Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Film Recommendations: July 25th

Happy Friday film loving folks! 

If you're looking for some movies on Netflix but you don't want to waste your time scanning lists and genres, don't worry because I did that for you! 

Sit back, chill out and add some of these suggestions to your queue.

Hatchet 3

Picking up where Hatchet II left off, Marybeth continues her quest to avenge her family's death at the hands of "Bayou Butcher" Victor Crowley.

I love the whole Hatchet series not only because it's a fun slasher but the gore factor is overwhelmingly fantastic! 

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Urban Legends  

This tv series features tales of well-known urban legends while keeping you guessing which one is true and which is made up. 

This show is a great learning experience about off-the-wall urban legends plus a lot of the reenactments are lolz. 

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I don't know about you guys but I am balls deep excited about Sharknado 2 coming out next week!

If you haven't seen the first one or you just want to watch it again before the sequel, here is your chance! 

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Evil-intentioned extraterrestrials capable of replicating humans and assuming their identities invade the sleepy California hamlet of Santa Mira.

I love all versions of the Invasion films but nothing can really beat the original. 

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Alone With Her

A coffee shop waitress has a secret admirer who's been filming her with surveillance equipment, first from afar and then at much closer range.

As someone who lives alone, this movie completely freaked me out. It's an unsettling feeling to think that a random creeper can stalk you and find ways to enter your life. Ladies, watching this may give you a full body cringe and you may re-think Naked Tuesdays in your apartment. I did. 

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Happy watching folks! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Adventures of a Geeky Fan Girl: G-Fest XXI

As someone who is into quirky things such as unique horror movies, aliens, robots, toys and monsters, I always find that going to conventions are the best way to geek out over such things while being surrounded by various people who also love the same things I do. 

I was fortunate to have this experience a few weeks ago at G-Fest XXI.

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 1000 attendees. G-FEST 2013 was the most successful convention to date, bringing in more than 2000 Japanese science fiction and fantasy film fans!

It is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

I have heard about G-Fest over the years but the timing was never right for me to attend one. This year I wasn't going to let another one pass me by before I had the chance to fully experience what it's like to be in the atmosphere of other monster loving fans. 

The weekend was jammed pack with panels, short and full-length film viewings, art shows, an art gallery, guest signings and what's a convention without a fully stocked vendor's room. 

To get the full effect of G-Fest this year here are some photos of all the glorious monstrous fun. 

Godzilla and King Kong aren't the only celebrated monsters at G-Fest

The Artist's Alley showcased talented artists' diverse kaiju inspired work. 

Another one of my favorite attractions at G-Fest was art contest submissions. People of all ages created spectacular work to show their love for monsters. 

For anyone who is a fan of all things monsters, I highly recommend coming out to a G-Fest one year so you can experience the impressive amounts of monster discussions, artwork and toys, toys toys!!! 

A big thanks to Jeff Horne and J.D. Lees for putting together a fun-filled weekend and another big thanks to Tom Miller for his fantastic photos. 

To learn more about G-Fest check out their website