You Must See Paranormal Activity
I’m an enormous fan of horror. Good, bad, I’ll watch just about anything; there’s a reason I own every single Puppet Master film, even though the vast majority of them aren’t any good. There’s just something about them that pushes my buttons every single damn time, but the strange part? It’s not because they scare me. I’m hardly ever scared watching a...
Naked And Famous
Los Angeles is a strange place. Just a few weeks ago, I watched 24 actress Mary Lynn Rajskub perform standup comedy to a room of just over 10 people on a Sunday night in the middle of nowhere. Rajskub had purposely picked this venue, this time, knowing almost no one would show up — she was debuting new material, after all. Her performance was rough, raw, honest and often...
The second episode of our new show, TheFeed Nightcap.
The Attraction Of Violence
“Violence isn’t always evil. What’s evil is the infatuation with violence.”— Jim Morrison In that case, maybe I’m evil? It’s hard to say whether Morrison would hold my own personal infatuation with violent horror films to the same litmus test. But there’s no doubt I hold a special place in my heart for a movie where the rivers run red with blood, but over...
Vampires Are Boring, But I Love True Blood
I love movies dripping with blood. Horror is my bread and butter. When I don’t know what to watch, I flip on a horror film. Good, bad, doesn’t matter. I’ll watch ‘em all. Vampires have never done anything for me, though. I’ve never found a way to articulate why vampires make me doze off. Maybe it’s because they’re so much like ourselves. Humans, but...
American Movie -- Could This Have Been Me?
Rarely do you watch a story and think to yourself, “if things had gone a tad different, that could have been me.” I found myself deeply sympathizing with the focus of American Movie, a 1999 documentary chronicling the creation of a homegrown horror movie called Coven by would-be Milwaukee suburban filmmaker Mark Borchardt. Even though Borchardt is a consummate drunk whose life...