Kids. Can't live with them. Can't--I don't know, perform some weird satanic ritual without getting an HOA complaint these days. Thank god for babysitters, right? The good. The bad. It doesn't really matter as long as you have one this Saturday night. Join Maddy and Corey this week as we discuss the creepy tension and loving 80s send-up of 'The House of the Devil', and a somehow more light-hearted murderous adventure in 'The Babysitter'.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
They say that breaking up is hard to do. Who says it? I don't know, people in the 60s, Neil Sadaka, The Carpenters. The point is, this episode is all about the inevitable heartbreak and murder that happens every time a relationship ends. We discuss the pitfalls of allowing Glenn Close to be sexy in 'Fatal Attraction' and the unfortunate love of a girl and some hands in 'May'.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
First of all, happy Halloween! Second, the book of the week is once more brought to you by nostalgia. One of my fondest memories as a kid was going to places like Goodwill or huge library book sales where you could pay 5-10 bucks for a large brown bag to fill with books to your heart's content. This was one of many finds I had that was decommissioned after a long and honorable service (1959 actually). With most of the stories being fairly easy to read, generally no more than 2-3 pages, it's such a great book to burn through and read to kids. Not to mention, it's not so morbid or dark that you'd have to deal with too many nightmares afterwards.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Before I saw Sarah Patterson in the brilliantly lush 'Company of Wolves', which will always be one of the most fantastic dark fairytale films, Snow White gave me nightmares. No, not the Disney one (though you can't tell me it's not seriously disturbing when she's stumbling through those woods), but a lesser known 1980s version that also happens to feature Sarah. I'm not going to say it's a big budget masterpiece, because it's not, but it's good. Even more surprising, it comes from Cannon pictures. You see, they had this series of kids films called 'Cannon Movie Tales' that I'm not ashamed to say I've devoured, despite the fact that one or two of them are painfully awkward and over the top. Snow White, however, is the best of the bunch.
But why am I featuring this in a horror blog? Because there is no mask or mirror that has ever been more traumatizing, and for that scene alone you absolutely need to see this movie.