Archive | October, 2013

Geektastic Fright Fest 2013: Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Trick ‘r Treat (2007) Rated R (for horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language) Directed by Michael Dougherty Starring: Dylan Baker Anna Paquin Rochelle Aytes Brian Cox Based on Michael Dougherty’s short “Season’s Greetings”, Trick ‘r Treat is a return to anthology horror that has prompted several similar films, including The ABCs of Death and V/H/S.  […]

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Bookshelf of Holding: National Novel Writing Month 2013

  The time for NaNoWriMo is upon us!  National Novel Writing Month celebrates the writer in all of us by helping to free us from road blocks and “I can’t possibly be good at this” and instead focuses on the experience and just getting the words on paper (or in 0’s and 1’s). Although I […]

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Dear Ghost Rider,

Dear Ghost Rider, When I was a kid, there was a TV show called Ghost Writer, and I always thought that you were somehow related to that show. Somewhere, deep inside of me, there’s an 8 year-old Keith that thinks that between single-handedly powning Galactus and killing the shit out of archangels, you helped elementary […]

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Geektastic Fright Fest 2013: House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Rated R (for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language) Directed by Rob Zombie Starring: Karen Black Sid Haig Sheri Moon Zombie Bill Moseley Inspired by the ’70s exploitation films and 1930s monster movies he loved as a kid, rocker Rob Zombie wrote the script that would become House of 1000 […]

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Geektastic Fright Fest 2013: House (1977)

House (1977) Unrated Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Starring: Kimiko Ikegami Saho Sasazawa Haruko Wanibuchi Yōko Minamida When Japanese film company Toho approached Nobuhiko Obayashi about making a Jaws-like horror film, he collaborated with his daughter, Chigumi,  to create a story.  Instead of a Jaws rip-off, the father and daughter created a surreal, fantasy-horror story based […]

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T.A.R.D.I.S. of Holding: Denver Comic Con Recap

Dever Comic Con was my second “con” event – the first being RomCon a few weeks earlier.  They were both very different, and both awesome in their own way. My whole family went to Denver Comic Con on Saturday and Sunday, so I had my husband and 2 year old in tow. Although we all […]

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Geektastic Fright Fest 2013: Les Diaboliques (1955)

Les Diaboliques (1995) Unrated Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot Starring: Simone Signoret Vera Clouzot Paul Meurisse Charles Vanel Based on She Who Was No More, the novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcjac, the script for Les Diaboliques was being eyed by suspense master Alfred Hitchcock when the rights were bought by Clouzot.  Later, inspired by […]

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Geektastic Fright Fest 2013: [REC] (2007)

[REC] (2007) Rated R (for bloody horror violence and language) Directed Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza Starring: Manuela Velasco Ferran Terraza Pablo Rosso David Vert Filmed on location in Spain, the success of [REC] spawned an American remake (Quarantine) and a slew of “found footage” films from all over the world.  Balagueró and Plaza, famous […]

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Dear Flash,

Dear Flash, I have several running-related questions for you: 1. How fast do your nipples chap in that spandex costume? 2. Is it quicker for you to Google Map something, or just run around until you find it? 3. Do you ever swallow a bug while running around? 4. Would you consider doing the world’s […]

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Dear Wolverine,

Dear Wolverine, Your claws are my biggest comic book pet peeve. They’re longer than your forearm half the time, which just doesn’t work with any sort of anatomy. They would be sticking out of the back of your elbows. And when you bend your wrists and they pop out, how does that work? Wouldn’t they […]

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