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Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here, a bit less regularly at Cinapse, on occasion at Cinepunx, and a few times a year on Rock On Philly. He previously wrote for several other sites, but he forgets some of them and others no longer exist. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy. He also likes to ramble... on... and... on... and...
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All We Want For Christmas is… A Brand New 80s Flavored Darkwave/Synth-Pop Mashup Album

Prior to last week, I had no idea who the hell Priest was. I won’t lie and pretend that I was a long-time fan of these Swedish synth rockers just to sound cool, because… let’s face it… I’m surely not that cool. But, this album sure is. Out yesterday, on vinyl and CD, the latest…

The YULETIDE TERROR Fireside Chats – Amanda Reyes

Here at The Farsighted, we have been lucky enough to catch up with a few of the authors for the upcoming Spectacular Optical jawn, Yuletide Terror. We love horror and we love Christmas, so we’re pretty damn excited about this one. We’re calling these interview “The Yuletide Terror Fireside Chats” and today we begin with…

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is Fantastic and You Can Win a Copy!

Showcasing the talents of the venerable Bill Nighy and the lovely and talented Olivia Cooke, Juan Carlos Medina’s sophomore effort, an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 murder mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, released today on home video formats after a short limited release and VOD rollout that began in early September. The…

Halloween Hangover, Day 1: Justin and Blaine on Something Weird/AGFA’s THE ZODIAC KILLER

Leave it to Something Weird Video and AGFA to dig up an oddity like The Zodiac Killer. This is a bizarre film who’s own tale of production is 10x more interesting than the film itself. Tom Hanson was a San Francisco small business owner who was running into some money problems. He hatched a scheme…

31 Days, Day 27: MANSFIELD 66/67 Presents the LaVeyan Component of Jayne Mansfield’s Life – Complete with Greek Chorus and Creative Storytelling Technique

Jayne Mansfield was a beautiful, buxom blonde starlet oft compared or even mistaken for Marilyn Monroe. Her fame never reached Marilyn status, though her story is a far more interesting one, right down to her bizarre connection to the Satanic High Priest, Anton LaVey. In the new documentary, opening tonight on the big screen, Mansfield…

31 Days, Day 25: Berwanger’s Mario Paint Music Video “Horror Show” is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted and More

Josh Berwanger of the 90s synth powered indie rock outfit, The Anniversary, is releasing a new album on Halloween. The album, entitled The Star Invaders, is surely an interesting concept, as you can see by the kick ass video below that he made 100% with Mario Paint, like any good product of the the Nintendo…

31 Days, Day 20: A Real Friday Fight – Mondo and thepaintedman Don’t Even Remotely Agree About RED STATE

[Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that in October, Friday Fight becomes Friday Frights and we’ve been covering something every Friday this month. This time it’s just Blaine and I, so I mised up the formatting a bit and layed it out like a piece from our Dissenting Opinions column. I chose this one in honor…

BHFF 2017: It Sure Ain’t The Newlywed Game – GAME OF DEATH (31 Days, Day 17)

Foreign directors Sébastien Landry and Laurence Morais-lagacé break into the American film scene with their new horror film, Game of Death. With a slew of “written by” and “adapted by” credits, the story seems to have been a true joint effort. Under the direction of Landry and Morais-lagacé, this story takes shape through the pair’s…

31 Days, Day 14: Friday Fight is a Day Late and a Buck Short with UNINVITED

[Editor’s Note: ICYMI, all October, Friday Fight becomes Friday Frights and we’ve been covering something every Friday this month.] Uninvited‘s trailer begins with a voiceover that says, “They say cats have nine lives, but you only have one!” this says pretty such everything you need to know about this wonderful, wonderful piece of cinematic trash.…

Karabas Barabas Premiering New Track “50/50” in Anticipation of SEX WITH THE DEVIL (31 Days, Day 13)

It’s Friday the 13th and your friendly neighborhood Satanic rock outfit dropped 3 new tracks and opened pre-orders on their upcoming album Sex with the Devil. Their first album was mentioned on the site back in March and their new one kicks it up a notch. With Return of the Sexy Demon, they made known…

A Few Badass Monks Set Forth on a PILGRIMAGE

Despite an almost complete and total submersion into the world of horror and Halloween for the month of October, I do welcome the occasional break from guts and gore. This is what I expected when popping in the newly released Blu-ray of Pilgrimage. With a cast of action stars like Spiderman: Homecoming‘s Tom Holland, The…

PUFF 2017: RUIN ME – A Modern Slasher Commentary on Addiction, Trust, and Patriarchy (31 Days, Day 1)

In this review, we celebrate both the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival and the kickoff of The Farsighted’s second annual 31 Days of Halloween. Like many others, we celebrate all month long, but rather than the standard “31 Days of Horror” we cover all types of Halloween goodness, from the goofy family fun of movies like…

PUFF 2017: Evil Clown Named Art Makes Pennywise Look Like Krusty in Aptly Named TERRIFIER

Terrfier is the festival’s second movie of opening night at the festival. It starts at 9:30. Get tickets to the film or a full pass at FilmFreeway! Tonight’s opening film, Imitation Girl, is a meditative and beautiful science fiction tome. After a brief reprise and ceremony, the night will continue with something just a bit…