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

Originally Posted by Chad
The unofficial early start has officially begun.

A few reminders...

Stats are not official - they won't count towards the official tally.

You voted, that was the outcome. So many ways to go about it - leave the unofficial days unnumbered, restart the numbering process once you hit the official start date, or simply don't participate during this time and wait until the usual start date. Of course you can always join the discussion regardless of what you do.

The official Themes, Subsets, and not-quite-finished Checklist do not count towards the period between 9/15 - 9/29. However, there is an unofficial themes list chosen by Random.org as mentioned above here.

Everything else is business as usual minus the Sunday night trivia questions. Just think of this as a 2-week warm-up or practice round.
I'm def doing TV shows. I never like to count them much as I like to base my numbers off of movies. Starting it off with The Haunting of Hill House and then probably break open my Twilight Zone box.
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
I'm def doing TV shows. I never like to count them much as I like to base my numbers off of movies. Starting it off with The Haunting of Hill House and then probably break open my Twilight Zone box.
This is what I'm also mostly going to be doing and exactly what I'm starting with. Really looking forward to The Haunting of Hill House.
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Also planning to focus on short form television content during this pre-challenge. It never felt right to me to watch television during the formal challenge but might make for good warmup.
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Originally Posted by mallratcal
This is what I'm also mostly going to be doing and exactly what I'm starting with. Really looking forward to The Haunting of Hill House.
Let me know what you think of the show. There's some creepy visuals, but some of these characters so far for this family are kind of eh.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I'm going to focus pre-challenge on some horror documentaries, at least until I run out of them. I've also got an episode of Lovecraft Country to watch, but I'm mostly just going to wing it this year and not concentrate on checklists, numbers, or subset picks. I'm working, my girlfriend is sick, and I'm in the middle of a move. Too much going on this year, but I'm still planning on hitting a hundred at the very least.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I chose Psychomania to kick things off. I’ve had it sealed on dvd for like ten years and never watched it. Boy it’s really dragging.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I'm watching some documentaries for the early start. Finally watching 100 Years of Horror since I was never really sure how to count it.
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i do Hooptober on Letterboxd, and it starts today as well. Im gonna do some of the films that wouldn't help me with the ohmc checklist.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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Anybody else having issues updating your signature?

I tried to add 20 to the end of mine (as below) but it said I had too many lines.
I deleted every line except for Horror and Holiday and it still won't let me save it.


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

I put my planned list on letterboxd.I still have a few empty slots to fill that I'll pick more spontaneously, but these are the ones I need to watch to cover the various goals for my challenge.

https://letterboxd.com/jensenholmes/...hallenge-list/
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I think the plan is just to try and work through the Criterion Godzilla set, leaving the original for some time in October. I'm also going to break open the Twilight Zone box and try and get in as much as I can.
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I'll probably start watching my Ghost Story/ Circle of Fear set from WAC. It's a shame the show didn't get a longer run. Will have to add Thriller, too.
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
Let me know what you think of the show. There's some creepy visuals, but some of these characters so far for this family are kind of eh.
I'm only 2 episodes in but so far there are only 2 that don't feel really thin. Small sample size though.
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Originally Posted by Gobear
I'll probably start watching my Ghost Story/ Circle of Fear set from WAC. It's a shame the show didn't get a longer run. Will have to add Thriller, too.
I got that Ghost Story/Circle of Fear set but haven't watched it yet. Let us know what you think. I'm generally a sucker for 70's stuff.
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Originally Posted by Toddarino
I chose Psychomania to kick things off. Iíve had it sealed on dvd for like ten years and never watched it. Boy itís really dragging.
I'll agree that the movie is pretty tame, and isn't nearly as crazy as the title suggests, but I had a lot of fun with it! Hope the rest of the movie turned out a bit better!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 16th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I won't be able to get in much during the early period, but I would like to at least get in a documentary and a trailer comp. Been eyeing my unopened copies of In Search of Darkness and Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma. I'd also like to get in something summer-themed before summer ends. Maybe a commentary or two to top it off.
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I'll agree that the movie is pretty tame, and isn't nearly as crazy as the title suggests, but I had a lot of fun with it! Hope the rest of the movie turned out a bit better!
It actually did.
Once they started offing themselves, it really picked up. Iíll definitely watch it again.
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I started the Twilight Zone box set for the Sci Fi challenge. I think ill follow some of you guys and jump back into it for the prechallenge.
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TO THE LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH!
A Checklist Tropes Compendium


THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979). A man does some research in the local town library, using microfilm.

AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (1982). A father uses the local archives to get information about a house that is causing trouble for his family. He is helped by an elderly archivist/librarian who says "I've worked here for 25 years."

CARRIE (1976). Sissy Spacek searches through her high school library looking for books on mental telepathy.

THE DEEP (1977). A library is used to find information about sunken treasure found while skin diving.

FRIGHT NIGHT II (1989). A college couple agree to meet in the library to study. The young man brings dinner, flowers, and a portable TV, which they watch while they eat! A vampire arrives and a fight ensues. Stacks are overturned in the fracas. No one else appears to be in the library.

HORROR OF DRACULA (1958). An investigator is sent to Dracula's castle on the pretext of cataloging the Count's rare books and journals. In reality he is an undercover vampire killer intent on destroying the evil count, but he is turned into a vampire and eventually killed.

HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY [Quella villa accanto al cimitero] (1981). A professor rents a 19th century house for his family while he does research. But the house is haunted by an evil zombie who eventually kills everyone, with much blood and gore. Along the way the professor is aided in his research by an unctuous librarian (Carlo de Mejo).

INFERNO (1980). Contains a brief scene in what appears to be "the library from hell" where the hero goes in search of a rare occult text.

INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE (1994). In one a scene a young girl vampire studies in a beautiful 19th century library.

MISERY (1990). The local sheriff uses the library.

THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES (2002). A scene was filmed in the library at Carnegie Mellon University. The library is in an older building with some areas that exude a Gothic look and feel, with no signs of technology. In fact, the library is a totally wireless facility!

NECRONOMICON (1993). H. P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book "Necronomicon." He finds it guarded by monks in an old library.

NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957). A fellow researches in the British Library, with some assistance from a librarian (John Salew).

THE NIGHT STRANGLER (1972, made-for-TV). The timid researcher in the newspaper library helps Darren McGavin solve a strange series of murders.

NINTH GATE (1999). A dealer in rare books tries to track down a demonic text. His search takes him to several libraries and archives.

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967). Noel Howlett is an archivist/librarian at Westminster Abbey. He translates information about "an outbreak of evil" from a medieval Latin codex that allows Quatermass and his assistant to break a "time line" for the ongoing psychic disturbances at Hobbs End. (Released in the U.S. in 1968 as FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH.)

RACE WITH THE DEVIL (1975). Two couples steal a reference book.

SCREAM 2 (1997). Sydney is working at a computer in the college library when her stalker sends her a nasty message over the library's network.

SE7EN (1995). Two detectives (Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt) work together to solve a series of murders that follow the seven deadly sins. At one point Freeman contacts a "friend" in the FBI who gives him a list of people who have recently borrowed certain books dealing with sins. This leads the two detectives to the killer's apartment. In one scene Freeman chastises the library guards, saying "I'll never understand it--all these books--a world of knowledge at your fingertips--and you play poker all night."

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991). Clarice looks at newspapers on microfilm to learn more about Hannibal Lecter's nefarious past.

THE SKULLS (2000). A dumb movie about college students who join a secret club that does nasty things. After one boy is killed, his buddy tries to catch the culprit. He follows him into the library but loses him in the special collections area. Later he is again spotted in special collections; perhaps he is a librarian!

SOULKEEPER (2001, made-for-TV). A young man helps two friends find information online. When their search is interrupted by a power outage, he says, "If you want anything else, you'll have to try the library." So they visit the library, a large building filled with dark wood shelves and heavy light fixtures, where they use the card catalog to find the dusty tomes they need.

TALE OF A VAMPIRE (1992). A young woman mourning the mysterious death of her fiancťe lands a job at a library that specializes in the occult. She interacts with two library patrons, one of whom turns out to be a vampire and seduces her because she resembles his lost love.

URBAN LEGEND (1998). In this campus killer-thriller the heroine and a future victim meet in the library where they find a book on urban legends that was last checked out by the campus practical joker.

Other notable examples:

Candyman (1992)
The Changeling (1990)
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993)
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
The Ring (2002)

Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

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I was watching a couple episodes of Supernatural ​​​​​​ on TNT earlier today and saw a little thing on the bottom of the screen. To celebrate the 15th anniversary, all this week TNT is airing fan favorite episodes. One I watched was called Baby, and dealt with how even the monsters were scared of The Darkness. The other one I watched was filmed in black and white like one of the old monster movies.
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I watched the the remake of The Haunting from 1999 this evening as part of the unofficial theme. I'd only seen it once before but wanted to revisit it with the blu-ray coming out soon. I enjoyed it for the most part but didn't think it captured the creepy atmosphere that original did. I'm not sure I ever need to watch it again, which is a shame bc I enjoy the cast.
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I picked up the complete series of Tales from the Darkside for $15. I remember seeing some episodes before but was totally sold when the back indicated that George Romero, who was executive producer, did the commentary for what I would assume was all the episodes.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ0W...ture=emb_title


TO THE LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH!
A Checklist Tropes Compendium

Other notable examples:

Candyman (1992)
The Changeling (1990)
Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993)
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
The Ring (2002)

Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
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^Got it.



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Iím really surprised some of those IMDB highest rated have even made the list.

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