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Cinematic nostalgia coming soon…

by Joel G. Robertson

That’s right! You’ve either landed here by design or mistake. No matter, if you’re seeing this post you’re too freakin’ early! We’re just cranking this bad boy up, but don’t you worry your pretty little head. The official launch date of the blog is October 31, 2010. And the Forgotten Flix podcast will be launching December 15, 2010.

Yep, that’s right. I just used fixed dates and posted them on the site. Thus, ensuring my obligation to meet them. I’m sure the two of you who read this will hold me accountable and make sure I meet those dates! Do not accept any excuses from me or my cohorts (comprised of Myself and I, by the way). We will launch this experiment in nostalgia and cinematic insolence, or else!

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10 comments for “Cinematic nostalgia coming soon…

  1. October 1, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Very nice start, humorous and full of promise. I’m interested in what you have to say. I’d keep posting something (little interesting trivia or something funny which you seem able to do easily) until your “official startup date” to build fans and promote it on twitter, facebook etc.

  2. October 1, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the kind words! I will definitely take what you said to heart and start producing “teaser” content until the startup date gets here (I’m working on the longer stuff off line, so I have more content when the blog officially goes live).

    Thanks again and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Best,

    Joel

  3. daizees
    October 2, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Hey, Joel:

    Great start. Here’s one for you… Lady In White.

    Enjoy!

    • October 2, 2010 at 1:14 am

      Hi Tami,

      Thanks for posting! Yes, I agree “The Lady in White” is classic. 1988 I believe with Lukas Haas. “Have you ever seen a dream walking, well I did…” Creepy, great stuff. I definitely want to talk about it in the podcast.

      Best,

      Joel

  4. October 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Love the idea of the site and look forward to seeing how it progresses. There are so many great movies out there. I’m busting through 31 horror movies for Halloween, lot’s of nostalgia there. Check it out http://wp.me/165o5

    See you out there. @dumbricht on twitter.

    • October 13, 2010 at 1:18 am

      Hi Dumbricht,

      I checked out your site. I really like the idea. Great review of “The Changeling”. It’s one of my faves. A really classy ghost story. Thanks for posting and I’ll be reading more of your reviews too!

      Best,

      Joel

  5. October 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Would love to hear your “essential” 80’s horror movies. Looking for suggestions to add to my October viewing.

    • October 14, 2010 at 12:20 am

      Hi Dumbricht,

      Here you go in no particular order:

      1. The Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987 – more funny (and fun) than the first one, and I think it was better)
      2. Black Christmas (1974 – the original, of course!)
      3. John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982 – it must be a generational thing, but I enjoy this one way more than the original. For the scene with MacCready (Kurt Russell) poking those blood-filled petri dishes with a hot wire…man, you can cut the tension with a knife!)
      4. Carpenter’s Halloween (1978 – again, original please… don’t even get me started about Rob Zombie…)
      5. The Exorcist (1973 – What else is there to say? Other than I’m just glad they haven’t remade it…yet)
      6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 – the origi… ah, forget it. You know.)
      7. The Stepfather (1987 – man, I’m starting to get depressed by how many of my beloved horror movies are getting remade!)
      8. Near Dark (1987 – great vampire movie. These are badass, mean-to-the-bone vampires, none of that Twilight emo crap here. : ) )
      9. Night of the Creeps (1986 – Gory, campy 80s fun!)
      10. The Monster Squad (1987 – It’s The Goonies with monsters, but I love it way more than th! Also, from the same director, Fred Dekker, that did Night of the Creeps)
      11. Fright Night (1985 – fun 80s vampire flick with Roddy McDowall as pseudo-vampire killer, but very real horror host, Peter Vincent)
      12. Night of the Living Dead (1968 – original…yep, but ah, a twist…!)
      13. Night of the Living Dead (1990 – the remake directed by Tom Savini and starring The Candyman himself Tony Todd, this remake holds up really well. Even based on Romero’s original script!)

      Yes, I know I have two remakes on my list while simultaneously expressing my disdain for remakes! Oh well…

      It just seems right to stop at 13, but if you need any more please let me know!

      Best,

      Joel

  6. October 14, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Thanks – I’m adding The Monster Squad to the list.

    • October 14, 2010 at 12:57 am

      Awesome! Yeah, I really love that one. And your comment has inspired a post. I’m going to go ahead and publish my suggestions for the blog. I’ve mentioned you and am going to put a link to your site, if you don’t mind.

      Best,

      Joel

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