About Eclectic Reviews by Drew
First, thanks for stopping by. I have no idea how you might have stumbled upon such an obscure little place like Eclectic Reviews, but welcome. My name is Drew. I am a geek who enjoys watching random, sometimes weird movies, reading an eclectic variety of books and listening to jazz, rock, heavy metal, alternative and ambient soundtrack-style music. I also like writing and fiddling with website scripts so voilá! EclecticReviews.com.
Speaking of geek I'm also a horror movie fan raised on 80s horror movies, slasher flicks and creature features. Huge fan of filmmakers like John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, George Romero, and special makeup effects mastery of guys like Tom Savini and Rick Baker so you'll see films of that era reviewed here too. Not so much going on with real makeup effects and creature making these days, mostly C.G. now, crappy or good. When it's done right I can dig it, but I guess I'm a little old school.
Now, contrary to what one might think—this being a review site and all—I am not a critic. EclecticReviews.com is more like a public service. I waste my time watching bad movies so you don't have to. That said, if you really want to watch a shitty movie go right ahead. You might see one I miss.
I don't always watch shitty movies though, sometimes I pick a good one. Sometimes I read a good book or listen to some damn tasty music too, so I'll share those with you as well, because as much as I love defending you from crap, I find it very rewarding to point out the good and share stuff you might really dig.
As the name suggests the variety of both shitty and good books and movies is all over the place. Crappy music is not on my playlist (some might not agree) but my literary and cinematic interests run the gamut. I do tend to lean toward the strange, thrilling and more horrific side of entertainment so you'll see a lot of that.
I read science stuff from time to time, and that might seem to clash with the paranormal and fringy things represented at EclecticReviews but I try to keep an open mind and get both sides of the story. The paranormal stuff also crosses over into the fictional side of my interest in sci-fi and spooky movies and TV; I dig stuff like the X-Files, and used to love watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker as a kid. Fun bunk.
So enjoy the eclectic reviews, wherever they may go... Remember, I do this for you.