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***Official 4th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge***

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Kenneth Cummings, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Well-Known Member

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    I know Mitty usually makes this thread, but since he hasn't been heard from in two months I decided to carry the torch and make the 4th Annual Scary Movie Challage. As the quote from the last year thread states, there is two challages, the 13 movie scarefest or the splatterific challage of 31 movies. I am sorry if you were posting this Mitty, but I didn't want to lose a day for anyone trying the Splatterific challage. Good luck and don't asnwer the phone if you are alone.

     
  2. Justin_S

    Justin_S Well-Known Member

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    This is obviously my kind of contest. Anyways, I've already watched three horror flicks today with my best friend, and it would've been even more if he didn't have to leave for church. Anyways, today I watched:

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter- Possibly my favorite of the series.
    Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III- The new DVD kicks ass, and this is easily the best of the sequels in this series.
    The Night Flier- One of my top five favorite vampire films. Very underrated and creepy with an outstanding sleazy performance from the always reliable Miguel Ferrer! Fantastic little gem!
     
  3. Nick Sievers

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    I'll do it this year. For a film I have never seen I have rented Dagon for tommorow night. Don't really know what to expect.
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    I'll play it again. No entries yet, but I'll catch something tonight.
     
  5. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Well-Known Member

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    Do the collected works of Freddie Prinze Jr count?

    Count me in...
     
  6. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Well-Known Member

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    [Pete, running in place in sweatsuit, chugs a glass of raw egg yolks]

    Count me in, also. Back in a few...
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

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    Don't know how many I'll be able to see...but I am IN!

    I have a few of discs I need to review, but I can rejigger my Netflix queue to get some gore into my hands sooner.

    Happy October, all!
     
  8. Thi Them

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    What happened to Mitty?

    ~T
     
  9. Dome Vongvises

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    I'll take it up. Hell, there's plenty I haven't seen.
     
  10. Kenneth Cummings

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    Don't know, his last post was way back in August. Trust me, I would rather have him make it, but I am not expecting him to be back in time. Need to gather a list of movies to watch this year (didn't enter last year, but did express instrest in trying).
     
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    Well last year I went on a horror movie binge in the last two weeks and ended up with a total of 64, I know I wont even come close to that this year, but I'll aim for the 31 anyhow [​IMG]
     
  12. Nick Sievers

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    Does anyone have a favorite horror film they watch every October?

    I always make time to watch Carpenter's, The Thing. Probably my all-time favorite 'straight' horror film. Brillant in every sense of the word.
     
  13. Matt Stone

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  14. Kenneth Cummings

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    I have decided on the thirdteen that I will watch this year. While there isn't many I yet to see (don't have a budget to purchase unseen movies sadly), so I grabbing my brother horror movies and combining with the ones I have.

    Jaws (Killer Shark on the Loose)

    Monster Inc(not really a horror movie, but it more tradinational)

    Signs (evil aliens and bad water)

    Stephen King's It (got to love the miniseries version of the book, along with paying last rites to John Ritter)

    Blair Witch Project (not the greatest horror movie in the world, but serves it purpose in the end)

    The Exorcist (classic)

    The Fog (got to love pirate ghosts [​IMG])

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (like Monster Inc, it is tradinational, but still great to watch)

    Dusk to Dawn (a little more action, but still has a lot of horror)

    House of 1000 Corpses (not the greatest horror movie in the world, but does a good job on the slashing)

    The Evil Dead (I seen the sequels countless times, but never watch the orignal)

    Sixth Sense (haven't seen this in years)

    The Omega Man (bought this a few weeks ago, but never got a chance to watch it)

    While there are better choices out there, but I lack a job or transportation to see all the great horror movies.
     
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    I've led off with a perennial favorite, Creepshow. The more I see it, the more I enjoy it, with the comic book color schemes, great cast, creepy situations, and memorable dialogue.
     
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    I'm in again, I've already lined up a bunch of horror movies in my Netflix queue. I'm going to be hardpressed on time this year though because I have go out of town twice this month for work and I'm taking a short vacation as well.

    I have the original The Vanishing to watch tonight (never seen it) and I've kept Day of the Dead wrapped up waiting for the challenge.
     
  17. Justin_S

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  18. Brook K

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    I watch The Bride of Frankenstein and either Suspiria or Dawn of the Dead on Halloween. I always sprinkle in a few other favorites in October like The Wicker Man, Rosemary's Baby, The Omen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc.
     
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    I suppose I will try it, although I doubt I will reach 31. Tonight I think I'll watch Psycho II. [​IMG]
     
  20. Brook K

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    First up for me is The Vanishing, a French/Dutch co-production later remade in the US with Kiefer Sutherland, Jeff Bridges, and Sandra Bullock.

    If you thought Rosemary's Baby was a slowly building movie, it has nothing on The Vanishing. The story is about a man's quest to find out what happened to his girlfriend. She disappeared without a trace while they were stopped at a gas station and he is obsessed with solving the mystery.

    The film never rises about "slightly unsettling" until its conclusion when the real horror of the situation becomes apparent. While the film takes its time getting there, it does offer intriguing pleasures for the viewer. Instead of a "whodunit", the movie reveals the perpetrator very quickly, and in fact, we learn more about his mundane family life and career than we do about the protagonist. Thus the mystery of "what happened" becomes as much our obsession as the character in the film.

    Next up: Play Misty For Me
     

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