Monday, December 31, 2012
‘Twas the Week Before Christmas
With a Film Every Night
Trading off Civilian Flicks
With Those Designed for Fright
This week’s Views were brought to you by HH101, OCP, CPL, and good ol’ JC.
(That would be HIDDEN HORROR 101, my Obsessive Compulsive Personality i.e. needing to watch films by certain directors in order to increase 2012’s tally, the Chicago Public Library, and He Who Was Born in a Manger, Thus Spawning a Million Christmas-themed Movies.)
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Criminey, where is the year going? Oh, thataway. Right.
Spent a few nights catching up on the civilian flicks I’d piled up way back in January to take with me to Milwaukee. (True story: of the 72 originally pulled, I’ve only made it about halfway through the stack. Yes, I get distracted easily.) Meanwhile, the horror views were largely comprised of selections dictated by the able roster of HIDDEN HORROR 101, sparking interest in revisiting and/or sampling firsthand choice offerings from the frightful fringe.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Bonjourno, as Lt. Aldo Raine would say.
Been a long time, and I’ll just ‘fess up right now and say this ain’t gonna be the most detailed and glorious FV session on record. I’ve been keeping myself occupado with a brand new book project (which you’ll be hearing plenty about come the new year) and we’re fast running out of ’12. So, it’s time to slap this life raft of a cinematic journal together and get paddlin’ for shore.
This week’s Horror Views constitute a rather awesome weekend of Sharin’ the Scare with Oshkosh blood brother John Pata who came down to Chi-town and chilled on our futon to the tune of flicks, feasting and occasionally filming the short film version of Stephen King’s short story “Gray Matter.” Again, they deserve better than they’re going to get here, and hopefully we’ll remedy that in the not-too-distant future…but I wouldn’t hold my breath either.
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