Thursday, 3 April 2014

Game of Thrones Burlesque: Rude, Crude and a bit less nude

Well last Saturday was quite the night. I went on a solo mission to see the Tourette's Without Regrets Game of Thrones Burlesque show at The Rio Theatre and it was well worth the awkward feeling of sitting beside a stranger. To be fair I at least knew one of the people performing in the show, my friend Jesse Inocalla was playing Tyrion Lannister (the imp) and did so hilariously. You might be thinking "but isn't Tourettes Without Regrets from California?" and you would be right, but probably half the cast was made up of Vancouverites including the fan favourite Little Miss Risk (as Melisandre), the adorable Voodoo Pixie (as Bran) and the demonic Bloody Betty (as the Executioner and Ramsay Snow).

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Horrific Time on Set: Happy Valentines Day

Ah, there's nothing like being on set, bringing a character to life, telling a story, free food, coming home sticky from all the fake blood. What's not to like?

Last week I was on set for a short film called Happy Valentine's Day, I know what you're thinking, but don't worry, it wasn't a rom-com. There was blood and guts and everything we've come to love. As Anastasia I got to experience my first time being the killer on screen and I can't wait to get to do it again. Revenge can be so sweet.

Here are some behind the scenes photos taken by Paulina Lias:
Taking direction like a boss.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Cheap Thrills on the Cheap

The world of horror tends to go through phases, often movies with very similar ideas and themes will come out around the same time. We are currently experiencing the "How far would you go for money" phase. It started with Would You Rather and has continued with Cheap Thrills and an upcoming film called 13 Sins. Netflix is currently offering Would You Rather and recently I had the pleasure of watching Cheap Thrills on one of the "Cheap Date Nights" at The Rio Theatre.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

People Who "Don't Like Horror Movies"

Whenever I tell someone that I love horror movies often they will say something along the lines of "Really? Personally I don't like horror movies." Yet if we end up really discussing it, they usually reveal that the blanket statement they made is not all that true. I only started noticing this trend as recently as this summer when my mother visited and she agreed to come to The Conjuring with me when she realized it wasn't a gory movie, but a ghosty movie. Apparently all this time that I had thought she hated all horror, it was just the blood and guts she wasn't a fan of, ghosts and demonic possession were a-okay for her. Heck she even enjoyed the movie.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Horrifying Birthday Wishes

Everyone gets a heaping pile of facebook messages on their birthday, I decided to make mine a little more interesting by asking people to share with me their favourite horror movie and why it is their favourite, so here are their anonymous responses (I will update it throughout the day as more come in):

-My favorite horror is house of the devil because it is retro styled, well paced, has a cult, is a devil baby movie, and is low budget but high value!

-House on Haunted Hill was a fun one just because it was simple, uncomplicated ghost stuff. Behind the Mask and Dogsoldiers were also awesome, for reasons you know.

-I don't have a favorite horror movie and you know that. You know I have to always cover my eyes, even when watch the B list ones.

-Insidious (the first one) had the ability to make me jump whilst I was watching it on a plane on a tiny screen. Not baaad I'd say! I also thought that The Children was fabulous... although I doubt you'll have seen that as it's British.  (Ariel here, I actually own a copy of The Children)

-Evil Dead. Such a unique and well crafted blend of jump scares, gore, unsettling vibes and humor. Plus it was made on a shoestring budget.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Fiction Factions: Heroes of Horror, Masters of Macabre

Last night I attended the best live show I've seen so far this year. It was called Fiction Factions and was a competition between Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and some other author who's books I haven't read (that would be you H.G. Wells) embodied by JJ WebbStephen W.B. Blakley Mason and Tyler James Nicol in that particular order. They used every form of performance possible to prove they were tops (much like Poe's 12 year old cousin/bride) starting with the always lovely art of women taking their clothes off to music. The lovely ladies who danced their arses off for the authors were Sherry Hymen (crystal egg themed performance), Voodoo Pixie (Dagon, culty tentacle themed) and Melody Mangler (macabre, Victorian tell-tale heart themed). Is it just me or is burlesque infinitely better when it's dark and sinister?

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013: The Top of the Heap

It's that time of the year again, the end. When everyone reflects on all the things that happened this year. Well I'm going to participate in that by in no particular order listing my favourite horror films of 2013.