You didn’t really think I was going to let this one slide, did you? Pitch fucking perfect. The Bob Ross parody is the joke we need right now (not necessary the joke we deserve, but Mr. Pool is a giver. …Continue reading →
Oh Charlie Brooker, you sexy sombitch. You just had to go and do another season of Black Mirror for us. Black Mirror is one of those shows that is so good it impacts me on a visceral level after each episode. Case in …Continue reading →
Thanksgiving is officially behind us, which means bring on the Christmas. In the past, I used to be one of those people that dreaded it. Now that my kids are old enough to be past the Santa thing (and I …Continue reading →
Black Friday has officially come and gone. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent time huddled up, far from the maddening crowd (and Target). In my home, it’s officially Christmas season when the Thanksgiving dessert has been served – we …Continue reading →
Each year, I try to find something humorous that conveys the spirit of Thanksgiving. A perennial favorite is, of course, Addams Family Values. It can’t be helped – this movie deserves every bit of love that comes its way. It’s …Continue reading →
Holy shit, Dutch is 26 years old. It’s old enough to have acquired a crippling student loan debt whilst attempting to make ends meet as a hostess in a chain restaurant. Dutch is old enough to not be on its …Continue reading →
How do we celebrate the period in between Halloween and Thanksgiving? With comedy, of course. After all that horror, we’ve got to have some sort of a break in there. If we go for too much intensity, we’re going to …Continue reading →
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) is often hailed as one of the greats of the silent era. It features a little bit of everything: a creepy male lead, heavy makeup, judicious lighting, and an unauthorized adaptation of a Bram Stoker novel. …Continue reading →
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…