In her initial scenes with the Newborn, Sigourney Weaver makes a point of not looking in its eyes. This was a lesson learned from when she made Gorillas in the Mist (1988) in not making initial eye contact with a potentially dangerous animal.
I have a confession to make: I let the month of August slip right past me and the month of September sneak up on me with nothing whatsoever prepared in the way of a Scream Queen of the Month. So, I thought to myself, “I need a quickie to put out for the month.” Then I thought, “I’ve thought about doing Jenna Jameson as a choice but when would be the best month to do her?” Well, since September appears to be open why not then? Trust me, this will be quick.
Jenna Jameson was born Jennifer Marie Masoli on April 9, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her genre credits include Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2003), Zombie Strippers (2008) and Horrorween (2011). Non-genre credits include Private Parts (1997). She’s made guest TV appearances on Nash Bridges (2000), Mister Sterling (2003), Family Guy (2001) and Sons of Anarchy (2014).
I told you this would be quick. I feel like there’s something else I should tell you about Jenna Jameson but I just can’t put a finger on what it is. Anyway, let’s welcome Jenna Jameson as the September, 2015 Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month!
THE JAM ON JENNA
Her father Larry Massoli is a retired police officer. Her late mother Judith Brooke Massoli (née Hunt) was a showgirl. Both worked in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Her mother was diagnosed with melanoma and died shortly afterwards on February 20, 1976. Before her illness, she had been a showgirl at the Tropicana and the Folies Bergère in Las Vegas.
Her paternal grandfather was of Italian descent.
Graduated from Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1992.
“I kept getting a weird vibe from her. I knew what it meant, because I’d experienced it so many times before, but I kept dismissing it. It couldn’t be true; she was Cindy Crawford. When I turned my back… Cindy reached over and rubbed the back of my neck. “Ooh”, she cooed. “Look at your beautiful tattoo.” She touched my neck so softly and sensually.”
Rest in Peace, Wes Craven
I just heard not very long ago about the passing of Wes Craven, arguably one of the most influential horror directors of all time. I didn’t have time to prepare anything substantial and I can assure all of you that this is not a way for me to earn extra likes or comments for this post; you either like it or you don’t, that is your choice. I would like to take the time to express my condolences and the hope that Mr. Craven rest in peace. Thank you.
From one of the (in my opinion) oddest movies I’ve had the pleasure of seeing.
ALT-POSTR-MONDAY: FIGHT CLUB
Synopsis: Desperate for some post-graduation cash, party girl Ana (Ona Casamiquela, Eva) answers a babysitting ad. She arrives for an interview at the elegant home of Diamantina (Luisa Gavasa, Flesh Memories), a former child prodigy pianist who is now an eccentric old woman who collects antique toys and dolls. Ana is disturbed by Diamantina’s odd behavior and horrified to discover that her child, Elisa (Ana Turpin, Bandolero), is not a child but rather a deranged woman her own age. Before Ana really understands what’s happening, she finds herself trapped in the house and made to serve as Elisa’s new toy – a toy that like many others before it may well be broken.
Well that’s just creepy, huh? Movies that feature a man- or in this case womanchild character have always tended to get under my skin and this one looks like it’s going to dig pretty deep. Directed by Juanra Fernandez and distributed by Dark Sky Films, Para Elisa has been making the rounds of the festival circuit since 2012 and is set for a release on DVD and VOD on September 1st. As always, enjoy the trailer below.
To think that at one point in my life I had a strong dislike for this movie. I was young and stupid but have long mended my ways. I watch this movie every year and that will never cease.
ALT-POSTR-MONDAY: THE GODFATHER
Synopsis: Set in New England circa 1630, ‘The Witch’ follows a farmer who gets cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen-the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies…but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
The VVitch stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, and Kate Dickie. It’s the debut feature film of writer-director Robert Eggers. It’s been on the festival circuit, henceforth the rating on IMDb.com. The trailer has been making it’s way around the internet for the past couple of days and, as impressed as I was and as eager as I am to see this movie, I figured why not join in. A friend and fellow blogger mentioned to me that it’s too bad that we have to wait until 2016 to see it. Enjoy the trailer and the poster below.