ONCE AGAIN WRITTEN IN BLOOD RECEIVES THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

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It appears that Jonathan over at RobbinsRealm Blog has nominated me for my second Sunshine Blogger Award in as many days. Wow, after going so long between awards and to then receive two in a row is quite an honor. Thank you, Jonathan.

Now comes the fun part. First I have to answer 11 questions that Jonathan has chosen for me. They are:

Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Stephen King, Michael Slade and Thomas Harris immediately come to mind.

What if any shows are you currently binge watching?

My wife and I are currently running through Malcolm in the Middle and Game of Thrones; we are on season two of both shows.

What film do you hope that Hollywood will never produce a re-make of?

The Godfather as I have already made clear in my last acceptance of the SBA. Let’s throw in The Exorcist for good measure.

What film would you like to see be re-made?

None. Let’s get a sense of originality back into theaters and Hollywood these days. There are too many talented writers and directors out there who can make this happen.

Are you a superstitious person?

You mean do I believe that bad things are going to happen to me because things like the number 13 and a Friday correspond with each other? No.

What is the best book you have recently read?

I’m gonna take a pass on this one.

If you could be a witness to any moment in history, what would it be and why?

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy from the point of view of the actual assassin whether that assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald or Donald Freakin’ Duck!

Who are a few of your favorite actors?

Michael Fassbender, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Walken, Hugh Dancy all come to mind.

Who are a few of your favorite actresses?

I just watched Rose Leslie in Honeymoon and loved her. Jennifer Lawrence comes to mind as does Charlize Theron.

What is your favorite kind of food?

None in particular; I love Chinese, Italian, Mexican and American foods of all types.

Do you collect anything?

I collect books, movies and Funko Pop! figures. I’ve been collecting Criterion Collection films but currently only have 42.

Now I have to nominate 11 fellow bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I can’t do that. I feel that every blogger out there who puts forth an effort is worthy of this award. So, if you feel that you are one of these deserving bloggers pat yourself on the back and accept this award.

Eleven questions, hmm?

I don’t want to repeat myself with a list of Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month recipients to be trapped in a haunted house with so I need something new.

What is your favorite thing about Halloween?

What celebrity’s death has saddened you the most in 2016?

What actress would you like to see be a Scream Queen of the Month here at Written in Blood? Remember, they have to have been in at least one horror film.

Are you a dog or a cat person or both? 

Turn your head and look to your left; what do you see?

If you could do anything for a living what would it be?

Doughnuts or pizza?

Donald or Daffy Duck?

Where did you meet your spouse?

What’s your all-time favorite horror movie?

What’s your all-time favorite horror short story?

Thank you once again for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM OF THE MONTH-SEPTEMBER, 2016-CERINA VINCENT

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I believe this may be the first time that a Power Ranger has been a Scream Queen of the Month. Miss Vincent was Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in several episodes and incarnations of the TV series.

Born February 7, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cerina’s contributions to the horror genre began in 2000 with Fear Runs Silent. In 2002 she starred in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. 2004 found her in Murder-Set-Pieces and 2005 found her in both Intermedio and It Waits. She was up on Sasquatch Mountain in 2006 and in 2008 she was Toxic (or at least that was the title of the movie). She starred in the comedy-horror series Zombie Family for the “Death of a Salesman” episode and  in the The Walking Dead: WebisodesCold Storage: Parting Shots” in 2012. She appeared in the short film Skypemare in 2013 and finally in the “Bad Seed” segment of Tales of Halloween in 2015.

Let us welcome our September, 2016 Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month: Cerina Vincent!

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR JUNE 6, 2016

First set of posters for June! Here’s hoping you enjoy them!

28 Days Later by Dan Mumford

28 Days Later by Dan Mumford

Alien by Bernie Wrightson

Alien by Bernie Wrightson

Black Christmas by Gary Pullin

Black Christmas by Gary Pullin

Catwoman by Craig Drake

Catwoman by Craig Drake

Flash Gordon by Renato Casaro

Flash Gordon by Renato Casaro

Friday the 13th by Christopher Shy

Friday the 13th by Christopher Shy

House on Haunted Hill by Jonathan Burton

House on Haunted Hill by Jonathan Burton

Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Tom Whalen

Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Tom Whalen

Octopussy by Mike Mahle

Octopussy by Mike Mahle

The VVitch by Matt Ryan Tobin

The VVitch by Matt Ryan Tobin

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR MAY 9, 2016

This week I’m featuring ten posters for your viewing pleasure. I may keep it at ten per week for a while. I feel that if I feature less than ten then I’m cheating you, the viewer; if I feature more than ten I’m spreading myself too thin and that makes it that much harder to find something for next week. Anyway, enjoy!

The Shining by DirtyGreatPixels

The Shining by DirtyGreatPixels

The Man with the Golden Gun by Mike Mahle

The Man with the Golden Gun by Mike Mahle

Inclusion (Jurassic Park) by Aaron Horkey

Inclusion (Jurassic Park) by Aaron Horkey

Halloween by Jason Edmiston

Halloween by Jason Edmiston

Evil Dead 2 by elvisdead

Evil Dead 2 by elvisdead

Dracula, Prince of Darkness by Francesco Francavilla

Dracula, Prince of Darkness by Francesco Francavilla

Dracula by Jonathan Burton

Dracula by Jonathan Burton

Alien by Simon Carpenter

Alien by Simon Carpenter

A Nightmare on Elm Street by Nathan Thomas Milliner

A Nightmare on Elm Street by Nathan Thomas Milliner

A Clockwork Orange by Adam Rabalais

A Clockwork Orange by Adam Rabalais

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Another week begins and I’ve got another set of alt-posters for everyone to enjoy; at least that’s what I’m hoping that you’re doing with them, enjoying. There’s 23 this week. I don’t know why; just seemed like a good number.

The X-Files by Andy Fairhurst

The X-Files by Andy Fairhurst

The Exorcist by Javier Vera Lainez

The Exorcist by Javier Vera Lainez

Spotlight by Hunter Langston

Spotlight by Hunter Langston

Ladyhawke by Javier Vera Lainez

Ladyhawke by Javier Vera Lainez

Apocalypse Now by Tim Doyle

Apocalypse Now by Tim Doyle

Wonder Woman by Nicolas DeLort

Wonder Woman by Nicolas DeLort

The Revenant by Daniel Nash

The Revenant by Daniel Nash

House on Haunted Hill by Phantom City Creative

House on Haunted Hill by Phantom City Creative

Blade Runner by Tracie Ching

Blade Runner by Tracie Ching

Bambi by Rowan Stocks Moore

Bambi by Rowan Stocks Moore

Blue is the Warmest Color by Handy Kara

Blue is the Warmest Color by Handy Kara

Bone Tomahawk by Jeremy Wheeler

Bone Tomahawk by Jeremy Wheeler

Daredevil by John Aslarona

Daredevil by John Aslarona

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by Orlando Arocena

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by Orlando Arocena

Halloween by Matt Ryan Tobin

Halloween by Matt Ryan Tobin

Home Alone by Edgar Ascensao

Home Alone by Edgar Ascensao

Jurassic World by Lazare Gvimradze

Jurassic World by Lazare Gvimradze

Night of the Demons by Matthew Skiff

Night of the Demons by Matthew Skiff

Pet Sematary by Hanzel Haro

Pet Sematary by Hanzel Haro

Robocop by Matt Ferguson

Robocop by Matt Ferguson

The Howling by Ghoulish Gary Pullin

The Howling by Ghoulish Gary Pullin

The Silence of the Lambs by Daniel Norris

The Silence of the Lambs by Daniel Norris

They Live by Kevin Weldon

They Live by Kevin Weldon

 

WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-DECEMBER, 2015-LISA MARIE

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There are two things that cannot be denied; one, I’ve wanted to do Lisa Marie as a Scream Queen of the Month for quite some time and two the fact is that Lisa Marie owes a lot of the success of her film career to Tim Burton. Yes, I know that they had a rather unpleasant breakup and that there are some people who simply do not like her and that is just fine; as for myself I find her to be a strikingly beautiful woman.

Born on December 5, 1968 in Piscataway, New Jersey, Lisa Marie began modeling at the age of 16 and has been photographed by the likes of Robert Mappelthorpe and Bruce Weber.

Her debut acting role was in the TV series Miami Vice in 1988. Her first feature film role was in 1990 as a Christmas party guest in Woody Allen’s Alice (1990). She has appeared in several films (most of them under heavy makeup) for Tim Burton; as Vampira in Ed Wood (1994); as Martian Girl in Mars Attacks! (1996); as Lady Crane in Sleepy Hollow (1999); she was the voice of Match Girl, Stainboy’s Mother and Cracker Girl in Burton’s animated short The World of Stainboy (2000); and finally as the ape Nova in Burton’s unsuccessful reimagining of Planet of the Apes (2001).

Her non-Burton genre credits include The Lords of Salem and Silent Night (2012), Dominion (2014) and We Are Still Here and Tales of Halloween (2015). Non-genre credits include Frogs for Snakes (1998), The Beatnicks (2001) and Beauty in the Broken (2015-in post-production).

Would you please join me in welcoming the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for December, 2015: the stunning Lisa Marie!

What Do We Know About Lisa Marie?

Attended Catholic school as a child.

Professional dancer – she studied ballet for eight years.

For her role in Mars Attacks!, her costume was so tight that it had to be stitched on.

To research her role of Vampira for Ed Wood (1994) she sought out Maila Nurmi, the original Vampira that her character was based on.

Was the inspiration for the character Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

The country of Kyrgyzstan issued a commemorative postage stamp bearing her image.

Lisa Marie Says:

“I’d walk across Death Valley in stilettos.”

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: THE THING IN THE APARTMENT (2015)

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You’re not alone tonight.

Written and directed by John William Ross.

Starring Melia Renee, Carly Jones, Ryan Allan Young.

An official selection of Screamfest 2015.

10 minutes 54 seconds.

I thought that I was going to have send writer/director John William Ross a bill for a new cell phone. The phone is in one piece but I wonder if he would have paid for any damages if he knew that I was watching his scary good The Thing in the Apartment on it when I nearly dropped it during a particularly frightening scene.  Ross said that his goal with this film was to “scare the living shit out of people” and I for one believe that he succeeded. This is one tight little eleven minutes of horror. Watch it below and let me know what you think.