Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Medieval Horror, Reference Edition

The young man asked if we had a Medieval Horror. I asked if it was a book or a movie, doing my usual thing, trying to narrow it down since I had no idea what he was talking about. It's a movie evidently, and I went to work on the catalog, but nothing came up. I asked if he knew anybody who was in it. He didn't. I asked him if he knew anything about the plot. He didn't; somebody recommended it.

I asked him if he was sure of the title. He was. I fed him back the stuff he had told me to make sure I had it right. Among the things I said in my summary was, "So it's a horror movie that takes place in Medieval times." He stopped me. It was modern times, from about 20 years ago. He spelled the name of the movie: Amityville Horror. I felt like a jerk.

For the record: We own 2 copies of the movie and 2 of the book, but both of the movies were checked out.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Not the Vampires as Much as It's the Homicidal Mechanical Ladybugs

From the jacket copy of Blameless by Jill Carriger

To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London’s vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

Gonna give this one a miss. It would be the fourth book in a row with mechanical ladybugs in it for me. And remember: the vampires don't just want Alexia dead, quite dead or thoroughly dead. It's got to be quite thoroughly dead. Got it? Otherwise they wouldn't have sent the mechanical ladybugs. They probably would have just used the mechanical silverfish or mechanical eyelash mites.