Profile

Cover photo
Jack Haringa
Lives in Worcester, MA
113,300 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
I want to put together a voting block of fans of horror and weird fiction to completely fill the Hugo ballot next year with works of transgressive horror.

#deadpuppies  
2
Add a comment...
 
Double bill, live stand-up show of +David Spade and +Aisha Tyler  held in a drive-in theater. I attend three times, for the third arriving late with m'boy. End up parking right in front of Spade, who recognizes me from my previous attendance. Invites us backstage to hang out, end up taking a selfie with Tyler, who uses the photo to start #ethnicenvy  trending on Twitter. Then I wake up. It's a funny hashtag. That Aisha, she's hilarious.
1
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
Coming in October: Penguin Classics release of Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe. Great cover for Ligotti's entry into the new canon.
1
1
Nicholas Kaufmann's profile photoRobert N. Lee's profile photo
2 comments
 
Nice! I have the old hardcovers around here somewhere. I really ought to read them!
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Two items were presented to me for my inspection within a period of fifteen minutes: first, a copy of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which I had never read... A moment after I looked it over someone showed me a two-page photograph in the current Time of the attempted assassination of the President [Ronald Reagan]. There the wounded, there the Secret Service man with the Uzi machine gun, there all of them on the assassin. My brain had to try to correlate WIND IN THE WILLOWS and that photograph. It could not. In never will be able to. -- Philip K. Dick, Letter to Roger Zelazny. 1981.

I wonder what PKD would have thought of Facebook, Twitter, and G+ feeds, with their constant stream of cognitively dissociated images: LOLcats, genocide, self-promotion, food photos, political screeds.

Also, "LOLCats and Genocide" is the title of an anthology seeking funding on kickstarter in 3... 2...1....
1
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some clever stuff here, though I wish the writers punctuated better, or at all.
2
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm not going to lie to you, HORROR HIGH--also billed as TWISTED BRAIN--is a pretty terrible film, applying the Jekyll and Hyde concept to a bullied high school nerd out for revenge. It features amateur actors, murky cinematography, and clunky directing on a roughly $70,000 budget. But it also has a certain charm as a micro-budget, drive-in shocker, and I'm pretty sure it was an inspiration to STUDENT BODIES. And maybe SCREAM. And if you have Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free.
1
Nicholas Kaufmann's profile photo
 
I remember catching this one on TV in my youth. Maybe on Commander USA's Groovie Movies. I don't remember much about except for the paper-cutter scene. That stayed with me.
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
I know for certain I'm going to see this in the theater. What I don't know is whether I should start regretting that decision now or wait a little.
Back in November, we reported that Ridley Scott would not be directing Blade Runner 2, due to scheduling conflicts between it and Prometheus 2. In that same article, we also reported that Harrison Ford was probably going to appear in the movie, and a few weeks later, Ford declared that the Blade Run
1
Nicholas Kaufmann's profile photo
 
I wish Ridley Scott would direct this instead of PROMETHEUS 2. Also, I honestly don't know what the point of a sequel to BLADE RUNNER would be. It was a pretty self-contained story. What's next? A new group of replicants revolts?
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today's Shirt Woot is for +Nicholas Kaufmann , clearly.
1
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
Has anyone else watched the German film The Silence? It expired on Netflix today, but I finished it up last night and thought it was a very interesting, textured film on grief, guilt, and obsession. The synopsis on IMDB is as much as you'd want to know going into it, though I'll add that one of the main characters is played by Ulrich Thomsen, who plays Kai Proctor on BANSHEE. It's also beautifully shot and acted.
1
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
After enjoying the documentary "Deceptive Practices" about Ricky Jay (who's been around a lot longer and in many more things than I realized) I was pleased to discover this special on YouTube.
2
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
Captain Kirk might have gotten the alien babes, but it was Spock who was the star of 'Trek.'
3
Add a comment...

Jack Haringa

Shared publicly  - 
 
That's some dark shit right there, Onion. Keeping the edge.
 
"It’s an important thing to do for your own peace of mind as well as for your family’s."
5 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Worcester, MA
Previously
Matsudo, Japan
Story
Tagline
I teach. I write. I edit. I snark. Not necessarily in that order.
Basic Information
Gender
Male