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31 Nights of Horror. Night 8: The Devils Rejects

Tonight’s film was the follow up to The House of 1000 Corpses. It is Rob Zombie’s film, The Devil’s Rejects (2005). In Rejects we return to the scene of the crime in rural Texas where a family of crazed misfits lead by Otis and Baby and a demented clown that goes by the name Captain. The Devil’s Rejects is a …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 7: House of 1000 Corpses

Welcome to the demented world of Mr. Rob Fu**in’ Zombie! House of 1000 Corpses (2003) was the directorial debut of the #1 horror fan and rock god, Rob Zombie. Filmed in 2000 but not released until three years later, in part because of pressure from the distributors not to release the film because of the content, Zombie was constantly filming …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 6: The Cabin in the Woods

I had no idea what to expect when I rented The Cabin in the Woods (2011) from Redbox on Friday night. I was expecting the typical slash ’em up flick that we have grown so tired of in horror movie. But Cabin is nothing like you would expect. I would have to say it was one of the coolest movies …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 5: Frankenstein

I have said before I love the classic monster movies. Especially those from Universal Studios. Frankenstein is one of my favorites. The monster is probably one of the most recognized characters in the world and did you know that the basis for his looks was never described in the original (book) by Mary Shelley.  The Monster in this film does …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 4: Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell (2009) is one of my daughter, Nicole’s favorite movies and for good reason. It has the classic chiller effects that you will find in a good scary flick as well as a plot, a couple great scenes and a cool “monster.” This time a scary goat-shadow creature. This movie will scare you if you don’t watch …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 3: A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) really was one of the first movies that hooked me on the horror genre. I was 13 years old living in the Washington D.C. suburbs with my two brothers, mom and step-dad. My dad would drive up a couple times a month to see us on Sunday’s from Richmond. He would take my brother …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 2: Carnival of Souls

Tonight’s film is one that I have nevere seen before. It was part of a box set that I picked up a Best Buy for about 10 bucks. 10 bucks for 10 movies isn’t bad. Is it? It is Carnival of Souls (1962). It is a cheesy take on the zombie genre about  a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned …

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31 Nights of Horror: Night 1: Trick ‘r Treat

Every year for at least the past decade the Forto clan takes part in a fright fest. Each night in October we watch different scary movie. Sometimes it is the classic monster stuff like Dracula, Frankenstein or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Other nights it is one of the 80’s slash ’em flicks like Friday the 13th of A …

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Psycho Circus Alaska Airlines Style

Well, here we are again on the psycho circus, otherwise known as the cattle train to the great white north. This time it is a rare treat. I’m on one of the few combi planes in the Alaska Airlines fleet. It is unique in that it the front of the plane is loaded with cargo–most likely people’s impulse purchaes from …

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Recipe Rants: Blueberry Jelly

It has been a busy summer here at the Fort. We filled our freezer the smoked red salmon, we built a greenhouse and picked over a gallon and a half of blueberries to make jelly, BBQ sauce, muffins and more. Today I want to share a recipe that we found online and modified for our use. It took all of …

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