As a kid, I’ll never forget reading about LaserDiscs in Fangoria magazine and frothing at the mouth as they described deluxe editions of my favorite films. Glorious widescreen presentations, commentary tracks, ‘making-of’ featurettes, special effects tests, theatrical trailers – all of it wrapped inside very … Continue readingThe Golden Age of Physical Media (Part 1)
Like most people reading this, I equate next week’s Thanksgiving holiday with a gluttonous amount of overeating, heated round-the-table arguments with relatives, and the anticipation of Vinegar Syndrome’s Black Friday sale. Cumulatively, these things have come to define my Thanksgiving and I wouldn’t have it … Continue readingVinegar Syndrome Black Friday Sale Recommendations
At the risk of dating myself, I was in high school throughout the mid-90s and for a while there, it seemed to me that financially successful horror was a thing of the past. When a new movie opened in theaters, you had to make sure … Continue readingThe SCREAM Heard Round The World
A couple of weeks back I tweeted out how great it would’ve been for Paul Rudd to reprise his role as Tommy Doyle in this year’s Halloween Kills. For those who don’t know, Rudd played that character in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and to … Continue readingThe “Meta” Canon of David Gordon Green’s Halloween
The Internet doesn’t need another “Jaws The Revenge is a terrible movie!” column, does it? Attacking the third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s timeless classic is as pointless as shooting bluefish in a barrel.
Sometimes, the old adage “they don’t make ’em like that anymore” has some real truth to it. Not in a generational superiority sense, but because movies sacrifice (some of) their authenticity once they substitute genuine locale environments for convenient, business-friendly locations. This practice isn’t exclusive … Continue readingKeeping it Real, Or Why Location Is Everything
A few weeks back I tweeted that HBO’s Game of Thrones is quite possibly the LAST show to be embraced by the whole of popular culture. I’m hardly the sole proprietor of this theory, one that feels difficult to deny at this point. Chances are … Continue readingThe Great Television Streaming Goldrush Is Exhausting