Horror 365 Movie(s) 264: CatalAugust Day 26, Thrift Store Thursday V

Sometimes these posts involve stuff I picked up at some thrift store some time in the past. Other times, it’s stuff from a used DVD joint. But not today. No today is a for really reals, authentic, dyed in the wool, bona fide, actual Thrift Story Thursday that involved an actual trip to an actual Children’s Hospital Of The King’s Daughters thrift store. Known ’round about these here parts as KD, a big ol’ heapin’ heppin’ of the proceeds benefit the hospital. Here’s today’s haul.

The things I don’t already have always surprise me, like Carnage Park, The Relic, and Trollhunter. Death Race 2050 I picked up cuz who doesn’t love a Roger Corman joint? Okay, Corman produced this one, but still. And it has Malcolm McDowell. Groom Lake I’d heard of but only bought it because of 3 glorious words: William Shatner Presents. Can’t go wrong. I don’t really care for The VVVVVVitch, but figured, eh, should probly have it, especially for $1.98.

But it’s not always just movies that I come across on a thrift store run. My favorite colleague spied this. Is that not awesome? Being a movie nerd and a big Wes Anderson fan, it seemed like a professional obligation to buy it.

All told, today’s outing took a whoppin’ $17.85 outta my paycheck. Well, $20 cuz I left the change in the “For The Children” jar.


Horror 365 Movie(s) 257: CatalAugust Day 19, Thrift Store Thursday IV

Not a whole lotta thrift store stuff today, but some innerstin’ ones. Chopping Mall was unexpected and has been sitting in my Amazon cart for a hot minute, so I was pretty happy to stumble across an unopened one. Mommie Dearest isn’t exactly a horror movie but isn’t exactly not, plus, come on, who doesn’t want this? Over The Edge is a long forgotten flick that probably needs a review on here some time soon. Finally, Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics was a must buy. I’m a pretty big comic book guy (oh the stories I could tell). Ironically, I’m not a big fan of comic book movies (though as I’ve said elsewhere, can’t wait for Morbius).

Horror 365 Movie(s) 254: CatalAugust Day 16, Criterion Sale

Ugh. Home from a long day taking my youngest back to university. Actually everything was fine until I got to the 2 miles before The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, the home stretch, mere minutes from where I live, and invariably where almost all my traffic nightmares begin and end.

For those of you unfamiliar, Norfolk is almost surrounded by water and therefore bridge tunnels which go underwater, and it’s virtually impossible to leave the godforsaken Hampton Roads environs and drive anywhere without going through one. The HRBT, though, is arguably the absolute worst. It backs up easily, so predictability can be difficult. A good rule of thumb is never try to go through it after 2pm on a weekday.

The upshot is that I’m kinda knackered in terms of the whole blog posting thang. I do, howerver, have a small selection of stuff I picked up during a recent Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale.

Vampyr is something I’ve been meaning to get, but it’s always ridiculously expensive. It’s also a fond memory from my Naro Video days. Some pretentious filmbro came in and said, “You probably don’t have that 1935 movie called Vampyr that was based on Lord Ruthven.” I said, “We don’t,” and he looked all smug and said, “I didn’t think so,” which allowed me to say, “But we do have the 1932 Vampyr based on Le Fanu’s ‘In A Glass Darkly’ if that’s what you’re actually looking for.” And it was.

Brazil I got because I can’t believe I don’t have it. It’s also still my favorite Terry Gilliam movie because it just gets more terrifying the closer it gets to being real.

Crash is something I’ve been meaning to watch, and the number of Cronenberg movies available on Criterion always makes me glad.

Like Brazil, I got House because how did I not have a movie this crazy 8 bonkers already?

As for Sisters, well, who can resist the team-up of Margot Kidder and Brian De Palma for a psychological horror?

Maybe a little pricey all told, but not bad for a handfulla Criterion releases. And now, gonna binge some of my new favorite viewing, drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya on Queens Who Like To Watch, go to bed early, and probably sleep late.