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Halloween Countdown: Top 100 Classic Horror Movies

Posted in film, halloween, horror, monsters, undead with tags , , , , on October 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Welcome to this year’s SWS Halloween Countdown! I thought I’d get things going with a fantastic IMDB list of the Top 100 Classic Horror Movies.

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This list covers some excellent classic AND obscure titles, many of which I hope to re-watch this season (I’ve seen about 95 out of 100 on this list, which I’m not sure should be a point of pride or embarrassment…so we’ll call it “alignment with my own passions.”).

How many have you seen? What are your favorites?

Bombz N Roses: Tom Servo

Posted in art, film, geek, robots, sci-fi with tags , , , , on September 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My fellow MST3K fans, check out this awesome Tom Servo print, brand new from Bombz N Roses.


I love the style of this piece. I wouldn’t mind a little space traveling Servo gracing the walls of my home.

Beth Gibbons and Gonga Cover Black Sabbath

Posted in film, horror, monsters, music, music video with tags , , , , on June 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Aside from Beth Gibbon’s haunting vocals (I still adore my old Portishead albums) over Gonga’s sludgy drone metal, this video is so worth watching for horror fans, as it nods to horror classics of yesteryear.

Three words: So. Much. Boris. A little Karloff makes everything better.

Summary Bug

Posted in film, humor, TV with tags , , on June 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Summary Bug is a roundup of hilarious, unintentional text glitches in Netflix (and cable) show descriptions.

My favorite:

Hm. They’ve taken some artistic liberties in this adaptation, and let the Hunchback branch out into the career he always dreamed of: time traveling paleontological ophthalmologist.

I knew his noble stoicism was a front.

A phenomenological tour de force, no doubt:

Followers are starting to post their own fabulous glitches. Some are truly amazing.

I hope these glitches never get fixed.

Summary Bug

5 Metres 80

Posted in animation, creatures, film with tags , , on May 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I received a link to this short film from a loved one last night with the introduction: I know you’re not a huge fan of CGI, but seeing this I think you’ll agree that it’s been put to some pretty good use.

Oh, INDEED IT HAS! I’m generally opposed to elaborate CGI that is used as a crutch to compensate for lackluster storytelling and character development.

High-diving giraffes, however, are clearly what this medium was truly invented for.

Can we just pretend this is exactly what happens in public swimming pools, after hours?

Thank you, GD!

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Posted in film, music with tags , on May 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Bleach, on cassette tape, was the first album I ever spent my own money on as a kid. Nevermind was my first CD. Nirvana was a tremendous part of my young life, and I still love them.

Although countless Nirvana documentaries and articles have poured out over the past two decades, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is not to be missed.


Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only ever fully authorised portrait of the famed music icon. Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly acclaimed, follow Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings. Plus, in an exclusive interview for cinema audiences, Brett Morgen discusses his unprecedented, intimate access to Cobain’s family and past.

This film is raw, emotionally evocative, and masterfully put together; perhaps the truest window into an enigmatic, tragic artist ever made.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Cobain is a fascinating character; so sensitive to the suffering, corruption and malice of the world that he could not bear to stay here. Internally, he lived in the shadows most of us hide from and deny. It’s shocking to look back at his photos and videos…to see the cries of pain in his eyes.


Did you see this movie? What did you think?

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Russell Dickerson

Posted in art, film, horror, monsters with tags , , , on May 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Russell Dickerson has unique renditions of some horror-lover classic favorites.

The Brundlefly! (Just watched this movie again recently, and decided that “Goldbluming” should be a verb)


This Gremlin looks even more menacing than those little jerks in the movies.


The following creature must be what happens when an Angler Fish mates with a zombie (marine-undead pairings are quite rare, I hear).

Russell Dickerson


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