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In Defense Of Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.

Blumhouse - In Defense Of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare - by Roger Barr

Most of you know how Freddy Krueger is my all-time favorite horror movie monster - whether it was him terrifying people in the first A Nightmare on Elm Street, or making audiences laugh in the later films, I remained a die-hard "Fred Head" throughout. Much like my previous article for Blumhouse, in which I attempted to defend the much-maligned Poltergeist III, I've now turned my attention to what was one of the most poorly received Elm Street flicks. I'm speaking of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

While many fans didn't enjoy it, I've always had a soft spot for the sixth installment in which the filmmakers attempted to give the Springwood Slasher one crazy send-off. It's a nonsensical horror-comedy movie chock full o' laughs that never takes itself too seriously, and I think fans would enjoy more it if they could see it that way. What do you think? Check out the article and lemme know what your thoughts on the movie are. Don't forget the power glove!

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In Defense Of Poltergeist III.

Blumhouse - In Defense Of Poltergeist III - by Roger Barr

I've always been a fan of the Poltergeist films. The original is an absolute classic, and the sequels, while admittedly not as good, were still entertaining. That said, the third installment was always considered the worst of the original trilogy (and rightfully so), but I still it has merit. Despite some hilariously bad acting and a flimsy storyline, Poltergeist III has a handful of fun scenes and enough creative camera tricks that make it worth watching. With that in mind, I've written a new article for Blumhouse in which I attempt to make a case for Poltergeist III. Hope you enjoy it, and may all skeletons in horror films from this day forward have big, bushy mustaches!

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Gollum, Captain America: Civil War, & Keith Apicary!

Well here's something different. I was fortunate enough to capture Gollum and Smeagol on video as they debated about whether or not they should watch the new Captain America: Civil War movie. Personally, I thought it was a no-brainer to go see the movie, but Gollum isn't so sure. Check it out:


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Now, when I think of Gollum, there's only one human that comes to my mind: Keith Apicary. I don't mean to insult Gollum like that, as I'm sure he doesn't have anywhere near the kind of pungent body odor that Keith has, but they certainly do look alike. Anyway, this past week, I went over to Keith Apicary's house to play the arcade game Confidential Mission with him. It's a game where you play two secret agents who basically have to shoot everything in sight with their hand guns - including tanks. Totally logical, right? Lucky for you, you can watch the two us prove that we're the worst agents in the history of the world by checking out our new video:


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I'm sure I'll be shooting more Keith's Arcade episodes in the near future, as he's constantly stealing my things and forcing me to come over to his house to retrieve them - but only after I play some old video games with him. Until then, I'll continue to try getting a restraining order approved.

By the way, while Smeagol / Gollum are still deciding on it, I recently saw Captain America: Civil War, and absolutely loved it. I need to watch it again to officially decide where it ranks in against other Marvel movies, but it's waaaaay up there. Such a perfect blend of action, drama, and comedy. It might even be my new favorite Marvel flick. I'd love to talk with you guys about it more, so drop a comment below to let me know what you think of it and let's blab about all the characters and what went down. Also, if you're going to post any spoilers, please be sure to say so beforehand in your comment, just in case somebody reading it hasn't seen the movie yet.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed these latest two videos. Thanks for watching!

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A Big Godball Update! Plus, A Trucking Movies Podcast Discussion!

GODBALL - Now available for PC and Mac on Adult Swim Games!

In case you missed the announcement, we recently released a new game for Adult Swim called GODBALL that we spent over a year developing. The best way to describe it is pinball meets Sim City meets Rampage, and we're really happy with how the game turned out. There's even a built-in level editor so you can create your own cities to annihilate! You can learn the full story behind making Godball HERE.

Now for the big update news; when Godball first went live, it was only available for PC users, but I'm happy to announce that we just launched a build for Mac users as well! So download Godball now (it's free!) and destroy some of the most beautiful cities in the world, because that's exactly what an omnipotent being would do in his/her spare time, right? Right.

I really hope you all enjoy Godball, as we put a ton of work into making it happen. If you know anything about game design, isometric style games are not easy to make, so kudos again to Jacob and Pox for working with me to make it happen. Be sure to let us know what you think of Godball once you've had a chance to play it. It takes a lil' while to get acclimated to, but once you learn the game and start upgrading your stats, you'll see just how crazy and chaotic the action can get. Enjoy!


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In other news, I was recently invited by Brianne and Stacy, the lovely ladies of the Six Degrees of Feature Film podcast, to join them for a discussion about some of my favorite movies involving trucking. Naturally, the discussion led to us talking about flicks like Over The Top, Maximum Overdrive, and Big Trouble in Little China. We also went on to discuss some of my favorite arm wrestling scenes in movies, along with some other fun things, so have a listen if it sounds like something up your alley.

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How To Avoid A Blob Attack.

Blumhouse - You Can Avoid a Hideous Blob Attack By Following These Eight Handy Tips! - by Roger Barr

My latest article for Blumhouse just went up, and in this one, I share some crucial tips on how to avoid a hideous Blob attack. As I'm sure you already know, Blobs are sneaky organisms, so you really gotta be on your toes if you're gonna avoid being dissolved into one. Fortunately for you, I've written up a handy guide that should keep you alive. So, check out my tips in the article, then let me know if there are any additional Blob survival tactics people should be aware of in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and be careful out there!

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Movie Fights Madness And More!

For those of you who are fans of the show, I was recently on another episode of Screen Junkies' "Movie Fights", and we had some hilarious debates once again. We discussed the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, what movies deserve animated spin-offs, what movie characters would you want to be stuck in a bunker with, and much more. Easily one of my favorite episodes we've ever done and can't wait to debate again. You can watch the full episode here:


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I was also invited to be on the JTE Movie Thinks podcast. We had an awesome discussion about some of our favorite horror movies and b-movies, and I'm definitely looking forward to talking with him more in the future. Take a listen to the full podcast here:


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I'll have some other fun stuff coming up soon, but I hope you enjoy both of these episodes in the meantime. And in case you missed it, I posted an all new episode of Yeah, That Exists the other week. Gonna try to shoot some more soon if time permits. That's all for now, chums!

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