Chris Gaskey.

"Skepticism is my nature. Free thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation." — Jerry DeWitt

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #12: The Faculty (1998)
TRIVIA: At one point, the principal suggests saving money by reusing the set from “Our Town”. The joke in this is that Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” has no set.
NOTE: One of my favorite movies during my adolescence, and an underrated part of Robert Rodriguez’s filmography.

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #12: The Faculty (1998)

TRIVIA: At one point, the principal suggests saving money by reusing the set from “Our Town”. The joke in this is that Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” has no set.

NOTE: One of my favorite movies during my adolescence, and an underrated part of Robert Rodriguez’s filmography.


Fuck Ronald Reagan.

candidlycara:

Getting real tired of seeing Reagan being even ironically hailed as some form of hero. Reagan was a fucking butcher to Central American countries and people need to recognize this.

  • At the height of his involvement with Central America Ronald Reagan funneled $1 million a day to a repressive and often brutal Salvadoran government whose thugs and death squads killed thousands of people.
  • He supported the repressive military dictatorship of Guatemala, by funneling BILLIONS of dollars to them. The Historical Clarification Commission, an independent human rights body, estimated that the Guatemalan conflict claimed the lives of some 200,000.
  • Based on a review of about 20 percent of the dead, the panel blamed the Reagan funded army for 93 percent of the killings and leftist guerrillas for three percent. Four percent were listed as unresolved.
  • The report documented that in the 1980s, the army committed 626 massacres against Mayan villages. “The massacres that eliminated entire Mayan villages … are neither perfidious allegations nor figments of the imagination, but an authentic chapter in Guatemala’s history,” the commission concluded. The army “completely exterminated Mayan communities, destroyed their livestock and crops,” the report said. In the northern highlands, the report termed the slaughter “genocide.”
  • Let me reiterate that Reagan is largely fucking responsible for the near extinction of what was left of the Mayan population. 
  • In 1984, the CIA faced a scandal over an “assassination manual” prepared by agency personnel for the Nicaraguan Contras.
  • Reagan’s support never led to a final battlefield victory in the region. Opposing sides negotiated peace in El Salvador and the Sandinistas were voted out of office in Nicaragua. So all his fucking financial support allegedly fighting communism was legitimately white savior bullshit that only helped fuel more slaughter and death. 

Reagan was an anti-communist zealot, and a supporter of death squads, whose obsession blinded him to the human rights abuses of those he supported with funding and CIA training.

And that’s in Central America, DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ABOUT his sheer fucking HATRED of gay people which is why the AIDS epidemic was so fucking disastrous.

Hell, he was even shitty to his kids, and abusive, and just THE WORST PERSON. 

FUCK REAGAN. 

That’s goddamn right.



31 Days of Halloween - Movie #11: The Stand (1994)
TRIVIA: The song “The Stand” by the Irish band The Alarm is inspired by this work, and has references to Trashcan Man, Randall Flagg, etc.
It’s also been 20 years since its release, so happy anniversary!
NOTE: Still my favorite mini-series of all-time, even over Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #11: The Stand (1994)

TRIVIA: The song “The Stand” by the Irish band The Alarm is inspired by this work, and has references to Trashcan Man, Randall Flagg, etc.

It’s also been 20 years since its release, so happy anniversary!

NOTE: Still my favorite mini-series of all-time, even over Band of Brothers and The Pacific.


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #10: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
TRIVIA: Freddy’s glove was stolen from the set. It later reappeared… in Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn. It’s hanging above the door of the work shed… keep an eye out for it when we show the Evil Dead trilogy on October 25th at the Butler County Movie Club!
NOTE: This is quite easily my favorite Freddy movie. “Welcome to prime time, bitch!”

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #10: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

TRIVIA: Freddy’s glove was stolen from the set. It later reappeared… in Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn. It’s hanging above the door of the work shed… keep an eye out for it when we show the Evil Dead trilogy on October 25th at the Butler County Movie Club!

NOTE: This is quite easily my favorite Freddy movie. “Welcome to prime time, bitch!”


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #9: Beetlejuice (1988)
TRIVIA: The last song played at the memorial service for Glenn Shadix (Otho) in 2010 was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte. This song features prominently in the dinner party dance scene.
NOTE: Beetlejuice ranks #3 on my list of favorite movie characters ever, behind Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and Brodie Bruce (Mallrats).

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #9: Beetlejuice (1988)

TRIVIA: The last song played at the memorial service for Glenn Shadix (Otho) in 2010 was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte. This song features prominently in the dinner party dance scene.

NOTE: Beetlejuice ranks #3 on my list of favorite movie characters ever, behind Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and Brodie Bruce (Mallrats).


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #8: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
TRIVIA: Tom Savini came back to do the special effects on this film so he could kill the character he helped create (he was the SFX artist of the original film).
NOTE: Probably my favorite of the series, aside from Jason Lives! You can’t beat Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman.
Wait a second… Part 3's Spielberg connections… the next year after this film Glover and Feldman went on to star in the Steven Spielberg-produced Back to the Future and The Goonies, respectively… I think I just figured out that Spielberg is indeed a fan of Jason Voorhees. ADMIT IT, STEVE!

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #8: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

TRIVIA: Tom Savini came back to do the special effects on this film so he could kill the character he helped create (he was the SFX artist of the original film).

NOTE: Probably my favorite of the series, aside from Jason Lives! You can’t beat Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman.

Wait a second… Part 3's Spielberg connections… the next year after this film Glover and Feldman went on to star in the Steven Spielberg-produced Back to the Future and The Goonies, respectively… I think I just figured out that Spielberg is indeed a fan of Jason Voorhees. ADMIT IT, STEVE!


The world wouldn’t be the same without you.. I wouldn’t be the same without you. As far as me taking up for you, I really care about you.. like, a lot. I feel really horrible about you losing your Mom because you are one of the only people I know that actually respects and loves their Mom. You are an amazing person and you don’t give yourself enough credit. It’s not an amazing feat that I stood up for you. I appreciate your gratitude. But I feel that it should be expected. It’s my honor to fight for people I care about. You are one of the people that keeps me from cutting all of the time. The reason there aren’t more scars than there are. The reason I haven’t blown my head off or downed a bottle of pills. So for me to take up for you, it’s the least I can do.

I got this message last night from a friend after she stood up for me when my character was called into question during a political debate. I’ve left her anonymous because I want to respect that this was a private message.

I just had to get it out there because it is easily the greatest thing anyone has ever said to me. I cried for hours after I got it. Seriously. It will be a monumental task to ever overtake this as the best thing ever. It’s a happy coincidence that this message coincides with October being National Bullying Prevention Month.

Anon, I love you. And the thing I love most? That you need me to be here because I make your life better. That’s enough purpose for me.

Don’t EVER, EVER feel like you aren’t needed. There’s always someone out there that needs you to be there for them. You MATTER, even if it doesn’t feel like it at times. Don’t give up… don’t EVER give up.


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #7: Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
TRIVIA: This was the first film to knock E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial out of the top spot at the box office upon release. It ended up as the second-highest grossing horror film of 1982, behind Poltergeist. I wonder if Steven Spielberg is a fan…
NOTE: This is easily the most underrated in the series. It’s right there near the top with Part 6: Jason Lives! Plus: Disco Jason!

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #7: Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

TRIVIA: This was the first film to knock E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial out of the top spot at the box office upon release. It ended up as the second-highest grossing horror film of 1982, behind Poltergeist. I wonder if Steven Spielberg is a fan…

NOTE: This is easily the most underrated in the series. It’s right there near the top with Part 6: Jason Lives! Plus: Disco Jason!


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #6: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
TRIVIA: This film was originally intended to be a completely different story based around the “Friday the 13th” superstition instead of a direct sequel to the original (a la Halloween III: Season of the Witch), but Jason’s popularity caused them to change their minds.
NOTE: This one is good, but I feel like it’s just an hour-and-a-half long bridging of the gap to Part 3, which I enjoy way more.

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #6: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

TRIVIA: This film was originally intended to be a completely different story based around the “Friday the 13th” superstition instead of a direct sequel to the original (a la Halloween III: Season of the Witch), but Jason’s popularity caused them to change their minds.

NOTE: This one is good, but I feel like it’s just an hour-and-a-half long bridging of the gap to Part 3, which I enjoy way more.


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #5: Friday the 13th (1980)
TRIVIA: The big “jump scare” finale was Tom Savini’s idea. He got it after watching the original Carrie.
NOTE: I’ve professed my love of the Friday series on here many times (especially in my original “31 Days of Halloween 2011” blog post). It doesn’t get as much love as the Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween movies, but Jason is easily my favorite of the three Slasher Flick Mount Rushmore killers.

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #5: Friday the 13th (1980)

TRIVIA: The big “jump scare” finale was Tom Savini’s idea. He got it after watching the original Carrie.

NOTE: I’ve professed my love of the Friday series on here many times (especially in my original “31 Days of Halloween 2011” blog post). It doesn’t get as much love as the Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween movies, but Jason is easily my favorite of the three Slasher Flick Mount Rushmore killers.


31 Days of Halloween - Movie #4: Young Frankenstein (1974)
TRIVIA: Out of all of his films, Mel Brooks cites this one as his favorite.
NOTE: Probably PROBABLY my favorite comedy of all-time. “There wolf. There castle.”

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #4: Young Frankenstein (1974)

TRIVIA: Out of all of his films, Mel Brooks cites this one as his favorite.

NOTE: Probably PROBABLY my favorite comedy of all-time. “There wolf. There castle.”


I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.

Andrea Gibson

Wow, this is some deep shit. I can’t wait to feel like this again.



31 Days of Halloween - Movie #3: Grindhouse (2007)
TRIVIA: In the Death Proof segment, the tank top Kurt Russell wore in Big Trouble in Little China (1986) can be seen hanging on the wall of the Texas Chili Parlor.
NOTE: The only way to watch it is to watch the theatrical version, IMO. DON’T DON’T DON’T DON’T DON’T.

31 Days of Halloween - Movie #3: Grindhouse (2007)

TRIVIA: In the Death Proof segment, the tank top Kurt Russell wore in Big Trouble in Little China (1986) can be seen hanging on the wall of the Texas Chili Parlor.

NOTE: The only way to watch it is to watch the theatrical version, IMO. DON’T DON’T DON’T DON’T DON’T.


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