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Thanks man. It was fun building it.
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Unhinged, does it need a wildcard?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

This may have been posted or asked before but are there any other promos for Shudder besides their standard 7 days free?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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Love me some Franco. Let me know how you like Killer Barbys
It's definitely not your typical Uncle Jess movie. Basically it's his take on Countess Bathory that's fast-paced (for him) with a punk rock soundtrack that stars The Killer Barbies lead singer. There's still his usual trademarks of holding on to a shot for too long, lots of atmosphere, the nudity, bad dubbing, etc. It's a bit irritating hearing one of their songs played over and over throughout, but otherwise I really enjoyed it.

Been trying find a decent price on the OOP DVD sequel Killer Barbys vs. Dracula with Lina Romay.

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There’s a secret door I made to get inside.
Was that inspired by a film? It looks vaguely familiar for some reason.

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This may have been posted or asked before but are there any other promos for Shudder besides their standard 7 days free?
You might have luck with HORRORHOUND or SHUTIN. Both older codes but they tend to stick around.
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Unhinged, does it need a wildcard?
Personally I don't think so - it's a thriller.
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I'm surprised by how many films I'm finding readily available on Youtube; a few of the subset films I'd had trouble locating otherwise are just on Youtube. They must have relaxed copyright protections or something.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Just finished my 1930s section of my 100 Years of Horror. I thought this would be a cakewalk given the beginnings of Universal Monsters but learned about the horror film drought of the mid-late 30s. Finding stuff in the last few years, until horror kicked back in 1939, was tough but got me discovering a few foreign flicks. The highlight of this batch was discover The Bat Whispers whose titular character would inspire Bat Man (right down to the swooping down to snatch people up and the bat shadow) and the surreal Maniac. Seriously, watch this flick and wonder how they got away with some of this in 1934. You can see why the production code would hammer down on horror as the decade wore on.

1930s:
11. The Bat Whispers (1930)*
12. The Phantom (1931)*
13. Vampyre (1932)*
14. Supernatural (1933)*
15. Maniac (1934)*
16. Condemned To Live (1935)*
17. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)*
18. The Hounds of the Baskerville (1837)*
19. Kaibyô nazo no shamisen (1938)*
20. The Face at the Window (1939)*
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by Undeadcow
I'm surprised by how many films I'm finding readily available on Youtube; a few of the subset films I'd had trouble locating otherwise are just on Youtube. They must have relaxed copyright protections or something.
I am relying on streaming for almost all my films this year as I am only picking a movie right before I watch it so I am with you on what can be found on Youtube. Nice to see lots of options there, especially older and silent films.
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It's definitely not your typical Uncle Jess movie. Basically it's his take on Countess Bathory that's fast-paced (for him) with a punk rock soundtrack that stars The Killer Barbies lead singer. There's still his usual trademarks of holding on to a shot for too long, lots of atmosphere, the nudity, bad dubbing, etc. It's a bit irritating hearing one of their songs played over and over throughout, but otherwise I really enjoyed it.

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Was that inspired by a film? It looks vaguely familiar for some reason.



You might have luck with HORRORHOUND or SHUTIN. Both older codes but they tend to stick around.
Not one in particular. I just always wanted a door to a secret room. When I first built the bar, I wasn’t going to do a wall, but I got tired of staring at my washer and dryer.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

So... Squid Game would require the use of wildcards, yes? I haven't seen the genre listed as horror anywhere.

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I'm off to a 100+ pace, but mostly because I had a couple of days off because of "Fall Break" at the college I teach.

I'm noticing as I get older that I have less tolerance of movies whose purpose is to make me feel bad. Of course by its very nature horror movies have unpleasant things in them. But I need from them some kind of catharsis or entertainment. I've been spreading my horror comedies out. Slaxx was a fun one that I see is a subset pick. Shudder also has Boys from County Hell, which is a fun Irish vampire movie (with a bit of different type of vampire). Yesterday I watched Benny Loves You, which is kind of like Ted ... if the bear was a knife-wielding maniac.

Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian
The highlight of this batch was discover The Bat Whispers whose titular character would inspire Bat Man (right down to the swooping down to snatch people up and the bat shadow) and the surreal Maniac. Seriously, watch this flick and wonder how they got away with some of this in 1934. You can see why the production code would hammer down on horror as the decade wore on.
I love precode movies. Turner Classic Movies had a big "precode month" a little while ago, and it was great fun. Not just the horror movies, but violent gangster movies, and lurid dramas. It took until the 60s until movie content could get as explicit again.

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I'm off to a 100+ pace, but mostly because I had a couple of days off because of "Fall Break" at the college I teach.

I'm noticing as I get older that I less tolerance of movies whose purpose is to make me feel bad. Of course by its very nature horror movies have unpleasant things in them. But I need from them some kind of catharsis or entertainment. I've been spreading my horror comedies out. Slaxx was a fun one that I see is a subset pick. Shudder also has Boys from County Hell, which is a fun Irish vampire movie (with a bit of different type of vampire). Yesterday I watched Benny Loves You, which is kind of like Ted ... if the bear was a knife-wielding maniac.



I love precode movies. Turner Classic Movies had a big "precode month" a little while ago, and it was great fun. Not just the horror movies, but violent gangster movies, and lurid dramas. It took until the 60s until movie content could get as explicit again.
But only one precode flick probably has somebody popping a cats eye out and eating out.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by brainee
I'm off to a 100+ pace, but mostly because I had a couple of days off because of "Fall Break" at the college I teach.

I'm noticing as I get older that I less tolerance of movies whose purpose is to make me feel bad. Of course by its very nature horror movies have unpleasant things in them. But I need from them some kind of catharsis or entertainment. I've been spreading my horror comedies out. Slaxx was a fun one that I see is a subset pick. Shudder also has Boys from County Hell, which is a fun Irish vampire movie (with a bit of different type of vampire). Yesterday I watched Benny Loves You, which is kind of like Ted ... if the bear was a knife-wielding maniac.
I have Benny Loves You in my queue for the challenge. I saw Puppet Killer at a festival before COVID blew up, and it was a lot of fun with an audience that was into it. Not sure if it's out yet though.

Really enjoyed Boys from County Hell.
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Save yourselves! I did a search in PlexTV for "School" and ended up watching Ghoul School (1990). OMG, it sucked so bad!
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I have Benny Loves You in my queue for the challenge. I saw Puppet Killer at a festival before COVID blew up, and it was a lot of fun with an audience that was into it. Not sure if it's out yet though.
I have Willy's Wonderland queued up for later in the month. Nicholas Cage vs demonic animatronic cartoon characters! Reviews have been mixed but there has to be some good entertainment value in there.
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Holy crap, The In Search of Darkness (2019) doc is 264 mins??
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Holy crap, The In Search of Darkness (2019) doc is 264 mins??
Yup, 4.5 hours. It's best watched in installments over several nights.
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Massacre at Central High is a blast! literally. The Synapse transfer is absolutely gorgeous. Just make sure to avoid watching that spoilerific trailer beforehand.

Also if you're not burnt out on found footage Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum is a fun one. It's basically a Korean Grave Encounters that just went up on Shudder.

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Holy crap, The In Search of Darkness (2019) doc is 264 mins??
Don't forget it counts as 3 viewings.
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I love how on the In Search of Darkness 3 page they have to put this because of all the previous issues:




Will I be able to stand by my principals and not buy this or will I give in to completism?
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Massacre at Central High is a blast! literally. The Synapse transfer is absolutely gorgeous. Just make sure to avoid watching that spoilerific trailer beforehand.
Fond memories of this one. Pretty sure it was one of, if not the first, R rated films I ever saw. Cousin in Akron Ohio had HBO, and on vacation there late at night while our parents slept we’d watch films we wouldn’t be allowed to otherwise. Probably only saw it once or maybe bits here and there over that trip, but lasting memories of the deaths probably contributed greatly to why I’m here in this thread.

It was also the first bootleg DVD I ever bought. Guess I should get that official release someday.
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I'm noticing as I get older that I have less tolerance of movies whose purpose is to make me feel bad. Of course by its very nature horror movies have unpleasant things in them. But I need from them some kind of catharsis or entertainment. I've been spreading my horror comedies out. Slaxx was a fun one that I see is a subset pick. Shudder also has Boys from County Hell, which is a fun Irish vampire movie (with a bit of different type of vampire). Yesterday I watched Benny Loves You, which is kind of like Ted ... if the bear was a knife-wielding maniac.
That happened to me sometime around my late 20s. I went from "Time to hunt out hyper violent and gory content." to "I need to be prepared for Evil Dead, but I could watch Lost Boys again."

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I have Willy's Wonderland queued up for later in the month. Nicholas Cage vs demonic animatronic cartoon characters! Reviews have been mixed but there has to be some good entertainment value in there.
I watched it a few months ago. It is weird. I would not call it good. But I did have a good time watching it. I don't know if I would watch it again, but definitely fun the first time around.
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That happened to me sometime around my late 20s. I went from "Time to hunt out hyper violent and gory content." to "I need to be prepared for Evil Dead, but I could watch Lost Boys again."
Evil Dead I'm good with ... it's gory and violent, but doesn't take itself too seriously and is a lot of fun (and the sequels are outright comedies). But things like Eden Lake ... nope. Very well made, but one of those movies I feel worse off for having watched it. The Dark and the Wicked (on Shudder) is one of those movies that I recently watched. It's not particularly violent, so just so damn bleak and depressing.
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And a few more:Actor: P.J. Soles – Carrie

Female director: Deborah Brock – Slumber Party Massacre II

Composer: Pino Donnagio – Carrie

Producer: Jason Blum – Freaky

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Cure

Language: Spanish – Grave Robbers; Japanese – Cure or Battle Royale
Thanks! Added all these. About 90% checklist completion with just the subset.
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I finally watched Malignant last night. The title is clever, given the reveal later, and the use of "Where Is My Mind" by The Pixies as an orchestral motif made me chuckle. I didn't think the "twist" was all that twisty; the 1995 film Virtuosity used the same plot device at the climax, too. I really enjoyed it and may have to acquire the Blu-Ray later. Excellent use of effects, as well.
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