SWEET MARY JANE! We've had about six days or so of really intense heat here in L.A. Us poor folk in the San Fernando Valley always have it the worst though, with temps daily in the last week in the 100s. One day I think it even got to 113 degrees. Good God man. This heat is enough to melt one's soul! And if nighttime is supposed to be a relief, well good luck; it only goes down to the 90s or 80s. Pretty muggy, miserable, and sweltering.
Every year I feel the heat waves we get here are getting worse, and this year is no exception. This is Phoenix/Las Vegas weather man although I guess I have to remind myself that Southern California is really a desert after all. Whatever bitches! We had almost no rain this past winter! Wait till those winds start a'blowin' in October! Yer nice little house in the hills next to all that dry brush is gonna go up in flames! EEK!
Other than the fact that we got ass cheek-melting heat going on right now, Labor Day Weekend was purty cool. Y'all gotta watch this really cool suspense film on DVD starring the good-looking Wilson brother Luke called Vacancy. It was well done! Pretty creepy and an effective horror film without all the gore and brutality. Speaking of slashed necks and bashed-in heads, the new remake or retelling of Halloween was HARRIBLE! ABSOLUTELY APPALLING! Rob Zombie's own take/version of the John Carpenter 1978 classic is shockingly laughable; nothing but an exercise in gore with cheap acting, crude unnecessary cussing, a terrible white trash backstory, and terrible pacing! The young crowd clapped at the end (prolly since they don't know the difference between shit and shinola), but old geezer me was really missing the Jamie Lee Curtis version. Carpenter's film is a classic; a low-budget perfectly acted little teen slasher movie with some of the most excellent horror music ever composed! All hail the original Michael Myers!
At least we got free movie passes for our next visit thanks to my bud complaining to the theater manager that some in the crowd were being disruptive, which they actually were. So, no harm no foul I suppose except that I kept fidgeting in my seat during the showing stupidly hoping someone would replace the current version with a copy of the original instead. I'll have a tribute to the original Halloween sometime in October I suppose. The new version didn't even feel like it took place during the Halloween holiday to be honest. That's how lame it was.
And I finally saw The Omen, 31 years after it was made! A bit cheesy, but still effective! Way ta go Damien! I'd heard about this sick evil brat bastard for years, and finally got ta see what the fuss was all about.
Now it's time to watch The Omen 2006 remake and be disappointed huh?