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A LITTLE HELP, PLEASE

I feel like I’ve been treading water with Written in Blood as of late. I want the blog to be the best that it can be and that is why I’m asking for a little help. I have one simple question:

What can I do to improve this blog?

Any advice is appreciated. Any criticism is also appreciated, just don’t be rude.

I love this blog and I want it to be the best it can be not only for myself but for everyone else, also.

Thank you.

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THE SEMI-DAILY HORROR MOVIE QUOTE OF THE DAY-MAY 11, 2013

From JEEPERS CREEPERS and featuring Justin Long as Darry Jenner and ? as the Creeper:

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HEY, EVERYBODY, I GOT THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD!!

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My good friend and fellow blogger Mike over at MikesFilmTalk has gotten the insane notion to present me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Personally I think the guy must have eaten way too much Quorn; but I certainly appreciate it!

However, with great power comes great responsibility; so I have to hold up my end of the bargain. So, there are a few things I need to do. Oh, and for the 15 bloggers I nominate for the award, you have to do it, too, should you choose to accept.

1. I have to display the award logo on my blog. That big fancy picture above you and the smaller one to the side fulfills that part of the deal; so, check.

2. I linked back to Mike, the guy who nominated me. Yep!

3. I have to list seven things about myself. Lovely, just lovely.

4. I must nominate 15 bloggers and link back to them. Okay.

5. I must notify the 15 bloggers that I nominated and let them know that I nominated them.

So, I have 1 and 2 accomplished, so…

1. One of the reasons my wife married me is because I rescued a tiny frog from being killed by some unwitting Wal-mart employees. The poor thing was entangled in a dust ball and I released him and they were going to sweep the poor thing to death. I untangled him and put him in the garden section near the ponds.

2. (Holding thumb and forefinger about a millimeter apart) Every year I miss being voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive by that much.

3. After last Sunday I now know what it feels like to cut your finger (or thumb) with a large butcher knife. Ouch.

4. If I were a professional wrestler I would definitely be the heel, or the bad guy if you prefer. Heels are way more dimensional in their personas.

5. I suffer from panic attacks.

6. I get overwhelmed in crowds. Crowds wouldn’t be so bad if there weren’t so many people.

7. I try not to take life too seriously. But you know what? Sometimes it can get to me no matter how hard I try.

Now, on to Numero Four-o

In no particular order,the Nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:

Andy Watches Movies

Thoughts of a Diva

Hard Ticket to Home Video

Talinorfali

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Cathy’s Voice Now

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Head In A Vice

My Two Cents

Deep Red Rum

Tashtoo

Dreams of Shadow

Aloha, Mister Hand

Rhino’s Horror

Erotixx

I will notify the 15 bloggers and therefore shall fulfill my end of the deal. If you choose to accept then just follow the five rules that I have so graciously laid out for you. Even though I know I can be a bit of a smart ass at times, I truly appreciate this award and accept it with all humility. Thank you.

IMAGES PART THREE: DRACULA

In Images Part One I featured the full moon madness of the werewolf. Images Part Two was the blood soaked fangs of the vampire. For Images Part Three I present to you various artist’s renditions of the King Vampire himself. Count Dracula. The same goes with this presentation as it did with the previous two; I do not take credit and I will list the artist if I am able to do so. If you see an unaccredited piece and you know the artist then by all means tell me and I will credit it. If a piece belongs to you and you want it removed then tell me and it will be gone. Enjoy, take care and stay scared.

Written in Blood 

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Ayami Kojima

Chris Kuchta

Frank Frazetta

Queen Gina

Frank Frazetta

Jason Edmiston

Javier Martinez

Sara Bowerstock

Tony X

Frank Frazetta

WHAT’S THEIR BEST FILM?: The Italian Connection

I thought I would feature three of the most famous Italian directors for this edition of “What’s Their Best Film?” So, here they are and here are their respective filmographies. Pick you favorites.

MARIO BAVA

Ulysses (uncredited)-1954

Lust of the Vampire (uncredited)-1956

Caltiki the Undying Monster (uncredited)-1959

Giant of Marathon (uncredited)-1959

Black Sunday-1960

Esther and the King (Italian version)-1960

The Last of the Vikings (uncredited)-1961

Le meraviglie di Aladino-1961

Hercules in the Haunted World-1961

Erik the Conqueror- 1961

The Evil Eye-1963

Black Sabbath-1963

The Whip and the Body (as John M. Old)-1963

Blood and Black Lace-1964

The Road to Fort Alamo (as John M. Old)-1964

Planet of the Vampires-1965

Gunman Called Nebraska (uncredited)-1966

Knives of the Avenger-1966

Kill Baby, Kill-1966

Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs-1966

Danger:Diabolik-1968

Island of Terror-1970

Hatchet for the Honeymoon-1970

Roy Colt and Winchester Jack-1970

A Bay of Blood-1971

Baron Blood-1972

Four Times That Night-1972

Lisa and the Devil-1974

Rabid Dogs-1974

Beyond the Door II-1977

La Venere d’Ille (TV)-1979

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LUCIO FULCI

I ladri-1959

Ragazzi del Juke-Box-1959

Howlers of the Dock-1960

Colpo gobbo all’italiana-1962

I due della legione straniera-1962

The Massueses-1962

Uno strano tipo-1963

Gli imbroglioini-1963

I maniaci-1964

I due ivasi di Sing Sing-1964

Oh! Those Most Secret Agents-1964

I due pericoli pubblici-1964

Come inguaiammo l’esercito-1965

002 operazione Luna-1965

I due parà-1965

Come svaligiammo la banca d’Italia-1966

Massacre Time-1966

Come rubammo la bomba atomica-1967

Il lungo, il corto, il gatto-1967

Operazione San Pietro-1967

One on Top of the Other-1969

Beatrice Cenci-1969

A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin-1971

The Senator Likes Women-1972

Don’t Torture a Duckling-1972

Zanna Bianca-1973

Challenge to White Fang-1974

Four of the Apocalypse-1975

Il cav. Costante Nicosia demoniaco, ovvero: Dracula in Brianza-1975

La pretora-1976

The Psychic-1977

They Died with Their Boots On-1978

Zombie-1979

Contraband-1980

City of the Living Dead-1980

The Black Cat-1981

The Beyond-1981

The House by the Cemetery-1981

The New York Ripper-1982

Manhattan Baby-1982

Conquest-1983

I guerrieri dell’anno 2072-1984

Murder-Rock:Dancing Death-1984

Il miele del diavolo-1986

Aenigma-1987

Touch of Death-1988

Il fantasma di Sodoma-1988

Zombi 3-1988

The Sweet House of Horrors (TV)-1989

The House of Clocks (TV)-1989

Hansel e Gretel (uncredited)-1990

Nightmare Concert (A Cat in the Brain)-1990

Demonia-1990

Voices from Beyond-1991

Door to Silence (as H. Simon Kittay)-1991

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Sergio Leone

Hanno rubato un tram (uncredited)-1954

The Last Days of Pompeii (uncredited)-1959

The Colossus of Rhodes-1961

Il cambi della guardia (uncredited, directed some scenes)-1962

A Fistful of Dollars-1964

For a Few Dollars More-1965

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly-1966

Once Upon a Time in  the West-1968

Duck, You Sucker-1971

My Name is Nobody (uncredited)-1973

A Genius, Two Friends and an Idiot (uncredited)-1975

Once Upon a Time in America-1984

Troppo Forte (uncredited)-1986

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Make your choice, take care and stay scared!

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What’s Their Best Film?:The Final Chapter (Psst! Not Really)

Here we are again on a Friday with another (the fourth) installment of “What’s Their Best Film?” As usual for this I have found three filmmakers and all I need for you to do is to tell me what you think is the best film they’ve ever made. As always, do not go by what the critics say; this is your opinion.

ROBERT ALTMAN

2006A Prairie Home Companion

2003The Company

2001Gosford Park

2000Dr T and the Women

1999Cookie’s Fortune

1998The Gingerbread Man

1996Kansas City

1994Prêt-à-Porter

1993Short Cuts

1992The Player

1992McTeague (TV movie)

1990Vincent & Theo

1988The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (TV movie)

1987Aria (segment “Les Boréades”)

1987Basements (TV movie)

1987Beyond Therapy

1985Fool for Love

1985The Laundromat (TV movie)

1985O.C. and Stiggs

1984Secret Honor

1983Streamers

1982Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

1982Rattlesnake in a Cooler (TV movie)

1982Precious Blood (TV movie)

1980Popeye

1980HealtH

1979A Perfect Couple

1979Quintet

1978A Wedding

19773 Women

1976Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson

1975Nashville

1974California Split

1974Thieves Like Us

1973The Long Goodbye

1972Images

1971McCabe & Mrs. Miller

1970Brewster McCloud

1970MASH

1969That Cold Day in the Park

1967Countdown

1964Nightmare in Chicago (TV movie)

1957The Delinquents

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

2011Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

2010Machete

2009Shorts

2007Planet Terror

2007Grindhouse (segment “Planet Terror” / fake trailer segment “Machete”)

2005The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

2005Sin City

2003Once Upon a Time in Mexico

2003Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

2002Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

2001Spy Kids

1998The Faculty

1996From Dusk Till Dawn

1995Four Rooms (segment “The Misbehavers”)

1995Desperado

1994Roadracers (TV movie)

1992El mariachi

CLINT EASTWOOD

2011J. Edgar

2010Hereafter

2009Invictus

2008Gran Torino

2008Changeling

2006Letters from Iwo Jima

2006Flags of Our Fathers

2004Million Dollar Baby

2003Mystic River

2002Blood Work

2000Space Cowboys

1999True Crime

1997Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997Absolute Power

1995The Bridges of Madison County

1993A Perfect World

1992Unforgiven

1990The Rookie

1990White Hunter Black Heart

1988Bird

1986Heartbreak Ridge

1985Pale Rider

1983Sudden Impact

1982Honkytonk Man

1982Firefox

1980Bronco Billy

1977The Gauntlet

1976The Outlaw Josey Wales

1975The Eiger Sanction

1973Breezy

1973High Plains Drifter

1971Play Misty for Me

I can’t wait to see your answers. Take care, stay scared and have a great weekend!

BROKEN

BROKEN-United Kingdom-2006

Nadja Brand as Hope

Abbey Stirling as Holly

Written and Directed by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes

 

I’m not sure how to say this in a delicate manner, so I’ll just say it. I refuse to waste time reviewing this misogynistic piece of garbage. 90 minutes of my life was wasted watching this pile of excrement. You want my review? That’s my review. I have more respect for women in my little finger than the makers of this film have in their entire bodies. This may not be a popular post and it may not get me a whole bunch of page views; but instead of a review I am including a list of links to organizations that help in the fight against rape and domestic violence. I’m sorry this isn’t my usual happy go lucky humorous review. This is a matter I feel strongly about; so maybe next time, folks.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Organization for Women

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Center Against Domestic Violence

The sites I have listed are just for starters. Each one will have information that will help you should you decide to become involved or if you need help in any way.

Oh yeah, no blood drops. Enough said.

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