Announcing…No Shame November!

For my first blog series, I’m going to revisit some movies, albums, and heaven knows what else, ruminating on some artifacts that maybe aren’t as appreciated or remarked upon as they should be. And, as indicated by the above title, none of the movies discussed will be Steve McQueen’s 2011 harrowing masterpiece Shame.

Thanks in advance to my wife and the four other people who will read these essays. Without your support I would probably end up doing something much more lucrative and useful.

Note: It probably won’t include this one, either.


Matt’s 31 Favorite Horror Films

In something akin to an order of preference. Some of these may stretch certain definitions of “horror” but ya know…whatever.

  1. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  2. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
  3. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
  4. Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
  5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch, 1992)
  6. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
  7. Vampyr (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932)
  8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
  9. Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo, 1964)
  10. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
  11. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
  12. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960)
  13. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)
  14. The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)
  15. Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962)
  16. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
  17. Night of the Living Dead (George C. Romero, 1968)
  18. The Blob (Chuck Russell, 1988)
  19. Dead & Buried (Gary Sherman, 1980)
  20. Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi, 1987)
  21. The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)
  22. The Changeling (Peter Medak, 1980)
  23. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)
  24. The Entity (Sidney J. Furie, 1982)
  25. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Robert Fuest, 1971)
  26. House (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)
  27. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (John Hancock, 1971)
  28. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920)
  29. Friday the 13th (Sean S. Cunningham, 1980)
  30. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
  31. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)


Sunglasses on a Cloudy Day

This is the first post. They will get better.* Courage, people.