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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

*dusts off*

It's been a while since I've posted on this end of Radiation-Scarred Reviews! How have you all been?

As you probably are aware, all my reviewing has been taking place at the newer, shinier, easier-on-the-eyes Radiation-Scarred Reviews

In other news, RSR is over four years old now (having begun December 26th, 2008), and I feel like I've gotten over my misgivings and general shyness enough to try to really commit myself to doing something with this.  I would love to be able to write full-time (I don't see it happening, but it definitely won't if I don't try), and if I can even just get beer money out of my writing, I'd be happy.

As such, I'm taking some steps:

  1. Post more frequently whenever possible.  Obviously, it isn't always going to be possible; real life gets in the way, but having weekends where I'm just a total slug and don't do anything aren't going to cut it.  It's not a huge energy expenditure to write reviews; "not feeling like it" is my depression talking.  
  2. Continue working on improving the quality of my writing.  I'm not trying to write better than anyone but myself, but damnit, I'm a wily bastard and keep making it harder for me to top myself.  I already consider myself one of the most skilled writers in the horror blogosphere, I've got a good authorial voice, but I'm not going to rest on any perceived laurels.
  3. ADVERTISING.  Word of mouth ain't cuttin' it.  If I want to increase my readership circulation, I need to start selling myself.  I've had business cards printed to distribute at shows, and I'm looking into buying commercial time on some podcasts. 
  4. ADVERTISING, PART 2.  I'm going to sell ad space.  I'm not going to try and sell you Payday Advance Loans or black market Viagra, but I will shill for companies and sites that are relevant to our interests as horror fans.   Am I selling out? I'm not writing reviews for my health (any more).  Shakespeare gots to get paid, son. 
If you're interested in advertising on RSR, drop me a line at radiationscarredreviews at gmail dot com.  

What else, what else...

Jordan the Vault Master and I just overhauled the new site's look last weekend and I think it's pretty snazzy.  Similarly over the past couple months I've been really striving with my reviews and feel like I've put out some fantastic work lately, to the point where most of the stuff in the archives here on Blogger is almost embarrassing to read. 

I love hearing from you, the readers, so please, send feedback -- comments, criticisms, suggestions for movies to review in the future, or just to generally shoot the shit.  I don't bite.  If you want to talk, shoot me an email at the above address, hit me up on the Book of Faces, or comment on the reviews.  Getting feedback and reader responses really makes my day, and if I go too long without any I start getting twitchy and neurotic and start panicking that nobody's reading my stuff.

If you want to talk in person or hang out, I can be found at Cinema Wasteland next month, April 5th-7th in Cleveland, Ohio.  I will also be at the Salt City Horror Fest in Syracuse, New York, on May 4th.  Just look for the bespectacled fat guy in a denim vest covered in patches and pins.  If there's multiple, he's the one with short hair.

I think that's it for this update.  Looking forward to hearing from you all soon.

All the best,
Bill "Saucerman" Adcock

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I recorded a video to announce this, but my mic crapped out.  Send in your reviews!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Just a reminder, our Bigfoot Review Roundtable, "BLURRY HOME VIDEO FOOTAGE," goes live on August 15th, and runs through September 1st.  Rev up your DVD Players!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blurry Home Video Footage: A Tribute to Sasquatch Cinema, 2012

Attention readers!

A Roundtable subject has been selected! Radiation-Scarred Reviews will be hosting a blogger roundtable celebrating the cinematic achievements of that great American hero, Bigfoot, AKA Sasquatch, AKA Skunk Ape, AKA etc. etc. 

Rules of the game are simple.

1.) Select a Bigfoot movie.
2.) Watch it and write a review, posting said review on this here Internet.
3.) Include the above image in the review, with a link to
4.) Email me the link to your review, and I'll post it on a splash-page. 

I'll be accepting links from August 15th through September 1st.  

As an added bonus, everyone who sends in a review will be entered in a drawing to win (potentially) fabulous, Bigfoot-themed prizes.  What those are, I'm not entirely sure yet.  But they'll be (potentially) fabulous. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Roundtable Review

Attention Criminal Perverts (AKA, Horror Bloggers):

A couple years back we had some pretty groovy success with a week-long celebration of all things shark-related in movies, our SHARKATHALON.  I'm not exactly looking to capture lightning in a bottle twice, but I am thinking it'd be cool to host some sort of reviewer's round-table, where everyone picks a movie based on a specific theme, reviews it, sends me the link, I link to them, and everyone gets some publicity.

I haven't picked a theme yet, but I have a few ideas:

Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti movies

Spanish Cinema (I see so much attention given to Italian Horror, and I genuinely believe Spanish Horror is every bit as rich and diverse)


Ripoffs of Bigger, Better Films

I'm also open to any other suggestions, and I'll probably take all the options and, in a day or two, put them up for a vote.

Who's interested?

And just a reminder, newer reviews can be found at our sister site, Radiation-Scarred Reviews.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Looking to Clear Some Space

AKA, Who Wants Some Movies?

I'm clearing a lot of duplicates and films that I'm just not likely to watch again out of my collection, and figured I'd make them available to any who want them. Here's the list:

300 (Gerard Butler yells at what appear to be Orcs dressed as Persians)

The Amazing Transparent Man (pretty good sci-fi mystery; earliest depiction, to my knowledge, of realistic radiation poisoning)

Batman and Robin (1949 serial; Commissioner Gordon went on to "star" in Plan 9 from Outer Space)

Blood Thirsty (lesbian vampire softcore; DVD case was chewed up by the dog of the guy who gave it to me, but disc itself is fine)

Brotherhood/Brotherhood II (collegiate warlocks)

Deep Blood (Italian JAWS knock-off with a The Fog-esque supernatural element)

Doctor Jekyll vs. The Wolfman (Spanish horror superstar Paul Naschy plays both title roles)

Crocodile Dundee

ARB (Cambodian vampire flick. Engrish subtitles)

Prey (Peter Weller must protect Bridget Moynehan from a pride of lions)

Princess of Mars ("mockbuster" from The Asylum made to capitalize on Avatar/John Carter)

Pathfinder (Viking child raised by Native Americans must protect his adopted family from his biological family)

Parasite EVE (Japanese horror/thriller based on a video game)

The Quick and the Dead (Sharon Stone is a bounty hunter in the Old West)

Evil in the Deep (spy thriller with a side-order of controlled sharks)

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (widescreen basic release)

The Crater Lake Monster (a dinosaur rises from suspended animation to wreak havoc in a small town)

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (direct-to-DVD sequel to Paul Verhoeven's propaganda video)

The Monster Walks (haunted house/killer monkey movie)

The Maim Event (ultra-low-budget independent film about murders on an independent-wrestling circuit)

Leprechaun/Leprechaun 2 (still plastic-wrapped; come for Warwick Davis making terrible jokes, stay for Jennifer Aniston's original nose)

The Last Shark (Italian JAWS rip-off so close to the original Universal sued to prevent it being released in the USA)

The Hive (killer ants versus a team of high-tech exterminators)

Caress of the Vampire (cheesy lesbian vampire softcore from the early 90s)

She-Wolves of the Wasteland (all-female ripoff of Mad Max)

Razor Blade Smile (vampire assassin on a rampage)

The Shark's Cave (aliens use mind-controlled sharks to kidnap fishermen in the Bermuda triangle)

Skull Heads (Charles Band's obsession with movies about killer puppets continues)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986; Dennis Hopper versus Leatherface and Co.)

The Spirit (Frank Miller's tribute to Will Eisner's comic-book superhero)