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Blood, Babes, & Beasties : The Sword and the Sorcerer

Have you ever liked a movie regardless of popular opinion. One, that for some reason, you would not only defend  against nay sayers, but you would watch it every month for the rest of your life? I have several such movies, but in this Blood, Babes, and Beasties I am going to talk about  1982's The Sword and the Sorcerer. Written by Tom Karnowski, John V. Stuckmeyer,  and Albert Pyun who also directed. The Sword and the Sorcerer has one of my absolute favourite first five minutes of any movie, I have ever seen. As well as the best ending line "we have kingdoms to save, and women to love". I really don't know why I feel this way though. Perhaps it was because 1982 was a super fun time in my life, or maybe it's just because those scenes really are JUST that super awesome and not many fully appreciate them. Whatever the reason, This is one of my guilty pleasure movies, one, which up until just recently you could only find in the riff version. I managed to find it on

Feature : Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc AKA Belladonna Black

Andrea AKA Belladonna Black is a multifaceted creator, who always has something new and interesting to share. Her talents range from writing multiple, books, short stories, and poems, to music, and micro movie creation. She's an inventor of worlds and persona's who has no problem telling people like it is. You either like her or you don't and she makes no apologies for it. It's a refreshing change.  Andrea is fun to feature.  I enjoy reading her darkly gothic tales and poetry, and her vampire persona Belladonna is a treat to chat with, and get the latest vampire scene scoop from. Oh, and ALL her work is FREE. She loves doing it that much! If you like Victorian / Vampire inspired, stories, poetry, and music make sure to check out her links.   Author Bio Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc is no stranger to the Macabre, the Creepy and the Darkly Sinister. A natural story-teller who can craft fanciful worlds a reader really feels a part of, Andrea has no shortage of, often shocking, im

Interview Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc AKA Belladonna Black

Please check out my feature of Andrea AKA Belladonna Black  Lili's Lair:  What led you to the path of becoming a writer?  Andrea:   I've always been a story teller. In fact, I've been called a "Master storyteller." As a child I invented fantastical worlds that were real to me, so my storytelling had an outlet, even if, at the time, it only  With age, I decided to put those worlds on paper, never dreaming anyone else would care or be even remotely interested. I'm glad I was wrong.     Lili's Lair:   What would you say influenced you to speci fically write in the horror/gothic genre? Andrea:  I had a very cool Aunt growing up who is only a decade or so, older than me, and she got me hooked on horror.  However, believe it or not, my first love wasn't was SciFi. But being the blackhearted belle that I am, it only makes sense that Horror won out.  There's no denying your soul I suppose.   Lili's Lair:  Do your ideas evol