FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jun 28, 1992

meet...THE BLOGGENAIRES!

If you own a horror blog and you'd like to become a Bloggenaire, click here to behold the secrets therein.
  1. Tim Lucas, Video WatchBlog
  2. Arbogast on Film
  3. Zach Shildwachter, Z for Zombies
  4. Sarah James, Scare Sarah
  5. Corey, Evil on Two Legs
  6. Joel Harley, Porkhead's Horror Review Hole
  7. Andre Dumas, The Horror Digest
  8. Nate Yapp, Classic Horror
  9. Cortez the Killer, Planet of Terror
  10. Casey Criswell, Cinema Fromage
  11. The Mike, From Midnight, With Love
  12. Emily Intravia, The Deadly Doll's House of Horror Nonsense
  13. Max Cheney Considine, The Drunken Severed Head
  14. Iloz Zoc, Zombo's Closet of Horror
  15. Tim Grant, Post-Mortem Depression
  16. Amanda by Night, Made for TV Mayhem
  17. Craig Moorhead, Your Guignol is Grand

Jun 25, 1992

would you like to know more?

Oh, come on now Charles Nelson Reilly. Someone out there may be interested in learning more about me, even if it's only my mom. I'm simply providing a place where these people can click their way to knowledge!

Email: stacieponder at gmail dot com.

Other stuff (art, mostly): my personal website.

See #2 below for more about "electronic mail".

A few things:
  1. If you have no idea who I am (and I don't expect that you do, should, or would–I mean that in a "this is your first time on the site" kind of way), I am a writer and artist best known, perhaps, for my love of pizza. I've written for Rue Morgue Magazine, AMC TV, AfterEllen.com, Bloody-Disgusting, Real Simple, Pretty-Scary, Sirens of Cinema, and more. 
  2. I got your email, and I definitely appreciated it. That's not even a lie, I did. I thought it was really nice. Unless it was hate mail, in which case I thought it was NOT really nice and I'm not sure why you felt the need to send it, but still. I got it. I get quite a few emails, though, and I'm generally super bad at writing people back, even people I for sure know in real life- so this is a blanket apology if you don't hear back from me. This might help you understand, or at least it's an excuse.
  3. On link trading: that's nice and again, it's appreciated, but I just don't do "link swaps". If you want to draw attention to your site, sure, send me an email. If I like it and end up visiting it a lot, I'll link to you, should ever I remember to update my link list. But otherwise? I just don't do "link swaps". Sorry.
  4. Video games are great.

Here are a few select interviews I've done throughout the ages, with a little hint as to the general subject matter. Some are pretty old, but I've included them as Historical Curiosities. Hooray!

Jun 24, 1992

LUDLOW


In April 2009 I wrote, shot, and edited a film titled Ludlow, starring Shannon Lark and Elissa Dowling.

Krista (Shannon Lark) leaves her boyfriend behind and drives to a rundown desert motel to await the arrival of her sister Maddy (Elissa Dowling). Broken and abused, Krista downs prescription pills and cheap vodka to forget her troubled past. As she sits alone in the motel room, her grip on reality lessens until neither Krista nor the viewer can tell what's real and what's not.

Click to visit Ludlow's IMDb page.

**Ludlow is currently out of print. But it is available for download on Gumroad! CLICK THIS LINK!

TEASER TRAILER:






THE MAKING OF LUDLOW:



REVIEWS:

Jun 23, 1992

Ridiculous Faces of Death!

I'm sure as fine connoisseurs of horror you've all experienced this phenomena at one time or another: the Ridiculous Death Face. It occurs when the actor or actress portraying the hapless victim pulls...well, a mighty ridiculous face when they're being shown what for by the film's psycho.

Having never killed nor been killed in real life, I have no idea if people actually make faces like this when they're dying. Frankly, I don't want to know because that's a little morbid. Having never acted in a horror film, I don't know if the director tells these actors to...uh, emote this way or not. But when watching a movie, whether a good or bad one, whether I'm sucked into the action or not, these silly faces bring everything to a screeching halt, if only for a minute.

Jun 22, 1992

OMG! Name dropping!!

People I've talked to for one reason or another at one place or another. In a word:

INTERVIEWS


- 2007 Scream Awards

- Aaron Paul (Last House on the Left)

- Alex Reid (The Descent)

- Derek Mears, Marcus Nispel, Damian Shannon, Mark Swift (Friday the 13th 2009)

- Elvira (needs no effing introduction)

- Guinevere Turner (American Psycho)

- Kristen Kerr (Flight of the Living Dead): part 1 / part 2

- Lena Headey (300, The Cave): part 1 / part 2

- Marilyn Burns (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)

- Michelle Lee (Trailer Park of Terror)

- My Mom (me)

- Natassia Malthe (Skinwalkers, BloodRayne 2)

- Rob Zombie (Halloween, The Devil's Rejects): part 1 / part 2

- Scott Thomas (director, Flight of the Living Dead)

- Shauna MacDonald (The Descent, The Descent 2)

- Shawnee Smith (Saw I-MCMXVII)

- The cast of Bitch Slap: Erin Cummings, Julia Voth, America Olivo, and Zoe Bell

- Zane Grant (We Will Bury You)

Jun 19, 1992

Ghostella's Haunted Tomb


Check it out, y'all: I've got a webseries on LOGO's After Ellen!

Broadcasting from her garage, horror hostess-wannabe Ghostella (Heidi Martinuzzi) presents the very best in B-Grade lesbian fright flicks.

Taste of Flesh, Taste of Fear (1968)

The premiere episode features Taste of Flesh, Taste of Fear, the 1968 film widely considered to be a benchmark in lesbian vampire erotica. After a horrifying accident on a dark, deserted road, Laura and Eve find themselves under the spell of the mysterious Lady Mortidella. How long can they resist her seductive gaze?

The Devil's Bum Bag (1992)

In this week's horrifying tale, Bridget McManus stars as Bess, a woman who just wants to make her girlfriend's birthday the best it can be. But when she brings home a cursed fanny pack, Bess suddenly finds herself in a fight for her life against...The Devil's Bum Bag.


Who's Been in the Herb Garden? (1974)

Susan (Guinevere Turner) spends many hours lovingly tending to the plants in her garden. An unseen force, however, destroys them all and affects Susan's life in ways beyond the darkest depths of her imagination.


Noir D'Ivoire (1962)

Ghostella tries to decipher the hidden meaning in the surrealist French horror film Noir D’Ivoire (1962).


Trailer Park

Ghostella (sort of) presents a trio of terrifying trailers that span the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Thrill to previews from Werewolf in a Girl's Panties, Voodoo Party Revenge, and Don't Look in the Bureau...if you dare!


Ex (2006)

In this terrifying 2006 slasher film, Fran (Heidi Martinuzzi) is home alone and her ex-girlfriend Maggie (Elissa Dowling) keeps popping up throughout the evening. Is she really concerned for Fran, or are her motives far more sinister?


Outtakes

Who doesn’t love to watch the chaos that comes from shooting backyard Z-Grade horror movies in the wee hours of the morning? Given the amount of laughing on the set at all times, it’s unbelievable anything ever gets done.


The Tape (??)

This week’s episode finds Ghostella unsure whether or not to watch an unmarked videotape she received in the mail. Is the video real, is it just a movie, or is it something else entirely?



Included are previews for La Cosa Nei Boschi (an Italian creature feature from 1970), The Helling of Haunt House (1961, from the director of Werewolf in a Girl’s Panties) and Death Jam (2008), a frightening adaptation of a popular video game.



Rudy (Bridget McManus) desperately needs a roommate. Ambrosia (Lena Headey) answers her ad and gets a little too Hand That Rocks the Cradle, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.


Jun 17, 1992

awesome movie poster friday!

  1. The AMPF edition
  2. The ANOTHER AMPF edition
  3. The YET ANOTHER AMPF edition
  4. The OMG IT'S AMPF edition
  5. The TGIAMPF edition
  6. The SOME ZOMBIES edition
  7. The DOLLS edition
  8. The SOME VAMPIRES edition
  9. The CRONENBERG edition
  10. The UWE BOLL edition
  11. The BIGFOOT edition
  12. The BARBEAU edition
  13. The AMICUS edition
  14. The LAME edition
  15. The MICHAEL CAINE edition
  16. The CHILDREN HATE YOU edition: 1 / 2
  17. The CHRISTMAS edition
  18. THE DESCENT edition
  19. The FRIDAY THE 13th edition: 1 / 2 / 3
  20. The ARGENTO edition: 1 / 2
  21. The GOBLIN edition
  22. The NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET edition: 1 / 2
  23. The GEORGE ROMERO edition
  24. The SOME OF MY FAVORITES edition
  25. The JOHN CARRADINE edition
  26. The WILLIAM GIRDLER edition
  27. The JAPANESE KICK ASS edition: 1 / 2
  28. The LET'S COMPARE edition
  29. The LARRY COHEN edition
  30. The POLTERGEIST edition
  31. The RANDOM edition
  32. The CHRISTOPHER LEE edition
  33. The CLIVE BARKER edition
  34. The HAL HOLBROOK edition
  35. The MARIO BAVA edition: 1 / 2
  36. The STAN WINSTON edition
  37. The CARS HATE YOU edition
  38. The 1975 edition
  39. The 1983 edition
  40. The SDCC 08 edition
  41. The VHS BOX ART edition: 1 / 2 / 3
  42. The RAY HARRYHAUSEN edition
  43. The EEEEVIL edition
  44. The AMITYVILLE edition
  45. The NOUVEAU CINEMA FRANCAIS edition: 1 / 2
  46. The SLASHER edition
  47. The POWER TO THE PEOPLE edition
  48. The FAMOUS MONSTERS edition
  49. The PHANTASM edition
  50. The FULCI edition: 1 / 2
  51. The POLANSKI edition
  52. The CRAP I BOUGHT ON VHS RECENTLY edition
  53. The HAG HORROR edition
  54. The LESBIAN VAMPIRE edition
  55. The WILLIAM CASTLE edition
  56. The BLAXPLOITATION HORROR edition
  57. The SOMETHING OF SOMEONE edition
  58. The DEMONIC edition
  59. The PUBLIC DOMAIN edition
  60. The HALLOWEEN edition
  61. The SHOCKTOBER 2009 edition: 1 / 2 / 3
  62. The SILENT HILL edition
  63. The DON'T edition
  64. The MORE CRAP I BOUGHT ON VHS edition
  65. The EXORCIST edition
  66. The JESS FRANCO edition
  67. The FINAL GIRL FILM CLUB edition: 1 / 2
  68. The 1977 edition: 1 / 2
  69. The 2008 edition: 1 / 2 / 3
  70. The WOMEN MAKE MOVIES edition
  71. The MORE LESBIAN VAMPIRES edition
  72. The GONZORIFFIC edition
  73. The WARNER HOME VIDEO edition
  74. The DEVIL'S edition
  75. The JOHN CARPENTER edition
  76. The STUFF I REVIEWED THIS WEEK edition
  77. The MASSACRE edition
  78. The TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE edition
  79. The CELEBRATION edition
  80. The LINNEA QUIGLEY edition
  81. The STUART GORDON edition
  82. The WEREWOLF edition
  83. The ANTHOLOGICAL edition
  84. The HOUSE edition: 1 / 2
  85. The UNDERRATED edition
  86. The 100th edition
  87. The INSANE edition
  88. The EDWIGE FENECH edition
  89. The SHOCKtober 2010 edition: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
  90. The JAWS edition
  91. The TELEKINETIC edition
  92. The HAMMER edition: 1 / 2
  93. The CHANGELING edition
  94. The JEAN ROLLIN edition
  95. The GHANAIAN edition
  96. The RANDOM edition
  97. The 1976 edition
  98. The VIRAL edition
  99. The ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE edition
  100. The SCREAM edition
  101. The TRIBUTE edition
  102. The SHOCKTOBER 2011 edition
  103. The WINTERTIME edition
  104. The SLASHER MISH-MASH edition
  105. The AUSSIE edition
  106. The IN SPACE edition
  107. The LINA ROMAY edition
  108. The PSYCHO edition
  109. The ALIEN edition
  110. The P.O.V. edition
  111. The THAI edition
  112. The CORN-ENING edition
  113. The BEYOND edition
  114. The ARGENTO'S DRACULA 3D edition
  115. The JAMIE LEE CURTIS edition
  116. The MAD MAX edition
  117. The 1980 edition
  118. The VHS WEEK edition
  119. The TELEKINETIC QUEENS edition
  120. The CHIRASHI edition 
  121. The CHILLING CLASSICS CTHURSDAY edition

Jun 16, 1992

AMC archive

  1. Remakes shmremakes
  2. 3D Movies are effing awesome
  3. Made-for-TV terrors
  4. Horror comics on the big screen
  5. Slasher-of-the-Month Club
  6. I'm just wild about Jason
  7. Exit lines
  8. Cars that KILL KILL KILL!
  9. Horror movie moms
  10. Furniture hates you
  11. It's all about the masks
  12. Based on a true story, shmased on a true story
  13. Horror movie dads
  14. When it comes to possession, looks are everything
  15. All about Lon Chaney
  16. Shark Attack 4: The Bloggening
  17. He's the goddamn Batman.
  18. Horror comedies, or "Why am I not in on the joke?"
  19. Every vampire has a flavor
  20. Drive-in double features
  21. SciFi Scanner: Future's so bleak, I gotta wear crazy eye makeup
  22. Linnea Quigley & Michelle Bauer: two great tastes
  23. All about Bette Davis
  24. Unexpected horrors
  25. 10 reasons why Phantasm rules
  26. Horror anthologies 101
  27. It ain't easy being an evil sidekick
  28. Disaster movies!
  29. TV shows for horror icons
  30. I love a gimmick
  31. D.I.Y. slasher movie!
  32. Great moments in gore
  33. All about Resident Evil
  34. If you like this, try that!
  35. 10 little horror gems
  36. Sleepaway Camp, yo
  37. What Ever Happened to Hag Horror?
  38. Final Girls: The Last Ones Standing
  39. Wintertime horrors
  40. D.I.Y. horror movies
  41. Elevator horror
  42. Killer plants and killer trees are killer
  43. Horrifying hotels
  44. How Scream led to a slasher renaissance
  45. Yeti vs Snowbeast in the World Series of Abominable
  46. Stars Before They Were Stars and the Horror Movies in which You May Find Them
  47. Homo horror
  48. 10 more horror gems
  49. A conversation with the filmmakers of Friday the 13th 2009
  50. My POV on POV horror
  51. I love actors who love horror
  52. Putting the "care" back in "character"
  53. Secondary characters, shmecondary characters
  54. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, a horror bromance
  55. In space, no one can hear you something something
  56. Eight underrated slashers
  57. B-movie monster field guide, part one
  58. Model mayhem!
  59. 10 great horror movie taglines
  60. 10 horror movies that hurt so good
  61. Gypsies, tramps, and...uh, curses
  62. School's out...FOREVER!
  63. Serial killers: real to reel
  64. Every zombie has a flavor
  65. 10 more drive-in double features
  66. 10 horrible horror movie taglines
  67. B-movie monster field guide, part two
  68. Like this? Try that!
  69. Hammer time!
  70. Jaws vs Mega-Shark
  71. Top 10 Friday the 13th Kills
  72. Best and Worst Asian Remakes
  73. What to Expect When You're Expecting Rosemary's Baby
  74. Blaxploitation horror
  75. Top 10 Killer Families of Horror
  76. Creative Slasher Kills
  77. 5 rules for making your own horror movie
  78. 15 Movies That Made Me A Monster Kid
  79. Horror movie doggies
  80. Guilty Pleasures
  81. 10 Reasons Why Night of the Creeps Rules
  82. A Guide to Horror's Greatest Haunted Houses
  83. Practical tips for making your own horror movie
  84. Horror movie twins
  85. Field Guide to Slasher Psychos
  86. Horror movie hospitals
  87. 10 Lamest Movie Monsters
  88. All hail Roger Corman!
  89. Hot horror fashions
  90. Animals run amok
  91. H.P. Lovecraft in film
  92. Like this? Try that! (3)
  93. Not-zombies
  94. She-Creatures and Bad Girls
  95. Clive Barker movies
  96. Bop Til You Drop Dead
  97. "Guy" Movies? Pffffft.
  98. Women-flavored vigilante movies

Jun 14, 1992

FILM REVIEW LINKS, A-Z

28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later

A


Ab-Normal Beauty
Acceptable Risk
Alice, Sweet Alice 2005 review / 2019 review
All Cheerleaders Die
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
The Alpha Incident
Altitude
Alucarda
American Gothic
American Psycho 2
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville 1992: It's About Time
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
Amityville: A New Generation
An American Werewolf in London
Amusement
And Now the Screaming Starts!
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Anguish
The Antichrist
Apollo 18
April Fool's Day (1986)
April Fool's Day (2008)
Arachnid
Are You in the House Alone?
Asmodexia
Asylum
ATM
The Attic
The Bloody Brood
Bloody Murder
Body Bags
The Boogeyman (1980)
The Brood
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Bug
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror
The Burning
Burnt Offerings
The Bye Bye Man

C

The Caller
Call of Cthulhu
Cameron's Closet
The Canal
Candyman
The Canyon
The Car
Caress of the Vampire
Carnival of Souls
Carrie (1976)
Carved (The Slit-Mouthed Woman)
DeathBed (2002)
Deathdream (aka Dead of Night)
Death Proof (see Grindhouse)
Death Ship
Sick Nurses
The Silence of the Lambs
Silent Hill: Revelation
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
Silent Scream (1980): 2010 review / 2023 review
Silent Scream (2005)
Sinister
The Sisterhood
The Skeleton Key
Slash Dance
Slaughter High
The Slayer
Sledgehammer
Slugs
Slumber Party Massacre II
Snowbeast
Sole Survivor
Somebody Help Me
Someone's Watching Me!
Sorority House Massacre
Southbound
The Spell
Spider Baby
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
The Spiral Staircase
Splice
Splinter
Squirm
Stage Fright
Stan Helsing
Starry Eyes
Stay Alive
The Stepfather (1987)
The Stepfather (2009)
Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy
Stephanie
Stonehearst Asylum
Strait-Jacket
Strange Behavior
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
The Strangers
Sugar Hill
Sunshine
Superstition
Survival of the Dead
Suspiria (1977)
The Swarm
Sweet Sixteen

T

Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Tales from the Dead