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TH1RT3EN: Adding to the Arsenal of the Megadeth

Posted in Music, Opinion, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

Right off the bat, I have been looking forward to this Megadeth album which marks the return of David Ellefson. With the release of Anthrax’s Worship Music and Metallica/Lou Reed’s Lulu, Megadeth’s Th1rt3en was actually the one I was most looking forward to.

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The Thing That Should Not Be or: Lou Reed and Metallica’s album Lulu

Posted in Music, Opinion, Reviews with tags , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

Remember when everyone thought that Metallica sold out for doing Fade to Black? What about when they released the black album? How about that time they all cut their hair off and started wearing eyeliner with Load and ReLoad? Let us not forget Jason quitting, the Some Kind Of Monster documentary,  and the album St. Anger.

So it comes as no surprise that Metallica are once again testing the tolerance of their fans. Continue reading

Follow up to the band that was know as The Misfits post

Posted in Music, Opinion, Reviews with tags , on October 12, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

After several listens, I have concluded that Devil’s Rain was exactly what I feared. From the first to the last note, Devil’s Rain is a lifeless steaming pile feces that not even Dr. Frankenstein could bring life to.

As Summer Expires and Autumn Slowly Seeps in Like Moisture into a Coffin, So are the Days of our Afterlives.

Posted in Horror, Movies, Opinion, Reviews, Sci Fi, Television with tags , , , , on August 14, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

Greetings Droogs (A Clockwork Orange anyone?),

The Scarecrow has returned to give you a quick heads up. First of all, I have not left you all out in the fields to bake and rot in the Summer sun. I have been busy lately in the non digital world working on some things. I just had a few things I wanted to put out there for the time being, to tide you over.

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You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Posted in Books, Horror, Reviews with tags , , on August 7, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

Welcome friends, to The Scarecrow Blog.

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water”. That was the tagline for Jaws 2. In honor of it being Shark Week, let’s take a look at the “Original Summer Blockbuster,” Jaws. The 1975 film was based on the 1974 New York Times Best Selling novel of the same name, written by Peter Benchley.  Benchley’s story was inspired by the July 1916 real life shark attacks in New Jersey at Matawan Creek. Over the course of twelve days, the shark claimed five people as victims. Four of the victims died as a result of the attacks.

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For the Love of Money

Posted in Books, Horror, Movies, Opinion, Reviews, Sci Fi, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

Greetings and salutations, my friends. The following post was not what I had initially planned on, it’s just what flowed as I sat down to write while having a conversation with my cousin. Hopefully you enjoy it.

I used to think that the sequel was the death of creativity and integrity. Looking back and knowing what I know now, I was mistaken. The “reboot”or “remake” seems to be the true death of creativity and integrity. I have a hard time believing that there are no more original thoughts or concepts. Has our love of money exceeded our love of creative expression? At the very least sequels further a story and delve deeper into a character, while introducing new characters and situations. Remakes, are merely someone else’s interpretation on another person’s idea(s) just to cash in. They are all about the dollar signs on the bottom line.

There are of course some exceptions to the rule. Not every remake is bad or horrible, but in my opinion most are. Money seems to be the only motive Hollywood feels they need to remake a movie, or reboot a franchise. If the formula works, then update it and maybe put a slight spin on it. This way there is minimal marketing needed because it already has name recognition.

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Pilot

Posted in Books, Horror, Introduction, Movies, Music, Reviews, Sci Fi, Television with tags on August 3, 2011 by ScarecrowBlog

Greetings readers, and welcome to my first post titled Pilot, like what they do with TV shows.

My love of the horror genre started at a young age.  It began on a Halloween night (when I was about five or six), after a day of trick or treating, followed by a Halloween party at the neighbor’s house, then a brief visit to my grandparent’s house (that seemed to have some eerie mystique to it).  When I got home my dad put the TV on and there was a movie on. I remember two girls walking down a sidewalk on their way home from school.  One was fishing through her purse, not paying attention while the other noticed a man staring at them far ahead from where they were. As they continued walking the other girl told her friend what was going on.  With that, the friend plowed ahead to investigate.  When she reached the hedges where the man had been, there was no sign of him. That first scene that I witnessed,  the mood of the movie just captivated me. The movie was Halloween, and I was hooked from that moment on.

Science Fiction also captivated Continue reading