Anthony Perkins, Norman Bates, and The AIDS Crisis

Anthony Perkins is well-known for portraying Mama’s Boy Norman Bates in Alfred Hithcock’s Psycho, based on the Robert Bloch novel of the same name. Bloch based the character on real-life serial killer Ed Gein. Perkins reprised the role of Norman in three Psycho sequels through 1990, and even directed Psycho III in 1986. Sadly, theContinue reading “Anthony Perkins, Norman Bates, and The AIDS Crisis”

My Learning Curve From Silence Of The Lambs

There is a discussion to be had about LGBTQ+ representation in the media, and how poorly it has been handled, and it’s not a discussion I would avoid. However, this is not about that. This is me speaking of my own experiences. This is not me speaking on behalf of everyone. Please bear with meContinue reading “My Learning Curve From Silence Of The Lambs”

Cheers To The Horror Soundtracks Of The Millennium

We don’t see “Music From and Inspired By” on the CD cases for soundtracks much anymore, if at all. This is not to knock on modern horror soundtracks. We’ve heard some amazingly beautiful and terrifying musical scores in recent years. This is an ode to the nostalgia of walking through the aisles of a SamContinue reading “Cheers To The Horror Soundtracks Of The Millennium”

“We Interrupt Our Program of Dance Music To Bring You A Special Bulletin” The War Of The Worlds Broadcast

The War Of The Worlds broadcast was one of my blindspots up until about five years ago. I had driven up north with a friend for a day-trip and they were shocked to learn that I had never actually heard the broadcast. The drive home was a little over an hour so the broadcast filledContinue reading ““We Interrupt Our Program of Dance Music To Bring You A Special Bulletin” The War Of The Worlds Broadcast”

Yes, Sir. F**k You, Sir- Day Of The Dead

Suddenly, I got this conceit: Maybe I’ll do one of these every ten years, reflect a little bit of what’s going on. So Day Of The Dead really grew out of that 80s feeling of giving up on everything- government, the military, faith in the financial systems. George Romero In the dawn of the 1980s,Continue reading “Yes, Sir. F**k You, Sir- Day Of The Dead”