Great Halloween Movies: ‘House of Usher’

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It’s that time of year again, kids. Welcome to the Defective Geek’s Second Annual “Great Halloween Movies” serial. I, your blogging host, will be sharing some of my favorite flicks to watch during the lovely month of October. I may not have Elvira’s amazing… attributes, but I’m sincere. That’s got to count for something, right? Hello?

I want to start off this year’s set with one of the greatest horror films out there, House of Usher.

House of Usher is based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, a man who in my opinion set the bar for the horror genre. The movie is about Philip Winthrop (Mark Damon), a young man who has traveled to the grand yet desolate mansion to propose to his love, the beautiful Madeline Usher (Myrna Fahey). The only problem is her possessive older brother, Roderick Usher, and the curse he claims has afflicted the Usher family for generations.

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A Geeky Wedding Tutorial by Stephanie Pacheco

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I’ve learned a lot of things within the last nine months about the ups and downs of planning a wedding, and trying to make it unique to you. Nowadays it’s a lot easier, and more common place to hear about newlyweds creating their own geeky wedding. Which is great! However, there are also a lot of unforeseen complications with friends and family reacting to your…personal style. These are just a few tips, and personal observations, from a geeky lady who never thought she would have to plan a wedding.

PREFACE

For the record, my fiance and I love both of our families. Second, we are poor as sh*%, and don’t really have funds to help pay for a wedding. Third, our families have been amazingly supportive and offered to help create the wedding our dreams. They just didn’t know it would involve no real flowers, DIY decorations, dyed hair, tattoos, and non-uniformed wedding decorations. No pastels?! Gasp! When the parents heard our wedding colors were red and black they looked like someone stole their favorite toy. His mother is still trying to convince me that real flowers for the bride are just appropriate. Did I mention we’re making paper roses out of several different types of paper products?  Including my bouquet? Amazing, right? Not to the Mom’s. In the beginning my fiance and I came up with a few creative ideas for our wedding like a Steam Punk theme or a cute video game themed wedding cake. Who doesn’t want a Super Mario wedding cake?! Not to the Mom’s. Which brings me to my number one rule…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Looper’ Actress Summer Qing Plus Behind the Scenes Photos

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Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Chinese actress Summer Qing. She has appeared in films The Founding of a Republic, Flash Point, and can be seen in the current mind bending hit Looper as Old Joe’s Wife. In this interview Summer talks about her origins as an actress, her role in Looper, the differences between a Chinese movie production versus an American one, and even tells us her favorite comic book movie!

What inspired you to become an actress?

Because I can. LOL!

Believe it or not, there wasn’t any inspiration for me to become an actress until I actually enrolled in the film school. Only after I entered the Beijing Film Academy did I learn such great actors’ names as Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro. Then I was inspired to become an actress.

Comikaze Expo 2012: Geek Chic’s Mustache Emporium

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Watch our interview with Geek Chic at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo — it’s all about their fancy mustaches for gentlemen and ladies alike. Visit their website at www.geekchickhq.com to check out all their awesome, handmade crafts all made from wood. Click here to watch the video on YouTube and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!

COMIKAZE EXPO 2012 day one