By The Damsel

If the Collective stands for anything, it’s for the 3 F words: Fangirling, Feelings, and Feminism – and the convention we visited this week end has all those things in spades. We went to GeekGirlCon in Seattle and I am here to deliver the scoop. This was my third or fourth time at this con, and I was thrilled to see how it has continued to grow (I estimate it’s at least tripled in size since I first attended)!

Hello again, Collective lovelies. I feel like it has been forever since we’ve spoken! Between a new school, a new job, and basically a new life, I’ve been a little disoriented. But I have returned, just like the Blair Witch. For those of you don’t know, a sequel, titled Blair Witch, to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project was released on September 16th. Being as that my birthday was the 17th, all I asked for was a beer and to go see Blair Witch. Well, I got my wish.

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The original Blair Witch Project is the story of three students who venture into the Black Hills Forest to film a documentary surrounding the legend of the Blair Witch. It doesn’t exactly go well for them, and the film is made up of their found footage. The sequel, Blair Witch, follows the same format. James is the brother of Heather, one of the original students to disappear, who gathers three friends to camp in the Black Hills Forest with him in order to hopefully find out what happened to his sister. Or even better, find his sister. It’s a long shot, but his friends join him in the search. They are also joined later on by Lane and Talia, who found Heather’s found footage in the forest and have been interested in the stories of the Blair Witch for many years. You would think doubling the cast, and upgrading the camera equipment would make for a better film, but the psychological terror that gripped us in the first film is severely lacking in this big-budget sequel.

When watching a horror themed television in fall there is always a kind of strange moment after Halloween passes. The mood shifts and suddenly the show only feel like half of what it once was. This was definitely the case for the latest installment of Scream Queens which stumbled more than usual.

Spoilers ahead, Sweetie…

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This episode focused on Chanel’s Halloween bash as she puts together a Pumpkin Patch. As a whole the episode reflects Chanel, as a character in almost every way. From beautiful lighting, scenery, cinematography.  And the focus moved to the ranks of Chanel as the sisters schemed together and began to pull apart. This was definitely more of a serious episode… well, as serious as Scream Queens can get anyway.

Spoilers ahead, Sweetie…