Another Great Review For “Death”!

30 01 2014

Less than a buck for three tales of death gone wrong!

Your Favorite Comedian Might Have Psychotic Traits

17 01 2014


Today in news that shouldn’t surprise anyone: the funniest, most entertaining people have different thought patterns than average people.

A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that professional comedians tested highly for traits linked to psychotic disorders.

That doesn’t mean comedy clubs are full of serial killers. Although the terms “psychosis” and “psychotic” often conjure ideas of frothy-mouthed killers and deranged lunatics, this report uses these terms to describe much less violent behaviors.

Comedians scored highly on “introverted anhedonia and extraverted impulsiveness,”  the researchers noted. That means your favorite stand-up is likely to act spontaneously and avoid intimacy or pleasure.

Researchers tested 523 comedians from the U.S., U.K., and Australia, administering a questionnaire created at Oxford University to measure psychotic traits. Comedians scored higher than two control groups, one comprised of actors, the other people with non-creative jobs.

The study does not directly link comedic talent with mental…

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Dave Allen (comedian)

8 01 2014

I must know more about this man and his show. I feel a life altering experience in the making.



David Tynan O’Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian and actor, perhaps best known for his 1970s BBC TV series, which saw him sitting in a studio – cigarette in hand, glass of whiskey by his side – telling humorous, observational, sometimes acerbic stories, interspersed with sketches. He was famous – or infamous, depending on your viewpoint – for his mockery of religion, the Catholic church in particular. Many of his skits would probably not be done today in our times of heightened sensitivity towards / fear of religious offence.

So why is he here on Horrorpedia? Well, quite simply, Allen’s work often included horror movie pastiches. It’s clear that this was a man with an affection for and appreciation of horror cinema. While other comedians may have donned the cape and fangs and camped about as comedy Draculas…

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Why I Walk Out Of Movies…

7 01 2014

When my prior experience with a director annoyed me…
Or my friends or reviewers I respect say something will annoy…
I am leery of wasting my time with it. The world is full of stuff and I need filters to help me sift through it.
Here’s the first fifteen minutes of “Helix”, the new series starting on SyFy. I applaud SyFy for actually putting on actual, well-funded science fiction. So I watched…

When you can say key dramatic dialogue before the characters, this is bad. I said “progress” and “his brother” in the first seven minutes.

The first scene with is a direct lift of “Don’t Fear The Reaper” from that version of “The Stand” with Rob Lowe.

Then the stereotypical butchy-lookin’-woman-saying-libtard stuff who was maybe lifted from the original movie of “Andromeda Strain”? At minute nine, the woman said “frack”.

Then I read: Ronald Moore, producer.

I hate Ronald Moore. I hated him on Star Trek. I hated BSG for its entire handwavium premise: Half-cylon? How does that happen, BSG fans? Anyone? I hate that he tries to make Deep Significant Points and screws up so badly.

I respect that he tries. God how he tries. He believes in what he’s doing. Unlike say, the asses behind “Prometeheus” who after dozens of drafts and millions of dollars still got the distance to the nearest star wrong and left the mistake in.

Ronald Moore is a light-weight. This show? God, it’ll have to do a lot to keep from being another squandered opportunity.

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