Proposal for a new Horror Club model
November 18, 2014 11:18 AM - Subscribe

OK, I think we have a plan for a new way to proceed with horror club that will: a) get more people involved; and b) make for minimal workload to keep it going indefinitely. Details inside.

Here's what I've got:

1) Horror Club films will be presented biweekly, each film chosen by individual members informally taking turns.
2) Streaming preference is de-emphasized. The new rule is just "Nothing you can only get by stealing."
3) No repeats. Once a movie is featured as a club pick, we won't do it again.
4) The same format for announcement posts is preferred. This being: non-spoilery, non-upsetting plot teaser before jump; links to online options if available and club business below the jump. Picks are no longer to be numbered.
4) Each picker also gets to pick the next picker. They can do this by MeMailing someone they'd like to see get involved or by calling for volunteers when they announce their own pick. They need to notify them (and get them to agree) during the one week window between making the announcement post and the discussion post for their pick.
5) Picks are to be announced every other Friday. The discussion posts themselves are to follow by the subsequent Friday.
6) If a person fails to announce their pick by the Monday following their designated day, it's free-for-all and positively anyone can choose and announce the next horror club pick, first-come, first-serve. They would then pick the next picker as well.
7) If the picker posts their selection announcement in time, but fails to post the actual discussion thread by Friday, come Saturday morning, anyone can make a FF post for that film, as was announced.
posted by DirtyOldTown (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I like this.
posted by Literaryhero at 8:12 PM on November 18, 2014

I assume you are going to be first to get the ball rolling?
posted by Literaryhero at 8:12 PM on November 18, 2014

Actually, if this is the way we end up going, I was thinking we'd ask doctornecessiter if they want to do VHS Viral, since that one was supposed to happen but didn't.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:44 AM on November 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

Happy to do it, thanks DOT! Actually yeah, VHS Viral is released theatrically this Friday I think, I can post that day if that's enough lead time.
posted by doctornecessiter at 2:02 PM on November 19, 2014

That'd be great. I'm going to put together a few bits of text we will pass from person to person as we make picks.

This means you really need to pick the next picker pretty much.... now. Is that something you feel like you can get done? Normally, people will have more lead time, of course, but this is a special case.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:24 PM on November 19, 2014

Here are the guidelines I came up with for the revised Horror Club. They're longer than I'd like, but the idea was to produce something that would answer any and all questions so that it could be passed from each person who chooses to the next and provide any answers anyone would need. This isn't set in stone, so I'm open to suggestions on it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:03 AM on November 20, 2014

I want in on this!
posted by showbiz_liz at 3:38 PM on November 20, 2014

Sure thing! doctornecessiter is going first. He's reached out to a few people looking for the next picker already, but there's no harm in shooting him a MeMail. If the next slot is taken, you can angle for the one after that.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:48 PM on November 20, 2014

Ok, so I was asked to make the next choice for the club, YAY! But I just want to make sure I have this right. Since it is biweekly, I should make the announcement next week (11/28) and post the movie on the following Friday (12/5), no?
posted by Literaryhero at 1:31 PM on November 21, 2014

You got it. Each Friday will get a Horror Club post. One Friday will be an announcement, the next Friday will be the pick. A week after the pick, it starts again.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:26 PM on November 21, 2014

Aye aye, Cap'n!
posted by Literaryhero at 3:39 PM on November 21, 2014

Thanks, DirtyOldTown, for putting this together. I haven't seen the new V/H/S yet so I'll skip this round, but I'll keep an eye out for the next one.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 9:12 PM on November 21, 2014

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