The Invitation – Mystery Dinner Theater with the Manson Family


It’s rare that I have the opportunity to watch a horror film in my boyfriend’s office/home theater, since he is prone to anxiety and not a horror fan. Lucky for me, Boyfriend was out and I was able to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Boyfriend’s office boasts pristine surround sound, complete darkness and an impressive screen. I can’t remember why he wasn’t home, maybe it was the same sick day that lead me to watch I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. Anyway, it was a good day for a horror film and this time I did my research.

Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation was featured on a list of must watch streaming horror films. You can easily find it on Netflix and Amazon. It was a smash at SXSW and received rave reviews, especially for a horror/thriller. So, what is it about this movie that makes it so good? It really comes down to one word, tension. Continue reading “The Invitation – Mystery Dinner Theater with the Manson Family”


I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives, Sleeps and Dies in the House


I love a good haunting themed horror movie when I am sick. I don’t know what it is, but if I am couch bound with a nasty cold a good haunted house film just soothes my soul. Maybe it’s the slow steady pace or the quiet sounds, the satisfaction of putting the spirit to rest in the end or the thrill of figuring out the mystery of why the house is haunted in the first place. Either way – wrap me in a blanket, hand me a cup of hot herbal tea and give me a good haunting on any sick day.

It was a sick day that lead me to stumble upon Oz Perkins’ Netflix horror film I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. Netflix has been stepping up their horror game recently and the prospect of a Netflix original horror film was intriguing. Not to mention, the artwork was gorgeous and elegantly surreal

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Raw: Beyond The Hype


I rarely go see horror films in theaters. I think there is something to be said for sitting in a dark room, alone with a good horror flick. You experience your own fear, in your own way, without the influence of nervous laughter, or ambient theater noise, because that’s what a good horror movie is, an experience.

What motivated me to see Raw in the theater was it’s limited release, coupled with the buzz it’s been generating online. Four awards including the Citizen Kane Award and Cannes. Audiences vomiting and fainting in theaters. Heralded as “gruesome nightmare fuel” barely skirting an NC-17 rating and the only plot reveal was something about a coming of age story, paired with cannibalism. I was intrigued and the moment it hit my local indie theater, I had my ticket.

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The Horror Nerd’s Ode to Indie Theatres


Nickelodeon Theatre! Whaaaaat?!

I am a horror fan, like my mother and father before me. It’s been a lonely life, given that 90% of my social circle is very anti horror. They feel it is either too gory, too scary, too intense, or too uncomfortable, basically all the things I love most about horror. This has lead to me exploring my horror movie fandom in private, surfing the streams for the next shocker. It hasn’t been all bad, streaming media channels have greatly improved their horror collections in recent years. In some cases, they are the best place to find new horror that is too graphic for theaters, however, there’s always that one film that gets all the buzz online, wins at all the festivals, but never makes it to theaters or to streaming. I can sometimes catch it on Red Box, but I have to be vigilant because it comes and goes so quickly, it is easy to miss it.

Being a horror nerd is hard.

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