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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

This seems to be the only reason I still frequent DVDtalk. I'm in but doubt I am going to get anywhere close to the neck and neck horror fight for #1 last year but damned if I don't reach 100 again. My goal in this is always do over 80% flicks I've never seen before.

Kicking things off this year Chillerama (2011)! Hope to add more discussion this year.
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By my count, I've got 30 new horror Blu-rays arriving between now and the end of October, so I should be in good shape.
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I'm really hoping some good horror BD sales show up soon. And hopefully the Universal Monsters set will drop to a price I can afford before the end of the challenge!
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Originally Posted by cwileyy
And hopefully the Universal Monsters set will drop to a price I can afford before the end of the challenge!
Buy the UK set - it's $45 cheaper, region-free, has no rating logos on the cover, and comes in a coffin!
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I'm getting anxious for October but I'll get a lil taste of a horror marathon on Saturday night. There's a theater in Long Island that every year, has a 5 movie horror marathon on the last Saturday of August. They also show a double feature every Saturday night for the entire summer. I got to see The Omen and Rosemary's Baby a few weeks ago for one of them. The first 4 movies of the marathon are announced a month in advance and the last film isn't revealed until the moment they start playing it. They're going with an international theme this year and are showing...

1. The Descent (UK)
2. Ringu (Japan)
3. Martyrs (France)
4. REC (Spain)
5 ??? (US)

The Descent is one of my all-time faves and I'm excited to be able to see it on the big screen. I have never seen Ringu or Martyrs but have wanted to see both for a while now, so I'm looking forward to those too. Then there's always the excitement and anticipation for the surprise finale. I'll report back on the final movie after the marathon. Here's a link to the site if anyone's interested...

http://www.summercampcinema.com/
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As long as we're discussing theater options: for those in the Boston area, this is The Coolidge's weekend midnight movie schedule for October:

The Funhouse
V/H/S
Lifeforce
TCM 2
Poltergeist


Plus, a 12-hour marathon on the night of the 27th, including The Exorcist and The Thing.

Link
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Rifftrax is doing a live show of Birdemic on the 25th.

Not at all thrilled that Lina Romay is a checklist item. Most of her stuff is awful because it's directed by Jess Franco. fake edit: Looks like Lina's been beaten by Raine Brown. She looks like she's just been in a bunch of crappy DTV films. I don't even think I own any of them, unlike the other actors/actresses, of which I own most, if not all, of their horror films. At least Lina has a couple titles that are somewhat above average.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

The Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein double feature that is being presented by Fathom on October 24 seems to be a digital presentation
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Buy the UK set - it's $45 cheaper, region-free, has no rating logos on the cover, and comes in a coffin!
This is amazing.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Buy the UK set - it's $45 cheaper, region-free, has no rating logos on the cover, and comes in a coffin!
Thanks for that!

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Most of her stuff is awful because it's directed by Jess Franco.
I think you missed a few letters trying to spell "wonderful"...
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Not at all thrilled that Lina Romay is a checklist item. Most of her stuff is awful because it's directed by Jess Franco. fake edit: Looks like Lina's been beaten by Raine Brown. She looks like she's just been in a bunch of crappy DTV films. I don't even think I own any of them, unlike the other actors/actresses, of which I own most, if not all, of their horror films. At least Lina has a couple titles that are somewhat above average.
I know it's very Franco-centric, but IMDB lists 47 horror credits to her name. Gotta be at least one thing worth watching there, right? Did I mention she died this year? And Raine Brown, man! Raine Brown!



But point taken, I could always add an "-or-" actor with a more limited filmography from the checklist suggestions next to each.
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Originally Posted by Chad
I know it's very Franco-centric, but IMDB lists 47 horror credits to her name. Gotta be at least one thing worth watching there, right? Did I mention she died this year? And Raine Brown, man! Raine Brown!



But point taken, I could always add an "-or-" actor with a more limited filmography from the checklist suggestions next to each.
I started looking at Lina again. I didn't realize Franco made Ilsa, since it's somewhat coherent. I have a few discs with her in my unwatched pile, so it's not that bad.

There's a couple Raine Brown films available for streaming on Netflix, so I guess that's something. The reviews don't make it seem anything better than bottom barrel DTV but this expands my horizons.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
I started looking at Lina again. I didn't realize Franco made Ilsa, since it's somewhat coherent. I have a few discs with her in my unwatched pile, so it's not that bad.

There's a couple Raine Brown films available for streaming on Netflix, so I guess that's something. The reviews don't make it seem anything better than bottom barrel DTV but this expands my horizons.
Cool. That's what the checklist is all about.

Although, since not everyone is especially fond of the low-budget indie DTV titles, I included Angela Bettis next to Raine Brown.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Here's the sponsor news I've been promising...

First, I'd like to officially welcome 2 more sponsors to the pack:

Back for a 2nd year and quick on the ball as always, Synapse.




And something a little different than the usual studio, distributor or company:



SethDLH is gonna be donating some prizes in conjunction with his blog, Celluloid Terror.

I'll get those up on the first page soon.


And since thing's have been a little different than usual this year, I never got a chance to properly welcome our current sponsors...

The ever dependable Hamilton Book:




And of course the man responsible, GoldenWheels.


A new sponsor with us for the first time, Mondo Macabro:





And another first-timer, Breaking Glass Pictures:




Welcome all! You are very much appreciated.


And a big thanks as always to John Sinnott!


Already we've got more sponsors than ever, but let's just say there's a very high probability more are coming. The fact is I still haven't contacted them all and there's a few I'm currently awaiting a response from. As far as the prizes are concerned and what they are, well, I'm still working on that. Could be awhile, therefore I won't throw out any specific dates. Although it's a safe bet most before the challenge starts; this is only August, after all.




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The Hottie

and The Nottie


I realize you don't get to pick your wikipedia picture but good lord...
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Yikes! That might be the worst picture I've ever seen of Angela Bettis. Ordinarily, I could take her or leave her, but that pic is getting left waaaaaaaaaaaay the fuck behind.
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Originally Posted by cwileyy
This is amazing.

Thank you!
No problem, and not to derail this thread, but Amazon UK also has a cheaper and snazzier version of the upcoming Hitchcock box.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
No problem, and not to derail this thread, but Amazon UK also has a cheaper and snazzier version of the upcoming Hitchcock box.
It is missing NxNW though... but that can be had for under $20 on it's own
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It is missing NxNW though... but that can be had for under $20 on it's own
And on the plus side, the UK disc of Psycho has lossless mono and an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, though not in HD.
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Thanks to SethDHL and his blog for donating, that's cool of him.

Count me in with the Lina Romay crowd; I've been meaning to check out more Franco. Angela Bettis might not be sexy but many of her roles are intense.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
And on the plus side, the UK disc of Psycho has lossless mono and an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, though not in HD.
Didn't know that. Nice to have the cheaper option from the UK. It is a really nice looking set.

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Thanks to SethDHL and his blog for donating, that's cool of him.

Count me in with the Lina Romay crowd; I've been meaning to check out more Franco. Angela Bettis might not be sexy but many of her roles are intense.
I figure it's a win-win for my blog and the Challenge so I'm happy to do it! Hopefully next week or the first week of Sept. I'll have the prizes picked and in hand.

Franco is such a mixed bag, some of his work is cheesy fun, some is actually good and a lot is just a mess. lI'll probably use Lina Romay for that checklist item, more than likely with the Orloff films that I've never seen. As for Bettis she's a good actress, she can be weirdly attractive at times, but that picture is just awful. I can't believe she's almost 40.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

I flirted with it last year but this year I'm going to give it a shot...a combined checklist using all the current and former checklist items. It totals 168 items...chance of me completing it...slim.


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Watch a film starring:
--- John Agar-
--- Tom Atkins-
--- Reggie Bannister-
--- Michelle Bauer-
--- Michael Berryman-
--- Angela Bettis-
--- Doug Bradley-
--- Raine Brown-
--- Bruce Campbell-
--- John Carradine-
--- Lon Chaney Sr.-
--- Lon Chaney Jr.-
--- Hazel Court-
--- Barbara Crampton-
--- Joan Crawford-
--- Jamie Lee Curtis-
--- Peter Cushing-
--- Keith David-
--- Brad Dourif-
--- Robert Englund-
--- Ken Foree-
--- Michael Gough-
--- Sid Haig-
--- Danielle Harris-
--- Lance Henriksen-
--- Kane Hodder-
--- Clint Howard-
--- Boris Karloff-
--- Udo Kier-
--- Klaus Kinski-
--- Christopher Lee-
--- Peter Lorre-
--- Bela Lugosi-
--- “Coffin Joe” Jose Marins-
--- Dick Miller-
--- Bill Moseley-
--- Caroline Munro-
--- Paul Naschy-
--- Ron Perlman-
--- Donald Pleasence-
--- Vincent Price-
--- Linnea Quigley-
--- Ted Raimi-
--- Basil Rathbone-
--- Oliver Reed-
--- Debbie Rochon-
--- Lina Romay-
--- John Saxon-
--- Barbara Shelley-
--- Barbara Steele-
--- Glenn Strange-
--- Tony Todd-
--- Danny Trejo-
--- Max Von Sydow-
--- David Warner-

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard-
--- Simon Boswell-
--- Pino Donaggio-
--- Bernard Herrmann-
--- Ennio Morricone-

Watch a film directed by:
--- Uwe Boll-
--- John Carpenter-
--- David Cronenberg-
--- Brian DePalma-
--- Terrence Fisher-
--- Riccardo Freda-
--- Frank Henenlotter-
--- Kazuo Komizu-
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis-
--- Ulli Lommel-
--- Sergio Martino -
--- Amando de Ossorio-
--- Paco Plaza-
--- Roman Polanski-
--- Fred Olen Ray-
--- Jean Rollin-
--- George A. Romero-
--- Takashi Shimizu-
--- Jacques Tourneur-
--- Ti West-
--- James Whale-

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- Rick Baker-
--- KNB-
--- Germano Natali-
--- Carlo Rambaldi-
--- Tom Savini-
--- Dick Smith-

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster-

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film-
--- Animated Film-
--- Anthology Film-
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List-
--- Appears on Video Nasties List-
--- Based on a Novel-
--- Based on a Video Game-
--- Called “Attack of...”-
--- Called “Day of...”-
--- Called “Night of...”-
--- Called “Return of...”-
--- Called “Revenge of...”-
--- Cannibalism
--- Cinematic Titanic/Horror Host/MST3K/RiffTrax-
--- Comedy/Spoof-
--- Distributor/Studio: Blue Underground-
--- Distributor/Studio: Criterion Collection-
--- Distributor/Studio: Synapse-
--- Documentary-
--- Extraterrestrial-
--- Film...-
--- ...Sequel...-
--- ...and another Sequel-
--- Film...-
--- ...and it's Remake-
--- Found Footage-
--- Frankenstein-
--- Ghost/Haunting-
--- Giallo-
--- Horror Host (Any)-
--- Horror Host (Elvira)-
--- Invisible Man-
--- J-Horror-
--- Killer/Evil Animal-
--- Killer/Evil Child-
--- Killer/Evil Doll-
--- Make for TV Movie-
--- Monster/Creature Feature/Godzilla-
--- Mummy-
--- Musical/Rock 'n Roll Horror-
--- Nazi-
--- Psychological-
--- Rape/Revenge-
--- Silent-
--- Slasher/Psycho/Homicidal Maniac-
--- Takes Place in Space-
--- Takes Place on a Holiday-
--- Takes Place on or under the Sea-
--- Vampire-
--- Werewolf-
--- Witchcraft/Satanic/Religious-
--- With Commentary-
--- With the Words “Living Dead” in the Title-
--- Won an Academy Award (any category)-
--- Zombie-

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
--- First Format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second Format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third Format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First Language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second Language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third Language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890-
--- 1900-
--- 1910-
--- 1920-
--- 1930-
--- 1940-
--- 1950-
--- 1960-
--- 1970-
--- 1980-
--- 1990-
--- 2000-
--- 2010-

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (Pre-1968)-
--- Approved-
--- G-
--- M-
--- GP-
--- PG-
--- PG-13-
--- R-
--- NC-17-
--- X-
--- Unrated-





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being that i threw in Raine Browns name into the mix I rec 100 tears as its on netflix que and one of my favorites from her along with some other straight to dvd releases Barricade and the beast. I guess im a fan of low budget horror eh.

suggestion on the actors list *i think criterion does this* why not make it "watch X amount of actors in the list"?
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Hi all, I've been enjoying the last couple challenges and see how much enthusiasm you guys have for the October Horror challenge. I have to admit, horror is my least favorite genre which is funny since I love Halloween. I have to admit; I maybe own 2 or 3 actual horror films and one of those I only have because my college was used as a location... I blame my sister who thought it was funny to tell me to close my eyes during the scary bits and then told me to open them just as the worse part occurred--when I was five!

Is there a horror "lite" version of the challenge using just Halloween themed movies/tv shows? Would be OK to join in if I'm able doing a challenge like that on my own if there isn't? I kind of think it would be a challenge of itself to come up with a checklist sort of like JHCA13 did but I don't want to overstep my welcome or annoy anyone.

Thanks for answers--and I really don't mind if this wouldn't fit in but like the back and forth in the challenge discussions and wouldn't mind doing more like it.
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^I'd highly recommend going with the classic Universal Horror titles from the 30s to 50s as a good starting point. More gothic horror and less gore. Many should be available through your library or streaming services.

I have a list of titles Uni released over the years and can repost it if anyone is interested.

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