The Hallow (2015)


Viewed by it’s writer/director Corin Hardy as a mix between Straw Dogs and Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hollow is a cool little creature feature flick currently streaming on Netflix.  A conservationist named Adam and his wife Claire move into a new home with their infant son Finn and are quickly warned by locals to stay out of the woods.  Of course, they don’t listen, and Finn finds something he shouldn’t: a strange carcass covered in a strange black goo in an abandoned house.  He takes a sample of the goo home and studies it only to find it’s a type of parasite.  He eventually discovers the creatures the goo creates out in the woods, and that they want his son. Continue reading

Green Room (2016)


A young punk rock band is riding the road in search of gigs in order to survive.  Barely scraping bay, siphoning gas to stay on the road, and with a couple cartons of Mexican take out for sustenance, the group take on a gig at a skinhead Neo-Nazi bar for $350.  After the gig is over, they stumble upon a crime scene in the bar and things go downhill quick for all involved.  This review contains very light spoilers. Continue reading

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

bvsFollowing the Events of Man of Steel, Dawn of Justice follows the collision course between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent after the destruction of Metropolis.  Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) lives in fear of what Superman could do if he went rogue and feels Supes is a threat that needs to be taken down.  His paranoia isn’t helped by Machiavellian social engineering done by fellow billionaire Lex Luthor that makes the two super heroes showdown inevitable. Continue reading

Back home.

My little venture didn’t pan out.  It’s not worth the investment with what little web design skills I have.  The money I put in didn’t quite match what I got out of it (nothing).

So, back to doing this for fun.reality.png

New Site is Up!

The Mind of Madness has transformed into Midnight Madness.

Catch the Madness at!


“If you’re good at something, NEVER do it for free”.  — Joker, “The Dark Knight”.

Over the past year, I’ve been seriously considering stepping up this blog and making it into a website.  Writing is something that is a strong passion of mine even as I tell myself “you suck!” constantly; however, I have had many positive comments on my reviews and stories over the past few years and it has led me to believe I should receive cash from it.  And in the interest of full disclosure, I got hurt at work last year and have been unemployed since.  I have a lot of free time to invest in this venture at the moment and feel I should go full steam ahead.

I’ve purchased a domain and am working on getting my feet wet in the world of web design and I hope to port over all the content from this blog.  The Mind of Madness has turned from a hobby shared only with close friends that has turned into a passion project over the course of the past six years and I’ve enjoyed having all of you come on board.  I appreciate all the comments and likes fellow bloggers have been kind enough to bestow upon me.  I’ll keep you guys updated on details as they are finalized, and if any of you have experience with incorporating WP into a website and have any pointers, please let me know.


Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)


I first came across Dark Night of the Scarecrow on TBS while channel surfing sometime in the early 90’s.  I saw it was a horror movie with Larry Drake, whom I loved in Darkman and Dr. Giggles (but mainstream audiences knew from L.A. Law) and I knew I had to watch it.  The opening of the film and the music set a sinister tone which culminated with a dog attacking a young girl.  I was uncharacteristically disturbed and had to change the channel.  The memory stuck with me and I always planned to catch up with this film.  Flash forward a quarter-century to yesterday afternoon, and I finally watched the entire thing and it has instantly become one of my favorite films. Continue reading


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