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Tales from the Darkside: Is “The Casavin Curse” still scary?

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November 8, 2017

For a lot of us, especially those who were younger, horror in the 80s was wrapped up in Tales from the Darkside as much as it was the video store shelf. The problem was, most of the time the only thing really, truly creepy in the episodes were the opening and closing themes (and those… Read More ›

Pumpkin Spice Bourbon Balls: The Kinda-Sorta Recipe Video

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! FINALLY. A follow-up to my Bloody Popcorn recipe video! And this time, I’m making Pumpkin Spice Bourbon balls — a twist on your typical (Christmas) holiday bourbon (or rum) balls! Disclaimer: I filmed this after a day’s work. My hair is bad. My mic stopped working (so, I’m using the camera’s internal mic)…. Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 30: “An Impromptu Halloween Show”

We couldn’t let October go by without getting in one Halloween inspired show! So, here we are with a random, rambling episode about the movies we’ve watched this season; our trip to Rochester to see Fright Rags and watch Halloween on the big screen; and then we each pick some fun festive movie/TV related characters… Read More ›

Movies We Love: The House of the Devil (2009)

I know the retro thing has been done a ton of times at this point, to varying degrees of success. In 2009, for me at least, it still felt novel. And all the promo material leading up to the release of Ti West’s The House of the Devil filled a void I didn’t really know… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 29: “Hanging with Mr. Hooper: A Tobe Hooper Revisit”

To honor the late, great Tobe Hooper, we decide to watch a selection of Hooper films, including the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Eaten Alive, Salem’s Lot, The Funhouse, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Poltergeist! We also chat up a bunch of recent movie viewings (Logan, Killer Rack, The Monster Squad and more)! We also… Read More ›

‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ (1974): My First Time

As a young kid growing up in the 80s, my pipeline into the world of horror was the Fangoria/Gorezone collection that belonged to a kid who lived across the street from my grandmother. By the time I was old enough that my parents actually let me consume these movies, I had already memorized scenes upon… Read More ›

‘Little Monsters’: My kid’s first horror movie

A little while ago, on a fortuitous whim, I watched the 1989 Savage/Mandel joint Little Monsters with our 5-year-old son, Milo. I have very fond, very warm memories of this weird little flick. It was a regular on my movie rotation line-up when I was a youngster, most likely from ages 7 to 12. And… Read More ›

“The Playground”: Milo and I made a movie

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 ›