What if the apple’s curse didn’t stop with true love’s kiss? What if the real curse happens after Snow White wakes up from her death sleep? Rob E. Boley The Scary Tale series spins this classic fairy tale with a dash of the zombie curse. The author was kind enough to give us signed copies of his first two novels to give away to a lucky reader, along with a gift card to Amazon.com!
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It seemed like an appropriately authorly technique to start this post by reminiscing about my first memory of the iconic character Snow White. The thing is, my memory sucks.
I do vaguely recall sitting in my childhood bedroom and playing with seven dwarf figures that my parents bought for me on one of our first trips to Disney World. The dwarfs weren’t very exciting—just frozen hunks of painted plastic with no articulation.
My first clear recollection of the lady herself was actually a parody from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, in which three fed-up co-workers, played by Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda, enact revenge on their sexist boss, Franklin Hart, played by Dabney Coleman. In one memorable dream sequence, the three ladies get high and share their wild fantasies for killing Hart. In Tomlin’s story, she assumes the role of a chipper Snow White, complete with animated birds and fairy tale music. Tomlin plays the scene with the perfect amount of wicked glee and tongue-in-cheek innocence as she poisons Hart’s coffee. The scene not only played with the notion of a male-dominated workplace, but also the role of the stereotypical passive fairy tale princess.
Rob E Boley is the author of The Scary Tales, a series of books about fairy tale and zombies. His stories answers the question: what if the curse didn’t stop at “true love’s kiss”? Listen in as Rob geeks out over cartoons with The Space Pirate Queen while chatting about writing, Snow White and other Disney Princesses.
Zombies have become such a huge part of mainstream media today that I am pretty sure there has been many conversations between friends that led to the question, “What would YOU do during the zombie apocalypse?”
That is what Wasted is about and we spoke to producer Steve Kasan about the series and the CineCoup challenge that they are currently participating in.
Tell us about Wasted and where did the inspiration for it come from?
Wasted is about a group of friends in their mid 30s struggling in their lives with work, responsibilities and other things out of their control which goes completely out the window when the Zombie Apocalypse happens. When there is no rules, they get Wasted. The story starts with this group having a discussion as to what they would do if a zombie apocalypse were to happen after watching their favourite zombie franchise, Dealing with the Dead, starring their favourite Zombie Killer actress, Lovina.
When they step outside to get something to eat they find a zombie apocalypse has happened. Now they must use their knowledge from video games, comic books, literature, movies, the internet, and life to survive & have high adventures in the waste land.
This is the ‘I Love You’ episode so the Lady Geeks talk about animals eating zombies, spiders in your car, mites pooping on your eyeballs — if this episode isn’t creepy enough for you the week before Halloween, then we don’t know what is!
Once again, I found myself at Halloween Horror Night in Hollywood and I’ve already gone to the park twice this year (once with the girls and once with my boyfriend!). Universal Studios’ haunt is always all around top-notch quality in production. Not surprising since they are an actual working movie studio with access to props and make-up. This year’s mazes includes Insidious, The Evil Dead, Black Sabbath 13, El Cucuy, Monster Remix and The Walking Dead. We had a lot of fun this year although I can’t say that this was my most memorable experience at HHN.
Ever wonder about the sordid history of graham crackers and why s’mores made them better? Let the Lady Geeks educate you while talking vampires (again), zombies (again) and movies — including, World War Z, Don Jon’s Addiction, Lincoln and Gravity.