April 2018 archive

Jonathan Brazee’s “Fire Ant” Got Us Fired Up!

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I’m all fired up about Jonathan Brazee’s new book, “Fire Ant,” for its interesting well-drawn characters and edge-of-the-seat action.

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Rainy-Day Movies, Part 5 – Pleasantville

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This week, Candy looks at popular movies that use rain as an important element. The rain in today’s film, 1998’s Pleasantville, shows us the transformative power of art.

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Rainy-Day Movies, Part 4 – Spider-Man

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This week, Candy looks at popular movies that use rain as an important element. The rain in today’s film, Spider-Man, enhances what might otherwise be just another thank-you kiss.

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Rainy-Day Movies, Part 3 – The Matrix Revolutions

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This week, Candy looks at popular movies that use rain as an important element. The rain in today’s film, “The Matrix Revolutions,” created the now-iconic look for computer code used in dozens, if not hundreds, of later films.

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Rainy-Day Movies, Part 2 – Jurassic Park

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This week, Candy looks at popular movies that use rain as an important element. Today we salute the giant storm that started it all in 1993’s “Jurassic Park.”

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Free Crime, Mystery, and Thriller Books from Art of the Arcane

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You must be a great detective – because you’ve tracked down this month’s exciting selection of new FREE crime, mystery, and thriller books from Art of the Arcane.

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Rainy-Day Movies, Part 1 – Watchmen

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Last week, McCabria selected four horror movies to watch while April did its shower thing. This week, Candy looks at other popular movies that use rain as an important element, starting with 2009’s “The Watchmen.”

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Free Horror Books from Art of the Arcane

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It’s cold and dark and drizzly outside – what could be better than using the ambience to get lost in a great horror book? Not much – except maybe getting lost in a FREE horror book from Art of the Arcane!

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Rainy Day Horror Films, Part 4 – Friday the Thirteenth

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Are you wondering what to watch on a dreary, stormy, Friday the Thirteenth in April? Let me suggest the entire iconic “Friday the Thirteenth” movie franchise!

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Rainy Day Horror Films, Part 3 – The Ring

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Are you wondering what to watch on a dreary, stormy day? Let me suggest that you DON’T watch the brilliant and frightening 2002 American remake of “The Ring.”

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Rainy Day Horror Films, Part 2 – Constantine

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Are you wondering what to watch on a dreary, gloomy, April-drizzle kind of day? Let me suggest the Keanu Reeves occult detective film, 2005’s “Constantine.”

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Rainy Day Horror Films, Part 1 – Frankenstein

Are you wondering what to watch on a dreary, stormy day? Let me suggest the iconic creation scene in 1931’s “Frankenstein.”

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The Use of Fog in Horror Movies

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From our friends at Vaping Man: a brand-new infographic looking at the uses of fog and mist in horror films

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Screen of Screams People’s Choice Awards

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The people have spoken. The San Diego Screen with Screams Horror Film Festival Peoples’ Choice Awards have been announced. And the winners are . . . .

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April Issue of Middle School Horror Club Newsletter

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It’s time for the April issue of the Middle School Horror Club! Are you a member? More importantly, are you a subscriber?

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Rainy Day Playlist Quiz

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The Summer Valley Middle School Girls Chorale took time out between watching raindrops to prepare a little rainy day musical quiz. Can you answer these very musical questions?

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April Fool’s Day – The Holiday Beloved in 1986

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What to do on April Fool’s Day? Watch three very Foolish movies, of course!

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Free Fantasy Books from Art of the Arcane

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What could be better than leaving the mundane and traveling to a fantastic world? A world with demons and vampires and witches? Not much – except maybe traveling to that new world in a FREE fantasy novel from Art of the Arcane!

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