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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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1st and 3rd links for today's theme night are dead.
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Doing a Child's Play/Chucky marathon today to go along with the release of Cult of Chucky. This is series has grown more and more on me over the years because they aren't fractured into 8 different continuities. Finishing up Part 3 right now, which is the worst of the original trilogy, but I'm having a blast with these.
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1st and 3rd links for today's theme night are dead.
3rd one is not actually dead -- ironically, you just have to take the slash off the end:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Slasher_films

For the 1st one, here's a link to the site through archive.org:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170707...slasher-index/
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I thought I was close to showing this to my oldest son for the first time. Then IT was released. Scary clowns don't seem funny to him right now!

I watched the Amicus movie Asylum last night. I remember disliking this movie years ago (I don't normally care for anthologies) but I really enjoyed it this time. It has that British charm.
I thought about showing Killer Klowns... to my grandson (he just turned 14) as I think he'd enjoy it. It's quite silly and fun with, IMHO, a minimum of violence/gore type stuff. I have a coworker who just can't stand clowns and I've been considering putting it on the TV in the office just to get him a bit because he gives lrend and me grief every year about the horror challenge ("How can you watch that many horror movies?"). We've threatened him with that or IT on several occasions: "You really need to watch that one!" :LOL: (in all fairness, I've never seen IT myself - lrend has)

I'm the same way about anthology films. Most of them feel like extended TV shows and usually have about the same level of "horror" as do most "safe" TV horror shows. I got on a mission a few years back to purchase a copy of all available R1 Amicus SF and Horror releases so wound up with several anthologies as that's one of their main release formats. I was surprised that I enjoyed most of them, especially Asylum.
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Chad - The Subset discussion thread (for today's film) has the wrong movie poster. I actually watched the movie poster movie (The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears) without even paying attention to the subset title. I realized my mistake when I read discussion points that made no sense to me. Now I have to watch TWO artsy-fartsy films in one day... Haha, couldn't resist that jab (pun intended).

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Originally Posted by numbercrunch View Post
Stuff like this drives me nuts so i am on a mission now. This sounds alot like a low budget 70s independent film i recently watched called the Dungeon of Harrow (1964). Directed by Pat Boyette.

could it be that?
Sorry, no. It has no coast or boats. It's quite possibly that cheesy though...

It drives me nuts too! About once every 6 months or so I'll think about it and spend several days on a new search hoping to turn up something, anything, new.
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I plan on watching Mortuary for tonight's theme, after I finish Poor Pretty Eddie, that I started last night.

Poor Pretty Eddie has a pretty interesting production history some alternate versions to it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Pretty_Eddie
Most of the individuals involved in the production of Poor Pretty Eddie were, at the time, nominally employed in the world of adult films, with the picture representing an opportunity to "go straight." According to the DVD's extensive liner notes, they secured backing from Michael Thevis, a notorious Atlanta-based businessman commonly known as “The King of Pornography”[3] whose other interests included a chain of sex shops, a record company, and the manufacture of peep show booths.[4] Further motivating Thevis was a desire to launder money he had made through dealings with various Mafia figures, which had attracted the attention of the FBI.[4] Shortly after the film's production, Thevis was jailed on an assortment of charges and, following a prison escape in 1978, was placed on the FBI’s most-wanted list.

The movie's script, loosely based on the Jean Genet play The Balcony, was the work of consummate television writer B. W. Sandefur, who also wrote for such shows as Barnaby Jones, Little House on The Prairie and Charlie's Angels.[5]

The film was shot on location in and around Athens, Georgia in 1973. The film’s biggest star, Shelley Winters, was flown in on a private plane that nearly crashed upon landing.[4]

Contemporary reviews for the film were almost unanimously negative, owing to the film's dark racial undercurrents and repeated depictions of rape. One Georgia-based film writer concluded: “Upon leaving the theater, I quite honestly felt nauseous.”[3]

Over the course of its 10-year run at drive-ins and grindhouse theaters, the film was distributed under several different titles, each intended to market the film as belonging to different genres in an attempt to appeal to a variety of demographics: It was retitled "Black Vengeance" for distribution as a blaxploitation film, The Victim as a vigilante thriller in the vein of Death Wish, and Redneck County and Redneck County Rape for distribution in the American south as a "hicksploitation" film. Unusually, a wholly alternate version of the film was exhibited under the name "Heartbreak Motel." This version—featuring voiceover narration by Eddie—is edited to present the movie as something resembling a filmed play: numerous action scenes are edited out in favor of lengthy dialogue pieces not present in any other versions, while the film's climactic gun battle is replaced by a sequence in which Eddie obtains a recording contract and leaves Georgia for Nashville. Although the "Heartbreak Motel" version is noticeably less violent than any other version, and omits most of the film's rape sequences, it also incorporates an anal sex scene between Eddie and Bertha missing from "Poor Pretty Eddie," set to an unknown bluegrass group to a song that seems to be called "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me In The Morning".
The BR/DVD combo also has an essay that goes into more detail, like how Shelley Winters was paid via suitcases of cash each week and the close call she had on her plane ride.
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Day 2! Plank Face, Freaks Of Nature and The Butcher Possessions. I highly suggest Freaks Of Nature! http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/...nge-day-2.html
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I watched both yesterday. The original blob is really a static shot, overly talky film. I absolutely loved Blob 1988
Now I'm a little nervous about watching it....what if it's terrible. I'll give it a shot anyway.

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I'm glad to see other people like the 1988 version too. I've never understood the poor ratings/comments I've seen about it. I saw it after finally seeing the original but thought it was well done.

I really enjoy the 1958 film but it took me decades to finally watch it. It must have been shown in some kind of revival tour in the mid-late 60s as I remember it playing at the local theater and I was absolutely too young to have any recollection of it during its original run. I thought it looked pretty silly and just avoided it until a few years ago (much like The Green Slime - another I now thoroughly enjoy but thought looked "dumb" during its original run). Once I finally watched it I really enjoyed it.
I'm hoping I like the original one too but I think the remake will be my favorite. I thought the special effects for "The Blob" were good and I didn't find the movie cheesy at all (which is hard to come by with 80s movies, I find most of them cheesy).
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Today's theme got me wondering how many serial killer horror films there are. All the ones I can think of are thrillers or crime genre, much like how most Giallos are classified. I've been wanting to watch 10 Rillington Place but not sure how much it qualifies. Anyone seen it that can comment?
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I went with Friday The 13th Part III for both today's theme, and my first movie of the day. This one is one of my favorites in the series, due not only to Jason acquiring the iconic hockey mask, but also the motorcycle gang subplot.
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Now I'm a little nervous about watching it....what if it's terrible. I'll give it a shot anyway.

I'm hoping I like the original one too but I think the remake will be my favorite. I thought the special effects for "The Blob" were good and I didn't find the movie cheesy at all (which is hard to come by with 80s movies, I find most of them cheesy).
It's great late 50s horror fun! And it's only 82 minutes! And it's an early Steve McQueen's film (his first lead role)! With a theme song from Burt Bacharach (OK... you may not know who he is)!
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Have we had a challenge troll before?
Don't know about a troll, but definitely someone suffering from an apparent mental breakdown after viewing one too many films.

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
1st and 3rd links for today's theme night are dead.

Originally Posted by alyxstarr View Post
3rd one is not actually dead -- ironically, you just have to take the slash off the end:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Slasher_films

For the 1st one, here's a link to the site through archive.org:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170707...slasher-index/
The irony here is I purposely put a slash at the end because several wouldn't link properly in the past without one in this broken forum of ours. Will fix soon.

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Chad - The Subset discussion thread (for today's film) has the wrong movie poster. I actually watched the movie poster movie (The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears) without even paying attention to the subset title. I realized my mistake when I read discussion points that made no sense to me. Now I have to watch TWO artsy-fartsy films in one day... Haha, couldn't resist that jab (pun intended).
I've mistakenly used the wrong poster before, although I think you're the first victim of catching the wrong subset. Oddly enough, I realized yesterday it wasn't from Amer after remembering I used it in last year's banner. I'll update soon; I'm just really particular about the posters used.
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Tried to go off-theme for one of my films yesterday, but it accidentally fit. So today I'm making sure I break the temptation of complete theme compliance with a Leprechaun marathon.

Silly things these Leprechaun films. I've never watched one all the way thru, just familiar with them thru trailers and clips and such. I bought the original trilogy DVD set years ago, then found the quadrilogy for $5 and couldn't resist. Last month, I saw the seven film collection at Walmart for $10. It was only DVD, but it included instawatch Vudu copies of all 7 films in HDX. So about $25 and 14 unopened DVDs later, I'm finally searching for me gold.
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I've mistakenly used the wrong poster before, although I think you're the first victim of catching the wrong subset. Oddly enough, I realized yesterday it wasn't from Amer after remembering I used it in last year's banner. I'll update soon; I'm just really particular about the posters used.
Awww, I feel honored. The "Tears" movie is one I've been meaning to watch for a while now just based on the title, so when I saw the poster I guess I just got excited. Glad to leave my mark on challenge history, though.
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Tried to go off-theme for one of my films yesterday, but it accidentally fit. So today I'm making sure I break the temptation of complete theme compliance with a Leprechaun marathon.

Silly things these Leprechaun films. I've never watched one all the way thru, just familiar with them thru trailers and clips and such. I bought the original trilogy DVD set years ago, then found the quadrilogy for $5 and couldn't resist. Last month, I saw the seven film collection at Walmart for $10. It was only DVD, but it included instawatch Vudu copies of all 7 films in HDX. So about $25 and 14 unopened DVDs later, I'm finally searching for me gold.
I was thinking of going Leprechaun for the folklore night, still haven't seen the last one, but switched to some taxi movie based on the Vanishing Hitchhiker.
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Randomly watched Sweet Home (2015) on Netflix today and it was an amazing film and highlight so far this month. Also randomly watched Intruder (2016) on Netflix and it was one of the most annoying pointless non-movies ever, possibly the worse film I've ever seen for any challenge.
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I was thinking of going Leprechaun for the folklore night, still haven't seen the last one, but switched to some taxi movie based on the Vanishing Hitchhiker.
We have a folklore night? Cool, maybe I'll finish the set then.
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Randomly watched Sweet Home (2015) on Netflix today and it was an amazing film and highlight so far this month. Also randomly watched Intruder (2016) on Netflix and it was one of the most annoying pointless non-movies ever, possibly the worse film I've ever seen for any challenge.
That makes me want to watch both of them.
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Watching Halloween Resurrection for the slasher theme.

I was watching Lights Out and Teresa Palmer was shrieking, and the wife walked into the room and said "How many days left in October?"
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Just got back from seeing Darren Aronofsky's mother!

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I was watching Lights Out and Teresa Palmer was shrieking, and the wife walked into the room and said "How many days left in October?"
You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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I love how this list counts Captain America as a splatter/gore film.
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I love how this list counts Captain America as a splatter/gore film.
Genre: Action
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I was watching Lights Out and Teresa Palmer was shrieking, and the wife walked into the room and said "How many days left in October?"
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You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
I just saw this exchange on a browser with ads, and DaveyJoe's post included an ad for a blackout bag!
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Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
Must've been entered by a DC fan.


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I just saw this exchange on a browser with ads, and DaveyJoe's post included an ad for a blackout bag!
Even browser ads are getting into the spirit of the holiday.
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