Yesterday marked the tragic passing of Wes Craven, who was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away at the age of 76.
Since this man and his work affected many of us and was tied to me personally and what I do here at The Bits, I felt compelled to share my bit of history with Wes Craven and maybe get across more firmly why he was such an influence on all of us. [Read on here...]
We’ve got a couple more Blu-ray reviews for you today from Tim, once again both Scream Factory titles: Wes Craven’s cult classic Swamp Thing and Kevin Tenney’s Night of the Demons. Both are worth a look for fans of horror and are now available.
Don’t forget that Twilight’s 3rd Anniversary sale is now on and will run five days, giving you $10 off many of their great Blu-ray (and even a few DVD) titles in stock at Screen Archives Entertainment. Be sure to take advantage if there are titles you’re looking for. [Read on here…]
Our topic today was prompted by a conversation I had after my dear friend Bill Thrash’s funeral a couple of weeks ago. His surviving sister told me that when my pal, about whom I thought I knew everything, was 16, around 1954, in the small southeastern Oklahoma town of Ada, he commandeered a shitload of dimes and tried, to the very best of his ability, to call his hero, Frank Sinatra.
I started thinking then about how many of us have attempted to be in touch with our favorite movie star, director, producer, writer, composer or author? I used to do that very thing a lot when I was single and bored.
Here are two stories that are so personal that I’ve never written about them before... [...]