Jeff Attacks #18 – The Election Special Mega Epic with Christoph Paul

November 7, 2016

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Settle in for the longest episode of Jeff Attacks yet! Christoph Paul joins Jeff to discuss ALL the crazy shit that has happened in this presidential election special. They start off talking about “spirit cooking” and move on to the Republican primaries, the legacy of Bernie Sanders, the rise of the alt-right, how the third parties failed, how social media is failing, what can actually be done after this election, and much much more.

Check it out here!


31 Days of Horror I Haven’t Seen – the Finished List!

October 31, 2016

Every day in the month of October I watched a horror movie that I had not seen before and wrote a short review for it. Here’s the complete list of movies I watched for the first time:

1: The Wizard of Gore

2: Yoga Hosers

3: Abattoir

4: The Wailing

5: Dead of Night

6: Sheitan

7: Grizzly

8: Christine

9: Lights Out

10: Threads

11: The Creature Below

12: Galaxy of Terror

13: Tales of the Grim Sleeper

14: Earth Vs the Flying Saucers

15: Cast a Deadly Spell

16: Tell Me How I Die

17: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

18: The Greasy Strangler

19: Witching and Bitching

20: Dawn of the Mummy

21: A Field in England

22: Slugs

23: Cold Sweat

24: Fear, INC.

25: The Windmill

26: The Alchemist Cookbook

27: Scare Campaign

28: Psycho II

29: Something Evil

30: Interview with the Vampire

31: The Incredible Shrinking Man


31 Days of Horror I Haven’t Seen – Day #31 – THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

October 31, 2016

Every day for the month of October I am watching and reviewing a horror movie that I haven’t seen before. Here’s today’s:

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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

Jack Arnold, United States, 1957

I’m a huge Richard Matheson but I had never seen this classic. I wanted to finish this marathon with a big one.

The movie has its roots in classic fifties paranoia of radiation. But where this movie breaks itself apart from its very cheesy peers is this movie takes its very silly concept deathly serious. The set pieces of a tiny man battling for his life against a cat or a spider are thrilling and fantastically done. The effects are still effective after sixty years.

What really impressed me was the very end. Most of the movie is a horror adventure but the story ends on a note that is either weirdly hopeful or nihilistic cosmic horror. The nuance and themes are truly heartbreaking and fearful. This is one classic that lives up to the hype.


31 Days of Horror I Haven’t Seen – Day #30 – INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

October 30, 2016

Every day for the month of October I am watching and reviewing a horror movie that I haven’t seen before. Here’s today’s:

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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

Neil Jordan, United States, 1994

I hated the book this movie is based on. I am always confused when people talk about TWILIGHT “ruining” vampires – I thought it was Ann Rice who ruined the monsters. Despite my distaste for the book, many people have recommended the movie to me so I finally gave it a shot.

Well, it’s not as boring as the book. It’s very “Victorian” and “moody” so if you like that sort of thing – you’ll like this movie. To me, it was a bit melodramatic. Take the aesthetic of the classic Hammer studios films and wrap it in Hot Topic – then you get this movie.


31 Days of Horror I Haven’t Seen – Day #29 – SOMETHING EVIL

October 29, 2016

Every day for the month of October I am watching and reviewing a horror movie that I haven’t seen before. Here’s today’s:

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SOMETHING EVIL

Steven Spielberg, United States, 1972

Did you know that Steven Spielberg made a haunted house movie? And I’m not talking about POULTERGEIST.

This made-for-TV movie also holds the distinction of being one of the few Spielberg movies that have never been release to home video. The movie follows a family that move into a farmhouse that just so happens to be haunted by demons. It’s no DUEL (his other made-for-TV flick) but it’s still a solid little horror story.

Spielberg directing elevates what could (and most likely would) have been a very corny final product. But the camera work and the spooky scenes are still effective after more than forty years. It’s surprising that this movie has basically become forgotten as there’s many worse horror movies from the time period and it’s interesting to see someone who would become one of the all-time great directors dipping their toes in horror.


31 Days of Horror I Haven’t Seen – Day #28 – PSYCHO II

October 28, 2016

Every day for the month of October I am watching and reviewing a horror movie that I haven’t seen before. Here’s today’s:

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PSYCHO II

Richard Franklin, United States, 1983

I love the original flick but, until now, I’ve never seen any of the sequels. It was just a movie that sequels didn’t really make sense to me. I heard that the second one was pretty good but just never checked it out until now.

As far as sequels go, this was pretty solid. Rather than retread the plot of the first this is more of a character study in who Norman Bates is as a person. However, most of the movie is basically a romance flick starring Norman Bates. That isn’t what I’m looking for when I watch a horror movie. I’d say most horror fans would dig this sequel but it just wasn’t to my tastes when it was all done.

On a weird side note – does anyone else think that Lifetime got their template for movies from this?


I talked bullshit with J. David Osborne

October 27, 2016

He has a podcast. I was on it before. Now I was on it again. We talked about internet culture and politics.

Ch-ch-check it out!