Halloween III (1982) Review

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Hello my Devils & Ghouls! Happy Halloween!

Today is the most fantastic day of the year for myself. Since I will be busy traipsing around in cemeteries and haunted places this evening, I thought I would post a review of one of my favorite films (Yet, it is disliked by many fans of Halloween): Halloween III Season of the Witch!

 

A killer in a shatner mask not included...

A killer in a shatner mask not included…

 

Here is the catchiest thing in this movie… The Silver Shamrock Commercial:

 

 

 

So what is the story line if Michael Meyers isn’t chasing Lori Strode around? Well, an evil corporate mask making company plans to kill many innocent children with a surprise they have with in the masks. Leave it up to corporations to kill many innocent children… Anyway, kids all over the world are begging their parents to buy them a silver shamrock mask. A man was coming back from the company to warn the town about the evil ways of the silver shamrock company. He reaches the hospital where he is seen as a loon and is mysteriously killed by a man in a trench coat who killed himself in the car afterwards. An investigation begins. The doctor who cared for the man follows the man’s daughter to the company town where they are on the hunt for her father’s killer. Naturally, the doctor is a big play-boy and there is a silly overly acted love scene in between it all so when you watch it with your children they will feel awkward and you will laugh at them.

 

What I like about this movie is the silly references to John Carpenter’s Halloween. It is being played on two television sets within the movie. You can also tell that it’s a Halloween feel movie because the killers sort of act like the great michael myers himself.

 

Check out the trailer here:

 

 

 

I rate this 10/10. ¬†ūüôā

 

– Mercy

 

 

Depression break through?

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Okay so I’ve been here on and off as I’ve tried to find myself and deal with my self loathing issues. Granted that my depression is still around, It’s more under control. After a severe mental break down yesterday, I came clear with my insecurities and worries to my love. I hadn’t talked to him about it before because I was afraid to come off as a crazy and lunatic woman. It felt good to be able to talk to him again. For a while, I have been shutting him out and only thinking negatively. Hence, the notes to myself. Honestly, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have him around.

 

Last night, I went to a gig and need to start compiling the DVD of the footage for the sirs in the band. My love got to play a little bit with the band and I’m happy for him! Since today is his birthday, I’m going to make it a very special day for him! ūüôā I guess, the major problem with depression is it turns us into monsters when we bottle up emotions. I refuse any pharmaceutical drugs as they make me physically ill and tired constantly. My love and I have agreed that when I get in my little slump, we’ll talk things out and I need to be more open with communication.

 

My brain is all scrambled up at the moment. it’s 8:19AM and I’m awake. Most likely because of the cold temperature in our house. Also, because I’m trying to get an insecurity out of my damned brain. I can’t wait to work on music though! It’s been a long time coming.

 

I guess, my break through was more of a break down/break through when I realized what a monster I had become. And I realized that I may have been hurting the feelings of the one man I love the most. Depression doesn’t just affect me, it also affected him. He felt like he couldn’t do anything to help me.

When indeed, he’s all I need.

 

– Mercy

Return of Horror Review Fridays!

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The Last Horror Film (1982)

Summary: A lonely and creepy taxi driver stalks an attractive actress who will be at a film festival, and coincidentally, her friends get murdered while this fruit loop is around.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Hello Devils & Ghouls and welcome back to Horror Review Fridays. We’ll kick it off with a review of a film called The Last Horror Movie. I first saw this film when my boyfriend and I were perusing the web and stumbled upon this film on the Troma Movies YouTube. It does have marvelous B-Movie status as it is very whacky. This one is definitely a horror/comedy as a taxi driver named Vinny – obviously a lonely pervert – gets obsessed with an actress named Jana Bates. So obsessed that he stalks her to a film festival and goes to very creepy lengths to try to get her to star in his own horror movie. Vinny has pictures of Jana all over his walls and there is this one scene where he is at a strip club and has thoughts of cross-dressing and stripping himself. It was quite a weird… film but even though this film is whacky and sort of silly, you can’t help but think that there really are people out there like this.

         See film trailer here:

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† I have to rate this film a great 7 dead babies as it’s as weird as it could possibly get. We watch Vinny the cabbie get so lost into creating a horror movie, he starts practicing in real life and can’t tell the difference between weird ass flashbacks or reality. This movie is highly recommended for horror nerds that are inviting people over to have a good laugh. Even non-horror fans that just want to see a comedy – this would work for you because it’s just over all bad acting and awkward dialogue. When viewing the film, it almost looks like a college film student project and a small budget. Vinny gets annoying during the film and you will start taking bets on when Vinny will get punched in the face or not. Vinny – I don’t sympathize with you buddy!

You can view the full movie here:

Short review is short. But I’m getting back into the swing of things. Check back Nxt Friday for Horror REview Fridays!

– Mercy

Dear My Boyfriends Ex

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Dear my boyfriends Ex,

It has been brought to my attention that you have made a habit of stalking me around the web ever since he most likely blocked your ass or just doesn’t associate with you. Let me tell you something sweetie, what you two had was¬†BEFORE ME¬† which is not relevant in the present day. I do not doubt that you guys had some good times together. But I am his girlfriend¬†NOW. I am the one who is there when he’s in pain. I’m the one who was there when ever he needed an ear even before the relationship blossomed. I’m the one who gives him loving hugs and kisses and supports his dreams. I’m the one that’s here to stay. Regardless of what was done with you guys in the past.

– Mercy

Can you Hear me?

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Can you hear me, my beloved? 

Can you feel me, my beloved?

Can you sense the pain I feel, my beloved?

 

I have a taste for self loathing.

Striving for a perfect image.

I am insane. More than you know.

I’m just afraid that you will go.

 

Can you hear me, my beloved? 

Can you feel me, my beloved?

Can you sense the pain I feel, my beloved?

 

I won’t lie, I have given myself pain.

I won’t lie, I’ve only ruined myself.

I won’t lie, i’m my own enemy.

 

In the mirror I see the monster I know is me.

Even though, you claim to gaze upon beauty. 

My fears devour me when I try to sleep.

Medication making me just weak.

I’m reaching out to you.

I don’t you’ll reach back to me.

Can you hear me, my beloved? 

Can you feel me, my beloved?

Can you sense the pain I feel, my beloved?

 

I will drown in my own madness.

Maybe some day, I will be able to live again.

Here I am in the same pine box.

Haunted by the ticking clock. 

 

Can you hear me, my beloved? 

Can you feel me, my beloved?

Can you sense the pain I feel, my beloved?

 

 

© Mercy Desdemona 2013

Venting Book #2

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(Venting book is what I write to myself when I’m going through a hard time. A way to handle my severe depression. )

 

Hey Idiot.

Why are you letting the monster in you win? Don’t believe it! It’s as untrustworthy as a republican.

You have to stop hating yourself for no reason. It will eventually cause you to push people away… and you know this! You’ve been through it so many times!

Admit to yourself all your flaws. You’re not perfect. Embrace it doll! You’re amazing!

Stop picturing yourself driving off the bridge. You won’t do it because you love life so much. Even with the curse of empathy.

You’ll never be apathetic. It’s not in your blood. Stop trying to be apathetic.

You are a creative woman. A mind that is in a weird place. Follow your spirit guide and win.

You struggle with yourself daily. Ever since you were a small kid.

Wound so tight.

 

The voices in your head will never stop! Get used to it! Just get used to it! They are there to stay.

The dreams of crashing and burning a fiery death are your anger only. You don’t want to really die or else you’d be gone by now.

 

22. You’re fucking 22! Start acting like it! Go after those dreams! DO IT! DO IT!

 

Stop running from what you want to do! You coward! Your shyness is ruining everything! You have great ideas in your head! Follow through with them!

Revamp your blog and youtube. Revamp your Deviantart. Be the woman you know you are. Others don’t matter.

Stop being awkward about life. You only have one. ¬†Don’t be like the people around you. Learn from their mistakes and continue on to be a successful young woman.

 

– Mercy

Venting Book

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(found this in a notebook – I wrote this to myself when I was upset, I do this to calm myself down and think rationally about a situation.)

SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!

 

Shut up all of you! You think I don’t know the bills are due? I’m doing all I can. Working so many jobs and so many hours. My life on this hamster wheel has taken me down a path of depression, self loathing, and deep regret. Losing myself within the stress. I can’t even find the voice that once was mine. Oh the horror and the shame. A young lass giving up the game. Bitch, I don’t give up. I succeed… and get even.

 

Pain deep within my stomach. Puking up last nights dinner. No breakfast. Drive to work. Little pay. Fill gas tank. Waste of the day. I can’t stand this! Where is the art? Where is the beauty? Where is the young lass that I once was? How did I become to ugly? So cold. So emotionless.

Hatred instead of love. Push and shove.

Beat the fuck out of you. Just beat it!

 

I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU I HATE YOU!

You’re such a bitch sometimes. You’re so dumb. Now you’re proud of yourself you’re fine. Consumed by technology.

Gave your heart to everyone and they took it away. Took your listening ear and abused it.

 

Your life stopped being about you and your happiness.

You’ve sacrificed yourself!

STOP IT YOU DUMB BITCH!

Do I have to fucking slap it out of you?!

 

WAKE UP!

 

JUST WAKE UP! STOP TAKING THEIR SHIT!

YOU’VE GOT AN AMAZING FAMILY AND A GREAT BOYFRIEND. STOP SACRIFICING YOUR SOUL TO “FRIENDS” THAT ARE NEVER THERE UNLESS THEY NEED SOMETHING! THOSE AREN’T FRIENDS! TAKE YOUR OWN GODDAMN ADVICE!

 

STOP BENDING BACKWARDS FOR PEOPLE THAT AREN’T IN YOUR INNER CIRCLE! THEY DON’T GIVE TWO HELLS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN THE LONG RUN.

KEEP THE CIRCLE ROLLING AND YOU’LL SUCCEED.

YOUR BOYFRIEND LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY!

YOUR FAMILY IS THERE FOR YOU!

YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSRON!

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL – EVEN IF YOU NEED YOUR BRACES! YOU’LL GET THERE!

YOU’RE A KICK ASS CHICK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WISH THEY HAD YOUR STRENGTH.

EVEN IF THERE ARE TIMES IT DOESN’T FEEL THAT WAY…

 

BRUSH OFF THE DIRT AND GET BACK UP.

BECAUSE YOUR SOUL….

IS STRONG!

 

DON’T WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS SOUL ON THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER.

MAKE FILMS. JAM WITH THE BAND. BRING HOME THE BACON. SUCCEED!

DO IT! YOU’VE GOT IT DEEP INSIDE YOU! EVEN THOUGH YOU FEEL ALONE.

 

KICK LIFES ASS SO YOU CAN GROW OLD GRACEFULLY AND WITH NO REGRETS!

CHAINS AND SHACKLES BE GONE!

Carrie – 2013 – (RANT)

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Dearest Devils & Ghouls,

 

Let me borrow a small bit of your time for me to rant. I enjoyed Stephen King’s book “Carrie”. I enjoyed the first version of “Carrie”. ¬†Carrie 2 in 1999 was so-so and even the 2002 remake of Carrie was alright… But now they are making another Carrie. How many times will poor Carrie have to have pigs blood spilled on her at prom? How many times will poor Carrie have to go through the bullying and the insanity? How many times are we going to re-hash Carrie?! Even the book is small! It’s just like Texas Chainsaw massacre … how many times will kids find leather face? How many times will people claim that it was based off a true story when in fact it was loosely based off of Ed frickin Gein! >.<

 

 

– End rant –

 

Mercy

Who were they?

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Good evening. 

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Lately, I have been in a curious mood and lately something has been pulling me in a strange direction. My mother was adopted when she was a baby back in the late 60s. And due to health concerns, she has been looking for the records but is having trouble because it was a Catholic Agency. The curiosity is there mainly because all she knows of her parents were that they were young and in college for music and arts. Could this be where my love for these things stems? I know where I get it on my father’s side, but not my mom’s side. It’s strange that I’m not the one adopted yet I feel the urgency to find out. Every time I go out in public, I could be seeing one of my relatives. Did they ever make it into the music and art world? What is the other half of my bloodline? I know my fathers has German/Polish/Austrian. Who is the other half of me?¬†

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Is this normal for me to feel this way? Even though I know my parents? Why am I so curious? Why should I give a damn about this? Could it just be my interest in figuring out mysteries? I don’t know. But one thing is for sure, that I would like to know. Even through all I’ve been through, and even though my parents aren’t together nor do they speak to each other, I would still like to know. It would be nice to know, even if they never want to say hello.¬†

 

I just need to know where to start looking.

 

 

Sleepy Hollow 1999 (Review)

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was one of the first stories I read as a little girl in elementary school. Everyone would grab their necks and hide between the bookshelves of the old school library. The scent of the musty pages as I became fascinated with the tale still lingers in my mind whenever I see Sleepy Hollow. In 1999, Tim Burton brought us Sleepy Hollow and I must say his version is by far the greatest version of this tale by far. Not to mention, that no little tween groups can make it into some lame and idiotic symbol for their angst and emo fandom … *cough cough* Nightmare Before Christmas*.

 

This was executed perfectly! Totally brought you into the time period of carriages, cobblestone streets, and a corrupt police system relying on Godly confessions instead of doing a full investigation. Ichabod Crane is always portrayed as a weak and silly school teacher, in this version he is a socially awkward, and eccentric constable who is fighting with the police force to start using scientific techniques to catch the true guilty citizens. Ichabod was sent by the judge (Sir Christopher Lee) to go to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the murders that were going on. The greatest thing about this movie is that it is rather dark and mysterious. The history of the families, the twists the turns, the witchcraft, the paranormal — All perfect for horror fanatics.

I’m actually quite addicted to this movie lately. Inspirational on so many levels and had the perfect cast.

 

Screenshot from IDMB.com

Screenshot from IDMB.com

 

Top 5 things great about this film:

– Time period is LEGIT.

– Perfect cast & believable as characters.

– Mysterious Aura.

– Comical.

– Addictive.

 

I’m glad there were no musical numbers in the film.

I rate this 10 Dead Babies.

 

– Mercy Desdemona