Friday, December 31, 2010

What I Read This Year

I read more this year than last year, and I'm happy about that. I'd still like to make more time to read more, and read more outside of the horror genre a bit more (there's always next year!); I also feel like I need to read more non-fiction (and I think I said that last year, too).

I did try reading a YA novel (Gunpowder Empire), and despite enjoying the author's work in the past, I just had a hard time enjoying it. I also read some series fantasy again this year (Dragonlance: Before the Mask), and struggled. There may have been a time that I enjoyed this kind of fiction, but these days, I'm just not into it. (That's not to say I'm "over" fantasy. My tastes have evolved and changed, and I suppose I just need to find something different the next time I decide to dip back into the fantasy genre.)

Title - Author
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
Aftermath, Inc.: Cleaning Up After CSI Goes Home - Gil Reavill
Art of Hammer, The: The Official Poster Collection From the Archive of Hammer Films - Marcus Hearn
Bela Lugosi and the House of Doom - Dwight Kemper
Bijou of the Dead - Robert Freese
Book of the Dead, The - Jaime Russell
Bride of Frankenstein, The: Pandora's Bride - Elizabeth Hand
Dark Harvest - Norman Partridge
Dead Beyond the Fence: A Novel of the Zombie Apocalypse - Brian Kaufman
Dracula: Asylum - Paul Witcover
Dragonlance: Before the Mask (Villains Series, Volume 1) - Michael Williams, Teri Williams
Get Known Before The Book Deal: Use Your Personal Strengths To Grow An Author Platform - Christina Katz
Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer", The - Jim Steinmeyer
Golem, The - Edward Lee
Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial - Mark Harris
Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, The: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! - Philip Athans, R. A. Salvatore
Gunpowder Empire (Crosstime Traffic, Book 1) - Harry Turtledove
Kitty's House of Horrors - Carrie Vaughn
Magic Island, The - William Seabrook
Monster Movie Game - John Stanley, Mal Whyte
Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft - H. P. Lovecraft
Neverland - Douglas Clegg
Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever - Joe Kane
Nightrunners, The - Joe R. Lansdale
Novel Shortcuts: Ten Techniques that Ensure a Great First Draft - Laura Whitcomb
On the Good Ship Hollywood - John Agar, L. C. Van Savage
On Writing Horror: A Handbook - the Horror Writers Association - Mort Castle (Editor)
Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America - Jason Tanz
Personal Effects: Dark Art - J. C. Hutchins, Jordan Weisman
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls - Steve Hockensmith
Return of the Wolfman - Jeff Rovin
Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror - Michael Mallory
Wolf Man vs. Dracula, The: An Alternate History for Classic Film Monsters - Philip J. Riley

What I Watched This Year

I've always known that I watch a lot of movies, and in 2008, I started keeping track of what movies I watched during the year. Bren said I was getting a little OCD as I was getting older, but I think it had more to do with wanting to keep track of what movies I watched for Mail Order Zombie. There may be some truth to the OCD-thing as I also started tracking what books I read and even what magazines I read. (I didn't track magazines after that year.)

Compared to last year, I've watched fewer movies in 2010 (although I read more books - more on that in my next post). I thought I watched more documentaries than I'm seeing here; I also thought I watched my Blu-rays, but since I can't watch a Blu-ray on-the-go the way I can a DVD. I also see a handful more short movies on my list this year (I probably watched more short movies on-line, but I only tracked movies that I actually could hold in my hand in the form of a disc or that could be put onto my iPod - I know streaming is becoming a more widespread form of distribution, but it's certainly my preferred form of movie releasing).

Movie (Video/Theater?)
Alamo Documentary, The (Video)
Alamo, The (2004) (Video)
Altitude (Blu-ray)
Apocalypse of the Dead (Video)
Armageddon of the Dead (Video)
Astro-Zombies, The (Video)
Attack of the Vegan Zombies (Video)
Autopsy of the Dead (Video)
Back to the Future (Blu-ray)
Battlefield Baseball (Video)
Best Worst Movie (Video)
Bio Zombie (Video)
Black Cauldron, The (Video)
Blood Moon Rising (Video)
Book of Eli, The (Theater)
Book of Zombie, The (Video)
Bounty Hunter, The (Theatre)
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (Theater)
Capitalism: A Love Story (Blu-ray)
Carriers (Video)
Cemetery Man (Video)
Colin (Video)
Crater Lake Monster, The (Video)
Crazy Heart (Blu-ray)
Creature Walks Among Us, The (Video)
Cupcake - A Zombie Lesbian Musical (Video)
Curse of Bigfoot (Video)
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Video)
Day of the Dead (1985) (Blu-ray)
Daybreakers (Blu-ray)
Dead at the Box Office (Video)
Dead Exit (Video)
Dead Matter, The (Video)
Dead Pit, The (Video)
Dead Walk, The (Video)
Death of the Dead (Video)
Dinosaurus! (Video)
Django (Video)
Dreams in the Witch House (Theater)
Drive-In Memories (Video)
Duty of Living, The (Video)
Eastwood Factor, The (Video)
Eat Me: The Musical (Video)
End Transmission (Video)
Every Other Day is Halloween (Video)
Evil Dead, The (Blu-ray)
Faces (Blu-ray)
Fanex Files, The: Hammer Films (Video)
Favourite Haunts - A Journey Thro' H. P. Lovecraft's Providence (Video)
Gamer (Video)
George's Intervention (Video)
Gravestoned (Video)
Greasepaint and Gore: The Hammer Monsters of Phil Leakey (Video)
Gunfight at Red Sands (Video)
Halloween: The Happy Haunting of America (Video)
Hanging Woman, The (Video)
Hellraiser 4: Bloodline (Workprint) (Video)
High Plains Invaders (Video)
Horrible (Video)
Hot Tub Time Machine (Video)
Hotel Torgo (Video)
House by the Cemetery, The (Theater)
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (Video)
Idol of Evil (Video)
Inception (Theater)
Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies, The (Video)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Blu-ray)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Unholy Edition (Fanedit) (Video)
Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.Com (Video)
Invention of Lying, The (Blu-ray)
Italian Zombie Movie, The - Part 2 (Video)
Journey to the 7th Planet (Video)
Knackery, The (Video)
Land of the Minotaur (Video)
Last Lovecraft, The: Relic of Cthulhu (Theater)
Last of the Living (Video)
Legion (Blu-ray)
Lights, Camera, Dead (Video)
Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, The (Video)
Lynch Mob (Video)
Make-Out With Violence (Video)
Manos: The Hand of Fate (Video)
Mass Acre Hill (Video)
Men Who Stare at Goats, The (Blu-ray)
Mental Dead, The (Video)
Monster Camp (Video)
Monster of Phantom Lake, The (Video)
Motor Home from Hell (Video)
Mummy, The (1932) (Video)
Mutant (Video)
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (Video)
Mutants (Video)
Naked Monster, The (Video)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (Video)
Night of the Comet (Video)
Night of the Demons (1988) (Video)
Night of the Demons (2010) (Blu-ray)
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (Video)
Night of the Musical Dead (Video)
Nightmare Alley (2010) (Video)
Nightmare on Elm Street, A (2010) (Theater)
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 7: Dream Nemesis, A (Fanedit) (Video)
Not Even Death (Video)
Nun of That (Video)
Oasis of the Zombies (Video)
Outback, The (Video)
Outpost Doom (Video)
Pandorum (Blu-ray)
Parasite Quarantine (Video)
Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Video)
Plaguers (Video)
Pleasant Terror, A: The Life and Ghost of M.R. James (Video)
Polly (Video)
Predators (Blu-ray)
Psycho Sheep of Butte (Video)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Video)
Redneck Carnage (Video)
Repo Men (Blu-ray)
Resident Evil (Blu-ray)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Blu-ray)
Resident Evil: Extinction (Blu-ray)
Return of the Vampire, The (Video)
Revenge of Frankenstein, The (Video)
Revenge of the Creature (Video)
Revenge of the Dead (2009) (Video)
Revenge of the Zombies (Video)
Road, The (Blu-ray)
Robin Hood (2010) (Blu-ray)
Santa Claus vs. the Zombies (Video)
Scared to Death (Video)
Shadows in the Garden (Video)
Shock Waves (Video)
Shock-O-Rama (Video)
Silent Night, Zombie Night (Video)
Skeleton Key (Video)
Sky Has Fallen, The (Video)
Spawn of Frankenstein (Fanedit) (Video)
Stacy (Video)
Star Wars: The War of the Stars (Fanedit) (Video)
Surrogates (Blu-ray)
Teenage Frankenstein (Video)
Terror in the Tropics (Video)
This Man Can't Die (Video)
Tokyo Zombie (Video)
Toy Story 3 (Blu-ray)
Universal Horrors (Video)
Unnamable, The (Video)
Voodoo Cowboys (Video)
Wade (Video)
Whole Wide World, The (Theater)
You Don't Know Jack (Video)
Zombie Connection, The (Video)
Zombie Dearest (Video)
Zombie Doom (Video)
Zombie Epidemic (Video)
Zombie Girl: The Movie (Video)
Zombie Hunter Rika (Video)
Zombie Lake (Video)
Zombie Town: The Movie (Video)
Zombie Women of Satan (Video)
Zombies Unleased (Video)