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Zombies please stay in New Zealand

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The Last Of The Living

NR
Run Time (to Long) 85 minutes

Director:
Logan McMillan

Cast:
Morgan Williams
Ashleigh Southam
Robert Faith
Emily Paddon-Brown
Mark Hadlow

As the rest of humankind succumbs to a virus that turns them into flesh-eating zombies, three pals (Morgan Williams, Robert Faith and Ashleigh Southam) not only survive but thrive -- enjoying the easy pickings of a deserted landscape. All of that changes, however, when they meet a pretty girl. Now, the guys' inner heroes get a chance to emerge in this zombie comedy from New Zealand as they help the lovely young scientist in her race to find a cure.

OK, Zombie comedy's are hit and miss and this was a huge miss. When I saw the preview I got a little excited. 20 minutes into this thing
I had yet to laugh giggle or care really. This is awful the High Tension awful. I can not even tell you how it ends I could not finish it sorry. If you watch it and I'm wrong please let me know.

The last of the living cover art gets …

Move over, Charles Dickens—it's Christopher Moore time.

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The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror By Christopher Moore.

Synopsis
Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.
'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. It is the hap-hap-happiest time of the year, after all.
But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.

But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the …

Monster Nation

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In the heart of America, in the world’s most secure prison, something horrible is growing in the dark. A wave of cannibalism and fear is sweeping across the heartland, spreading carnage and infection in its wake. Captain Bannerman Clark of the National Guard has been tasked with an impossible mission: discover what is happening — and then stop it before it annihilates Los Angeles.In California, he discovers a woman trapped in a hospital overrun with violent madmen. She may hold the secret to the Epidemic but she has lost everything — even her name.David Wellington’s first novel, Monster Island, explored a world overcome by horror and the few people strong enough to survive. Now he takes us back in time to where it all began — to the day the dead began to rise. OK so this book starts off so slow I almost did not finish it. Monster Nation takes place before Monster Island but fits in just fine. In fact, MN could stand on its own two legs. I love the detail David Wellington puts out for …

FlashBack Weekend

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Its that time again to talk about my favorite Horror Con Flashback Weekend. Sunday was the only day we could attend this year so Eric and I packed up the car and hit the road. Armed with our backpacks full of DVD cases and poster's we headed out early. The big thing for Sunday was to meet Freddy him self Robert England. The draw back to this you had to buy his book "Hollywood Monster" for 30 bucks and wait in line for hours just for him to sign his name and say "Next". As always England is not one to chat with his fans at all. As we waited in line his line was growing and the closer I got to the door the less I cared about him. So I skipped my book ticket and hit the dealer floor.

First things first we always do the lap and see what there is and reevaluate the funds in our pocket. Of course this year was the year of OVER PRICED CELEBRITY. The first table we hit was Tony Todd the Candyman him self, dude get over your self $30 for his crap and $25 for your own but…

Monster Island: A Zombie Novel

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This is a zombie novel--a fantastic zombie novel. Most of the world has fallen to the undead, with pockets of survivors clinging to a precarious existence. At the behest of the leader of the Free Women's Republic of Somaliland, a shipload of those makes the ludicrous trip from Africa to New York in a desperate quest for medicine. New York is a wasteland, and everything depends on a small, incredibly dedicated band of teenage girls, armed to the teeth, and native guide Dekalb, formerly a UN arms inspector. Also, in NYC, there is Gary, a zombie who, completely unexpectedly, retains live human mental faculties. The questers get ringside seats for some of the apocalypse's finest moments, and no matter how prepared they thought they were, something worse awaits in the depths of New York. When zombies have already overrun everything, that's saying something. There are many layers to this zombie apocalypse, and this book just gets things rolling. Stay tuned. Regina SchroederCopy…

Camp Fear By Carol Ellis

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Ok before you say anything yes this is a tween book but who cares the title screamed buy me so I did. I picked this book up at the book sale for .25 cents. Rachel is hired as a counselor at Camp Silverlake for the upcoming session. All counselors must meet up a week before for orientation. Things get off to a great start at first, until strange things start happening. One day, Rachel is assigned the job of the upkeep on the lobby/lodge bulletin board for the upcoming campers. She decides to put up pictures of the past years at the camp. Afterward, everyone becomes very quiet and irritated with her for no apparent reason. She soon finds out why....Seven years earlier, a camper died of an accident, and Rachel accidentally put his picture up right in the center of the board. Aside from that, unfortunate mishaps occur, such as a snake in someone's bed, etc. Even scarier, it happened to the person who has a phobia of snakes! Similar events occur, according to peoples' phobias and fe…

King Bong Boy I'm a Sucker

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Evil Bong 2 King Bong Charles Band Starring John Jordan Robin Sydney Running Time 80 Minutes Other features:Color; interactive menus; scene access; behind-the-scenes featurette; Stan Lee interview by William Shatner. Description Larnell (John Jordan), Luanne (Robin Sydney) and those crazy dudes from EVIL BONG are back for a bigger hit! Suffering from bizarre side-effects caused by smoking weed from the Evil Bong, they travel to South America in search of a cure. Deep in the jungle, they encounter the deadly KING BONG and are soon locked in a trippy - and hilarious - battle with their old nemesis Eebee and the dangerously sexy Poontang Tribe! If you enjoyed "Evil Bong", then you must have been really high! And you'll especially love "King Bong", loaded with gore, weed, and beautiful women making it the ultimate stoner-horror comedy! It amazes me to this day that Full Moon makes sequels that are better than the first one. Now I'm one of those that liked the …

Moving Ella over to her own blog

Sorry for the lack of updates lately been really busy with the end of summer coming a school starting soon. I'm going to move all of the girls updates to a different blog. I did not feel it was fair to them they had to be part of dad's geek-dom. So watch for that soon.

Broke down and paid for an app today.

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Pocket Guy for the IPhone is a simple app. You really don't do much in this app its more like a screen saver. With a few updates Pocket guy now has a dog and a neighbour named Arnold they share a connecting roof. Arnold has not stopped buy yet I'm still waiting. The web site claims a female named Karen is coming soon as well. You can drag Pocket Guy around his house allowing him to interact with the elements around him. Other wise leave him be. He walk around the house himself and go about his day. Their is no objective just the idea of having a Friend trapped in your phone.

With that said their really is no need for a pocket friend other then to kill time and make your friends laugh at the craziness trapped in my phone. I'm sure my wife will be asking why. This is a 99 cent app and at that price its really up to the buyer. I have spent a buck on worse things.

The sound for the game is done well. From brushing teeth to drinking a can of soda even the the TV sounds good. The …

Flashback Weekend Update.

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GINGER SNAPS REUNION Yay! Now I'm looking forward to Flashback weekend. Love Ginger Snaps it was one of those movie's we would sell allot of at Suncoast. The movie has a big cult following. The goth kids would come in and this is what we would sell them. But better yet KATHARINE ISABELLE
(above) was great in Freddy vs Jason. Here is her bio.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada Katharine was probably used to the television and film production lifestyle as her father, Graeme Murray has been responsible for special effects on shows such as The X-files.

Like so many others, Katharine broke into acting at an early age winning parts on films such as Cousins, Cold Front and shows like MacGuyver. As time went on Katharine won bigger roles which would eventually build up to a lead role in Ginger Snaps.

Whilst living in Vancouver, Katharine has built an ever-growing resume, not only on Canadian film and television but also with some of Hollywood's big names. In 2002, Katharine appeared i…

You Scream I Scream we all Scream 4....

Well, not Ice scream but reports are flying the Scream 4 has an outline. Writer Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek and the Scream Trilogy) has been working on more films that will bring back many of the characters from the original movies. It is expected to start production this fall. Also, it sounds like they are in talks with a few of the stars from the series to make "Cameo's". Williamson has approached Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette to return. No word on whether Neve Campbell's character, among others, will make the cut. "We are going to be doing 'Scream 4,',hopefully," Arquette said. "Kevin Williamson is writing the script at this mom hopefully,Wes Craven is going to direct." Courteney has also signed on. Arquette hopes Craven and Neve Campbell follow, but that's still all up in the air. And naturally, no plot details are being revealed as to where Williamson is taking the story next. I have heard allot of rumbling a…

Cheesy covered groovy fun

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Nothing is better than opening the mail box to have 3 trades show up at your door. Its like Christmas or your birthday it so much fun. If you are not trading on line by now what is wrong with you. We have been doing it for over 2 years now. But today was one of the odd mixes to show up. First "My Name Is Bruce" people must really hate this movie. By the time, I could add it my wish list their where 12 in front of me. That was 3 months ago! I love this movie but not enough to pay more than 10 bucks for it so when I added it I felt I would find it for 10 dollars long before I would score it for a DVD I did not like. Here is the story...
Cult film and TV star Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice) lampoons his own B-movie legacy with My Name is Bruce, an agreeably goofy horror-comedy which pits him--well, a version of him, anyway--against a malevolent Asian spirit in order to save a die-hard fan. Campbell also directed Bruce, and brings a loose, kitchen-sink vibe to the proceedings, whi…

Look its the back side of water.

Ok so here is an odd Disney post. Weird Al just released his new song "Skipper Dan" and pokes great fun of the Jungle Cruse. The song actually is really catchy and the video is really cool. The down fall is your going to have to follow the link to the video. Youtube will not allow you to encode it here. So I will try to upload it for you but if it does not work just head over to here "Weird Al Skipper Dan" . What I find humorous in this whole thing is on one of the podcast's I listen to one of the host's goes by Skipper Ben. Here is the rest of the info for you. Weird Al's new single from the "Internet Leaks" collection. Video directed by DivyaSrinivasan.

"Skipper Dan" is available RIGHT NOW on:

iTunes!
http://tinyurl.com/l2ucqe

Walmart MP3!
http://tinyurl.com/mgca49

...and everywhere else that mp3s are sold!
And the video is available on iTunes too!
http://tinyurl.com/ng2w4s





Also, don't forget to watch for Weird Al In "H2"…

The Bird's

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(The following story is based on true events that took place on a quiet street)

It happened one quiet Summer afternoon. The sun was about to peek on this warm Sunday, as we all sat in the house dancing around and waiting for Grandma to come home from church, so dad could cut the grass. As grandma pulled up the kids were full of life and ready to go visit for awhile. I packed them up and was ready to head out. Little did we know this quiet little street was about to be full of loud nerve-shattering noise.
We all stepped out onto the porch and I was shutting the door when Ella was walking past our little tree and jumped and let out small startled yelp. As a small bird, just as scared as she was, went zooming out the tree and passed her. Well, that did not seem to sit well with a few mommy and daddy birds nearby. As I stepped down myself, to tell Ella it was OK, down swooped the upset birds yelling right at us. At first, I did not think much of this and started walking to the house acro…

Diabetes Update

Heard on 20/20 tonight about a great new breakthrough. They are testing a new pump they are calling an Artificial Pancreas. It is unbelievable, you do not need to do pokes or shots!! Wow no, poke no shots one step closer to a normal life. I know don't get your hopes up but this time it's hard not to. Please feel free to follow along the story is here http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=104576 . It sounds like Ella could see this before Jr. High again WOW! Check it out.

More Breaking DVD News

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Sorry don't know how I missed this. But on the same day as Hardbodies will also be "Spring Break"! It will be a Happy Birthday in this house. Here is the scoop. Stu & O.T. are two studs from the big city who arrive in Fort Lauderdale for spring break. They discover that the room they had reserved in an over-crowded motel is already being occupied by Nelson & Adam, a pair of college-nerds. With no other accommodations available, Nelson & Adam reluctantly agree to share the room with Stu & O.T., who promise to show them a good time. The wet-T-shirt contests and beer-guzzling-fun are threatened when Nelson's controlling step-dad shows up, along with a building inspector who wants to shut down the motel.Starring David Knell, Perry Lang, Paul Land, Steve Bassett and Jessica James. Can wait for this its been a long time, I was even going to look for this on VHS just to watch it again. I'm sure I have not seen this since 1984.

Breaking DVD News!!

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Hardbodies Collection YES!! Finally one of the great movies from my youth is hitting DVD. "Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the chicks, they employ a student to help them. At first he's as disgusted of them and his job as his girlfriend, but soon they find out how to use the situation to everyone's benefit." This is also one of Kane Hoder's first movies (Mr. Jason Voorhee's himself). I could never understand why this has not made it sooner, but hey its coming that leaves 3 must own DVDs not on DVD. Those would be "Spring Break (1983)" "American Anthem (1986)" and "Electric Dreams (1984)". So here are the specs Title: THE HARDBODIES COLLECTION Release Date: 08/18/2009 Label/Distributor: ANCHOR BAY Rating: R/R Prebook DVD: 07/16/2009 Retail Price: DVD $14.98 Genre: Comedy Cast: Grant Cr…

Trust...

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OK so one of the biggest things I have had trouble getting over is being over protective of Ella. I feel that I have to stand by her all day to make sure she is fine, and I hate that. Its so hard to trust somebody that's not with her all the time. But I'm working on it. Letting her stay with my parents house, letting her run around out side with out me worrying about her. Then this weekend I let her go with Heather all day. She took Ella after we went to the Home Depot. They headed to Burger King to eat and run around and then to play and I felt OK with that, this is a big step. Mind you I trust Heather she is around kids all day and I know she would since something wrong with Ella and call me right away. But hey I did it I let her walk away, man whats going to happen when she brings home that first date!

This was an action packed weekend. Fireworks on Friday in Peru on Saturday in Spring Valley and Utica (picture) on Sunday. That means bed at 11:00 every night! Lainey did not …

Do Not Go Down That Hole, Are You Nuts?

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The Doom Stone By Paul Zindel Synopsis
A killer beast—half-man, half-apelike—terrorizes the English plain on which Stonehenge lies. Fifteen-year-old Jackson Cauley, with the help of his anthropologist aunt and a local girl, has tracked down the predator’s lair. But the source of the beast’s power lies in the ancient Doom Stone of Stonehenge, and unless its secret is unlocked, the deadly slaughter will continue. This book wastes no time at all with its first kill with in the first 3 pages. Join Jackson on a twist and turn filled hold your breath tale of creatures under ground. I Love Zindel's work "My durling my Hamberger" and "Pardon Me, Your Stepping on My Eye Ball" and this book was a 180 degree turn from everything I have read. While reading this book I did find myself holding my breath. This book is written for tweens so no real blood. Do not let that throw you off its a good summer time read and will not take more then a day or two. I was lucky to find this b…

Diabetes Update

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Here is some shocking news "Kids with Type 1 diabetes are more likely to be overweight than those without the disease, increasing their risk of serious health and complications, researchers say. "

As Ella would say "Ya Think" food is what she needs to survive. She eats more with her med's then I eat in a day. This has been the biggest concern of Erinn and I for a few months now. She eats healthy and you would think that would help but it does not. We stay active it's not like she sits around and watches TV. This is so frustrating! And right now we trying to get her levels back in order after a growth spurt, I make me want to bang my head off the wall! Our goal is 80 - 180 and we can hardly get her to 200. For those who have asked she is not on Lantus. I would probably be in the nut house if she was. So as we go into a big food all around holiday wish us luck!


Happy 4th of July!

More on 34 Part 2 Saturday

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Ok, More on 34... well more junk on the side of the road. Do these people know how to have a garage sale?? People looked like the opened the front door and let their house spew out unwanted crap! If I thought is was ok to take pictures of this junk I would have. So we start the morning in Princeton and had some fun. The fairgrounds had some great dealers and a lot of food. In all, we spent $4 dollars at the fairgrounds. So it was still early we trucked over to Wyanet. It was hit and miss some nice so dirt and some trash. All said and done we traveled 30 to 40 miles and found nothing really spent less than 6 dollars and had some fun. Would I do it again...well no I don't think there would be a reason. If was a fun time with Ella but we could stay home and do the same thing.

More on 34 part one Friday

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OK, so as the story goes Ella and I like to get out and hit a garage sale or two. Ella is always on the hunt for that next big treasure to find. Ever since she found Polly Pockets for .25 cents she is a digger. She loves it, and I think it is fun to dig around with her. Don't be fooled I don't mind finding that treasure as well. The Book, CD, or DVD I can post online for a DVD I really want. Or that piece of junk I just need to own.

Well with that said a lady a work was telling me about this "More On 34" sale. Well, this sounded cool to me and why not get out and stop at a few house at a time and what not. More like not! I got off work early today so I asked Ella if she would like to go see what was in Mendota and then head home. Mendota was so bad and there was nothing out we were pretty disappointed. Ella was really bummed so I said let us trek on! And to La Mollie we went. Things look up we stopped 6 times in the little town and a storm was fast approaching. Ella…

The Cuz's Play Date

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Dance of the Dead

So after I hooked up the Xbox 360 Ella and I was looking for a game demo she could play. After we settled on "Up" I was looking around and found a video to "Rise of the Dead 2" and this is what happened....That's my girls! Also, Ella really wanted to play a game, well the games you sold me were really not kid games but we settled on "Transformers The Game" that lead to some great laughs. I'm going to have to find some code for unlimited health for her.

Thanks again Steve hope you enjoy the video.


The Hangover With Steve

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Ok so its the #1 movie in America again and Hangover 2 has been singed up I can safely say Go see this movie! Why well its funny and Zach Galifianakis is spot on funny. This dude killed me in "Out Cold" and made this movie. The movie had a ton of holes and really could have been edited down a little. You just start to laugh your ass off and then bam here comes a slow spot for 10 minutes. Never the less this will sit in my dvd collection when it comes out.

So good job Steve it was fun. Now the Brent haveing a heart attack from the onions on his burger at hooters was funny as well.

But you need to watch Friday the 13th hitting video Tuesday. A great Jason awsome kills and a pretty good plot.

Ok untill later...No, it's a satchel... Indiana Jones has one

Munster, Go Home

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MUNSTER GO HOME

Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo
Universal; Directed by Earl Bellamy
Not Rated; 90 minutes; 1966

This full-length motion picture features the cast of the popular TV series, THE MUNSTERS. Herman takes his family to England to claim his inheritance - a man full of ghosts, murderous relatives, and assorted surprises. Fortunately, there's is nothing an American Munster likes better than a good scare, and Herman eventually exposes his crooked cousins.

OK, So I picked this up at book sale just for the per collectible aspect and it was only 2 bucks. I began to watch this last night. And was bummed that it was a full screen, not a widescreen transfer. This is the full movie for crying out load. And to top it off this is bare bones! Not one extra at all. I can live with the mono track for that is most likely the way it played in theaters. The first odd thing here is seeing them in color. Growing up it was always black and white so this came as very strange. All thou Marilyn (D…

Pictures From Steve's Party

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We are going to miss you Steve

Erinn Steve and I

Tim and his "Cubs Suck" shirt

John, Me,Dave,Jim, and Dan (Cedar Rules)

Zombeatles

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My love for horror never fails me. Here is the next big thing
http://www.beeftone.com/zombeatles.html# .


You can even download a free song if you don't believe me!



The Zombeatles are from Wisconsin some of their hits include "All you need is Brains"I want to eat your hand"Ate Brains a Week" and "P.S. I Loving Eating You"



Steve's Going away party was a lot of fun it was nice to see an old friend again. I will be heading up next week with John for one last boys night out!

Svengoolie turns 30 in a few weeks! On the air for 30 years wow! This week he is not showing a very good movie but if you tune in they are showing his Rondo Award. And the geek that I am I voted! So watch here for my great review.

Today was a crazy day at work. Both my guys have family issues so all week we will be short. Yet it was so peaceful and busy at the same time, weird yes. OK, it's hot and I still don't get this thing but there you go blog #2. So check out the ZOMBEA…

Ode to Steve

So here I go again. This blog is for my buddy Steve. He is a blogger so why not join the fun. First, Steve asked me to join Myspace (have not logged on to that in a long time) Then Facebook and now this. Why not I would do anything for Steve. Steve is leaving for Florida in a few weeks so this is a new way to keep in touch. So here are a few rules if you're going to read my blog.
1 If you don't like my grammar and or spelling move on!
2 If you don't like what I'm writing will go read about the Cubs losers like to stick together.
3 If you don't know me why are you here?
Thanks and have a good day.
Bob

Edited six years later. Wow, I almost come off as a crabby ass! This was a poor attempt at humor.