Photo by me at Shoreline Amphitheatre in California at a concert featuring Korn & Staind 2021 may not have been an especially good year in other ways but it was most certainly an amazing year for music. Not only did live music return (which I have complex but mostly joyful and grateful feelings about) but dozens upon dozens of fantastic albums were released this year. So I thought it only fitting to celebrate the year in music with this list of my top albums of 2021. Bearing in mind that rankings are always a little complex and these things are constantly shifting (my top three are honestly pretty much interchangeable based on my mood) blah blah blah all art is subjective, etc....enjoy my top 21 albums of 2021!
Welcome to Day 28 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon The 28th theme of the month is "AHHH!-nthology." Today we turn our focus to the many short film collections in the horror genre. It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmakers, today is your day. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme! Here are a few recommendation from the team... Group Pick: V/H/S/2 (2013) directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Winged, Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjhahjanto, Gareth Evans, and Jason Eisener. This sequel is one of the best in the franchise and a must watch especially for the short Safe Haven which is a personal favorite of Stephen and Dani. D-Rock: - Black Sabbath (1963) directed by Mario Bava - 1h 32m - Shudder - Nightmare Cinema (2018) directed by Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryūhei Kitamura, and David Slade - 1h 59m - Shudder - Southbound (2015) directed by Radio Silen
Welcome to Day 26 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon The 26th theme of the month is "Your Grandparents' Ghouls." Today we celebrate old horror. We're talking the kinda stuff you'd see on Turner Classic Movies with the likes of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi--although, as always, we leave the interpretation up to you. It might be an oldie from Hollywood's Golden Age or a horror classic you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme! Here are a few recommendations from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) directed by James Whale is available on Criterion Channel and Peacock. Enjoy one of horror's greatest sequels. D-Rock: - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) directed by Jack Arnold - 1h 19m - Criterion Channel, Peacock - White Zombie (1932) directed by Victor Halperin - 1h 7m - Shudder, Tubi - Wrestling Women vs. The A