Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Movie Review - PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

The first Paranormal Activity scared the be-jeezus out of me.  Why?  Because it was too damn much like when I was a kid, and a strange noise would awaken me out of bed in the middle of the night, and I had no idea what was happening.  The shadows were creepy and took on the shapes of demons and boogymen.  Every little noise spooked me.  And I think others related the same way to this movie.

Paranormal Activity 2 is much the same way, but ramped up.  The bad stuff doesn't just happen at night.  It gets you in broad daylight, too.  It begins slowly - a moving door, a child's toy, a light going on and off.  But when it finally escalates, it doesn't let up, and you have no idea what will happen next.

The basic premise is this:  A couple with a new son and a teenage daughter come home one day to find their place totally trashed.  Rather than install burgler alarms, they have security cameras placed in every room and outside.  It's then we start noticing that strange things are happening that can't be explained.  And pretty soon their lives are at risk.

I normally don't get sucked into horror movies, but this one did.  Don't watch this one alone, and for goodness sake don't watch it in the dark. 

Which is why my recommendation is to: 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Find A Grave

Ever wonder where your favorite movie stars from yesteryear are buried?  Or your now dead favorite rock star?

Find A Grave has over 58 million sites on record, and allows you to search by name, claim to fame, location, and date.  There's also discussion boards, an online store, plus "interesting epitaphs", "posthumous reunions", and more!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Movie Review - I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

First off, let me be frank about this movie.  It's brutal, but it's realistic.  After watching it, I watched the special features, and I was very impressed by the bluntness of the actors and how they felt about the subject matter, and how they handled it.  I was more impressed by the fact that there was a "safety word", in the event the acting became too difficult to accept.

This is not a remake, per se, of the original movie.  The plot is similar, yes, but the ways the woman gets her revenge are fresh and extremely horrific.  This movie will make you squirm, as well as cheer.

Synopsis:  A woman rents a cabin in the backwoods in order to do some writing (she's an author.)  A group of men who run the only gas station for miles around end up challenging each other, declaring the woman to be a city whore who deserves everything they'll dish out to her (although the woman has not absolutely nothing to rate this.)

They end up raping her repeatedly, until she escapes and tries to drown herself in a nearby river.  What follows is her revenge on these men, with each of them getting their individual punishments that fit their own particular crime.

A very thought-provoking film, I highly highly recommend that you:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Zombie Cakes!

Mmmm!  Doesn't it make your mouth water?

Go see more here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Over at Freddy in Space, one of my favorite blogs, he's collected several movie posters done by fans of certain horror movies.  Fans who are artists, and who have re-imagined what a "minimalistic view" of those posters would look like.

Go check it out here!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Heart Day,
Be It In or Out of the Body!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Will You Be Able to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Chances are you won't.  But click on the image below for a much more massive picture you can follow.

Good luck!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Have a New Contract and a New Publisher!

With the advent of Whiskey Creek Press Torrid beginning to publish erotic shorts, I submitted my grisly little story THE TUB, and to my shock they contracted it!

I'll post more details as I discover them, but for now here's the blurb:

Amanda Storey was sent by her company to a tiny rural town to convince the community that having a chain mega-supermarket built there would be a boon to their economy and job market.

She never showed up for the town hall meeting, even though the company insists she was scheduled to be there. The motor inn where she had reservations claimed she never checked in, and police have not found any trace of her body or her car.

This is what really happened...

Monday, February 7, 2011


Forget that this movie was in 3D.  Again we have a kick-ass, blow-'em-up, nuke 'em, balls to the wall movie that made Milla Jovovich a multi-millionaire, and for damn good reason. She's good, she does the majority of her stunts, and you don't know what the hell she's going to have to face next.

In this case, it picks up where movie #3 left off.  It's a smooth transition, and as far as I could tell, there are very few plot holes left unfilled.  In #4, Alice finds out that their sanctuary named Arcadia is not in Alaska, as believed in #3, but it's a huge tanker.  But before she can reach Arcadia, she meets up with an old friend, or two, and makes new ones hiding inside a penitentiary.  Hey, what's more secure than a maximum security prison?

Although, IMHO, the 3D effects were weak, there were enough special effects and surprises to overcome them.  And, dammit, this movie drops off just when things start looking good, promising a #5.  Which is why my recommendation is that you go ahead and
You know you will anyway.  Oh, and keep an eye open for a special cameo about one minute into the end credits.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Go Follow and Friend The Survivor@ZombieApocaTips

The Survivor

Bite-size tips to increase your life expectancy in the zombie apocalypse.
Some of his tweets:

When picking a weapon, always remember that blunts cause fatal trauma, whereas sharps just get harmlessly 'wedged'.
A composter is a sold investment, because nothing says 'weird neighbour' quite like a front garden full zombie carcases.

Tip for the day: Get some fat friends. They work very well as a Darwinian buffer

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Historic Zombies

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