horror

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 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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Devil Baby

by meanlouise January 16, 2014 horror & scifi

I’ve been ignoring the links to the devil baby video on facebook because, up until a few minutes ago, I thought it was a promotional stunt for an energy drink. Apparently, based on how hard Husband is laughing at me, this is not the case. I think babies are demonic and I watch horror movies, […]

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Christmas movies: a trio of terror. Or laughs. One of those.

by meanlouise December 25, 2013 holiday cheer

If you’re looking for some holiday movies to go along with that bottle of bourbon Santa left under the tree, here’s a trio that will guarantee your whole family needs therapy for years to come. Rare Exports (2010) is a 3 year old Finnish horror/comedy for the whole (Addams) family. It’s a really good movie. […]

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Prometheus

by meanlouise May 12, 2013 movies

Recently, I ended a post by stating that we were watching Prometheus and it looked cool. I only remember that because I just searched my blog to see whether I ever wrote a post about Prometheus because I’d like to know what I thought. It was that memorable. It had only been a few weeks […]

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Movie viewing mistakes you don’t make twice

by meanlouise May 10, 2013 horror & scifi

Intending to watch the hilarious Happy, Texas but instead watching the not-hilarious Paris, Texas is a mistake I doubt one makes twice. I certainly haven’t. Ditto thinking you’re in for an evening filled with the adorableness of Sandra Bullock (and adorable alcoholics) in 28 Days and accidentally finding yourself immersed in the horrors of zombies […]

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Crapfest, part 1: Open Graves & House of Bones

by meanlouise May 3, 2013 movies

[Embedded Trailer: House of Bones] Today we embarked on our Two Days of Crap Filmfest (aka Crapfest). Between our Netflix queue and our Tivo, Overlord II, we have an abundance of possibilities because I’ve been hording the worst of the worst for months. I made a spreadsheet to track the themes, key elements, and featured […]

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Chupacabra: Dark Seas + Chupacabra vs. the Alamo

by meanlouise April 13, 2013 movies

“Where in the world,” I barked, indigent, “do meerkats and chupacabras co-exist in the same habitat?” Husband, round clear vowels disguising any impatience he may have felt, intoned, “Noooowheeeeere.” Even before the words were out of my mouth I knew this was a dumb question and that I should stop watching Tivo’d SyFy Saturday night […]

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Sinister + Squirrels

by meanlouise April 11, 2013 movies

Sinister scared me witless. In honor of the Washington Post’s squirrel week, here’s my review of Sinister, which has almost nothing to do with squirrels but almost everything to do with why I’m never going into our attic ever again. This (Hollywood) cheap horror movie riffs on found footage, snuff films, voyeurs, arrogant writers, technology, […]

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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2013

by meanlouise March 30, 2013 academia

Home again after the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, which was a 4 day whirlwind. Think I’m kidding about the whirlwind part? Here’s the pdf of the schedule – it’s 501 pages long. (The conference is actually going on until 9:45 tonight but we attended 3 panels between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. […]

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