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Old 08-19-18, 09:24 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

I’ll be a subset volunteer of course. And I won’t choose Slenderman. Wow, that was pretty awful.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Iíll be a subset volunteer of course. And I wonít choose Slenderman. Wow, that was pretty awful.
I didn't even realize it was in theaters. Just vaguely remember it was shopped around to several studios, and the backlash about it being based on a real-life tragedy.

Anyway, that leaves us with 12 subset seats remaining.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

You can put me down for a subset pick Chad
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

And we're down to 11 unoccupied subset spots remaining.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
As you can see from post #6 there's exactly 6 open spots remaining, which means the final round of voting for....

THE ELIMINATION ROUND
Order courtesy of Random.org.

Links on Post #5.


NEW THEMES
Vote for your top 7 (three will be a spare; just in case)
  • Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
  • Fog-Infested Horror Films (needs combining w/ another theme)
  • Modern Horror Films
  • Dogs / Bogs / & Logs (aka "Canines, Swamps, & Cabins")
  • Audience Vs. Critic (needs combining w/ another theme)
  • Prison Horrors
  • Cabins / Cottages in the Woods (needs combining w/ another theme)

RETURNING THEMES
Vote for your top 2
  • Apocalyptic Horror
  • Extraterrestrial Horror[/B]
Here are mine! Really tough choices this time.

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Old 08-20-18, 11:13 AM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

The Purge: Season 1 (HD) is $3.99 at Amazon. Obviously a misprice so jump on it quick.

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

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
The Purge: Season 1 (HD) is $3.99 at Amazon. Obviously a misprice so jump on it quick.

https://www.amazon.com/The-Purge-Season-1/dp/B07GK1MMNZ
Didn't realize there's a series of the Purge. Can anyone comment on this series?

EDIT: I don't really watch too much television nowdays, and it seems this one hasn't even aired.
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Originally Posted by WillieMLF View Post
Didn't realize there's a series of the Purge. Can anyone comment on this series?

EDIT: I don't really watch too much television nowdays, and it seems this one hasn't even aired.
Amazon has been running occasional ‘too good to be true’ tier deals on tv shows before they premiere.

I think The Purge has potential as a tv show but always found the premise to be a little too thin of a device to justify what ends up working well in theaters as a brain dead popcorn thriller clawing at the low hanging fruit of race and economic anxieties. Not sure how well that would translate to episodic content; since is suppose to be an annual event. I wish some more supernatural horror franchises would make a jump to tv and am curious to see what kind of reception Purge tv gets (seems like Annabelle/Conjuring could make interesting tv).

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Old 08-20-18, 11:23 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
As you can see from post #6 there's exactly 6 open spots remaining, which means the final round of voting for....

THE ELIMINATION ROUND
Order courtesy of Random.org.

Links on Post #5.


NEW THEMES
Vote for your top 7 (three will be a spare; just in case)
  • Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
  • "Subjective Camera" Horror
  • Fog-Infested Horror Films (needs combining w/ another theme)
  • Live or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games
  • The Five Colors of Death
  • The Pen is Deadlier Than the Sword - Writers
  • I Spit on Your Garage
  • Modern Horror Films
  • Studies in Terror
  • Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 - TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos
  • Dogs / Bogs / & Logs (aka "Canines, Swamps, & Cabins")
  • Grief-Related Horror
  • Deadly Exposure - Photographic Horror
  • Audience Vs. Critic (needs combining w/ another theme)
  • Prison Horrors
  • Cabins / Cottages in the Woods (needs combining w/ another theme)
  • Scarecrows Killed Mrs. King (needs combining w/ another theme)

RETURNING THEMES
Vote for your top 2
  • Apocalyptic Horror
  • Australia / New Zealand
  • Cheesy '80s Horror
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...
  • Extraterrestrial Horror
  • Killer Robots / Evil Technology
  • Teen Screams
  • Creature Features / When Animals Attack
  • Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black & Blue
  • Meta Horror Films
Another reminder.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
Studies in Terror
RMMOII2
Live or Die?
Cabins/Cottages
Five Colors of Death
Modern Horror Films

Cheesy 80s Horror
Dark & Stormy night
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

My votes are thus:

RETURNING THEMES:
*Apocalyptic Horror
*Teen Screams

NEW THEMES:
*Fog Infested Horror
*Cabins / Cottages in the Woods
*Scarecrows Killed Mrs. King
*Studies in Terror
*Modern Horror
*Dogs, Bogs & Logs
*I Spit on Your Grave
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

For the PC gamers among us, this new Humble Bundle may be interesting.
https://www.humblebundle.com/spooky-horror-bundle-2018
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For the PC gamers among us, this new Humble Bundle may be interesting.
https://www.humblebundle.com/spooky-horror-bundle-2018
Thanks for this, very tempting...
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

While I'm making preparations for that other thread, if anyone wants to...

  • vote (theme voting ends 8/23 11:59 PM EST)

  • give checklist suggestions

  • share theme placement ideas

  • volunteer for a subset (11 spots remaining)

  • share ideas for possible theme combos

  • give criterion/comedy subset crossover suggestions

  • or just whatever

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

Criterion subset crossover suggestion: Cat People (1942)

Checklist suggestions:
  • Based on an Ed and Lorraine Warren "investigation" (e.g. The Conjuring, The Amityville Horror, Annabelle, The Haunted, The Haunting in Connecticut)
  • Features filming of a paranormal / other TV show (e.g. Grave Encounters, They're Watching)
  • Features a personal phobia (e.g. I had recurring nightmares of my Charlie McCarthy ventiloquist doll trying to murder me with a butcher knife through most of my childhood, so I'd be watching something like Magic or Dead Silence...)
  • Film you once disliked but now enjoy (or want to give a second chance)
  • Features the line of dialogue (or title): "It's alive!" (e.g. Frankenstein, Rosemary’s Baby, It's Alive!)
  • Takes place on a plane, train or automobile
  • Killer Clowns
  • SFX by KNB FX/Greg Nicotero
  • Starring/Directed/Written by Siblings (Farmigas, Tillys, Soskas, Pangs, Duffers)
  • Nation of origin: Canada
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NEW THEMES
Fog-Infested Horror Films
The Five Colors of Death
The Pen is Deadlier Than the Sword - Writers
Dogs / Bogs / & Logs (aka "Canines, Swamps, & Cabins")
Grief-Related Horror
Prison Horrors
Cabins / Cottages in the Woods

RETURNING THEMES
Apocalyptic Horror
Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black & Blue
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Criterion subset crossover suggestion: Pan's Labyrinth.

Had a hot date night in 2006, with the movie choices being either Pan's Labyrinth or Children of Men. Ended up seeing COM. Near the end of the movie, she ended up puking all over my leg, and the seats in front of her. The theater was pretty full and there was a couple who sat in those very chairs, but they moved before the movie started. Lucky them!
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Criterion Crossover Suggestions: Dressed to Kill, Sisters
Humor Crossover Suggestions: Dave Made a Maze, Frankenhooker

Checklist Suggestions:
Actors: Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Jamie Lee Curtis, the Anitas (Ekberg, Strindberg), Hayley Mills, Charles Durning, Sam Neill
Directors: Fulci, Sergio Martino, Polanski, Ron Howard
Writers: Poe, Cronenberg, Ira Levin
Sub-Genres:
* Scream Factory release
* Arrow release
* Appears in "50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen" (Shock Til You Drop documentary)
* Based on a novel (in last year's, but a classic)
* Set or partially set on an island
* Set or partially set in a hospital
* Blood ties - family related horror (eg Die, Die My Darling!, Psycho, The Hills Have Eyes, Anguish etc)
* Asia Extreme
* Made for TV movie
* Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen (from last year's list)
* Film From TCM's October Schedule (from last year's list)
* Has a nun or priest as a major character
* Has a major plot twist
* Features one or more horror icons: Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Barbara Steele
* Is subtitled
* Nation of Origin: Spain or Italy
* Takes place in the English countryside
* Rural or Folk Horror
* Madness/asylums
* Evil children/teens
* Involves Ouija boards, seances, or magic rituals
* Films with a question in the title (Whatever Happen to Aunt Alice? Who Slew Auntie Roo? What Happened to Solange? What's the Matter with Helen? etc)

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Originally Posted by tarfrimmer View Post
Criterion subset crossover suggestion: Cat People (1942)
Seconding Cat People; surprised that one hasn't been used before for CC.
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Humor Crossover Suggestions: Dave Made a Maze
Also voting for Dave Made a Maze; that's one strange witty film. [Assuming this is available streaming somewhere]

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give criterion/comedy subset crossover suggestions
Criterion: Vampyr
Comedy crossover: Turbo Kid
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 14: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checkl

Here are my votes for top 7 new themes

NEW THEMES
[*]Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
[*]"Subjective Camera" Horror
[*]The Pen is Deadlier Than the Sword - Writers
[*]Studies in Terror
[*]Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 - TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos
[*]Dogs / Bogs / & Logs (aka "Canines, Swamps, & Cabins")
[*]Audience Vs. Critic (needs combining w/ another theme)

Here are my votes for 2 returning themes:

RETURNING THEMES
[*]Apocalyptic Horror
[*]Killer Robots / Evil Technology
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While I'm making preparations for that other thread, if anyone wants to...
  • share theme placement ideas
10/26 is National Frankenstein Friday (last Friday of October). So perhaps for the Frankenstein / Mad Doctors theme?

Also, 10/23 is TV Talk Show Host Day (Johnny Carson's b-day). Horrorspondents?

And I can't think of a theme, but 10/25 is Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll Day!
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Checklist Suggestion:
Movies where they say the title of the movie in the film.


I guess that one is kind of easy but it would be fun to see people list stuff that isn’t overly obvious (like Frankenstein or Dracula where the names are mentioned over and over). Something like Scream (Matthew Lillard: “It’s a SCREAM, baby”.
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Some notable dates in October:

3rd Virus Appreciation Day
6th Mad Hatter Day (Madness)
19th Evaluate Your Life Day (Apocalypse)
26th National Mincemeat Day (Cannibals)
27th Navy Day (Aquatic)
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Originally Posted by tarfrimmer View Post
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Checklist suggestions:
  • Based on an Ed and Lorraine Warren "investigation" (e.g. The Conjuring, The Amityville Horror, Annabelle, The Haunted, The Haunting in Connecticut)
  • Features filming of a paranormal / other TV show (e.g. Grave Encounters, They're Watching)
  • Features a personal phobia (e.g. I had recurring nightmares of my Charlie McCarthy ventiloquist doll trying to murder me with a butcher knife through most of my childhood, so I'd be watching something like Magic or Dead Silence...)
  • Film you once disliked but now enjoy (or want to give a second chance)
I like these. :-) Ed and Lorraine Warren are fascinating. I've read a few of their books too. There was one about a guy who was just taking out his trash in Brooklyn or someplace like that and he got possessed by the spirit of a wolf and started going into these fugues where he'd act just like a wolf. Bizarre.
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