HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “The Madmen of Mandoras” (1963)

This is a movie you would find in one of those cheap yet massive sets of public-domain horror movies. There is no other way to describe why such a movie would be released, and furthermore, why someone would actually want to purchase it. For $2.99 in the clearance bin, it came with 11 other schlock-fests…

The End of the History Channel as We Know It?

It has been a few years since the History Channel actually wanted anything to do with history. They swapped out serious programming for Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Swamp People, Ax Men, and the like a long time ago. However, their sister network H2 still remained with a tiny shred of credibility, as most history-oriented shows…

A Trip to Dealey Plaza

My 8th grade English teacher first introduced us to the JFK Assassination and the various conspiracy theories that came with it. The effect of this lesson and mock courtroom trial and study to follow was an obsession that lasted years. I think we can all agree that us “History Nerds” go through phases. For me,…

Greg’s Top Five Blu-Ray List: Second Installment & Update

It took a few months, but after establishing my Top Five list for the best Blu-Rays out there, I finally saw a movie that was good enough to bump one of the previous ones off the list. I have set up a few resources on this blog for those who want to purchase Blu-Rays, because…

The Stupid Little Things that Get Us History Fanatics Excited

Some things happen to you in life, those stupid little things, that make you step back in the middle of a busy day and just say, “Whoa.” As I get ready to prepare the April issue of my newspaper for our historical association, I asked my friend and the House’s chief financial officer, George Ryan,…

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance: My Grandma Looks Back on WWII

A few weeks ago, for my World War II class in college, I had to conduct an interview with anyone who either served in the army during the war, or lived through it as a civilian. Normally, I do not share any school projects on my blog, unless they are something important, and being that…

Site News: First Poll Results

In the beginning of December, I created the first poll for FNYTSF, wanting to know what readers thought was their favorite topic covered by this blog. Though I was expecting a landslide decision for hockey, and it was that way for a time being, history quickly caught up, although not enough to overtake it. I…

History Channel “Classic” DVD Sets Bring Back Network’s Glory Days

Remember the days when the History Channel wasn’t so focused on Armageddon, the end of humanity, aliens and Freemason world domination conspiracies? Remember when it was one of the more respectable networks, that focused on World War II, Ancient, and American history? Well, thanks to a recent release of DVD sets, now you can relive…

Movie Review: The Longest Day (1962)

The Longest Day may very well be one of the most expansive film projects in history. With four directors, five writers, and forty-two billed international stars, this is an unforgettable movie, and one that used its many stars to their full advantage. The 1960’s were loaded with epics where directors took every big name star…