How many horror movies are you going to watch this October?

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How many horror movies do you plan to watch in October?

Poll closed Oct 28, 2010.
  1. None.

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. 1-5

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. 6-10

    16 vote(s)
    15.2%
  4. 11-15

    15 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. 16-20

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. 21-25

    6 vote(s)
    5.7%
  7. 25-30

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. 31-40

    27 vote(s)
    25.7%
  9. 41-50

    8 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. 51-60

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  11. 61-70

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. 70+

    12 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Actually, I'm leaving my job at the end of the year for a move. But I still have the same one I've had all these years at HD and work in a building with offices. I can get through 2 movies in the conference room when I'm not working. Plus, I work at night instead of during the day and I barely sleep.

    But, I failed both 2008 and 2009 Horror-Digital October month marathons within the first 9 days because I got distracted and I'm incredibly anal about being able to concentrate. If I can't give almost all the movies the same attention, I bail. So it doesn't matter how much time I've had. This year, I'm going to do this right if it kills me (which should probably make Fistfuck pretty happy).

    But I've got a new tactic this year... Chronological order! I actually did a days-long marathon back in 2000 or something and the thing that made that work seemed to be chronological order.



    I think my 2008 total was 37 (in... 9 days). 2009... less than 20, I think.
     
  2. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    I don't know how you guys do it. If I watch a double-feature, I'm done. My brain will have had enough, and I have to change scenes or sleep. If I try for a triple feature, I inevitably end up in bed or horizontal on the couch.

    Do you load up on caffeine? Snacks? How do you stay motivated and engaged?
     
  3. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Somewhere between 6-10 and 11-15. I LOVE the horror genre, but but I like to let my scare-o-meter reset itself, at least between the more shock and suspense driven horror movies. 30+ horror movies in 31 days would probably suck the fun out of it for me. Plus, October is the month where the amateur theatre group I'm a part of starts up again (which means partying!), so there won't be time to O.D. on horror. :)
     
  4. Copyboy

    Copyboy Member

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    I went with 11-15. I would love to do one a day through October, but realistically that will never happen.
     
  5. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    I hope for 25-30, but we'll see how busy I am at work...
     
  6. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Hopefully 31-40, but Horror films are of course not all I watch...
     
  7. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    i think we went over this last year, but that is insane!...in a good way.

    i try to hit at least a film a day (according to my movie tracker, im more or less there). but i can't bring myself to watch exclusively horror, even in october. I said 11-15. if i hit more, then i'll be pleasantly surprised.
     
  8. TheDreamMaster

    TheDreamMaster New Member

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    I was unemployed last year and managed 152, I think. This year, I don't have that same problem (or luxury, depending on how you look at it ;)), so I'm gunning for something more realistic. 31 is a minimum...hoping to get at least twice that, and anything beyond is gravy.
     
  9. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Last year i did 103 but I'll do better this year. :)
     
  10. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    As many as I can, but realistically....probably around 21-25. I'm going to try my best to do 1 a day though.

    I don't know how some of you can watch 4 or 5 a day, I couldn't sit still for that long.
     
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    Hellbilly Active Member

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    All it takes is a little enthusiasm and good planning. When I did the 1950s Sci-Fi & Horror Marathon consisting of six movies during my October viewings last year I made sure to include breaks.
    The first three I did in one sitting which wasn't much of a problem because of the movies short running time. After the third I did 30 minute breaks between each feature so I could stretch out a little, or cook me a quick warm meal or whatever.
    Other than that I had snacks and beverages within reach and no trouble whatsoever to stay motivated :)
     
  12. Slackjaw83

    Slackjaw83 Lonely St. Tattooer

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    I'm shooting for 31 this year, but due to losing 2 weekends in october (fall festival in my hometown the 2nd weekend, and my best friend getting married on the 3rd weekend), it's going to mean doubling up. I actually got a jump start this year and figured I'd start watching this week, but they'll only go in the "unofficial" tally, lol.

    The wife and I are throwing a Halloween party on the 30th, so I'm hoping to get 15 hours worth of horror fliks, halloween specials, and shorts during said party, which should be a trip.
     
  13. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Good question... I don't know. I think I zone out. If I'm doing it right, I zone out of my body and the stuff around me. I'm good at holding other things off for 3 hours and still getting them done within the day. But, I can't watch more than 3 movies in a row. If I was able to do that, I could probably cram 7 whole movies plus some TV in a day.

    For me though, eating very little keeps me awake longer. For the most part, I just don't think about it. And I do well... as long as I don't hear fucking people making a lot of noise outside or in the hallways (which has always been the killer of these attempts). Or other people's music. I can't always just crank up the volume and bass because my speakers are old and/or stubborn. Tried that last year and the speakers started scratching terribly during the climax of Fulci's City of the Living Dead.


    This year I've been watching very little horror hoping that would help. And I think it will. My whole thing is I really plan out what kinds of movies will be on the day. And how I'm building up to the serious classics on the last week of the month, movies with the best atmosphere and creepiness.

    I guess my idea of diversifying selection is to pepper the days with Tales from the Crypt or Masters of Horror episodes, plus some Halloween specials if I finally get The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown DVD or The Rocky Horror Picture Show and then watch Little Shop of Horrors to even the tone. But, I think the movies themselves are of such different types and so many different personalities of the people who made them, etc. That you're only going to get bored if you never see more than just the onscreen action. Person doing blank before killer/monster comes in and attacks them, etc.
     
  14. addicted2dvd

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    I don't know if I can do it... but I am going to attempt to beat my personal best. Which was 2 years ago when I watched...

    Movies: 100
    TV Episodes (Horror or Halloween eps.): 45
    Other (Shorts and such): 4

    So my goal is anything above that for all three categories.
     
  15. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Sounds awesome. I always eat my snacks within the first 30 mins.
     
  16. Fistfuck

    Fistfuck Slowest to 2000 posts

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    I'd want nothing else any less. If you died, who would I pick on?
     
  17. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    I'll be lucky if I squeeze in ten.
     
  18. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    Last year I watched about 40something movies. I'll be watching at least 31
     
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    Aiming for 50 movies
     
  20. rabidgoatboy

    rabidgoatboy New Member

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    I'm aiming for at least one a day. Although, I was able to comfortably cram 4 movies in this past Sunday and 2 every night this week. I should be able to get way more than that. I chose 41-50.
     

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