Posted October 01 2002 - 01:34 PM
It's October again. Didn't we just do this?
Those of you who remember, each of the last two years have seen me challenge willing HTF members to watch 13 scary movies in the month of October to celebrate Halloween.
What's the point? There isn't one, other to enjoy yourself, burn through some unseen discs, and catch a couple of genre films you've never seen. Last year, for instance, I caught the mind blowing Wicker Man
for the first time and managed to rip through all of those Universal monster movie double features.
Here are the rules, reposted from last year's thread
, amazingly, still in existence:
Now, if you wanna join in, the rules are simple:
1. Watch 13 Scary/Horror/Halloween-Themed films before midnight on October 31, 2001 (on a case by case basis, I may give special dispensation to extend the deadline until dawn on November 1st ).
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.
3. If you were part of the challenge last year, no more than two of the same films can be RE-watched. I'll grant a couple since some movies (ie. Halloween, Rocky Horror) are simply tradition and I'm willing to give credit for these.
4. Come here and talk about 'em.
Of course, the new date is October 31, 2002
A couple of new caveats.
5. 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. 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.
6. 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.
Takers? Anyone wanna take on the Ultimate Splatter Challenge?
Peter M. Fitzgerald kick ALL of our asses last year (the inspiration for the "U.S.C."), so I hope he'll join in again.
My Tally So Far
(with ratings out of
1. Near Dark
3. Red Dragon
4. The Innocents
5. Brotherhood of the Wolf
6. Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
7. Don't Look Now
8. I Walked With a Zombie
9. Revenge of the Creature
10. The Creature Walks Among Us
11. The Ring
12. The Thing From Another World
13. It! The Terror from Beyond Space
1. Evil Dead
2. The Dead Zone