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  1. Some of my preference is a very specific age thing. Nightmare was just a little too late, and I a little too old when it showed up, for it to have the same mystical fascination that Halloween and Friday had. I would just not have those memories of being terrified by it (as I was by Halloween's first network t.v. showing and by Halloween 2's commercial) or of literally fleeing the room to escape the sound of it's trailers when they snuck up on me during SNL (like F13 parts 2-4 did to me). If I was maybe two or three years younger, I might not have any memories of Halloween in particular and have been highly traumatized by Freddy and who know what I would think of Jason if all my first memories of that series were of parts 6 or 7 or 8. It amazes me when I hear people who love the Friday movies and will then say "Yeah part 8 was the first one I saw and I loved it!" I cannot fathom that. It is unfathomable. I still think that the Friday series is the most consistently amazing in capturing a frightening mood and Halloween is by far the best individual film of them all...but I can't guarantee that those opinions aren't just from that added personal impact.
  2. Hammer House of Horror Marathon on Comet TV RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!
  3. Imagining a world where 1) Asuka has been champion since defeating Charlotte 1x1 at Mania and they are building toward a a huge rematch at Survivor Series that everyone is stoked for because they've both been protected and both beaten each other once. 2) Becky having defeated Ronda Rousey 1x1 at mania (who then quit in a rage promo) has been standing tall against heels Sasha and Bayley but is now hearing rumors that Ronda is coming back and we're all wondering if she'll show up at the Rumble or even earlier. Was this so hard? Fucking King Corbin ass company.
  4. My go to black & white old horror books were this: which was under my bed forever as my late night flashlight reading and this: The booklet that went along with the 8Track "Monsters Myths and Legends" for the 2XL robot that I loved more than anyone else on earth.
  5. This is very close to what happened to Toronto against the blues the other night. Except they were up 2-1 in the third when they had their goal called back (also for an offsides by about an inch or two. Hit at least 4 posts. Meanwhile the Blues score twice and steal the win. It was beautiful.
  6. Ah, this is all so wonderful. Wonderful wonderful. Thank you all for pointing out how the Cardinals are the CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE AND DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY!!!!! It warms my heart to see everyone embrace them like this and agree with 100% unanimity that they are the GUARDIANS OF BASEBALL!!!! Certainly this hubris I'm feeling right now cannot backfire and there will be NO COMEUPPANCE!!!! I mean when has hubris ever been repayed by fate with tragedy? WHEN?????
  7. Only one way to clear a bottleneck "somewhere in Germany"
  8. BONUS CONTENT: More horror movie monsters that are supposed to be scary but are actually sooooooo Cuuuuuuuuute The Green Slime Star Crystal Rat monster from Creepozoids (Full Moon) The rats in the amazingly fun Deadly Eyes: BONUS: This skeleton who is really happy to see another skeleton GET 'EM, GIRLS
  9. You guys are triggering a confrontation between my fear of missing out and my fear of commitment to anything at any level. In the meantime enjoy this EC comics panel with some of the most adorable monsters ever listening to an old-time radio broadcast.
  10. This is the point where we stop letting the A's and the Twins be in the playoffs, right?
  11. I want a wall of these photos eventually looking like the victims of Asuka's crime spree. The women's tag division is officially now the best thing going in this dumb compnay especially if they keep Becky/Charlotte somewhat involved and make the growing list of victims vs. Kabuki Warriors the mains story going forward.
  12. Shane McMahon has some free time now, maybe he can teach Tyson Fury how to throw a punch.
  13. I'd go further and say that some of them are genuinely well written and acted given the constraints of introducing a character arc that maybe consists of three or four quick scenes and then a sudden death. Leaving aside the final girls who are all okay to great, among my favorites are Vera in Part 3 (harpoon to the eye) who struggles wither her identity as a popular Latina girl among a waspy clique and thus is the only one to feel some outsider sympathy with the unlikable chubby jokester Shelly. She seems to have a genuine breakthrough about this while looking at a picture of Shelly in his lost wallet...and then... Samantha in Part 4 (Spear through a raft on the lake): the "slutty" girl who it is revealed unfairly got a reputation early in life and saw little choice but to go with it as it defined her. She has used her body to remain popular but yearns for a genuine romantic and lifelong commitment and truly believes her current guy Paul is "the one" who will give this to her..until he makes it very clear that he's only in it for the sex and starts pursuing the next girl to throw himself at her....defeated and resigned she seeks solace alone.... Nurse Morgan Part 4: A genuinely hilarious girl who is both charitable enough in her dealings to actually hook up with the disgusting Dr. Axel and together enough to be self deprecating and analytical about the absurdity of her life as a morgue nurse at a small upstate hospital. She is probably the most likable character in the whole series and in no way deserves the particularly brutal death she recieves...it is an early signal that Part 4 is going to be a much rougher and more mean-spirited film than the previous three. Jake (face hatchet) and Robin (machete through the bed) Part 5: Two confused outcast kids struggling to find some sort of normal teen moment in their sad lives at a halfway house. The stuttering Jake desperate for some affection fumblingly reaching out to make a move on Robin who rejects him cruelly, and why shouldn't she? She's a pretty girl and the only reason she's stuck with the likes of him is because of her "issues" that have landed her here. It's not fair. She deserves the same fairy tale dreams of romance as everyone else, no? But alter she regrets her cruelty and remembers that they're both troubled and both doing their best. She's torn between her idealized dreams of normalcy and embracing someone who might actually be going through some of what she is going through...but what's that trickle of blood... Annie (throat slash) Part 1: As the very first modern victim, she is almost a comical symbol of youthful naivete. All she wants to do is work with kids. She happily, foolishly is hitchhiking her way to camp, a cypher for all of the misplaced confidence of youth and lack of awareness of the darkness of the real world. Backpacking through life like it's all a big field trip/missionary charity. Hell, she is the perfect American teen in 1979. And so when that fateful ride turns creepy she is completely unequipped to fathom that her life and death would be the beginning of the end of American innocence... There are others but you get the picture.
  14. I'll vouch for it. It has some Something Weird films and a Blue Underground section on it along with the Full Moon catalog, Wizard Video and some old Elvira episodes. A lot of Jess Franco and some Giallo as well. It's a nice selection. Both it and Night Flight Plus are worth a go for browsing cult and grindhouse and horror stuff.
  15. I don't mean to be an interenet tough guy, but as someone who has seen Jackie Chan's Police Story 120 times and who recognizes the words muay Thay as having something to do with elbows, I am 100% sure I could have kicked John Wayne Gacye's ass.
  16. I had a moment where during the Charlotte/Bayley match I was like "This is weird, so far most of the matches have been good and this one is okay, why do I suddenly feel so annoyed..." And then it hit me that the RAW announce team was gone and I was hearing Graves screaming and it is like an alarm clock blaring. Lawler may be terrible...but he talks so much less and so much more quietly.
  17. Guys Guys. It's obvious how to fix this. Open Raw tomorrow by having Seth come out and do a 20 minute promo winning the crowd over with his popular culture references and cool attitude!
  18. I saw those same expressions on Redzone today on the faces of Bengals fans while Arizona was kicking that field goal. 0-5. Exact. Same. Vibe.
  19. it is crazy that they're so willing to book Brock as champion while barely having him around to protect him as a monster, but they aren't willing to do the same thing for someone like Wyatt. It seems like something like that same formula would work for him. Put the belt on him. No promos. Just have the puppet vignettes. And then occasional appearances where someone who has insulted him gets obliterated by him and only have him defend on PPV and maybe even only every other PPV. It just becomes a thing where, whoever is the clear #1 contender is suddenly targeted by him and brutalized. Now would be the perfect time to have started that and let it run for six months like that before booking someone big to beat him at Mania and you've got a nice heel run that puts someone over and lets Bray have his payday.
  20. Dean is in a secure 2nd place for worst booking in PPV matches. Bray, buddy...go into the light!
  21. I can't wait until they force the CC guy to have the audio they're transcribing in one ear and Vince in the other telling them how to spin crowd noise. "Cole: and the Fiend has to be out now DON"T YOU FUCKING DARE PUT THOSE CHANTS IN THEY"RE CHANTING SETH SETH SETH YOU FUCKING WORM I COULD HAVE YO KILLED AND NO ONE WOULD ASK A QUESTION" "Graves: I hate this babyface they're so lame not like Alexa bliss CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS GUY IS FUCKING CARMELLA? TYPE SOMETHING IN THERE ABOUT HOW THE CROWD IS SCREAMING WE WANT SETH WE WANT SETH WAIT ARE YOU TYPING THIS YOU FUCKING MORON STOP TYPING THIS YOURSE STILL TYPING I"M RIGHT OUTSIDE THE TRUCK AND I"M GOING TO ARRARRAROHO HO HGHFHOERAORUEOIEOG"
  22. The Dark Triangle of Chumbawumba.
  23. Has there every been anyone who piled up this many badly booked PPV matches as Bray Wyatt over the last five years? Between the New Day fake Hardy Compound match, Randy Orton and the haunted house match...Dean Ambrose and the exploding monitor...Cena burying him in chairs. What am I missing?
  24. The only way to save this is if RAW opens up with the ref being found dead with a puppet stuffed down his throat, Seth then leaves the building and announces he is taking a vacation and it ends with Vince being found dead with a puppet stuffed down his throat.
  25. Kind of hate that this is overshadowing the opening match which was insane and amazing and still I don't know what the fuck they do with Sasha and Bayley now or what they're going to do now that people are turning on Becky.
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