Saturday, May 7, 2011
Z Is For...Zee Big Finish!!!
Yay!!! I have reached the end of the big A to Z Challenge. It's been a hell of a ride and I have made so very many wonderful new friends. It only took me an extra week, but that's okay. I finished and I am proud of myself. And I couldn't be happier that you all stuck with me and are here to help me celebrate. I love you all and appreciate your support very much. It's party time people. Time to have too much gin and other liquid refreshments like Zillah. And what party would be complete without presents.
You gotta love a free gift. If you want, just leave a comment, along with an email to contact, and on Tuesday night I will draw a name using my Atomic Randomizer. That lucky person will receive a download of my story, Byzantine Provocateur.
I know this party is getting off to rather late start. I apologize as my schedule is off-kilter for right now and I'm still trying to work things out. Thanks for bearing with me as I get my act together. Anyway, I'm babbling so let's get on to the show.
Z Is For...Zombie, Rob Zombie
You thought I was posting about those flesh-eating ghouls, didn't you? Well, I decided to go with one of the gods of my horror idolatry, Rob Zombie. What can I say about one of the coolest guys on planet Earth? He's a writer, director, and oh yeah, he rocks a heavy metal music career. A trifecta of cool in my book.
His movies may not always be the best, but they are a bloody awesome ride from start to finish. He has a true love of the genre and is a connoisseur of all things demented, scary, gory and evil. His films have a swagger and a 'tude that makes me want to grab a machete and jump right into the fray. House of a 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects are his best work. The Firefly clan is right up there with Freddy, Michael, Jason and Leatherface. In 2007 he rebooted Halloween, part of a spate of classic horror remakes. It was not his best, but I relished it nonetheless. It was Michael Myers, come on.
For his awesome as hell director buds Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, Zombie did a fake trailer for their 2007 Grindhouse collaboration. Werewolf Women of the S.S. was one sexy hilarious beast of a short with Nic Cage rockin' a fu manchu 'stache. Here's a look...
Rob Zombie is great fun if you have a certain, twisted outlook on things like I do. He's certainly not for everyone.