Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Roswell UFO Festival 2016

This year's Roswell UFO Festival starts on July 1st, and if you get a chance, you should definitely go...I went in 2013, and it was so much fun! The festival offers lots of interesting lectures by UFO experts, and you can see who the guests will be here:

http://www.ufofestivalroswell.com/ufo-festival-guest-speakers/

Check out the UFO Festival's website to see what fun stuff will be going on this weekend! : )

http://www.ufofestivalroswell.com/

Friday, June 24, 2016

Movie Spotlight: Ava's Possessions

Ava's Possessions is a 2015 movie starring Louisa Krause, Whitney Able, Deborah Rush, William Sadler, Wass Stevens, Zachary Booth, Dan Fogler, Carol Kane, and Lou Taylor Pucci. After a priest exorcises a demon from Ava (Louisa Krause), she cannot remember the past month and must attend a Spirit Possessions Anonymous support group in order to avoid jail time for the things she did while possessed. She tries to get her life back on track, but that would be easier if the demon weren't trying to come back.

I've watched a bunch of movies about demonic possession, but I think this is the first one I've seen that deals with how the victims move on with their lives once the demon is gone...it's a really cool concept for a movie, and I'm glad I found Ava's Possessions. Louisa Krause was impressive, both as possessed Ava and Ava-after-demon. If you like movies about possession, you should check this one out...it's a fun movie with a new take on the demonic possession genre. : )

My rating: 7.5/10


Monday, June 20, 2016

Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum

I just found out about a cool museum in North Carolina...it's in Littleton, which is a 5 1/2 hour drive from where I live, so I probably won't get to go, but I thought some of you guys might be interested. It's called the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum, and according to the museum's website, it's "dedicated to the study and display of creatures and phenomena not recognized by traditional science," such as Bigfoot, ghosts, cryptids, river monsters, and UFOs. Sounds like my kind of museum! : )

If you'd like to visit the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum, you can find all the info you need on their website:

https://crypto-para.org/


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Paranormal California

I'm spending ten days in L.A. this summer, and though I won't have much free time since I'll be filming my web series while I'm there, of course I had to do some research about paranormal stuff that I might be able to see on my trip. I found a website called Backpackerverse that has lots of great information about the paranormal side of California, so I thought I should share it here:

http://backpackerverse.com/


I thought the article about Griffith Park was interesting since I'm going to a concert at the Greek Theatre...I'm sure I'll be too focused on Flight of the Conchords to notice any ghosts though. ; )

http://backpackerverse.com/paranormal-activity-at-griffith-park/

This article might come in handy too:

http://backpackerverse.com/haunted-places-to-visit-in-los-angeles/

I've been to the Hollywood Wax Museum, but I haven't been to any of the other places on the list. : )

Monday, June 13, 2016

Book Sale!

Since I'm so excited to film my web series about Greek gods in therapy this summer, I'm putting both of my Greek mythology books on sale! They're 99¢ today through June 16th, so I hope you'll check them out! : )

For I Am Zeus: A Collection of Plays About Greek Mythology:

https://www.amazon.com/Am-Zeus-Collection-Plays-Mythology-ebook/dp/B0085H0MH6/

Goat Herpes and Other Problems:

https://www.amazon.com/Herpes-Other-Problems-Crystal-Smith-Connelly-ebook/dp/B00KNDYRXA/

Friday, June 10, 2016

Movie Spotlight: Krampus

Krampus is a 2015 movie starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Chonchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Krista Stadler. When the Engel family gets together right before Christmas, tension and fighting cause young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his Christmas spirit. This summons a demon known as Krampus, who is hellbent on punishing those who are without Christmas spirit.

I'm not generally into holiday movies, but Krampus is my kind of Christmas movie...fun, creepy, and so entertaining! I'm always happy to see Adam Scott and David Koechner, so of course I loved them in Krampus, and everyone else gave great performances too. : )

My rating: 8/10


Monday, June 6, 2016

Ghostbusters: The LEGO Edition

Digital Wizards Studios decided to make a five-minute LEGO version of Ghostbusters, and it's really impressive! Eight artists spent 2,000 hours making this, so check out all their hard work. : )

http://ghostbustersnews.com/2016/06/01/ghostbusters-gets-retold-with-lego/

If you liked that (and why wouldn't you?), you can see more of their LEGO videos on their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/digitalwizardz