Tuesday, August 28, 2007

All right! A million years later...

Yeah yeah, I know. But I'm busy with lots of irons in the fire...and I have to go back to work next week!

I'm blogging tonight because Vesper got me with this one:

Open your itunes. Press play. Make sure it's set to random play. Type the title and artist, then move to the next question, and click the next button, and so on....

Opening Credits: "I Control, I Fly" by Monster Magnet (nice opening)
Waking Up: "Wicked Young Man" by Alice Cooper (you betcha!)
First Day At School: "Drug Ballad" by Eminem
Falling In Love: "Out of the Blue" by Balzac (now it's getting interesting)
Fight Song: "J'aime pas" by Sniper (that's funny)
Breaking Up: "Agitated" by Muse
Prom: "Rickshaw" by Desert Sessions
Life's Okay: "I'm in the Mood to Move" by Ween
Mental Breakdown: "Thou Shalt Not" by KISS
Driving: "Hyperpower!" by Nine Inch Nails (heh)
Flashback: "Bury the Hatchet" by Ghoultown
Getting Back Together: "By the Time I get to Phoenix" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Wedding: "Fuck Her Gently" by Tenacious D (seriously, is someone in control of my iTunes?)
Birth of Child: "Theme from Poltergeist" by Jerry Goldsmith (WHOA! It's actually kind of a beautiful song at first with children singing...)
Final Battle: "Deadly Sinners" by 3 Inches of Blood (there is no song I'd rather cleave someone in the head with a battleaxe to)
Death Scene: "Hearts Alive" by Mastodon (13:39? That's a long death! Still fitting.)
Funeral Song: "Please Kill Me" by Amen (ahahahahah! That's a militant funeral if I've ever heard one)
End Credits: "The Pine Float" by Angelo Badalamenti (from the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me soundtrack. Awesome)

That was fun!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Long time no blog.

Wow...a month and five days since updating. That's a new record.

I've got lots of stuff cooking so I think I'll pop in and use this as an updater/info dump for a while.

5 Weeks ago my grandmother passed away unexpectedly. It was kind of a shocker and had me down for a while. I even wrote a column under the influence of mourning:

After that depress fest I promised sexy werewolves in the next column. So amongst our home being flooded and my family moving away for a month I really should have had the time and thought to post this back then but here's the banner to the column on sexy werewolves:

I was brilliant for a second and decided to follow it up with more columns on sexual readings of iconic horror characters called sexy beasts. Behold! The columns on the vampire and Frankenstein's monster:

Now that that was over, I did not want to go over the sexual implications of Godzilla or zombies so I realized I hadn't yet covered the influence of Japanese cinema on American horror. This week's article is about the films that transferred without being remade:

All sorts of crazy stuff going on including possibly being on a panel on horror and sci fi at the Victoria Anarchist Book Fair in September, going to Chicago in August and launching my own podcast soon after. I've contributed to the Earth-2.net podcast for a while now but will soon be branching off on my own with the lovely gift of server space at Earth-2.net.

That's all for today I think. More soon, I really promise this time...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Torture Porn or 70s Exploitation Revisited?

This week is a serious look at the influences on today's "torture porn" subgenre and the War in Iraq with exploitation cinema and the Vietnam War.

It'll be the most intelligent thing you read with "pornography" and "torture" in the title all day!

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

What a long strange week it's been...

The other day one of my students actually ran away to join the circus...

The above is not a lie.

I stole the following from Superfrankenstein but you needs to see this: Dick Cheney's fan boards responding to his lesbian daughter giving birth to his grandchild.

I'd hate Republicans if they weren't so dang entertaining. Why do we need people like Colbert if the real deal is so amusing?

Oh yeah...this is why:

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lovin' his craft

This week I look at the movies of director Stuart Gordon, including his adaptations of Lovecraft's short stories.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ch Ch Ch Changes

It's no secret that humankind fears change. This essay shows how horror and science fiction films exploit this fear.

In other news, I hold in my hand the first copy of my very first comic story. I'll get the vitals up when it goes on sale. It's slightly flawed (like not having a title card) but I'm psyched nonetheless. Check!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Curses! Columned again!

The very cool image above is in reference to Poltergeist, just one of the films I discuss in my column on cursed movies.

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