Horrorstör ruined my laundry rack

by meanlouise October 3, 2015 books + libraries

Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör is clever in all the right ways, but it’s also quite creepy. You can’t ask for much more from a high-concept horror novel. It’s a little too creepy and clever, honestly. I used to love our IKEA clothes drying rack. It folds flat and stores neatly in a nook in the laundry […]

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The Underpass

by meanlouise October 1, 2015 halloween

Happy Halloween! Hang on. I’m being told today isn’t actually the first day of Halloween, it’s the first day of October. Husband is silly before he has coffee! To kick off Halloween and/or October, director David Schmidt (Sword and Cloak Productions) has released a new short horror film. The sound mix is swell, so watch […]

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Our monkey butler made me do it

by meanlouise September 21, 2015 hell (other people)

I was out at the local coffeeshop not caulking the bathtub in our guest bathroom when I ran into a friend who asked me why I wasn’t at home re-caulking the bathtub like I said I was going to be. I’ve been avoiding re-caulking that bathtub for 6 weeks. I’ve spent more time talking about […]

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The Wicker Man, Teletubbies Edition

by meanlouise August 5, 2015 horror & scifi

Sorry for the long absence, I didn’t mean to neglect you so. My sanity wasn’t devoured by bad SyFy movies, but I was quite ill for most of the Spring and early Summer and it’s taken me much longer to get life back to something even close to resembling normality. Wouldn’t want things to get […]

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As Above, So Below

by meanlouise March 20, 2015 anthropology

Randy Cordova’s review in the Arizona Republic sums Archaeological horror flick “Once the characters go underground, things start happening. Not scary things, mind you, but things.”

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Neeson Season

by meanlouise February 20, 2015 pop culture

As soon as I opened wordpress to post Liam Neeson: The Musical, our furnace made a terrible shrieking sound. An additional dose of oil seems to have placated it (for now) but it’s 12 degrees and I’m a little nervous. This wouldn’t be the first time Liam Neeson has menaced our furnace on a cold […]

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Alone in the Dark (2005)

by meanlouise January 31, 2015 anthropology

Alone in the Dark is a 1982 horror movie starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. Unfortunately, that’s not the movie we’re watching. We’re watching Alone in the Dark, a 2005 supernatural/archaeological horror movie starring Tara Reid, Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff. If that doesn’t give you a sufficient idea of how terrible this […]

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I don’t know what it means when JunglePete & I start sharing dreams

by meanlouise December 31, 2014 florida files

Yikes, it’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve neglected you all for months and I should probably be writing something profound about the new year (or something snarky about resolutions). Instead, I’m posting a draft that’s been hanging around since last New Year’s Eve. I’ve been a little disorganized this year. Last year, we drove to […]

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Interstellar does not look stellar to me.

by meanlouise October 9, 2014 movies

We saw a lot of movies in the theater this summer. An unusually high number (for us). I quickly reached the point where I could only endure the trailer for Interstellar by imagining all of the characters who go into space (for no apparent reason) eventually crash land on a planet of apes. If I […]

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The Ricardo Montalban Time Travel Paradox

by meanlouise July 10, 2014 monkeys (also: apes)

We spent Christmas quality family time with the 5 original Planet of the Apes movies. (Seven months later, I found this post in my drafts folder). You’d think we’d have these movies memorized by now, but when you’re dealing with such a sprawling franchise things get a bit hazy, even for Highly Trained Professionals such […]

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