Monday, January 26, 2009


I use to love H.R. Pufnstuf when I was little. I wonder if it will stand the test of time and still be funny?

Jack Pumpkinhead

Watched this (Return to Oz) for the first time this weekend with my wife, it was just "alright". It's hard to compete with the original. My wife had a hard time with the fact that this movie takes place 6 months after the Wizard of Oz, but the Dorothy character looks to be like 5 or 6 years younger than she was in the first movie? Jack Pumpkinhead was the best character in the whole movie.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Romance of Ambrose

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Season's Greetings

The animated short from Michael Dougherty that spawned the as yet to be released feature length film Trick 'r Treat.

Halloween fans everywhere collectively have their fingers crossed that Warner Brothers will finally release Trick 'r Treat in 2009!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Did you know a young boy drowned here?"

I'm pretty excited to see this.
I don't think it is a remake, it's a new chapter.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

2009 seems to be the year for Horror remakes!

My Bloody Valentine 3-D Trailer


I had never heard of this movie until today but it looks pretty cool, it's being produced by Tim Burton, and has a ton of people in it, so hopefully it will be as good as the trailer looks.

Watch the trailer

The Last House on the Left

Any thoughts? Looks pretty good, I'll go see it. Wes Craven produced it, and of course it's based on his 1972 classic.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peanut Brittle

This is for you Nosferatu. Well not just for you, but you know what I mean.

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
2 cups raw peanuts
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. baking soda

Heat with medium to medium high heat, stirring sugar, syrup and water together in a heavy 3-quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves.

Once dissolved add salt.

Cook over medium heat to medium high heat to the soft ball stage (234 degrees).

Add peanuts at 250 degrees.

Cook to hard crack stage (290 degrees), stirring constantly.

Remove from heat as thermometer approaches 290 degrees.

Quickly, stir in butter and soda.

Beat to froth for a few seconds.

Pour quickly onto a well-buttered cookie sheet pan, spreading with spatula.

Allow brittle cool completely.

Break up when cold.

Tips and Tricks

Raw Spanish peanuts are the traditional choice of nut for brittle, but you could use just about any nut you like.

I like to add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to my brittle and the same time as the salt. (It gives it a little kick!)

While spreading the brittle onto the cookie sheet use a fork to help stretch it into the corners, but you need to work quickly.


Monday, January 5, 2009

A Resolution

I don't usually make resolutions, but I came up with a few "do-able" resolutions. My favorite and the one I wanted to share is . . .

Listen to a different whole album~CD, watch a movie, or read for fun everyday.

So far, so good. It's basically so I don't allow myself to watch crap programs on TV.

The Linden House

This house is up the highway to the west of us in a tiny town called Linden, the way we don't go very often. Every time I've driven past it I always wish I had my camera because it just looks creepy to me, and it looks like it must have an interesting story. I wonder to myself why it's all boarded up, who use to live there, and where they are now? They say "a picture is worth a 1000 words", this picture is definitely worth a couple good stories.