Sunday, January 29, 2017

Movie Spotlight: Blair Witch

Blair Witch is a 2016 found footage movie starring James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, and Valorie Curry. It's the third installment of the Blair Witch series, following The Blair Witch Project and Blair Witch: Book of Shadows. When James Donahue (James Allen McCune) finds a video he believes to be of his sister Heather, who disappeared twenty years earlier while investigating the Blair Witch, he convinces his friends to help him search for her in the Black Hills Forest.

My main complaint about The Blair Witch Project was that the shaky camerawork made me dizzy and nauseous, and the same goes for Blair Witch. I thought it was a decent movie, but I didn't like it as much as the other two (I seem to be alone in this, but Book of Shadows is my favorite of the was less boring than the others, and I don't remember it ever making me nauseous), and I had a hard time giving it my full attention.
I do think the actors were great though, and since the first movie in the series was known for casting unknown actors in the lead roles, I was surprised to see an actress I recognized: Valorie Curry, who I really enjoyed on The Following and House of Lies.

My rating: 6/10

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New TV Show: Jeff & Some Aliens

Jeff & Some Aliens is an animated show that premiered on Comedy Central on January 11, 2017. It features the voices of Brett Gelman, Alessandro Minoli, Jon Daly, Richard Kind, Alicia Silverstone, and Tress MacNellie. Jeff (Brett Gelman) is an average guy...except for the fact that he shares his one-bedroom apartment with three aliens (Alessandro Minoli) who were sent to Earth to learn about the human race.

I'm always interested to see new shows and movies about aliens, especially when they're comedies, so of course I had to check out Jeff & Some Aliens. I've watched the first two episodes so far, and they were funny, weird, and inappropriate, which happen to be my three favorite qualities in a TV show. If you like shows about aliens, you should definitely give this one a chance. : )

New episodes air on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m., and you can check out the official website here:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Horror Movie Villain

If you love horror movies as much as I do, you'll love these portraits by photographer Jason Shaltz. His project "Everyday Horrors" puts horror movie villains into situations that you would never expect to see them in...when Michael Myers isn't busy stalking his sister or killing people, sometimes he needs to go to the grocery store, right? In addition to Michael's grocery shopping, you can also see what Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Ghostface, Pennywise, Leatherface, and Pinhead do on their days off. ; )

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Movie Spotlight: WolfCop

WolfCop is a 2014 movie starring Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine, Jesse Moss, and Corinne Conley. After alcoholic cop Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) turns into a werewolf, he uses his new powers to become a better cop, protecting his small town from devil worshipers and shape-shifters.

I'm always looking for weird paranormal movies, so of course there was no way I was skipping one called WolfCop. It's a fun movie and a fresh take on the cop genre (and it features one of the strangest sex scenes ever), and if Netflix gets the sequel when it's released later this year, I'll probably watch it. If you're into movies about werewolves, check this one out...and if you've ever wanted to see a werewolf penis, now's your chance. ; )

My rating: 6.5/10

Monday, January 9, 2017

Haunted California Amusement Parks

I'm not a fan of amusement parks (vertigo and amusement parks don't mix), but I know most people like them, so I thought I'd share this article about ten haunted California amusement parks. From the little girl ghost who tries to drown people at Raging Waters to the real spirits that have been spotted at The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, these are some interesting stories...and they might make you think twice about visiting these amusement parks.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Colma: The Town of the Dead

I always find interesting paranormal stuff on Backpackerverse, and I wanted to share this article  about a small town in California that's known for having more dead residents than live ones. Colma has around 1,700 living residents, and they're far outnumbered by the 1.5 million dead residents buried in their 17 cemeteries. Of course this city has had some strange paranormal activity, and you can read about it here:

Also, this 2005 article about Colma is pretty interesting: