Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 10/12/20 — 10/18/20


It’s been a long week but look at everything I got accomplished!

Films I Watched:

  1. American Nightmares (2018)
  2. Cats (2019)
  3. Chinatown (1974)
  4. Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
  5. Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)
  6. Dalek Invasion of Earth 2150 (1966)
  7. Dark Forces (2020)
  8. Disconnected (1984)
  9. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
  10. Edge of Fury (1958)
  11. Enter the Ninja (1981)
  12. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  13. Gojira (1954)
  14. The Green Slime (1968)
  15. The Grudge (2020)
  16. The Innocent Party (1959)
  17. Is There A Killer On My Street (2018)
  18. Killer Cheer Camp (2020)
  19. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  20. Lips of Blood (1975)
  21. Night of the Demons (1988)
  22. Night of the Lepus (1972)
  23. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
  24. Rollerball (1975)
  25. Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)
  26. Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
  27. The Washing Machine (1993)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. The Amazing Race 32
  2. The Bachelorette 16
  3. Baywatch
  4. Baywatch Night
  5. Big Brother 22
  6. Dancing With The Stars
  7. Dracula
  8. The Powers of Matthew Star
  9. The Vow

Books I Read:

  1. The Eternal Enemy (1993) by Christopher Pike
  2. The Grave (1999) by Christopher Pike
  3. Whisper of Death (1991) by Christopher Pike

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Arlo Guthrie
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Arthur Brown
  5. Big Data
  6. Blanck Mass
  7. Britney Spears
  8. Cage the Elephant
  9. The Chemical Brothers
  10. Dillon Francis
  11. DJ Snake
  12. Duck Sauce
  13. Flying Lizards
  14. Ghost
  15. Gloria Jones
  16. Goblin Rebirth
  17. Haim
  18. Jakalope
  19. Jimi Hendrix
  20. John Carpenter
  21. Imagine Dragons
  22. Kedr Livanskiy
  23. Lenny Kravitz
  24. Moby
  25. New Order
  26. Nine Inch Nails
  27. Penelope Trappes
  28. Ratatat
  29. Royal Blood
  30. Saint Motel
  31. Savage Rose
  32. Talking Heads

Trailers:

  1. Hillbilly Elegy
  2. Monster Hunter
  3. All Joking Aside
  4. Ammonite
  5. Jiu Jitsu
  6. Jungeland
  7. Soul
  8. Last Three Days
  9. I’m Your Woman
  10. The Empty Man
  11. Dead Reckoning

Horror on the Lens:

  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  2. Satan’s School For Girls
  3. Invitation to Hell
  4. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
  5. The Phantom Of the Opera
  6. Little Shop of Horrors
  7. The House on Haunted Hill

Horror on TV:

  1. Baywatch Nights 2.12
  2. Baywatch Nights 2.13
  3. Baywatch Nights 2.14
  4. Baywatch Nights 2.15
  5. Baywatch Nights 2.16
  6. Baywatch Nights 2.18
  7. Baywatch Nights 2.19

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared music videos from Duck Sauce, Royal Blood, Arthur Brown, Ratatat, Ghost, Penelope Trappes, and Imagine Dragons!
  2. I reviewed The Grave, Whisper of Death, The Eternal Enemy, 2001 Maniacs, Dark Forces, Night of the Lepus, Disconnected, The Grudge, Shriek of the Mutilated, The Washing Machine, American Nightmares, Ninja III, Lips of Blood, The Innocent Party, Is There A Killer On My Street, Enter the Ninja, and The Green Slime!
  3. I paid tribute to David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Jess Franco, Tod Browning, Michael Reeves, and Klaus Kinski!
  4. I shared two AMVs: Control and Dracula!
  5. I shared scenes from Prom Night, Deadly Friend, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Twin Peaks, Bigfoot, The Witchfinder General, and Nosferatu!
  6. Erin took a look at the The Thrilling Covers of Thrilling Mystery!
  7. Erin shared: Strange Stories, Horror Stories, Murder Mysteries, Net of Cobwebs, Another World, The Touch of Evil, and Real Spicy Horror Stories!
  8. Jeff reviewed Trusting My Mortal Enemy, Witchcraft III, Witchcraft IV, Witchcraft V, Witchcraft VI, Witchcraft VII, Witchcraft VIII, Witchcraft IX, Last House on the Block, Ascension of the Limbs, Desolation, Tavern Crawler, Minor Arcana, and What the Bus!
  9. Ryan reviewed Wild for Adventure, Mark Beyer Sketchbook: 2016 — 2017, and Marie and the Worrywart.

More From Us:

  1. I hosted #ILikeToWatch on Twitter and I shared the Live and Performing For You! playlist!
  2. I reviewed the first episode of The Amazing Race for Realty TV Chat Blog!
  3. I reviewed Big Brother for Big Brother Blog!
  4. At my music site, I shared songs from Jakalope, Cage the Elephant, Blanck Mass, Saint Motel, Haim, Jakalope again, and Gloria Jones!
  5. On her photography site, Erin shared: Dream, Eagle, White Rock Lake, up, Discarded, and storm.
  6. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!

Want to see what I did last week?  Click here!

Two more weeks of horrorthon to go!  If you thought this week was busy, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Horror on TV: Baywatch Nights 2.19 “The Eighth Seal” (dir by Jon Cassar)


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Tonight’s episode of Baywatch Nights, The Eighth Seal, was originally broadcast on April 26th, 1997 and it features David Hasselhoff getting possessed.

You really haven’t lived until you’ve seen David Hasselhoff play possessed.

Enjoy!

Witchcraft IX: Bitter Harvest (1997, directed Michael Paul Girard)


Will Spanner (played, for a second time, by David Byrnes) returns in Witchcraft IX!

Will is still the son of a warlock, he’s still dead, and his girlfriend is still named Kelli (she’s played, this time, by Leah Kourtne Ballantine) but otherwise, the continuity of the entire franchise gets seriously twisted in Witchcraft IXWitchcraft VII ended up with Will dead and everyone knowing that Will was dead.  This was followed by Witchcraft VIII, which was a stand-alone film about a different warlock.  Witchcraft IX then begins with no one knowing that Will is dead and an imposter Will living with Kelli and regularly choking her during sex.  Will’s ghost roams the city, trying to get anyone to listen to him.  Though Will was clean-shaven when he died, ghost Will has a beard.

While Will is trying to find someone who can hear him, Detective Lutz (Stephanie Beaton) and Garner (Mikul Robins) are investigating yet another series of ritualistic homicides.  This time, the homicides are connected to an Egyptian cult as opposed to a Satanic one.  Usually, Lutz and Garner would turn to Will for help but, because imposter Will is a jerk, they don’t want anything more to do with him.  Of course, in Witchcraft VII, Lutz and Garner saw Will die but apparently, they’ve forgotten about that and think that he’s still alive.  See how confusing this is?

Will finally does find someone who can hear his voice.  She’s a prostitute named Sheila (Landon Hall) and soon, Will is using her to deliver messages to Lutz, Garner, and Kelli.  He even enters her body at one point.  Witchcraft IX is basically a softcore version of Ghost, with an Egyptian cult thrown in for good measure.

Whatever other flaws they may have had, the previous Witchcraft films all did try to maintain a recognizable continuity.  That’s what made them stand out when compared to other direct-to-video franchises.  Even though the actors changed, Will always remained the same character with the same problems.  In Witchcraft IX, all of that continuity gets tossed out the window.  The one emotionally effective moment of the entire franchise, Will dying and being mourned by everyone who cared for him, is retconned into nothing.

Witchcraft IX suffers from its low budget and its impossible to follow plot but Landon Hall and Stephanie Beaton are surprisingly good as Sheila and Lutz and David Byrnes is a passable hero.  Though Will does come back to life at the end of this one, he would still be absent in the next film.  In Witchcraft X, Detective Lutz would finally get a story all of her own.

Game Review: What the Bus (2020, E. Joyce)


This game is an entrant in the 2020 Interactive Fiction competition.  All of the entrants can be played here.

This game starts off with a premise that anyone has ever had to rely on mass transit can relate to.  You’re waiting for the #44 Bus so that you can ride it to the station where you have to catch your train.  However, while you’re waiting, you get a notification telling you that your bus is running 40 minutes behind schedule!

Do you try to catch another bus?  Do you try to catch a different train?  Or do you just suck it up and wait for your bus to arrive?  Choose carefully because the world is strange and who knows where all of these buses and trains could be going.  I consistently failed to pick wisely and I ended up more lost than I was before.

There are 10 different endings that you can get at the end of this game, depending on which bus or train you decide to take.  Among the endings I’ve gotten, I’ve found myself trapped in a train station and I’ve also entered into a strange parallel dimension.  I have yet to actually get to where I needed to go.  Anyone who has ever had to deal with MTA Maryland or tried to navigate the subways in New York or the Underground in London will be able to relate.  It’s a universal game, one to which we can all relate and which everyone should be able to enjoy.  We’ve all been there.

You can play it here.  Good luck!

 

Horror Scenes I Love: Klaus Kinski and Bruno Ganz have dinner in Nosferatu


Nosferatu (1979, dir by Werner Herzog)

Since today is Klaus Kinksi’s birthday, it makes sense that he should be featured in today’s scene of the day.  In this scene from Werner Herzog’s 1979 film, Nosferatu, Klaus Kinski and Bruno Ganz have dinner.  Of course, in this scenario, Bruno Ganz is Jonathan Harker while Kinski is Dracula.

(In the original, silent Nosferatu, Harker’s name was changed to Thomas Hutter while Dracula was called Count Orlok.  By the time Herzog shot his version, the characters were in the public domain and there was no longer any need to pretend that Nosferatu wasn’t an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel.)

Enjoy!

4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Klaus Kinski Edition


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

94 years ago today, the infamous but incredibly talented Klaus Kisnki was born.  Though Kinski appeared in many genres of film, he was an actor who seemed to be well-suited for horror films.  Today, we honor that legacy with….

4 Shots From 4 Films

Aguirre The Wrath of God (1972, dir by Werner Herzog)

Nosferatu (1979, dir by Werner Herzog)

Crawlspace (1986, dir by David Schmoeller)

Nosferatu in Venice (1988, dir by Augusto Caminito and Klaus Kinski)

Horror On The Lens: The House On Haunted Hill (dir by William Castle)


The original The House on Haunted Hill is a classic and one that we make it a point to share every Halloween.  And since October is halfway over, now seems like the perfect time to do so!

Be sure to check out Gary’s review by clicking here!

Enjoy Vincent Price at his best!