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Old 08-17-21, 10:34 PM
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Wouldn’t a movie set in one of the “Four Seasons of Death” include every horror movie ever made? Every single movie takes place in at least one of the seasons .
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Wow! I'm really late to the table here! Chad, put me down for a subset pick if spots are available.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

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Should we go the chrono route and have four picks for the 'Four Seasons of Death' theme, or just stick to one?
Voting one. If the objective is to encourage discussion about film(s) then it might be best to keep it with just one so more people can participate and focus on the agreed on subset film rather than splitting sometimes limited participation across 4. Personally I'll probably try for seeing one from each season but it might be nice to keep the threshold for subsets at a minimum so they seem approachable for newbies or lightweights.
For the same reason it might be worth considering condensing Chronological Years down maybe just one anniversary date (at least 100 years is kind of a stretch).
Originally Posted by T-bone22 View Post
Wouldn’t a movie set in one of the “Four Seasons of Death” include every horror movie ever made? Every single movie takes place in at least one of the seasons .
Ha. Wild card day? Although there are a lot of movies that are 'season agnostic' where there is no obvious clue which season it's set in versus films like Jaws set during Spring Break or Halloween which are steeped in seasonal vibes. Some of the more open ended themes have been nice because they allow more flexibility.

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

Originally Posted by pacaway View Post
Wow! I'm really late to the table here! Chad, put me down for a subset pick if spots are available.
Same for me
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Alright, we're down to 5 subset volunteers needed.

Post 9 is updated as of this post.

Currently there's 26 volunteers with 15 that have given picks.

For those that haven't given picks, plan to give more, or are considering volunteering, I'll be giving an update on what themes we're lacking in very soon.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

If you haven't heard, the former September Criterion challenge is now the Indie/Arthouse challenge, which means an Indie/Arthouse Crossover on 9/30 for us. It'll cover the following distributors and streaming channels:

I'll put it up on the themes list on post 7 once I figure out how to properly link it.

Also, Travis is looking to add a bit of horror flavor to the Indie/Arthouse checklist. He's looking for anywhere between five to ten items that might make for a good checklist sub-section that would appeal to us horror participants that can't wait until October. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
If you haven't heard, the former September Criterion challenge is now the Indie/Arthouse challenge, which means an Indie/Arthouse Crossover on 9/30 for us. It'll cover the following distributors and streaming channels:

I'll put it up on the themes list on post 7 once I figure out how to properly link it.

Also, Travis is looking to add a bit of horror flavor to the Indie/Arthouse checklist. He's looking for anywhere between five to ten items that might make for a good checklist sub-section that would appeal to us horror participants that can't wait until October. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Sonny Chiba added to the R.I.P. list.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Just a suggestion, but I would say to delete the actors in the RIP section that have 5 or less movies to their name.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
Alright, we're down to 5 subset volunteers needed.

Post 9 is updated as of this post.

Currently there's 26 volunteers with 15 that have given picks.

For those that haven't given picks, plan to give more, or are considering volunteering, I'll be giving an update on what themes we're lacking in very soon.
I'll volunteer, just need to know what themes are lacking.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Glad to see everyone here again! I'd also like to volunteer for a subset.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Here’s my subset picks
Spoiler:
5. Silent Night Deadly Night 5
6. Graduation Day
7. The Wraith
8. the Relic 1997
11. Fear Street
13. In The Mouth Of Madness
14. Session 9
18. The Severed Arm
20. Berserker
26. Popcorn
30. Race With The Devil


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

Originally Posted by Chad View Post
Alright, we're down to 5 subset volunteers needed.

Post 9 is updated as of this post.

Currently there's 26 volunteers with 15 that have given picks.

For those that haven't given picks, plan to give more, or are considering volunteering, I'll be giving an update on what themes we're lacking in very soon.
I'll go through the lists tomorrow and get some picks up.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

^

Just added the last two volunteers and that brings us to 3 subset spots left!

Here's that theme count from the 16 that have given subset picks so far:

Elvira - 7
Overlook - 5
Fermentation - 11
Joe Bob - 8
Unofficial - 10
School - 13
Suburban - 10
One - 56
Documentary - 5
Giallo - 6
Streaming - 16
Chrono - 13
Skeptic - 13
Mystery - 22
Hooded - 5
Video - 1
Asian - 7
Subterranean - 8
Ladies - 9
Vampires - 7
Seasons - 10
Zombies - 15
Ultimate - 9
Euro - 14
Letterboxd - 10
Theater - 12
Anthologies - 6
Supernatural - 29
Slasher - 33 / Serial - 5
Satanic - 24
Halloween - 12

Odds are it's not 100% accurate but it'll at least give you an idea of what's been covered. There's just too many links and picks to go through everything.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
Here’s my subset picks
18. The Severed Arm
That one is definitely on queue for me this round after that Top 5 you did with the VS guy.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Some subset suggestions:
  • Forest of Lost Souls [free with ads on Vudu] - fits Ladies and Slasher themes. [Sexy Killer is good and also fits these themes but not readily available]
  • Wilding [on Netflix] - fits Overlook, Ladies, & Werewolf themes.
  • Daughters of Darkness [on Arrow channel, free with ads on Vudu] - fits Ladies, Chronological (1971), Vampires, Joe Bob, and European themes.
  • Absentia [on Shudder & AMC+] - fits Suburban, Subterranean, and Supernatural themes.
  • Hi-8 (Horror Independent 8) [cheaper rental on Amazon] - fits Video Store, Anthology, Slasher, Ladies, and Suburban themes
  • Tales of Halloween [on Shudder, DirectTV, AMC+, Vudu free with ads, IMDB TV, etc] - fits Skeptics, Anthology, Halloween, Seasons (Fall) themes.
If these don't fit I can suggest others. Thanks all.

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

Chad,

when are you anticipating publishing the subset picks? I know we are short a few folks at this point.
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Re: Pre-Horror Challenge 17: Building of the Optional Lists (Themes, Subset, & Checklist)

Here are some possible subset suggestions along with possible themes. I'll just note that many of these films likely qualify for additional themes not listed. Just use however it works best.

The Devil's Rain - Elvira, VCI, satanic
Witchfinder General - Elvira, witchcraft
Piranha 3D - overlook, season (spring)
Absurd - overlook, one word title, slasher
Slumber Party Massacre - overlook, slasher
Neon Maniacs - overlook
Silent Madness - Joe Bob, slasher
Eegah! - Elvira, Overlook, Joe Bob, one word title
Gog - one word title, subterranean
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Ok, here's a pick for each category...I was extremely lazy with my picks, but I basically just looked for some famous stuff we haven't used previously and found some where to plug them in. Otherwise, while I can't recommend every movie in here, but those are some options... and as always, thanks for running this every year.

1. Elvira's Movie Macabre 30th Anniversary – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
2. The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial - Having a Ball / Masquerade Balls / Bouncy Balls / Sweaty Balls – Crimson Peak (2015)
3. SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear - Bars / Drunks / Beer / Drinking / Pubs / Ale – Feast (2005)
4. Joe Bob Says Check it Out! - Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films (Halloween Special date TBD) – Critters (1986)
5. In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels, 2, 3, 4 & Trilogies – The Haunting in Connecticut: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
6. School's Out ...Forever! – It (2017)
7. Suburban Horror, 2, 3 – The Babysitter (2017)
8. One-Word Titles – Slither (2006)
9. Horror Documentaries, 2 / Film Historian Approved, 2, 3, 4, 5 (still a work in progress) – Crystal Lake Memories (2013)
10. All the Colors of Giallo, 2, 3, 4 – The Black Cat (1981)
11. Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - Shudder, 2 / Netflix / Amazon / Hulu / HBO Max (still a work in progress) – Aftermath (2021)
12. Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1921 (Platinum) Vs. 1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) The Phantom Carriage (1921) Vs. The Spiral Staircase (1946) Vs. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Vs. The Frighteners (1996)
13. Skeptical Inquirer – Drag Me To Hell (2009)
14. Mystery, 2 – Summer of 84 (2018)
15. Hooded, 2 / Cloaked Figures – Hell House LLC (2015)
16. 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United, 2, 3 + Video Stores (10/16 is International Independent Video Store Day) – Beyond the Gates (2016)
17. The Asian Buffet of Terrors - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Filipino, 2 / Indonesian – I Saw the Devil (2010)
18. Subterranean Horror, 2 – The Cave (2005)
19. Ladies Who Kill – The Loved Ones (2009)
20. Vampires & Werewolves, 2 / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon (Bela Lugosi's b-day and full moon on 10/20) – Cursed (2005)
21. The Four Seasons of Death - Winter / Spring, 2 / Summer / Fall, 2 – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1995)
22. Zombies, 2 – Army of the Dead (2021)
23. The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema [Mass Marathon of the Damned 11]
24. The European Passport to Terror - France, 2, 3 / Italy, 2 / Netherlands / Norway /
Sweden / Great Britain / Spain / Russia / Austria / Belgium / Czech Republic /
Denmark / Finland / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Luxembourg /
Poland / Portugal / Romania / Turkey / BFI's Euro 100
(10/24 is United Nations Day) – [REC] (2007)
25. The Letterboxd Top 250 - Evil Dead II (1987
26. Theaters of Blood – Popcorn (1991)
27. Horror Anthologies, 2, 3, 4 – After Midnight (1988)
28. Supernatural, 2, 3 & Quiet/Soft – The Conjuring 2 (2016)
29. Slashers, 2, 3 / Serial Killers – Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
30. Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell (Devil's Night) – The Conjuring (2013)
31. All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror (Halloween) – Halloween 6: The Curse o Michael Myers (1995)
(11/1) Horror Comedies Crossover, 2 – Ghostbusters (1984)

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Chad,

when are you anticipating publishing the subset picks? I know we are short a few folks at this point.
That's hard to say at this point. All I can say is we're pretty much exactly where we were this time last year, right down to the 3 subset spots being left part. Currently 19 of the 28 volunteers have given picks. The 2020 list was posted on 9/9, so we're actually not doing too bad all things considering.

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Since it's been brought up that the RIP list needs an update, we need to decide on what the specific cut-off number should be.

What's the minimum amount of titles a recently deceased actor should have to their name to make the R.I.P. list:

a) 2. (current number)
b) 3.
c) 4.
d) 5.

e) Other.
Coincidently, RIP Marilyn Eastman of NOTLD fame.
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Since it's been brought up that the RIP list needs an update, we need to decide on what the specific cut-off number should be.



Coincidently, RIP Marilyn Eastman of NOTLD fame.
I think 5 genre films should be the limit for including deceased actors, because I like being able to choose from a body of work instead of just one or two films.
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Yea, at least 5.
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I agree, 5 is good.
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5 sounds good.

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