Saturday, October 26, 2013

Easy Costumes for Halloween

It's no secret that Halloween is right around the corner and parties are already happening! Make sure you aren't left without a costume.

I guest blogged at on some of my suggestions in pulling off a quick costume and also included a few I have done myself. Check them out here and enjoy!

Myself and Elvira at Frightmare Weekend in Fort Worth

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Horror Movies Keep the Love Alive

According to Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World, a new release by Christopher Steiner, an engineer and CEO of Aisle50, states that:

"OKCupid has analyzed 35,000 couples from its site and discovered that the question that best signals the potential for relationship longevity is: “Do you like horror movies?”"

I googled horror movie hunk and this is what I got. No lies. 

The book itself is a nonfiction account of how algorithms and machines have taken the place of humans (scary movie plot???) in predicting health concerns, analzying foreign policy, and many other daily jobs (maybe not...). But how do horror films come into play? And what about the answer to that question makes a good predictions for the success of a relationship?

Uh Duh. Romance and horror obviously go together. They do in the bookstore anyway.

Being a blogger and all around cool person, I can not answer these questions for you, so you should read the book, but what I can tell you is that this means there is hope for you if you are single and a horror movie fan. You will no longer come off as white mask from Scream when you ask "Hey pretty lady/dude, what is your favorite scary movie?"

This would be a bad reaction. No sequel. No second date.

Friday, August 24, 2012

First look at Carrie remake

New pictures for the "Carrie" remake have been released in all their gritty glory. ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, who you might recognize for her role in the "Let the Right One In" remake "Let Me In," (trend?) stars in the leading role of Carrie opposite from Julianne Moore who will play her fanatical mother. The film is directed by Kimberly Peirce whose debut film "Boys Don't Cry" won an Oscar in 1999.

Despite usual remake weariness, it seems that with a cast and director this strong, it would be difficult for this film to be terrible. So, as long as it's somewhere above terrible, I'm on board. What do y'all think?

Source: Total Film

Sunday, August 19, 2012

American Horror Story: Asylum Teasers

Bloody Face is the new Rubber Man...

Remember, remember, the month of October when American Horror Story returns with their next variation: Asylum. The show revolves around an asylum for the mentally insane in 1964. The main story line is said to revolve around a nun at the institution played by returning cast member Jessica Lange and her boss, James Cromwell.

A few new cast members include: Clea Duvall (The Faculty), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love), and singer Adam Levine (known to Move Like Jagger).

A few vague and frankly, unexciting teasers have hit the internet. I'm not sure if these nun/nurses have the fright appeal of rubber man, but my hopes are still high. Check the teasers out below:


Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Crappy Review: Near Dark (1987)

I can't help but wonder what could have happened to Near Dark, if The Lost Boys wasn't released. It was the late 80's. The hair was big, the jackets were denim, and vampires were on the brink of being cool again. Near Dark is by no means a perfect film, but I found the story more interesting than the much played out "too cool for school" vampires of The Lost Boys.

In Near Dark, the vampires are dirty, gritty, and overall more interesting. Plus, Kathryn Bigelow directs Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Tangerine Dream does the soundtrack. Should I say more? I should, because this is an unusual take on the vampire movie. Bigelow uses the modern day vampire story and blends it with the tropes of a western film, which is both a strength and a weakness. It's ambitious and in turn suffers from being laid out too thin. There is some great tension and the bar scene is iconic, but overall, the film feels rushed. The characters, not fully realized. The ending, interesting, but not earned.

Near Dark begins as Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) meets a beautiful girl, Mae, in his small town. He wastes little time in getting to know her, this is young love after all, and also discovers that things aren't quite right with Mae. In fact, Mae is a vampire and her family happen to be vampires too. Vampires who live in a van.

In a moment of passion, Mae bites Caleb only to begin the transformation for him to become a vampire. A grueling, sweaty, not fun, process. Once Caleb makes it through, the party really starts.

While it's not a perfect movie, it is quite fun to watch Bill Paxton go full Nic Cage in a particular bar scene. Near Dark is a nice entry to the vampire genre.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Full Trailers: House at the End of the Street

House at the End of the Street
Release: September 21, 2012
1hr 41min
Thriller / Horror

Jennifer Lawrence is a bit of a hot commodity now, what with the Hunger Games being a monstrously huge success, her great performance in Winter's Bone and don't forget she's Mystique in X-Men First Class and its upcoming sequel--to say she's doing well is a bit of an understatement.

Her current "A" status gives me hope for House at the End of the Street. Usually actors that have "made it," so to speak, don't sign on to do horror movies unless it's pretty good, at least in the script department. A good example is The Woman in Black, with Daniel Radcliffe. A little cliched in the jump-scares department, but the story, acting, and atmosphere were spot-on and was a bright mark for horror movies in my opinion.

I am a little worried that she may have signed on to the project just before her true rise to stardom and just took the job, and I'm a little turned-off by her character's awkward inquisitive nature, such as when she just ask, "Hey, you're the dude who's parents were murdered?" without any tact in her social skills, and it makes me laugh how the studio took the huge liberty of taking "House at the End of the Street" to make the acronym "HATES" that they are using in marketing the movie. I'm going to give the movie the benefit of the doubt however, and hey, at least it's not a remake.

Also, I'm calling the "twist" of the movie right now: the boy and his sister murdered his parents, got away with it, and his sisters isn't a ghost, she's just crazy and he has to control her to not kill Jennifer Lawrence's character. That has to be it, right?

Anyway, enjoy all three trailers of the movie!

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Trailer 3

Monday, August 6, 2012

Lipstick Writer's Have Returned!

Hey all, it's been awhile since we've updated that site; that's my bad. The site is mostly run by Chrissie and me, Bobby. We both have gotten pretty busy in our personal lives lately, and I promise we will have articles and good topics coming up soon.

That said, thanks everyone for looking at our stupid things we have posted! Up next, I will do a top ten list of the scariest exorcism movies of all time!

Stay tuned, and American Horror Story Season 2 will be gearing up soon along with The Walking Dead Season 3, so there is tons to talk about!