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Old 07-31-19, 02:03 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

My votes (didn't include those that already "made the cut"):

Horror Movies in Horror Movies
R.I.P. John Carl Buechler (1952 - 2019)
Flashback Horror
Title Spoken By Character
April Ghouls' Day - Deadly Pranks
Deadly Exposure - Photographic Horror
Playgrounds of the Damned
The Screams of Wilhelm
Dear Diary
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen

Masked Killer One Shots
Fog-Infested Horror Films
Confined to One Room
Revenge of the Bullied Kid
Audience vs. Critic
No One Dies
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I know that it's not the right time to mention this, but if I don't do it now, I'll forget about it.

Any interest in adding "kaiju/giant monster" to the checklist? With the Criterion set streeting at the end of the month, it seems like we ought to show Godzilla and his brethren some love.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

I'll be announcing the next round of themes to make the cut tomorrow. I *think* that'll be the last one before entering the final [elimination] round.

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
I know that it's not the right time to mention this, but if I don't do it now, I'll forget about it.

Any interest in adding "kaiju/giant monster" to the checklist? With the Criterion set streeting at the end of the month, it seems like we ought to show Godzilla and his brethren some love.
I personally can't wait for that set, so sounds good to me. Added to post 10.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

One returning for the first time since 2010 and the other a new addition ... former was unanimous...

1. Thorn EMI/HBO Cannon/HBO Video, 2 has been chosen for the 1980's Video Companies Spotlight.

2. Nothing was chosen. (Australia / New Zealand only)

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

The next round of themes to make the cut...

NEW
  • R.I.P. John Carl Buechler (1952 - 2019)
  • Horror Movies in Horror Movies*
  • Playgrounds of the Damned
  • Heavy Metal Movies
  • April Ghouls' Day - Deadly Pranks
  • Litterboxd Devil Dogs (Cats & Dogs)

RETURNING
  • Joe Bob Briggs
  • Home Invasion (last used 2013)

R.I.P. John Carl Buechler, Horror Movies in Horror Movies, and Playgrounds of the Damned were in a 3-way tie for first.

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* A reminder for Horror Movies in Horror Movies - Since there's still not been a proper list found and compiling our own list would be a huge endeavor, this is your best bet...

Go to IMDB.com and select horror film --> Click "More" ---> Click "Connections" ---> Click "Featured In" (ex: NOTLD)

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Another reminder voting is still happening. We have four spots left to fill and that will be determined in the final round ...the elimination round. Tomorrow.


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

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* A reminder for Horror Movies in Horror Movies - Since there's still not been a proper list found and compiling our own list would be a huge endeavor, this is your best bet...

Go to IMDB.com and select horror film --> Click "More" ---> Click "Connections" ---> Click "Featured In" (ex: NOTLD)
I've been sllloooowwwly pulling together a "starting point" list of these. There are probably hundreds more out there, but this gives people some options without having to do the work themselves.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048421199/

Eventually I'll add a note to each listing what movie(s) are watched within each movie on the list; in the meantime, you should be able to find most of them on the Connections page for each under "Features" (e.g., The Blob features Dementia). Caveat emptor: This is mostly based on those Connections pages, which of course are crowd-sourced and prone to at least some inaccuracies, so no guarantees that any particular movie on the list actually has a character watching the "featured" horror movie.

And while I'm at it, I also added last year's subset picks to my IMDb master list of all subset films:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029042594/

This one might come in handy for anyone using advanced searches on IMDb to come up with subset suggestions, because you can exclude lists of titles from your search by adding "&lists=![list ID]". For instance, if you're trying to come up with horror movies released in 1994 for the chronological face-off but don't want to worry about comparing against the whole list of already-used titles, you could use this search:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...2594&count=100

And you can even mix and match lists to include with lists to exclude in the same search. So here's all the "horror movies featuring other horror movies," minus the ones that have already been used as subset picks:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?l...9,!ls029042594
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Curiously 'Return to Oz' is on the Heavy Metal Horror list and IMDB lists 'horror' as a subgenre in the middle of the page. I'd never thought about Return to Oz as horror, but is it 'safe' to use? Return to Oz is one film I'd been curious to revisit.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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I'll be announcing the next round of themes to make the cut tomorrow. I *think* that'll be the last one before entering the final [elimination] round.



I personally can't wait for that set, so sounds good to me. Added to post 10.
The Criterion Godzilla movies are also on Starz On Demand.
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Originally Posted by alyxstarr View Post
I've been sllloooowwwly pulling together a "starting point" list of these. There are probably hundreds more out there, but this gives people some options without having to do the work themselves.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048421199/
Excellent. Thank you for all the resources you contribute.
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Here are my votes for themes:

Horror of War
Mountains of Madness
April Ghoul's Day
Stop Motion Horror
Prison Horror
Scream of Wilhelm
Comic Book/ Graphic Novel etc
Bronson Canyon
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by alyxstarr View Post
I've been sllloooowwwly pulling together a "starting point" list of these. There are probably hundreds more out there, but this gives people some options without having to do the work themselves.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048421199/

Eventually I'll add a note to each listing what movie(s) are watched within each movie on the list; in the meantime, you should be able to find most of them on the Connections page for each under "Features" (e.g., The Blob features Dementia). Caveat emptor: This is mostly based on those Connections pages, which of course are crowd-sourced and prone to at least some inaccuracies, so no guarantees that any particular movie on the list actually has a character watching the "featured" horror movie.

And while I'm at it, I also added last year's subset picks to my IMDb master list of all subset films:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029042594/

This one might come in handy for anyone using advanced searches on IMDb to come up with subset suggestions, because you can exclude lists of titles from your search by adding "&lists=![list ID]". For instance, if you're trying to come up with horror movies released in 1994 for the chronological face-off but don't want to worry about comparing against the whole list of already-used titles, you could use this search:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...2594&count=100

And you can even mix and match lists to include with lists to exclude in the same search. So here's all the "horror movies featuring other horror movies," minus the ones that have already been used as subset picks:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?l...9,!ls029042594
Thank you so much! I've been scouring the net trying to find a suitable list since adding it last year. Everything from Letterboxd to Mubi to the IMDB ...practically every list site out there.

Also added the subset master list to post 4 as another option. It's always nice to have an accompanying pic to go along with the title.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Curiously 'Return to Oz' is on the Heavy Metal Horror list and IMDB lists 'horror' as a subgenre in the middle of the page. I'd never thought about Return to Oz as horror, but is it 'safe' to use? Return to Oz is one film I'd been curious to revisit.
I definitely remember it being pure nightmare fuel when watching it as a kid.
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Final reminder that this is absolutely, positively your last chance to vote before the final round of voting kicks off. The elimination round should be up late[r] tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

And since I haven't updated posts 6 and 7 to reflect what's been chosen, here's everything (excluding reoccurring themes) that's made the cut so far...

NEW
  • The 100th Birthday Celebration of Donald Pleasence
  • R.I.P. Larry Cohen (1936 - 2019)
  • Till Death Do Us Part - Wedding Horrors
  • Stranded
  • Pasties G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
  • Frights, Camera...Traction!
  • Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 - TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos
  • R.I.P. John Carl Buechler (1952 - 2019)
  • Horror Movies in Horror Movies
  • Playgrounds of the Damned
  • Heavy Metal Movies
  • April Ghouls' Day - Deadly Pranks
  • Litterboxd Devil Dogs (Cats & Dogs)

RETURNING
  • Australian / New Zealand
  • Family-Friendly Horror
  • Joe Bob Briggs
  • Home Invasion

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

Hey Chad, it might just be my phone, but the link for the 2018 subset list on the first page is just taking me to the main forum.
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Hey Chad, it might just be my phone, but the link for the 2018 subset list on the first page is just taking me to the main forum.
It's fixed; just an oversight on my part. Thanks for the heads up.
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​​​​​​I donít know if itís the new format or not, but on my iPhone I canít even glance at the first page without the page crashing and reloading.
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​​​​​​I don’t know if it’s the new format or not, but on my iPhone I can’t even glance at the first page without the page crashing and reloading.
Yeah, I don't know what's going on there. There's been quite a few complaints about it not loading properly on iPhones. I tried on my Android phone and it seems alright for the most part. Only problem is I can't scroll left to right when viewing the theme/subset and checklist tables in spoiler tags on posts 2 - 6, so I can't view them in their entirety. This forum is definitely not mobile-friendly, that's for sure.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 15: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

There's exactly 4 open spots remaining, which means the final round of voting for....

THE ELIMINATION ROUND
Order courtesy of Random.org.

Links on Post #6.


NEW THEMES
Vote for your top 4 (two will be a spare; just in case)

  • Confined to One Room
  • Flashback Horror
  • The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
  • The Horror of War
  • Audience vs. Critic (probably needs pairing up w/ another theme)
  • Starlog Presents: The 40th Anniversary of Fangoria Magazine
  • Mountains of Madness
  • The Willies: Severed Penis Cinema
  • Fog-Infested Horror Films
  • The Four Seasons of Death - Winter / Spring / Summer / Autumn

RETURNING THEMES
Vote for your top 3 (one will be a spare; just in case)

  • Hammer/Amicus/Ealing
  • Road Terrors
  • Babysitters/Nannies/Governors
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Infection/Epidemic/Viral
  • Retail Establishment
  • Apocalyptic Horror
  • Horror Parties

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My votes:

NEW THEMES
Vote for your top 4 (two will be a spare; just in case)

  • Confined to One Room
  • Flashback Horror
  • Fog-Infested Horror Films
  • Starlog Presents: The 40th Anniversary of Fangoria Magazine

RETURNING THEMES
Vote for your top 3 (one will be a spare; just in case)

  • Road Terrors
  • Babysitters/Nannies/Governors
  • Hammer/Amicus/Ealing
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NEW THEMES
Vote for your top 4 (two will be a spare; just in case)

  • Confined to One Room
  • Flashback Horror
  • The Horror of War
  • The Willies: Severed Penis Cinema

RETURNING THEMES
Vote for your top 3 (one will be a spare; just in case)

  • Babysitters/Nannies/Governors
  • Infection/Epidemic/Viral
  • Apocalyptic Horror

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NEW THEMES
  • Confined to One Room
  • Audience vs. Critic
  • Mountains of Madness
  • The Four Seasons of Death - Winter / Spring / Summer / Autumn
RETURNING THEMES
  • Road Terrors
  • Babysitters/Nannies/Governors
  • Horror Parties

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I just realized I forgot to include 'Horror Parties', so just added it under returning themes. Sorry.
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And since I haven't updated posts 6 and 7 to reflect what's been chosen, here's everything (excluding reoccurring themes) that's made the cut so far...

NEW
  • Till Death Due Us Part - Wedding Horrors
"Due" has reared its ugly head again.

As for my votes, I vote for:

New

Flashback Horror
Mountains of Madness
The Willies
Fog-Infested Cinema

Returning

Babysitters, etc.
Extraterrestrial
Horror Parties


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New: Fog-Infested, Mountains of Madness, War, Four Seasons
Returning: Extraterrestrial, Parties, Retail
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My votes:

NEW THEMES
  • Confined to One Room
  • The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
  • Fog-Infested Horror Films
  • The Four Seasons of Death - Winter / Spring / Summer / Autumn

RETURNING THEMES
  • Babysitters/Nannies/Governors
  • Retail Establishment
  • Horror Parties
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