Ahaha, oh man these are fucking awesome. We watched Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter and Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory tonight. We are going to watch all 100 of these motherfuckers, they are that much win.
See the previous post for a full listing of the titles available. Anything crossed out has been viewed, anything bolded is transcoded and ready for viewing. I've also started grabbing awesome ones that either looked interesting or I saw three seconds of and decided was campy awesome (see One Frightened Night).
For anyone that wants to show their own horror (or horrible) movies, my NSV tutorial is still here, waiting to be read and used.
So, about a year ago (last Christmas in fact) I bought a pair of 50-DVD movie packs from Amazon: Tales of Terror and Chiller Classics. Usually these packs contain ancient, dusty public domain movies, or grindhouse movies so awful or obscure that copyright's been lost or virtually disowned. I was going to play some of them for Halloween but they were borrowed and not returned until just today.
Now that I have them again, I think I'd like to start playing them over the SHOUTcast, likely starting with the oldest of the old-school: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Other than that, well, here's a list of the movies in each pack. Post a comment on your top five picks and I'll take the best and queue them up.(Cut for length)
Update: Bad Taste has been selected. I'm going to have to veto Manos, I could barely stand watching it with MST3K and this isn't the MST3K version. Keep voting!
Edit #2: It looks like Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, Vampire's Night Orgy and The Long Hair of Death are also winners. I managed to find my copy of A Chinese Torture Chamber Story so that makes five, with a runners-up tie between Virus and Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory.
I'm not entirely certain when we'll start the movie showing, but probably this weekend. Maybe tomorrow night (Friday).
I have some actual news today, what are the odds? The first, and happy news, is that Earthflame has completed the latest version of ArtifIce: The Game of Machine Intelligence, wherein the players are AIs of various sorts - from rogue code on the net that gains sentience to spaceship pilots to maintenance robots run amok. The newest version, v2, is available here.
In sadder news, Earthflame today announced that he's going to be taking a break entirely from roleplaying games and the gaming community as a whole for a while for health reasons. This means, unfortunately, that his work on Mosaic and Eurid are at a standstill, and he won't be attending or DMing any games he had scheduled. He didn't provide any particular instructions to his players or contributors, though I'm sure he'd appreciate anyone that was working on them (e.g. playtesting) to continue doing so in his absence.
Please get well soon, Earthflame, we all miss you already. <3
In other news, Halloween is tomorrow! We'll be playing horror movies on the SHOUTcast pretty much all day, and hopefully we'll get some horror-themed games going as well. It should be a lot of fun. I don't know what movies we have scheduled yet, but we've got a collection of them, and I plan to have them going pretty much nonstop. If you want to DM a horror-heavy Dark Heresy, All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Call of Cthulhu, Unknown Armies or similar game, now's definitely the time. (For those of you that hate the current color scheme, that will be going away November 1 as well.)