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Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Old 09-14-21, 03:15 AM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Checklist suggestion stuff:

horror film tropes:
"I'll be right back" (unless that's covered by dumb decisions)
road trip stop at gas station/convenience store "warning"
shocking twist

actors:
Bill Moseley
Brad Dourif
Tony Todd

directors:
Pete Walker
James Wan
Takashi Miike
Umberto Lenzi

film composers:
Pino Donaggio
Tyler Bates
John Carpenter

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Peter Jackson has 14 horror movies as a director.
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Horror film trope: Car that won't start
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Would it possible to get all of the people on the RIP list added under their proper designations on the checklist? For instance, make sure that all of the directors on the RIP list fall under the "Directors" part of the checklist, actors for the "Actor" part, etc. All of the ones that don't neatly fit into a category that we already have (or have shown up on the checklist too recently for regular inclusion) could go into the "Recently deceased" checklist item.

Or maybe we've already been doing this and I haven't noticed.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Gobear View Post
I would dump the Carradine check because only John has significant horror credits, and most of them suck, and the Clive Barker check because he has only directed/ written a handful of films and we've all seen them.

Some suggestions:

1. Killed by a child
2. Features a nightmare scene
3. Features an LGBT character
4. Features a mask reveal (e.g. Dr Phibes)
5. Features a funeral scene
6. Title includes Bride of / Son of/ Curse of/ Return of
7. A character explodes or is disemboweled.
8. Features a severed head

I don't understand this check
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8mm (Super 8) -
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16mm -

All I have is DVD/ Blu-Ray/ and 4K. No 16MM or 8mm.
All the Carradine stuff was from last year, just haven't removed it yet. It will be updated. The latter was just poorly worded, it was supposed to say shot on.

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
Would it possible to get all of the people on the RIP list added under their proper designations on the checklist? For instance, make sure that all of the directors on the RIP list fall under the "Directors" part of the checklist, actors for the "Actor" part, etc. All of the ones that don't neatly fit into a category that we already have (or have shown up on the checklist too recently for regular inclusion) could go into the "Recently deceased" checklist item.

Or maybe we've already been doing this and I haven't noticed.
We haven't, but I could separate them all into their respective categories.

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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Should the 'optional' items be removed from the checklist?

a) Yes.
b) No.
c) Other.
Please vote on this one if you haven't already. We've done so many polls this year it just got overlooked.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
Please vote on this one if you haven't already. We've done so many polls this year it just got overlooked.
Optional items -- I'd leave them since they're optional.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by jholmes View Post
Optional items -- I'd leave them since they're optional.
I concur.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
I concur.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by orlmac View Post
Peter Jackson has 14 horror movies as a director.
Talk about making a mistake, as a director he only has 3 horror movies. I hope you didn't waste your time looking him up.
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Originally Posted by orlmac View Post
Talk about making a mistake, as a director he only has 3 horror movies. I hope you didn't waste your time looking him up.
I said to myself... wow hes under the radar as a horror director....
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

How about a “haven’t I seen this somewhere before?” For the checklist?
Movies with similar plots or have “borrowed” heavily from other movies.

examples:

Night Of The Creeps & Slither
Evil Town & Evils Of The Night
The Shining & Amityville Horror
Amityville Horror & The Conjuring
Shocking Dark & Aliens
Malignant &
Spoiler:
Basket Case


Don’t click that last one unless you’ve seen it.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Yes, I think the Optional Items should be removed.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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Please vote on this one if you haven't already. We've done so many polls this year it just got overlooked.
Leave them in, they are optional anyway.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Leave them in. Let each individual person take them off if they want to.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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Please vote on this one if you haven't already. We've done so many polls this year it just got overlooked.
Doesn't hurt to leave the optional bits in
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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Please vote on this one if you haven't already. We've done so many polls this year it just got overlooked.
I'd say why not. Optional is optional.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

I vote to leave the optional items in. Never know when you'll be bedridden or end up having a whole lot more time in the challenge and it could be a nice distraction.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

I would just leave it.
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James Wan in the writer category would be interesting. We've had him in the Director category but I don't believe the writer category. He has at least 10 (confirmed this time) horror movies with a writing credit..

Adding a category for dreams/visions would be good.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

All theme/subset dates have been finalized!

On both post #7 (w/ events) and post #73 in the discussion thread.

I was going to ask for some assistance like last year, that is, until getting completely addicted while going down this rabbit hole of links. Everything from zombie burlesque to an actual ball at the Stanley hotel. This now makes the third consecutive year where everything syncs up with some sort of event. All the links will be included once I get the table up.


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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Keep those actor, director, writer and producer suggestions coming.

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
Would it possible to get all of the people on the RIP list added under their proper designations on the checklist? For instance, make sure that all of the directors on the RIP list fall under the "Directors" part of the checklist, actors for the "Actor" part, etc. All of the ones that don't neatly fit into a category that we already have (or have shown up on the checklist too recently for regular inclusion) could go into the "Recently deceased" checklist item.
I broke up the RIP category into separate actor, director and makeup effects artists entries. The complete RIP list is still available as its own category, but I'll take it down if people prefer.

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
Movies with similar plots or have “borrowed” heavily from other movies.
This was added as its own category, and it replaced 'watch 2 films with the same title'. If you'd prefer that one stick around, again, let me know. Just trying to keep things fresh.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Chad, you certainly keep things fresh. You have a knack for adding the right stuff (like breaking out the RIP categories) while keeping the complete list or removing the watch 2 films with the same title for watch 2 films with similar plots. If that runon sentence (and word) was too confusing I agree with what you have done here. I really appreciate the work you are putting into this checklist (not to mention the poster at the beginning). We are very fortunate to have you running this thread!
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

I agree with Orlmac. Chad does a fantastic job keeping this challenge alive year after year
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