In this special episode, Matt journeys to Nightmare on Edgewood, Indianapolis’ most intense haunted house to talk about the history of the haunt, and discuss the nature of fear and scary movies with the haunt’s marketing coordinator. Continue reading →
In this special solo episode, Matt shares his thoughts on the 2016 Indy Film Fest and the 7 features, 28 shorts, and 2-dozen 48 Hour Film Project entries he saw throughout the 10-day festival. For more information about Indy Film Fest and how you can attend their year-round events, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Continue reading →
Unlike the Sci-Fi and Art Appreciation shorts, This, That, and the Other didn’t have a clearly defined theme. As such this block of short films included 7 varied and unique films. Read my thoughts on each of the short films below. Continue reading →
In Clay Riley Hassler‘s Homeless, Michael McDowell plays Gosh (pronounced Josh), a teenager who’s homeless and struggling to improve his situation. We follow Gosh as he spends his days searching for a job until nightfall when he goes back to the homeless shelter. When he meets a single mother at the mall, things start to look up.
Last weekend I had one of the most uniquely satisfying theater-going experiences of my life. The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana was hosting a two-day film fest featuring seven science fiction horror films. With two films screening Friday night and the other five screening Saturday, it was the perfect opportunity for me to become acquainted with the theater.
January 1st is my favorite day of the year. It’s the day where I take all the “movie watching data” I’ve collected over the last 365 days and put it all into one file. Having started Obsessive Viewer in February 2013, last year was the first year I got to share my stats online. You can read my year in review post from 2013 here.Continue reading →
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! Here’s our final Indy PopCon 2014 episode. It’s filled with the favorite movies and TV shows of all the people who came and talked to us at our booth. We met and got to talk to so many awesome people at the convention that we had to give all the con attendees their own episode.
We also took some time at the top of the episode to talk about how we felt about the convention and recounted our favorite moments from the weekend.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! We had some down time at Indy PopCon on Sunday. The crowds were dying down and people were hustling to buy things last minute from vendors. So we decided to record an extended potpourri episode.
Topics covered in this episode include our discussion about X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jon Favreau’s Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D. We also go into a healthy tangent about Interstellar’s tagline and what it might imply about the movie.
Merry Christmas (in a handful of days)! Celebrate the holidays with the 2nd season finale of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! This time we’re talking about our favorite Christmas movies! Stick around for a great potpourri section where we talk about the Interstellar teaser.
Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m really excited about this episode. This week we had an in-studio guest for the first time since our friend Greg helped us kick off the podcast in June! Our guest was Chase Kahlo, one of the guys behind Indy PopCon (the brand new pop culture convention coming to Indianapolis in May 2014).
We had so much fun recording with Chase and we’ll probably have him back as the convention nears. And when I say he’s our first “in-studio” guest, I mean he’s our first guest in the makeshift studio I converted my brother’s sunroom into and use to record in while he’s at work. But all the same, it’s a great episode and I hope you like it. Continue reading →
This week was huge for The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. For starters, I edited this week’s episode in a new program that is going to be far less problematic than Garageband and, as I type this, I’m expecting some sweet new podcasting equipment to be delivered. But most exciting is the fact that we signed up for IndyPopCon. We’ll have more information down the road but, for now, we’re very excited.
This week is Space Movies Part 1! I hope you like it.
My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now. I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.
I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.
It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading →
I’m releasing this week’s episode of the podcast earlier than usual. We recorded it to coincide with Halloween and now that the holiday is finally here, we’ve got a new ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast ready for you. This week we talk about our Shocktober and just have a general catch up session after taking a week off from recording. I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading →
We are nearing the end of Shocktober 2013. In the run up to the final week, I realized I have a ton of movies I still want to watch. So, with plenty of unused vacation time to spare, I took Monday and Tuesday off from work. Throughout this mini-vacation I’ve created for myself, I’m going to be watching a ton of Shocktober movies. I’ve set myself a goal of writing up one blog post for each day, similar to Tiny’s Shocktober Musings posts.
Here we have Part I, my “found footage fest.” Found footage movies get a bad rap. Sure, there’s plenty of dreck in the subgenre and it inspires needless sequels that are churned out faster than they can be written. But when the format is handled right, it can be an absolutely terrifying experience that gets under your skin.
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