24 September 2006

SWH: Week 1 (two)

Six Weeks of HalloweenNear Dark (trailer)
The Curious Dr. Humpp (trailer)
Scanners: "Head Explosion"

Creepshow 2 (1987)
"Old Chief Wood'nhead" is poorly constructed, "The Hitchhiker" is average, but "The Raft" is one excellent piece of horror. (6/10)
d. Michael Gornick

Beware! Children at Play (trailer)
Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (trailer)
The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror 07-1: The Thing and I"

Masters of Horror: "Cigarette Burns" (2005)
I really wanted to be blown away, but the story isn't anything special and parts felt inauthentic. (6/10)
d. John Carpenter

Dead & Breakfast (trailer)
Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe (trailer)

Killer Condom (1996)
Had its funny bits and was a pretty original idea for an AIDS metaphor, but drags on for far too long. (5/10)
d. Martin Walz

Tales from the Crypt: "The Thing from the Grave" (1990)
Again, you can see the ending coming thirteen miles away, but the zombie makeup was very nice. (6/10)
d. Fred Dekker

Tonight's proceedings were joined by C and fed by the unbeatable, though expensive, Pizza House. Pizza and french fries covered in bacon and cheddar cheese were enjoyed by all. Afterwards, the candy drawer was employed.

I taste-tested my first of the Jones Soda Halloween 2006 Limited Edition soft drinks. They released seven flavors this year. Four of them are in mini-cans and are flavors aimed at kids. Three of them are in glass bottles and seem to be for adults to mix with alcohol. I went for a glass bottle of Lemon Drop Dead Soda tonight. It's drinkable, unlike some flavors from last year. I would describe it as liquid lemon-flavored Pez.

Here's my watchin' box, decked out for Six Weeks of Halloween:


  1. [comment copied from old blog]

    Yep. Totally insane.

    Monday, September 25, 2006, 00:32:51

  2. [comment copied from old blog]

    You sound like one of the voices in my head.

    Monday, September 25, 2006, 01:00:07

  3. [comment copied from old blog]

    Creepshow 2 - "The Raft"

    Is that the one where the teenagers swim out to the dock and that oil slick type thing attacks them?

    If so, I remember watching that as a young teenager and it scared the heck out of me.

    I clearly remember wanting to help "push" the last teenager to swim faster to make it back to shore before the oil slick gets him...awesome ending

    Friday, September 29, 2006, 09:22:27

  4. [comment copied from old blog]

    Kid: "I... [pant]... beat... [pant]... you!"
    Oil Slick: "RWAR! Chomp, gulp, burp."

    Friday, September 29, 2006, 10:22:22