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.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Hello all.  Some much needed rain has made it a bit of a drab weekend here, but I've got some videos to keep us both occupied while I wait for the sun to return.


Here's a video of a recent publicity stunt involving zombies walking among us in The Big Apple.

At first I was confused by the 'put zombies back on TV' tagline.  The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on TV right now - and shows no signs of being buried anytime soon - so what the hell was this all about?  Upon investigation, by going to, I found out that US cable provider DISH has dropped AMC from their network. Now I understand the ire, as that decision seems like a colossal clusterfuck. Not only does AMC carry The Walking Dead, but also other massively popular shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I have a theory. Perhaps when DISH acquired Cockbuster, they also inherited some of their boneheaded business sense. Well, good luck with that, guys.

The Olympic Spirit.

With the Olympic closing ceremonies happening in London tonight, I wanted to share perhaps the coolest thing - at least from a horror fan's perspective - that happened over the last few weeks.  Russian synchronized swimming duo Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina performed their gold-winning routine to Goblin's Suspiria theme.

That footage above was taken from a 2011 performance, but you get the idea. It just goes to show how far the tendrils of Dario Argento's 1977 masterpiece have unfurled.


Lastly, I just wanted to show a couple of videos that were recently brought to my attention.  My friend Mike turned me onto a video for Keane's latest single Disconnected.  Directed by J.A. “The Orphanage” Bayona, it is a visual feast recalling several classic horror films from the seventies and eighties. Enjoy!

Then, my friend Karen linked to this clever little short on her Facebook feed called Too Late.


Rugged Eye Trauma said...

So DISH is responsible for there being no more video store in small town Canada. The motherfuckers!

Jay Clarke said...

Hey Rugged.

No, I'm afraid DISH can't take the blame for that one. They are an American company that just decided to pick up Blockbuster's assets after they folded. BBV is the reason BBV is no longer around, as they refused to evolve their archaic business model.

Real Queen of Horror said...

That would be pretty awesome with zombies walking around NYC. :)

Jay Clarke said...

@HorrO. Wow, thanks for the honour! 11 seems like a lot, but I'll do my best to answer your questions!