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Old 09-15-09, 10:13 AM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Here's my subset pick, assuming there are still some open spaces:

Prince of Darkness

One of the most underrated horror films, IMO. Many should own this, and those who don't can find it for <$10 if they really want to join in.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:39 AM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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Sure, but I don't entirely understand what you're asking. Once you do that is there a link you'll want me to include? Or are you just asking for me to direct people to post their gamertags or PM you?
I'm thinking of just doing a little write up on how if you have netflix and an xbox gold membership, you can do a netflix party where a group of people can go online to watch a movie together with voice chat(assuming there's a microphone).

Include the DVDTalkHorror gamertag they'd send a friend request to and also post or PM their gamertag to me so I know that the friend request is a participant of the challenge and not just someone that sent it by mistake.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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Are there certain days of the week you're likely free? We'll put your movie on one of those days.
I would love to do it. But I really can't be certain of my days as far as studies and other College activities go. I am going to participate in the challenge as usual though. This is my last year at College so I can pick a movie for next year if you need me.- Thanks.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
Chad, any chance of adding a blurb in one of your first posts for those that want to do an xbox netflix party?
Done. It's on the bottom of the first post underneath the Facebook group link.

Let me know if any additional info needs to be added.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Chad, here's a better writeup.

SEND A FRIEND REQUEST TO DVDTalkHorror to join the parties

Feel free to host a party whenever you want. If you're watching something check the DVDTalkHorror friend's list and invite people!

Just go to Friends -> DVDTalkHorror -> Personal Profile -> View Friends. And then you can just invite whoever is online on that list into a party.


Recently, Microsoft updated the Netflix player on the 360. Among the changes is the addition called 'Netflix Parties.' Basically someone is a host and invites people to watch a movie together. Everyone watches it at the same time, and we can communicate w/ voice during the movie.

You need an Xbox 360, a gold account, and a Netflix subscription. There's only one catch: For right now, Starz Play and Disney movies are not allowed to be used for parties.

We can use this thread to pick out movies and times to watch them. We can try to vary things up.

While we can watch classics or stuff we've all seen, I think it would be interesting to check out stuff that the entire group may not have watched. We could even take a gamble and watch god knows what. I think even some riffing on intentionally bad movies could be good for a laugh if done sparingly.

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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

I feel kind of silly asking this, but is this pretty much the only way for people to have virtual viewing parties?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
Chad, here's a better writeup.
That alright?

Again, let me know if anything's amiss and I'll continue attempting to get it right.

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Old 09-15-09, 04:06 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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Does anyone have an opinion of the movie "Teeth" that came out a few years ago?

I've never seen it, but the premise sounds... interesting.
It was good, not great, but worth a watch. You should definitely cringe a bit especially if you're a man.
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Old 09-15-09, 06:46 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Originally Posted by Darth Maher View Post
I feel kind of silly asking this, but is this pretty much the only way for people to have virtual viewing parties?
You could do it with speaker phone, skype with microphones, or IM. For the movie you could all have copies and hit play at the same time. The other option would be to stream it at the same time through netflix, hulu, joost, etc and hope nobody hits a buff that gets them out of sync with everyone else.

I've done it in the past on speakerphone and a vcr. Then you find out that they all play tapes at different speeds when you can the movie in the background. Mine started out just a little behind but by the end of the movie his was a little behind.

I also hated Walkmans for the same reason since most of them always played just a little bit slower than they were supposed to and it would drive me crazy.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Unless there's any objections, I was planning on posting the list thread a little earlier than usual. I'd say sometime within the next 2 or 3 days.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

is it going to get sticky-ed for the month? I just ordered the cables I needed to get set up so I should be able to get started. I haven't watched a dvd since June of last year (2008) so I'm looking forward to spining my first dvd in over a year and to do it in my first year participating. I'm excited. shooting for 20 for the month, with mostly 3-4 per weekend.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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is it going to get sticky-ed for the month
Yes. We've had sticky status for the last couple of challenges.


And I'll throw out another Subset pick: An American Werewolf in London. The new release being out seems like a damn good excuse to revisit it.

That leaves, what, 8 films to go? Keep 'em coming...
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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And I'll throw out another Subset pick: An American Werewolf in London. The new release being out seems like a damn good excuse to revisit it.
Oh, so you do want me to buy it before it goes on sale. I personally think that the remainder of the subset picks would be great to follow this lead. There are plenty of horror releases that people have waited a long time to hit DVD and BD coming up that might fit the bill nicely, and I'm sure people will enjoy the chance to revisit old faves AND be able to use them to participate.

Some other examples:
Trick 'r Treat (everyone is looking forward to it)
Stepfather 1 and 2
Phantasm II
Misery
Wrong Turn
Deadgirl
Night of the Creeps (I know it was mentioned...but I think a LOT of people are getting it, and it would be a great one to include).
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

What theater releases are horror themed between now and 10/30?

What if we made one or two of them picks for the subset, with the understanding that many might not watch them that exact day?

Perhaps a Sunday would work best for those, as more probably go to theaters on the weekends. And later in the month, giving more people time to get to them.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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Unless there's any objections, I was planning on posting the list thread a little earlier than usual. I'd say sometime within the next 2 or 3 days.

"I object!"

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I just wanted to say that
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

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What theater releases are horror themed between now and 10/30?
Sorority Row (Remake)
Night Of The Demons (Remake)
Saw VI
Zombieland

Might be missing a couple.
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wouldn't 'Jennifer's Body' count?

and a midnight showing of 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' in 3D down at Landmark E Street here in DC - woohoo!
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^Yeah. Other than the Stepfather remake (#3!?) and a few limited releases, I think that's pretty much it.

My vote easily goes to Zombieland.

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Trick 'r Treat (everyone is looking forward to it)
If that film actually lives up to all the hype, it could very well replace or at least share the throne of 'Halloween' as that holiday's preferred viewing for many. I know I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Ok, the below is completely tentative. Just wanted to get it down in writing/table. We can delete films, move things around, whatever. Pretty much final now.


Date Movie DVDTalker discussion thread
Thursday, October 1st Cube (1997) Numes discussion thread
Friday, October 2nd Nightmare Castle (1965) Chad discussion thread
Saturday, October 3rd Poltergeist (1982) Darth Maher discussion thread
Sunday, October 4th The Manitou (1978) riotinmyskull discussion thread
Monday, October 5th High Tension (2003) Larry C. discussion thread
Tuesday, October 6th The Nanny (1965) Mister Peepers discussion thread
Wednesday, October 7th Vampyr (1932) Trevor discussion thread
Thursday, October 8th Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) Darth Maher discussion thread
Friday, October 9th The Signal (2007) clckworang -
Saturday, October 10th Baby Blues (2008) LickTheABCs -
Sunday, October 11th Cemetary Man (1994) Darkgod -
Monday, October 12th Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) Dick Laurent -
Tuesday, October 13th Psycho II (1983) indiephantom -
Wednesday, October 14th Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007) terrycloth -
Thursday, October 15th Troll 2 (1990) Mister Peepers -
Friday, October 16th Alligator (1980) NoirFan -
Saturday, October 17th Let the Right One In (2008) cardsfan111 -
Sunday, October 18th Zombieland (2009) group -
Monday, October 19th Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968) takingchase -
Tuesday, October 20th Dawn of the Dead (1978) takingchase -
Wednesday, October 21st Dawn of the Dead (2004) Numes -
Thursday, October 22nd Ravenous (1999) Larry C. -
Friday, October 23rd End of the Line (2007) j. farley -
Saturday, October 24th Prince of Darkness (1987) killercannibal -
Sunday, October 25th pending theater or classic film group -
Monday, October 26th An American Werewolf in London (1981) Chad -
Tuesday, October 27th Phantasm II (1988) indiephantom -
Wednesday, October 28th Final Destination (2000) smashthesymbols -
Thursday, October 29th Shaun of the Dead (2004) cardsfan111 -
Friday, October 30th Trick 'r Treat (2008) indiephantom -
Saturday, October 31st Halloween (1978) John Carpenter -

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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Something that might be interesting is to put the Dawn of the Dead remake in the mix (perhaps back-to-back with the original.) I watched them both for the first time last year and I really enjoyed the remake. I hope this isn't blasphemous talk with original DotD lovers!
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Something that might be interesting is to put the Dawn of the Dead remake in the mix (perhaps back-to-back with the original.) I watched them both for the first time last year and I really enjoyed the remake. I hope this isn't blasphemous talk with original DotD lovers!
Sounds fair to me, especially since we're getting to crunch time. We should probably wrap this up in the next day or two so people have time to plan/shop.



A few of the choices I was only 99% sure of which version the chooser meant, so double check my years/links please.

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Ok, the below is completely tentative. Just wanted to get it down in writing/table. We can delete films, move things around, whatever.
Nice layout.

Added the obligatory link to that post in the rules table. I also went ahead and added what you have so far to post #2 and will update as you do. Of course I'll include it in the list thread when posted.

And how about going with indiephantom's recommendation of Trick 'r Treat? We could even add it on the 30th and have a back-to-back Halloween-themed two-fer.
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Nice layout.

Added the obligatory link to that post in the rules table. I also went ahead and added what you have so far to post #2 and will update as you do. Of course I'll include it in the list thread when posted.

And how about going with indiephantom's recommendation of Trick 'r Treat? We could even add it on the 30th and have a back-to-back Halloween-themed two-fer.
I should admit that I steal all my table ideas from other tables here on DVDTalk. Quote, cut and paste, edit.......

Done on the Trick 'r Treat. Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I have no memory of that film. Did it come out last year?
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Done on the Trick 'r Treat. Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I have no memory of that film. Did it come out last year?
it should've come out nearly 2 years ago...it was shelved. you may remember the trailer at the beginning of the 300 dvd.
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it should've come out nearly 2 years ago...it was shelved. you may remember the trailer at the beginning of the 300 dvd.
Ah, I think I do! Cool. Hopefully.

Ok, on the second possible theater viewing, what do you all think? I refuse to participate in another Saw film, so can we choose another? Or not if none look that strong.

Still have a few openings, so fire away any suggestions. Try to stick to mainstream films i think, just to get more people potentially involved in the discussion. Also, we did TCM last year, right? Do you have another choice smash?

Also, let us know if we should move any dates around. If you'll be out of town on the day your film is up, an actor's birthday, day specific themes in any of them, whatever.

The date chosen for Zombieland should give people enough time to see it in the theater, 16 days, right? And the only new release of the month is Trick 'r Treat, with 24 days difference.
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