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Old 10-25-21, 05:07 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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So Iíve been planning on picking up Nosferatu In Venice for a while and boy am I glad I didnít. I discovered it was on Shudder so I decided to check it out there first. Does this get ďgoodĒ? I was expecting an unintentionally campy experience, but this is just boring as hell.
Not really. It was a subset film a few years ago. You should be able to find the thread. I seem to recall it wasn't the most popular of picks.
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Originally Posted by Toddarino
So Iíve been planning on picking up Nosferatu In Venice for a while and boy am I glad I didnít. I discovered it was on Shudder so I decided to check it out there first. Does this get ďgoodĒ? I was expecting an unintentionally campy experience, but this is just boring as hell.
I concur with clckworang--nothing much happens. I, too, was bored silly.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I finished it out. So glad I saved the money.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Nosferatu in Venice was apparently torpedoed by Kinski to the point where the director left and Kinski had to direct some of it. They had shot a bunch of scenes with a Kinski double in the original makeup from the Herzog film, but when Kinski showed up he refused to go through the makeup process again, which means a bunch of film had to be scrapped.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

The 2000s were an interesting romp.

81. Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000)*
82. Elivra's Haunted Hills (2001)*
83. Deathwatch (2002)*
84. Dead End (2003)*
85. Creep (2004)*
86. Cursed (2005)*
87. Severance (2006)*
88. Inside (2007)*
89. Lake Mungo (2008)*
90. Triangle (2009)*

Highlights: I've already said my piece on Inside...wowsers! But I also loved Deathwatch and the tiro of flicks by Chris Smith (Creep, Severance and....

Anybody see Triangle from 2009? What a mind trip of a movie!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

As far as early 80's, sub-R, Vinegar Syndrome released, horror comedies go:

Wacko > Pandemonium
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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If you have access to HBO Max, it sounds like you'd enjoy his series 30 Coins. I watched it recently and thought it was a fun ride.
I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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Anybody see Triangle from 2009? What a mind trip of a movie!
Check the Reviews area. It is a subset film this year with a decent amount of discussion.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)



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I had about decided to go hit up the drive thru before the end of the month. I checked the show times. Double feature of Addams Family 2 and Halloween Kills. Ugh. I never saw the first Addams Family animated movie, and I already saw Halloween Kills. I guess I probably won't go this month after all.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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I had about decided to go hit up the drive thru before the end of the month. I checked the show times. Double feature of Addams Family 2 and Halloween Kills. Ugh. I never saw the first Addams Family animated movie, and I already saw Halloween Kills. I guess I probably won't go this month after all.
Never saw one, but did see two as the kids I babysat wanted to see it. Man, that was rough as someone who grew up in the 80's-90's watching the live action. Much different, at least to me.

Midnight Mass is a real slow burn. On episode 3 and really hoping it picks up soon.
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Never saw one, but did see two as the kids I babysat wanted to see it. Man, that was rough as someone who grew up in the 80's-90's watching the live action. Much different, at least to me.

Midnight Mass is a real slow burn. On episode 3 and really hoping it picks up soon.
Yes, that's about the time that things really start to happen. Stick with it at least another episode or two.
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Like a number of you, I'm limping to the finish line. I should still hit 100 easy. I'm at 92, and I'm watching a couple of episodes of Dark Shadows every day. And I'll likely finish Midnight Mass by the weekend too. I just finished episode 2 of that. Yeah, it's really slow to start but that's exactly what I expected from Mike Flanagan (not an insult ... that's just generally his style). I can appreciate that the limited series is paced like a novel (total length is 450 minutes, which works out to about the content of a 400-500 page book). Enough people say it's worth it in the end and I know Flanagan's track record so I'll stick with it.

I'm really in the home stretch of Dark Shadows now. I'm up to episode 1198 (and it ends with 1245). The show really gets exciting at the end of a big story arc. Since they'll typically travel to another time or parallel universe, major characters can die left and right. Sadly, I have a feeling that there's not enough time to finish another arc. Even though the show has been setting up the next big thing, there just aren't enough episodes left to follow through.
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Yes, that's about the time that things really start to happen. Stick with it at least another episode or two.
Ya, that was a bit shocking. Kind of figured something was up, but def worth getting into episode 3-4. Found myself the least interested in the story of the drunk driver so far, but have a feeling he might be a big part of the ending (hopefully). Like others, I do like Mike's work and this seems to have found its footing near the middle of the series. Should have it finished tonight or tomorrow. Curious how people are counting it on their list (like a half a point since it's a little over an hour an episode?)
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
Ya, that was a bit shocking. Kind of figured something was up, but def worth getting into episode 3-4. Found myself the least interested in the story of the drunk driver so far, but have a feeling he might be a big part of the ending (hopefully). Like others, I do like Mike's work and this seems to have found its footing near the middle of the series. Should have it finished tonight or tomorrow. Curious how people are counting it on their list (like a half a point since it's a little over an hour an episode?)
I counted two episodes as one entry. I just stuck with the typical formula for 1-hour shows. It needs to be well over an hour for me to get worried about keeping such close track of minutes.

Speaking of long runtimes, has anyone watched this limited series Dracula on Netflix? I noticed it only has like four episodes, but each episode is 90 minutes. Considering no commercials on Netflix, I'd be tempted to count each of those episodes as an entry. Not that I'm even planning to watch it this challenge. It just got me thinking.
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Curious how people are counting it on their list (like a half a point since it's a little over an hour an episode?)
I'm going to count the whole series as 5, since the total length is exactly 450 minutes (like 10 45 minute episodes, without commercials). Hopefully nobody takes any great offense at that

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numbercrunch, I sent you a PM. Please LMK when you can.
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I'm slowing down too, though I hit 100 Sunday night, so I'm okay with that. I was doing 4-5 day, now it's down to 2-3.
After I've watched my daily selection, I've been closing out the night with a Hallmark movie. (Yes, I know, but that's my schizo brain.) The new Christmas ones have started, and I haven't watched any since January, so I can pick and choose from this year's releases.

It's been a nice change from all the horror. I watched harder core stuff than usual this year, but it's put me 2 movies away from having watched everything in the #1-#299 slots on the They Shoot Zombies list. And I'm at 60% watched overall on the list. These October challenges have been useful for getting through it.
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Ok, Iím planning on starting Midnight Mass after The Gate this evening. My wife is really pushing to start Squid Game, but I think that may have to wait for the weekend.
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Thx. i responded.
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To satisfy today's theme, my friend and I decided to watch Twilight ... with the Rifftrax.

I'd highly recommend this Rifftrax. I forgot just how funny it is. Likewise, I had forgotten just how awful this movie is. Perfect match!
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For me itís been primarily sit-com Halloween episodes this year. I guess Iím just looking more for light-hearted this year.
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I received my prize package in the mail today--wow! That was a lot of cool Blu-rays!

Thanks again to Chad, GoldenWheels, and Hamilton Books! I've got days and days of entertainment ahead!
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Glad I started out strong because my last week got busy. I’ll be able to get the subset pick and maybe another each day until Sunday. The weather is changing fast and we have to get a bunch of filming done.
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So, as we come to a close, I'm curious to those who join in on these year in and year out:

Favourite horror film:
Worst horror film you've seen:
Horror film or scene that actually scared and/or disturbed you (use spoilers if needed):
Favourite horror icon:
Favourite era for horror (ie: 80s, Slasher, Universal Monsters):
Recommend a lesser known flick you think we should all see:

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