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“The Playground”: Milo and I made a movie

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July 2, 2017

For the past few weeks, my 5-year-old Milo has wanted to “make a movie.” For fun, you know. And yesterday, we decided what the hell, let’s do it. So, we conceptualized, filmed, and edited the following short film – “The Playground” – on one hot Saturday afternoon. All we knew going into it was this… Read More ›

Music We Love: The Tunes of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise

I wanted take a minute to state how much I appreciate the internet when it comes to the music from the movies we grew up watching. Pre-internet, say in the early 90s, there were not a ton of kids in my junior high who still cared about Nightmare on Elm Street or Freddy, and even… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 27: “‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ revisit, parts 1-4”

It’s been almost two months, but we’re back! And we’re here to talk about A Nightmare on Elm Street – in part 1 of our 2-parter NOES revisit. So, join us as we look back on the ’84 original through The Dream Master. We also talk about recent movie viewings (Little Monsters, William Castle’s The Tingler, WONDER… Read More ›

Teenage Frankenstein: Alice in the 80s (Alice Cooper Vol. 2)

Admittedly, I have a soft spot for Alice’s ’86 to ’91 era. I discovered the Coop by way of the ubiquitous “Poison” video during the heyday of MTV. Alice became sort of a family obsession, shared between myself, my brother, my sister and my mother. I would acquire his entire studio output, but those few… Read More ›

(Late) Spring Break Giveaway 2017!

So, it’s a tad later than we had wished, but our Spring Break Giveaway is finally here! This year’s theme? CREATURE MOVIES! The crowning jewel of this prize back is original JAWS artwork by Kayla Kearse. No home is complete without some shark flair. You know this. And the rest is totally neat-o creature filler… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 26: “A Couple of ‘Chainsaw’ Revisits”

After a little time off, we’re back! And for this episode, we revisit two random-ass franchise movies: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013). One we didn’t dig when we first watched it and one we didn’t remember a damn thing about. And the re-viewing results are interesting! We also pay our respects… Read More ›

Virgin Fangs: My First Viewing of Lugosi’s ‘Dracula’

Watching the original Dracula for the first time in 2017 feels a bit absurd. But that’s the way it is. I’d never seen the movie before. Although when you put together every famous scene and still involving Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, I may as well have seen the whole film in pieces. One of the biggest… Read More ›

Horror Short Review: ‘Your Date is Here’ (2017)

Confession: I don’t often watch short films. And, really, there is zero reason behind it. Shorts are brisk, to the point, and I swear every time I see one, I am reminded that I need to watch more. This is such the case with 2017’s Your Date is Here, written and directed by Zak White and Todd Spence…. Read More ›

‘Tales from the Crypt’ nostalgia recap: “For Cryin’ Out Loud”

Season 2 | Episode 8 | Originally Aired May 22, 1990 Written & Directed by Jeffrey Price; co-written by Peter S. Seaman Man, I love a weird episode that goes deep into Bonker Town. And “For Cryin’ Out Loud” does not disappoint as it combines shock, rock, and morality into one colorful, LOUD story. Let’s have… Read More ›

Movies We Love: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Back in 1997, I went to see Titanic. I wasn’t expecting much…I mean, I already knew how it would end, right? Well, it wound up being a film that sat with me for days, maybe even weeks. Now, at that time I was a 19-year-old kid that watched slasher movies and Mallrats on repeat. I… Read More ›