The Conjuring – Movie Review

Thanks, Patrick, for sharing such a great review. I’m pretty sure my husband (Mr. Horror Boom–though I’m the horror superfan in the family) ALSO wishes you lived up here in our area, since I’m going to have to pay for his ticket and STILL drag him to go see this with me (especially if there’s a Thursday night preview) like I did with, oh, Insidious, Sinister, Mama, and many others! Lili Taylor blew her voice out screaming? That’s not a huge surprise (poor woman). Uh-oh… my voice was pretty scratchy for 24 hours after seeing Mama in the theater. Oh, and I hear the cast are all wonderful, but that Vera Farmiga more or less steals the show acting-wise.

The Big Séance Podcast

First of all, if you are a fan of this genre of film, YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE! You WILL see this movie! (Although… some of you may want to see an afternoon matinee so that when you leave the theater you can go to a park, watch the bunny rabbits play, and soak in the last hours of sunlight before you’re home checking rooms and corners.)

Okay, now that I have that out of my system, we can get to the review and the details. Last night I attended an advanced screening of the much anticipated film, The Conjuring, starring Patrick Wilson (Insidious, Evening), Vera Farmiga (A&E’s Bates Motel), Ron Livingston (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), and Lili Taylor (The Haunting, HBO’s Six Feet Under, and TV’s Hemlock Grove). The film is directed by James Wan (

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‘Breaking Bad’: Watch two new teases — VIDEO

OK, Breaking Bad isn’t horror per se. I suppose I could point out that Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger *have* done gore effects –flawlessly– for the show several times, especially in S4, culminating in ONE OF THE GREATEST, MOST SHOCKING, SATISFYING REVEALS/PAYOFFS IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION. Yes, I was shouting that DELIBERATELY! Yes, a drug cartel decapitated a character played by Danny Trejo (with a machete, we found out in flashback), placed it on a tortoise, and had it walk into a DEA meet in the desert before it BLEW THE FUCK UP and arms and legs of the agents that were standing too close went flying all over. If you watch it, the whole show is pretty dark, but you find it classified strictly as “Crime Drama,” not the “Horror/Action” (if that’s a genre that generic TV classification recognizes). However, most horror fans I’ve met watch the show and are fans. There’s only eight episodes remaining (sniffle!), and Horror Boom will cover it from time to time, as we’ve done with certain episodes of Game of Thrones (I posted what, 10 pieces on the Red Wedding episode, and could write ‘Ten Fucked-Up Things That Happen On Game of Thrones’ standing on my head after three shots of vodka). Honestly, these “clips” could have just as easily been presented as motion posters. Hell, I’ve seen more action in some motion posters. But Breaking Bad is Breaking Bad, it’s roughly a month until the final eight episodes air, and we hardcore BrBa fans will take what we can get! Man, let’s hope Jesse makes it out alive and well…