Friday, September 15, 2017

RIP Basil Gogos

Artist Basil Gogos passed away yesterday.  Famous for his illustrations for Famous Monsters of Filmland Gogos was 78.  His illustrations, especially of the Universal Monsters, are legendary.  Cool fact: he came out of retirement to create the CD covers for such musicians as Rob Zombie and The Misfits.  Thank you for the scares Basil..

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Monday, September 11, 2017

IT-Famous Monsters Private Screening

Hi team!  I'm back.  You may be wondering where I have been for the past 2 years.  Well, I've been reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  This has occupied all of my time.  I am up to chapter 5!

What amazing event could persuade me to write again?  The Famous Monsters of Filmland private screening of It which I attended last night.  A little backstory for you...


We recently moved back to Santa Rosa, California.  As much as I miss all the Tech Bro's and entitled Yoga Mommies of Palo Alto I am really happy to be back here.  Since my absence Sonoma County has become home to the revamped Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.  And they do all sorts of amazing events here, including this private screening!  Not only a private screening, but a private screening with prizes!!!  I won tickets to the Famous Monsters Halloween Convention in San Jose!  The question I answered you ask?  "What actor was originally cast as Pennywise in the remake?"  Of course I knew it was Will Poulter.  I knew it because I drink and I know (useless) things.

I took my very wonderful, up for anything husband Jonathan.  He seemed to enjoy the experience enough and will probably be featured on the Famous Monsters TV show because when asked for an interview he did not run screaming like I did.

Another cool thing: I met the publisher of Famous Monsters,  Phil Kim.  I have begun my stalking strategy by asking to connect with him on LinkedIn.  Which in the history of stalking is the lamest thing ever.

So, I mean, who doesn't love Famous Monsters??  How could I not restart my blog living here?  There are a lot of other cool things about Santa Rosa and Sonoma County on the horror front which I will explore at a later time. (Don't hold your breath.)

Shit Clown! You scary!!
 Obviously I love Stephen King.  I love It.  Pretty sure I read it as a freshman in high school.  The book was only slightly more terrifying than my high school experience.  I also loved the 1990 miniseries, despite my strong aversion to Richard Thomas (sorry Mr. Thomas).

I knew I would love this remake as soon as I saw the trailer.  The trailer gave my goosebumps!  Like, serious goosebumps!  The cast looked on point, and Swedish hot number Bill Skarsgard looked horrifying as Pennywise. 

And love the film I did.  The kids are perfect, especially Stranger Things alumni Finn Wolfhard as Richie and Sophia Lillis as Beverley.  Some of the imagery is really horrifying, especially the scenes involving a painting come to life...

But the real star of the show is Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise.  He is at once repulsive and Bill Skarsgard.  So hot.  There will be some real twisted fan fiction involving Bill's Pennywise I guarantee it.

I loved the film so much I am going to see it again tomorrow to catch all of the cool shit I missed.  I especially love a scene set in the library that reminded me of the amazing film It Follows.  AND I just made that connection right now. 

Thank you Famous Monsters.  I am so jazzed to be living in Sonoma County again and can't wait for another event.  Stay tuned to this space for more exciting content such as....

  • My thoughts on whatever book I am reading
  • American Horror Story: I'm over it
  • mother! It sucked
  • Stranger Things season 2
  • Why Twin Peaks: The Return sucked ass
  • How many ghosts are haunting my apartment?
  • Top 10 reasons I think my dog is possessed
  • And much, much, more....

Friday, September 8, 2017

Can you feel it???? I'm going to write something.
(No Promises.)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Reboot of this blog coming soon!!!
(Its still Zombies are Magic.  I just haven't used Blogger in so long I forgot how to update things!)