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Old 06-05-22, 02:37 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I'll volunteer to pick a subset movie. I usually wait until the end because I'm not worthy (one year I didn't even find the DVD of the movie that I had chosen until November), but I like promoting a favorite movie.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I'm always willing to throw out a few subset possibilities. You can do with them what you choose.

And I'm in favor of whatever will make things easier. I'm sure myself or others would be willing to help with parts as well. No need to always have all the burden fall on Chad.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I'm down for a subset film this year. I even have my idea, if that'd help. Because Dracula Daily has been one of the few genuine joys of 2022, I'm planning to gorge on Dracula adaptations this year. Having a dedicated space to yak about that would be convenient. This year is also Christopher Lee's centennial. I was thinking of going with Jess Franco's 1970 Count Dracula. Its premise was that it would be the most faithful adaptation of Stoker's book. It's available on disc from Severin, and has also been streaming for free on Tubi for ages.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Man, I'm glad I checked to forum today.

I volunteer for a subset pick, or two. I always relish the opportunity to force a movie on someone.

Anything to alleviate the added stress of the season. We're supposed to be having a good time here!
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Old 06-07-22, 04:36 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Canít say for sure about taking part this year, because I may be married. Plus she hates horror. But if it comes down that you need one more volunteer, you can add me.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Of course i am good for as many subset picks as needed.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Sign me up for a subset pick.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Count me in (also open to multiple picks)
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I know most people here are interested in doing some early watching of horror movies, so you might want to consider participating in the Science Fiction/Fantasy challenge next month if you don't usually do so. The challenge is well run and science fiction movies and horror movies go together very well. This challenge always gets my gears turning and gets me interested in the horror channel just two months after the challenge ends. A good time is had by all so think about coming over and joining us!
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Old 06-24-22, 10:46 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by orlmac
I know most people here are interested in doing some early watching of horror movies, so you might want to consider participating in the Science Fiction/Fantasy challenge next month if you don't usually do so. The challenge is well run and science fiction movies and horror movies go together very well. This challenge always gets my gears turning and gets me interested in the horror channel just two months after the challenge ends. A good time is had by all so think about coming over and joining us!
Thank you, orlmac! I appreciate you saying that!

I second the invite! Come and join us! I just finalized the checklist and posted the list thread here. If you're interested in the checklist, this is the finalized version for this year:
Spoiler:
--- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

--- Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language -
--- Second language -

--- Watch a film in 6 of the following:
--- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award-
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -
--- Watch a film and its remake/reboot -
--- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Kirk Bailey -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gilbert Gottfried -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Estelle Harris -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late William Hurt-
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Robert Morse -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Fred Ward -

--- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late C.S. Lewis -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late J.R.R. Tolkien -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Jules Verne
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late H.G. Wells -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Stan Lee -

--- Watch 9 films directed/produced/written by:
--- J. J. Abrams -
--- Luc Besson -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guilermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis

--- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
--- Animation -
--- Comedy -
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
--- Horror -
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

--- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
--- Dystopian Society -
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
--- Paranormal -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Robot/Android -
--- Space Themed -
--- Superhero Themed -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Time travel -

Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description or even better: here.

--- Watch a film starring 10 of the following actors:
--- Gerard Butler -
--- Helena Bonham Carter -
--- Benedict Cumberbatch -
--- Idris Elba -
--- Chris Evans -
--- Luke Evans -
--- William Fichtner -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Morgan Freeman -
--- Jeff Goldblum -
--- John Goodman -
--- Jake Gyllenhaal -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Michael Ironsides -
--- Samuel L. Jackson -
--- Scarlett Johansson -
--- Dwayne Johnson -
--- Tommy Lee Jones -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Christopher Lambert -
--- Gugu Mbatha-Raw -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Chris Pine -
--- Natalie Portman -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Geoffrey Rush -
--- Ryan Reynolds -
--- Michelle Rodriguez -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Will Smith -
--- Stanley Tucci -
--- Mark Wahlburg -
--- Benedict Wong -
--- Evan Rachel Wood -


I also appreciate feedback and suggestions for it and try to change it up every year. Next year's goal is to work on the actor list.
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Old 07-01-22, 07:10 AM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I'm in for a subset pick (or more). I'm also 100% on board with anything that makes Chad's job more tolerable, and certainly don't object to having all the pieces in place sooner.
Old 07-01-22, 02:44 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I’m obviously in for a subset choice.
Old 07-01-22, 05:50 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I'll volunteer my precious time for a subset pick.
Old 07-03-22, 10:22 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I thought I'd post a few reminders since there's roughly a week to go until the pre-challenge thread goes up.

In case you missed it, we're doing things a bit differently this year, and that's explained in post #18, which is proceeded by the subset volunteer signup sheet on post #19. Looking back I might have been a bit overly dramatic with my choice of words. Didn't mean to make it sound like it was torture, it's just a bit nerve-racking when things pileup last-minute.


  • If you have theme suggestion(s) there's still time to possibly qualify for this year's list. Share 'em if you got 'em.

  • Have Indie/Arthouse and Comedy Crossover suggestions? Post 'em! That could help speed things up a bit more.

  • I haven't gotten to the 1980s Video Companies Spotlight choice yet, so feel free to share if you have any suggestions. As always, if there's more than one I'll put them up for a very quick vote. Here's the past ones used, etc...

    Spoiler:
    Unfortunately the Critcononline website is currently down as of this post, so use VHS Collector for distributor choices.

    So far we've used Vestron, Embassy, Media Home Entertainment, Prism Entertainment, Thorn EMI / HBO Cannon / HBO Video / Lightning Video and VCI/United.



I think that's everything for the time being.

Old 07-04-22, 03:16 AM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Indie/Arthouse
Spring (2014)
Call of Cthulhu (2005)
The Color Out of Space (2010)
The Endless (2017)
The Void (2016)
Mandy (2018)
Three...Extremes (2004)

Comedy Crossover
Mr. Vampire (1985)
Encounter of the Spooky Kind (1980)
Werewolves Within (2021)
Murder, He Says (1945)
The 'Burbs (1989)
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)
The Boneyard (1991)
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I am also ready to do subset picks
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

For video companies, I suggest either Unicorn or Wizard. Each has somewhere around 30 challenge-eligible films that were released on VHS.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Heads up for the email subscribers...

The pre-challenge thread is UP.

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Old 07-11-22, 10:11 AM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I’m in for a subset pick.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I’m in for a subset!
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I am in for a subset pick. Check other thread for my suggestions.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I may have slim pickin's for giveaways this year (more horror stuff comes out late summer/early fall, so we'll see). I may work with Chad to enact a special category/theme that you must watch to enter.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Chad
31 Film Subset Signup Sheet for 2022

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31 Film Subset Volunteers

1. Chad
2. Gobear
3. Darth Maher
4. tarfrimmer
5. Undeadcow
6. shellebelle
7. ororama
8. clckworang
9. Travis McClain
10. WillieMLF
11. shadokitty (maybe)
12. Darkgod
13. hbsvb
14. SterlingBen
15. alyxstarr
16. Trevor
17. Fist of Doom Jr
18. numbercrunch
19. Toddarino
20. T-bone22
21. indiephantom
22. Bladz
23. Shack
24. jholmes
25.
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28.
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I'm in for a subset pick! I'll do two if you need slots filled.
Happy to be back for another year.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by jholmes
I'm in for a subset pick! I'll do two if you need slots filled.
Happy to be back for another year.
The subset volunteering window was officially closed on August 1st.

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