Brian Schuck

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Gender MALE
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Introduction Okay, so I'm old. I remember rotary dial phones and black-and-white TVs with vacuum tubes. I'm not sure being connected 24/7 is necessarily a good thing. I read hard copy books. I will sit down to watch a TV show or movie all the way through, with minimal interruptions. One of my favorite things as a kid was staying up to watch the late show with hosts who wore cheesy wigs and make-up and did skits between segments of old horror or sci-fi movies. I've seen Forbidden Planet dozens of times. I love atmospheric horror, but deplore what the Twilight and Saw series have done to the genre. I've really enjoyed the Harry Potter series, with its great combination of fascinating stories, characters, and special effects. I think Creature From the Black Lagoon and The Masque of the Red Death (1964) are two of the most beautiful, poetic genre movies ever made.
Interests B movies, sci-fi, horror, film-noir, westerns, UFOs, paranormal phenomena, expressionism, history, ancient Rome, baseball
Favorite Movies Forbidden Planet, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bride of Frankenstein, The Great Escape, Lawrence of Arabia, House of Frankenstein, Spartacus, Kiss Me Deadly, The Black Cat (1934), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Rear Window, Man of the West, In Cold Blood (1967), Capote, The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Haunted Palace, The Haunting (1963), Rio Bravo, The Bad and the Beautiful, Vertigo, Five Million Years to Earth (Quatermass and the Pit), Spirited Away
Favorite Music Popular music (1950s - 1980s)
Favorite Books Film Noir Guide (Keaney), Keep Watching the Skies! (Warren), Classics of the Horror Film (Everson), Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir (Hannsberry), Paul Blaisdell: Monster Maker (Palmer), Cheap Tricks and Class Acts (Johnson), Universal Horrors (Weaver/Brunas), Tropic of Cancer (Miller), Creation (Vidal), Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In (Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom), The Bad Popes (Chamberlin)