Unqualified. Rose Tico and Vincent Price stan. Apologetic prequel trilogy enthusiast.
He + him + his or their + 🏳️🌈
I was in the second grade and I had never seen a Star Wars movie in theatres before.
Despite this, I was balls deep in the Star Wars fandom. VHS copies of the original trilogy and Attack of the Clones (we never owned The Phantom Menace... though I don't know why) were often spun by yours truly. Action figures began to accumulate across every corner of the house. Visual dictionaries and cross-sections detailing every minute element of all the films…
Things I love about Horror of Dracula:
1. ̶C̶o̶u̶n̶t̶ ̶D̶o̶o̶k̶u̶ ̶ Christopher Lee
2. ̶G̶r̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶M̶o̶f̶f̶ ̶T̶a̶r̶k̶i̶n̶ ̶ Peter Cushing
3. Every single time Dracula—AKA the goth Mr. Steal-Yo-Girl 😩—makes a sudden and very spooky appearance on-screen
4. Pleasantly unexpected bouts of cheeky British humor; even vampire movies need some comic relief and bumbling old blue-collar men.
5. Its unique spin on the original story's plot and characters. I love the story, don't get me wrong, but seeing Harker, Nina,…
This is such a fun movie to rewatch from the get-go. It has one of the best openings ever; it's so epic and artsy and encapsulates the scientific wonder and awe of the 1950s that helped give way to the golden era of sci-fi adventure stories. Speaking of which, the science fiction elements herein really stood out to me this time—Richard Carlson explaining big scientific ideas that are now taken for granted almost 70 years later is so cool and a neat historical artifact. I was also really impressed with the underwater shots, too—but, then again, I always am!
For a long time, I could not wait for this movie to be released (largely because of my boy Sufjan Stevens). However, after someone explained to me the problematic nature of the age gap present between the film's two main characters, I refused to watch it. Older men pursuing younger men are all too common within the LGBTQ+ community, so I couldn't justify supporting a film that seemingly portrayed such an unconventional relationship in a positive, romanticized light. How could…
I just about nearly shat myself when I went onto Disney+ and it told me that The Last Jedi wouldn’t be available until December 26th. Then—whoopsies—I remembered that Netflix still existed.
Wow. I hadn’t watched the seventh Star Wars since July of 2018; well over a year ago. Two evenings earlier, I watched The Force Awakens, which I hadn’t seen since December 14th, 2017—the day I also watched The Last Jedi for the first time.
My sixth viewing of…