Michael J. Murphy Box Set Announced!

Don’t feel bad in you don’t know that name. Up until about six months ago, I didn’t know who he was either. And that’s coming from someone who’s been a diehard horror fan all his life! Which also goes to the fact why I still love the genre because you never stop discovering these entertaining filmmakers that has been working for over five decades!

Earlier in the year, a friend sent me a copy of the film Bloodstream (1985), which I had never seen before, or even heard of. After watching it, I knew I would be screening it on our next Turkey Day Marathon, which it was a lot of fun, even though very, very, very low budget. But the more I looked up the creator of this film, I was amazed to see his filmography and the fact that this was all new to me. I always love finding a new rabbit hole to dive into, and I found it with Murphy and his films. But luckily, I don’t need to do any hard work in searching out his films since thanks to Powerhouse Films / Indicator, they are releasing a HUGE box set of Murphy’s work, in Magic, Myth & Mutilation: The Micro-Budget Cinema of Michael J. Murphy, 1967-2015!

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Turkey Day in May 2022

For the last two years, due to the pandemic, we’ve been holding our bi-annual Turkey Day Marathon online. It has sucked not being able to have that gathering of friends, but we all need to keep each other safe. This year however, not only did I decide to go back to holding an in-person event like we used to, but because of concerns of having too many people all crammed into my movie room, I decided to break it up over both Saturday and Sunday, with the same movies but with a different set of people each day. That’s right, that meant I was going to personally have to watch the same Turkeys two days in a row. Not an idea that I completely thought through. And . . . now that it is over, will be the last time!

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