Review: Antebellum 2020

During this pandemic, we have watched the uncertainty of Hollywood unfold. Will theaters open, will people watch if there available, and of course, will movies goers be willing to fork over the cash. Out on PVOD this weekend comes Antebellum with a hefty price tag of $20. Antebellum being the feature film for writer/director duo Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz, and it shows!

The Players

  • Director: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
  • Writer: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
  • Cast : Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Tongayi Chirisa

The Good

Fans of Janelle Monae will not be disappointed by her stellar performance by her first lead role. Particularly at her portrayal of Eden, the senators favored slave. Audiences also get a fun appearance from Gabourey Sidibe as Dawn. A fierce 30 something that knows exactly what, who and where she wants to spend her energy on. Lending much-needed levity midway through the film. Lastly, the costume design is a sight of marvel. Mary Zophres delivered some impressive work. Admittedly it’s not something I focus on in a film, but it’s 100 percent worth mentioning.

The Bad (mild spoilers)

Antebellum does bring to light social commentary from the past and present. It is unclear why, usually, social commentary can serve as a think piece. Something that might linger in the audience’s mind, however, that’s not the case here. The “twist” is very uninspired. It’s fair to say that all work is derivative at this point. The reveal is a plot device semi perfected by M Night Shyamalan. He has, for lack of better words, mastered the art of the reveal. Not all of his work is perfect by any means and doesn’t have to be. Shyamalan has still managed to make a career out of it and for that deserves the credit.

Let’s call a spade a spade Bush and Renz made adduction thiller, and someone thought it was good to take the beginning of the film and insert it into the middle of the film. The narrative doesn’t support this editing choice. There’s just no way that was a direction they aimed to take from the beginning. If it was, the audience needed a more substantial story complete with an explanation of why!

Final Thoughts

Where are the layers, or the depth? While social comentarty is definitely on trend in horror. This is not a horror film as the marketing may want you to believe! In no way should genre fans rush to see this movie. Save your money for some other release or, at the very least, wait for it to be a cheaper rental. All the actors do their best at carrying film. Even with all that star power, Antebellum isn’t a noteworthy film other than the set pieces and costumes. Perhaps we may get a directors cut one day with a little more substance.

See this year’s Freeform’s full 31 Nights of Halloween lineup below:

Thursday, Oct. 1
12:30 PM Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
3:00 PM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
5:00 PM Casper (1995)
7:00 PM Hotel Transylvania
9:00 PM Hocus Pocus
12:00 PM Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Friday, Oct. 2
11:00 AM The Goonies
1:30 PM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
3:05 PM Casper (1995)
5:10 PM Hotel Transylvania
7:15 PM Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
8:55 PM Beetlejuice
12:00 PM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 3
7:00 AM Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins
7:30 AM Goonies
10:00 AM Ghostbusters (1984)
12:30 PM Ghostbusters II
3:05 PM Beetlejuice
5:10 PM Hocus Pocus
7:20 PM The Addams Family (1991)
9:25 PM Addams Family Values
11:30 PM The Craft

Sunday, Oct. 4
7:00 AM Ghostbusters (1984)
9:30 AM Ghostbusters II
12:00 PM Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
2:05 PM Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
3:05 PM Casper (1995)
5:10 PM The Addams Family (1991)
7:15 PM Addams Family Values
9:20 PM Hocus Pocus
11:30 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Monday, Oct. 5
11:30 AM Casper (1995)
1:30 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
4:00 PM Ghostbusters (1984)
6:30 PM Ghostbusters II
9:00 PM Beetlejuice
12:00 AM Boxtrolls

Tuesday, Oct. 6
11:00 AM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1:30 PM Ghostbusters (1984)
4:00 PM Ghostbusters II
6:30 PM Beetlejuice
8:30 PM Hotel Transylvania
12:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Wednesday, Oct. 7
11:00 AM Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
12:00 PM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
2:00 PM Matilda 
4:00 PM Hotel Transylvania
6:00 PM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”
12:00 AM Jumanji (1995)

Thursday, Oct. 8
12:00 PM Matilda
2:00 PM Jumanji (1995)
4:30 PM Goosebumps (2015)
7:00 PM The Addams Family (1991)
9:00 PM Addams Family Values
12:00 AM Warm Bodies

Friday, Oct. 9
11:30 AM The Mummy (1999)
2:20 PM Goosebumps (2015)
4:45 PM The Addams Family (1991)
6:50 PM Addams Family Values
8:55 PM Hocus Pocus
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 10
7:00 AM The Mummy (1999)
10:00 AM The Mummy Returns
1:05 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”
3:35 PM Casper (1995)
5:40 PM Hotel Transylvania
7:45 PM Hotel Transylvania 2  Freeform Premiere
9:50 PM Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation  Freeform Premiere
12:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Sunday, Oct. 11
7:00 AM The Mummy Returns
10:05 AM Casper (1995)
12:10 PM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
1:50 PM Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
3:30 PM Hotel Transylvania
5:35 PM Hotel Transylvania 2
7:40 PM Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
9:50 PM Twitches
11:55 PM Twitches Too

Monday, Oct. 12
7:00AM The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Freeform Premiere
12:30 PM Halloweentown
2:30 PM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
4:30 PM Scared Shrekless
5:00 PM Shrek
7:00 PM The Addams Family (1991)
9:00 PM Addams Family Values
12:00 AM The Scorpion King Freeform Premiere

Tuesday, Oct. 13
11:00 AM The Goonies
1:35 PM Scared Shrekless
2:05 PM Shrek
4:10 PM The Addams Family (1991)
6:15 PM Addams Family Values
8:20 PM Hocus Pocus
12:00 AM

Wednesday, Oct. 14
1:00 PM Casper (1995)
3:00 PM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”
9:00 PM Beetlejuice
12:00 AM Boxtrolls

Thursday, Oct. 15
7:00 AM Scream 3
11:00 AM Jumanji (1995)
1:30 PM Beetlejuice
3:30 PM Scream
6:00 PM Scream 2
8:30 PM The Craft
12:00 AM Jumanji (1995)

Friday, Oct. 16
11:30 AM The Craft
2:00 PM Matilda
4:00 PM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
6:00 PM Toy Story of TERROR! (Disney-Pixar)
6:30 PM Monsters, Inc.  (Disney-Pixar)
8:30 PM Monsters, University (Disney-Pixar)
12:00 AM Toy Story of TERROR! (Disney-Pixar)
12:30 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 17
7:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
8:55 AM Matilda 
10:55 AM Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:35 PM Ghostbusters (1984)
3:05 PM Ghostbusters II
5:40 PM Beetlejuice
7:45 PM  Hocus Pocus
9:55 PM Halloweentown
12:00 PM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge

Sunday, Oct. 18
7:00 AM Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
9:30 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”
11:00 AM Twitches
1:05 PM Twitches Too
3:05 PM Beetlejuice
5:10 PM Hocus Pocus
7:20 PM The Addams Family (1991)
9:25 PM Addams Family Values
11:30 PM Gremlins

Monday, Oct. 19
11:00 AM Matilda 
1:00 PM Gremlins
3:30 pm Casper (1995)
5:30 PM The Addams Family (1991)
7:30 PM Addams Family Values
9:30 PM Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:00 AM Matilda 

Tuesday, Oct. 20
11:00 AM Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
1:00 PM Casper (1995)
3:00 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
5:30 PM Ghostbusters (1984)
8:00 PM Ghostbusters II
12:00 AM Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Wednesday, Oct. 21
11:00 AM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1:30 PM Ghostbusters (1984)
4:00 PM Ghostbusters II
6:30 PM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Thursday, Oct. 22
11:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
12:35 PM Jumanji (1995)
2:35 PM The Mummy (1999)
5:45 PM The Mummy Returns
8:55 PM Hocus Pocus
12:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Friday, Oct. 23
11:00 AM Jumanji (1995)
1:30 PM Scream
4:00 PM Scream 2
6:30 PM Beetlejuice
8:30 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 24
7:00 AM Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
8:00 AM Halloweentown
10:05 AM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
12:05 PM Beetlejuice
2:10 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
4:40P PM Hocus Pocus
6:50 PM The Addams Family (1991)
8:55 PM Addams Family Values
11:00 PM Ghostbusters (2016) Freeform Premiere

Sunday, Oct. 25
7:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
9:00 AM Ghostbusters (1984)
11:30 AM The Craft
2:00 PM The Addams Family (1991)
4:05 PM Addams Family Values
6:10 PM Ghostbusters (2016)
9:20 PM Hocus Pocus
11:30 PM The Craft

Monday, Oct. 26
11:00 AM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
1:00 pm Casper (1995)
3:00 PM Twitches
5:00 PM Twitches Too
7:00 PM Hotel Transylvania 2 
9:00 PM Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Tuesday, Oct. 27
11:00 AM Casper (1995)
1:00 PM Scared Shrekless
1:30 PM Jumanji (1995)
4:00 PM Hotel Transylvania 2
6:00 PM Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
8:00 PM Hocus Pocus
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Wednesday, Oct. 28
12:00 PM Jumanji (1995)
2:30 PM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
4:30 PM Matilda 
6:30 PM Monsters, Inc. (Disney-Pixar)
8:30 PM Monsters University (Disney-Pixar)
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Thursday, Oct. 29
12:00 PM Ghostbusters (1984)
2:30 PM Ghostbusters II
5:00 PM Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
6:30 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
9:00 PM Beetlejuice
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Friday, Oct. 30
11:00 AM Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
12:05 PM Sleepy Hollow (1999)
2:35 PM Beetlejuice
4:40 PM Hocus Pocus
6:50 PM The Addams Family (1991)
8:55 PM Addams Family Values
12:00 AM The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 31
7:00 AM Twitches
9:00 AM Twitches Too
11:00 AM Halloweentown
1:00 PM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
3:00 PM Hocus Pocus
5:10 PM The Addams Family (1991)
7:15 PM Addams Family Values
9:20 PM Hocus Pocus
11:30 PM Ghostbusters (1984)

Spooky Season is Here!

It’s September 1st and halloween season has begun! It’s time to decor you rooms, house, and lawns with everything halloween. Break out all of your favoritve spooky. films, make that trip to your local Spirit Halloween store and prepare for social media oversharing. The later, I say in good fun sharing is celebrating for sure.

For myself I have already started shopping online everything from the Friday the 13th boxset from Scream Factory to vampire blood everything from bath and body works. In addition I will be watching 60 days of horror movies. Kicking it off with Countess Dracula although I definitely thought I was going to watch Day of the Dead(78). Until I saw the Shudder has it streaming. I love physical media but after a long day of work. Streaming sometimes take priority on what horror I’m watch. That being said, Shudder has pack September full of content.

Review: THE SHED 2019

New to Shudder this week a high school vampire horror movie. While The Shed isn’t going to be the next Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The tale is much darker highlighting the less glofied experience of high school and teenage home life. Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a ravenous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.

The Players

  • Director :Frank Sabatella
  • Writer:Frank Sabatella, Jason Rice 
  • Cast : Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen 

The Good

Sabatella take his time building tension detailing plot mechanisms the set up gory kill after kill. The dialogue between actors seems genuine, like exchanges kids would have. The Shed really is the star of the flim. The efforts that Stan goes through to keep this vampire contained.

The Bad (mild spoilers)

Unfortunately there a couple or plot points that have zero payoff. The audience never finds out what happened to Stan’s parents. Throughout the film we see Stan longing for them but that’s about it. If you’re looking to find out how the vampire came to be in the forrest or new vampiric mythology in general. There’s no explanation offered although, the movie at times makes you film like something bigger going on.

Final Thoughts

The Shed is a good and gory teenage horror movie. The film does a great job with the cinematography. The story will leave you wanting to know more. Otherwise the movie does some neat things and build tension very well. It’s definitely worth a watch but doubt it will get a rewatch.

Top 3: Horror Streaming on Amazon Prime August.

Midsommar

Director:

Ari Aster

Writer:

Ari Aster

Stars:

Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren and William Jackson Harper

Imdb Summary

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Overlord 2019

Director:

Julius Avery

Writers:

Billy Ray (screenplay by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by)  

Stars:

Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier and Pilou Asbæk

Imdb Summary:

A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

Climax

Director:

Gaspar Noé

Writer:

Gaspar Noé

Stars:

Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub and Kiddy Smile

Imdb Summary:

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

You’re Next: The Night Erin Harson Came To Dinner

I’m not going to ignore the awesome Final Girls that we have gotten in cinema. Women that have kicked ass such as Sally Hardesty, Laurie Strode, Nancy Thompson, Sidney Prescott, and yes, even Tree Gelbeman, repeatedly prevailed against all the odds. Let us also include the Sci-fi adjacent women, Ellen Ripley’s and Sarah Conner’s out there. All have come before Erin Harson. Yet she is different.

You’re Next is a home invasion film unlike anything at its time.

The movie centers around the Davisons, an estranged upper-class family. The matriarch Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) and her husband Paul (Rob Moran) Davison. Attempting to repair their damaged family relations, decide to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary by inviting their kids and their significant others to their estate. Most notably, their son Crispian has brought his girlfriend, Erin Harson (Sharni Vinson). Australian born college student and previous teaching assistant of her current boyfriend Crispian (AJ Bowen), a university professor. Dinner starts off to a lesser and than the desirable beginning—sibling taking digs at each other situation and egos. Outbursts flare between Crispian and Drake (Joe Swanberg) as they wax intellectuals. Jolted to halt once Drake notices an arrow has shot Tariq(Ti West) in the head. The Davisons must put their differences aside and work together if they wish to survive the night.

Erin is not just the girl next door nor just helpless woman that a perhaps professor and now boyfriend may have expected!

Erin grew up living most of her life on a survivalist compound. Something the audience doesn’t find out until later in the film. Erin’s background is what lays the groundwork to separate her from her previous final girl counterparts. In most movies of years past, the final girl trope, in most movies regularly directed by men, refers to the female protagonist who stays alive until the end. Final girls tend to go through some form of a “phoenix from the ashes” arch. Confronting the killer and defeating him.

Erin is unconventional in this manner; Erin chooses to stay alive rather than play hide and seek as we see played out countless times. Erin noticed the glass shards on the ground as the sound the arrow piercing the window broke her concentration from the antics of dinner. Taking to the ground and traversing under the table like she’s running a boot camp course. It’s at this moment Erin goes from was presumed to a witless side character like Dwight ‘Dewey’ Riley to more a double taping alpha-like Tallahassee from Zombieland.

Faced with incredibly complicated decisions to make – Vinson’s remarkable portrayal of Erin has rewritten the final girl trope. Her basic technic that may go overlooked on the first watch, she dispatches five people this means. Sadistic in some ways, this final girl isn’t taking a gamble on assumptions, solely delivering blunt force trauma to the head until the target brains cease to function. Erin showcases more traits of an actual murderer than the victim.

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Review: Cursed 2020

Based upon the graphic novel by Frank Miller and TV showrunner Tom Wheeler, Adventure drama, starring Katherine Langford as Nimue. 

Cursed is presented as a prequel to King Arthur’s familiar tale, remixed introducing us to the lady of the Lake (Langford) when she was still just a magically gifted maiden Fay maiden. Seeking to stop the red paladins, led by Carden (Peter Mullan), a religious militia recking havoc around the landing, wiping out villages targeting their magical residents.

It may take an episode or two to become enthralled in this new Arthurian world’s retelling, but I’m excited for season two already! Currently available for streaming on Netflix

Review: The Beach House 2019

Shudder’s The Beach House follows a college couple, Randall (Noah Le Gros)and Emily (Liana Liberato), who travels to his father’s beach house. The film starts as a regular weekend away at first, but they realize that there are other house guests. An older couple of family friends that have let some time lapse since their last interaction with the family. Initially, an awkward interaction, the other couple convince Randall and Emily to stay and invite them for dinner. 

Randall suggests that after wine runs out, they should all have some edibles, to keep the evening going. Once the edibles kick in, they start to trip. This harmless weekend starts to take a turn. The edibles hit everyone a little differently. When Mitch (Jake Weber) and Jane(Maryann Nagel), the older couple, start to see a weird luminous effect in the air and water, It’s hard to tell if t’s just them tripping or possibly some more at hand. From here on out, the weekend begins to become a nightmare. Mitch and Jane start acting erratically. The movie quickly takes on all the feels of “The Mist” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” 

Something is going on in the small beach community! Hiding in fog or possible in the water. Intentionally left ambiguous to the audience imaginations, following Emily as she tries to survive the night. The Beach House sprinkles impressions of a very modern Lovecraft storyline. 

The film itself has a lot of incredible practical effects. If there is any CGI used, it’s executed flawlessly. Shudder has chosen the perfect movie to interrupt fans wishing they get to go to the beach this summer instead of quarantining at home. The Beach House is a fun watch, with no cheap scares! Just a good old eco-horror that engulfs you in the mist while trying to figure it out.

Grae Himself: A Nightmare On My Street,My First Movie

By the end of 1988, I started to think of myself as quite the midnight horror movie connoisseur. I’ve pieced together the whole movie Nightmare on Elm Street through my tiny little figures. Along with watching Children of the Corn, Aliens, and Halloween, amongst others. I actually can’t be too sure about whether I watched Halloween or Halloween 2. Thinking back on it, I have a point of reference for the other two films.
One is when I got to stay over a friend’s house for the first time and their parents letting us watch Alien with time on cable—not noticing the subtle change or rather a lack of an (s) in the title. Thinking this viewing would be a piece of cake, watching Ripley conquering the Aliens. Although the same premise does happen, My young mind caught off guard, discovering back story and how Ripley became a badass!

Then again forth of July weekend 1992 Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released. My mother and her best friend, Ms. Nancy, wanted to see it. It was on a Sunday, and I knew nothing of the previous film other than had a naked killer robot. That still never stop me from seizing an opportunity to watch grown-up movies with any adults. Moments into the film, I get my introduction to my old friend Linda Hamilton. Whom I didn’t know by name, nor did I remember that her character’s name in Children of the Corn was Vicky. Somehow my twelve-year-old self was put at ease. Baseless logic of thinking if she starred in the movie, I’d be okay somehow.

Unfortunately, when it comes to Halloween, I don’t have a point of reference or scaring moment. Something to jog my memory to a particular scene in the film to help me identify the correct Halloween. This exposure prepared me for one specific moment; I didn’t know I wanted it—late summer of1 989, which I believe was Labor Day weekend. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 was in theaters. This particular summer, I was spending at Fort Bragg, a military base in North Carolina. My mother dropped me off at my babysitter house as she was attending to her weekend plans. I don’t remember how well I knew my babysitter. My only occurrence being this solitary memory. The particulars of how everything unfolded is a bit dim in my mind at this point.

What I can never forget is that she took me to see NOES 5: The Dream Child.

I can only imagine how my nine-year-old mind must have been delighted at my first “big-kid” moment with other big kids. We made our way to the concessions stands and got our snacks. Next, we make our way to the theater—this is where why my heart sank to my asshole. Freddy Kruger himself was taking tickets. Now I didn’t know the difference between an employee dressed up as Freddy and Robert England, the actor. Either way, I became stricken with fear and began to feel nauseated—trepidation of being mortified that I would be in harm in some fashion. If not from Freddy, then the ridicule from my babysitter and her friends we met at the theater. I positioned myself between my babysitter and her girlfriend as a cushion. Freddy would surly have to get to them before he got to me. To my astonishment, Freddy merely tore the tickets.

I’m ALIVE, is all I could think. I made it past the treacherous Krugger without a single scratch on me. We take our seats, and the movie begins. I won’t pretend that the film was smooth sailing for me. There was a lot of watching threw my fingers. Assuming the teenagers I was with wouldn’t take notice of me given how dark it was, and the movie on the screen was their focus. I did find out after the movie; I was wrong in my assumptions. None of that mattered because of about 20 mins into the film. Ticket taker Freddy entered the theater while we are watching. Krugger came in, but he also snatched people out of their seats and dragged them out of the emergency exit. A mounting feeling of uncomfortableness that I too would soon be drag out of the film to place unknown.

I quickly became stricken with dread that he would eventually make his way to me. I lost all focus on the film. Row by Row as Freddy stalked his prey and terrorized movie-goers. I was nearing to the point of peeing my pants. The gimmick finally concludes, sweating and relieved I can eventually turn my fear back to the on-screen Freddy. I try and regain as much of my composure as I can. Try as I might, I was unsuccessful; he was already in my head. Paralyzed, I watched in fear waiting for him to pop back out at any moment. The movie ends, and we get in the car as I feared they began to pick on me, “the baby.” I didn’t care, and I couldn’t care less about the sophomoric rants of those I once wanted to be my peers. I just went through the worst-case imaginable I might as well have peed my pants.

Grae Himself: The Beginning

Here it comes the unavoidable inaugural post. The beginning of a chapter that will surely make me shutter for years to come. It will cause me to glance at it from time to time, passing judgment on myself. Thoughts of ” I can’t believe I wrote that” or “I should delete that… It’s time.” Undoubtedly crossing my mind every time I cross paths with past myself. What does that have to with today? Nothing, today is the day I take the plunge into the enchanting unknown.

Horror has always been a thing for me from early childhood. I remember sneaking out of my room, down the stairs, and around the corner to our only television in the house, taking the wired tv remote off our possible 30inch floor model television. Soon-there-after I begin clicking buttons at random until eventual stumbling upon something, anything that looked scary. Now, as to what I watched, all those nights have long since faded. However, until the age of about eight years old. Every horror movie pretty much went the same for me. Gratuitous nudity followed by the first kill, followed by turning off the television and me running up the stairs in sheer terror hiding beneath the covers!

I probably watched over 15 movies in that same fashion! That was until I came across Pumpkinhead 1988, directed by a Stan Winston. That man that along with Tim Burton would continue to shape my childhood for years to come. Little did I know I was watching a Stan Winston film, nor did I know he was as from my home town. Nonetheless, Pumpkinhead is the first film that has officially scared the shit out of me. A majority of the movie I watched through the cracks of my fingers, but I did watch. Not able to process most of what I saw that day. Horror movies had taken ahold of my mind—the beginning of the thirst for more.

Thousands of horror and sci-fi movies later, I have arrived on this day. I’m well aware of my direction changing over time. For now, I think my blog will feature what I enjoy about being a fan. Crackpot fan fiction, notable horror news, and movie recommendations that get to the point!

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