It’s The Simple Things
I haven’t had time to watch anything for review but I have a really, really good reason. What is it? Only that after FOUR YEARS of waiting, I was finally able to have a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon with my former stepdaughter!!!!! Seriously, I have been waiting since she was 8 for her to be old enough to watch Nightmare and she’s been just as eager. She refused to watch them without me, even though she’s been old enough for at least four months now. We watched Nightmare, Dream Warriors, and Dream Master (yeah, we totally skipped Freddy’s Revenge – I really didn’t think she’d like that one too much) and not to my surprise but much to my joy – she loved them!! So it was a very exciting weekend for me. Even though we had a slumber party, we didn’t make it through them all so we’ll have another weekend soon for Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead and New Nightmare. After that, I told her we have to watch the first Friday the 13th so she’ll have at least the most basic of understanding about Jason (she thinks Friday the 13th sounds totes lame, lol) before we watch Freddy vs. Jason (okay, not entirely necessarily but I’m determined she’s going to have the most proper of horror movie educations, dammit). Then, we work our way up through other classics like The Exorcist and Living Dead and Evil Dead (although that one I think she’ll have to be a little older for that one…) before getting to things like Scream (I already made her watch Tucker and Dale vs. Evil with me and she liked it okay but she totally didn’t get that they were making fun of horror movies because she hasn’t SEEN those horror movies yet). She’s also curious about Texas Chainsaw Massacre but is torn because she thinks it sounds a little lame too (I concur but it must be included because, well, you know). Another horror movie classics you guys recommend for a 12 year old girl? She isn’t extremely fond of gore but what was in the Nightmares was okay (it’ll be awhile before I work her up to any Asian flicks haha). Plus there’s an annoying boy in her class that thinks he’s an expert on horror movies because he watched Cloverfield and Insidious – we’re out to take him down a notch….no, I swear, I’m a really good role model!! Promise.
Things are getting less busy…well, sort of – on the work side anyway so more movie snark will be coming your way soon. Also have only a couple more episodes of my web series to write (yay!) and if y’all are interested, there’s a 15 minute behind the scenes of the first episode floating around that I’ll be getting my hands on Saturday that I can post (I should warn you that I should NOT talk on camera unless I’m acting though…I talk A LOT. My gosh…).
Kay, off to finish that work thing for now. Laterz!