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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Tim Power's - The Stress of Her Regard ebook $1.99 on: April 18, 2014, 08:28:55 AM

Just thought I'd pass this Kindle daily deal along for anyone wanting to give Tim Powers a go. http://amzn.to/1gGLS4s

2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Twilight Zone: The Movie on: April 16, 2014, 08:08:11 AM
Count me in as a big fan!  My son and I watch this one often.

I'll probably get flamed to hell and back for this, but I greatly prefer the remake of Matheson's story to the Shatner version.  Lithgow's performance blew me away, and I think the gremlin-on-the-wing in TZ:TM is one of the coolest, creepiest monsters from the 80s.  Very underrated.


I like both versions of Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, but I have to give the nod to the Shatner version. It's probably because it was one of my favorite TZ reruns back when I was a kid. I mean it was Captain Kirk loosing his shit on a plane!
That kind of thing imprints itself on a young mind.


3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Kindle version of King's Different Seasons on sale for $2.54 today on: April 16, 2014, 08:03:20 AM

Cool. Also, it looks like you can get Kealan Patrick Burke's TURTLE BOY on Kindle for free right now. http://amzn.to/1h3FVxY


4  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: Fargo on: April 16, 2014, 07:38:09 AM

We don't have cable, but I'm interested in seeing the show when it comes to DVD or Netflix Streaming. I'm a big Martin Freeman fan, so I'm hopping it's good.


5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Nice movie review for COLD IN JULY on: April 06, 2014, 06:38:59 PM
Here is an early review of COLD IN JULY, the movie adaptation of Mr. Lansdale's great novel:



Sounds good. I just wish the reviewer had gotten Joe's name right. "Londsdale"? Jeez, dude--if you didn't catch it in the credits, look it up on IMDB.

Yeah, that's pretty inexcusable these days. What with so many internet sources available at your fingertips to get the correct spelling of the name. Just plain lazy writing.


6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Game of Thrones Season 4 begins tonight! on: April 06, 2014, 06:29:38 PM
LOVE the show, but facing a dilemma...

I'm all caught up on the show and should be able to watch Season 4's premiere tonight, but I'm currently halfway through the second book and I'm worried it'll just confuse me lol. Reading a book with 1000 characters and watching a show with those same 1000 characters, each plot at different points, each point slightly different between the written/visual form...

Does that make sense? I basically don't want to watch this premiere and then go back to book 2 and get the two stories tangled up in my head. ("Wait...did Sansa do that already? Or did I watch that, and it just hasn't happened yet in the book? But then why did Joffrey say that to her already? Has that scene happened yet?", etc etc.)

I started reading the books last summer after season 3 ended, and I might just catch up on all the books before I resume the tv show itself...

In can be tricky keeping the show and the books straight some times. I believe I had read the first three books before the first season started, and finished the last two that are out before season three started. They are some of the best books I've ever read, and I'll be re-reading them once a actual publishing date is released for Winds Of Winter. How are you enjoying the books so far?


7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Game of Thrones Season 4 begins tonight! on: April 06, 2014, 03:54:14 PM

Andy, that's awesome. I was beginning to think I was the lone GOT watcher at the Horror Drive-In. We're pretty stoked for it. I guess they are having a recap/intro to season 4 before the actual premiere. So, we're going to give that a look as well.

8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Game of Thrones Season 4 begins tonight! on: April 06, 2014, 03:37:32 PM

9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: My Mother Died on: April 06, 2014, 03:36:21 PM
Thanks, Nanci, and everyone else.

It's been a pretty horrible weekend. I fell off the wagon on Thursday night, and started drinking. Stupid, but I felt like I was going to explode. I'm going to wind down tonight with the few beers I have left, and get sober again.

I had been doing so well, too.

I've had a lot of regrets, guilt, and even repressed anger. If I had one wish in life it would be that things were different when I was growing up. All I have to work with is the present and the future. I think I need to call and make an appointment with my therapist tomorrow.

God, we never really completely get over the demons of our past, do we?

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

I think that making an appointment with your therapist is a good idea, Mark. Maybe that will help you cope somewhat.

And yeah, our past is never truly past.


10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Game of Thrones Season 4 begins tonight! on: April 06, 2014, 11:07:34 AM

So, is anyone else here excited about the Season 4 premiere of Game Of Thrones tonight?

We donít have cable ourselves, but we have some friends who also love the series, and are kind enough to let us come over and watch it at their house. In fact, Itís become a bit of a tradition. Out of the four of us watching, my wife is the only one who hasnít read the books. So, we all have to do our best not to let slip any spoilers. And of course the books are better, but the show is itself a wonderful mutant hybrid of the original, and Iím enjoying it on itís own merits.


11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: My Mother Died on: April 03, 2014, 11:23:54 PM

I'm really sorry for your loss, Mark. You're in my thoughts.

12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: CHRISTINE LIVES by Stephen King on: April 01, 2014, 11:18:45 AM

Happy April Fools!

13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Cool, new acquisitions -- brag about them here! on: March 25, 2014, 11:37:46 AM
Some new stuff over the last few weeks:

I love reading *about* books nearly as much as I do reading books.  This one joins about a dozen or so such books that focus on the history of publishing, with a concentration on the development of paperbacks:

Signed but unnumbered...one of about 20 such volumes, making it, in the words of the publisher, "one of the rarer and more unique editions I have ever done."

Nothing especially unique about this one from the outside...readily available at Amazon, et al...the author, Arnold Hano, was editor-in-chief at Lion Books (among other outfits) and very worked closely with author Jim Thompson.  Many ascribe much of Thompson's legacy to Hano's involvement and support.

...but when you look inside, it's signed and dated by Hano.  I'll never have a signed book by Thompson, but one-degree-of-separation is kinda neat.  Plus I hear the stories within are pretty darn good.

Finally added this S/L to my Burke collection:

Lastly, you all are probably tired of my Orrie Hitt pics, so while I have some of those as well, I'll spare you and instead throw a picture of this one up.  It's relatively uncommon, and has great cover art that if any of you have SIN-A-RAMA will recognize as the cover art to that great examination of the sleaze paperbacks of the '60s.

I love Stark House Press. I think they do an important service, bringing back into print some of those classic writers and titles of the Mystery/Detective/Thriller books of yesteryear. I have around 15 of their titles, and am always looking to add more Stark House to my collection.


14  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: Bad Pizza on: March 22, 2014, 11:56:21 PM
At least you didn't buy the pizza *in* Disneyland...then it would have been bad *and* expensive.  Angry

That said, I love going to Disney parks...lots of wonderful memories, both as a kid and adult and father.  In my life, I've been to Disneyland somewhere around eight times and DisneyWorld twice, and I hope to return several times more.  In fact, we're thinking of going for Christmas this year...never been there during a holiday, but I hear they really do Halloween and, especially, Christmas up.  Hope you and your family have as much there as we always do.


The wife and I are big Disneyland fans. Our last couple times we went right after Christmas and we ended up celebrating New Years in the park for 2010. And it really is fun the way they celebrate the holidays there. They switch up the haunted mansion and give it a Nightmare Before Christmas makeover, which is always fun. Although, I gotta warn you. It gets filled to capacity on New Years. Just a sea of people wherever you look, and it can be very draining. So much so, that the last time we were there we left around 11:15 PM or so New Years eve and went back to the hotel to chill, and celebrated New Years 2013 watching Friends re-runs.


15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: ROGUES anthology on: March 22, 2014, 11:44:28 PM

It looks like a stellar line up to me. I've been buying all the anthologies Martin & Dozois have been putting out the last few years. They always pick some fun reads. And the things I'm exited about in this anthology are ...

- New material from George R.R. Martin, set in his ASOIAF series.
- New material from Neil Gaiman, featuring characters from his novel Neverwhere.
- Scott Lynch, Joe Abercrombie, Michael Swanwick, Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, Daniel Abraham, and Patrick Rothfus.

The other contributors are great writers too, and I'm sure to enjoy most of the other stories, but those listed above will be whose stories I read first.


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