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22 Oct 17

I'm a cat person myself (as if you couldn't tell), but this is a day for puppies. Well, sort of. We go from vampires to werewolves with a selection of films from the Howling series, starting with the original The Howling, followed by Howling II: ...Your Sister is a Werewolf, The Marsupials: Howling III (which I index by its original title "Howling III" to keep the sequels together), Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, and Howling V: Rebirth. If you want the other three movies in the series, you're going to have to wait until next year. We've got one more week of October reviews to go. I was wondering if I should do ghosts or zombies, but I think I'll do a grab bag of films for the finale with a focus on anthology films. We've got more TBP and CeleKing1 as well, so look forward to that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:29:15

17 Oct 17

It's a day for playing long odds in Chapter 25 of TBP. You be the judge as to whether "It's not about winning or losing. It's how you play the game" applies here or not. Look for werewolves on the weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:15:23

15 Oct 17

James Woods makes yet another appearance this week in John Carpenter's Vampires, kicking off a selection of reviews of films about, well, vampires. We also have Near Dark, which is like a mini Aliens cast reunion, The Hunger for yuri fans, Interview with the Vampire for yaoi fans, and Vampire's Kiss with daffy ol' Nic Cage. And since we've covered vampires, it only seems appropriate that we should do werewolves next. Also, we've got more TBP coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:49:30

12 Oct 17

A nice little hidey hole seems comfy and safe, but you may not be as secure as you think, as our heroes find out in Chapter 22 of CeleKing1. Six more weeks and it'll be a wrap. Now, if the upcoming reviews were mummy themed, that would make for a good segue, but we're doing vampires, so feh. Look forward to them anyway. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 16:43:14

10 Oct 17

Seth Pendragon has been suppressing his hot-blooded nature this long, but now it's time to jump into action in Chapter 24 of TBP. Time to show Big Brother what for. We've still got CeleKing1 and vampires to come. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:40:53

08 Oct 17

Long live the new flesh. We continue our October reviews with the master of body horror David Cronenberg. Not all of these films are strictly horror, but they are creepy and for the Halloween season, creepy will suffice. Going in chronological order of release, we've got The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome, Naked Lunch, and eXistenZ. All are fairly messed up. Enjoy. Besides using Cronenberg as a bridge between last week and this week, we've also got a James Woods connection going on, so let's continue the trend and cover those perennial favorites of the Halloween season: vampires. On the story front, we've got more TBP and CeleKing1, so be on the lookout for that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:57:30

03 Oct 17

When you put up a wall, that's generally your way of letting folks know you're a bit choosy about who gets in, but there are other folks who see a wall as a challenge. Prince Cain is one such person and he's going to be acting on his anti-wall stance in Chapter 23 of TBP. Apparently he's got no truck with "Good fences make good neighbors." Of course, he's not a very good neighbor, so I guess he wouldn't like a good fence. Anyway, we've got some of the horrors of Cronenberg coming up this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:21:26

01 Oct 17

Well, I was just going to post some more 80s movies that I like, but then I realized that it's already October, which means I have to post horror and thriller films in keeping with the spirit of the season. I compromised by picking up any 80s movies that fit the bill. We start with two Stephen King films: Cat's Eye and The Dead Zone. Maybe not exactly horror, but there are creepy elements that make them good October fare. Next is more of a horror-comedy Little Shop of Horrors, with the 1960 original tossed in as an omake. We also have the 1988 remake of The Blob and something you'd probably never see coming, the Indonesian horror film Lady Terminator (as in a lady who terminates, not a terminator of ladies). Using The Dead Zone as my bridge, I'll be following this up with a selection of films by David Cronenberg, the master of body horror and general freakiness. Looks for more TBP as well. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:38:38

28 Sep 17

When you've got a lot on your mind, you'll often just lie there wide awake. As you might imagine, things aren't going to stay quiet much longer in Chapter 21 of CeleKing1. Look for reviews this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 14:45:23

26 Sep 17

Three-legged dog walks into a saloon, goes up to the bar and tells the bartender, "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw." It's like that. Only in reverse. Or something. The guy this cycle is named after is back on the scene. Same game, different players. It's Chapter 22 of TBP. Look for more CeleKing1 and some more obscure 80s films in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 09:38:50

24 Sep 17

In a perfect universe, I'd be able to spend my life with the 80s on a loop, but in lieu of that, I'll just have to settle for watching some of the fine pieces of 80s cinema that defined my childhood. The last couple weeks we had swashbucklers, so now it's time for a "swishbuckler" in Zorro: The Gay Blade. We also have two landmark films in the development of CG special effects: TRON and The Last Starfighter, which also have a common theme of video games becoming real (though in different ways). Next, one of the all-time greats when it comes to big, dumb, amazing, beautiful action movies: Commando. Lastly, because nobody leaves this place without singin' the blues, Adventures in Babysitting. And because I'm having so much fun, I may just do another 80s week to follow up on this. We've also got more TBP and CeleKing1 coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:26:23

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