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Old 11-09-19, 10:22 PM
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Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2020 Horror Challenge

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For the first time we have two reoccurring themes on the same day (Werewolves and Halloween-themed). Halloween 2020's on a Saturday, with a rare full moon, and the end of Daylight Saving Time, so an extra hour to enjoy.
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The moon being full on Halloween happens on an average of every 18 to 19 years so it is quit a rare event happening only 4 or 5 times in a century. The last time the moon was full on Halloween was October 31st, 2001. The next Halloween full moon will occur in 2020.


A theme day with no limit on wild cards.

A Lin Shaye entry.

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Are there any Werewolf movies that take place on Halloween?
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Are there any Werewolf movies that take place on Halloween?
Ginger Snaps, Silver Bullet, My Mom's a Werewolf, and that one story from Trick 'r Treat are all that come to mind.
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How 'bout adding "Listen to a horror movie soundtrack" to the list of optional items at the end of the Checklist?
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2020 Horror Challenge

A movie and it’s remake back to back on the same day.

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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2020 Horror Challenge

Wasn't a big fan of the 50 Horror Movies You Have Never Seen list, didn't seem like a good representation of unknown horror movies, many felt like very mainstream titles.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2020 Horror Challenge

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How 'bout adding "Listen to a horror movie soundtrack" to the list of optional items at the end of the Checklist?
Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
A movie and itís remake back to back on the same day.

Ooooh. I like these.
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Wasn't a big fan of the 50 Horror Movies You Have Never Seen list, didn't seem like a good representation of unknown horror movies, many felt like very mainstream titles.
I would say, most people here have seen most.
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We'll need to have a Political Theme Day with the elections coming in Nov 2020.

Also with the year being 2020, maybe a Theme Day about Eyes or Eyeglasses.
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How important is 'format' on the checklist? It might be good to remove format because anyone who watches 100 movies is likely to watch at least 3 formats anyway.

Over the past 15+ years since the challenge started physical media is less common so watching a VHS might give epic bragging rights but seems less likely. Also there is some question if different streaming qualities might count (?).

With the 2019 challenge I watched 206 movies on digital, 3 theatrical, and 1 blu-ray.
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How important is 'format' on the checklist? It might be good to remove format because anyone who watches 100 movies is likely to watch at least 3 formats anyway.

Over the past 15+ years since the challenge started physical media is less common so watching a VHS might give epic bragging rights but seems less likely. Also there is some question if different streaming qualities might count (?).

With the 2019 challenge I watched 206 movies on digital, 3 theatrical, and 1 blu-ray.
Agreed... By the time i have four movies in, I usually have three formats. Maybe, piggybacking off your thought, have a checklist item for watch a movie on a dead format... VHS, Laser Disc, HD-DVD, etc etc
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I am a fan of format listing, there is a big difference to the experience when watching something on VHS to UMD, it says a little something about your viewing experience. It is also an interesting barometer as to how in touch our out of touch you are with the community. Undeadcow above watching 98% streaming vs me watching 18% streaming.
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen View Post
I am a fan of format listing, there is a big difference to the experience when watching something on VHS to UMD, it says a little something about your viewing experience. It is also an interesting barometer as to how in touch our out of touch you are with the community. Undeadcow above watching 98% streaming vs me watching 18% streaming.
I think we're on the same page. It's true most people don't watch primarily streaming, but that's beside the point - which is that more than ever few to no people are watching anything other than mainstream no brainer formats like DVD, blu-ray, or theatrical to the point that it's perhaps irrelevent to keep a category for three different types of media. That checklist item should be increased, changed to 'watch a movie in a dead media format,' or removed because otherwise it's no effort filler. As it is now it doesn't really encourage any varied in viewing experience because three formats is a given.

When I started the challenge I could go rent a VHS tape at one of the holdout video rental places near me; now that's impossible. I did stream a VHS rip on YouTube (Night Vision 1987, don't do it) but even thought the quality and source is the same as tape I suppose it's a digital format the same as Gremlins in 4K.

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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2020 Horror Challenge

In addition to the 25th-, 50th-, and 75th-anniversary films in the "Chronological" category, we could actually add a 100th-anniversary film to the mix next year, as there are at least five horror films from 1920 readily available for viewing (i.e., on YouTube) -- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Golem, and Barrymore's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde chief among them.

While we're at it, we could have a theme night for split personalities, a la Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or even just a night for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-based films, such as Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde, Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, I, Monster, etc. Have we had one of those before?

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