Monday, September 10, 2007

Meta: Contest winners and an up-coming series.

We have our winners for the Nightmare Factory giveaway.

Free comics are on their way to three Screamin' regulars: Screamin' Cattleworks, Screamin' Spacejack, and Screamin' Sasquatchan. You three cats have been solid supporters of the blog from the beginning and I thank you.

We also have two brand new faces in the winner's circle. Greetings and congratulations to Doug and Lady Tanya. Thanks for swinging by and I hope you enjoy your new books.

Thanks to all the readers who wrote in and thanks to Fox Atomic for the freebies.

Now that we've taken care of that, let's take A Moment for Us ™.

On September 25th, 2006, I started with this blog with a review of with a review of the z-grade Italian horror flick Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory. We are rapidly approaching And Now the Screaming Starts's one year anniversary. This is puts me into a nostalgic mood, so, as we lead up to the big day, I'll be launching a series on the beginnings of cinematic horror. Here at ANTSS, I'll be rolling out my first ever posting series: a collection of reviews of several silent horror flicks from the very early days of film. We'll hit the classics, such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu, as well as some of the less well-known proto-fright films. Ghosts, ghouls, and gremlins from the days when the only screaming you heard in the theaters came from the audiences.

Be there, Screamers and Screamettes, or be L7.

In the meantime, here's a bit of navel-gazing. I present the trailer for the flick that gives this little ol' blog its name:


Book Nerd said...

Happy approaching anniversary, CRWM! A clip truly worthy of the caliber of artistic endeavor that this blog aspires to achieve. Looking forward to the upcoming series.

CRwM said...

Hey, that's no Book Nerd! That's my wife!

Ladies and gentlemen, Screamers and Screamettes, let me introduce Mrs. wM: the Book Nerd!

Thanks for swinging by.

Anonymous said...

Does she get a present in the mail too ?

Thx for sending the latest along my way.

As for the clip -- wasn't there a similar (more modern) B-grade flick with the same premise ? I sure recall a movie about the a cursed, disembodied corporeal hand.. Ahh, oddly enough, "The Hand", 1981. Crazy.

CRwM said...

Screamin' Sassy,

Family members of ANTSS employees (the one employee) are not eligible to win.

As for disembodied hand references, there's also a Calvin and Hobbes where the dad tries to scare Calvin with a story based on And Now.