Some ideas sound good in the planning stages, but once they see the light of day, they turn out not so good. That's what happened with HTT 5. I thought, why not review a bunch of films with the word SISTER in the title. What a dumb ass idea. Just because they all shared one word in the title, I thought that would be enough to make an entertaining read. I finally decided that "all me all of the time" wasn't working, so with the next issue, I brought in outside writers. By doing this, I ended up not only making HTT better, but I gained the friendship of a bunch of amazing people.
Friday, June 3, 2016
With the fourth issue of HTT, I expanded temporarily to 6 (really 5 and a half) pages and so included mainly reviews as satellite news was dropped due to apathy. Except for Harry Kumel's DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS, I pretty much hated all the other films I reviewed that issue. The fact that those reviled were all American films, was certainly a reflection of my state of mind at the time (and currently as well!).