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Vegan Voorwheelz

“Life is change. Death is dwelling on the past or staying in one place too long,” – Rachel Flax.

From the beginning of March, VeVo and his dog will be taking to the roads of Europe for a year or so in this beaut of a van (named Scooby):

I’ve given up my job, rented out my digs, and entrusted three boxes of DVDs to a storage locker.

Thus, frequent and strong WiFi or Jeepers Creepers-esque highway psychos notwithstanding, updates may occasionally be lax. Or boring.

Never fear, I’m still here (or there, or wherever) with a book of unreviewed DVDs along for the ride, so in some shoddy form or another, I WILL NEVER LEEEEAVE YOOOU.

Happy Halloween!

Be safe n’ all that shizz…

I’ve not been that thorough in covering the Halloween series around here, which is curious as I do love it so.

One day I’ll get round to reviewing the original (and the first sequel), but until then explore what there is if you will…

The films reviewed:
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
Halloween: Resurrection
Rob Zombie’s Halloween
Rob Zombie’s Halloween II
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (documentary)

Other stuff:
Twists of fury: Halloween: Resurrection
God forgive me, I like Halloween: Resurrection

Ka-ching! Don’t O.D. on candy.

Today I love… Halloween: Resurrection (God forgive me)

Halloween: Resurrection… at the time of writing it has a 4.0 rating on IMDb and everyone moans how crap it is. But not me, no! I can’t help it, there’s just something about it that I like…

  • It’s not Busta Rhymes’ sorry excuse for acting;
  • It’s not the beyond-ridiculous Twist of Fury that is the explanation for Michael being alive;
  • And it’s not the stupid ‘murder’ of Laurie Strode (notice that her fall is partly broken by tree branches?)

It’s the slashtasticness of it… As a dead-teenager Halloween-set stalk n’ slash film, it’s just super fun.

  • The slayings are bloody and archetypal of the genre;
  • The final girl is remotely aided by a room full of over-acting teenagers;
  • The theme tinkers along when needed;
  • It’s more than well enough made;
  • And it’s still about 10,000,000 times better than the Rob Zombie films;
  • Tyra Banks makes this face:

There, pool your cash resources and get me therapy.

Today I love…

Late 90s teen drama thing Popular, which I presently have a strange fascination with. Probably because I was young and vibrant when it was on and now I’m orbiting some mid-life crisis. Plus there was an episode called ‘Slumber Party Massacre’, which is always nice to hear doing the rounds.

Who am I kidding? I’ll write something of substance soon – promise! – the sea of slasherama is a bit flat and dull of late though… Someone make a decent film, would ya?

 

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