Someone's in the house. He's watching. He's creeping round, only you can't see him. He's watching you from the walls. He's right behind you now. Looking over your shoulder. He wants the remote control. He's a bad boy. He wants to watch bad movies. Bad bad Ronald...

Friday, August 5, 2011


Bad Ronald Gets a Nod for the Liebster Blog Award!

This one came straight outa the blue for me.  I'd been hiding away in my attic office from my My Little Pony frenzied girls, trying to get some desperately needed editing done, when I decided to first check my emails and tweets (yes, it's called procrastination -- try it some time!).  Much to my surprise, I find a really swell tweet from Mr. Anthony Corwin from over at his blog The Futurist. He was informing me, as well as 4 other lucky folks, that he'd nominated us all for the Liebster Blog Award!

The Liebster Blog Award aims to highlight amazing bloggers who happen to have less than 200 followers. Hopefully you’ll all visit the blogs that I'll, in turn, be suggesting below and follow them because of their awesomeness.

But, before I continue on with my Liebster nods, I want you to go visit Tony over at his blog and become a member.  He deserves your readership!  Can't thank him enough for putting my blog in the spotlight.  Movies have been a central part of my life ever since I can remember.  I know that's cliche, but it's so so true.  I have clear memories of certain points in my childhood (like when my tryke broke down, and I had to sadly watch my twin brother ride his around at age 3).  And Horror had always caught my eye.  I was not yet even in kindergarten when Dark Shadows came on, and it became my first ever favorite TV show (well, outside Captain Kangaroo).  Hammer Horror films were always hotly anticipated.  And then, at about age 10, at a family friend's house, I got to see the unedited showing of Rosemary's Baby on Home Box Office.  I was forever changed.  At the same time, the Planet of the Apes movies were in full swing, and I had been enjoying each one, with great interest.  These particular films, with their underlying social commentary making tiny footprints on my psyche, helped shape the style and tone of the films I would grow up to enjoy.

Hey!  The orchestra is starting to play, so I better wrap this up.  Thanks again to Tony.  And thanks to Mr. or Ms. Liebster for inventing this award. I would most definitely hand over a nod to Tony, for his great work -- but, someone has beaten me to that honor.  So, just as he did, I will now direct you to five different bloggers, whom I feel also deserve your attention.

As always, first there are the rules:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!
And now, here are my picks:
Muir first came to my attention with the book Horror Films of the 1970s.  The title alone commanded me to buy, but the reviews and critiques and insight to the make-up of a horror film are astounding.  He has a keen eye, and enjoy his writing, and I rarely ever disagree with his views. But even when I do, I can't dismiss him, because I know he's earnest and genuine in his thoughts. Reading his reviews and essays reminds me of the old Siskel & Ebert reviews. [Right now, I'm loving his Planet of the Apes material]

For years and years I walk the Earth with my hidden affliction... my love of the Made for Television movie (of the 70s variety).  My childhood and teen years were built around watching these fantastic gems of small screen cinema.  When the Internets opened up for business, I discovered that I wasn't the only one who loved these great TV MOWs (that's TV Movie of the Weeks to you newbs), but there were hundreds of others willing to trade and write about them. Amanda by Night is the proprietor at MFTVM, and you should check it out.

This is one of the first blogs I started following -- if not the first.  Jason (no last name given) not only delivers a catalog full of retro horror and Halloween delights -- music, video clips, artwork, retro toys and games -- but he also shares his Monster Kid memories.  Jason hasn't been blogging much lately, so maybe with some boosted interest, he'll continue posting more.
Lela Richmond's straight from the brain stem thoughts and musings of film, music and TV are fun and stimulating.  She also has a horror related blog All the World's a Horror Show... which she doesn't keep up as much as EPP (probably because I was, and am, the ONLY member of the site -- for shame people!!).

I love the female perspective on the horror genre, especially when they observe with wit and intelligence.  SQ has both, and her reviews and commentary are hilarious and honest.  There are many women out there with genre related blogs -- some are real popular -- and Scream Queen should definitely be on your go-to list.

Now... as a footnote, I have no idea what a Liebster is, or why they're giving awards to bloggers.  I hesitated at first, after Googling the name Liebster Awards, and merely found several other sites who are doing the same thing as I just did, above.  I couldn't find a site where Liebster Awards are explained, or defined... or even verify.  But, the thing is, this little tagging game has its rewards.  I get to send you guys off to look at other blogs that I feel are worthy of your time, and... my blog membership has already gained 2 new members, just for being mentioned in Tony's blog.  Hopefully, everyone benefits from this, most likely, faux award.  Ohh... and if;n the Liebs is a real award... by all means, I'd be honored!!!!!!!


  1. Hey, can't thank you enough for mentioning Exhaust Pipe Potatoes! I do get discouraged by the lack of readers on my blogs, but knowing that someone (whose own writings I admire) is paying attention is fantastic. thanks!

  2. Hey, thanks for mentioning me :) *blushes* It's much appreciated. I'll do my thank-you post tonight :)