-

Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

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


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
887 replies to this topic

#41 of 888 OFFLINE   Radioman970

Radioman970

    Producer

  • 5,790 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2006
  • Real Name:James Perry
  • LocationCould be anywhere

Posted September 28 2008 - 04:47 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell G
Nice shelf of horror you got there!
*drools a little down shirt* Posted Image

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell G
I'd take a snap of mine, but the format of most of the films I plan to watch violate the HTF charter Posted Image
Oops!

Any DVDr I have are backups of VHS or stuff recorded off the telly! *crosses heart*

*crosses fingers behind back*

Silly Party Candidate: Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel

#42 of 888 OFFLINE   Russell G

Russell G

    Lead Actor

  • 9,886 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 2002
  • Real Name:Russell
  • LocationDeadmonton

Posted September 28 2008 - 04:59 AM

LOL! Just stick to talking about the films and not the formats and we should be fine Posted Image

#43 of 888 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

Ockeghem

    Lead Actor

  • 9,255 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 01 2007
  • Real Name:Scott D. Atwell

Posted September 28 2008 - 05:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radioman970
Hey, are we gonna show off our movie collections or what?
That sounds like a neat idea. If we can include VHS tapes as well as DVDs, I might have something impressive to show. Posted Image

#44 of 888 ONLINE   TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul

  • 21,983 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted September 28 2008 - 05:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Roer
260 horror flicks in 2 months? How many people did you kill in November?
After watching more than 100 horror movies in last year's challenge, I found it strange to go back to watching movies where people weren't getting killed.

#45 of 888 OFFLINE   Jason Roer

Jason Roer

    Supporting Actor

  • 977 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 05 2004

Posted September 28 2008 - 07:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TravisR
After watching more than 100 horror movies in last year's challenge, I found it strange to go back to watching movies where people weren't getting killed.

That's why you need a healthy diet of "people slashing flicks" all throughout the year. Keeps you sane!

Cheers,

Jason

#46 of 888 OFFLINE   Radioman970

Radioman970

    Producer

  • 5,790 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2006
  • Real Name:James Perry
  • LocationCould be anywhere

Posted September 28 2008 - 07:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ockeghem
That sounds like a neat idea. If we can include VHS tapes as well as DVDs, I might have something impressive to show. Posted Image
I plan to! I have stuff like The Stepfather still on tape since I didnt get around to converting it. I did convert The Gate from the 80s.

I always find it strange to go back to "regular ones" too...and feel bad that there is usually a fair amount I couldn't get to. But once I do start viewing non-horrors they seem so nice and calming. Posted Image

I just watched The Fortress, the 80s film with Rachel Ward about the kidnapped school kids. That's one of those that I never know if it should be included or not. It does have some scenes that sure look like horror, lots of suspense and even some gore. Definitely a thriller. I think next year I'll include it in the marathon. Man, I love this film! I can't recommend it enough.
Silly Party Candidate: Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel

#47 of 888 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

Ockeghem

    Lead Actor

  • 9,255 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 01 2007
  • Real Name:Scott D. Atwell

Posted September 28 2008 - 02:47 PM

Radioman,

Yeah, I can see where some might think a particular film 'counts' whereas another might not. It should still be a good time. Posted Image

#48 of 888 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

Bryan^H

    Screenwriter

  • 2,645 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 2005

Posted September 28 2008 - 04:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radioman970

I just watched The Fortress, the 80s film with Rachel Ward about the kidnapped school kids. That's one of those that I never know if it should be included or not. It does have some scenes that sure look like horror, lots of suspense and even some gore. Definitely a thriller. I think next year I'll include it in the marathon. Man, I love this film! I can't recommend it enough.
I love the Fortress. I used to watch it every time it aired on HBO back in the day. An Australian gem. Yes, it absolutely qualifies as a scary movie. Those kidnappers in those spooky masks(especially Father Christmas) had me terrified when I used to watch it. It still remains one of the spookiest movies I own. Rachel Ward was also pretty easy on the eyes in the filmPosted Image

Great pick!

housekeeping 2.jpg

"She always does that, she just wanders away"

 

 

 


#49 of 888 OFFLINE   Radioman970

Radioman970

    Producer

  • 5,790 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2006
  • Real Name:James Perry
  • LocationCould be anywhere

Posted September 28 2008 - 11:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ockeghem
Radioman,

Yeah, I can see where some might think a particular film 'counts' whereas another might not. It should still be a good time. Posted Image
People have been tough on me in the past. I included stuff like Kiki's Delivery Service... Posted Image

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan^H
I love the Fortress. I used to watch it every time it aired on HBO back in the day. An Australian gem. Yes, it absolutely qualifies as a scary movie. Those kidnappers in those spooky masks(especially Father Christmas) had me terrified when I used to watch it. It still remains one of the spookiest movies I own. Rachel Ward was also pretty easy on the eyes in the filmPosted Image

Great pick!
I did too! We got HBO in the 80s and Fortress has so much nostalgia. Im really glad it holds up so well too. The settings are amazing. It's not always 100% believable but it doesn't matter.

Yeah, the masks were such a great idea. That dude as Father Christmas was scary in and out of that mask!

I had the hots for all the older girls back in the 80s. They do a good job with the vulnerability of that older girl. There's truly some fear for her and Ward's character. But that scene in the barn turns things around. I love that! "That's a mighty big gun!" Posted Image
Silly Party Candidate: Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel

#50 of 888 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

Zack Gibbs

    Screenwriter

  • 1,687 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 15 2005

Posted September 29 2008 - 02:58 AM

I think the material is acceptable as long as it's "Halloween themed," stuff like Young Frankenstein for instance. If it has ghosts or monsters you should be in the clear even if it isn't a "scary movie."

I saw the standards got stretched so far last year that they included Transformers. Transformers are not monsters.
"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."

#51 of 888 OFFLINE   Pete Battista

Pete Battista

    Screenwriter

  • 1,959 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 1999
  • Real Name:Pete
  • LocationPrincess Anne, Md. USA

Posted September 29 2008 - 03:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zack Gibbs
I think the material is acceptable as long as it's "Halloween themed," stuff like Young Frankenstein for instance. If it has ghosts or monsters you should be in the clear even if it isn't a "scary movie."

I saw the standards got stretched so far last year that they included Transformers. Transformers are not monsters.

This is the basic way I think as well. I wouldn't include something like Transforners... but I do include some stuff that is not what I would call strictly horror... as I do watch some Comedy-Horror such as Young Frankenstein, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dracula: Dead and Loving it... and so on.

#52 of 888 OFFLINE   Radioman970

Radioman970

    Producer

  • 5,790 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2006
  • Real Name:James Perry
  • LocationCould be anywhere

Posted September 29 2008 - 03:47 AM

For me it's as much a nostalgia-thon as it is a Horrorthon. I'd usually include stuff that a Shock Theater type late show would play which often had sci-fi and whatnot. But these days I truly try to keep it horror.

Stuff like The Explorers, the 80s kids sci-fi film, just feels right. Sure, no horror in there, but there is a scene that shows one of the kids watching an old movie (War of the Worlds, I believe). Now, WotW is sci-fi but has scary elements. I have the Speilberg remake on my shelf and might watch it this year as I did last year.
Silly Party Candidate: Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel

#53 of 888 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

Joe Karlosi

    Producer

  • 6,000 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 2003

Posted September 29 2008 - 10:37 AM

Where's Michael Elliott?

#54 of 888 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

Ockeghem

    Lead Actor

  • 9,255 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 01 2007
  • Real Name:Scott D. Atwell

Posted September 29 2008 - 01:03 PM

I would hope that The Shining (Nicholson-Duvall version) would count. At the least, it has some music that has some Halloween-ish overtones (the Dies Irae performed on brass -- and it's so fitting). Posted Image

#55 of 888 ONLINE   TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul

  • 21,983 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted September 29 2008 - 03:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radioman970
Stuff like The Explorers, the 80s kids sci-fi film, just feels right. Sure, no horror in there...
Not to single you out but I don't think a movie should be put in the list unless you consider it a horror title. By no means am I trying to tell you or anyone what to watch and I'm not trying to declare myself boss of the thread but I think listing movies like The Explorers may lead to snide remarks or arguments. I don't want to deflate anyone's enthusiasm for the challenge- I just want to cut off any potential problems.

#56 of 888 OFFLINE   Bob Turnbull

Bob Turnbull

    Supporting Actor

  • 840 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 02 2001

Posted September 29 2008 - 03:32 PM

Yoips! I'm late getting in here, but this will be my placeholder...Gotta say I've been looking forward to this and have put a few films on hold (I still haven't completed those Bava sets - so now's the time!).

Also, in case anyone was looking for it, here's last year's thread.

I dropped to 34 last year having done over 50 the two previous years, so I'm hoping to crawl back up the ladder somewhat.


2008 Scary Movie Challenge:

1. 10/01/08 - Dead Of Night (1945 - Alberto Calvacanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dreaden, Robert Hamer)
2. 10/01/08 - Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972 - Robert Fuest)
3. 10/02/08 - Hair Extensions (2007 - Sion Sono)
4. 10/02/08 - The House That Dripped Blood (1971 - Peter Duffell)
5. 10/03/08 - Going To Pieces (2006 - unknown)
6. 10/03/08 - The Skull (1965 - Freddie Francis)
7. 10/04/08 - The Brood (1979 - David Cronenberg)
8. 10/05/08 - Blood And Black Lace (1964 - Mario Bava)
9. 10/05/08 - From Beyond The Grave (1973 - Kevin Connor)
10. 10/05/08 - Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts (1969 - Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Kumiyoshi Yasuda)
11. 10/06/08 - The Brides Of Dracula (1960 - Terence Fisher)
12. 10/07/08 - Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters (1968 - Kumiyoshi Yasuda)
13. 10/07/08 - Rabid (1977 - David Cronenberg)
14. 10/09/08 - The Beast Must Die! (1974 - Paul Annett)
15. 10/10/08 - Torture Garden (1967 - Freddie Francis)
16. 10/10/08 - They Live (1988 - John Carpenter)
17. 10/11/08 - Curse Of The Werewolf (1961 - Terence Fisher)
18. 10/11/08 - Shocker (1989 - Wes Craven)
19. 10/12/08 - Black Sunday (1960 - Mario Bava)
20. 10/12/08 - Scream And Scream Again (1970 - Gordon Hessler)
21. 10/13/08 - Strait-Jacket (1964 - William Castle)
22. 10/14/08 - Watch Me When I Kill (1977 - Antonio Bido)
23. 10/14/08 - Happy Birthday To Me (1981 - J. Lee Thompson)
24. 10/15/08 - Paranoiac (1963 - Freddie Francis)
25. 10/16/08 - Ten Nights Of Dreams (2006 - 11 different directors)
26. 10/17/08 - Let The Right One In (2008 - Tomas Alfredson)
27. 10/18/08 - Repo:The Genetic Opera (2008 - Darren Lynn Bouseman)
28. 10/19/08 - Kevin Tenney's Brain Dead (2007 - Kevin Tenney)
29. 10/19/08 - Trailer Park Of Terror (2008 - Steven Goldmann)
30. 10/20/08 - Red (2008 - Trygve Diesen & Lucky McKee)
31. 10/20/08 - 4bia (2008 - 4 different directors)
32. 10/21/08 - Netherbeast Incorporated (2007 - Dean Ronalds)
33. 10/22/08 - Mutant Chronicles (2008 - Simon Hunter)
34. 10/23/08 - Tokyo Gore Police (2008 - Yoshihiro Nishimura)
35. 10/23/08 - Home Movie (2008 - Christopher Denham)
36. 10/24/08 - I Sell The Dead (2008 - Glenn McQuaid)
37. 10/25/08 - Bay Of Blood (1971 - Mario Bava)
38. 10/26/08 - Dementia (1955 - John Parker)
39. 10/27/08 - Bloody Reunion (2006 - Dae-Wung Lim)
40. 10/28/08 - The Old Dark House (1932 - James Whale)
41. 10/29/08 - Gothic (1986 - Ken Russell)
42. 10/30/08 - The House On Sorority Row (1983 - Mark Rosman)
43. 10/31/08 - Spider Baby (1968 - Jack Hill)


#57 of 888 OFFLINE   Angel Pagan

Angel Pagan

    Second Unit

  • 486 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 15 1998

Posted September 29 2008 - 03:46 PM

First time viewings are in bold.

1) The Thing (1982) [HD-DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
2) Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
3) The Wolf Man (1941) [DVD] Posted Image
4) An American Werewolf In London (1981) [HD-DVD) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
5) Wolf Creek (2005) [HD-DVD] Posted Image Posted Image
6) Hostel: Part II (2007) [Blu-ray] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
7) Fright Night (1985) [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
8) Rest Stop (2006) [Blu-ray] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
9) The Happening (2008) [Blu-ray] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
10) Prom Night (2008) [Blu-ray] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

17 movies watched during the 2003 Scary Movie Challenge
35 movies watched during the 2004 Scary Movie Challenge
14 movies watched during the 2005 Scary Movie Challenge
21 movies watched during the 2006 Scary Movie Challenge
Did not participate in the 2007 Scary Movie Challenge

#58 of 888 OFFLINE   Radioman970

Radioman970

    Producer

  • 5,790 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2006
  • Real Name:James Perry
  • LocationCould be anywhere

Posted September 29 2008 - 10:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ockeghem
I would hope that The Shining (Nicholson-Duvall version) would count. At the least, it has some music that has some Halloween-ish overtones (the Dies Irae performed on brass -- and it's so fitting). Posted Image
Anything with one person chasing another with an ax should be included! Posted Image

Ah! I had to look that up on wiki. That's the music that plays during the opening credits! I'll bet it wasn't originally that creepy!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TravisR
Not to single you out ...I just want to cut off any potential problems.
Oh yeah, Explorers is clearly sci-fi. That's exactly why I mentioned it. It's not horror yet it "feels right" during October for me personally. I might get in trouble next month with my choices. I just know I'll be pushed down in the mud and my Halloween candy bag snatched. Posted Image



Posted Image
Silly Party Candidate: Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel

#59 of 888 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

    Lead Actor

  • 7,129 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 11 2003
  • Real Name:Michael Elliott
  • LocationKY

Posted September 30 2008 - 12:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Karlosi
Where's Michael Elliott?

Oh, I'm here and in the other thread.

I'll be lucky to get 31 unless I can figure out a way to get more viewings in. I'm going to try and watch mostly older stuff that I haven't seen in 10-15 years but of course will be starting out with FRANKENSTEIN (1910) as I do each year.

#60 of 888 OFFLINE   Christopher B

Christopher B

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 84 posts
  • Join Date: May 03 2004

Posted September 30 2008 - 01:33 AM

The main problem that I think some people had last year was when someone was counting a 10 minute short film because it had a horror theme. To spend on hour of time to watch 6 shorts and to count it as 6 movies makes it harder for the people who only count full length horror movies to keep up with the movie count.

I was considering not doing the challenge this year, but as it gets closer to October I always feel the itch. I always have big plans too, but then hockey season starts and it makes it much harder. I guess I will just do as many 2 movie days as I can during the week, and then start early on the weekends!


Back to Movies (Theatrical)



Forum Nav Content I Follow