Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I'm taking a break from my horror movie marathon to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and to share my costume: Sexy Chucky. This costume was a total rip off and I don't recommend anyone to buy it. The knee high socks don't even have feet, they're just tubes! And the jumper looks like it says "Goo Guy" on it. Oh well, that didn't ruin my Halloween fun last night. Here's my costume:

Oh, and don't forget to watch The Walking Dead tonight at 10:00 pm on AMC!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

T.V. REVIEW: Scared Shrekless

What scares an ogre?

Shrek claims nothing, but Donkey and Puss in Boots aren't convinced, so they come up with a fun/spooky idea of how to spend their Halloween night. They will take turns telling scary stories and whoever can last through the night will be dubbed "The King of Halloween." And to up the ante, Shrek suggests they tell the stories in Lord Farquaad's supposedly haunted castle.

This 30-minute Halloween special is comprised of three stories and the wraparound story of Shrek and pals spending the night in a haunted castle. These are the three segments:

The Bride of Gingy

After Gingy's girlfriend kicks him out, he arrives on the Muffin Man's doorstep and begs the baker to make him a new girlfriend. But Gingy insists on adding tons of sugar to ensure his new girlfriend is sweeter than the last. Despite Muffin Man's warnings that no one has ever made cookies with that much sugar and that he doesn't know what could happen. Well, Gingy's girlfriend ends up a little too sweet...and clingy.

Boots Motel

Donkey and Puss in Boots collaborate on this story, but try to kill the other one off throughout. On a dark and stormy night Donkey and Puss take shelter in the Boots Motel where Puss takes a well-deserved tongue bath. But he's murdered! Or is he? Perhaps it was Donkey taking a shower until he is interrupted by...  a donkey-eating waffle who wants revenge!

The Shreksorcist

Shrek helps Geppetto put Pinocchio to bed, thinking he can handle it because he takes care of three baby ogres on a daily basis. But it's more difficult than he presumes because Pinocchio seems to be possessed.

Scared Shrekless is a fun Halloween special and had me laughing quite a bit. I love Gingy. He's such a cute and funny character. For instance, in one part when he gets scared he poops out candies. And look at his explanation for why his girlfriend kicked him out:

Gingy: "I dunno something about me being too into myself, blah, blah, blah, yak, yak yak."

Muffin Man: "You?! But you are so adorable!"

Gingy "I know! That's what I keep telling her!"

Oh, Gingy. You really are adorable. Scared Shrekless is even better than I expected. I'm not a big fan of kids' movies or T.V. shows, but while this one is kid-friendly it also has some humor for adults. If you missed Scared Shrekless it will air again on NBC at 8:00 pm on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween TV/Movie Schedule (Canadian version)

Get your DVR ready because there are a ton of horror movies and Halloween-themed TV episodes airing in the next few days. already has a pretty comprehensive list, but since I live in Canada and don't get a lot of the channels featured, I thought I would compile a list of movies and TV shows featuring channels available in Canada.

Scared Shrekless premieres on NBC Oct. 28 at 8:00 pm.
Thursday, October 28

12:15 AM
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster on AMC

12:30 AM
Grimm Love on Super Channel 2

4:00 AM
Creature From the Black Lagoon on AMC

9:30 AM
End of Days on AMC

11:00 AM
Walled In on MExcess

2:15 PM
Thirteen Ghosts on AMC

3:30 PM
The Frighteners on MovieTime

8:00 PM
Scream on IFC Oct. 28 at 9:00 pm.
Little Shop of Horrors on SunTV
Red Planet on AMC
Scared Shrekless on NBC

9:00 PM
Lost Souls on MPIX
The Reaping on MovieTime
Scream on IFC
Silent Hill on Action

10:00 PM
Beneath on Dusk

10:30 PM
Jason Goes to Hell on AMC

10:40 PM
Hollow Man on MPIX
Thirst on MFest

11:00 PM
The Final Destination on The Movie Network
The Wicker Man (2006) on MovieTime

Friday, October 29

12:30 AM
The Lost Boys 7:00 pm on Dusk, Oct. 29.
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning on AMC

10:00 AM
Friday the 13th Part 3 on AMC

11:00 AM
Carriers on Super Channel 2

12:00 PM
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on AMC

1:00 PM
Dementia 13 on SunTV

2:15 PM
Razortooth on Super Channel 2

4:00 PM
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives on AMC

6:00 PM
The Chair on The Movie Network
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood on AMC

7:00 PM
The Lost Boys on Dusk
The Unborn on MExcess

7:30 PM
Zombieland on The Movie Network
The Crazies (2010) airs at 9:00 pm Oct. 29 on TMN.

8:00 PM
Devil's Diary on SunTV
Predator on AMC
Urban Legend on Diva

9:00 PM
The Crazies (2010) on The Movie Network
Children of the Corn (2009) on Super Channel 2
Friday the 13th on Action
Orphan on MExcess
Signs on Dusk

10:30 PM
Predator 2 on AMC

10:45 PM
The Children on Super Channel 2

11:00 PM
Friday the 13th Part 2 on Action
From Within on The Movie Network

11:20 PM
When a Stranger Calls (2006) on Dusk

Saturday, October 30

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 2:00 am on CTV Oct. 30.
1:00 AM
Deep Blue Sea on AMC

1:30 AM
Interview With the Vampire on SunTV

2:00 AM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show on CTV

3:15 AM
Jeepers Creepers on Super Channel 2

3:30 AM
Cocoon on AMC

5:00 AM
Jeepers Creepers 2 on Super Channel 2

9:00 AM
Blood of Dracula on AMC

10:30 AM
They Live on AMC

11:15 AM
Open Graves on Super Channel 2

11:30 AM
Garfield's Halloween Adventure on YTV

12:00 PM
Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet Wolfman on YTV

Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein on YTV 12:00 pm Oct. 30.
12:30 PM
28 Days Later on AMC

12:45 PM
The Grudge 3 on Super Channel 2

2:00 PM
Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein on YTV

2:20 PM
The Wizard of Gore (2007) on Super Channel 2

3:00 PM
Scary Movie on The CW

4:00 PM
The Hills Have Eyes (2003) on Spike
Monster House on YTV
Smash Cut on Super Channel 2

5:00 PM
The Exorcist on Diva

5:30 PM
Beetlejuice on NTV

6:00 PM
The Flintstones Meet Rockula & Frankenstone on YTV

The Flintstones Meet Rockula & Frankenstone
6:15 PM
Blade Trinity on Spike

7:00 PM
Dracula: Dead and Loving It on CH
Paranormal Activity on MExcess
White Zombie on The CW

7:15 PM
Zombie Strippers on Super Channel 2

7:30 PM
Bless the Child on Diva

8:00 PM
The Host on TVO
Lost Boys: The Tribe on Peachtree TV
Pet Sematary 2 on AMC
Vipers on Global

8:30 PM
Bride of the Monster on The CW

9:00 PM
Daybreakers on The Movie Network
Ginger Snaps on IFC
Halloween (2007) on Spike
Jennifer's Body on Super Channel 2
The Mothman Prophecies on Dusk
Saw IV on Action
Quarantine on MExcess

Videodrome will be on TVO at 10:20 pm Oct. 30.
10:00 PM
Bats on Peachtree TV
The Ring Two on Diva

10:15 PM
Ghost Ship on AMC
Red on Super Channel 3

10:20 PM
Videodrome on TVO

10:30 PM
Dead Snow on MExcess

10:45 PM
The Midnight Meat Train on Super Channel 2

11:00 PM
Saw on Action
Suck on The Movie Network

11:30 PM
Freddy vs. Jason on Spike
The Hole on Dusk

AMC will air Halloween 1-5 on Halloween beginning at 8:00 am.
Sunday, October 31

12:00 AM
1408 on Peachtree TV

12:30 AM
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever on Super Channel 2

2:00 AM
Feast II: Sloppy Seconds on Super Channel 2

4:45 AM
The Brain Eaters on AMC

6:00 AM
The Flesh Eaters on AMC

8:00 AM
Halloween on AMC

10:00 AM
Halloween II on AMC

10:50 AM
Village of the Damned (1995) on MPIX

12:00 PM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch on AMC

All Poltergeist films will air on Space on Halloween.
12:30 PM
The Burrowers on Super Channel 2
Dreamcatcher on MPIX
Poltergeist on Space

1:00 PM
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on YTV

2:00 PM
Casper on YTV
Dolls on The CW
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers on AMC

2:15 PM
The Descent Part 2 on Super Channel 2

2:45 PM
The Blair Witch Project on MPIX

3:00 PM
Poltergeist II on Space

4:00 PM
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 on MPIX
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble on YTV
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers on AMC
The Witches of Eastwick on SunTV
Drag Me to Hell will be on MExcess on Halloween at 7:00 pm.

5:00 PM
Child's Play on The CW
Final Destination on MovieTime
Poltergeist III on Space

6:00 PM
The Sixth Sense on Diva

7:00 PM
Drag Me to Hell on MExcess

Scary Movie 2 on MovieTime

7:20 PM
Boogeyman on MPIX

7:30 PM
Return to Sleepaway Camp on Super Channel 2

8:00 PM
Dawn of the Dead (2004) on AMC

8:30 PM
Gothika on Diva

9:00 PM
The Amityville Horror (2005) on MPIX
The Collector on MExcess
The Devil's Rejects on IFC
House of Wax (2005) on MovieTime
The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Halloween at 10:00 pm.
The Seventh Sign on APTN

10:00 PM
The Walking Dead on AMC

10:30 PM
The Amityville Horror (1979) on MPIX
Halloween II (2009) on MExcess

10:45 PM
Killer Movie on Super Channel 2

What I Got For My Birthday

October 19 was my birthday so I'm going to share with you all what I received/bought myself.

First, I bought myself this awesome Chucky t-shirt from RIPT Apparel for only $10:

And I bought myself this cool hoodie from Giant Tiger for only $20:

And of course I saved the best for last. This is what my boyfriend got me:

Yep, that's right, a Kindle! I am so excited and I will be reviewing it very soon.

Halloweek III

I can't believe October is almost over. This month has been busy for me and I'm sorry I haven't posted much.

For the past two years I've dedicated one week to Halloween-related posts and dubbed it "Halloweek".  So this week (well only the next four days, to be exact) I will begin Halloweek III and try to post a lot to make up for my lack of posts in October. Happy early Halloween everyone!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

R.L. STINE BOOK OF THE WEEK: Goosebumps: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns

Put one head in front of the other...

From the back cover:


Nothing beats Halloween. It's Drew Brockman's favorite holiday. And this year will be awesome. Much better than last year. Or the year Lee and Tabby played that joke. A nasty practical joke on Drew and her best friend, Walker.

Yes, this year Drew and Walker have a plan. A plan for revenge. It involves two scary pumpkin heads.

But something's gone wrong. Way wrong. Because the pumpkin heads are a little too scary. A little too real. With strange hissing voices. And flames shooting out of their faces...

My thoughts: In anticipation of Halloween, for the next five Sundays I will be reviewing a Halloween-themed R.L. Stine book. The first one I chose is Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns, which ended up being one of the most uninteresting Goosebumps books I have read so far.

Half of the book is comprised of flashbacks to previous Halloween nights which were ruined by snobby Tabby and Lee's mean (yet dull) pranks. When Drew and her friends finally get revenge, their practical joke is lame and not scary at all. I don't understand how being forced to trick-or-treat forever by jack-o'-lantern people is terrifying. I suppose you would get sick of it eventually, but that still doesn't make it remotely scary. I don't know where R.L. Stine comes up with some of these ideas....

But I enjoyed all the descriptions of autumn, trick-or-treating, costumes and just Halloween in general. And since it made me excited for Halloween to come, I'll give Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns a 2 instead of a 1.

Rating: 2/5

PG gore: "Noooo-!" I cried out as two ugly creatures came snarling through the hedge.

I saw only a blur of ragged fur. Open jaws. Saliva-covered teeth.

Before I could move, one of the creatures leaped onto me, snarling and growling. It shoved me roughly down to the grass. And dug its fangs into my shoulder.

Next week: Fear Street: Halloween Party