Saturday, April 30, 2011

The First Zombie-Proof House

The first zombie-proof house ever built is by a company called KWK Promes. It has moveable concrete sections, and the entrance is only through a second floor outside stairway.  There's even a drawbridge.

For more fantastic shots of this place, go check out All That Is Interesting.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Blog to Watch - THE UNDEAD REPORT

With dismembered tongue firmly embedded in cheek, this blog assumes that zombies already walk the earth.  It's up to you readers to help report their whereabouts. 

Link is here, and down below in my links.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Movie Review - Predators

I loved the first one with Arnold.  Wasn't too keen on #2.  And as for the others that came down the pike, I became less and less enthused by the franchise.  (Although I have to admit I wasn't too disappointed in the Alien vs Predator movie with Lance.)

However, when I saw the line-up for this version, and the trailers, my hopes were revived.  And I was not let down.

Some of the meanest, battle-hard, and blood-thirsty killers from Earth are transported to an alien world to become targeted prey for a group of Predators.  I got the impression deep into the movie that this alien world was not the Predators' home world, but more of a playground.  A place where they can practice their hunting techniques.  What they didn't expect was for the humans to give as good as they got.

Adrian Brody gives a surprisingly good performance I didn't quite expect.  There were also several surprises in the revelation of new Predator species.  And I didn't see the ending coming, another big plus in my book.

All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend you buy the very first movie, and this one.  Those two will pretty much be all you need to get your fix.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Carry Your Lunch in Style

And gain a little attention while you're at it.

From ThinkGeek.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Movie Review - HUNGER

This is one of the 8 films selected by Fangoria Magazine as part of their FrightFest.  The FrightFest is basically Fangoria's answer to the HorrorFest.  This is the first film I've seen of the 8, and for the first one out of the gate, so to speak, I have to admit I'm impressed.

The story revolves around a child and his mother who are involved in a wreck one winter night.  It's several days before the car is discovered.  Although the mother died on the scene, the boy managed to survive.  (No spoilers here, but you get the picture.)

Cut to several years later.  The boy is a man, and now he's captured five individuals and is holding them hostage inside an abandoned cistern.  He gives them four barrels of water, a thirty-day clock, and a scalpel, along with a note that the average human cannot subsist for more than 30 days without food.

And thus the wait begins to see how the five will handle their situation.  Why were they chosen?  Who will die, and who will survive? Who is the maniac who kidnapped them in the first place, and why?

Although a lot of these questions are answered, too many are left unanswered.  Still, the acting is superb.  The gore is more psychological than flamboyant, and the pacing and directing is top-notch.  I'm looking forward to checking out the other films.  And my recommendation for this flick is that you 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bizarre Art

I don't know where this mural is located, but I found the photo at Soup von necrowxrst.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

How About a Big Hand for That Chicken Pot Pie?

YUM!  Nothing like a hefty helping of Mom's chicken pot pie - with a crusty hand reaching out of the bowl. 

Get the whole recipe here from Woman's Day magazine.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Movie Review - MACHETE

This movie never existed when its trailer was shown during the grindhouse double-billed "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof".  But because of fans clamoring to see Danny Trejo as Machete, and Trejo himself calling director Richard Rodriguez on a regular basis wanting to know if the movie would be green-lighted, it pretty much became a sure thing.  And, boy, am I glad!

First off, this movie is chock full of famous faces.  It seems every ten minutes another one pops up on the screen and tears through the scenery.  Second, this is not so much a horror movie (although the blood is plentiful and the decaptitations/eviscerations are more hilarious than horrendous) than it is an all-out brawl that never stops.

This is one slam-bang, full-of-fun movie that just begs to be watched on the big screen with a living room full of friends, a trash can full of popcorn, and a keg on ice. 

Which is why you'll never go wrong to just go ahead and 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Art and Blog of Martin Whitmore

I met Martin at AggieCon, and I was blown away by his Strippers-n-Zombies original artwork.  And that's not all he's into.  Go check out his site ( - Evil Illustrator Extraordinaire).  Or, better yet, go subscribe to his Tasty Flesh online comic.

I can't say enough about this guy's talent.  This is one time where a picture is definitely worth a thousand words...and a body bag.

(P.S. - His business card offers "illustration", "animation", "decaptitation", and "character design".)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Go for the Merlot

You can find out more here at Wicked Wines Online,
including shopping around for some other wine accessories.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Wonderfully Sick Mind of Mariel Clayton

"Serial Killer Barbie"

Be sure to hover your cursor over each picture for the caption.