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

Some subset picks:

Host (2020) - One-word titles, streaming originals (Shudder)
The Witch in the Window (2018) - Streaming originals, witchcraft (Shudder)
Dark Water (2002) - Mystery, Asian buffet (Tubi)
Carrie (1976) - Overlook Hotel, Joe Bob, School's Out, One-word title, Ladies, Letterboxd
Baron Blood (1972) - Elvira, European Passport (Tubi)

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Subset picks. Spoiled because I like to put an entry in every category and I don't want to make the page too long.

Spoiler:


Elvira's Movie Macabre 30th Anniversary
The Dunwich Horror
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial
Freaky (2020)
The Baby

SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear
The First Purge
Constantine

Joe Bob Says Check it Out!
The Incubus
Warlock

In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels
Dracula's Daughter
Prom Night II

School's Out ...Forever!
Prom Night II
Disturbing Behavior
Hell Night

Suburban Horror
Werewolves Within
Tremors

One-Word Titles
Freaky
Constantine

Horror Documentaries
All the Colors of Giallo

All the Colors of Giallo
The Cat o' Nine Tails

Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition
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The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Chronological Horror Years Faceoff
House of Horrors (1946)
A Bay of Blood (1971)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Skeptical Inquirer
Constantine

Mystery
Fear Street: Part One - 1994
Crimson Peak
The Unholy (2021)

Hooded
The Church

The Asian Buffet of Terror
Ju-On: White Ghost/Ju-On: Black Ghost

Subterranean Horror
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Boogens

Ladies Who Kill
The Church
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS

Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon
Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Werewolves Within
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Bela is in this)

The Four Seasons of Death
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Cat People (1982)
Jaws 2
May

Zombies
Death Becomes Her
Planet Terror

The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
Bug

The European Passport to Terror
Angst

The Letterboxd Top 250
Possession (1981)

Theaters of Blood
Fade to Black
Dead End Drive-In

Horror Anthologies
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Tales That Witness Madness

Supernatural & Quiet/Soft
Beyond Re-Animator
Cube Zero
Night of the Seagulls

Slashers / Serial Killers
Manhunter
Fade To Black

Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell
Warlock
The Unholy (1988)

All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror
Fear Street: Part One - 1994
Halloween (2018)

Horror Comedies Crossover
Freaky
Werewolves Within



For 1980's Video Companies Spotlight - has there been a decision on which company we're going with this year?
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For 1980's Video Companies Spotlight - has there been a decision on which company we're going with this year?
I'd like to put in a vote for United Home Video--they released about three dozen horror films, including a few infamous shot-on-video titles (Blood Cult, The Ripper), some actually good films (The Asphyx, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), and some truly delightful '60s and '70s crap (Hillbillys in a Haunted House, Satan's Cheerleaders, Asylum of Satan). They've got something for everyone.

https://vhscollector.com/index.php/d...ted-home-video

And just for convenience's sake, here are the video companies that have already been used:

2015 - Vestron
2016 - Embassy
2017 - Media
2018 - Prism
2019 - Thorn EMI / HBO
2020 - Lightning

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

3. SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear -Bars/Drunks/Beer/Drinking/Pubs/Ale - Slither

5. In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels, 2, 3, 4 & Trilogies - Curse III

9. Horror Documentaries, 2/Film Historian Approved, 2, 3, 4, 5 (still a work in progress) - Don't Panic (Commentary)

10. All the Colors of Giallo, 2, 3, 4 - Naked Girl Murdered In The Park

12. Chronological Horror Years Faceoff -1921(Platinum)Vs.1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) - You know... The Killer Tongue came out in 1996...

14. Mystery, 2 - Whodunit

20. Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon(Bela Lugosi's b-day and full moon on 10/20) - Old Dracula

22. Zombies, 2 - Dead Shack

27. Horror Anthologies, 2, 3, 4 - Trilogy Of Terror II
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Here are primarily picks for Slashers/Serial Killers, but some would work in multiple categories. Figured I'd keep it simple for now, but I can pick other themes as needed.

Slashers/ Serial Killers (all of these selections are currently free on tubi.tv with links)

1. Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009) personally, I love it…dark and brutal. Rob Zombie’s Halloween hasn’t been picked yet either, but I didn’t see it on free streams)

also would work for All Hallow’s Eveor Hooded/Cloaked Killers)*
https://tubitv.com/movies/587293/rob...-ii?start=true

2. Laid to Rest (2009) also Hooded/Cloaked Killers

https://tubitv.com/movies/520263/lai...est?start=true

3. The Collector (2008) also Hooded/Cloaked Killers

https://tubitv.com/movies/314320/the...tor?start=true

4. Hatchet (2007)

https://tubitv.com/movies/348936/hatchet?start=true

5. Dark Ride (2007)

https://tubitv.com/movies/371066/aft...ide?start=true

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

My subset suggestions:

100th Anniversary Overlook Hotel - Jacob's Ladder (1990)
One Word Titles - Possessor (2020) (Hulu)
Horror Documentaries - In Search of Darkness 80s Horror (Shudder)
All the Colors of Giallo - The Card Player (2004)
Chronological Horror Face Off - Destiny (1921) Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Mystery - Saint Maud (2019) (Hulu)
Asian Buffet - A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) (AMC+)
Subterranean Horror - Graveyard Shift (1990) (Hulu)
Vampires and Werewolves - Blood for Dracula (Severin BLu Ray)
Zombies - Plague of the Zombies (1966) ( Blu Ray)
The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - The Man Who Laughs (1928) (Blu Ray)
Euro Passport - The Cremator (1969) (Blu Ray)


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

Elvira's Movie Macabre 30th Anniversary - The Baby (1973) - streaming on Shudder, Tubi
School's Out . . . Forever! - Cutting Class (1989) - streaming on Showtime
One Word Titles - Slither (2006) - streaming on Amazon, Tubi
Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - Gerald's Game (2017) - streaming on HBOMax
Zombies - Overlord (2018) - streaming on Paramount+
The Letterboxd Top 250 - The Skin I Live In (2011) - streaming on HBOMax
All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - streaming on Showtime, Tubi
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That Werewolf link is broken. Both documentary links are broken. Are we still doing the Criterion crossover, or is this changing to something else?

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Elvira's Movie Macabre 30th Anniversary: The Devil’s Rain (1975), The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels: Demons 2 (1986), Howling III (1987)

The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema: Turkey Shoot (1982), Killdozer (1974), Werewolves on Wheels (1971)

Werewolf: Good Manners (2017)

Skeptical Inquirer: Curse of the Demon (1957), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), Cold Prey 2 (2008)


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I was happy to see one of my favorites of his being used for the upcoming Near Dark UHD from StudioCanal. That is light years ahead of the last Twilight inspired cover. Used some of his poster art on a few of the banners, too.




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Oooooh. when does this come out?

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I also like the idea of Continuous Sequels as a theme (where a followup picks up right where a previous film ended); but cannot find a great source on that.
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I think they're called 'immediate sequels', at least that's what some of the trope sites call them.

Army of Darkness
Phantasm II
Aliens
Halloween II...
I didn't see this in the selected theme list, but count me in as a vote for this next year.

Also, feel free to add me as a volunteer. Thanks!
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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For 1980's Video Companies Spotlight - has there been a decision on which company we're going with this year?

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
I'd like to put in a vote for United Home Video--they released about three dozen horror films, including a few infamous shot-on-video titles (Blood Cult, The Ripper), some actually good films (The Asphyx, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), and some truly delightful '60s and '70s crap (Hillbillys in a Haunted House, Satan's Cheerleaders, Asylum of Satan). They've got something for everyone.

https://vhscollector.com/index.php/d...ted-home-video

And just for convenience's sake, here are the video companies that have already been used:

2015 - Vestron
2016 - Embassy
2017 - Media
2018 - Prism
2019 - Thorn EMI / HBO
2020 - Lightning
Sounds great to me. If anyone else has any more nominations let me know and we'll do the usual voting. If not, United it is.
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That Werewolf link is broken. Both documentary links are broken. Are we still doing the Criterion crossover, or is this changing to something else?
Damn. That was a great werewolf page. Updated to this and this. The doc links are being worked on, will have to compile a couple.

For the September challenge it's currently being decided on in this thread.
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Oooooh. when does this come out?
No official announcement or release date as of yet, just saw this article.


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We're now at 8 subset volunteers needed.

I'm working on updating post 9, BTW. My ISP is currently updating/improving their broadband infrastructure and I've had a very spotty connection with some outages over the last couple of days. I'm very slowly getting things done.
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Sounds great to me. If anyone else has any more nominations let me know and we'll do the usual voting. If not, United it is.
Chad, if United Home Video feels a bit limited, you could always add in its parent company, VCI, calling the subset video pick VCI/United (or United/VCI). It'll open up the field of possible subset films quite a bit.

Here's a link to the VHS tapes distributed by VCI: https://vhscollector.com/index.php/d...vci-home-video

And here's a link about Bill Blair and how he founded these companies, and how they evolved into today's VCI Entertainment: https://www.vcientertainment.com/about-us/

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If we are going with VCI/United I'll knockout my last 2 subset suggestions with: Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory for1980's Video Companies Spotlight: & Vampires & Werewolves
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Post #9 updated ...as of this post.

8 subset volunteers still needed.

Hulu added to the streaming theme.

VCI/United, 2, 3 is now the official 1980's Video Companies Spotlight choice and has been added to the theme.

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Here are some subset picks:

In Name Only
Dracula’s Daughter
Carnosaur 2
The Howling 3

Zombies
World War Z
Cockney’s vs. Zombies
Maggie

Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft
Hocus Pocus
The Last Witch Hunter
The Ninth Gate
The Witches (2020)

Theaters of Blood
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Cape Fear
Curtains

One Word Titles
Constantine
It
Alien
Zombieland

Skeptical Inquirer
Alien 3
Sleepy Hollow
Insidious Chapter 3
The Awakening

Mystery
Scream
The Invisible Man (2020)
Orphan
Insidious
Dead Again

Suburban Horror
Psycho
Halloween
Brightburn

Chronological
1921
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Mechanical Man
1946
She-Wolf of London
The Face of Marble
1971
The Reincarnate (Youtube)
Crucible of Horror
1996
From Dusk Til Dawn
Thinner
Halloween: The Death of Michael Myers
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Ill do my subset pics later tonight.. but I feel SterlingBen should be the one to pick the theme night named after him (and it has nothing to do with me loving Slither)
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I'll be happy to host a subset pick again this year. Thanks.
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Ill do my subset pics later tonight.. but I feel SterlingBen should be the one to pick the theme night named after him (and it has nothing to do with me loving Slither)
I would love to pick that theme but also absolutely don't feel like it has to be me. And now that I am looking into it it seems like the Slither blu-ray is pretty out of print... maybe a little less accessible then I was intending.

Some alts might be I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle, Split Second, Cutting Class or Harpoon.
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^Don't worry, the chances of SB getting attached to that theme are extremely high.

Also this didn't even cross my mind until now...

Should we go the chrono route and have four picks for the 'Four Seasons of Death' theme, or just stick to one?
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^Don't worry, the chances of SB getting attached to that theme are extremely high.

Also this didn't even cross my mind until now...

Should we go the chrono route and have four picks for the 'Four Seasons of Death' theme, or just stick to one?
I try to do all the chronological movies, but may not get them all done in one day. I would likely try to be consistent with the four seasons.
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I would love to pick that theme but also absolutely don't feel like it has to be me. And now that I am looking into it it seems like the Slither blu-ray is pretty out of print... maybe a little less accessible then I was intending.

Some alts might be I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle, Split Second, Cutting Class or Harpoon.
Slither is available for free streaming on Amazon Prime, and it's free with ads on Tubi, for those who don't have an Amazon account. Just sayin'.
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^Don't worry, the chances of SB getting attached to that theme are extremely high.

Also this didn't even cross my mind until now...

Should we go the chrono route and have four picks for the 'Four Seasons of Death' theme, or just stick to one?
I try to do the subset films in the day they were assigned so it would be tougher to do two 4 movie marathons. So I would probably rather stick to one, but that being said, I'm just one person so it wouldn't be too big of a problem with doing it twice. It's my obsession so I will be happy with what is decided.

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