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Chad 11-09-08 09:34 PM

October Horror Movie Challenge 4: The Results Thread...
 

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Leave your comments, suggestions and feedback for next year's challenge:

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Prize Giveaway Extravaganza!

The 100 & over winners randomly chosen by the "List Randomizer" at Random.org:


The Reaper
smashthesymbols
chris_sc77
brainee



The winner of the best list as chosen by your votes:

clckworang

Donators: Details are coming your way via PM.

Special thanks goes to Spaceboy, edwardnortonfan, Numes, poster mayhem and Trevor (Checklist completion) for donating.

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Stats!


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First Time Viewings:
Total: 1,979.5
Participants to Divulge Said Info: 51

Total Movies Watched:
*2008 - 7,015
2007 - 7,672
2006 - 5,013
2005 - 2,394

GRAND TOTAL: 22,094

*Number is likely to increase as some lists are believed to be incomplete.

Halloween Obsession in the List Thread:
John Carpenter's Halloween ('78) Viewings: 40
Rob Zombie's Halloween ('07) Viewings: 22
Halloween + Sequels + Remake + Halloween Documentaries  = 122
Times the word "Halloween" was used: 215

Reached or Exceeded the Coveted Century Mark:
2008 - 29
2007 - 27
2006 - 18
2005 - 8

Reached or Exceeded 200:
2008 - 2
2007 - 6
2006 - 0
2005 - 1

Total Number of ACTIVE Participants in the List Thread:
2008 - 117
2007 - 137
2006 - 115
2005 - 63 (No list thread that year)

Reserved a Spot but Didn't Post a List:
2008 - 6
2007 - 4
2006 - 32
2005 - ?

Failed to Number List(s)
2008 - 8
2007 - 5
2006 - N/A
2005 - N/A


Note: Due to work-related time constraints I was unable to include everything I would have liked to. This unfortantely is referring to several stats (above and under your name) as well as comments I'd originally intended on including. Apologies If you have missing quotes or tidbits of info underneath your name, just realize it's NOT because of your lack of witty repartee or that you had nothing even remotely interesting to say ....I'd simply prefer to have this up before Christmas rolls around. :p

Hopefully this idea (the bolded section) will come to fruition next year and we'll have stats coming out the wazoo.
Volunteers welcome. :D
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250 & Above

1st. poster mayhem - 252
Goal: 200
Advantage: Wife loves horror films almost as he does.
Horror Challenge Blog (Wrote about 25,000 words in the first week alone.)


2nd. wlverinefactor - 242
Goal: 201
2007 total: 200
First Time Viewings: 33
Avoided three parties and a dinner invite for this challenge



150 & Above

3rd. Dimension X - 164
First Time Viewings: 89
2005: 79 movies
2006: 105 movies
2007: 159 movies
Contemplated sneaking in some non-horror movies with horror movie titles. The audacity!


4th. Chad - 163
First Time Viewings: 85
Meh.



125 & Above

5th. Crazee4DVDs – 145
Last year's total: 170
Another victim of the plague that continues to haunt these challenges: surgery ...shoulder to be exact


6th. Trevor - 139
First Time Viewings: 121
Last year's total: 162
Bought 2 $300 devices specifically for this challenge
Winner of the nonexistent "Most posts in a DVDTalk challenge" award with an astonishing combined total of 258 posts! :eek:

Special thanks for your work on the checklist and the "31 Films in 31 Days" thread.

7th. NoirFan - 133
First Time Viewings: 90
2007 total: 101
Still wondering how in the hell Joseph H. Lewis went from "The Invisible Ghost" to directing top-notch noirs?!


8th. RobCA - 131
First Time Viewings: 18
2006 total: 31
2007 total: 101
"Atrocious" would be one of many words he'd used to describe the Sons of Kong 10-movie set



100 & Above

9th. Cronenbergfan71 - 123
First Time Viewings: 30
2007 total: 101
2006 total: 110


9th. TRC - 123
Despite not viewing any particularly awful movies, still undecided if he'll participate next year. Wait, what?
Trouble maintaining focus during the '79 Dracula ..."Frank Langella has the charisma of a doorstop."


9th. shellebelle - 123
2007 Total: 60 (Goal: 50)
Goal: 100
First time viewings: 90


10th. Tarfrimmer - 122
Goal: 100
Time Watch: 178H 20M
First Time Viewings: 71
2007 Film Count: 76 (Goal: No less than 50)


11th. josepotato - 117
First Time Viewings: 82
Goal: 115+
Last year's total: 108


12th. late_but_earnest - 116
The agonizing aftermath of surgery with 6 weeks off for rehab can have its benefits!

13th. stonecountry - 114
First time viewings: 87 (76.3%)
2007 total: 111
Has already sold or traded 42 titles viewed in this challenge!


14th. chris_sc77 - 107
A class act all the way!

15th. Mondo Kane - 106
Lifted "No-rerun clause" ...yet again!
Repeats from previous challenges: 9
2005: 104, 2006: 103, 2007: 102
Noteworthy fact: Viewed 258 breasts during the month.
Still trying to recover from "Night Train to Terror."


15th. clckworang - 106
First Time Viewings: 67
Goal: Average 1 a day


15th. caligulathegod - 106
First Time Viewings: 54
2007 total: 103
Special thanks for the <strike>3</strike> 6 Wild Cards.


16th. The Monkees - 104
First Time Viewings: 15
2005: 30 Films, 2006: 78 Films, 2007: 87 Films
Harbors an immense dislike of "Timecode"
Don't forget the 4th Annual Holiday Movie Challenge starts 11/24.


16th. Beebs – 104
First Time Viewings: 41.5
Snuck in two films on his anniversary!


16th. Giles – 104
First time viewings: 99
2007 total: 107
Another casualty of the challenge: portable DVD player gave up the ghost.
Special thanks for initiating the "sticky" process.


17th. riotinmyskull - 103
First Time Viewings: 40
Goal: 100
2007 total: 65


17th. dan31655 - 103
Goal: "I watched 80 last year, this year I will go over 100. Ain't no doubt about it." Damn straight.

18th. shadokitty – 101
First Time Viewings: 38
Goal: 31
2007 total: 35
Found material usable for the challenge from ...the Lifetime Movie Network?!


19th. smashthesymbols - 100
Reasonable Goal: 31
Ultimate Goal: 50
New Ultimate, Ultimate Goal: 100
First Time Viewings: 61


19th. DieBarneyDieNY - 100
Last year's total: 102

19th. brainee - 100
First Time Viewings: 77
Goal: 31
First Time Views: 77
More of the old "baseball playoffs ate up some viewing time" excuse.


19th. The Reaper - 100
2006 total: 100
2007 total: 35
Painful memories of "Bob" continue to linger...
Felt disgraceful for his lack of discussion. You and me both.



75 & Above

20th. Shack - 98
Goal: 100 -&- 50% first time views
First Time Viewings: 70 (71.4%)
2005 -- 85
2006 -- 134
2007 -- 128


21st. LickTheABCs - 96
First Time Viewings: 34
Goal: 31. 2nd Goal: 50. 3rd Goal: 72. A bit indecisive, aren't we?
NFL was a contributing factor in not hitting the century mark.
Quote most likely to come back and bite him in the ass: "Well, my job sucks and my family, well, fuck 'em. They can take care of themselves one month out of the year, and if they can't um, than I just might have to find a family that can." :p


22nd. Surfinhank - 88
Last year's total: 76
Purposely destroyed DVD of the "April Fool's Day" remake to prevent other unsuspecting souls from suffering "this piece of crap." :up:


22nd. terrycloth - 88
First Time Viewings: 28
Last year's total: 110


22nd. MrStayPuft - 87
Goal: 40
First Time Viewings: 32
Last year's total: 23 (Goal: 30)


22nd. jason978 - 87
2007 total: 20
2006 total: 57 (Goal: 50)


23rd. FusionX – 83
(stopped editing 10/14)
Last year's total: 325! What the hell happened, man?
Viewed 9 films from Asylum and lived to tell the story, and was planning a Raw Feed day followed by an Uwe Boll day!


24th. FantasticVSDoom - 77
Last year's total: 34 (Goal: 31)
Apparently didn't fizzle out this year.



50 & Above

25th. Dick Laurent - 74
First Time Viewings: 57
GOAL: 100
Total Approx Min Watched = 6,032
Total Approx Hrs Watched = 100.5
Total Words in list = 9,480
Will forever be associated with "Death Bed: The Bed that Eats"


26th. Spiral Staircase - 70
First Time Viewings: 20

26th. SnapDawg - 70
New DVD's Purchased for the Challenge: 17
Last year's count: 62


27th. advdfreak - 69
2007 total: 61
2006 total: 152
included actual watching times


28th. onebyone - 68
2007 count: 57
I am going to be in for the 100. So, what happened?


29th. cabinboy454 - 66
Last year's total: 76

30th. toldawg128 - 65
Goal: 50
First Time Viewings: 43
Last year's total: 47
Over 40 of the movies I saw were first-time views.


30th. Pizza - 65
Watched double the amount of films originally thought.

31st. Camp Blood - 64
Last year's total: 62
At this pace it'll take 18 years to fulfill last year's projected goal of 100 for this year!


31st. Proglodite - 64
Posted list in the discussion thread ...and didn't number it! :eek:

32nd. Darkgod – 62
First Time Viewings: 30
Advantage: Girlfriend digs horror movies as much as him.
Goal: 62
Last Year: 61 2nd Goal: 100 3rd Goal: 122
Be sure and look for him in "Only Go There at Night" for a brief scene as a farmer who decapitates some poor bastard.


32nd. cysiam - 62
First Time Viewings: 43
Last year's total: 55


33rd. konekonoir – 61
"I'm taking almost as long to choose a film as it takes to watch it." Welcome to the club.

34th. pyro808 - 60
First contracted the flu followed by the arrival of Fallout 3.
Started off with something light to break fiancee in: Curse of the Were-Rabbit


35th. JerryKILL – 59
Last year's count: 44
(Didn’t number list, but gave final number)
List w/ Posters & Trailers The lightening is a nice addition.


36th. planetaire - 57
2007 total: 79
First Time Viewings: 11


37th. Numes - 56
Goal: 31
Total Watched: 56
First Time Viewings: 29
Commentaries: 22
Disadvantage: The Chicago Cubs (ruiner of countless lists)
Total Checklist: [35/71]


38th. Mister Peepers - 52
Last year's total: 312 (Goal: 155)
Play the Jesus Franco drinking game: 1 drink for each zoom (in or out). 1 drink for each camera pan. You'll be dead within 5 minutes.


39th. JOE29 - 51
2007 total: 31
2006 total: 15
September is a time of fasting ...Horror Starvation Month


40th. cardsfan111 - 50
Last year's total: 100
Goal: 60
Outcome: Happy


40th. William Fuld - 50
Last year's total: 31
TCM recordings Viewed: 5


40th. Birdies - 50
Last year's total: 44 (Goal: 45 in hopes of 50)

25 & Above

41st. RichardW - 49
Last year's total: 15
Showing initiative


42nd. DeathDealer476 – 48
(stopped editing 10/30)
Goal: 20 - 30
"Horror is me."


43rd. zaphod2467 - 45
First Time Viewings: 34
Last year's total: 51


44th. thee law – 42
(stopped editing 10/21)

45th. dcrw6 – 41
(Stopped editing 10/26)
First Time Viewings: 26
Last year's total: 53 (Goal: 50)


46th. steelpotato – 40
(Stopped editing 10/12)
Goal: 100
Last year's total: 273


46th. ororama - 40
Last year's total: 28

47th. InnocentBlood - 39
Goal: 31
Last year's count: 30


47th. alfonsosoriano - 39
Goal: 50
First Time Viewings: 27
Last year's total: 35


48th. DEEveeDEE3 - 38
First Time Viewings: 29
Last year's total: 36
Wholeheartedly recommends Orville Redenbacher popcorn.


49th. edwardnortonfan – 37
Last year's total: 222
"I didn't finish the checklist or make 100, but I did watch some great horror movies that I otherwise wouldn't have seen, so in that vein, the challenge was a success. Hope you all had as much fun as I did."


50th. jmsmath - 36
Goal: 30

50th. diaclonex – 36
First Time Viewings: 16
(stopped editing 10/10)


51st. Pillowhead - 33
First Time Viewings: 20

52nd. Ghostface180 - 32
Goal: 31
2007 Total: 21 (Goal: 20)
First Time Viewings: 20


53rd. ThatAnymore - 31
First Time Viewings: 24
On Teeth - "Paging Doctor Freud! Gleeful misanthropy from
Beginning to end."
(Stopped editing 10/12)


53rd. mrpeavey - 31
2006 total: 36
2007 total: 50
"I've done better the last two years, but this wasn't bad considering how busy I've been this month."


53rd. Sex Fiend – 31
2005 total: 31
2006 total: 31
2007 total: 31
Continuing annual tradition of one movie per day


54th. MrTerrific - 29
First Time Viewings: 14
Last year's total: 51


55th. MTRodaba2468 - 28
Goal: 31
First Time Viewings: 17
Last year's total: 20
Got sick towards the end and fell slightly behind.


56th. Russell S - 27
Goal: 31 (Out of state wedding prevented it)
2007 total: 31 (Goal: 40)
2006 total: 37 (Goal: 50)
Continuing in his annual tradition of not meeting goals


57th. Jeffy Pop - 26
First Time Viewings: 3
Last year's count: 36


57th. Sparrow - 26
Goal: 31


Under 25

58th. Jediturtle - 24
First Time Viewings: 9
Goal: 31
2007 total: 40 (Goal: 31)
2006 total: 31 (Ditto)


58th. DVDMagic – 24
(Stopped editing 10/19)
Last year's total: 33


58th. Drop - 24
Last year's total: 35

59th. cwileyy – 22
(Stopped at 10/30)

60th. Mountain Biker – 19
He knows the score!
(Stopped editing 10/19)


60th. gryffinmaster – 19
I'm beginning to notice this trend of DVDTalk reviewers not following through with their lists.
(stopped editing 10/10)


60th. Down – 19
(stopped editing 10/15)
Goal: Shooting for 30
Out of town for a full week.


61st. fiver – 18
First Time Viewings: 13
2007 total: 75
2006 total: 57
Slacked off


61st. naughty – 18
(stopped editing 10/20)

62nd. Belial – 17
(stopped editing 10/4)
"Promise to update with short reviews. I'm posting this list in a hurry." We're still waiting.


62nd. kurupt -17
Last year's total: 9
(stopped editing 10/19)


63rd. SpaceBoy - 16
First Time Viewings: 4
2006 Results - Goal: 31, Watched: 13
2007 Results - Goal: 31, Watched: 12
Reoccuring theme: Trouble again with Red Sox postseason baseball.


63rd. vcuram – 16
(Stopped editing 10/13)
Goal: 60
2007 Total - 46


64th. Doc Moonlight - 15
That's right.

64th. Julie Walker – 15
Last year's count: 9
2006 total: 23
2005 total: 23


64th. TheManInBlack - 15
There was a guy dressed in black in "Halloween 5"

64th. LeeVing – 15
(stopped editing 10/6)

64th. Cinemaphile - 15
Vows to be better prepared for next year's list formatting

66th. old-boo-radley – 14
(didn’t number list, stopped editing 10/15)
Last year's total: ? (Goal: 31)


66th. naitram - 14
Last year's count: 36 (Goal: 25)
Accomplished the most HD-format viewing yet.


67th. Darth Maher - 13
First Time Viewings: 7
Last year's count: 29 (Goal: 31)
"I think being on the the first page [of the list thread] is kinda like the equivalent of having a large penis..."
Challenge disadvantages: 1. Wife who doesn't care too much for horror. 2. The ever-present Chicago Cubs.


67th. KillerCannibal – 13
First time viewings: 8
Last year's total: 25
Three films were viewed while fooling around with his chick.
Worked and school kicked his ass.
(stopped editing 10/25)


67th. wishbone – 13
First Time Viewings: 4
Last year's total: 47


68th. Indiephantom – 12
(Stopped Editing 10/13)

69th. LBCrazyFool – 11
Goal: 20
2007 total: 7


69th. Mathew Ackerly – 11
(stopped editing 10/21)

70th. Boondock Saint - 10
Last year's total: 10
2006 count: 10
Decision to kick off challenge with Prom Night remake caused some unpleasantness.


71st. acdcrocks1980 – 9
First Time Viewings: 5
Goal: 31
Embarrassing fact: Freaked out by Scooby Doo on Zombie Island as a young lad.
(Stopped editing 10/23)


71st. indy81 – 9
Last year's count: 6
(Stopped editing 10/21)


72nd. mike7162 – 8
(Didn't number list!)
Last year's total: 31
Inferno's growing on him.


72nd. TropicalRobot – 8 (stopped editing 10/27)
First Time Viewings: 7

73rd. thecrazydude - 6
Dropped in late.
Last year's count: 22 (Goal: 20)
This year, No goal, other than to try to beat last years 22! Keep hope alive!


74th. Keith6601 – 5
(stopped editing 10/2)
First Time Viewings: 5


75th. Swarty – 4
(Stopped editing 10/14)
Goal: 30
Last year's count: 20 (Goal: 20)


76th. acubfaninmd – 3
Last year's total: 3
(stopped editing 10/22)



Indicated a Desire to Particicpate

Sabrett – 0
Unable to participate

ignition – 0
Unable to participate
Goal: 27


Quack – 0
Officially Dropped Out

whitetigeress – ?
Reserved a spot but never posted anything

SactownRipper – ?
Reserved a spot but never posted anything.
Planned on surpassing 30


hulka – ?
List vanished into thin air

patsfan – ?
Another case of the mysteriously disappearing list

RagingBull80 – ?
Never started list

Rimx – ?
Never started list

WOOD PRODUCTIONS - ?
"One thing is for certain though, as we get closer to Halloween I''ll have a few horror flicks scheduled."



Code:

List Links

Chad
chris_sc77
zaphod2467
The Monkees
ThatAnymore
Numes
Cronenbergfan71
LickTheABCs
riotinmyskull
cardsfan111
Trevor
SpaceBoy
MTRodaba2468
RobCA
Mondo Kane
Jeffy Pop
William Fuld
Darkgod
MrStayPuft
TRC
Mister Peepers
Crazee4DVDs
Dimension X
poster mayhem
Shack
mike7162
NoirFan
whitetigeress
onebyone
Doc Moonlight
Pizza
smashthesymbols
DEEveeDEE3
mrpeavey
shadokitty
Surfinhank
Spiral Staircase
JerryKILL
beebs
Darth Maher
DeathDealer476
dan31655
InnocentBlood
Mountain Biker
dcrw6
josepotato
vcuram
FantasticVSDoom
Giles
Jediturtle
tarfrimmer
Russell S
indiephantom
shellebelle
edwardnortonfan
cwileyy
Swarty
advdfreak
Camp Blood
cabinboy454
gryffinmaster
Boondock Saint
acdcrocks1980
SactownRipper
Julie Walker
LBCrazyFool
late_but_earnest
FusionX
KillerCannibal
indy81
MrTerrific
stonecountry
fiver
SnapDawg
TheManInBlack
DVDMagic
wlverinefactor
DieBarneyDieNY
jason978
Sabrett
ignition
steelpotato
wishbone
brainee
hulka
clckworang
Quack
pyro808
Mathew Ackerly
Drop
Belial
Sparrow
Ghostface180
alfonsosoriano
naughty
toldawg128
caligulathegod
patsfan
terrycloth
kurupt
JOE29
Keith6601
Dick Laurent
RagingBull80
TropicalRobot
Rimx
RichardW
konekonoir
cysiam
Down
planetaire
old-boo-radley
jmsmath
LeeVing
Pillowhead
Birdies
diaclonex
acubfaninmd
thee law
thecrazydude
Sex Fiend
ororama
The Reaper
naitram
Cinemaphile


See you next year. :gah:

Cardsfan111 11-09-08 09:48 PM

Great job, Chad! :up:

RobCA 11-09-08 09:53 PM

8th place, woohoo! :banana: I didn't think I'd make it into the top 10.

Congrats, poster mayhem, that's really impressive! And thanks to Chad for taking the time to do this every year, and for always doing it so well. :up: :up:

Rob

smashthesymbols 11-09-08 10:11 PM

Thanks for all the work you put in on this Chad.

Wait. Prize giveaway? Winner? Me? I didn't even know there were prizes.

NoirFan 11-09-08 10:13 PM

It was a blast - didn't think I'd finish so high! I really enjoyed watching junk like Killer Party and Night of the Bloody Apes, films I'd normally avoid like the plague. The challenge also gave me the motivation to track down titles I'd always wanted to see, like I Was a Teenage Werewolf and The Uninvited. Now, thanks to Chad, when people ask me the worst film I've ever seen, I can answer "Grotesque", confidently and without any hesitation.

The Monkees 11-10-08 01:31 AM


Harbors an immense dislike of "Timecode"
I don't get it, what does that mean?

Also the Holiday Movie Challenge begins on the 24th NOT the 17th, that's my fault I haven't gotten a mod to change the thread title.

caligulathegod 11-10-08 03:27 AM

Yay! Fun for all this year. Thanks.

RagingBull80 11-10-08 03:30 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)

Indicated a Desire to Particicpate


RagingBull80 ?
Never started list

rotflrotfl

Mondo Kane 11-10-08 03:37 AM

Thanks to Chad for compiling all the info once again and props to those who reached a crazy amount of movies.

Gotta love all those boobies.....

MTRodaba2468 11-10-08 04:26 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
55th. MTRodaba2468 - 28
Goal: 31
First Time Viewings: 17
Last year's total: 20
Got sick towards the end and fell slightly behind.

Damn my faulty immune system!!!:gah:

Trevor 11-10-08 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
6th. Trevor - 144
First Time Viewings: 123
Last year's total: 162
Bought 2 $300 devices specifically for this challenge
Winner of the nonexistent "Most posts in a DVDTalk challenge" award with an astonishing combined total of 258 posts! :eek:

Special thanks for your work on the checklist and the "31 Films in 31 Days" thread.

:eek: indeed. Did I really post that much? Sorry everyone.

Watched a bit more than I would have liked, but got sucked into it as usual. Everyone here makes these things a blast, and I'm looking forward to our next challenge. Proud that I mainly stuck to first time viewings, really trying to watch my collection instead of just buying stuff. And if anyone has never been to a film festival, I heartily recommend them.

Chad, we're all lucky to have someone like you leading this thing. You continually go above and beyond. I can't imagine the time you put into this stat compiling. I apologize for not stepping up and pushing forward that "stat team" idea. I was a little burnt out and avoided the forum a bit the last week or so. Next year we'll help you out more.

Thanks again to you and everyone else for a fun month of horror.

Edit to add: My own fault for not properly numbering my list (don't think we should number above 100), but my countable total was only 139, and 121 first-time viewings.

Dimension X 11-10-08 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
3rd. Dimension X - 164
First Time Viewings: 22
2005: 79 movies
2006: 105 movies
2007: 159 movies
Contemplated sneaking in some non-horror movies with horror movie titles. The audacity!

3rd place? -eek- How'd that happen? 164 movies would've only been 9th place last year.

Numes 11-10-08 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
37th. Numes - 56
Goal: 31
Total Watched: 56
First Time Viewings: 29
Commentaries: 22
Disadvantage: The Chicago Cubs (ruiner of countless lists)
Total Checklist: [35/71]

Actually, since the Cubs completely blew it in the playoffs, it only cost me probably 3 movies. I had the whole month planned out when the playoff games were and didn't think I could even get to 31.

If the Cubs would have made it a little farther, I would have been plagued by this very tough question: Watch the Cubs in the world series or watch Claw of Terror?

Trevor 11-10-08 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by Dimension X (Post 9061890)
3rd place? -eek- How'd that happen? 164 movies would've only been 9th place last year.

We definitely had fewer certifiably insane people this year. Only two people who averaged more than 10 hours of viewing per day. A couple of 24 hour days in there though.

chris_sc77 11-10-08 10:30 AM

Holy crap! I won a prize then? Thats cool if so.
This was my first year of the challenge and I gotta say i enjoyed the hell out of it. I have to give special thanks to my beautiful wonderful girlfriend who loves horror movies even more than I do and who helped me with the challenge a great amount.
I loved that the challenge helped me watch many great (and not so great) films I have owned for years but have never watched until this challenge. Thanks to all who set this challenge up. I cant wait to participate next year as well.

Dimension X 11-10-08 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
3rd. Dimension X - 164
First Time Viewings: 22
2005: 79 movies
2006: 105 movies
2007: 159 movies
Contemplated sneaking in some non-horror movies with horror movie titles. The audacity!

Chad, it's no big deal but those 22 movies were the movies from the "31 movies in 31 days" list I watched, not first time viewings (I didn't keep track of those).

Edit: Quick count of first time viewings: 89.

Darth Maher 11-10-08 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
67th. Darth Maher - 13
"I think being on the the first page [of the list thread] is kinda like the equivalent of having a large penis..."

Reading that out of context, it just sounds weird...
Actually in context it sounds weird too.
Maybe I'm just weird.
No wonder nobody replies to my posts. :shrug:



Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
Challenge disadvantages: 1. Wife who doesn't care too much for horror. 2. The ever-present Chicago Cubs.

and...

3. Two kids who won't go to bed when they are supposed to and it wears you out to the point that you are too exhausted to even watch a movie when they finally do get to bed.

Dick Laurent 11-10-08 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
25th. Dick Laurent - 74
First Time Viewings: 57
GOAL: 100
Total Approx Min Watched = 6,032
Total Approx Hrs Watched = 100.5
Total Words in list = 9,480
Will forever be associated with "Death Bed: The Bed that Eats"


I'm so proud to have the distinction of being associated with such a fine piece of celluloid art... maybe a "31 Days" entry??

Thanks, Chad for all the hard work. I had a great time!

Numes 11-10-08 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Dick Laurent (Post 9062862)
I'm so proud to have the distinction of being associated with such a fine piece of celluloid art... maybe a "31 Days" entry??

Good call on suggesting Death Bed: The Bed that Eats as one of the 31 next year. I second that. I have already purchased it from the DDD/DVD Planet 25% off sale for next year. It will always be known to me as "that Dick Laurent bed movie." :lol:

RagingBull80 11-10-08 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by Numes (Post 9062946)
Death Bed: The Bed that Eats

Patton Oswalt does a funny bit about the film.

Darth Maher 11-10-08 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by Numes (Post 9062946)
It will always be known to me as "that Dick Laurent bed movie." :lol:

LOL! That's probably what I'll think of it as now. :p

poster mayhem 11-10-08 02:37 PM

To everyone that met their personal goals, if it was 1 or 100 or more, congratulations! This was a lot of fun.

I managed to review around 175 of the films I watched, but when I decided to up my viewing they were dropped. And yes, I was feeling pretty insanse towards the end, the last two days alone I watched between 18 and 19 hours each day.

I can pretty much guarantee that I'll participate again next year but with a much more reasonable goal. Largely because I doubt I'll be able to take the month off (I'm paying for it now having to work lots of extra hours to make up work) and also because many of the Masters of Horrors episodes, the lengths of which made this possible, really weren't things I'll want to watch again. I haven't watched a horror film since October, not that it has put a bad taste in my mouth, but a break was necessary. On to next year!

cinemaphile 11-10-08 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by Chad (Post 9061408)
64th. Cinemaphile - 15
Vows to be better prepared for next year's list formatting

Actually, it was I'll be better prepared for next year's challenge (as I only discovered this in the last week).
Not sure what the "formatting" thing means, unless it came from this comment on my list post:
"It's a short list, and nothing fancier than just a plain list of titles."


...and I can TOTALLY identify with one of the previous posters, as I also have a wife who doesn't care for horror movies (or ANY movies, for that matter), and a 2-year old who keeps me plenty busy! It does tend to hinder your movie-watching! :)

Russell S 11-10-08 04:27 PM

[QUOTE56th. Russell S - 27
Goal: 31 (Out of state wedding prevented it)
2007 total: 31 (Goal: 40)
2006 total: 37 (Goal: 50)
Continuing in his annual tradition of not meeting goals

[/QUOTE]

Thanks for pointing that out for all to see, Chad. :lol:

NoirFan 11-10-08 04:28 PM

I would have had 134 if I had been able to make it through Howling III. Did anyone else abandon films partway through?


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