Sunday, August 28, 2011

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch reminded me without knowing she was reminding me that I had not finished posting photos from our trip to New Orleans. So thanks Wendy, and why yes we did go to the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum.

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is one of the most unique, and interesting, small museums in the country. Taking all the mysteries, the secrets, the history and folklore of rituals, zombies, of gris-gris, of Voodoo Queens and all that jazz, and putting it all in one place in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter.

I'm positive that is a real human skull.

If I remember right I was pretty hammered the night before which explains why I look like a zombie. That is a painting of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

I hope you enjoyed the photos. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is small but full of interesting things see and learn about New Orleans Voodoo. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is located at 724 Dumaine Street (Between Bourbon and Royal Streets in the Heart of the French Quarter) New Orleans, LA 70116.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Thing

So . . .
Back on July 9th Universal Orlando announced that guests at Halloween Horror Nights 21 will be able to experience a house based on their new prequel film "The Thing" before the movie even opens in theaters.

My wife Jen says "The Thing, whats that?" So I go on to explain to her that this is a new movie that is a prequel to a really good movie that I think we watched together when we first started dating, but she doesn't remember the movie. Then I go on to explain how John Carpenter made the original staring Kurt Russel, but that it was really based off the 1951 B Sci-fi film The Thing from Another World. Which really just made explaining it more difficult. So I pulled it up on Netflix and we watched John Carpenter's The Thing.

Which Jen really enjoyed, and sort of remembered seeing parts of. I know we watched it together, but to her defense it was probably 15 years ago. Jen loves the first Halloween film, so I was telling her that Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace (The kids that Laurie [Jamie Lee Curtis] is babysitting) are watching The Thing from Another World on TV in the Movie.

Pretty cool that John Carpenter loved the movie The Thing from Another World so much that he included it in what would become one of his greatest films, and he would go on to remake it four years later.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

George Van Orsdel's Monster Spookshow Radio

"Greetings Earthlings, Your Resistance is Futile!"

Just when all seemed quite in the blogosphere, Commander Orsdel launches his sonic sneak attack from space!
His plan:
To wreak havoc on our eardrums with his Sci-Fi Spooktacular!

George Van Orsdel's Monster Spookshow Radio


One Morning in New England, 1940, the entire population of Friar New Hampshire - 572 people - walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. They left behind their clothes, their money, all of their essentials. Even their dogs were abandoned, tied to posts and left to starve. No One knows why. A search party dispatched by the U.S. Army eventually discovered the remains of nearly 300 of Friar's evacuees. Many had frozen to death. Others were cruelly and mysteriously slaughtered. The bodies of the remaining citizens are still unaccounted for. Over the years, a quiet cover-up operation managed to weave the story of Friar into the stuff of legends and backwoods fairy tales. The town has slowly repopulated, but the vast wilderness is mostly untracked, with the northern-most stretches off limits to local hunters and loggers. In 2008, the coordinates for the "YELLOWBRICKROAD" trail head were declassified. The first official expedition into a dark and twisted wilderness will attempt to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar...and reach the end of the trail.
Written by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland

Finally out on DVD today, August 2, 2011
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Also available on DVD at Netflix

Seems like I've been waiting for years to watch this film, I hope it's as good as it looks.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Walking Dead - Season 2 Trailer

I almost wish I hadn't watched this trailer, because now the waiting will be that much more difficult. I'm excited for it to come back on, this trailer looks good! You've been warned.