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31 Days of New To Me Horror - Part II - I Still Know What You Watched Last Week Tuesday - 10/2/18

Tuesday 10/2/18 The Haunting of Molly Hartley  Netflix the official synopsis from IMDB - A girl with PTSD attempts to refresh her life at a new school, but soon finds it impossible when she's afflicted by not only bullying and bad memories, but also the supernatural.
um.... this was bad. REAL BAD. Jake Webber who is an actor I normally really like was terrible. The story was boring. The acting was bad. Just real bad and so unsurprising and dull.

No thank you. 










31 Days of New To Me Horror - Part VI Die Darkman Die (but not actually Darkman) - Saturday - 10/6/18

Saturday - 10/6/18 Malevolent Netflix part of the official synopsis from IMDB - Siblings Jackson and Angela run a profitable ghostbusting racket; swindling the bereaved with fake detection equipment and Angela's paranormal 'visions'. Hired to investigate a haunted old foster home...


Another random Netflix film pick and since it was just released I've been seeing the trailer every single time I open my Netflix channel on the Roku so I decided to give it a shot.
It has a fairly straightforward premise of a brother and sister con team who pretend to cleanse houses of ghosts for money. And there are some plot points that go exactly where you think they are going to but the way they tell it still felt interesting and not all that played out.
By the time they get to the typical spooky Scottish house with the tragic history you have a good feel for the 4 main characters and a the brother-sister relationship feels pretty real thanks to good chemistry between the actors. 
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31 Days of New To Me Horror - Part I - The Beginning - Monday - 10/1/18

Monday - 10/1/18  Phobia 2 (2009) in Thai with English Subtitles  Netflix part of the official synopsis from IMDB - Phobia 2 is composed of five short movie segments directed by five of the best directors of Thai horror films.

This film is basically an anthology with 5 short films and out of the 5, I only moderately liked 2 of them. Overall I'd give this a solid meh rating. Each story got a rating from 1-5 with 1 being watchable and mostly entertaining to 5 not being worth a view in my opinion . 


Novice - some interesting concepts about a Hungry Ghost (hungry for what exactly? forgiveness, redemption?), beautiful setting, an opening that plays like a love song to Lost Highway, and a funny to me bit with the main character wearing a DARE t-shirt, and a pretty heartfelt phone call. The CGI was a bit dodgy but thankfully they didn't use a whole lot of it. Of the 5 this was one of only 2 that I really consider worth watching. And even then it's like a half worth watching if that …

31 Days of New To Me Horror - Part V The Cinq - Friday - 10/5/18

Friday - 10/5/18 Evolution (2015) in French with English Subtitles Netflix  official synopsis from IMDB - The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?

   Let me start by saying I have a touch of thalassophobia (intense fear of the ocean). I don't really have a solid reason for it but I like to blame it on watching Jaws when I was a kid and being convinced that the ocean was full of bitey things. I never even saw an ocean until about 6 years ago when the bestie took me to California. It was beautiful. The sound of the waves was wonderful. I stood on the beach and let the water (and the weird bulby seaweed) come up to my feets and then I was done. I have no desire or urge to ever get into a body of water where my feet cannot touch the bottom. It's a thing. It always has been and I am okay with it. 
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31 Days of New to me Horror - The Prequel

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I always try to do 31 days of horror films for the month of October and I find I rewatch a lot of my favorites and while there is nothing wrong with that I feel like I miss a lot of new content (or even older content) and there are some really great movies out there to see.

I also realized that I haven't really written anything in far too long so I thought it would be great to try and do a post a week with information about the different films I watched, what platform I watched them on, my general thoughts about the films and a link to the IMDB or Wiki entry. Ideally I am going to go into each of the films without reading any reviews or background information as I am really bad about letting shit like that color my end thoughts on a film. I want to watch it with truly fresh eyes if possible.

If you've seen any of the films I watch or end up watching them after reading my blog entry about it, please let me know. I'm never sure if anyone actually reads these rambles and I wo…

Bad Brain Day aka feedback loop of DOOM

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I am having a bad brain day. Like, a seriously bad brain day and at first I was going to type all this out and put it on FB like usual but then I remembered that I have this handy dandy blog and that I haven't shared shit to it since like November so instead of posting a long diatribe there, I figured I'd post it here and then if anyone is actually inclined to read my ramblings, they can do it here.
So onto the point of this ramble
You know those days when your brain is being a total asshole to you? The days when your brain relentlessly reminds you of everything that is wrong or bad in you or your life at the time and you get caught up in the feedback loop of DOOM?
Lately the combination of pain due to the fractures in my foot, the adjusting to wearing the boot to help heal said fractures and the back and sciatica pain that has been flaring during that adjustment period, coupled with this monster of a head cold, and my inability to take care of the things I take great personal…

A lipstick a day, week 1

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I haven't really written anything in a long time but I set myself a new challenge and I wanted to share.

If you are reading this I am sure you know that I love makeup and have a fairly good sized collection of products. I realized though that I only really wear lipstick when we go to club and that seems like a damn shame given how many lip products that I have and that rarely, if ever get used.

So to encourage myself to actually use these products that I have collected, I set myself a challege to use a different lip product every day, Monday thru Friday, and to write mini reviews on each product, throwing out any that I don't like or that don't look good on me. I am also trying to take a photo of myself wearing the products so I can use those with my review. I am going to use a star system on a scale of 1-5, with 1 = terrible and I threw it out to a 5 = will buy again

My goal is to do a new entry every Sunday evening with the previous weeks products and reviews. Hopefully …