Fashion Horrific Fashion Review Monday, October 22, 2012Zena Horror
Alice in Zombieland eBook Josh Cook Sunday, October 14, 2012Zena Horror
'Tis the HORRIFIC season! !
Hey PEOPLE, ghouls...etc! A while back (HERE), I told you all about an eBook called AiZ: Alice in Zombieland! Well! Here's my review on it!
Josh Cook's Alice in Zombieland is pure awesomeness! Pretty much the story line and it follows various characters, one being Alice, a girl with the potential to survive Rolan Global's second birth serum (SBS). This serum has the potential to control life, allowing people to neither live nor die, sticking them in a zombielike state but with a mental and physical awareness much like a living human. Richard Roslun seeks to make a fortune from the serum's successs, but not without a fight from Alice's sister, Gee, and friend Sam, who storm from Blake Island to retrieve Alice.
MY LIKES! Because of the title, I initially thought Alice in Zombieland was a comedy horror. I connected Alice in Wonderland to Zombieland. But the story like was actually serious, with lighthearted comedy spread throughout. However! My presumption did not keep me from enjoying the story. Even if you make the same mistakes I did, you won't be disappointed.
All of the characters are believeable. I can't figure out which one I like. Gee is very serious and witty, while Sam is hilarious and quirky! Josh did a great job of combining Alice's innocence and aggressiveness. Those two characteristics are usually hard to do for characters but Josh did a phenomenal job with that one!
The dialogue is awesome and easy to read. It sounds like you are right there listening to the conversations! Also, the setting is explained in an amazing way that comes to light in the reader's mind.
MY DISLIKES! The cover was cool, but in my opinion, I'm not sure if it fits the story. And since it is the first thing I saw, I didn't expect the high level of writing that followed. ALSO! I kept wondering if the story should have been written in past tense than present, it can be wordy in the present tense. This may be my personal preference, but you guys can read it and tell me what you think!
I would totally recommend this eBook to people! Usually, you have to direct entertainment to certain crowds, but Alice in Zombieland is different. Though it contains strong, scifi and horror elements, this story is enjoyable for everyone Pick it up and you'll definitely see what I'm talking about!
AiZ: Alice in Zombieland is now available on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords! You can check out my interview with Josh Cook HERE! He's extremely laid back and talented. I fell in love with his AiZ: Alice in Zombieland!
I give AiZ: Alice in Zombieland 4 out of 5 queen skulls!
Events Haunted House Interview Saturday, October 13, 2012Zena Horror
I was able to visit the awesome haunted house Tampa Bay Horror Factory in Clearwater, FL!
Dollhouse heels Fashion Giveaway Friday, October 05, 2012Zena Horror
I don't usually do written book reviews, but you guys have to read this!!! I mean like NOW! I finished this book recently because I couldn't put it down. Action in that Afro!! I mean, you see how crazy the title is. I didn't know what I was getting into, but the story is just as crazy. It was written by Federico Dixon and was initially called Hearts of A New World, but he changed it to Action in that Afro because he said it suited him better.
I would tell you guys the synopsis, but just click the link below and read it on Amazon yourself. Bottom line, Joey is my favorite character!!
Movies October Upcoming Horror Thursday, October 04, 2012Zena Horror
It's OCTOBER--duh! It's time to share the list of all the delightful horrors that are coming out this month! It doesn't matter if it's straight to DVD or theaters--horror is HORROR!
If you've already checked any of the movies out, please let me know; or if you plan on checking any out...let me know anyway! Or! If I'm missing any, let me know!
Frankenweenie - RELEASE DATE: October 5th, 2012A young boy conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, but not without deathly consequences!
A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
V/H/S - RELEASE DATE: October 5th, 2012A group of criminals is hired by some unknown people to retrieve a rare piece of footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere. Of course, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
This film sounds so awesome but is sadly only being released to limited theaters! And what makes it sound even awesomER is the directors who took part in this: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Ti West, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid, and even the YouTube sensations Radio Silence!
The Barrens - RELEASE DATE: October 9th, 2012A man and his family go on a camping trip in the forest known as the New Jersey Pine Barrens that has more than 1 million acres of dense forest. This family trip isn't going to be sunshine and apple seeds though! The man of the house becomes convinced they're being stalked by the legendary winged monster that looks like a deformed mixture of different animals.
So, yeah...apparently in this film, the legend of the Jersey Devil has been passed along for hundreds of years. This creature is some what similar to the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and the Chupacabra.
The Cottage - RELEASE DATE: October 9th, 2012A struggling suburban couple rent their guest house to a complete stranger, but he's not what he appears to be! He's a quiet, charming romance novelist named Robert Mars. Mr. Mars was looking for much more than a place to rent. It's always the wife that suspects things, so in this case--it's no different! The wife, Chloe, begins to suspect that Mr. Mars is not who he says he is. She soon realizes that she’s in the fight of her life to protect herself and her family!
Werewolf The Beast Among Us - RELEASE DATE: October 9th, 2012A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight, while a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from unspeakable creatures.
I may skip out on this one...I'm still not too sure.
Bedevilled - RELEASE DATE: October 9th, 2012When her pleas for help are ignored and causes her daughter's death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames. Watch out!
I Didn’t Come Here to Die - RELEASE DATE: October 11th, 2012A team of young volunteers work on an humanitarian project in the woods. Somewhere along the lines of horriﬁc accidents, rash decisions, and the unpredictability of human nature, the volunteers all come to the same disturbing conclusion.
The cover looks pretty spectacular!
Sinister - RELEASE DATE: October 12th, 2012A true-crime novelist realizes how and why a family was murdered in his new home.
But in the process of his discoveries, he puts his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity. Whoo hoo!!
Seven Psychopaths - RELEASE DATE: October 12th, 2012A struggling screenwriter, *Colin Farrell*, inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s *Woody Harrelson* beloved shih-tzu.
Smiley - RELEASE DATE: October 12th, 2012This film follows a mentally fragile college student named Ashley who learns an urban legend. The legend says that a mysterious serial killer named “Smiley” can be summoned through the internet. Eventually, Ashley will have to decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley‘s next victim.
Excision - RELEASE DATE: October 16th, 2012A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
I cannot wait to see this movie!
Paranormal Activity 4 - RELEASE DATE: October 19th, 2012This fourth film in the series will explore the family of witches who live next door to a newly introduced family! It looks like it's going to make some people urinate in their pants. Be sure to bring an extra pair!
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines - RELEASE DATE: October 23rd, 2012It's the Mountain Man Festival on Halloween and crowds of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music, sex, drugs...the usual! But! A killer celebration soon gives way to a blood-soaked feeding frenzy when an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students.
I stopped watching after 2...am I missing out? Please let me know. Thanks!
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D - RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
Sleep Tight - RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012The residents of the building where Cesar, the doorman, works are not aware of the overtime he has been putting in. Apparently, he is at their service both day and night. Lol! It kind of made me laugh, I'm sorry. :| Well, apparently, he's helping himself in to people's apartments so...yeah.
Fun Size - RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012It's said that this film is a cross between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting on Halloween night. In the film, Wren and her little brother Albert secretly head off to a party. The night turns in to poo when Albert goes missing and it becomes a race to find him before mom finds out.
Um...is this horror??
Citadel - RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012A man is torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest. He discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most, the abandoned tower block known as the Citadel.
The American Scream - RELEASE DATE: October 28th, 2012This film follows three horrific households in uncovering the triumphs and tragedies that come with carrying the blackened banner of true Halloween spirit.