So October has gone by with barely a word from me. I was a little burned out on Halloween, before things even really got started really. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I was chattering away about Halloween back in August. So, lesson learned: next year, Halloween celebrating will start … Continue reading Halloween

A Troll 2 Movie Review in Two Parts

Part II: Viewing There is, perhaps, little that I could add to the general cacophony of voices that have judged Troll 2 and found it wanting. One more damned cry in the night will affect no-one; especially when there already exists so many who have suffered. In spite of numerous preparations, I was ill-prepared for what I … Continue reading A Troll 2 Movie Review in Two Parts

A Troll 2 Movie Review in Two Parts

Part I: Preparations For the bad horror movie aficionado, there are several movies that must be seen. Plan 9 from Outer Space, for example, is a given. It's delightfully awful and made with love, which makes its terribleness that much more tragic. I have seen a great many bad movies, but there is one that I … Continue reading A Troll 2 Movie Review in Two Parts

Horror Movie Primer: Zombies

Movie zombies haven't always been what they are now: rotting corpses who eat the living. Before George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, cinematic zombies were more steeped in their original voodoo lore. They were the result of witchcraft and bad juju, not viruses and teethmarks. If you really want to see zombies as they … Continue reading Horror Movie Primer: Zombies

Horror Movie Primer: Ghosts

Movies about ghosts, spirits and the like can really be separated into two categories: Haunted Houses and Everything Else. I'm not the biggest fan of haunted house movies. If one's house is haunted, one simply moves to a new house. Problem solved and there's no reason to have fifteen movies based on one goddamn house. Still, there … Continue reading Horror Movie Primer: Ghosts

It’s Halloween Month!

It's finally, finally October and I'm all kinds of giddy. I'm still not really sure what I'm going to do for the month, aside from the vague plans that I've mentioned from time to time. I'll do my best to post something vaguely Halloweeny as the month goes on though. For me, it's a time … Continue reading It’s Halloween Month!