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Are You Ready for Fall Chills?

Fall is officially here. If the continued hot weather has you confused, just check out the sudden blossoming of Halloween decorations and candy displays in all the stores. Actually, the Halloween stuff’s probably been up since August. I’m expecting Thanksgiving stuff to start popping up by next week.

Anyway, it’s Fall and you know what that means…the return of some of our favorite tv shows. Dexter is already set up for a fascinating season and, in just about two weeks, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead are creeping back to tv screens everywhere.

Are you ready? Continue reading “Are You Ready for Fall Chills?”

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What Will Dexter Do to Keep His Secret?

*For those that aren’t caught up with Dexter, there are some mild spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.*

Season 7 of Showtime’s Dexter premieres in just three days, on September 30!

Last season, Dexter ended with a monster cliff hanger. Deb had just realized something earth shattering about her relationship with foster-brother Dexter and was about to confess when she walked in on Dex at the worst possible moment… Continue reading “What Will Dexter Do to Keep His Secret?”

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What if Your Favorite Feel Good Movies Were Recut as Horror?

Have you ever wondered what your favorite feel-good movies would be like if they were recut as horror movies?

Okay, maybe not.

But I bet you will after this.

An uncle plots to murder his brother and nephew, then take over the kingdom. But, you know, it’s a Disney movie…so it can’t be that scary… Continue reading “What if Your Favorite Feel Good Movies Were Recut as Horror?”

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Pick Your Apocalypse

Abandoned City, ApocalypticThe end is nigh.

Or maybe it’s not. I mean, what is “nigh” anyway? Is it tomorrow? Next week? A billion years from now?

Anyway, we all know the world will end. Someday. The only question is how and when.

But the “when” is not really important for the purposes of this post. Just the “how.”

So, how will the the world end?

That’s up to you. Continue reading “Pick Your Apocalypse”

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Has Horror Lost its Mojo?

Recently, I read an article by Cindy Zablockis asking “what ever happened to horror movies that actually scared [us]?”

I recently watched the latest version of Final Destination, not sure what number, I lost count. Within fifteen minutes I was bored. Nothing in the movie actually scared me or even had me on the edge of my seat. I haven’t felt that heart racing, eyes open wide as I wonder what will happen next for a long time while watching a movie.

Read the rest here.

An excellent question, really.

I can’t recall the last, recent horror movie that really scared me. Grossed me out, sure. Made me uncomfortable for all the wrong reasons, yep. But scared me? Left me having to sleep with the lights on? Nightmares?

Well maybe…no. Or…nope. Not that one either. Hmmm…. Continue reading “Has Horror Lost its Mojo?”

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Movies You Never Knew You Always Wanted to See

Does it seem like every movie these days is a based on a video game,  tv show or a remake? Maybe a remake of a remake? They’re making movies out of board games, for goodness sake.

Maybe you’re asking yourself “so what?” Maybe you like movies based on video games, cartoons and tv shows. Hey, maybe the remakes are better than the originals. And let’s not even get started on sequels.

Either way, here’s a few movies, compliments of the comedic geniuses at CollegeHumor, you probably won’t see in the theater but wish you could.

Couldn’t get enough of Hermione? Wish you could see what she’d do after Hogwarts? Check out Dangerous Wands… Continue reading “Movies You Never Knew You Always Wanted to See”

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Out in the Garden

Look Out! Zombie Garden Gnomes on the Loose.

Zombie Garden GnomesYou saunter outside in your People of Walmart sweats pajamas, eyes still bleary from sleep, hair sticking up, trying to wash the morning breath away with coffee and whiskey. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. There’s a rustling in the bushes.

A rustling in the bushes?!

You turn to see what it is and come face to face with… Continue reading “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Out in the Garden”

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Abe Lincoln, President of the Vampire Hunters

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterI caught this movie over the weekend with my hubby (usually he doesn’t go for movies like this but he’s been listening to audiobook and was intrigued).

And…I enjoyed it. The vampires were reasonably scary and, perhaps most importantly, they didn’t sparkle or pine for teenage girls.

I also enjoyed the way history was woven into the story. Sure, it might not be the most historically accurate piece but, hello, it’s fiction. The vampires are kind of a dead giveaway, you know. It’s just a story that asks, “What if vampires were real and what if one of the least glamorous-looking presidents was actually a Buffy-meets-The-Matrix vampire hunter?” Continue reading “Abe Lincoln, President of the Vampire Hunters”

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Mr. Popular: Do We Like Dexter Morgan Too Much?

If you’re just joining us, you can find more on Dexter in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series .

Dexter Morgan is arguably one of the most fascinating, well-written characters in the history of fiction. In both his TV and novel incarnations, he draws us in, makes us care and terrifies us. And, whether we like him or not, we can’t help but want more of him.

If you just can’t get enough of Dexter, you can also shop for Dexter merchandise. Going out on the town but have nothing to wear? You can get the Official Dexter Kill Shirt. Keep your keys in style with the Dexter Blood Slide Key Chain. Got some *ahem* trash to take out? Try the Dexter Trash Bags. For the twisted kid in all of us, there’s the Dexter Action Figure. Continue reading “Mr. Popular: Do We Like Dexter Morgan Too Much?”