Here’s the thing about the October Challenge: sometimes, you end up wading through a lot of really awful films when you’re trying to get through 16 first time views. And then sometimes you’re me, who does it on purpose, with films that aren’t first time views. Hence…SAW SUNDAY. [SPOILERS AHEAD] Continue reading OHMC 2014 – The Saw-a-thon
*throws hat into the ring*
Well, now that Shout! / Scream Factory has released their spanking blu-ray for Brian de Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise (1974), I’m contributing yet another review to the many already out there for this new edition of the film. Having written an essay on Phantom for the award-winning book, Hidden Horror, I feel particularly compelled. So, onward! Continue reading blu ray review: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
As you may or may not know, I recently contributed an article to HIDDEN HORROR, a compendium of essays on 101 different horror films that don’t often get the same recognition as the films one would see on a typical “50 greatest” list. What began as a labor of love, compiled and edited by Chicago-based actor and horror guru Aaron “Dr. AC” Christensen, soon became the little book that could. Continue reading Hidden Horror – Award Winning!
So this year, the big movie challenge was to watch 365 films, one for each day. They could be either first time views or repeats, just not the same film in the same year for it to count. Here was my final total, and the best films that were new to me, broken down by genre: Continue reading 2013 in Movies – The Year of 365
If you didn’t get it from the title, this is the conclusion to my Gen Con experience!
I don’t smoke. I have never smoked. I have no desire to actually start smoking. Yet I have terrible, realistic dreams about smoking and the joy it gives me. So what gives? Continue reading gimme a smoke
Don’t let the name fool you: chili sludge is delicious. Here is how to make chili sludge! Continue reading recipe time! chili sludge
I don’t exactly think I’m a funny person, but people often laugh at things I say. I can never tell if people are laughing because it’s funny, though, or if they pity me. Such is the life of a person with a strange sense of self-esteem. There’s no consistency in it. Some days, I feel pretty full of myself; other days, I’m utterly paranoid, convinced that nobody likes me everybody hates me something something worms. Anyway, this post isn’t about me, it’s about me.
It’s Opening Day for baseball! Baseball baseball baseball baseball baseball… Continue reading baseball baseball baseball
I don’t know what retrospectus means, I just wanted to use it in a title. Continue reading HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati 2013 – a retrospectus