21 October 2006

SWH: Week 5 (twenty-two)

Six Weeks of HalloweenYoung Frankenstein (trailer)
Man with the Screaming Brain (trailer)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Broodwich" (2003)

Dust Devil: Final Cut (1992)
As if Argento and Leone met and had a bastard child. (7/10)
d. Richard Stanley

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (trailer)
Sexy Adventures of Van Helsing (trailer)
The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror 04-3: Bart Simpson's Dracula" (1993)

Masters of Horror: "Chocolate" (2005)
Some nice bits, but overall too goofy for my tastes. (6/10)
d. Mick Garris

Tales from the Crypt: "Television Terror" (1990)
One of a long line of trash TV host parodies. (6/10)
d. Charles Picerni

Gave Jones Soda Candy Corn a try this week. It was every bit as unimbibable as I remembered. Pop is pretty much carbonated corn syrup in the first place. Candy corn is solidified corn syrup. Mix the two together and you've got Jones' special teeth-rot concoction #9. Strangely, I found it more drinkable if I first ate some leftover Good & Plenty.

Watched with C again. He began to doze even as the first movie rolled. I again had to explain that, while he was asleep, the Dust Devil arrived in a UFO with a bumper sticker on the back reading "I'd rather be in Wolf Creek."

The Dead Boys guard the DVD collection:


  1. [comment copied from old blog]

    Looks like your DVDs are all divided by director, which... makes perfect sense. Huh.

    Props for owning Arrested Development.

    Sunday, October 22, 2006, 00:05:27

  2. [comment copied from old blog]

    Just the directors I collect (as listed here), yep. Rest is alphabetical in my goofy style (ex: Silence of the Lambs is in the Ms... cause it's Manhunter 2).

    Monday, October 23, 2006, 00:49:46

  3. [comment copied from old blog]

    Silence of the Lambs...Manhunter 2? I threw up a little...Manhunter completely RAPED the Red Dragon novel. Thus, it's not even worthy to be next to a decent Harris adaptation...let alone be purchased.

    Saturday, October 28, 2006, 06:52:01

  4. [comment copied from old blog]

    Fealty to the exact details of the source novel is not a requirement, nor usually desirable, when making a film adaption. They're two different mediums. See also: Kubrick's classic, unfaithful film version of The Shining as compared with Mick Garris' King-approved abortion of a TV movie.

    Also: Tom Noonan rules.

    Saturday, October 28, 2006, 14:38:14

  5. [comment copied from old blog]

    True...I'll admit I'm completely biased to the Red Dragon book (possibly my favourite novel), which would explain the disdain towards Manhunter.

    Sunday, October 29, 2006, 19:16:11

  6. [comment copied from old blog]

    Ah, I think everyone has a movie like that. I'm fully prepared to hate any future film projects adapted from the Sandman graphic novels.

    Sunday, October 29, 2006, 19:27:01

  7. [comment copied from old blog]

    You're speaking my language (also a Sandman fan).

    Monday, October 30, 2006, 18:52:12