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Monday, August 30, 2010


I love the horror genre, obviously. Gore's fine. Jump scares - whatever...but what I love more than anything is atmosphere. Preferably haunted. And a slow story that builds and relies on character development and location for its backbone and flesh. Subtly. Slow, creepy realizations that turn your blood a tad cooler. That to me is horror.

This evening I watched FRAGILE by writer/director Jaume Balagueró, who is best known for REC and REC 2. It wasn't a perfect film (Really, how many of those are there? You can probably count them on one hand), but I thoroughly enjoyed it. A story that took its time, characters that were imperfect, and an atmosphere right up my alley. I liked it. It's not for everyone, but it did nicely for this horror loving girl.

Click on the pic below for the trailer.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Most Evil

There is a show on the I.D. channel titled MOST EVIL that Rot and I are fascinated by. A Columbia University professor, Dr. Michael Stone, has come up with a "scale of evil" that rates murderers, rapists, & torturers as to just how evil they are. The production value is fantastic & the music is unique and haunting. But we've always wondered...just what IS the breakdown of each number on the scale? What constitutes a rate of 1? 2? Lucky for us, NPR just did a story which breaks down every category on the scale. You can read the story here.

A 10 on Dr. Stone's scale: "In The Way" Killers, Not Fully Psychopathic

John List
Born in 1925, John List was described as rigid, joyless, angry and a neighborhood crank. A failed accountant with poor executive ability, he kept losing jobs, yet bought a big house for his wife and three children — which he couldn't afford. Caught between his indebtedness and his monstrous pride, he decided to kill his family. In 1971, he shot and killed his mother, wife and children, and fled to Colorado under an assumed name. He was at large for 18 years, until an image constructed by a forensic anthropologist was broadcast on America's Most Wanted. He died in prison in 2008 at age 82.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Smell of Monsters, Lost Love, Death & Halloween

SO many amazing scents that I can't even begin to describe them. You'll have to check them out yourself. :)

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dead Man's Bones

From the amazing, beautiful, haunting album DEAD MAN'S BONES. Bought it a few days ago and I can't stop listening to it. It's perfection from beginning to end.

Click on pic for video.