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Old 07-22-19, 02:51 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

My theme votes are:

New
• One-Word Titles
• The Four Seasons of Death
• Mountains of Madness
• Stranded
• The Five Colors of Death
• Nepotism Dynasty
• Till Death Do Us Part
• Confined to One Room
• Travelogue Horror
• Revenge of the Bullied Kid
• Numbers in the Title
• Audience Vs Critic

Returning (I’m assuming don’t need to vote for reoccurring favorites since set in stone?, I like all of those.)
• Home Invasion
• Skulls & Bones
• Road Terrors
• Deserted Island
• Children (Evil)
• Babysitters / Nannies / Governesses
• Abandoned Places
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Also voting for 'Family Friendly' with request it be on a weekend day.
^ Like this theme too though Iím flexible on which day.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

New:
Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 - TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos
Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
The Pen is Deadlier Than the Sword - Writers
Playgrounds of the Damned
Comic Book / Graphic Novel / Video Game Horrors
Till Death Do Us Part - Wedding Horrors
Frights, Camera...Traction!
The Willies - Severed Penis Cinema
Food Scares
Hair Horror

Returning:
Foodservice Industry
Infection / Epidemic / Viral
Meta
Parties
Remakes Vs. Sequels
Retail Establishment
Schools Out ...Forever
Teen Screams
Web of Horror
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Here are my first batch of votes:

New Themes:
  • Playgrounds of the Damned
  • Stranded
  • Till Death Do Us Part - Wedding Horrors
  • Blood Showers
  • Fog-Infested Horror Films
  • Flashback Horror
  • Starlog Presents: The 40th Anniversary of Fangoria Magazine


Returning Themes:
  • Australian / New Zealand
  • Cinema Inspired by Stephen King
  • Killer Dolls / Puppets
  • Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror
  • Home Invasion
  • Road Terrors
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

New:
SOV (Shot-On-Video) Horror
One-Word Titles
R.I.P. John Carl Buechler (1952 - 2019)
Heavy Metal Movies
Litterboxd Devil Dogs (Cats & Dogs)
Electric Brain Stew - Nepotistic Dogs Bullying Scarecrows
Till Death Do Us Part - Wedding Horrors
Stranded

Returning:
Before They Were Stars
Blood and Snow / Ice Terrors
Comedy / Spoof
Family-Friendly
Home Invasion
Halloween Related
Musical / Rock 'n Roll
Parties
Psychological
Retail Establishment
Road Terrors
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Here're my picks, Chad...and while I'm at it, I'll go ahead and volunteer for a subset pick. I'm going to plan on participating, although my participation may only be limited to weekends this year. We'll just have to see.

New themes:

Death by Drowning
Grief-related Horror
Frights, Camera...Traction!
The Willies
Scarecrows Killed Mrs. King

I also really like One-Word Titles, but I think that it would be better suited to the Checklist: Watch a film with a one-word title -

As far as returning themes go, I like the 25/50/75-year anniversary theme, although that could definitely also be moved to the checklist with the caveat that we watch a film from at least two of the three years.

And I think that it's time that we gave Euro horror a rest and tackled another continent--it's been a few years since we did Asia, right? And have we ever done Australia? There are quite a few really good horror films from there.

I'm always up for the '80s video companies spotlight; so far we've done Vestron, Embassy, Media, and Prism. How about for this year either doing VCI/United or Thorn EMI/HBO/Cannon?
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Also voting for
Carrie Telekinesis Ė movies about the horror of having mind powers
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074646283/

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
I also really like One-Word Titles, but I think that it would be better suited to the Checklist: Watch a film with a one-word title -

As far as returning themes go, I like the 25/50/75-year anniversary theme, although that could definitely also be moved to the checklist with the caveat that we watch a film from at least two of the three years.
I agree the checklist could use some freshening up.
I like moving one-word titles and anniversaries to the checklist rather than themes.

Here are some other checklist ideas:
Expand Agoraphobia - include any phobia or paranoia.
Add watch any horror film on anyone's 'best of' list.
Delete Masters of Commentary - change it to just 'watch a commentary.'

Jholmes made some good suggestions in the planning thread:
"Some other suggestions, with hardly any thought put into them whatsoever.
* takes place on a farm/rural (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls076573570/)
* Revenge movies could be an entire theme (https://www.imdb.com/search/title?ge...ort=moviemeter)
* Horror in which the hero is a kid or teen
* Disembodied body part (hand, head) - probably not enough for a theme but could be a checklist item"

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
And I think that it's time that we gave Euro horror a rest and tackled another continent--it's been a few years since we did Asia, right? And have we ever done Australia? There are quite a few really good horror films from there.
Seconding this, Australia sounds good to me.
Here are a reference for Australia horror movies:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021208368/
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

My votes go to:

Starlog Presents: The 40th Anniversary of Fangoria Magazine
Horror Movies in Horror Movies
Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 - TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos:
Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
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Necrophilia in Horror Films:
Frights, Camera...Traction!

Travelogue Horror
Food Scares:
Horror Films That Used Real Bodies:
(<--Can add real skeletons to push this one way over the top in terms of title quantity)
Zombies
Horror
Anthologies
1980's Video Companies Spotlight:
Video Stores
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Old 07-23-19, 10:11 AM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

NEW THEME SUGGESTIONS

Horror Movies in Horror Movies
One-Word Titles:
Title Spoken By Character:
SOV (Shot-On-Video) Horror:
Heavy Metal Movies
Litterboxd Devil Dogs (Cats & Dogs)
The Horror of War
Deathball: Sports + Horror:
Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 - TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos:
Mountains of Madness:
The Pen is Deadlier Than the Sword - Writers
Prison Horrors:
Playgrounds of the Damned:
Till Death Do Us Part - Wedding Horrors
Stranded:
Frights, Camera...Traction!
The Willies - Severed Penis Cinema:
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen: (from the 2014 f
Wishes / Djinn / Genie:
Revenge of the Bullied Kid:

REOCCURRING FAVORITES

The Criterion Collection Crossover
Zombies, 2
Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1944 (Diamond) Vs. 1969 (Gold) Vs. 1994 (Silver)
Horror Anthologies, 2, 3,
Vampires (Used on Bela Lugosi's 10/20 B-day)
Slashers, 2, 3 / Giallos, 2, 3, 4 / Serial Killers
1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Video Stores + [INSERT VIDEO COMPANY HERE] (Saturday, 10/19 is International Independent Video Store Day)
Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon (Used during the full moon on 10/24)
Supernatural, 2, 3 & Quiet/Soft
Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell

Added:
I like the idea of Australia
also added Family Friendly Horror
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Another vote here for switching to Australia this year.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Also voting for 'Family Friendly' with request it be on a weekend day.
If it makes the cut, and since the first PG-13 film was on July 1, 1984 (a Sunday), I'll reserve it for the first Sunday of the month being that spot's currently open. That would be on 10/6.
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Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
Here're my picks, Chad...and while I'm at it, I'll go ahead and volunteer for a subset pick. I'm going to plan on participating, although my participation may only be limited to weekends this year. We'll just have to see.
You're on the list.

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
And I think that it's time that we gave Euro horror a rest and tackled another continent--it's been a few years since we did Asia, right? And have we ever done Australia? There are quite a few really good horror films from there.
Yeah, last time we covered Asian horror was 2014. The one and only time we covered 'Australia/New Zealand' was 2010 (Asian horror also covered that year), so it's definitely due for a resurgence.

And instead of doing separate voting for the travel themes like we have in the past, I'll just update the 'reoccurring favorites' section to reflect all locations are up for a return. Just vote for the ones you want. No rules saying it has to be only one.

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
I'm always up for the '80s video companies spotlight; so far we've done Vestron, Embassy, Media, and Prism. How about for this year either doing VCI/United or Thorn EMI/HBO/Cannon?
And we officially have two nominations.

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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
I agree the checklist could use some freshening up.
I like moving one-word titles and anniversaries to the checklist rather than themes.

Here are some other checklist ideas:
Expand Agoraphobia - include any phobia or paranoia.
Add watch any horror film on anyone's 'best of' list.
Delete Masters of Commentary - change it to just 'watch a commentary.'
Added to post 10.

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Jholmes made some good suggestions in the planning thread:
"Some other suggestions, with hardly any thought put into them whatsoever.
* takes place on a farm/rural (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls076573570/)
* Revenge movies could be an entire theme (https://www.imdb.com/search/title?ge...ort=moviemeter)
* Horror in which the hero is a kid or teen
* Disembodied body part (hand, head) - probably not enough for a theme but could be a checklist item"
We actually covered farms with Harvest Horrors in 2013. I forgot it was under that name, which is why I temporarily included it on post 6 and later took it down. 'Rape/Revenge' was covered in 2010. The hero as kid/teen horror sounds familiar, but I don't think we ever found or compiled a list (I'll see what I can find). And finally, 'Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand' was a previous checklist item.
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They just keep coming...

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My vote is as follows:

Returning

Apocalyptic
Australian Horror
Hammer / Amicus etc. either as by itself or as an anniversary
Return of Joe Bob Briggs
Infection / Epidemic / Viral
Family Friendly

New:

Horror Fight Club
Frights, Camera...Traction!
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
Fog Infested Horror Films
Flashback Horror
Death by Drowning
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Here are my choices.

NEW themes:
R.I.P. John Carl Buechler (1952 - 2019)
Horror Movies in Horror Movies
The Four Seasons of Death
Heavy Metal Movies
Martial Arts / Kung Fu Horror Films:
The Horror of War
Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors:
Comic Book / Graphic Novel / Video Game Horrors
Stranded:
Horror Films Directed by Porn Directors:
Audience vs. Critic
Return of Joe Bob Briggs
Family Friendly

Returning Themes:
Apocalypse
Infection / Epidemic / Viral
Australian / New Zealand
Home Invasion
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
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New themes:

Suicidal tendencies
Raging Inferno
Subjective Camera
Four Seasons
Martial Arts horror
Dear Diary

(was interested in the 5 colors of death theme but the link is broken)

Returning:

Apocalyptic
Arthouse
Chapels of Horror
Extraterrestrial
Mutants
Stormy Weather
Urban
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Added Rutger Hauer to the R.I.P. list.
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch/?ex...&genres=Horror

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(was interested in the 5 colors of death theme but the link is broken)
I was just waiting for a broken link to rear its ugly head. And I've only replaced this one twice already.

Anyway, this isn't the best link, but it'll suffice until I hopefully find something better:

https://charlesoberonn.tumblr.com/po...f-horror-movie

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Horror Films That Used Real Bodies: (<--Can add real skeletons to push this one way over the top in terms of title quantity)
Working on it.
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Originally Posted by Chad View Post
Added Rutger Hauer to the R.I.P. list.
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch/?ex...&genres=Horror

I'll be watching something in his honor.
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RIP Rutger Hauer
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We actually covered farms with Harvest Horrors in 2013. I forgot it was under that name, which is why I temporarily included it on post 6 and later took it down. 'Rape/Revenge' was covered in 2010. The hero as kid/teen horror sounds familiar, but I don't think we ever found or compiled a list (I'll see what I can find). And finally, 'Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand' was a previous checklist item.
Thank you; but to clarify those are items we might consider adding to the checklist rather than using as theme nights. Maybe it's jumping to gun to want to look at making some changes to the checklist.
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I was just waiting for a broken link to rear its ugly head. And I've only replaced this one twice already.

Anyway, this isn't the best link, but it'll suffice until I hopefully find something better:

https://charlesoberonn.tumblr.com/po...f-horror-movie

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Thanks. At the risk of voting for a theme that might potentially cause us to watch The Bye Bye Man, I will add a vote for this theme.
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(Iím assuming donít need to vote for reoccurring favorites since set in stone?, I like all of those.)
Missed post, sorry. But no, not unless you have a change you want to propose.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
RIP Rutger Hauer
Thank you; but to clarify those are items we might consider adding to the checklist rather than using as theme nights. Maybe it's jumping to gun to want to look at making some changes to the checklist.
Oh, my bad. Added to post 10.
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