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Requested articles

There are a number of horror movies in the requested articles list, should that be added to the to-do list? Шизомби 21:52, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

I think so. The things I put on the to-do list were really just placeholders until the project really begins to take off. Thanks for the suggestion. Do you want to add that to the list, or should I? --Myles Long 22:13, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Among the requested articles are House II, II (The Horror Show), and IV. With horror film series, should the article for the first title in the series be expanded so that the article becomes about the whole series, and then the individual titles spun out if it grows too large? Or should they be individual articles for individual movies from the start? Also, looking through the horror movie category, a variety of names are used for articles on series. There's X series, X film series, X (series), and X (film series). Should a uniform classification be used? Шизомби 19:58, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

There are uniform ways of naming film-related articles; see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films). That doesn't cover your question about film series, though. I've asked your question on that talk page; I'll let you know if I get any replies. --Myles Long 23:36, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Incidentally, two of the longest-running horror series aren't on WP: Witchcraft (film) (thirteen movies) and Troublesome Night (nineteen movies). I've seen all but the 13th of the former but none of the latter. Шизомби 02:48, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

A question for horror afficionados

I asked this question at WP:RD/H yesterday but it occurred to me that editors here would be more likely to know the answer. I was editing Rats and needed to refer to James Herbert's novels about mutant rats. Is there a particular label for the premise of a piece of horror fiction like those rats? Some horror stories have obvious "villains" (e.g. Dracula). In other horror stories (particularly psychological horror) the scary thing (or things) are not in any sense a person - e.g. the dark water in Dark Water (just going on the trailer, I haven't seen this film) and the rats in Herbert - so it seems stramge to call it (or them) "the villain(s)". I am looking for a particular term for horror, not just premise, conceit, macguffin, or whatever. Have horror critics coined one? Stroika 11:07, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

The nearest term I can think of to describe the primary threat in a horror story is the Menace. David L Rattigan 11:42, 6 May 2006 (UTC) 12:41 06 May 2006 GMT

The novel Rats uses a horror subgenre which was popular after the Second World war, one which involves monsters created via nuclear mutation LuciferMorgan 23:45, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you both. I asked Paula Guran at Dark Echo and she said there isn't a word. I think meance does nicely. Stroika 20:29, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Featured articles

Is there a general strategy for featured articles? Should horror articles that are very good be identified so that can be taken to featured article status, since that may require less work? Or should people just concentrate on the topics they like the most? Or should the highest-profile horror topics be worked on to get to FA status?-(e.g. movies or books that consistently make top ten lists).

Oh, also is there any quick way of determining if there are horror FA on foreign-language WPs?

Incidentally, I find it disappointing that the Lovecraft article lacks any sort of illustrations or photos. Шизомби 19:49, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Identifying good/very good articles and helping to bring them to featured status is probably the best way to go in the short term. See below; this fits right in with the "collaboration of the week/month." Of course, high-profile horror works should also be concentrated. I'd hope that the higher-profile stuff is actually better quality already, but I know that isn't always the case. So basically, my vote is that we should really do both. As for searching foreign language WPs, I'm not sure if there's a quick way to do that. That would be really cool, though. --Myles Long 23:29, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Section for delisted Good Articles? - should there be one on the project page, or here on the discussion page? The Blair Witch Project was recently delisted, not sure what others there might have been, or what tools there are to discover what others there have been. Шизомби 17:10, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

"Improvement of the week/month"

What do you think about having an "improvement of the week/month candidate"? Over at Wikipedia:Spanish Translation of the Week they decide on one article in a concenus process; people nominate different articles for translation, once concensus is achieved, all the participants pile on and in no time a large Spanish language article is translated into English. We could have a similar process for an improvement drive. Come to a concensus on a horror film to be improved and we all work on improving it for a time. Seems to me a good way to get many articles to good/featured status in a collaborative atmosphere. --Fuhghettaboutit 20:05, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

I think that's a fantastic idea. Month is probably better than week, imo, but I'm down for either one. --Myles Long 23:24, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Great. I agree that week is probably unrealistic, and anyway the length of time should not be a hard and fast rule. I'm going to take a stab at setting up a subpage. Please feel free to edit ruthlessly, move etc.--Fuhghettaboutit 02:41, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
Page has been created: Wikipedia:Horror collaboration of the month.--Fuhghettaboutit 06:04, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
This is really cool. Thanks for setting that up. We need to start nominating articles... --Myles Long 18:29, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Horror - the dab page

Horror is a disambiguation page, so careful when you are linking. Does this WikiProject deal with the emotion, I'm not sure? Anyway, currently Horror fiction covers the the genre. Not sure if there should be a Horror (genre) (which is currently a redirect) - for example if there is a "horror" video game, the link would point to Horror fiction. Not really a question here, just something to mull over.--Commander Keane 23:20, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

This project primarily relates to horror fiction and horror film, though as you point out, video games and such definitely relate to horror fiction. The emotion itself is probably outside the scope of this project, except for the fact that it is the reason that the genres are so named. --Myles Long 23:23, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

James Herbert's Books - Could Someone Start Writing Articles for them (A Request)

Hi I'm a horror fan and am wondering if some of the kind editors could write articles for the works of James Herbert. He's quite established in the UK, and is even talked about in 'Danse Macabre', Stephen King's non-fiction book of the horror genre in general. There anyone willing to write them? LuciferMorgan 23:45, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Horror notable films

We could start a list of 'Missing/Incomplete notable horror films', something like Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/List of notable films. The list should contain horror films which have some kind of reference indicating notability - critical acclaim, top grossing, cult following (e.g. they appear on some '100 best horror movies' type of list) and the tasks would be:

  • eliminate red links by creating articles;
  • fill in existing articles, making sure they have at least an infobox, an image (if possible) and a short synopsis.

If you like the idea, please propose sources for building a list. One source would be IMDb 50 Top Rated Horror Films. AdamSmithee 19:28, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

That sounds pretty reasonable. The IMDb top horror list is pretty stable, though the worst-rated one has a fairly high turnover rate. Possibly we'd want a workpage within the project space to list them all on, and could have some sort of key to indicate which movies are on which lists (since many will likely be on more than one). The same could possibly be done for novels and short stories. (E.g. Horror: The 100 Best Books and Horror: Another 100 Best Books) Other movie sources could possibly include Saturn_Award_for_Best_Horror_Film, International Horror Guild award or Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen : A Celebration of the World's Most Unheralded Fright Flicks Шизомби 21:08, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I compiled a list of 400+ horror films at User:AdamSmithee/Notable horror films. If anyone has ideas for other lists/movies or for guidelines, please make your sugestions. If noone is against or has other sugestions, I intend to move it as a subpage to the Wikiproject. AdamSmithee 19:17, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Nice job! I added some akas and redirects, but the list will have to be gone through more thoroughly for those. Шизомби 22:20, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

As after 24h there are no further comments, I'll move it as a subpage of the Wikiproject AdamSmithee 22:32, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

If anyone wishes to contribute, you can find the list under Wikipedia:WikiProject Horror/Notable horror films AdamSmithee 22:40, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Anthology film

Should this article be expanded to have a section about horror anthology films? It's a popular type of horror film and there are a number of notable and successful ones. Right now it just gets a mention. Шизомби 22:39, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Mondo film

Should this subgenre be part of this project? Not all mondo films are horror, but a lot of them are. Шизомби 06:36, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

My feelings are that exploitation genres only tangentially linked to horror should not be the subject of organized attention from the Horror Project. I understand that mondo movies may induce horror, and there's certainly an overlap in the fanbase, but they probably fall outside the range of Project focus. Chris Stangl 22:17, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Confusion about the series Zombie 2

After asking this on the Zombie 2 talk page without getting an answer, hopefully the general horror project can help. I am very confused about the Zombie 2 series from its article and from IMDb. Could someone please clarify this for me? The following is the order of the Zombie 2 series films with the alternate titles from IMDb. One list in the article gives only 3 in the series, another gives 4, and yet others give 5. Which is right, or are they all right, and IMDb missed a film?
-- Lady Aleena talk/contribs 13:49, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Zombi 2 on IMDb (1979)
    • Island of the Flesh-Eaters
    • Island of the Living Dead
    • Ultimi zombi, Gli
    • Zombie (USA)
    • Zombie 2: The Dead Are Among Us
    • Zombie Flesh-Eaters (UK)
  • Virus on IMDb (1980/I)
    • Cannibal Virus
    • Hell of the Living Dead
    • Inferno dei morti-viventi
    • Night of the Zombies (USA)
    • Zombi 4 (USA) (pre-release title)
    • Zombi 5: Ultimate Nightmare (Italy)
    • Zombie Creeping Flesh
    • Zombie Inferno
    • Zombie of the Savanna
  • After Death on IMDb (1988)
    • Oltre la morte (Italy)
    • Zombie 4: After Death
    • Zombie Flesh Eater 3 (UK)
    • Zombie Flesh Eaters 3 (UK) (DVD title)
  • Zombi 3 on IMDb (1988)
    • The Beyond (DVD title)
    • Zombie Flesh Eaters 2 (UK) (video title)
I'm not sure what you're asking. None of the series are actually real, they're just AKAs that distributors gave them to make them appear like a series. According to IMDb, there's two movies called Zombie 2, five movies called Zombie 3, three movies called Zombie 4, three movies called Zombie 5, and one movie called Zombie 6. Some use Zombi instead of Zombie. Шизомби 14:12, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
It does raise a question whether there's a common term applied to fake series such as the Zombie one. Zombie Flesh Eaters, Demons/Demoni, La Casa, Ghosthouse are some others. Шизомби 14:30, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Here is what I want to know..

  • Is this a true series?
  • What films are in the series?
    • What would their article names be?

Any help is appreciated.
-- Lady Aleena talk/contribs 10:52, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Are your questions relating to the so-called Italian, British, and/or American series? I'm fairly sure none of them are really official. In a real series I suppose the makers of the sequels have the legal right to the title and/or characters. There's no continuity of characters with these movies, so the question is whether there's a right the the title I guess, and I'm thinking that was either ignored, or perhaps the title could not be copyrighted so in effect anyone could title their movie Zombie (x) if they wanted to. What would be more useful to find out for the purpose of the article is who specifically gave the movies those names; I think it was the distributor rather than the filmmakers, but am not sure and in either case the specific company or people who named it would be nice to find out. As to what the names of the articles should be, I'm not sure. The naming conventions for films doesn't get into AKAs and how to pick among them for the main title. The general naming conventions states "article naming should give priority to what the majority of English speakers would most easily recognize, with a reasonable minimum of ambiguity, while at the same time making linking to those articles easy and second nature." I think either the title used by the IMDb could be used, or the title of whatever DVD is currently most available in English-speaking regions. Шизомби 14:29, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Basically what you are saying is that this is not a series at all, just a bunch of films that happen to be grouped together because they contain zombies, right?
-- Lady Aleena talk/contribs 03:32, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
I guess that's what it boils down to, although I'm not sure all of them even have zombies! I would guess it's a matter of distributors thinking the movie would make more money if it's thought of a sequel to a successful movie. I'll take a look at some of my books and see if any of them have commented on the so-called zombie series. Шизомби 04:18, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you...I wouldn't be so concerned about it, but I am working on the Lists of film series. Most series are cut and dry, but this one is giving me a headache. Almost all of the Living Dead series are giving me fits, since the first Living Dead film went public domain. ACK!
-- Lady Aleena talk/contribs 04:29, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
You might like I looked at your lists of film series - I don't know if I would consider the Muppets to all be a series, or the Moment of Truth, to mention a couple. I'll post more about the Zombie series on the Zombi 2 talk page, just so this discussion doesn't get too long (it's pretty long already). Шизомби 04:44, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
It's not a trilogy, pentalogy, umptalogy, whatever. The films are not all connected. In some cases, they were filmed under other names, then lumped together under the Zombi umbrella. Wryspy 19:29, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Buffy plea

As a non-contibutor, I would just like to make the formal request that Buffy The Vampire Slayer not be included as "horror" in this Wiki. It's definitely not horror. Not even close. Just because something has a monster in it doesn't mean it's automatically horror. It does a disservice to horror fans to lump a lukewarm teen-angst comedy in with true horror.

There is Category:Comedy horror films.
-- Lady Aleena talk/contribs 18:02, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
I agree. I’m sure there are a few more films in horror category that would be more suited to Comedy Horror. I'll keep an eye out for them. ~ CBGB/OMFUG 10:00, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Did you see the "Hush" episode? Buffy has plenty of horror in it. Doczilla 20:07, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
There needs to be a distinction made here between the original Buffy film (which is definitely a "comedy-horror", IMO) and the television series, which is much "darker" than the film. I wouldn't consider the film for this WikiProject, but would include the TV show and the comic book series (as well as the spin-offs). - beautypersoni 17:00, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
Horror is horror, even if it is comedy. Vampires are consistently attributed to the horror genre.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 17:35, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
I kinda disagree with that... but either way, this is a really old post. Way to bring it back from the dead (pun)! :) Is it still even relevant? --Midnightdreary 17:39, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
One should respect a necromancer. I do it all the time. update.
Since posting the above, I have seen both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I am now a thoroughly entrenched Cangel and Spuffy fan, though not Bangel. Spangel might be fun to see, but I doubt it. I have both series on DVD, that is how much a fan I have become. It all started when I happened upon an episode of Angel on TNT. I got hooked but couldn't stand the wait, plus how early I had to get up to watch it. I got Angel first, then Buffy. I now agree that Hush was a true horror episode, and there were a few others that are very close. These series are what I would consider pan-genre. Not only are they horror, but fantasy, science fiction, comedy, and drama all rolled into one. There are alternate realities and dimensions. Westerns is probably the one place these series won't fit. So, I retract my almost two year old statement.
"Happy hunting!" - Willow
"Wish me monsters." - Buffy
- LA @ 07:46, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

H. P. Lovecraft

The featured article about horror writer H. P. Lovecraft is up for major review and could potentially be delisted as a featured article if the concerns posted are not address. Dmoon1 14:33, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

H. P. Lovecraft is no longer featured. Please update the assessment template if necessary. Joelito (talk) 16:17, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Categorisation work

Hi. I've done some refactoring work on your Project's categories and templates today (along with several other WikiProjects). I'm confident you'll find that the new organisation a big improvement. For more information and a rationale please see what I've written at Wikipedia:WikiProject/Best_practices#Categorisation or drop me a line on my talk page.

If you're not yet assessing articles for Wikipedia 1.0 and using Mathbot, you might also find Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Index of subjects and it's talk page very useful. --kingboyk 17:21, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Randall Flagg help

A user is attempting to remove an image of the character's death from the article because he didn't read (or didn't finish reading) the book, and it got spoiled for him.

Can anyone help with this? --CyberGhostface 21:36, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

I think its too bad for that user. People should not read articles about books and movies and their characters if they don't really want to know what happens to them. Dmoon1 21:44, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
I agree. Just make sure that there is a spoiler warning on the article, and in future, that user needs to learn to not read articles with a spoiler warning. --Elizabennet 00:40, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Copyediting for horror

I think there should be a way (through this page) to get a list of the horror wikipages that need copyediting (as there is of horror stubs). However, I have no idea how to do this. Anyone know? I'm thinking there must be a way for it to search for horror and then for needing copyedit. Or vice-versa. Any thoughts?

Cthulhu Mythos

For people interested in improving the Cthulhu Mythos-related articles, I've begun a discussion of what I see as the major issues on Category talk:Cthulhu Mythos. Nareek 12:05, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

A site that might be of use

Apparently there is a site called Cinemorgue that tracks (and has pictures of) the deaths of people in film (organized by the actor/actress portraying them). It seems to list well-known and one-time actors alike. Perhaps it could be used (maybe with a template?) on the bottom of horror/slasher film articles to list those who have died in the film for a "colorful" addition to articles? 08:59, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Witchfinder General

I put Witchfinder General up for peer review on August 20, but so far, after ten days, nobody has offered any suggestions as to how the article could be improved. Two kind souls made some minor typo corrections, but other than that there's been nothing. I know the article is far from perfect, but I love this movie and I would really like to make an attempt to bring this to Featured Article status if possible. Please take a look and see if you can help make the article better. Thanks!Hal Raglan 04:16, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey, folks. Some helpful suggestions were made during the Peer Review process and a couple of people jumped in and did some minor copy editing of the article. I appreciate everyone's assistance in attempting to improve the article. I have now self-nominated Witchfinder as a Featured Article candidate. I am soliciting anyone's interest in expressing Support or Opposition to the article, because, to date, absolutely nobody at all has bothered to state an opinion. Please take a look and, if you think it meets the FA criteria, vote accordingly. If not, let me know what can be done to bring it up to that standard. Or make any edits yourselves that you think are needed. Thanks!--Hal Raglan 16:37, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

A little Vampire article idea I had...

I've been poking my nose about the project and most pages don't look that active so I'm posting this idea here. I figured this would be the most likely place to find keen editors on this topic.

I came up with the idea a while back of creating a table of "Comparison of depictions of vampires in film and literature". The table would be made up of ticks and crosses with TV Series/Films/Books down the left and Vampire characteristics across the top. It would be in the style of other compartive tables such as

So for example, something like Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have "Turn to dust when staked" ticked but Bram Stoker's Dracula would have a cross there (if memory serves me).

If anyone would be interested in collaborating with me in getting this started off, I'd be very keen to hear. It could be a lot of fun, I think.

In fact, I'll start a draft in my userspace. User:Phorque/Comparison of depictions of vampires in film and literature

- Phorque 19:59, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

WP:OR says this is not a good idea AdamSmithee 07:13, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Look at things like Comparison of media players, it is merely a tabled form of already existing data, so I fail to see how that is original research. My table is doing essentially the same thing, taking already existing data from various media where vampires are depicted and putting it into a table. I'm not drawing any conclusions from the data, or making any claims for that matter. - Phorque 09:31, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes, you are right, I'm sorry - doesn't fall under WP:OR if it sticks to a characteristics inventory and so it should be ok. However, please pay attention to the way you are building it as it is also somewhat borderline WP:CRUFT (though I personally wouldn't necessarily criticize something only based on that :-))? AdamSmithee 11:59, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Unassessed articles, a big task

Take a look at all the articles here: Category:Unassessed horror articles. It seems to be a big task, who wants to help? I've started on it, but I current go through other unassessed articles as well, so I could use the help. RobJ1981 20:02, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

I've started to work my way through the list. It's worth noting I think that a significant number of the articles I've looked at so far have already been assessed for other wikiprojects, particularly films. It's just that the assessment class has not been inserted into the horror banner as well as the other one. Silverthorn 15:07, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
I've been going through the articles also. I added two new Category's that were already accesible from the template but did not exist, |class=Template and |class=Cat. I will also be updating the class on Horror articles through WikiProject Films. Cbrown1023 21:04, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Tagging talk pages and assessing articles

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Hope that helps. If you have any questions or find any bugs please let me know on the plugin's talk page. --Kingboyk 13:32, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Assessment of Top Importance Novels

The Novels Wikiproject is currently discussing what should be included in the list of top-important novels. As this could well include overlap with the horror genre, you may wish to contribute to the discussion which can be found at: Silverthorn 09:06, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Body horror article

The body horror article which is listed as part of the project currently has no sources and references. I think it's original research myself as I've never come across the term. There needs to be references added to it. 23skidoo 01:21, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

I've heard the term numerous times, but there's still no doubt that the article needs citations. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea

Project Directory

Hello. The WikiProject Council is currently in the process of developing a master directory of the existing WikiProjects to replace and update the existing Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory. These WikiProjects are of vital importance in helping wikipedia achieve its goal of becoming truly encyclopedic. Please review the following pages:

and make any changes to the entries for your project that you see fit. There is also a directory of portals, at User:B2T2/Portal, listing all the existing portals. Feel free to add any of them to the portals or comments section of your entries in the directory. The three columns regarding assessment, peer review, and collaboration are included in the directory for both the use of the projects themselves and for that of others. Having such departments will allow a project to more quickly and easily identify its most important articles and its articles in greatest need of improvement. If you have not already done so, please consider whether your project would benefit from having departments which deal in these matters. It is my hope to have the existing directory replaced by the updated and corrected version of the directory above by November 1. Please feel free to make any changes you see fit to the entries for your project before then. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. B2T2 21:04, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry if you tried to update it before, and the corrections were gone. I have now put the new draft in the old directory pages, so the links should work better. My apologies for any confusion this may have caused you. B2T2 23:49, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Question at the Reference Desk for you

Please see Wikipedia:Reference desk/Miscellaneous#British Horror Film of the 1930s or 1940s. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 18:46, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Movie screencaps

I haven't uploaded images before... I could use a little help understanding what is required in the case of movie screenshots. I see that under Upload file there's a dropdown menu where "Movie screenshot" can be selected, but what should go in the Destination filename and Summary fields? Шизомби 15:29, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

It's pretty simple- once you get to that upload file page, you select the name of the screenshot that you want to upload in the "Browse..." window. Under destination filename, you put what you want the uploaded file to be called (For example, "Terminator Screenshot"). Under summary, you should put a description of the picture (short, like, screenshot from the film Terminator) and the fair use rationale (fair use in article on film). There are tags for the fair use things, if you click on the link in "tags" it'll take you to a list. Licensing, select whichever is applicable (Movie screenshot, DVD cover, etc). Hope that helps! -Elizabennet 23:23, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Ghost films category?

I've just created a Category for "Ghost films" (it falls under "films by topic" under "films"). Please add cat tags where necessary!  :) I'm also wondering if we should have a category for Bravo's 100 scariest movie moments, and other similar lists. Something like: "Category:Bravo's scariest movie moments" to tag movies that fall into that category (similar to the Saturn awards, etc). I don't have a strong opinion on this, it just might build up the database and be another way to reorganize things. Anyway, please give your opinion on these things; I think I'm going to go ahead and make the Ghost films category. -Elizabennet

Pan's Labyrinth

While this film has dark subject material, and at least one monster, I don't know if it qualifies as a horror film per se. It's a dark fantasy more than anything else. exolon 00:42, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Then remove the tag! Be bold! but I removed it, so you can't; sorry :) Cbrown1023 01:46, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Why such squeamishness about the term "horror"? Was not Pan's Labyrinth featured on the covers of both Fangoria and Rue Morgue? 20:40, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Amityville template

I created a template at {{Amityville series}} for movies in the Amityville horror series (based on the {{Cube Series}} template), and added it to the appropriate film articles. I started a stub about the series at Amityville Horror saga: I'm not familiar with the majority of the films in the series, and would appreciate help on expanding said stub. -Elizabennet 23:21, 14 December 2006 (UTC)


I have added this film to the horror project. It is (correctly) listed as being of high importance, and any help in elevating it beyond start class would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Desdinova 20:56, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Fictional werewolves category vs. WikiProject Dogs

hi. there's a conflict between the above -- which i discovered when a dog project banner appeared on the talk:Gabriel Van Helsing page of the Gabriel Van Helsing article. can you do anything to take the fictional werewolves category out of Category:Canines? for a summary please see: [1] thanks, Denstat 19:00, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

The simplest thing is just to be bold and remove the banners, unless you think that WP:Dogs has something to offer the Van Helsing page. TheronJ 19:19, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
oh, i did :). the character's minor werewolf aspect does not warrant a Dog banner. i also contacted the banner guy who's working on WikiProject Dogs (Badbilltucker, who is getting flak from other editors working on other fictional werewolf-related articles. i'm raising the issue because the 'simplest' thing doesn't seem to solve the problem, and re-jigging the categorization problem seems as if it would cut out future misunderstandings. -- Denstat 19:44, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
There's no reason for tagging everything in Canines as a Wikiproject:Dogs page. This comes up every so often when someone tags everyone in "Columbia Univeristy Alumni" as a part of "Wikiproject:New York" or whatever. The solution isn't to take Columbia University out of the New York category, it's to tag your project pages with some discretion. On the other hand, if anyone thinks that it's not factually accurate that "fictional werewolves" are "canines," just separate the categories, but don't do it to make project tagging easier. TheronJ 19:52, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
thanks for your responses. i thought the members running the individual wikiprojects had more authority on changing categories than individual editors, which is why i came here to ask project members about making the change. guess i'll just have to become bolder. :) -- Denstat 19:24, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

New Dracula Article

I've begun an article on the new BBC adapation of Dracula titled Dracula (BBC). This seemed the right place to ask folks to take a look at it and offer feedback, if they are so inclined. Thanks in advance. Zahir13 17:58, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:03, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Page Request that kinda sorta involves the film The Hitcher

There might be confusion with this request. See Talk:The Hitchers (band from Limerick). But then I could be crazy. But with only a few votes, more people should chim in. Whatever way they think. Peace out. 04:05, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Phenomena (film)

I have made substantial additions to the page. --Scottandrewhutchins 23:56, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Request re-evaluation of Time Walker

The Time Walker article has been improved since Silverthorn's initial evaluation of the article as "stub class" (which, even at the time she posted the evaluation, was unwarranted and inaccurate).

Sullenspice 17:42, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

This article needs to be expanded beyond plot summary to incorporate production information and reception information. Plot summary alone is not acceptable. Dmoon1 18:59, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
If that's the case, then the people who are evaluating the films need to be a bit more consistent. I've seen film articles of lower quality than Time Walker that are graded as "start class". Sullenspice 20:32, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
The ratings are subjective, as explained here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Films/Assessment. It is also explained here how the process works and ratings can be re-reviewed or re-assessed. Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the rating itself and would concentrate on improving the parts of this article which are lacking. Dmoon1 20:41, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

WP:Films Infobox Backlog

If you're interested in helping add infoboxes to film articles, you can visit here or adopt a letter here. We currently have about 900 articles (with a couple hundred of these being horror films) that don't have infoboxes and we have so far completed about 200 in the last few weeks. We would appreciate any assistance in eradicating the requests. There are instructions and an example on the template's page and if you need any help or have any questions ask one of the members who are currently working on the infoboxes or at the project's talk page. Thanks, and keep up the good work! --Nehrams2020 04:49, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured topic removal candidates/Halloween film series

Much like old Featured articles tend to be demoted as criteria and expectations evolve, this series will most likely lose this status. It might be kept if it was refactored as "Halloween original trilogy", and if the main article was improved, though.Circeus 18:34, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Doom 3

Hello, I added Doom 3 to the list a few hours ago but it seems that some one deleted it who ever did it please answer why you did cause It has the Horror project label in its talk page. --Efrit 12:55, Feb 10th

The Last Wave

Is it fair to say that The Last Wave is not predominantly a horror film? It has some occasional elements of horror if viewed from a certain angle, but I would not consider it a horror film as such. I switched its stub-sorting from horror to thriller. Can someone please reconsider about it belonging to this project's scope? Hoverfish Talk 17:04, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

The same goes for Below (film) (see talk page). The thing is our editors follow imdb genre, which is not always very precise and disregard amg, which often has it by far better. I am not sure what your project's aims or criteria are, as far as inclusion, but it seems some members should run through your list with a critical eye and filter out whatever doesn't fit primarily to the "horror" genre. Hoverfish Talk 20:08, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Horror Journal Link


I'm editor of a free on-line journal The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies.[2]I think it would be quite suitable as a link on a couple of different Wikipedia articles. I'd be greatful if you could have a look at it and see what you think. It's a very eclectic mix of articles/essays, some Irish related some not. Also I'd appreciate if you could advise me whether it would be a good idea to link on to specific author's/film's Wikipedia pages that we have an extensive articles on... for example, we've a 7,000 word essays on The Company of Wolves, the comic book Preacher, Lovecraft and Le Fanu and so on. The journal follows very high standards and I think it would be a valuable resource in a number of areas. Let me know what you think.

On another matter, I see there is only a bio stub for the horror actress Evelyn Ankers, I'd be happy to expand this. Is that ok?IrishGothicJournal 22:09, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

The Wolf Man

I was wondering if there was someone that could help me out with The Wolf Man and Lon Chaney, Jr. articles. I am a big fan of old-school horror films, so I thought I could help out a lot with this WikiProject. I'm about to add my name to the long list of fellow horror-fans in a bit. Drop me a line on my Talk Page if you have any tips on how I can improve these articles. Michael Kennedy III 22:30, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I just read your posting and figured I might help. I'm a Chaney nut (senior mostly though) for years back, and have been studying the paranormal and folklore pretty deep for about 25 years with some family links into the field (long story). I've browsed the site before but never joined as I'm not too adept at all the editing stuff and whatnot but had to join once I saw the werewolf article began with a mistake. So if you could please remove or tell me how to remove that a lycanthrope is not necessarily a werewolf. Pyschologically speaking (I've dealt with one, "interesting" guy) a lycanthrope is an individual that believes they can turn into a wild animal, commonly a wolf. A werewolf is of course an individual who is actually done it via some shapeshifting method. The last book I went through discussing that was by Colin Wilson and I believe was called the Dictionary of Possibilities. But any questions you have on the film at all, on werewolves, or the whole general field just email me. Please forgive if I've done anything wrong as I've only just signed up and am rather PC incompatible.Login81 (talk) 03:25, 22 December 2007 (UTC) Login81 (talk) 03:25, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

by-language would be great

I often want to read about the Horror films of the Spanish speaking world, or the French speaking world, but I find it hard to find the relevent articles. It would be great if there were categories for French-language-horrors, Spanish-language-horrors, etc. These would be subcategories of Horrors-by-language. Having by-country would be second best. Just an idea. Gronky 12:29, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

World War Z

The article needs massive improvements and would prolly do with segments of it being split off to World War Z (fictional event) or something to that effect. I implore anyone here to contribute what they can to help out. DrWho42 02:40, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Category: Sadistic horror films

I created a cat for the sort of new popular trend of torture-based horror films that have been spinning around lately titled *Category: Sadistic horror films however, it's apparently not important enough and will be deleted. Could anyone in this project help make comments? :) Andrzejbanas 15:39, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Quiet horror

I'm surprised that, with Wikipedia having articles on the most minute, obscure genres in literature, music, and other areas, there's no article on "quiet horror." Charles L. Grant has been one of the biggest proponents, but a number of fairly well-known horror writers subscribe to or fit into the genre, and it is described in the introduction to many anthologies.

Some people use the phrase "quiet horror" in an informal way just to describe anything that isn't in-your-face blood-and-guts, but I think the genre has a more specific definition, fitting the fiction of Grant as well as Ramsey Campbell. One of the qualities I remember is an unsettling, creepy mood in events that otherwise seemed mundane.

One example I remember is Campbell's short story "Where the Heart Is" from The Architecture of Fear, an anthology of horror stories dealing with houses or buildings. In this story, a guy obsessively reminisces on the house he just sold. (If I recall correctly, his lover died in the house.) He gradually discovers that every time the new person redesigns a room, his memories associated with that room mysteriously vanish.

The problem is that I haven't been interested in horror for a long, long time, and I might not be the best person to write this article. Anyone else up to the task? marbeh raglaim 19:42, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

André Morell and Hammer Film Productions

Hello horror fans. I know next to nothing about Hammer Film Productions and their famous 1960s horror film output, but I have recently been expanding our article on actor André Morell, who I know appeared in several Hammer films during the 1960s. While I think I've got the basic details down, could anybody take a look to make sure I haven't missed any particularly important roles or details about his Hammer Horror career? Thanks! Angmering 06:28, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Bring back the Horror collaboration of the month?

I made a comment on the village pump proposal page saying that the horror collaboration of the month should be brought back, and I was told that in order for this to happen I need to find more people interested in reverting it from it's historical status. As the WikiProject Horror main page makes a lot of references to this and from what I remember it got a lot of articles improved to a very high standard. So will any of you fine guys and girls help? Desdinova 10:42, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I know this is a few months old, but I love the concept of a collaboration of the month. I'd be willing to help out as best I can. --Midnightdreary 22:46, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Hooray! I'm going to nominate the original Dawn of the Dead - it's getting close to a very good article, but will take some work still. Desdinova 06:43, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
I'd also like to see the Portal:Horror up and running too. That would be a great way to make that collaboration of the month easy to find. I'm waiting for a response from the portal's creator. (In the meantime, here's my plug for the new Portal:Edgar Allan Poe). --Midnightdreary 13:21, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Terence Stamp / The Hunger error?

In the Wiki, it says that "...Terence Stamp replaced David Bowie as host for the Second Series". However, I believe that it was the other way round: the DVD collection that is out has "Series 1" hosted by Terence Stamp, and "Series 2" hosted by David Bowie. Could someone please confirm or denyy this, and make the appropriate change?

This user is not an avid contributer, but please take my honest opinion into regard when you read this. My thanks, and keep up the good work. -- 02:47, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Peer Review of Cthulhu article

Hello! Cthulhu article is up for peer review. Comments and suggestions are welcome! --VR999 20:14, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Dispute Resolution Procedure REQUEST FOR COMMENT for article "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

As per Wikipedia procedure for dispute resolution I am asking any and all members of this project to add input on a dispute over deletion of Taglines for this film, which was added to the National Film Registry in 2005. The original tagline "A Different Set of Jaws" is also listed as one of the most memorable taglines in history along with others. I also have at least one other reference source, an article on "The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Cultural Performance" with mention on the cultural impact of the tagline "Don't Dream It, Be It." Input is needed to resolve a current "Edit War" where an Editor keeps deleting without adding a better reason than he "Does not believe they are notable" with no further reference to back up the assertion. Thank you. --Amadscientist 23:03, 17 June 2007 (UTC)


Emily Hagins' article will probably be deleted. Please weigh in here if you are interested. Although her body of work is small, I think the article is more significant than some others, and if her example inspires other young women in the field, it will have been worthwhile. (My only connection to her is as a fan.) Thanks. --Appraiser 13:17, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Request help

I have recently rewrote the entire Jason Voorhees article. It's modeled after Jabba the Hutt, Padme Amidala and Palpatine, the three Star Wars articles that have reached FA status. The article needs a good copyedit. My main problem is that I know the movies and character front and back, and having basically written the entire page, I tend to read it with the understanding already there. Because of that, I kind of miss things that an average reader, with no deep knowledge of the character, might not understand fully. So, besides copyediting, I also need people to present questions in places that may seem unclear for those that don't know the character. All help is much appreciated.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 12:35, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Doom FAR

Doom has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. Ashnard Talk Contribs 19:19, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Jason Voorhees

The Jason Voorhees article is up for featured article status. Please bring your opinions/criticisms to its FAC page. Thank you.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 02:59, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

It was promoted.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 12:05, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

New guideline on fiction: Delete horror-related articles?

I would like to call the attention of members of this project to the recently revised guideline at WP:FICT, which states that all sub-articles on fictional subjects must independently meet a new (stricter) notability ruling than what was in place prior to the new guideline. If enforced, the new guideline would likely result in the deletion and/or merging of hundreds of articles on fictional subjects, such as fictional characters, television episodes, fictional locations, etc. There is active discussion / disagreement related to this issue at Wikipedia talk:Notability (fiction), and in the interests of ensuring the topic is fully discussed by interested editors, I would invite members of this project to participate in that discussion (whether you agree with the new guideline or not). Fairsing 21:43, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Please do not tarnish the truth of the matter. The new FICT was only rewritten so that it did not contradict the general notability guideline, which is the first, and foremost, thing any article should look to. I would advise people to read the guideline first, as Fairsing's current comment seems to a bit biased on the matter in explaining the situation. Fairsing, do not cry it's the end of the world, just to ensue a panic so you can get your way.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:00, 30 August 2007 (UTC)


Hey guys, there's an RfC ongoing for the film Slither (2006 film). Please weigh in if you are able.--Cúchullain t/c 07:54, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

How about a direct link to the relevant RfC instead of making us look for it? Doczilla 08:46, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletions (WP:PROD)

  • 22 September 2007 - expires 27 September
    • Rock & Shock (PROD by User:Realkyhick; PROD nominator states: "Non-notable event; no independent sources" Excerpt: "The "Shock" Part of Rock & Shock is the Horror Convention, while the "Rock" Part is a Metal Concert held at the Palladium.") --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:40, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't this WikiProject have a noticeboard for things like this to go on? Doczilla 08:48, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Junji Ito

FYI, Category:Junji Ito is up for deletion at WP:CFD. 19:38, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Note, it's not up for deletion, it's up for discussion. And the nominator himself suggests renaming. --Midnightdreary 20:43, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Bring your criticism

Friday the 13th (franchise) is up for GA review, and it's been sitting there for awhile now. Just thought I'd spread the word, in case there's some bored GA reviewers out there who have a spare minute...or 10.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 03:46, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

It passed.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 12:41, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Activity Question

This doesn't seem to be a particularly lively talk page. Does that reflect this WikiProject's level of activity? That seems odd considering the size of horror fandom and the variety of related media. Doczilla 08:50, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

There are plenty of participants, I just wonder if they bother putting this page on their watchlist. So, yeah, you're right, it's a very slow talk page. But, hey, I'm here! --Midnightdreary 12:30, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm active.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 12:41, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Horror-related article up for Featured Article review

Edgar Allan Poe is a current candidate for featured article. --Midnightdreary (talk) 18:37, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Horror collaboration of the month

I'm new to the horror project, and the first thing I did when reading the project page was click on the "Horror collaboration of the month" link in the project lead. But it looks like this particular aspect of the project is no longer active? Is there any interest in making it active again? If not, should it be featured so prominently on the project page? Rray (talk) 11:14, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Towel-Headed Man at AfD

Towel-Headed Man is up for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Towel-Headed Man (talk) 22:49, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Towel-Headed Man at AfD

Towel-Headed Man is up for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Towel-Headed Man (2nd nomination). Note, the last AFD just closed yesterday, so I think this is highly odd to renominated the day after. (talk) 22:56, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Freddy and Jason: A new template Part 2

Over two years ago I made a template for the macroseries created by Freddy vs. Jason. I put it up for peer review and at the time it was too big. Back then there weren't collapsible templates, so yes, it was too big. Now that the collapse functionality is here, I added it. I would like to know what you all think of it before I put it into the main template space. So, here it is for your inspection. Please leave notes on its talk page. Thanks! - LA @ 07:24, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't think that one crossover makes for the need for a combined series template. (If that were the case, then the Alien template would not only be in its current AvP mess, but it would also have to include all of the Batman and Terminator series as well.) I would say that there should be separate templates for each series, both of which should include linkage to FvJ. That's my take on it, and it keeps things simple and each template fully inclusive of its series. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 08:13, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Trailer Trash

Does anybody have any new information on Eli Roth's new movie, Trailer Trash? I made the current Wikipedia page, but it's pretty short. I could also use some additional information on Wes Craven's newest movie, 25/8. Thanks guys. Creamy3 (talk) 16:28, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Try this website

I would believe that there is plenty of relevant information on it.

Electric Japan (talk) 03:09, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

I added a little to the plot section with quotes and references. IrishGuy talk 22:27, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

HorrorWikiProject: Articles of unclear notability


there are currently 14 articles in the scope of this project which are tagged with notability concerns. I have listed them here. (Note: this listing is based on a database snapshot of 12 March 2008 and may be slightly outdated.)

I would encourage members of this project to have a look at these articles, and see whether independent sources can be added, whether the articles can be merged into an article of larger scope, or possibly be deleted. Any help in cleaning up this backlog is appreciated. For further information, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Notability.

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the Notability project page or on my personal talk page. (I'm not watching this page however.) Thanks! --B. Wolterding (talk) 16:33, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Horror music?

Should musical artists and genres based in horror themes be associated with this project? (Ibaranoff24 (talk) 04:13, 26 March 2008 (UTC))

External link review:

Per agreement with, I submit to you the following link he is willing to add to Horror fiction. This user has been blocked for violating the WP:SPAM guideline, and we agreed to let the community decide whether or not the link was worth including. The link is What do you think? -- lucasbfr talk 23:59, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

  • You have to ask? Ban all spammers. And blacklist their sites. And burn the bytes they were written with. And stamp on the pieces. Guy (Help!) 00:04, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Heh, a quick at the link made me think it might be worth linking. My personal opinion is that the link is not suitable, but I'm a nice guy when it comes to reasonable people. -- lucasbfr talk 09:03, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Proposed Dracula project

There is now a proposed subproject related to Dracula at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory#Dracula Project. Any interested parties should indicate as much there. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 19:11, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 21:12, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Three Witches

I've been writing this article about the three witches of Macbeth. It has been incredibly interesting and I was wondering if any of you would like to chip in what you know and have a read. Wrad (talk) 18:53, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Class/Importance labels for project talk pages

Greetings! I've noticed that the current project talk page template only classifies articles by stub, start, B, etc. There seems to be no classification based on importance. If desired, I can refactor the talk page template so that articles can be classified by top, high, mid, low, or NA importance (as well as "start", "stub", "GA", etc). (I would use the {{WPBannerMeta}} template to do this.) Please let me know if there is some desire to do so, and in a free moment (or two) I can do so. Cheers! --Craw-daddy | T | 19:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

I think, with a project like this, the importance assessment is way too subjective and would only ask for trouble. I can foresee someone seeing their favorite horror movie being assessed as low importance and overreacting. I'm curious to hear what others think though. --Midnightdreary (talk) 20:41, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

I propose a Texas Chainsaw Massacre task force, because I believe the film franchise is significant enough to warrent it. If the task force is made, and grows big enough, it could possibly a future Project. --EclipseSSD (talk) 17:11, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Point this out here as well, Project pages are based on the number of articles, not the number of participants. There are only a handful of Texas Chainsaw Massacre related articles out there.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 17:28, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, I guess I'll just be a one-man task force then, but thanks for replying anyway. --EclipseSSD (talk) 18:33, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
I said Project pages, not Taskforce pages. There is nothing that says you cannot have a Taskforce devoted to those articles, other than the number of people that want to help. If you're alone then there isn't a reason to have an entire task force.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:18, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I understand that. All I was saying that it could be a future project, not definite. Even I have my doubts. A task force for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre would really help improve the franchise, least of all because it's one of the most important films in the horror genre. --EclipseSSD (talk) 17:10, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

"Body horror" needs cites

Body horror has been tagged "This article does not cite any references or sources" since October 2006. -- (talk) 02:44, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

So fix it. :) --Midnightdreary (talk) 11:34, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I won't be doing so. I posted this here because I thought that members of WikiProject Horror might have the interest and resources to do this. -- (talk) 14:18, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Articles flagged for cleanup

Currently, 743 of the articles assigned to this project, or 29.6%, are flagged for cleanup of some sort. (Data as of 18 June 2008.) Are you interested in finding out more? I am offering to generate cleanup to-do lists on a project or work group level. See User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings for details. Subsribing is easy - just add a template to your project page. If you want to respond to this canned message, please do so at my user talk page. --B. Wolterding (talk) 17:37, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

  • The new C-Class represents articles that are beyond the basic Start-Class, but which need additional references or cleanup to meet the standards for B-Class.
  • The criteria for B-Class have been tightened up with the addition of a rubric, and are now more in line with the stricter standards already used at some projects.
  • A-Class article reviews will now need more than one person, as described here.

Each WikiProject should already have a new C-Class category at Category:C-Class_articles. If your project elects not to use the new level, you can simply delete your WikiProject's C-Class category and clarify any amendments on your project's assessment/discussion pages. The bot is already finding and listing C-Class articles.

Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 21:44, 4 July 2008 (UTC)