Monday, January 23, 2012

5 lbs

Halfway to my first goal.

I've lost five pounds so far, according to my scale at home.

Of course, I am still getting Four Flies on Grey Velvet on Shameless Blu Ray.  Dario Blu Rays are non-negotiable exceptions.  Other exceptions: Birthday Money and if my family does anything for Valentine's.

Though I will ask a question.

I have a shitload of coins saved up that I plan on cashing in for gift cards.  Can I use any of them on gialli?  I'll ask your permission.

Okay.  Off to bed.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Orchid Revisions

I keep on telling myself I'm gonna work on Orchid.  Then I end up going to work.  Or falling asleep in my comfy comfy bed.  Or cataloging my giallo collection.

Now I have a chunk of time where if I really wanted to, I could work on it.  But I'm not.

Ah, Procrastination.  Everybody's favorite vacation nation.

Anyhow, my new plan involves adding a character.  But I'm trying to figure out how to introduce this character.  Once he's introduced, I pretty much know the rest of the trajectory and how he fits into the picture.  I'm just stuck on how to introduce him.

I'm sure I'll figure something out.



Friday, January 13, 2012

My current catalog

Here it is.  A list of every giallo I own.  The shelf is alphabetized, but by the title on the spine of the case.  I'm gonna write the English title whenever possible.  Because I want to.

2 Gatti a Nove Code e Mezzi ad Amsterdam

2 Masks for Alexa

AAA Massagiatrice, Bella, Presenza Offresi

All the Colors of the Dark


Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Black Belly of the Tarantula

Black Sabbath

Blood and Black Lace

Bloodbath in the House of Knives

Sweets for a Stranger

The Card Player

Cat O'Nine Tails

Clap You're Dead

Death Carries a Cane

Death Laid an Egg

Death Occurred Last Night

Deep Red

Delitti Privati

Do You Like Hitchcock?

Don't Torture A Duckling

Door Into Darkness

The Double

A Dragonfly For Each Corpse

Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave  (Emilio P. Miraglia box set)

Red Queen Kills Seven Times  (Emilio P. Miraglia box set)


Phantom of Death (in 2-pack w/Eyeball)

Eyes Behind the Wall

Eyes of Crystal

Fashion Crimes

Flower with the Petals of Steel


Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

Formula for a Murder

Four Flies on Gray Velvet


Who Saw Her Die (Giallo Collection)

Short Night of the Glass Dolls (Giallo Collection)

The Bloodstained Shadow (Giallo Collection)

The Case of the Bloody Iris (Giallo Collection)

Erotic Games in a Respectable Family

The Girl Next Door

House with the Yellow Carpet

Human Cobras

Snapshot of a Crime


Kill the Fatted Calf

The Killer is One of Thirteen

The Killer Reserved Nine Seats


Love Me Strangely

Mia Moglie, Un Corpo por L'Amore

Nothing Underneath

Suspected Death of a Minor

Eye in the Labyrinth


Perfume of the Lady in Black


Plot of Fear

Police Grope Around in the Dark


The Pyjama Girl Case


The Room Next Door


The Seducers

The Vanity Serum

The Skin Under The Claws


Spirits of Death


The Stendhal Syndrome

The Strange Story of Olga O

Tattoo (I counted it)


Too Beautiful To Die



The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive

Without Trace (Calling All Police Cars)

And coming soon, courtesy of an awesome sale at Christmas time, New York Ripper (Blu Ray) and Strip Nude For Your Killer (Blu Ray preorder).  Along with the Shameless Blu Ray of Four Flies on Gray Velvet.

WHEW!  That's an awful lot of black gloves...

So, what do you think?  Impressed?  Creeped out?  You'd totally do me?


Saturday, January 7, 2012


First day of school.  Tired as crap.  Up at 6 am, class at 9.  Home by 12.  Needed to do something to stay awake.

So I finally did what I've been meaning to do for months: Re-alphabetize my DVD collection.

Because since moving into this house, I've purchased quite a lot of DVDs and haven't taken the time to put them in their place.

I also learned something:

I have completely filled my bookshelf.  And had to put the last bit in a separate DVD storage thingy my Mom got for me 6 years ago.

Yep, I'm a collector.

Once I figure out how to post some pics from my new smartphone, I'll show you my masterwork.

"That and Misery's Child.  Those are the only two divine things EVER in this world."


Friday, January 6, 2012

Check it out.

The fruit of my labor, the series my TV Production class worked on, is on Vimeo.

Here are some links: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3, the episode I wrote Episode 4, the one I edited Episode 5, the thrilling conclusion.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year!

Happy New Year, y'all!

This has been a Winter Break without the Break.

Once school ended, I got thrust into work and the Christmas holiday.  Luckily most of the customers were relatively cool this year.  The idiocy didn't come around until after Christmas day.

Then I got offered the head writing job for the ODU Film Society project we're doing next semester.  So my non-work time got spent on working on that.  I finished the treatment on New Year's Eve.  With one half hour to spare of 2011...

Thus explaining my lack of giallo watching.  And giallo posting.  And working on Orchid.

I've only watched one giallo this break.  Death Carries a Cane.  Had its moments, but I couldn't stay 100% invested in it.

My giallo buying might change as well.

I was going to spend my Christmas money on gialli, but only bought three: New York Ripper, and preorders of Strip Nude For Your Killer on Blu Ray and the Shameless Blu Ray of Four Flies on Gray Velvet.  The rest, I spent on workout clothing.  At one point I had lost 65 pounds.  I gained 50 back over the past year and a half.

So I am going to go back to the gym.  That, plus craploads of gift certificates for Tropical Smoothie and Subway, and I am going to lose this weight again.

And it's not a resolution.  Those things break.

Anyhow, my cousin came up with a great idea.  I can come up with a series of weight loss goals.  And every time I hit a goal, I can buy a giallo to reward myself.  Unlike past rewards, which usually involved food.

I like this idea.  Of course, if any Dario Argento movies come out on Blu Ray, or if Case of the Bloody Iris comes to Blu Ray, I'll buy those anyway.  Non negotiable.  But anything else, only if I lose this poundage.

I'm thinking maybe every ten pounds.  What do you think?