I cut my teeth on the classics and evolved to prefer Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, & Anne Rice. I'm a fan of all things macabre. I enjoy all manner of movies, but really enjoy romances, horror, & thrillers. Tarantino and Carpenter are high on my list of favorite directors. I also play roller derby under the name Morticia At-ems, and have a horror-hostess alter-ego, Ravena Vlad. I love being in front of the camera. I also enjoy gardening, hiking, scuba diving, collecting tattoos, and moon-gazing. I'm a lifelong pagan and enjoy broadening my mind. I am not a film expert, which will be apparent when you read my articles. Instead, I focus on telling how the film impacts the viewer emotionally, intellectually, and, if possible, spiritually - the visceral approach.

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This 1950 film noir thriller directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame literally kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire first and second viewings. This role was said to be the closest to the real Bogie that any of his characters ever came. If so, Bogie was one very complex and difficult man, though none the worse for that. (more…)

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Written by Erin Lynn

Clue (1985)

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Producer: Debra Hill

Screenplay: Jonathan Lynn

Cast: Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mrs. Peacock (Eilenn Brennan), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Wadsworth the Butler (Tim Curry), Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), Yvette the Maid (Colleen Camp)

A stormy night rages while a group of strangers converge on a dark and mysterious mansion. Nobody understands why they’ve been invited to a party here, and everyone has been instructed to remain cloaked in the pseudonyms assigned them by their “unknown host”. As if this opening isn’t enough to hook the viewer, the tale gets ever more curious as the story unfolds. As the tagline says, “it’s not just a game anymore”. (more…)