Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Bye Bye, Miss American Pie.....I LOVE Jeremy Renner, da da da daaaaa!!!

If you've not seen this movie before...BUY OR RENT IT NOW...it's GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 24 January 2011

My So-Called Life - Jordan's Brain Clicks!!!

Super squeee'age...when Jordan Catalano realises he loves Angela in My So-Called Life. <3 Hearts a flutter!!!  And just out of curiosity, would you have went for Brian Krakow in the end or stuck it out with bad boy Jordan Catalano?  

One of the Greatest Scenes in TV History - My So-Called Life - Hallway Scene

This is without a doubt one of the single greatest scenes in TV history.  I <3 it so much!!!!!  My So-Called Life geeks know this as "the boiler room episode", lol.  And I have just found out this evening that Jordan Catalano's friend is Jared Leto's brother Shannon!!!!!!  How did I not know this till now!?!!!!!!  And OMG, I still super squeee over Jordan walking down the hallway, haha.  Dork. 

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Jennifer's Bodies - A Women in Horror Recognition Month Event in Arbroath, Scotland

Hey guys, just to let you know I have created a separate Blog page for Women in Horror Month event.  Go check out the page for Jennifer's Bodies here.  Working on getting a poster for the event sorted out, just looking for someone who wants to be my photographer.  :)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Women in Horror Month - Arbroath/Angus Event

Hey guys, okay, so if you've been following my video Blog then you will know that I have decided to go ahead with putting together an event in Arbroath for Women in Horror Recognition Month.  I could have done it in one of the bigger cities but you know what, even just with people that I know here, there is a lot of you whom I know LOVE horror so I figured why the hell not host it here!?!

It's the kind of thing you don't get here, I mean hell we don't even have a cinema...or do we!?!?!!!!  It turns out that The Webster Theatre have been hiding a rather nifty little cinema area upstairs, this is ever since the refurbishment and I have to say, it looks fab.  This could be a good way of showing that people want something like this more often.  If you go to the Webster Theatre site and click on the little rotate sign, you can totally check it out.  I love the fact that it's all white and red as well...how bloodtastic!!! <3  At the moment, The Webster Theatre is seriously looking like the best option and I shall let you all know as soon as this has been confirmed.

At the moment I am thinking the 28th February for this event, just looking at costing and what not.  I shall be announcing the full line up on the 1st February but just to give you a teaser, I shall be hosting the Scottish premier of my gore-geous Canadian twinlings Jen and Sylvia Soska's acclaimed debut feature, Dead Hooker in a Trunk.  I saw this film last year at Ghouls on Film (this was the UK premier) and it is just so downright awesome and I've been going on about it ever since that I thought argggh, this has never been shown in Scotland...I shall take away its Scottish virginity, mwahahaha.

I want to donate as much of the ticket money to the Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association as possible and so if you have a business/website and would like to sponsor this event to help cover basic costs then please do get in touch.  As you may have read in my Blog earlier this week, Scleroderma is the condition that killed our Women in Horror Month founder, Hannah's father a year ago and it is one that not enough people know about and with your help, I'd like to help change that.  I am away to start up a Blog for the actual event and so I shall post more information there as soon as I do. :D  

Oh, and last but not least...I have decided a name for this festival...with lots of thumbs up and giggles from all my horrorific geeks in crime...

How Much is My Cadaver Worth? :D

This is going on my new healthier lifestyle where I've cut out all the bad stuff or reduced it by shockingly large amounts, haha....yeah that'll be alcohol, lol.  My biggest problemo is painkillers and anti-psychotics...I really need to find a new way to get to sleep at night!!!


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Women in Horror Month - Bloggage Part 3...OMG, I Have a Bloody Head!!!

Yello, okay so super awesomeness to my fab new hair colour.  I love it!!! <3  Anyhoo, check out video bloggage numero three and join me in having super cool hair!!! :D  Even if it's just a wee bit. :p

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A Great Week for Serial Killers

WOW!!!  Ok, so the past week has been a super massive geekgasm for serial killer movies.  First the stupidly awesome James Franco takes on the role of not only playing Richard Ramirez, it is also going to be his directorial debut.  Ooh and to add to the awesomenss, Chris Cornell is producing!!!  How awesome is that!?!!!!  *insert super rad picture of James Franco playing Dungeons and Dragons as Daniel Desario <3 in Freaks and Geeks. *

Anyhoo, after that awesomeness I didn't in a million years think that I would get even more totally radder than rad awesome serial killer movie news and then I get told that Dominic West is playing Fred West!!!!!!!!!!!  I mean, guh yuh!!!  It's like my sick twisted McNulty fantasies from The Wire Season 5 are coming to fruition.  *insert McNulty pic just for fun ;) *

So yay, lots of super squeeeee'ing and thinking that this is going to be a very good year for zee serial killer movie!!!! <3

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

R.I.P. Hannah's Dad

Tomorrow, January 19th sees the first anniversary of the death of our Women in Horror Recognition Month founder, Hannah Neurotica's beloved Dad.  Hannah does so much to raise awareness about women working in the horror industry and today I ask you to take a moment to find out more about the horrible condition her Dad had, Scleroderma.  Scleroderma is a horrible auto immune connective tissue disease that affects the blood vessels and collagen production in the body.
There are two kinds of scleroderma: systemic sclerosis which affects the internal organs as well as the skin, and localised scleroderma which affects a specific area of skin but not the organs.  Scleroderma Society UK
February is not only Women in Horror Recognition Month though, here in the UK it is also Raynaud's and Scleroderma Awareness Month too.  
Raynaud's is a common condition in which blood is prevented from reaching the extremities of the body, mainly the fingers and toes, on exposure to the cold or any slight change in temperature. A small number of people who have Raynaud's also develop scleroderma, a disease which affects the connective tissue.
Scleroderma means hard skin but the hardness is not limited to the skin - the internal organs and their blood supply may become damaged. Scleroderma can be devastating not only for the person who has the condition but also for the families concerned.  Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association UK

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Women in Horror Month - Bloggage Part 2...BLOOD RED!!!!!!!!!!

Come on peeps of the Jeniverse, get those locks all nice and bloody...mwahahahahaha!!!!!! <3

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Women in Horror Month - First Video Bloggage...Mwahahaha...

First video bloggage ramblings, getting set for some Twisted Twins singing and dancing to get your blood kind of fun!!! <3  Apologies about the darkness, my flat sucks balls for lighting.  This is my first attempt, experimenting to get the best videoage.  Keep your peepers peeped. :)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Women in Horror Awareness Month 2011...Arbroath/Angus Local Event!?!

So as you might be aware of by now, February is Women in Horror Month.  A month to rasise awareness to the amazing talent of females in the horror industry.  Be it directors, producers, writers, bloggers, zinesters and fans.  As well as those kick ass girls in front of the camera, you know, that ones who are more than just a pair of adipose tissues.

So anyhoo, I've been thinking of something I can do locally within the Arbroath/Angus area.  I mean, I know enough of you love horror to get something going, and that's just my friends.  I want to do a local blood drive, I'm also considering maybe getting together a couple of films or something, I'm not sure.  Last years Ghouls on Film event in Birmingham was awesome.  I'll keep you posted on my thoughts.  Just want to know how many of your would be interested in this if I was to do something.

If you get in touch with me either via email, Facebook, or Twitter.  You can also post a comment on here, just whatever is easiest.  Let me know as soon as possible.  :)

Friday, 7 January 2011

Plastic Fanspastic - A Rant

So last year I watched this god awful show and it instigated this rant.  When going through stuff on my computer I figured it still relevant, and with everything that I’m doing Women in Horror based, promoting women as being more than just pieces of meat, I thought I’d share. 

A couple of months ago whilst round at my parents this programme called The Swan came on.  It actually made me feel quite physically sick that someone even came devised this concept in the first place.  Basically each week you get two completely insecure women, they meet up with a team of “specialists” who basically decide all the work that they need done on them to make them look better, and therefore happy!!!   They even supply them with a “psychiatrist” who will help them with any feelings of depression or mental health issues that they may suffer from.  So anyway, seriously plasticated and unlike themselves after, it is a contest between the two women as to who is to be put forward to a BEAUTY PAGEANT comprising of the weekly winners.  There is so many things wrong with this I don’t know where to start!!!!  Maybe it’s just me, but the way I see it, if you’re depressed and miserable, turning yourself into some fake plastic chipmunk is really not going to help. 
A few days beforehand I had watched Jennifer’s Body, which by the way is tremendous amounts of fun…if you’re a girl, haha.  Maybe I just get Diablo Cody’s twisted girl relationship, I’m not sure.   

Anyway, Megan Fox was awesome in the title role (yes I know this creates somewhat, umm...discussion between peeps...a.k.a. Nia, haha).  As someone who frequently gets nominated “Sexiest Woman on the Planet” and all that gunf by men’s mags, it was great to see her looking crap, or as her best friend Needy says, “like shit, well for her anyway!”  And you know something…she has freckles.  A lot of them.  And funnily enough, when I look at pictures of her in magazines and what not, she’s not freckly; I guess what I’m saying is that NO-ONE looks the way they are perceived in magazines and movies, pretty much ever.  We live in a society where not just women but everyone is objectified.  Why is this? 

Mental health problems frequently breed weight issues, be it under or over.  Both of which can be extremely dangerous.  Medication plays a big part in this as well.  One of the main culprits that I know of is Lithium.  I first heard of this through one of my favourite books, Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel, (pretty much a statement as to how everyone’s living in Prozac Nation) who was a skinny young thing and then when she started taking lithium that all changed.  After speaking to people who take this medication, I have heard of similar experiences, predominantly in females. 

Fluoxetine (or Prozac) can be known to work the other way round and is often prescribed in the States for weight loss.  Now obviously this isn’t always the case and is dependent on how the individual reacts, we’re all different and I do realise that but it is a well known fact that some medications ARE responsible for weight gain, or loss.  Now the thing is, at the end of the day, we’re all responsible for what we eat and obviously eating lots of junk, isn’t gonna agree with us or help said problem.  Now we all know, from numerous chick flics and Ally McBeal, haha…that when women are depressed, they like ice cream and chocolate.  This is okay if it’s every now and again, but what if it’s a long standing condition?  It’s like knowing that you drink too much alcohol, you know it’s bad for you but how do you stop?

Firstly having a secure support system around you is essential.  You not only have to WANT to change yourself, you also have to have people around you to help you.  It’s all too easy to remain isolated and keep on telling yourself that you’ll do it tomorrow but we all know that without the proper support, the chances of that happening are a hell of a lot slimmer, if not impossible!!!!

Women have this image that men want them to be this cetain way, like freakishly skinny, but it’s just not like that.  My boyfriend would always moan about me being too skinny.  I always thought being skinny was a good thing…apparently, not inordinantly.  Boys like women who have more flesh on them…and even women voted my beloved Kate Winslet, as most desired female body.  And when it comes to the ANTI-Hollywood airbrushing issue, The Winslet is greatly at the forefront.  As someone who supports Eating Disorder Campaigns in the UK and who publicly sued a major men’s magazine for airbrushing and making her look completely unlike herself, she is an inspiration not only to myself as the greatest actress of our generation but as someone who stands out for women’s rights with her fist firmly in the air!!!  She’s gorgeous, opinionated AND ridiculously talented.  Surely an icon of all women!!!  I know I’d sure as hell like to be more like her.  I mean, there are things I don’t like about me. I wouldn’t plasticate them out of me though.  That’s just me though.  Hell I’d totally freak out if I was plastic!!!!!  Why would I want to be that way!?!  I want people to believe that they can be themselves without being some fake plastic ideal because at the end of the day, real people, they ain’t that into that!!!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Women in Horror Month - Adam Green Quote :)

Director/Producer/Sometime Actor Adam Green knows just how important women are in the horror industry.  Here's what he had to say to me last year about his thoughts on the women who make up such a huge part of the genre he loves so dearly.  

"While women have always been a crucial ingredient to the slasher film formula with their blood curdling screams, sex appeal, and brief flashes of bare skin, what many who don't "get" the sub-genre fail to realize is the fact that it is more often than not a woman who stands up to the villain and saves the day at the end of the slasher film. Women may make up some of our favorite victims in horror films but they also make up some of our greatest and most powerful heroes. Let's not forget that it was a woman who took down Michael Myers, a woman who handed Jason Voorhees' ass to him, a woman who defied Freddy Krueger's existence, and a woman who bravely ventured into the haunted swamp to face off with Victor Crowley. Quite simply, women rule in horror films. Period."  Adam Green

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Women in Horror Awareness Month 2011...So It Begins, mwahahaha.

Last February saw the start of something ever so slightly special, the first annual Women in Horror Awareness Month.  The brainchild of the wonderfully demented and perfectly peculiar, Hannah Neurotica, Women in Horror month is our way, collectively working together to let the world know that there’s more to women in horror than just tits and scream queens.  And that, SHOCK HORROR…this isn’t a new thing!!!  The only difference is that now we’re standing up and letting everyone know that we’re here, and in all capacities. 

Numerous events were held around the world including the UK event Ghouls on Film.  Hosted in Birmingham, England by one of my bestest friends in the universe, Nia Edwards-Behi, Ghouls on Film was the chance for me not only to catch up with one of my favourite girlfriends, it was the chance to witness some brilliant shorts and two movies with women at the helm.  It also gave me the chance to spend a little bit of time with Horror Channel darling Emily Booth as well as other kick ass gals in horror.

One of my favourite things about Ghouls on Film was having the chance to see the almighty awesomeness of Dead Hooker in a Trunk!!!  This underground tribute to the good old grindhouse days is one of the most fun movies I’ve seen in the past few years.  Directed by and starring the gore-geous sick and brilliant Soska sisters, DHIAT is a wonderful example of girl power in the industry. 

Jen and Sylvia Soska have fully embraced this awesome month, setting up a blood drive and encouraging everyone to Bleed for Women in Horror, how morbidly delicious right!?!.  This is something that the girls will be doing again this year I’m rather excited to have been asked to be part of their video to advertise this bloody mission.  Mwah!

Another wonderful lady who I’ve had the priveledge of net meeting is Dai Green, managing editor of Horror News.net and the most totally PC woman on the face of the planet.  Who LOVES clothes and is never naked, HA!  Yes, delightful Dai was a naughty girl and got herself kicked off Facebook for a picture that caused offense to some prudish people.  We all campaigned to get her original profile reinstated but the gods of Facebook were dicks and she had to start all over again.  That’s a whole lotta friends to recollect.  She’s all back now though and makes sure she behaves and is always wearing as much clothes as possible.

Now this is just a few of the beautiful, sick and twisted, gore loving ghouls that I befriended last year.  In fact, it was this time last year that I was on my wee mission to raise awareness of Women in Horror Month, getting quotes and doing interviews with not only girls in the industry but the guys as well.  Directors such as Adam Green and Joe Lynch know just how important the girls are too and have utmost respect for them.  Eli Roth in particular has a fondness and respect for Hannah and her Zine, Ax Wound, as does Frank Hennenlotter and Herschell Gordon Lewis. 

Last year was ace in the fact that I got to speak to one of my favourite horror chicks of all time, Amy Steel (now Pulitzer).  Amy was of course the first girl to ever take on Jason Voorhees; this was back in 1981’s Friday the 13th Part 2.  20 years later and she still stands out as one of horror’s most awesome, kick ass females.  You can read my interview with her here.

I’m really looking forward to getting into all the goodness that this year is going to bring and I can’t wait to work with all these amazing women again and to do my thing.  I’m even going to give blooooood myself.  I’m not promising that I won’t pass out though, haha.  My other statement for the month, one that Hannah and I would love it if you joined us in doing so is dyeing our hair BLOOD RED for the month of February!!!  Mwahahahaha.