As I sit here typing, only four hours remain of the year 2013. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the year and review some of my favorite posts from the past 12 month!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on Midnight Cinephile's past year.....so feel free to post a comment below, post a comment of Facebook, Twitter or even send me an email. I want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly. What do you like? What do you want more of? What do you want less of? Have suggestions for new additions? Let me know!
Let's get this retro party started!
Review - John Dies At The End
The first review of the year started things out with a bang. John Dies At The End is pure Coscarellian horror and I absolutely loved it. Strange reality bending drugs, meat monsters, bratwurst cell phones....this flick has it all!
Review - Black Books: The Grapes of Wrath
My favorite episode of one of my favorite short lived British shows. The Grapes of Wrath has Bernard and Manny housesitting for a friend. They accidentally drink some insanely expensive wine that was supposed to be given to The Pope and conspire to replace it with a homemade brew.....absolutely hilarious.
Interview With Chris Alexander
Without a doubt the highlight of my year, I was fortunate enough to have an epic chat with Chris Alexander, editor in chief of Fangoria as well as the man responsible for resurrecting my beloved GoreZone magazine. This interview focused on Chris' first film, Blood For Irina (which is an absolute must see) and he is close to completing his second film, Queen of Blood (hopefully we'll get him back for another interview!). Chris is one of the hardest working guys I know and I have nothing but respect and admiration for him. Do yourself a favor and read this interview!
Review - Blood for Irina
After you read the interview, check out the review for Blood For Irina! A quiet, stoic and at time achingly beautiful portrait of a dying vampire.
Review - Rocktober Blood
At long last, I review a film whose cover art haunted me through the 80's, 90's and well into the 00's!
Midnight Cinephile Podcast Episode 1
Quite possibly my proudest moment was the unleashing of The Midnight Cinephile Podcast. I know it's been a couple of months since Episode 1, but fear not....there will be MUCH more to follow!
Hallowmas Has Come and Gone
An academic look at Halloween and the Triduum that is Hallowmas. This is a response to all those short sighted people out there who claim that Halloween is evil and call for it's boycott. Meant to educate.
Review - Blood Beat
Another film that I've been chasing after for more than two decades. At long last I am able to review it!
The Sunshine Award
Finally another very proud moment for me. A big thanks to Warden Stokely who nominated me for this prestigious award!
There you have it: Nine moments from 2013 that I think sum up the year best. I can't wait to see what 2014 is going to bring and I hope that you all will continue to be here for this wild and wonky ride. I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting and for reading Midnight Cinephile. So Happy New Year my friends!