knock on the wall…

Checked out The Orphanage today after buying it a long while ago. Damn, it was amazing. Beautifully shot, great cast, and plenty of surprises. It was creepy throughout, damn scary in parts, and had a motherfucking gut punch I in no way saw coming.
So yeah, bravo once again, Guillermo Del Toro.

Speaking of movies, the remake of Maniac was fucking incredible. Exactly what it needed to be, plus Elijah Wood. Very strong camera work, excellent stylized kill scenes, and just the right amount of camp. I did think that Elijah Wood could pull off a serial killer, so it wasn’t a total surprise. I was very pleased with how well he developed such a dark character, and how much humanity he was able to bring to something SO melodramatic and textbook.

The first mag issue is coming out on August 4th. I daresay it looks more like an anthology with pictures than an actual magazine at this point. It’s a great read though, with some fun stories and cool extras. The subscription link isn’t quite ready yet because there’s an error and I can’t find where to fix it.

Horror fans take note: I’m looking to bring in some more curators to read, comment, and vote on submissions. It’s pretty fun–so much fun that we don’t actually pay people to do it. But you’ll get to read tons of free fiction as well as getting your name in the mag.

And finally, Taco Bell’s smothered burritos are pretty good. They are spicier than I expected, very filling, and tasty.

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