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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 26, 2015, 09:52:58 AM
I'm picking up my date around 9:30 and we are going to walk around Colonial Williamsburg, then have lunch at Golden Corral. Her family usually does a huge Christmas and not so much at Thanksgiving.

Alright, Mark! Glad to hear you have a lady in your life, and that you get to spend some time with her on the holiday.  Grin

2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 26, 2015, 09:51:27 AM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Eat, drink, be merry, and pass out from a food coma.


3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Books You Came Back To... on: November 25, 2015, 10:01:54 AM

I tried to read it 3 times when I was younger and couldn't get past the scene with the fucking pigeons. I mean just couldn't. I'd read for forty mins or so, get to that point and just flat out stop...

A friend told me 'You, I think if you just powered through that bit you'd love the book...'

So I tried a fourth time... and it became my favourite novel.

Steve, that pigeon scene is exactly the point in Weaveworld where I got hung up a couple times, but unlike you I never finished it. Maybe one of these days I'll give it another shot.


4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: On a new note . . . on: November 24, 2015, 09:38:09 AM

Two turkey sausage, egg, and cheese English muffins (it's almost Thanksgiving you know) topped with hash browns and with turmeric and black pepper added.
Bigass black coffee.

At 43 I'm trying to eat healthier. So, my breakfast these days consists of oatmeal with chia & flax seeds, with a bit of low sugar fruit preserves added. Your post really made me hungry for a not oatmeal breakfast.  Sad


5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Books You Came Back To... on: November 24, 2015, 09:34:32 AM

Well, it took me three tries to get through Stephen King's Dreamcatcher. And while it isn't my favorite King I ended up really enjoying it.
It also took me a few tries to read Game Of Thrones, the first book in A Song Of Ice And Fire series by George R. R. Martin. This was back before the TV series. And the ASOIAF series has become one of my favorite series ever!

6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Made For TV Horror Movies on: November 23, 2015, 11:15:33 PM

There's still a TV movie I can't find any info on that I think aired in the late 1970's early 1980's. . All I remember is that it involved a group of adult friends.  I believe they we're Vietnam Vets, getting together and going camping, and then being hunted by one of their comrades they left for dead, or that they thought had died. I think the guy hunting them was disfigured by fire, or an explosion during the war, but you don't see him until the end. I always thought one of the actors was Judd Hirsh, but I've looked on his IMDB page had saw nothing that resembled the movie I remember. So, maybe it's just someone that reminded me of Judd Hirsh. I've been trying to track this movie down for 25 years. Anyone remember any movie from that time period like this?

7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: NIGHT GALLERY on: November 23, 2015, 11:06:24 PM

Paul, I have all 3 seasons on DVD, but they're in storage while we deal with moving multiple times. I have yet to even break the seal on them, but Amazon had them really cheap around the holidays a year or two ago. So, I snagged them up. I remember watching it in re-runs as a kid. And while not on par with the Twilight Zone, it was a very cool show. I think Guillermo Del Toro does some commentary tracks on Season 2. Now I wish I had these DVD's handy.

It looks like Amazon has them on sale again, while not as cheap as when I picked them up, still not too bad a price. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+night+gallery+complete+series&sprefix=the+night+galle%2Caps%2C349

8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Night Before on: November 23, 2015, 04:29:52 PM

I wouldn't say that you exactly talked me out of it, because there was probably a 3% chance I was going to see this in the theater. Although you did remove that 3% and convinced me to wait till it comes to Netflix, or Redbox. The trailer did nothing for me, but I really like Joseph Gordon Levitt and can enjoy Seth Rogen. I'll save my holiday movie money for The Hateful 8 and potentially multiple viewings of The Force Awakens.

9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Made For TV Horror Movies on: November 23, 2015, 03:58:07 PM

Man, Dark Night Of The Scarecrow really frightened me as a kid, but I loved it. I'm almost afraid to watch it now for a whole different reason. I'm afraid it won't be nearly as good as I remember it being. And it is on DVD Paul: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EVECAQ?keywords=dark%20night%20of%20the%20scarecrow&qid=1448319307&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Look What I Got on: November 23, 2015, 12:42:32 PM

I've still only read one Lansdale novel, Lost Echoes. I thought it was just okay. I have enjoyed a good share of his short fiction though. One of these days I'll try another Lansdale book.

11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Your invitation to HD-I BOOKCLUB: *RATMAN'S NOTEBOOKS, 12/30/15* on: November 23, 2015, 12:38:44 PM

This is a cool idea, Ron. I have never read this book so it would be expanding my reading scope a bit. No local library copy available, but I can get it on kindle for $6.99. It's also very cool that Ratman's Notebooks has such a strong emotional tie with you.

I'm down with reading it, and joining the Horror Drive-In discussion.

If this is a success, maybe for future books we can nominate a few books, and vote on which one everyone wants to read most. Hopefully we can stick to books that aren't published solely by the small press. My personal preference would be to choose books that are readily available,either new or used, and on the lower rungs of the price ladder.


12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Ten Years of Horror Drive-In on: November 23, 2015, 12:14:34 PM

It's hard to believe it's been ten years! I was one of those who followed you over here from Shocklines, Mark. I do very much enjoy this place. It is one of the last bastions on the internet of long form written communication between individuals with like interests. The only other sorta similar platform is following and commenting on blogs of certain individuals, but the blog format is suffering the same fate as message boards. It seems these days most of the Social Media communication has become more soundbite orientated. With Twitter and Facebook apparently leading the pack. And I don't enjoy that as much at all.

I'll try to pipe up more on threads where I can, and start more threads when warranted. I've just been very distracted by life the last few months. We've sold my wife's condo, and are in escrow on my small house, and even with selling two places (they weren't paid off yet, but we had some equity) we can't afford to buy our first house together in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were both born and raised here, and most of our family is rooted here, but we are seriously considering a move to the Portland area of Oregon. We're going to visit Oregon next month, we've been talking to a realtor who will give us the lay of the land, and we'll hang out with some friends who live in Beaverton. So, I'll make more of an effort to participate on the board, as I really do want this sanctuary on the internet to not only survive, but thrive!

13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: A new Leigh Brackett story in Haffner Press's tribute book on: November 10, 2015, 01:28:15 PM

Andy, I've ordered from Haffner a lot, and I can't recall if they send out shipping notices. I believe they do, but my memory isn't what it used to be. I'll find out this month since I pre-ordered the first two books in the Brown series a long time back.

14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: A new Leigh Brackett story in Haffner Press's tribute book on: November 10, 2015, 11:48:28 AM
Andy, this would be a good place to start with Brackett http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Leigh+Brackett&bi=h&bx=off&ds=30&pn=Dennis+McMillan&recentlyadded=all&sortby=17&sts=t&tn=No+Good+from+a+Corpse . It's a good collection of some of her crime/mystery stories. Also, some of her Science-Fantasy books were republished by Paizo Publishing several years back, with new introductions. Those pop up on ebay for pretty cheap sometimes.

And I hear you on the anticipation for the Brown book. I too cant wait to dive into it.

15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / A new Leigh Brackett story in Haffner Press's tribute book on: November 10, 2015, 11:23:55 AM

With their Fredric Brown series finally hitting the ground this month(according to their newsletter), Haffner Press is now looking to get back to publishing a Leigh Brackett tribute volume. http://www.haffnerpress.com/book/lb100/  I have all the previous Brackett volumes published by Haffner, and this volume looks pretty cool. I just wish it was available in hardback to go with the rest of my Brackett volumes from Haffner. I know Ron has been waiting for the Fredric Brown series to begin as much as I have, but is anybody going to pick up this Brackett volume? I will, of course, but I would have been more excited if it was to be published in hardcover.

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