Growing up in the 90s, I think my generation was the last to really know and appreciate what a horror television show host could be. Sure, Svengoolie is doing a terrific job these days, but I think most kids are more apt to look through Netflix. When I was a kid, I would sneak into the living room when my parents were asleep so I could watch horror movies on late night TV. One of my earliest memories was a movie with an old horror host fighting vampires. Later on, I would find out that this movie was Fright Night.
Return of the Living Dead is one of my favorite horror franchises and both the first and second film have a good balance of comedy and horror. However, when it came time to do the third movie, director Brian Yuzna wanted to take a different approach.
So, I know that there’s been a lot of negativity surrounding the DCEU, but I’ve been enjoying the ride so far. My problems with it aside, Man of Steel was a decent start to this movie universe and I’m one of the (purportedly few) people who really loved Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Suicide Squad was a bit lackluster, but still a pretty fun action flick. Earlier this year we had Wonder Woman, which everyone seemed to love. Now we have Justice League. (Some Spoilers)
It’s very rare that I come across something that really inspires me. When you have a story to tell, it eats away at your insides. You want to share your idea with the world, but you’re also afraid that the world may reject it. It doesn’t matter though, it’s a part of you, no matter the circumstances. I feel like that’s what it means to be an artist, whether you’re trying to make a movie, write a story, or paint a picture. It is an extension of you and who you are. These feelings overwhelmed me as I watched Brigsby Bear.
Pete speaks about Ash Williams’ portrayal in the comics.
In the days of the video store, a ton of weird movies would end up on the shelves. Some were better than others, and some were just unwatchable. They would lure you in with cover art, but you’d soon discover that the content within was worlds away from what you were promised. There was no way to check out a trailer or google search reviews on your phone, you just had to take a gamble. Or maybe ask one of the workers or patrons if they knew anything about the movie.
So I knew that this was going to be a hard one. I mean, it’s the day after Halloween, so there’s a bit of pressure on me. Do I go with a classic? Something a bit more contemporary? Well, I finally decided on Pumpkinhead!
For a while now, I’ve wanted to give Rick and Morty some time on Dissecting Fiction. Like many, I fell in love with this show and see no signs of getting tired of it anytime soon. That said, I find that, Adult Swim shows are hit or miss.