I wanted to be sure to come out of hiding to wish everyone a Happy Halloween without disrupting the scheduled line-up of posts for this week. So this is going to be a slight deviation from my usual fare of Trailer Tuesday contributions.
Once a year, I emerge from the dank recesses of my lair and adjust my hood, lest the piercing gaze of daylight sear my flesh. I’ll now gorge myself on thousands of unsuspecting Reese’s minis, watch classic horror films, and submit this post to assure everyone I’m alive before scuttling back to the sewers to slumber until Christmas. Part of the ritual also includes taking stock of my life (because what self-respecting ghoul doesn’t on a day that celebrates our fragile mortality) and turning to nostalgic entertainment. I’m not the only one, apparently. Creatures like me have taken over your TV and your town. We’ve possessed your young Millennials to find joy in throwback entertainment, including homages, tributes, remakes, and downright rip-offs. Today, I’m going to give you a trailer mash-up to watch once you’ve reached that point in the evening when you’re home from the party and under the influence of candy and alcohol (you know, that point when you feel you should hate yourself, but rationalize that it’s only once a year so the guilt is short-lived). It’s those moments when you’re done with everything you planned to do for the night, but aren’t quite ready to go to bed. Nostalgia TV (or in this case YouTube) is often the cure for that moment of post-revelry ennui.
So lie back. Dust the candy wrappers off your costume, and sink under the spell of nostalgic horror entertainment. I’ll be watching…
In lieu of the usual King quote, I present you with this: White people continue to be ignorant of Native American culture. It doesn’t go well. The Book This is one of King’s much more defined horror stories, as its … Continue reading →
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Stranger Things season 2 premieres at the end of the week, and this is what we’re been salivating over since last fall. Damn is it a good time to be alive. This week, we’re going to celebrate with some … Continue reading →
I’m going to admit a little secret: when it comes to shorts and trailers, I kind of fly by the seat of my pants. So some days, the creative process looks like this: Dan: Whatcha doin’? Me: I need to find … Continue reading →
I’ll be upfront, this one moves a bit slowly for me. However, that doesn’t entirely rule me out from recommending A Dark Song, a film by Liam Gavin (his directorial debut). A Dark Song is the story of Sophia (Catherine … Continue reading →
The 1989 teenage fantasy film Teen Witch is a combination of guilty pleasure and childhood staple: the damn thing played on HBO all the time growing up, much like Clue, Real Genius, The Worst Witch and Mannequin. The story was … Continue reading →