THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 04 Pt. 1
Apr12

THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 04 Pt. 1

Episode 4, Part 1: SCHOOL DAZE AND BETAPHILES Written by: Tim Ritter In a day and age where Ultra HD 4K and 10K are in vogue and everyone is criticizing movies based on their transfers, pixels, hues, color saturation, grain, and picture quality, it’s hard to describe how bad the TV reception was in the 1970’s and even into the 1980’s on video! I mean, seriously, I grew up with a 12″ black and white TV in my...

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THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 03 Pt. 2
Nov27

THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 03 Pt. 2

Episode 3, Part 2: The Horror In Sci-Fi and Alien Invasions Written by: Tim Ritter For me, there are probably three great “science fiction” movies that were also gateways into “horror” films and they are just an awesome unholy threesome, especially if you watch them all back-to-back today. They are, of course, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [1978], ALIEN [1979], and of course, John Carpenter’s THE THING...

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THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 03 Pt. 1
Oct23

THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 03 Pt. 1

Episode 3, Part 1: The Horror In Sci-Fi and Alien Invasions Written by: Tim Ritter As the allure of movies in the cinema began to entice my young mind in the 70’s even more, I recall being totally obsessed with THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN’s trailer. Of course, I was forbidden to see the film, because it was “RATED R!” [and that was seen as pretty evil back then- especially when the news was spotlighting Charles...

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THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 02
Sep18

THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 02

Episode 2: RECALLING THE EARLY SINS Written by: Tim Ritter When did you become a HORROR FAN? At what point growing up did you know…wow, this is what it’s all about?!?! And moreso…WHY? And why is it still with us as adults? These are questions I sometimes ponder. Before I even started school, my parents would listen to this radio show called THE SHADOW or THE SHADOW KNOWS and I will never forget the narrator always...

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THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 01
Sep04

THE TURBULENT EYE w/ Director Tim Ritter Ep. 01

Written by: Tim Ritter HOLD THE PHONE…A MADMAN IS CALLING! The slasher genre is among my favorite. I’m not sure exactly why, but I could write a book on how HALLOWEEN affected [and afflicted!] me when I saw it on television in October 1981. I would’ve been thirteen or fourteen years old then, and had already been making super-8 movies because…I was wired to create. There’s something about that, and every...

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