The Ten of 2012

During the last month of the outgoing year and sometimes stretching into the first week of the New Year, people like me – who talk about movies – usually post lists of what they thought were their favorite movies or least favorite movies or what they are looking forward to in the next year. Generally, these take the form of a “Top 10” list. I thought about doing one but then came to the realization: I only watched ten movies for all of last year – at least for reviewing purposes. Instead, I’ve decided to list those movies with some of my own meandering thoughts on each.

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The Jaundiced Eye: Full Disclosure and the Accompanying Changes

If you’ve been a regular visitor for the last year or so, maybe you’ve noticed that content here has thinned out a little. Ordinarily, I’d just chalk that up to my own laziness and I think for a good portion of this time, I have. I think the reality of what was going on hit me this past weekend during the Blood Bath 3 film festival. It all started with an innocuous enough statement from my friend Tammy Dupal of Twisted Central fame. She tweeted:

Because of the obvious conflict of interest I will not be reviewing any films played during @doabloodbath.

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Scott Shoyer: What Do Horror Fans Want?

What Do Horror Fans Want?

What Do Horror Fans Want?

We’re still having withdrawals from Texas Frightmare Weekend over here. However, it’s not all just aching feet and empty bank accounts – there are a few good things lingering over as well. One of them is an honest to goodness face to face acquaintance with someone who, until then, was just a collection of pixels on my Twitter feed. This week, we welcome to the bloody pulpit Scott Shoyer of Anything Horror.com.

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The Jaundiced Eye: Oh, the Horror of it All!

Nothing like a good cleansing fire.
Nothing like a good cleansing fire.
Nothing like a good cleansing fire.

“Hollywood needs to burn”, I believe that’s how it was put to me by a very good friend the other night. I completely agree and think we should start the blaze by using some of the latest horror film scripts!

Our conversation started like it usually does, discussing the latest news regarding forthcoming horror movies and inevitably coming round to the “why do they insist on re-making classics”, which then naturally lead us to the debate of “if they’re going to re-make a classic, why must they screw with the original story”? That’s when I mounted out my little soap box and refused to come down for the following quarter hour.

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