Young John Ritter in ‘Earthquake Do’s and Don’ts’.

John Ritter Lost Earthquake Safety Film

If you’re between the ages of 30 and 45 and grew up in California, you probably have a vague recollection of watching an earthquake safety film in school starring the late John Ritter. In my elementary school years in Long Beach I can fondly remember being led to the auditorium to watch the film on the…

Mangria wine label

REVIEW: Adam Carolla’s Red and White Mangria

As a fan of Adam Carolla’s podcast, I first became aware of Mangria (official site) before he marketed it and sold in in stores. He explains the origin on the back label of the bottle: Wine, vodka, orange juice. The description does not inspire confidence. All the same, I was intrigued enough to give it a try. Sangria…

Cover artwork for Soundgarden’s ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ reissue

Soundgarden – ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ reissue

On Nov. 26 Subpop reissued the Soundgarden collection Screaming Life/Fopp, comprised of the EPs Screaming Life (1987) and Fopp (1988). The collection had gone out of print in recent years, and Soundgarden felt it was time to make it available again, this time with a fresh remaster and the addition of the bonus track “Sub Pop Rock City” from the Sub Pop 200 compilation. The…

Cover artwork for Sons Of Perdition 'Trinity'

Sons of Perdition – Trinity (Review)

Without a dime or a bite of food, desperation turned to panic, so when a hunter found my den, he found a beast that had gone manic. I brained him with my rifle butt, then took my knife and slit. I dressed his body where it lay, then roasted it upon a spit. –“Profane The Night” Trinity (Grave Wax…

'They' (2002) film poster.

2002 film ‘They’ explores night terrors

They (2002) was directed by Robert Harmon, known for directing the original The Hitcher film from 1986. While They is no Hitcher, the film is reasonably well-shot and provides some minor scares, despite being unimaginative and predictable. They is presented by Wes Craven. They tells the story of four young adults who suffered “night terrors” as children. The central character Julia Lund (Laura Regan)…