Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween vs Battle Royale

Check out this terrific short film which pits masked killer Michael Myers(from the various "Halloween" films) against a trio of cute(and turns out lethal), young Japanese school girls like those from Kinji Fukasaku's cult classic movie Battle Royale(2000):

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christian Vote

Christian Vote, a website I created on behalf of a close friend, has garnered nearly eight hundred(800) visits in the past 48 hours. While I am admittedly surprised at this development considering that this website is only six weeks old, I am also very pleased. I'm not a spiritual person and never really have been but I strongly support the non-religious aspects of my friends' website. Liberal media bias exists. Liberals can deny this all they want but that doesn't change the fact that media bias among all the major networks(CBS, ABC & NBC) is rampant. I encourage anyone who hasn't taken a look at CHRISTIAN VOTE to do so. You may or may not agree with what is posted at this website. The main thing is check the site out. I will be updating this site in the next few days. Click on the link below to access Christian Vote.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"We've Heard It All Before" (Extended Cut)

A Conversation with Bernie Marcus

One of the reasons why I am planning to vote for Mitt Romney for President in this November's election is touched on by Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus in the below video. President Barack Obama would have Americans believe that the federal government is the key to solving chronically high unemployment, helping a record number of Americans get off welfare(at last count that number was about 46.5 million) and creating more jobs for those unemployed and/or under employed Americans. The federal government of the U.S. has been traditionally fraught with waste and internal mismanagement of its own finances. Federal agencies like FEMA and the U.S. Postal Service have been financial disasters for many years. At the time of this blog post the USPS is losing $25 million A DAY! I would like to see a future America with MORE employed Americans and with long term jobs, not 90 day "shovel ready" temp jobs that President Obama's stimulus legislation generated.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sweet tooth: Candyman(1992)

What with all the props given to major horror film characters like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, Leatherface and Michael Myers, I'd like to offer my own kudos to a killer nicknamed "Candyman" who is the title character of the 1992 film of the same name. Candyman is directed by Bernard Rose and isn't on Blu Ray yet. I hope it is soon. This movie is a grim, melancholy, spooky and at times downright scary affair in which a long dead man with a stump and nailed on hook for a right hand comes back to haunt, and kill, victims in the Cabrini Green area of Chicago, Illinois. A local college researcher and journalist named Helen Lyle(played by Virginia Madsen) learns all too well that the "Candyman" isn't a myth but is a very real killer. The title character is ably portrayed by Tony Todd whose deep voice amplifies the menace of his vengeful and bloodthirsty character. There are numerous "shock" sequences of violence and gore as the Candyman does his bloodletting. I also like the score which often utilizes classical music and blends well with the frequent dream like sequences in which Helen Lyle communicates with the killer. I haven't seen the two sequels to this movie but I'm planning on buying the DVDs to both before the end of the year.