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The Theme Nights Copy & Paste

--- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
--- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror -
--- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate -
--- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror -
--- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary -
--- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors -
--- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm -
--- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies -
--- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters -
--- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! -
--- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places -
--- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror -
--- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses -
--- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors -
--- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment -
--- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door -
--- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! -
--- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic -
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses -
--- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror -
--- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances -
--- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films -
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition -
--- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


The 31 Film Subset Copy & Paste

--- 10/01: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
--- 10/02: Darth Maher - The Exorcist III (1990)
--- 10/03: SterlingBen - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
--- 10/04: pacaway - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
--- 10/06: shellebelle - The Vampire Bat (1933)
--- 10/07: tarfrimmer - Phantasm (1979)
--- 10/08: PCBreakdown - Motel Hell (1980)
--- 10/09: Darkgod - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- 10/10: Undeadcow - Deathgasm (2015)
--- 10/11: Bladz - The Descent (2005)
--- 10/12: clckworang - Bone Tomahawk (2015)
--- 10/13: cwileyy - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- 10/14: Chad - Green Room (2015)
--- 10/15: indiephantom - Death Ship (1980)
--- 10/16: WillieMLF - Howl (2015)
--- 10/17: Dick Laurent - The People Under the Stairs (1991)
--- 10/18: Mondo Kane - The Old Dark House (1932)
--- 10/19: orlmac - Jaws (1975)
--- 10/20: ntnon - Dracula (1979)
--- 10/21: arw6040 - Hush (2016)
--- 10/22: Doc Moonlight - The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
--- 10/23: SethDLH - Stung (2015)
--- 10/24: TheBigDave - Baskin (2015)
--- 10/25: DaveyJoe - Krampus (2015)
--- 10/26: ororama - Witchboard (1986)
--- 10/27: Gobear - Southbound (2015)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
--- 10/29: jacob_b - Goodnight Mommy (2014)
--- 10/30: CrazyMat - Satan's Blood (1978)
--- 10/31: Trevor - Halloween II (1981)


The Checklist Copy & Paste

COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR LIST USING A SPOILER TAG

Code:
Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
--- James Whale -
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Drowning -
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- 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 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL

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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Old 09-30-16, 01:49 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
To celebrate tonight's Black Moon, I'm going to watch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moon_(1934_film)
I saw that one on last year's challenge. A little on the racist side.

btw, It sure is crazy to see how far decorations have become.
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
To celebrate tonight's Black Moon, I'm going to watch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moon_(1934_film)
Your link is a bit misformatted I think.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moon_(1934_film)

And for anyone, like me, who forgot what a Black Moon is, it's main definition is a second full moon in a month.

The film is on YouTube or streaming somewhere else free, I guess?

Maybe I'll check it out if I get tired of Criterions. I do love Fay Wray.....

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To add to short films people should check out.

Here's a short horror movie I made last year in the days leading up to Halloween.




And this is a friends earlier comedic short I worked on, and it's cheesy as hell, but that's kind of the point and it is what it is.

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If shorts don't count for minimal theme compliance, and I could have sworn it was ruled years ago that they did, then maybe we could come up with a sort of wildcard rule for them. Say you miss a theme day. You watch something of that theme a different day, and submit to the thread a 300 word review of the item, and you get credit for completing the theme. Limit of one or two maybe. Just a thought.
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Thank you! Now nobody has to go through the inconvenience of ordering an overpriced OOP DVD or a region free player and a 1970's satanist movie direct from the UK.
Speaking of 1970s satanist movies, the version I linked earlier is dubbed in English -- now there's one in the original Spanish too. (All other foreign-language films are in their original language, as far as I know.) Also added a bunch of random commentary tracks; later I'll add particulars (or at least generalities) of who is on each commentary track.

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I'll add those links to the threads soon.
Thank you!
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I haven't committed myself to the challenge for a couple years; perhaps I can do well this Halloween season. Not working at the moment so I got plenty of free time on my hands
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I'm drawing a blank on whether or not we made an official ruling on shorts counting for themes.

Personally I look at it like this - Since syncing the subset and theme lists together they go hand-in-hand, and what applies for one should apply for the other. You're not gonna see shorts on the subsets, so there you go.

Just my opinion.

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Is thete any leeway in 'COMPLETE'?Similarly, if we miss a day (work, illness, sleep, other), are we then de facto out of completing Theme Nights because of one unforeseeable day..?
Despite my constant failure year after year to mention it on the table, the same rule that applies for the subsets also goes for theme nights:

Attending a theatrical showing allows you to obtain a bonus entry. If you missed a day, this means you can still check off the subset list as being complete.
The same goes for attending a live event such as a horror convention, haunted house, play, ghost tour, etc. You have one.


And if anyone's up for it, we could always add one crossover day to that for good measure. It's not too late.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Your link is a bit misformatted I think.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moon_(1934_film)

And for anyone, like me, who forgot what a Black Moon is, it's main definition is a second full moon in a month.

The film is on YouTube or streaming somewhere else free, I guess?

Maybe I'll check it out if I get tired of Criterions. I do love Fay Wray.....
Forum is messing up the link, as it did the same to yours.

http://veehd.com/video/4765802_1934-Black-Moon-Fay-Wray

You can stream or download
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I'm drawing a blank on whether or not we made an official ruling on shorts counting for themes.

Personally I look at it like this - Since syncing the subset and theme lists together they go hand-in-hand, and what applies for one should apply for the other. You're not gonna see shorts on the subsets, so there you go.

Just my opinion.
Yes, it's awesome that we synced subsets and theme days (thanks Travis!), but just because they're synced they don't have the same rules everywhere. I'm pretty sure some people try to follow each day's themes, but don't watch all the subset films. It's not both or none.

I just think of each "bonus section" as a thing onto itself, and if someone only has a few minutes one day to try to interact with the forum and complete a task with us, why penalize them? It's not like they'll be dozens of people using shorts every other day, but if a couple people do it a few times a month, why would it bother anyone?

This reminds me of the old "no TV" or "only if IMDB says horror" arguments. Why push people away?

We've already had people comment that they quit doing the subsets and themes if they miss a day. Maybe a more lax rule or more wildcards is in order there.
Despite my constant failure year after year to mention it on the table, the same rule that applies for the subsets also goes for theme nights:

Attending a theatrical showing allows you to obtain a bonus entry. If you missed a day, this means you can still check off the subset list as being complete.
The same goes for attending a live event such as a horror convention, haunted house, play, ghost tour, etc. You have one.


And if anyone's up for it, we could always add one crossover day to that for good measure. It's not too late.
So one wildcard for the subset, either theatrical film or live event?

And then one wildcard for the themes, and that qualifier being one of the two crossover days?
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Forum is messing up the link, as it did the same to yours.

http://veehd.com/video/4765802_1934-Black-Moon-Fay-Wray

You can stream or download
Stupid forum is so glitchy lately....

Thanks for the link!
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Can we get a ruling on the entries (just one entry for completing ANY checklist or one entry PER). This will decide my viewing habits sadly.
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I remember before you got an entry for any of the other stuff you did. So if you did subset and themes, you got 2 more. I believe I asked this before I bothered trying to complete all 3 for the first time.
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How did we get to September 30th already? I've been out with doctor follow-ups, physical therapy, family stuff, and turning 40 yesterday. I haven't even formatted my list yet. For me this October snuck up super quick.
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Originally Posted by alyxstarr View Post
Here are links to all 33 subset films (including the two optional crossover ones)
Let me also add that this is awesome (even though I already have a large number of them)

I've been letting "The Strain" and "American Horror Story" episodes pile up on my DVR. Just another 90 minutes or so until dusk here
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Challenge starts at dusk, not sundown. Where I'm at, dusk is about 30 minutes later than sundown.
Chad: FYI, Theme Nights states that challenge begins at "Dawn"
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I will be starting the challenge off with a wild card!

I am covering a haunted house tonight for a local cable show, Spooktacular Chicago! I'll probably watch something for the challenge as well when I get home afterwards.

Happy Haunting!!!
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Yes, it's awesome that we synced subsets and theme days (thanks Travis!), but just because they're synced they don't have the same rules everywhere. I'm pretty sure some people try to follow each day's themes, but don't watch all the subset films. It's not both or none.

I just think of each "bonus section" as a thing onto itself, and if someone only has a few minutes one day to try to interact with the forum and complete a task with us, why penalize them? It's not like they'll be dozens of people using shorts every other day, but if a couple people do it a few times a month, why would it bother anyone?

This reminds me of the old "no TV" or "only if IMDB says horror" arguments. Why push people away?

We've already had people comment that they quit doing the subsets and themes if they miss a day. Maybe a more lax rule or more wildcards is in order there.

So one wildcard for the subset, either theatrical film or live event?

And then one wildcard for the themes, and that qualifier being one of the two crossover days?

Stupid forum is so glitchy lately....

Thanks for the link!
I guess I don't see how we are penalizing people if we don't allow shorts for an *optional* part of the challenge. It's not like we're all that restrictive with people's main lists. Shorts and TV are allowed and encouraged. If they have only a few minutes in a day, they still can watch a short and participate in the main challenge. I don't see why that has to extend to the optional things as well. They are supposed to be difficult to accomplish!

Watching one Looney Tunes short (many would qualify for various themes this year) seems like a bit of a cheat and significantly dilutes the challenge aspect of it.

Also, the theme category is the only one reliant on watching on a particular day, so if people drop the daily subset for missing one day, that doesn't make any sense.

Let's be honest here. Is this more about a battle with your much talked about OCD? You don't want to do all of the optional things, but you're feeling compelled to do so and want it to be just a little bit easier to do?
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Your link is a bit misformatted I think.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moon_(1934_film)

And for anyone, like me, who forgot what a Black Moon is, it's main definition is a second full moon in a month.
Interesting - that's also the definition for a Blue Moon. (As in "once in a...")

Wikipedia gives a few definitions for Black Moon:
1. The second occurrence of a new moon in a calendar month.
2. The third new moon in a season that has four of them.
3. The absence of a full moon in a calendar month.
4. The absence of a new moon in a calendar month.

But to celebrate the beginning of the challenge, I'll check out that movie. Thanks!
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Half an hour till dusk here.
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I never start early. Just 1 more sleep...
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
I guess I don't see how we are penalizing people if we don't allow shorts for an *optional* part of the challenge. It's not like we're all that restrictive with people's main lists. Shorts and TV are allowed and encouraged. If they have only a few minutes in a day, they still can watch a short and participate in the main challenge. I don't see why that has to extend to the optional things as well. They are supposed to be difficult to accomplish!

Watching one Looney Tunes short (many would qualify for various themes this year) seems like a bit of a cheat and significantly dilutes the challenge aspect of it.

Also, the theme category is the only one reliant on watching on a particular day, so if people drop the daily subset for missing one day, that doesn't make any sense.

Let's be honest here. Is this more about a battle with your much talked about OCD? You don't want to do all of the optional things, but you're feeling compelled to do so and want it to be just a little bit easier to do?
I can see where you would think that last part, and am honored that people remember anything at all about me, but in this case, it's not really my reasoning. Because I'm much more likely to watch ten theme-compliant full films a day than to watch a short to check a box.

I really am thinking of the "regular people" who participate with us and maybe only have time for a few films a week, not we "power Challengers" who routinely hit 100 a month. Keeping the community-building aspects of the Challenge friendly to busy people, and not too difficult, seems in our best long term interests.

But you make great points, points I've possibly even argued myself in the past! Just trying to be verbose and make sure Chad has multiple viewpoints to consider.
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My 2 cents worth is that we should keep the rules as Chad described them. There is one opening there (a theatrical movie or live event) that has been there for a while. That seems sufficient to me.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

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My 2 cents worth is that we should keep the rules as Chad described them. There is one opening there (a theatrical movie or live event) that has been there for a while. That seems sufficient to me.
I completely agree, but we're just clarifying the unclear or missing rules. The themes and checklist for example, have never officially stated what exactly counts. Can a TV show cover the item? And if film only, does any film count, or only academy-length films?
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Starting off with Hush, which I've seen, but enjoyed the first time. I don't really have a game plan to start off with...
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I completely agree, but we're just clarifying the unclear or missing rules. The themes and checklist for example, have never officially stated what exactly counts. Can a TV show cover the item? And if film only, does any film count, or only academy-length films?
I find this question interesting for some reason so I went back to the 2009 threads to see what was said when this was introduced, but then I realized two very important things. First, you just went back and reread the threads so the odds are that you would remember what was stated. Second, it is after dusk here in Indy and that means I can start on watching my movies. So, my interest has waned somewhat. I think I have just always assumed that we mean a movie that qualifies as one as described in the rules as a full length movie because the subset picks have always qualified that way and the movies listed as suggestions for the theme nights have always qualified that way (as far as I can remember). My mind must have filled in some blanks so it would be good to be clear.

I am now going to watch Corridors of Blood to start this baby off. I am very excited to finally get going!
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