Friday, April 18, 2014

Flicking Through Netflix: A Haunted House

Parody movies are like an art form.  Done right, you get a cinematic equivalent of a van Gogh, something that is both funny and shines a light on some of the more ridiculous common threads in movies.  Done wrong, you get the equivalent of a 5-year-old's drawing that's been stomped on with muddy shoes, put through a washer, and flushed down the toilet.  I'll give you two guesses as to which of these categories I think A Haunted House falls into.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Introducing the Enchanted Drive-In!

Alright, folks, there's a big announcement to make here at the Drive-In.  Please forgive me if I start to ramble, but I am excited about this announcement.  Right, here goes nothing.  I am pleased to announce the the Drive-In is going to be completely retooled to follow a new theme!  Lo and behold, the Haunted Drive-In will now and forever be known as the Enchanted Drive-In!

The only thing missing in this picture is a rainbow. That would make it perfect.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: Locke and Key

What if you had a key that would let you go anywhere in the world?  Where would you go?  What would you do?  Or, what if you had a key that let you turn into an animal?  What if there was a key that allowed you to grow wings and fly, turn into a giant, or gain the strength of Hercules?  Furthermore, what if a sinister being was trying to get their hands on these keys and you were the only one who could stop it?  My fellow fright fans, welcome to the town of Lovecraft.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Importance of Being Scared

Isn't it fun to be a little scared sometimes?  That's our motto around here.  Fear is fun, especially when you know nothing can really hurt you.  I've been going through some important changes in my life lately and, with those changes, I've been thinking a lot about fear.  After all, change can be scary.  We, as humans, tend to be drawn more toward stability.  Why else do you think people freak out if a series they like is changing in any way?  But I digress.  This article isn't about change.  It's about fear

 My reaction when I learned that a Beetlejuice 2 might happen.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Killer Instinct

A book has been on my mind recently, mostly because I'm currently reading it.  The book in question is Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the book that inspired the hit Showtime series, Dexter.  As of this blog, I'm only about half way through it.  (No spoilers, please.  I'll probably review it at a later date/when I'm done reading it.)  If you don't know the story or series, I'll give you a brief rundown.  The main character is Dexter, a blood splatter specialist for the Miami-Dade Police Department.  If there's blood on a scene, Dexter can tell you how it got there, at least from a scientific standpoint.  However, Dexter also has a dark secret:  he's a serial killer.  He has a bit of a conscience, though, as he only kills people whom he knows are also serial killers.  

I'd say he cut himself shaving, but he obviously still has a beard.