Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Films I Watched: August 2019

Rabid (1977)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Fellini - Satyricon (1969)
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)*
Veerana (1988)*
Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)
Stripped to Kill (1987)*
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)
Purani Haveli (1989)*
Man-Thing (2005)*
House at the End of the Street (2012)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
Idle Hands (1999)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Glass (2019)*
Practical Magic (1998)
Super 8 (2011)*
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)*
Down a Dark Hall (2018)*
The Wyvern Mystery (2000)*
Crooked House (2017)*
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Escape from New York (1981)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Halloweentown (1998)
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
Halloween II (2009)
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
The Worst Witch (1986)
Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My Horror Shelfie #9

It's true, the new episode of My Horror Shelfie is finally up! After 10 months and a ridiculous amount of weight gain (thanks, thyroid!), I finally was in the mood to get back into being in front of the camera. The real issue of course is computers. Seriously though, I hate video editing so much. I want to go back to VHS tape to tape editing but mailing you guys a tape every time an episode is finally finished is prohibitively expensive. As a little added bonus, I put all of the background music I've made for the Shelfie series up on Bandcamp. Give it a listen!

Oh and here's episode #8, in case you missed it:

Monday, August 5, 2019

Films I Watched: July 2019

* means a First Time Watch.

Overlord (2018)*
Pieces (1982)
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
License to Drive (1988)*
Midsommar (2019)*
Urban Legend (1998)
Scream 2 (1997)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)*
Wishing Stairs (2003)*
Voice (2005)*
Dark Shadows (2012)
Funny Face (1957)*
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Shazam! (2019)*
Noises Off... (1992)
The Dark Power (1985)*
Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)*
The Addams Family (1991)
Black Christmas (2006)
Christmas Evil (1980)
Absurd (1981)
Hellboy (2019)*
Witching and Bitching (2013)*
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
Little Witches (1996)*

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Films I Watched: June 2019

* means a First Time Watch.

Re-Animator (1985)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Johnny Be Good (1988)*
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Angst (1983)*
Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
Cold Skin (2017)*
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Persuasion (1995)
Grease (1978)
Grease 2 (1982)
Kidnap Syndicate (1975)*
The Girl Who Knew Too Much AKA Evil Eye (1963)
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Pacific Rim (2013)
The Gorgon (1964)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)*
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Saint Bernard (2013)*
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)*
The Hobbit (1977)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Tragedy Girls (2017)*
Haunting Inside (2019)*
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)*
Iron Man (2008)
Spirited Away (2001)
Akira (1988)
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Graduation Day (1981)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Films I Watched: May 2019

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Encounters in the Deep (1979)*
Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1976)*
Microwave Massacre (1983)*
Ghostkeeper (1981)*
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)*
Bad Moon (1996)*
Nightmaster (1987)*
Manhunter (1986)
The Being (1983)*
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)*
Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Death Warmed Up (1984)
Prospect (2018)*
The Carpenter (1988)*
Knights of Badassdom (2013)*
Dredd (2012)
The Dungeonmaster (1984)*
The Brainiac (1962)*
Death by Invitation (1971)*
Nightmare Sisters (1988)*
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)*
Picasso Trigger (1988)*
Disconnected (1984)*
The Velvet Vampire (1971)*
The Super Inframan (1975)*
Blood Song (1982)*
Frankenhooker (1990)*
Dorian Gray (1970)*
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)*
Frozen Scream (1975)*
Cellar Dweller (1988)*
The Attic (1980)*
The Favourite (2018)*

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Films I Watched: April 2019

* means a First Time Watch.

April Fool's Day (1986)
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)*
The Black Sleep (1956)*
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
976-Evil II (1991)*
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Heartbeeps (1981)
Assassination Nation (2018)*
House Of Witchcraft (1989)
Spasmo (1974)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)*
The Black Dahlia (2006) The Guard from Underground AKA Jigoku no keibîn (1992)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Life (2017)*
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Zombie High (1987)*
The Boogey Man (1980)
Phenomena (1985)
Venom (2018)*
Incredibles 2 (2018)*
Serial Mom (1994)
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Ghoulies (1984)
Web of the Spider AKA Nella stretta morsa del ragno (1971)*
Maniac (2012)*
Antropophagus (1980)
Absurd (1981)

Monday, April 29, 2019

Happy Rebirthing Ceremony To CinSom!

Ten years ago today, I was really annoyed with Wordpress or whatever and decided to jump ship. I saw what Blogger had to offer and fired this badboy up. The name Cinema Somnambulist was one of the potential names of my website before I settled on Doomed Moviethon. So here we are, 800+ blogginz AKA bloggoids later and I'm still going. I've met a lot of cool people through this blog and I've become extremely famous.

This entire paragraph will make all of my fellow bloggers out there roll their eyes (or maybe this whole blog is just an embarrassment). But the best thing about the heyday of the blog is that I felt compelled to have something new ready to post every week and sometimes every day. This meant that I had to keep churning out content which meant I was constantly practicing writing about movies. I don't think I got any better at writing but it became easier for me to work quickly. Wanting to churn out hundreds of movie reviews on my site was one thing but developing an informal, personal )though probably not at all unique) style that's way more fun to write in is quite another.

Two huge takeaways from this beautiful format are my theme months The Invasian [sic] and Franco Friday [super sic]. The Invasian was amazing because I needed more Asian horror, cult films, and classic anime in my life. And Franco Friday forced me to confront the intimidating body of work of the one and the only, Jess Franco. I've also been exploring films that were released in the year of my birth. Gosh, I'm old!

At some point, I decided that I wanted to hold all of this work in my own two hands. You can pick up a computer but they're pretty heavy, bro. I've learned that books are often lighter than your standard desktop computer. So I took my favorite posts from this very blog, kind of edited them, and put them in this book right here.

In the last few years, working on books and the podcast has meant that the blog suffers from my distracted attention. But I'll keep this thing going because these AOL/Time Warner bots won't feed themselves. I'd like to thank each and all of you readers and subscribers for checking in on me from time to time. And huge props to my fellow blogging buddies. Y'all are some seriously inspiring duders.