NY Times Best-Selling horror novelist Whitley Strieber talks about what it is like to publicly expose his real out-of-this-world experiences while trying to maintain a career as a novelist. And then… the out-of-this-world happens….
Free Space: The Real Life Story of a Bingo Queen tells the story of Norm Plumber, a lovable jerk who decides to do a documentary on a bingo hall called The Bingo Palace as a soul-searching journey. There, he meets ex-stripper Mandy-Alise whose goal in life is to be crowned queen of bingo. She allows him to follow her around for a day and he discovers that to find his soul, he has to crush her spirits.
Okay, okay! This may not be the fourth consecutive week, but it’s not as though anyone is actually paying attention to this, right? So with that semi excuse out of the way, make a room for next…. Continue reading “B Greats You Might Have Missed: Week Four”
Being an American kid in the 80s I was fortunate enough to believe in Santa Claus longer than I believed in Ronald Reagan. So, even back then, it came as no surprise when director John Carpenter said of his B classic They Live–a movie literally about a man who, when he puts on a special pair of sunglasses, can see the truth that underneath the skin of yuppies lies a hideous race of aliens taking over the world David Jacobs-style –it’s about republicans. Continue reading “Rest Rowdily, Roddy Piper”
The subtitles are hit-or-miss but the lesson is solid. For anyone out there looking to make an el cheapo flick with little knowledge of the essentials, start here: