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The Grunge Cinema Criterion Contest! – THIS CONTEST IS OVER!!!

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2012 by goregirl

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Grunge Cinema starts next week! Grunge Cinema: Horror of the 90s runs from January 1 to February 28, 2013. For better or for worse I will be reviewing only horror films from the 1990s for two months! I will also be posting a top ten list for each year of the decade. To celebrate the feature I am having a contest! I will be giving away a $50 gift certificate for Criterion! All you have to do is leave your name (or username) on this post with “ENTER ME” beside it and you will get one entry! You can also earn 10 more entries! You will earn one entry each time you leave a comment on a 90s top ten list. Ten years in the decade…10 more chances to enter your name! But please make sure you leave your name HERE! If your name is not here I will not automatically assume you want in! If you are unfamiliar with Criterion’s outstanding catalog check it out here.

There are a few important things to note before entering this contest. No one will earn more than 11 entries regardless of the amount of comments they leave. Criterion does not appear to ship internationally, so if you live anywhere outside of CANADA or the USA you are certainly welcome to enter, but you will have to find your own way of getting the goods. I will need your email address if you are the winner. In order to leave a comment here you must include an email address; this is how I will contact you. I will contact you through this email address and ask you to confirm the email address you would like the gift certificate sent to. You can even gift it to someone else if you like! It goes without saying that I will not publish any email address; but if you are a winner your name or username will be announced right here, on twitter and on YouTube. I will be putting the entries in a hat and drawing a name on video so you can rest assured there are no shenanigans! The contest closes at noon (Pacific Time) on February 28 and will be drawn on Friday, March 1.

My Very Own Dot Com and Grunge Cinema!

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , on December 19, 2012 by goregirl

I am super excited to announce that after almost four years as I am finally making the move to my very own spot on the web! This has been something I have wanted to do for a very long time. I still have some kinks to iron out with the changeover though. At this point you can still find me using the old goregirl link but I am not sure how long that will last. My new address is!! Since I am on the subject of things to come I wanted to remind you that as per your votes, I will be doing a nineties horror feature in January and February. Here is my first banner…

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Why Grunge Cinema? I worked in a record store for several years during the nineties and alternative rock was my salvation. The Grunge sub-genre out of Seattle gave us Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and Soundgarden among others. Grunge was all about distorted guitars and stripped down and untidy aesthetics. My record store days are a time in my life I look back at with great fondness. I have always ragged on the horror films of the 90s, but I am discovering that there are plenty of gems among the unkempt mess. Speaking of the 90s, tomorrow I will have a review for the tremendously fun anthology Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.