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Crunch-tacular Spooky Moviefest 2011 Sponsored By Doritos

And now, the thrilling conclusion of that thing I’ve been doing! Night 26 – Return of the Living Dead. Even though zombies are pretty well-known for feasting on brains, this is the only movie I’ve seen that actually has zombies … Continue reading

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Look-Out-Behind-You-A-Ghost-athon 2011

Night 20 – Village of the Damned. While watching this, I had to wonder at which point the trope of the creepy little kid became tiresome. I’m betting it was some time between “right away” and the minute John Carpenter … Continue reading

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John Carpenter-acular Movie-palooza 2011

A dreary, rainy day like this one is perfect to work through my backlog. And what better opportunity to chart the arc of John Carpenter’s career? Night 16 – Halloween. As far as I am aware, the first in the … Continue reading

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They’re right about my They Might Be Giants nihilism, though.

It’s getting so I can’t even run for governor without pissing off the Catholic church. It’s a wonder they don’t get more converts this way.

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Hallotober Schocktacular Frightfest 2011: The Classics

Tonight was classic movie monster night. One thing I admire about monster movies of the ’50s: when the monster is dead, the movie is over. Instantly. No epilogue, no setting up a sequel, no cheap final scare. Just ten seconds … Continue reading

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Scaretober Frightmare Fest 2011 continues

Finally caught up with my nightly scary movie. So I did four in one night. I may just forgo sleep. Night 7 – Thirst. With all the Twilight vampires prancing around and sparkling and practicing abstinence, it’s good to see … Continue reading

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Scaretacular Creep-o-rama 2011: Night 6

Night 6 – Nosferatu. As scary movies go, it’s hard to get much more old school than this. The original 1922 silent film based on Bram Stoker depicts Dracula as a grotesque monster instead of an old guy. I saw … Continue reading

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Shocktober Nightly Halloween Spooktacular 2011

On a whim I decided I was going the take some time every night this October and watch a scary movie. The game is over when I have to shut one of the movies off in pants-wetting terror. Or boredom, … Continue reading

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Just in time to pay off student loans

Rory McCarty got hired as a copy editor for the Times Herald in Port Huron! Real World Experience went up by 3!  Headline Writing increased by 5! Spelling increased by 2! Pagination increased by 2! Free time decreased by lots! … Continue reading

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Buying into myself

Like a hobo who has laid claim to a specific section of an alley, building a shelter from refrigerator boxes and old mattresses, I recently purchased my very own domain: http://www.rorymccarty.com. On on that site I constructed a WordPress blog, … Continue reading

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