Horror Song of the Day: Every Woman In the World (by Air Supply)


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Who said a song from a horror film had to be horrific. Some songs just attaches it’s hooks into you and won’t let go and one such song that one wouldn’t associate with the horror film genre just does that with the latest “Song of the Day”.

In 2006, a little horror-comedy film came out directed by James Gunn called Slither. There’s a repeating gag in the film that both highlights the film’s horror and comedy. It’s scored by a classic Air Supply ballad by the title of “Every Woman In the World”. It’s the love song of Grant Grant (played Merle Dixon himself, Michael Rooker) and his loyal and faithful wife, Starla (played with earnestness by Elizabeth Banks). It comes on whenever the two share a tender moment even when things get thick and slithery.

Every time this song plays on the radio now I can’t help but think back to Slither.

Every Woman In the World

Overnight scenes dinner and wine
Saturday girls
I was never in love, never had the time
In my hustle and hurried world
Laughing my self to sleep, waking up lonely
I need someone to hold me, oh

It’s such a crazy home town
It can drag you down
Till you run out of dreams
So you party all night to the music and lights
But you don’t know what happiness means
I was dancing in the dark with strangers
No love around me
When suddenly you found me, oh

(Chorus) Girl, you’re every woman in the world to me
You’re my fantasy, you’re my reality
Girl, you’re every woman in the world to me
You’re everything I need, you’re everything to me
Oh girl

Everything good, everything fine
That’s what you are
So put your hand in mine and together we’ll climb
As high as the highest star
I’m living the lifetime in every minute
That we’re together
And I’m staying right here forever, oh

(Chorus) Girl, you’re every woman in the world to me
You’re my fantasy, you’re my reality
Girl, you’re every woman in the world to me
You’re everything I need, you’re everything to me
Oh girl (5x)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Girl in the Flower Dress: Review


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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… where do I start… I want to like this show for two main reason: it is inspired by comics and created by Joss Whedon (I dug all of his other shows & films).  But it’s not clicking with me.  Something is missing.  It seems tame, almost like the creative team is holding back. Would the show have a different tone if it was on another network? Did the ABC/Disney element mute the tone?

What I liked:

  1. The hints of characterization for May before she reverted to cliche warrior woman.
  2. More clues about Coulson has changed after being shanked by Loki (I still believe that he’s Life Model Decoy (highly advanced robotic duplicate of SHIELD Agents)).
  3. The prospect of improved Extremis villains.
  4. More details about Skye’s past.

What I was expecting:

  1. Some of Steranko’s trippy spy fiction.
  2. High tech weaponry and gadgets (the hovercar isn’t enough).
  3. Official Uniforms.
  4. Recognized Agents like Carter, Wu, Dum Dum, and Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
  5. Some actual villains because the “making of Graviton isn’t enough” and these pastiches of established characters aren’t enough.  Tired off the misunderstood post-humans after NotLuke Cage.
  6. A fully fleshed out cast: it seems like Coulson and Skye are getting all of the characterization, Ward, May, Fitz & Simmons are so cliche.

Review (Spoiler Free):

Tonight’s episode felt like a remix of the pilot episode.  Both episodes featured seemingly innocent post-human goes nuts after interacting with Centipede.  “Scorch” lacked the emotional tether & motivation of NotLuke Cage and the drive for acknowledgement wasn’t enough for me.

Visual Expectations (courtesy of Kris Anka):

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(Courtesy of Aaron Kuder)

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Horror On TV: Twilight Zone 5.26 “I Am The Night — Color Me Black”


As a small community prepares to execute a remorseless killer, the sky above the town turns pitch black.  Even as the Sheriff and the town priest try to figure out what’s happening, the town prepares to administer its own version of justice.

Some reviewers have complained that this Twilight Zone episode is a bit too heavy-handed for its own good but it’s actually one of my favorite episodes,  (Then again, I’ve always been against the death penalty and, for the most part, critics only consider a show to be heavy-handed when they disagree with the message.)  While the writing may not be subtle, this is a well-acted episode and, while watching it, you truly do get the feeling that a community is slowly giving into the darkness of hatred.

This episode was written by Rod Serling and directed by Abner Biberman.  It was originally broadcast on March 27th, 1964.

Horror Scenes I Love: Joey Fatone Gets Eaten By A Shark


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Joey Fatone, moments before getting eaten by shark

Now I know what you’re asking.  Does this scene, from the 2012 SyFy original film Jersey Shore Shark Attack, really count as a horror scene?

It does if you’re the one getting eaten.

Just ask Joey Fatone.

Joey Fatone Has No Commnet

Don’t worry…he’s okay!

Incidentally, this film started my current love affair with SyFy original movies.

Horror On The Lens: Killdozer (dir by Jerry London)


killdozerA bunch of manly men are building an airstrip on an island off the coast of Africa.  Two of them come across an oddly glowing meteorite and they make the mistake of trying to move it with a bulldozer.  Needless to say, the bulldozer gets possessed by an alien presence and soon, the men are all being pursued by the … Killdozer!

My boyfriend and I recently sat down and watched this 1974 made-for-TV movie.  Jeff enjoyed it while I thought Killdozer was perhaps one of the silliest films I have ever seen in my life.  That’s not surprising, however.  Killdozer is a guy film all the way, celebrating both the destructive power of machinery and the ability of men to tame that power.

Killdozer may not be a great film but it’s a film that feels rather appropriate for October.