Monday, October 5, 2015
Nightmare 5K Run/Walk in Fairchance, PA
This 5K run will be your worst nightmare! Don't be a scaredy cat! Come out and see if you can outrun and outlast your friends. It's not just about crossing the finish line. It's about staying alive. Keep just one of your flags and you have survived... well, until next time.
Race starts on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Fairchance Fire Hall, 31 Pittsburgh St., Fairchance, PA 15436
Registration: 9:15 AM
Run Starts: 10:30 AM
$20.00 mail-in registration downloadable in JPG or PDF formats (must be received by October 21st)
$20.00 online registration is available until October 21st on Active.com.
$25.00 race day registration (T-Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after October 21st)
Prizes will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Runners and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Walkers plus age group prizes!
This will be a timed 5K run or walk. Kids race will begin at 10:15 AM. This event is rain or shine.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Sorry that I have been away from the blog for a while, with softball and college, my schedule has been excessively hectic to keep up. However, with this being October and with Halloween in the air, I decided it was time to venture back into some movies and writing. Hopefully, I can keep up. My first movie selection for the month is a movie that really does not need a review, it is a classic; 1985s H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator!
Plot/ A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
This is one of the best examples of how someone can create a cult classic on a minimal budget. Shot for less than one million dollars in the 1980s, this H.P. Lovecraft entry is an amazing film to watch. Yes, it is filled with schlock, and there is a tremendous amount of gore, graphic nudity, and violent activities, but it is accomplished in a way that makes it fun and entertaining. This movie has a great mix of comedy and horror, with Jeffrey Combs delivering one of his best performances. Sure, some of the luster has worn off and there is definitely a 1980s feel to the wardrobe and styling’s, but those have no bearing on the film at all. In the end, Stuart Gordon created a memorable masterpiece that never gets old. If you have not watched this one yet, you are missing out. Check it out!
Being a creative writing for entertainment major, I know that I should submit more of my works for publication to help build my portfolio for the future. Unfortunately, I often blow that off, and lose focus when I see a cool call for submissions. That has changed some in the past month now that I have realized that I am less than a year from graduation.
Last week, I actually submitted three works for potential publication to some different literary outlets. Last night, I got word back that two of them were accepted for publication, one to Z-Composition (zombiepoetry.com/) and another was accepted for the anthology Lovecraft After Dark.
Hopefully, these are the first of many.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This has been a crazy time, as I have become overwhelmed with school, work, and softball. Thus, I have not truly had the energy (or time) to dive back into the blog. But as the weather changes and things quiet, I decided to dive back into it. As Halloween grows closer, I find that my mind comes to life with strange thoughts. Here is one! I call it, The Grey...
Paralysis takes hold, I am petrified
Where am I, who, where,
My warmth shattered by a swirling tide,
A deafening silence seals this dismal lair.
All around me, signs of my demise are clear,
Tentacles and eyes surround the slab;
Soon, I know my life will end, yet I have no fear
The scalpel sharp, the blade protrudes, and crimson stains the lab.
The probes attached with the bounds clasped tight,
Comfort is near, there is no escape
Above the crowd I see the flickering light,
No, not a God or Devil, nor hideous shape.
I struggle to move, with no avail,
The chorus of laughter draws near;
I am not crazy, no, I see the tail.
Shards of flesh, eyes of black, my destiny is clear.
Scarlet syrup flows down the spout,
As the needles puncture my eyes,
I try scream, but nothing comes out --
Trapped in an experiment, one where everyone dies.
Green and red streaks upon trembling air,
I have been here before,
This is no lab, nor vessel, I swear,
The harsh truth shakes me to my core!"
Forbidden knowledge line the sacred scroll,
History is real, this arrival foretold
The bible is a lie, they are in control --
Scriptures and texts are truths to behold.
I accept my fate, my abduction is real
The elixir runs deep, the implant secure,
We poisoned their planet, this reality surreal,
I feel their words and fears, their actions are pure.
The grey stands above me, a lone tear cascades,
This experiment complete, my mission my matter
For I was chosen at birth, my thoughts, dreams, played
Humanities flesh, destined for the aliens platter.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
While I have been swamped with school and softball, I decided to jump back into the blog today after hearing the devastating news the Sir Christopher Lee passed away. Lee was a trailblazer, and for many horror fans he served to indoctrinate us into the genre, we have grown to love. He will definitely be missed. In catching up on some of the movies I have recently watched, I am going to stick with the horror/comedy theme with
Plot/ Two sisters travel to a cheesy tourist trap where they battle toxic monsters dressed in Bigfoot costumes in order to save the ones they love.
After Zombeavers, I wanted to keep the horror comedy train rolling, and with this one, I definitely made the right choice. While in many ways this schlockfest was an amazing journey, the fact that everyone ebraced the homage to the cheesefests of the 1980s was incredible. Between the costuming, the dialog, the characters, and a perfect atmosphere everything worked to bring this film to life. What made this one special though is the way the movie was choreographed with just the right blend of horror and comedy, enough to keep you entertained through the schlockiest moments. Yes, there were some CGI issues and some of it was predictable, but those flaws are easily overlooked. In the end, this is one of the best horror comedies I have seen, and a movie that must be seen. Yes, it is not for everyone, but if you love cheesy B-movies, check this one out!