Misc

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 is a great year for all of you. A lot of things in the works so hopefully it’ll be a productive time full of a lot of new films, projects, and good times.

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 […]

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Happy 4th Of July

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I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July!! We’re finally getting some decent weather in Chicago so I am making some BBQ ribs today. Also deciding what movie to watch tonight in celebration. I’m leaning towards ‘Jaws’ because it sort of takes place around the 4th. And … I just love ‘Jaws’.

Geek

38 Years Of Jaws

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Today marks the 38th anniversary of the release of one of my favorite films, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’. My love of ‘Jaws’ is huge. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have watched it in my life and it is just as incredible each time. It has entertained and thrilled me time and time again and has inspired me creatively on some level in almost everything I have ever done. The film that almost died a horrible death from setbacks, over budget, a non-working mechanical shark, was saved by a young Spielberg doing all he could to make sure his film continued. I can’t even look at a water filled horizon without, at least for a moment, imagine a fin breaking the stillness. A classic in every meaning of the word.  

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.