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Old 07-07-19, 07:18 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

And if you're looking to stock up on titles, and maybe missed (or not) the recent Vinegar Syndrome, Severin, RoninFlix, Mondo Macabro, Diabolik, etc. sales, don't forget these are still ongoing...

Full Moon 4th of July Sale (ends 7/8) Burn some Evergreen credit.


Three Arrow sales...

Arrow 10th anniversary BOGO sale

Zavvi Arrow Bogo BOGO sale (unfortunately now charging sales tax in many states)

Both extended until 8/4, I think 7/15.

B&N 50% off Arrow Video sale (coupons work, unlike the current Criterion 50% off sale)

Also a Raro Video 50% off Weekend sale (code 9PT96CE), Grindhouse Video Clearance sale, and Twilight Time Hot July Sale (Twilight Time and ScreenArchives).


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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
And forgot to mention the usual - theme suggestions. If you have any suggestions for new ones, previously mentioned suggestions I may have forgotten to add, *previously used themes that shouldn't be on the list, or even some combos that will pair up nicely ...please share. I'm still in the process of adding new ones.
Theme Ideas

Food Scares/Deaths - Microwave Massacre, Ice Cream Man, Theater of Blood, The Stuff, Raw, etc etc
https://www.houstonpress.com/restaur...istory-9842112
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-...der-122983794/
https://aminoapps.com/c/horror/page/...G52EKMZzpnbReM

Travelogue Horror – movies from exotic locations
https://lwlies.com/articles/horror-t...ent-countries/

Hair Horror - Long hair like Ringu (and imitators), or other hair based horrors
You'll Never Touch Your Hair Again After Seeing These 9 Horrifying Scenes - MTV
https://limmerhtc.com/horrifying-hai...ory-halloween/

Suburban Horror – involving families
https://www.ranker.com/list/scariest...stopher-shultz

Wishes / Djinn / Genie
https://www.listchallenges.com/wish-horror-movies
https://bloody-disgusting.com/editor...orror-history/

Horrors of War – involving war
https://www.listchallenges.com/horrors-at-war

Carrie Telekinesis – movies about the horror of having mind powers
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074646283/
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

I’m having my usual problem where this thread just hates my tablet/browser. So I may not post here again, but I’ll take a subset and I instantly vote for everything that will decide the final outcomes fastest.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

If you'll have me, I'll take a subset!

I'm optimistic that I'll be able to participate more after barely taking part last year, but who knows how things will actually work out. However, I have a new TV, the baby is sleeping through the night, and work isn't as insane, so I have a good feeling about this year!
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Theme Ideas

Food Scares/Deaths - Microwave Massacre, Ice Cream Man, Theater of Blood, The Stuff, Raw, etc etc
https://www.houstonpress.com/restaur...istory-9842112
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-...der-122983794/
https://aminoapps.com/c/horror/page/...G52EKMZzpnbReM

Travelogue Horror – movies from exotic locations
https://lwlies.com/articles/horror-t...ent-countries/

Hair Horror - Long hair like Ringu (and imitators), or other hair based horrors
You'll Never Touch Your Hair Again After Seeing These 9 Horrifying Scenes - MTV
https://limmerhtc.com/horrifying-hai...ory-halloween/

Suburban Horror – involving families
https://www.ranker.com/list/scariest...stopher-shultz

Wishes / Djinn / Genie
https://www.listchallenges.com/wish-horror-movies
https://bloody-disgusting.com/editor...orror-history/

Horrors of War – involving war
https://www.listchallenges.com/horrors-at-war

Carrie Telekinesis – movies about the horror of having mind powers
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074646283/
Added 5 out of the 7. I'd already added horror of war from your previous suggestion in the planning thread, and we covered 'Psychic Abilities / ESP' in 2013. And yes, I had to check. It's getting hard to remember what we have/haven't done at this point.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by cwileyy View Post
If you'll have me, I'll take a subset!

I'm optimistic that I'll be able to participate more after barely taking part last year, but who knows how things will actually work out. However, I have a new TV, the baby is sleeping through the night, and work isn't as insane, so I have a good feeling about this year!


Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I’m having my usual problem where this thread just hates my tablet/browser. So I may not post here again, but I’ll take a subset and I instantly vote for everything that will decide the final outcomes fastest.
14 down ...17 to go.

I had a hair-pulling experience when trying to post this thread. Felt like throwing my computer out the window, and that was a desktop. Why is this forum always wonky?
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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14 down ...17 to go.

I had a hair-pulling experience when trying to post this thread. Felt like throwing my computer out the window, and that was a desktop. Why is this forum always wonky?
Yes, my first post back resulted in a complete crash, followed by a hard restart. I think everything is back to normal.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

subset me (also 6th year anniversary of The Killer Tongue being a subset pick)
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Keep the suggestions/volunteering coming.

More progress will be made tomorrow, BTW.

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subset me (also 6th year anniversary of The Killer Tongue being a subset pick)
I remember telling myself every excruciating minute "it's just an alternate version of ROTLD3".
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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subset me (also 6th year anniversary of The Killer Tongue being a subset pick)
That year compelled me to finally sign up for the challenge. Y'all were just having too much fun in the discussion.
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I'm in for a subset pick. Also plan to host a copy of the subset films again, as long as life doesn't intervene. (Though I may opt to disseminate the links a different way, like through PM/email, since I did receive a DMCA takedown notice for one of last year's links.)
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

We've now crossed the halfway point for volunteers. 16 down... 15 to go.

Originally Posted by alyxstarr View Post
I'm in for a subset pick. Also plan to host a copy of the subset films again, as long as life doesn't intervene. (Though I may opt to disseminate the links a different way, like through PM/email, since I did receive a DMCA takedown notice for one of last year's links.)
If for whatever reason you do decide to go about it the old way, I'll be happy to remove all the links immediately after the challenge ends.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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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:

Will do my part of adding to post #1 of the discussion thread, that is, if the forum doesn't reject the YT embed tags.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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(also 6th year anniversary of The Killer Tongue being a subset pick)
This gives me a spur-of-the-moment checklist idea that's inspired by Darth Maher's 15th anniversary suggestion involving films (subset and otherwise) that have left somewhat of, well, let's say left an indelible mark on the challenge.

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":

--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -


Missing anything?

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

I'll volunteer for a subset pick.
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This gives me a spur-of-the-moment checklist idea that's inspired by Darth Maher's 15th anniversary suggestion involving films (subset and otherwise) that have left somewhat of, well, let's say left an indelible mark on the challenge.

Watch ?? of your OHMC "favorites":

--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -

Missing anything?
Shakma, obviously. And if you go with this checklist item, please limit it to just one film, as there are several folks on board who like to watch as many new films as possible. Also, the pain involved with watching any one of these again will be enough torture for any participant to endure.

I would say to put me down for a subset pick, but I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to participate this year. I've got a new job that starts August 1st, and I don't know how badly it's going to restructure my life yet. I'll have to give it a month or so to see if it'll leave me time for the Challenge.
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If anyone's got a LOT of spare time and a penchant for bean counting, it might also be interesting if someone could figure out the most-watched film of each Challenge (and, by that, I mean the film that appeared on participants' lists most often) and have that set of films to choose from for a checklist item. Maybe some of this work has already been done in some of the Challenge stats posts; I'm not sure.

Just a thought for those with time on their hands. (Of course, every year may end up in a 31-way tie, which would render this idea completely pointless.)
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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Shakma, obviously. And if you go with this checklist item, please limit it to just one film, as there are several folks on board who like to watch as many new films as possible. Also, the pain involved with watching any one of these again will be enough torture for any participant to endure.
How could I possibly forget the cream of the crop? Late-night post fatigue, I guess. Coincidentally I just around to picking up the Blu, so I'm due for a rewatch. But yeah, I'll definitely limit it to one, that is, if people want it. It was just an idea.
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If anyone's got a LOT of spare time and a penchant for bean counting, it might also be interesting if someone could figure out the most-watched film of each Challenge (and, by that, I mean the film that appeared on participants' lists most often) and have that set of films to choose from for a checklist item. Maybe some of this work has already been done in some of the Challenge stats posts; I'm not sure.

Just a thought for those with time on their hands. (Of course, every year may end up in a 31-way tie, which would render this idea completely pointless.)
I did include a 'most popular title' stat for a few years before retiring it, which was before retiring the results thread in 2014. I'd have to check when exactly. If anyone wants to take over from there, well, be my guest, but I'm not volunteering for that job.
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Also wanted to mention the wiki is back in action. For some reason I was unable to access the thread tools option, which I'm guessing was due to some formatting issues on the first few posts.

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Still looking for more theme suggestions, BTW. As I mentioned in the wiki, I'll be announcing the voting date that's coming soon.

And I've just added some new themes...

Mirrors

Agitation Cycle of Death (washing machines, laundromats, etc.)

Litterboxd Devil Dogs (Cats & Dogs)


That last one was a concoction of two older themes (cats/bats/rats, dogs/bogs/logs), and due to the influx of recent cat/dog horror releases: Uninvited, Saint Bernard, The Uncanny, Play Dead, Strays, Man's Best Friend and a few others I can't think of at the moment.

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Another sale...

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B&N 50% off Arrow Video sale (coupons work, unlike the current Criterion 50% off sale)
Speaking of the BN Arrow Sale Chad mentioned earlier, there's a coupon for 20% off your order that seems to be working with it:
JULYREADS
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Another theme night idea: since this year marks The Blair Witch Project's 20th anniversary, how about having a day devoted to movies about film crews making movies / TV shows? Oddly enough, we've never had The Blair Witch Project as a subset pick, so that would of course be the perfect one for this, but it was actually One Cut of the Dead that got me thinking along these lines. There are lots of films that would fit the theme: The House of Seven Corpses, The Taking of Deborah Logan, Man Bites Dog, etc. Here's a list from the IMDB search engine, but some of them are suspect.

I think that the key thing that separates this theme from the "Found Footage" theme is that these films must involve a film crew.

We could call it "Frights, Camera...Traction!" Or not.

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Speaking of the BN Arrow Sale Chad mentioned earlier, there's a coupon for 20% off your order that seems to be working with it:
JULYREADS


That makes for an especially good price on American Horror Project Vol. 2, but it's unfortunately out of stock online at the moment.
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