Hello, my name is Gary, and I am a horror movie aficionado. No, scratch that…I am a Monster Kid. In the spectrum of fright film fandom, Monster Kids are Baby Boomers who grew up in the late 1960s and early…Read more →
Monthly Archives: October 2012
The Cabin in the Woods Laughs the Chills Away
The Cabin in the Woods ended up being a test for me on several levels. I was unable to catch the theatrical release of the film. This normally would not have been an issue if it were not for the…Read more →
There Ain’t Nothin’ In Room 237…Or Is There?
Why is Jack Torrance reading Playgirl magazine? What’s with all the Native American décor in the Overlook? Why does Jack’s typewriter change color? Which of the Seven Dwarves is the most prominent sticker seen on Danny Torrance’s bedroom door? And,…Read more →
Lionel Barrymore: A Crusty Curmugdeon…But Only On-Screen!
Lionel Barrymore is best remembered for his latter-day screen gallery of irascible oldsters good-natured and bad. This multi-talented exponent of a legendary American stage dynasty began carving his legacy as one of Hollywood’s greatest character stars from the earliest days of…Read more →
This Week In Film History, 10.28.12
October 30, 1948: A major shift in the shape of the film industry begins as RKO becomes the first major to split off its theater ownership from its production wing. November 3, 1956: The Wizard of Oz makes its network…Read more →
What’s Your Favorite ’30s/’40s Universal Monster Movie?
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Scared Silly: Moviedom’s Goofiest Monsters
Well, it’s that time of year again: the Halloween season, when every movie blog site worth its salt busts out the orange and black and starts cranking out lists of the creepiest, spookiest and most downright frightening films of all time. And…Read more →
Six Pix: The Little Black Dress
Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film. What’s sharper than a man in a white suit? A woman…Read more →
Fondly Remembering Forrest Gump
Guest blogger JBT writes: It’s the film that spawned the oft-quoted lines “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get” and “Stupid is as stupid does.” At the time of the film’s release,…Read more →
John Wayne’s Back in the Saddle
John Wayne rides again in a series of DVD releases of his work for Monogram Pictures made between 1933 and 1935. Author Irv slifkin points out how you can witness “The Duke” in his formative years, perfecting his famous walk, heroic persona, trademark speech pattern and acting style.Read more →