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Halloween Havoc : Season of the Witch pre-thread

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First and foremost, thanks to @Brian Fowler for creating and running this thing for so long. Longer, probably, than most would. This is pretty much my favorite time of the year around these parts and I've enjoyed being involved in the last 5 or so editions of the Havoc. So, when Brian lost his smile, I decided to take a shot at keeping it alive. Hopefully Brian will join in the fun minus the headache or at least throw me a pro tip or two.

Now down to business. I think it is a no-brainer to keep the basic structure that Brian developed. So, indicate in this thread that you are down with the sickness. PM me your film pick with a brief explanation of why it is your choice. No real life animal cruelty. Try not to choose ridiculously obscure films.  I'll PM you the film you will review. Write it up and send it to me. Wait for the fun.

I would like to get picks in by Tuesday evening, but we can stretch it out a bit if necessary. Once I have an idea of how many people want to do this, I'll come up with the deadline for your reviews. Hopefully people will still want to do this, even without our Fearless Leader. And if it turns out to be a complete disaster, well, you were warned by this years title.

 

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Also, if you are new to this, there are multiple threads of Halloween Havoc's past that you can search to get the gist of what is going on. And I believe the last couple may have a list of films previously reviewed though I am not going to be overly worried if there is a repeat or two since it will be a fresh review. If you're passionate about Critters II (I don't know why you would be) than put it up.

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I will cheerfully support the new administration.

I have PMed you my movie choice.

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Do not be dismayed, Fowler.  I'm just trying to keep up my participation because I am sometimes shit at these things..  I know that being in charge of stuff is hard and we are always thankful to you for taking the initiative to keep the board content on point.

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Well that was a quick overthrow @J.T.;)

I'll definitely still play.

(For the pedantic record, I didn't create the game. It was done by someone else, I don't remember who, many years and a few complete board crashes ago. It was original only done once, as "This is Halloween" and I cheerfully revived it a few years later as an annual event.)

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7 minutes ago, Brian Fowler said:

Well that was a quick overthrow @J.T.;)

I am at work and I am on shift with a guy that I am very close to smacking in the head with a phone receiver.

Emotions are close to the boiling point.

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4 hours ago, odessasteps said:

Because it is in my head everytime I see the thread title

 

Does this mean you are in?

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22 minutes ago, Execproducer said:

Does this mean you are in?

Put me down for now as probably

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in!

will get a pick figured out and sent sometime tomorrow!

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The Odessa Steps Rule is in effect.  Black Comedy will be considered but screwball comedies with monsters in them are out.

Shaun of the Dead = Yes.

Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein = No.

 

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I mean, Dracula : Dead and Loving It is a non-starter but kind of hard to summarily dismiss Lon Chaney Jr. . I expect most of have a grasp of what works or doesn’t and if not, I can always make an arbitrary decision.

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Here is my first arbitrary decision : no ‘horror films’ that are just an excuse for B-actresses to get naked. Meaning  Tina Krause type movies.

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I was trying to pick something from the TCM list and I saw Fearless Vampire Killers and that reminded me about the "horror comedy" issue. 

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Yeah, I wasnt planning on picking it (I think it's okay but more interesting historically because of Roman and Sharon Tate) but it jogged my memory like I said. TCM is also showing a Bowery Boys "monster movie" next month. 

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Yeah Bowery Boys are entering Dead and Loving It territory. I guess the J.T. edict is a solid one but I am willing to go case by case.

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