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Thanks for joining us for our Movie Nights!

It’s that time of year! Halloween is fast approaching, so this AniTAY Movie Chat will be focusing on the spooky and eerie in preparation. (This will be the first of two Halloween AniTAY Movie Chats. MementoMorie will also be leading a live-action J-Horror Movie Chat on October 30. Stay tuned for that!)

Anime isn’t particularly known for having a lot of good horror, but we’ve found a couple of decent options. On Friday (October 23) at 9 PM EST we will be watching and chatting on the First 4 episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and then on Saturday (October 24) at 9 PM EST, we will watch Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000).

(Higurashi is mainly a 2 series TV show, based on a game, that consists of ~25 episodes each. However, it is broken up into many different arcs that taken together complete the story. The first 4 episodes make up the first arc of Higurashi)

If you are a lurker and want to get involved in AniTAY, this is a fun way to interact with AniTAY regulars in our community Skype Messenger chat, while watching, commenting and possibly poking fun at the same movie all together!

If you want to watch with us, find your own copy whether physical or digital. Have it ready to play at 0:00, then log into the Skype group
( https://join.skype.com/yGAOkXT ) before the designated time. Press play when the computer clock strikes 9 EST, and and text chat along with us as we all watch together! If you need help, your skype contacts are googsy5, krakkenunleashed, and shade.012

Once again, neither TV show/film is available on any legal streaming sites. You’ll need to have a physical copy this time.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (First 4 Episodes) Friday, October 23 9EST

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 07th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios. (Source: MyAnimeList)

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) Saturday, October 24, 2015

The story revolves around D, the infamous “dunpeal” (born of a vampire father and a human mother) outcast and renowned vampire hunter. His prowess at hunting the creatures of the night allowing his acceptance among humans, he is called upon to locate Charlotte Elbourne, the lovely daughter of an affluent family who has been mysteriously kidnapped.

When the sun sets, the hunt goes on! Charlotte`s father offers a rich bounty, be she dead or alive, a task D willingly accepts, even with notorious Markus brothers and their gang of bounty hunters seeking the prize as well. Amidst the chase and unknown to all lurks a sinister evil which has been secretly manipulating their every move and has set a chilling trap that none will expect and few will survive. With the tables turned and the secrets revealed, the hunters could quickly become the hunted! (Source: MyAnimeList)