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5 Authors to check out on Hoopla Part 2

  • Posted on: 26 April 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

Joe Lansdale- With his distinctive East Texan knack for storytelling, once you start a Lansdale book you suddenly realize you forgot to pick the kids up from school because you lost track of time, so engrossed in the story Joe is telling. For decades Lansdale has been producing some of the finest fiction, writing in the mystery, crime, horror, science-fiction and western genres, and always with a wicked sense of humor. His stories have been adapted into comics, TV and films. His work served as the basis for the Hap and Leonard series (2016 – 2018) as well as the films Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) and Cold in July (2014).


10 Movies Available on Hoopla Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Posted on: 25 April 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

10 Movies Available on Hoopla Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

By Robert Freese


More wild, weird films available on Hoopla. (Now with 100% more links!)



1.  Silent Running- 1972- Bruce Dern is a space botanist willing to do whatever it takes to save his space forests with his three robot helpers, Heuy, Louie & Dewey. Amazing special effects and a folksy main theme by Joan Baez. Directed by Douglas Trumbull.


5 Authors to check out on Hoopla

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: Robert Freese


Robert Bloch- Bloch was an author of mystery, crime, horror and science-fiction. His fiction is spiked with his sinister sense of humor and surprise twist-endings. He also wrote for films and television. Most modern writers credit Bloch with being an early inspiration in their lives. If you only know Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, it’s safe to say you don’t know Norman Bates. Hoopla will get you caught up with Bloch’s original Psycho trilogy. (For the record, Psycho II was the first book that kept me up all night reading because I had to find out how it ended.)