Reasons to Love Killerreviews: a Retrospective.
by, 03-09-2013 at 12:18 AM (859 Views)
June, 2011 is what is says for the join date of Killerreviews.com forum member Lurtz6. It's hard to believe that I've faithfully followed the Butcher and company for close to 2 years. During that time, KR has introduced me to so much and given so many great experiences, that now I can't imagine life without it. But why exactly is Killerreviews not just a awesome film site, but the greatest community online?
I've been wanting to write this post for a while now, but KR just keeps on adding reasons to the list. So, without further ado, here is why Killerreviews is the best community and site out there.
First, I'll begin with the thing that first introduced me to the site: the KillerReviews Podcast. Quite simply, this is a must-listen if you are into horror or even general film at all. Hosted mainly by Butcher, his bro Brainchomper, and the ever-awe-inspiring GregMO Roberts, this is just a classic series of pure entertainment. From hilarious personal anecdotes to in-depth film reviews; critiques of the current US movie business to star interviews; the KR Podcast has something for everyone, and it's archive is chock-full of awesome episodes, with classics like the NES Game Day: Garlic in the Graveyard and the I Spit on Your Grave special.
I could just listen to the run of the podcast over and over, and eagerly await each new episode. The podcast is, in my humble opinion, the crowning star of achievement for the site and has helped me through many a down period in the past two years with its greatest content and humor.
After listening to much of the aforementioned podcast, I eventually became curious enough to follow what the Butcher said, which leads me to another reason why KR rules: the Discussion forum. It's all a matter of personal opinion, but for my money, there isn't a better online community to be found anywhere on the web. Upon joining the community back in June of '11, I was swept into a world of friendly people wiling to help out a newbie and tons of great topics and discussions. People like Xander_Kane, Androidvirus, DarkDeadite313, nd many, many more helped me learn the ropes and provided excellent examples of great forum etiquette and are extremely friendly.
The forums contain a section for anyhing imaginable, from Star Wars to Movies to Video Games to even Wrestling and Music. Much like the podcast and site itself, there is something for everyone here. Any cinematic news will be sure to be posted in the forums for feedback by our members, and the coversations are excellent. Aside from the main section of the forum, there is also a second part devoted to Podcasts. Here is where I was introduced to the All My Heroes Wear Masks podcast and Dream Warriors Horrorcast, two more of my favorite horror podcasts. Everyday, there is something new to be found on the KR message boards, and it is, for me, the main draw of the site. Such a great community is present here, and we really are one big family.
Despite the forums being such a large part of KR's awesomeness (yes it's a word), the site isn't called Killerreviews for nothing. Almost every major and minor release will be reviewed on the site, for which much thanks goes to KR staff member GregMO Roberts. In-depth reviews are present for nearly every film imaginable, with a great focus on genre flicks. All of these films and their reviews can be easily accessed through the KR Film Finder, which is a cool search device that allows for users to look for films according to a number of different factors, such as fun factor, gore, etc. The reviews are a giant part of KR, and the integral backbone of the website.
Yet another reason for Killerreviews to be the website of choice for film fans and for me personally, is one of the newest features, the KR Movie Nights. These are fun events, where members of thecommunity gather in the KR Chat Room, wath cheesy movies, and just ahe a great time. Humbly starting out in June of 2012 with a showing of Plan 9 from Outer Space, the Movie Nigtanhave since evolved to include a regular cast partakers, with new people joining each week to watch up to 4 movies currently. This has just been so mch fun, and I am proud to say I've been with KR Movie Night since the very beginning.
With each passing year, Killerreviews has just gotten better and better. Sure, it's had its ups and downs, but nonetheless, KR remains the King of Film sites for me, and Nothing will ever compare to it. From the whole community, I must say: Thank you, Butcher, GregMO, and the whole staff. In making Killerreviews, they've created not just a site, or a forum or a podcast. They've created a community, a loyal fanbase, and an amazing piece of entertainment: an endeavor that has succeeded on all fronts.
So I raise my glass in a toast, and I hope you will join me. Here's to KillerReviews, and many more years of being part of one of the best sites out there.