Bloody Birthday Part 2
Wow. I'm still surprised this site is still going two years in. We didn't quite have the growth I would have hoped for over year two, but there was some slight growth. And hey, staying steady is nothing to sneeze at, either. The last few months have been terribly slow, but no great dips either, so...
There have been a good bunch of movies over year two, and I liked introducing the 'Sci-files' subset of reviews where I take a look at bad scifi movies. I won't mix those in too often, but they do break things up, and it's a thin line sometimes. Brain Machine was probably not the best example of a bad scifi movie to start with, but I stumbled into that as a last minute choice, and I stand by what I post. Some things will stick, others won't.
It was unintentional, but I did notice that the review I just posted for the 1950s version of The Thing, is also Trisk' 50th review. So many milestones! It is also the first B&W film, which I am sure will pop up more and more, since those 50s B-movies are great for badness.
Why did I pick The Thing? Well, the obvious reason is a remake/prequel hitting theatres tomorrow. If I notice a good excuse to show off a classic beside the new, I am going to take it. I am cautiously optimistic for Thing 2011, although I see ways it could go badly. Here's hoping! But also with our 50th, anniversary review, it gave me a good excuse to review a classic of the genre, and introduce B&W movies, so things all came together well for a fun review. I was actually surprised at how solid the original was.
I have some big plans for year three, and some really fun stuff for the next birthday. I've planned out some crazy stuff, and have year three almost completely mapped out. I'm still trying to decide what to do in December, but here's a tease; I may be crazy, and I may review five movies for the month. I'm still debating that, but it would be wild to do so.
There's also a What I'm Watching post waiting in the wings, which I've been sitting on as the fall season premiers wrap up. I was going to post it last week, but was under the weather, and it made sense to save it for a little longer until I was clear headed, and it made sense to wait for the last few premiers to hit. Give me another week!
And of course, Halloween is right around the corner, and the movie I've got planned for the 26th is both a trick and a treat.
So yeah, year two was awesome, the site grew in style and views, we got seen by a director of some of our reviews, which was insanely crazy cool. We introduced new styles of movies to review, but didn't lose sight of our bread and butter. I've drifted a little from the classic bad 80s horror, but don't worry, I have not forgotten those, and will be focusing there for awhile. I spent maybe too much time in the 21st century during year two, and I'm aware of that. Trisk will always have a few more recent movies for review, but the 80s are our home, and it is long past time to get back there. But how could I not review those two Ripper movies when I saw them? Holy crap.
Thanks everyone for viewing the site over not just this past year, but since the beginning. You are still so special to this site, and without you guys, I'd just be shouting into the internet. I hope to hear more from the fans. Let me know what bad movies you want me to see, comment on the reviews and tell me what you like. Make yourselves heard. We're a community, and I want to know what is on your minds as much as you're seeing what's on mine. I still know you're out there, so say hi!
Trisk goes into the future, while looking to the past!
So with that, it is official. Year three is GO! Whoosh!