Watch as many movies as you can that fit into the horror genre. Maybe engage in a little resilience training during COVID-19 season. If you are in doubt whether a movie counts or not, just ask.
- A feature film (Anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For Mini-Series/TV series, the standard 40/60 rule applies.
- Rewatches allowed.
Challenge runs from DUSK 30 September 2020 - SUNRISE 1 November 2020.
They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
Top 500 Horror Movies
IMDb Top 50 Horror
BFI's 100 European Horror Films
iCM Forum's Top 250 Favourite Horror Films
TSZDT - Hidden Horrors
Holiday Horror List
CriterionForum Lists Project - Horror
Slant's The 50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century
1SO's List of Top Horror
iCM Forum's Highest Rated Horror Movies
Official Non-TSZDT Horror Films
21st Century’s Most Acclaimed Horror Films
Triples (please verify):
https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?genres= ... =1990-1999
I'm open to more suggestions for lists.
We have four bonus challenges again this year. The first two are passive - everyone will be playing as I'm collecting the data myself. For the other two, I’ll be tracking things manually, so if you want to play, please use the appropriate hashtags to indicate which bonus challenge your film counts for. When posting screenshots, please put them in a spoiler tag to make the thread a bit more readable. Also, a film may count for multiple bonus challenges, but not for multiple entries within that bonus challenge.
Bonus Challenge #1: Kill the Zombies!
This is a group challenge for survival. We must slay as many zombies as we can! To kill a zombie, all you have to do is watch a film from the They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? official list. The more we kill, the more likely we are to make it to November.
588 Zombies Slain Link to table
Bonus challenges #2: Decades of Death
Can you make it through a hundred years of horror? Watch a film from each decade, 1920s-2020s. Complete that list? Do it again! What else are you going to do - go outside?
Decades of Death
|Name||Rounds Complete||Count of Decades|
Bonus challenges #3: The Deathlist
With oodles of deaths a staple of the horror genre, we should delve deeply into the ways our on-screen actors and actresses may die. Watch films where people die in 13 unique ways. Screenshots welcome, but not required. Use #DEATHLIST and the number to play.
- Death by Disease
- Death by Gunshot
- Death by Stabbing
- Death by Strangulation
- Death by Falling
- Death by Fire
- Death by Being Buried Alive
- Death by Random Makeshift Weapon
- Death by Animal/Creature
- Death by Machine
- Death by Poisoning
- Death by Drowning
- Death by Natural Causes
Bonus challenges #4: A Horrific Game of Bingo
Who loves those common horror tropes? If you do, you may want to play a round of bingo with us. We’ll use a 4x4 bingo card – the columns are horror subgenres, the rows are horror clichés. See the table below. Use #BINGO and the cell number to play.
|A. Slashers||B. Vampires||C. Monsters||D. Zombies|
|1. Human Behaving Irrationally||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|2. Creepy Basement/Cellar||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|3. Falling Down While Running||A3||B3||C3||D3|
|4. Phone Won't Call||A4||B4||C4||D4|
|Jigsaw Impersonator||Bingo Card|
|Kublai Khan|| |
Bonus Challenge #5: Your Personal Halloween Film Festival
I don't know if y'all have noticed, but Halloween this year falls on a Saturday. There's a full moon. It's a blue moon. And we're in the middle of a global pandemic and you shouldn't leave your damn house anyway. So you know what we need? Our own personal film festival.
You were probably going to watch movies anyway, so why not make it a theme? Just title your post-Hallowen post something like "Halloween Film Festival" and tell us about your theme. It can be funny. Scary. Morbid. Whatever you want. Bonus points for creativity. All judged by your devastatingly handsome challenge host.
- Tell us your theme
- At least two films to qualify for a film festival
- Films must be watched from 12:00am 31 Oct (your local time) to dawn on Nov. 1st.
- All other numbering/rules apply as normal.