Horrorfest 2019: Never Sleep Again


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They are not paying me for promotional purposes. Yet….

Well it is time for another Horrorfest, especially since last year’s worked great and resulted in me reviving my love for horror movies. Every time I think I’ll stop doing these something causes me to continue, and in this case the magic of streaming services makes it possible I will be doing this until I finally die…or return as the undead. I thought about doing a list but that never works, so all films listed here are ones I have actually viewed, with reviews to bore-I mean, follow. Enjoy! PS: This was my 500th blog post. Very fitting, indeed.

Pre-October:

1. The Babysitter (2017, Demonic Cult)-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/horrorfest-2019-presents-the-babysitter-2017-mcg/
2. Ready Or Not (2019, Crazy Rich People)-https://wp.me/pRBID-2mq
3. It: Chapter 2 (2019, Pennywise)
4. Summer of 84 (2018, Slasher)
5. The Ranger (2018, Slasher)

October:

6. Viy (1967, Demons)
7. Under the Shadow (2016, Evil Spirits)
8. Twins of Evil (1972, Vampires)
9. Vampire Circus (1972, DUH)
10. Final Exam (1981, Slasher)
11. The Love Witch (2016, SEX MAGIK)
12. City of the Dead (1959, New England Witches)
13. The Corpse Grinders (1971, KILLER CATS)
14. Cannibal Girls (1973, MEAT)
15. Hell Night (1981, Slasher)
16. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985, Slasher)
17. Hands of the Ripper (1971, Jack’s Kid)
18. The Mutilator (1985, Slasher)
19. Thirst (1979, Crazy People)
20. Stagefright (1987, Slasher)

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2019 Movie Log


It’s that time again already. Should I go for 200 movies this year and give up all my sanity and free time? Eh I think 100+ is enough.

January:

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1. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018, Ramsey, Persichetti Jr., Rothman)-99, Theater Viewing
2. The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Emmerich)-35, AMC
3. Deep Impact (1998, Leder)-40, AMC
4. Under the Skin (2013, Glazer)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
5. Crazy Rich Asians (2018, Chu)-93, RedBox
6. Night of the Living Deb (2015, Rankin)-81, Shudder
7. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972, Pierce)-70, Shudder
8. Vice (2018, McKay)-96, Theater Viewing)
9. The Town (2010, Affleck)-91, AMC
10. Paddington (2015, King)-93, TubiTV
11. Samurai Cop (1991, Shervan)-90, TubiTV
12. Island of the Fishermen (1979, Martino)-65, Shout! TV
13. Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell (1987, Monaco)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
14. Enemy (2014, Villeneuve)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
15. Up the Creek (1984, Butler)-64, Charge TV
16. Night of the Living Dead (1990, Savini)-84, DVD

February:

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17. Once Upon a Crime (1992, Levy)-71, This TV
18. Happy Death Day (2017, Landon)-88, RedBox
19. The Favourite (2018, Lanthimos)-96, Theater Viewing
20. Hereditary (2018, Aster)-96, RedBox
21. BlacKkKlansman (2018, Lee)-100, RedBox
22. Bird Box (2018, Bier)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
23. You Were Never Really Here (2017, Ramsay)-93, RedBox
24. Happy Death Day 2U (2019, Landon)-84, Theater Viewing
25. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019, Mitchell)-91, Theater Viewing

March:

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26. Brain Damage (1988, Henenlotter)-90, Shudder
27. Captain Marvel (2019, Fleck, Boden)-86, Theater Viewing
28. Deadbeat At Dawn (1988, Van Bebber)-82, Shudder
29. The Old Man & the Gun (2018, Lowery)-93, RedBox
30. Us (2019, Peele)-100, Theater Viewing
31. Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016, Waititi)-96, Hulu
32. The Highwaymen (2019, Hancock)-73, Netflix Instant Viewing
33. Annihilation (2018, Garland)-91, Hulu
34. The Meteor Man (1993, Townsend)-70, Comet! TV

April:

35. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019, Burgin)-95, Shudder
36. Deathgasm (2015, Howden)-81, Shudder
37. Pet Sematary (2019, Kolsch, Widmyer)-86, Theater Viewing
38. Meet the Feebles (1989, Jackson)-80, Tubi TV
39. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001, Smith)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
40. My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009, Lussier)-30, Netflix Instant Viewing
41. Hardcore Henry (2016, Naishuller)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
42. Cecil B. DeMented (2000, Waters)-90, Tubi TV

May:

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43. Avengers: Endgame (2019, Russo Brothers)-90, Theater Viewing
44. Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko (1975, Yamaguchi)-89, Shudder
45. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019, Letterman)-91, Theater Viewing
46. Destroy All Monsters (1968, Honda)-86, Tubi TV
47. John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum (2019, Stahelski,)-92, Theater Viewing
48. Demon Wind (1990, Moore)-50, Shudder
49. Her (2013, Jonze), Netflix Instant Viewing

June:

50. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019, Dougherty)-90, Theater Viewing
51. Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine (2016, Grove)-20, Theater Viewing/RiffTrax
52. Rocketman (2019, Fletcher)-92, Theater Viewing
53. Miami Vice (2006, Mann)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
54. Zodiac (2007, Fincher)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
55. The Day the Earth Froze (1959. Ptushko)-35, Netflix Instant Viewing
56. Men In Black: International (2019, Gray)-68, Theater Viewing
57. Aladdin (2019, Ritchie)-81, Theater Viewing

July:

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58. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019, Watts)-93, Theater Viewing
59. Child’s Play (2019, Klevberg)-87, Theater Viewing
60. Kill The Irishman (2011, Hensleigh)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
61. Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1987, Grissmer)-35, Shudder
62. Brooklyn’s Finest (2010, Fuqua)-60, Netflix Instant Viewing
63. Midsommar (2019, Aster)-96, Theater Viewing
64. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019, Tarentino)-97, Theater Viewing

August:

65. Hellfighters (1968, McLaglen)-65, Blu ray
66. The Babysitter (2017, McG)-86, Netflix Instant Viewing
67. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, Gilliam)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
68. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018, Fogel)-75, Hulu

September:

69. Ready Or Not (2019, Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett)-90, Theater Viewing
70. The Saint (1997, Noyce)-73, Netflix Instant Viewing
71. It Chapter 2 (2019, Muschietti)-90, Theater Viewing
72. Summer of ’84 (2018, Simard, Whissell, Whissell)-82, Shudder
73. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (2019, Talbot)-95, RedBox
74. The Ranger (2018, Wexler)-90, Shudder
75. Get Carter (1971, Hodges)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing

October:

76. Viy (Kropachyov, Yershov)-77, Shudder
77. Under The Shadow (2016, Anvari)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
78. Twins of Evil (1972, Hough)-81, Shudder
79. Vampire Circus (1972, Young)-78, Shudder
80. Final Exam (1981, Huston)-65, Tubi TV
81. The Love Witch (2016, Biller)-86, Shudder
82. The City of the Dead (1960, Moxey)-84, Tubi TV
83. Charlie’s Angels (2000, McG)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
84. The Corpse Grinders (1972, Mikels)-40, Tubi TV
85. Cannibal Girls (1973, Reitman)-71, Tubi TV

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Back To School 2019 Edition: Week 7


6-4 last week, 41-29 overall. I am only posting winners only instead of full matchups cause its 2 am:

*Oklahoma Sooners

*Memphis Tigers

*Clemson Tigers

*Wisconsin Badgers

*Alabama Crimson Tide

*Baylor Bears

*Notre Dame Fighting Irish

*Penn State Nittany Lions

*LSU Tigers

*Boise State Broncos

Back To School 2019 Edition: Week 6


Last week I went 8-2 to put myself at 35-15 overall. This weekend is tough.

*Michigan Wolverines over Iowa Hawkeyes

*Oklahoma State Cowboys over Texas Tech Red Raiders

*Aubrn Tigers over Florida Gators

*Texas Longhorns over West Virginia Mountaineers

*Miami Hurricanes over V-Tech Hokies

*Navy Midshipmen over Air Force Falcons

*Georgia Bulldogs over Tennessee Volunteers

*OSU Buckeyes over MSU Spartans

*Oregon Ducks over Cal Bears

*Washington Huskies over Stanford Cardinal

Back To School 2019 Edition: Week 5


Last week I went 6-4. Meh. Overall record is 27-13.

*Texas A&M Aggies over Arkansas Razorbacks

*Wisconsin Badgers over Northwestern Wildcats

*Notre Dame Fighting Irish over Virginia Cavaliers

*Washington Huskies over USC Trojans

*Iowa State Cyclones over Baylor Bears

*Auburn Tigers over MSU Bulldogs

*Oklahoma State Cowboys over K-State Wildcats

*OSU Buckeyes over Nebraska Cornhuskers

*Utah Utes over WSU Cougars

*Nevada Wolf Pack over Hawai’i Warriors

Giving Up The Drive Thru


So weeks ago I quit fast food, because I have to make some kind of life changes and that was an easy one. Well it’s been hard at times (yes I missed out on that chicken sandwich people went nuts over), however overall it’s been smooth sailing. I even came up with a list of reasons why I don’t miss fast food:

1. The name is a lie-fast food is not fast, and it’s not really food. I don’t miss waiting in drive thru lines for 30 minutes.

2. So much bad food. I’ve had crappy fries, drinks that were flat, sandwiches I wouldn’t give to my dog, and nuggets that were undercooked.

3. Rude people and bad service coupled with those in the drive thru who get way too many items.

4. It used to be cheap, but lately fast food costs so much you might as well stay in or go to an actual restaurant.

5. Too many fast food places have raised prices, yet refuse to raise wages for their workers. Plus the long list of charges against these companies as outlined by Fast Food Nation.

I will admit that a lapse is bound to happen sooner rather than later, and I still can’t quit chips or bar food. But hey, it’s a start.

Back To School 2019 Edition: Week 4


Well this season is going fast. Last week I went 8-2 for an overall record of 21-9. Cool.

*Wisconsin Badgers over Michigan Wolverines

*Florida Gators over Tennessee Volunteers

*Michigan State Spartans over Northwestern Wildcats

*Auburn Tigers over Texas A&M Aggies

*Washington Huskies over BYU Cougars

*Stanford Cardinal over Oregon Ducks

*Oklahoma State Cowboys over Texas Longhorns

*Georgia Bulldogs over Notre Dame Fighting Irish

*Arizona State Sun Devils over Colorado Buffaloes

*San Diego State Aztecs over Utah State Aggies

Back To School 201 Edition Week 3


Ok so last week did not go very well. 5-5 leaves me at 13-8 overall.

*Mississippi State Bulldogs over K-State Wildcats

*OSU Buckeyes over Indiana Hoosiers

*UCF Knights over Standford Cardinal

*USC Trojans over BYU Cougars

*Alabama Crimson Tide over South Carolina Gamecocks

*Iowa Hawkeyes over ISU Cyclones

*Florida Gators over Kentucky Wildcats

*Virginia Cavaliers over FSU Seminoles

*Clemson Tigers over Syracuse Orange

*Arizona Wildcats over Texas Tech Red Raiders

Back To School, 2019 Edition: Week 2


Ok so I went 8-2 last weekend. Can I keep it up? Probably not, but you got to ride the hot streak.

*Missouri Tigers over West Virginia Mountaineers

Neither team looked good last week, and WV struggled against James Madison. Going with the home team here in what should be a shootout.

*Michigan Wolverines over Army Black Knights

Odd matchup this early in the season, but Michigan has too much talent to blow this one.

*Syracuse Orange over Maryland Terrapins

The Orange are actually ranked this season and look to keep things going in a rough close road test they should win.

*Clemson Tigers over Texas A&M Aggies

No I am not picking against Clemson when they at home. This is a nice early grudge match between two teams that played each other last season.

*Nebraska Cornhuskers over Colorado Buffaloes

Hey look it’s a throwback to when both teams were in the Big 12. I’m taking the Cornhuskers on the road despite them looking rough last week.

*Tennessee Volunteers over BYU Cougars

Neither team did good last week, so I picked the home team. Meh.

*LSU Tigers over Texas Longhorns

This might be the game of the week, and it should be close and hard hitting. I think the Tigers have the edge in talent, though.

*North Carolina Tarheels over Miami Hurricanes

I think Mack Brown and co. keep rolling at home against a tough Miami team.

*Stanford Cardinal over USC Trojans

Oh how have things changed over the years. Despite being on the road I think the Cardinal elk out another ugly close victory.

*Washington Huskies over California Golden Bears

One is a Pac-12 contender, the other is just hoping to make a bowl. You can guess which is which.

Horrorfest 2019 Presents: Ready Or Not (2019, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett)


Perhaps the 2019 horror satire thriller Ready Or Not is too clever for it’s own good. Maybe the snappy jokes and the brutal kills overshadow the fact that the movie doesn’t quite flesh out it’s main premise enough. Perhaps Ready Or Not would have benefitted from a longer run time. Yet the entire movie is so much fun, and has a nice creepy aspect that underlines the proceedings. Also Samara Weaving headlines a fantastic cast that also includes Andie McDowell and Adam Brody. I ended up liking this movie a lot even if certain parts fail.

Oh and the commentary on the rich is only too relevant today considering how they run the country. Oh it’s not just the first family, as the funny Why Your Team Sucks articles keep informing me. No it is also billionaires owning football teams, the super rich funding right wing causes to avoid taxes while the climate burns. Ready Or Not at least dives into that aspect to a certain extent, particularly since Grace, the main character, is not rich.

Also the film reminds me of how those in charge benefit from servants all too willing to aid them. The butler in particular is all too willing to hunt down Grace, and another member of the staff even yells out her location. Never trust someone willing to give you up so they can keep cleaning the floors and serving tea. Without revealing more I think Ready or Not was very realiable and a good eerie horror flick.

Back To School, 2019 Style


College Football is upon us, which means it is time for another edition of ESPN College Football Pick ‘Ems, which I do every year. I failed to post about them last season, so here is another go at seeing how poorly well I do this season. Also these are straight, and not confidence or spread, as I got tired of doing those. I just like choosing who wins.

Week 1:

*Boise State Broncos over Florida State Seminoles

Yes I know FSU is at home, but look at how poorly FSU played compared to BSU last season. The Broncos had a winning record, where as FSU did not, and struggled down the stretch. I think the Broncos have some trouble with a pumped up Seminoles team and then pull away in the end.

*Ole Miss Rebels over Memphis Tigers

The Tigers went bowling last season, while Ole Miss did not. Normally I would go with the home team here, but I think the Rebels have the talent to pull off an upset. Also the SEC is way tougher than the American Conference. Rebels by a field goal.

*Nebraska Cornhuskers over South Alabama Jaguars

Here we come to the cupcake part of the picks, as Nebraska also gets the poor Jaguars at home to start the season. If Nebraska is for real or at least good enough to be ranked, this should be an ugly blowout over by halftime.

*Washington Huskies over Eastern Washington Eagles

Ah look, another easy match up for the home team. Washington by two or three TDs. No need to waste more space on this one.

*North Carolina Tar Heels over South Carolina Gamecocks

A fairly even match up, however I choose to take the home team instead even though ESPN favors the Gamecocks. Call it a gut feeling but I think the Tar Heels can win, and I refuse to call it an upset when they are not playing on a hostile field.

*Virginia Tech Hokies over Boston College Eagles
V-Tech usually starts the season off well, although they did lose to the Eagles last season. I think they are capable of earning a revenge win, although they are on the road and Boston College has played much better dating to last season than they normally do.

*Stanford Cardinal over Northwestern Wildcats
The Cats are on the road and have to travel west, and that usually does not work out for East Coast teams. Also Stanford is usually one of the best in the nation, and therefore I don’t see Northwestern pulling off what would be a good upset to begin the year.

*Auburn Tigers over Oregon Ducks

Ah finally a game with two ranked opponents. This should be a nice close one, although I have to go with the Tigers since the game is on a neutral site in Texas, much closer to Auburn territory. I wish I could watch this game, and I think Auburn barely wins by a touchdown or less.

*Georgia Bulldogs over Vanderbilt Commodores

Even though it is on the road, Georgia has way too much talent for Vandy to overcome at home. Despite their bowl loss to Texas the Bulldogs are ranked in the Top 5 unsurprisingly for another season, and hope to build off of last year and make the playoff.

*USC Trojans over Fresno State Bulldogs

Ah a good early season match up between two non ranked teams, although since it is at home for the Trojans Fresno State is unlikely to win. Still this could be closer than people think, particularly since the Trojans lost people to the NFL and the Bulldogs would love to pull the upset.

Tune in for next week’s picks, or to mock me when all of these are horribly wrong. College football is back, finally!

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