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, August 12, 2020

It Came From The Archives 30!

Wow! Thirty? Who knew the archives could hold such numerous bounty?

Today is just a tiny post, but one I've been meaning to do for a while. You may recall those oddball vending machines that populated the supermarkets, restaurants and rest stops of your youth that carried all manner of toys, stickers and cards, but there was one in particular that carried these eye-catching “prismatic” horror stickers.




I don't remember where I acquired these, but further research showed me that there as many as fifty in the series. If you'd like to see more from the set, check out Shawn Robare's post on the subject as well as the The Equalizer's ridiculous video below.



Great, now I need to track down one of those Brain stickers...


Friday, August 7, 2020

Who Killed Who?

My friend Serena turned me on this cool breakdown of the 1996 meta slasher Scream. Our host Zack Cherry illustrates, rather convincingly I might add, when Billy & Stu were each stalking victims as Ghostface in the film. This video is incredibly thorough and I guarantee even the most avid fan of this series will discover a thing or two while watching it. Check it out below.



Thursday, August 6, 2020

Canuckleheads!

Canadian horror author Jim Burrell has been making good use the last few months of quarantine to fashion these handmade bobbleheads.


Pretty fucking sweet if you ask me!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Horror Stubs: July

My old movie ticket stubs have been getting some fun reactions over at Instagram, but I figured I'd do a monthly wrap up post here with all the horror ones.





















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Sunday, July 26, 2020

R.I.P. John Saxon 1936-2020

I was really saddened to hear about the passing of John Saxon yesterday. He was 83. This one really stings. He was a legend with a show business career that spanned seven decades and almost two-hundred credits.

R.I.P. John Saxon 1936-2020

Arguably best known for this roles in A Nightmare of Elm Street and Black Christmas, he was a ubiquitous figure in the horror genre that goes all the way back to Mario Bava's 1963 film The Girl Who Knew Too Much. To me as a child, he was that guy who always popped up in popular TV shows like Wonder Woman, The A-Team and Fantasy Island. Saxon was the guy who basically introduced me to the concept of a character actor. I'm glad I was able to see him in person during the 2014 Festival of Fear as part of the Black Christmas 40th anniversary reunion.

John Saxon (left) at 2014 Fan Expo.

Rest in peace, Mr. Saxon. You will be missed.   

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Short of the Week: Make Me A Sandwich

Here's a great little short from last year from director Denman Hatch that I programmed at both Saskatoon and Hexploitation. Bon appetit!


Friday, July 17, 2020

Désolée

I should be a fucking plane right now. Instead, I am languishing in a humidified office.


Fuck you, Covid. Way to break my streak of twelve years.