Scream (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on October 21, 2011

78. Scream (available to stream on Netflix and Amazon)

Here is the trailer for Scream.

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Scream is what brought back scary movies in the 90s.  Released in 1996, it launched a string of scary movies released in the following years.  Not so much horror films, these movies were lacking in severe blood and gore, but lots of suspense and murders. (Spoiler alert starts now!)

Drew Barrymore GETS IT in this movie. And her little boyfriend too.

The story opens with a heinous double murder where the killer calls Drew Barrymore and taunts her like crazy with movie trivia and killing her boyfriend before eventually killing her too.  This is a BFD in the little town of Woodsboro.  We meet Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and find out that her mother was murdered the previous year.  We also meet her friend Tatum (Rose McGowan), her boyfriend Billy (Skeet Ulrich) and Tatum’s boyfriend Stu (Matthew Lillard).  Supporting cast includes reporter Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox), Dewey (David Arquette) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy).

Sidney gets stalked on the phone by the same killer and is attacked in her house.  From then on, its a string of death until we finally find out who the killer is.  Who they are, actually, but that’s all I am sharing.

I love Rose McGowan! She’s great in this movie, and her death is awesome!

This is a great addition to your October movie playlist.  It’s funny and scary and twisty and even if you’ve seen it before, it is fun to watch again.

Scream is available on DVD from Amazon for $13.89.

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Halloween Prep Week! Cute Ornaments.

by Jamie Sanford on September 30, 2010

It’s a little odd that Pier One carries Halloween ornaments, but since they also sell a little black spooky tree thing, I guess it makes sense.

And usually, I lean towards the more macabre side of Halloween, but these are ridiculously cute and I love them.

These are serving a bit of a “Nightmare Before Christmas” vibe, which I really enjoy.  These cute sets of 2 ornaments each are available at Pier One for $4.95.  (Click on each image to visit the product page.)

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Halloween Prep Week! Owl Lantern!

by Jamie Sanford on September 29, 2010

You knew I wouldn’t be able to resist an owl item for Halloween week, right?

This owl lantern is affordable and fabulous, and could possibly fit into your decor all year, depending on how you feel about owls.

The description from World Market:

If you’re looking for a spooky accent for your Halloween festivities, whooo can resist our Hanging Owl Lantern? Handmade from metal, this owl will appear to glow with wisdom when a tea light is place inside. He loves to hang out at Halloween parties or outside on your porch, welcoming trick-or-treaters.

Whoooo indeed. The owl lantern is about 6 1/2 inches high, and is available from World Market for $9.99. In addition, Halloween items purchased from World Market before October 2nd will receive free ground shipping, which means you have plenty of time to receive your items before Halloween. Happy shopping!

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Halloween Prep Week! Creepy Lawn Flamingos.

by Jamie Sanford on September 28, 2010

I grew up in Florida, so I cannot resist the creepy lawn flamingos, skeleton-style.

They glow in the dark! If you click through, you can see a small picture of them in the dark – I couldn’t find a bigger version to share here.

Anyway, I’m not sure if these would fly (pun totally intended) anywhere but in the south where tropical birds (and the flamingo lawn phenomenon) are more rampant, but to each his own. Amazon will send you the flamingos no matter where you are.

The set of 2 flamingos is available for $16.33 on Amazon.

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Halloween Prep Week! Skeleton Wall Tapestry.

by Jamie Sanford on September 27, 2010

I LOVE Halloween and so I like to start thinking about it early. I had a great idea for a costume in the shower, so now I am really jazzed.

Let’s get started on decor.

This skeleton tapestry from World Market is over 5 feet tall and will definitely make a big statement in your decor. Plus, it comes with the hardware to hang it and would easily roll up after Halloween to pull out again next year.

The tapestry is available from World Market for $149.99. In addition, this item ships for free (ground shipping) if you purchase by October 2nd.

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