Unleash the Flying Monkeys!

Welcome to the website of Leah Saylor-Abney.

Hi, I'm Leah. Somehow - maybe by mistake, maybe on purpose - you've found your way to my website. I hope you'll find something of interest and stick around for a bit.

My first blog, started in 2008, was written mainly as homework for an online workshop in which I was enrolled at the time. Slowly that blog has morphed into this one: my outlet for sharing all the things about which I'm passionate.

So, along with my thoughts on the 100+ books I read and the 250+ movies I watch each year, there will be rants, er, essays on random topics such as fear, procrastination, time, perception, feminist horror, and anything else that nibbles on my brain till I set it free.


Top 5 Books Read in 2014

Every year for the last five years I've challenged myself to read a certain number of books. The first couple years I came up short, but since 2012 I have met and exceeded my yearly challenge. For 2014 I wanted to read at least 100 books - my biggest … [Read the full post]

DarkNet by John R. Little

Rating: 3 of 5 From the back cover: Cindy McKay is Seattle’s beloved radio personality. She has fifty thousand friends she talks to every day, but the one secret she can never share is the horror of her personal life. There seems to be no … [Read the full post]

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

Rating: 4 of 5 Growing up, two people had a tremendous impact on my budding imagination: Fred Rogers and Jim Henson. Up till around age seven the only TV shows my parents allowed me to watch were those on PBS or Nickelodeon, of which Mister … [Read the full post]

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The One I Love (2014)

Rating: 10 of 10 Last year, I was browsing IMDb, looking up some of my favorite peeps, seeing what they had in the works - the yuzh. Whilst scrolling the profile for Mark Duplass, this title caught my eye. I looked at the poster and read the … [Read More...]

The Den (2013) Movie

Rating: 6 of 10 If RINGU was the reason you ditched an entire collection of old VHS movies or, at the very least, moved the TV outta your bedroom, and HOSTEL put you off international travel, THE DEN will most definitely make you think twice … [Read More...]

My Sucky Teen Romance (2011) on DVD September 4th

Emily Hagins inspires me! Her passion for filmmaking as well as her ability to finish projects is a giant mirror in which I dare not stare. Let's face it, for a 12-year-old to make a full-length film, she has to not only be passionate about what … [Read More...]

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