Splattercast #57


Splattercast #57 has been uploaded.

Deejay gets totally hammered as we run through a handful of Christmas-themed horror movies including Silent Night, Deadly Night, Christmas Evil, Santa’s Slay and Black Christmas. We also give the Fresh Prince a big ‘ol lump of coal for his disappointing new flick I Am Legend. Merry Christmas from your pals at Dead Lantern!

Friends don’t let friends podcast drunk


Splattercast #57 is in the can but I won’t be able to do the post-production stuff until tomorrow. Deejay was in rare form for this episode. He sent along this photo of the booze he was drinking during the show. It’s some apple-flavored affair called “Evil Eye” but I think it looks suspiciously like Re-Agent. Has Herbert West hung up his scrubs and become a vintner?

Check back tomorrow night for the new Splattercast – it’s full of holiday cheer!

I Am So-So


My little bro Nate and I went to see I Am Legend tonight. My wife was a little bummed that I went without her, but now that I’ve seen it I think I did her a favor. This movie just isn’t that great. The middling reviews it’s been getting tell the tale: awful CGI monsters and an unsatisfying ending diminish what starts out as a promising take on Matheson’s classic novel.

Anecdotally, I think it will have a good opening weekend because here in Lincoln the theater was packed for the late showing, and we even had to drive across town to a different theater because the first one we tried was sold out.

Black Xmas remake: Not that bad


I just watched the unrated DVD version of the 2006 Black Christmas remake. I avoided it when it hit theaters last year because it was getting terrible reviews. I’ll talk more about it when we do Splattercast #57 early next week, but for now I’ll say that I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend any slasher fans check this out over the holidays if you haven’t already seen it.

See you next year!

I’m going on vacation from Deadlantern.com

No more posts or reviews from me for the rest of the year. I need a long break and want to focus on Outpost Doom. I shall return on January 1st with my Top 10 films of 2007.

Fear not, however, as the Splattercast shall go on as scheduled. Adios!

Something you probably didn’t know

scarymovie_4.jpg I was browsing around and came across a Forbes article about the 20 highest grossing horror movies of all-time. Your usual suspects are on there; Jaws, The Exorcist, Shamalamadingdong flicks, etc. One that completely caught me by surprise was #4: House of Wax starring Vincent Price with $332 MILLION bucks (adjusted for inflation, of course).

I knew House of Wax was a huge box office hit when it came out because it effectively started the 3-D craze, but damn, I had no idea how popular it was! If you’ve never seen it, it’s an excellent Price flick. I wish I had the opportunity to see it in 3-D.

15 Pages in 24 Hours

As Jack Bauer would say: “Today is the longest day of my life”

I’ve finished up all my papers that are due tomorrow with the exception of my 15-20 page scenario project for my World Politics class. I’m going to start that in a few minutes and basically have 24 hours to get it done. I’m going to be up all day and night. Yay procrastination! My goal is to have 8 pages done by 5 p.m. today. Can I do it?  I have my doubts, but I’ll keep checking in throughout the day.

And away I go…