Slashing Through Cinema 4: IN 3D! The Annual BGG Horror Movie Challenge!
Welcome one and all to the annual Slashing Through Cinema Horror Movie Challenge!!!! It is that time of year again, where the leaves begin to fall, the sky gets that autumnal blue, and the pumpkin spice mines are opened!
And it is also time where binge watching horror movies is seasonally appropriate! So, with that in mind, let us Slash Through Cinema!
The first geeklist was the result of my attempts to delve deeper into the genre and share what I was watching, along with getting movie suggestions from other horror fans. Plus, I had seen the fun people had with Taco De Mayo and Burrito November and, seeing no one had anything in October or anything with movies, I went with 31 Movies in 31 Days!!!
Our first year saw a dedicated few swapping movies and comparing tastes and genre preferences (as well as sharing our favorites). We had a quiet affair, celebrating the season with creepy movies. We had fun with it and the geeklist lasted long after the candles were snuffed, ghosts put away, and the pumpkins turned to mush.
Our second year came in with a 'cannon' blast. After seeing that people enjoyed the first list and were looking forward to the second year of the event, I tried to make it more organized and streamlined using the 31 days format where each person has a geeklist item and comments on their own list as they watch movies.
Our 3rd Year I tried to make it more interesting by providing parameters to force people out of their comfort zone or to check out unfamiliar horror movies with UNHOLY MATRIMONY!!! What would you get paired with! Something Old? Something New? Something Borrowed? Something Blue? Our third year saw the return of horror regulars as well as new people to the list. As always, we had fun, shared horror films, and talked shop.In 2017
created the SLASHING THROUGH CINEMA GUILD! So, if October does not sate your appetite for horror, our guild has a monthly list where we talk about movies new to us as well as the latest and greatest.
(Also, click the image above to be taken to our guild!)
Oh! We have a microbadge now! Madcap spent lots of time on it. BUY IT! CONSUME! OBEY!
And, in honor of all his efforts, I created this years theme with that in mind. Madcap Loves him some Gillman, and The Creature From The Black Lagoon is one of the more memorable films in 3D.WELCOME ONE!WELCOME ALL!TO SLASHING THROUGH CINEMA 4!(Really aren't any, lol)OKAY! OKAY! JEEEEEEEEZE.......FIIIIIIIIINE.here are the rules
Step 1: Add a geeklist item to this list
(it can be any game really, but spooooky~ ones are appreciated)
Step 2: Introduce yourself
(then we won't be strangers Georgie...everyone floats on this GL)
Just let us know a little about your film history, what horror movies or series or villains you like. What sub-genres in horror that you like most (Creature Features? Giallo? Universal pics? Slashers? New? Old?)
Step 3: Copy/Paste this form into your geeklist
A bit of a variant on last year but also requiring you to add at least a few film suggestions to your list. Cross-pollination is one of my favorite things about the SLC:HMC is learning about films I didn't know existed.
So! In honor of this years theme, I want you to also add three movie suggestions to your list! Your 3D!
Decade. Director. Denizen.
Decade. Pick a film from your favorite decade for horror. Director. Pick a film from your favorite horror director. Denizen. Pick a film spotlighting on of your favorite monsters/creatures/slasher/killer from cinema!
Also, if you want to add pumpkins and ghosts, they are microbadges! You can add images of any microbadges just like pictures.
Look up the microbadge you want, (you don't have to own it) see what number it is, then:
[microbadge= 1896] (remove the space after = )
If there are any, I guess it'd be that iffen tv shows, cartoon specials, and the like are your forte, add them up to 90 minutes, since that's the average length of a horror movie. So, Stranger Things would take up four days worth vs. Eight for example ^_^. Guess that'd be the adult rules. Granted, this is really meant to be all about spoooky movies, but I want to be inclusive y'all.
If your kid or kids want to take part and make a list, everything counts! (since school and life and such)^_^
Also, you don't have to watch 31 movies/specials to take part in the list. This is intended for everyone who wants to take part and have fun! Just a place for people to gather, enjoy the season, and watch movies along the way.
Does it have to be blood, guts, jumpscares, and creepy clowns? The original intent of the list was that as long as it is in the spirit of the season, it works for me. I still stand by that 100%. We're all about having a good time here. For example, is Night of the Comet or Little Shop of Horrors keep you up at night scary? Nah. That being said, this is SLASHING through cinema.
As you watch movies throughout the month update your geeklist entry with the movie you watched next to the appropriate day. Make a comment on your geeklist entry for each movie you watched with a short synopsis and your thoughts on the movie. Would you recommend it or give it a pass? A movie poster or screen shot to help your fellow moviegeeks is a plus! You can be as brief or detailed as you like.
Also, avoid embedding videos in your post, in our first year is really slowed down page loads. If you want to share a video link, just copy/paste the basic link. Check out the posts from last year.
If you see a new movie that really sent shivers up your spine, when you update your 1-31st list, color the movie title in Red! *Spooooky~*
Since I know we all have busy lives, I'm not super strict about it all being in October. Watching SOME stuff in the last week of September to help get a head start on hitting 31 movies is fine by me! But if you do just wait to start posting until October. Just have fun and enjoy the season!
- [+] Dice rolls