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Watch as many horror movies you can take in 31 days.

 

Thirty-one total.  One a day.  Thirteen.  Twenty-two.  Six?

As many as you want, just have fun.

 

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Every night (or day) in October! It's tough, but can it be done? I tried last year but ended up having to go away for business and it buggered up my schedule.



Half of the fun was creating the spreadsheet of movies/format/date.


Who's in with me?
 
 

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Yeah, I did this challenge a few times on Home Theater Forum. I did the 13 horror film challenge instead of the full 31. It's a blast. You can't repeat films from year to year and you have to watch a certain number of new horror flicks that you haven't personally seen before. Everyone provides their lists along with their own synopses and reviews.
 

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Sounds like fun. I wouldn't be able to keep up with the pace of one-a-day, but I like the idea of an organized way to view movies I haven't seen before. I look forward to seeing some folks lists of horror movies.


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Wouldn't watching that many horror movies in a row turn you into either a scaredy-cat coward or an ax murderer?


That being said, here's one I'd recommend for your list,


Candyman


That movie bummed me out like no horror movies has.


As for watching horror movies for 31 days. That would either grind me down and bum me out, or at the end, I'd just be laughing when someone got their head cut off with a chainsaw, and the shocks and gore wouldn't affect me anymore.
 

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Every night (or day) in October! It's tough, but can it be done? I tried last year but ended up having to go away for business and it buggered up my schedule.



Half of the fun was creating the spreadsheet of movies/format/date.



Who's in with me?

No Ta, I have enough horror in my life without going out of my way to watch it....


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Originally Posted by homerx /forum/post/14711876


31 days would be rough. I don't think I've even watched 31 movies of any kind within a month.

13 might be possible as well.

Over the past 24 months I've averaged 45 movies a month (low was 18, high was 80 in Dec 2007) so 31 movies in a month should be no problem.



December 2007 (80)
My ratings are based on 1-5 stars


1st - Bastard Out of South Carolina **

Transformers HD ***

This is England ***

Innocence ***


2nd - Stardust ****


3rd - Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills **

Thing That Hang from Trees **

Your Mommy Kills Animals **1/2


4th - Diary ***

Paranoid Park ***1/2

Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door ***3/4

Dark Mind *


5th - Once ****

Control ***


7th - Into the Wild ****

The Flock **

Cocaine Cowboys ***


8th - The Insurgents **

These Foolish Things **

The Deaths of Ian Stone **

Guy X **

The Lives of Others ****

Final Destination 3 **


9th - The Brave One **

Lust Caution ****1/2


10th - Things We Lost In the Fire ****

Butterfly On a Wheel (Shattered) ***


11th - Johnny Got His Gun *****

Angst ***


12th - Day Zero **

White Light, Black Rain **1/2

Blood Car *


13th - I'm Not Here ****1/2

Trade ***


14th - A Sound of Thunder **

Awake **

Elizabeth: The Golden Age ***1/2


15th - Just Like Heaven **

Michael Clayton ****

La Mome (La Vie En Rose) *****

Bourne Ultimatum ***

Live Free and Die Hard ***


16th - Lions for Lambs *


17th - The Kingdom (2007) ***


18th - Driftwood *

Invasion (2005 - Infection) *

Army in Shadows ***


19th - Before the Devil Knows Your Dead ****

Shoot Em Up **


20th - Shopgirl ***

When a Stranger Calls *

Kite Runner ****


21st - I Am Legend ****

Gone Baby Gone ****


22nd - Deck the Halls *

PU 235 **

Timerider *

The Bucket List ***


23rd - Practical Magic **

Atonement *****

The Great Debaters ***


24th - Loose Change Final Cut ***

The Guardian **

For Your Consideration **

Wristcutters: A Love Story **

It's a Free World **


25th - December Boys **

National Treasure: Book of Secrets **

2 Days in Paris **


26th - Worlds Fastest Indian ***


27th - Out of Season **

Joshua **


28th - Zeitgeist ****

Gattaca ****


30th - My Life Without Me ***

Charlie Wilson's War **


31st - O Brother, Where Art Thou? ***

Enchanted ***1/2

Shortbus ***

May 18 **
 
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To clarify/correct some comments I made earlier: The 13 movie challenge does not necessarily have to occur in 13 days. Just as long as you watch 13 horror films at some point within the month, you're good to go. And in regards to the comment about the "rules", movies CAN be repeated from year to year but there was a minimum number of first-time viewings that you had to incorporate into the mix.


I'm definitely in if enough people show interest.
 

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That being said, here's one I'd recommend for your list,


Candyman


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Ahh I haven't seen this one in a LONG time and have to put it on my list.


I think you guys are onto something here with 13 movies. 31 is extremely hard for anyone with a full time job, a wife, and pets (or kids). Basically tough for anyone with a life!


To follow tradition though, my 13th movie would have to be Halloween on the 31st.
 

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I've attempted this every year for many years since I am a huge Halloween and horror fan. What I try to do is something horror-related each day during October. This can be watching a movie, reading a horror story, or just going out to look at Halloween decorations or merchandise. There are so many short old horror movies (80 minutes and less!) that the movie challenge might be do-able. Usually I end up falling back on reading a chapter of a Stephen King book for some of the days.
 
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To clarify/correct some comments I made earlier: The 13 movie challenge does not necessarily have to occur in 13 days. Just as long as you watch 13 horror films at some point within the month, you're good to go. And in regards to the comment about the "rules", movies CAN be repeated from year to year but there was a minimum number of first-time viewings that you had to incorporate into the mix.


I'm definitely in if enough people show interest.

We pick which movies we want to watch or does everyone watch the same movies?
 

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I always try for the first week or so in October and then reality gets in the way. Darn that reality!
 

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We pick which movies we want to watch or does everyone watch the same movies?

You can watch whatever you want. There is likely to be differing opinions on what is or is not horror, however. If I remember correctly, some people were watching movies that would probably be better classified as thrillers.


BTW, for the last 2 years I have watched House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects on Halloween Night.
 

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Too bad Halloween isn't in mid-summer, when there's absolutely nothing on TV.
I'd easily do 31 films in a month then. With; fall programming, football, and basketball ramping up, plus one of the best months of gaming for all consoles, movies are at the tailend of a very, very looooonnnggg list right now.


Good luck to those of you that accept this challenge.

Recommends:


The Cottage

The Descent

Identity

Wrong Turn

Quarantine*

The Mist

Scanners

What Lies Beneath

The Hills Have Eyes 2

Wolf Creek

*You'll have to get out of the house to see this one.
 

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Recommends:


Quarantine*

*You'll have to get out of the house to see this one.

Unless you've already seen "[Rec]" - looks like it may be a direct frame by frame remake!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Spoiler  
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Too bad they show the very ending in the trailer, unless of course they come up with a new ending....which I doubt.



All good recommendations spyder.


I think I may start with the orginal "The Haunting" followed by the 1999 DTS remake; that should give my new dual MFW-15's a good work out!!
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