Just when you thought Christmas was over, Santa's back - - and he's either an immortal Finnish demon, or just your weird neighbor with all those red and white tchotchkes. Never fear, Corey and Maddy are here to help you navigate through Santa's creepy trappings in 'Christmas Evil' and 'Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale' and sing a special Christmas carol along the way.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Attention shoppers, check out the mall's hardware store for all your chainsaw and defensive needs. There's also a sale on fuel, supplies, and bullets at the hunting goods emporium. Do not touch the robotic security and avoid the bowling alley. This week the theme is 'mall horror', and what better way for Corey and Maddy to explore the terror of the mall than by talking about Chopping Mall and Sorority Babes in the Slime Bowl Bowl-o-Rama?
Friday, December 7, 2018
Magic! Mayhem! Suspense! Romance! Razor wire and broken glass! Tune in this week with Corey and Maddy for a wild ride with Veronica Lake as the witch whose gams just won't quit, and ride on into the Dario Argento masterpiece, Suspiria!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Tis the seas--oh, right, it's still November. Okay, well pass the green bean casserole and don't skimp on the fried onions! The turkey will be done soon, but in the meantime let's talk turkey about 'Turkee', the world's most dastardly feathered villain who stars in the movies of the week: Thankskilling 1 and 3. Sit back, relax, undo a belt loop (or four) and enjoy.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Space. There's a lot of it out there. Time. There's a lot of that too. When space and time collide in a tentative thematic episode, you get two movies set in the future, and one of them is in SPACE. This week Corey and Maddy discuss 'Mindwarp' and 'Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone'. No, not THAT Forbidden Zone.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
I've always love reading, but when I was 6, learning to actively put a sentence together was hard. I'll save you the whole story of how it suddenly 'clicked' one day, and I could read just about anything. Suffice it to say, the first year I could go to that Scholastics book fair with money in hand and the knowledge that I could read whatever I bought without any help was magical. So I got a VHS of The Haunted Mask (which I still have), and a goosebumps book with a pumpkin book light. I'm not going to lie, the book light was what sold it. I think I bought Welcome to Dead House. It was '97, and Goosebumps was the series that all the kids were reading. The show had just launched, too, and I remember rushing home every day to watch it. There's not usually a huge scare in the Goosebumps books. Most of them have ambiguously an happy ending (yes, the day is saved...but you're a monster, or that sponge is going to wreak havoc when it gets wet again, or your dad might be one of the hundreds of plants in the front yard.) The next dark step up from Goosebumps was Ghosts of Fear Street, and then Fear Street when you were really ready for something 'darker and more mature'. Something for the teenagers.
My point is that I got this collection as a gift, it's amazing, and I'm pretty sure it could all be easily read in the course of a day by anyone of any age, and still feel just as magical as it did to me that day at the book fair when I bought my first Goosebumps.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Make no mistake, it's pretty 70s as far as movies go, which isn't a bad thing. It suits the Stephen King setting quite well (small Maine-esque town, quaint locals, stranger rolling in a la Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the gradual corruption/death of everyone he encounters). What's more, who doesn't love a good old-fashioned Nosferatu? I know I sure do! Do yourself a favor if you haven't watched Salem's Lot yet--which I can't even begin to understand--you won't regret it.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The story plays with a concept I rarely see done as well as it should be. There are monsters everywhere, and normal people don't know about them. This one adds your typical Martinez guts and gore along with a succubus here and maybe a yeti destroying a grocery store there. A gland in people's brains that lets them see monsters for what they are, and a sort of supernatural police force doing what they can to at least keep things somewhat normal.
What I love about A. Lee Martinez, is that his protagonists are both very normal and very special in so many creative ways. This book was no exception to the rule, and it is very easily a 3-day read if you put your mind to it. Or don't. Just grab a glass of wine (or coffee) and enjoy.