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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Joyce Carol Oates? on: October 15, 2017, 10:52:01 AM


I keep meaning to read more of her, but as it stands I've only read a few of her short stories over the years. I had her collection "Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque" at one point but I lost it in one of our many moves last year. I'll need to pick up another copy when I come across it at a Library sale or Half Price Books.


-AJ

2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Any fans of Sword & Sorcery? on: October 11, 2017, 10:01:55 PM
My.  Dear.  LORD!  That looks *awesome*.  Thanks so much for posting this, AJ.  Iíll be going for the two print issues.

Andy

Sure thing, Andy.  I agree it looks great. A very Pulp feel in the best way possible. I'm also going for the two print issues, and I hope it continues on for many more issues.

-AJ
3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Any fans of Sword & Sorcery? on: October 11, 2017, 05:13:43 PM

I'm not sure how many here like to read S&S, but I thought I'd pass along this Kickstarter link to a new magazine, "Tales From The Magician's Skull." It's devoted to new fiction in the spirit of Robert E. Howard's Conan, Karl Edward Wagner's Kane, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser and others. It has a good pedigree, Howard Andrew Jones (a former editor at BlackGate magazine & a good writer himself) is editing it. It's been fully funded with 21 days to go, but I'm not sure if you have to pledge to the Kickstarter to get the first two issues or not. So here's a link, check it out if it sparks any interest. http://kck.st/2krqkGS

-AJ

4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The All-New Reading, Watching, and Listening Thread on: October 06, 2017, 08:00:47 PM
W: The Magnificent Seven. How is Vincent D'onofrio real? What a talent.


He was definitely one of the bright spots in that film. My favorite role of his is still his portrayal of Robert E. Howard in, "The Whole Wide World."


-AJ
5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Norman Partridge? on: September 16, 2017, 10:26:57 PM
his output isn't "fast".

To say the least, unfortunately...I say 'unfortunately' because Partridge is one of my favorite authors...his voice reminds me of a Lansdale without all the quirks and levity.  I know CD has been waiting on him to finish up a revised expansion of some novel or novella that he had started but changed direction on, but it's been now been many years since the last update of how that's going, and my impression of CD's take on it is somewhere between puzzlement, understandable exasperation, and resignation.  Who knows what goes on behind the scenes, but I suspect if it were another author, this years-in-the-works novel would've been written off by CD a long time ago...if so, I'm very glad that apparently they are resigned to just wait and publish it if/when it's ever delivered, as having a new Partridge to read will be an exciting day indeed.

Ron, I couldn't agree more about it being an exciting day when a new Partridge book finally surfaces.

I also really like Laird Barron, and have been reading him for quite awhile. He seems a bit of a spiritual successor to Norm in some ways. Laird has a new suspense/mystery/noir series starting soon that I'm really interested in checking out.

 
6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Norman Partridge? on: September 16, 2017, 10:20:40 PM
He's still writing. But he's also a full-time dad and working a day job, so his output isn't "fast".

Yeah, I knew he was still working at SM, and being a full time dad. I was just hoping he hadn't said, "The hell with writing." Which is what I thought for a minute when I realized his website was taken over by a Landscaping service. Nice to have confirmation that he's still slugging away at the written word.
7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Norman Partridge? on: September 16, 2017, 10:16:37 PM
I miss his work, too. I enjoyed it all, but I have a special place in my heart for the Jack "Battleaxe" Baddalach books.

Those were a couple of great books, Mark. I really wish they would have sold better. In a more just alternate universe the Jack "Battleaxe" Baddalach books would be still be going strong like Lansdale's Hap and Leonard.
8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Norman Partridge? on: September 14, 2017, 11:54:02 PM
Does anyone know what's going on with Norm's writing? I sure do miss his voice. I don't remember the last time I saw a new story from him, or heard any news about new material. And now it looks like his website is gone. It's been replaced by a landscaping company: normanpartridge.com
-AJ
9  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


-AJ
10  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.


-AJ
11  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.

-AJ

12  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


-AJ
13  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.

-AJ
14  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/


-AJ
15  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.

-AJ

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