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.
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. ❤
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According to a recent study done by the University of Westminster, watching horror movies can actually burn a significant amount of calories.
Bloody Disgusting published the eye-popping (and waist-shrinking) story that sites the increased pumping of adrenaline during tense scenes in horror films to burn lots of those unwanted calories. To quote the study, “viewers who put themselves through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror can use up as much as 113 calories, close to the amount burned during a half-hour walk and the equivalent to a chocolate bar”. So basically, you can sit down and watch your favorite scary movie while eating your favorite candy bar, and not even have to feel guilty! Continue reading
One of our local TV news stations recently did a report on ‘The Toxic Truth Behind Halloween Monsters‘. And though I watched it on television, the piece concluded with a news anchor saying that there was more to the witch’s broomstick lore that was not suitable for children and if you would like to read more about it, log onto their site.
So, naturally I HAD to check it out… Continue reading
I recently stumbled across the cover art for Stephen King’s latest book, Joyland, which is slated for a June 2013 release. Joyland is about a college student who takes a job as a carny at a North Carolina amusement park and becomes caught up with a vicious murderer and a dying child. Continue reading
As you may or may not know by now, I don’t have cable or even local TV; no cable because I overpaid for it for years and never watched it, and no converter box because I don’t want to pay for it. So, if I’m ever whisked away in one of Texas’ notorious tornados, you’ll know why: I don’t watch the local news.
I do however, have streaming NetFlix, which I LOVE. For $8 a month, it can’t be beat…though I hear tales of a streaming RedBox is in the works. We’ll see. A lot of people bitch about there not being as much NEW, and I mean brand, spanking NEW content…and too much “old” content. Well, personally, that’s exactly one of the reasons I love it. It has lots of out of print (and often times, not even available in any format, be it VHS or DVD) movies that I like. Lots of 80’s, B movies and Film Noir. I guess I’m just not one of those people that’s all that wrapped up in having the new release du jour ready and available the hot second it hits the ground running.
Although I don’t really watch television, I do keep abreast of what’s new, in the public vernacular, etc. and have my favorites accordingly. Most of the time, it’s stuff that premieres during the Fall season, that I’m anxious to see…but not enough to watch it via the computer. So I wait. I patiently wait until they’re released to DVD -OR- premiere on streaming NetFlix. Most recently, seasons 1 and 2 of Pretty Little Liars became available and I went gaga over it. I know what I like, even if I haven’t actually seen it yet…if that makes any sense. Continue reading