The October Diaries: Dead Silence


 Illustration by Max Brown
Blurbs by Sean and Christof
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The October Diaries 2014

The Whiteman Brothers and friends celebrate The 31 Days of Halloween by reserving the living room exclusively for horror films that no one in the room has seen. Sean and Christof (and sometimes guests!) write quick first impressions about the films while honorary Whiteman brother, Max Brown, makes an illustration for each of the new-to-us horror movies.

October 1: The Town That Dreaded Sundown
October 2: Dead Silence
October 3: Sorority House Massacre
October 4: The Keep
October 5: Deadly Friend
October 6: Cat People
October 7: The Initiation
October 8: The Company of Wolves
October 9: Night of the Demons
October 10: Sole Survivor
October 11: Wait Until Dark
October 12: The Conjuring
October 13: Eyes of Fire
October 14: Next of Kin
October 15: Schizo
October 16: Hardware
October 17: Society
October 18: I, Madman
October 19: Curse of Chucky
October 20: The Hand
October 21: Someone’s Watching Me!
October 22: Something Evil
October 23: Insidious
October 24: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
October 25: Eyes of a Stranger
October 26: Bad Biology
October 27: The Sacrament
October 28: You’re Next
October 29: Poltergeist II: The Other Side
October 30: All Cheerleaders Die
October 31: God Told Me To

The October Diaries: The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Illustration by Max Brown

 Illustration by Max Brown
Blurbs by Sean and Christof

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE: Jarmusch as Vampirically Cool Genre Equalizer

Jim Jarmusch is cool. Very few would have the misguided nerve to argue against this claim. His writing is cool, his directing is cool and his hair is very cool. His scripts seem to be written with the implicit intent of being undersold while his directing technique routinely undermines flash and outright refuses to sizzle. He often casts musicians like Tom Waits (who might be the epitome of cool) in leading roles and he is never afraid to let a shot linger glacially long enough to outlast contemporary audience expectations of what is appropriate.

Jarmusch is cool enough that venues should consider starting his movies an hour after the listed showtime in order to allow the images to arrive fashionably late to the eyeballs.

Illustration by Max Brown

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