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Old 08-06-18, 06:58 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
I'd vote against doing a subset for all three anniversary films, that's a lot; unless there's some way to give bonus credit for people who miss a subset film.

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
In a surprise to no one, I second that. Watch two of the three films on that day and get a mulligan on another subset day; watch all three and get two mulligans.
We can do bonus credit.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by WillieMLF View Post
For an oddball addition, I would suggest Wilhelm Scream. There's a keyword search on IMDB. I didn't have a clue what it was, and had to look it up.
Added to the list.

This would also make a great combo theme by adding the Howie Scream to it. Couldn't find any lists for that one. Apparently it's not as popular; the "stock sound effect" Wikipedia entry mentions it, but doesn't link anywhere. Supposedly it originated on the set of The Ninth Configuration, which is also oddly included on the Letterboxd link I added to accompany this one.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
Since we have a healthy selection of theme suggestions, and a thread that's been a little too quiet...

Theme voting starts Tuesday night (8/7).

That's three days ahead of last year's schedule for those keeping up.

In the meantime, browse over post 5 and look over this year's offerings. Remember, there are no limits to how many you can vote for.

Now's the time to share any unshared suggestions, or previous suggestions I possibly failed to carry over.
Reminder.

15 subset volunteer spots still need filling.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

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Reminder.

15 subset volunteer spots still need filling.
And it's only August 7th. When do most people start showing up?
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by WillieMLF View Post
And it's only August 7th. When do most people start showing up?
All I can tell you is there's usually more activity in here by this point, but it does tend to pick up once the voting kicks off. Hopefully that's also the case this year.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

I can never come up with themes that haven't all ready been done, but I'm looking forward to offering some subset suggestions.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Theme Nights Voting has begun!




  • This is for both new and returning themes.

  • If you've already voted, no problem. Just remember there's been quite a few additions added recently, so please recheck the suggestions list on post 5 periodically. Occasionally new theme suggestions are added after voting starts.

  • There's no limit to how many times you can vote, or how many themes you can vote for. The only "rule" is one vote per theme. You can do it in this thread, or if you prefer privately - PM or via email. Makes no difference to me.

  • Also, keep in mind that some themes have unfinished or better lists/links coming. One such example is the 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead, which will be cleaned up with hyperlinks directing to the main thread later if chosen.

  • Certain themes will have to be combined with another theme or two if they don't provide enough titles.

  • And finally, don't hesitate to share any last-minute suggestion submissions, which brings me back to what was said earlier -- recheck the list periodically.

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

And if you care about anniversaries, these previously used themes are celebrating the following:

Frankenstein / Mad Doctors - The 200th anniversary of the Mary Shelley novel.

Video Nasties - The 35th anniversary. The DPP list of 'video nasties' was first made public in June 1983.

Jawsploitation - The 35th anniversary of "Jaws 3D" and the 30th anniversary of "Shark Week".

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Voting for:
IMDB Highest Rated
Subjective Horror
Live or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games
Atmospheric Horror
Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors (maybe this could be a return of Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons theme from 2014)
Deathball
Meta
Elevator Horrors
Prison Horrors
Animated (there is a new theme suggestion of stop motion animation, I vote for a general animated category to return including stop motion)
Roctober Blood - 100 Greatest Horror Film Soundtracks
Modern Horror Films
Photographic Horror
Grief-Related Horror
Blood on the Beach
Arthouse
Animated Horror Films
Extraterristerial
Found Footage
Wilhelm Scream
Incapacitated protagonists
Stranded

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
And if you care about anniversaries, these previously used themes are celebrating the following:

Frankenstein / Mad Doctors - The 200th anniversary of the Mary Shelley novel.

Video Nasties - The 35th anniversary. The DPP list of 'video nasties' was first made public in June 1983.

Jawsploitation - The 35th anniversary of "Jaws 3D" and the 30th anniversary of "Shark Week".
These seem like mandatory items; if there is a relevant anniversary then I think those should get priority so adding my vote to these too.

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

What about having a Universal Horror theme? Like nothing but the Universal Monsters?

Here's my votes:
Cabins, Cottages in the Woods
Scarecrows Killed Mrs. King
Horror Films with Fog
One-Work Titles
Atmospheric Horror Films
Shot in Bronson Canyon
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Voting for:

Live or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games
Scarecrows Killed Mrs. King
Horror Films with Fog
Stranded
Blood on the Beach
Cabins / Cottages in the Woods
IMDB Highest Rated Horror
Grief-Related Horror
Horrorspondents: You're on the Air!
Studies in Terror
Writers
Rocktober Blood - 100 Greatest Horror Film Soundtracks
Modern Horror Films
Bloody Birthday Parties
Incapacitated protagonists
They're Coming to Get You, Barbara! The 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead


My votes for returning themes:

Killer Dolls / Puppets
Australia / New Zealand
Jawsploitation
Backwoods Horror (maybe could be paired with Cabins/Cottages in the Woods?)
Frankenstein / Mad Doctors
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Nice to see this thread up. I've been thinking a lot about the challenge. It should be a nice distraction this year. I know we talked a lot about our pets last year and how many of us had older animals. Well, I had to say goodbye to my dog just over a month ago. He was 14. This will be my first challenge without him, which seems so weird.

I need to do some thinking on the themes, but I'm always good for a subset pic.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

So, I have a question regarding the 14 or so RETURNING FAVORITES, at the bottom of Theme Night Construction link. Are these guaranteed a spot, or do these get voted on as well?
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
This hasn't been brought up yet so I'm assuming everyone's cool with it. I implemented the 75th anniversary (diamond) suggestion to the chronological theme like we've had on the checklist for years.

Chronological Horror Years Faceoff -
1943 (Diamond) Vs. 1968 (Gold) Vs. 1993 (Silver)

That also brings up another question. Should we continue doing a subset for all of them, which we started doing last year?
YES! It's one of my favorite subsets.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

My votes:
Live or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games
Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
Bloody Birthday Parties
Blood on the Beach
Cabins / Cottages in the Woods

Returning votes:
Meta
Scream Queens
Teen Screams
Jawsploitation
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by WillieMLF View Post
So, I have a question regarding the 14 or so RETURNING FAVORITES, at the bottom of Theme Night Construction link. Are these guaranteed a spot, or do these get voted on as well?
They're already on the list. Reoccurring themes.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
Nice to see this thread up. I've been thinking a lot about the challenge. It should be a nice distraction this year. I know we talked a lot about our pets last year and how many of us had older animals. Well, I had to say goodbye to my dog just over a month ago. He was 14. This will be my first challenge without him, which seems so weird.
Sorry to hear that.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by shellebelle View Post
What about having a Universal Horror theme? Like nothing but the Universal Monsters?
The first themes list actually did have one, but doesn't really count since it was pre-linkage.

I added this link BobO'Link compiled awhile back as a new suggestion.

EDIT: Added Wikipedia link for the post 1960 remakes.

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

I am ok either way with doing three subsets for the anniversary vs day/bonus credit or not as I'll likely try to watch one title for each year anyway for fun even if can't do the specific subsets that day.

As for my theme votes...

Returning Themes
  • Frankenstein / Mad Doctor
  • Jawsploitation / Aquatic
  • Video Nasties

    (^ these 3 especially since you mentioned their anniversaries)

  • Pick Your Favorite Horror Director
  • Pick Your Favorite Horror Icon
  • Home Invasion
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Babysitters / Nannies / Governesses
  • Creature Features / When Animals Attack
  • Attics + Basements
  • Teen Screams
  • Killer Robots / Evil Technology
  • Abandoned Places
  • IMDB Lowest Rated Horror
  • Travel (Vacation)

New Themes
  • They're Coming To Get You, Barbara! The 50th Anniversary Of NOTLD
  • Killer Canines
  • Live Or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games
  • One-Word Titles
  • The Five Colors Of Death
  • Take The Stairs! Elevator Horrors
  • Audience vs. Critic
  • Confined To One Room
  • Numbers In The Title
  • Stranded
  • Atmospheric Horror Films
  • Fire Bad!
  • Horrorspondents: You're On The Air!
  • I Spit On Your Garage

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

My votes:

New themes:

Fire Bad
Dogs/Bogs & Logs
The Horror of USA Up All Night
Cabins/Cottages in the Woods
50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead
Horror Films with Fog
The Five Colors of Death
Atmospheric Horror Films
Take the Stairs
Bloody Birthday Parties

Returning

Hammer/Amicus/Ealing/Black & Blue
Australian/New Zealand
Cult
Apocalyptic
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
Nice to see this thread up. I've been thinking a lot about the challenge. It should be a nice distraction this year. I know we talked a lot about our pets last year and how many of us had older animals. Well, I had to say goodbye to my dog just over a month ago. He was 14. This will be my first challenge without him, which seems so weird.
Sorry to hear about your loss, it's always tough. I lost my 12-year-old cat three years ago and it was very difficult, watching scary movies was one of the few things that made me feel better. I'm sure you gave him a happy home and life.

As for themes, here's what I'd like:

Atmospheric Horror
Horrorspondents
Studies in Terror
Bloody Birthdays
Blood on the Beach
Grief horror
Rocktober blood
Subjective camera horror
Martial arts horror
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Currently, this is what I've come up with.

New Themes:

Horror Movies in Horror Movies
IMDB Highest Rated Horror
Dogs / Bogs / & Logs (spin-off of 2015's "Cats / Bats / & Rats"):
Live or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games:
Atmospheric Horror Films
Take the Stairs! Elevator Horrors:
Prison Horrors:
Rocktober Blood - 100 Greatest Horror Film Soundtracks (100 horror soundtracks, ranked in order of greatness):
Comic Book / Graphic Novel / Video Game Horrors
The Screams of Wilhelm
Stranded
Blood on the Beach
Shot in Bronson Canyon
Scarecrows Killed Mrs. King
Horror Films with Fog
Audience vs. Critic: Critics Loved, Audiences Hated
No One Dies
Universal Monsters

Returning Themes:

Apocalypse
Creature Features / When Animals Attack
Killer Robots / Evil Technology
IMDB Lowest Rated Horror
Australia
Frankenstein / Mad Doctors
Video Nasties
Jawsploitation
Home Invasion
Extraterrestrial

I put Elevator Horrors in there because HamiltonBooks marked down The Lift blu to $14, and I finally ended up getting it. It really hasn't budged much in price blow $19.

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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
...I know we talked a lot about our pets last year and how many of us had older animals. Well, I had to say goodbye to my dog just over a month ago. He was 14. This will be my first challenge without him, which seems so weird.
That's a bummer... maybe we shouldn't use dog horror movies as a theme this year out of respect to this. My kids have a lot of pets (3 dogs), but they have yet to realize how impactful it can be when one dies so that will be dreadful - I guess it's consolation in knowing that you get a lot of fun times with the pets while they're with us. Good luck.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

They're Coming to Get You, Barbara! The 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead
Guns in Horror Films
"Subjective Camera" Horror:
I Spit on Your Garage
Dogs / Bogs / & Logs
Horrorspondents: You're On The Air!
The Horrors of USA Up All Night (Can I vote for this one twice?)
Live or Die? Make Your Choice
Atmospheric Horror Films
Stranded:
Audience vs. Critic
Numbers in the Title
Horror Films That Used Real Bodies
Jawsploitation

Returning:
Zombies
Horror Anthologies, 2, 3, 4
1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Video Stores + [INSERT COMPANY HERE] (10/20 is International Independent Video Store Day)
Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon (Used during the full moon on 10/24)
Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell
All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror
Horror Comedies

Can I vote against the Criterion crossover?
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Can I vote against the Criterion crossover?
No, you're going to watch Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's silent expressionist classic Vampyr and you're going to love it.

Drink two beers that night.
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