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Monday, December 8, 2008

The Son of Madblood Continues...


Well, here it is, kids: a little One Year Anniversary Compilation video that Brain was so kind (?) to have put together for us and you. Notice the inordinate amount of me-getting-hurt-time - a clear indication of Brain's hand...um..his..umm.. BRAIN - at work. We showed this at the end of our Big Anniversary Episode and the crowed went wild here at Madblood Manorette. It was the end of the evening and ALL of the Sangre de Loco had been drunk.. drank.. drinked? I can never get that right - especially when I'm drunked... It's a little on the long-ish side for computer-screen viewing in my, albeit humble, opinion - closing in on six-ish minutes in all. Pretty soon I'll get Brain to help me figure some of this stuff out on my own and we'll be presenting some nicely edited tight excerpts from specific shows posted right there in the Episode Guide (the Indispensable one) in a fitting manner. He's a bit stingy with his knowledge so it may take some time and some coercion in the form of money or nights on the town - one day I hope to be able to tap straight into whatever part of him I want to access - circumventing his sarcasm, brutality, grumpiness, his mocking and name calling and general vile attitude. So, really - who knows when we might get another video post around here. Until then - pop some popcorn and put your feet up and enjoy this "first look" at the first year of the show we call The Son Of Madblood...

And - as we're not the kind to quit while the quittin's good.. to dally when the dolly's done (?), to nap while the iron's hot - nope, not us - not the Gang here at Madblood Manorette... no siree, kids - it's just about time for the Next Episode of The Son Of Madblood! Yes - coming this Sunday, December 14th we're baaaaaaaack! Indeed - it's the beginning of our Big Second Season - our Season Premier, so to speak - Premire de Saison, as the French would have it..

I'm thinking of starting this season with a nice little shocker called The Funhouse.

Don't cry - cuz this is a good one! It's one of Tobe Hooper's most under appreciated film (the MOST most under appreciated being Eaten Alive which we'll be seeing later this season if I have my 'druthers). On the surface it appears as an almost routine teen-slasher genre film - but it's where it veers away from those tropes that it really gets good AND creepy. To quote myself from an earlier post: "Hooper brings enough imagination and detail to set it apart from the routine slashers that were being made at the time. He devotes a lot to the setting of the carnival, it's other-worldliness and strange characters - even just the weirdos milling about in the crowd - and the funhouse, itself, is perfectly atmospheric and nerve-jangling. He also is able to make a little go a long way in creating a slasher-flick scenario with only 4 characters, one of whom you know is going to survive anyway! And yet it still manages to deliver the frights in a somewhat old-fashioned-monster-movie vein. A lot of the chills come from the rantings and ravings of the monster hinted at in the poster - and something that could easily have come off as ridiculous is, instead, what really makes the film succeed. It's a classic monster in the Frankenstein/Wolfman mode: always scary, always dangerous, but also sympathetic; and it's performed so pitch-perfectly that you won't soon forget it." Not that anyone is really paying attention - but please forget all I've just said about the movie when you come to the Manorette to see it on the night of
Sunday, December 14th! You'll be scared...

PLUS it has that heart-throb, William Finley, in it!

I'm watching you...

AND wait til you see the Mad-raffle prizes! (Next post, maybe..) Curious?

Who will DARE enter? Who is BRAVE enough?




And don't forget to do some Holiday Shoppin' in The Son of Madblood's Mad-Mall!

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