September 30, 2019

Celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien

Boy was my father in big trouble with my mom for taking me to see Alien when I was ten years old. I loved it and didn't have nightmares (my older sister, 17 when we saw it, did!) but my mom was still super mad. Perhaps we can blame my dad for my horror movie enthusiasm! Blame or thank?

Anyway, I'm fifty now and Alien is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this autumn.

Fathom Events is celebrating the film's 40th anniversary by presenting Alien on the big screen in various US cities on October 13, October 15 and October 16. I'm definitely going to hit up a Seattle area showing.

Check out the original trailer for Alien:

Also, a new documentary about the making of Alien is coming out on October 4. You can learn more about this documentary at The Sundance Institute.

Let's check out the trailer:

I'm going to grab a copy of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Alien (via Amazon; affiliate link) Blu-Ray with 4K Ultra HD. Pretty sure my boyfriend, who is a wimp about horror movies, will have to go somewhere else (out for a beer, perhaps) when I watch it and crank up my surround sound system!

Are you going to go see the documentary and/or Alien on the big screen? Let me know in the comments below!


Alien Links and Resources:

Alien Film on IMDB


Alien Films Forum

Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast

Alien Film on Wikipedia

Alien Franchise on Wikipedia

Alien Franchise Subreddit

Alien Movie Timeline Explained

Alien To Celebrate 40th Anniversary with 6 Official Short Films

It's the "Alien" 40th Anniversary - What Will Disney Do With Its New Xenomorph?

Memory: The Origins of Alien Trailer at Apple Trailers

Memory: The Origins of Alien, at IMDB

The Allure of "Alien"

The Nightmarish Works of H.R. Giger, The Artist Behind "Alien"

Sigourney Weaver Marks "Alien" 40th Film Anniversary

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August 8, 2019

Living Vicariously Through Halloween Shopping Videos


Auntie Coo Coo takes us on a tour of Dollar Tree's 2019 Fall and Halloween DIY craft supplies.

She also takes us on a tour of Michaels vintage-inspired Halloween decor. Black cats galore!

Here's a tour of the Montclair, California Spirit Halloween store from Maria Cisneros Toth.

Maria also takes us on a tour of JoAnn Fabrics' 2019 Halloween products.

Here's a tour of the Spirit Halloween flagship store from HTJ Halloween.

And here's Geno Haunter 2005's Spirit Halloween flagship store trip, too.

You can always count on HauntSpot for a good video, so if you aren't sick of touring Spirit Halloween yet, here's another one.

Take a look at Cracker Barrel's 2019 Halloween offerings, via Gigi Ghoul.

Gigi also takes us on a tour of Michaels 2019 Halloween offerings.

We don't have "At Home" stores here in Seattle, so I'm enjoying Gigi's tour of their Halloween 2019 offerings.

"Halloween is in the air" says Angela Benedict as she takes us Halloween shopping with her.

You can go Halloween decor hunting with Jade the Libra.

Let's take another peek at Michaels Halloween items, this time accompanying Ember Honeyraven.

Tuesday Morning is one of my favorite local home decor discount stores. Let's take a tour of some of Tuesday Morning's 2019 Halloween products, thanks to Spook You Laterz.

Next up is Spook You Laterz tour of Party City's 2019 Halloween party goods.

They also stopped by Marshalls to do some Halloween shopping.

You can take a look at Halloween stuff from Big Lots as well.

Next up, a sneak peek at Hobby Lobby's 2019 Halloween items.

I always spend way too much money at HomeGoods. Here's a sneak peek at their 2019 Halloween items from KatPaperLove.

Here's the one you've all likely been waiting for: Nightmare Before Christmas and Haunted Mansion 2019 Halloween items. Tour courtesy of Five Fires.

Take a look at giant Halloween inflatables at At Home courtesy of the Aaron's Playtime channel.

If you collect Lemax Spookytown, here's a quick peek at the 2019 collection at Michael's, thanks to Haunt Former.

Spooky Brandie takes us Halloween shopping at Michaels and Big Lots.

Here's another look at Big Lots! from Industrial Blue.

Find out what Halloween items you could find at TJ Maxx, thanks to Lip Gloss and Converse.

Happy shopping!


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July 19, 2019

Amazon's New Dark Victorian Fantasy Show: Carnival Row

This August, Amazon Video is premiering a dark fantasy set in Victorian London. Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in this noir fantasy series about magical creatures immigrating to Victorian London. Cara plays "Vignette Stonemoss" and Orlando plays "Rycroft Philostrate."

It doesn't look super dark, but I'm still intrigued, and I'm always up for a good costume show. Check out the teaser trailers here:


Carnival Row on Amazon

Carnival Row on Facebook

Carnival Row on Instagram

Carnival Row on Reddit

Carnival Row on Twitter

Carnival Row Wiki

Carnival Row on Wikipedia

Carnival Row Teaser: Humans and Creatures (ComingSoon)

Carnival Row at San Diego Comic Con (YouTube)
Carnival Row (Slashfilm)

Carnival Row Teaser Makes Victorian England a Fantasy World (Nerdist)

Carnival Row premieres on August 30.


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