Horror

{"content":{"id":981,"title":"Addams Family Values","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/348.webp\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFrom the days when sequels were almost always quickly-made, low-budget, and sloppy. The script feels like a first draft, the Addams Mansion lost most of its furniture, the Addams graveyard had all of its tombs replaced with generic tombstones, Raul Julia is pushed into the background in spite of the fact that he's Raul Julia. The Joan Cusack main story doesn't really come together, but the subplot involving the kids being sent to summer camp turns out so well that I'm going to (reluctantly) recommend it anyway.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-12T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-14T20:49:23.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-12T00:31:32.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e"}

Addams Family Values


From the days when sequels were almost always quickly-made, low-budget, and sloppy. The script feels like a first draft, the Addams Mansion lost most of its furniture, the Addams graveyard had all of its tombs replaced with generic tombstones, Raul Julia is pushed into the background in spite of the fact that he's Raul Julia. The Joan Cusack main story doesn't really come together, but the subplot involving the kids being sent to summer camp turns out so well that I'm going to (reluctantly) recommend it anyway.

{"content":{"id":973,"title":"Weekly Links - Our Glorious Future Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nHave you heard of xlogo? If you use the X Window System, \u003ca href=\"https://simont.dreamwidth.org/242297.html\"\u003ethis is pretty neat\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole of the week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/these-elderly-people-s-stories-of-an-early-unsafe-vers-1825126728\"\u003eThese Elderly People’s Stories Of An Early, Unsafe Version Of Disneyland Will Terrify You\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nC gets a lot of shit on the Internet, yet still persists and thrives. Your operating system is running C code right now, for example. For all its cruft and quirks, there are just certain niches that C fills which languages like Rust unequivocally do not, no matter how many think pieces are written. It also requires discipline and planning. Here's a lighthearted \u003ca href=\"https://www.lysator.liu.se/c/ten-commandments.html\"\u003eTen Commandments Of C\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rabbit\"\u003eIncredible short film\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://github.com/FoxDotBuild/woof-alert\"\u003eA dog collar that converts all barks to emails\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nValve is a company that went from rich to ridonculously rich due to a side project that was the product of their bizarrely relaxed organizational model. Their \u003ca href=\"https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/apps/valve/Valve_NewEmployeeHandbook.pdf\"\u003eemployee handbook\u003c/a\u003e is both interesting to read and very well-designed.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-10-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-06T16:56:01.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-06T17:38:27.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=unix\"\u003eunix\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=linux\"\u003elinux\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=design\"\u003edesign\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Our Glorious Future Edition

{"content":{"id":877,"title":"Event Horizon (1997)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2ed.png\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI watched this dozens of times as a kid. Watching it again, it's not perfect: it has too many cheap scares, it's a bit of an Alien rip-off (in spite of having no aliens), and it looks like a cutscene from an old point-and-click game (which is a good thing and a bad thing). But, man, there's still a unique charm and sense of place that's uncomparable. Especially impressive considering it had production difficulties and was rushed to the screen. Give it a watch but be forgiving.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-06T22:36:48.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-29T05:00:48.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=90s\"\u003e90s\u003c/a\u003e"}

Event Horizon (1997)


I watched this dozens of times as a kid. Watching it again, it's not perfect: it has too many cheap scares, it's a bit of an Alien rip-off (in spite of having no aliens), and it looks like a cutscene from an old point-and-click game (which is a good thing and a bad thing). But, man, there's still a unique charm and sense of place that's uncomparable. Especially impressive considering it had production difficulties and was rushed to the screen. Give it a watch but be forgiving.

{"content":{"id":891,"title":"Planet Terror (2007)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2fa.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt feels like it should be good. I kept seeing things and thinking, \"Yes, what a good idea for this type of movie\", but it still manages to be so so boring.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-16T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-20T17:12:33.000Z","updated_at":"2019-09-16T02:11:46.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e"}

Planet Terror (2007)


It feels like it should be good. I kept seeing things and thinking, "Yes, what a good idea for this type of movie", but it still manages to be so so boring.

{"content":{"id":836,"title":"Stranger Things 3","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2ca.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"width: 80vw\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe parts involving these four are good. The last two episodes are good. The rest is inconsistent. Overall, not bad, but not as good as the last season.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWhen they were googling the eighties, they must have accidentally gotten some results from the 1880s because there is some William Morris-level hardcore wallpaper in this.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI'm not fussed about a little product placement, but they went over the top this time. If the first two seasons were channelling Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, this was channelling the worst parts of Mac And Me.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-25T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-24T00:26:33.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-20T12:35:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e"}

Stranger Things 3



  • The parts involving these four are good. The last two episodes are good. The rest is inconsistent. Overall, not bad, but not as good as the last season.
  • When they were googling the eighties, they must have accidentally gotten some results from the 1880s because there is some William Morris-level hardcore wallpaper in this.
  • I'm not fussed about a little product placement, but they went over the top this time. If the first two seasons were channelling Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, this was channelling the worst parts of Mac And Me.