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March 1, 2010

State of the Midnight Address: Vol. 1 - Quick Thoughts from The Mike

As a new month begins, I'm again reevaluating where I'm at in blogging. The first two months of 2010 have been really exciting for me and the blog, and I thought I'd take some time to send an update from my underground lair, so you all can know what to expect as the blog rolls forward.

  • For starters, a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who's been hitting the blog in February. Between the Bloody-Disgusting contest, the three new theatrical horrors I've been able to review, and the slew of cool bloggers I've come to know through their sites, Twitter, and Facebook, it has been an extremely rewarding month for me. It was around this time last year that I grew tired of my first attempt at running the blog, and I think it's safe to say that I'm having a lot more fun this time around. But I couldn't do what I'm doing without everyone that's been providing me inspiration and ideas, so all of you deserve a bit of thanks.
  • That said, the discussion board on From Midnight, With Love's Facebook page is open, and waiting for any suggestions you all have for the site. Also, you can always email me at if you have suggestions. I'm aware that I can get a little obscure at times, and I'm working on that, but I hope you've enjoyed reading about some of the movies I've tried to bring light to.
  • I haven't mentioned it here yet, but I did recently make the Blu-Ray upgrade - a gigantic step for someone who's dropped a small fortune into the DVD market. My first purchase was, of course, my favorite horror film - Halloween (anyone who mentions Rob Zombie so gets e-punched) - and last night I got in my first real horror viewing on the Blu with Dario Argento's The Bird With Crystal Plumage. If you haven't seen Argento in Blu, I do recommend it so. (Of course, if you haven't seen Argento on DVD, try that too.) But seriously, click that image below to see what Blu can do for you.
  • Going along with the above, excpect a few posts on Italian Horror in March. No real reason, except that I just pulled in a ton of titles from the likes of Argento, Bava, Fulci, and more and am looking to give that movement a closer inspection. You've been warned.
  • As for the future of FMWL in other terms, look for the Midnight Movie of the Week posts to continue, and I hope to put together a few more Twilight Zone posts and Midnight Top Fives in the near future. I've been hoping to do another "Why Midnight Movies Matter" essay soon, but have yet to come up with something that grabs my attention. Also, look out for a couple of features on The Mike to potentially pop up on some other blogs soon, and of course for the reviews you've come to expect.
That's about all I've got for the evening, but I wanted to let everyone know how grateful I am for their support, and that I can't wait to see where we go from here. Here's to many more midnight viewings of justice!


The Mike said...

Between this and yesterday's post, I just realized I've exhausted my supply of awesome pictures. Research time...

forestofthedead said...

Lists, yay!
1, Your blog is awesome, so great to find it. Don't have improvement suggestions man, just keep doing what you do. You rock.
2, You draw in what you deserve. You got such a lot of people coming in because of your said rockingness.
3, Out of awesome pictures? Dude it's the Internet. It's one of main things found on here.

Enbrethiliel said...


I'm looking forward to more Top 5 Lists! =)

R.D. Penning said...

If you continue writing badass reviews, readers like myself will continue to flow in. Great job Mike!

I Like Horror Movies said...

Glad you stuck it out TM, From Midnight has been staple reading for me since I found you a few months ago, but Im afraid not even the delicious photo from BIRD is enough to get me to upgrade, Im far to cheap lol..