FILM, MUSIC and LITERATURE

Yolanda 0

Yolanda – mijn verhaal

I would be lying if I said that this wasn’t a tough book to get through. It’s not only that the theme is totally horrifying, dealing with child abuse and torture. There are graphic descriptions of incest and even murder of infants. That isn’t the worst part. The worst part is the Yolanda is a real person and that this is her story of what happened to her. I’ve read my fair share of extreme...

A New Dawn Ending 0

Ancient Bards – A New Dawn Ending – 2014

I know that I said it before, but to explore unknown territories is the most rewarding chore of reviewing. You get to hear and see so many things that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t search for new and “other” stuff that you already know about. I can’t remember where I heard about Ancient Bards but I figured, based on the band name and the album title – A New Dawn Ending, that this would...

Monstrocity 0

Madam X – Monstrocity – 2017

Monstrocity has to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year. At least for me! I have wanted Madam X to follow up their success with their 1984 We Reserve the Right for as long as I can remember. At least since 1984… And now they finally released their second album 33 years later than the first one. That ought to be some kind of record! This is the classic line-up too. I know...

Belko Experiment 0

The Belko Experiment – 2016 – Would you survive?

The Belko Experiment begins pretty awkwardly. The employees are all searched when going into the office building. We as the audience knows that something violent is going to happen so for us it might not be strange. But if you look at it from the eyes of the personnel you might see it in a different light. Wouldn’t you be surprised if you suddenly were frisked before entering your office building, after being employed a...

Juke Joint at the Edge of the World 0

Randall Bramblett – Juke Joint at the Edge of the World – 2017

You know, the reason for mentioning the album name so many times, and especially in the first paragraph, has to do with SEO and is not really information for you. This is Juke Joint at the Edge of the World and the artist is Randall Bramblett. Did you get that? Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. Long title and I don’t really know what it means. Not that I really care either. I got...

Blair Witch 0

Blair Witch – 2016 – An effective sequel

Do you remember when The Blair Witch Project came out? I think it was back in 1999 or something. It was really hyped and I think that almost everyone who saw it did that because of the hype. It had a very effective promotion to support it. In fact, I think that was the main thing about its success. What they did was to create a mythology and post is as real on different platforms....

Party of One 0

George Thorogood – Party of One – 2017

I’ve been listening to George Thorogood on and off for whole lotta years. It hasn’t been very much in later years. But I still remember when I first heard Move it on over, Bad to the Bone and Back to Wentzville. Those were my first connections with George Thorogood and the Destroyers. I still got them on vinyl too. Now, it seems, that George has left the Destroyers behind for the album called Party of...

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Drive-In Massacre – 1976 – Surprisingly Good!

I really commend 88 Films for bringing these cult slashers to the public. It’s also obvious that the genre existed before John Carpenter made it famous in 1978 with his masterpiece Halloween. In this case, there might not be a masked killer and this is not a ‘boogeyman’ flick. I think those case later with franchises like Friday the 13th and Halloween. It is about an unknown killer though and no one is safe. Drive-In Massacre...

Rebel Road 0

Edgar Winter – Rebel Road – 2007

I kinda always considered Edgar Winter to be a lesser-known musician than his brother Johnny Winter. And I think he is, but that doesn’t mean that he cannot stand on his own merits. It would be unfair to compare the two since they don’t represent the same kind of music at all. We all know Johnny Winters blues approach but Edgar sounds more like regular blues-rock. That is true at least for Rebel Road. It was...

Scalps 0

Scalps – 1983 – a desert slasher

The fun thing about slasher collections is that there’s always one or two that isn’t really up to par with the best of the genre. Scalps is such a movie. I don’t really understand what they thought about which conceiving this. It’s a movie that goes all over the place, it contains all of the necessary elements for a slasher but it never delivers the goods properly. It’s bloody, there is a campfire and ghost...