In this episode, Christie McConnell tours her 1930’s Forest home and feature all of the changes she’s made to it over the last five years.
If you’ve been keeping up with the world of horror, you might remember last October when Blumhouse CEO and Producer, Jason Blum insulted nearly every female horror fan. Blum was asked about the lack of female directors in his roster of films, and his response left people wanting when he said he just didn’t know any. After a wave of backlash about the improbability of a man who is VERY well connected in the horror world and whose JOB it is to know as many filmmakers as possible, to not know any female filmmakers, including the woman who was his personal assistant for several years.
Regardless, there was a very quick turn around and Blumhouse now has TWO whole movies, directed by women, coming out in the near future. The first being Sophia Takal’s remake of Black Christmas, the next being Chelsea Stardust’s Satanic Panic. Below is the first look at Takal’s movie, BEWARE: the trailer gives ALOT away.
I have a new video up! This is another true crime video, inspired by the Hulu series The Act and the passage of sexist, Draconian, anti-choice laws in Georgia and Alabama. I wanted to explore the bizarre and tragic condition called Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, which is now being called something else. The cases of mostly women, poisoning and harming their children, scamming their communities and faking pregnancies is unfortunately not as uncommon as we think. I only spotlighted a few, but I had many more to choose from. What makes people do this? Fake a child’s illness, or put their own children in harm’s way, for what? Attention? Money? Validation? I have no answers, but maybe you will after watching my video.
Here you go! I told ya’ll that I would be back to making YouTube videos. I just needed some time to get myself together. This one is a sort of remake of a video that I made last year, that was not very good. People kept commenting on how bad the audio and video was but I already knew that. It was just a practice run and somehow it managed to get over 200,000 views lol. I hope I can make another success video like that again.
I hope you like the video, I hope it’s better than the first. I would also love to hear what you guys are interested in seeing in future videos.
Currently there is a revolution going on. A revolution that many don’t know about, but one that all people will be impacted by. That is the current Death Revolution. There are people working to change the way that we view death, the way we approach burials and to make funerals more accessible to all people. People like Caitlin Doughty who runs a youtube channel called Ask a Mortician, where she talks about different topics around death. In this episode she talks about the history of mummification and how far back it traces.
Chauncey K. Robinson is a youtuber and movie reviewer that I’ve come across in the past year. You may or may not be aware of it but there is a small but hard-working group of black horror fans, most of which are women, working tirelessly in the genre. I made it my mission last year to know and acquaint myself with all of them in a desperate bid to have friends for the first time in my life. As an aspiring youtuber myself, I watched Ms. Robinson’s reviews as an inspiration for what I hope to do but also as a signifier that there are other people out there doing the work. Please watch her latest spoiler-free review of Pet Semetary and subscribe for more videos!
The Twilight Zone has been regarded as one of the most influential television series on American television of all time. It’s introduction of science fiction and fantasy storylines motivated a generation of creators and future filmmakers to make countless works. But what people don’t remember is how the show was not as popular with critics or audiences. Hopefully history won’t repeat itself and people will gravitate to it again. In the first episode, Kumail Nanjiani stars as a comedian who will do anything for fame, ANYTHING. The episode brings back that classic Twilight Zone element of morality. The original show’s episodes never were about space travel or alien invasions or psychic children, they were always about the choices that people make and the ramifications of those decisions. The new show looks like an antidote to the nihilistic views of Black Mirror with a dash of relevant social issues.
I’m still not convinced about the whole CBS All Access thing. Heres hoping someone I know will let me use their account.
I am such a fan of Shirley Jackson’s book The Haunting of Hill House, it’s required reading for any self-respecting horror fan. So when I heard that when a TV show adaptation was happening, I was excited. Until I saw that it wasn’t an adaptation it was a remake, a complete re-imagining of the original book. I resentfully watched the show and in what must have been 20 minutes, I was hooked. There were so many easter eggs for fans of the original 1959 movie and the book, that I was satisfied the filmmakers cared for Jackson’s vision and weren’t trying to disrespect her.
By episode 6, I was so invested in the show and the characters, but also the filmmaking which was so much more in-depth than most tv shows. The movement backward and forward in time in a narrative sense is hard to do, nonetheless with child actors. See the video below for how the cinematographers and filmmakers pulled it off.
With the polar vortex literally trapping people in their homes, it would be a great opportunity to snuggle up with warm blanket, a hot beverage and scary book. Rue Morgue has put together a list by the magazine’s editor Monica S. Kuebler to give you a guide on what to read. Hopefully you get goosebumps from these books and not the weather.