Blood Red: Hooptober Se7en: Week One

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It’s usually a bit of a mixed bag the opening week of Hooptober, but I managed to front-load some films I was genuinely interested and the results paid off: only one clinker (to my mind) in the mix.  We have to get the header image from last week’s post out of the way, so things kick off with the headtrip that is Frank Henenlotter’s 80s classic Brain Damage before moving on two indie gems: the dread-inducing Lovecraftian plague of The Beach House and the the super-fun DIY sensation of Host.  One of my favorite action directors Timo Tjahjanto revels in his horror roots with the wickedly fun Raimi homage May The Devil Take You…and then there’s Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, which despite being directed by Joe Lynch and starring Henry Rollins falls with a thud for me.  Great axe-splitting opening, though…

So wipe yer damn feet and enter the opening week’s wares for Hooptober 2020.  If you break out in a rash or feel any itching just remember we warned you about the water.  Continue reading

The Third Circle of Bandcamp: August 2020 Edition

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Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.  You got ’em, I got ’em, but more pertinent to this post Charles has ’em, so I’m jumping in to put together a batch of great music you can find on the grand poobah of digital music, Bandcamp.  We got metal, we got stuff that’s tangent to metal, and we got stuff that is unequivocally not metal.  Is that a typical Third Circle post?  Hell if I know, but let’s jump in and see what you think…

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Blood Red: Hoop-Tober Se7en is Back to Inject Your Mind With That Sweet Blue Juice

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Look, the world is horrific enough without me trying to ratchet this intro up a notch in an effort to psych you up for what is blood soaked return of the seventh – that’s right: SEVENTH – round of horror saturation that is Blood Red, back again and under the gun to review as many horror films as possible for you the discerning and macabre audience…  Continue reading

Blood Red, AUDIO EDITION: Episode 2 — “Verotika” (2019)

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We’re back, baby! A multitude of events in this increasingly dystopian world of ours forced us to sideline Blood Red for… [checks notes] …three months… but now, with less than a month until the return of the annual Hooptober horror film marathon, we return with a doozie of a discussion on a highly entertaining, not-quite “horror,” not-quite-“film.”

It’s Verotika. The thing we’re discussing is Verotika, Glenn Danzig’s 2019 directorial debut.

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The Third Circle of Bandcamp: July 2020 Edition

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July was a strange month for music and you are going to feel it in this one boys and girls. I found myself listening to a lot of not-metal in July, and so a good chunk of it has made it into this month’s Third Circle.

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