I see you’re giving this another shot…why?

Good question Mr. Headline, the short short answer is “I have no fucking clue”.

I think there’s just part of me that misses running this website. 2013 to around 2017 was so full of fun and wonder that older me is hoping to try and recapture those feelings. I am fully cognizant that it was most likely lighting in a bottle and gone forever, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying to get this back up and running a least once every two years since the website went away.

So. With that being said, let’s see if we can start something fun, new and fresh around here. Not having a twitter will be a big help. If I can make the newest version of this website even a tiny fraction as welcoming and fun as the original, I’ll have succeeded.

Let’s see what the fuck happens.


Movie Reviews

The Sadness – Flash Review

The Sadness is a 2021 Taiwanese horror movie directed by Rob Jabbaz. It stars Brent Zhu, Regina Lei and Tzu-Chiang Wang

What’s it about?:
A rage virus hits Taiwan and two lovers on opposite ends of the city try to find each other.

Is it good?:
It is. I think?

Did you enjoy it:
Kind of? Look, I’m not squeamish at all but there are a few scenes in this movie that left me staring at the screen in shock. I’ve seen just about everything. One of the first movies I remember writing a review for was High Tension and that’s a movie that really isn’t afraid to “go there.” The Sadness is hyper violent and it never pulls back or shies away from doing the things that most other horror movies only hint at.

Tzu-Chiang Wang was phenomenal as “The Businessman” though. One of the best villains I’ve seen in a movie in quite some time.

Do you recommend it?:
I do not. You know those horror movies you love that are so supremely fucked up you just can’t in good conscience recommend them to another living soul? This is one of them.

Final thoughts:
Definitely not for the squeamish. There’s a solid lovers trying to reunite story here but there’s some pretty disturbing imagery throughout.

Movie Reviews

X – Flash Review

X is a 2022 movie directed by Ti West and starring Mia Goth.

What’s it about?: The quest to make a porno movie in rural Texas

Is it good?: Yes. It’s very good. It’s superbly shot and acted. The score is phenomenal and while there aren’t many “scares”, the tension and dread are top notch.

Did you enjoy it: I don’t know. I wanted to? Again, if you’ve seen a Ti West movie you already know it’s beautifully shot and the tension is handled masterfully. My complaint is a petty one. Stop putting young people in makeup to look like they’re in their 80s. They also did this in Midnight Mass and it was so distracting it took me right out of it.

Do you recommend it?: I do. With the added note that I was ripped right out of the movie every time Pearl (played by Mia Goth) was onscreen. It shouldn’t bug me this much but it does. I can see other people not caring and they will probably enjoy it a lot more than I did.

Final thoughts: It’s good but I am nothing if not petty and the makeup bothered me to the point that I stopped caring what went on.

Music Reviews

Review – Blood Incantation: Timewave Zero

About a year ago I heard Blood Incantation for the first time. A good friend of mine showed me Hidden Histories of the Human Race and I fell in love with it. That album went places and moved me in ways that Death Metal normally doesn’t. The soundscapes, the melodies and the weirdness all combine to make it a masterpiece.

Movie Reviews

1BR – Movie Review

Sarah (Played by Nicole Brydon Bloom in a great performance) moves to Los Angeles and gets a good deal on a 1 bedroom apartment. The description of this movie on Shudder is pretty vague so from hereon out there may be some spoilers.