Monday, May 18, 2015

Blood, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest

Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather Gardner are hosting a blogfest today, yay! And it's possibly the best title I've ever heard of . . . the Blood, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest. So if you haven't already signed up to participate, just click here and share your favorite movie, TV show and/or book that falls into the blood, boobs and carnage category.


Call me crazy, but some of my all time favorite books, shows and movies fit perfectly into this genre. It's going to be a challenge for me to pick just one of each, but I think I've narrowed it down to the best of the best.

Starting with one of the best shows on TV, Strike Back. A co-collaboration between the British Sky1 channel and America's Cinemax, it's an action-packed series following Section 20 agent Michael Stonebridge and ex-Delta force member Damian Scott as they hunt down the world's most dangerous terrorists. Between the many bombings, gunfights, and hand-to-hand combat scenes, the show does not lack for blood and carnage. And I doubt there's a single episode where you don't see Damian Scott (aka. actor Sullivan Stapelton) and his many conquests going at it in various states of undress. In fact, we see Stapleton's ass so many times I read he banned his mother from watching the show. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you get started NOW. You will not be disappointed.

For my movie entrant, I had a terribly hard time whittling my list down. I mean, just about any vampire movie would have worked (Underworld 2 immediately springs to mind), and of course there's the very blood and boob-a-licious Sucker Punch, Catwoman, Species . . . the list goes on and on. But in the end I decided to go with movies based on the work of Frank Miller, most notably Sin City and The 300. Lots of carnage and sex appeal in those films!

And last but not least, books. I thought long and hard about which book to post about, and briefly considered mentioning the Game of Thrones series. But since just about everyone has at least heard of them (and I suspect many of you will mention them during today's blogfest), I decided to go for something a little different. Instead I want to feature a book I fell in love with when I was probably much too young to read it, Anne Rice's The Witching Hour. Most people are familiar with her Vampire Chronicles, but I think her witch series is actually much more interesting. It chronicles the lives of the Mayfairs, a family of witches with a dark past, a penchant for incest, and a spirit with malevolent intent haunting their bloodline. This series definitely gets checks in the blood, boobs and carnage categories!

And there you have it, my favorite examples of blood, boobs and carnage. I can't wait to check out what books, movies and TV shows everyone else picks for today's fantastic blogfest! 

43 comments:

  1. I'll have to look up Strike Back later. And I myself thought of movies like Terminator and Alien.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

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  2. I also picked Sin City, so yay for great minds thinking alike. :D

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  3. Strike Back....I must get it...Sullivan Stapelton's arse? Yeah...

    Happy BB&C Blogfest day!

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  4. Well, I've seen The 300. It's the first movie I've actually seen that has been mentioned this morning. What rock have I been living under?

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  5. I love Anne Rice but I haven't read her witch series yet. I do own all of the books, though.

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  6. Sin City was so twisted.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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  7. I haven't seen Strike Back, but it sounds awesome. Great choices with Sin City and The Witching Hour.

    My Blood, Boobs, and Carnage

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  8. Not familiar with Strike Back, but I did enjoy The 300 and love Anne Rice's books. The Witching Hour is excellent.

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  9. I haven't read Anne Rice because I thought they were chick books, for lack of a better term. Maybe I'll go to the library and check one out. Expand my literary horizons a bit.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Road Trip

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  10. I've never heard of Strike Back.

    Anne Rice is the Queen of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage! ;)

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  11. I was hoping for a little side boob... wait, what that was rude. Never seen Strike Back, but many times of Sin City...

    Jeremy [THE WOLF]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  12. I love Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches books, but I HATED the last one. Ruined the series for me really.

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  13. Sin City is an awesome choice!
    I never heard of Strike City and am no Anne Rice fan. I just couldn't get into the books!
    Now I want to get the Sin City movies and rewatch.

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  14. I love Anne Rice so that is great that you picked one of her books. I have not seen all of Sin City. I have to be in the right frame of mind. This TV show sounds intriguing and I like British shows

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  15. Strike Back is new-to-me, but it sound intriguing. I wouldn't mind giving it a try. Who knows, it may pop up on AmazonPrime or Netflix. I don't like renting TV shows or movies. I either buy what I think we'll like or just wait for it to show up in one of streaming subscriptions. Anywho, great intro and BB&C contribution! Thanks for visiting. ;)

    Enter mature audience only #bloodboobscarnage

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  16. I loved the first book in The Witching Hour series! I never read the subsequent books in the series, and I have no idea why. I loved the first one so much.

    Did you enjoy the others?

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  17. Oh man, I don't get Cinemax. Now what do I do?

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  18. Strike Back is totally new to me but I guess it will stay unknown since I don't have Cinemax.

    I've got the DVD of The 300 and have been meaning to watch it again. Sin City I've not yet seen.

    Never read any Anne Rice.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

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  19. 300 and Sin City definitely fall into this category! Both are crazy Frank Miller adaptations. I actually have read The Witching Hour. I'm NOT an Ann Rice fan, and that book was one of the reasons. I've read very little of her stuff, but enough to know that it's just really not for me. Still, I totally see why you posted about it for this blogfest. Fits the bill for sure. Great post! :D

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  20. I'm not familiar with Strike Back or Sin City and I haven't see The 300 although I know the history. But since they were Spartans who were they having sex with? because... well, they were Spartans. :)

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  21. Strike Back is awesome, as is Banshee, both two great shows on cineplex and both work

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  22. I liked 300 but not so much the sequel.

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  23. I forgot about Strike Back. I need to catch up with that show.

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  24. Sin City is in a sensational movie league of its own. Great picks S L

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  25. I haven't seen Strike Back but you have me sold on it now. And The Witching Hour for sure I'm going to check out. Thanks for sharing your great picks!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  26. I really "enjoyed" Sin City! I loved watching it. Never saw Strike Back. Thanks for dropping by today! Lisa @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  27. I think I need to get out more, LOL, I've been reading people's selections for this meme and I haven't seen or heard of the majority of them :) Will add these to my list to check out.

    betty

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  28. I'm going to get some of Anne Rice's. I love the way this blogfest is making my tbr list explode!

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  29. I love Sin City and totally forgot about Species. I'm curious about The Witching Hour and will have to put that on my reading list. Thanks for hosting!

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  30. I thought about spotlighting Species, but I wanted something with heart, humor, and honor in the midst of blood, boobs, and carnage ... So I went with Mercy Thompson. :-) Good choice on your part, S.L. :-)

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  31. I really must look into the Witching Hour. Your choices are really thoughtful and well documented. Awesome!

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  32. Great choices! I'm a huge fan of The Witching Hour. I liked it better than Rice's vampire books.

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  33. Oh well done with The Witching Hour. I had forgotten about the Mayfairs.

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  34. The Witching Hour sounds interesting! I've been watching Supernatural. I wonder if they are similar?

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  35. Interesting perspective. Is a new way of looking. http://www.bellofpeace.org

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  36. You had me at ASS! I had to go look up that show as soon as you said he banned his own mother from watching! Of course, I can't get it w/o paying for it at the moment. I'm going to check the library to see if they bought the series. Thank you for turning me on to this!
    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner

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  37. The Witching Hour is an excellent mention! So is 300.

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  38. How have I never heard of Strike Back? It sounds amazing!

    Loved the Frank Miller movies- fantastic blend of graphic art and film media.

    Haven't read the Witching Hour but I know a lot of Anne Rice fans.

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  39. Stapleton's butt is a good reason for me NOT to watch the show, but it does sound like a fun ride. LOL

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  40. Excellent choices! Thanks for visiting me.
    I haven't seen that show. Sounds good though.

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  41. ahhhh Anne Rice. how many hours have i spent drooling over her characters?

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