The importance of horror film ‘Get Out’ winning an Oscar, an otherwise notoriously snubbed film genre

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Sunday night at the 90th Academy Awards, comedian/writer/director Jordan Peele made history, as he accepted a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his little social-thriller-movie-that-could, Get Out.  Perhaps because of the current push of the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” equality/inclusion movements happening in Hollywood at the moment, the Academy took notice of this small budgeted, Blumhouse-produced, indie horror movie- that those of us who live, breathe, and die horror had been waiting for months before its actual release in February 2017.   Continue reading

Trick or treat, bitches.

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“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends…it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.” -Stephen King

For years and years I hemmed and hawed about starting my own blog- I was sometimes uninspired, and other times anxious at the thought of my personal blabberings being vulnerable to the eyes of my peers and strangers alike who can be pretty ruthless and brutal in their judgments of ANYTHING that they read on the Internet.  (Have you read the troll comments underneath those articles on Facebook lately??)  A part of my hesitation was fear of being yet ANOTHER person in the world who hops behind a keyboard and thinks they can write just because they can coherently formulate sentences and understand HTML codes (I’m looking at you, shitty Buzzfeed article writers).  However, the difference is I can ACTUALLY WRITE. (I promise!) I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a kid- I carried a notebook and pen with me everywhere I went, wrote short stories, and jotted down details of the things I observed each day.  I have written journalistic pieces, pop culture/media-related reviews, academic papers, informal rants about the many things that piss me off…the works…

I’m not bragging here- my point is, that you can trust that whatever it is I choose to write about here on MY blog- which will mainly consist of all the weird and quirky shit I tend to be into (more on that shortly)- will be well-written, thoughtful, and entertaining.  I’m not exactly your stereotypical girly girl; from the outside I appear as just another doe-eyed girl from the suburbs who can put together a cute outfit fairly well…but on the inside, I am a sarcastic, gory, horror movie-loving, metal music concert-going, overall “darkness” enthusiast, with a twisted sense of humor, and that is what I will tend to focus on here.  I will (mainly) stick to covering those subjects, but if something else is on my mind, I won’t hold back.  Buckle up.