It's been awhile since I've done one of these random posts, but figured it was time to ramble on a bit about well...nothing in particular.
- I'm more than anxious for the start of the new show on F/X called 'American Horror Story', which seems to be a pretty strange combination of the sublime and the bizarre. I'm thinking since it will be off the main five networks and on a station known to push the envelope (with shows like Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and in the past, Nip/Tuck), it's possible we horror fans could be in for a fun ride! Coming Wednesday, October 5th at 10pm. Check out the new trailer for the spooky opening credits for the show, over on EW.com.
- Over at From Midnight, With Love, our pal The Mike is compiling a list of True Heroes of Horror, in which he is asking for help from everyone to shape the ultimate list up. It should be rather awesome, as most of what The Mike does, is. So if you're into lists like I am, read up on the specifics of being a Midnight Warrior. Go here for details. I for one, am having mucho difficulty narrowing my list down to just ten. Damn you The Mike, for constraints! I will be posting my list on here in a few days or so, and he can add it to the immense list I am sure he is gathering for our mutual enjoyment!
- Is anyone watching anything new this television season? I have DVR'd the premiere of Terra Nova the other night, but haven't sat down for the two-hour (yawn!) premiere yet. Is it worth it? I've caught the show The Secret Circle, since it airs directly after The Vampire Diaries, which is my go-to Thursday night entertainment. TSC, based on a book series by the same author of the Vampire Diaries tomes, is kind of like The Craft mixed with equal parts Practical Magic and Charmed with a little dab of every other CW show produced in the last ten years. It's geared towards teens and young twenty-somethings, so I'm robbing the TV cradle here, but fuck it - I'm a renegade. I'm more than ready for some adult entertainment that I'm hoping the aforementioned American Horror Story will bring and the show I know will be this year's shining star, The Walking Dead (premieres October 16 at 9pm on AMC). Somehow I doubt anything else will come close.
- Day of the Woman that it just seems trite, and fairly pointless. She has the trailer up over there so I'll let you click over if you're so inclined. As for me, I'll stick with the centipede at left, thanks.
- Just so you know, the previously awesome site, Fangirltastic, has morphed into the currently mind-blowing Planet Fury. It's not up to me to explain the change, but just let me say the same excellent writing and impressive features have remained, and a few new surprises await! You can read all about it here! Onward, furious fans!
- The new issue of Paracinema is out, and by all means you should get your collective asses over to Paracinema.net to purchase this wholesome goodness.
Well, maybe wholesome isn't the best word, but it's hard to describe the delight one gets when it arrives upon one's doorstep. This issue's cover is fanfreakingtastic, and the inside promises to be equally as excellent. Quality speaks for itself, and this magazine roars. Go there now! While you're there, check out the blog content as well: good stuff!
- Recently I had the pleasure of screening a new DVD documentary entitled "Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode". It is a fascinating look at the history of one of the greatest gothic novels ever written, Dracula; the story of its author, Bram Stoker; and the true history of Vlad the Impaler, on which bits of the novel were based on. It separates fact from fiction and gives a good look at just what is truth and what is *ahem* bullshit. And don't deny you're wondering what 'Voivode' means...
- For me, a good ghost story is truly my favorite sub-genre in horror. However, it isn't easy to find said "good ghost story". I can probably count on two hands ghost story films that have actually chilled me to the bone. That isn't saying much considering the vast amount of spectral tales out there. When I saw the trailer for the new period chiller, The Awakening, I got goosebumps. THIS is what I'm looking for. The story tells the tale of a skeptical hoax-debunker who is sent to an isolated boy's school to try and discover the reason that the boys are all scared to death and telling tales of a ghostly boy wandering the huge estate. It made me think of several of my favorite films such as The Orphanage, The Devil's Backbone, Haunted, The Others, and probably my favorite ghost story, The Woman in Black.
If it even has half the atmosphere of these films, I'm going to be giddy with excitement.
See what I mean?:
- Halloween is on its way. Somehow I missed the entire summer and have spent the whole of September recuperating from surgery, so October is just days away and I couldn't be more thrilled!
I've been thinking of what to do for the blog for the Halloween month, and after much consideration, I've decided to do what I do best. Lists. So for each day of the month I will have a different list. But the catch is that the lists will only be as long as whatever the date is. So on October 1st, it will technically not be a list, it will be one item. But by October 31st, you will have a list of 31 items. Get it? A hint at some of the randomness that will ensue? October 8th brings us Eight Depressing Songs of Death. October 21st has Twenty-One Places No One Would Sleep Overnight In...you get the picture?
I haven't decided on a clever name for this festival of lists, so it will be a surprise come October 1st.
If anyone has any savvy ideas, feel free to comment...