About This Blog

Yup, This Is Me...
Some of you may be wondering exactly what this blog is. If you've known me for a bit (either online or in real life), then you are probably aware that this used to be a blog for horror-related news and reviews. Well, while this new site may have the same name (Fear of the Dark), it is no longer about that content. In fact, this blog is now about one thing and one thing only: The films and TV series that I watch.

My initial goal was to turn FOTD into a full site, with a group of diverse writers, and branch out into many different areas. Well, truth be told, I got very busy, and I was not able to really build something of that magnitude due to my time constraints (I work at least 45 hours a week, have a house to take care of, and I'm married with a child on the way). That's why, when I was offered the opportunity to join the team of writers over at The Blood Sprayer, I jumped at the chance and decided to focus my creative energy there (I write articles and review films, and I'm the co-creator/co-host of our bi-weekly podcast, Blood Sprayer Radio, which airs live from 10pm-12am every other Saturday).

It's been the better part of a year now, and so far, I am enjoying my creative work much more now that I don't have to worry about constantly writing and proof-reading. I also think that the added relaxation it has allowed for has helped me become a better writer, so the pieces that I do contribute, while less frequent, are of a higher quality. However, the extra time also led to the chance to finally watch more films. This is where the blog you are reading comes into play.

You see, when I sat down at the end of 2010 to try and piece together my year-end list of films, I found that while some titles jumped right out at me, I had trouble remembering exactly what I had watched during the year. Being a movie nerd, I have several friends who found themselves in the same boat. Their solution was to keep what they refer to as a "tally blog." The basic idea is just to add entries for each film that you watch, and then organize those entries so you can review them later. This not only lets you keep better track of what you watch, but it also allows you to share your viewing experiences with friends. So, that is what I decided to do.

This blog contains the entire history of my film viewing from January 2011 and on. My goal for 2011 is to watch at least 365 films, and then document them here. I'm not going to post full reviews. I'm not going to post creative pieces. I'm not even going to discuss my life. If you want those things, then you can read my stuff at The Blood Sprayer, listen to some back episodes of my Podcast, follow me on Twitter, or find me on Facebook. However, if you want to keep up with what I'm watching and hear some quick thoughts on each film/show, then this blog is for you!

It's also worth noting that, while I am mostly known for my love of horror, and it is still my favorite genre, this blog will encompass films/shows of all types. You have been warned.

Now enjoy, and feel free to leave comments on whatever you please!

See You On The Dark Side!

-Jeff