Saturday, December 31, 2016

CONjuration 2016




Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia...if you grew up reading these books (or any other fantasy book that transports you to magical new worlds), then you would definitely enjoy going to CONjuration Con in Atlanta, GA!!  The primary theme that you will see at CONjuration is Harry Potter, but it is a con for all things magical and there are an abundance of things to do, no matter what fantasy realm your fanhood is in!

This was the third year of CONjuration and my third year of attendance (check out my coverage of year 1 here and here, and year 2 here).  Each year the con has grown and grown (this year, looking at the programming guide was almost overwhelming because of how many options there were!), but without sacrificing its charm or focus on the fans.  Chris and Angela Seckinger (the headmasters of CONjuration) do an amazing job at making everyone there feel like family.  So, a tremendous thanks goes out to Chris and Angela (and everyone else on their team) for their countless hours of hard work throughout the year to put on such an amazing con!!
CONjuration - 2016
There is no way that my coverage of the con will fully show how awesome it is, but hopefully it does justice in at least providing a snippet of how much there was to do and how great everyone there was!  The photos have been uploaded to Facebook as well as Flickr, the podcast is below, and the video is in the works.  So, join me and Adam (as well as interviews from the con with several attendees, vendors, and guests) as we discuss our time at CONjuration and our love of the fantasy genre!



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Frightening Ass Film Festival 6





Closing out my Halloween Movie Month 2016 (a bit late, obviously) is my coverage of the Frightening Ass Film Festival 6 in Chattanooga, TN.  Even though I was not able to put out daily reviews during October for the horror movies that I saw, I certainly saw an abundance of horror during October and the Frightening Ass Film Fest was an awesome conclusion to a month of great horror movies!!  So, join me and Daniel (from Mass Listeria Podcast) as we discuss the numerous films we saw that day, including one of my favorites of the year - Beyond the Gates.  And a huge special thanks to Chris Dortch for putting on such an awesome horror film fest!!




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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Knoxville Horror Film Fest 8 (part 3)

image by Knoxville Horror Film Festival


Concluding my coverage of the Knoxville Horror Film Festival 8, join me as I discuss horror with a KHFF8 attendee and director of the short film Doll, Michael Peer.  And, once again, a huge special thanks to William Mahaffey for putting on such an amazing festival!!

Check out part 1 of KHFF8 here and part 2 here.







Be sure to check back soon for my coverage of Frightening Ass Film Fest 6 and CONjuration!!  And be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Knoxville Horror Film Fest 8 (part 2)


image by Knoxville Horror Film Fest

Still in a food coma from Thanksgiving, not quite ready for Christmas, but already missing Halloween?  Then join me and my sometimes-associate Clayton for part 2 of our coverage of the Knoxville Horror Film Festival 8!!  In part 2, Clayton and I discuss films from Saturday that we were not able to see, along with the films that the Missus and I did see on Sunday.  Much like part 1 or our coverage, the films that we discuss were an amazing set of short films and feature length films from people who know and love horror!  Once again, special thanks to William Mahaffey for putting on such an amazing film festival!!






Be sure to check back soon for more coverage from KHFF8, as well as coverage of Frightening Ass Film Fest 6 and CONjuration!!  And be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Knoxville Horror Film Fest 8 (part 1)

image by Knoxville Horror Film Fest

Just because another Halloween has come and gone, that does not mean that my horror coverage for Halloween Movie Month is over yet!  While my attempt to watch and review a movie every day of October was unsuccessful (the first part of the month was much busier than expected), the last week of October was packed with horror in my attendance at two horror film fests.  The Knoxville Horror Film Festival 8 (KHFF8) took place on October 21-23 and the Frightening Ass Film Festival 6 (FAFF6) in Chattanooga was on October 29.  Both of these film fests had an amazing lineup and, for me, they more than made up for the fact that I wasn't able to watch a daily horror movie during October!


Since each day was packed with horror shorts and feature length films, I will not be doing individual episodes for each of the films that I saw.  Instead, I will be doing an episode for each day of the film fests that I was able to attend.  First up is day 1 (10/21/16) of KHFF8.  So, join me and my sometimes-associate Clayton as we break down the films that we saw on day 1 of KHFF8.  It was an amazing lineup of short films and feature length films from people who know and love horror!  Special thanks to William Mahaffey and his crew for putting on such an amazing festival!

Clayton and I will be going over the films in-depth, so there are major spoilers for each of the films.  If you'd like a quick rundown of which movies we gave "thumbs up" and which movies we gave "thumbs down" without spoilers, those are listed below (along with the start time of each section, in case there are just certain movies for which you want to avoid spoilers).



Be sure to check back soon for coverage of day 3 of KHFF8 (I unfortunately had to miss day 2) as well as coverage of FAFF6!!  And be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!




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The Call of Charlie
two thumbs up for suburbanite, Lovecraftian horror
(starts at 7:56)

The Stylist
two thumbs up for an amazing performance by Najarra Townsend
(starts at 14:18)

Trash Fire
two Schrodinger's thumbs - the thumbs are simultaneously both up and down, but you won't know which it is for certain until you open the box
(starts at 26:26)

Feeding Time
two thumbs way the hell up for a fun horror short that pays homage to, among other things, House of the Devil (which I personally love)
(starts at 48:20)

When Susurrus Stirs
two thumbs up, Tums down - if you can stomach it, body horror done well with an engaging story
(starts at 58:34)

Phantasm (4K restoration by Bad Robot)
two thumbs up for a late-70s, enigmatic horror classic
(starts at 1:05:08)

Postman Pat's Pet Sematary
one thumb up and one thumb down for a very short, stop-motion claymation paying tribute to a Stephen King classic
(starts at 1:11:30)

Death Metal
two thumbs up for an over-the-top, bloody good time
(starts at 1:15:15)

Bad Blood
one thumb up and one intrigued thumb (Clayton and I had to leave before the screening, but I had been able to see the movie previously at the Chattanooga Film Festival) for awesome, practical creature effects
(starts at 1:20:47)




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Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Movie Month - 28 Days Later




Halloween Movie Month
Foreign Friday

28 Days Later  
(2002)
R

Even though I have obviously not been successful in watching a horror movie every day of October, I'm still doing my best to provide as much horror coverage as I can...all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  Up next is Foreign Friday and my review of...28 Days Later!!



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The Gargyle at Cleveland Geekster 2016

The Missus Creates


Cleveland Geekster 2016

A couple weeks ago, I went to the Cleveland Geekster, a local Toy and Comic show put on by my friends Ashley Raburn, Rob Alderman, and Ryan Faricelli.  It’s a really great show and an awesome place to pick up toys and comics, both recent and vintage.  This year, while the Missus was vending some of her crochet work, I spent the majority of the time talking horror with guests and vendors. So, while I have obviously not been successful in getting out a daily horror review for Halloween Movie Month, I am still trying to do my best to bring you as much horror coverage as I can this month!  So, at the Cleveland Geekster, I went around asking people:
What is your favorite horror movie?
What makes for a good horror movie?
Who is your favorite monster?
What scares you?
What horror crossover would you like to see?
Do you have any Halloween traditions?

They all had a lot to say about horror and I had a blast talking to each of them, so hopefully you enjoy what they have to say as much as I did!  They are all really great people and I recommend that you check each of them out and support them as much as you can (links to their pages below)!

I wish that I had been able to talk to everyone there, but there just wasn’t enough time in the day to get that much horror coverage!  So, to any friends, guests, and vendors out there that I didn’t have a chance to talk to...I hate that we didn’t have a chance to talk.  But, if you’re interested in talking horror, just let me know and I’ll be glad to have you on the podcast! Oh, and I should probably mention that there is some language and some adult content in this episode...but, we are talking horror...so, that shouldn’t really be too shocking.  



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To find out more about the people I interviewed, check out their sites below!



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Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween Movie Month - Fright Night




Halloween Movie Month
Toothy Thursday

Fright Night  
(1985)
R

It's that time again...time for Halloween Movie Month!!  Once again, I will attempt to watch a horror movie every day of October, all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I will have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  Up next is Toothy Thursday and my review of...Fright Night!!


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Halloween Movie Month - Sinister



Halloween Movie Month
Wicked Wednesday

Sinister  (2012)
R

It's that time again...time for Halloween Movie Month!!  Once again, I will attempt to watch a horror movie every day of October, all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I will have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  Up next is Wicked Wednesday and my review of...Sinister!!



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Halloween Movie Month - Hideous




Halloween Movie Month
Terrible Tuesday

Hideous 
(1997)
R

It's that time again...time for Halloween Movie Month!!  Once again, I will attempt to watch a horror movie every day of October, all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I will have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  Up next is Terrible Tuesday and my review of...Hideous!!



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Halloween Movie Month - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street




Halloween Movie Month
Musical Monday

Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  
(2007)
R

It's that time again...time for Halloween Movie Month!!  Once again, I will attempt to watch a horror movie every day of October, all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I will have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  Up next is Musical Monday and my review of...Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!!



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Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloween Movie Month - The Phantom of the Opera




Halloween Movie Month
Silent Sunday

The Phantom of the Opera 
(1925)

It's that time again...time for Halloween Movie Month!!  Once again, I will attempt to watch a horror movie every day of October, all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I will have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  For the first Silent Sunday of the month, I present my review of...The Phantom of the Opera!!



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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Halloween Movie Month - Psycho




Halloween Movie Month
Psycho Saturday

Psycho (1960)
R

It's that time again...time for Halloween Movie Month!!  Once again, I will attempt to watch a horror movie every day of October, all in preparation for Halloween!  This year, I will have themed days:  Musical Monday, Terrible Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Toothy Thursday, Foreign Friday, Psycho Saturday, and Silent Sunday.  Starting things off with Psycho Saturday is my review of...Psycho!!



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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: Honey Buddies (Buddymoon)




Honey Buddies (Buddymoon) 
(2016)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  For the last several posts, I have been posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up (the final review in my coverage of the Chattanooga Film Festival 2016) - Honey Buddies (Buddymoon).




I've been providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Honey Buddies (Buddymoon) was:  When David (David Giuntoli; Grimm, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi) is left by his fiance just days before the wedding, Flula (Flula Borg; Pitch Perfect 2), his relentlessly upbeat best man, insists they go on David's previously planned honeymoon:  a seven-day backpacking trip through the mountains of Oregon.  On the trail they cross paths with a conspiracy theorist, a friendly backpacker and a bloodthirsty predator as the unrelenting trek tests their friendship and their lives.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: AGFA presents - Don't Panic




American Genre Film Archive presents:  Don't Panic (1988)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - American Genre Film Archive presents:  Don't Panic.




I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for American Genre Film Archive presents:  Don't Panic was:  In the late '80s, Mexican movie studios assaulted the teen terror genre.  The result was a slasher buffet of shrieking youths, Latino superstition, and bloodthirsty maniacs.  But no sub-border horror-war scored like Don't Panic, an English-language Freddy-friendly murder epic that runs completely off the rails of human logic.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: Boy & the World




Boy & the World 
(2013)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - Boy & the World.




I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Boy & the World was:  A little boy named Cuca goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.  Boy & the World was Oscar nominated for Best Animated Feature.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: The Maltese Guinea Pig




The Maltese Guinea Pig 
(2015)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - The Maltese Guinea Pig.



I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

There wasn't a description of The Maltese Guinea Pig in the CFF program because it was just a short that played before another movie.  But, the IMDB description of The Maltese Guinea Pig is:  With only days before summer vacation, 12 year old Samuel Stapleton finds himself in a fourth grade mystery as he searches for the missing class pet before time runs out.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: Everything is Terrible


Everything is Terrible!
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies/events that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - Everything is Terrible!.




I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Everything is Terrible! was:  Everything is Terrible! has alterted the consciousness of a generation, one re-edited VHS video at a time!  Over the last eight years, EIT! has introduced the world to such YouTube gems as Duane, the pedophile-stomping yellow dino, French pubic hair styling, cat massage, and more!  And now...as a live experience, YOU the viewer get to unplug your internet brain and plug in your true being!  EIT! will hold your hand while guiding you through the seven psychedelic realms of Terrible found video, but there's a catch!  You will be in control of your destiny!  You will be asked to Choose Your Own Destiny!  Each step of the journey will be selected by the audience!  If you choose wisely, your voyage will take you to the highest peaks of video enlightenment, but if you choose poorly, there's no telling where your night may go!  And don't forget to bring your Jerry Maguire VHS tapes!



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: Bleeding Skull presents - Scary Tales




Bleeding Skull presents:  Scary Tales (1993)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - Bleeding Skull presents:  Scary Tales.



I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Bleeding Skull presents:  Scary Tales was:  A hooded figure with glowing eyes appears in a dense plume of mist.  He's encircled by silhouetted children who wait for him to read from an ancient tome.  So begins a three-part, shot-on-video horror anthology from 1993, which by all appearances is a period piece that takes place in 1985.  Drunk dads play darts, blaring ponytail rock drowns out middle-aged profanities.  This is followed by demonic possession, bathtub nudity, wide-scale slaughter and a man fighting medieval dwarves.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse




The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse 
(2016)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse.




I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse was:  A profile of Mark Linkous, singer-songwriter and founder of the alternative rock band Sparklehorse, who was a cult and influential figure in the alternative music scene before his suicide in 2010.  Introduction and post-film Q&A with co-directors Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass and writer/narrator Angela Faye Martin.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston




Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston? 
(2015)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston?




I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston? was:  Gabriel Sunday's psychedelic short film about an aging musician coming to terms with the dreams of yesteryear.



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Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: The Invitation




The Invitation 
(2015)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - The Invitation.



I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for The Invitation was:  While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.  Stars Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Age of Adaline, Wild, World War Z).



If you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything geeky...be sure to check back soon for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagramand YouTube




Music for The Gargyle Podcast by Bensound

Chattanooga Film Festival 2016: Too Late




Too Late 
(2015)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2016

Back at the beginning of April, I was able to go to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria (thanks again, Daniel and Tim, for bringing me on board...puns and all).  For four days, the Majestic Theater in Chattanooga was filled with movie lovers of all shapes and sizes.  Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, short films, animated films, independent films...the festival had movies for everyone, regardless of tastes.  Over the next several posts, I will be posting my reviews of the movies that I saw there (in the order that I saw them).  Next up - Too Late.



I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and the trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Too Late was:  Too Late explores the tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator (Oscar nominee John Hawkes; Winter's Bone, Deadwood) and the missing woman he's hired to find.



If you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything geeky...be sure to check back soon for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagramand YouTube




Music for The Gargyle Podcast by Bensound