Archive for the ‘Oh the horror!’ Category

Your sickness isn’t a punishment.

Friday, August 16th, 2019

I had the pleasure of speaking with a friend about our recent run in with health issues. We discussed how disappointed we are with ourselves that our health has gotten completely out of control.

As she was discussing her disappointment, something snapped inside of me. I view my autoimmune disease as an awakening. My body is telling me there is neglect somewhere and now is the time to listen. I also see this as something that didn’t happen over night but years of neglect.

We have all had run-ins with weight loss or health goals that we often start and stop. We are so strict and hard on ourselves in the beginning  and this is obviously not working for any of us. By striving for perfection we set ourselves up for failure.

At this point, I say F*CK THIS! I am making my health my full time job. Mental, spiritual and of course physical. I will not see a slip up as a failure but instead there is a lesson to be learned. I had to get completely fed up with where my health is to get to a point of understanding.

We all talk about “self help” and “self care” so often but how much are we actually doing for ourselves. How often do we beat ourselves up because our avocado toast isn’t Instagram worthy or we had ice cream for dinner? We need to stop punishing ourselves within our journeys, making our action meaningful. I am realizing within myself that these moments aren’t failures. Part of self care is actually treating yourself once in a while but it’s also not being upset with yourself because you had something deemed as “bad” within your day.

I want to spend my  time focusing on what I am missing and what future me can benefit from. It is about shifting my way of thinking and doing what is right in the moment,  and with purpose. The health issues I am currently facing didn’t happen overnight and neither will the evolution of who I am becoming. Lifestyle change isn’t perfect but it serves a purpose. 

Do you beat yourself up over small mistakes in your lifestyle journey? How do you overcome your personal challenges with self doubt talk?

Sprinkles and Screams.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Reaper Haunt Sprinkles and Booze

Artwork by the ever so amazing Jaymz Bernard

Hi there team Sprinkle!

I don’t know about you, but I find camping to be a terrifying experience. Most of the time you don’t have cell phone service, you can’t run away from biting bugs, you have to tap into your inner caveman and start a campfire, and other wood related horrors. But that is the thrill of camping, right? We love to challenge ourselves and be one with nature.

What happens when you turn your camping experience into a real life horror movie? You then have the scariest new haunted attraction coming to a campsite near you. This weekend, Reaper House Entertainment will unleash their horrors upon Connecticut at Camp Cedarcrest. Who is crazy enough to sign up for a 13 hour haunt you may ask? Me, duh!

After signing your life away, the brave campers will face a variety of terrifying scares and you are placed into your very own, very fun horror film. This isn’t a haunted attraction for the kiddies which means, you will be pushed to your limits and definitely terrified.

It’s like a Halloween party in the middle of the summer! Who could ask for? Who wants to join me this Friday for the scariest (and most fun) experience ever? We can make s’mores and hold one another until we’re not afraid anymore. Get on over to for the details and be sure to use the discount code of: krissentme for a sweet discount!

Where are my brave little toasters at? Come with bug spray, ready to be terrified, and as always…

Stay sexy Gotham!

Friday Bloody Friday: “Evil Dead” review

Saturday, April 6th, 2013


I impatiently counted down the days to opening night of one of the strongest and most graphic horror film remakes, Evil Dead. I am a horror movie fanatic. I am typically torn on whether or not I agree with remaking some of the horror classics but with writers Fede Alvarez, Diablo Cody , and Sam Raimi on board, I knew it was going to be a perfect storm.

No worries, there are NO SPOILERS in this review. I just wanted to write about the film while it’s fresh in my head and share my opinion on the brilliant insanity. The plot is unique and smart. While staging a drug intervention in a remote cabin, Mia (Jane Levy) and her four friends accidently awaken an unspeakable evil. They must then band together to destroy the spirit before it takes over Mia’s soul.


The opening dialog between the friends was written in traditional Diablo Cody fashion. It’s quirky, young, and has hints of humor. The moment the “Book of the Dead” is opened is when the fun (and by fun I mean terror) begins. If you have a weak stomach, this film is not made for you. You will not be spared of the gore, I repeat YOU WILL NOT BE SPARED! Typically, I am not one that enjoys loads of gore but, this film finds clever ways to make sure the gore isn’t a safety. There are scenes in which you will want to turn away because of the amount of demonic violence but the film remains intriguing to the point where you can’t stop watching.

If you’re a fan of the original Evil Dead film, you are designed to love cheesy horror movies. This remake’s plot is pretty cheese-tastic but in my opinion, it makes it perfect. The film is full little tidbits that only Evil Dead fans would notice. The movie is definitely more for the fans but it will get a reaction out of the regular movie goer.

As I was typing this I received a text message from a friend that she just saw the film. Apparently she won’t be sleeping for days AND there are extras after the credits. I might have to see the movie again in the cinema. This is Fede Alvarez’s first feature film and he did a hell of a job. He had a lot to live up to and handled the challenge amazingly.

Do not brave it alone or try to eat your movie snacks while watching this movie. Pick out an outfit and get your ass to the cinema for a scary good time.

Stay sexy Gotham!


Random Post of Happy for March 4th.

Monday, March 4th, 2013


We have challenges in life to make us more fun-tastic and wonderful. Unicorn up to the challenge.

xo, a go go bye,

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Rosemary, Heaven restores you in life…

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Oil painting by Jonathan LeVine

Painting by Jonathan LeVine

So, I am not entirely normal. I am not sure if you guys were aware of this or not but I am completely not normal. I accept this so I hope you do as well. Here is a perfect example of my crazy, since i’ve been 3 years old my favorite film has been Rosemary’s Baby. Seriously. Everything about it in my eyes is perfect and I thought this from a very, very young age.

Being completely in love with this film, I thought Valentine’s Day would be the perfect time to speak about my love for the film and why you should view it if you’ve never seen it. If the child of Satan doesn’t get you in the mood, I am not sure what will.

As an adult I started to break down exactly what I love about Rosemary’s Baby. I mean I truly adore everything about this film. From the opening credits and theme song sang by the adorable Mia Farrow, to the beautiful cinematography, and shocking ending. I quickly realized, it’s my favorite type of horror. Suspenseful and eerie without any gore at all.

I am not sure if this is true for the rest of the world, but in my opinion this movie is one of the most influential films when it comes to style. From Mia’s Vidal Sassoon pixie haircut, those amazing Peter Pan Collars, baby-doll dresses and adorable flats I fall more and more in love with this movie every time I see it. The outfits definitely help develop the character that is Rosemary while sticking to the trend of 1968. Rosemary is supposed have this innocence that is childlike and somewhat angelic that can easily be corrupted. Well done stylist, well done!


Art by Stefan Obusan

The film contains on the the most perfect house renovations scenes I have ever seen in a movie. When Rosemary and her husband buy an apartment in the fictionalized upper west side Dakota building, I swoon every time I watch. The apartment is bright and cheerful and had a charming mix of uptown traditional and feminine 1960s mod. It would be an absolute DREAM if I could live in the Dakota. I fantasize about that building often and sometimes make it a point to walk past it if I am in the upper west side.

Rosemary’s Baby is a horror film, but I think it is definitely among the tamer films if you’re a bit of an easy scare. It’s more suspenseful than “I’m going to come kill you in the night.” The tension builds and keeps your attention in the best way possible. The plot is one that definitely makes me think. It involves a young couple who are obviously madly in love. It reminds you that love can sometimes become tainted by evil and greed. It always sad when love loses a battle to evil but in the case of this plot and film, at least it was beautifully done.

Currently, Rosemary’s Baby is instantly viewable on Netflix. Snuggle up with someone special and watch it to make it a very not so typical Valentine’s Day. Spawn of Satan is not required.

Happy Birthday Cupid Jesus!
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