18 12, 2018

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: Krampus the Anti-Claus

By |2018-12-18T17:30:25-06:00December 18th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, Thoughts & Notions|

We are all familiar with the benevolent nighttime intruder who once a year indulges in mass breaking and entering to deposit gifts under indoor foliage. You know, the omnipotent fat man dressed in red who observes your every waking and sleeping moment to determine if you are “bad” or “good” [...]

15 12, 2018

Horse with No Name: A Shining Beacon of Mediocrity for the Ages

By |2018-12-15T15:58:58-06:00December 15th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Features, Thoughts & Notions|

I work in a place that plays canned music on the loudspeaker all day. To be fair there is a decent amount of variety (although at the time I write this, in mid-December, there is nothing but Christmas music. But that’s another article) a mix of current pop songs and [...]

14 10, 2018

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

By |2018-10-15T14:39:02-06:00October 14th, 2018|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories, Related Articles|

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. [...]

13 10, 2018

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By |2018-10-15T15:20:47-06:00October 13th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses|

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]

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