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!

May 5, 2006

Le Pimp is my name, pimping is my game

Thought I'd let all you folks know that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day...a day of geeky madness wherein comic shops give you free books. Most of you probably could've figured that out by the name "Free Comic Book Day", but I know some of you are awfully slow on the uptake. Not you, of course...I'm talking about...that...other person.

Anyway, I'll be appearing alongside Dirk "Nightmare World" Manning all day at Packrat Comics in Hilliard, OH, which is thisclose to Columbus. If you're in the area, drop by and say hi- we'll have awesome stuff to giveaway and other awesome stuff that's just too awesome to give away for free so we'll be selling it. I'll have copies of a new stick-figure horror flip-book mini-comic available, as well as some sketch cards, issues of BloodRayne, blah blah blah. If you want to see some of this junk (awesome junk), head to my other site, The Sticks.

Wow, FREE comic books. Is there any other industry that's so very generous with the consumer? That cares so much? Hmm. Let's see...I know sometimes when you buy two Twinkies you get one free. That's a heartwarming gesture by Hostess. Golly, it's so nice to be nice!

In other news...I'm hoping to drag my sorry ass to a theatre this weekend to catch a viewing of An American Haunting, which opens today. Donald Sutherland + Sissy Spacek + ghosts = Stacie Heaven. I'm using the movie as an excuse to kick off a special week here at Final Girl...Haunted Houses and Ghosts Week! You read that right, folks...beginning Sunday I'll be kicking off 7 days of spectral madness. I'm pretty excited because it not only gives me a reason to talk about one of my very favorite horror movies, but also to have a guest columnist who's so awesome she'll rock your face off. I bet you'll be clamoring for more and more of her... eventually I'll get totally jealous of the accolades and I'll have to arrange some sort of "boating accident" for her to regain my crown. Let's see, first order of business: procure boat.

7 comments:

B.A. Slattery said...

I heart Sissy Spacek.

theron said...

You gotta include the 1963 version of "The Haunting" and "The Legend of Hell House" with Roddy McDowall - two rockin' ghost movies!

Mark said...

I saw An American Haunting last night. Pretty scary stuff (though be prepared for a lot of "jump out at you" scares). I love Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek, so that just added to the fun.

I'm not going to say any more, though. It's best viewed without any foreknowledge.

I am really looking forward to your Haunted House and Ghost Week!

Bill said...

Haunted houses and ghosts seem to be forgotten by some horror fans, but it is one of the original and most interesting mini genres around.

Mistah Wade said...

I agree with Theron, the original Haunting is GREAT! the scene in the bedroom when the ghost is a knockin' is spooky with a capital S.
Plus you need to watch Ghost Hunters on Sci Fi. The episode I watched last week you actually saw an aparition (did I spell that right) I was so scared my eyes were tearing and my nose was running. I am getting chills thinking about seeing the ghost lean over the railing and look down at the camera.

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

That Kubrick's version of The Shining should be included goes without saying. One reason haunted house movie that I think is worth looking at is Ju-On: The Grudge, or its American counterpart.

Stacie Ponder said...

Man, you guys are picking all the movies I'm gonna cover! :P There was no way I'd do this week without the '63 version of The Haunting...it's one of my absolute favorite movies. And The Shining, of course!

I gotta get up earlier to surprise you folks. :D