Friday, February 27, 2015

SPOCK!



The passing of Leonard Nimoy has brought this out.
Had me balling a child.
Pulls at the heart strings today a bit too.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weekly schlock and awe movie time!

During a recent viewing of a documentary on the slasher film genre, the was mention of the film, The Prowler. Now this has the effects chops of Tom Savini and has the direction of Joseph Zito. Now together these two did Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (or part 4 with the Feldman). That is my favorite of the series. Would this pre- Friday pairing of dudes make a fun slasher? Now my special lady friend said that we need “needed” to see this. I didn’t disagree and was thankful (as always) it was a slasher she wanted to see and not some drippy rom-com.
 
the-prowler-1981
It did not freeze my blood at all.


We enter with footage of soldiers coming home from WWII. Then we jump to a homecoming party for said soldiers. Some dude off camera is reading a card from his dame, Rose. I’ll paraphrase the card…..
 
Welcome home from killin’ Nazis....and I’m dumping you.
Sorry.
Love Rose.
 
Jump to later that night and  Rose with some dandy are heading out to the gazebo for a bout of heavy petting. Along comes jilted army guy in and decides to impale them both with a pitchfork.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Circle warlock conundrum or doldrum

I am at a bit of a crux with my Hordes faction. I jumped into the Circle Orboros faction easily enough.
However, the more I look into furthering my forces, the more I find that I really am not a fan of the other warlocks. I have only ever used Kaya who comes with the starter set. She is great for all the monsters I like to use. Yet, there will come a time where I will want to swap her out and I can’t seem to find a replacement.
Why?
Well….. I am looking for a caster I need to buy minimal models to compliment them. Is there a warlock who can peak my interest and work with what I have plus or minus a few guys?



Friday, February 20, 2015

Walking dead feet!


I might have a small problem. I love me some Chuck Taylor All Stars, or Chucks for those outside the realms. I have now acquired yet another pair. 


They can smell my brains!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Weekly schlock and awe movie time!


Jim Halsey is on a road trip to California in a rental car. Along the way through the barren southwest, he stops to help a lonely hitchhiker. Enter John Ryder (a gods awful name) a quiet and imposing guy. It seems something is up with this dude and sadly Jim finds out quickly that John Ryder is a psycho that loves some killin’. What ensues is a relentless game of cat and mouse that involves cars, cops, guns, trucks, blood, death, a wrong way to drive a stick shift and great steak fry gag.
 
This is a film I saw at a wildly inappropriate age for a violent chase/slasher/thriller. It is one of those films that sticks with you, but I haven’t watched it since I first saw it. It couldn’t be any worse than the drek I have suffered through lately. Will The Hitcher live up to my broken kid memories?


Wednesday, February 18, 2015