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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt 2

Old 10-04-16, 07:20 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

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Maybe next year one of the checklist checks could be:
--- Force someone to watch The Killer Tongue with you
I think that might be interchangeable with The House of Seven Corpses.

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How I've never seen Intruder and Pieces (seriously, Bruce Campbell cameo) I don't know. Some just squeak by you no matter how many horror flicks you watch each October.
I discovered them later and they're both genre essentials. The first time I caught Intruder (on DVD) I was wondering where the hell Bruce Campbell was thanks to the DVD putting his name front and center. Oh, there he is. And now he's gone. Why did they give him top billing for a cameo?

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So here's a question. If you could create your ultimate box set of 80s horror what would be included?
That's a tough one. Just the titles that never made it past VHS (Dream Demon, Blue Monkey, etc.) alone could make for an amazing box set.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

The Amazon rental links are finally up for Phantasm: Remastered, Ravager, and the others.

The Colour Out of Space is streaming on Prime. Fits today's theme.
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One of the interviews from a writer, producer, or whoever said the storylines were intentionally dragged out until Friday when the week's big "hook" was revealed. That way people could effortlessly slip into that week's plot despite missing an episode or two in the pre-VCR days of misery. It's also the reason I'll be putting Dark Shadows on hiatus during the challenge.
Since the DVD set has a clipboard with the airdate before each episode, I'll have to start looking to see if Fridays are when stuff happens.
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lol
Now I think I must have seen Pieces once...or at least clips of it.

That random Kung Fu teacher scene just sticks out...
...but I'm counting it as a first time see because I don't remember ANYTHING else but "bad chop suey"
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

I just saw a really fun movie for the first time. Dolls (1987) directed by Stuart Gordon. It's a mix between Horror and Fairytale.

A group of motorists get stranded on a dark stormy night, and take refuge in a big spooky mansion with a strange old couple and 100's of creepy dolls. It's all kinda charming, like a Tales From The Crypt episode.

If you haven't seen it yet, try to check it out.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

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The Colour Out of Space is streaming on Prime. Fits today's theme.
Watched this last year. I think I loved it, but maybe I'll verify that thought later tonight after this 3D showing of It Came From Outer Space.
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https://youtu.be/9g3mLrNuJuA

Day 3 late.. day 4 up soon
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"What kind of pizza is it?"

"It's murder pizza, bitch"

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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

A social life is this challenge's biggest enemy I've watched about 11 films so far. I had a bad few days due to housemate drama. It doesn't look like things are going to get better at this point. The drama involves me and another housemate and I don't want him living here and we need to work out how to get rid of them and not have him murder us. So that will be fun. Never move in with close friends >_>

Anywayyyyy, I haven't seen anything particularly noteworthy yet. I thought Forbidden World had a lot of cool elements but I found it boring.
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Well I don't have to worry about baseball interfering with the challenge anymore with the O's loss tonight. I'm getting dragged to the Nationals/Dodgers game on Friday so that's going to seriously cut into my viewing that day though.
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What does tomorrow's theme mean and what's the significance of the eligible films?

Edit to add: I just had my first experience watching a movie that I thought I'd never seen before with RUBY - luckily I immediately remembered that I had seen it last year upon viewing the opening 5 seconds so no time was wasted.

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Well, The Forest was a major disappointment. So much potential.

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What does tomorrow's theme mean and what's the significance of the eligible films?
The 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows. The films all have cast members from the original series in them.
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Pod, on Netflix streaming, was a lot of fun; well worth seeing with the less you know the better. I also really enjoyed revisiting Slither. Harbringer Down on the other hand it like a 12 year old ripped off The Thing and Alien and dumbed it down - even Lance Henriksen couldn't save it.

Wasn't 'Death By: Drowning' on the checklist last year? Understandable oversight but again I am plagued by looking for drowning deaths (I'm sure there's a list but what's the fun in that?).
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Wasn't 'Death By: Drowning' on the checklist last year? Understandable oversight but again I am plagued by looking for drowning deaths (I'm sure there's a list but what's the fun in that?).
I'm glad you caught that. It's supposed to be Death by: Axe, but it apparently didn't get transferred over when plugging it into the table.
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Well, The Forest was a major disappointment. So much potential.
Bummer. I was looking forward to it. Victor Frankenstein has been my surprise winner so far. A weak conclusion but Radcliffe and (Especially) McAvoy make up for all of it.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

Chad,

I just noticed that these two categories were left off of the checklist on both the Wiki at the top of the thread AND in the copy in the first post:

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground –
--- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows –
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1941 (75th) -
--- 1966 (50th) -
--- 1991 (25th) –


Was it intentional, or just an oversight?
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Well, The Forest was a major disappointment. So much potential.



The 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows. The films all have cast members from the original series in them.
ahhhhhh ok cool
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You know you are in for something special when the film begins with a six minute credit sequence of just text on black with 80s synth music played by hitting the demo button on a Casio keyboard...

Bring it on Black Devil Doll From Hell!
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I think that might be interchangeable with The House of Seven Corpses.
Maybe people are just suckers for bad movies but House of Seven Corpses has been the most discussed subset film so far.
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...Victor Frankenstein has been my surprise winner so far. A weak conclusion but Radcliffe and (Especially) McAvoy make up for all of it.
Excellent. I've got Victor Frankenstein on deck but had resigned myself to having lower expectations of it for some reason (maybe because modern Frankenstein movies generally aren't good) so glad to hear otherwise.
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I just saw a really fun movie for the first time. Dolls (1987) directed by Stuart Gordon. It's a mix between Horror and Fairytale...
Dolls is a personal favorite of mine; don't anyone let the generic seeming title/poster deter you.
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How I've never seen Intruder and Pieces (seriously, Bruce Campbell cameo) I don't know. Some just squeak by you no matter how many horror flicks you watch each October.
Got Intruder signed by Scott Spiegel at a convention I worked at. Very fun movie and Scott is an awesome guy.

Also thanks for all the goth recommendations. I saw a handful of them but will try to track down the rest.

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I just saw a really fun movie for the first time. Dolls (1987) directed by Stuart Gordon. It's a mix between Horror and Fairytale.

A group of motorists get stranded on a dark stormy night, and take refuge in a big spooky mansion with a strange old couple and 100's of creepy dolls. It's all kinda charming, like a Tales From The Crypt episode.

If you haven't seen it yet, try to check it out.
My mom and aunt love it. From what I remember, it was a pretty fun movie. Think it reminded me of PuppetMaster or something like that. Could be from the same people?

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I discovered them later and they're both genre essentials. The first time I caught Intruder (on DVD) I was wondering where the hell Bruce Campbell was thanks to the DVD putting his name front and center. Oh, there he is. And now he's gone. Why did they give him top billing for a cameo?
Him and Scott (director) are good friends and it was a way to sell the movie if I recall.

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Bummer. I was looking forward to it. Victor Frankenstein has been my surprise winner so far. A weak conclusion but Radcliffe and (Especially) McAvoy make up for all of it.

Interesting to hear as I think reviews were awful. I think I had my Radcliffe fill for this October as I've already seen 2 of his movies.

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I got to ask, why do reviewers dislike Jaws 2?
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I got to ask, why do reviewers dislike Jaws 2?
How do we make this shark look different from the shark in the first movie?

..... Lets give it a cool face scar or something! Or like a burn?

How do you burn something that lives in the water?

You just leave that to me!
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A social life is this challenge's biggest enemy I've watched about 11 films so far. I had a bad few days due to housemate drama. It doesn't look like things are going to get better at this point. The drama involves me and another housemate and I don't want him living here and we need to work out how to get rid of them and not have him murder us. So that will be fun. Never move in with close friends >_>
Crap, that's awful sparks. But maybe you could film parts of it and be able to count it as a horror documentary.
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Well I don't have to worry about baseball interfering with the challenge anymore with the O's loss tonight.
That was a horrific ending; we Os fans should be able to count that as an entry.
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The 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows. The films all have cast members from the original series in them.
Wait, is it just those films, or do all "gothic" films also count?
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I just want to second the killing of this tradition. ...

Anyway...if this ever got put to a vote, I side with BobO'Link.
Surely this will be revisited after the challenge ends. As long as we don't make a change this drastic during the challenge.

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Unless you're into nude grandmas and zero budget movies, skip Franco's later films.
Okay, I may be a Franco apologist, but this line almost made me spit my coffee all over my computer screen! Thanks for that

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Oddly, I've apparently never watched a Species film in any horror or sci-fi Challenge. Could have sworn I'd marathoned them before.

Doing it now and likely never will again. Talk about diminishing returns!
Yesterday was a difficult day for me. Slept in five hours later than I intended, and then just got worse from there. But I was able to marathon the Species films and I have to say I was surprised by the results.

I really didn't care much for part 2, as it just seemed to be a recycling of the first film. And both 1 and 2 are ANNOYINGLY paced when it comes to the team chasing leads. Well, not chasing per se, as they seem to never move with a purpose. I never noticed how bad this was in the first film until yesterday. The worst is when half the team makes it to the nightclub guy's home and although they think he's going to be killed, they creep around very slowly. No breaking down doors or performing some type of patterned sweep. And then when they get to the hot tub it takes them forever to notice the giant pool of blood. This annoyance repeats itself many times throughout the film.

Part 3 was okay, mainly because at least it was a bit different. But the budget really showed in that one. And the latest blonde alien experiment was born with already pierced ears and breast implants. Talk about advanced technology!

Now the fourth one, the one I was most worried about, I actually enjoyed the most. All of the pacing and plot patterns were wholly different. I thought the story was strong, the practical make-up and prosthetics were excellent for a direct-to-video film. The CGI was not well blended at all, but the real stuff made up for it. Anyway, I really was pleasantly surprised.

But yeah, never going to marathon those again.

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Wait, is it just those films, or do all "gothic" films also count?
I had the same question, but then once I clicked on the Dark Shadows theme link and saw the list of movies I figure it's just those cast member related films.
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