Monday, June 29, 2009

John Cusack is in this?

Let the apocalypse begin! Although it is not happening until 2012, filmmakers are gearing up for it in 2009. This film is the first of many apocalyptic offerings coming down the pipeline. "2012" is another "destroy things" epic by the same guys that brought you "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day." I love the Apocalypse as much as the next person, but I am already rolling my eyes at the John Cusack storyline. I bet he is estranged from his wife. I bet his kids are mad at him. I bet he is going to bring the family back together and save the day. Or maybe they will all die and in that case I will be shouting "I Love This Movie!!!"

Random Musings on a Monday

Starring in my Nightmares Tonight: Pabst: The world's ugliest dog 2009.

I had a very exciting weekend and did lots of fun things. I went to a birthday party and scored a nice skull ring, I went to the Opera, I saw the Gay Pride Parade, I had lots of good food to eat. The one thing I did not do was go see "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Apparently I was the only one that didn't see it. What the hell is happening? If crap like this can make 400 million dollars, it just means we are going to be subjected to more crap. God help us all. I don't need to see the film. I got all I needed from this review: Now I have to get going. This is my last free day for a while and I have to watch "Hellraiser 2: Hellbound."

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Box

Yeah!! Looks better than I thought! October is shaping up to be a very good month.


I know I should have posted "Thriller," but this is actually one of my favorite MJ songs. And it is from a horror movie. I am with the Mindless Minion, no one should be shocked here. Sucks about Farrah too.

I did love the Jeff Goldblum rumors though. How random.


More damn Vampires. Come on Zombies-lets get with it! This doesn't look to bad. And it has William DaFoe (cool). And Ethan Hawke (uncool). Thanks to Dwido for finding this for me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Why I am not the final girl

I mean really- at some point wouldn't you just give up and say "OK, kill me because I am tired of you jumping out at me and shit. Really." This preview looks better than the first. But I also thought the "Terminator: Salvation" trailer was awesome so there you go.

True Blood episode 2

So far, this season of "True Blood" is absolutley amazing!! I liked the first season, but I wasn't "hysterical" about it as some people I know (althought I do appreciate the fact that is a gory, nasty, sexy alternative to Twilight.) But I am loving this season! The Producers have amped everything up! The gore, the humor, everything! And thank you, Producers, for saving Lafayette. He can be my super bad-ass vampire anytime!

Vacation Pics Part One

These are the vacation pictures from my camera. Which was dying-because I lost the charger. So they are not the greatest. My Husband took the really good pictures so I am waiting for him to load them on the computer. But I know all 5 of my readers are shaking in anticipation for some pics so here they are. Here I am with a statue of Hans Christian Anderson. This is from Solvang, where we spent about 20 minutes. That's about all you need there.

Jonathan and my Niece Val making a Chimp friend at the San Diego Zoo.

This is how I feel today. Panda's have the life man.

Panda in a tree.

My beautiful Niece and her boyfriend with sleeping Panda.

These Elephants live at the "Ritz" at the San Diego Zoo. It is a 50 Million Dollar enclosure that was just built for them.

I think this is good picture. I can take them once in a while.

OMG! We got to eat at Chick-fil-a. I was so excited! There used to be one in the Santa Rosa Mall when I was a kid and I loved it! Now you can't find them anywhere. I would have to drive 3 hours to get to one. So when I found out there was one in San Diego I insisted. This and "Rosco's Chicken and Waffles" were the eating highlights of our trip.

Monks working on a Sand Painting at the San Diego Natural History Museum. We just chanced upon this. Jonathan loved it. We also got to see the "Bodyworks" exhibit at the Museum, which was the horror highlight of the trip.

The "Corpse" flower at Huntington Gardens. It had bloomed the day before, so it wasn't stinky. Luckily the Gardens put out a bottle that you could squeeze to get the full smell effect. It really did smell like death. Death and Poo. How lovely.

My turtle friend that I made at the Lily Ponds at the Huntington Gardens. I would have taken him home with me if I could.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Cat and the Canary 1927

Just finished watching Universal's "long run" special- "The Cat and the Canary" from swinging 1927. I can't remember why I wanted to see this, but it had been on the netflix que for a long time. I think I was watching the Abbott and Costello "Horror-comedies" and they brought me around to this. No, it was Whale's "This Old Dark House."
Sorry, I am still in vacation mode. I am also sorry but I thought this film was BORING. I really wanted to be watching "True Blood" and I thought I had time to fit this in before it started. Despite a running time of 1hr 27 minutes, this film actually runs for about 5 hours. That's what it feels like. I appreciate how this film was influential, especially on the "old dark house" genre popular in the 30s and 40s. And, it was it was the first "Expressionist horror/comedy," being directed by Paul Leni and all. And, it jump-started Universal's dive into horror films. Plus, "Scooby Doo" would not exist without it. (See the film and you will know what I mean. If you dare.)

While the Expressionist elements are visually interesting, German Expressionism and Comedy just don't mix in my book, and "The Cat and the Canary" is more of a comedy than a horror film. The whole thing just felt very weird and not in a good way. This will not stop me from seeing the Bob Hope remake from the late 30s. I have a feeling that version will be much better.
In a non-horror note, we saw "Up" yesterday and it was wonderful. I bawled like a baby throughout most of it. Loved the shout outs to "The Lost World" and "Fentons." Ed Asner has officially become my favorite actor of the moment.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Back from Vacation

We just got back from vacation last night (a day early because my back gave out. You turn 35 and everything starts to fall apart.) We had a great time, despite back trauma, and I will soon post pictures of Pandas and Mickey and Turtles and whatnot. In the meantime enjoy this trailer for "Zombieland." Entertainment Weekley declared that Zombies are the next big thing. No shit. Enough with these vampires. Speaking of Vampires, the True Blood premiere was very good. It looks like they are going to get into even more freaky stuff this year. More Eric!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shutter Island

I have been waiting to catch a glimpse of this since I first heard of the project. The trailer does not disapoint. I love me some freaky medical facilities. The first clue that things are not right here is that Ben Kingsley runs the place. If I saw him I would get the hell out. Also check out my favorite old guy: Max von Sydow! Still creepy after all these years.

Zombie Mayhem coming our way..

Vampires might be all the rage right now, but Zombies are going to come back in a big way. Check it out:

Bird or Beast...

I love this bird. I especially love the guy who flips off the bird. If I wasn't going to Southern California I would go see this in person.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I'm so excited! So Excited! Yes! Too excited to sleep!!! Plus, if I sleep I will have Phil Spector nightmares!

This is some scary shit...

Welcome to my nightmares Mr Spector. I love "River deep, mountain high."

Birthday Party

My wonderful, very accepting Husband had a birthday and we all took him to Andy's BBQ in Santa Clara. Believe it or not I am not stoned in these pics. I am fast approaching BBQ coma. Most of the other people at the table were passed out. The table itself looked like something from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Fun was had by all.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

True Blood: Coming Soon

My husband loves me SO MUCH he ordered HBO so I could watch Season 2 of "True Blood" which starts June 14th. Now, I am not hysterical over this show, but it is fun and bloody. And yes, I have read the books (thanks Mom.)

Vacation Planning/Alterna Blogs..

We are planning our vacation to Southern California and my Husband loves me SO MUCH he said we could go to the "Museum of Death!" Check out the website:
We are going to Disneyland and the Museum of Death. If we could go to Legoland and the Sharon Tate house that would make the vacation perfect!!

I am thinking about starting another, non-horror related blog. Not because I think the world needs another blog written by me, but because I feel that pictures of my cat and parents really ruin the Chi of this blog. I don't even know what that means. So I need ideas on what to name my other, non-horror cat and party picture blog. Please leave any suggestions in the comments to this post. Even though it is non-horror I prefer a horrific name. That is just the way I am.
Thank you and I will send you all a postcard from the Museum of Death!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Final Destination

This trailer also makes me feel better. I am no huge fan of the "Final Destination" series, although I do tend to get heart palpitations while watching the films. Must be because the death scenes are so drawn out and completely preposterous. But that is the fun of these films. If I am going to pay money to watch pretty teenagers get killed, then I want the death scenes to be interesting dammit. The scene in the second "Final Destination" film where the guy gets killed by his kitchen is my favorite. I feel that way every time I go into the kitchen. This is why my husband does the cooking.

If I wasn't so sure I was going to killed by Zombies this would be my guess on how I am going to go.

Cure for the Blues..

Just watching this makes me feel better.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

RIP Caine

God, what shitty news to wake up to. Goodnight Grasshopper.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Watch what you say..

Not only can we catch Zombie-ism from bites, being thrown up on, or not washing your hands (thanks Swine Flu) but apparently we can catch it from the English Language. Shit bricks.

I want to see it now. I guess it is on Pay Per View but hell if I can find it. Thanks AT&T.