Just finished this today--from last year (yes, LAST YEAR). Page One photgraph of Hellracer, the first feature story from my EC Comics tribute anthology, DEATH SENTENCE (slated for who knows when--no clue as to when the 32-36 page book will be completed)--another slow, ongoing side project of mine.
There seems to be a right time for watching fun movies... For me it's:
Reservoir Dogs: Best time to watch: Summer/Fall: Friday afternoon, just as the sun is setting, 5:30-6 pm.
Repo Man: Best time to watch: Summer, 12-1 am Great late-night movie.
The Thing: Best time: Winter (with Snowfall): Sunset, 5 pm.
Barfly: Best time: Spring/Summer, 8 pm. Preferably after eating a cold-cut hero and after many beers.
Factotum: Best time: Spring/Summer, 6 pm. After this, after the sun sets, you'll want to move on to Barfly.
Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! : Best time: Anytime of year, 11am-12pm - afternoon delight.
Pulp Fiction: Best time: Spring/Summer: Dinnertime, 6 pm.
True Romance: Best time to watch: Winter, 8 pm.
Scarface: Best time to watch: Hot summer night, 11 pm.
Death Proof/Planet Terror: Best time to watch: Summer, Weekends, 5 pm. It should get dark outside as it gets dark outside in Death Proof, then proceed to Planet Terror.
The Fog: Best time to watch: Fall, 10 pm. Very isolating movie, great for the malaise that comes with Fall.
Incredibly Strange Creatures: Best time: Summer, 1 am.
Evil Dead: Best time: Summer/Fall, 2 pm. Scary in the daytime--I think because it's daytime for a long while in the film.
Phantasm: Best time: Summer/Fall, Begin at 4 pm. Another scary, daylight-filled movie. Oh, and then you MUST proceed to Phantasm II.
Basket Case: Best time: Summer, afternoon movie, 4 pm.
Hellraiser: Best time: Anytime of year, 4-5 pm. If it ends AS the sun sets, it'll scare you even more.
Plan 9 From Outer Space: Best time: Anytime of year, 10 am. You won't feel like you've wasted your whole day when it's over at 11:30.
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari: Best time: Anytime of year, 1 am. Best when your mind is limber.
Pee Wee's Big Adventure: Best time: Anythime of year, 10-11 pm. You want to be giddy after midnight rolls around. Great late night movie.
After Hours: Best time: Anythime of year, but Summer/Fall is best. Begin at midnight--DUH.
Xmen: Best time: Winter, Dinnertime--6-7 pm. Only one part per evening.
Body Double: Best time: Summer, 6 pm. Again, creepy if you watch this as it gets dark outside.
Playtime: Best time: Anytime of year, Summer is best. 4-6 am. Trust me on this.
Naked: Best time: Fall/Winter, 7-8 pm. You'll want more time to watch something else afterwards.
Bad Lieutenant: Best time: Anytime of year, 3 pm. You'll want A LOT of time to wash this one off your brain.
Amelie: Best time: Christmas or New Year's. 6 pm.
Ed Wood: Best time: Anytime of year, 10 pm.
The Thin Man: Best time: Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, 8 or 9 pm. Or, if you want to do the whole series, try watching from Christmas to New Year's. Drink heavily too.
Buffy, Seasons 1-3: Best time to watch: Begin when school begins, September. Finish in Winter.
Begotten: Best time to watch: NEVER!!! Don't ever watch this movie! It was beautiful when I saw it, but then it proceeded to haunt my memories and mysteriously depressed me deeply for over 30 days afterwards!
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. What that means for me is it's time to work on my EC-Comics-tribute-side-project again, DEATH SENTENCE. Below is the cover I made last year for the 32-page project, the original of which I'd just sold last weekend at a comics-art party function...Hopefully sometime next year I can make plans to publish the comic book, which will feature four short story comics of horror, crime, adventure and sci fi in the EC tradition.