Thoughts On Turning Five: I Love You Guys

We just turned five years old.

It’s tempting to write a long winded post humble bragging right now, because there are few things that I’m more proud of than the work turned in on this site.
The reality is this site would not exist, nor be close to 1,100 posts strong without the continued work the amazing writers and friends that keep this going when my attention gets turned elsewhere. So thanks and much love to Dede, Andrea, Mike and Charlie (whose first post should be up this week) for making sure this thing doesn’t die. Thanks to Chris Hallock for anchoring this site for the first three plus years of its existence and from keeping me from losing my mind on many occasions.
Thanks to the filmmakers who have entrusted us with reviewing their work. I’ve always approached the job from that of a fan than of a critic, and even when I’ve hated a movie, I’ve always tried to respect the effort, time and commitment that goes in to the process. We’ve been lucky enough to meet some incredible talents over the past five years, and to call some of them friends. I’ve been fortunate enough to see my friends, including some of our writers, make the step from critic to artist, and their work inspires me like no other. Here’s to having my own work savaged by the horrorsphere in the near future.
Finally, thanks to anyone that has ever read this site, shared a post, left a comment or come to one of our monthly screening events. We like to think that we’ve carved out our own niche by championing the best independent genre efforts of the past five years, films like The Battery, Dawning, Resolution, American Mary and so many others, but that would not matter an iota if you weren’t here to read our words.
What do the next five years have in store? I have no idea. I’d love to add a multimedia component to the site, wether it be a podcast or video journal. I’d love to hire a dedicated book reviewer. I believe the city of Boston, as rich as it is in film festivals right now, could stand to host a dedicated weekend of the best indie horror on the planet each year. I’d also like to add four more hours to the day to achieve those things, so far now, we’ll just take it one post, one paragraph and one word at a time.

Thanks again everybody.  
Mike

Mike Snoonian

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since 2009 Mike has written about independent horror, science fiction, cult and thrillers through his own blog All Things Horror along with various other spots on the web. Film Thrills marks his attempt to take things up a notch, expand his viewing and writing horizons and to entertain and engage his audience while doing so. When Mike's not writing or watching movies, you can find him reading to his little girl, or doing science experiments with her, or trying to convince her that the term "chicken butt" comes from people putting chicken nuggets down their underwear. at age five, she's too smart to believe most of what he says.

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  1. Christine Hadden

    Congrats on five years and thanks so much for introducing me to so many excellent indie films (the above four you mentioned included). You are my go-to site to find obscure or little known films that turn out to be the next film on my DVD shelf. Thanks for championing indie horror, much appreciated.

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