Monday, January 29, 2018

REVELATIONS

Yup, believe it or not, I'm updating the blog. Sort of. I mean, I've lost so much ground in the past 8 months or so, that there's just too much to jot down here. It's my fault. I make no excuses. Okay, so one excuse...

Dear brothers and sisters in horror, I've learned a very important lesson that has taken me the larger part of my life to understand; money cannot buy happiness. We've heard it all our lives. So much that it's become a cliche to those of us in the working class. Maybe it's to make us feel better about not having everything we've ever dreamed of. Maybe it's an old saying to tell your kids because you can't afford to take them to Disneyland every year. Maybe it's something that rich people made up to make the people who have to labor for their money feel like they're one of us.

Or maybe it's actually the truth.

I've learned the hard way, that it's true in my own life. A few months shy of 1 year ago, I set our to promote within the company that I work for. I did it for the wrong reasons and I didn't feel good about it from the start. I justified it as nervousness because I knew that I could do the job better than others that had come before me. More than anything, the allure of making more money pulled me into it. More security for my family was the driving factor, but I liked the idea of being able to buy more of the things I enjoy. None of these things made my life of my family's life actually better. In fact, it's made it much, much worse. I'm more miserable now that I've ever been and I have more now than I've ever had. Taking a promotion has meant that my career has now taken a front seat to everything I love. It's become a mandatory obsession. It's taken my spare time, family time...hell, who am I kidding? It's taken ALL of my time. I don't get time for the things I enjoy anymore. Specifically for this audience, I don't get to watch horror movies, record, update the blog, or my precious horror journal. To be honest, I could make the time. At least to update the blog anyway. But truth be told, all I want to do is sleep or lie around if I'm not reporting on every little thing or fielding phone calls at 2 AM.

That's the background. That's my excuse. Now here's what happens today and moving forward--I have an opportunity to take the knowledge of what I've just told you about and change things up. Work is work. It's always going to suck. It's just the way it is. However, I have chosen to take a step backward and take my life back. I'm glad it's only taken about a year to figure this out. Most poor people in my position either feel completely stuck or working is actually what they enjoy. For the latter, good for them. But for me, I have more important things to do. Things that matter. Like updating this blog after I've let all four of our listeners down repeatedly.

So here it is, Pals. My manifesto. I will be back to doing my duty for you. I have to. For me. I didn't plan to write any of this, actually...I was going to write a few smart-ass words as a kind of "fuck you" to Mocata and The Librarian for their jabs at me in email and texts, but then it just felt so damn good to spill my guts. Who knows, maybe this shit will help one of you one day. 

Anyway, with that being said, let's get back to distasteful jokes about Sharon Tate.

Here's the link to the last episode. Do your homework and tune in! 

Wellington.

Friday, May 26, 2017

EPISODE 49: THE 4TH ANNUAL SLIMY LIMEY AWARDS

Fiends,

Are you all excited?

Well wait no more! The Slimy Limeys are HERE! 

Tune in as we announce the winner, list our top 10 overall and British horror films and talk shit on The Librarian.

We'll be back next month with our landmark 50th episode and reviews of The Devils and Carry on Screaming.

Do your homework and stay in touch.

WELLINGTON!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

EPISODE 48: FULL CIRCLE/THE MUMMY'S SHROUD

Hello again!

Welcome to the 48th episode where we announce the final Slimy Limey finalists. As you can see, the poll is up off the the right. PLEASE VOTE. If you don't vote, then the terrorists have truly won.

We read an email from Alan during this episode and he has been kind enough to share a bit of the history of Hammer with all of us. Download it HERE.

That's really about it. So, without further delay, listen in to the new episode HERE.

The films for next time:

We both picked these:

Carry on Screaming (1966)




















The Devils (1971)


























WELLINGTON!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

EPISODE 47: THE SHOUT/THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB

Welcome back!

We're excited to sit down an chat about some fine horror movies again. There seems to be a lot of negativity and gloom hovering over our neck of the woods and we can't think of a better way to get away from it all by sending some positive horror vibes over the airwaves. Or cyberspace. Or cyber-pod-waves...or...whatever. Just listen.

We start out with Lego Batman (yep, we do) and then we move into the horrors that we've enjoyed. We have some really great email to get through too! Alan shared a FANTASTIC link to a BBC radio broadcast about the great Peter Cushing. Alan also had the chance to exchange "good mornings" with the later once. Unreal. Good ol' Mocota also shared some pictures of his new box set of the films from the godfather of splatter, Hershell Gordon Lewis:

 No MM this month because we get to start the preliminary SLIMY LIMEY voting. You know the drill. To the right of the blog, Jim will set up a list for ALL of the films. Your responsibility, yea, your calling, is to pick ONE film that you want to see moved from the losers column to the winners column and vice versa. If you have any questions, drop us a line.

Lastly, our films for next time:

Jim's pick:

Full Cirlc or The Haunting of Julia (1977)
Ryan's choice:

The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

WELLINGTON!



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EPISODE 46: THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN / DON'T LOOK NOW

Happy New Year!

We're back with the first episode of 2017. Sit back in your cubicle, or under your welding mask, or in your vehicle, or in your Opium den and listen in.

We have some pretty great movies to discuss in episode 46! The Revenge of Frankenstein brings comfort while the complex story and cinematography of Don't Look Now sticks in your mind for days. Who will win? Listen in and find out!

We also discuss a few films we've enjoyed the past month along with a new short (soon to be a feature) called Agatha. Take a peak at the trailer on Fangoria's website.

For the Macabre Minute, Ryan discusses a very amazing, but true story of a man called Giles Corey. Check out the article he references at Cvlt Nation.

Last, but not least, we pick our shows for next time:

Jim's Choice:

The Shout (1978)
Ryan's Choice: 
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
Do your homework! 

WELLINGTON!



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

EPISODE 45: EYE OF THE DEVIL/THE GORGON

Happy Holidays, Listeners!

We're back to discuss two wonderful films & Jack Watson.

We chat about Legos, music, internet hobos, exploitation and Krampus.

Download the latest episode directly HERE.

Our choices for next time:

Don't Look Now (1973)
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

WELLINGTON!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

TCM

No, not Turner Classic Movies.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE!

Mocata lives in Texas and gets to do all kinds of fun, horror related activities. When Jim mentioned on Twitter that he'd recently watched TCM again, Mocata sent these great pictures.

The cemetery & gravestone from the film 

The iconic gas station/BBQ



Always great to hear from you, Mocata and thanks for sending these in!