Byzantium (2012)

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

My thoughts: An elegant, at times lethargic vampire film that doesn’t really add much to the genre but does look undeniably beautiful not doing it.



The Lighthouse (2019)

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

My thoughts: A bleak and beautiful film initially buoyed by powerhouse performances but ultimately sunk by pretentious excess.



Cherrypicker (aka Ankle Biters) (2021)

Four adorable little girls plot to murder a hockey player after they mistake an act of lovemaking as an attack on their mom.

My thoughts: Offensively discordant. The premise offers the promise of a horror comedy, but its execution is so lumbering it delivers on neither.


Today’s Yes/No…

5 thoughts on “November 17, 2022: The Horror Marathon continues with Byzantium, The Lighthouse, Ankle Biters and Gummy-based Roast Beef Sauce!

  1. All those covers from the other day are excellent but my favorite would be The Winter Solider.

    What’s Akemi do while you’re watching those horror flicks?

    How did the lunch/dinner go with Anthony? Where did you go? I hope all is well in Anthony’s world.

    Oh and my MRI results are what I expected. The Dr seemed a little shocked that it was worse than before. (Duh) He says most people aren’t as active with that much damage. I think of myself as a frog in boiling water. Anyway, I’m cleared for surgery anytime. Or as he put it “Whenever you can’t stand the pain”. I told him that I’ve assisted on many veterinary spinal surgeries and I was more than happy to wait for a while longer. 😬 Honestly, spinal surgeries are brutal! Makes me nervous thinking about drills/plyers/screws next to my spinal cord.

    On a more positive not, it’s been a cool but gorgeous day here. I’m heading outside to do a bit of yard work.

    Oh and when I was in Nashville, TN, we (friend & I) watched Shang-chai. I really liked it! I bought a copy to show the boys. Have you seen that movie? https://www.marvel.com/characters/shang-chi

    If you’re ever in need of a nice room in Downtown Nashville, TN, my friends have bought a condo at the Four Seasons. It’s not finished yet but we got a tour of it. It’s amazing! Anyhoo, they may rent it out sometimes. Just an FYI, if you have business there. I’ll try and post a link of the living room view. I can’t wait to visit when it’s finished. It’s on the 36th floor. My ears were popping in the elevator. https://twitter.com/jertam/status/1593690852043390976/photo/1

    1. Hey Tam,

      Sorry to hear the results weren’t more positive, but surgery has come a long way – and surgeries performed on humans tend to be far smoother than surgeries on animals (as unfair as it may seem). Sending positive thoughts your way!

      1. I appreciate the kind words. The surgeon described the procedure (plates/screws/fusion cage). Most people I know had great results from their spinal fusions. I’ll get to it eventually. Thanks!

        Do we get any food porn from your meal with Anthony? 🤞🏼

        1. Sadly no food porn – but a lot of good thoughts for your impending surgery!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.