Movies. I have always loved movies. I saw the first two Star Wars at a Drive-In theatre in Chicago, Illinois, USA. My parents would put us five kids in our pjs, pop a paper grocery bag full of popcorn, and then put us on top of the station wagon to watch the films. When we moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, USA in 1979 we were sad to find that there were no Drive-Ins here, just indoor theatres. When the Muppet Movie first came on TV was when we finally got our first color TV. Movies have always been a huge part of my life. I fell in love with horror movies at a very early age. Gremlins, Ghoulies, Pieces, I Spit On Your Grave – the list can go on forever. We would go straight to the horror section at the local video store and just pick videos we had never seen before.
For a very long period of my life I quit watching movies. I think it had something to do with not having a video collection, and not wanting to spend the money to create one, or to go see movies in the theatre or on cable pay-per-view. I didn’t have the funds for that. Then, after I finally graduated college at the ripe old age of 34, I got my own apartment, a Blu-Ray player, and a NetFlix subscription. Movies were finally back within my reach again. I have spent the last 6 or so years catching up on over a decade of what I have missed out on. Good movies, bad movies, heart wrenching movies, tear jerker movies, funny movies, action movies, old movies, new movies – I had so much catching up to do!
I started a few groups on the social media sites called “I Love NetFlix Streaming” with the hopes of sharing my finds, and my friends sharing theirs. I then started posting my real-time thoughts while I was watching on those sites – spoilers and all. That was where the real fun was. I then met Ronnie Tucker through the magical world of Google and we quickly hit it off with our macabre minds and tastes in movies. We even watch movies together across the vast ocean and share our real-time thoughts on it live on Google. I love it!