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Old 11-10-21, 12:17 AM
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Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge




Here's a few earlier suggestions. Apologies if any were overlooked.

Originally Posted by Travis McClain View Post
In case it's of any interest to any of my fellow Trekkers, here's a list I made on Letterboxd of every horror movie that includes every actor credited in the main titles of every Star Trek series or film. There were 495, so I added John de Lancie to get it to an even 500.
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Also Scared Stiff can be added to the real skeletons list.
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Theme suggestions: Cosmic horror, birds, grief, babysitter
Of course 2022 marks the 100th birthday of Christopher Lee.

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Old 11-10-21, 12:20 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Theme suggestions: Cosmic horror, birds, grief, babysitter
With links...

Cosmic Horror:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099432688/
https://www.ranker.com/list/best-cos.../grayson-titan

Grief:
https://bloody-disgusting.com/editor...mourning-loss/
https://www.talkdeath.com/how-horror...rror-of-grief/
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...ror&plot=grief
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...&plot=mourning

Birds:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...rror&plot=bird
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...ror&plot=raven

Babysitter:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...lot=babysitter
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...ror&plot=nanny
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031559821/



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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Checklist suggestions...

Special Effects
Patrick Baxter [Saw films, Mandy, Dawn of the Dead '04, Evil Dead '13, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm1154076
Brian Wade [Midnight Mass, Army of the Dead, The Thing, Blade, NOES 5, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm0905395
Franco Di Girolamo [New York Rippter, Shocking Dark, Black Cat, Horror Castle, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm0226565

Writer
Everett De Roche [Road Games, Razorback, Patrick, Storm Warning, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm0211193

Composer
Paul Zaza [Prom Night, My Bloody Valentine, Popcorn, Curtains, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm0006344
Mark Korven [The Witch, Cube, Resident Evil: Raccoon City, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm0466805

Producer
Aaron B Koontz [Scare Package, Superhost, Starry Eyes, Pale Door, Found Footage, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm1323319
James Fler [Psycho Goreman, Trench 11, For the Sake of Vicious, Barbarous Mexico, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm3524562

Actors
Chase Williamson [John Dies @ the End, Victor Crowley, Siren, Beyond the Gates, etc] - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm3311695
Radha Mitchell [Silent Hill 1-2, Pitch Black, Rogue, Dreamcatcher, Sacrifice, etc]- https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?t...role=nm0593664

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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

For the checklist it might be fun to have a brief template for highlights/awards. At the extreme reformat the whole checklist to be a genre awards list (not just a vampire movie, but 'best vampire film this year,' etc), at a minimum add a few open ended items to get recommendations (similar to how people might not indicate formats, decades, etc if not encouraged but here for film recommendations). For example:

'Movie That Actually Scared You':
'Best Creature Feature':
'Most Memorable Soundtrack':
'Worst Film':
etc etc etc.

Even if these items were option it might be a way to see recommendations in the checklists or use existing items in a way to frame that people indicate a highlight within that subgenre.

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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

As much as I love Jenny Agutter, Deborah Foreman, and Chuck Conners, 5, 6, and 7 films for them just aren't enough. I may have been one of ones who voted for a minimum of five films to get an actor included on the "Actor" portion of the checklist, but now that I've seen it in practice, it's just too few to choose from. Maybe we could come up with a list of 10-15 actual horror movie icons (like this year's Boris Karloff and others) to keep in the "Actor" portion on a permanent basis, and complete the roster with those actors with fewer credits (such as Jenny Agutter) or those whose films generally suck (like Arielle Brachfield, who, out of a total of 20 films actually available to see, has 14 that have a rating under 5) in order to give the checklist some freshness. Personally, I'd rather have just icons, but I'm old and cranky and get off my lawn.

I'd also like to suggest another checklist item: Watch three horror short films (under 40 minutes each). That would add some variety to things without overtaxing anyone unduly. I'd love to see what short films people watch and like during the Challenge.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

Actor suggestion: Cameron Mitchell
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch/?ex...&genres=Horror

Unless I missed it I don't think he has been used in the challenge before.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I really liked when we did that bonus day one year. Also 2022 has a Friday The 13th in May.... just sayin.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2022 Horror Challenge

I'd like to suggest overhauling or eliminating the wildcard. Think back to the original wildcard and why we added a wildcard in the first place. In the beginning, the challenge was so restrictive. We couldn't count TV or shorts. It was only features. The original wildcard, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, was created as a wildcard only because it failed the TV and short rule, not because of content. Strangely, the use of the wildcard seems to have gotten increasingly broad even as our choices for countable content has greatly expanded.

Now that the rules have changed and shorts and TV are included, I don't think we need the wildcards. We already have so much flexibility. You could probably reach 100 without even watching a horror movie and instead just focusing on Halloween TV specials. There are even reality shows that would count! With all of that available content, do we really need people listing things that are clearly not in the true spirit of the challenge? I don't think so. Feel free to watch what you want, but it doesn't belong on your list.

I would have liked to maybe keep the wildcard for borderline entries or ones someone thought were horror but turned out not to be, but I think people would abuse and do crazy rationalizations (Pete's Dragon has a dragon in it, dragons are scary monsters, so it counts. Barney is a dinosaur, and dinosaurs are scary. My local news reports on murders; therefore, it is close enough).

What I think I would rather see is to eliminate wildcards altogether for movies and TV but allow them for other things. In practice, that would mean no wildcard movies but instead use a wildcard for the horror podcast you listened to or that book you read. Use it for Halloween parties, haunted houses, applicable museum visits, concerts, plays, trick or treating, etc. If we did that, I'd even be in favor of increasing our wildcards! It would encourage some breaks and socialization. People won't maybe feel like they're missing out on things trying to stay home for movies. It would also encourage some horror or Halloween-related content outside of just movies and TV.
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