In keeping with the holiday spirit, this week's Wrap-Up is being delivered in verse a la The Twelve Days of Christmas. If anyone else wants to throw out some ideas for The Eight Nights of Chanukah or The Seven Days of Kwanzaa in the comments section below, feel free.
The holiday season is in full swing here at Dread Central, and already we've all got too much to do in too little time, so this edition of the Wrap-Up is just gonna hit the highlights of the week of December 6-12, 2008, with a minimum of editorializing. I'll save it for the end of the year instead.
Due to too much Thanksgiving turkey, Beaujolais, and fun with friends, the last Weekly Wrap-Up was MIA. But fear not; this week it returns with a vengeance, and since so much transpired from November 28-December 5, 2008, let's get right to it!
With the holiday shopping season officially upon us, I figured it might be a good idea to start making some recommendations for the lucky horror-loving folks on your lists!
Let's face it. Teenage girls like looking at hot teenage boys just as much as vice versa. And if they're also hot vampires, all the better.
Gotta make this a quick one. Famous horror author Joe Knetter and his stunt ass are hitting SoCal this weekend so this Woman needs her rest. Lord knows what manner of mayhem awaits.
Whew! Finally the elections are over, and no matter which side of the political fence you sit on, you can't deny that history has been made.
Dolls! Oh, how I hate them. Their flat little frozen faces might appear to say nothing, but they’ve never fooled me! Sure, they don’t move; at least when you’re looking directly at them. They sit still and polite, dressed in their Victorian gown, clown suit, or whatever ridiculous garb they hope is charming enough for them to seem harmless. Don’t be fooled!
Any week that ends with Halloween is a good week, and October 25-31, 2008, definitely lived up to its potential.
With the nation mired in an economic crisis rivaled only by the Great Depression, a seemingly endless and increasingly unpopular war -- both of which are taking a devastating toll on the pocketbooks, morale and the very psyche of nearly every American -- and a myriad of domestic troubles ranging from health care and the environment to energy and the erosion of personal freedom, interest in the in the upcoming pr
The week of October 18-24, 2008, was all about trailers, trailers, and more trailers -- for some highly anticipated and much discussed re-imaginings of classic genre films along with quite a few promising indies. And we got posters. Lots of new posters were revealed over the past seven days as well.
Thanks to the great people who put on Rock and Shock each year in beautiful downtown Worcester, Mass., I had last week off from Wrap-Up duties; but now, despite this nasty cold I brought home with me, it's back to work.
One interesting side effect of the meltdown on Wall Street is that part of the "sweetening" of the bailout bill authored by the Senate during the week of September 27-October 3, 2008, included a tax break aimed at film and TV production companies.
September 20-26, 2008, is certain to go down in history as one of the bleakest weeks our country has faced. Between the proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street and the largest bank failure heretofore seen, there wasn't much to be happy about over the past seven days. Some might even say that, like genre films, it's the stuff of nightmares.
It's Street Scene weekend here in San Diego, which means this Woman is out dancing in the streets to an eclectic mix of music with an even more diverse crowd of people, so this Weekly Wrap-up for September 13-19, 2008, is going to be a tad abbreviated.