Category Archives: Horror
If someone says the name “Torgo” do you think about the movie Manos: The Hands of Fate, or the awesome Mr. Glenn Percival of PSNation fame? While the correct answer is actually both, but for the purpose of this blog, we’ll save the exploits of Mr. Percival for another time. Thanks to Valve’s Steam Greenlight initiative, it seems that the game MANOS (based on the cult film) will have an opportunity to reach a wider audience, especially if that same audience is not familiar with that legendary 1993 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) that paid homage to the 1966 sci-fi film Manos: The Hands of Fate. Now MORE people will become familiar with Torgo’s (not Glenn’s) oddly-voiced predictions of the Master’s unfavorable nature. Read the rest of this entry
I love the Evil Dead movies, and I am really hyped for the remake of the 1981 cult classic that is coming out this Spring (especially because a lot of the people involved in the original film are ALSO involved in the remake). For the uninitiated, Evil Dead (and this remake) is about a group of five friends who essentially barricade themselves inside a remote cabin, when they discover a mysterious book and unwittingly summon up an assortment of dormant, demonic spirits. I really loved the first trailer released, but this second trailer is …well…it’s…WOW…just check it out after the break. Fair warning though: it’s the red band trailer, so it’s REALLY gory and graphic. Like the title of this post states: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Read the rest of this entry
Oh ThinkGeek, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways….well, forget counting.
This Dismember-Me Zombie Doll is a 12-inch plush doll available at ThinkGeek and only costs about $13. It’s got gore, intestines and the sound of cracking bones when you pull off any of its limbs and head. Actually, there’s really no need to go into any further detail into what this nice little toy is about. Read the rest of this entry
Sorry fellow nerds, but no “The Great Gatsby” hat-trick/triple crown today. However, I think this will do just fine.
Hockey and horse-racing terms aside, when it comes to education in America, we certainly can do better; we are declining in science and math, and many of our citizens are unable to even point out familiar states, provinces and countries on a map. One could assume that this decline could in fact be the first step to a probable zombie apocalpse, and if so, thank goodness for educator David Hunter. Hunter, a fan of geography AND zombies, developed a full middle school geography curriculum taught in the context of a Zombie Apocalypse. His project combines textbooks, teaching plans, and creative role-playing simulation to engage learning. Teachers and students will be able to learn real world geographic concepts by learning and applying their knowledge to survive in a world flooded by zombies with help of the curriculum’s books and learning materials.
How do you celebrate your own birthday on a blog? In the real world (or in real life, or IRL), there are cards, drinks, cakes, singing, laughing, and well-wishes from your friends and family (by the way, BIG THANKS to my friends and family for the birthday wishes). I also realize that I have already covered much of my childhood, adolescence, teenage years, college days, and professional experience in the 110+ blog entries I’ve made. I guess rather than find another way to wedge other personal stories and details into yet another blog entry, I’d do this:
PICTURES OF CAKES AND A SONG!!
|The 2009 Remake was all types of AWESOME!!|
If there is any horror/slasher movie series that I enjoy the most, it would definitely be the “Friday the 13th” series. In other words, if Jason Voorhees himself put his machete to my neck and gave me one choice for favorite horror/slasher film series, it’s going to be “Friday the 13th” (an not JUST because he was directly threatening me or anything like that).
Everything about the series intrigues me; from the seemingly inept teenagers just asking to be taken down by Mr. Voorhees, to the advancement of the series’ storyline/cannon and its universe. I enjoyed the better films of the series (Parts 2, 4: “The Final Chapter”, 6: “Jason Lives”, “Freddy vs. Jason”, and the 2009 re-imagining — in which I wore my Jason mask all day during my grad school classes and to the theater to watch it), to the so-so films (Parts 1, 7: “The New Blood”, and “Jason X”) and the flamingly-awful ones (Parts 3: “3D”, 5: “A New Beginning”, 8: “Jason Takes Manhattan”, and “Jason Goes To Hell”; which I deem the WORST).
My earliest memories of the watching the movies might have been when I was 8 years old and saw the trailer to “Jason Goes To Hell” — coincidently, the worst of the series — on the First Choice pay-per-view channel (hands-up if you remember First Choice). After that, I was able to only watch the films on TNT Monstervision (hands-up, anyone?), usually hosted by Joe Bob Briggs, or on the cable movie channels, and I got caught up with the lore of the tragic story of Jason Voorhees. It wasn’t until my freshman year at Texas A&M when I started purchasing and collecting the entire “Friday the 13th” movie series on DVD (which is now complete)!
I now leave you with “The Top 13 Moments” of the Friday the 13th franchise, as selected by James Rolfe — a.k.a. “The Angry Video Game Nerd” — of Cinemssacre.com. Enjoy the video, and please remember to avoid the Jason-chant, never investigate weird sounds, and NEVER run/hide upstairs.