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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: What was the gateway book(s) that got you hooked on the small press? on: August 25, 2015, 01:28:12 PM

I was buying Cemetery Dance magazine at Borders back in the early/mid 1990's and their articles brought the small press to my attention, but it was Norman Patridge's work that got me to buy my first small press horror book. That book was Bad Intentions from Subterranean Press. My tastes don't tend toward visceral horror but lean more toward Twilight Zone, Weird Tales, Whispers type horror. I've sampled many different kinds of horror from the small press over the years but I tend to buy very few horror books these days. Nowadays I buy mostly from Haffner Press, Subterranean Press, and Stark House Press.

-AJ
2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace on: August 15, 2015, 08:43:42 AM


Jason Segel had a nine year run on How I Met Your Mother (which he was great in as Marshall Ericksen) which ended last year. I'm sure he'll pop up in a lot more things now that the show has ended. So, I think his career is going fine. I first saw him when Freaks & Geeks aired back in the day, and have been a fan ever since.


-AJ
3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: ex machina on: August 15, 2015, 08:37:42 AM


I enjoyed it quite a bit. I thought it was a very well done Science Fiction film, and Alicia Vikander was great as the A.I. She's my new Hollywood crush.
My wife on the other hand hated the movie. She said it was the worst movie she had ever seen. We usually have close to to the same taste in movies, but some flicks just totally divide us. She also hated Hearts In Atlantis when I showed it to her, and that is one of my favorite Stephen King adaptations.  Roll Eyes

-AJ

4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: I'm back, bitches! on: August 01, 2015, 08:39:04 PM

Welcome back, Bill. I'm glad to hear that everything is falling into place. Except the lack of furniture, of course.


-AJ
5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Cemetery Dance Online on: July 13, 2015, 08:30:32 PM
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Quote from: Brian James Freeman on Today at 03:40:14 PM
I'm pretty used to folks posting stuff about Cemetery Dance being doomed or irrelevant or in a "downward spiral." 

Keep in mind, Brian, that only one person in this thread suggested any kind of "downward spiral" and no one suggested any kind of imminent doom.  On the contrary, based on what I've seen, the majority of us here -- and elsewhere at other forums -- see CD and Sub Press as the two dominant players in the small-press sandbox we all like to play in.  In fact, you may recall the 196-page thread that talked about all things Cemetery Dance; there certainly isn't another thread like that about a single-publisher around here, and that says something about the positive interest your company generates in these parts:

http://horrordrive-in.com/smf/index.php?topic=5940.0

Now, does that mean those fans and customers who posted in that thread believe CD does everything perfectly?  Of course not, and I doubt you and Rich aspire to perfection, given that no company has yet achieved it...and certainly not in the small-press biz.  But I hope you do understand that folks will continue to post about the lack of perfection, here and elsewhere.  Were it me, I'd worry when they stop talking about me.  Wink


Also keep in mind, guys, that I didn't say Cemetery Dance is in a downward spiral. What I actually wrote was that "my relationship" with Cemetery Dance seems to be in a gradual downward spiral. I also mentioned that some of the books published of late don't really interest me, but I also said that I hope the company is doing well for Rich, and all the CD workers, which includes you, Brian. I did make note of how I wish Cemetery Dance was on a more regular schedule, and offered my fellow board mates here (people I think of as friends) info on another horror magazine that I find to be good reading. That doesn't mean I don't like Cemetery Dance Magazine, hell, I bought a lifetime subscription. I must enjoy it.  Smiley


-AJ



6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Ash Vs Evil Dead Trailer on: July 10, 2015, 09:40:44 PM


That looks good. I miss me some Bruce Campbell playing Ash.


-AJ
7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Cemetery Dance Online on: July 10, 2015, 11:06:43 AM
They have been doing the same thing for years. It's just the way it is. You really can't even be mad at them because it's not something new that just started happening. It's like the joke about the frog and the scorpion.

Oh, I think it has gradually gotten worse, but I'm not even mad at them. I'm just sad that I'm becoming indifferent towards them.


-AJ
8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Cemetery Dance Online on: July 10, 2015, 09:37:29 AM

So, is this online magazine going to replace the print Cemetery Dance magazine down the road? If so, speaking as someone who has a lifetime subscription, that sucks! I'm losing faith in CD lately. The print magazine hasn't been on a regular schedule in many years, and a lot of the things they choose to publish in book form these days holds little interest for me. I hope the company is doing well for Rich and and all his workers, but for me my relationship with CD seems to be in a gradual downward spiral.  Sad

If anyone's looking for a great Horror magazine, with awesome production value, great fiction, and a regular release schedule you should give Black Static a try.

http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/currentissue/

http://www.magazines.com/black-static-magazine.html


-AJ
9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: RIP: Amanda Peterson on: July 07, 2015, 12:44:11 AM


That is way too young to die. She was great in Can't Buy Me Love, and back in the day I had a crush on her from that movie.  Sad


-AJ
10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Most Anticipated Books for 2015 on: June 18, 2015, 09:51:44 PM


I picked up Finders Keepers by Stephen King at my library, and I'm about 120 pages into it. So far so good.


-AJ

11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 17, 2015, 07:37:35 PM
I turn 36 today, so I probably straddle the old guy/young guy line. And I don't play a ton of video games, but I did grow up with them.
As far as movies go, CG or practical I don't care which just as long as they are good.
I've seen shitty CGI and I've seen laughable practical effects.


 Shocked, Adam! I hope you had a good one.


-AJ

12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 17, 2015, 09:55:55 AM

 Shocked, Ron!


I believe Craig is contracted for one more Bond film after, SPECTRE.


-AJ

13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 15, 2015, 07:27:47 PM
A lot of people flock to fast food joints, too, but that doesn't mean they have good food.  Tongue

 You better not be talking smack about my Taco Bell, dude. Angry


I worked at a Taco Bell as a teen. I loved to make my own food there for lunch. My favorite being the Burrito Supreme, extra sour cream and guacamole. Though not long before I quit, they switched over from cooking the beans in house in a huge pressure cooker, and cooking huge pans of fresh ground beef, to making it all instant. The first time I had to rehydrate beans I knew they would never taste quite the same again. I can't eat at 99% of the fast food places these days since I found out I had celiac disease nearly ten years ago, and can't tolerate gluten. So, I'd love to try Taco Bell again and see if the flavor has any resemblance to what it used to be, but no can do. It's probably a blessing and a curse.


-AJ




14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 14, 2015, 03:53:03 PM


I think Chris Pratt is awesome, and I don't believe that Gaurdians Of The Galaxy is an overrated film. That movie was a whole popcorn tub of fun. I, and I believe most of the movie going public had not heard much about these obscure comic characters before they burst onto the summer movie scene last year. It was the great surprise of last summer, and I can't wait for the sequel. I think Pratt has a great career in movies ahead of him, and that probably includes a few more dinosaur flicks.


-AJ

15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Terry Brooks' Running With Demons on: June 13, 2015, 04:43:06 PM


No interest on this end. I read The Sword of Shannara when I was young and enjoyed it, but couldn't make it through any of his other books.


-AJ
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