Things That Are Pretty Amazing

It has been a while since I've done one of these. Back at it again with goodies. Hope you all enjoy.

Drive Radio: This blog/station was created for people like me who love electronica and 80s music and taking night rides through the busy streets of a crowded city, lit up by glistening sky scrapers. For me, I am usually leaving work. It's my own moment of zen. Check out their art work and play lists. You will not regret it.


Speaking of music, I miss cassette tapes. Sure, it took forever to skip through songs but making my own mix tapes from the radio was something I did to pass the time in my youth. Then I would come up with dance routines to the songs I picked. One of the most memorable tapes for me was Ace of Base and The B-52s. I don't know why I owned Cosmic Thing. I can't even bare to get through five seconds of the first track.


Jean Claude Van Dam sniffing chocolate like nobodies business. 


This nifty Halloween poster and all things Halloween because tis' the season and candy corns are the bee's knees.


Selena's last performance before she was shot and killed by a butt-hurt psychopath. Astrodome Houston, Tx. This stadium now sits empty. It's the 8th Wonder of the World.  


That red computer is pretty dope and I still play Atari. 


The JC Penney Christmas catalogs. My Nana always had these and I would browse through for hours looking at the outfits and the Christmas Barbies. I wanted to be them. I wanted to wear what they were wearing and I wanted to look like them but they were all blond and not Jewish so that was a problem. These dolls were expensive. The Totally Hair Barbie was not though. My Nana got me that doll and I assumed the hair grew back after cutting it. Nope. I was wrong.


The Wall of TVs blog. Such fascinating art. I've always wanted to do a photoshoot with TVs. I still own these old things in addition to my Smart TVs. You know, cause VHS!


The Pink and Teal blog. Is that a young Jay Leno holding a bag of Doritos?


Houston, Texas

You may have noticed that my blog disappeared for a few months. The truth is, I just needed a break. I've probably deleted my Facebook a hundred times but then I have things to promote and want to keep up with everyone so that never lasts long. What's surprising to me is how many people actually still read this thing and came to me, wondering where the hell it went. So, here it is. An update. I've been in Houston managing and bartending at different venues downtown. I think a part of me just really needed to get away and do some soul searching after I lost my father and suffered through a few other unfortunate events that I am not even going to go into. I was told that I would lose my soul working downtown. I gather I've lost a lot more than my soul but I was already on my way there long before I decided to make my move. Houston, Texas is the 4th biggest city in America. It's not like I lived far away to begin with but the place is so big, it's just another country and everything is so different. Everyone makes fun of my accent and asks me if my parents are inbreeds. My move hasn't been as pleasant as I planned. First of all, you don't know heat until you've experienced Houston in the Summer. Then there's the humidity. It's just awful. It's a gritty city with a ridiculous skyline and it's always fucking raining. It floods easily. However, it's not just an urban wasteland. I love Houston. There are just as many good things as bad. Sure, the homeless suck. I've become naive and let people take advantage of me and at times I feel I just do not belong here and cannot take it anymore but I have also made some incredible friendships and I love what I do for a living. The city lights really are spectacular and this is the most diverse city in America with a great selection of food.

I've been in a very dark place and I no longer know how to snap out of it. Everyone looks at my pictures and my opportunities and thinks I have it made or something when I really couldn't be more miserable with myself and my surroundings. People have no idea how I feel and believe me when I say, my life is not glamorous and you do not want to feel this way. I wish I could have a normal, boring life like the people in my home town but I had a hard time adjusting. I'm having a hard enough time adjusting to day shifts behind the bar. My body is confused. I've become completely delirious. I try not to cry and make excuses or play the victim but everything I have been through, all of my pain and suffering has me jaded and in a trance. I've had a few moments where I called friends crying, "I want to go home," and they would follow up with, "Rebekah, just come home!" But I haven't given up and I am still doing my thing and I have reunited with most of my Indie film crew. The ones worth keeping in my life anyway. My kids don't seem to be effected by it and I like to think it will be a good change but I am not for certain what is right anymore. Here are some pictures…

We tried to recreate the Kill Bill poster but it didn't work out as planned
First time back in my old dance company studio in YEARS! What a treat that was.
At one venue that I was managing, I was asked to create themed cocktails (Something you all know I love doing so never get anxious about asking me to do this) for our Comicpalooza launch party. Comicpalooza is a massive comic convention in Houston. I dressed up as Harley Quinn at the last minute which is why I am not in full costume but I still won third place and this really sweet photographer got some great pictures... And I LOVED Suicide Squad. Not sure what everyone's problem is.

I've taken a break from TV documentaries and our film due to exhaustion and honestly just not having enough time. Not sure where the passion went. BUT you can check me out in the new VHS documentary, VHS Lives: A Shlockumentary. Check out the IMDB for more details. It was nice to share my collection and thoughts on VHS collecting. I still have my VHS column for Geek Juice. The latest article I wrote focuses on the Women in Prison genre. Next up is a list of rare, hard to find films because I am tired of seeing all the same films on everyone's lists when there's so much out there that no one has heard of.

I'm still doing theater when I can. Next up, one of my favorite musicals of all time, XANADU! I cannot wait to perform on stage with my theater homies AND the director of Cabaret is back for the choreography! Too exciting. Hope you guys can make it to the show. Xanadu was a cheesy 80s musical starring Olivia Newton-John and it's a guilty pleasure.

Got some new fan paintings in by Billie and Berk! Much love.

This is a painting of me showing my love for The Night Porter. The photo he was given of me was taken back when I had much bigger boobs after having my son.

I've become obsessed with snakes and lizards and will have a photoshoot in the near future where I am covered in snakes. Below are photos of my babies and friend's babies...

This is LEMMY!

Ninja and Tris

Ninja is my other baby

Gorgeous Black Mamba

I'll try to update on here more and forgive whatever typos or errors you see on here for now because it's almost 6am and I don't feel like proofing.

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016: Then and Now and Everything in Between

Texas Frightmare Weekend's 11th year was another success that will go down in history with horrificable (I made that word up, I think?) tales to pass on to our grandchildren. This year meant a lot to me and my brother. We had plans to finish filming and be well on our way to promote Hanukkillah but things get in the way. Our parents were having health issues then I was having my own and managing a club was taking a lot of my time. Eventually, we did lose our father in such a grim fashion... I am still having a hard to accepting it. His funeral was that Sunday following the convention and all of our old TFW friends and collaborators were there by our side to make sure we kept our minds off of it. That's ALL I cared about. I didn't want to sit at a booth, bored out of my mind. I didn't want the responsibility of panels. Hell, the only interview I had lined up was Joe Turkle. Rest assured, the TFW family came to our rescue and it was an epic ride!

In my opinion, Sarah Church is what made this year so special for me. This sweet little girl was the highlight for all of us! It melts my heart to see someone so charismatic who loves horror movies as much as I do and the kicker is, Sarah cannot actually hear the films. You know you've made a good horror movie when the actor's facial expressions are powerful enough to win her over! This has inspired me to learn how to sign and I promise you, this will not be the last of Sarah! Everyone, if you see her at a convention, go say hi! I feel like I sat there with her on my bed for a straight hour just writing back and forth, asking her what her favorite scary movies were. I kept the notes and they are going straight into my heart shaped box. Look at this photo below! Look at the majority of the pics on my Facebook's TFW album. All of us love each other and love the same art. THIS is what TFW is all about. It's a well organized love fest that I wish could last longer than a weekend.

Before I open up about the events from 2016, let's go over our favorite moments from the past 10 years!

Who remembers the Get Lipshitz Laid campaign?

The Gash & Podcast From Hell Take on TFW!

Long time friend and collaborator Jason Hughes and I supporting the WM3 and donating to their cause!

Every year our crew celebrates Dai Green's bday. Even if she isn't there, we always call that bitch up and sing to her!

The first autograph I ever signed!
The year that Lance Henrickson wore a Texas Longhorn shirt! You know how much this means to me. He was here again this year and nearly knocked me off my feet with his compliments. Such a nice guy.
The happiest Rebekah had ever been at Frightmare
Interviewing Norman Reedus after the 1st season of TWD & photoshoot in hearse! What went on after got a little crazy. Good times! 
Out eating BBQ with Eihi Shiina of Helldriver & Audition

BILLY PON WAS RIGHT! Here are some old phone photos of me moderating panels back when we didn't have smart phones. My how technology has changed!

I consider Parrish Randall to be one of my best friends. I even wrote a part specifically for him. Sadly, I did not see him this year. No time!
Old school carpet photo!
Last but not least, getting interviews still while I am 2 weeks from my due date!
That's just a glimpse but if you scroll on through all my posts on here, you will find detailed information on all of them except for before 2010 when I mostly just wrote up a report for my personal column. Here are some of my favorite moments from this year though!

The Babes of Frightmare!

My sweet, sweet Jenn Stone!

Jeremy Sumrall & I will be working together again soon my dears!

Official favorite costume, Liz Taylor!

Ricky Dean from Freddy's Dead showed up to our party!

And then this happened!
Had my man reserve his own chair at the party LOL!
Awww look at me and Jayson through the years! Jayson and I grew closer this year and he was the highlight of my weekend. There was a moment where he was exhausted and ready for bed and he knew I needed sleep for the funeral but I refused. I told him that once I lie down and shut my eyes, it'll all be over. It's back to reality and on our way to face what had happened to our father. Jayson kept me strong all weekend and every last minute shared with him meant the world to me. 

Tish and Mike finally tied the knot and she wore her Beetlejuice gown! Tish and I finally took the time to get to know each other and I am glad because her and Mike are incredibly sweet people who are genuine, like to have a good time, and love horror movies.
That about covers all the happy stuff that went on this weekend. All I cared about was spending time with my friends and not being sucked into some unnecessary drama. Mission almost accomplished.

In the meantime! My latest TV project is Disappeared. Keep an eye out for my work on ION and the Reelz channel and we will soon be making cast announcements for Hanukkillah though most of the roles have already been cast. For those of you who follow my Geek Juice column; Women in Prison films with fun GIFs I made myself are up on the site next! Love you all so much.

RIP dad. You were such an incredible human being and my heart aches. We lost you too soon.