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Twisted Bean Stalk Nursery

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Speaking of creepy dolls I think I found some even better. Handmade by artist Bean Shanine from Bellingham, WA. Check out her dolls on Etsy here and in this recent UK article here.

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Cabin In The Woods

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Horror movies are just not that great anymore. This is my opinion, so don’t attack me for it. It seems like every time I go to see a horror movie I feel like I’ve seen it before. Every possible storyline has been done in every possible way. It’s sad because I just love a good horror movie. For some reason they all start out well and then end with a whimper. Last week Scary Hubby and I went to see the much anticipated Cabin in the Woods by Joss Whedon. Being lovers of all things Whedon we were expecting (hoping for) the best. What we got was something completely different. In short, it was amazing! Somehow Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard were able to turn the horror genre upside-down and take it in a direction it has never gone before. He did what many of us horror fans thought impossible and completely reinvented it. One problem though. Cabin in the Woods got the last word in on horror movies. There can be no sequel. He somehow was able to end every single horror movie storyline and leave no room for more. It will have to be a pretty brilliant script to truly revive/recreate this genre after this movie finishes it’s long run. Go see it! You won’t be disappointed.

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Cat Eye Glasses

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I don’t know about you, but I love weird sunglasses. I’m not talking about the stupid ones where the eyes are shaped like a beer mug or a peace sign. I mean the unusual ones like these great Cat’s Eye Glasses from Victorian Trading Co. Technically they are “Costume Eyewear”, but that never stops me from wearing them in the evening around town. Just don’t count on them protecting you during the day from that blazing sun. You’ll still burn to a crisp, but the upside will be that you’ll look cool doing it.

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Dracula’s Heir

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Once in a while I wander through the bargain books area at Barnes and Noble looking for anything fun and unusual. This time I found the book Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I am very intrigued. It has all sorts of little envelopes to open inside. Apparently it’s an Interactive Mystery, so there are clues to help you solve some murders that happened 10 years after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Not sure how interactive it can be since I didn’t exist in 1907, which is when this book takes place, but that’s maybe just me be being picky.

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Fright Night

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Even though the Fright Night movie from 1985 didn’t make the  Scary Jane reader’s top ten best scariest movies list, doesn’t mean it didn’t belong there. Well, maybe not top ten worthy, but it sure deserved an honorable mention. Actually maybe this year I should do the top ten best comedy horror films. If, or should I say when I do I’m sure the original Fright Night will appear. Anyway, being fan of the original I was a little nervous to see the remake. I can’t think of a single horror remake that has come anywhere close to the original. Most notably Psycho. Love Vince Vaughn, but despised that remake. I always wonder why they bother. If it ain’t broke, don’t f***in fix it! So, last weekend we went to see the Fright Night remake with Colin Farrell. Normally we would have avoided it, but it got some decent reviews, so we just went for it. So glad we did. It actually turned out to be quite good. They changed enough of the story to make it interesting for those people who have seen the original a million times (like me). Colin Farrell made a very good (and sexy) vampire. The script still had laughs and was more scary than the original, but not really gorey. I hate 3D, so we went to a regular showing. I’m sure there were supposed to be more scares, but I think 3D detracts from the story. I loved that they even poked a little fun at the original. I highly recommend you take a chance and go see this. If you do, keep an eye out for a great cameo from one of the original actors.

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Horrorscopes

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I’ve never been much of a believer in fortune telling, horoscopes etc., but I do find it fun. In college I became obsessed with tarot cards and learning how to read them. Strangely it was not because I wanted to really tell people their fortunes. I just wanted to know how to do it and what the cards supposedly meant. Now I look at it as a fun parlor trick that I pull out for our Halloween parties. I have a fantastic outfit that I wear and everyone seems to love it. I, of course, go way overboard and predict all sorts of weird things. What’s funny is when one thing I predicted actually happens. I just came back from a little vacation to visit Scary Hubby’s family in Philly and as usual we went to lots of bookstores. You know I have to check out the competition. Anyway, we ended up in Barnes and Noble and as I was looking through the bargain books I found this little book called Horrorscopes: A Little Book of Misfortunes. I didn’t have time to look at it, but it had a skull on the cover so I went ahead and bought it thinking it would give me something to read on the plane. This little book is just so fun. It has a twisted horoscope for every day of the year. The book is not for any particular year, so it even has Feb. 29th. The horoscopes can range anywhere from predicting a zombie apocalypse to preparing for impending horrors like your transformation into an ogre. It also lists dark days, unlucky numbers, evil omens and gruesome gift ideas. Such a riot. I highly recommend this book if you have a dark sense of humor or if you just need to discover the horrible fate that awaits you.

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