Monday, June 6, 2011

I wanna be a scream queen!

Working in a bookstore has so many ups and downs. There are good books and there are bad books. There is the employee discount and then there are the paper cuts. It can be a love hate relationship. One day I was lucky enough to stumble across a book called The Scream Queen's Survival Guide: Avoid machetes, defeat evil children, steer clear of bloody dismemberment, and conquer other horror movie cliches by Meredith O'Hayre. Ohh, I had no idea what I was in for when I made this purchase, but I can honestly say it is one the best books I have read in a long time. I might be biased due to my fascination for horror films, but it really is that amazing of a book! I laughed, I reminisced, and it made me wish I was a scream queen!

This book is filled with hilarious chapters filled with vital information if you happen to find yourself in a horror movie like situation. For instance, in the chapter called "Freaky Locales" the author says "If some place seems too good to be true, don't get a hotel room there," and then goes on to mention Hostel. If you saw it, you know what she's talking about! She has advice for almost every situation and circumstance you can think of and have seen on the bog screen.

Some of her advice includes:

  • Keep your V-card
  • Keep your play list light, you ever hear of anyone getting cut when they're cuttin' footloose?
  • Don't ignore your visions
  • Don't bother with the fuse box
  • Hold that sigh of relief until daylight
  • Never babysit (from my favorite chapter: "That's one f***ed-up little kid"
  • Skip Prom
  • Stay out of the crop circles
  • Don't go looking for your pet in a dark and sketchy place

The author even references current horror movies such as Jennifer's Body, though, like most horror movies these days, it felt more like a comedy, but then again I am kind of f-ed in the head. The end of the book contains a list of the author's "must see scary flicks". I have seen almost all of them and the ones I haven't are in my Netflix que.  Overall, I love this book and I have read it several times and have quoted it more than a fair amount of times. I am really happy I bought this book because it makes me smile just knowing it's on my bookshelf.

1 comment:

  1. that is awesome!! And i totally agree Jennifers Body was such a comedy. Sounds like an awesome book!♥