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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Hoping for the best with Trevor here - may he find comfort to deliver more Comixology deal scoops.
Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?
Some first time viewings I especially enjoyed were Sweetheart, Color Out of Space, Beast, and Game of Death (in that order).
Planning to work out and publish some more highlights after I have more time to digest all the horror I crammed in over the month.

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Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?
10 Favorite First Time Views:
Bad Girls From Valley High (2005)
The Comeback (1978)
Croczilla (2012)
Ghost Graduation (2012)
Innocent Prey (1989)
Keepsake (2008)
Kiss Of The Damned (2012)
The Mansion Of The Ghost Cat (1958)
Primal (2019)
Stage Fright (2014)

5 Least Favorite First Time Views:
Alien Beasts (1991)
The Clown Murders (1976)
Flesh Feast (1970)
Frankenstein Meets The Spacemonster (1964)
Truth Or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Man, pain sucks! I hope Trevor finds his way back to a pain free life.

Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?

Also! Did my first drive-in experience last night to watch the original Halloween, with a live Q&A with Dean Cundey!
I made sure to put some of my favorite movies in this challenge. My favorite first time views included: I Bury the Living, The Asphyx, It Comes at Night, The Quiet Family.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by KaBluie
Did I miss The Announcement?
No, I've been a bit MIA in here lately (not by choice) and that meant a few missed announcements.

First off, just a quick word on the additional sponsors front, specifically Synapse. They've been with us for 8 challenges, and just wanted to reveal why they weren't able to join us this year:
Spoiler:
"We're currently switching distributors, from CAV to MVD, and we're doing a massive inventory on all our stock. I'm not sure if they can spare anything now without upsetting the numbers we're reporting, but I'll ask."


Alright, don't abandon the thread just yet...

We have a bonus giveaway! After the reveal of tonight's trivia question winner Trivia question #5 starts tonight for a shot at Hamilton prize pack #5! That'll run until the usual next Sunday. Also Joel has notified me that he was able to put another mystery prize pack together, which brings that total to three. The winner announcements will be revealed on the night of 11/8 alongside the final trivia question winner.

Also a slightly different way of doing things. Since this is a year with more prizes but less winners, I was planning on holding random drawings for everyone instead of the usual prize categories. Not only would that be quicker and easier for all involved, I honestly just don't know what three categories to narrow it down to. That said, I'll hear it out if someone has a compelling argument against doing it that way. And I don't want anyone to be discouraged from sharing their stats regardless. In fact, please share if it's a notable double-digit challenge for you (10th, 15th or all 16 of them). Just for curiosity's sake.

Finally
don't forget to cast your 'best list' vote. Plenty of of great ones this year with lots of time and effort put into them, so show your favorite some love. PM or email.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

The final reminder for trivia question #4 before part 5 starts tonight:

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Originally Posted by Chad

Sunday Night Trivia Question 4: The Return of Halloween

A return to Haddonfield.

Halloween is fast approaching and things are a bit chaotic this year. Despite being on a Saturday with a rare lunar event that would normally be of interest to one Conal Cochran
, we're still in the midst of a global pandemic, trick or treating has been cancelled for some, and the prospect of wearing a mask under a mask doesn't appeal to all. However, just like the town of Haddonfield, Illiniois , for many the worst part is the cancellation of the next Halloween ...movie.

In celebration of the franchise that turned William Shatner's head into a bleached, emotionless killing machine and introduced us to the Cult of Thorn...


Name 3 of your favorite films from the Halloween franchise.



That's it. There are no right or wrong answers. Randomly drawn. USA only please.

You're playing for the very well-stacked Hamilton Book Prize Pack #4
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Selections include 25 titles of YOUR choice from AGFA, Arrow Video, Arrow Academy, Cult Epics, Dark Force, Mondo Macabro, Severin, Synapse, Scream Factory, Twilight Time and Vinegar Syndrome:


Spoiler:






Courtesy of...




Submit your answers to me via PM or email (one entry per person).

Contest is open until next Sunday's trivia question begins.

Good luck.



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Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?
My favorite first-time watches this year were:


The Mortuary Collection (2020)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Love and Monsters (2020)
Haunt (2019)
The Void (2016)
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I watched 133 movies this year which is a record for me, but I wasn't able to follow or participate in the threads. I need to improve my time management.
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My fav first time watches:
Spring (2014)
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)
Kill List (2011)
Tigers are not Afraid (2017)
The Evil Eye (1963)
Extra Ordinary (2019)
Love and Monsters (2020)
The Monster Club (1981)

Trevor - hope you feel better soon. That sounds awful.
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Not so much viewings, but I really enjoyed the ghost centric episodes of Coast To Coast AM that I listened to this month.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?
My favorite this year was The Mortuary Collection with The Monster Club close behind. I can't believe that I've never seen The Monster Club before. Both were fun anthology films.
Honorable mention goes to We Go On.

Originally Posted by IBJoel
Also! Did my first drive-in experience last night to watch the original Halloween, with a live Q&A with Dean Cundey!
That's awesome! Was everybody asking him to clarify which release of Halloween is his intended color timing?

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I know my numbers pale in comparison to most of you, but I broke my own previous record of 34.75 (2019) with 38.5!

I probably would have gotten more but our annual 4 day conference in California was converted to 8 days of online lectures spread over two weeks.

You'll all be happy to know that the overtime I accumulated went towards a new toilet for the bathroom off of the family room and a new faucet for the kitchen sink.

Adulting sucks.
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Unfortunately, an ice storm hit central Oklahoma last week which disrupted my Internet connection for several days. Thankfully, I had power for the entire time. Even with the disruption, I was able to watch 89 total entries. Forty-seven were first time views. I was able to complete the checklist with no duplicate checks and only missed one theme night since I didn't get to watch anything on the 29th due to life getting in the way.

Favorite FTVs
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Jennifer's Body
Images
Doctor Sleep
The Devil Rides Out
The Witches
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
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And the winner of Sunday Night Trivia Question 4: The Return of Halloween...

jholmes

Congratulations! You're now the winner of 25 titles of YOUR choice from the HamiltonBook.com Super Prize Pack List:

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PM GoldenWheels with your picks.


Courtesy of...



The top 3 answers for favorite Halloween films:

  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Halloween II (1981)
Honorable mention goes to Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)


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Sunday Night Trivia Question 5: The Aftermath

Not all horror needs to be narrative.

Outside of Blu-ray commentaries documentaries are a wealth of information for the horror fan, but often go underappreciated by the masses. Whether they deal with real life horrors such as sleep paralysis, go in-depth to cover an entire franchise dealing with MPAA cuts and production snafus, tackle conspiracy theories relegated to one film that even questions the moon landing itself, or simply asks the question "Why Horror?", there's a documentary for every taste.

In celebration of "In Search of Darkness: Part II" dropping in December...


Name 3 of your favorite horror / horror movie documentaries.



That's it. There are no right or wrong answers. Randomly drawn. USA only please.

You're playing for the very well-stacked Hamilton Book Prize Pack #5
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Courtesy of...




Submit your answers to me via PM or email (one entry per person).

Contest is open until next Sunday.

Good luck.



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Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?
For full-length features, my favorite was by far Possessor (2020).

I was fortunate to have seen it in a theater about 1.5+ miles away.

I didn't watch a lot of films for the Challenge but still had a great time watching films when I could.

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I somehow watched 46 films this October (give or take), but definitely my favorite first-times were Hausu (by a country mile), Horror of Dracula, and then on the second tier Scanners, and An American Werewolf in London.
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Congrats jholmes! Always a bridesmaid, never the bride!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?

Also! Did my first drive-in experience last night to watch the original Halloween, with a live Q&A with Dean Cundey!
Mine was probably The Autopsy Of Jane Doe.
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Thank you Chad and GoldenWheels! That's a crazy big prize package. Wow. I feel like you may have made my 2020 for me. :-)
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Congrats, jholmes!!

Originally Posted by IBJoel
What was everyone's favorite first-time horror movie watch, this October?
I didn't have any stand-out new favorites (and I'm generally really bad at rating/ranking/picking favorites), but I did think these four were all fun/entertaining:
  • Extra Ordinary (2019)
  • Bad Hair (2020)
  • Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)
  • Snatchers (2019)
Despite my work situation not really being any different from any other recent year (I've been working from home since 2016) -- in fact, work probably took up more of my time than usual this year -- I hit an all-time high for me of 150. 134 of those were films, and of those, 104 were first-time views. So overall a pretty good challenge year for me! As usual, I didn't post much, but that's just the way I'm built. (Join Date: Oct 2001. Posts: 248 249. Yes, I've been a member of the site for 19 years and have nearly hit 250 posts! That's like 13 posts a year! )

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Also a slightly different way of doing things. Since this is a year with more prizes but less winners, I was planning on holding random drawings for everyone instead of the usual prize categories. Not only would that be quicker and easier for all involved, I honestly just don't know what three categories to narrow it down to.
So like just a straight "one entry per participant" drawing? Or one drawing, but a person could have more than one entry in it if they fell into any of the usual prize categories? (e.g., if someone watched 100+ films and it's their 5th+ time participating, they'd be on the drawing list three times -- once for just participating, and two more for the "extra" stuff.) That would increase the odds slightly for anyone who met any of those goals, without having to guarantee a separate prize for each category.

Regardless, I'd put in a bid for emphasizing "most impressive list" -- some of you people put a ton of thought/effort/creativity into your lists, and I like seeing that celebrated -- by either reserving one prize just for that winner, or giving them multiple extra entries into the main drawing.
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My fav first time watches this month:

Midsommar (wow--this one rocketed right up my favorites list)
Savage Weekend (HOW had I never seen this before?)
Body Count (Really a very by the number 80s slasher. Why do I like it so much? BECAUSE it is so by the numbers, BECAUSE of the Goblin soundtrack, because 80s!!!!!! Bad character stereotypes, nonsensical nudity, cool kills, great setting...basically everything I look for in a fun slasher movie.)
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I had only 18 objectives: 16 movies from my disc library (some of which were added during the challenge), the Alien box set, and streaming five movies from my digital library that have so far collected digital dust. Sadly, I only got to five of these, and two of them were the very last ones I watched for the challenge. However, I still set a new second best with 42 total scored viewings/39 movies and one short. Most of my viewings ended up coming from the Criterion Channel's 28 film collection, '70s Horror. I enjoyed most of what I saw in it, but before I was halfway through, I admit I got a bit antsy to be done with it so I could start casting a wider net. It shouldn't have taken me until Halloween to finish, but I lost a lot of evening viewing hours to baseball (some of which should have counted for this challenge). Still, hard to complain when I finally got to see Black Christmas, The Wicker Man, and some of the Hammer Dracula flicks.

Favorite first time viewing: Black Christmas
Favorite re-watch: Horror Express (the Arrow Blu is amazing!)
Most nerve-racking: The Nightcomers
Best use of my HBO Max trial: Horror of Dracula
Intentionally funniest: Theatre of Blood
Unintentionally funniest: Old Dracula (I laughed a lot, but more at the movie more than with it)
Most horrifying reflection of 2020: Rabid (cutting immediately from director of World Health Organization instructing people only to go out if essential to a Santa photo booth at a packed mall)
Greatest animal sidekick: The Beast in The Hills Have Eyes

Plus, I was fortunate to be one of the trivia challenge winners so this was definitely a successful challenge for me. Thanks, Chad and Rich!
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I have finished my list. I saw 103 movies, 62 of them first timers. I finished the checklist with no duplicates and I finished the theme nights portion of the challenge. This is approximately my 11th or 12th consecutive year of the challenge. I watched a total of 164 hours which is probably about average for me. I didn't watch any first time classics but I enjoyed most of the films I saw. Like some people mentioned, I did hit a wall during the month which was frustrating, but it didn't keep me from making my challenge goals. As far as passing out the remaining prizes that are available I think we should do it in the simplest way possible for Chad's sake with the suggestion that people who hit certain criteria (like breaking 100, finishing the subset, etc.) get extra chances for a prize. I do think whoever has the best looking list should automatically win a prize.
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I hit 119 entries this year with 78 first time views. One of my best years for first time views, I'm sure. I failed to hit a lot of my personal goals as the checklist actually challenged me more than I expected this year. Additionally, I pushed some stuff out to make room to watch the Tremors series to prepare for the new one on Netflix. Overall, I'm tired and ready for a change of pace, but I still wish there was another week because there is still quite a lot I wanted to check out.
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
My favorite first-time watches this year were:

My favorite first time watches were:
These have been out for a while now but I haven't seen it, or haven't seen the whole movie-
1- Silent Hill.
2- Ouija A New Beginning.
3- Candyman

Favorite Re-watch
1- The Omen. Seen the whole series many times. But I remember seeing this in the theatre when first released.

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