Thursday, May 24, 2018

Weird Paul World Premiere!

Weird Paul movie poster

'Will Work For Views' Movie World Premiere

Will Work For Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul is finally slated to premiere on June 23, 2018 at the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA.

Paul Petroskey is a lo-fi musician who has written over 700 songs. He has also been vlogging since 1984, long before YouTube was around.

Will Work For Views was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, to which I happily contributed. My reward was receiving a video recording of Paul playing live in a bar in Hollywood, some of which will be shown in the movie.

Weird Paul Interview

If you'd like to know more about Weird Paul, read the interview I did with him a few years ago, in which he talks about some of his songs and his love of movies.

Vote for Weird Paul!

Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh 2018 Readers' Poll

You can vote for Weird Paul to win in two different categories:
  • Best Hair in Pittsburgh
  • Best YouTube Channel
Click on the link above to vote.

Monday, March 12, 2018

'Manos Returns' World Premiere at Crypticon

Sequel to 'Manos: The Hands of Fate'

After launching a Kickstarter campaign a couple of years ago to raise money for a sequel to one of the worst movies ever, Manos Returns finally has a date for its world premiere.


Appearing at Crypticon

Manos Returns will be shown May 4 at 9 PM at the Seattle Crypticon and in attendance will be returning cast member Jackey Raye Neyman Jones (aka Debbie), director Tonjia Atomic, assistant director Rachel Jackson and director of photography, Joe Sherlock.

Manos Returns (teaser)

The teaser for Manos Returns not only gives us a glimpse of returning cast member Diane Adelson (Maggie) credited as Diane Mahree in the original, we also hear her voice singing a haunting rendition of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

Jackey's Hand of Horror Podcast

Jackey also has her own podcast too. She is joined by her Manos Returns colleagues as they discuss horror movies.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Bcast Cult Podcast

I found out about Bcast Cult Podcast only a few weeks ago while browsing new uploads on DTube. As you might surmise, it's a podcast that discusses B-movies, so I was happy to have discovered it. Apparently, the show has been around for a few years and the episodes that are currently being uploaded are from its beginning. They're all new to me so I've listened to each one so far.

The episodes are hosted by Mike and Mal (aka Malaria) and feature very casual conversations about bad movies they've watched, as well as B-movie news and nerd culture.

Mal also draws really cool reproductions of the movie posters related to each episode, often in crayon or color pencils.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Steepshot: The New Instagram

Movie Vigilante
screenshot of Movie Vigilante's Steepshot page

What Is Steepshot?

Steepshot is a website where you can post your own photos, similar to Instagram but with a few differences.

One difference is, when other members like your posts, you earn money in the form of a cryptocurrency called Steem, which can be converted into dollars. When you like a photo, you also earn Steem as a curation reward. Also, any photo uploaded to Steepshot is simultaneously posted to your Steemit blog, which makes it more visible to anyone who follows you.

Steepshot also allows users to upload their photos with a web version.

There are three ways you can upload your photos:
  • App Store
  • Google Play
  • Steepshot for Web

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Reptilicus Day

Reptilicus for the Rest of Us! Reptilicus Day!

If you haven't heard of this holiday it's because I just made it up, much like Frank Costanza made up Festivus on an episode of Seinfeld.

The idea came to me when I grew bored of the endless string of bloated, boring, blockbuster movies that have saturated theaters in recent years. I wanted something that celebrates the joy of watching a cheesy, B-movie no matter how bad it may be.

A New Holiday is Born

Reptilicus Day is a celebration of all B-movies, not just for its namesake.

Reptilicus Trailer

Friday, February 16, 2018

Creative Commons Video Clip

Simulated Film Leader (Torn Sprockets)


I created a simulated film leader video a few years ago and uploaded it to YouTube. It got quite a few views and also resulted in several people asking me if they could use it in their own videos. I would always give them permission as long as they credited me.

Use this video clip in your own video


What I really enjoyed was when creators would send me a link to their videos showing me how they used my short clip. I would love to see DTube creators do the same by making use of my Film Leader video in some way and then sending me a link to the published video.


Creative Commons License


If you would like to create your own video using my Film Leader animation, follow the instructions on Steemit.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

B-Movie my Valentine: When Your Significant Other is a B-Movie Lover

Belated Valentine's Day


For the B-movie Lover in Your Life

If you're a day late and a Valentine short, you can dedicate this Valentine poem I wrote along with a classic B-movie monster I drew, to your significant other. Simply include a link to it in an email or text to them. It's a great Valentine for the B-movie lover in your life.

The monster is from the 1956 horror movie, It Conquered the World, starring Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, Beverly Garland, Sally Fraser and B-movie staple, Dick Miller.

It was produced and directed by Roger Corman who is arguably the king of B-movies. When you see his name in the credits, you know exactly what to expect. What I expect is a cheesy, bad movie that is also fun and entertaining and that is certainly what we get with this film.

The strange-looking alien creature hails from Venus and tries to enslave the human race, using mind control. It's hard to take an alien seriously when it looks like an overgrown vegetable but those large pincers look menacing.

B-movie monsterSpoiler Alert 


Although the alien is impervious to bullets fired from all types of guns, it's weakness turns out to be fire, specifically fire directed directly into its eye via a simple blowtorch wielded by Van Cleef. If this was a Schwarzenegger  film, he would have said to the dead alien, "You're fired."


It Conquered Your Heart
I live in a cave
I have giant claws
I'll conquer your world
Despite all my flaws

Be my Valentine

You can also follow me on Steemit

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Finally Comments System

Speech Bubbles


Finally! A Comment System with Rewards

I'm testing out a new comments system for and it's called Finally as in "Finally, a comments system that rewards authors."

According to

Finally is an evolution of Steemcomments.js and at its core uses the Steem blockchain to provide posting and curation rewards to its users. Similar to other popular plug and play comment systems Finally requires only a single html tag while our javascript library & backend system take care of the rest.
Finally uses Steemconnect authentication to allow users to post comments and upvotes directly from anywhere Finally is embedded. Once authenticated with Finally, users will not have to log in again when visiting other sites that also use Finally.
If all goes according to plan, the comments you see on this post will be seen simultaneously on Steemit.

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