Saturday, September 26, 2015

Story Slam: Second Opinion

My first Story Slam piece since December of last year! I had some rough months there, y'all.

To make that sound less dramatic, competition to have your name pulled from the bucket to tell a story skyrocketed after First Person Arts started giving $100 to the night's winner (side note: I have not told a winning story since they announced the cash prize). Naturally, that affects the math of telling a story. So, on the nights when I felt like I had a story for the theme AND time to get out to the event AND actually made it out there, I didn't have my name pulled.

Anyway, here's the story relating some of my experience of being sent to the emergency room four years ago and the strange historical context that it's tied up in. This is a story I need to write up as an essay so I can actually explore the motif of fathers and sons that naturally recurs as well as the idea that President Obama and all the Republican candidates are moral voids.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Misery Mill: Sci-Fi Invasion Masterpost

984: Prisoner of the Future (1982) (I) Abraxas-Guardian of the Universe (1990) (I)
The Alien Factor (1978) (I) Alien Prey (1978) (I)
Assassin (1986) (I) The Bat (1959) (I) (A)
Battle Beyond the Sun (1959) (I) (A) Beyond the Moon (1954) (I)
Brain Twisters (1991) (I) The Brother From Another Planet (1984) (I)
Crater Lake Monster (1977) (I) The Creeping Terror (1964) (I) (A)
The Day Time Ended (1980) (I) Death Machines (1976) (I)
Escape From Galaxy 3 (1976) (I) Evil Brain From Outer Space (1956) (I) (A)
Extraterrestrial Visitors (1983) (I) Eyes Behind the Stars (1978) (I)
Fugitive Alien (1986) (I) Future Hunters (1988) (I)
Future Women (1969) (I) Galaxina (1980) (I)
The Giant of Metropolis (1961) (I) (A) The Gypsy Moon (1954) (I)
Hands of Steel (1986) (I) The Head (1959) (I)
Horror High (1974) (I) Hundra (1983) (I)
Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star (1986) (I) Invaders From Space (1965) (I) (A)
It's Alive (1969) (I) (A) Life Returns (1935) (I) (A)
The Manster (1959) (I) Mission Stardust (1968) (I)
Morons From Outer Space (1985) (I) Night Fright (1968) (I) (A)
Night of the Blood Beast (1958) (I) (A) Primal Impulse (1974) (I)
R.O.T.O.R. (1988) (I) Raiders of Atlantis (1983) (I)
Robo Vampire (1988) (I) Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961) (I)
Silver Needle in the Sky (1954) (I) Slipstream (1989) (I)
Star Knight (1986) (I) Star Pilot (1967) (I)
Top Line (1988) (I) Trapped By Television (1936) (I) (A)
War of the Robots (1978) (I) (A) Welcome to Blood City (1977) (I)

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Misery Mill: Pure Terror Master Post

The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) (I) (A) Anatomy of a Psycho (1961) (I) (A)
Blood Sabbath (1972) (I) Bloody Pit of Horror (1965) (I) (A)
Crucible of Horror (1970) (I) Curse of Bigfoot (1978) (I) (A)
Death in the Shadows (1985) (I) Death Warmed Up (1984) (I)
The Devil's Nightmare (1971) (I) Devil's Possessed (1974) (I)
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) (I) Double Exposure (1983) (I)
Dr. Jekyll and the Werewolf (1972) (I) The Dungeon of Harrow (1962) (I) (A)
The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (1974) (I) The Embalmer (1965) (I)
Evil Brain From Outer Space (1956) (I) (A) Fangs of the Living Dead (1969) (I)
Frankenstein 80 (1972) (I) (A) Grave of the Vampire (1972) (I) (A)
Green Eyes (1934) (I) (A) Guru Mad Monk (1970) (I) (A)
Hands of Steel (1986) (I) Horror Rises From the Tomb (1973) (I)
The House By the Cemetery (1981) (I) The House That Screamed (1969) (I) (A)
It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973) (I) Keep My Grave Open (1976) (I)
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) (I) (A) The Manster (1959)(I)
Monstroid (1980) (I) (A) Mutant (1984) (I)
My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) (I) Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave (1971) (I)
Night Fright (1968) (I) (A) Night of Bloody Horror (1969) (I)
Night of the Blood Beast (1958) (I) (A) The Oval Portrait (1972) (I)
Point of Terror (1971) (I) The Sadist (1963) (I) (A)
Satan's Slave (1976) (I) Scared to Death (1946) (I) (A)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1960) (I) Terror Creatures From the Grave (1965) (I)
Terror in the Jungle (1968) (I) They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968) (I)
The Thirsty Dead (1974) (I) The Undertaker and His Pals (1966) (I) (A)
The Vampire's Night Orgy (1973) (I) The Werewolf of Washington (1973) (I) (A)

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Misery Mill: Drive-In Masterpost

Absolution (1978) (I) Beast From Haunted Cave (1959) (I)(A)
Black Hooker (1974) (I) Breakout From Oppression (1978) (I)
Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1974) (I) Country Blue (1973) (I)
The Creeper (1977) (I) Creepers (1984) (I)
Day of the Panther (1988) (I) Death By Dialogue (1988) (I)
The Devil With Seven Faces (1971)(I) Don't Look in the Basement (1973) (I)(A)
Don't Open Till Christmas (1984) (I) The Firing Line (1991) (I)
Going Steady (1979) (I) The Guy From Harlem (1977) (I)(A)
Horror of the Zombies (1974) (I) I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1976) (I)
In Hot Pursuit (1977) (I) Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) (I)(A)
Island Monster (1954) (I) Jive Turkey (1974) (I)
Katie's Passion (1975) (I) The Lazarus Syndrome (1979) (I)(A)
Legacy of Blood (1971) (I) The Legend of Bigfoot (1976) (I)(A)
Mad Dog (1977) (I) Mama Dracula (1980) (I)
The Manipulator (1971) (I) Murder Mansion (1972) (I)
Night Train to Terror (1985) (I) Prime Time (1977) (I)
Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1984) (I)(A) Rattlers (1976) (I)(A)
Savage Journey (1983) (I) Savage Weekend (1979) (I)(A)
Shock (1946) (I)(A) Slave of the Cannibal God (1978) (I)
Snowbeast (1977) (I)(A) Spare Parts (1979) (I)
Throw Out the Anchor! (1974) (I) TNT Jackson (1974) (I)(A)
Trauma (1978) (I) Treasure of Tayopa (1974) (I)
Twister's Revenge (1987) (I) Unsane (1982) (I)
Vengeance of the Zombies (1973) (I)(A) Voodoo Black Exorcist (1973) (I)
The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman (1971) (I) Women of Devil's Island (1962) (I)

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(A) links to the film's page

Friday, September 04, 2015

Misery Mill: Chilling Masterpost

The Alpha Incident (1977) (I) Bad Taste (1988) (I)
Bell From Hell (1973) (I) The Blancheville Monster (1964) (I)(A)
The Bloody Brood (1959) (I)(A) A Bucket of Blood (1959) (I)(A)
Cathy's Curse (1977) (I)(A) The Cold (1984) (I)
Crypt of the Living Dead (1973) (I)(A) Deadtime Stories (1986) (I)
Death Rage (1976) (I)(A) Deep Red (1975) (I)(A)
The Demon (1979) (I) The Demons of Ludlow (1984) (I)
Devil Times Five (1974) (I)(A) The Devil's Hand (1962) (I)(A)
Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon (1972) (I) The Driller Killer (1979) (I)(A)
Drive-In Massacre (1974) (I)(A) Funeral Home (1980) (I)(A)
The Ghost (1963) (I) Gothic (1986) (I)
Hands of a Stranger (1962) (I)(A) Haunts (1977) (I)(A)
Horror Express (1972) (I)(A) Horrors of Spider Island (1962) (I)(A)
House of the Dead (1978) (I) I Bury the Living (1958) (I)(A)
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughte (1966) (I)(A) Lady Frankenstein (1971) (I)(A)
The Legend of Bigfoot (1976) (I)(A) Man in the Attic (1953) (I)(A)
Medusa (1973) (I) Memorial Valley Massacre (1988) (I)(A)
Messiah of Evil (1972) (I)(A) Metamorphosis (1990) (I)
Naked Massacre (1976) (I)(A) Oasis of the Zombies (1981) (I)(A)
Panic (1983) (I) The Revenge of Doctor X (1970) (I)(A)
Scream Bloody Murder (1975) (I)(A) Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) (I)(A)
Sisters of Death (1977) (I)(A) Slashed Dreams (1974)(I)(A)
The Snake People (1971) (I)(A) Track of the Moon Beast (1976) (I)(A)
Virus (1980) (I) War of the Robots (1978) (I)(A)
Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1962) (I)(A) The Witches' Mountain (1972) (I)

(I) links to the film's IMDB page
(A) links to the film's page