Monday, 31 October 2016

THE SPOOKIEST SCARIEST OCTOBER ROUNDUP EVER

It's Halloween and the last day of both Halloween week and October itself. Ghoul Grumps has been fantastic, I've watched a ton of creepy stuff on tv and Jontron released a halloween special last night. Theres plenty to be happy about this time of year take a look inside for some tricks and treats!


Sunday, 30 October 2016

HALLOWEEN WEEK- 52 Films by Women- Sunday- Week 43

So Halloween is tomorrow and it's time for another film directed by a woman so obviously it's time for a horror-y one. Cue the music guys because this one is quirky creepy fun.


Saturday, 29 October 2016

HALLOWEEN WEEK SATURDAY- NON SCARY HALLOWEEN MOVIES


So Halloween falls on a school night this year! So all you younger folks may find watching a big scary horror movie a huge mistake! Also if you are fraidy cat you may want to step away from The Blair Witch Project and go for something less scary. This list is to help you find something new to you but super fun as well as just creepy enough for Halloween!


Friday, 28 October 2016

HALLOWEEN WEEK - FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAY


It's National Frankenstein Friday! A day that is always held on the last Friday of October to celebrate the book and by proxy it's incredible writer Mary Shelley! Obviously it's a holiday thats slots perfectly into Halloween Week as well!!

So for this most auspicious of occasions I thought it would be fun to do 5 cool facts about Frankenstein!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

HALLOWEEN WEEK- THURSDAY- 3 COSTUME IDEAS

So I figured it would be fun to make a costume post! So here are three of my faviorite characters that would be pretty easy to dress up as. Hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

HALLOWEEN WEEK-WEDNESDAY- A CREEPY EVENING AT CHESSINGTON


WELCOME BACK GHOULS AND GREMLINS!!! To the First big post of Halloween Week! Me and my family went to Chessington World of Adventures in the evening to go and see some creepy Halloween festivities and boy did it deliver. This is picture heavy so be prepared!
look under the cut for all the creepiness!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

ACTIVATING HALLOWEEN WEEK

Because Halloween falls on a Monday this week I had to recallibrate this week a bit to make it all work. But TODAY IT BEGINS!!!!!! MWHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!
This is my blog schedule for the week. As you can see surprises abound guys so stick around!!
OF COURSE 52filmsbywomen creeps in too!!

Also I hope you all just noticed my new Halloween header photo.  You'll see it all this week so say a firm hello to SJP in Hocus Pocus
and a sad goodbye to Elizabeth Montgomory of last years logo!
BYE BYE

SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW MY PRETTIES



Sunday, 23 October 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 42

Only 10 more weeks my friends!! The year is closing in fast!!!! Holy Hell. Sorry this is late by the way. This week has got away from me completely and utterly and I have just been feeling completely sludgy and ick. 
Anywho on with the challenge I can't just sit around and feel miserable.
This weeks was meant to be a scary one in lead up to Halloween but sadly life got away from me and I didn't have time so I went for one which was advertised as less scary but freaked me the hell out. 
It was..

Ruby Sparks
Dir: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton
2012
Ruby Sparks seems like a standard Manic Pixie movie for the first 20 minutes which drag a bit in all honesty. Those 20 minutes reminded me how amazing and fantastic Faris and Dayton's film Little Miss Sunshine was (Which I love to pieces, BEST MOVIE). Anywho After that beginning it kicks into itself starting nice and then spiraling out of control. Paul Dano as usual is amazing and where is this damn boys Oscar he is perfect in everything. The scene where Dano's character controls Ruby as she is clearly upset is truly horrible and scarier than any horror film. This film was such a surprise to me and it shocked me to the very end.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Maginificent Seven- The Popcorn Flick We Need


I had been looking forward to this movie since the first trailers came out and boy did they not disappoint.
SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT. BEWARE. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

52 Films by Women- WEEK 41 @ THE BFI London Film Festival


Long time readers may remember that last year I went to BFI's London Film festival I saw both Chronic (which I never reviewed because its too good to put into words and its hard to shriek excitedly in blog form) and the Lady in the Van (review). This year I decided to combine the 52filmsbywomen challenge with my annual excursion to the festival. There weren't many lady directed pics this year but five were on my mind as possibles  to) 1. Raw 2. American Honey 3.Planetarium 4. Queen of Katwe and 5. the film I actually saw which was....


Friday, 7 October 2016

52 FILMS BY WOMEN- WEEK 40

So this week we aren't doing a documentary. It's also directed by just one woman not a male female directing team so i'm officially breaking that streak I kept going for two consecutive weeks! This ones a little bit infamous and I'm sure you'll all of heard of it, its.....

Serena
Dir: Susanne Bier
2014
I have always had a fondness for films that have been through development hell. The ones whose director dropped out or whose studios decided to cut them into a genre at the last minute. They always have a strange and slightly weird honesty about them they stand there and go "yep, thats what happened" and you have to admire them for that. It doesn't always make them good (they often aren't) but it does give them some interest. This interest is what compelled me to watch the notoriously butchered and hidden Serena. A film that had been kicking about forever then finally thrown unceremoniously into the outside world. How could I resist?

The truth is this movie is not the train wreck it's painted to be. In fact it feels like a very very old 40'a era film rather than a new movie. Toby Jones puts in a very good performance. However it's biggest sin is that it seems to be totally plotless. Just a lot of misery and pretty people. But honestly this movie is no where near as bad as people say it is which I guess isn't the glowing endorsement I wanted it to be but hey we can't all get what we want.


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Very Fine Dispatches from Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events!!


Look away now and shut this blog post because this following post is full of disaster, sadness and morose behaviour. I am of course talking about Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events. Yesterday they grimly posted a depressing look at the sad and horrible tale that they will be telling on the small screen.
For those with a fragile disposition do not click below the cut and see the newest sneak peak. It will only cause you great distress.