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Old 08-24-14, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hbilly View Post
For VHS Classics in HD, here's a good source of what company released what back then
http://www.critcononline.com/video_c..._cover_art.htm

This got an option to search by VHS company
http://www.vhscollector.com/

or by clicking IMDb's Distributor option
http://www.imdb.com/company/co0030983/?ref_=ttco_co_24

For watching movies on the same day it was released back then (click month/October, then click year)
http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/

As for newspaper movie ads, there doesn't seem to be a definitive good website. Best option is to google.
Thanks. Ironically I already had a bunch of the IMDB distributor links listed on the main page that I just updated and somehow completely forgot about them.

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
Chad, any chance of doing the 50th anniversary thing for a theme night again?

Here's a list of some of the horror movies released in 1964:

Spoiler:
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
Black Torment
Blood and Black Lace
The Blood Drinkers (Kulay Dugo Ang Gabi)
Castle of Blood
Castle of the Living Dead
Cave of the Living Dead
Children of the Damned
The Creeping Terror
Crypt of the Vampire (aka Terror in the Crypt)
The Curse of the Living Corpse
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Curse of the Stone Hand
Devil Doll
Dr. Orloff's Monster
The Earth Dies Screaming
The Evil of Frankenstein
Face of the Screaming Werewolf
The Flesh Eaters
The Gorgon
The Horror of It All
The Horror of Party Beach
I Eat Your Skin
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
Kwaidon
Lady in a Cage
The Last Man on Earth
The Long Hair of Death
The Masque of the Red Death
Nightmare
Onibaba
Strait-Jacket
The Time Travelers
The Tomb of Ligeia
Two Thousand Maniacs!
Witchcraft
Wrestling Women Vs. the Aztec Mummy


I was also going to suggest films from 1939 (75th anniversary) and 1989 (25th anniversary), but there are too few of the 1939 films for even a checklist entry, and, while there are a few excellent ones, the majority of the 1989 entries suck balls.
Yeah, I'm currently attempting to compile all the suggestions with accompanying links and will include it.

And you weren't kidding about 1989! The only memorable ones that really come to mind are Society, Pet Sematary, Santa Sangre, Intruder, Pumpkinhead and maybe a handful of others. Not to mention the MPAA was pretty unforgiving in the late '80s.

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
We could do a Dog Days of Summer today and have the horror ones count for October.
I don't know, last year's extra day in September for Friday the 13th didn't exactly get a lot of support. Personally I like the idea as I'm a sucker for seasonal films. In fact, I've watched a few summer-themed titles while getting this ready and the genre ones are pretty abundant. I realize the intention is to watch them as it's actually happening, but at the very least how about having a possible summer-themed theme nights, uh, theme? Just summer camp slashers alone would provide more than enough titles.
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I don't know, last year's extra day in September for Friday the 13th didn't exactly get a lot of support. Personally I like the idea as I'm a sucker for seasonal films. In fact, I've watched a few summer-themed titles while getting this ready and the genre ones are pretty abundant. I realize the intention is to watch them as it's actually happening, but at the very least how about having a possible summer-themed theme nights, uh, theme? Just summer camp slashers alone would provide more than enough titles.
I was totally kidding (see my post title)!

Getting very excited for October. I've barely watched any films since last October, so I'm jonesing for some TV time. Tonight I've pulled all my Criterion Horror titles out for some cross-Challenge binging in just over one month!
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I was totally kidding (see my post title)!
Well, at least I got a potential theme out of it.
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Old 08-25-14, 03:23 PM
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The Possession of Michael King is surprisingly scary for a new Hollywood release. An actual R-rated film aimed at true horror fans. I mention it because a dog does get killed.
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I hate to be that guy but I checked the FAQ and unless I overlooked it, I was curious if The Twilight Zone would be considered under this challenge? I usually stick to straight up horror movies only and try to stay away from TV shows but I got that BD set awhile back and need to crack it open.
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
I hate to be that guy but I checked the FAQ and unless I overlooked it, I was curious if The Twilight Zone would be considered under this challenge? I usually stick to straight up horror movies only and try to stay away from TV shows but I got that BD set awhile back and need to crack it open.
imdb says Horror but ultimately, it's up to you.

If you're uncertain of the title's genre classification the IMDB and AllMovie are the go-to sources for determining its potential horror movie status.

Just keep in mind that the #1 deciding factor regarding what counts is you and you alone.

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Old 08-26-14, 03:51 PM
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I like black and white when it comes to this challenge. No gray for me.

So if anyone wants to give an opinion, please do. It has been awhile since I have watched any Twilight Zone so I honestly remember some being spooky or scary but I didn't know if they had enought episodes like that where the show would be considered as horror.
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I would. For me, it's an easy answer since imdb says horror.
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I'd consider Twilight Zone horror.
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It's an episode by episode basis. The Dummy is horror, while The Whole Truth is not. I am sure most count though, as there is some element of horror.
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