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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The All-New Reading, Watching, and Listening Thread on: August 02, 2017, 11:34:45 AM
Just finished the Victorian set thriller/mystery "By Gaslight" by Steven Price. Really good, if a bit long tale. The writing is pretty top notch, even if the lack of dialogue quotation marks takes a bit of getting used to.

Started up The Dark Tower, the last book in the series. I want to finish the series before I see the new movie even though the rumors are it's not very good.  Cry

2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: New Harlan Ellison biography... on: August 02, 2017, 11:31:07 AM

I think Ellison is a great writer. Some of his stories have stuck with me through the years while other writer's tales have fluttered away from memory like a dandelion in the wind. Yeah, from a lot of accounts his public persona is like shaving with sand paper for some people, but from reading and hearing many accounts from his friends and acquaintances over the years it seems a lot of people that actually know the man, really like him. So, I've always taken the horrible Ellison tales with a grain of salt. Perhaps I'm wrong, but enough other writers I respect hold the man in high regard and call him a friend that I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt.

3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Stranger Things--I Tried on: August 02, 2017, 11:22:47 AM

Stranger Things was a great homage to Spielberg, King, and the 1980's in general. As a child of the 70's and 80's it hit my sweet spot. The acting was great, and the story was interesting enough to sustain the 8 episode first season. I'm very much looking forward tow rewatching it before the second season debuts. I even have my wife interested in seeing it. She's not much for anything horror related but is going to watch the first season with me when I rewatch it. It may not be for everyone but I enjoyed the hell out of it.


4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: A memoir on being a '70s kid for us middle-agers... on: July 31, 2017, 11:01:35 PM
Andy, here's a link that should allow people to listen to it through iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dan-barreiro-show/id1253614169?mt=2

5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Mummy on: June 17, 2017, 09:43:42 PM

I caught a matinee of the Mummy today. I went in with low expectations due to all the bad reviews it's receiving. So maybe that low bar helped, but I thought it was an okay "B" movie. It had plenty of plot holes, and the ending seemed a bit thrown together but I enjoyed it for what it was. I'd say it's comparable to my experience with Wonder Woman. Although I might have been a bit more bored by WW, I think I'm looking forward more to WW being in Justice League and a WW2 than I am to further adventures in Universal's Dark Universe.

6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: WONDER WOMAN (2017) on: June 06, 2017, 11:19:57 AM
Where was this?

South Africa. http://www.fortressofsolitude.co.za/win-tickets-see-logan-wolverine/

7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Blade Runner 2049... on: May 09, 2017, 01:06:36 PM

I'm intrigued. The cinematography of Roger Deakins looks amazing. This is turning out to be a great year for movies I want to see. IT, The Dark Tower, Alien Covenant, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Mummy, The Shape Of Water, numerous super hero films, and of course Star Wars: The Lat Jedi.  I think I'll actually see more films in the theater this year than the last few years.


8  Horror Drive-In / Coming Attractions / Re: FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY on: April 25, 2017, 01:32:32 PM
Thanks for the update Stephen.

I pre-ordered these many moons ago. I'm glad to hear copies will soon be in my hands.
I hope these Fredric Brown books are a successful endeavor for you, and that we get many more volumes in the Fredric Brown Mystery Library series!

9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: I'm Getting Married on: January 15, 2017, 09:38:48 PM
That's awesome, Mark. Congrats!!

I'm so happy for you both!! Grin


10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Author Interviews on: November 24, 2016, 10:06:33 PM
Loving these.

This video is just clips of an interview King did on Whoopi Goldberg's short-lived 90s talk show. I love seeing this because it was the first televised King interview I ever saw.


I remember watching this when it first aired. I love King interviews. Here's a recent good one conducted by George R.R. Martin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_PBqSPNTfg

 I also like these two biographies of King floating around on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oSQ6w96gZ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh6nHI-DKhQ - (part 1of 4)

11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 24, 2016, 01:02:23 PM

I haven't been around much for the last several months because of things going on in my life. Mostly good stuff, but I hope to check in more often in 2017 when things calm down.

Happy Thanksgiving Mark, and all the Horror Drive-In crew!

12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The All-New Reading, Watching, and Listening Thread on: August 06, 2016, 03:49:37 PM
 "I hunted for a CD of that score for years. I was so happy when I found it.  I'm also one of the handful of people on Earth that love the movie!"

I'm in that handful as well. I know it has it's flaws, but I still love it. I still need to get it on Bluray so I can finally watch it in Widescreen format.

13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The All-New Reading, Watching, and Listening Thread on: August 06, 2016, 01:48:52 PM

 Listening to: Jerry Goldsmith's phenomenal score to THE SHADOW while I read comics.

One of my favorite Goldsmith scores!


14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Changes on: August 06, 2016, 08:47:39 AM

I'm so pleased to hear that your life is full of positives these days, Mark. That's awesome. I hope your relationship continues to blossom. And I'm happy that you are getting to spend some quality time with India. It sounds like it's been a great Summer so far. Here's to the trend continuing.  Grin

15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Does Solow still haunt the Horror Drive-In? on: February 19, 2016, 07:38:50 PM
I have faded into oblivion... well not quite, I confess. But most of my social stuff is on Facebook these days, and generally chats with people I could walk down the street to see half the time.

I've just found over the last four/five years my actual knowledge base/interests have moved so far from horror I'd don't have a great deal to contribute, though I do drop in at least once a week to see what's going on... not that anyone misses me Smiley

We miss you, Steve. Truth be told, I read and watch more Fantasy, Weird, Suspense, SF, and Mystery than Horror nowadays, but I'm still here because I enjoy the group of people that gather here. And I like it here because it's a pretty civil message board community.


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