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Best of the Year so far: the January post

       

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Favorite Horror Movies of 2017

Feel like I’m posting this too early, as I might get blown away by some movie X over the next five days. But I’ve got ten minutes right now, can get these down and in order, I think—with the caveat that I’ve yet to see Hounds of Love or Raw or Prevenge or Super Dark Times or Boys in the Trees, all of which I’m fairly certain would place in this list. Thing is? I would have had time and mind to cue all those up, except this past couple of months I’ve been burning through just so many of the golden age slashers all over again, for a slasher I’m (re)writing.

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The Last Jedi

I mean, first, yeah, loved it, clapped at the end, c’mon: of course.  Best part? All the younguns in the audience laughing and talking to the screen. New hope indeed.

Second, couple of good links:

  • http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/12/18/the-last-jedi-a-mirror-slowly-cracking/
  • https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-list-of-some-of-the-times-the-last-jedi-told-the-olde-1821396631?
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    Best of the Year so far: the December post

        

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    Process

    This is what writing is: you throw a lot of stupid stuff at a wall, then see what sticks. And you never really understand it enough to do it like that again, and, meanwhile, people say it means this and that, and for reasons you can’t figure out, the story lasts, even though it was just something you thought might make someone smile:

    http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/david-s-pumpkins-oral-history.html 

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    File under: Costumes I Need

    This is probably only funny if you grew up watching Perfect Strangers—”Perfect Stranger Things” feels like a Jeopardy! question to a mashup answer—but never mind all that. What matters here? This costume. I wonder how that face petals opens like that? Animatronic? Air? I mean, the spindly fingers are useless, but so what. And I dig the platform shoes/feet. I want to be this for Halloween, please:

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    So cool

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    Best of the Year So Far: the November Post

             

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    Possession Stories

    [ click there, or click here]

    To which I would also add:

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    The Elvis Room at Bloody Disgusting

    Thanks to Andrew Schwarz for taking the story, making a short film from it.

    WORLD OF DEATH Ep. 126.5 – The Elvis Room

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