Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge

Posted: October 1, 2016 in News and Rumors
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It’s that time of year when it becomes socially acceptable to binge watch horror movies, something that a lot of us do year round.  There are always all sorts of challenges and contests and this year, I’ve decided to take part in the Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge.

If you don’t know what Scarecrow Video is, check out their site here.  They are on a mission to keep video stores alive and bring people and film together.  Their store is in Seatlle, but they are expanding via the internet.

Here’s the list.  I’ll keep this post pinned and update it as I make progress.  Feel free to play along!

Final: 18/31 – This was tougher than I thought!  Without planning, it just wasn’t in the cards to complete this, but I can’t believe I didn’t watch a vampire flick!

[  ]1. Family day (aka easin’ in to it). Something rated PG or less.
[X]2. Mad(e) for TV day. Any feature length that was made for TV. Stephen King’s It (1990)
[X]3. Director day. Something from a well known auteur. The Funhouse (1981) Tobe Hooper
[X]4. Part IV day. Any 4th part of a film series. Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
[  ]5. Gamers in Daylight day. Something based on a video or board game.
[X]6. Bookworm day. Something based on a book. Bonus points to you Giallo fans. Ghost Story (1981)
[  ]7. Disaster day. You know, earthquakes, floods, viral outbreaks etc.
[  ]8. Post-Apocalypse Day. Something with a future we can all look forward to.
[X]9. Back To Nature day. No, not a nudist colony film, sheesh. One where nature is the true terror aka a plant/animal protagonist. Up From the Depths (1979)
[X]10. Some Kind of Satan day. Go pure evil with this pick. If only there were 666 days in October…Deathgasm (2015)
[X]11. Space is Cold and Unforgiving day. Something that takes place in outer space. Supernova (200)
[  ]12. Time is Not What it Seems day. Anything with time travel or that takes place in a alternate timeline.
[X]13. Dragons Ate My Blacksmith day. A stone cold fantasy. Or a regular fantasy if you’re a softy. Deathstalker II (1987)
[  ]14. Pseudotronic day. Just about anything with a Troma logo on it will suffice. Practical effects are a must, no CGI!
[  ]15. Video Store Day. This is a big one. Watch something physically rented or bought from an actual video store. If you live in a place that is unfortunate enough not to have one of these archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store scene in it at least. #vivaphysicalmedia
[X]16. Classics Are Classics For a Reason day. Watch a Hammer film or something made before 1970 preferably in black and white. Frankenstein (1931)
[  ]17. VHS day. Something on the greatest physical format known to psychotronica. If you don’t have a VCR or access to one then watch a movie with a VCR/VHS theme or scene in it.
[X]18. Host With the Most day. Watch something with a host /hostess in it. Killjoy’s Psycho Circus (2016)
[  ]19. Good Neighbor day. Watch a Canadian horror movie that is not made by David Cronenberg.
[X]20. UnAmerican Activities day. Watch a non N. American made flick. Return of Godzilla (1984)
[X]21. More Bang for Your Buck day. Any horror anthology. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
[X]22. Atkins Diet day. Cannibals save a lot of money on groceries, see how they do it. Blood Diner (1987)
[X]23. Possession is 9/10 of the Law day. Watch a demon film then exorcise vigorously. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994)
[X]24. Specters and Apparitions day. Put on a sheet and try to scare your TV as much a ghost movie scares you. Dead Silence (2007)
[  ]25. Pitter-patter of Little Feet day. Since pregnancy is not scary enough, watch a pregnancy horror film.
[X]26. Doctoral Candidates day. Not sure where some of these mad scientists and doctors get their degrees but it will take some looking into. Please help. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
[X]27. Right Tool for the Job day. Power tools aren’t always used for their intended purposes. This day is not OSHA approved. 31 (2016) Chainsaws
[  ]28. As If This Could Suck More day. A terrible vampire film.
[  ]29. Moonful of Puppies day. A werewolfer.
[  ]30. Black Sunday. Witches, warlocks, voodoo priests etc. See if you can conjure the strength to make it one more day. And don’t watch Black Sunday you cheater.
[X]31. Dead Tired From This Challenge day. I bet you stayed up all night watching movies trying to make up for wasted time earlier in the month. Therefore, you have to watch a zombie movie since you probably feel like one anyway. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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