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Jennifer
August 12, 2014, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Movies, Spooky Stuff

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I just watched this movie on YouTube! Weird. I had no idea it was being released on Blu-ray (October 14)! I ‘subscribe’ to a guy’s channel, named ‘exhumedvideo‘, whom uploads all these great, obscure movies (and made-for-TV movies) from the late 70’s-mid 80’s, most of which are otherwise NOT available. I started out watching House of Death, an early 80’s slasher that I have fond memories of renting at the video store, then progressed to Jennifer, which I had never seen and/or heard of. It’s basically Carrie with snakes, but I still enjoyed it. I especially loved the discotheque scenes (get a load of those far-out threads!). If you get a chance, check it out. It’s a fun way to pass an afternoon.



NetFlix Picks: Part II
July 23, 2014, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Movies, My I.Queue, Television

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Bites, Fights and Spooky Nights
July 20, 2014, 3:54 pm
Filed under: DVD Purchases, Movies

Picked up some Blu-Rays recently. SO many that I want, but I am just not willing to pay $20 for one. I’m just not. However, I did kinda splurge on Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus. As you can see it’s been on my Amazon Wish List for some time now:
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NetFlix Picks: Part I
July 18, 2014, 3:03 am
Filed under: Movies, My I.Queue, Television

I‘ve wanted to post my NetFlix queue for the longest time, but just never got around to it…until today. This is only 1 of 4. My queue consists of some favorites, some I’ve never seen and some that I even own, but am too lazy to load the DVD. There are others that just have beautiful poster art, and might be good and a few (2) religious/faith-themed movies that I know are going to be godawful (pun intended: “Will Sarah keep her babeh? Find out in Sarah’s Choice!” Gee, I wonder how it turns out?), so I’m just biding my time until I feel the need. The need for CHEESE! *Cue Top Gun theme music* Lots of documentaries, which I have to be in the mood for, some visual eyecandy (420), some cartoons, some classics, some noir, some guilty/not-so-guilty pleasures, some TV shows, etc. Maybe you’ll see something you didn’t even know was available! If you see any that you’d recommend, let me know which ones!

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Mondo Talent!
December 6, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Spooky Stuff


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A company going by the moniker Mondo produces poster artwork for films. I LOVE their work, but of course, it’s expensive. Anyway, here are 3 of my slasher favorites, reinvented. ❤



Hip Hip Blu-Ray!
November 14, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: DVD Purchases, Movies

As you may or may not know (via Facebook), a friend of mine recently got a new Blu-Ray player and gave me their old one (my first!). Needless to say, I was excited to get it.

Though it may not be the case, I feel like I’m one of the last of the Mohicans to jump on the Blu-Ray wagon. Being the proud owner of a very large DVD collection, I stubbornly denounced Blu-Ray. I don’t care what the commercials say, I still contend that DVDs will NOT be going the way of the Laser Disc, Betamax and/or VHS any time soon. Why, you may ask? Because there are just waaaay too many obscure movies, serials, documentaries, TV shows, etc. that will never see the Blu-Ray treatment. Just not gonna happen. I own a lot of those obscure titles, so I remain a multi-format person. Hell, I still cherish my LPs, CDs, books and other ‘dead’ formats. Suck on that D.A.R.Y.L. (or other contemporary cyborg of your choice). Continue reading



Dark Shadows: A Shadow of Its Former Self
October 29, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I recently rented Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows movie at RedBox. Having tanked at the box office, it was only a matter of time before it was released on DVD. I remember hearing that there was to be a Dark Shadows movie and was temporarily excited…until I heard that it was yet another Burton/Depp project. *sigh* Odd how those two things would have been a draw for me 15 years ago.

I was never an AVID watcher of the original Dark Shadows, but I own a few of the DVDs and briefly enjoyed the 90’s reincarnation of it, starring Ben Cross, and ironically a young Joseph Gordon Levitt…whose appeal still continues to mystify me. Put a guy in a suit and the chicks go wild, I guess that’s the *magic* of Levitt? You can have my slice. I’ll also throw in, at no extra cost: Russell Brand, Reese Witherspoon and Shia LaBeouf. Knock yourself out. Continue reading



You Load 16 Tons, What Do You Get?
September 28, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Life, Movies

That’s right: another day older and deeper in debt. Being that today is my 42nd birthday (the weird thing is that I still don’t “feel old”…maybe some day), I did some thrift store/pawn shop shoppin’ (only the best for me!). No one can birthday on the cheap like I can! Here’s what I found (with the exception of the Ghost Story series, which I ordered from the Warner Bros. site).

Picture Book of Saints © 1979
Comments: I may not be Catholic, but I’ve always thought the saints were interesting. I have a statue of St. Francis in my backyard, and a St. Christopher medal in my car (given to me by my Catholic-raised dad). Should prove to be some interesting reading. Plus, I love buying the candles with the saints on them at my grocery store. Hey, they might actually do what they say. Why not?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury © 1982
Comments: One of my favorite books (movies) + I love the cover of this ’50th Anniversary Edition’
Wicked: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard © 2009
Comments: As you know, I LOVE the TV series, so I figured I’d read the books…well, some of them anyway.
Owl At Home by Arnold Lobel © 1975
Comments: I love owls. So, with the super-adorable illustrations inside this book, I was SOLD. And for a mere 69¢, how can I lose? Can’t wait to read it. Continue reading



Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
September 7, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies

First off, I LOVE me some Jeremy Renner. Secondly, I love witches. Thirdly, I am not one of those people who gets anal about historical accuracy, so this movie looks like A LOT of FUN!



Watching. Vol.24
August 23, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I rented 3 movies from RedBox lately. I’ll keep my reviews brief:

Intruders– I LOVE me some Clive Owen. I do…although I can’t say I’ve seen anything he’s been in since 2009’s The International, which I enjoyed. However, I do have Killer Elite in my NetFlix queue. Hard to believe he’s 47; he hasn’t aged a day IMO.

Premise: Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Continue reading