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Halloween Special: Error 237

Halloween Special: Error 237

You might not be aware of this, but the end of Blade Runner is the beginning of The Shining. A friend reminded me of this during a conversation we shared at Can-Con earlier this month. “Well, it works,” I said. “They do talk about going north. And the Overlook is really on Mount Hood, in Oregon, north of LA. You could drive there. So it works. Which begs the question: are replicants haunted by human ghosts?” Well? Are they? Happy…

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Celebrating the High Holy Days

Celebrating the High Holy Days

Growing up, my mom and I called the month of October the High Holy Days. October was my Advent, each day a little colder and darker and sweeter as Halloween drew ever nearer. Last year was very difficult, and made more so but the ultra-depressing series premiere of The Walking Dead. Things were much better, this. This year, we celebrated the whole month (and my head cold) with a collection of Hammer horror films, re-watches of horror classics from the…

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AMC now streaming B-movies online

AMC now streaming B-movies online

Yes, now you too can watch poorly-dubbed Italian classics like Playgirls and the Vampire, for free, on AMC. This is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween, unless you a) live near abandoned barns you can explore or b) have a goodly amount of small-batch bourbon and a toolbox of Hammer films at the ready. (Parties are also good.) Also good is the fact that AMC is streaming episodes of the original Prisoner series, to tie-in with their upcoming adaptation starring…

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Halloween 08: this story ends with vampires.

Halloween 08: this story ends with vampires.

You know how you’re supposed to eat a lot of food and drink a ton of water before you give blood? Turns out, you’re really supposed to do those things. Otherwise, you might have a moment of complete and epic FAIL after donating, and have to prevail upon the graces of some poor guy who doesn’t even believe in altruism when you collapse to the floor in an unconscious heap. Signs You’re About to Faint: You feel completely fine. Fine…

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DTV Monster Hits: my introduction to mashups

DTV Monster Hits: my introduction to mashups

¬†You know, even without getting into postmodernity and schizophrenic time and juxtaposition, I’d say that my generation was primed for mashups and AMV’s. Not least because I once made it a point to watch my well-worn Betamax copy of this very special, taped off television in 1987 by my uncle for me and my cousins, ever year. My dad cloned a copy, Ring-style, and each October I would decide which afternoon was dreary enough to merit watching the tape again….

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All dressed up with nowhere to go.

All dressed up with nowhere to go.

I have just come to the startling realization that Mr. Ashby would look spectacular in a Rorschach costume: He even has a fedora. And a trenchoat. And, you know, I could probably cosplay Sarah Palin (who would be hot for Rorschach anyway, given his leanings). If I had a party to go to.