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Posts tagged ‘Halloween’

Reprise » What is it with Thanksgiving, and Movies?

It seems as soon as Halloween ends, with its gala of ghoulish costume delight, then we step into the realm of a holiday that seems to grow less in importance each year. Please don’t take this wrong. Personally, I love this holiday. Back when I was a teen, centuries ago…, I gravitated away from the Christmas holiday as my favorite, naturally, to Thanksgiving.

TMT: Hell to Pay…

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Continuing with memories of films tailor-made for Halloween viewing,…

Same Song, Different Movie: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Buck Dharma

Built almost entirely around Roeser’s stellar guitar riff — it being the one song I taught my children how to air guitar as toddlers (much to their mother’s chagrin) — the track has gathered fans from each subsequent decade thereafter. Certainly, enough to collect movie acclaim over the years. If you listened to the lyrics carefully, that is. Two of which utilized the driving barre chords and the poetry of the lyrics to great effect from two distinct and contrary decades. The tune reverberated best in a pair of films from the 70s and 90s in striking backdrops by two wholly different directors dealing with death in their films.

Reprise » A Blood Sucking Movie Character Survey

Now, where was I? Ah, yes…vampires. You can’t turn on any broadcast channel of late without catching something on the legendary creatures. Be it the already acclaimed True Blood on HBO, the CW’s Vampire Diaries (which others have tried to convince me is worth it, but has still not intrigued me), or the movie trailers for vampire films released almost yearly. I am planning on finally watching Daybreakers (2009), based on a recommendation from author John Kenneth Muir, though.