Holliston

Let me start off by saying I don’t really like sitcoms. I find it hard enough to relate to people in real life, and I find myself unable to care or empathize with neurotic people on TV. I mean yeah, I liked The Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Martin…..so maybe I only like sitcoms with black people in them? But then again, I don’t like A Different World, so maybe that’s not entirely true, but in any event, I like Holliston over all. Continue reading

Splatterfest

So I’m toying with the idea of writing a novel again, I get this bug around this time of year and loose it a couple weeks later, but I really like this story.  It’s deeply personal for me, and I feel I could see it through.  The title of it is the same as this post.  Basically, I’m just trying to get myself hyped up more to make this thing happen, and it’d be really great if people actually enjoyed reading it.

To give a little bit of what it’s about (as I envision it thus far), it’s like the low budget horror movie version of Super 8 mixed with Phantasm.  A coming of age story set in the blessed year of our Lord 1988, when NES and hair bands ruled, and seven year olds were first starting to watch the films whose box art scarred their souls when they walked into VHS stores.  To help capture the feel of that last part, I’m going to share with you some of my fave box arts from back in the day.  To those of you who did not get the chance to haunt the horror section in the heyday of VHS tapes, take a walk with me back into the past and enjoy the hucksterism and sideshow atmosphere of movies competing to get your $2.

To those who know what what I’m talking about — welcome home. Welcome to Splatterfest! Continue reading

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

If you are a horror movie fan, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.  The name itself refers to the generic trope it’s summoning, the one you’ve seen a few times before.  But the Cabin in the Woods, as the poster implies has more up it’s sleeve. Continue reading