Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Vacation

Gone camping. Be back in a week!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Travis Walton

Colley Lane
Originally uploaded by Charlie Perham

"The cold, jarring reality of what we were witnessing struck fear and awe to the core of every one of us. Suddenly beholding its vivid, magnificent structure summoned all emotions at once. You could almost hear our hearts pounding above that suspended instant of silence. Less than thirty yards away, the metallic craft hung motionless, fifteen feet above a tangled pile of logging slash.

The craft was stationary, hovering well below the treetops near the crest of the ridge. The hard, mechanical precision of the luminous vehicle was in sharp contrast to the primitive ruggedness of the dark surroundings. Its edges were clearly defined. The golden machine was starkly outlined against the deepening blue of the clear evening sky.

The soft yellow haze from the craft dimly illuminated the immediate area with an eerie glow. Under the weird light, the encircling forest took on bizarre hues that were very different from its natural colors. The trees, the brush, and the grass all reflected subtle, peculiar new shades."

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jack Frost

Evil Snowman
Originally uploaded by Heart of England

My kind of snowman - this guy just looks evil!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sneak Peak

Can't wait to see what happens when AMC's THE WALKING DEAD returns in February? Yeah, me neither. Well, for all you fans of Rick, Shane, Carl, Glen, and company - here's a little sneak peak of what's to come - and it looks like Shane and Rick aren't going to be best buddies for very much longer. Check it out...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Pudding




It’s hard to believe the 11th Christmas Pudding running is just a few weeks away! If you are still searching for that perfect holiday gift then this is your ticket!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to help children and teens in need! If you already have a ticket, please buy one for your family and friends! Proceeds benefit Solid Rock and Alice’s new teen center – The Rock at 32ndStreet opening Spring 2012.

If you would like to buy a block of seats to donate to underprivileged kids to attend, contact Lori at the Solid Rock offices at 602-522-9200.

Orianthi. Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Brian "Head Welch" of Korn. The Tubes. Bruce Kulick of KISS. John Corabi of Motley Crue. Kip Winger of Winger. This SUPERBAND will be performing with Alice Cooper at this year's show!

This is the season of giving so show your holiday spirit and help Alice and Solid Rock sell this out for the kids!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Yule Poe

There's still time to order your copy of MODERN POE: VOL. I and receive it before December 25th! A unique present for fans of the gothic, the macabre, Poe, or poetry in general - this is a great gift you won't find anywhere else!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Super Speedo

Remember I had a rant on here not too long ago where I questioned the decision of DC Comics revamping the Man of Steel's suit yet again? Well, turns out that after allowing some time to become used to the new duds, they are slowly starting to grow on me. Who knew? Now that I've seen actor Henry Cavill's red Speedo-less suit for the upcoming SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, and have come across Supe's reworked attire in a few comic books I've brought home for my kids - I start to see that it really kind of makes sense to lose the shorts.

When you think about it, Batman's costume has been in constant flux from the beginning. Robin went through a major overhaul back in the late 80's/early 90's and is still changing for the better. I suppose it's because Superman is such an icon that his suit would seem untouchable, but everything changes - and sometimes those changes are for the better. The shorts, upon reflection, were a proper part of the era (and area) of the times in which he was created - and just like Bats lost his shorts and gray and blue color motif for the black, full-body-armor suit of the movies - I now understand that it's time for Supes to lose his, too.

What say you? Yea or nay on the briefs?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Severed Limbs

Spooky snow tree
Originally uploaded by kane hartlepool

Ichabod Crane: "We take the Indian Trail to the Tree of the Dead."
Young Masbath: "How will we recognize it?"
Ichabod Crane: "Without difficulty, I rather fear."

--Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A little something to help you through the cold days ahead...

Monday, December 5, 2011

This Bites

Here's a bummer news story for ya - noticed this on the Universal Studios Facebook page. Looks like another classic bites the dust...

Hey fans, we want you to be the first to know… JAWS! and the Amity area will officially close on January 2 to make room for an exciting, NEW, experience we’re planning for you.

We know you love JAWS! and we do too. It has been an amazing attraction and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it’s a VERY important part of our history. So, we’ve got a couple things planned to ensure we always remember and honor it. We know it’s hard to say goodbye, but we can’t express how EXCITED we are about the new, innovative & amazing experience we’re going to be bringing you.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Identical Twin

So I caught an episode of FX's spooky new paranormal thriller: AMERICAN HORROR STORY. It was...interesting to say the very least. While I can't say I'm entirely sold on the show, it did have its, ahem - moments. Seemingly an excuse to have random, steamy sex scenes interjected into the plot at any given moment (not to mention the use of swear words on cable TV) I couldn't help but think of another show from that used to be on television that had the exact same kind of weird imagery and bizarre story-line.

Yep - David Lynch's original twisted series: TWIN PEAKS. This is the show that made programs like AMERICAN HORROR STORY possible. The original creepy who-done-it, TWIN PEAKS is clearly an influence on FX's modern series, with many similar, supernatural parallels. It will be interesting to see in what direction this new show takes now that the supremely weird groundwork has been laid (how can they get even weirder without it seeming utterly preposterous?) But in the end, one can't help but wonder why classic shows - particularly the first season in which Lynch was directly involved - like TWIN PEAKS get the axe. A genre-defining classic, I guess only the good die young...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dead Retread

One of the most beloved and inspiring horror movies of all time is finally getting the Hollywood remake treatment. The blood-soaked splatter classic: THE EVIL DEAD is set to begin filming next year, and we're all supposed to feel good about it because original director Sam Raimi and Ash actor Bruce Campbell are acting as producers on the film. Well, no - sorry - I'm not excited...not even a little bit. This is sad news indeed. I would much rather have a new sequel directed by Raimi and starring Campbell than a lame, computer generated rehash of the original. Read the press release that lays out all the bummer news...

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and FilmDistrict have partnered with Ghost House Pictures on a worldwide deal—excluding U.K. and France —for Sony Pictures to distribute the remake of Evil Dead. The announcement was made by Steven Bersch, SPWA President, and Peter Schlessel, CEO of FilmDistrict. Lia Buman, FilmDistrict’s EVP of Acquisitions, will oversee the project.

Original producing partners Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) and Sam Raimi will produce. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House.

Rob Tapert stated, “For 30 years, Sam, Bruce and I have been looking for the right home where we could return the deadites to the big screen. Amy Pascal and Jeff Blake at Sony and Peter Schlessel at FilmDistrict have always been incredible partners who share our passion for great storytelling as well as our obsession for scaring the pants off the audience. Together, we are looking forward to terrorizing a whole new generation.”

Added Schlessel, “I have been part of the extended Ghost House family for a long time. It’s fantastic to continue the relationship as we bring this classic horror film to a new generation of fans.”

“Sony Pictures has a fantastic history collaborating with both Ghost House and Film District and we couldn’t be more excited to continue working together on the contemporary adaptation of Evil Dead,” said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. “Sam and Rob have an extraordinary vision and we can’t wait to share this film with audiences in most territories throughout the world.”

Fede Alvarez, who will direct the film, wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody did revisions on the draft. Ghost House, FilmDistrict and SPWA are committed to renewing the franchise and have the film on the fast track towards a 2012 production start.