Monday, January 26, 2015

Paranormal Pets

Do you have pictures of your pet dressed as something paranormal (ghost, zombie, vampire, character from a paranormal TV show or movie, etc.)? Email them to crystalsmithconnelly@yahoo.com, and your furry family member might be featured on this blog! Please include your name, your pet's name, and the name of the person who took the picture(s). Murray and I can't wait to see your pictures. : )


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Movie Spotlight: The Ouija Experiment

The Ouija Experiment  is a 2011 movie starring Justin Armstrong, Belmarie Huynh, Swisyzinna, Carson Underwood, Dave Clark, Miranda Martinez, and Eric Window.  Five friends decide to use a Ouija board, and one of them films the session.  They contact a 5-year-old girl named Gracie who drowned, and pretty soon everything goes to hell, of course, because nothing good has ever come from using a Ouija board.

The Ouija Experiment was made for $1,200 and showcases some truly terrible acting.  There are a few creepy moments in the movie, but most of the "scares" come from someone knocking on the front door while the other characters are using the Ouija board.  I should've been scared watching The Ouija Experiment since Ouija boards freak me out, and I watched it at night when I was home alone, but I wasn't scared at all, and I thought it was funny that every time the demons did something, it sounded like a bunch of lions were running around the house.  It was entertaining though, so if you want to watch it, you can find it on Netflix.

My rating: 5.5/10


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mark your calendars, Ghostbusters fans!

A new Ghostbusters book is set to be released on September 15th, and it sounds like a must-have for any Ghostbusters fan.  The book is called Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, and here's more info from Ghostbusters News:

http://ghostbustersnews.com/2015/01/04/ghostbusters-the-ultimate-visual-history-deluxe-hardcover-book-announced/

I'm really looking forward to this book...September seems so far away, but if this year flies by like last year did, the book will be out before we know it. : )

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Movie Spotlight: Independence Daysaster

Independence Daysaster is a 2013 movie starring Tom Everett Scott, Ryan Merriman, Emily Holmes, Andrea Brooks, Casey Dubois, Iain Belcher, Nicholas Carella, and Aaron Craven.  When I saw that Syfy was showing an alien invasion movie starring Tom Everett Scott (who I loved in That Thing You Do!), I had to watch it.  Tom plays the President of the United States, who is on the way to his hometown when aliens attack.  His firefighter brother  (Ryan Merriman) teams up with a scientist from S.E.T.I. (Emily Holmes) to defeat the hostile aliens who are trying to ruin Independence Day.

Independence Daysaster was better than most of the Syfy Originals I've seen, and all of the actors were great.  I'm a big fan of alien movies, and this one was better than I expected...plus, how could I resist a movie called Independence Daysaster? ; )

My rating: 6.5/10


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Movie Spotlight: Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is a 2009 movie starring Carly Schroeder, Cody Linley, Brie Gabrielle, Chloe Bridges, Zachary Abel, Sean Wing, Dan Gauthier, and Micah Alberti.  The movie begins with a young girl running through a cemetery, trying to get home; when she gets there, her parents ask what happened, and she says she doesn't remember.  The movie then flashes forward to high school graduation weekend, when Sandy Channing (Carly Schroeder) and her friends go to a graveyard at night (always a bad idea) to play a game, and a girl they don't recognize asks if she can play.  A few minutes later, the girl asks Sandy if she remembers her, and Sandy says she doesn't; the girl says, "You will," and jumps off a cliff.  The police can't find a body, and soon Sandy's friends start disappearing...and as if that weren't strange enough, whenever Sandy mentions one of the missing friends, the rest of the group has no recollection of that person.

Forget Me Not was a little better than some of the random paranormal movies I've found on Netflix; I liked the concept and thought the death scenes were creepy and well-done.

My rating: 6/10


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

200th post!

I started this blog in the summer of 2013 after I went to the Roswell UFO Festival, and a year and a half later, the blog has been viewed almost 25,000 times, and I'm writing my 200th blog post. I thought it would be fun to link back to some of the posts I've written for anyone who may be new to the blog or anyone who may have just missed them.

This is the post that started it all: Roswell...finally!

http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-1982-i-went-to-movie-theater-for.html

This is my favorite movie review I've written for the blog: Ghost Shark

http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2013/10/movie-spotlight-ghost-shark.html

And my favorite book (well, graphic novel) review: Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale

http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2014/06/afterlife-with-archie-escape-from.html

These are my 5 most-viewed posts:

#5: International Ghost Investigators: Hollywood Division
http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2014/04/international-ghost-investigators.html

#4: The Haunting of Giancarlo Esposito
 http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-haunting-ofgiancarlo-esposito.html

#3: Paranormal Witness: Hollywood Sign Haunting; The Good Skeleton
http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2013/08/paranormal-witness-hollywood-sign.html

#2: My Haunted House: The Sorority Sister and the Secret Room
http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2014/07/my-haunted-house-sorority-sister-and.html

#1: When Ghosts Attack: There's No Place Like Hell
http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/2013/11/when-ghosts-attack-theres-no-place-like.html

When I started this blog, I thought that only my friends and family would be reading it, so I'm thrilled that it's been viewed thousands of times by people all over the world.  Thanks to everyone who has been reading it! : )

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! I had an 80s New Year/birthday party, so I had a fun New Year's Eve. I decided to make a Ghostbusters cake using an edible cake topper from Tasty Topper Designs (http://stores.ebay.com/tastytopperdesigns), and it looked so awesome I almost didn't want to eat it.



I also made alcoholic Ecto-Cooler and dressed as Jem...here's a picture of me with ALF and Gizmo:


I hope everyone else's New Year's Eve was as fun as mine. : )