Ug. It's been way too long since I got to sit down and bang away on the keyboard about my favorite subject. Spent the past couple of weeks position-hopping at the Soul Crushing Day Job and have landed in a spot that is much more to my liking. Now that it's become simply The Day Job, I can get back to doin' fun stuff. Stuff like sortin' thru all the pieces that have accumulated around this joint...
...after devouring Dark Hollow, Brian Keene's tale of a sinister satyr preying on the women of a small town, I picked up my first Ray Garton story, Serpent Girl. Very, very impressed. The best description I can come up without giving away any of the story elements is 'horrifically touching'. If yer much of a reader, you'll probably like this one.
...checked out the unrated director's cut of AVP: Requiem on Blu-Ray last night. Ya know, for all the bashing that flick got on the 'net I really didn't think it was that bad. I mean, I was prepared for a complete, anger-inducing stinker but it had some really cool Alien impregnation sequences that really kind of entertained me. I've certainly seen worse fare lately.
...on the recommendation of Miss Elizabeth, I checked out the docu-flick American Movie and all I gots to say is this is a bittersweet, side-splitting must see for EVERY fan of horror. If you ain't seen it, track it down now my friend.
...rented the indie horror flick Shrooms and enjoyed it so much, I bought a copy to watch again. This story of vacationing 20-somethings in Ireland on a very twisted and lethal psychedelic trip is a chiche-ridden romp thru the land of 'is it real or is it part of the trip' but still manages to be very entertaining in a goofy fun sort of way. This gets a thumbs up from the horror guy.
...gonna get together with Miss Mary and E-Rock tomorrow night to check out M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening and see if he follows the same "what a twist!" formula or actually manages to reinvent his style. Of course, I'll let ya know what I think afterward.