Posts Tagged ‘horror’

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 ReaperHaunt.com 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!
latanya

Top 5 reasons why everyone should be in love with Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Batman Rocky Sprinkles and Booze

Have you ever tried to explain  The Rocky Horror Picture Show to someone that hasn’t seen it? If you haven’t, it’s probably one of the hardest things you could ever do in your life. It’s like trying to explain what an orgasm feels like to someone that has never had one. It’s pretty difficult.

If you’ve been living under a rock, here is my super brief description of Rocky Horror. The Rocky Horror Picture Show originally was a British musical which then had a film adaptation. As the story goes, newly-engaged couple (Janet and Brad) stumble upon a castle after they get a flat tire trying to get home. The castle is home to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. The doctor is having a gathering of sorts to unveil his newest Frankenstein style “Monster”, Rocky. Needless to say, shit gets crazy!

Since the late 70s’, the film has been a cult classic! Years after the film was released in the states as a midnight movie staple, Rocky Horror Picture Show now holds the title of the longest running theatrical release in film history. Which is exactly why you should be ashamed of yourself if you’ve never seen it. The film has a hint of everything for everyone. It’s a comedy, B-Film, with a splash of tranny. It’s the most perfect blend of insanity.

In case you’re one of the few folks out there that has never taken part in the wonder of Rocky Horror Picture show, you might be wondering…”Why SHOULD I love Rocky Horror? It sounds like a glitter filled hot mess!” No need to fear, I am here to give you the top 5 reasons why you should put on your best fishnets and heels and see Rocky Horror Picture Show!

5. The mother fuckin’ Time Warp.

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Years before the electric slide was even a thing, there was the Time Warp. I bet that the  10% of the universe that has never seen Rocky Horror Picture Show recognize the dance and song. It’s basically very similar to most line dances but there is a lot more thrusting involved. I have kindly typed out the instructions on how to pull off the perfect Time Warp. Don’t be afraid to bust out your sweet moves at your next social function. Get people to join in with you. It will be a riot!

Instructions for The Time Warp Dance:

1. (It’s just a) JUMP TO THE LEFT
2. (And then a) STEP TO THE RIGHT
3. (With your hands on your hips) YOU BRING YOUR KNEES IN TIGHT
4. (But it’s the) PELVIC THRUST (that really drives you insa-aaa-ne)
5. LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!

4. Timeless jams!

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I believe humans are divided into two groups: those who loved Rocky Horror and those who hated it. It’s a lot of film and concepts to take in at once. I can completely understand how some squares would find the movie hard to swallow. BUT even those silly people would have a hard time denying that the movie is full of AMAZING jams. The songs are all extraordinarily fun, super addictive and in most if not ALL cases, really, really , really good. If you’re new to Rocky Horror, your ears are in for a treat. Let your ear units fall in love with timeless great music. I promise you will at least tap your foot along to the tunes if anything.

3. Have a young Meat Loaf.

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Enjoy some extremely young Meat Loaf. He is packed full of energy and ready to sing some good ol’ rock n roll! You have to enjoy him while you can because he might not survive the insane roller coaster of an evening. You’ve been warned!

2. The adoring fans!

Rocky Fans Sprinkles and Booze

Without the HUGE following, Rocky Horror would have not have made cinema history. The film has taken in almost $140 million at the US box office and almost $60 million dollars in rentals! The original budget for the film was $1.2 million dollars. It has done pretty well for itself with the thanks to all of the millions of fans that gather together on a regular to continue to support the film.  The fans started with simple callbacks which turned into an elaborate and interactive viewing experience.

I’ve searched the internet and found a list of all the callbacks for the Rocky Horror virgins of the world. Take this list, find a local showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show and keep the dream alive. Don’t dream it, be it!

Prop List

Rice: During the wedding at the beginning of the film, you should throw rice along with the on-screen guests.

Water Guns: When Brad and Janet are caught in the storm, use your water guns to simulate rain in the theater.

Newspapers: When Janet covers her head with a newspaper, you should do the same.

Candles/Flashlights/Cell Phones: During the ‘There’s a light’ verse of “Over at the Frankenstein Place,” turn on your candles, flashlights and/or cell phones.

Rubber Gloves: Every time Frank or Magenta snaps the gloves on or off, snap your gloves.

Noisemakers: Take our your noisemakers when the Transylvanians celebrate at the end of the creation speech.

Confetti: Throw confetti at the screen as Rocky and Frank head toward the bedroom.

Toilet Paper: Throw toilet paper rolls in the air when Dr. Scott enters the lab, and Brad cries out, “Great Scott!”

Toast: When Frank proposes a toast at dinner, throw toast in the air.

Party Hat: Put on your party hat when Frank puts his on.

Bell: Ring your bell when Frank says ‘Did you hear a bell ring?’ during the song “Planet, Schmanet, Janet.”

Deck of Cards: Let lose your deck of cards in the air when Frank sings ‘Cards for sorrow, cards for pain’ during the song “I’m Going Home.”

**You may want to call the theater ahead of time to find out what their policies are with respect to prop use.**

**Also the callbacks are different in every theater and change over time. So there is no official script.**

1. TIM CURRY!

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I might need to write a blog post at some point on how perfect Tim Curry is but just know this…HE’S PERFECT. He is not only an amazing singer and dancer but he can pull of a bustier better than most women. I find it extremely hard to believe that there was a time when Tim wasn’t proud of being Dr. Frank-N-Furter but I am super happy that he owns up to it now. He made the character, movie, and my life.

With his giant sized Cheshire cat smile and his devious eyes, Curry took the role by the horns and dominated it. He has a way of making your feel terrified, silly, and possibly horny all at the same time. He is the world’s perfect blend of British glam rock with matter of fact witty charm. He pulled of manly while wearing heavy makeup and it’s extremely wonderful. LONG LIVE THE CURRY QUEEN!

Going to see Rocky Horror Picture Show is not just going to a movie; it’s a social event. If you’re able to find a movie screening with a live floor show, even better! You’ll either love it or you will hate it. Either way, you will remember it. I will be attending The Rocky Horror Experience on October 25 at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. If you’re local to the area…join us! It’s a one night event you don’t want to miss.

As always…Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

I want to leave you with an amazing performance by my good friend Lily la Vamp. Here is her burlesque tribute to Rocky Horror Picture Show! If you work somewhere lame then it’s NSFW. Prepare for the awesome…ENJOY!

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!

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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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