Horror 365 Movie(s) 236: Thrift Store Thursday I

Yes hello and welcome to Thrift Store Thursday. This is the day where I take a break from “the big posts” and share some stuff I’ve picked up at some point during the week. Sometimes I manage to get to an actual thrift store on an actual Thursday. Not always.

Today’s haul for instance was neither obtained on a Thursday nor from a true “thrift store.” Irregardless (yes, I did that on purpose–I know it ain’t a word), Thursday is when the post goes up. All about the alliteratin’ & all.

Anyway, these are from Book Exchange in Norfolk. I love this place. You take them used books, CDs, DVDs, etc. They give you store credit you can use on whatever you want. DVDs are 3 for $12.

What often surprises me is the stuff I don’t have. I mean, how could I not have The Stand or Metropolis already? Oh, and the one on the bottom might be tough to read. It’s the Criterion edition of Time Bandits. Not exactly horror, not exactly not. I picked up I’ll Bury You Tomorrow specifically because I’ve never heard of it. That should be fun.

Come back tomorrow for Full Moon Friday!

Horror 365 Movie(s) 229: Yet Another New Feature!

Surely our Beloved Overlord Of Castle Blogferatu has lost the last couple of marbles that were left rattlin’ around above his eyebrows.

Okay fair, but still… another new feature? How. Does. He do it???

WHY. Does. He do it?

Now now, simmer down. “All,” as they say in Vallakia, “will be well.” Or at least they used to. Kinda depends on if your party helps foment an insurrection that unwittingly ends up handing over power to an evil cult. Ah well. Mistakes were made. Another tale for another time.

Truth is, I’m surprised it took me this long to come up with this idea, and it’s a fetch of wit if I do say. Henceforth, every Thursday will be Thrift Store Thursday. There’s quite a number of such places in and around my vicinity, so I already average about one thrift store trip a week anyway. Might as well share what ill-gotten spoils I obtain, yes? Won’t have time to get to one today, so the first actual posts will have to start next week.

Ultimately this is even gonna save me time, money, and energy since I can easily spend an afternoon motoring from one joint to the next. This way, I’ll confine myself to one a week.

And so, if y’all will excuse me, I have essays to grade, pills to give the cat, at least one nap to take, a class at 1, a movie to watch/rewatch for Full Moon Friday, my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped.

Horror 365 Movie(s) 215: Antique Mall

One thing that was afforded me by yesterday’s car-buying nightmare (to be fair, it coulda been a lot worse, so there’s that) was a 2-hour chunk of time waiting for the car. That at least gave me an opportunity to go get Chinese food with my favorite introvert. We also had a chance to stop by the Virginia Beach Antique Mall. I don’t get there often, mainly since I will generally do my damnedest to stay the hell away from Virginia Beach at all costs.

But there we were. It’s partly an antique mall, and partly a giant garage sale. I go mainly for DVDs and to check out the vendors of horror-related stuff. Of course I happened across some goodies.

I started off collecting DVDs by just getting stuff I really wanted. I’ve since expanded to include stuff I think I should have if I’m gonna call myself a horror guy. For example, I really don’t like Pumpkinhead, but I finally broke down and decided I should still probly have it just cuz. I eventually want all the Masters Of Horror stuff. Interestingly, I’ve had a hell of a time finding V/H/S anywhere, so I picked this one up when I saw it.

But that ain’t all. One particular vendor sells a bunch of horror stuff, so I ran into some reading material as well.


Finally, apologies for yet another mini-post, but one thing I didn’t mention yesterday is that I also had to pick up my cat from having surgery. Poor l’il critter had to have 4 toofs pulled. She seems to be okay and mending well. This is she.

Her name in Bonny. That’s the name she came with. But here at Castle Blogferatu we refer to her affectionately as The Bonster Monster. Anyway, back to normal posts tomorrow, another episode of Full Moon Friday!