32 Days of Halloween X, Day 33: Voodoo Man!

Boris Karloff in Voodoo Man

No, not a hallucination. Not an alternate reality. It’s the 33rd day of 32 Days of Halloween, because it’s Thanksgiving, which I celebrate as 2nd Halloween. Trust me, it’s therapeutic. For our opening salvo of goodness, we have an episode of the anthology series Telephone Time from 1958. It stars Boris Karloff and if Wikipedia is right (which it always is) then this was a back door pilot for the never-broadcast Karloff-hosted The Veil. This is “The Vestris.”


By | 2017-11-23T17:27:09+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 4: Quality Time With Stephen King

Stephen King on Desert Island Discs

Damn fine taste in shirts, Mr. King.

Yes, yes. I know I said I don’t like to send you places for things–I much prefer embeddable content. But Desert Island Discs is one of my favorite radio programs. Over the course of an episode, a guest is presented with a fictional situation: they’re going to be marooned on a desert island. They get to pick eight songs to bring with them, as well as a luxury item and a book. And they do this while in the middle of a fantastic and candid interview. You’d be amazed at some of the songs people pick.

Desert Island Discs also did one of the best Stephen King interviews I’ve ever encountered. So you owe it to yourself to go check that out.


By | 2017-09-24T22:26:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

Headsup: Some Like It With Swords, Some With a Shotgun

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

13 Assassins DVD
Warrior's Way Blu-Ray
Ferocious Planet DVD


By | 2017-09-24T22:39:21+00:00 July 16th, 2011|Headsup|1 Comment

Losing My Blade Runner Virginity

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

I like to consider myself a movie buff. My birthday parties are movie marathons. I spend a great deal of money seeing movies in theatres. I watch bad movies just for fun. I analyze movies quite thoroughly. I like to look at every angle of their production and think about they way the filmmakers went about realizing the world. I like to go on long diatribes and rants about how film could be improved–I’ve even done so, in print, on this site. Heck, I even want to write such things for a living someday.

However, it shames me to admit that there a great deal of movies I should have seen. Not just any movies–I’m talking classic movies: movies that define genres and are generally considered some of the greatest of all time. Why haven’t I seen these movies when I have seen the Star Wars Holiday Special? To be perfectly honest: I have no freaking idea. Every time I hear one of these movies mentioned and go to talk about it, all I have to contribute is, “Oh yeah…I, uh…really should see that.” Which as a movie nerd I find ABYSMAL. There are certain movies I despise not having seen, mainly because I have no idea if anyone else knows what they’re talking about.


By | 2017-09-24T22:43:06+00:00 March 9th, 2011|Stimuli|6 Comments

Win Sword of War on DVD!

Sword of War DVD

It’s Sword of War, out on DVD from Lionsgate. Why? Because any project that gives Rutger Hauer a paycheck is near and dear to our hearts.

Power is challenged as the Italian film Sword of War makes its debut from Lionsgate. Starring action veteran Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins, Blade Runner), the film tells a story of battling kingdoms and rebellious warriors. Powerful German Emperor Barbarossa (Hauer) is a warrior on a mission to conquer his enemies and revive the empire that once belonged to Charles the Great. However an army of 900 known as the Company of Death are prepared to risk everything to stop the emperor on a quest for dominance.

We’ve got a copy to give away on DVD. Want to win it? Excellent: enter using the form below. Enter once a day–don’t forget we let you do that. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!

By | 2017-09-24T22:43:31+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Stuff: Addams Family the Musical – Will Thing Sign His Songs?

Addams Family

Because some things you simply need to know. Here’s the day’s news in a quick digest form. Because we couldn’t find a cake big enough where we could put all this in icing on the top of it.

  • Everything is being turned into a musical these days. Some of which don’t even register a blip on the interest radar. However, Addams Family? It could either rock or suck, or perhaps worse, neither. However again, with Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia when they do a reading of the musical in August, consider us…hopeful against our better judgement. The show is expected for 2009/2010 and apparently, on the same subject, Catch Me If You Can the musical has Lane attached to play the Tom Hanks role. If they put Broderick in the DiCaprio role, I will give them a dollar. And so will fifty billion other people. P.S. To see one Addams Family musical performance, make sure you check this out if you haven’t already.
  • I was going to let you know about Oni Press and their deal to have print and web-based comics, called Men With Guns: Assassin and Ark, but I got completely sidetracked by the news that they’re remaking Beverly Hills 90210 for CW? For fuck’s sake.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:16:50+00:00 June 26th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Batman Begins (2005) – 27 Second Review

    Batman Begins poster

    Written by: David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Goyer, which was in turn based on the character created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Katie Holmes

    Review: We were all cautious about a new Batman movie, because its predecessors were below utter and complete crap (are you thinking bat-nipples? of course you are). But hey, I liked this one. They did a good job going dark, and I don’t care what any traditionalist says, the new Batmobile kicks jolly amounts of ass over the old one.

    Time: 14 seconds


    By | 2017-09-24T23:57:28+00:00 June 26th, 2005|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    Salem’s Lot (2004) – DVD Review


    Written by: Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King
    Directed by: Mikael Salomon
    Starring: Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, Andre Braugher, Samantha Mathis, Rutger Hauer

    Released by: Warner Brothers
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR; use discretion before letting little kids sit through it
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Rental.

    Ben Mears (Lowe) is a writer in a bit of a slump. Trying to kick start his creativity (and re-kick his career), he returns to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot. He figures there might be a story in the freaky old town and its even freakier “haunted house,” the Marsten place. There he runs into his old mentor, Matt Burke (Braugher), a possible love interest, Susan Norton (Mathis), and the mysterious Straker (Sutherland), who’s apparently the vanguard for a vampire invasion.


    By | 2017-09-25T00:00:12+00:00 October 13th, 2004|Reviews, TV|0 Comments