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*** Official 9th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge


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#1 of 888 TravisR

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Posted September 25 2008 - 02:36 AM

Here's the thread for this year's Scary Movie Challenge. I basically copy and pasted last year's rules (which I believe were copy and pasted from the year before). If anyone has a problem with a rule, feel free to post it below.

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1. Watch 13 Scary/Horror/Halloween-Themed films before midnight on October 31, 2008 (use your own timezone to set the ending time).

2. Two of the above must be new discoveries, movies you've never seen before. The point of this is to see those few movies you've always meant to see, but never got around to. I recommend more than 2, but 2 is the minimum to pat yourself on the head and say you completed the challenge. Please specify new discoveries in your film list by making them bold, adding asterisks, different colors, etc.

3. Come here and talk about 'em.

4. There is an uber-category, the Ultimate Splatter Challenge for those who wish to put all of the rest of us to shame. This is the heavyweight division. These people, if they choose to accept the challenge, must view 31 horror/scary/Halloween themed movies before dawn on Nov. 1st. Ten new discoveries are recommended for this one. The rest of us will bow down in awed reverence to these truly "Splatterific" HTF members. The bragging rights will be awesome and long lived.

5. There has been discussion over the past two years as to what movies qualify. Is Silence of the Lambs a horror movie? Does The Nightmare Before Christmas count? From now on, if you wanna include it, go for it. There will be no hairsplitting. If The Wizard of Oz send you to the dresser for a fresh pair of boxer shorts, all the power.

2007 ULTIMATE SPLATTER-HEADS

Travis R 123 (29)
Russell G 119 (99)
Michael Elliott 103 (65)
James Perry 82 (?)
Martin T 82 (31)
John Stell 80 (9)
Mario Gauci 72 (69)
Peter Fitzgerald 60 (26)
Jason Roer 58 (48)
Rick Spruill 46 (26)
Steve Gon 45 (34)
Michael GH 45 (34)
Garrett Lundy 42 (32)
Joe Karlosi 42 (5)
Christopher B 40 (28)
Bob Turnbull 34 (31)
John Rice 33 (19)
Brian Kissinger 31 (29)
Jeff Reis 31 (27)
Marc Fedderman 31 (25)
Chucky P 31 (7)
Brook K 30 (24)
Sandro 30 (22)
Eric Schulz 30 (19)
Malcolm R 25 (13)
Jacob McCraw 20 (13)
Tim Tucker 17 (12)

#2 of 888 Jason Roer

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Posted September 25 2008 - 02:47 AM

Ah - my favorite time of the year! Have loved participating in the challenge over the past few years but it looks like I'll have a bit of trouble this year. I'm only going for the 13 this time. I'm off to Paris on October 10th for a week so I'm going to lose some serious time this year. Oh well.

Everyone enjoy and I look forward to hearing all about your new findings! Every year I hear about a few flicks I never knew about. Always a couple gems in the bunch.

Cheers,

Jason

#3 of 888 Malcolm R

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Posted September 25 2008 - 04:47 AM

First-time viewings in bloody, dark RED.
Letter grades this year: A,B,C,D,F
    [*]The Wolf Man (1941) B-[*]Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) B[*]Frankenstein (1931) A-[*]Bride of Frankenstein (1935) A-[*]Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) C+[*]Hallowed Ground (2007) D[*]Never Cry Werewolf (2008) B-[*]Toolbox Murders (2003) B[*]Werewolf of London (1935) B[*]Son of Frankenstein (1939) B[*]House of Frankenstein (1944) C+[*]She-Wolf of London (1946) D[*]Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) B[*]Brotherhood of Blood (2007) B[*]Masters of Horror: JENIFER (Dario Argento) C-[*]No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2007) A-[*]The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) B-[*]I, Madman (1989) B+[*]Dance of the Dead (2008) A-[*]Room 205 (2007) C-[*]Reeker (2005) A-[*]Sleepaway Camp (1983) D-[*]The Strangers (2008) C[*]Halloween (1978) A

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#4 of 888 Chucky P

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Posted September 25 2008 - 06:35 AM

First Time Viewings In BOLD

October 3
1. The Haunted Strangler (1958) (3.5/5)
October 5
2. Corridors of Blood (1958) (4/5)
October 10
3. The Most Dangerous Game (1932) (4.5/5)
October 11
4. The Atomic Submarine (1959) (3.5/5)
5. First Man Into Space (1959) (3.5/5)
6. The Fog (1980) (5/5)
October 12
7. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) (4.5/5)
8. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) (3.5/5)
October 13
9. Twice-Told Tales (1963) (1.5/5)
October 16
10. Spellbound (1945) (4/5)
October 17
11. Doctor Who (1996) (TV) (3.5/5)
October 18
12. The War of the Worlds (1953) (4.5/5)
13. Doctor Who: The Brain Of Morbius (1976) (TV) (5/5)
October 20
14. The Mysterians (1957) (4/5)
October 21
15. Tales of Terror (1962) (3.5/5)
16. Mark of the Vampire (1935) (4/5)
October 22
17. Theater of Blood (1973) (4.5/5)
18. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) (4.5/5)
October 23
19. Vertigo (1958) (5/5)
October 24
20. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (4.5/5)
October 25
21. The Thing (1982) (4.5/5)
22. Christine (1983) (4/5)
23. Shaun of the Dead (2004) (4.5/5)
October 26
24. An American Werewolf in London (1981) (4.5/5)
25. The Devil Bat (1940) (3.5/5)
26. Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb (1964) (3.5/5)
October 28
27. Doctor Who: The Tomb Of The Cyberman (1967) (TV) (4.5/5)
October 30
28. Psycho (1960) (5/5)
October 31
29. Frenzy (1972) (4.5/5)
30. Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (1968) (4.5/5)
31. The Body Snatcher (1945) (4.5/5)

#5 of 888 Mario Gauci

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Posted September 25 2008 - 08:27 AM

10/01/08: 1.LA FOLIE DU DOCTEUR TUBE (Abel Gance, 1915) Posted ImagePosted Image - VHS [Short] {First Viewing}
10/01/08: 2.AMONG THE LIVING (Stuart Heisler, 1941) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - DivX {First Viewing}
10/01/08: 3.AU SECOURS! aka HELP and THE HAUNTED HOUSE (Abel Gance, 1924) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - VHS [Short; English Intertitles] {First Viewing}
10/01/08: 4.SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET aka THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (George King, 1936) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - DivX {First Viewing}

10/02/08: 5.GORILLA AT LARGE (Harmon Jones, 1954) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - DVD {Second Viewing}
10/02/08: 6.THE BESPOKE OVERCOAT (Jack Clayton, 1956) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - DVD [Short; Extra] {First Viewing}
10/02/08: 7.GENUINE aka GENUINE - THE TALE OF A VAMPIRE [Condensed Version] (Robert Wiene, 1920) Posted ImagePosted Image - DVD [Extra] {First Viewing}
10/02/08: 8.ROBOT MONSTER aka MONSTERS FROM THE MOON (Phil Tucker, 1953) BOMB - DivX {First Viewing}

10/03/08: 9.TROLL(John Carl Buechler, 1986)Posted ImagePosted Image -TV{First Viewing}
10/03/08: 10.GHOULIES(Luca Bercovici, 1985)Posted ImagePosted Image -TV{Second Viewing}

10/04/08: 11.LA TORRE DE LOS SIETE JOROBADOS aka THE TOWER OF THE SEVEN HUNCHBACKS (Edgar Neville, 1944)
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R [Spanish-Language Only]{First Viewing}

10/04/08: 12.MISTERIO EN LA ISLA DE LOS MONSTRUOS aka MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND and MONSTER ISLAND(Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD [Dubbed In English]{First Viewing}
10/04/08: 13.SANGRE DE VIRGENES aka BLOOD OF THE VIRGINS(Emilio Vieyra, 1967)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/04/08: 14.LA REBELION DE LAS MUERTAS aka VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES(Leon Klimovsky, 1973)Posted ImagePosted Image -DivX [Dubbed In English]{First Viewing}

10/05/08: 15.NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT aka THE DEVIL'S UNDEAD and THE RESURRECTION SYNDICATE(Peter Sasdy, 1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/05/08: 16.SYMPTOMS aka THE BLOOD VIRGIN(Jose` Ramon Larraz, 1974)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/05/08: 17.VENOM aka THE LEGEND OF SPIDER FOREST and SPIDER'S VENOM(Peter Sykes, 1971)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/06/08: 18.HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS(Pete Walker, 1983)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/06/08: 19.SCREAM…AND DIE! aka THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED and PSYCHO SEX FIEND(Jose` Ramon Larraz, 1973)
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}

10/06/08: 20.THE FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW(Pete Walker, 1972)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}

10/07/08: 21.LA FANTARCA (TV)(Vittorio Cottafavi, 1966)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -VHS{First Viewing}
10/07/08: 22.REPO MAN(Alex Cox, 1984)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/08/08: 23.BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE(Henry Cass, 1958)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/08/08: 24.DEATHSPORT(Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor and, uncredited, Roger Corman, 1978)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{Second Viewing}

10/09/08: 25.HANDS OF THE RIPPER(Peter Sasdy, 1971)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{Second Viewing}
10/09/08: 26.THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS(Freddie Francis, 1985)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/09/08: 27.THRILLER: ONCE THE KILLING STARTS (TV)(John Scholz-Conway, 1974)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD [Short; Extra]{First Viewing}

10/10/08: 28.THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN(Lionel Jeffries, 1972)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/10/08: 29.THE WOMAN IN BLACK (TV)(Herbert Wise, 1989)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/11/08: 30.THE SKULL(Freddie Francis, 1965)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{Second Viewing}
10/11/08: 31.THE SHUTTERED ROOM aka BLOOD ISLAND(David Greene, 1967)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/11/08: 32.PSYCHOMANIA aka THE DEATH WHEELERS and DEATH WHEELERS ARE….PSYCHO MANIACS(Don Sharp, 1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}

10/12/08: 33.HATCHET [Unrated Director's Cut](Adam Green, 2006)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/12/08: 34.KIBAKICHI: BAKKO-YOKAIDEN aka KIBAKICHI(Tomoo Haraguchi, 2004)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/12/08: 35.ZOMBIE STRIPPERS!(Jay Lee, 2008)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/13/08: 36.THE NORLISS TAPES (TV)(Dan Curtis, 1973)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/13/08: 37.BEASTS [Episode 1: BABY] (TV)(John Nelson Burton, 1976)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}

10/14/08: 38.HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS(Dan Curtis, 1970)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/14/08: 39.BEASTS [Episode 2: BUDDYBOY] (TV)(Don Taylor, 1976)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}

10/15/08: 40.NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (Dan Curtis, 1971)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/15/08: 41.BEASTS [Episode 3: THE DUMMY] (TV)(Don Leaver, 1976)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}

10/16/08: 42.AGAINST THE CROWD: MURRAIN (TV)(John Cooper, 1975)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD [Short; Extra]{First Viewing}
10/16/08: 43.THE BIG GAME aka CONTROL FACTOR and EXPLOSION (Robert Day, 1972) Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/17/08: 44.THE SILVER CHALICE(Victor Saville, 1954)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -Theatrical Screening{First Viewing}

10/18/08: 45.THE MAN FROM PLANET X(Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/18/08: 46.QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE(Edward Bernds, 1958)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/19/08: 47.THE CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS(Wesley E. Barry, 1962)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/19/08: 48.I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE(Gene Fowler Jr., 1958)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/19/08: 49.COMMUNION aka ALICE SWEET ALICE and HOLY TERROR(Alfred Sole, 1976)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/19/08: 50.THE TORTURER(Lamberto Bava, 2005)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental {First Viewing}

10/20/08: 51.UNEARTHLY STRANGER(John Krish, 1963)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/20/08: 52.BEASTS [Episode 4: SPECIAL OFFER] (TV)(Richard Bramall, 1976)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}

10/21/08: 53.THE TIME TRAVELERS(Ib Melchior, 1964)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/21/08: 54.BEASTS [Episode 5: WHAT BIG EYES] (TV)(Donald McWhinnie, 1976)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/21/08: 55.BEASTS [Episode 6: DURING BARTY'S PARTY] (TV)(Don Taylor, 1976)Posted ImagePosted Imagehttp://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD{First Viewing}

10/23/08: 56.FASCINATION(Jean Rollin, 1979)http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DivX{First Viewing}
10/23/08: 57.VEM VAR DRACULA? aka IN SEARCH OF DRACULA(Calvin Floyd, 1975)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/24/08: 58.THE BLACK SCORPION (Edward Ludwig, 1957) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DivX{First Viewing}
10/24/08: 59.TARGET EARTH (Sherman A. Rose, 1954) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD{First Viewing}
10/24/08: 60.DR. RENAULT’S SECRET (Harry Lachman, 1942) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD{First Viewing}
10/24/08: 61.ZETA ONE aka THE LOVE FACTOR and ALIEN WOMEN (Michael Cort, 1969) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DivX{First Viewing}

10/25/08: 62.INVASION USA (Alfred E. Green, 1952) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD{First Viewing}
10/25/08: 63.FREEDOM AND YOU aka RED NIGHTMARE and THE COMMIES ARE COMING, THE COMMIES ARE COMING (George Waggner, 1962) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD [Short; Extra]{First Viewing}
10/25/08: 64.THE DEADLY BEES (Freddie Francis, 1967) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DivX{First Viewing}
10/25/08: 65.DOOMSDAY (Neil Marshall, 2008) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD Rental {First Viewing}

10/26/08: 66.CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS aka REVENGE OF THE LIVING DEAD and THINGS FROM THE DEAD (Bob Clark, 1972) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DivX{First Viewing}
10/26/08: 67.THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (Charles B. Pierce, 1976) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DivX{First Viewing}

10/27/08: 68.DERANGED(Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby, 1974)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/27/08: 69.MOON ZERO TWO(Roy Ward Baker, 1969) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DivX{First Viewing}

10/28/08: 70.THE LOVE OF ZERO(Robert Florey and William Cameron Menzies, 1927) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD-R [Short]{First Viewing}
10/28/08: 71.DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND(Edwin S. Porter and, uncredited, Wallace McCutcheon, 1906) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD-R [Short]{First Viewing}
10/28/08: 72.MASTERS OF HORROR: CIGARETTE BURNS (TV)(John Carpenter, 2005)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -VHS{First Viewing}
10/28/08: 73.DNEVNOY DOZOR aka DAY WATCH and NIGHT WATCH 2(Timor Bekmambetov, 2006) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/29/08: 74.THE HILLS HAVE EYES(Wes Craven, 1977)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD{First Viewing}
10/29/08: 75.TELEPLAY: THE ITALIAN MACHINE (TV) (David Cronenberg, 1976)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -VHS [Short]{First Viewing}
10/29/08: 76.PEEP SHOW: THE LIE CHAIR (TV) (David Cronenberg, 1975)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -VHS [Short]{First Viewing}
10/29/08: 77.EATEN ALIVE aka DEATH TRAP(Tobe Hooper, 1977) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/30/08: 78.SCANNERS(David Cronenberg, 1981)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/30/08: 79.THE FUNHOUSE(Tobe Hooper, 1981) http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/30/08: 80.THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART II(Wes Craven, 1985)http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/31/08: 81.LOOKING BACK AT "THE HILLS HAVE EYES" (V)(Perry Martin, 2003)http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD [Extra]{First Viewing}
10/31/08: 82.THE DIRECTORS: WES CRAVEN (TV)(Robert J. Emery, 1999)http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD [Extra]{First Viewing}

#6 of 888 Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 25 2008 - 08:41 AM

I may follow through or not, depending on a variety of things. For one thing, this year a lot of health problems have been plaguing me and draining me of my desire to watch much stuff (or do ANYTHING), and then there are always the Mets to focus on if they make it to October baseball (which is always unlikely).

I intend to watch episodes from the newly-released FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES television show through October, though I personally choose not to count them as part of the Challenge (I'll only count movies). Also, I hope to have a Munsters Marathon as well.

We'll see.

#7 of 888 Russell G

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Posted September 25 2008 - 09:20 AM

PLACE HOLDER!

WOOT! I've been biting my fist waiting for the thread to appear! I was going to post it myself if you hadn't showed Travis, so good work my friend!

First timers in RED

SCARY MOVIE CHALLENGE 2008
10/01 001 X THE UNKNOWN (1956) 3.5/5
10/01 002 DRACULA (1992) 4/5
10/02 003 THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (1957) 2.5/5
10/02 004 ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU (1957) 3/5
10/02 005 THE WEREWOLF (1957) 2.5/5
10/03 006 MIDNIGHT BLUNDERS (1936) 1.5/5
10/03 007 CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955) 4/5
10/03 008 THE GIANT CLAW (1957) 2/5
10/03 009 TARANTULA (1955) 4/5
10/04 010 THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) 3.5/5
10/04 011 THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) 5/5
10/05 012 THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957) 3.5/5
10/05 013 MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958) 2/5
10/05 014 CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2: THE CATHERINE MILLES STORY (FORREST SLAVE) 1985 1.5/5
10/05 015 CRY OF THE BANSHEE (1970) 2.5/5
10/05 016 ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) 5/5
10/05 017 SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973) 2/5

10/06 018 REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958) 4/5
10/06 019 THE DEVIL'S RAIN (1975) 4/5
10/06 020 SLAUGHTERED VOMIT DOLLS (2006) bomb/5
10/06 021 BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1990) 2/5

10/07 022 THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (1959) 3/5
10/07 023 DR. CYCLOPS (1940) 2.5/5

10/08 024 THE MUMMY (1959) 4.5/5
10/08 025 CULT OF THE COBRA (1955) 3.5/5
10/08 026 THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957) 3/5
10/08 027 THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957) 3.5/5

10/09 028 THE SKULL (1965) 4/5 -
10/09 029 DRACULA THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966) 4/5
10/10 030 THE LEECH WOMAN (1959) 2/5
10/10 031 SUSPIRIA (1977) 4/5
10/10 032 INFERNO (1980) 3/5
10/10 033 PHENOMENA (1985) 3/5

10/10 034 THE OBLONG BOX (1969) 3.5/5
10/11 035 THE ASTRO-ZOMBIES (1968) 2/5
10/11 036 THE BEAST MUST DIE (1978) 2.5/5
10/11 037 DEEP RED (1975) 4/5
10/11 038 TENEBRE (1982) 3.5/5
10/11 039 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (1962) 4.5/5

10/12 040 CREEPSHOW (1982) 4/5
10/12 041 HATCHET (2006) 3.5/5
10/12 042 THE OMEN (2006) 2.5/5
10/12 043 PROM NIGHT (2008) 1.5/5
10/12 044 LOST BOYS : THE TRIBE (2008) 3/5
10/12 045 DOOMSDAY (UNRATED) 2008 4/5
10/13 046 DAY OF THE DEAD (2007) 1.5/5
10/13 047 TWILIGHT ZONE THE MOVIE (1983) 4/5
10/13 048 HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS (1988) 4/5
10/13 049 POLTERGEIST (1982) 3.5/5
10/13 050 DR. RENAULT'S SECRET (1942) 3.5/5
10/13 051 CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932) 3/5
10/14 052 PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (1966) 2/5
10/14 053 DRAGONWYCK (1946) 4/5
10/14 054 WRONG TURN 2 : DEAD END (2007) 1.5-5
10/15 055 THE REPTILE (1966) 2/5
10/15 056 TEETH (2007) 1.5/5
10/15 057 ZOMBIE STRIPPERS (2008) 1.5/5
10/16 058 THE LEGEND OF BLOODY MARY (2008) 1/5
10/16 059 THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972) 2.5/5
10/17 060 FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (1967) 3/5
10/17 061 THE MUMMY'S SHROUD (1967) 2/5
10/17 062 NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957) 5/5
10/17 063 BLOOD CAR (2007) 3.5/5
10/17 064 CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980) 4/5
10/18 065 GODZILLA (1954) 4/5
10/18 066 PUMPKINHEAD (1989) 3/5
10/18 067 JOYRIDE : DEAD AHEAD (2008) 3/5
10/18 068 MIRRORS (2008) 4/5
10/18 069 FEAST II SLOPPY SECONDS (2008) 3/5
10/19 070 PUMPKINHEAD 2 : BLOODWINGS (1994) 3/5
10/19 071 PUMPKINHEAD 3 : ASHES TO ASHES (2006) 2/5
10/19 072 PUMPKINHEAD 4 : BLOOD FEUD (2007) 1/5
10/19 073 TRICK OR TREAT (1986) 3/5
10/19 074 COUNT YORGA VAMPIRE (1970) 3.5/5
10/19 075 THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA (1971) 3.5/5
10/19 076 MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN (2008) 3/5
10/20 077 DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM HIS GRAVE (1968) 4/5
10/20 078 WEREWOLF IN A WOMAN'S PRISON (2006) 2.5/5
10/20 079 SAVAGE STREETS (1984) 3/5
10/21 080 THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (1960) 4/5
10/21 081 THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1964) 2/5
10/22 082 THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970) 2/5
10/22 083 THE GORGON (1964) 4/5
10/22 084 SCREAM OF FEAR (1961) 3/5
10/23 085 GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1959) 3.5/5
10/23 086 MOTHRA Vs. GODZILLA (1964) 4/5
10/23 087 GHIDORAH THE THREE HEADED MONSTER (1964) 4.5/5
10/24 088 KING KONG VERSUS GODZILLA (1962) 4/5
10/25 089 KING KONG ESCAPES (1967) 4/5
10/26 090 HAMMER THE STUDIO THAT DRIPPED BLOOD 3/5
10/26 091 SAW (2004) 3.5/4

10/26 092 SAW 2 (2005) 3/5
10/26 093 FRONTIER(S) (2007) 3.5
10/26 094 SAW 3 (2006) 3/5
10/26 095 SAW 4 (2007) 2.5/5
10/26 096 TOOTH AND NAIL (2007) 2/5
10/26 097 URBAN LEGEND (1998) 3/5
10/27 098 SCARS OF DRACULA (1970) 3/5
10/27 099 URBAN LEGENDS - THE FINAL CUT (2000) 2/5
10/27 100 URBAN LEGENDS - BLOODY MARY (2005) 1/5
10/28 101 DRACULA AD1972 (1972) 2.5/5
10/28 102 PIGS (1972) 2/5
10/28 103 PET SEMATARY (1989) 3.5/5
10/28 104 PET SEMATARY II (1992) - 1.5/5
10/29 105 SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973) 2/5
10/29 106 THE OMEN (1976) 4/5
10/29 107 DAMIEN : THE OMEN II (1978) 3/5

10/30 108 FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL (1974) 2/5
10/30 109 OMEN : THE FINAL CONFLICT (1981) 3.5/5
10/30 110 OMEN IV : THE AWAKENING (1991) 2.5/5
10/30 111 DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973) 3/5
10/31 112 HALLOWEEN (2007) 4.5/5
10/31 113 EVIL DEAD (1981) 5/5



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#8 of 888 Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 25 2008 - 09:30 AM

double post (sorry - meant to edit my last one but accidentally quoted it).

#9 of 888 SteveGon

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Posted September 25 2008 - 09:43 AM

I'm in! Haven't been watching as many movies of late thanks to the gf taking up much of my time, but I'm sure I can ditch her long enough to watch at least 13 flicks. I picked up several 50 movie boxed sets so get set for lots of crap! Posted Image

#10 of 888 TravisR

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Posted September 25 2008 - 03:18 PM

In regard to TV shows, I'm not going to count them in my list but I don't have a problem with someone else counting them. That being said, it would be a bitch have someone watch all the episodes of The Twilight Zone and then say that they're at 156 viewings. Posted Image

I guess my two cents on TV shows is to use common sense- you can watch a few but don't have your list bogged down with them.

It's all for fun anyway so I'm not sweating it.

#11 of 888 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted September 25 2008 - 08:56 PM

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That said, one of the amendments I was going to do was with the TV aspect. I was going to count anthology episodes (TWILIGHT ZONE, Masters Of Horror, etc) as one movie per episode, as they basically tell one story and are non-continuing as far as characters, like a short film. With TV series like Buffy The Vampire and those, I was going to have that 2 episodes watched counts as one entry (60 minute eps, 4 30minute eps), the idea being that, it is halloween based, and 2 eps are pretty much movie length. So many people watch TV series like that and don't count them, I think they should be able to, and this is mostly fair based on time invested.

What do you guys think?

People can, of course, do what they want... but here's my two cents on the matter:

This is (and always has been) set up to be a movie challenge (which, admittedly, also includes made-for-tv movies, like THE NIGHT STALKER, TRILOGY OF TERROR and THE NORLISS TAPES). If you have a bunch of hour or half-hour series episodes lined up (I know I have some, like the HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR set I just got, as well as stuff like THE INVADERS: Season 1), why not set up a separate '2008 SCARY TV CHALLENGE' on the "SD DVD TV Shows & TV Movies" board?

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First-time viewings in bold.

Ratings:

**** Excellent
*** Good
** Fair
* Poor
BOMB Pathetically awful

Some films will get an additional "Fun Factor" rating, if they manage to entertain despite (or because of) major creative and/or technical shortcomings.

The List:

10/01 [1.] DR. RENAULT'S SECRET (1942) DVD ***
10/02 [2.] THE OTHER (1972) DVD ***
10/03 [3.] CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959-Italian) R2 DVD ***
10/03 [4.] THE HAPPENING (2008) DVD *1/2
10/03 [5.] BLACK CAT (1968-Japanese) DVR ***1/2
10/04 [6.] MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND (1981-U.S./Spanish) DVD *
10/04 [7.] RODAN (1957-Japanese, subtitled version) DVD ***
10/05 [8.] WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966-Japanese, dubbed version) DVD **1/2 (Fun Factor: ****)
10/05 [9.] CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932) DVD **1/2 (Fun Factor: ***)
10/05 [10.] THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979) DVR **1/2
10/06 [11.] ALICE, SWEET ALICE (1976) DVR ***
10/10 [12.] THE SHINING (1980) DVD ***1/2
10/11 [13.] VAMPIRE CIRCUS (1971-British) R2 DVD ***
10/11 [14.] THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (2006, TV-movie) DVR **
10/12 [15.] THE GATE (1987) DVR ***
10/13 [16.] THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (1957-British) DVD ***
10/14 [17.] THE BEAST MUST DIE (1974-British) DVR **
10/15 [18.] NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (1972) DVR ** (Fun Factor: **1/2)
10/16 [19.] FIDO (2006-Canadian) DVD ***
10/17 [20.] COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (1970) DVD ***
10/17 [21.] NIGHT OF THE EAGLE (1962-British, a.k.a. "BURN, WITCH, BURN") R2 DVD ****
10/17 [22.] THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA (1971) DVD ***
10/18 [23.] GENOCIDE (1968-Japanese, a.k.a. "WAR OF THE INSECTS", dubbed version) DVD-R, BOMB (Fun Factor: ***1/2)
10/19 [24.] THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008) DVD ***
10/19 [25.] THE STRANGERS (2007) DVD ***
10/20 [26.] TRAPPED ASHES (2006-U.S./Canadian/Japanese) DVD **1/2
10/20 [27.] THE HOWLING (1980) DVD ***
10/22 [28.] THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS (1959-British) DVD ***1/2
10/23 [29.] FRANKENHOOKER (1990) DVD ***
10/23 [30.] TARGET EARTH (1954) DVD ** (Fun Factor: ***)
10/23 [31.] BEETLEJUICE (1988) DVD ***
10/25 [32.] HANDS OF THE RIPPER (1971-British) R2 DVD ***
10/25 [33.] SNAKE WOMAN'S CURSE (1968-Japanese) DVD ***1/2
10/25 [34.] BURNT OFFERINGS (1976) DVD **1/2
10/26 [35.] THE SENDER (1982) DVD ***
10/28 [36.] THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (1959-British) DVD **1/2
10/30 [37.] THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (1960-British) DVD ***
10/30 [38.] THE GHOST OF YOTSUYA (1959-Japanese) DVR ***1/2
10/30 [39.] THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) DVD ****
10/30 [40.] THE DUNWICH HORROR (1969) DVD ***
10/31 [41.] INVASION (1966-British) DVD-R ***
10/31 [42.] HOUSE OF WAX (1953) DVD ****
10/31 [43.] WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) DVD ****

Bonus "monster-themed" Documentary:

10/04 BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE (2008) DVD ***1/2

Scary Theatrical Shorts:

10/31 Short: SHIVER MY TIMBERS (1931, Little Rascals) DVD ***
10/31 Short: SPOOK LOUDER (1942, Three Stooges) DVD ***

Bonus scary TV episodes:

10/01 THE INVADERS: "The Innocent" (1967) DVD ****
10/04 HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR: "Witching Time" (1980-British) DVD **1/2
10/05 PRIMEVAL: "Season 2, Episode 3 (Saber-Toothed Cat)" (2008-British) DVR **
10/08 TV Episode: HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR - "The Thirteenth Reunion" (1980-British) DVD **1/2
10/12 TV Episode: PRIMEVAL - "Season 2, Episode 4 (Future Sharks)" (2008-British) DVR **
10/12 TV Episode: HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR - "Rude Awakening" (1980-British) DVD ***
10/17 TV Episode: FRINGE - "Power Hungry" (2008) DVR **
10/18 TV Episode: PRIMEVAL - "Season 2, Episode 5 (Sand Scorpions)" (2008-British) DVR **1/2
10/23 TV Episode: THE INVADERS - "The Ivy Curtain" (1967) DVD ***1/2

The Stats:

43 "scary" feature films watched
25 of them were first-time film viewings
1 monster-themed documentary watched
10 "scary" TV series episodes watched
2 "scary" theatrical shorts watched

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Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#12 of 888 Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 25 2008 - 10:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter M Fitzgerald
People can, of course, do what they want... but here's my two cents on the matter:

This is (and always has been) set up to be a movie challenge (which, admittedly, also includes made-for-tv movies, like THE NIGHT STALKER, TRILOGY OF TERROR and THE NORLISS TAPES). If you have a bunch of hour or half-hour series episodes lined up (I know I have some, like the HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR set I just got, as well as stuff like THE INVADERS: Season 1), why not set up a separate '2008 SCARY TV CHALLENGE' on the "SD DVD TV Shows & TV Movies" board?


In the past I think myself and others have occasionally asked, "Why are you including this?", but that takes away from the fun. Besides, it doesn't affect me one way or the other what other fans prefer to do, because I'm only keeping score for myself and NEVER expect to come even close to the top of the "most watched films" list in any given year!

My two and a half cents is that I generally agree that this has traditionally been a movie challenge, and so for myself I am electing not to count my watched TV episodes, but that's my own thing. But at the same time I will likely be watching and listing TV eps here at the bottom of my main movie list anyway (the movies I am numbering for the challenge; the TV shows I am not counting). The reason I do that is because I don't want to be running around to the TV section, which is likely to get lost in the shuffle in the future. And I just like to have all of my Halloween viewings every year all conveniently included together right here in these annual threads.

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Posted September 26 2008 - 03:33 AM

I definitely won't be in the splatterheard category this year, but I'll see if I can get to 13. I have plenty of 50 and 100 movie sets, so I can dig up some good crap, along with Steve.

RE: TV episodes. I also always saw this as what it is called, a movie challenge. I always find it curious that when people complain about something, the response is, "this is for fun". Well, when people are upset about what someone is doing (or just passively commenting) then you are spoiling the fun. There is also a competition and a "Winner". So, my $0.02 is that we should be purists and just do movies.

(1) The Living Dead Girl Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image/Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
There's something special about the love of a woman and her undead girlfriend. I expected a lot more salacious goodness from Jean Rollin, especially considering the subject matter.

(2) The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) Posted Image/Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Lame, dull flick about some power obsessed dude "recruiting" a safe cracker to aid in establishing his invisible army. Snooze!

(3) Doomsday (2008) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image/Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
This is what I call a "Kitchen Sink" movie, and I'm giving it 4 stars just for the sheer balls of it. I'm pretty sure there is nothing ever conceived which isn't in it and by the end I was basically sitting laughing about it all.

(4) The Ruins (2007) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image/Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Strange little flick about a group of tourists who seek out a "lost" Aztec ruin, with unpleasant results. For some reason, I'm reminded of Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs. Unfortunately, at less than 90 minutes, it still manages to drag at times.

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#14 of 888 Russell G

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Posted September 26 2008 - 03:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRice
There is also a competition and a "Winner". So, my $0.02 is that we should be purists and just do movies.

It's a rather dubious win though. Posted Image IT is for fun, Travis and I got close to each other last year, but I don't think any of us where all "Just one more movie... Must win!!" For me, I get so obsessed I pretty much ruin my life as I cut everything out for horror films and just want the bloody thing to end. Posted Image The "Prize" for winning is taking responsibility for the next years challenge since the beloved originator left the site, and Travis did a great job stepping up!

My idea for including the TV is purely so that the hours watching scary content is counted, and I really enjoy reading peoples comments on movies, I'd hate to miss out hearing about TV shows, and things like "MASTERS OF HORROR" have always been included anyways, so why not open it up to tv programs like "Buffy The Vampire slayer"? My idea for the serial episodes was an attempt to negate the "but they can watch 30 minutes episodes and get a better tally!" thing that usually arises, as demonstrated with the many knotted panties over 13 minute theatrical silent movies being counted. Posted Image

As always, it really is about the fun, and more importantly community. I plan to watch a ton of HAMMER and Italian horror after hearing so much about them both in past challenges. Can't wait for this to start, who knows what they plan to watch first?
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#15 of 888 Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 26 2008 - 04:00 AM

Quote:
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My idea for including the TV is purely so that the hours watching scary content is counted, and I really enjoy reading peoples comments on movies, I'd hate to miss out hearing about TV shows, and things like "MASTERS OF HORROR" have always been included anyways, so why not open it up to tv programs like "Buffy The Vampire slayer"?

Well, because it's a Movie Challenge. But that doesn't mean we can't still watch TV episodes too, which I plan to do myself. Maybe I will offer up short summaries and opinions of the episodes, but I just don't feel like counting them among a Movie Challenge. I guess some might consider it wasted time if they didn't count TV shows, but I just like having a yearly log of what "Halloween Stuff" I'm watching each October, whatever the count. Besides, I have only managed 40 to 60 movies in the past at best; others are able to do over 100!

Quote:
My idea for the serial episodes was an attempt to negate the "but they can watch 30 minutes episodes and get a better tally!" thing that usually arises, as demonstrated with the many knotted panties over 13 minute theatrical silent movies being counted. Posted Image

It's never an exact science, because some of us like to watch older films which are often anywhere from 60 to 80 minutes in length!

Quote:
As always, it really is about the fun, and more importantly community. I plan to watch a ton of HAMMER and Italian horror after hearing so much about them both in past challenges. Can't wait for this to start, who knows what they plan to watch first?

Well this may surprise many who know me, but one thing I hope to NOT do this year is watch many Universal Classics. I do that every year and there was a time when I was waiting all year to devote the 31 days of October to "31 Days of Universals". I'm sure I'll watch some of them, but not 30. I hope to try different things.

I'm waiting for that FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES set to arrive in the mail any day now. I haven't seen this TV show in 20 years and thought it was very good back then (and it's got nothing to do with the F13 Jason movies, for those who don't know). I think I'm going to try and make THE MUNSTERS an annual event from now on, watching all 70 episodes every October from now on (don't ask me how!) .

And the Mets are hanging on (great victory last night Posted Image ) so maybe I'll be watching baseball this October. Either way, it's a win-win situation! Posted Image

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Posted September 26 2008 - 04:22 AM

"Who are they?"

"Just lost drunken men who don't know where they are and no longer care."

"And these?"

"These are lost drunken men who don't know where they are, but do care! And these are men who know where they are and care, but don't drink."

"I don't know who I am."

"Do you care?"

"No"

"Guards, put this man in cell #1 and give him a drink."

"What do you drink?"

"I don't care."


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#17 of 888 Ockeghem

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Posted September 26 2008 - 05:35 AM

Placeholder. We'll see how it goes. I'm extremely busy with writing projects these days.

Travis,

This really is a wonderful idea, and it looks like a lot of fun. Do we wait until October, or may we begin in September? I didn't see that anywhere, but I may have missed it.

Quote:
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Well, because it's a Movie Challenge. But that doesn't mean we can't still watch TV episodes too, which I plan to do myself. Maybe I will offer up short summaries and opinions of the episodes, but I just don't feel like counting them among a Movie Challenge. I guess some might consider it wasted time if they didn't count TV shows, but I just like having a yearly log of what "Halloween Stuff" I'm watching each October, whatever the count. Besides, I have only managed 40 to 60 movies in the past at best; others are able to do over 100!
Joe,

Yeah, this makes sense. I plan to list them (television episodes), but it's up to those who make the rules whether to count them or not. I do like the idea of watching new films I've never seen before in this genre. I'm thinking of borrowing Radioman's entire collection for the month. Posted Image Posted Image

Quote:
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I guess my two cents on TV shows is to use common sense- you can watch a few but don't have your list bogged down with them.
This sounds fair to me. I will probably watch five or six television episodes ('standards' at Halloween time in our household); however, I will make an effort to watch many horror films as well.

Quote:
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And the Mets are hanging on (great victory last night ) so maybe I'll be watching baseball this October. Either way, it's a win-win situation!
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Joe,

Did you watch the 1969 World Series as it happened? I did, and although it didn't go seven games, I count it among the very best World Series I have ever seen. So many great memories. (Maybe we can discuss sometime. I am a Red Sox fan since 1967, but I also root for other teams to do well. Posted Image)

I hear Tom Seaver, Gary Gentry, Nolan Ryan (who?), Tommy Agee, Ron Swoboda, and Cleon Jones are playing in the next few games. Posted Image

And Don Clendenon will be there as well. Posted Image
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#18 of 888 Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 26 2008 - 05:44 AM

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O/T--

Joe,

Did you watch the 1969 World Series as it happened? I did, and although it didn't go seven games, I count it among the very best World Series I have ever seen. So many great memories. (Maybe we can discuss sometime. I am a Red Sox fan since 1967, but I also root for other teams to do well. Posted Image)

I was 7 in 1969 and not into sports. I'm still not into sports except for Mets baseball... I didn't really become a Mets fan until around 1976, when the Mets were at their nadir. So I'm accustomed to their antics!

As for the Red Sox, I'm more or less a "fan" because I hate the Yankees! I almost had an orgasm when Boston came back to slay them in 2004 Posted Image

(Oh, and the movie watching kicks off October 1st).

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Posted September 26 2008 - 05:48 AM

This is my first year joining in... but looking forward to it. I did have a marathon last year... just didn't post it here... last year I did 84 movies (plus some Halloween TV Eps).

All ratings is out of a possible 5.

Movies:

Oct. 1st:
1. Shadow Zone: The Undead Express Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
2. Embrace of the Vampire Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
3. Fright Night Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
4. The Breed Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
5. Crazy Eights Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
6. The Invasion Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 2nd:
7. The Others Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
8. Lake Dead Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
9. The Willies Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10. Silver Bullet Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 3rd:
11. Psycho Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
12. The Tingler Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
13. Psycho II Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct.4th:
14. 976-EVIL Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
15. Pulse (1988) Posted ImagePosted Image
16. Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
17. Psycho III Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
18. Psycho IV: The Beginning Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 5th:
19. Dementia 13 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
20. White Zombie Posted ImagePosted Image
21. Skeleton Man Posted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 6th:
22. Cube Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
23. Salem's Lot Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
25. Children of the Corn Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 7th:
26. A Nightmare on Elm Street Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
27. Campfire Tales Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 8th:
28. The Lost Boys Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
29. Lost Boys: The Tribe Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
30. The Haunting (1963) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 9th:
31. Reincarnation Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
32. The Mist Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
33. Amityville Dollhouse Posted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 10th:
34. Diary of the Dead Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
35. Night Scream Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
36. Pulse Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Oct. 11th:
37. Mulberry St Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
38. The Curse of Lizzie Borden - 0/5
39. The Sorority - 0/5
40. Cemetery Man Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
41. Ring Around the Rosie Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
42. The Hollow Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
43. Dead BirdsPosted ImagePosted Imagehttp://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 12th:
44. The Wolf Man http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
45. Unearthed http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
46. Saw IV http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
47. The Nurse http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

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48. Bay Covehttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
49. The Descent http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
50. Chopping Mall http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 14th:
51. The Changeling http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 15th:
52. Night of the Comet http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
53. Pet Sematary http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
54. Mortuary http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 16th:
55. Near Dark http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
56. Nightmare Man http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif
57. Vampires: Out for Blood http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 17th:
58. Jigsaw http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
59. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 18th:
60. Burnt Offerings http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
61. Night of the Living Dead (1968) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
62. Mirror Mirror http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
63. Mirror Mirror 2: Raven's Dance http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 19th:
64. Ghost Ship (2002) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
65. From Dusk Till Dawn http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
66. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
67. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman's Daughter http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
68. Mirror Mirror 3: The Voyeur http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 20th:
69. The Golem http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 21st:
70. The Night Stalker http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 22nd:
71. Night of the Demons http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
72. Night of the Demons 2 http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 23rd:
73. The Monster Squad http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
74. Madhouse http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
75. Halloween III: Season of the Witch http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
76. Shadow Puppets http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 24th:
77. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
78. Return of the Living Dead http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 25th:
79. Salem's Lot (2004) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
80. R.L. Stein's Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
81. I Know What You Did Last Summer http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
82. Mirror Mirror 4: Reflections http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
83. Beetlejuice http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 26th:
84. The Amityville Horror (2005) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
85. Children of the Night http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
86. Dr. Giggles http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 27th:
87. The St. Francisville Experiment http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
88. Leprechaun http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 28th
89. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 29th:
90. Friday the 13th http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
91. Friday the 13th Part 2 http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
92. Friday the 13th Part 3 http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
93. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
94. Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 30th:
95. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
96. Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
97. Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
98. Child's Play http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 31st:
99. Halloween http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
100. Halloween (2007) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

TV Episodes:

Oct. 1st:
1. Masters of Horror: The V Word http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
2. Tales from the Crypt: The Reluctant Vampire http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
3. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1: The Inheritance http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct.4th:
4. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1: The Poison Pen http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 5th:
5. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1 - Cupid's Quiver http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
6. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1 - A Cup of Time http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 9th:
7. Heroes of Horror: A&E Biography - Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
8. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1 - Hellowe'enhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gifhttp://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif

Oct. 12th:
9. Supernatural: Season 3 - The Magnificent Seven http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
10. Supernatural: Season 3 - The Kids are Alright http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
11. Supernatural: Season 3 - Bad Day at Black Rock http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 13th:
12. Supernatural: Season 3 - Sin City http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
13. Supernatural: Season 3 - Bedtime Stories http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
14. Supernatural: Season 3 - Red Sky at Morning http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
15. Supernatural: Season 3 - Fresh Blood http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 14th:
16. Supernatural: Season 3: A Very Supernatural Christmas http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
17. Supernatural: Season 3 - Malleus Maleficarum http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
18. Supernatural: Season 3 - Dream a Little Dream of Me http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 15th:
19. Supernatural: Season 3 - Mystery Spot http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
20. Supernatural: Season 3 - Jus In Bello http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
21. Supernatural: Season 3 - Ghostfacers! http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 16th:
22. Supernatural: Season 3 - Long-Distance Call http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
23. Supernatural: Season 3 - Time is on My Side http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
24. Supernatural: Season 3 - No Rest for the Wicked http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
25. Supernatural: Season 4 - Lazarus Rising http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif

Oct. 17th:
26. Supernatural: Season 4: Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
27. Supernatural: Season 4: In the Beginning http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
28. Supernatural: Season 4: Metamorphosis http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
29. Supernatural: Season 4: Monster Movie http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 18th:
30. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1 - The Great Montarro http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
31. Charmed: Season 3 - All Halliwell's Eve http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif
32. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Season 1 - A Halloween Story http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Oct. 19th:
33. Charmed: Season 8 - Kill Billie: Vol. 1 http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif[img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif[/img]
34. Ghost Whisperer: Season 2 - A Grave Matter [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]
35. NCIS: Season 4 - Witch Hunt [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]

Oct. 22nd:
36. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 - Halloween [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]
37. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4 - Fear, Itself [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif[/img]
38. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 - All the Way [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]

Oct. 26th:
39. 21 Jump Street: Season 4 - Old Haunts in the New Age [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif[/img]

Oct. 27th:
40. Smallville: Season 5 - Thirst [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]
41. Are You Afraid of the Dark? - The Tale of the Virtual Pets [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]
42. Are You Afraid of the Dark? - The Tale of the Misfortune Cookie [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]
43. Are You Afraid of the Dark? - The Tale of the Gruesome Gormets [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif[/img]

Oct. 28th:
44. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Season 2 - A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif[/img]
45. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Season 3 - Good Will Haunting [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/a/a7/htf_images_smilies_half.gif[/img]

Other:

Oct. 16th:
1. 100 Years of Horror: Dracula and his Disciples [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]

Oct. 17th:
2. 100 Years of Horror: Blood-Drinking Beings [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img][img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif[/img]

#20 of 888 Zack Gibbs

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Posted September 26 2008 - 06:11 AM

I was going to try a do 1 horror movie a day in October already, so what the hell.

I'm far from a horror aficionado, so I'll have the pleasure of viewing a lot of horror staples for the first time. Everything is a first time viewing unless noted otherwise.

Oct. 1
The Brides of Dracula, 1960; 50%
The opening cinematography around the lake is fantastic and spooky as hell. The rest of the film is great to look at as well, but has the colorful stage lighting of the time that shelters it from reality. Marianne wasn't much of an actress. Andree Melly looks like my Mom.


The Horror of Dracula, 1958; 60%
The story here was a step up from 'Brides, though that seems fitting given it's source material. Still, it deviated more than I had expected, something I wouldn't have minded had it not felt so Draculaless.

Photography here is even better than 'Brides, and I find it cool that having seen barely a frame of these Hammer films before, their look matches so closely to the ideal “horror” aesthetic I hold in my mind.

Dracula has amazing hand writing. Unbelievably good hand writing.
"Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now... and so we'll hunt him... because he can take it... because he's not a hero... he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector... a DARK KNIGHT."


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