Monday, August 24, 2020

The Brandon Peters Show! BEGINS

I thought it might be high time for an update on the new podcast.  First of all, it now has a name. Purely, simply The Brandon Peters Show! I can hear your brain right now saying things like "Boring", "Basic", "Weak sauce" and "Generic". That's fair, considering the previous show had such a clever ring to it. But, I assure you this was the best name for this show.  Though Brad Shoemaker (my producer) still argues "Playing With Peters" was the best choice. 

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Cult Cinema Cavalcade Ends

This is Naptown Nerd. 
This is Brandon. 
This is my old movie blog. 
This is my farewell to Cult Cinema Cavalcade. 

Five years ago, one of the best friends the universe has ever granted me and I set off on a journey to share our friendship with the world in audio form (I'll be the first to push up my glasses and tell you its actually six as we agreed and slowly planned it over the course of the year prior to the first episode publishing.) And five years ago, this other creation of mine ceased to post new content. Between Why So Blu, Cult Cinema Cavalcade and life itself, it was just too much extra on my plate. And because of that, it felt returning here would be the proper channel to deliver the news on Cult Cinema Cavalcade's conclusion. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Three Mothers: Suspiria (1977)

Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bose, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Udo Kier
Rated: X

Suzy, do you know anything about...witches?

I'll be making an announcement here on this page in the near future. Logging back in, I noticed I've had this piece in draft since October of 2015. Since then, I'd written a Blu-ray review for SUSPIRIA (1977) on Why So Blu. So, that will suffice for now and finally publish it 5 years later. Will I complete the set of Three Mothers pieces? Likely, no. But for now, rather than hit delete, I'll just copy and paste and fulfill the promise to publish this. You'll hear from me soon. Enjoy (again)!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Back To Bond: Talking SPECTRE & Never Say Never Again

These are late and I haven't posted in who knows when.  I figured people might be interested in my thoughts on the new 007 film SPECTRE.  I guested on Out Now with Aaron & Abe to share those thoughts.  During the same week, my podcast, Cult Cinema Cavalcade (you'd better be listening!) took on Never Say Never Again.  Both podcasts are super fun, so give them a listen.  And I know the question you're currently asking...James Bond Will Return, but what about Naptown Nerd?  And to that, I never say never...this blog is just currently on her majesty's secret service as of late, so it will have to die another day.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ranking The Gates Of Hell Trilogy

The Gates of Hell trilogy is an interesting little nugget.  This truly is one in theme and feel as the movies, while not directly connected, feel related to one another.  Some of that is in the thematics, but I'm sure a lot has to do with Lucio Fulci as well.  its interesting as these just started basically with Fulci wanting to continue exploring an idea with a film he just finished.  I do wonder if this was always meant to stop at three movies, or did he just never get the opportunity to return to this well.  He did return to do Zombi 3/Zombie Flesh Eaters 2, even if he wound up not finishing the film.  I do like the Gates of Hell Trilogy and it comes in the middle of the heart of Fulci's best work.  Aside from this Trilogy, his quality straight horror and non-giallo work would probably only latch Zombi 2/Zombie/Zombie Flesh Eaters, New York Ripper and Cat in the Brain to the list.  Yeah, Zombi 3/Zombie Flesh Eaters 2 is a hoot, but I'm not going to call it anything great.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gates Of Hell: The House By The Cemetery (1981)

The House By The Cemetery
Director: Lucio Fulci
Starring: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Maclo, Ania Pieroni, Silvia Collatina, Dagmar Lassander, Giovanni De Nava
Rating: Unrated

Mae, time to go home and remember your manners. Now that Bob is staying with us, be sure to treat him like a Freudstein. For other guests are surely destined to drop in.
                   ~Mary Freudstein

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gates Of Hell: The Beyond (1981)

The Beyond
Director: Lucio Fulci
Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzea Monreale, Giovanni De Nava
Rating:  X

Woe be unto him who opens one of the seven gateways to Hell, because through that gateway, evil will invade the world.