Saturday, November 1, 2014


Another Halloween, come and gone. We always spend weeks and months preparing ourselves for it, and then it's over in a flash, like most good things.

Is it Halloween yet?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Good... Bad... I'm The Guy With The Crowbar

Recently, there's been a huge surge in popularity for specialized gift boxes. Some of them are monthly subscriptions, like Horror Block, and others are one-time gift ideas that can be personalized to suit the recipient's interests. One such organization is the group known as Man Crates Gifts for Men. As the name suggests, they craft unique loot collections that cater to men, with choices for retro gamers, new dads, poker players, and more. The best part is that it all arrives in a large wooden crate that you have to pry open with a crowbar. And the crowbar is included!

All very well and good, you may say, but what does this have to do with Halloween? So glad you asked, metaphorical reader. The fine folks at Man Crates Gifts for Men contacted us here at the Drive-in wanting to know what we'd include in a kit for the poor soul who's trapped in a horror movie and aware of that fact. Which items would prove the most useful in a nightmare scenario? What do you need to survive the terrors headed your way? And does beef jerky ever expire?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No One Is Eating My Brother!

I've loved Halloween since my diaper days, and it's a safe bet that most of us remember the thrill of buying/making our obviously awesome costumes, going door to door trick-or-treating, eating our body weight in candy, and getting just a little freaked out by the decorations that people put up all over the neighborhood. (To those of you whose family didn't celebrate Halloween: I am so, SO sorry.)

Unfortunately, as the years go by costumes tend to give way to fashion, candy is replaced by booze, and trick-or-treating is no longer a viable option for us anymore. Now personally, I will dress up and eat candy until I'm dead, but there are a few parts of the Halloween experience that have to be heaped onto the nostalgia pile. Thankfully, the game developer Double Fine has come up with a great way for us to relive them: Costume Quest.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: The Tale of the Dangerous Soup

What are you afraid of most in this world?  Bugs?  Heights?  Perhaps you're afraid of being alone.  Perhaps you're afraid that nobody likes you.  Perhaps you're just afraid of that one constant in everyone's lives:  Death.  Tonight's terrifying tale is all about fear.  Specifically, it's about what happens when someone is trying to exploit those fears.  Submitted for the approval of our Drive-In patrons, I give you the Tale of the Dangerous Soup.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

I Have A Question for You This October

October is just around the corner.  A busy time of year for the Drive-In.  There's the Countdown to Halloween, of course, for which Rabbi no doubt has plenty of ghoulish delights up his sleeves.  As for myself, I struggled for a while with something to do to celebrate my favorite time of the year.  I want to do a marathon of a supremely spooky series, but which one?  Well, Tales from the Crypt is a bit gore-y for my tastes.  The Twilight Zone has been analyzed to death.  I'm craving something... old, but not too old.  Something that really scratches that nostalgic itch I've been feeling.  Something to fit this frightful holiday.  Finally, I thought of the perfect show.  Which leads me to my question...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Best Worst Movie

Every human being on earth has unique motivations and goals, but it's safe to say that no one grows up wanting to be a failure. Any project we take on, we generally have a desire to succeed and be recognized for our achievement. No one TRIES to create something terrible. So when something terrible is created, the question is always asked: why? Why did this happen? Whose fault is it? And perhaps most importantly, was it all a waste of time?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Something Wicked Awesome This Way Comes... Countdown to Halloween 2014

It's getting so close, everyone. Starbucks has rolled out the pumpkin spice lattes, cable channels have been running more horror movies than usual, and the air is turning just the tiniest bit chillier... Halloween is coming!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Review: Seekers of the Weird Marvel Comics series

Nope. I'm not going to apologize this time. I've just accepted the fact that I am a ridiculously inconsistent writer, and you all should too. Just think of me as the George R.R. Martin of horror blogging. You may have to wait months or years for something new, but it's always worth it, amirite?

"In the next book, I kill off Dr. Who, the Avengers, and your best friend. I HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT."

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 heard that a Beetlejuice 2 might happen.