• 31 Nights of Horror

    31 Nights of Horror – Misery (1990)

    Kathy Bates is the twisted star of this film adaptation of Stehphen King’s Misery, and delivers an absolutely bone-chilling performance and lends a creepy, new meaning to the accolade of number one fan. When famed romance novelist James Caan (Paul Sheldon) careens off the road outside of Silver Creek, Colorado (real place) during a heavy snow storm, his obsessive fan stumbles upon his comatose, broken body and takes him to her secluded home to safety. Turns out that Annie is not only Paul’s number one fan but also a (bat-shit crazy) nurse who can skillfully tend to his wounds and has a candy-land of pharmaceuticals. Paul was in Silver Creek writing a new…

  • 31 Nights of Horror

    31 Nights of Horror – Goosebumps (2015)

    Tonight’s film is the big screen adaptation of the Goosbumps books by R.L. Stine. If you grew up reading the books and liked the television series, I think you would appreciate this as an adult otherwise, it could be a little corny if you are older than 12. Zach, that deceptively buff nerd that we all went to school with moves with his mother to a small town in Delaware. He takes a keen interest in his next door neighbor Hannah but her nutty dad warns Zach that he has to stay away from Hannah and their house altogether. Being a teenage boy, Zach does the exact opposite but little…

  • Blogtober

    Blogtober – Day IV: Spooky Book Tag

    I have been on the hunt for a good fall/Halloween/spooky book tag for ages but haven’t been able to find quite what I’m looking for. I have cannibalized a few tags and compiled a number of questions to come up with this and would love for anyone who wants to, to take part! Though it sounds cliche, I think that The Shining will always be my favourite horror book. It was probably one of the first that I ever read as well and I still think it’s terrifying no matter how many times that I read it. There are so many details that were left out of the movie (per…

  • Books

    Deja Dead – A Review

    With spoilers so tap out now if you intend to read this book and don’t want the plot ruined! Alright, I mentioned a few weeks back that I was in need of a new book series and I had compiled a list of popular television shows that were based on a book series. One of those being one of my all-time favourite shows, Bones. If you haven’t watched the show, it’s about a forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan who works with a varying group of scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and they collaborate with the FBI to solve a number of cases. It’s pretty straightforward, the bad guy is usually…

  • Entertainment

    Friday Favourites

    It’s Friday, I cannot wait to go home and go to sleep for like 10 hours. I was having a pedicure with a friend and was telling her how exhausted I was for seemingly no reason, I don’t have a lot of work stress, I don’t have any kids, I don’t really take care of anyone, I literally have no reason to be tired. She says; Well – Mercury is in retrograde and you’re so sensitive. We aren’t friends anymore. Not really but I don’t get the whole zodiac/horoscope/moon phase thing (or if any of those are related, if not, please excuse my ignorance) – I have nothing against it,…

  • Books,  Entertainment

    What I’m Reading

    Mother Nature has blessed us with an anomaly in the middle of this heat wave, it’s been rainy and 60 degrees which is perfect reading weather. I mean, I read in any kind of weather but some days I just feel obligated to come home, light some candles and read a book. I have a few books going at the moment, I tend to read different books at work than I do at home so I usually have a couple going simultaneously – does anyone else do this? A total random find, I picked up this adult horror novel by the one and only RL Stine a few weeks ago…

  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Television Shows Based on Books

    My book list is getting a little light and since I burn through books so quickly, I have been trying to find some series to get into that I can enjoy for a while. I was surprised to see some popular television shows that were actually books while doing my research. I did know about some of these but some of them were a pleasant surprise! I have never seen a single episode of True Blood but this is the series that the show was loosely based on. The reviews are all over the place on this series but it could be a fun romp. I mean, vampires…so… I tried…

  • Books

    Dare Me: A Review

    Have you ever read a book that left you wondering what the heck it was about and what the point of all that was? That is pretty much how I was left feeling after finishing Megan Abbott’s cheerleader noir (her words, not mine) Dare Me. I have to admit that I am generally a little put off by novels that are about teenagers because they seem wildly unrealistic and overly-salacious, this was no exception. The focus of the story is mainly the bizarre relationship between a cheerleading coach and her squad. Addy, apparently the team lieutenant and Beth, the captain find themselves in a weird friend/enemy triangle with the new…

  • Books

    The Last Time I Lied: A Review

    Spoilers ahead! I did it, I blazed through my BOTM pick for the month and I am almost a little bummed about it because they haven’t had much of an interesting selection these past few months. I chose The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager, I mostly liked his first book under this pseudonym, Final Girls and did a review on it here if you are interested! His second offering is a departure from the cheesecake horror genre which surprised me since the setting is at a summer camp a la Camp Crystal Lake and I was expecting somebody to get slashed. Emma Davis finds herself back at Camp Nightingale…

  • Best Of's

    Best of June

    I didn’t share any products for Best of May since I could only come up with two products that seemed like favourites so I just saved those to talk about in this month’s post. I actually had a few things this month so let’s get to them. Drybar Hot Toddy – I purchased this after I started using the heat protectant spray and they work really well together. They both have the same musky scent that can be a little strong going on but I never notice it throughout the day. It gives my hair a little body and keeps it smooth without feeling sticky or weighing it down. I…