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Apr 21, 2008

a call to arms!

Listen up, chumps, I have news. So, like, you know how I've been guest blogging or whatever you want to call it at AMC's Monsterfest Blog for a while now? they've asked me to be a regular columnist! I had to think about it for a really, really long time, but eventually I said "HOLY EFFING CRAP YES, PLEASE"

The thing is, see, that my column needs a name. The other thing is, see, that my brain needs a break. I've had a very busy couple of weeks and trying to think up some clever name is beyond my scope of ability at the mo.

SO! I turn to y'all for help. And to sweeten the pot beyond the obvious glory you'll receive should your suggestion become law (really, if you want to pick up a girl in a bar, just tell her that you're the one who came up with the name for my column. She won't have any idea what you're talking about, but still.), I'm offering up a prize more tangible than said glory: a totally brand-new, totally still-wrapped copy of The Sick House on DVD! WOW! Sure, I gave the movie a bad review, but hey- maybe you'll think it's the greatest thing ever.

SO PART 2! come up with some sort of name and email it to me at stacieponder at gmail dot com. Put...uh, "name that name" in the subject line. Enter as many times as you'd like before 11:59pm PST this Friday, the 25th. I'll choose the one I like best and that's that. If, by some happenstance, 2 people manage to come up with the winning title, I'll award the award to the person who emailed me first. Trust me, I'm all honest about this kind of shit.

Pretty much anything goes. I'm excited to see what people come up with. Yes, something involving my name is totes acceptable: "Pondering Horror" has already been tossed around, but it lacks pizazz.

If worse comes to worse, I'll just let Charles Nelson Reilly name the column for me. This seems like a good suggestion:


Erin said...

Yay! That was very savvy of them, your columns are excellent!

OMG, naming things is the worst. BUT I WILL PLAY TO WIN!

Rui Baptista said...


I didn’t know where I should post this comment, so I put it here. Sorry if it’s in the wrong place…

First a big HELLO! From Portugal.

Although I’m not a regular visit of your blog (one or two times every month…) I like it a lot, so much that you’re in my small list of the better horror blogs in the web. OK! My is good as well. It’s in the end of right column.

Keep up the good work. It’s always nice to read your comments.

Best regards,

mice said...

AMC does have a history of showing some great horror movies.

They aren't perfect, but then again, who is?

Congratulations. Oh and the blog should be called


Just to really freak out your new superiors.

spazmo said...

A few weeks ago, I was so excited to read in the listings that AMC was showing "Asylum" at 4:00 am. I stayed up, made some tea, nuked some popcorn, and settled down to watch some twisted British horror. Instead of "Asylum" (on which you had just posted a most excellent review) however, they ran "Godfather 2" for the 700th freaking time that week. Arrrgh!

I want names Stacie. For I am a wrathful couch potato.

(Actually, no. I won't make any trouble for you - scout's honor. Sounds like a good gig, and they're lucky to get a talented writer like you.)

FatalPierce said...

Awesome! Congrats on the gig. AMC showed some wise decision making skills asking you to join up.

Hmmm names. If I can come up with anything worthy I'll send it your way for sure!

Sadly I can't give you my ace in the hole of a title, "MasterPierce Theater." That one is mine.

Anonymous said...

Just sent my title ideas. :)

Chris Cooke said...

Stacie Ponder's World of Horrorrrrrrrr (with too many 'r''s)

That would be a good title!

anyway - we don't get this AMC thing over here in the UK... damn! but I will continue to read avidly what you blog!


dan said...

I'm all happy for you, but please don't neglect Final Girl. It's the only blog I still read.

Anonymous said...

Pierce just gave you "Stace in the Hole" without knowing it, I think. :)

Anonymous said...

Aux armes, citoyens!

Anonymous said...

First off, congrats on the promotion.

What about 'Ponderisms' or 'Things That Go Bump' ?

Love your blog, btw.

Stacie Ponder said...

You guys RULE! Thanks so much.

Don't worry, Dan, I'll never forsake Final Girl for my corporate masters. Seriously, when I'm, like, 160 and on my death bed, I'll be reaching for my keyboard (or my virtual reality visor or whatever the future may hold), wheezing out a last "Must...complain...about...remakes one...more...timmmmmmmmmmmme" before I expire.

PIPER said...


How about a little something like

Horror. Word.


Unsuspecting Cat Jump (in honor of all the cheap scares from 80s horror movies)


Straight Outta Hellz Yeah

That's what I got.