Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A change is coming.....


Its been a while since I made a post on my blog. I am sure most writers have gone through something similar as "Writers Block." I, on the other hand, have been going through a "lack of motivation and caring" phase for months now. I'm going to change that today....

For a while I just haven't found anything that sparked my interest enough to write about. Everything just seems already ... done. So I have decided to completely change up the direction in which my blog was going. 

If you're interested in horror, gore, the paranormal, religion ( the occult, possessions, The Catholic Church etc) Ghost Stories and Horror Movie Reviews than this will be the blog to come to. For a long time I have racked my brain for things to write about. When I do this only one thing stirs my inner writer.... Horror. Its what I enjoy the most. So why not recreate my blog into something I love instead of something that I have to stress about?

Everyday I will try and make a post that I think you, my readers, will love as much as I do. Everyday I will try and stir YOUR inner fears. Just be patient with me... I'm using my phone right now because our internet is out. 

Coming soon.....


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The "Back Story" of "Based on a True Story" Texas Chainsaw Massacre

 
The True Story behind the inspiration of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror movies us horror fans have loved throughout the years!
 
 
 
 
 
Like most horror movies, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is loosely based. When a movie begins with the words, "Based on a True Story" or "Based on Actual Events" more than likely it is exaggerated to no end! For our entertainment of course! I don't mind, however, I do like to know the story behind it all. What inspires someone to make the movie in the first place. So I've gathered as much information that I could find for you guys! Hope you enjoy.
 
 
LEATHERFACE 
 
THE MAN BEHIND THE
INSPIRATION:
 
EDWARD THEODORE GEIN
 
 
 
Edward (Ed) Theodore Gein was the serial killer that Leatherface was loosely based on. The movie takes place in Texas but the actual murders were in Wisconsin. Ed's mother, Augusta Gein, was a very cruel and strict woman to Ed and his brother, Henry. They were taught that women in general ( except for her of course) were evil and that any form of sexual pleasure was a sin. She forbid her sons from having contact with other people and would not allow them to make friends at school. She talked her husband into buying a farm on the outskirts of town to keep the brothers away from the sins of the world. His father, George Gein, was an abusive alcoholic. Augusta and George fought endlessly and it was obvious to Ed and Henry that their parents were in a loveless marriage but because divorce was a sin, they remained married and miserable.
 
Ed was shy and had an eye malformation. He was made fun of all the time from kids at his school. Surprisingly, he was a very smart and good student.
 
 
In 1944, a fire wiped out part of their fields. Police found  Henry dead but untouched by the fire. It was apparent to the police that he had suffered trauma to the head but in the end, an autopsy proved it to be Asphyxia due to the smoke from the fire. There was a lot of speculation that Ed killed his brother from the citizens in town. Everyone knew that he had an unhealthy infatuation with his mother, viewing her as a "Goddess" and wanted him all to himself, especially since his father had passed recently after drinking himself to death. It was never taken seriously by the police.
 
Later that year, Augusta suffered a stroke that rendered her bed-ridden. Ed spent the entire rest of the year taking care of her until she passed away in December 1945 from another stroke. After his mother's death, Ed became a recluse. He boarded up all the windows in the house and rarely was seen around town except at the local hardware store. It was then that he began all of his research. He started studying the female anatomy. He was also seen making many late night graveyard trips. He would keep up with the obituaries and would dig up fresh corpses, skin them, and put the rest back into the graves.

 
 
Disappearances around the area began in 1954. December 8th actually, which is MY birthday! 51 year old Mary Hogan disappeared from a tavern she was owned and was never found. Police knew foul play was involved because of the blood left behind at the tavern. At this point though, they had no leads. November 1957, Bernice Worden disappeared from the hardware store she owned. Her son, Frank, was the deputy sheriff and after having an odd and unsettling conversation with Ed the previous day when he was purchasing a shovel, Frank had a gut feeling right away. He led the officers to his farm immediately after realizing his mother's disappearance. The smell about knocked them down as soon as they stepped out of their vehicles. Ed had a shed set off behind the house, in which they found Mrs. Worden hanging from the rafters by her ankles, decapitated, disemboweled and slit from her groin to where her throat should have been. When they found her head, it had hooks mounted into it as if he had planned to put it on the wall like it was some type of trophy. Her heart was found in a paper sack in the refrigerator.
While searching the farmhouse, they also found a bodysuit made from the skins of women he had killed. He had chairs with human skin upholstery, necklaces of human lips, and dead skin masks that he would sometimes wear. Upon interrogation, Ed confessed to the murder of Mrs. Worden and Mrs. Hogan among many others he would not name.
 
 



 
Ed was found incompetent at that time to stand trial and was sent to a mental institution in Waupun, Wisconsin. In 1968, doctors sent word that Ed was finally fit to stand trial. He did not serve one day in prison for the gruesome crimes he committed due to a jury who came back with the verdict of "Not Guilty by reason of insanity."
 
He died in 1984 from heart and respiratory failure.
 
 



His grave-site was a popular place for many tourists. This headstone was eventually stolen in 2000. Who knows what some morbid weirdo has done with it! Also...what warped individual would put a rose on his grave!
 
 
AND THUS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE WAS BORN....
 
1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ( 1974 )
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II ( 1986 )
3. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III ( 1990 )
4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation ( 1994 )
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake of the Original ( 2000 )
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ( 2006 )
7. Texas Chainsaw 3D ( 2013 ) * What the hell happened to Massacre??? *
 
COOL FACT: "Psycho" was also inspired by Ed Gein!
 
I urge you to check out the movie: "Ed Gein."  I found it interesting and after checking in my research I found it pretty factual!
 
 
I plan to continue doing "Back Stories" on most of my favorite "Based on a True Story" horror movies! So keep checkin! I'm on a roll!
See you guys..right here...next time!
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Contribution to the Movies from the 1980's - 1990's that created my somewhat - Obsession for them.




I started watching movies (grown up movies, mind you) at the age of 7 years old. I can remember as far back as being 5 or 6 years old sitting in my mothers lap watching Friday the 13th (on Friday the 13th.) It was a tradition. I use to pretend I was the screen writer for whatever movie I was obsessed with at the time. I use to rewrite certain parts of it in my own words. I started doing this around the age of 10.

I started this out by only listing 50 of them but I couldn't leave out any so I just kept on going. I stopped at an odd number but I just couldn't put a limit on it. Every single one of these movies contributed to my love and passion for them. Every one of these movies, no matter how cheesy, silly or dumb, I have watched over and over and never got tired of. Some you may have heard before...others you may not. Hope you guys have time because this is going to be a long one! I wrote this with intentions that you guys would enjoy this just as much as you all did the post I wrote listing my all time favorite horror movies. And would you believe that there is not one single horror movie listed in this post. Thrillers - yes. Horror - No.
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


AND
PRESENTS:
 
 
1. PLEASANTVILLE - 1998 STARRING: Reese Witherspoon and Tobey McGuire
 
2. BEACHES - 1988 - STARRING: Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey
 
3. FLATLINERS - 1990 - STARRING: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon
 
4. STAND BY ME - 1986 - STARRING: River Phoenix, Will Wheaton, Corey Feldmen
 
5. THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE: 1992 - STARRING: Annabella Sciorra
 
6. GIRL, INTERRUPTED: 1999 - STARRING: Angelina Jolie and Wynona Ryder
 
7. BOYS ON THE SIDE: 1995 - STARRING: Drew Barrymore and Whoppie Goldberg
 
8. MERMAIDS: 1990 - STARRING: Cher and Wynona Ryder
 
9. ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING: 1987 - STARRING: Elizabeth Shue
 
10. THE BREAKFAST CLUB: 1985 - STARRING: Molly Ringwald and Emileo Estevez
 
11. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH: 1982 - STARRING: Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sean Penn
 
12. LESS THAN ZERO: 1987 - STARRING: Robert Downy Jr and Andrew McCarthy
 
13. SIXTEEN CANDLES: 1984 - STARRING: Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall
 
14. WEIRD SCIENCE: 1985 - STARRING: Anthony Michael Hall
 
15. LEAN ON ME: 1989 - STARRING: Morgan Freemen
 
16. POWDER: 1995 - STARRING:
 
17. PRATICAL MAGIC: 1998 - STARRING: Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman
 
18. MAN IN THE MOON: 1991 - STARRING:  Reese Witherspoon and Jeremy London
 
19. THE CRAFT: 1996 - STARRING: Neve Campbell and Robin Tunney
 
20. HOPE FLOATS: 1998 - Sandra Bullock
 
21. BIG: 1988 - STARRING: Tom Hanks  - Last July, My Family and I took a trip to New York City for 5 days. One of the things that I HAD to do was go to FAO SCHWARZ and take a picture of the Original Piano that Tom Hanks played on in this movie:
                                                         I KNOW RIGHT!!!
 
22. COCKTAIL: 1988 - STARRING: Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shue
 
23. CRUEL INTENTIONS: 1999 - STARRING: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon
 
24. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE: 1987 - STARRING: Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson
 
25. THE LIAR'S CLUB: 1993 - STARRING: Brian Krause and Wil Wheaton
 
26. THEN AND NOW: 1995 - STARRING: Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell and Christina Ricci
 
27. THE WRAITH: 1986 - STARRING: Charlie Sheen
 
28. AS GOOD AS IT GETS: 1997 - STARRING: Jack Nicholason and Helen Hunt
 
29. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: 1985 - STARRING: Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker and Shannon Daughtery
 
30. CONAIR: 1997 - STARRING: John Cusack and Nicholas Cage
 
31. FEAR: 1996 - STARRING: Mark Walberg, Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano
 
32. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMEN: 1982 - STARRING: Richard Gere and Debra Winger
 
33. GHOST: 1990 - STARRING: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopie Goldberg
 
34. DIRTY DANCING: 1987 - STARRING: Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
 
35. ANYWHERE BUT HERE: 1999 - STARRING: Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman
 
36. THE SANDLOT: 1993 - STARRING: Tom Guiry
 
37. STEPMOM: 1998 - STARRING: Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon
 
38. THE CRUSH: 1993 - STARRING: Alicia Silverstone
 
39. WITCHES OF EASTWICK: 1987 - STARRING: Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Phieffer and Jack Nicholason
 
40. THELMA AND LOUISE: 1991 - STARRING: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Brad Pitt
 
41. PUMP UP THE VOLUME: 1990 - STARRING: Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis
 
42. UNTAMED HEART: 1993 - STARRING: Christian Slater and Marissa Tomai
 
43. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE: 1993 - STARRING: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
 
44. HOCUS POCUS: 1993 - STARRING: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker
 
45. OVERBOARD: 1987 - STARRING: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
 
46. THE FIRST WIVES CLUB: 1996 - STARRING: Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn
 
47. NATIONAL LAMPOONS VACATION: 1983 - STARRING: Chevy Chase
 
48. SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: 1995 - STARRING: Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid
 
49. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN: 1994 - STARRING: Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia
 
50. BEETLEJUICE: 1988 - STARRING: Geena Davis and Wynona Ryder
 
51. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: 1992 - STARRING: Genna Davis, Madonna, Rosie O' Donnell and Tom Hanks
 
52. COMING TO AMERICA: 1988 - STARRING: EDDIE MURPHEY AND ARSENIAL HALL
 
53. FERRIS BUELERS DAY OFF: 1986 - STARRING: MATTHEW BRODERICK
 
54. STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 1989 - STARRING: Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Pardon
 
55. PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED: 1986 - STARRING: Kathleen Turner and Nicholas Cage
 
56. ALIVE - 1993 - BASED ON A TRUE STORY - STARRING: Ethan Hawke
 
57. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU: 1994 - STARRING: Nicholas Cage and Bridget Fonda
 
58. GREMLINS: 1984 - STARRING: PHOEBE CATES
 
59. THE GOONIES - 1985 - STARRING: Corey Feldmen and Sean Austin
 
60. MY GIRL: 1991 - STARRING: Anna Chumskey and McCauley Culkin
 
61. GREASE: 1978: STARRING: John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
 
62. ONE CRAZY SUMMER: 1986 - STARRING: John Cusack and Demi Moore
 
63. THREE O'CLOCK HIGH: 1987 - STARRING: Richard Tyson
 
64. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION: 1994 - STARRING: Tim Robbins and Morgan Freemen
 
65. JAWBREAKER: 1999 - STARRING: Rose McGowen
 
66. DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD: 1991 - STARRING: Christina Applegate
 
67. ARMAGEDDON: 1998 - STARRING: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler
 
68. SHE'S ALL THAT: 1999 - STARRING: Freddie Prince Jr and Rachel Leigh Cook
 
69. DRIVE ME CRAZY: 1999 - STARRING: Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier
 
70. TEEN WITCH: 1989 - STARRING: Robyn Livey
 
71. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT: 1998 - STARRING: Jennifer Love Hewitt
 
72. FOXFIRE: 1996 - STARRING: Angelina Jolie
 
73. JOSH AND S.A.M: 1993 - STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaul
 
74. MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING: 1997 - STARRING: Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz
 
75. ROMY AND MICHELLE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: 1998 - STARRING: Lisa Kudrow
 
76. A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY: 1998 - STARRING: Will Ferrell
 
77. PRETTY WOMAN: 1990 - STARRING: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts
 
78: LUCAS: 1986 - STARRING: Corey Haim
 
79: SUMMER SCHOOL: 1987 - STARRING: KIRSTIE ALLEY
 
80: DROP DEAD FRED: 1991 - STARRING: Phoebe Cates
 
81. TROOP BEVERLY HILLS: 1989 - STARRING: Shelly Long
 
82. TEACHING MRS. TINGLE: 1999 - STARRING: Katie Holmes
 
83. GO - 1999 - STARRING: Katie Holmes
 
84. THE BURBS: 1989: STARRING: Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher
 
85. SINGLE WHITE FEMALE: 1992 - STARRING: Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh
 
86. VARSITY BLUES: 1999 - STARRING: James Van Der Beek and Paul Walker
 
87. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES: 1991 - STARRING: Kathy Bates
 
88. RADIO FLYER: 1992 - STARRING: Tom Hanks and Elijah Wood
 
89. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: 1999 - STARRING: Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles
 
90. MAC AND ME: 1988 - STARRING: Jonathon Ward
 
91. BAD BOYS: 1983 - STARRING: Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh
 
92. LICENSE TO DRIVE: 1988 - STARRING: Corey Haim and Corey Feldmen
 
93. LOOK WHO'S TALKING: 1989 - STARRING: Kirstie Alley and John Travolta
 
94: FOOTLOOSE: 1984 - STARRING: Kevin Bacon - SIDE NOTE: I actually thought the recent Remake of this movie was better!
 
" FAVORITE IMAGE MOMENTS AND QUOTES"
 
 
 
 
 
 
"JUST A FEW OF MANY GREAT ACTRESSES AND ACTORS I HAVE WATCHED AND LOVED
THROUGH THE YEARS"
 
ANDREW McCARTHY

BETTE MIDLER


CHRISTINA APPLEGATE

KATIE HOLMES


JOHN CUSACK
MICHAEL ANTHONY HALL




NEVE CAMPBELL


ROBERT DOWNY JR


SUSAN SARANDON


SANDRA BULLOCK

REESE WITHERSPOON


TOM HANKS

WYNONA RYDER

 
 
 
 
Hope you have enjoyed my List Honoring
some of the best movies of all time.
Have I left out any that has always followed
you throughout the years? If so leave me some I may have forgotten in the comment section below! Looking forward to your feedback!  
 
 
 


Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm Alive . . . Barely






I have truly not meant to go this long without at least doing an update. Some of my readers and other blogger friends know that January 8th I gave birth to a healthy 8 lb 6 oz baby boy named Caleb Hudson Turner after being A YEAR a week and a half overdue.










 While I have had plenty of chances to get to work on my next post...I just haven't been able to pry myself away from this lamb long enough. When I have been able to - I just haven't FELT like it.

I am the worst blogger ever.

But I do promise to get back in the blogging world now that I have somewhat of my sanity back. Why did I ever lose it in the first place?? If you are a woman and have ever given birth . . . I'm almost positive I don't have to explain much further. I do have some images that will help broaden your imagination of that day...

Beginning of Induction: thinking to myself that maybe I wouldn't need the pain meds after all....


4 hours later - I suppose I was yelling so loudly the nurses started demanding I take the pain meds...
This is my Morphine Induced Coma:
 
 
 
17 and a half hours later - completely in love and SO glad it's over!!!




It was the best and most horrible day of my life. (The best being at the END of it all - when I finally got to hold the cutest most sweetest baby ever.)

So guys I have been just a bit busy. I have really missed writing. I haven't been completely usesless though. The husband and I went to New Orleans last month and while I was suppose to be finding, taking notes and doing research on Marie Laveau - The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - for my first "back to writing" blog post,  I found myself completely enthralled with a few other things I learned and experienced while there, especially after taking the famous and historic Vampire Tour. It was amazing. I am so excited to get this post written for you guys.

Strange that I haven't mentioned anything horror related in this post. I will change that now. As most of my readers know I devour any and all horror movies I can get my hands on. I just recently learned that Rob Zombie's new film "Lords of Salem" was out in theaters. I cannot wait to see this! It's not just the fact that I'm weird awesome and have a love for all things historic such as the Salem Witchtrials but I also love anything Rob Zombie writes and directs. I'm also really excited about The Evil Dead 2 Remake and Carrie.
                                            

Official YOUTUBE Trailer for
Lords of Salem
 
Leave me your thoughts on it!
Till Next Time....


 


Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Zombie Apocalypse rant and how Awesome I am!




Okay, first of all...I don't actually believe in everything I write about. (just most of it) With that being said, let me just vent here for a little while okay because my face book friends SUCK. I mean that shit too!

Being a writer is about having an imagination. If it wasn't about that, than books and movies would suck too. I KNOW there is no such thing as zombies but I'm trying to have an intellectual conversation on face book about the Zombie Apocalypse and the only responses I get are from close-minded people who want to argue the ridiculous side of it (which is my side.) My posts are not meant to be taken literal...anyone who knows me, KNOWS that I am full of it the majority of the time. (Full of it and AWESOME) See...I know how to pick myself back up!

Once again - my face book friends suck and I am reminded WHY I choose to have my own blog with readers that have the same cool imagination as I DO. 

SO...I have a project for you guys.... in the comment section below - leave me your theory on what is going to cause the Zombie Apocalypse. The only cool response I've gotten so far is a theory on Flu Shots. I have just watched The Chernobyl Diaries and it was beyond awesome and has inspired this post. Had I been watching it alone and in the dark, I would have freaked out a little more but The husband was on the computer playing a game and the lights were on and I was distracted by a headache from fumes my husband hid in the house to try and kill me. That is MY THEORY...because apparently no-one else in the house can smell these fumes but me...

Leave your theory folks! I will do a HUGE post right here on blogger about the Zombie Apocalypse once I receive your awesome responses and give credit where credit is due! 

UNTIL THEN......
Enjoy this last week of boring September BECAUSE.....
It's almost October!!!!! 
The most awesome time of the year...scary movies all month, cooler weather, awesome yard decor and Halloween! If I'm not inspired the most in the month of Oct than I never will be folks! 








Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Checking in and with a Few Random Thoughts...

         YES, THIS JUST ABOUT SUMS UP HOW I FEEL ANYTIME I TRY TO DO ANYTHING LATELY....



I figured I would check in with you guys and let you know that I am still alive...unfortunately I've not been feeling too good here lately (tired with absolutely no energy whatsoever) and I've got that stupid writers block thing again. I can be lying in bed at midnight and come up with some of the greatest things that I could write about, fall asleep and by morning...I'm like..whatever. I'm just blah. Could it be that I'm almost 6 months pregnant and the baby is already taking over every aspect of my life? My thoughts? My feelings? Yes, I believe so!


Most of the time I'm day dreaming about what he is going to look like. What the delivery will be like. My life when we come home from the hospital. I'm so excited and anxious and READY. My thoughts have been taken over by this little being that I have not even met yet but already feel like I know. His name is going to be Caleb Hudson Turner. I imagine that he is going to be the cutest brown eyed, brown haired baby ever to present itself to this world. I imagine a pretty good set of lungs on this fella as well...seeing as how his mama has got a bit of a loud mouth herself at times.

There have been so many times in my life, especially within the last few years, that I have felt the need for something different in my life. I have felt like if this is all that is...what am I going to do with myself? And I don't mean my life as a wife. I mean my life on the side of being the wife to such an amazing husband. I've wondered... what if I cannot make a career out of writing? What if I never find the motivation to really get it done? I knew for certain that I did not want to just exist. I wanted hobbies, new adventures, things to stimulate and expand my mind rather than hallucinating drugs. KIDDING. I am 31 years old. I knew that if I was going to do anything with myself than this was the time. Honestly, I felt lost.

Then in the beginning of May...something unexpected happened. I found out I was pregnant. PREGNANT. Something I did not thing could happen! Something in the back of my mind I wanted so very much but knew that it was a long shot. I was on birth control mind you and it still happened. Thats why I have to wonder if that saying "if it's meant to be, than it will be no matter what" has a little truth to it. To have a child with the person that I love the most, more than anything else in this world, is something I have never experienced before and  I have 2 little boys from a previous marriage. (But that is another story all in itself.) And even though I love them more than life itself, I wanted something with my husband that I never got to experience before. I felt a little cheated that I found someone as wonderful as he is this late in life and having a child with him would be next to impossible considering my past health problems. Well, it happened anyway....and since May I've had a whole other life to get ready for. I am no longer lost. I've got till December to get ready for this little boy that I am going ot bring into this world and get to take care of. Oh I am sure I will sit there at 3 a.m. one night rocking him to sleep after having gone days with no sleep, wishing that I had the quiet life of just Joey and me and 3 boys that are big enough now that they don't constantly need me every minute again. I am sure that there will be times when I ask myself...who am I other than a wife and a mother? But then I will have to remind myself that this is just WHO I am and I'm proud to be just that, ya know? That is truly a remarkable thing to be. I am not a nobody with a going nowhere career. I am a WIFE and a MOTHER. Geez...that's a career all on it own. It keeps me busy enough and never seems to end so I think I've got the career thing down!

As for my writing...I will never give up. I may not ever be a Stephen King or an Ann Rule but I suppose being Amber Turner isn't such a bad thing...and I suppose that even if I never get to write that best-selling novel I will always have this blog and I will always have little sample writings here and there. There are things in life we just have to accept. Screwing off in my 20's is just one of those things and the consequences are that because I screwed off so much, I let A LOT of time go to waste. But so what right? I've still got plently of time! Even if I have to wait till all the boys are out on their own...as long as I am still alive...I will always have my writing to turn to. I just need to keep the motivation. Keep the thoughts that even if I'm not ever good enough to truly make it as a writer, at least I am doing what I enjoy, AND  I have accomplished so much more as a woman.

Just some things that were on my mind. I usually don't use my blog for personal thoughts but I figured I better write something or the readers I do have would forget me all together and move on to other bloggers who actually DO write...
yeah I got nothing y'all! Sorry! 

MORE TO COME I PROMISE!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Especially For Those Who Have Requested: Another List of My Top Favorite Horror/Scary Movies


After a lot of requests that I do another post on my favorite horror movies....here it is. I must say though in the past couple of years I have not acquired as many all time favorite horrors as I have since, say...the 80's! So I've put together another list, in no particular order, just so you know. Horror Movies (well, movies in general) are an absolute favorite past time of mine besides writing. Not a single friend of mine (or anyone that knows me I might add) understands my obsession with them. But it's not to be understood, I suppose. However, when you meet someone that shares that same interest, there is no denying that there is something that entraps us all and won't let go. Whether it's fear, an interest in death, the excitement and thrill, or whatever grabs a hold of you while watching and/or reading. 
Hope you enjoy my list! A lot of these movies you guys are going to have to go to a real movie store to find and now days...they have decided to take those away from us! I could not be more dissatisfied with RED BOX! How are we suppose to get the good classics anymore! Rant over...Ready?



THE SIXTH SENSE:  (1999) - "Do you ever feel the prickly things on the back of your neck? And the tiny hairs on your arms...you know when they stand up? That's them. When they get mad...it gets cold."  I could not be more serious when I say that this movie scared me so much that I could not watch it again for years. Especially when the little girl appeared in the little boys tent. I am a huge Bruce Willis fan anyway, and I think he did a great job. This movie could not have had a more "hmm...are you serious!" twist at the end! This is a must see for anyone who has been living under a rock since 1999! 



Stir of Echoes: (1999) - "It comes and goes. Some people have it for give seconds. Some their whole lives. He's a receiver now. He can't stop it, he can't slow it down, he can't even figure it out. He get a glimpse of something, but not enough to know what it is. Just enough to know it's there." 
If your anything like me,you believe hypnosis is one of the most interesting medical procedures to explore the open mind. And think of the possibilities of what you could be susceptible to after your mind as been opened? As there will be many times I say I'm someone's fan, I'm without a doubt...a fan of Kevin Bacon. I think he's an exceptional actor. Tremors..Flatliners...FOOTLOOSE...what has he done that wasn't good? Must see film people! Must see! 


Rose Red: (2002) - "Rose Red won't let you have what you want, Joyce. It won't let anyone have what they want. Ellen Rimbauer designed it to break hearts as hers was broken, to hurt as she was hurt."  Yes folks..another Stephen King masterpiece. I love anything to do with haunted houses. But put together a bunch of people with different psychic abilities such as seeing things before they happen, seeing the past/dead, being a mind reader, psychokinesis (moving stuff with your mind) inside this very haunted home that builds on it's own...and you come out with one of the best haunted house movies! Not much of a heard of cast but they got the job done! 



Near Dark:(1987) - "Caleb, those people back there, they wasn't normal. Normal folks, they don't spit out bullets when you shoot 'em!"  " Howdy, I'm gonna separate your head from your shoulders. Hope you don't mind none!"  AND my personal favorite  {Sucking blood off his fingers} "It's finger-lickin' GOOD!"   Okay y'all...seriously. If you want to watch a really good vampire movie...this is it. It is one of my very favorites and happened to have been a favorite of my dad's as well. (That and From Dust till Dawn, and although George Clooney has my heart, it does not make MY list.) 





Arachnophobia: (1990) - "In this first generation, the original male also produced a queen, and together they will construct a primary nest which the queen will guard. But eventually, she will create reproductive offspring on her own. And when that happens, this town is dead...and the next town...and the next town...and the next one, and so on."  Key word in this: Spiders. End of freaking story! By the way, I would like to mention I once had one crawling on my chin while me and my husband were lying in bed talking one night. I felt that....feeling. You know which one I'm talking about? The one you get when you feel something spiddery crawling on you and your all of a sudden consumed with complete and utter fear while reaching up to put your hand on what it is that is crawling on you only to feel that....WIGGLE. I screamed...my husband screamed...the bulldog screamed. It was NOT a pretty sight!


 The Skeleton Key: (2005) - Caroline: "But I heard this magic can't hurt you. It can't hurt you if you don't believe. Hallie: "Then I suggest you leave that house, before you do." 
This was such an awesome movie that definitely leaves you on the edge of your seat...or perhaps hiding your eyes with your hands like I do when in suspense. It does not hurt that I am a HUGE (shocker here) Kate Hudson fan..AND probably the biggest New Orleans, LA fan in it's history of anyone who has ever loved such a historic place! Everything about the history of voodoo is interesting to me. New Orleans is also where my husband and I married...so I suppose we "could have" brought back with us, a curse or two! It just won't take effect if we don't believe....right?

 The Strangers: (2008) - Kristin "Why are you doing this to us?" Pin-Up Girl "Because you were home."  I know from listening to what other's thought about this movie that you have to watch it for yourself to decide whether or not your going to like it. Yes it's one of those, You CANNOT take other people's word for it. HUGE Liv Tyler fan (ha I had to and yes it's true) but other than that, this movie truly preys on one of my many biggest fears...that someone is going to try to break in and torture me by scaring me shitless till they finally kill me type of situation - WHILE I'm home alone. THIS movie is the VERY reason that if I am at home at night by myself...every single light in the house is ON, ALL kitchen knives ARE assessable and I'm close to a phone at all times. YES I'm anal. But I've watched scary movies all my life, so I have good reason to be. 





Candyman: (1992) - "If you look in the mirror and say his name 5 times, he'll appear behind you breathing down your neck."  Candyman to Helen: "Why do you want to live? If you would learn just a little from me, you would not beg to live. I am a rumor. It is a blessed condition..to be whispered about at street corners..to live in other people's dreams, but not to have to BE. Do you understand? Your death will be a tale to frighten children, to make lovers cling closer in their rapture. Come with me, and be immortal."   Of course this was a favorite of mine growing up. And OF COURSE me and my friends tried it several times...just for the thrill! Candyman scared me. He was definitely right when he stated he was a "rumor" and a "tale to frighten." Yes..indeed..he was.

 May: (2002) - "I"ve always said, If you can't find a friend, make one." And she meant it in the literal sense! Wanna know WHY I included this movie? Because this chick is crazy! I've met really weird girls like her before that you just have no clue whatsoever what they might be capable of. They say weird stuff, do weird stuff, LOOK like an ax murderer...and what in the world do they do do at home? What's worse is you know they live alone. Well, this chick has one friend...a doll. A weird creepy looking doll. And then she goes bat shit crazy and starts cutting different parts she likes off of random people and sews it together..forming a body. "A friend." Because she's too freaking WEIRD to make real life human friends! I enjoyed this movie though...as weird as it was..it was creepy.



1408: (2007) - Gerald Olin: "We're very professional here. 1408 gets a light turn once a month. I supervise, the maids work in pairs. We treat the room as if it's a chamber filled with poison gas. We only stay 10 minutes and I insist the door stays open. But..a few years ago, a young maid found herself locked in the bathroom..and when we pulled her out, she was...."  Mike Enslin: "She was dead?" Gerald: "No. Blind. She had taken a pair of scissors and gouged her eyes out. She was laughing hysterically."  Do I really even need to mention Stephen King wrote this? Or that it's awesome? Or how about the fact that I, Amber Turner, am a HUGE John Cusack fan! (One Crazy Summer, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles, CONAIR, Identity, Serendipity) and that's only naming a COUPLE of movies he was awesome in. Thank you very much HUSBAND of mine who said he didn't play in any good movies! What? MOVING ON... (btw...if you haven't seen this movie...do so. Now.) 






Paranormal Activity: (2007) - "I said don't mess with that stuff Mickah, because it scares me and what do you do? You go out and get the best looking Ouija Board I've ever seen and you sit it in the middle of the living room!" Okay, above all else, when I first watched this movie, I was scared to death to go to sleep at night. I just knew that some unseen force was going to grab me by my ankles and yank me out of bed. Yes I'm serious. This paranormal stuff scares the crap out of me...probably above all else. (besides crazy people who torture you) Because you can't see it until it's IN your room and killing you and there is nothing you can do to run from it. I enjoyed all the others too and will shortly be enjoying Paranormal Activity 4 in October AT THE THEATER with my HUSBAND who will be taking me. ( and to Twilights: Breaking Dawn Part II a couple weeks later as well...just putting that out there.)
The Exorcist: (1973):
Demon: "What an excellent day for an exorcism."
Father Damien "You would like that?"
Demon: "Intensely."
Father Damien "But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?"
Demon: "It would bring us together."
Father Damien: "You and Regan?"
Demon: "No. You and us."
Okay, so I was at least 25 years old before I ever watched The Exorcist for the first time. Why you ask? My mother forbid it! And I knew as soon as I watched it..why that was. I can't tell you which part of the movie scared me more. Or how worried I was that possession was really true and then I found that mainly Catholics fall under the possession criteria and relaxed. I'm non-demoninational. I'm safe. Right? 

Honorable Mentions:
1. Witchboard I and II 1990-1993:  This is an old favorite of mine growing up. A movie me and my friends would rent, watch and try and re enact. Yes I've played with Ouija Boards in my childhood and once when I was a teenager. I'm almost positive some or all of us was moving it and apparently it didn't "open a door" to let spirits in...at least..I don't think it did.
2. The Gate 1987: This was such a good horror movie! Talk about opening a door to unleash hell on Earth! I must have watched this movie at least a hundred times and still would...if I could still find it! Not necessarily one of those movies that will scare the pants off of you, but it's creepy enough. 
3. April Fools Day 1986: Okay, there have been many many remakes of this movie and they really should just stop. Nothing is going to compare to how awesome I thought the original was. And the twist at the end? AWESOME! Definitely a horror/thriller and besides Friday the 13th, April 1st happens to be another favorite day of mine! (Hey you get to trick everyone and it's okay because it's April Fools Day, ya know!) If you haven't seen this Original...you should do that. Soon.
4. Vamp (1986) and American Psycho (2000):  My last two y'all. (for now) Vamp was another really great vampire movie who had a great 80's cast consisting of Chris Makepeace (you might remember him as one of the bullies that played on Weird Science) Billy Drago, Sandy Baron, and Gedde Watanbe (the little chinese dude that played on Sixteen Candles) Okay, I'm a HUGE 80's fan! It's not so much scary as it is a little creepy with some definite wit! Now...I added American Pyscho for one reason: 

Christian Bale. I love him. His acting, his looks...the way his mouth does that weird thing when he talks like he might have had a slight speech impediment when he was younger. And Batman? He did the best Batman by far! But back to his role in American Psycho. Dude was crazy. I found it humorous beyond measure. While watching The Dark Knight Rises...there were a few times I had to make myself stop imagining that he had blood all over his face. Like this: 


 I had such a good time writing this post and hope you guys have enjoyed it. I love movies. To say I'm a movie buff is an understatement. If I could just be a movie reviewer...that would be the most awesome job ever. So for now you guys, this is it. I'm trying to work on a few things (an excerpt) to a short story (A Novella, mind you) that I am in the process of writing. In the meantime...I have to mention a few movies that are in the making and a few that will be in theaters soon and or/ will be coming out on dvd:  The Cabin in the Woods: set to come out on dvd on September 18th! Cannot wait for this one and it's been a while it seems since I first saw the previews for it. The Apparition: Set to come out in theaters August 24th. I will be there! Chernobyl Diaries: The DVD Release date for this one comes out October 16th! This is the one I want to see the most I think and it's the one I'm going to have to wait the longest to see it seems! Area 407: I THINK but I'm not sure that this one comes out in October of this year as well.  THE POSSESSION: Cannot wait for this one! Yes another "Based on True Events" Possession movie: Comes out in theaters August 31st.  

And as if the fact that all is not lost (yet) on the making of horror movies...Rob Zombie is doing another one called "Lords of Salem" and yes it takes place in another one of my favorite towns Salem, Mass! It's release date is undecided as of right now but it's in the making and that is all that matters to me right now! 

UNTIL NEXT TIME Y'ALL! ENJOY!