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Woman in Black 2

Woman in Black - Angel of Death

B movies

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Hammer Time!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The week wrap-up 10/25

Weather-wise, a perfect, perfect, perfect day. Did I mention that the weather is perfect? Dry, low 80's upper 70's ... I love the Fall.

I just finished vacuuming and dusting the living-room or, more accurately, I got to a stopping point. I had an spray can that leaked and now the house smells like a tropical bordello. You might ask how I know what a tropical bordello smells like --- that would be telling. I didn't say that the day was perfect just the weather.

Peppy is well and he is running around like a wild indian. I have my candy ready to go and plan to offer apples or candy. If I know kids, I imagine that I will have plenty of apples after Halloween.

Gaming ...

I am on the planet Quesh on Star Wars the Old Republic. There was a huge update Wednesday that tied up my bandwidth for a long time. I'm beginning to burn out on SWTOR. At the very least, I will try to finish the Sith Inquisitor story.

Books...

I uploaded The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult to youtube and linked it on this blog (link). I have shot some video of "Fun of Staying in Touch" and plan to have a review up soon. I've also shot some video of "In my mailbox" and I plan to upload it to Gnostalgia (http://gnostalgia.wordpress.com).

I've finished reading "Arizona's Back Roads." I recommend it. I'll have a full review soon. If you would like to take a look at the book, I shot a video thumb-through (link).

The family will be here tomorrow and I have a little more cleaning to do ...

Make it go away!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Harry Potter story

A new Harry Potter story will be published online at Pottermore.com on Halloween. Come on now, you knew when J.K. Rowling said that there would be no more Harry Potter stories that we would have more Potter. She has released a story of Harry as an adult and now she will release a Halloween treat revealing some back-story for Dolores Umbridge. I'm sure that the golden goose has plenty of Potter eggs yet to go.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Teaser Trailer (OFFICIAL)

As many of you know, the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer was leaked. Marvel responded by releasing an "official" trailer. Was it all just a publicity stunt to gin up some buzz? Maybe... Having pondered that weighty question, I have to ask myself, did Marvel need to gin up the buzz of the Ultron movie. I don't think so ---


In theaters May 1st 2015 !


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tremors, tremors, and more tremors ... Tremors 5

Tremors 5---

You can't keep a giant worm down. Like many movie monsters, or the ones that make money, a good monster never dies. In this case, our favorite giant insectoids will return for another installment. Filming has already started in South Africa (yes, Michael Gross is in the movie) and the movie should be available in 2016.

The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but  Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.

Excellent IKEA Halloween ad


Okay, maybe it's just me but I loved this commercial.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In my mailbox: Arizona’s Back Roads: A Travel Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws, and Miners

Just arrived in my mailbox today. Also posted on my Gnostalgia blog: http://gnostalgia.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/in-my-mailbox-arizonas-back-roads/


 Arizona’s Back Roads: A Travel Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws, and Miners

Journey to Arizona through over 240 scenic photographic images and 36 stories imparting unusual and bizarre regional happenings throughout history. Read about the Native American ruins and the ancient civilizations that inhabited their stone walls, leaving behind pottery shards, handmade tools, and astonishing petroglyphs etched on boulders. Discover forgotten places, now decaying and abandoned, with accompanying stories behind their rise and fall. Visit six Southwestern mining towns famous for riches, scandals, and hope for new lives. These towns were booming in their heyday, but because of greed, natural disasters, and drying-up mines, they became ghost towns. Meet Wild West outlaws who ended up dead and buried somewhere in the desert. Discover mysterious conundrums either found buried beneath the dirt floor, roaming the barren desert, or made from odd objects, and witness the unusual weather conditions that plague the Southwest. Find ghosts, mummies, and fossils talked about in urban legends of the desert and lost treasures and castles in the mountains. Includes directions and visitor information. Arizona awaits your arrival.

 
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: The Weiser Book of Horror And The Occult

My review of "The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult: Hidden Magic, Occult Truths, and the Stories That Started It All".



Horror Takes Its Time
Looking for a thoughtful fright? Or perhaps a frightful thought? Packed with stories selected by one of today's leading esoteric scholars, this book will do more than make your toes curl and your skin crawl. These tales reveal hidden truths, inspire forbidden pursuits, and divulge the secrets of magical initiation in the guise of fiction. Covering topics from rituals to hauntings to Satanism, this one-of-a-kind volume includes selections from:
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Arthur Machen
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • Ralph Adams Cram
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Dion Fortune
  • Sir Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • Bram Stoker
As DuQuette writes in his introduction, horror takes its time. It creeps in, seeps in, and lingers. These stories will take you hours to read, but they will stay with you, biting at your heels from the shadows, eternally. Don't say we didn't warn you...



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Female Thor hits video games

While Marvel hasn't inked the story line for the female Thor, she has already made it to video games.D3Publisher has already added the hammer-swinger to it's  Marvel Puzzle Quest.

Check out some of the art at ... http://www.demiurgestudios.com/blog/making-of-thor-goddess-of-thunder-art/


Saturday, October 18, 2014

The week wrap-up 10/18

October is my favorite month and it seems to be slipping away far faster than I would like. On the upside, with the pleasant weather, I am leaving the doors and windows open and, on the downside, I've had an increase in household bugs. Peppy has also tracked in a record amount of leaves --- how does he do it?

Peppy is not his usual self and I am hopping that it is nothing more than Wednesday's pizza. We have had several Vet visits this year, with his ear infection, and I hate to take him to the Vet again. Those visits really stress him out --- and they don't do much for me either.

This week I received a summons from Sister to repair some Kitchen pluming.  After removing her garbage disposal, I told her that I needed some parts. Wisely, she called a plummer. If you knew my DIY skills, you'd understand. In between dozens of political "robocalls", I managed to paint the floor and walls of the back-porch and replace the template to this blog.

It may take some time to move into this new blog theme, but Rome wasn't built  in a day. I just couldn't stand seeing the old theme jacked-up. It looked like crap when the host for the javascript and some of the pictures failed.

Gaming...

I am still playing Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently, I am playing a Sith Inquisitor named Abif; and I am enjoying the bounty-hunting weekend. When not bounty-hunting, I am at level 29 and I'm doing the Alderaan missions.

Books...

I tried to upload a review of the book The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult but my Youtube video crashed twice. I'm not sure what's wrong and I'd hate to be unable to upload book reviews. I'll give it another try tonight.

I've read  The Fun of Staying in Touch by Roberta Grimes. Hopefully, I can get my video issues straightened out to do a video review of this book. If not, I guess I'll post a written review on Gnostalgia (link) and Attention Earthlings.

Movies...

I really haven't watched any movies. Having said that, I plan to watch "Wolfman" tonight on Svengoolie.

Sports....

Nope. I just don't seem as interested in Football, or any sports for that matter, since Dad passed away.

Things to come...

I am really looking forward to Julie Ferguson's new book Arizona’s Back Roads: A Travel Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws, and Miners (link). Hopefully, I'll get this book before Halloween.
If the Author and publishers allow it, I will post an excerpt of this book.

Bummer of the week...

Come on Doritos, you can do better than this! No chip was larger than a quarter!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In my mailbox: Falling Sky

A cross-post from Gnostalgia...

This was a surprise from Pyr. Looks good; I'm giving this one a read.

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Ben Gold lives in dangerous times. Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground.
Ben has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he’s ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back.
This brings him to Gastown, a city in the air recently conquered by belligerent and expansionist pirates. When events turn deadly, Ben must decide what really matters–whether to risk it all on a desperate chance for a better future or to truly remain on his own.