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Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Old 09-11-17, 05:06 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

I'll take Vampires if it's still out there.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
I'll get some choices by tomorrow at the latest.
Sounds good.

Originally Posted by Shack View Post
I'll take Vampires if it's still out there.
That one may have been taken by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi. Just in case it wouldn't be a bad idea to give alternate suggestions from at least one of the other three:
  • 1980s Video Companies: Media Home Entertainment
  • 1967 Vs. 1992
  • R.I.P. Tobe Hooper
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Might be a bit late but The Pit would be a good suggestion for the Friends subset, and it had a Blu ray release in the past year.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

May want to add Martin Landau (19282017) to the checklist.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
Sounds good.



That one may have been taken by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi. Just in case it wouldn't be a bad idea to give alternate suggestions from at least one of the other three:
  • 1980s Video Companies: Media Home Entertainment
  • 1967 Vs. 1992
  • R.I.P. Tobe Hooper
I'll claim 1980s Video Companies: Media Home Entertainment but also see about alts for the others.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Here's some picks

1980s Video Companies: Media Home Entertainment
- Sleepaway Camp
- Invaders From Mars (1986)
- Day of the Dead
- Basket Case
- I Drink Your Blood

R.I.P. Tobe Hooper
- Invaders From Mars (1986)

This is a really good site for checking distributor releases http://vhscollector.com/distributor-..._selective=All
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Old 09-12-17, 05:27 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Alright, here's what is left:
  • 1967 Vs. 1992
  • R.I.P. Tobe Hooper

Vampires is reserved for Shack.

And we're still in need of 1 volunteer.

Originally Posted by WillieMLF View Post
May want to add Martin Landau (19282017) to the checklist.
Don't know what happened there, but added it back to post 9. Apparently it was either accidentally deleted or didn't make the transition over.

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
This is a really good site for checking distributor releases http://vhscollector.com/distributor-..._selective=All
I'll add that as a link. Much easier to navigate.
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i have a suggestion for 1967 vs 1992

jess franco's succubus (1967)
Maniac Cop III for 1992
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

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Alright, here's what is left:
  • 1967 Vs. 1992
  • R.I.P. Tobe Hooper
Are you looking for group suggestions on these?
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Old 09-13-17, 09:15 AM
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Here are two Vampire suggestions, off the top of my head (both available on Netflix streaming):
Byzantium (2012) - which I have seen
Night Watch (2004) - which I have yet to see

Neither has been used before, and they're a little different from most traditional vampire fare.

I can look for more, particularly if you're looking for older selections.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by WillieMLF View Post
Are you looking for group suggestions on these?
No, the only group voting left is for the Criterion and comedy crossovers. Those are intended for the remaining volunteers.

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Here are two Vampire suggestions, off the top of my head (both available on Netflix streaming):
Byzantium (2012) - which I have seen
Night Watch (2004) - which I have yet to see

Neither has been used before, and they're a little different from most traditional vampire fare.

I can look for more, particularly if you're looking for older selections.
Well, there's nothing for the 30s or 40s currently, and it's a little light on the 50s and 60s side. That said, pick what you wanna pick. We've skipped decades before.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

As usual I'm late to the party... So I'll take Tobe Hooper. Are we making a list of movies to choose from to be voted on?
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

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As usual I'm late to the party... So I'll take Tobe Hooper. Are we making a list of movies to choose from to be voted on?
No, just check post #3 to see what's already been used and give your preferred picks for Tobe Hooper flicks. That's it.
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No, just check post #3 to see what's already been used and give your preferred picks for Tobe Hooper flicks. That's it.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) - Compliments the fact we watched the first one for a previous challenge
Eaten Alive - Haven't seen it but there's been quite a few copies for sale at Ollie's
The Mangler - Another unwatched for me

I haven't checked yet on streaming availability but will do soon.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) - Compliments the fact we watched the first one for a previous challenge
Eaten Alive - Haven't seen it but there's been quite a few copies for sale at Ollie's
The Mangler - Another unwatched for me

I haven't checked yet on streaming availability but will do soon.
Got 'em. You're on the list.

And then there was one.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

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Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver)
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) Vs. Highway to Hell (1992)

... Or do the movies have to be thematically similar?
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 13: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

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Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) Vs. Highway to Hell (1992)

... Or do the movies have to be thematically similar?
No. Normally only one film is actually used for this one, but I've always liked the idea of using two. Maybe we should give it a trial run this year and see how it works out? We've done it before with the Drive-In Double Feature theme.

Anyway, that's 31 volunteers, and we're actually ahead of schedule! I'll reveal the final product soon.

In the meantime, if you have any checklist suggestions now's a good time to share them. I'll be starting that soon too.
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Another horror legend (Basil Gogos) gone.

Watch a movie that he drew?
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No. Normally only one film is actually used for this one, but I've always liked the idea of using two. Maybe we should give it a trial run this year and see how it works out? We've done it before with the Drive-In Double Feature theme.
Try and put it on a weekend then?
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Try and put it on a weekend then?
Or make both films the official subset pick, but you only have to watch one to complete the check? Maybe a wildcard for a different missed day if you watch both?
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Maybe a wildcard for a different missed day if you watch both?
I thought subset could be watched any day. It's the theme nights that are daily.
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
I thought subset could be watched any day. It's the theme nights that are daily.
Yes, but I meant wildcard as in watching both of those would give you an extra check if you missed other subsets.

31 days, 32 films if 1967/1992 is two films, only need to watch 31

This is outside of other possible wild cards of Criterion and Comedy if Chad decides on those.
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Personally I don't like the idea of subset wild cards since there is already a good amount of flexibility of when subset films can be watched. There's already not a great amount of discussion in some of the subset threads; I assume the point is to encourage people to watch and discuss some of the same films and giving an 'opt out' alternative for completion could only weaken participation from those few completist who are active in the subset discussion threads further.

I don't have a solution but it'd be nice to find ways to encourage subset participation more, kind of a bummer some of the graveyard threads. Examples: Young Frankenstein has 5 posts, Bride of Frankenstein has 6 posts, Bio-zombie has 5 posts, 3 posts on Tucker & Dale v Evil, etc etc.

We have discussed the possibility of resurrecting a prior subset film as an option to increase discussion building on some of the previous thoughts [Tucker and Dale, for example, is a popular film I'd have expected more discussion on].
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I vote for not making things more complicated since I'll be knee-deep in pumpkin ale all month.
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Personally I don't like the idea of subset wild cards since there is already a good amount of flexibility of when subset films can be watched. There's already not a great amount of discussion in some of the subset threads; I assume the point is to encourage people to watch and discuss some of the same films and giving an 'opt out' alternative for completion could only weaken participation from those few completist who are active in the subset discussion threads further.

I don't have a solution but it'd be nice to find ways to encourage subset participation more, kind of a bummer some of the graveyard threads. Examples: Young Frankenstein has 5 posts, Bride of Frankenstein has 6 posts, Bio-zombie has 5 posts, 3 posts on Tucker & Dale v Evil, etc etc.

We have discussed the possibility of resurrecting a prior subset film as an option to increase discussion building on some of the previous thoughts [Tucker and Dale, for example, is a popular film I'd have expected more discussion on].
Agree with your desire to encourage participation in the threads, but my two ideas would do nothing to discourage it. If anything, they'd increase participation. They'd give people a couple options to still "complete" that checklist, thus encouraging them to continue. Now, I imagine some people miss a couple themes, or can't find or refuse to watch a couple subset films, so they give up on the rest and decrease our postings and discussion.
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