Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Eddie Gets Lost in Cancun. Later Found by Girls Gone Wild

March 2010 
Cancun, Mexico

I was a Junior at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, and I still had never experienced a true Spring Break. And when I say the words "Spring Break", I don't mean staying at your parents house in East BumFuck USA for a week as you spend a random assortment of unmotivated nights in your old high school buddy's basement drinking whatever cheap malt liquor you can afford. I'm talking about a REAL Spring Break. One where you go to a mystical land that is littered with a limitless supply of eager college girls and possibilities to ruin your future professional career. Where alcohol flows endlessly like the Waterfall of the Gods in Iceland. An exotic getaway where you wake up everyday to a liquid breakfast only because you made way too many terrible decisions the night before and have to be physically ready to do it all over again.

In 2010, I would finally experience my first Spring Break.

A family member with a connection to a travel agent informed me that she, her boyfriend, and a few of her close friends were heading to a resort in Cancun, and the more people who she could rope in, the cheaper the price was going to be. She said we can get it as low as $800 a person if we could round up the right group.

From afar, $800 seems like a hefty price, but let's put this into perspective. That $800 includes a week of meals, alcohol, housing, most resort amenities (gym, pools, beach, etc.), AND the plane tickets.

I'd have to be certified-cat-lady-crazy to say no.

So I took a peek at my checking account ... $124.78.

I was shit out of luck on financing this trip by myself. Luckily I have another family member who was a lot more financially stable and wanted to go. I found my in. He helped me finance the trip and the rest was history.

Our plane landed in Cancun while our dignity was left sidelined in the States. This was going to be a week where the only real rule we were going to live by was "Don't drink the tap water". And even that was a rule I expected to break. Dysentery is just something that our weak alcohol-battered bodies would have to endure so that we can truly experience what Cancun has to offer.

After stepping off the plane, we immediately came face-to-face with Mexico Fact #1: A lot of the country is poor and will do anything for a small tip. This airport was full of locals who were ready to suck the droopy dick of American consumerism just for some coin that will go towards putting food on their los ninos' plates. This fact became apparent when 2 locals quickly snatched our bags and carried them 10 feet to the designated taxi area. Both men stood with their right hand out as if they deserved recognition for this noble act of bravery. Lucky for them, they hit us at just the right time. We were silly tourists with our heads still in the clouds. Long story short: little Jose & Maria ate well that night.

Our taxi arrived at the resort and we received our official reentry wristbands, but we would then learn how unready we really were.

We flew out of Boston, Massachusetts where I believe there was still remnants of snow on the ground. As a result, when we walked across the resort's pool area, we were the only sweaty assholes still in jeans and with our jackets dangling around our arms.

Then we realized something ... we could begin drinking immediately.

We flamboyantly ran to our rooms. Of course we had that all too common moment where you walk into your new room and have to touch everything while commenting about how great or shitty it is. One person sits on the edge of the bed and bounces up and down as they comment on softness and noise control. The other complains about the high price of making a call to the United States through the resort phone. You know, the usual.

After completing this common act of human tomfoolery and changing out of our New England uniforms, we were ready for our first shot. It isn't hard to predict which kind of alcohol we began with. None other than the devil's water. The type of alcohol that has caused more irrational crime than any other: Tequila!

One of the members of our group bought a bottle of Patron at the Cancun airport for a ridiculously low price. We would find out later that this price was actually expensive for Mexico. That was airport prices. I swear you can trade half-chewed fingernails for Mexican tequila. It is that cheap.

The Patron burnt my esophagus. We were now officially in Cancun and it was time to make our triumphant return to the pool area.

Let me explain an all inclusive resort to you. EVERYTHING is plentiful. Unlimited food, drinks, and characters surround you at all times. For individuals that haven't developed the ability to pace themselves, this is a recipe for destruction. I am usually good at knowing my own limits, but with these circumstances, I was in way over my head.

I sat at a bar in the middle of a pool. Half of my body was submerged in dirty pool water that contained a higher alcohol by volume percentage than Bud Light while the other half was waving for the bartender's attention. I was in heaven. And you know what goes good with heaven? Mai Tai's.

One of our group's females laid out the groundwork for our first night. We were going to head to the largest club in Latin America and we were going to have the time of our lives. Girls Gone Wild was scheduled to be filming there and it had all the ingredients to be very memorable. Boy, was she right but in the worst of ways.

Everyone left the pool area to get presentable. The guys were good to go in less than 30 minutes, while the girls continued to drag ass. So we decided to eat the time away at the dinner buffet.

We grabbed our food and sat at the first open table we could find. Then a cute Mexican waitress walked up to our table.

BonitaWaitress: ¿Qué quieres beber?
GroupMember: Wait, we can order whatever drink we want right now?
BonitaWaitress: Sí.

It was still taking us some time to realize how unrestricted we were. It's like withholding a bag of Halloween candy from a 8 year old for a month before finally giving him complete control over the contents. That 8 year old is going to ravish that bag the moment he has a chance.

This is right around the time that LMFAO's terrible party song "Shots" was playing all over the radio so we decided to go down the line.

Jager bombs!
Lemon drops!
Buttery nipples!
Jell-o shots!
Three Wise Men!
Fuck all that shit,
Give me some tequila!

Mexico Fact #2: No matter what alcoholic beverage you order, the bartender will somehow find a way to include tequila in it. We even ordered a shot of whiskey and ended up with tequila. And if you're drinking a cerveza (beer), everyone is still going to yell "Tequila!" in your face. It's just something you have to get use to.

We got through a round of flaming 151 shots, which surprisingly didn't burn any nasal hairs off of anyone, when the girls finally showed up.

The gentlemen are already deep in the bucket. We are teeter-tottering on insanity and it wasn't even 8pm yet.

Most girls would be annoyed, but these girls knew the drill and decided that catching up was a much better option than complaining.

So we went through the song again. We may have even thrown in a few rainbow shots due to the inclusion of females.

At this point the entire group is a sight to behold and turning into the entertainment for the entire resort restaurant. Across from us was a giant group of Asians sitting at a large table that resembled the Great Wall of China. They were loving us and doing that stereotypical shy Asian schoolgirl laugh where they cover their mouths and giggle after everything we say or do. We had found our first friends.

We stood up and went over to talk to them. You know that moment in the night where you change positioning and suddenly you're not the same person you once was? Every drink you've had throughout your escapade taps you on the back and reminds you that you're not Superman. This was that moment. We were officially not fit for public.

While walking the short 10 foot distance between the two tables, one of the male members from our group slips and completely eats shit on what I presume is a tequila-soaked floor. It was one of those dramatic falls fit for a Looney Tunes cartoon. Now, not only had we found our first friends, we had also found our first action to giggle hysterically at for the rest of the night.

Then one of the girls in our group reminded us of something... we were going to a club tonight--And the bus was leaving real soon. This meant we actually had to assemble ourselves so we could look and act at least half-human.

We got as far away from alcohol as we could with the intention to save our already savaged minds. We waited outside for the bus as one gentlemen took out a Cuban cigar and proceeded to share it with the group like it was a fat blunt being passed around a Cypress Hill concert.

Didn't help. If anything, it made things worse.

Then the bus arrived. If you've ever wondered why other countries hate us, take a ride on a bus filled with American Spring Break tourists in a land where they believe they have no consequence. Surprisingly, we were the quiet ones taking a back seat to these other drunken assholes.

This is that moment of clarity where you look at the other obnoxious Americans and wonder if that's what you've looked like all night. I took this moment in by quieting down and putting my life into perspective. Another member of our group, the infamous "WildCard", thought anger was a better solution. He went from happy drunk to "Everyone is pissing me off" drunk the moment he placed a foot in that bus. And I don't blame him. These people sucked, and even in my drunken state I could sense this.

Our group spent the whole bus ride calming down WildCard so that he wouldn't toss one of these jabronis through an emergency exit window.

The bus arrived at the club but the damage was done. The group's mood was tainted. But Cancun has a special way of fixing that. Everything was forgotten the moment we stepped foot into this club. This club is exactly what MTV and Girls Gone Wild commercials say Spring Break is suppose to be: Heavy-duty lazers, a thick coating of fog, beautiful & carefree women, crappy house music, belligerent dancing, and a destiny of craziness.

Suddenly we're all uplifted. The family member who planned this whole trip picked a table and proclaimed it home base just in case anyone got lost in the shuffle.

In order to put emphasis on our taking of land, WildCard decided that this was a great moment to revert back to his animal instincts and piss all over the spot in a club FILLED with people. How he accomplished this undetected impresses me to this day. I was positive that we were going to get kicked out of the club within the first 5 minutes.

Luckily, we trucked on. The girls were being like all girls and wanted to dance the excess sugary drinks off so we walked down to the first floor. Here is the moment where my night changed dramatically.

I've never seen a dance floor so packed. I had no idea how anyone could do anything except vibrate their head furiously to the beat of the song. It was that ridiculous.

I was in the front of our group leading them towards this diabolical dance floor so I decided to do my best Moses impersonation by parting this Red Sea of drunken insecurity.

This was right around the time when Jersey Shore was turning into a terrifying phenomenon. It was MTV's biggest hit since the days when they actually recognized and played music. Somehow this terrible show influenced my next action. I raised up my drunken, little hand like it was our nation's flag and imitated those Guido dweebs by fist pumping and rushing the floor just so my group could follow me into battle.

I guess I should have told someone else my plan before putting it into action. Because when I successfully got through this collection of future mistakes, I turned around to find myself alone. No one had actually followed my courageous fist pumping flag and I was officially stranded.

This had to be karma for fist pumping in the first place. No man should ever fist pump, even if you're using it as a survival mechanism like I did. Me getting lost was the world coming together and correcting my mistake.

I tried to follow my footsteps back to Go, but it was already a lost cause. Being in that state of mind, it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I bumped rigorously around the never ending ocean of douchery, but to no avail.

Wait! We had a home base! I was surely saved!

I looked around for our pee soaked home base but nothing looked recognizable. I was so out of it that I was seriously convinced that someone had played a sick joke and completely rearranged the whole club while I was downstairs. There was no empty table so I assumed somewhere in this club was a group of overly-dolled up girls sitting in WildCard's piss while complaining about how the club smells like digested Dos Equis. Silly girls.

I was out of reliable options. So my next motion was to just wait outside until I ran into someone remotely recognizable.

Another dead end. Later on I would find out that WildCard was also missing in action, which is why everyone assumed we were somewhere looking after each other. The buddy system is an excellent concept, but this meant I was shit out of luck.

So there I was, sitting on a curb in a foreign land with my head in my hands. Lost, confused, and drunk. I lifted my head up from my palms and studied my surroundings--searching for an escape.

I saw hot chicks and a cameraman. Hmmm... not exactly what I was expecting but also not a bad sight.

As I was at my lowest point, Girls Gone Wild would coincidentally decide that this was a great time to film hot girls strutting into the club. I was in the background questioning every decision I had made that day, and by sheer luck, I became a background character for the crummiest booby extravaganza in the world.

I'm not motivated enough to mark "Buy a Girls Gone Wild DVD" off of my bucket list anytime soon, so I'm not even sure if this one sad moment in my life made it into their video. Hell, I haven't even seen one of their annoying infomercials in years to know if they're still doing what they do worst. If anyone out there is a GGW fanatic and has the deluxe Spring Break box set, which I pray does not exist, please let me know if this clip is somehow in there.

Anyways, back to the story.

Curb. Drunk. Lost. Foreign. Those are the primary elements in needing a taxi. Remember that part earlier where I said I was poor? Yeah, that was still in effect. I looked in my wallet and found a crisp $5 bill. The bus ride to the club from the resort was obnoxiously long, so I thought there was no way $5 could get me back there.

But in this moment, a nation's poverty level might save my life. I waved down the first taxi I could find with the beautiful American bill.

Eddie: Hola! Hola! Me lost. Have to go to mi casa... I mean resort-o!
MexicanTaxiDriver: Que?

Dammit, I wished I had taken Spanish I & II more seriously back in high school.

Eddie: Ugh... ugh... 5 dollars or pesos, whatever. How far can that get me?
MexicanTaxiDriver: Si, si.

I jumped in. He turned to me,

MexicanTaxiDrive: Que resort?

OH FUCK. I couldn't even remember the name of my own resort! Of all the tidbits I could forget, this was the highest on the list. I rummaged through my pockets looking for some kind of evidence. I had nothing.

Eddie: I... I don't think I know ...

At this point I raised my arms in confusion to break our speech barrier and show him non-verbally what I meant.

Then something caught my eye. The greatest invention in drunken tourist history was around my wrist. My own personal "If lost, please return to blah blah blah": My reentry wristband! I got overly excited and pointed frantically at it to the taxi driver.

Eddie: Oh! Hoteles Solaris!!! Hoteles Solaris!!!

Success. We sped off, but it didn't take long for me to return to an uneasy state. My mind raced:

What if there's 2 Hoteles Solaris' in Mexico?
What if he takes me to the wrong one?
What if $5 wasn't enough?
Would he drop me off half way?
I don't even know what direction I'm heading. How would I get back?
Would he bring me to the side of the road and steal my clothes?
How much are organs worth on the black market?
Oh no! He wants my organs! I know it ...

I sat in the backseat ready to defend myself from his first advance towards my precious organs. It was the quietest cab ride I've ever experienced.

He pulled up to the resort and dropped me off. I didn't even thank the kind man because I was that much on edge. Looking back on it, I really wish I had because that Mexican taxi driver was essentially my guardian angel. He's somewhere out there today--spreading his wings and guiding lost Spring Break souls back to safety. Either that or he was murdered by a Mexican cartel and had his own organs stolen. Either/or.

At this point, drunk recollection took over my body. Earlier I couldn't remember the simple name of my resort, but I could now somehow trace the correct path back to my room. The drunken mind is an astounding yet unpredictable thing.

I stumbled my way back to the exact room number. But--of course--I had no key card. I knocked loudly on the door. No answer. Everyone must have still been at the club.

Luckily, I was still in survival mode. I ripped my shirt off and rolled it into a ball. Tossed in on the floor and made a pillow out of it. In this mental zone, I could have eaten a Mexican rat for nutrition if I was starved enough.

I laid on my makeshift welfare bed.

Jager bombs Lemon drops Buttery Nipples Jell-o Shots Kamikaze Three Wise Men Fuck all that shit Get me some Gin

Jager bombs Lemon drops Buttery Nipples Jell-o Shots Kamikaze Three Wise Men Fuck all that shit Get me some Gin

There I was, laying shirtless in the middle of the night outside my room in a foreign country, and I couldn't help but start laughing hysterically to myself due to a realization.

This was only Day 1.

I woke up from my slumber to a member of our group kicking me in the side.

GroupMember: "DO YOU KNOW HOW FUCKING SCARED WE WERE?! Don't ever do that shit again!"
Eddie: "You were scared? I was lost in fucking Mexico!"

... I believe I won that debate.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hi, My Name is Eddie Baldasaro

I have been working on this blog for over a year now and it's accumulated almost 40,000 page views. I find that number to be ridiculously high due to the fact that the content has never been packaged with my true voice.

Eddie B!og has been about marketing myself towards potential work and portraying a clean shaven & marketable image like I was taught to do in college.


The kind of writing I've always been drawn towards is about developing a voice and finding humor in your own life that others can enjoy and learn from.

Which brings me here ...

Hi, my name is Eddie Baldasaro, and this is the self-examination of a life-addict. I've been blessed with an ample supply of characters who are straight out of an Adult Swim cartoon. I've had interesting yet unpredictable luck that has always been dictated by consistent dilemmas. I've endured a life of harsh lessons that are just too good to keep to myself.

And most importantly, I accept and appreciate the hilarity in my shortcomings.

I'm a normal, outgoing male who enjoys pushing situations to the brink. I can be a pompous asshole just as much as I can be a great, loyal friend.

I've always tried to cover up my comedic tragedies, but at this point I can only learn to laugh at them. My track record looks different depending on how you type my name into a Google search bar, so I've decided to embrace it all. Because these stories have made me who I am today.

Comedy heals all wounds. If you can't laugh at yourself, then you can't fully understand the way your emotions work. Perfection bores the shit out of me, so how about we learn to praise our imperfections?

Let's start with a story ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Letter to America

Dear America,

Let me start off by saying, "Thank you petite Baby Jesus... the election is over."

Now that that's out of the way, it's time for a vintage Eddie sized rant.

I'm not a republican or a democrat; just a dude who sits back and watches. Someone who isn't easily swayed by media propaganda, but still secretly loves to see people ricochet off a wall of conflict developed from personal political beliefs as they morph into an entity that's so passionate towards an agenda despite the fact that they haven't actually stepped back to fully understand it.

That was a mouth full, huh?

I'm not saying America is dum and stewpid. I'm just saying that a lot of our beliefs don't manifest from our own morals but instead are spoon fed to us by our favorite news station and "big brother" social figures. References that someone else might call misinformed... just because it isn't the same message spewed as their own dictated references.

I've most likely written this somewhere else, but it's relevant for my political views as well: My primary law in life is "Do what makes you happy as long as it doesn't affect the happiness of others." Short & sweet. This rule has always made sense in my world and I've tried to keep my humanity by using it in the daily situations I encounter. Am I perfect? Hell no, but that's what makes the human race so beautiful. Because if everyone was perfect, what would we have to talk about? Who wants to watch a show where everything goes according to the protagonist's plan without any conflict when they can watch Honey Boo Boo and laugh at her family's imperfections? Where would Jersey Shore be without smush drama? I'm not sure, but I can tell you one place it wouldn't be: On the air.

What I'm trying to say is that the whole political race was a real life television show and we all were characters within it. A majority of the political posts I see on Facebook and Twitter are made in the heat of the moment. People who are so caught up in the social tornado formed from the newest episode of American politics. Their good guy versus the opposing party's bad guy. And no one likes to see their hero lose.

It's easy to lose our cool in battle, but during a political debate with a friend is just ridiculous. It's to a point where some people won't look at an acquaintance in a positive light if they have differing political affiliations. You call that the "American spirit"?

If you feel as if you're a winner and that anyone associated with the "wrong"  political party is a loser, then you are feeding into one of America's many dilemmas. We are a nation divided, and conflicting politics do nothing but separate us as a whole. Half of the people who dedicate themselves to a specific party can't actually tell you why. They'll stick to one fundamental belief and use it as their prime argument. "Obama has been screwing with my gas prices! Support Romney!" "Romney has a demolition crew waiting on the outskirts of Sesame Street! Support Obama!" You can call it following the crowd or handy-down information from popular social butterflies, whatever. When it comes down to it, we just love being apart of a team. We like feeling needed. Hell, that's why "hipsters" dress like other "hipsters" even though they're trying to be unique. Because they're still apart of a team, despite this rebellion to the common ideology and fashion sense of America... but let's get back on track.

This election proves that we have quite a distance to travel before America can ultimately be called a team again. All we've done is proven that America is more divided than ever. We've lost the American dream and have replaced it with a cup filled to the brim with insecurities, fake personalities, and realities filled with misconception. The worst part is, there's no one person or corporation to blame. The media is feeding into their audience's demand of drama with a more than sufficient supply, while corporations toss money around in the shadows for future gain. That last sentence makes our nation sound so corrupt but to me it sounds like the foundation of America. We're a business and that's the way a business works. Is it frustrating? Of course, but as of now there isn't a whole lot we can do about it.

If you've done you're homework on all of the candidates, and your selection has virtue and is truly the person who represents your beliefs, then I'm proud of you. That's your guy and you should stick with him until he offends you. But if you're the type of person who comes home from work just to sit and stare at the glowing box in your living room; waiting for your favorite leaning news station to report something terrible that the opposing candidate said, then you need some positive light in your life. This image is such a downer for society because it actually represents a lot of our cynical population.

If I'm coming off as furious in this post, then know that this wasn't my intention. I'm just an observational kid who puts his fingers to a keyboard whenever he feels the spark. If I believe the finished product will create conversation, brain activity, or interest between people, then I post it here.

To put this into perspective: I work mostly on TV shows even though I don't have cable. Because society is my TV. I love listening to the rustling and turmoil going on around me because it inspires me to create silly little things like this. Such a funny way to get inspiration, right?

Is this a pessimistic look due to yesterday's election results? Not even close to that. We should be constantly looking forward no matter who our president is. This post is just trying to encourage more people to think outside of the box when it comes to politics. And when I say "box" I'm talking about that same box in your living room that has become the loudest member of your family.

Or we can just move on. I mean, it is that time of year to be all American-like and start opening our wallets & purses for the holiday season. These big businesses could use the extra change after investing so much money into these campaigns...

... Man, I'm such an asshole.


Eddie Baldasaro

Tilly and the Wall
"Heavy Mood"
I’ve got the power cuz I live like I want
Ain’t listening to you, I only listen to my heart
No you can't bring us down
We’re way too strong, we’ve got muscle, we are tough

Monday, November 5, 2012

Best Horror Movies on Netflix (2012)

Well I really dropped the ball on this one. I was trying to rate one Netflix streamed horror film a day during the month of October but fell off the bandwagon once work started to pick up. I hate leaving projects unfinished so I'm at least going to end this escapade with the promised list of the Top 10 horror films on Netflix.

If you're one of the 100+ [hey, that's not bad for an old post with zero advertising] who read my list from last year, then prepare for a completely different one. Many personal favorites vanished and have been replaced by classic, indie, and foreign films that are gems in their own sense. So ladies and gentlemen... let's piss ourselves: [how many readers did I lose with that one?]

10. The Burning (1981)
I didn't give this film a great rating, and I ripped into it a bit for the writing... but dammit I can't stop thinking about it. I had so much fun watching it just because of how campy it was. I have a list of other great films that are more deserving of this spot, but The Burning is the one that remains stamped to my brain.
Way to go, George Costanza
9. Hellraiser (1987)Disturbing. That's the best way to put this cult classic. The acting wasn't great, but luckily we have those demonoid looking things to keep us shaking. Freaky lookin' sons o' bitches. I never watched these films as a kid because I remember being terrified of the Pinhead character. Before I turned 10, I'd watch horror classics with the usual terrifying entities: Freddy, Michael, and Jason... but for some reason I always stayed away from Pinhead. Luckily my balls dropped [just lost a few more readers] and I was able to conquer it.

8. The House of the Devil (2009)
I fell hard for this film during the opening credits. The filmmakers did such a great job of masking the movie to look like it was created in the 80's. I couldn't stop myself from annoying the hell out of my roommates with compliments towards the tactics they used. Buuuut [yup there's always a but] there were many times I felt myself just infuriated with the stupidity of the characters. Then again, maybe that's the ultimate tip of the hat to 80's horror films... because the 80's were filled with moronic characters.

7. Dead Snow (2009)
Nazi Zombies & foul Norwegian dialogue.
Enough said.
 6. Red State (2011)
The story might be my favorite part. Because religious nuts terrify me, and this film exploits the hell out of that. The scenes showcasing John Goodman with the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms) were filled with questionable writing and a hidden agenda by the director, but I did my best to put that behind me and still enjoy the film. It starts off by trying to get you against extremists, then you find yourself hating the government, and finally you just hate everyone. It's almost like the writer/director couldn't make up his mind on who the bad guys really were. Wait... Kevin Smith did this?!

5. Insidious (2011)
Not the most original film on this list yet gets the job done... and then some. There's elements of Poltergeist sprinkled all over the finished product, but it's still filled with scares, twists, and drama to please most horror fanatics as well as a wider audience. Plus, it's one of those horror films that isn't filled with blood, guts, and sexual exploitation, which means you can terrify your whole family with it.

4. The Thing (1982)
The Thing drops 2 spots to #4. This doesn't mean I think any less of the film. It's just I watched a few films that had such an impact on me that I decided to place them a bit higher. Last year I wrote: "Absolutely love this film. So suspenseful yet holds back just to be a dick. Just to keep you on your toes." That is still my feeling.

3. Tucker & Dale Meet Evil (2010)
Not your traditional horror, but it's still greatness. Again, I have to emphasize the fact that I love the concept. Backwoods boys trying to have a fun time at their new cabin, while camping college kids mistake them for serial killers. I have nothing bad to say about it. This film would be even higher on my list if it was actually scary. Sadly, it stands as more of a comedy and spoof of classic slasher films.
 2. Grave Encounters (2011)
"Jeez Eddie shut up already about this film"... I'm going to leave it at that. Just search my blog for the title of this movie and you'll understand why. I'm amazed no one has come up with a conspiracy theory that I'm actually one of The Vicious Brothers trying to market it...

1. The Evil Dead (1981) & 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)
Well here's a bit of cheating. Both of these films weren't streaming throughout the entire month of October. I was a little annoyed yet excited because the list was going to have a new film at the #1 spot, but The Evil Dead returned just to make sure no other film stole it. I included Evil Dead 2 as well even though it's the original that has always had a place in my goosebumps [does that even make sense?]. Also, why not take this chance to plug the upcoming remake? Sure, it won't come close to the original, but that won't stop me from at least trying to stay positive:

A list of horror films with no signs of Paranormal Activity, Saw, or Human Centipede. I proclaim this a triumph. But there were many great foreign films that I never got around to watching. They'll remain in my instant queau so maybe next year they'll make it in. If you want to check some of them out for yourself, here's 5 to give you a head start:

Dream Home (2010)
Kidnapped (2010)
Santa Sangre (1989)
The Host (2006)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2004)

TV on the Radio
"Wolf Like Me"
Now that we got gone for good
Writhing under your riding hood
Tell your gra'ma and your mama too
It's true
We're howling forever