Film History

Happy 32nd Anniversary Creepshow

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Today, November 12th, celebrates the 32nd anniversary of one of my all time favorite films, George A. Romero’s Creepshow. Written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero and featuring an all star cast Creepshow features five “jolting tales of horror” inspired by the old E.C. comics like “Tales From The Crypt” and “The Vault Of Horror”. The film mixes the perfect blend of horror and comedy with portions (like the story “The Lonesome Death Of Jordy Verille”) mixing the perfect blend of camp in as well. When things turn to horror it doesn’t skimp whether it’s grossing us out with some amazing make up effects by Tom Savini or the actual terror of creeping corpses, cockroaches aplenty, or a monster in a crate that scared me so much every dark corner or unopened crate to this day inspires feelings of unease in me. Somehow I convinced my father to […]

Conventions

Drive-In Massacre 2014

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I went to the Drive-In Massacre which is the second year this was done at the McHenry Drive-In. Three horror films shown at the drive-in with a special guest. Last year it was The Monster Squad with director Fred Dekker in person, Lucio Fulci’s Zombie, and Sleepaway Camp. This year the films were The Return Of The Living Dead with Linnea Quigley in person, the new 4K restoration of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Creepshow. I brought my Sony A7 with me and grabbed some shots with my Voigtlander 40mm F/1.4 lens.     One thing I did was take a couple of long exposure shots with my wide angle lens.

Misc

Happy Father’s Day

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I just want to wish everyone a very happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers past, present, and future. Whether they are fathers, step-fathers, or father figures. And as is tradition my Creepshow post from the segment “Father’s Day”.

Halloween Horror Movie Challenge

Halloween Horror Movie Challenge Day One

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It’s time for another Horror Movie Challenge and what better time than October. As is the case from past ones I try and not repeat titles even if they might fit perfectly for different questions. These are only my opinions. Day One: What is the movie that started your love of horror? CREEPSHOW (1982) d: George A. Romero While I saw other horror films before this it was my fascination with ‘Creepshow’ that began my love of horror. Granted the horror gene was definitely planted in my DNA waiting for something to spark it. But what turned me from a fan into a full blown lover of the genre was the terrifying and creative endeavor which had the stories of Stephen King and the visual style of George Romero. I was enthralled and scared and completely in love. I think being an anthology made it even more fascinating as I […]

Misc

Happy Father’s Day

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Sending all my best to fathers everywhere, past, present, and future, especially my own. Have a great day everyone! And of course I can’t help but think of the great story from ‘Creepshow‘. Be sure to get your dad a cake or else … he’ll get his own.  

Friends

George Romero Film Trip

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Some friends and I decided to make a trip to Pittsburgh and go check out some locations used in various George A. Romero (one of my idols) films. The main one being the Monroeville Mall where ‘Dawn Of The Dead‘ was made. A lot of these locations are changing so I wanted to see them before most of the recognizable things were gone. Going from Chicago to Pittsburgh is a good 8 hours so the drive was long but once we got there it was hard to hold in the excitement. We stayed at a hotel about 15 minutes from the mall. My room for the weekend. Saturday was mainly the mall. So most of the day was spent at the Monroeville Mall. I tried finding screenshots to try and match up as best I could some of the places. We parked by Macy’s. And under the famous number 30 […]

Geek

30 Day Horror Movie Challenge – 17

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Day Seventeen – What is your favorite 80’s horror movie? CREEPSHOW (1982) d: George A. Romero Once again, how do you pick something from such a vast selection of movie options? As with the rest of my picks I just go with my personal favorites. So for my favorite horror movie from the 1980’s (must I only pick one?) I decided to go with a film that means a great deal to me. George Romero’s ‘Creepshow’. I somehow convinced my dad to take me to see this in the theatre when I was a kid. How? I have no idea. But I did and I loved every minute of it. Except for “The Crate” which I watched from the lobby. The doors into the theatre had these small round windows so I was able to peak in but I couldn’t make it through that one. heh I first came across […]