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Ideas/Suggestions for Next Challenge:
Recently deceased seems unruly with so many names and a lot of them don't seem to have big horror outputs, maybe trim it down to just watch a movie by a recently deceased contributor.
Remove 'masters of commentary,' it's too specific when most participants don't emphasize commentary tracks anyway.
Consider alternating out 'tales place on lake/water' because variety.
Be cool with multiple viewings of same movie.
The checklist feels routine and most people who watch 100 films might automatically complete it anyway, maybe alter checklist to include subtle things like grimy walls, white dresses, axe, flickering lights, or other tropes more like a scavenger hunt.
Maybe allow for multiple day themes - for example, there are tons of zombie or vampire films so maybe there could/should be multiple zombie days (or maybe an Undead week with linked themes alternating each day)

Scarecrows for a theme or checklist item (or maybe merge it with mummies, not sure if they're similar enough)

Future Theme or Checklist Ideas: Victims sleeping through chaos and/or sleep related, Mirrors, Takes Place in a Mall checklist item, Psychiatric Theme Day, Sealed Room theme day (a room or building that is sealed away is catalyst), Electronic voice phenomena and/or cameras/technology showing truth, Jocks/Bullying, Redemption/Soul Harvesting, burgomaster present, horror movie playing on television, dogs, countess bathory, apocalypse

Maybe we could extend the chronological horror theme day to include 75th anniversary as well.

Shall We Play a Game? Theme Day - films that revolve around a game or contest (Saw films, Would You Rather, Cube, Most Dangerous Game). Didn't check but not sure if we have had something like this as a theme before.

Master of Commentary: Herschel Gordon Lewis, George Romero

Future Actor/Actress Ideas: Brian Cox, Caroline Williams, Helga Liné, Lauren Ashley Carter
Director/Writer: Micheal Keating

The Theme Nights Copy & Paste

--- 10/01: Farewell Texas Gentleman Who Took the Chainsaw That Extra Mile, You Directed Poltergeist; We Know Your Style! - R.I.P. Tobe Hooper -
--- 10/02: Radioactive Materials Produced from Industrial Waste, These Slimy Carcinogenic Poisons Will Give You Superpowers to Fly to Outer Space! - Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror -
--- 10/03: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/04: Produced Carefully One Frame At a Time, These Two-Dimensional Abominations Are Nightmare-Fueled Versions of Modern Day Pantomime. - Animated Horror -
--- 10/05: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/06: Enchanted Forests, Men with Hooks for Hands, A Ghostly Woman Residing in the Mirror ...It All Goes Hand In Hand. - Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror -
--- 10/07: Mindfuckery of Lynchian Dream Logic Style with Hallucinogenic Head Trips that Beguile - Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
--- 10/08: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Walking Corpses that are Undead!
Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
--- 10/09: From Scream Queens to the Final Girl, These Deadly Women Will Make Your Nightmares Unfurl! - Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films -
--- 10/10: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 5 - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) : It Survived -
--- 10/11: Dusty Decaying Bones in Rat-Infested Paris Catacombs - Skull & Bones -
--- 10/12: Some Poor Sap in the Museum's Egyptian Wing is Lying Dead ...Never Remove the Cursed Sarcophagus Amulet From the Mummy's Ancient Rotting Head. - Mummies -
--- 10/13: It's That Annual Event At Camp Crystal Lake When Teens Get a Little Perverse ...Meanwhile Crazy Ralph Politely Reminds Everyone You're All Doomed; There's a Death Curse! - Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films -
--- 10/14: Intestinal Annihilation with a Little Arterial Spray, Add Some Gory Depravity & Blood Spatter... It's All In a Day! - Splatter / Gore -
--- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/16: Print Media is Slowly Decaying. Two of the Big Dogs Unfortunately Won't Be Staying. - R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog -
--- 10/17: Friends, Frenemies or Just a Figment of the Imagination;
That's a Friendship Crapshoot Gambling with Your Eradication! - Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary -
--- 10/18: Expectant Mothers Carrying the Antichrist; Their Freakishly Mutated Offspring Presumably Won't Play Nice! - Pregnancy Horror -
--- 10/19: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires -
--- 10/21: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Belated, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment / Video Stores -
--- 10/22: Manufactured Tulpas from Unearthly Dimensions Or Maybe Evil Twin Siblings Just Hanging At Local Horror Conventions? - Evil Twins & Doppelgangers -
--- 10/23: Tonight's Forecast Calls for a 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... -
--- 10/24: Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Sun-Drenched Terror! - Coffin Joe's Caribbean, Mexican & Central/South American Cruise to Port Oblivion Featuring Hispanic Icons -
--- 10/25: The Shittiest, Cheapest Movies Mankind Ever Sprung; Some So Bad, They're Good ...Others are Killer Tongue! - IMDB Lowest Rated Horror -
--- 10/26: Goodbye Godfather of the Modern Living Dead & Social Commentary Guru of What Needed to Be Said. - R.I.P. George A. Romero -
--- 10/27: Hello Friends, Welcome to the 100th Anniversary of Antonio Bay! We're Murderous Ghost Mariners from A Leper Colony ...Yeah, We Can't Stay! - Small Town Horrors -
--- 10/28: Binge-Watch Parties From Beyond the Grave & Benighted. Beware! There's a Catch; Pray You're Not Invited! - Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties -
--- 10/29: Electronically Produced Via Keyboard from the Bowels of Hell... This Retro Futuristic Music from Beyond Is the Proverbial Death Knell. - The Synth of Fear -
--- 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 a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


The 31 Film Subset Copy & Paste

--- 09/30: group vote - Cronos (1993)
--- 11/01: group vote - Arachnophobia (1990)
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2017)

--- 10/01: Dick Laurent - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
--- 10/02: shellebelle - C.H.U.D (1984)
--- 10/03: ororama - Amer (2009)
--- 10/04: clckworang - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - Bad Moon (1996)
--- 10/06: hbsvb - Candyman (1992)
--- 10/07: Gobear - The Void (2016)
--- 10/08: arw6040 - Train to Busan (2016)
--- 10/09: jacob_b - Raw (2016)
--- 10/10: nezumi - Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Highway to Hell (1992)
--- 10/11: rbrown498 - The Screaming Skull (1958)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- 10/13: tarfrimmer - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
--- 10/14: Chad - One Dark Night (1982)
--- 10/15: Mondo Kane - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- 10/16: Bladz - Martyrs (2008)
--- 10/17: mallratcal - Pin (1988)
--- 10/18: numbercrunch - Seeding of a Ghost [Zhong gui] (1983)
--- 10/19: pacaway - Under the Shadow (2016)
--- 10/20: Shack - Ganja & Hess (1973)
--- 10/21: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Day of the Dead (1985)
--- 10/22: Undeadcow - +1 (2013)
--- 10/23: TheBigDave - Dolls (1987)
--- 10/24: alyxstarr - Alucarda (1977)
--- 10/25: WillieMLF - Hobgoblins (1988)
--- 10/26: PCBreakdown - The Crazies (1973)
--- 10/27: DaveyJoe - Messiah of Evil (1973)
--- 10/28: SethDLH - The Initiation (1984)
--- 10/29: Darth Maher - The Fog (1980)
--- 10/30: SterlingBen - Witchtrap (1989)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Ghostwatch (1992)


The Checklist Copy & Paste

Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
--- George A. Romero -
--- John Heard -
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
--- Harry Manfredini -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Patrick Baxter -
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Roy Lee -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

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: Edgar Allan Poe -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Fire -
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- 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: China -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- 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 -
--- Tim Lucas -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -

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 Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -
--- Features music by Richard Band -
--- Was made in the 1950s -
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse -
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
--- Takes place at a cemetery -
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role -

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

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
--- 1992 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -
--- 100th Birthday of Santo -

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 Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine (insert title). OPTIONAL

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Old 09-07-17, 06:53 PM   #126
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Last year's challenge came at a bad time for me, it was the worst of my depression and not even horror films were helping. I ended up giving up and didn't watch another film for nearly 2 months (after getting on meds). Anyway, I've been off my meds for 5 months now and I'm now at uni so have almost no free time, but still looking forward to watching a handful of horror next month. Don't think I'm ever gonna reach big numbers again
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Is anybody planning on revisiting something they've watched in previous challenges? Lately I've been thinking about rewatching The Hidden, which I watched for Challenge 5. The Twin Peaks revival made me realize how undervalued Kyle MacLachlan is as an actor. Also, some elements seem weirdly resonant in America's current political climate.
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Is anybody planning on revisiting something they've watched in previous challenges? Lately I've been thinking about rewatching The Hidden, which I watched for Challenge 5. The Twin Peaks revival made me realize how undervalued Kyle MacLachlan is as an actor. Also, some elements seem weirdly resonant in America's current political climate.
The Universal Monster movies. And maybe Friday the 13th series.
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Last year's challenge came at a bad time for me, it was the worst of my depression and not even horror films were helping. I ended up giving up and didn't watch another film for nearly 2 months (after getting on meds). Anyway, I've been off my meds for 5 months now and I'm now at uni so have almost no free time, but still looking forward to watching a handful of horror next month. Don't think I'm ever gonna reach big numbers again
I really hope you have a good marathon this year. Wouldn't mind seeing another compilation vid from you as well Oh and I still need to complete the TSZDT list!!

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The Universal Monster movies.
Same. I already mentioned in the HD forum that I don't have these on Blu yet and I'm going to Best Buy next week to see if they'll have the Alex Ross Steelbooks.
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Is anybody planning on revisiting something they've watched in previous challenges? Lately I've been thinking about rewatching The Hidden, which I watched for Challenge 5.
I have a few that I watch every year. Trick 'r Treat and the original Halloween and The Fog, absolutely. Plus some others that rotate every few years, depending on the mood. I have so many movies on my list for next month that I had to restrain myself from some annual viewings. I get attached.

Always been a fan of The Hidden (and Kyle MacLachlan). Saw it in its original theatrical release and revisit it every several years or so. Should really add it to the collection...

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The Universal Monster movies. And maybe Friday the 13th series.
I'm also planning to rewatch the Friday the 13th film series next month. It's only been 3 years since the last time I went through the set, but I was toying with the idea already when I realized we're having a Friday the 13th next month. Sealed the deal.

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Anyway, I've been off my meds for 5 months now and I'm now at uni so have almost no free time, but still looking forward to watching a handful of horror next month. Don't think I'm ever gonna reach big numbers again
Numbers don't matter a bit. Enjoying yourself and some good (or even bad) films is all that matters here. I really hope you enjoy yourself! Everyone else, too!
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I'm glad that I have Direct TV Now, and PlayStation Vue. Some time last year, Chiller was taken off of Dish. But with those two streaming services, I still get Chiller.
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All this talk of Rue Morgue has destroyed my former restraint, and PayPal balance. I'm a lifelong fan of magazines, and always knew that I'd love horror magazines, but have pretty much avoided them to prevent what is now happening. Three days ago I owned exactly one issue of Rue Morgue, a Horror Block trial from last year. Now, thanks to ebay, I have about 25 more on the way. Safe money is on me not only subscribing, but tracking down every back issue. Anyone have any to sell?
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All this talk of Rue Morgue has destroyed my former restraint, and PayPal balance. I'm a lifelong fan of magazines, and always knew that I'd love horror magazines, but have pretty much avoided them to prevent what is now happening. Three days ago I owned exactly one issue of Rue Morgue, a Horror Block trial from last year. Now, thanks to ebay, I have about 25 more on the way. Safe money is on me not only subscribing, but tracking down every back issue. Anyone have any to sell?
I never had any Rue Morgue magazines, but I still remember how happy I was when I found a giant lot of old Fangoria magazines on EBay for about $30. I need to get more, as over time, they've gone missing.
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Last year's challenge came at a bad time for me, it was the worst of my depression and not even horror films were helping. I ended up giving up and didn't watch another film for nearly 2 months (after getting on meds). Anyway, I've been off my meds for 5 months now and I'm now at uni so have almost no free time, but still looking forward to watching a handful of horror next month. Don't think I'm ever gonna reach big numbers again
Last year was the same for me, for different reasons. I had gone back to work and my marriage was imploding. I'll be missing some time this challenge to finalize my divorce at the end of October. And I'll obviously still have work. Plus 4 kids without help. But I'm back on meds, but at a dose that's too low and pretty much ineffective.

Anyway, my point, I totally had one, I swear, is that this challenge is something I get super excited about. One of the very few things, honestly, with all the other crap going on. I'll probably watch less than my tiny amount last year, but who knows, maybe I'll find a huge amount of time and insomnia and hit 200. Doesn't really matter because as long as I get to participate at all, I'm happy.
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Last year's challenge came at a bad time for me, it was the worst of my depression and not even horror films were helping. I ended up giving up and didn't watch another film for nearly 2 months (after getting on meds). Anyway, I've been off my meds for 5 months now and I'm now at uni so have almost no free time, but still looking forward to watching a handful of horror next month. Don't think I'm ever gonna reach big numbers again
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Last year was the same for me, for different reasons. I had gone back to work and my marriage was imploding. I'll be missing some time this challenge to finalize my divorce at the end of October. And I'll obviously still have work. Plus 4 kids without help. But I'm back on meds, but at a dose that's too low and pretty much ineffective.

Anyway, my point, I totally had one, I swear, is that this challenge is something I get super excited about. One of the very few things, honestly, with all the other crap going on. I'll probably watch less than my tiny amount last year, but who knows, maybe I'll find a huge amount of time and insomnia and hit 200. Doesn't really matter because as long as I get to participate at all, I'm happy.
Truly sorry for these problems, and can somewhat sympathize. The beginning of the school year seems to be toughest on my daughter's behavioral issues, and I've taken to drowning myself in this Challenge to sort of escape that reality.

The camaraderie in these threads and beautiful lists always inspire me and pick up my mood. Not so much the last few years, but in the past and in other Challenges I always feel like I'm participating if I'm checking on the threads, even if I only watch a few items a month.
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If nothing else this horror movie challenge shows me that no matter what you do, be it watch tons of horror movies or one of life's harsher lessons, you do not have to go it alone. I've found that when I have hardships it helps to have someone to get help from - there are lots of professionals and support groups so take advantage of whatever resources are in your area. This is over simplifying problems, I know, but don't wait till things get their worst - be proactive.

I enjoy the distraction of the challenge and have been trying to pile together some of the most blunt in your face horror schlock to start with, trying to decide on some winners for early on.
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This is a Challenge where friends are always there for you. Mightysparks and PC Breakdown, you are never alone.

For those that watch Svengoolie for the Challenge, just a heads up that it has changed its time slot. It now airs at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. I hope he still airs horror movies, because tonight is a Son Of Hercules movie. Though I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
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I think many of us use the challenge as an escape or distraction. This year will likely be the last challenge with my dog who has been with me through all of them. His will is still there, but he's outlasting his body. It's tough - mentally and physically. Supporting the weight of a German shepherd can be exhausting. Lots of quality of life issues starting to creep into my mind. I won't be able to escape those issues during the challenge, but I can have something to partially occupy my mind. It's amazing how attached you get, especially after 13 years.
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Old 09-09-17, 06:40 PM   #139
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This is a Challenge where friends are always there for you. Mightysparks and PC Breakdown, you are never alone.
Exactly. The saw is family.
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Couldn't hold out till Oct., had to watch the new IT and the whole family absolutely loved it.
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Last year's challenge came at a bad time for me, it was the worst of my depression and not even horror films were helping. I ended up giving up and didn't watch another film for nearly 2 months (after getting on meds). Anyway, I've been off my meds for 5 months now and I'm now at uni so have almost no free time, but still looking forward to watching a handful of horror next month. Don't think I'm ever gonna reach big numbers again

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Last year was the same for me, for different reasons. I had gone back to work and my marriage was imploding. I'll be missing some time this challenge to finalize my divorce at the end of October. And I'll obviously still have work. Plus 4 kids without help. But I'm back on meds, but at a dose that's too low and pretty much ineffective.

Anyway, my point, I totally had one, I swear, is that this challenge is something I get super excited about. One of the very few things, honestly, with all the other crap going on. I'll probably watch less than my tiny amount last year, but who knows, maybe I'll find a huge amount of time and insomnia and hit 200. Doesn't really matter because as long as I get to participate at all, I'm happy.
We just lost a very close friend a few weeks ago to their depression. I hope the best for y'all, as it's not easy to work through at times.

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Couldn't hold out till Oct., had to watch the new IT and the whole family absolutely loved it.
We just came back from the mountains and the tiny little town had a one screen movie house and IT had just opened. There was a pretty large line of people waiting to buy tickets, and I'm assuming most were fleeing the Florida storm. Every inn was completely booked with Floridians, and this is the mountains of NC.
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Couldn't hold out till Oct., had to watch the new IT and the whole family absolutely loved it.
I am hoping to see it October 1st during a matinee if it is still playing.
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I am hoping to see it October 1st during a matinee if it is still playing.
I couldn't wait... had to go see it tonight! It was good. Wish I could talk about it, but not enough have seen it yet and I wouldn't want to spoil it. I'll just say that it is nice to see a movie that doesn't hold back in order to get a PG13 rating.
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I'm sure I'm the only one that cares but I like the October Vinegar Syndrome package https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/october-2017-package/
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Old 09-11-17, 02:42 PM   #145
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I'm looking forward to Demon Wind. I watched Blood Beat last year and it's... something...
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We just lost a very close friend a few weeks ago to their depression. I hope the best for y'all, as it's not easy to work through at times.
As someone who was once hospitalized for a suicide attempt, I can speak from personal experience that seeing a professional really helps. I'm now on a bimonthly appointment schedule to see a therapist, and while I still have my down days, I am doing a lot better.
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I couldn't wait... had to go see it tonight! It was good. Wish I could talk about it, but not enough have seen it yet and I wouldn't want to spoil it. I'll just say that it is nice to see a movie that doesn't hold back in order to get a PG13 rating.
I hope IT inspires a revival of serious, R-rated horror movies.
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Old 09-11-17, 03:54 PM   #148
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

There is a sale on the Best Buy website, buy 2 select UHD titles for $35, that I bit on. Some of the included titles are Get Out, Split and the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies (along with other non-horror titles like ET).

I thought some of you might be interested. I know this is a time many of us stock up.

I picked up Get Out and Split and threw in the UHD for Cabin in the Woods, which wasn't part of the sale but was only $16.99.
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Is anybody planning on revisiting something they've watched in previous challenges? Lately I've been thinking about rewatching The Hidden, which I watched for Challenge 5. The Twin Peaks revival made me realize how undervalued Kyle MacLachlan is as an actor. Also, some elements seem weirdly resonant in America's current political climate.
Am I the only one who does more re-watching than new watching anyway?

I guess I'm a little boring, a good year for me is 50/50 old/new on 31 movies. I have to hit the best of the Hammer library (and I have a high tolerance for even the bad ones), catch The Omen and the first three Friday the 13ths, there's a few other pre-requisites as well.

(I do have that new Paul Naschy set, so at least I'll get two new movies out of that. )
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Old 09-11-17, 05:00 PM   #150
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I need a little refresher.

30 min tv show= 1/4 entry
60 min tv show= 1/2 entry

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes are required viewing for me in October. Also I hope to catch up with The Walking Dead, I haven't seen any episodes past season 3.
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