Skip to main content

Posts

The Great VHS Collection Review #3: Arachnophobia (1990)

The Great VHS Collection Review #3: Arachnophobia(1990)


I think in this first couple of reviews I have been a little harsh and negative (even if the animated Narnia movie is an ironic masterpiece), so for this one I will talk about a movie that I actually like and find is ignored in favor of Gremlins and Poltergeist in terms of suburban horror. In fact I think watching these three movies together would be a fascinating experience, the millennial scaring trilogy.

The film is about a family dealing with incredibly venomous (and one cat sized) spiders, spiders that can kill with a single bite. Naturally this is not a film for anyone who actually suffers from arachnophobia, the suspense scenes are well made and timed perfectly. Watching it as an adult it is easy to see how this scared so many people when they were kids. Looking back at it now it’s not quite as scary as it could have been, it is definitely more comedy than horror. That being said the first death is done quite well and it d…
Recent posts

Cammie - Chapter 2 By Corey R.

Chapter 2:Meanwhile, in a small town, a young man was just finishing his work day. He looked to be no older than 20, and had a pale looking skin tone. His hair was short and looked like the night sky. His eyes had the tone of chestnuts, almost glass looking in the bright early summer sun. He wore a charcoal looking suit which reached his waist, and a tie that looked the same as the sea. On his legs, he wore pants that looked as if he wore ash on his legs instead. His shoes matched his suit to complete his outfit. “Well, that’s a wrap people. Go home and we’ll go at this again next week.”, came the boss’s voice over his desk speaker. Upon hearing this, the man was quick to gather his belongings, and was now on his way home. These included a notebook, small bag of pens and pencils, and a thermos of which he kept his drinks in during the day.  He didn’t live very far from the office he worked at, and since it was Friday, he was in no rush for anything. But before he left, his boss stoppe…

Disease Cure Simulator Game by Brian W.

This game is a work in progress. I wanted to create an interactive experience for our newspaper project. With the current events of the world I was inspired to make a game and test my skills with programing.
Play disease cure simulator on itch.io

Sophie's Stay Home Poster

"Staying home is important for people to think about right now in order for the virus to stop. I made this poster to remind people if they want this virus to stop they need to follow these instructions. I am worried that the virus won't end if people don't stay inside." -Sophie J.


Abby's Advice for Families During the Coronavirus By Abby O.

Introduction - What is going on in the world right now
You may have heard a whole lot about something called the coronavirus already but you could still have some questions. This guide will help you understand what it is all about:Coronavirus is spread when you sneeze or cough. You have to be very careful because if you don’t cover your mouth and spread fluid to someone they could catch the disease and get very sick. It is very important that you practice good hygiene, wear protective gear, and listen to your parents. It is also important to follow these instructions with this virus going on. Right now, we have to make sure that we’re social distancing, which means not going to school and seeing people other than those we live with, and after the virus passes we can all return to school and our regular lives. 
What can I do to stay busy?- Journaling - A journal is something people write or draw and it is very good because when you are upset, down, or bored out of your mind you can write…

Cammy Chapter 1 - By Corey R.

The following is the first chapter in a story that Corey has been working on over the past couple months. Keep checking back for updates!

Chapter 1:
The sun began to rise high in the bright blue morning sky over a beautiful large forest. Trees stood almost 200 feet in height here, some even larger. On the ground, two young people were walking together slowly as they discussed the day’s plans. One was a beautiful young woman, who looked to be 20 years old, had skin the color of beach sand, deep ocean blue eyes, and long brunette colored hair that touched just above her waist. She wore a short flame orange dress that stopped at just below her kneecaps, a pair of emerald green dress shoes, and a small red flower in her hair. Around her neck, she wore a light blue necklace, which was in the shape of a diamond. Next to her, a young man, who was the same age as she was, began to talk with her. He had the same tone of skin as her, however his eyes were teal, and his hair was black and much sho…

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Great Vhs Collection Review #2: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (1993)
I know what you're thinking, “But didn’t the Narnia movie come out on dvd in the 2000’s”, and you would be half right. The good version of this story was made by Disney in 2005, but what you might not know is that before Disney got its rat hands on the classic book there was an animated version made for tv in 1993. And it is amazing in all the wrong ways. Where do I begin with this one? Not the plot because honestly its saving grace is that it actually follows the book very closely. If you read the book or watched the Disney version you basically know what happens. Where it falls amazingly short is its execution. The animation is laughably bad, with characters looking silly at best and deformed at worst. The voice acting is ether dull and lifeless or manic and over the top. Whenever the movie tries to be existing it just repeats animations and the characters either run slowly or flail their arms. …