We've been back from Europe for a couple of weeks now, settled back into everyday life and now it's time to sort out the pieces...
...the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival is next week right here in beautiful Portland! I missed it last year, so I'm really looking forward to attending this one.
...during the trip to Europe, I managed to finish up World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and also read Nightwatch, the first volume of Sergei Lukyanenko's horror/fantasy trilogy. The movie adaptation was exceptionally entertaining, but I was surprised to find that it is almost nothing like the books. The only real similarity is the characters themselves. Still, I recommend both the movie and the books as they are fantastic in their own ways. Look for a full review of the book trilogy once I finish off the other two in the series.
...it's almost October, the greatest month of the year! That means it's almost time for Horror Guy's annual HorrorFest, the yearly all day horror movie marathon that we put on for our friends and loved ones. If you are going to be in the Portland, OR area on October 13th, drop me a line if you'd like to try and wrangle an invite, but space is limited.
...checked out Perfect Creature this past weekend 'cause I'd heard it was a good vampire flick. Don't know who is spreading those lies 'cause this one is dull as dishwater. Bad acting, slow pacing and ridiculous plot. Steer clear unless you are suffering from insomnia.
...I just finished off the second season of Supernatural on DVD so I'm ready for the premiere of season three next week. This thing is still rockin'! I enjoyed season two even more than the first season. It is consistently better than 95% of the schlock that is pushed on us horror fans in the theaters these days. Highly recommended!