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_____V_____ 04-04-2017 09:40 AM

The Wonder Years of Horror Tournament
So, it's been awhile since one of these came along...

But, truth be said, I look around the sections of HDC - the top 100/200 compilations, the tournaments which stretched through months, the Battle Royales - whew, so much time and effort went into all of those.

I remember sitting through 5-6 hours at a stretch in front of the computer punching the top 100s or the BR Hunting Zone outings continuously, forgetting to even eat or drink, or deliberately skipping breakfast/lunch/dinner even, not to mention the endless hours poring through sites for posters/trailers, etc. Just check the times on the posts of the compilations, or the BRs, to have an idea...

Also, getting up at insane local hours to announce the HDC Awards in conjunction with Neverending's Halloween night broadcast on NEW Radio. (since I live on the other side of the world)

Wow...you must think I was pretty mad to have put real life on hold (or on notice), while I ensured that all my work on here was updated and complete.

But now, with server downtimes stretching out and no updates to the lease updation which will expire sometime in 2018, I wonder... when they finally pull HDC's plug for good - all the compilations, tournaments, BRs would be gone, forever - vanished into the cyberspace, and apparently the stored database of HDC on some remote Japanese/Russian server would be obliterated to make way for something else, something new.

Which made me think - can we have one final run of one of these tournaments which made our HDC forums unique on the Internet? They were so popular back in their days that we used to have over 4,500 posts in a single tournament which stretched to 6-7, sometimes 8 months!

I have an idea brewing in my mind since yesterday, after talking to Hammerfan. Hopefully it might come to fruition by tomorrow, and we might get to complete it before HDC is gone for good.

We shall be pitting the most popular years of the horror genre against each other. For example, 1975 is well-known for Jaws, Deep Red & Trilogy of Terror, while 2000 saw the induction of American Psycho, Battle Royale & Final Destination into the genre. We pit these years against each other in a 3-way contest, and the winner moves ahead. So on until we find our Champion of Horror Year, and crown it as the winner of the tournament.

I will need the co-operation of all active and lurking members, both new and old, to make this a success, hence I humbly request all of you for maximum participation in this small effort of mine.

So...what say, guys? One last hurrah before we ride into the sunset in a blaze of glory?

First match will be up soon.

hammerfan 04-04-2017 09:56 AM

Sounds awesome!!! I'm ready!

I won't be online tomorrow, it's my uncle's funeral. But, I WILL be online on Thursday.

MichaelMyers 04-04-2017 09:58 AM

Once more into the fray!

anglewitch 04-04-2017 10:15 AM

Count me in.

Bloof 04-04-2017 10:30 AM

I shall do my best for any year in the 80's!!!

Repo'd 04-04-2017 10:44 AM

Love it! I can't wait!

_____V_____ 04-04-2017 11:42 AM

Thanks, guys.

Framework and shortlisting till the mid-50s is now complete.


Originally Posted by Bloof (Post 1024555)
I shall do my best for any year in the 80's!!!

The 80s will need your support, considering the competition.

1931 looks the toughest to beat so far, followed by 1954.

anglewitch 04-04-2017 11:45 AM

I might hit the 1930's or the 1970's
Not quite sure yet.

_____V_____ 04-04-2017 12:38 PM

Reached 1975, and calling it a night. (past 1 AM here)

Hoo-boy! If you are thinking that this tournament will be easy, wait till you see the choices for each year. ::shocked::

If I were to vote in this, pretty damn sure that I'll be losing my sleep debating over a possible winner in each and every match.

Repo'd 04-04-2017 01:46 PM

Bring it on V! I've spent decades in front of a wavering television screen preparing for this moment!

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