horror & scifi

NBC’s Dracula + Pumpkins

by meanlouise October 25, 2013 books + libraries

I haven’t had time to read any reviews for the new Friday night TV show, Dracula, so I kept forgetting to look forward to its debut. I haven’t noticed much publicity for the show and Husband doesn’t think he’d have been aware of it at all if I hadn’t Tivo’d it. In this respect, and […]

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Sharknado + Swamp Shark

by meanlouise August 2, 2013 horror & scifi

Last month’s SyFy Craptacular of the week, Sharknado, is being released for a (probably) one-day only theatrical engagement. This means loads of fluffy press, such the Washington Post’s, “Sharknado’s next prey: Big-screen audience,” in which writer John Anderson and art-house owner Greg Laemmle seem to miss the point of craptaculars entirely (or can’t be bothered […]

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by meanlouise July 29, 2013 horror & scifi

The rumors are true. We also watch non-shitty movies. Last night we rewatched ParaNorman because it’s on Netflix streaming now. It’s a clever, dark, weird, and wonderful movie. Plus, I’m easily amused by Donovan references. I should have emailed the winners of the MeanLouise Blogiversary present drawing instead of writing this post. I’ll get to […]

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Dinocroc vs. Supergator & My High School Reunion

by meanlouise July 28, 2013 horror & scifi

Dinocroc vs. Supergator is predicated on the idea that “alligators and crocodiles are mortal enemies.” I called bullshit since the 2 species co-exist in South Florida, but Husband reminded me we aren’t dealing with a regular gator and croc, we’re talking about Supergator and Dinocroc. Sure. Whatever. The movie opens with a scene wherein David […]

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Supergator is the friend of all children

by meanlouise July 21, 2013 horror & scifi

Spoilers? Sure. Maybe. I doubt it. Supergator. Produced in the land before time (2007, when SyFy still had “i”s). Like many Sci Fi/SyFy originals, Roger Corman is producer/executive producer (depending on which credits you check). I mention this because when B-movie nerds, usually male and of a certain age, speak dismissively of SyFy craptaculars, they […]

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Snakehead Terror, revisited

by meanlouise July 14, 2013 horror & scifi

Saturday night we returned to a simpler time, the time of Snakehead Terror. We enjoyed this gem when it debuted on SyFy (nee SciFi) in 2004. Would we enjoy it the second time around, nearly 10 years later? Yes. This classic made-for-TV craptacular featured Bruce Boxleitner’s carefree feathered mane as the sheriff and supermodel-turned-actress Carol […]

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by meanlouise July 7, 2013 horror & scifi

BattleDogs trailer: We’re watching BattleDogs, because it seems like a patriotic thing to watch over the 4th of July weekend. It’s about supersoldiers. It stars that guy who was the President in the 1st season of 24. And we already watched Jaws on Thursday. The choice is obvious. So. Battledogs. Might be spoilers ahead, but […]

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Powdered Donuts, redux

by meanlouise July 6, 2013 horror & scifi

Thanks to Crazed Fan Boy I can now definitively state that my phobia about powdered donuts (doughnuts?) began on April 17, 1976. I’m sure we will all sleep better knowing this. You will most assuredly sleep better than I, because we’re about to watch Battledogs. On purpose.

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Witchslayer Gretl + Wyvern

by meanlouise July 5, 2013 horror & scifi

Want your movie to seem amazing? Before you screen your flick, make your audience sit through the Shannon Doherty SyFy cheapie, Witchslayer Gretl. How cheap? They apparently couldn’t even afford the second “e” in Gretel. Witchslayer Gretl: This movie, which obviously capitalizes on the spate of Hansel and Gretel movies that have been released recently, […]

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Godzilla, King of Monsters! (1956)

by meanlouise July 3, 2013 horror & scifi

In honor of Godzilla Wednesday, we’re watching Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) tonight. Godzilla Wednesday: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! trailer:

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