Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Slow Wizard

Hi there, pals. I have started a new YouTube channel called The Slow Wizard. It's dedicated to my strange sound ventures. A little bit of background: I've been collecting guitar pedals and music gear for many years now and I thought that I needed a new venue to present my tinkering with such things. I'd be honored if you'd check it out and consider subscribing. While it's not exactly movie related, these sounds are directly inspired by the horror and cult film soundtracks I love so much. Season 1 of The Slow Wizard will focus more on guitar playing and guitar pedals while Season 2 will be all about them synths. Anyway, here's the first episode:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Films I Watched: July 2021

*means a first time watch.

Spider Labyrinth (1988)
Poison Ivy (1985)*
Jaws (1975)
The Music Man (1962)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Evilspeak (1981)
The Day of the Beast (1995)*
Mandy (2018)
Irezumi (1966)*
The Stylist (2020)*
Tuff Turf (1985)*
Jack's Back (1988)*
Black Widow (2021)*
Syngenor (1990)*
Basket Case 2 (1990)*
The Girl in the Photographs (2015)*
The Owners (2020)*
Mindwarp (1992)*
Brainscan (1994)*
Maverick (1994)*
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
Splinter (2008)*
The Unnameable (1988)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
White Christmas (1954)
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
House of Wax (2005)
Noises Off! (1992)
Clue (1985)
The Last Blockbuster (2021)*
Satanik (1968)*
Colpo Rovente (1970)*
Kill the Poker Player (1972)*
Il gatto (1977)*
Dead of Summer (1970)*
Without Knowing Anything About Her (1969)*
Who Wants to Kill Sara? (1992)*
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Total Films Watched: 39
First Time Watches: 23

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Films I Watched: June 2021

 * means a first time watch!

Vibes (1988)
The Rite (2011)*
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Things (1989)*
Spookies (1986)*
Night of Terror (1986)*
Secret Admirer (1985)*
Cruella (2021)*
The Devil's Carnival (2012)*
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2015)*
Deadly Friend (1986)
Dead & Buried (1981)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Hiruko the Goblin (1991)
The Burbs (1989)
Hausu (1977)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Summer School (1987)
Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987)*
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)
The Hanging Woman AKA Orgy of the Living Dead (1973)
Naked Girl Murdered in the Park (1972)
Cathy's Curse (1977)*
The Horror Show (1989)*
The Invisible Man (2020)*
Censor (2021)*

Total Films Watched: 31
First Time Watches: 13

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

10 Years Of Hello! This Is The Doomed Show

According to the way time works, the podcast I started with my pal Brad where we cover Euro-horror, giallo, slashers, and cult films has reached its tenth birthday. Please check out our special 10 Years of Doomed Show episode. It's pretty much a recording of our voices! I can't believe we've made it this far. I owe a debt I cannot ever hope to repay to the other co-hosts Nafa (RIP), Jeffrey, and Simon for wasting so many hours of their lives with me. And a hugely big heartfelt thank you from my heart to the listeners of Hello! This is the Doomed Show. Y'all are the absolute best.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Films I Watched: May 2021

* means a First Time Watch!

Mark of the Witch (1970)*
Curse of the Devil (1973)
Return to Horror High (1987)*
The Forest (1983)*
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)*
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)*
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)*
The Witches (2020)*
Love Me Deadly (1973)*
Scream (1981)*
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
White Sands (1992)*
Frankenhooker (1990)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Sin City (2005)
Basket Case (1982)*
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
He Lives by Night (1982)*
Eaten Alive (1976)
Deadly Manor (1990)*
Rest in Pieces (1987)*
Calendar Girl Murders (1984)*
I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)*
All-American Murder (1991)*
Love After Death (1968)*
The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (1970)*
Dark City (1998)
The Hunt (2020)*
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
The Spirit (2008)
Tourist Trap (1979)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1987)
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)*
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)*
The Deadly Triangle (1973)*
El spectro del terror (1973)*
Emma, puertas oscuras (1974)
Night of the Skull (1974)
The Killer is Not Alone (1975)*
Tarot AKA Game of Murder (1973)*
Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
El comisario G. en el caso del cabaret (1975)*
Cerco de terror (1972)*
Julia's Eyes (2010)*
The House on the Outskirts (1980)
Two Males for Alexa (1971)*
The Killer of Dolls (1975)

Total Films Watched: 47

First Time Watches: 30

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Review Roundup!

Howdy, y'all. I hope you are doing well, my friends. In a brazen attempt to make the bloggin' happen, here are some recent-ish reviews I've done for my favorite site All of these releases are pretty freakin' amazing. And who knows? Maybe some of these slipped under or over your radar. So please take care and check out my worldlings!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Films I Watched: April 2021

* means a first time watch!

The Child's Eye (2010)*
A Time Slip of 10000 Years: Prime Rose (1983)*
Zodiac (200)
Train to Busan: Peninsula (2020)*
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Easter Parade (1948)*
The Being (1983)
Black Panther (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Ouija Shark (2020)*
Black Roses (1988)*
Last Gasp (1995)*
The Five Billion Dollar Legacy (1970)*
House of Terrors (1965)*
The Queen Bee AKA Nu wang feng (1973)*
Bloody Parrot (1981)*
Human Lanterns (1982)
The Butterfly Murders (1979)*
Raw Passions AKA Luo xie (1969)*
Dark Rendezvous AKA Ren tou ma (1969)*
The Red Panther (1983)*
Perfect Blue (1997)
Evil Dead Trap (1988)
Murder in the Dollhouse (1979)*
He Lives By Night (1982)*
Night Caller AKA Ping an ye (1985)*
Rush Week (1989)*
Mother's Day (1980)*
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)*
Dracula 3D (2012)
Persuasion (1995)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
The Fear (1995)*
Class of 1984 (1982)*
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)*
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)*
Batman: Bad Blood (2016)*
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)*
Audition (1999)
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Films Watched: 45
First Time Watches: 26

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Films I Watched: March 2021

An asterisk means a first time watch.

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)*
Cutting Class (1989)*
The Eye 3 (2005)*
Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)*
Look Out, Officer! (1990)*
Pacific Rim (2013)
Escape from New York (1981)
Best in Show (2000)
Minority Report (2002)
Elysium (2013)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Thor (2011)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
The Neon Demon (2016)*
Knives Out (2019)
All for the Winner (1990)*
Tenet (2020)*
Nightbeast (1982)*
Don't Panic (1988)*
Leprechaun (1993)*
Iron Man (2008)
The Avengers (2012)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Ant-Man (2015)
Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (2019)*
Outrage (2010)
Beyond Outrage (2012)*
Outrage Coda (2017)*
Nightmare Weekend (1986)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Silent Madness (1984)*
Island of Blood (1982)*
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Total Films Watched: 39
First Time Watches: 16

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Melting Lumberjack

Sometimes people make sounds.This is a fact of life. And sometimes they see a movie depicting an alien abduction and never feel safe again. My pals at Misanthropic Syndicate have let yours truly outwardly stimulate the less than musical ideas I have packed into my head for what I call Melting Lumberjack. But that's just the title track of this miasma of weird. There's a lot of strange inhabiting this oddness. And I am inviting you to partake.

I've been working on this album in earnest for several months now but the title and many of the layers of sounds I use on it were recorded shortly before the pandemic and got shelved so that I could work on other things. I'm really proud of this weird little album and I'm especially grateful to my wife LeEtta for making the cover artwork. Please take a moment to check out her site. It's freakin' cool.

Bonus: There are some dialogue samples from films in Melting Lumberjack from titles like The House by the Cemetery, Don't Look in the Attic, and Grease 2, to name a few.

You can stream or download Melting Lumberjack right here.

Or just check out the teaser trailer: