Daily Archives: December 16, 2010
Let’s face it, most Christmas movies suck. You’ve more than likely spent your life watching them for two reasons: 1) It was all that was on television during those two weeks off from school in December, or 2) They helped drown out the sounds of your relatives screaming at each other after downing seventeen rum-spiked egg nogs. There are, however, some gems to be salvaged among the saccharine Christmas wreckage, so click through and vote for your favorite!
My Mad Loves, I am what you’d call a “Scrooge”. I hate the holiday season. Hate, hate, HATE it. I despise the cold, wet, dreary weather, the busy, crowded shopping centers, the garish, ugly Christmas decorations littering every damned house, lawn and storefront as far as the eye can see. I hate the fake good cheer everyone plasters on their face to cover up the fact we are all pissy and overwhelmed, I hate the fact we have to individually spend the Gross National Product of Liechtenstein to look like “good” friends, family and acquaintances (thusly racking up a debt that would make a Vegas bookie salivate with envy) and the thing I hate most of all: the movies. Read the rest of this entry
The horror community lost one of its unique own today with the just announced passing of French director Jean Rollin. Highly prolific, yet largely obscure, Rollin kept French horror alive long before the New Wave of Gallic Gore represented by such films as Martyrs, Inside and High Tension came to be, carrying the torch even when his fellow countrymen shied away from genre material. Read the rest of this entry