphic?
I thought about asking so we could make a list like this also.

Curse of the Black Widow
Teen Wolf 1 & 2
Bad Ronald
Full Moon High
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Any Cinematic Titanic films
The Alchemist
Kongo
The Headless Ghost
Naked Evil
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Diary of a Madman
Voodoo Island
The Fly
Curse of the Fly
Return of Fly
Arcade
Any of the movies from the Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection
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I'm also perturbed that I have do some obligatory yard work today - getting rid of poison ivy - aaaahhhhhh, I'm so allergic of the stuff.... yard work sucks...
You just had to go and remind me that I have to mow the front lawn.
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Even if you're out of DVDs, you could easily hit 100 just by searching the TV listings (if you have cable or something with the usual 100+ channels).

And even if you don't have a TV you can hit 100 (or much more) just from legal free sites on the internet.

Now whether they'd be worth watching is another matter....
or you could sign up for a free month of NETFLIX and get a another 10-15 titles to watch.
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I've been concentraing mostly on classic horror - 50's and before, during the day. There's not many choices other than that to watch with my kids up and moving about the house. Anyone with a family employing any useful tactics to sneak in your horror watches? Better yet, any suggestions for films that aren't too terribly graphic?
Maybe you can go with some things that are more horror comedy. I was thinking ones that I used to watch as a kid, like maybe Monster Squad, Saturday the 14th, Transylvania 6-5000, Abbot & Costello. A couple of those aren't as good as an adult, but they can still count for the challenge!

Or how about some of the Roger Corman horror fillms? Some, like The Raven springs to mind, are pretty light. And there are some that aren't graphic at all.

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Even if you're out of DVDs, you could easily hit 100 just by searching the TV listings (if you have cable or something with the usual 100+ channels).

And even if you don't have a TV you can hit 100 (or much more) just from legal free sites on the internet.

Now whether they'd be worth watching is another matter....
I'm already going both of those routes. I've downloaded a handful already. I've been watching the schedules of all the HD movie channels to find some to DVR. I've got a free trial of Blockbuster Online going. I've got some requested from my local library. I just don't have many horror movies in my collection, so it's a bit of work to keep a good supply of titles coming.
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I've been concentraing mostly on classic horror - 50's and before, during the day. There's not many choices other than that to watch with my kids up and moving about the house. Anyone with a family employing any useful tactics to sneak in your horror watches? Better yet, any suggestions for films that aren't too terribly graphic?
Thanks to everyone for quick responses. I forgot all about Teen Wolf! Maybe we should compile a family-friendly thread. Should it be its own?

Looking through my collection, I also found that My Best Friend is a Vampire, and Invaders from Mars are PG. Anyone seen these? My youngest son is 12, but quite impressionable.
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I can't believe how quickly the movies add up when you get into this. My original goal was 31, now four and a half days in I'm already at 15 with plans to watch a couple more before the day is over. I'm on pace to hit the 100 mark if I can find enough movies to keep this going.
I'm in the same boat. I've clearly underestimated how little of a life I have Baseball playoffs are eating into my viewing time. October comes once a year, but the Phillies making a playoff run is a bit rarer than that
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