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The Massacre And Goblin

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A full weekend was had. I’m still recovering from breaking a bone in my foot several weeks ago. Just started driving again which helps so much. Though I can only go so long before the stress makes my foot hurt. I was happy I could go to my yearly tradition of the 24 hour horror movie marathon event The Massacre. It starts at noon on Saturday and goes until noon on Sunday. Showing so many horror films plus some special guests. This year The Massacre was at the Patio theatre which was my first time there. An older theatre which still has the decor going decades back which I love. Something newer theatres lack. I got to see several films including the Universal monster’s ‘Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man’, the Vincent Price film ‘The Tomb Of Ligeia’, George Romero’s ‘Martin’ (one of my favorites), ‘The Gate’, and ‘Deep Red’. I […]

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Music Box Massacre 7

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Every October I go to the Music Box Massacre. A 24 hour movie marathon of horror films. There is always a guest or two in attendance but it’s a celebration of movies on the big screen. All original prints and a theatre filled with almost 750 people. I always have a great time and this year was no different. I get to hang out with friends and see all kinds of movies. Some for the first time while others just the first time on the big screen. This year’s guest was none other than the “Godfather Of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis. The filmmaker behind ‘Blood Feast‘, ‘Two Thousand Maniacs‘, and the film they showed this year ‘The Wizard Of Gore‘. Highlights for me at this year’s event was seeing the original ‘Halloween‘ for the first time on the big screen screen. Plus seeing ‘Poltergeist‘, Lucio Fulci’s ‘Gates Of Hell‘ (aka […]

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30 Horror Movie Challenge – 14

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Day 14 – What is your favorite indie horror film? THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974) d: Tobe Hopper Here is another interesting yet tough pick as most horror films are independent films. That was always one of the draws to the genre for me as a filmmaker was the stories I would hear about how filmmakers did whatever they could for very little money to make their film. Horror films have mainly always been fairly low budget but a lot are made independently then picked up by a distributor. So finding one for this pick wasn’t hard. The hard part was picking which one. A lot of the films I’m posting for this horror movie challenge are technically independent films. However I decided to go with one that was made very independently, shot on 16mm, and is one of the most notorious films ever. None other than the Tobe […]