I was born in a great year - 1983. The year "Videodrome" and "The Deadly Spawn" hit the theaters, as well as the year "Bill Cosby: Himself" graced the world with one of the greatest stand-up performances of all time.
My life has been saturated in pop culture, and steeped in an appreciation for knowledge and the arts.
I listen to music from all over the world - from nearly every genre, and every decade. I have a true love affair with film (especially "Old Hollywood", grindhouse, and 80's slasher flicks), as well as classic and contemporary animation.
I've been playing video games since I could hold a controller. I love classic NES, SNES, and Sega games, and I've finally made the venue into the world of actually playing games on my computer (I never said I was on top of the trends). I enjoy first-person shooters, puzzle games, and anything that has zombies in it.
I adore interior design, and have a special fondness for Victorian, 50's, and 80's decor. Despite my love of color, I have a strange tendency to decorate my surroundings in only black, white, and red. I am particularly drawn to checkered patterns. I know not why.
I adore jewelry, but absolutely detest diamonds and other "precious" gems. I am terribly fond of "natural" and "semi-precious" stones, and I have an ongoing torrid love affair with faceted opals.
I enjoy painting, sculpting with polymer clay, jewelry making and beadwork, writing, sewing, dancing, working with Photoshop, bright nail polishes, and riding an adorable, old-fashioned Huffy Cranbrook bike named "Rosemary".
You'll find I mostly blog horror, ponies, other cartoons, cute things, weird things, and basically anything that gives me a chuckle.
The Guinea Pig films are a series of seven controversial Japanese gore-slasher horror films from the 1980-90s. The series achieved global notoriety mostly for the first two films as the producer needed to prove that nobody was actually hurt or murdered. The producer Hideshi Hino’s original concept was to create a film adaptation of his manga work.
The tapes gained notoriety in Japan during the late 1980s and early 1990s when the fourth film of the series (Mermaid in a Manhole) was found showcased in the 5,763 videotape collection of Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki. It was erroneously reported originally as being the second film of the series. It was widely but mistakenly believed that Miyazaki re-enacted a scene from the second film as a part of his crimes. Because of the initial controversy surrounding the series, the series went out of production in Japan. However, the entire series has since been reissued on DVD in the United States, the Netherlands, the UK, and Austria.
In 1991, the films received additional media attention when film personality Chris Gore met actor Charlie Sheen and gave him a copy. Sheen then watched Flowers of Flesh and Blood and, mistaking it for a genuine snuff film, immediately contacted the FBI to report it.FBI agent Dan Codling informed them that the FBI and the Japanese authorities were already investigating the filmmakers, who were repeatedly interviewed by the Japanese police and eventually summoned to court to prove that the special effects were indeed fake.
Click here to watch one of the series. WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC.
Goretorium lobby, LV Nevada. A year round haunted house just opened on the strip, so we went! No pictures inside the attraction, but the lobby was full of delicious gore. Here’s some of it. Yes, that showgirl is real, talking to people, and bleeding into the bar at the same time.
But…how….is she lying down on top and in a half-prosthetic? Gotta be…