Hey all. I just wanted to plug the new Halloween double issue of Rue Morgue.
If you get one issue this year, let it be this one as it is ace. And I say that not only because I contributed to the 50 Underseen Horror Films of the Last 20 Years, but there's some other fantastic content in there. In addition to the cover story about unsung icon of Italian horror Dardano Sarchetti, there's a great piece on indie game developer Puppet Combo and an article on the representation of the deaf community in horror films.
I did something this week that I haven't done in over twenty-five years... I went to a Drive-In theatre! Now, what pray tell would make me all of a sudden go - you know, besides a global pandemic that has shutdown all regular venues - after such a long sabbatical? Well...
Huge thanks to the Vagrancy boys for making this happen. It was a tremendous night. I got to talk to some peeps that I hadn't seen since there was snow on the ground and re-watch two flicks that I will never, ever, ever tire grow tired of.
It was a beautiful night weather-wise and an experience I definitely intend to repeat. Considering the fantastic turn-out, I expect there will be more events like these to come.
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...
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.
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.