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Old 08-30-12, 12:55 PM
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^ One in each hand tips the weirdness scale a bit too much.

Body paint count as clothing or not?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

It's officially time (well, for me it has been for the past couple weeks) to start stockpiling horror and holding off on watching genre titles.

I fucking love this challenge. I take it so seriously that buying new horror movies feels like it's part of my JOB. Which, of course, also makes it extremely easy to justify said purchases.
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Old 08-30-12, 08:45 PM
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Dunkin Donuts now has their pumpkin flavored coffee beverages in store; not on par with Stabucks but worth a try. Pumpkin donut probably soon if not already out.

Edit: Apparently Starbucks' pumpkin spice flavor will be out tomorrow.
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Body paint count as clothing or not?
I'd count by nipple visibility.

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Old 08-30-12, 09:43 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
It's officially time (well, for me it has been for the past couple weeks) to start stockpiling horror and holding off on watching genre titles.

I fucking love this challenge. I take it so seriously that buying new horror movies feels like it's part of my JOB. Which, of course, also makes it extremely easy to justify said purchases.
I've been the same way lately. I've been participating in an 80's challenge on another board and I've had a really tough time holding off on breaking out some of those 80's horror titles. September is gonna be even tougher what with all of the titles hitting BD.
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The last week of so if I've had a horror urge I've used it on something I've wanted to re-watch. It opens up a spot for a first time viewing
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Old 08-30-12, 11:31 PM
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Since I'm (Mostly) going to be watching stuff that I've been piling up on my DVR (i.e, straight-to-dvd movies) this means I'll have to put the checklist aside this year. I might be able to work out the Theme Nights though.
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Old 08-31-12, 02:01 AM
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Looking back over the checklist I suggest removing "takes place in space" because there are not a ton of space based horror films and they tend to be more sci-fi heavy (covered better in sci-fi challenge). Also "extraterrestrial" sort of duplicates the space item but is also more general/accessible (although "extraterrestrial" might itself be a sub-category under "creature feature" so redundant). I'm least excited about the sci-fi stuff invading the horror challenge.

It might be good to add "watch a short film" (not sure if that was one there before). Maybe also substituting above with "deathly inanimate object" (1, 2, i.e. Deathbed, Christine, Killer Condom, The Mangler, etc), "power tool weapons," (1, 2, i.e. TCM, Slumber Party Massacre, Driller Killer, Toolbox Murders, City of the Living Dead, etc) or "telekinesis" (1, 2, Firestarter, Scanners, Carrie, Rubber, etc). Maybe even "inspired by "true" events" (1, 2, 3; i.e. Amityville Horror, TCM, The Entity, etc)

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Old 08-31-12, 04:02 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/3

Just FYI Troma released 150 films on YouTube today.
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Just FYI Troma released 150 films on YouTube today.
It includes some old titles that have nothing to do with Troma aside from distribution, nice. Some Lugosi titles I want to see
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Did someone say pumpkin spice...
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Gonna watch Frankenhooker during the Horror challenge, and it will be a first time view for me.
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Looking back over the checklist I suggest removing "takes place in space" because there are not a ton of space based horror films and they tend to be more sci-fi heavy (covered better in sci-fi challenge). Also "extraterrestrial" sort of duplicates the space item but is also more general/accessible (although "extraterrestrial" might itself be a sub-category under "creature feature" so redundant). I'm least excited about the sci-fi stuff invading the horror challenge.

It might be good to add "watch a short film" (not sure if that was one there before). Maybe also substituting above with "deathly inanimate object" (1, 2, i.e. Deathbed, Christine, Killer Condom, The Mangler, etc), "power tool weapons," (1, 2, i.e. TCM, Slumber Party Massacre, Driller Killer, Toolbox Murders, City of the Living Dead, etc) or "telekinesis" (1, 2, Firestarter, Scanners, Carrie, Rubber, etc). Maybe even "inspired by "true" events" (1, 2, 3; i.e. Amityville Horror, TCM, The Entity, etc)
I remember one year I recommended adding something along the lines of "Watch a film with a weapon or tool in the title."

And I see your point regarding the space items, but I don't think we should alter the checklist because something is covered more in another challenge. Many of us don't even participate in the sci-fi challenge (I don't). I can maybe see combining the two, "Watch a movie in space or with an extraterrestrial," but science fiction is a very important part of the horror genre. It makes sense for that to be a checklist item.

Do you also think we should remove the "Takes place on a holiday" item from the checklist since it comes so near the Holiday Challenge? I just don't think other challenges should be factoring into our decision-making that much. Besides, the checklist is optional, and you could fulfill all the checklist items that lean toward science fiction with one movie.
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Don't know if this would qualify for the "venture into the literary world" but I just found a link to download the script for an unproduced Puppetmaster film written after the third movie was released. It's at http://www.jaywoelfel.com/puppetwarsnotes.html at the bottom of the page if anyone's interested.
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Said I would wait until September to start putting together my list for next month - well it's time.
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I need some help-I saw a movie on YouTube that I failed to bookmark, and I don't have it in my previous October lists. The plot concerns a man who is attacked by a creature in a rural cabin, which makes his touch become deadly. Anyone he touches burns to death, and any objects he touches also become deadly. Any ideas? It was released sometime in the 80s.
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Is anyone else planning on programming their own theme days? I have a couple in mind:

VHS-only releases
1981 (inspired by an issue of Horror Hound)
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I need some help-I saw a movie on YouTube that I failed to bookmark, and I don't have it in my previous October lists. The plot concerns a man who is attacked by a creature in a rural cabin, which makes his touch become deadly. Anyone he touches burns to death, and any objects he touches also become deadly. Any ideas? It was released sometime in the 80s.
That sounds like The Carrier from 1988. Code Red put it out on DVD.
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That sounds like The Carrier from 1988. Code Red put it out on DVD.
That's it! Thank you!
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That sounds like The Carrier from 1988. Code Red put it out on DVD.
Cats or death!
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Old 09-01-12, 09:33 PM
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it continues placed an amazon/diabolik order tonight for some titles i been wanting to watch
Father's Day
Dear God No
Halloween 5
Girls Gone Dead
Antfarm D*ckh*le
Disco Exorcist
Life and Death of a Porno Gang
and a preorder of Strippers vs. Werewolves


this brings me to close to 50 new titles iv picked up past couple months and have held onto for the challenge. i think im done now unless theres some titles on the daily list I dont own or is not streaming online.

and thats to GoBear mentioning the troma yt channel as theres alot of titles i been wanting to see.
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Gonna watch Frankenhooker during the Horror challenge, and it will be a first time view for me.
If you haven't already seen Basket Case, that's another one by Frank Henenlotter you should also definitely check out!
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If you haven't already seen Basket Case, that's another one by Frank Henenlotter you should also definitely check out!
Agreed! Watched Basket Case for the first time last Oct challenge, and it was easily the best new watch for me of the year.

Since then, I've bought Brain Damage and Frankenhooker, both of which I saved for this year's challenge. Basket Case 3 is being re-released on dvd by Synapse in Oct, as well as a blu ray region free trilogy released in the UK late October.
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...I don't think we should alter the checklist because something is covered more in another challenge... I can maybe see combining the two, "Watch a movie in space or with an extraterrestrial," but science fiction is a very important part of the horror genre...

Do you also think we should remove the "Takes place on a holiday" item from the checklist since it comes so near the Holiday Challenge?...
I respectfully disagree that outer space movies are an important part of the horror genre. I'm not sure why the space horror idea bothers me so much this year but I'm just struggling to think of interesting extraterrestrial centered movies that take place in space, are really horror, and that I haven't seen... will probably settle on Xtro. I am cool with the holiday themed ones and looking forward to Christmas Evil.
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...a link to download the script for an unproduced Puppetmaster film written after the third movie was released...
Very cool, thanks!
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...a man who is attacked by a creature in a rural cabin, which makes his touch become deadly. Anyone he touches burns to death, and any objects he touches also become deadly...
I've got The Carriers in my "to watch pile also; let us know what you think of it if you re-watch it this challenge. Also looking forward to Code Red's Stigma and considering blind buy of Ghostkeeper. Can anyone recommend or discourage Ghostkeeper?
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Is anyone else planning on programming their own theme days? I have a couple in mind:

VHS-only releases
1981 (inspired by an issue of Horror Hound)
I'm looking forward to Mexican horror (Brainiac. Black Pit of Dr M, Man and Monster). Not sure if I'd call it a "theme day" but eurohorror sleaze will be a big part of my life. Also going for for a day or two of Universal horror. There is one independent rental place in Houston, CDAudioPlus, but they only rent out VHS tapes... a VHS-only personal theme day is a great idea.
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If you haven't already seen Basket Case, that's another one by Frank Henenlotter you should also definitely check out!
In my opinion Basket Case is better than Frankenhooker (Frankenhooker is kind of uneven) but both are great. Watching all the Basket Case movies back to back (they are continuous) is a blast but the difference between Basket Case 1 and 2 in tone can be jarring. Brain Damage is probably Henenlotter's best in my opinion. I've got Bad Biology on my list this year; I hope that one keeps up with the rest of his stuff.

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Old 09-02-12, 02:05 AM
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Basket Case is better than Frankenhooker, but Frankenhooker is still tons of fun.


Also how about the "literary world" category counting if you're working on a piece of it be it screenplay or story for novel/novella?
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Poor Dwaine.

Balial in space could make a fitting part 4. Part 4's always lend themselves better to space travel anyway, like Leprechaun 4 or Hellraiser 4.
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