Saturday, 4 July 2020

The Midnight Horror Review - Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)



The Midnight Horror Review is back! Well, I didn’t really go anywhere. Because of an internet outage, I couldn’t post last week’s review. Yeah, it sucked.

I had planned on reviewing a different movie, but Hulu included Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter in their fresh batch of titles. I can never say no to watching a Hammer flick, so that’s what I’m reviewing tonight - 1974’s B-Movie - Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Book Blogger Hop - July 3rd - 9th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.

What book or books got a lot hype, but were a disappointment for you?
This week's prompt submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

The Friday 56 - Shadows of Foxworth by V.C.Andrews (Andrew Neiderman)

Rules

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (URL) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post URL, not your blog URL.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

DVD Review - The Girl In The Crawlspace (2018)


I forced myself to rewatch the horrible so-called horror flick The Girl in the Crawlspace, just so I could reboot my memory before I wrote this review. It’s an ITN Distribution title that Mill Creek Entertainment released on DVD earlier this year.

Written and directed by John Oak Dalton, The Girl in the Crawlspace features a cast of nobodies that cannot act. It's like the casting director grabbed random people from off the street, gave them a dollar, and told them to read a few lines from a script that took five minutes to write. Yes, it's that bad!

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Choosing the Right Gift Card at UnitedGiftCards


When you need to get a gift for someone, choosing a gift card can help ensure that the recipient of your gift gets just what he or she wants. However, you still need to make sure that you choose the right gift card for someone. Not everybody likes shopping at the same place. If you pick the wrong card for somebody, odds are that he or she just won’t use it. Here are some tips about picking out the best gift card for your friends and family.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Book Blogger Hop - June 26th - July 2nd


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.

When you run out of bookshelf space, what do you do?

This week's prompt submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

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To Merch, or not to Merch?


When did bloggers and vloggers offer their own merchandise?

Not unless you're a celebrity or connected to a news organization, it’s hard for a regular person to monetize their blog, vlog, or YouTube channel and make a living off of it. I have been noticing bloggers and vloggers are selling their own merch (merchandise), such as t-shirts, sweaters, socks, mugs, pillows, cell phone cases, stickers, and pins. The list keeps going on and on!

I am taking a wild guess that affiliates and advertisers aren’t paying what they used to, and, now, they're finding more creative ways to make some extra cash. The merch they’re selling to their readers/viewers all feature their logos, so it’s just another way for them to advertise their blog or channel.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Show Your American Pride with a Flag!


2020 is only halfway through, but it's already been a tough year for everyone with all the chaos around the world. Here in the United States of America, the 4th of July is less than two weeks away. Yeah, I know, I can hardly believe it myself; mostly thanks to the lack of firework stands because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Monday Morning Madness - Amish Romances, The Resident, and Vampires

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!


I have come to the revelation that I could get more things done if I quit watching music videos on YouTube! I had planned on having this post written & published by 9 AM, but I got a little distracted. If anyone noticed, I didn't put up a Sunday Post yesterday. I had too many things to do, so I am featuring the Sunday Post as a Monday Morning Madness post.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

The Midnight Horror Review - The Resident (2011)



Many months ago, I found The Resident (R; 91 minutes) on Blu-ray at a Dollar Tree store. Since I’ve been in a Hammer mood, I finally got around to watching it the other night. It’s a 2011 Hammer Films production starring Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, with a small appearance by Hammer legend Christopher Lee.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Book Blogger Hop: June 19th - 25th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.

Do you visit indie and/or used bookstores? Also, have you ever worked in any?

This week's prompt submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av trykksverte.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Give a Pet Portrait for Father's Day!


Is it just me or is June flying by way too fast?

Believe it or not, Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21st. With all the chaos in the world this year, many of us have probably forgotten about the holiday that celebrates our fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. If you’re like me, then you have a tough time trying to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift. Yes, sending a Hallmark card with a gift card is an easy (and cheap) way to go, but it’s even better to give a more creative gift.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

5 Awesome Things to Do This Summer


Summer is almost here, and it’s time to start thinking about all the summer fun you want to achieve before fall arrives in just a few short months. You might be looking for some new activities and ideas to make the most out of the heat. Here are five awesome things to try during the best time of year.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Review - THE MARVELOUS MECHANICAL MAN by Rie Sheridan Rose


Available on Amazon!

About the Book


The Marvelous Mechanical Man is the first book in a Steampunk series featuring the adventures of Josephine Mann, an independent woman in need of a way to pay her rent. She meets Professor Alistair Conn, in need of a lab assistant, and a partnership is created that proves exciting adventure for both of them.

Monday, 15 June 2020

Blu-ray Review - Trapped (2002)


Over the weekend, I watched 2002's Trapped (R; 97 minutes), based on the novel 24 Hours by Greg Iles, who also penned the screenplay. Directed by Luis Mandoki, the movie stars Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Dakota Fanning, and Kevin Bacon. It's a well-made thriller that has somehow fallen under the radar. The film got its first standalone Blu-ray (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart) release this year from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Sunday Post - Hangsaman, Hush, and The Southern's Book Club's Guide To Slaying Vampires


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Afternoon, Everyone!


I hope everyone is keeping safe & sound.

This morning, I noticed the AC unit wasn't putting out any cold air. I thought to myself, "Great, something else I cannot afford to get fixed." It shouldn't be a big surprise because there were a few nights when the AC wouldn't shut off. It's not the filter, as I just replaced it recently. I had the same problem a few years ago. Off the top of my head, I cannot recall the name of the part, but it only cost $10 for the replacement, plus $100 labor.

The temperatures are scorching outside today, and I had to go to the storage unit to look for two fans that belonged to my grandmother. Between the ceiling fans, 2 tower fans, and three smaller fans, the house is cooling down slightly.

Update: One of the tower fans isn't working!

The Midnight Horror Review - Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974)



There’s nothing better to do on a Saturday night than watching a Hammer Horror flick!

I fell in love with the world of Hammer when I was a teenager in the mid-1990s, a time when TNT and AMC aired classic movies. I’m not 100% for sure what was my first Hammer movie, but my two favorite series were Dracula and Frankenstein

Saturday, 13 June 2020

DVD Review - American Zombieland (2020)


Sometime last year, Mill Creek Entertainment started releasing ITN Distribution titles. I have had several of these DVDs in my possession for several months, and I've made many excuses not to review them, as many ITN films I've reviewed in the past have been crappy. Late last night, I finally got around to watching American Zombieland (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart), which the title is a ripoff of the horror-comedy Zombieland.

Friday, 12 June 2020

Book Blogger Hop: June 12th - 18th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.

How do you keep track of your books you will be reviewing or reading?

This week's prompt submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Review - Cross Shadow by Andrew Huff


Paperback * Kindle

About the Book

All journalist Christine Lewis wants is the truth. All pastor John Cross wants is to avoid it.

Former CIA agent turned evangelical pastor John Cross is busy caring for the small community of believers he ministers to in Virginia. Journalist Christine Lewis is busy with the demand for her talents from top news agencies in New York City. Neither has any time left for their relationship, which began eight months before when they paired up to prevent the detonation of a chemical bomb in the nation's capital.

Monday, 8 June 2020

Blu-ray Review - Wild Child / Life Happens


Late last night, I made a cup of decaf green tea and planned on watching a scary movie, but instead, I watched two chick flicks. And, no, I wasn't on a date. Please let me explain... I have a pile of DVDs and Blu-rays to review, and a few of these titles have been in my possession for many months, so I grabbed a random Blu-ray, which was the Mill Creek Entertainment double feature featuring Wild Child and Life Happens.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Sunday Post - Blood Hollow, Star Trek, and We Summon the Darkness


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!


Is it just me or did last week fly by way too fast? Between the scorching temperatures, way too much rain, Twitter stupidity, news media lies, and riots, the week has been a blast. Add in my 72-hour flu, I've been peachy! And, no, I don't have the coronavirus. Instead, I had the head-in-the-toilet virus.

After a lengthy debate with myself, I have brought back The Midnight Horror Review, which I will post every Saturday night at 11:59 PM. It didn't exactly pan out last night because of technical issues; though the first recent post got published later.

FYI: It should be mandatory to pass an IQ test before being allowed to have a Twitter account. There are way too many people in this world that have no common sense. They let whatever is "trending" take over their brains, instead of thinking for themselves. It's sad!

Saturday, 6 June 2020

The Midnight Horror Review - We Summon the Darkness (2019)


For a while now, I've been wanting to bring back The Midnight Horror Review and make it a weekly event, but I've been debating with myself whether to host it on here or start a Tumblr blog. I almost went with the latter, and I even set everything up, but thanks to my Twitter poll, I stayed where I am.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Book Blogger Hop: June 5th - 11th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.


What is your favorite bookish podcast? What do you like most about it?

This week's prompt submitted by Tabatha @ Broken Soul Reviews.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

What Is The Best Noise Cancelling Headphones?


I've always had a passion for music. I am what you would call tone-deaf, as I cannot carry a tune. And I don't have the skills to play a musical instrument; though I can play some beats on a snare drum and, once upon a time, I could play "Silent Night" on a keyboard. I guess you can call me more of a music lover than anything else.

As a kid, I would listen to Walkman until the batteries died. During my teenage years, I jammed to a portable CD player and a loud stereo that annoyed my parents. Now, nearing the big 40, I mostly listen to digital music on my laptop, MP3 player, and, on occasionally, my cell phone.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Blu-ray Review - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The Complete Series



While looking for something new to watch on Netflix, I came across Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and then I realized that I had the series on Blu-ray. Mill Creek Entertainment had sent me the 8-disc Blu-ray set earlier this year, which I had forgotten about. So, for the past week, I've been binge-watching all 51 episodes.

If you're not living under a rock, like me, then you were probably already aware of the series. I had no clue what it was about until I began watching the first season. It's a wacky comedy, just without a laugh-track.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Sunday Post - Cross Shadow, The Marvelous Mechanical Man, and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Afternoon, Everyone!

Yes, I'm late with today's post because I spent the morning hours watching Mr. Mercedes: Season 2 on DVD. The series is based on the Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King, which I need to reread soon, along with The Outsider.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Book Blogger Hop: May 29th - June 4th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.


What social media sites do you visit? Please leave your links so we can follow.

This week's prompt submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

The Friday 56 - Cross Shadow by Andrew Huff


Rules

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (URL) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post URL, not your blog URL.


The chance of any of them having been present the evening of the incident was slim enough, and they were most likely tired of answering the same questions over and over.
page 56, Cross Shadows by Andrew Huff


My Thoughts

Kregel Publications sent me Cross Shadows by Andrew Huff to review for an upcoming book tour. I wasn't a big fan of the first novel, A Cross to Kill, but I thought I would at least give the sequel a chance.


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Blu-ray Review - Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga / Ultra Fight Orb


Recently, I watched the Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga miniseries and the 30-minute mini-movie Ultra Fight Orb. Mill Creek Entertainment had released them on a two-disc Blu-ray set (Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy) way back in February. There are no special features or bonus extras, which is disappointing. One would think they could've at least put trailers or commentaries on the discs. It comes with a moviesSpree digital code. The digital video quality on the platform is excellent.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Sunday Post - Lady, Savage Country, and The Vampire Lovers


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!

I hope everyone is safe & sound this Memorial Weekend. To be honest, it doesn't feel like Memorial Weekend this year. Besides from putting flowers on two graves yesterday, I'm doing nothing for the holiday.

After months and months of telling myself that I need to lose weight, I finally got the motivation to drag myself out of bed in the wee morning hours and exercise. After several days of being sore, I'm enjoying exercising, again.

Now, if I can just stay on a diet . . .

Friday, 22 May 2020

Book Blogger Hop: May 22nd - 28th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.


If you own an ebook, would you also purchase a print copy as well?

This week's prompt submitted by Tabatha @ Broken Soul Reviews.


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Blu-ray Review - Emma (2020)



Focus Features had released a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 coming-of-age story Emma (PG; 2 hrs 3 mins) in February, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it received a streaming platform release on March 20th. The film is now available to purchase on Blu-ray (Amazon), DVD (Amazon), and Digital from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Unique Gifts for a Child


When looking for a gift for the special children in your life, you want to find something they have yet to receive but will love to play with. One way to ensure this is to get a present that is unique to them. Here are some suggestions.


Personalized Books

Adding the name of the birthday boy or girl to a personalized birthday book for child creates a special gift just for them. You can research companies that will do this for you. Many have templates for you to choose from that reflect the child you are buying it for. This book is something that can be shared with children's friends and family that is uniquely theirs.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Sunday Post - Emma, The Satan Sleuth, and The Silent Room

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!


When you can't fall asleep, there's nothing better to do than watching stuntmen wearing monster suits. To be more precise, I finished watching The Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga series and followed by the 30-minute Ultra Fight Orb. Then, oddly, I watched the newest adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. Weird pairing?

Friday, 15 May 2020

Book Blogger Hop - May 15th - 21st


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt.



As a book blogger yourself, what was the last book you read as a result of a fellow blogger's post?

This week's prompt submitted by Flora @ Flora's Musings...


2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.