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post #51 of 104
I too was a convert from AICN. It was late '03, and the news that Christopher Lee wouldn't be appearing in ROTK (or something related) sent me on to CHUD. I lurked faithfully for a couple of years, finally becoming a messageboard member after discovering the LOST talkbacks.

I rarely visit AICN now.
post #52 of 104
I went to the web address provided in the commercials for the first After Dark Films Horrorfest, looking for info on the 'fest. There was precious little there. Just as a goof, since I rarely follow links, I followed one to Creature-Corner.com (which, for those of you new to the CHUD boards, used to sort of have its own address & site). There was more info posted by Alex Riviello on CC than on the After Dark site itself. I then started lurking the Boards, saw how great a job Al did with the content, & the rest is history. There are few I know IRL that I can talk to about horror films with the depth I do here, and that keeps me coming back. That and Tim's bad puns. Always been a sucker for a bad pun.
post #53 of 104
God told me about this place, via a message in my Alpha Bits. That was around 2003. Joined the boards in '04. Finally posted a meaningful post sometime in '07, but it was an accident.
post #54 of 104
Like Iggy, I found this place via Creature Corner. I'd check out the Corner for horror movie info, which would usually link back to CHUD in one form or another. Eventually, when the first rumblings of the first Spider-Man flick started, CHUD had a few pics as well as comments of the costumes (yes, Goblin DOES look like a Power Ranger!). From there, I started checking out the forums, lurking for a couple of years until I took the plunge and joined my fellow chewers back in '06. By then, sadly, Creature Corner sort of imploded, and was absorbed by CHUD proper (and boy, was that an ugly spiral. My hats off to everyone that kept CC afloat during the rough times!).

Bad puns, Ig? Moi?
post #55 of 104
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Finally posted a meaningful post sometime in '07, but it was an accident.
And there's been nothing of worth since. *wistful sigh*
post #56 of 104
I can't remember, but it was around '02 I believe.
I used to be a "talkbacker", and AICN was my site of choice, I even hung out in the chat room. AICN used to have a page of links to other sites, CHUD, Corona's Coming Attractions, and Dark Horizons were among them.
CHUD hooked me with the general humor, attitude, and screengrab captions for DVD reviews and it quickly became my most visited site. Dove into the boards a couple years later and immediately started threads that no one responded to.
post #57 of 104
I saw Nick doing some reviews on CNN and that led me to find the "CHUD" thing
post #58 of 104
I didn't really follow developments in film to the first Hellboy was being made. Being a big fan of the comic, I was regularly searching for whatever production info I could find. The coverage on CHUD was far better than everyone else, so that led me here.
post #59 of 104
It was definitely something Prequel-related back in 1999, but I'll be damned if I can remember if the link to Chud was on Dark Horizons or AICN. It was love at first sight. I signed up for the boards about six or nine months later, I think.
post #60 of 104
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On a forum for a comedy podcast there was a thread lamenting the tiny number of comedy podcasts that were actually funny. One of the posters claimed that while the CHUDshow is fundamentally a film-based podcast, it's funnier than all the comedy shows. And he was right.

Good times. The full sequence went:

1. See Serenity trailer on TV.
2. Google it and stumble upon Whedon's blog, where he mentioned something called a podcast.
3. Download said podcast (Firefly Talk) and hear them ask for votes at some place called "Podcast Alley" (there were no podcasts on iTunes back then).
4. Discover comedy section at Podcast Alley and try every comedy podcast.
5. Discover that, in 2005, like today, 97% of comedy podcasts are cack, but way down at #22 in the rankings is a ramshackle, rough and ready gem by three Texas boys called The Switched On Show.
6. Find their forums and a thread asking for recommendations for other shows as funny as the SOS, in which a user by the name of Scatt says that the CHUD Show is gold.

Cthulhu bless you Scatt, wherever you are now. The Switched On Show is no longer really around either, all but pulling the plug in 2007, although the other connection there is that the Bucho's Road Reviews I did for a few months, which Nick was ace enough to feature on CHUD, actually began as an idea/format I demoed as a suggestion for Rob, one of the hosts of The SOS, who was already recording audio reviews in his car at the time. He gave it a crack, but didn't like the workload involved in producing that kind of video, but he said I should keep doing them. Of course I caved under the workload too.
post #61 of 104
Did I find Chud or did Chud find me?
post #62 of 104
I think I saw some sassy Devin pull quote on Rotten Tomatoes in like 2005-6. Lurked the forums forever, made an account in 2010 and lurked some more until recently.
post #63 of 104
I think the search for Chud is really the search for self. To find Chud is to find out who you really are.

I, for example, am an asshole.
post #64 of 104

Ain't It Cool News.

post #65 of 104

I followed a trail of breadcrumbs left by Fabfunk.

post #66 of 104
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Did I find Chud or did Chud find me?

 

You *are* Chud, Tyler.

post #67 of 104
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I followed a trail of breadcrumbs left by Fabfunk.
...luckily they didn't lead to a windowless van..
post #68 of 104
I wound up here on the advice of LaurenOrtega after the Agony Booth torpedoed its forums in the final stage of its metamorphosis into a shitty Channel Awesome knockoff. Haven't regretted it since.
post #69 of 104
I actually don't remember how, but I ended up lurking on Barry's Ron Paul thread for ages, aghast at its hideous pageant of perversity. I joined up when I realized there were some witty, decent people trading stories on here.
post #70 of 104
I was looking for spoilers for Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. Get off my lawn, you damn kids!
post #71 of 104
Oh god are we at that point where remembering Tim Burton's POTA theatrically makes us old??
post #72 of 104
"Bow your heads!"
post #73 of 104

I was looking up rumours on Raimi's Spider-Man 4 when that was still in development (ah, those simpler times) which led me to these forums. Found it filled with funny and knowledgeable motherfuckers who liked many of the films I liked. Lurked for a few years before joining in 2010. Now I'm kind of shocked that I've been here for 6 years already.

post #74 of 104

Just noticed I joined CHUD 8/2004. Jesus Christ. 12 YEARS A CHUD.

post #75 of 104
I genuinely have no idea how I found it, but I'm sure it was a list rather than an editorial or review. Seriously miss the lists.

I was lurking for years before joining. If I recall, there was a period where the site wasn't taking new members.
post #76 of 104
I lurked for at least 8-10 years before ever signing up. Cuz I didn't until 2013 but I remember reading stuff here as far back 05.

No clue how I first came to be here..
post #77 of 104
I remember now! It was the List of Dumb. Used to read it at work when I had an office job.
post #78 of 104
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I lurked for at least 8-10 years before ever signing up. Cuz I didn't until 2013 but I remember reading stuff here as far back 05.

No clue how I first came to be here..

 

I didn't imagine there being suspicion you were PK when you were first posting here due to the unfortunate timing of when you first started, am I?

post #79 of 104

Pretty sure I found this place via a link on Dark Horizons or maybe AICN.  Hard to believe I've been here 10 years now...

post #80 of 104

I started my life of online movie-news consumption at TheOneRing.net around '99-'00, a Tolkien nerd hungry for anything about Jackson's gestating adaptations. At some point I started visiting AICN for more general movie content, and I'm pretty sure it was something there that pointed me to CHUD, around maybe '04. Needless to say, this place soon replaced AICN as my go-to site. Lurked for years, saw people, features, and site designs come and go, and finally registered in 2012.

 

Long May She Reign!

post #81 of 104
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I was looking for spoilers for Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. Get off my lawn, you damn kids!

 

Was Aperaham Lincoln everything you hoped he would be? I managed to see this in the theater. I'd rank it near The Big Hit in the Markymarkography.

 

I've probably made this same post before years ago in this thread, but I don't feel like doing the time-warp again.

 

I was a big IGN reader back when they were top notch purveyors of videogame news. Nick Nunziata started writing DVD reviews for them, so I checked out his site Chud. That was back when my daily rotation was AICN/Dark Horizons/Corona's Coming Attractions. 

 

When Panic Room came out, I just had to let everyone know how mediocre I thought it was. And the rest, they say, is history.

 

I like Panic Room slightly more now, but it's still near the bottom of Fincher's filmography. David Koepp's "high concept" writing shtick is the main sticking point.

post #82 of 104
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I didn't imagine there being suspicion you were PK when you were first posting here due to the unfortunate timing of when you first started, am I?
No you didn't imagine it but that's not first person I was accused of being...that happened later...and apparently it's gonna follow me to the end of my days..
post #83 of 104

You're waaaay past that, Fraid.  Nobody who matters would ever bring it up again in a serious manner.

post #84 of 104
Yeah that comment came across a little more passive aggressively than I intended it too. I apologize..
post #85 of 104

Nothing to apologize for.  I don't blame anyone for being sore about that...you got caught up in the witch hunt and that wasn't fair to you.

post #86 of 104

Fraid's the best people and I'll knife fight anyone that says otherwise. His Billy profile pictures are testament to his character.

post #87 of 104

fraid reminds me more of a gentle member named Chris Spider who used to post here!

 

He was very much live and let live! 

 

But fraid has seen more films, I think.

post #88 of 104

I think I stumbled across chud after reading one of Devin's reviews. Then I lurked for a few years. Once my own movie forum site crashed, I decided to join up. I then spent over a year waiting to get in because the backend of chud wasn't allowing admins to approve new usernames.

post #89 of 104

Probably a link from DarkHorizons also for CHUD. I seem to remember someone posting some damn nonsense about American Werewolf in London or Mad Max 3 on the old forums and I dived in to explain why they were wrong. Possibly whilst drunk. 16 years later I've yet to sober up.

post #90 of 104

I was drawn here by M.Morse's extraordinary Lost & Found articles. At the time, I was a hardcore Lost fan (Desmond FTW), and his write-ups were probably the best I'd come across. I also really enjoyed the Devin's Advocate too (his hit/miss ratio was a lot higher back then). 

 

They wouldn't let me in at first because they knew that I was a dangerous renegade who would flip the entire system around on its head and break all of the damned rules. So I used to visit the site every day and read Princess Kate's thread whilst repeatedly clicking the Join button. Then they let me in. So, that was cool. 

post #91 of 104

By a friend who's actually a movie, series, tv lover addict hahaha.. 

post #92 of 104

By a friend who's actually a tv, series and movie addict lover!

post #93 of 104
A movie addict lover.
post #94 of 104
Aicn, in 2000-2001. But I weirdly only lurked for ten years until I weirdly finally starting posting as other than a guest in 2011.
post #95 of 104
Wandering around in the sewer a few hours with a Geiger counter.

Duh.

Seriously though, I was looking for Cloverfield spoilers after that first trailer.
post #96 of 104
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A movie addict lover.

Apparently she knows my wife.

post #97 of 104

From AICN from about 2000 with a lovely fellow called Scratch Lightning. We both got caught up in a "Devin" purge, then I lurked for a while before rejoining. It's weird that this site is pretty much the most stable thing I've had in my life. My marriage lasted less time, but I guess that's no big deal nowadays.

post #98 of 104
I was almost certain that I posted in this thread before, but after doing a quick scan I guess not. I found CHUD when I was a teenager on a horror movie binge. I searched online for horror movie fan sites and found Creature Corner, back when it was a full on sister site to CHUD with a front page of its own. It was through Creature Corner's forums that I learned it was just an offshoot of CHUD. When Smiling Jack Ruby left Creature Corner it became apparent that it was the beginning of the end for that site as less and less new articles were written for it. I had already made the migration over to CHUD by the time Creature Corner was shuttered for good.
post #99 of 104
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Originally Posted by flint View Post
 

Probably a link from DarkHorizons also for CHUD. I seem to remember someone posting some damn nonsense about American Werewolf in London or Mad Max 3 on the old forums and I dived in to explain why they were wrong. Possibly whilst drunk. 16 years later I've yet to sober up.


Was about to post here and say I couldn't honestly remember but DarkHorizons sounds about right. That was back when I wasn't really hunting news on movies because I had Cinescape magazine to do all of that. But what I was hungry for was Jurassic Park 3 news, because I was a regular hard core goer to Dan's JP3 Page. And they also might have posted a link from CHUD that got me here.

post #100 of 104

I think I just woke up here after studying too long in film class.

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