Friday, December 31, 2010

The Best Horror Films of 2010 You DIDN'T See (But Should!)

There is no denying it was a dismal year for horror releases, as it seemed that most flicks released this year were just gawd-awful. Plenty people have cited the Nightmare on Elm Street remake as the WORST horror film of 2010, and while I think it was a wretched atrocity, there are other horror flicks equally deserving to be named the the jaw-droppingly awful 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, the boring Human Centipede, the inane Survival of the Dead and countless others which I've (unsuccessfully) tried to block from my memory...

However, 2010 DID offer some hope for the horror genre...mainly in films you probably haven't seen or haven't given a proper chance...which is why instead of drafting a "Best Of" list filled with more mainstream titles I've decided to write a list of independent, lower-budget or unappreciated 2010 releases that were far superior to many theatrical horror releases this year (BTW, my fave "mainstream" releases this year would include Black Swan, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy...ummm, and I'm not sure what else).

Click on over to to check out my list of the Best Horror Films of 2010 You Didn't See!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010 Holiday Gift Guide for Horror Fiends

Christmas is almost here and for all you slackers, that means just a few more days left to shop for your favorite horror fiends (or to use those gift cards you’ve received to get what you REALLY want)!

So I've compiled a handy list of gifts that will warm every horror fan’s heart this holiday season.

Check it out on!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Film Review: TerrorVision (1986)

TerrorVision is an absolutely hilarious and schlocky Charles Band Production from 1986 that features parents who are swingers, a teenage girl who looks like Cyndi Lauper’s poodle, a grandpa who is a military-survival nut, a dim-witted metalhead and a monster-obsessed kid way ahead of ADD generation.

The Putterman’s are not exactly your everyday American family from the ‘80s. Mom (Mary Woronov!) likes her spandex workout gear, the teenage daughter (Diane Franklin) is obsessed with MTV, Grandpa (Bert Remsen) is a paranoid, weapons-hoarding freak, Dad (Gerrit Graham) is obsessed with his latest gadget, a state-of-the-art satellite dish, and both parents are obsessed with their swingin’ “pleasure palace”. Young Sherman (Chad Allen) is lost in the shuffle of his zany family, but when a monster from outer space is beamed into his world via the family’s snazzy new satellite dish, he must take matters into his own hands to save mankind from destruction.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide for Vegans - 2010 Edition

Wondering what to get your favorite vegan this Christmas? Check out these vegan gift suggestions from yours truly to get you inspired! With everything from makeup to tees to books to kitchen gadgets and beyond, this should put you on the right path to making your vegan gift recipient very happy! But hurry, because with only a few days left until Christmas you'll need to order these soon!

1. Urban Decay Vegan Palette - I loooove Urban Decay's vegan products, and now they have an extra-special eyeshadow palette made specifically for vegans! Extra bonus - the box it comes in is as equally gorgeous as eyeshadow it contains!

2. Tofu Xpress - This handy little gadget will come in handy for any vegan (or otherwise conscious chef) that likes to utilize tofu in their cooking.

3. Go Vegan Tee - Cuz who can resist Porky Pig saying "Go Vegan"?!

4. VegNews -The BEST vegan magazine that not only offers tasty recipes, but also articles on vegan travel, products, reviews and lifestyle. A gift that will keep on giving all year long!

5. The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life - A delightful new book from everyone's favorite Urban Housewife, Melisser Elliott, that contains the basics of veganism, DIY craft projects, cruelty-free beauty tips, travel advice, recipes, and much, much more!

6. Vaute Couture's "No Animals Harmed" Tee - Though I lust after Vaute Couture's gorgeous vegan coats, their $500 price tag is a little hefty! Lucky for us, they also make more affordable tees, both for boys and girls, that are just too cute to pass up!

7. Give Compassion - There is no gift better than one that gives back to animals in need, so consider giving a donation to a worthy organization in the name of your favorite vegan! Try these organizations to help out this holiday season: Farm Sanctuary, Compassion Over Killing, ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, Fund for Animals, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, PETA, Friends of Animals, your local animal shelter and more.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lately You Can Find Me...

  • Listening to Dark Noel, my favorite dark ambient/goth Christmas album
  • Enjoying peppermint hot chocolate at Starbucks (made vegan with soy, of course)
  • Reveling in all the Christmas lights and decorations that are now up!
  • Calling my family several times a week cuz I miss them and won't see them for the holidays
  • Updating my wish list
  • Thinking about resolutions for 2011
  • Eating a ton of candy canes!!
  • Burning my Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam...smells just like a Christmas tree!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What I'm Listening To: A Playlist Shuffle Meme

The gorgeous TwiggX

Memes like this are a guilty pleasure for me, so when I stumbled upon a friend who completed this one I just had to take part!

Feel free to post your own list, just follow the rules below:

(1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.

(2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.

(3) List the first 15 songs that come up (song title and artist) NO editing/cheating, please. Even if you might skip the song when it comes up or be embarrassed for people to know that it's in your collection, you still must list it.

Here are the songs that came up for me during this little experiment:

1. Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
2. Well I Wonder - The Smiths
3. Untitled - Silverchair
4. Gold - Repo! The Genetic Opera
5. Start Again - Ayria
6. Sanctuary - Midnight Syndicate
7. Sorry - Assemblage 23
8. Shiddin - Glenn Danzig
9. I Feel Loved - Depeche Mode
10. Slasher - Dawn of Ashes
11. Coward as a Slave - Hocico
12. Blut Royale - Combichrist
13. Sklave - Nachtmar
14. A Letter to Elise - The Cure
15. Architect - Aesthetic Perfection

And, for your pleasure, the B-sides:

1. Kill Kitty - Angelspit
2. Self-Made - Otep
3. Dead March - Suicide Commando
4. Voice of the Sun - Ikon
5. St. Vitus Dance - Bauhaus
6. Go Into the Water - Dethklok
7. The Endless Feed - Dark Tranquility
8. Bats in the Belfry - Nox Arcana
9. Dead or Alive (God Mod Rotten Skin Dance Mix) - Amduscia
10. She - Misfits
11. Banboro Koubou - Aural Vampire
12. See You in Hell - Voltaire
13. The Day the World Went Away - Nine Inch Nails
14. Pale - The Birthday Massacre
15. October Skies - Glis

Feel free to participate and make sure to tag me in your post...I love seeing what other people listen to!
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