FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jan 5, 2009

F to the Y to the I

Okay, friends, here's the deal: I'm postponing the Film Club write-up for another week. First of all, I've got it written over to the right there as being due "Monday, January 6", which is a date that apparently only exists in the fantasyland of my mind. Totally secondly, I just got back from a vacation that involved more Christmas cookies than any single human should ever eat, a burning case of "Wii Bowling Shoulder", and essentially letting my brain lie fallow for two weeks. In other words, I need another week's recovery before I attempt to tackle Grindhouse. Some of you aren't as lame as I am, however, and you've been sending me links to your reviews. Feel free to keep doing that. Also, if you accept my apology for Film Club: The Postponening, then I'll forgive you for allowing me to keep "Monday, January 6" posted for so long, which is basically the blogging equivalent of not telling me I have a salad living between my teeth.

Okay part 2: My brain didn't lie completely fallow during my time away. I managed to crank out a piece at AMC about horrifying hotels. Travel back to the fantastical time known as "last Wednesday" and give it a read...if you dare. Of course, maybe you're on top of things and you've read it already. In that case, read it again and be totally retro!

NEW FILM CLUB DUE DATE! Monday January 12


Anonymous said...

Kinda hoping this would happen. I was looking to throw down FGFC stylee but I just watched it yesterday and I can't seem to get my bearings. I'm so used to unintentionally bad movies that intentionally bad ones play hell with my inner ear.

Stumbled across a VHS copy of Schizo (right after voting closed, natch), and Film Club or no, it really deserves a good Pondering, so here's hoping it's still on your radar.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Yes! I wanted to play along but at 9pm last night I was like... there is no way I can watch a 3hr film and review it by tomorrow.

So, I played WoW instead.

Sorry to hear about the cookie overload. I still have a few kicking around .. I made way to many this year!

Anonymous said...

Final Girl,

I had no idea we, your faithful readers, were supposed to edit you. I'll try to give you a heads-up the next time you make up fantasyland dates for the Film Club. Anyway, glad to have you back.

Stacie Ponder said...

Yay! I'm glad I'm not the only one recovering from holiday-induced lethargy. Or regular ol' lethargy, whatever the case may be.

No need to play regular editor, anonymous. I just feel like a fool for having a fake date up for over a month. LIKE A FOOL I SAY.

Natazzz said...

Technically it wasn't a fake date as there will be a Monday Jan 6, it will just be a few years from now.

Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

forgot to mention, anybody who's gonna write this up should definitely go to YouTube for the fake trailers (only one of 'em made it to the discs). I only bring it up in case anyone's unaware of the fact that trained bonobos were put in charge of the Grindhouse DVD release.

Nah, kidding. Like an ape could botch anything as badly as a homo sapien studio executive.

My word verification is "whinge." How very apropos.

P. K. Nail said...

I think someone pointed it out before, but Netflix has the entire double-feature experience on their "watch instantly" list. I checked it out, and everything that was in the original theatrical version is on the Netflix Double Feature version - all the trailers, all the ads, and all the trippy title cards.

Sadly, that version does not come with the option of watching Planet Terror with the audience response track, like the DVD. :P

Wes Fierce said...

Thank god for the delay. My evil twin decided it would be great if I wrote a 4 part grindhouse extravaganza. Since Im only half way through, I was prepared to land that puppy like a spaceship reentering the earths atmosphere, so I could get it in on time. :P

Margarita said...

It's funny that you say that because I definitely noticed your mixing up of dates a couple days ago and was going to tell you but then I felt awkward, much in the same way that one feels awkward about telling a person they have shit in their teeth. I'm sorry!! :)

Definitely an experiencer of holiday lethargy also so I'm grateful for the push back.

Stacie Ponder said...

Dude, if I ever have shit in my teeth, please tell me.

Actually, scratch that. If I ever have shit in my teeth, I suggest you get away from me as quickly as you can.