About last night...

So, last night pretty much blew. I had some last minute plans in the works that I was pretty excited about, but just as I was finishing prettying myself up*, they got canceled. Or rescheduled. Whatever.

Not the end of the world, I guess. I did just pick up that case of Magic Hat, after all, so I guess I had that. And there were some haunted house movies on Netflix I was eager to check out, so, I thought, maybe the night wouldn't be a total loss.

So, over to Netflix I go to chip away at my instant queue, only to be greeted by this lovely message:

We're sorry, the Netflix website is temporarily unavailable.

Our shipping centers are continuing to send and receive DVDs , so your movies will be processed as usual. And you can still instantly watch movies via your Netflix ready device.

Our engineers are working hard to bring the site back up as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and, again, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you need further assistance, please call us at 1-866-636-3079.

Ugh! And I was so looking forward to watching Haunting of Winchester House (the low rating had me really excited. I love a bad haunted house movie).

Well, some friends of mine have been talking about Hulu, so maybe it's time I check that site out. I click on the "movies" link, scroll down to 'H' in search of something haunted house related, and I stumble upon this little gem...

Well, now! My first immediate thought is, half naked people, this movie is going to be great! Wait, I don't remember posing for this...

I check out the summary...
Ghosts from a 19th-century love triangle haunt a couple and a guest in their Japanese home.
Alright! I check the tags...
nudity, adultery, 1840s, 19th-century, Buddhist monk
Interesting... (incidentally, I was quite curious about the absence of the tags haunted or house). Well, sign me up! Apparently Hulu thought I meant literally, because that's exactly what I had to do, sign up. Ugh! Why does every site require me to create an account? (I was amused that '1900' was an option as a birth year. My alternative title for this post was "110-year olds love to watch Hulu.")

All right, account created... time to watch me some ghosts! And... I'm kicked back to the home page. Damnnit! Now I have to find that movie again. Click on "movies," click on "Filter by Channel," click on "Horror and Suspense"...

Whoa! They have Troll! and Attack of the Puppet People! and The Dead Zone! (a mediocre movie, but we're obviously not dealing with blockbusters here. Plus, I ♥ Christopher Walkin). and The Puppet Master! and The Relic! (You know, from back in the day when Tom Sizemore was an actor and not yet a junkie?) I'm in B-movie (C? D?) heaven! (I was really hoping for some Watcher In the Woods, but alas, it was not to be found)

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

After a brief commercial from the sponsor (Hot Tub Time Machine? WTF?) the movie begins. And then it stops. And starts up again. And stops. And it continues like this until I totally give up and quit.

Sigh. I guess watching horror movies was not in the stars for me. At least I still have the Magic Hat, and TNT is playing The Patriot, so that's something (sigh, Heath Ledger, you had such potential).

* and by "prettying myself up" I basically mean brushing my teeth and pulling my hair back into a ponytail.

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