Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Flicks - August 26, 2010 - with Michele Bardsley

Please welcome Michele Bardsley to The Qwillery for Thursday Flicks:

Hi. I’m Scaredy McScaredyPants. Well, some people know me as Michele Bardsley. So, here’s the thing. Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. My favorite fiction (and hell, nonfiction) includes vampires, werewolves, zombies, and demons. I will watch any docudrama ever made about ghosts, possessions, Dracula, Bigfoot, and UFOs.

But when it comes to scary movies … I’m out. Look, I don’t want to be a chickenshit. I’m forty years old, and I’ve seen enough reality to know it often sucks—and sometimes suck on large scale without demons running amok or vampires on the prowl. But a movie that’s labeled “horror” freaks me out. I can watch Underworld. I can watch Death Race. I can watch every Resident Evil movie. But Paranormal Activity? The Omen? Amityville? Hell to the no.

There is one movie, however, for which I have crossed the line. It’s zombie-filled horror had bludgeoning, shotgun blasts, head bashing, spiking, and … well, you get the point. And I really liked it. And I was only scared a little. Mostly because I spent a lot of time laughing.

You know what I’m talking about, right?

Oh, yeah.

Shaun of the Dead.

And whether you are horror lover or a scaredy cat, you cannot resist this movie. See the clips below.

Shaun Of The Dead Trailer

Shaun of the Dead - A fan made music video

Leave a comment on this blog, and you’ll be entered to win your very own copy of Shaun of the Dead! (Open to US residents only.)

Now excuse me. I have to go turn on all the lights and make sure my doors and windows are locked. Hmm … where did I put my cricket bat?

The Movie Poster


Michele is giving away 1 copy of Shaun of the Dead. Please leave a comment to be entered. US residents only.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

The contest is open to all humans resident in the US with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

About  Michele:

Michele Bardsley, a national bestselling author, is best known for her vampire mom series set in the fictional town of Broken Heart, Oklahoma--and her obsession with all things chocolate. She writes novels for Signet Eclipse because its much more fun than housework, and yeah, she still hopes the dish fairies will arrive to scrub the plates in the sink. She lives in Texas with her son, where they are slaves to their numerous pets.

Cross Your Heart (Broken Heart 7) will be released on September 7, 2010.

Even vampires can be afraid of ghosts...

After the death of her husband-and her dreams of motherhood-Elizabeth Bretton returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Little did she know she would also give up her life as the Silverstone heiress.

But escaping the past isn't that easy-especially with a vengeful ghost trying to kill her, a 150-year-old mystery to solve, and an outrageously hot were-jaguar named "Tez" trying to get into her boudoir...


Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore #1) will be released in March 2011.    
Lucinda Rackmore never would have been caught dead in a town like Nevermore. Of course, that was before the "great reckoning" drained the family finances and her former lover, ruthless master wizard Bernard Franco, snuffed out Lucy's magical abilities.
But can Lucy really expect protection from the Guardian of Nevermore, her ex-brother-in-law Gray Calhoun? Gray wants nothing to do with her and Lucy can't blame him. Not after her sister sacrificed him to a demon lord. Still, with everyone in town looking to settle a score with the Rackmores and Bernard bent on dragging Lucy back into his clutches, Gray might be her only hope for survival...


  1. Ditto me on all those horrifyingly, to true to real psychopaths, type of horror shows. I've never seen 'Shaun of the Dead.' But I do love creating new monsters that aren't in print just yet but soon will be thanks to my imagination.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  2. My boys would enjoy Shaun of the Dead! Please enter me!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  3. Am a follower (only of blogs :-))
    Just shared this with Facebook.
    Have only seen bits and pieces of this movie, it looks hilarious.

  4. I hate scary movies but my kids love them. I am nowq a follower at my gmail

    debby236 at att dot net

  5. Please enter me in this contest! My son loves horror movies - me not so much... but I can strip one of our terriers in minutes when it normally takes me hours... when he has one playing...

  6. Oh... by the way, I'm a follower also... and just published this on my Facebook page.

  7. I love Shaun of the Dead! Count me in please.

    I am a follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  9. I absolutely hate horror movies. Refuse to watch them. If someone else is wanting to watch it I leave the room. With that said I love love love Shaun of the Dead. one of the best movies out there. lol.

    I am now a follower of your blog with through google.
    ladyjeanamarie1 @

  10. Please count me in for the Shaun of the Dead movie giveaway! THANKS!!