Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases
Old 01-11-19, 05:29 PM
DVD Talk Forum Expert How-Tos and Guides
Last edit by: Chad
Print Wikipost

100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Old 10-30-18, 10:52 PM
  #1226  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,496
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Ok Checklist, I am not going to bed tonight until I've complete all your ridiculously plentiful categories... I'm down to just one last one on the deceased field. Those of you who have 100%ed the checklist are my heroes.

Hard to believe it's already Halloween, the challenge blew by this year.

Last edited by Undeadcow; 10-30-18 at 11:08 PM.
Undeadcow is offline  
Old 10-30-18, 10:56 PM
  #1227  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Darth Maher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Haddonfield, Illinois
Posts: 2,270
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by BobO'Link View Post
Due to anticipated poor weather tomorrow (1-2" rain expected) the city moved Trick or Treat to tonight. We had about a half dozen show up. I figure there'll be some true die-hards that'll brave the rain tomorrow but it'll be slim pickin's. I know we won't "be open" for more.

Since we won't (shouldn't) have the door knockers begging for candy I'm hoping my grandson will stay with us while his sisters go to a "Fall Festival" at church. He's 15 and, IMHO, too old to go but his mom did take him along for Trick or Treat tonight so... He's been wanting to see The Shining and I've been holding off watching my new US version BR to watch with him. If not, then it's horror comedy night for the Comedy Challenge cross-over.

Wow, they just change Halloween night all willy-nilly over there? I would so hate to live in that town.
Darth Maher is offline  
Old 10-30-18, 11:27 PM
  #1228  
DVD Talk Legend
 
DaveyJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 18,675
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by Darth Maher View Post
Wow, they just change Halloween night all willy-nilly over there? I would so hate to live in that town.
At least it's not some Footloose scenario that bans Halloween entirely.
DaveyJoe is offline  
Old 10-30-18, 11:39 PM
  #1229  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lost Highway
Posts: 1,120
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Just a quick word on Stephanie (maybe not entirely a spoiler but I'll play it safe and be vague):

Spoiler:
Throughout the movie little things were bothering me like why the windows weren't barred on the outside of the house, or why the fence was built in the way it was, but then once everything came together, it all made perfect sense. I'm totally going to watch this again next month.

Also, shit-ass!
Dick Laurent is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 06:30 AM
  #1230  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,497
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Happy Halloween everyone.
shadokitty is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 07:46 AM
  #1231  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,493
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by Dick Laurent View Post
Just a quick word on Stephanie (maybe not entirely a spoiler but I'll play it safe and be vague):

Spoiler:
Throughout the movie little things were bothering me like why the windows weren't barred on the outside of the house, or why the fence was built in the way it was, but then once everything came together, it all made perfect sense. I'm totally going to watch this again next month.

Also, shit-ass!
Same here. I figured it out a bit early, but it did keep me guessing for awhile. And that shit-ass scene was hilarious. That little girl is a very good actress.
Trevor is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 07:51 AM
  #1232  
Senior Member
 
jholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 335
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

One thing I missed on the checklist that I hoped to get was attending a live event. We have one called Jason's Woods near here, but unfortunately I left it too late. I planned to go last weekend but we had a storm and it was raining hard both days. The main event is outdoors, so that didn't work. And they aren't open weeknights. I might go next weekend just to see it, but it won't count for the challenge.

Last night's devil debauchery included Demon Wind, The Craft (1996), Terrified (2017), The Unholy (1988), and The Devil's Doorway (2018). Of these, the one I can wholeheartedly recommend is Terrified, which is on Shudder. It's super creepy and I liked the unusual Argentine setting. I also really enjoyed The Craft, but YMMV. I tend to like high school bullies-get-their-comeuppence dramas.

The Devil's Doorway is a found footage film about two priests who investigate strange occurrences at a nun's home for wayward girls. It started out promising, since I like religious horror, but it turns into a cliched possession mishmash. I did like the theme that the church's sins, and their cover ups, are the real evil.

There are a few movies, like The Apostle and Stephanie, that I haven't gotten to because I've been trying to focus on the day's themes and checklist. Looking forward to seeing those at a more leisurely pace in November.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL.
jholmes is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 08:17 AM
  #1233  
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,468
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Appointments and errands most of the morning/afternoon and tickets for a wrestling show tonight pretty much ensure that the challenge has come to an end for me. I'm pretty happy that I topped last year's total. I think this is the first year since I've been participating where I watched no tv shows and used no wildcards....nothing but movies throughout the entire month. I've enjoyed myself a ton.
EdTheRipper is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 09:07 AM
  #1234  
Moderator
 
TheBigDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,584
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Vudu's Halloween Day Sale is 50% Off on Recent Horror Movies

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...t-Horror/29018
Does anyone have recommendations for some of the lesser known movies?
TheBigDave is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 09:15 AM
  #1235  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cardsfan111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 17,176
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Re-visited the original Poltergeist late last night. I've seen it a dozen or more times I'm sure. This time was different in that my daughter watched it as well for the very first time. I wasn't thinking ahead of time that I'd have to explain how television stations would sign off late at night with the anthem before turning to static.
Cardsfan111 is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 09:25 AM
  #1236  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
mrcellophane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 1,522
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a spook-tacular day!

I was on the path to finish the checklist without doubling any entries, but then I got a bad stomach bug that took me out of commission. So with a bit of doubling, I have one check left to obtain in the dreaded "recently deceased" category. I'm going to watch The Innocents after work to get the last check and finish one of these dang lists! Huzzah!

I've had a blast this month getting to some unseen staples of the genre like Candyman and The Amityville Horror and rewatching some old favorites.
mrcellophane is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 09:52 AM
  #1237  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,496
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Happy Halloween everyone!
Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Does anyone have recommendations for some of the lesser known movies [in Vudu's Halloween sale]?
Stephanie, Fear Inc, Mohawk, and Apartment 212 are ones I especially enjoyed - top tier.

Some that were 'meh, possibly worth seeing esp if trailer grabs you' are Living Among Us, Night of the Virgin, Jeepers Creepers 3, Still/Born, and Mom and Dad. Not bad films, I enjoyed them.

Your mileage may vary.

Last edited by Undeadcow; 10-31-18 at 10:06 AM.
Undeadcow is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 09:58 AM
  #1238  
Senior Member
 
Surfinhank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 867
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

I saved two of the best for last, I'll be watching A Quiet Place and IT today.

Oh yeah, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Surfinhank is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 10:05 AM
  #1239  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,496
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Just finished Fear Inc, available on Hulu, as a film that fits today's Halloween theme and is especially good - a 'custom scares' event that may or may not be real. The less you know going in the better it is. Intense without being especially bloody and there are some nice horror references.

Last edited by Undeadcow; 10-31-18 at 10:29 AM.
Undeadcow is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 10:36 AM
  #1240  
Senior Member
 
Indy24LA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 753
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Happy Halloween y'all. I will never sniff the hollowed 100, but I did beat my previous best of 81.
Indy24LA is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 10:53 AM
  #1241  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
clckworang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The toe nail of Texas
Posts: 7,313
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Happy Halloween to all! It's going to be a busy day. We're doing a Halloween potluck at work for lunch. I made toxic waste mac and cheese. After work, I unfortunately have to work the dreaded Boo at the Zoo. I've somehow managed to avoid it the last 3 or 4 years, but being short-staffed and the new manager means I can't avoid it this time.

So, because of that, I likely won't get home from work unto 9:30 or 10. My goal for tonight then is to try to get in one theme movie, the Peanuts special and to complete one last TV entry (I already have an hour show completed and halfway through a 30-minute show. It's an ambitious goal, especially considering I'm sure to be tired, but we'll see how it goes.

Theme question for today. I know Peanuts counts as a full entry, but can it also be used for the theme requirement? In case I'm super exhausted, they might be an alternative for me to consider.
clckworang is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 10:58 AM
  #1242  
Senior Member
 
WillieMLF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Not Every Man Really Lives
Posts: 731
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Woo! We made it!

It seems like everyone in the building dressed up today, and it's a very festive atmosphere. I've been amassing a good pile of candy as people have taken to the halls to trick-r-treat in reverse. They bring the candy to you. This is the life.

I hope everyone has a safe and grand Halloween, with the perfect movie.
WillieMLF is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 11:35 AM
  #1243  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,493
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
Theme question for today. I know Peanuts counts as a full entry, but can it also be used for the theme requirement? In case I'm super exhausted, they might be an alternative for me to consider.
Chad will likely see this to verify soon, but Iím 99% sure that itís been ruled in the past that theme compliance can be had by anything: short, TV show, film, wildcard, live event, whatever.
Trevor is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 11:39 AM
  #1244  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 934
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

First year I am struggling to finish 100... and the checklist and subset is a no go. atleast i did the theme nights.... anyway... late... Day 24

Darkgod is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 11:59 AM
  #1245  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,493
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

I’m not sure that today’s subset film, Sleepy Hollow, fits the themes of Halloween or Celtic related.
Trevor is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 12:08 PM
  #1246  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
BobO'Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,909
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by Darth Maher View Post
Wow, they just change Halloween night all willy-nilly over there? I would so hate to live in that town.
And just because *some* forecasters in the area were saying storms, hail, high winds. Not the Weather Service, but some local weather people who seem to think they know better. The Weather Service says "heavy rain tonight" (1-2") with no time frame given. That normally means 8pm or later before it hits. Still... as a kid some of the absolutely best times were when the weather was crappy. I took my kids under an umbrella at least one year and they racked up as most people stayed home.

So... HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!

If you run into my daughter be sure to witch her "Happy Birthday!" When she was little she thought everyone was celebrating her birthday.
BobO'Link is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 12:16 PM
  #1247  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,496
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Iím not sure that todayís subset film, Sleepy Hollow, fits the themes of Halloween or Celtic related.
Sleepy Hollow does not strictly fit today's theme, which was discussed in the planning thread with outcome being that it came close enough.
Undeadcow is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 01:01 PM
  #1248  
Moderator
 
TheBigDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,584
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Stephanie, Fear Inc, Mohawk, and Apartment 212 are ones I especially enjoyed - top tier.
Thanks. I picked up Stephanie and Fear Inc. I might grab Apt 212.

I really enjoyed Blood Fest. It's a fun Comedy/Horror flick.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...od-Fest/966923
TheBigDave is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 01:04 PM
  #1249  
Senior Member
 
WillieMLF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Not Every Man Really Lives
Posts: 731
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Thanks. I picked up Stephanie and Fear Inc. I might grab Apt 212.

I really enjoyed Blood Fest. It's a fun Comedy/Horror flick.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...od-Fest/966923
Someone here recommend it last week. I really thought it was good fun.
WillieMLF is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 01:22 PM
  #1250  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,496
Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Thanks. I picked up Stephanie and Fear Inc. I might grab Apt 212.
I also really enjoyed The Cleanse, which is perhaps more dramatic than frightening but has a sinister undercurrent and a story unlike any other with some allegory elements that I think will be worth revisiting.

I've got Blood Fest on deck for tonight's comedy crossover.
Undeadcow is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.