In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Hey all! I'm stopping in here to announce I'm firing up my Instagram once again and beginning a new feature today. After 2015's successful Crawlspace Dive, I will now spend this year forth posting my old ticket stubs. Some go as far back as 1993 and include ones from film festivals and rep houses as well as the bigger chains. We start our journey (somewhat fittingly) with Danny Boyle's 2002 virus flick 28 Days Later.

I have tickets for about ninety per-cent of the calendar year, so follow @jrclarke1888 for daily updates. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Source: @thealichappell @swhitney1984

Thursday, June 25, 2020

R.I.P. Joel Schumacher 1939-2020

I was saddened to hear about the passing of director Joel Schumacher. He was 80. He had a storied career that spanned several decades and included titles like Falling Down, A Time To Kill and a pair of Batman movies.

R.I.P. Joel Schumacher 1939-2020.

To me though, he'll always be the man who brought us 1987's The Lost Boys. It still remains one of the greatest eighties time capsules to this day, with its soundtrack being the first CD I ever bought.

It replaced my cassette tape.

I'm happy I was able to see Schumacher twice in person at his TIFF screenings of Tigerland and Phone Booth, in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Rest in peace, good sir.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Still Puzzlin'

I finished my latest puzzle, Messed Up's edition of the Lucio Fulci classic The Beyond, graciously lent to me by my gal pal Ali.

It took a while because there are sections that are the same colour and the individual pieces are less unique than Mondo's Thing puzzle were. I'm just glad I got to finish this before The Last of Us Part II came out.

Not sure what the next one will be or if there will be a next one. Puzzling isn't my natural state so now that things are slowly returning to normal in my corner of the world - not to mention the weather becoming more favourable - it may fall by the wayside. We'll see I guess.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Radio Rental Returns!

I just realized now that I never posted about my favourite podcast from last year, Radio Rental

It's a podcast where people relate stories about odd or terrifying things that happened to them. It's curated by a peculiar host by the name of Terry Carnation from behind the counter of his video store.

Rainn Wilson as Terry Carnation

The reason I'm bringing it up now is that the second season has just started. Come on in!