OCTOBER IS NOW! Watch Horror Shorts!

Hey, remember that “October Sunday” thing I did a while back? Now it is totally okay to do that on a Thursday because it’s October everyday! I swear, folks, these are the days we need to roll around in like a dog on a dead squirrel. I know that if you have been a fan of this site you are aware that I have been baby stepping to this day since June so now that it is here, LET’S PARTY DOWN!

I love, lurve, loooove YouTube horror shorts. They are some of the most brilliant and thought-provoking in cinema entertainment. Sometimes I spend an entire night cruising YouTube on the TV for these little ten to fifteen minutes of terror. Everyone has a potential for being as disturbing as the sloth scene in the movie Seven.

“Don’t Move”

Let’s start with the first one from the UK production team, Bloody Shorts. These should get Emmys. “Don’t Move” is the latest and is a great lesson on why to not play with a Ouija¬†board. The friends unintentionally invite a demon who plays a deadly game of “Redlight Greenlight”. The person who moves first dies and only one can be left alive. What a game! The ending, though, is worth the wait. Enjoy!

“Tea Time”

What the what? We all go a little mad sometimes but this old lady takes her madness to another level. This was shot in such an amazing way I can’t even describe it but it feels like an old BBC advertisement for dementia. The piano score is also very fitting. Poor cat.

“Upstairs”

Okay, this is one that is pretty realistic to me. What a “fuck that I’m out” performance! This one is about a realtor who knows what lurks in the house he is selling.

“Lights Out”

I know lots of you have seen this one especially if you are fans of The Strange Kids Club but if you have not, turn off the lights, and crank the sound. This one will get you spooked. It does a great hub with shadows and sounds to the point you need to look over your shoulder a few times after watching this. This poor lady had a terrible night.

“PLAY TIME”

Well folks, I think I’ll save my favorite for last. This one gave me chills and in such a great way. I love these shorts for this very reason. There is no sense or long story, just pure horror. This one did it right and the strobe lighting of the TV with quick ghost images made me bite my finger with anxiety. I loved this. My fingers do not.

So, you can spend a little under an hour getting completely creeped out! It’s such worth your time and try it tonight with the sound high and the lights low. Sleep tight!

 

The 2009 Fall Beer Review: Part 1

And here we are! It is mid September and this Indian summer is finally fading into a crisp fall here in the Northwest. I must admit that this is one of my favorite times of year. You can just feel the change happen; spookiness with a need for sweaters and I love it.

This also is a time for the 3rd Annual Fall Beer Review! You’re damn right I am making this an annual thing and it is a great excuse for me to combine brews with my favorite season. If you can’t trick or treat, this is the next best thing. But this year I am having two. A private micro brew is sending me theirs so I have to wait but until then I have wanted to review a larger Fall beer that is one of my favorites.

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Enter Michelob’s Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale. This is a beer that should be named something like, “Son of a Bitch This Is Awesome!” because it hits on every Autumn tinge that makes this a seasonal beer. And above all else, it is lighter to accomodate those who are not true hardcore beer fanatics. Some people don’t like to heave after every sip.

Before I get to the taste, I need to point out that the look of this bottle/package is just too great not to jump around and howl at the moon for. From the orange fade-to-brown color scheme to the mascot, “Jack”, it lets the drinker know that they are drinking a season in a bottle. It almost reminds me of a throw back to the early eighties when jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows still ruled the decor for Halloween. At least that is the perception from me as a child. If they included a black cat on here then I probably would have thrown the six pack on the ground in the grocery and break danced in the froth and glass in a celebratory fashion. Luckily for Jack, the grocery store, aisle 5 and me, there are no cats on the label art.

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NUTMEG, CINNAMON, GINGER and CLOVES. These are the primary ingredients in this potion. My heart pitters over the balance of not only the spices but the words. It is like a witch’s concoction that casts a spell to buy paper skeletons and watch Halloween until the VCR finally spits it out in protest. And the blend? Pure September/October because remember, Halloween is not a day but a season.

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This is one of those beers that can not be faulted when the air is cool, college football is on and leaves are falling. If it is 90 and you are sitting by the pool you may feel like you are drinking a spent Hallmark seasonal candle. Luckily we are in the time frame to enjoy this one and I think it is beyond aces. But the past couple of years you have only heard my take. I’m going to go ask my neighbors to weigh in.

I will leave you with these because, really…I am drunk now. Seriously, I have downed a few of these and I just think anymore of me rambling will lead to embarrassment. But I did ask Matt at X-E.com and he said persevere. Will do sir. Next review I will carve something and that is a promise. So, here are my friends and their take.

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Cearsar: It doesn’t taste like the normal seasonal brews. It’s not a “bitch” beer but it’s definitely not a beer you would think. It is smooth and goes down easy and I got used to the taste and that causes one to start drinking more quickly. Not a good thing.”

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Giggles: “Tasty up front and I also like the after taste. It tastes like pumpkin pie but not too strong. The best thing I like is the lower carbonation and lighter body. It doesn’t leave you feeling full and bloated.”

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Hairy Wookie: “Free beer? Where?” Actually this is the beer to drink around a campfire. It is something to keep you warm at night but not too full to keep you down in¬† the morning.”

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