Merry Krampus!

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The Darker Side of the December Holidays. Just the way I like it…

As the holiday season unfolds, I’ll be bringing you a lovely Krampus themed advent calendar – aka – Krampus Countdown. Why? Because I love themes and least you forget that I am sick & twisted. If it isn’t perfectly clear to you by now, I love when fictional horror can be found on a regular basis in some of the most odd places. With all of that being said,  I try to bring a little bit of horror wherever I go.

A Krampus Carol by Anthony Bourdain

PS If I ever have children they will know of Krampus because life can’t always be presents and coal.

Day 28: 31 Days of Halloween

Day 2 of Time Out London’s 100 Best Horror Movies List:

There’s really no rhyme or reason of which films I’ve chosen to highlight. I realized yesterday that I can say something about nearly every film thus far so here’s more random picks for #50-#1.

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#49 The Beyond – I have not seen this one but if the picture is representative of the film I think I’ll be seeing this soon.

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#47 Les Diaboliques I don’t think I’ve ever considered this a horror film but these ladies are not to be messed with.

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#45 Deep Red – This has been in my queue for far too long. It’s time to watch it.

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#39 The Descent – This is one of my favorite claustrophobic movies. I do prefer the UK ending but the US ending allowed for a sequel.

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#37 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) – Now it makes sense why the remake was #95. This version is far superior. Now, I wouldn’t mind if they dropped the remake off the list all together.

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#33 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You…

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#31 Martyrs – Another film from what I call The French Trilogy; the films are High Tension, Martyrs, and Inside. Two out of three have made the list thus far…

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#29 Cat People – I think this film is a riot. An absolute riot.

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#26 Bride of Frankenstein – I can’t believe this beat out #30 Frankenstein. Although, I do like this film more and I guess I’m not alone.

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#22 Nosferatu – The original Dracula-like character. Vampires.

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#18 Audition – I am a huge fan of Takashi Miike. He’s the man in Japanese horror.

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#13 Night of the Living Dead (1968) – As predicted, Romero is represented again with what we now know as the modern zombie.

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#10 Dawn of the Dead (1974) – Wow, I excpected this to be on the list but I didn’t expect it to be ranked higher than Night of the Living Dead. More Romero.

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#8 Halloween (1978) – The Queen of Scream, Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Michael Myers story

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#6 The Thing (1982) – This film reminds me why I love practical effects. Yea, a little cheesy but still hella creepy.

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#5 Alien – I was starting to get nervous; I just knew Alien or Aliens had to be on this list. Sigourney Weaver proving that a woman can be a bad ass and carry a film.

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#2 The Shining – “Redrum, redrum…” Jack Nicholson creeped me the heck out as a kid when I saw this. He plays crazy quite well.

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#1 The Exorcist – I’m not sure if I’d choose this as the number one movie but I can’t dispute this classic being one of the best horror films. I know it is still freaking people out to this day.


Looking for the full list? It’s here.

Day 25: 31 Days of Halloween


Anyone that has Netflix streaming knows that there are a lot of rare gems but even more steaming piles when it comes to horror movies. Now that Netflix has been changing their user interface seemingly every week lately, I thought I’d try out a few movies that are on their “Halloween Favorites” list. There are quite a few that I have seen but many of them I haven’t seen in a long while and will have to reserve one night soon to watch true Halloween classics. But tonight, Friday night will be never before seen movie night.  I can honestly say that I was happy to see that a lot of the initial films listed are older classic horror, like:

  • Bela Lugosi’s Dracula
  • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
  • Boris Karloff’s The Mummy
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Wolf Man
  • Nosferatu
  • The Re-Animator
  • Mad Monster Party

Unfortunately, the list begins to deteriorate from there with Paranomal Activity number whatever…

After scrolling through the list, I whittled down tonight’s viewing to three possibilities:

I will more than likely come back and give an update and a brief chat about what I thought of the films I ended up to watching. Yaay!!! Friday!


Gamer Girl Talk: Chairs? Why?

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What is with guys and the need to throw chairs in video games? I can’t say how many guys I’ve heard saying “F-you chair…”

Is it the destruction? Is it just because chairs are usually one of the things you can actually interact with in games?

Someone help me out and let me know if it’s a) a guy thing and b) is there a reason?

Day 19: 31 Days of Halloween

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Film Suggestion: No One Lives

It really astonishes me how so many people that love horror have neither seen nor heard of No One Lives. Sadly, it is another horror movie that got under sold and was given very little publicity. I just can’t imagine why a film with my favorite horror  scene this year was hardly promoted? It seems like they were setting this film up for failure from the start and it pisses me off.  Hollywood sometimes baffles me because they will promote a rather crappy horror film until the cows come home, but something that horror fans could really enjoy they barely mention. I know it’s politics but it doesn’t mean that I can’t be a bit miffed.

If you’ve never heard of this film or missed it when it was released here’s why; No One Lives only opened in 60 theatres nationwide for about a week. This film was just all around clumsily handled and because of its treatment, I fear I will never see a sequel. Wait. Let me rephrase; I will never get to see a quality sequel.

It makes me sad that there are so few original and truly adult horror films. This decade feels like the era of PG-13 and low risk horror.  We are in the land of money first and foremost, which I completely understand but I don’t think it should be at the expense of the craft of storytelling in movies.

Okay, I’m off my soap box. Bottom line, if you enjoy horror check this film out.