Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Nothing like forgetting that I've been doing podcasts now to make me forget to promote it on my actual webpage! You can find us on Podbean, Stitcher, and iTunes currently and we have three episodes up! If you want to jump straight into listening from here we have the Podbean site here.
In our most recent episode we cover 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn! Otherwise I'm going to start posting a link for each episode on here as well.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
In the words of Dr. Dre, "...I've been in the lab with a pen and a pad tryin' to get this damn label off." So I apologize for the long break but the time has come for a big announcement:
Over the last few cuts I've found it hard to maintain the motivation to keep up with the intense schedule of watching and reviewing 5+ films a week. No matter how I tried to restructure my work schedule for this website, it was constantly burning me out by the end of it. In addition to that, my general life schedule just isn't allowing for that kind of madness anymore. So once 2019 started I was a bit unsure of where to go with 30 Days of Plight. I had some plans, but felt that I was dragging my feet too much.
With that said, I finally settled and got my shit together and we're changing formats in more ways than one. The biggest of which is going to be that 30 Days of Plight is becoming a weekly podcast! This website is still going to exist and I'll be linking the podcasts onto here as well as any other content I do but as far as reviews go, there will no longer be any straight up written reviews.
Right now I'm in the process of getting set up with iTunes and Sticher and everything else but for the moment I'm hosting the podcast on Podbean. Episode 0 is out right now which is just a quick intro to the podcast before I start uploading episodes in mid-February.
My plan is to release an episode every Wednesday at that point with an occasional extra episode here and there.
So there it is!! Once again, sorry for the wait but it'll be better, trust me...
Friday, December 21, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
When I started typing this wrap-up a few days ago I was sitting in an airport in Atlanta, waiting for my connection to Pittsburgh. I had it about 90% done, but then I was out in the city today when my husband texted me about real life horror less than a mile from where I was standing. I specifically avoid politics, or anything of that ilk, on this website but I've never shied away from being open about my life and experiences.
I've said this before, but my mom used to say that she watched horror because it made the everyday things less scary. A supernatural slasher or strange atomic creature combined with your imagination is much more frightening than dealing with bills or your 9-to-5. Unfortunately for us, real monsters exist. There aren't many, but they're out there. Yet, for every Jason that exists in this camp of life there are thousands if not millions of camp counselors out there all willing to stop him. Every Elm Street is full of of hundreds of teenagers all looking to prevent Freddy from harming anyone. We, as horror fans, are a community. We, as humans, are a community.
So if you, or someone you know, needs help of any form then there are a lot of resources out there for you. There's never any shame in reaching out when you need it most.
There's a line that's stuck in my head from the band Behind Enemy Lines, and that's:
"We're in this together / Don't shut out one another / Don't ever forget that we depend on each other."
With all of that said, what's going on with 30DoP?
Since the next two months are going to be busy with holidays and such I plan on taking them off from the website and returning in January. It's much easier to handle watching films and reviewing them when I'm not juggling work, holidays, and travel the whole time.
I'll still do occasional posts and as I get screeners I'll post the Saturday Screamers.
Speaking of which, if you or someone you know has a horror movie, book, zine, comic, or game coming out and would like a review of it then please feel free to hit me up at 30DaysOfPlight@gmail.com.
Also if you just want to say "hi" or reach out in general, you can get a hold of me through that e-mail or via our Twitter @30DaysOfPlight.
Have a good holiday season and I'll see you in January...
I'll be right back...
Friday, October 26, 2018
I picked this film up at the one, and only, horror convention that has happened here in New Orleans since we moved here almost seven years ago. You would think that New Orleans would have more horror stuff but mostly it's just lame Anne Rice shit. Anyway, Tokyo Zombie has been on my to-watch list even prior to owning it. I just never had the chance to get a copy of it until then, and then it sat on my shelf since then as well.
|I will never feel bad about my|
comics ever again.
Tokyo Zombie felt like I was watching a Japanese game show. There were a lot of moments where the humor tried to be too absurd and you're expected to laugh along but it just didn't reach me. The only solid comparisons I could give would be if you take Kung-Fu Hustle and put the Three Stooges as the main characters.
Now that I've said that, I'm okay with Tokyo Zombie, but that's it. Just okay. I'm concerned that I came into this expecting something else though so rather than complain about how this wasn't what I wanted I'm just going to say that I plan to revisit this again at another point and give it a fair shot now that I know what I'm getting into. So I'm going to do something different here and I'm going to suspend my rating of this film. In the future I will re-watch it and give it an honest go.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Ever since I bought this film, I continually forget that I own it. I wasn't even looking for it when I was searching for a film to watch, it just happened to be in the same binder as tomorrow's film and I found it first. So what does that say about Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness, aside from that title is too long?
Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (or Eko Eko as I'm going to call it from now on) opens with a satanic cult using magic to kill teenagers. Their apparent goal is to take the lives of 13 innocent teens in order to bring Lucifer to Earth to do whatever. This film is really vague on what the end goal is here so we get: Step 1: Kill Teens, Step 2: Summon Lucifer, Step 3: ????, Step 4: Profit! At the end of their opening ritual they get a warning about a strong witch coming that they should not make an enemy of. Enter Misa, said teenage witch that ends up trapped in the school with 13 other students and two perverted teachers. Her goal is to find the head person behind the killings and prevent the rise of Lucifer as this is apparently all she does in each school she goes to.
|I forgot this happened.|
Eko Eko was based off of a manga from the 70's and apparently spawned six fucking sequels and a short television series. I don't know how I feel about that info. I would like to go back and read the manga for a comparison just to see if they toned things down or if this was always as tame as I perceive it. You know, because I perceive the magickal murder of teenagers in order to invoke the rising of Lucifer to be a mundane task.
I give Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness 2 I-no from Guilty Gear out of 5: