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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Subterranean Press AMA on: March 26, 2015, 02:02:23 PM

I read it. It was a fun Q & A. What I mainly took from it is that Bill Schafer is currently reading a new, not yet published Tim Powers novel. I am green with envy.  Smiley


2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Cider House Rules - discounted e-book on: March 26, 2015, 01:57:52 PM

Thanks Jack. Amazon also has the e-book of A Prayer For Owen Meany discounted to $1.99. http://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Owen-Meany-Novel-ebook/dp/B006VE6TCW/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427403039&sr=1-5&keywords=john+irving

I've seen the movie Cider House Rules, but never read the book. For some reason I've only read A Prayer For Owen Meany by Irving(and Holy Crap that was way back in 1993), and I loved that book. I'm not sure why I never read anything else by him. Perhaps I was afraid nothing else he had written could ever be as good as A Prayer For Owen Meany. I'll have to remedy that soon.


3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: New Ellison Collection from Sub Press on: March 12, 2015, 10:01:58 AM

That looks like a great collection. I'd love to have the limited edition, but I can't afford it these days. Subterranean has a lot of books I'd love to buy, but they haven't had one of their half off sales in a long time, and that is when I always buy a number of their in stock and pre-orders.

I hope they have a sale soon, but maybe they don't do that anymore.  Sad

4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Writers You Want To Try, But Haven't on: March 04, 2015, 07:34:45 PM

Some of the authors I would still like to get around to reading are:

Michael Swanwick
Harold Lamb
Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
Lisa Tuttle
Gerald Kersh
Margaret Millar
Anthony Boucher
Avram Davidson
Peter S. Beagle
Daryl Gregory
Emma Bull
K.J. Parker
Joe Abercrombie


5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Following - Season 3 on: March 04, 2015, 07:22:22 PM

I've been meaning to give this show a shot since the first two season are up on Netflix streaming. Soon.


6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / c on: March 04, 2015, 07:20:09 PM

Watching: Luck (cancelled HBO Series created by David Milch). Only on the second episode, but it's not bad. It's no Deadwood, that's for sure.

Reading: Three Days To Never by Tim Powers. I'm 167 pages in and enjoying it quite a lot.

              American Vampire Vol. 6 by Scott Snyder & Various other writers and artists. So far, my least favorite volume of the series.

Listening: Podcasts: Stuck In The 80's, Smodcast, SF Signal, Coode Street.


7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Writers you wish you hadn't tried.... on: March 04, 2015, 07:12:51 PM

I tried to get on the Richard Laymon bandwagon back in the late 1990's early 2000's, after hearing how awesome his writing was, and how well he sold in the UK, but after reading a few of his books, I had to admit I didn't get all the hoopla surrounding his work. Just wasn't for me.

I hated, She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I thought that book was one of the worst books I ever read.


8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Writers You Once Read, But No longer on: March 04, 2015, 07:05:33 PM

I'll have to join the chorus of people citing Koontz as the main writer I used to read but no longer do. And I'll echo the sentiment that his books began to feel cookie cutter and a chore to slog through.

I read a few Tom Piccirrili books, and that was enough to know his style just wasn't for me. He's a hell off a good guy, and I wish him nothing but the best, but there are too many other writers out there whose work I prefer.

I had the same problem with Robert Jordan as Andy. After the first 5 or 6 in the Wheel Of Time series the books just seemed to get more and more bloated, and I bowed out.

Back in the day Terry Brooks won me over with Sword Of Shannara, but try as I might, I couldn't make it through any of his other books.


9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Ex Machina trailer - This looks good. on: March 03, 2015, 12:46:23 PM

Hey all, I thought some of you might be interested in seeing the trailer for Ex Machina. I hadn't even heard of it until now, but it looks pretty interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bggUmgeMCdc

10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Leonard Nimoy R.I.P. on: February 27, 2015, 11:37:26 AM

Ugh, this one hurts. I grew up watching reruns of The Original Star Trek. It was a show that my mother and I bonded over, one of the only things we could, she is very religious, and I never was. We would also go and see each new Star Trek movie that stared the original cast. I must have seen the original episodes several times each. I loved the relationship between Kirk, Spock and McCoy, and that I believe was at the core of why I enjoyed it so much. 

I also remember Nimoy from In Search Of. I loved that show, it and Ripley's Believe it or Not were two of my childhood TV staples.

And who could forget Nimoy's Ballad of Bilbo Baggins ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU


11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Hey Mark, the trailer for the new movie about Brian Wilson & the Beach Boys on: February 25, 2015, 03:23:25 PM

Mark, I know you're a big Brian Wilson fan. The new trailer for the movie Love & Mercy, about Brian Wilson's life, looks good. Wilson's being played by Paul Dano in his younger days and John Cusack when he's older. Check it out. http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/413801-paul-dano-is-the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-in-the-love-mercy-trailer

12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Secret Service : Kingsman on: February 20, 2015, 09:23:57 AM
We saw this last night.

While it's been a few years since I read the graphic novel, I believe they kept it pretty true, at least a lot more than they did with Wanted.  I'm going to re-read it again soon because I really liked it. 

I honestly thought it would have more action, but at the same time, it had some of the most intense fight scenes I've seen in years, since I first saw Jason Statham and Tony Jaa in the early days.

I never read Wanted, but I really dug the movie. I thought it had some pretty killer special effects and an awesome last line, but to each their own.


13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Subterranean Press Humble Bundle - Pay What You Want on: February 20, 2015, 09:14:28 AM

I bought the whole bundle, even though I already have most of them in Hard copy, but I can't get the books loaded onto my Kindle account or the Kindle itself.  It's my first time trying to load something onto my Kindle that I did not by directly from Amazon. I'm sure I'll figure it out, but it's rather frustrating, and I'm not too happy with Humble Bundle right now. It seems like it should be easier, and more intuitive.

14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Westworld 2015 !! on: February 20, 2015, 09:07:55 AM

I'm a fan of the original movie, or at least I loved it when I caught it on TV as a kid. It's one of those films I'm afraid to try to watch now. My 42 year old self may not find it as entertaining as my 10 year old self did.

That being said, I'm really looking forward to the HBO TV series. I mean they have a lot of quality talent both behind and in front of the cameras on this show. I'll have to catch it on DVD down the road, for I gave up cable in 2006. The only cable show I ever catch live is Game Of Thrones, and that's because we have friends nearby that have HBO, and we get together and have viewing sessions.

15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Black or White on: February 02, 2015, 12:04:26 AM

I'll probably catch this movie on Netflix or get it from the library in the future.  I always liked Kevin Costner, and I heard he had to help finance this film to bring it to fruition.

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