October Horror Challenge 2019

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Vespidae, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Happy Spooktober, friends and familiars!

    I feel like the last couple of years got pretty convoluted and heavy so this year I'm going to keep it a bit lighter.

    Scoring: The challenge runs from right now until 11:59 on October 31. You will get two points for watching any movie that you have never seen before, and one point for watching a movie that you have already seen. You get no points for watching the same movie a second (or more) times during this month, unless you actually watch Hocus Pocus 31 days in a row, which definitely nobody should do. Watch any three shorts for 2 points. To count for points, the movie must have the "horror" genre tag on IMDb. (Do scroll down to the mid-bottom of the page, because sometimes films have multiple genres and only two or three actually display at the top).

    In honour of this year's It: Chapter Two, Pet Sematary and Doctor Sleep, let's finally give Stephen King his due. Watch any movie based on a Stephen King story, and get one extra point. Make sure to check the genre tags, because not every story has been adapted as a horror, and those won't count (eg: Stand By Me or The Shawshank Redemption). Not to worry, there are still a billion left to choose from, and remakes of each.

    Movie of the Month: I'm going to cheat a little here, because technically this is not a feature film. It is, however, certainly long enough, and told in two parts like the new one, and anyway I make the rules around here. Watch both halves of the 1990 mini-series It and get five additional points.

    Bonus Round: Our third bonus category is Creature Features. You will get one additional point for any movie where the bad guy is an it (see what I did there?). But no, actually, It does not count here because clowns are not creatures and no I don't care that
    It turns into a spider at the end.
    I will, however, give you a second bonus point for any Stephen King creatures, such as Cujo. I hope this will be pretty easy to score, but if a judgment call becomes necessary, hit up me or @Honey for a verdict. (I'm leaning heavily towards animal-type creatures though, so keep that in mind, because I do not want another Pumpkinhead debate!)

    Rabb.it has sadly shut down so there are currently no plans on the schedule for our usual Chicken Movie Nights, but @Honey and I are beta testing other services and if we can get one to work we'll let you know.

    Happy haunting!

    :jack:
     
  2. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    New views in bold. Creature Features in green. Stephen King in purple.

    Features:
    1. Cooties (2014)
    2. Christine (1983)
    3. Tragedy Girls (2017)
    4. Scream (1996)
    5. Carrie (1976)
    6. Scream 2 (1997)
    7. Scream 3 (2000)
    8. Scream 4 (2011)
    9. Blade (1998)
    10. Return to Oz (1985)
    11. Little Monsters (2019)
    12. Blade: Trinity (2004)
    13. Child's Play (1988)
    14. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    15. The Amityville Horror (1979)
    16. The Monster Squad (1987)
    17. Disturbing Behavior (1998)


    Shorts:

    Total Points: 28
     
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  3. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Holding my spot! :bat:

    New. Creatures. Stephen King.

    1. Gerald's Game (2017)
    2. Christine (1983)
    3. Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
    4. Needful Things (1993)
    5. The Reaping (2007)
    6. Tarantula! (1955)
    7. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
    8. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
    9. Don't Knock Twice (2016)
    10. Black Water (2007)
    11. The Deadly Mantis (1957)
    12. Pet Sematary (1989)
    13. Them! (1954)
    14. Beneath (2007)
    15. House of the Witch (2017)
    16. Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
    17. Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)
    18. 1408 (2007)
    19. Mercy (2014)
    20. The Frighteners (1996)
    21. The Fog (1980)
    22. Thinner (1996)
    23. Return to Oz (1985)
    24. Mary (2019)
    25. Dead Calm (1989)
    26. Harpoon (2019)
    27. The Rig (2010)
    28. Devil's Gate (2017)
    29. 1922 (2017)
    30. Tremors (1990)
    31. Room 6 (2006)
    32. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
    33. Cujo (1983)
    34. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
    35. The Monster Squad (1987)
    36. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
    37. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
    38. Polaroid (2019)
    39. Haunt (2019)
    40. Ma (2019)



    Total: 100
     
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  4. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    In :blackcat: this witch has her list ready

    1st Watch
    Stephen King
    Creature Feature

    1. Pumpkinhead (1988) 2pts
    2. Winchester (2018) 2pts
    3. Scream (1996) 1pt
    4. The Open House (2019) 2pts
    5. Before I wake (2016) 2pts
    6.
    Gerald's Game (2017) 3pts
    7.
    Pet Sematary (1989) 3pts
    8.
    Pet Sematary (2019) 3pts
    9.
    In The Tall Grass (2019) 3pts
    10.
    The Golem (2018) 3pts
    11. Candyman (1992) 2pts
    12.
    Cujo (1983) 4pts
    13. Would you rather? (2016) 2pts
    14. Rosemary's Baby (1968) 1pt
    15. Stonehearst Asylum(2016) 2 pts
    16.
    Children of The Corn (1984) 3pts
    17. Tales of Halloween (2015) 2pts
    18. Apostle (2018) 2pts
    19. Stephanie (2017) 3pts
    20. A quiet place(2018) 2pts
    21. Bird Box (2018) 2pts
    22. Scream 2 1pt
    23. Scream 3 1pt

    Total: 51 pts
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  5. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    :bat: I'm ready! :bat:

    new movie, Stephen King, Creature Feature

    1. The Amityville Horror (2005) - 1
    2. House of the Witch (2017) - 2
    3. The Babysitter (2017) - 2
    4. Terrifier (2016) - 2
    5. Misery (1990) - 0 3! because it's not a horror :sad: V takes pity on my soul
    6. Eli (2019) - 2
    7. The Conjuring (2013) - 2
    8. Malicious (2018) - 2
    9. Hell House (2015) - 2
    10. Paranormal Activity 2 - 1

    Total: 19
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019 at 1:21 AM
  6. DaleBrennan

    DaleBrennan Chicken

    Tim Curry was here
     
  7. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    :jack::witch::ghost:

    New
    Creatures
    Stephen King


    Full feature:
    1. The Monster Squad (1987)

    Total: 3 points
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019 at 3:39 AM
  8. Sprovs

    Sprovs Chicken

  9. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    It's going to be a lean year since we will be on vacation at Disney for a week. I'll see how far I can get focusing on bonus categories.

    Question @Vespidae, if I made it through about half of the original It before giving up and I make it through the whole thing this year can I count it as a new movie or is it a rewatch?
     
  10. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    On maternity leave, so you witches better watch out.
    new movie, Stephen King, Creature Feature

    :bat::jack::blackcat::bat::jack::blackcat::bat::jack::blackcat::bat::jack::blackcat:

    1. Slender Man (2018) - 2
    2. Firestarter (1984) - 3
    3. 1922 (2017) - 3
    4. Sometimes They Come Back (1991) - 3
    5. Disturbing Behavior (1998) - 1
    6.
    The Thing (1980) - 3
    7. Dracula Untold (2014) - 2
    8. Poltergeist (2015) - 2
    9. Charlotte - 2
    10. The Midnight Man (2016) -2
    11. Case 39 (2009) -2
    12.
    Head Count (2018) - 3
    13. All Hallows’ Eve (2013) - 2
    14.
    Tremors (1990) - 3
    15. 28 Days Later (2002) - 2
    16. The Quiet Ones (2014) - 2
    17.
    In The Tall Grass (2019) - 3
    18.
    Carrie (1976) - 2
    19.
    Needful Things -3
    20. Annabelle: Creation -2
    21. House of the Witch (2017) -2


    Total: 49
     
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  11. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    If you rewatch the entire thing, not just the half you didn't see, you can count it as new, yes.
     
  12. calicat

    calicat Chicken

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  13. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Pumpkinhead is not a creature! I even mentioned him in the first post!

    Every year, guys. :lol:

    From the 2017 thread:
    Pumpkinhead is a demon, or more correctly, an object possessed by a demon. Neither pumpkins nor demons are creatures.
     
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  14. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    DAMMIT

    (I maybe skimmed that part of your post V)
     
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  15. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    :jack:

    Every year, Pumpkinhead trying to get extra points. :lol: I keep promising we'll have a demon category one of these years but it never seems to happen...
     
  16. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

  17. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I watch so many crappy horror movies I honestly can’t remember half the time which ones I’ve already seen, but I’m here to watch you all from the sidelines!
     
  18. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    Maybe the year after we all stop trying to sneak extra points with Pumpkinhead you will reward us with a demon category :lol:
     
  19. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    I looove the crappy Netflix horrors no one ever heard of. They're so bad it's good.
     
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  20. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    Started watching secret obsession and 40 minutes into this burning trash pile, I realize it doesn't have the horror tag. I'm bad at this game.
     
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  21. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    1. Child's Play (2019) - 2
    2. Pet Sematary (1989) - 3
    3. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid - 3
    4. Abominable - 3

    5. It - 7
    6
    . Cujo - 4
    7. Dreamcatcher - 4
    8. Silver Bullet - 4
    9. Frogs - 3

    10. Annabelle Comes Home - 2

    11. Children of the Corn - 3

    Total: 38
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019 at 2:31 AM
  22. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    Vampire is a creature. Yes or no?
     
  23. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    Aren't they portrayed more as a demon in most movies?
     
  24. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Hmmmmm, interesting. Some vamps do turn into bats though!
     
  25. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    I was thinking of then like in the classic creatures along with Frankenstein’s monster, wolf man, etc
     

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