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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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Dumb question as I likely missed this in the prep thread but why does the sub-set list have 2 movies for yesterday, 3 for today and 4 for tomorrow?
Today's theme is Frightfest Guide. Judging by the included pictures on the main theme table, it seems there were three Frightfest Guides - ghost stories, exploitation, and monster. Tomorrow is chronological theme. It always has more than one movie to go with different years.
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^Yeah, and it wasn't intentional that they were within a 3 day period. The Video Companies theme always had the extra 'video store' link, so just trying something new there. And I think there's currently 6 Frightfest Guides total - Werewolves, Vampires and Grindhouse Movies being the others.
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So, due to unforeseen circumstances I'm going to delay the final trivia question until Monday night (10/17). And I would normally go ahead and post the winner now, but I know there's at least one other person who's indicated they intend to enter that I haven't gotten a response from, so I'll go ahead and extend that by one day as well and keep them bundled together.
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Tonight I did a double-feature of King Kong, the 1933 and 1976 versions.

What struck me on this viewing of Kong '33 is how vicious the movie is; from the explorers gunning down a dinosaur without any sense of respect for this magnificent creature existing, to the villagers stamped underfoot by Kong, or the ones he bites to death before flinging the bodies away. He isn't eating them, just killing them. And of course, there is the woman he throws from the top of the building when he realizes it isn't Anne. Her death is one of the worst in horror films, because she's so unaware of what's going on. She's sound asleep, and all of a sudden, she's outside her building, dangling in the air before falling a hundred stories to her death. The whole way down, she must have been expecting to wake up from a nightmare.

Kong '76 was the extended TV cut, which I thought started off very well. Ironically, it's from the moment we see Kong that the movie falls apart. One could argue the rough stop-motion puppet in the original looks just as "fake" as the man in the monkey suit in '76, but there is so much artistry and creativity in the original that it's thrilling to watch. There's nothing magical or inspiring about the Kong effects in '76.
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So, due to unforeseen circumstances I'm going to delay the final trivia question until Monday night (10/17). And I would normally go ahead and post the winner now, but I know there's at least one other person who's indicated they intend to enter that I haven't gotten a response from, so I'll go ahead and extend that by one day as well and keep them bundled together.
SWEET, I completely forgot about it. Been trying to watch EVERYTHING, and this just slipped my mind!
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
Tonight I did a double-feature of King Kong, the 1933 and 1976 versions.

What struck me on this viewing of Kong '33 is how vicious the movie is; from the explorers gunning down a dinosaur without any sense of respect for this magnificent creature existing, to the villagers stamped underfoot by Kong, or the ones he bites to death before flinging the bodies away. He isn't eating them, just killing them. And of course, there is the woman he throws from the top of the building when he realizes it isn't Anne. Her death is one of the worst in horror films, because she's so unaware of what's going on. She's sound asleep, and all of a sudden, she's outside her building, dangling in the air before falling a hundred stories to her death. The whole way down, she must have been expecting to wake up from a nightmare.

Kong '76 was the extended TV cut, which I thought started off very well. Ironically, it's from the moment we see Kong that the movie falls apart. One could argue the rough stop-motion puppet in the original looks just as "fake" as the man in the monkey suit in '76, but there is so much artistry and creativity in the original that it's thrilling to watch. There's nothing magical or inspiring about the Kong effects in '76.
Never thought about it this way but damn...that is a harsh death.

My favorite two things about Kong '76 was the John Barry score (my favorite composer) and Jeff Bridges luxurious hair! What a mane!
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Never thought about it this way but damn...that is a harsh death.

My favorite two things about Kong '76 was the John Barry score (my favorite composer) and Jeff Bridges luxurious hair! What a mane!
Those were great, but my two favorite things were Jessica’s.
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Those were great, but my two favorite things were Jessicaís.
I was just a young kid when I saw this movie over and over again and it was always the censored version being shown or I would have likely listed those as well.

Does anyone here like Brightburn (2019)?

I watched it yesterday and hadn't seen it since the theater. I really like this one. They full on lean into the horror aspect of a truly evil super(hero?) and aren't shy with the gore.

I wish they would consider a sequel to it, but I guess there may not be a taste for it since it didn't do great at the box office or with critics. And The Boys is probably delivering enough evil superheroes for the public.
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For those that have SiriusXM, the always excellent Scream Radio is back on channel 104!

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My House of Psychotic Women set arrived today!

Also finally caught up (excluding today's viewings so far) on my list / checklist / personal challenge list. Should hit 100 around the 20th or 21st.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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I was just a young kid when I saw this movie over and over again and it was always the censored version being shown or I would have likely listed those as well.

Does anyone here like Brightburn (2019)?

I watched it yesterday and hadn't seen it since the theater. I really like this one. They full on lean into the horror aspect of a truly evil super(hero?) and aren't shy with the gore.

I wish they would consider a sequel to it, but I guess there may not be a taste for it since it didn't do great at the box office or with critics. And The Boys is probably delivering enough evil superheroes for the public.
I saw it in the theater and I remember enjoying it. I know I picked up the BD but honestly I donít think I watched it since.
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Well, I finally got around to watching Ash Vs Evil Dead, and just finished breezing through season 1. Loved it! I thought they got the tone of it just right.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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I was just a young kid when I saw this movie over and over again and it was always the censored version being shown or I would have likely listed those as well.

Does anyone here like Brightburn (2019)?

I watched it yesterday and hadn't seen it since the theater. I really like this one. They full on lean into the horror aspect of a truly evil super(hero?) and aren't shy with the gore.

I wish they would consider a sequel to it, but I guess there may not be a taste for it since it didn't do great at the box office or with critics. And The Boys is probably delivering enough evil superheroes for the public.
I really enjoyed Brightburn! I definitely need to grab the Blu-ray and revisit it soon.
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Just finished up The Monster Squad and am continuing into 1987 with The Lost Boys. The Monster Squad is an odd movie for me, as little movie-obsessed me in 1987 never even heard a word about the movie. Not a single friend mentioned and I was completely unaware of its existence until 2007, when the 20th anniversary DVD was released. Someone on a now long-gone forum recommended it to me,so I picked it up and loved it from the moment it started. I'm still flabbergasted that I had never seen an ad or even a trailer for it, given how into movies I've been all my life. I realize it was a box office flop at the time, and has since become a cult favorite, but to miss it altogether just seems strange to me. The only reason I can think of is that this was released i August 1987 and my family moved to a remote neighboring town in November 1987 before this would've been on cable (or PPV at that time). The town we moved had no cable companies in the area, but we did have video stores, because I remember seeing The Lost Boys and Lethal Weapon later that year. But, anyway, just rambling at this point. Back to the Two Coreys best movie together...
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Brightburn was well made, but how do you fight an evil version of Superboy? All the deaths were inevitable and there was no conflict, no struggle to fight the little SOB with kryptonite, just a series of victims meeting their inexorable doom.
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Yes! I really liked Brightburn as well.

I had fun with tonight's theme. Wached Salome (1922), Scared To Death (1947), Ben (1972), and Anaconda (1997). All different and all lighter or cheesy in a good way.
I'm over 70 now. I thought i'd slow down by now, but I had my COVID booster Sat morning and it hit me hard so I spent all of Sat and Sun on the couch watching movies.
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1. The Shining
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Honorable Mention: Frankenhooker

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Sunday Night Trivia Question III: Season of the Worst


A celebration of the seasonal disasters.

In 1978 John Carpenter and the late great Debra Hill brought us the immortal classic Halloween. While not the first slasher, it was a $325,000 film that went on to become the most successful independent film of the time that immortalized the death mask of Captain Kirk and kickstarted the career of Jamie Lee Curtis. Over the course of 44 years, for better or worse, it has spawned 12 sequels, given us five timelines, inspired countless imitators and recently the "final" entry.

In 1983 an Atari 2600 video game was unleashed from our video companies 2022 theme entry Wizard Video. It was deemed controversial for its violent content and subject matter. Many retailers refused to carry it.

In the book Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels by Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins, it showcases 24 Halloween sequels that never came to fruition. These include...


- A supernatural Michael Myers that grows to be 12-foot tall after a hail of bullets
- A high-rise sequel in 3-D. The former setting was used in Carpenter's made-for-TV movie "Someone's Watching Me!".
- A Chicago-based sequel to part II with Michael eventually being pushed into an electrified pool where he ultimately burst into flames until exploding into chunks
- A Frankenstein-esque sequel where Michael is brought back to life with lightning with no memory and no violent impulses, later to be hunted by Haddonfield residents and protected by Dr. Loomis
- A first draft of Curse with Tommy Doyle as the next Loomis teaming up with a third Strode sister using virtual reality to witness the original curse of the Myers family during Samhain. Naturally the Judith Myers grave acts as a portal to the underworld.
- Michael Myers in Space ...pitched by John Carpenter
- A Quentin Tarantino sequel featuring Michael and the man in black taking a road trip together while killing everyone in site Natural Born Killers style
- A direct-to-video sequel to Curse with a murder mystery featuring a magician/serial killer
- An alternate H20 with Michael ultimately being chopped up by helicopter blades
- The meta Halloween H25 featuring a documentary about Michael with him escaping an underground lab and going on a killing spree in a theater running said doc featuring a returning Busta Rhymes
- A sequel featuring a rapper team-up with the return of LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes
- A Michael vs Pinhead film with titles such as "Helloween" and "Halloween in Hell"
- A proposed trilogy with Dr. Loomis as a killer that's psychically-linked to Michael, and an army of recently escaped from the asylum Michael Myers duplicates in the hundreds

Speaking of bad ideas, the general consensus is quite a few of the not-so-great sequels that did come to fruition have been in the last 20 years, which brings me to my question...


What are your 3 worst Halloween films?




That's it. There are no right or wrong answers. Randomly drawn. USA only please.


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Disclaimer: This post is not insinuating Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a bad film. In fact, it's my personal favorite of the sequels. The title is simply a play on words, and the badly photoshopped poster just happens to feature said film because, well, it simply worked out that way. We all know Tom Atkins would never let that happen.


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For those that have SiriusXM, the always excellent Scream Radio is back on channel 104!
Nice. I actually do subscribe to SiriusXM.
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Nice. I actually do subscribe to SiriusXM.
For you and others that do, also check out Freaky 50: Counting Down The Scariest Tracks Of All Time(Special Podcast) on their app. It is a fantastic array of hard-to-find songs and many you do not hear very often...if ever. It is excellent!
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1. The Shining
2. The Burning 
3. Halloween

Honorable Mention: Frankenhooker
How many people picked up on Spooky Encounters 2 (1989)?

Speaking of Halloween songs...here's a couple of good one's.



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I love that "Laurie the Riveter" art mash-up! I haven't seen or really even read anything about Ends yet, besides that it's controversial (I am intentionally avoiding), but on my Letterboxd list, I have RZ 2 as my worst, then 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, then Resurrection.
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Brightburn was well made, but how do you fight an evil version of Superboy? All the deaths were inevitable and there was no conflict, no struggle to fight the little SOB with kryptonite, just a series of victims meeting their inexorable doom.
For me it felt too much like a DC Superman Elseworld story - and I do not like Elseworld stories. Between that and what you've mentioned it fell completely flat for me.
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I am probably in the minority, but I am liking the multiple choices for some of these theme days. I'm not trying to watch them all in one day, but I will get most of them done before the end of the challenge.
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For you and others that do, also check out Freaky 50: Counting Down The Scariest Tracks Of All Time (Special Podcast) on their app. It is a fantastic array of hard-to-find songs and many you do not hear very often...if ever. It is excellent!
Thanks, missed that. Scream Radio's gotten considerably better over the last couple or so years. I just wish they start it earlier, and offer a bit more content. If they can give us 20 Christmas channels that start 2 months early, why not show a little more love for Halloween?
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