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Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Old 05-16-19, 09:45 AM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
This link should go to last year’s theme construction post: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...l#post13379375
For theme days I like this Subjective Camera suggestions from last year that didn't seem to make it.
"Subjective Camera" Horror: (has POV shots; shows what a character is looking at, represented through the camera)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?...ef_=kw_ref_gnr (496 titles)
Originally Posted by Darkgod View Post
Can we start nailing down motn and theme nights. I'd like to suggest a theme night of family horror. (G, PG, and Pg-13) films/
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Seconded, but just G and PG.
I also like Family theme at G and PG rating and suggest placing it on a weekend because kids won't leave me along on the weekend.


I'd like to see more changes to the checklist and think the following are better checklist additions/replacements than theme days (maybe under the 'select 30').
Nepotism Dynasty (horror films with actors that are family members, blood-related or adopted) [maybe add or through marriage]
https://letterboxd.com/holliehorror/.../genre/horror/ (56 titles)
Dear Diary (diary or journal left behind to tell a harrowing, horrific tale):
https://letterboxd.com/holliehorror/...-diary/detail/ (56 titles)
Shot in Bronson Canyon: (Wikipedia):
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?gen...&view=advanced (54 titles)
[Takes Place in...] Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls062951439/ (80 titles)
https://letterboxd.com/profondo_ross...-clubs/detail/ (86 titles) (166 total titles)

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Old 05-17-19, 02:38 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Because I was bored at work I'm listing some hallmark days occurring during the month of October into Trevor's calendar and possible related themes; not that anything has to tie in but for what it's worth...
any - theatrical
09/30 - Criterion
10/01 - ??, International Coffee Day - https://internationalcoffeeday.org/
10/03 - Viral/Contagious - Virus Appreciation Day - Happy Virus Appreciation Day! | Mental Floss
10/05 - School/Teacher/Teen - World Teachers Day - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Teachers%27_Day (also 10/05 is the 50th anniversary date of Monty Python's Flying Circus television show so maybe comedy would fit)
10/08 - Religious/Guilty/Atonement/Folk - Yom Kippur (through 10/09)
10/10 - Psychedelic/Asylums/Madness/Medical - World Mental Health Day - https://www.who.int/mental_health/wo...health-day/en/
10/11 - Feminist/Last Girl Standing/Kids/Family - International Day of the Girl Child - https://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
10/11 - Party/Crowd/Dance - It's My Party Day - https://unboxingthebizarre.wordpress...-my-party-day/ (maybe slashers since those seem to involve parties/crowds)
10/12 - SciFi/Alien/Comedy - 40th Anniversary of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams book publication
10/13 - Supernatural/Religious/Detectives - International Skeptics Day, and National Clergy Appreciation Day (previously werewolf on 18th) [Also No Bra Day for cancer awareness and gender equality]
10/15 - Blind/Eyes/Senses - White Cane Awareness Day https://www.nfb.org/programs-service...-awareness-day
10/16 - Zombies/Skeletons/Cadavers/Dinosaurs/Historic/Old - National Fossil Day https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossilday/index.htm (alternatively Boss' Day)
10/18 - Larry Cohen; 45th Anniversary of It's Alive theatrical
10/21 - Creatures/Crypto - National Reptile Awareness Day - http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Reptile-Awareness-Day/
10/23 - Horrorspondents/Horror Hosts - TV Talk Show Hosts Day - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tv-ta...osts_n_2005643 [I think we used that one before?]
10/25 - Frankenstein Friday (last Friday in October) is apparently a thing - https://www.entitymag.com/frankenstein-friday/
10/27 - Mother/Parents/Family - National Mother-in-Law Day (last Sunday in October) - https://www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Na...her-in-Law-Day (alternatively National American Beer Day)
10/30 - Devil’s Night
10/31 - Halloween
11/01 - comedy

anthologies
European passport
1980s video company spotlight
vampires
zombies
chronological 1944 1969 1994
mass marathon Saturday (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)
slashers/giallo
supernatural quiet
Apparently there are a lot of Civil War battles fought during October 155 years ago and World War 2 naval battles 80 years ago (not listed) so if war related horror stuff is an idea that could tie in.

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Old 05-20-19, 05:58 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

I like the idea of war horror. There are so many good war related horror films.
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Old 05-22-19, 11:26 AM
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I like the idea of war horror. There are so many good war related horror films.
A reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...d_horror_films
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Old 06-27-19, 09:53 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Hey everyone, I've been working on the pre-challenge thread for awhile now, and the plan is to have it up before the end of the month. I know there's been some requests to have it up even earlier, but I've just had too much going on lately for that to happen. And honestly, May might have been a bit overkill. Just my opinion. But putting it up now will give us about an extra month, so that should be a big help.

And I know there's still some that think we already do this too early. Well, with the forum declining the way has over the years, I can assure you it's necessary. Not to mention, the January forum update has already proven to be a future pain in the ass that will continue to be so until I get the main thread up, and this also gives me a little extra time to deal with that.

Anyway, I might not have everything up right away with less time to prepare, but it'll all be up in due time. It'll just be a little sloppy at first.
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Old 06-30-19, 09:55 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Let me give this another shot...

Would it be too early if I went ahead and put up the pre-challenge thread?
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Let me give this another shot...

Would it be too early if I went ahead and put up the pre-challenge thread?
Three months doesn't seem too early. Based on the past few years, most people know it's been going up early. I don't see why not. When does the traffic pick up around here?
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Broken record, but not too early. Would be great to have it 100% complete by August 1 to give us two months to track down and order the subset films.
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Old 07-01-19, 05:24 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

Ok God... LET ME HAVE IT!!!!

(not horror, i know but it's all that came to mind)
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Old 07-01-19, 10:20 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

That's all I need to hear. I just have to make a few last-minute fixes and should have it up tomorrow night.

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Three months doesn't seem too early. Based on the past few years, most people know it's been going up early. I don't see why not. When does the traffic pick up around here?
It just depends. The ones who don't frequent the forum year-round usually just sporadically show up as we get into it. The rest right before the actual challenge begins.
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Old 07-01-19, 11:56 PM
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Hell yeah! It's never too early!
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Old 07-02-19, 09:52 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2019 Horror Challenge

The pre-challenge thread is up.

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I don't know if I ever shared my 2018 montage here, so if ya'll don't mind some shameless plugging, here it is:

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