I know it has been a couple of months since my last post, but I needed a break from reviewing. I find it is difficult to do it every week, what with work, pets, my inherent laziness……okay maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned that last one. All kidding aside. I decided to take a little time off and unfortunately it turned into two months. I am going to continue doing reviews but have decided to keep those to once a month and perhaps write other articles as well, though with not the same weekly schedule I had tried to keep up. As to what kind of articles I haven’t decided yet. But I will keep you posted.
Till Next Time……Keep Watching!
Hey Guys, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and as you can tell the site’s changed with a new look and moniker. The reason for this is that I wasn’t really into what I was doing on the old site, the only time I perked up and got interested was when I was doing Halloween suggestions and while I do enjoy all kinds of movies, the ones I enjoy the most are horror films….and Batman (No surprise there as he is the darkest and scariest of the superheroes). Hense the new title and look as I will be concentrating on horror films, both old and new.
I must confess I am not the usual horror fan. I’m not that into gore. Oh I don’t mind it if there is a good story involved, like An American Werewolf in London (1981) or Hatchet (2006), but when a film is gore just for the sake of gore, I get turned off quick. Don’t care for the trend of torture films like Saw (2004) and Hostel (2005), I know horror is full of killing and blood, but the lingering on people in pain just doesn’t make for an enjoyable film for me.
So what kind of films do I like. I am a big fan of 80’s Slasher flicks (I was a teen during it’s original heyday). For those who are interested I am not in camp Freddy or camp Jason, I am in camp Michael. Yep, Halloween is my favorite slasher series, up to Rob Zombie’s remakes, those just aren’t Halloween to me. Big Universal and Hammer fan, I love movies about werewolves, vampires and mummies, the werewolf being my favorite movie monster. Growing up in the seventies and early eighties I saw many of the classics on TV, being blessed with two non competing horror hosts on Fridays and Saturdays.
So going forward I will talking about favorite films, horror stars, scream queens, directors and even horror hosts. I will also be looking at films I like, films I don’t like and films that I think fit into the horror category while others may not.
Till next time….Keep watching.
As usual I am behind the times when it comes to news. I just recently learned that Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is bringing back Movie Macabre later this month. It is tentatively scheduled to air on the THIS Network cable channel and in regular syndication on September 25th with the first film being Night of the Living Dead, so check your local listings. I remember watching her in first run syndication back when I was in college where she showed some of the strangest horror films ever made, the incomprehensible Devil’s Wedding Night stands out in my memory (I watched the epsode on DVD a few years ago and the film still makes little sense but Elvira’s one liners more than made up for that, her similarly dressed Grammy was a hoot). Having seen a recent picture of her I am amazed, though in her late fifties, she’s like Lynda Carter or Elizabeth Sladen, she appears ageless. Living in Ohio, the Horror Host capital of the country (Ghoulardi, The Ghoul, The Son of Ghoul, Hoolihan and Big Chuck, Big Chuck and Lil’ John, Superhost, Fritz the Nite Owl, Frank and Drac, Dr. Shock, A. Ghastly Ghoul, Dr. Creep, and Dr. Mor B.S. just to name a few from the past and present) horror movie hosting is part of our state’s TV viewing history, it’s just in the blood to stay up late and watch a campy host show scary movies (heck even my parents watched Hoolihan and Big Chuck when I was a kid, and they don’t even like scary movies) so I’m looking extremely forward to the new Movie Macabre, it’ll be like seeing an old friend come home for a visit.