Burnt Offerings

Posted by Eric Brightwell, October 1, 2007 03:29pm | Post a Comment
When I was a young'un, my parents exposed me to many horrifying films which they correctly reckoned I wouldn't understand but wrongly assumed wouldn't scar me for most of my adult life. I was four or five when my father took my six-year-old sister and I to see Alien. When I saw it again about twenty years later I was surprised at how vivid my memories were, although I could now recognize that the decapitated Ash was an android, and not, as I had previously surmised, someone with milk in his veins.

Another movie that haunted me when I was young that I have spent many years wondering about. I saw it in the late 1978 wood-paneled RCA Selectavision VCR. I didn't have much to go on. I remembered a country house, black & white sequences, an old woman in a chair that gets spun around and, most importantly, a chauffeur with an awful and inappropriate smile that he flashes during a funeral. After that I used to smile creepily at my younger brother whilst my sister relied on draping her long hair over her face like a Yūrei.


Anyway, for years I have repeated those vague details to co-workers and horror aficionados, blogged about it and watched things like House of Seven Corpses
to no avail.


Posted by Billyjam, October 1, 2007 08:53am | Post a Comment
radioheadNo longer legally bound to their contract with EMI, the always innovative and forward-thinking group Radiohead have just announced that they are going to take advantage of their new found contractual freedom by doing something a little different with the release of their new album, In Rainbows, whereby at this link they are offering Radiohead fans an opportunity to download the full album and pay whatever they wish to pay per song -- with prices starting at only 1P (that's one pence Sterling). Once you visit the aforementioned link you may pre-order a download and then receive an activation code and download details by email. Note that buyers will not be able to access the actual music downloads until next Wednesday, October 10th. Consumers may also purchase In Rainbows in a hard copy 'Discbox" format which will begin shipping December 3rd. For answers to specific questions click here.

Tron & The Last Starfighter at the New Beverly Cinema

Posted by phil blankenship, September 30, 2007 07:53pm | Post a Comment

7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

one block west of La Brea
(323) 938-4038

All Shows are Double Features - cash only:
General $7.00
Student w/card $6.00
Seniors & Kids $4.00

Sun: 3:35 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
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Sun: 5:30 & 9:25; Mon/Tue: 9:25
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Shriek Of The Mutilated

Posted by phil blankenship, September 30, 2007 07:42pm | Post a Comment

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Posted by Billyjam, September 30, 2007 05:38pm | Post a Comment

Check out this moving speech recently made by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. He is joined by his wife Rana at his side, and he explains why he changed his mind on the issue of signing the resolution in support of gay marriage. This brave civic leader and former Chief of Police, who is clearly emotional throughout this September 19th speech, says that in coming to his decision had to, "Reflect and search my soul for the right thing to take a stand on the behalf of equality and social justice..." And he notes the fact that some of his friends, colleagues, and family members are gay and lesbian -- citing his eldest daughter, Lisa, as well as some of his staff members. Already, critics of Sanders, who is Republican, have bashed him, saying that he only made the decision because of his daughter and that he doesn't deserve kudos for being brave or for having integrity. But I disagree. I say he is truly practicing "family values" and I commend this man 100% and just wish we had more civic leaders and politicians who would even admit that they had made a wrong decision. YouknowwhatI'masayin? 
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