Saturday, July 30, 2011

Y'all Have Spoken...

And the film that is kicking off my giallo-thon is...

The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire!

I'm looking forward to this one.  It was actually the one I was hoping for.  And, no, I did not vote.  Guess y'all read my mind.

Couple other bits of good news today.

I found my copy of Adrian Luther Smith's "Blood and Black Lace!"  For some strange and odd reason I thought I already had it in the house, but, alas, it was still in a box in the garage.

I also found my Netflix copy of Lars von Trier's Antichrist.  Happy about that, because I paid $20 and reported it lost.  I'm probably gonna give it a watch tonight and ship it back on Monday.  If they get it back within the next year, they'll give me the $20 back.  Free money!

Also retrieved my copies of Crystal Lake Memories and the Grindhouse book.

I should go through the garage more often.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Setting a date...

If I had known I'd end up with four days off in a row this week, I would have had my giallo-thon this week.

So here's the plan.

Tuesday night, I'm gonna watch the first movie y'all have chosen for me after work.  Unless it's Private Crimes.  That's six hours long.  And I clock out around 9:30.  That + late dinner = 5:00 AM bedtime.  Can I get a "Hell, No?"

Wednesday: Gym.  I'm totally fluffy.  You could paint me pink and call me Kirby.  Then while coming down from the testosterone high, the giallothon shall begin.

Thursday: More gialli.  Only to be broken up by Project Runway.

Friday: Gym, finishing off the giallothon.

Aiming low, with ten movies.  Because this is my first moviethon, and I've rarely been able to watch more than two movies a day, so this is already pushing it.

Okay.  I gotta clean things up a bit.  Before Mom goes all Annie Wilkes on me about my room.  Yes, I'm 27 and still at home.  But I'm in school.  I have an excuse.  :P


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Yet Another...


This time to the New Orleans Horror Film Festival.  1st Annual.

Hey, the more I enter, the more chances I have to win something...right?

I dunno.  All I know is it seems like I can't go three days without mentioning Orchid on this thing.  Y'all sick of it, yet?

Only reason I'm regretting it is because I dunno what my car is gonna set me back...I probably should've skipped this one...


Oh yeah.  VOTE IN THE POLL!  As of writing there are no votes.  And y'all know I can't make decisions on my own.  So make them for me.  :)


Saturday, July 23, 2011


I think I'm getting closer to a date for my Giallo Marathon.

My work schedule for the first week of August shows that I have three days off in a row.  Plenty of time to not only catch up on my unwatched gialli, but go to the gym, too.  Plus, it'll be the last couple days before payday, so I'll probably be broke and unable to do anything else.  Especially if my car is still on life support.

Just posted a poll so y'all can vote on my first movie.

Where's the J&B?


P.S.-Check out my good buddy Richard's blog,  He has done all sorts of marathons, including FIVE Giallo marathons and a recent slasher marathon.  I salute your butt-cheek fortitude, Richard!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bugh...FML...and other assorted sayings...

My car broke down.


Third time this month.

First time was the air compressor.  Made the car smoke like the old lady in Beetlejuice.

Second time, wouldn't let me shift.  Had to have a friend from work help me push it into a parking space.  Then I spent my entire shift working while waiting for the tow truck to arrive (I told him not to rush, since I was working 'til 9, so it's not like I had to go anywhere).

Third time, I turned it on, and it did the same thing it did the second time.  This time in a mall parking garage.  In this HEAT!

I love my car.  It's a classic.  But I'm tired of it breaking down.

Word of advice: When someone inherits a car, and they let it sit in their garage for three years because they can't bear to do anything with it for sentimental reasons, don't buy it from them when they're finally willing to let go.


Well, if Orchid ends up winning any cash prizes, I think I know where it'll be going...

BTW, Roxy Music's "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" is one creepy ass yet amazing song.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Honest Opinion Time...

Is it unhealthy that I'm harping and obsessing so much about Orchid?  Or is it a part of the process?

Screenwriting friends, gimme your input on this one...

I'm now wondering how Orchid would pan out as a graphic novel.

Like I could find an artist who "gets" gialli and would work for free (after all, that's all I can afford).

I'd draw it myself, but I can only draw people two different ways: stick figures, and stick figures with boobs.

Stupid contests, making me wait, giving me so much time to think up these crazy, Lucy Ricardo schemes...

I need to go to bed.

Good night.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

So many unwatched little time...

Let's see what gialli I own but haven't watched yet.  Maybe it can kick off my mini-giallo-thon...

Death Carries a Cane
The Girl From Cortina
Spirits of Death
Love Me Strangely
Private Crimes (holy crap, a six hour miniseries--that's a giallo-thon in itself!)
Erotic Games in a Respectable Family
Human Cobras
Phantom of Death
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
The Seducers

I have a feeling there are more.  That's all I noticed in my library.

Any suggestions?


Back to the giallo grind...

Finished watching What Have You Done to Solange last night.

Even though I still had some problems with the whole knife-in-the-hoo-hah thing (as any well-adjusted person should), I was better able to appreciate this film the second time around.

I guess what turned me off the first time was mainly the killer's MO.  Unlike New York Ripper, I didn't know about it when I gave it a whirl, so I was thrown for a loop.  That, and at the tender age of 20, I still had a fragile little mind.

That said, now that I've seen it with new eyes, Solange is indeed one of the better gialli out there.  Beautifully photographed, expertly plotted, and armed with one of the greatest scores Ennio Morricone has ever produced.  Seriously.  I want that soundtrack.

Sometime before the summer ends (I guess classes start August 27), I need to do a mini giallo-thon.  However, I won't do a month-long thing like last year.  Mainly because I feel working on Orchid all last semester (really, all last year if you take into account the synopsis, character study, and treatment I had to do in Screenwriting I) more than makes up for it.  But also, I need to get back to the gym and my schedule is so wonky that adding a giallo a day would make me a recluse.  That, and Project Runway starts again soon.

I feel like having a giallo weekend.  Catching up on some of my ZDD purchases and Blue Underground Blu Rays.  Mixing old with new.

Let's see what I can get done.

Until then, does anybody have $60 I can have?  I was gonna say "borrow," but let's be honest...and it would be for a good cause...entering Orchid into another contest...


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Completely Off Topic...

Okay.  Time for a little soapbox rant.

So Casey Anthony was found not guilty.

Since the verdict has been read, I've seen all sorts of posts on Facebook about it.  People saying she deserves to die, that she's going to Hell, that they hope someone does some vigilante justice, etc.

I personally don't agree with the verdict.  I believe she did it.  But it's out of my hands...actually, it was never in my hands.

Actually, it was never in any of our hands.

Acting like the judge, jury, and executioner is not going to solve anything.  Wishing her dead will not solve anything.  Sending Hell fire and damnation her way will not solve anything.  It'll just bring hatred into our hearts, which in the end, only hurts us.  And Caylee will still be gone.

I don't know how to feel, but I know how not to feel.  And I know that wishing ill will is not the way to go.

Okay.  I gotta go to bed.  Eye appointment tomorrow morning.  Then I'm off 'til Tuesday.  Maybe a mini-giallothon in between some much needed workouts?


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Anyhow Anyhow...

Watched The Killer is One of Thirteen the other night.  Very engrossing.  Surprisingly so.  The highlight of the film is the dinner scene near the beginning.  A fifteen or so minute dialogue scene, with no action, managed to keep me on edge.  Kudos.

Giving What Have You Done to Solange another shot.  First time I watched it, I couldn't get over the whole "knife in the lady parts" thing.

About halfway through it.  Stopping only because I'm tired.  But I appreciate it a lot more so far.  And I forgot how freaking AMAZING the cinematography is in this movie.  And the music.

Okay.  Going to bed now.  Happy 4th of July!


Friday, July 1, 2011

If I only had the cash...

I'd SO hit up again.  Today's the last day of the buy 2 or more, get 15% off sale.

Alas, I can't afford it.

However, I did recently hit up Coinstar and cashed in my change for an gift certificate.  My Blu Ray of Torso is gonna be mine for absolutely FREE!  And everyone knows FREE is a student's favorite number.

Anyhow, I think I'm gonna curl up with a good giallo.  Especially after the past week I've had...glasses and car drama...BLARGH.