The first of these is a subset of daily films; a specific movie is selected for each day of the month and participants watch the movie on their own and then discuss. Nominations are being made as we speak for this subset, and an effort is being made to concentrate on content available for streaming via Netflix, or will be aired on commonly available cable channels like Turner Classic Movies.
The second subset is a daily theme; this is broader than the specific film per day list, but still focused. For instance, last 20 October was "A Reel Cinematic Suckfest!" (Vampire Movies). Dawn of the Dead was the selection for that night's specific film subset, so you would need to do a horror double feature to participate in both subsets since vampires are not part of Dawn of the Dead. But you could have your pick of any vampire movie to qualify for that night's theme.
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Like all DVD Talk challenges, there are twin objectives. The first is to give participants an impetus for exposing themselves to new content and exploring a theme. Maybe you're like me and you've never watched the Friday the 13th series. This is a good excuse to finally sit down and watch 'em. The other objective is to promote discussion about content on the forum. Cursory remarks like "I liked this/hated that" are allowed, but if you find yourself really responding to something, it's encouraged that you share those insights and reactions.
You can follow the Discussion Thread here to get a sense of expectations, guidelines, etc.
You can see my list post here (though obviously it won't become "live" until 1 October).