The Annual October Movie Watching Thread!!!!!

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  1. maskull

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

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    Once again the greatest month of all time is approaching (yay!) and once again we need a thread so we can brag about which horror movies we've watched, how many we've watched over the month, which movies we've loved/hated, and maybe get some excellent recommendations on movies we'd never heard of before.

    don't give a damn about non-horror flicks so don't post them in this thread! :p

    My plan is the same as every year: watch as many horror flicks as possible over the 31 days (minimum one per day), culminating a full day/night of horror marathon on October 31st.

    I think I'll start my October with the traditional Stephen King's Silver Bullet at the stroke of midnight on October 1st...well I might cheat a bit because I have to work the next day.

    Anyway let the fun start...in a few days.:banana:
     
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    I think I'm gonna try to get in on this, I've got a big backlog of movies to get to and this'd be a good way to get through them.

    Oddly enough, Silver Bullet is one of them, so I think I might hit that up on the 1st as well just as a show of solidarity :D
     
  3. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I will for sure. I usually do a Laserdisc watching marathon all month - but it broke and I sold the entire collection in the Spring. I miss them.
     
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    During work days I'll be watching one each night. I'll try to watch as much as possible over the weekends. Once my two week vacation starts in mid October there will be no holding back though.

    I got tons of new, unwatched DVDs and old school VHS stuff lined up for my vacation. I'm currently working on themed viewing lists because I'm geeky like that :D

    October is my favorite month of the year. Nothing better than watching a scary movie on a cold or rainy or windy or foggy night :)
     
  5. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    :( I guess all of us LD files have to realize it's going to happen eventually.

    Anyway, I'm planning on participating, but I'm too busy in Oct. to see that many. Still, I'll watch what I can.
     
  6. onebyone

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    I am so in. Have my pile of movies ready for my at least one horror movie a day, only horror exists in my world October horror marathon. It's one of my favorite things.

    In other news, I cannot believe that it is October already. This year has flown by at an alarming clip.
     
  7. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I hope you fit in more then you expect.
    I miss the LD's I had. I had entire threads here and so many participated. I miss the Roan group titles with their reprinted pressbooks, the very true sound, the colorful gatefolds...*sigh*
     
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    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Don't recall the Roan group. Anyway, I will attempt to see 31 films in October, or at least come close.
    ;)
     
  9. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    I'm loaded with about 60 flicks to watch during the course of the month.
     
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    I know it's still September but I started a bit early. I watched Friday the 13th part V. It's by far my favorite from the series.
    *First time viewings in bold

    10/03
    Creep
    Deaths of Ian Stone
    The Devil's Rain
     
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  11. Man, I've been building up unwatched movies for the last year--I bet I have a neglected disc for every day of the month. I don't know how many I'll get through, but I guarantee a good chunk of that list is going down!

    Between my unwatched Argento Collection and Bava Box 2, maybe this year will have an Italian theme...
     
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    I've have so many films that I want to watch this year. Making a list now for October. Trying to theme different nights for different films. Should be fun.


    10/1- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Blu-ray)
    10/1- Nightmare On Elm Street (Blu-ray)
    10/1- Twilight Zone: The Movie (DVD)
    10/3- Soul Survivors (Showtime HD)
    10/3- Land Of The Dead (Blu-ray)
    10/9- Halloween 2 (Cinemax HD)
    10/9- Carrie (Blu-ray)
    10/9- The Happening (Blu-ray)
    10/11- Quarantine (Cinema)
    10/11- Pulse (HD-DVD)
    10/12- The Hunger (DVD)
    10/12- Slumber Party Massacre 2 (DVD)
    10/12- House By The Cemetery (EC LaserDisc)
    10/13- Cat In The Brain (Grindhouse LaserDisc)
    10/13- Sorority House Massacre 2 (DVD)
    10/15- Dance Of The Dead (DVD)

    Dance Of The Dead, wow, where do I start? I had heard good things about this one but it was such a letdown. The pacing was all wrong and the story was tired and weak. There were a few decent gore sequences but they weren't nearly enough to save this turd. I had hoped this would be a nice introduction into the "Ghosthouse Underground" series but I am very cautious after this weak entry. I am a sucker for these type of films and can usually find some entertainment value in even the more mundane entries but I can't recommend this one at all.

    10/15- Sweet Sixteen (DVD)
    10/16- Creepshow 2 (DVD)
    10/16- Friday The 13th Part 2 (DVD)
    10/17- In The Folds Of Flesh (DVD)
    10/17- Nightbreed (DVD)
    10/18- Escape Fron New York (DVD)
    10/18- Escape From L.A. (Universal HD)
     
  13. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    YES!

    it's always so hard for me to balance my faves with new films. Last October, I watched a few films that I ended up loving, as well as a few stinkers, but that's the beauty of it all.

    CANNOT WAIT! I love these October threads.
     
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    Bring on October!
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Last year I watched 47 horror movies for October. I hope to watch at least one a day this year. Going through boxsets has helped me out with deciding what to watch.

    Don't have much for plans now. I always try and stick with the classic in October but I'll squeeze through more of my Blu-rays this year too which will be more modern.
     
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    I have about 80 movies set up for October viewing haha. Unfortunately October will be extremely busy for me as well, but I will watch at least 31 movies (Actually that's what I did last year so I will go for a little over that!). If I miss watching one on a day, I'll have to make up for it another day by watching two or three. I've been pumped for this for weeks now!
     
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    Just like last year, I'm going to reserve a spot for me to list what I want to see vs. what I actually end up watching and update as I go along.

    October Watch List

    10.01.08 The Last Winter
    10.03.08 The Mother of Tears
    10.04.08 Artifacts
    10.04.08 Waxwork
    10.05.08 Picnic at Hanging Rock
    10.06.08 Prince of Darkness
    10.07.08 The Hand
    10.10.08 Grindhouse
    10.11.08 Campfire Tales
    10.11.08 Resident Evil: Extinction
    10.12.08 Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
    10.13.08 Masters of Horror: The Damned Thing (Tobe Hooper)
    10.15.08 The Silence of the Lambs
    10.16.08 Mindwarp
    10.17.08 Quarantine
    10.20.09 Perfect Creature
    10.22.08 Waxwork 2
    10.24.08 Sundown: the Vampire in Retreat
    10.25.08 Underworld
    10.26.08 Underworld: Evolution
    10.26.08 The Lair of the White Worm
    10.27.08 The Devil's Chair
    10.28.08 Midnight Meat Train
    10.28.08 Masters of Horror: Sounds Like (Brad Anderson)
    10.29.08 Bride of Frankenstein
    10.29.08 The Gorgon (1964)
    10.29.08 Bubba Ho-Tep
    10.31.08 Pumpkinhead
    10.31.08 The Monster Squad

    First-timers to watch:

    Feast 2
    Wizard of Gore
    (remake)
    P2
    The Beyond
    Return to Sleepaway Camp
    The Evil Woods
    Chill
    The Morgue
    Restraint
    Bram Stoker's Dracula's Guest
    The Legend of Bloody Mary
    Dead of Winter
    The Devil's Curse
    Final Exam



    Movies to Revisit


    Suspiria
    Videodrome
    Class of 1999

    Watching my own list change is half the fun I have with it.

    [got through a whopping 23 films last year :lol:, so we'll see]
     
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  18. boycrieswolf

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    I'm all over this challenge!!! Although last year I was in the middle of a move and this year a divorce, I'm gonna try my best to watch at LEAST one horror flick a day in October. Anybody out there with young children that can recommend some kid friendly horrors...? I know that sounds weird but I have two daughters (ages 11 and 12) that have been fairly sheltered from some of the more intense stuff...just though I'd ask. So far we've been through Gremlins and Monster Squad together...stuff along those lines they can handle...other stuff I usually proceed with caution...Happy October everybody...one more day!!!:banana:
     
  19. maskull

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

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    I was going through my movie collection yesterday, trying to get a rough idea of which movies I wanted to watch and....I think we need a longer October. Especially since I'll end up not watching half the movies I planned on watching due to watching other movies that get recommended in this thread.

    Oh well, I've been looking forward to the start of October for months now. Can't wait!
     
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    I'm ready for it. I have waaay too many unwatched dvds to be able to get through them all even in a month's time, so I know I've got more than enough to watch. The nice thing is I work graveyards so I can start at the stroke of midnight exactly. Though, I am getting married on Halloween so that might cut into the viewing time.

    You could try Ernest Scared Stupid. I always liked that one when I was a kid.
     

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