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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

Puppet Master II

Year: 1991 Director: David Allen Music: Richard Band Starring: Elizabeth Maclellan, Collin Bernsen, Steve Welles, Jeff Celentano, Charlie Spradling, Gregory Webb, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Sage Allen, Nita Talbot You know what’s good for you, you’ll stay away from that hotel! They say Satan has a suite of rooms up there, […]

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Year: 1971 Director: Robert Fuest Music: Basil Kirchin Starring: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Terry-Thomas, Peter Jeffrey, Derek Godfrey Don’t cry upon God, Dr. Vesalius. He is on my side! He led me, showed me the way in my quest for vengeance. Unfortunately due to my not being born until 1972 […]

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Burnt Offerings

Year: 1976 Director: Dan Curtis Music: Bob (Robert) Cobert Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart, Dub Taylor, Anthony James Oh yes, and this house will be here long, long after you have departed. You’ll believe me. I wasn’t able to catch Burnt Offerings when it […]


In my youth when I would spend my days after school at my Grandmother’s house I would occasionally be invited over to the next door neighbors, friends of my Grandparents, to play some Atari games with their daughter. One afternoon this happened and I was surprised to see a Spider-Man […]

Mission: Impossible

“Honey? What is this strange looking laptop doing on our dinner table?” “I put it there after some guy in a trench coat dropped it off, I think he was another shady Government type.” “Oh. Hm, well, it comes with a DVD…looks like it doesn’t have any keyboard just a […]


Now one would think that I’m personally trying to make The Retroist kick me off the site by choosing to play an arcade port of not only one game he didn’t care for but two in a row with Popeye and now Kangaroo. This is probably not an issue and […]

A Review of Popeye for the Atari 2600

In my youth my father would generally take me to Showbiz Pizza every Saturday afternoon and give me a very generous five dollars worth of tokens to spend in a glorious haze of pixelated fun for an hour or so. When my pocket started to get light on tokens I […]