Fall Pick

Friday, August 26, 2016

Orkestra Obsolete play Blue Monday using 1930s instruments

More information: http://bbc.in/1SC6Atc New Order's Blue Monday was released on 7 March 1983, and its cutting-edge electronic groove changed pop music forever. But what would it have sounded like if it had been made 50 years earlier? In a special film, using only instruments available in the 1930s - from the theremin and musical saw to the harmonium and prepared piano - the mysterious Orkestra Obsolete present this classic track as you've never heard it before.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mystery Science Theater 3000 announces Netflix debut

At the recent MST3K reunion, series creator Joel Hodgson teased some big news for the show at Comic-Con, and tonight that news has been revealed via the show’s new home at Netflix. First, some exciting news from the writer’s room: Joel McHale and Dan Harmon have joined the show as writers under previously announced head writer Elliott Kalan. They’ll be working alongside two members of the original crew, Bill Corbett and Mary Jo Pehl, who have joined the show’s writing staff along with booking onscreen appearances we’ll tell you more about below.

source: http://www.avclub.com/article/mystery-science-theater-3000-announces-netflix-deb-240027

Leslie Jones’ personal info, explicit photos leak

Hackers posted explicit photos that appeared to be of Jones, as well as pictures of the comedian’s passport and driver’s license. The site also displayed a video of the gorilla Harambe, who was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year.
source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/24/leslie-jones-website-hack?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22nd horror history

Born on this day:
  • 1967 – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, “The Thing” remake, “Thor: The Dark World”, “Lost (TV Series)”, “The Mummy Returns.” 
  • 1965- Courtney Gains, “Mimesis”, “Alien Encounter”, “King Cobra”, “Back to the Future”, “Children of the Corn.” 
  • 1958 – Colm Feore, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “The Chronicles of Riddick”, “Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series).” 
  • 1945 – David Chase wrote for the TV series “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” and the screenplay for the film “Grave of the Vampire”. 
  • 1920 – Ray Bradbury. “The Ray Bradbury Theater.” 
  • 1900 – Jean Yarbrough, directed the films “The Devil Bat,” “King of the Zombies” and “She-Wolf of London.”

    Passed away:

  • 2000 – Wrestler Toru Tanaka, “Alligator II,” “Darkman” and “The Running Man,”. 
  • 1977 – Sebastian Cabot, “Mr. French” on the “Family Affair” TV series. Films “The Time Machine” and “Twice Told Tales.” 
  • 1991 – Colleen Dewhurst “The Dead Zone,” “The Boy Who Could Fly” and provided the voice of “Satan” in the film “Exorcist III,”. 
  • 1963 – Perry Ivins, “Fritz” in “Son of Frankenstein”, “Thriller (TV Series)”, “Mystery of the Wax Museum”.

Review: The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren

The Grief Hole
by Kaaron Warren
Hardcover: 338 pages
Publisher: SQ Mag
ISBN-10: 1925496058
ISBN-13: 978-1925496055

Product description:

There are many grief holes. There's the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies. There's another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live. And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre. Sol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there. When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many love. Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you'll die by the spirits haunting you. If you'll drown, she'll see drowned people. Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused women. She sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn't let that stop her. Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoy Kaaron Warren's work and "The Grief Hole" is a creepy tale, but it never really hooked me. That isn't to say that I didn't enjoy the story. It has a creepy atmosphere but I enjoyed Warren's other book "Slights" much more. To be honest, I really didn't care for the characters, I threw myself off confusing the character Sol Evictus with the band Sol Invictus, and the pace of the book just didn't hook me. I'm embarrassed to admit that I caught myself daydreaming several times while reading this book.

I'm giving "The Grief Hole" 3 1/2 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from IFWG Publishing. 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.”