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Yes. I'm a little obsessed with horror movies. The fact that so many of them are bad is exactly the point: finding a truly scary movie is like finding the holy grail. There are more out there than one might imagine, though, and these five scenes in particular were truly terrifying to me. Watch them - or, better yet, watch the actual movies - and shiver!!:
5.) The Orphanage (El Orfanato): the game scene
I almost couldn't even watch this part. On the one hand, she's playing a harmless game to get the attention of a bunch of kids, but on the other hand, they're, you know, dead. And they're multiplying! Why would you ever want to conjure up dead multiplying kids?!
4.) The Descent: the claustrophobic scene
Though this scene does not convey the actual horror elements that are in this movie, which happen soon after, ultimately I settled on this gem because the danger here feels very, very real and very, very scary. By the end of the movie, small spaces are the least of their worries, but I found myself hardly able to breathe during this scene. Currently reconsidering my spelunking plans.
3.) Ringu: the TV scene
I must say I find this original Japanese TV scene a lot more effective than the American remake (The Ring). As if a videotape that somehow kills you when you watch it isn't unnerving enough, they then break the comfort and separation of the TV screen with that god-awful hair monster. Kill it!
(On the topic of horror movies about movies, there is one coming out very soon that I'm getting all giddy about. It's called Sinister, and it's about a guy (Ethan Hawke) who finds old footage in his new home that creates a whole lot of terrifying problems. Check out the trailer below!)
Okay back to the list we go.
2.) The Shining: the baseball bat scene
Picture this: You've just discovered evidence that your loving husband has definitely and thoroughly gone batshit crazy, and then he walks in the room. And then he slowly follows you around said room while saying a bunch of scary nutso shit, and then he tells you he's going to bash your head in. No big deal. I chose this instead of the ax scene because, for me, moments of realization are the scariest moments of all.
1.) Funny Games: the realization scene
Speaking of moments of realization! I was actually initially looking for a clip of a scene from the end of this movie, when as a viewer you've begun to construct a framework of hope that is instantly shattered, heart-sinkingly, with the rolling a single golf ball. I couldn't find that one online, but this one rivals it because this is the when the family begins to understand that these guys do NOT plan on leaving, and something very terrible is about to happen. Even though the unwelcome guests just broke Tim Roth's leg, they act like everything is fine, and in this quiet calmness is something far scarier than the shriekiest music and the biggest boo moments. This movie rules.
What movie scenes do you think are the scariest ever??
In honor of the release of the movie Pitch Perfect, which I absolutely adored, Jon Levine and I went over to Buzznet to do a little live performance of 'No Diggity', the 1996 R&B number from the movie! I'm rapping, guys. And using a loop pedal (in six inch Hellbounds, obviously). Check it out!!
Hey guys! I went over to the Buzznet video studios this week to show y'all a few things that I'm obsessed with right now, with a little help from our friends at Hot Topic! I will most likely be wearing at least one of these items to a premiere tonight. Check out the video below.
Would you ever wear what I picked out??
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Welp, being the horror movie fangirl that I am, I'm getting super duper excited for the new movie The Possession, which comes out this Friday the 31st. It's about - wait for it - a possession, and it's presented by Sam Raimi, the director of acclaimed horror parody Drag Me to Hell and classics like The Evil Dead and Army of Darkness, so naturally my interest is piqued! (Besides, why would I not want to see a horror movie with Jeffrey Dean Morgan in it?)
In honor of the creepy-little-girl-driven movie, I've compiled a list of my personal favorite creepy horror movie girls. Check out the trailer & list below!
11.) Kyra Collins, The Sixth Sense
She's not a seminal CLG exactly, but don't act like Mischa Barton and her ghosty puke didn't scare the shit out of you when you saw this movie.
10.) Claudia, Interview With the Vampire
She's a vampire. She kills people. And then she grows up and gets naked as the world is ending! Or is that something else?
9.) Dorothy Gale, Return to Oz
There's nothing wrong with Dorothy in this movie. She's perfectly likable and friendly. It's just that Fairuza Balk has a particular way of making all my hairs stand on end, in the best way possible. Plus there's always the possibility that her character is just batshit crazy. PS: This movie rules.
8.) Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family
Honestly, who didn't wish they were Wednesday Addams when they were growing up? Oh, healthy, adjusted people?
7.) Those hallway twins, The Shining
Classic creepy little girls. All they have to do is stand there and it's terrifying.
6.) Em, The Possession
So I haven't seen it yet, but I'm crossing my fingers that she is as spine-tinglingly spooky as she appears to be in the trailer.
5.) Samara Morgan, The Ring
How many days again?
4.) Regan McNeil, The Exorcist
Ah Regan, a CLG staple. There's nothing like an obscene, demonic, putrefying little girl to keep you up at night. Watch your language, young lady.
3.) Nell Sweetzer, The Last Exorcism
Possibly one of my favorite exorcism movies to date, bizarre ending aside. You ain't seen a possession 'til you've seen this possession.
2.) Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist
This movie used to scare the living bejeezus out of me. "They're heeeere!"
1.) Eli, Let the Right One In
Sorry, fans of the American remake, it simply doesn't compare to the Swedish version. This particular actress is so subtle and perfect in her creepy/sweet line-toeing that you don't know whether to hug her or kill someone for her or pound her with a stake. And that, my friends, is how to be the perfect creepy little horror movie girl.
Bonjour from Paris, guys!
So... I was lucky enough to pick out some clothes this past month from Kohl’s Princess Vera Wang Collection! I love this line because I can wear the pieces as a bold look or a casual one (which, granted, is more rare for me). Check out the outfits I put together below - my personal favorites are the black boots (which I have been wearing in London and Paris all week) and the plaid skirt. Yes please thank you very much.
T-shirts, turquoise pants, plaid skirt, denim vest, deer necklace, and black boots available at Kohl's now!
If you like what I chose, you should go to the website - there is a virtual “closet” where users, like YOU, can make their own Princess Vera outfit and share it. You can create and save your look and win a $500 Kohl’s gift card!
What do you think? Would you wear any of these clothes??
Feeling rather sassy today, which naturally means I'm wearing stripes and a military hat. I'm sure I could've thought of a better name for this look, but that would be more mental effort than I am willing to exert! Now excuse me as I jump around and stick my tongue out at people.
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SO I've been wanting to do a performance video for a while, and, with a little help from my friends, as of the other week I was finally able to do so! This is only the first of many to come, but I thought I'd begin where anyone would - with an homage to my childhood. (Because whose childhood isn't filled with bizarre R&B sexual innuendos?) Thanks to Jon Levine for playing with me and Brad Schulz for filming & editing.
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I wanted to capture the aesthetic of both characters, Queen Ravenna and Snow White, as they are interpreted by this particular movie - combined, of course, with my own personal style and elements of the original fairytale (i.e. the glass coffin). I'm rather happy with the results! What do you guys think??
Photography by Tolga Katas, art drection & styling by Christine Marie Katas & yours truly.
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Hey guys! So, having recently watched some visually striking horror films and been feeling inspired by that sweet juxtaposition of evil and beauty, I became curious to see just how intertwined horror and fashion have been over the years. My findings? They go together like peanut butter and jelly, albeit slightly less commonly found together.
In this gallery I've collected the most awe-inspiring looks I could find from within the horror genre. From Dracula to Twin Peaks to The Woman in Black, fashion lives in horror! Proceed if you dare! And while you're at it, check out this striking trailer for The Woman in Black and the crazy-good Facebook app that goes with it!
Did I miss anything good??
Haaay guys! I'm not going to make excuses for being MIA lately - just know it's only because good things are bubbling up all around. In any case, a few weeks ago I hosted a photo shoot with some of my loveliest friends, and here are my two finished personal shots from one of the photographers, Casey Curry! Ours turned out a little more sultry than girly, but I've been needing a little red in my life.
What do you think??