Classic Universal Horror

I got into Universal Horror a few years back while on a mission to discover everything horror-related. My first viewing was the 3D version of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. It astounded me how good the 3D was. It still bamboozles me how modern day cinema can’t get 3D right. All they have toContinue reading “Classic Universal Horror”

Gremlins

If you are reading this I’m sure you already know Gremlins is comedy horror at its best. From the lovable Mogwai, Gizmo, to the vicious and violent Stripe. And let’s not forget Brains and co. in the hilarious sequel that is Gremlins 2: The New Batch. These films somehow magically blend comedy with all outContinue reading “Gremlins”

Motivation – Thursday 21st May 2020

This week has been highly productive and great fun. But last night my inner-saboteur kicked in. Now it could’ve been something to do with having a cup of (decaf) coffee for the first time since Sunday (I’m sure it hasn’t helped) but it’s more likely my mind wants to fuck up my happiness. I’ve beenContinue reading “Motivation – Thursday 21st May 2020”

Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lector

This week I’ve been watching the Hannibal Lector films, starting with Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon. I first saw The Silence of the Lambs when it came out on video (I was too young to see it at the cinema on release) and I was blown away. It was the first time I saw aContinue reading “Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lector”

Motivation – Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. And the theme is – yes, you’ve guessed it – kindness. Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes. It may be something we do or show towards others. And more often than not it can be something we forget to show to ourselves. What does kindness mean toContinue reading “Motivation – Mental Health Awareness Week”

Stephen King’s IT

Celebrating Stephen King’s IT this week. I first read the book back in 2017 – about eight months before the cinematic release of IT Chapter One. And what a ride it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the short stories within the story – all those world building moments that weren’t focussed on the main characters butContinue reading “Stephen King’s IT”

Monday Motivation on a Tuesday 21st April 2020

This last week, this self-isolation business hit me. I found it very hard to focus on anything creative, and was in desperate need of a change of scenery. Yes, I go for a daily walk (practising social distancing, of course) and I even had a trip to the supermarket. While its a break in theContinue reading “Monday Motivation on a Tuesday 21st April 2020”

Monday Motivation 6th April 2020

I first heard this quote on the series finale of Sex and the City – it’s the last thing Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) says at the end of the final episode. It’s one of those ones that has stayed with me since. Without meaning to sound conceited, it really set me onContinue reading “Monday Motivation 6th April 2020”

Monday Motivation on Tuesday 31st March 2020

When I was a kid my parents used to entertain my sister and I by playing a lot of records, singing and dancing the afternoon and evenings away. This continued into my teenage years and often in my solitude when I got home from school I’d have a party-for-one. Blasting records and imagine I wasContinue reading “Monday Motivation on Tuesday 31st March 2020”