Curse of the Voodoo aka Voodoo Blood Death (1965) is a movie I used to see on video store shelves. When I found a copy in a bargain bin on my recent travels, I was unsure if I’d ever seen it or not. I’ve looked at the box so many times over the years that I could convince myself that I’d rented or bought it at some point in the past. But seeing as it was 75% off the already low cover price, I decided to give it a try. Continue reading →
I have always been a fan of horror films, and slasher films in particular. I saw movies like Halloween (1978) and Terror Train (1980) when they first appeared on TV, and they made a strong impression. But it wasn’t every day that respectable TV stations would show movies like that. And I was too young to get in to see most of them in the theatre. Home video was a life-changer for a kid like me. Not only did stores like Jumbo Video have a Horror Castle (which was a room filled with hundreds of horror films on VHS and Beta), the clerks who worked in those stores never stopped me or my friends from renting R-rated movies when we were 12 or 13. Continue reading →
This is part two of a Home Drive-In On The Road mini-series.
As stated in last week’s post, when travelling, I can’t bring my library of DVDs, Blu-rays and VHS tapes with me. Sometimes I bring a handful of carefully selected titles, especially if I know I’m going to be staying in a place with a DVD player. Continue reading →
This is part one of a Home Drive-In On The Road mini-series.
Whenever I travel, I try to keep up with my regular posts / tweets, etc. It’s sometimes difficult, with spotty wifi, and long hours of driving. But at the very least, I try to spent an hour or two at the (away from) home drive-in on Friday nights. Continue reading →