Octoberween: ‘Treehouse of Horror V: Time and Punishment’

Friends, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Rooster Illusion, which I am killing again. October 31st, 2019: “Friends, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Rooster Illusion, which I am killing again.” —Octoberween: Treehouse of Horror V: Time and Punishment, written by me, just now, announcing the re-deadening…

Parton the Interruption: The Shrekoning

By Drew Parton In the year 2001, brothers Drew and John Parton watched the dvd “Shrek” and its special features 3 times in a row. Since then, they have never watched another Shrek movie… until now, when they dared to watch the entire Shrek saga and musical back-to-back. Parton the Interruption rises from the grave to…

Second Breakfast Octoberween: “Halloween 2018” and the continually dismal state of slasher movies

Slasher movies have been around for a while, depending on how you want to define the term. From a certain point of view, they were making slashers in the ‘20s. Film scholars traditionally point to the simultaneous releases of Psycho and Peeping Tom as getting the ball rolling, and then in the following decade grungy blood-and-guts extravaganzas…