Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spatter Analysis #6: March 2011

The above cover image was graciously donated by digital artist extraordinaire Jeremy of iZombie fame, the hippest of the horror hipsters.

There's a major holiday just about every month, and people usually find some excuse to celebrate them by imbibing massive amounts of alcohol.  But March's holiday, St. Patrick's Day, is different:  For this particular holiday, people imbibe massive amounts of alcohol while wearing green--and you don't even have to be Irish in order to partake!  That's the beauty of America.  One might expect that this issue of Spatter Analysis would contain a plethora of links to reviews of the Leprechaun movies, but that shant be the case.  The Leprechaun jumped the shark years ago--he's been to space and the 'hood, for Pete's sake!--and let's face it, he was straddling the shark from the very beginning.  So just sit back, relax, check out these amazing non-Leprechaun articles from some truly amazing blogs, and wish Warwick Davis all the best in the future.  There's always a chance that the Ewoks will make a comeback.

As I stated last month, you don't have to wait for me to discover your blog posts.  If you would like to submit a review, article, or spooky chocolate chip cookie recipe for possible inclusion in the forthcoming issue of Spatter Analysis, it's easy to do so.  Just e-mail me a link (the post must have been made in the current month in order to be considered for next month's issue), and I'll give it a look-see.  If I find it particularly enjoyable, I'll include it next time.  If not, well...thems are the breaks.  Direct all submissions to JonnyxMetro[at]hotmail[dot]com.

NOTE: None of the articles below are hosted on my blog, and the authors retain sole ownership. The links are provided here without explicit permission in many cases, because, as far as I know, linking with proper attribution does not go against proper blogger etiquette. Consider this the Midnite Media equivalent of an award, only rather than be awarded for your blog overall, it's for a specific post. You know what that means, don't you? More chances to win!  But, if for whatever reason you would like the link to your post removed, just let me know and it will be removed quicker than Wally West after a six-pack of Jolt cola.

Table of Contents
Upon A Pale Horse: There aren't many people reviewing 90 year old Swedish horror films like Korkarlen on the internet. Looks like Movie Guy Steve of 1001Plus has the monopoly...

On Natural Born Killers:  Francisco of The Film Connoisseur gets deep into the minds of Mickey and Mallory, and greatly enjoys what he finds there.

Larry Cohen's Monstrous Baby: Black Hole Reviews dives into the It's Alive franchise, to find out if it truly is alive, or if it is dead in the (broken) water.

The Crest of A High And Beautiful Wave: Bryce Wilson of Things That Don't Suck visits the maddening desert of the mind that is Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Eerie, Indiana: J.D. from Radiator Heaven pays a visit to a small town just south of Twin Peaks that many a kid has fond television memories of.

Husk: A. Jaye from Thrill Fiction sets out to review the new film Husk...but touches on oh-so-much-more along the way.

The Mist - The Psychology of Religion: Johnny Sandman of The Paradise of Horror envelops himself in The Mist in order to see if he can find God there.

The 127 Hours/Frozen Conundrum:  The Mike from From Midnight, With Love contemplates the similarities between the two survival flicks, and why one is thought of as horror while the other is not.

The Uncertain Future of Big Budget Horror: Jeff Allard of Dinner With Max Jenke questions about the genre, Where do we go from here?

A Bum For All Seasons: Andre from the Horror Digest knows George "Buck" Flowers only as the bum from both Back to the Future and Escape From New York. But that's not going to stop her from honoring his life.

Literary Monsters:  Alexandra of Scare Tactic all-too-briefly examines the literary roots of Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, and werewolves.  But what of Jekyll/Hyde!?  We beg of you!

The Beatle Who Supped With Devils:  Was Paul McCartney secretly writing horror novels in the 1970s?  The Phantom of Pulp was once pretty damned sure that he was...

Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy: Avid reader Will Errickson of Too Much Horror Fiction rediscovers and then reevaluates Stephen King's seminal shocker, The Shining.


  1. great post... though 2011. unless we are in time

  2. iZombie: It's official...I am a fool. The date has been fixed. Now you're the cover artist and a much-needed editor, my friend!


  3. Thanks for including me Jonny.

    PS. Love the banner.

  4. Thanks for the inclusion! I'm a big fan of Splatter Analysis so I'm feeling the love.

  5. Thank you so much for the shout-out. Much appreciated and with such esteemed company. Very cool...

  6. giving you a shout out... over at the "fright club" nice work!

  7. Hey thanks for following! Your site looks really neat.

  8. This is a rather incredible site. It's going to take me days to get through all your reviews. Thanks for following my blog, I've added you to my links list! Have a spooky day!

  9. Excellent! I feel like I've joined an exclusive club here. Count me as a regular reader.

  10. Bryce: Thanks for letting me link to your content, and for the kind words.

    Alexandra: You're welcome! Thanks for being a regular reader.

    J.D.: No problem. You earned it with your awesome Eerie, Indiana retrospective!

    TDFC99: Thanks for the shout-out! You know that I'm an attention whore.

    Mr. Xploit: You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

    Rabbi: I hope you enjoy the back-catalogue of reviews. I look forward to any comments you may have.

    Movie Guy Steve: Any club that allows me to be a member can't be all THAT exclusive. Thanks for reading!


  11. Thanks for the promo on that article, I enjoyed writing it and analyzing the film, Natural Born Killer is a fantastic film.

  12. FC: No problem! It was a great piece, and just wanted to give everyone the chance to read it. I'm sure you'll be appearing in future issues of Spatter Analysis!


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