Murder at 200 Visits
Well, Trisk hit a bit of a milestone, and I thought I should make a post and wave around the party favours.
I follow the users and visits to the site pretty closely. Some might say too closely, but I have free time to kill.
Ever since we opened the doors in October, 2009, the site has had steady growth each month, with one exception. I've been wanting to see the site crawl over the 200 unique visits mark for a month, and we finally did that the other day. Sure, it's only 200 people, but the first month after the introduction got a teeny 50 people.
The best thing is, this month isn't quite over yet, and I've only posted one review. There's another one coming up before we wrap up June, so we are doing pretty good. 200 is a paltry number in the grand scheme of thing, but the steady growth and ever increasing interest in this site bring me joy. I'm clearly doing something right here.
Although I speak out to each and every person out there, please post comments! I crave feedback. What works? What doesn't? What movies do you want me to see? I know you're looking at this site. I can hear you breathing. Let's communicate!
Also, just a few notes on Murder Mansion.
What is up with the movie image? you may be asking. Well, Murder Mansion is the first movie from the three 50 movie packs of awesome badness I got, and naturally there's no DVD covers for each movie to scan. I decided a fair compromise would be to use the image from the set the movie is in so people can see where it's from if they're interested. And adding a nice, bloody title to it for a quick eyeball of just what I'm reviewing. I decided not to do a 'full size' version, since everything is visible in the small image, and making the larger one would take up unnecessary space and be a little silly.
Does that work for you guys? Would you rather I try and track down some poster art, or some other usable picture? I'm good either way, although I do like the images I made. And I probably won't always be able to find usable art.
There's also been a number of changes to the review style, as people may have noticed. "The Guts" was a lot more concise header for the whole synopsis and breakdown than what I had been using, and I like changing the Rundown to the Autopsy Report. Feels more in line with the style of the site. And of course, these aren't final and could change at any moment, if anyone has better suggestions or I come up with one.
I want to add more things to the Autopsy too, like maybe a full body count, best scene... I also did character breakdowns in Sideshow and really want to do more stuff like that as well. I would have done it for Murder Mansion, but damned if I knew who anyone was. I'm not even 100% sure I paired up the right actors with the right characters, since there's no ending credits to my copy of the film.
Also of note is that this movie definitely doesn't fit the usual mold. It does have a body count, and is a little slasher like, and at least has the possibility of a witch, but it's also a little off to the side of our usual fare. But I like that. I want to start opening our scope, since there's a number of more science fictiony fare I'd love to do as well. If there's blood, we'll probably do it. Or even if there isn't. If MST3K can do "The Girl in Gold Boots" I can do a cheeseball scifi movie.
Ok, that's way more than enough rambling from me!
Back to the dungeon!