Friday, April 24, 2015

Underdog is here!


There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!

when criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

speed of lightning, roar of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

when in this world the headlines read
of those whose hearts are filled with greed
who rob and steal from those who need
to right this wrong with blinding speed
goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

speed of lightning, roar of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

Know try and get that theme song out of your head. Loved watching Underdog as a child. Was not a fan of the live action movie tho. That was kind of lame. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T for Tick. Spoon!!!!


Next to Aquaman there is one more superhero that takes up some space in the Man Cave. That would be the crazy and quotable Tick. Not sure why I love this character but I do.

It's easy to say the Cave has Comic Books, TV Shows, Cartoons and even a few Action figure's laying around.

Crazy to think an 18-year-old kid started this hero back in 1986 as a mascot for a comic book store.

If you are interested in reading the adventures of The Tick and his sidekick Arthur Free Comic Book Day is coming May 2nd where you can pick up an issue for yourself. Or just head HERE for a free download preview.

Also check out the other bloggers during Aprils A to Z Challenge.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Sven...Goolie that is.


It should not come as a surprise for those of you that lurk around my blog that Sven would show up in this countdown. My fascination with Horror Host's will go all the way back to Yellow Screaming Theatre hosted by Gerry G Bishop. And then followed by current host Rich Koz.

In this day and age, I wish everybody still had a Horror Host to call they're own. Even when Sven was not on TV we still had Up all night and Billy Bob but nothing is better than Chicago's very own Ghoul.

If Horror Host's ever went away it will be a sad, sad day. This year is something special on the show as they plan on not showing any reruns. And they still have a ton of Universal Horror to show. My girls new his name when they were baby's and know it is on TV just by hearing the theme song. Sadly tho today Rich tweeted that his dad has passed so I send out my thoughts and prayers to his family. I invite you all to check out his website for more details. www.svengoolie.com  and always stop by on Saturdays as I gladly post what is on that night.

Make sure you check out the other bloggers during April's A to Z Challenge. 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Bong Is Back!

Evil Bong 420!
2015 | Color | 53 Min. | 1.85.1 | R | Horror | Dolby Digital | Full Moon Features

Source: Full Moon Streaming 

Directed by Charles Band

Cast:   
Amy Paffrath 
Robin Sydney 
John Patrick Jordan 
Sonny Carl Davis

Plot:
Polish your balls and head to the lanes. Rabbit has escaped the Evil Bong’s World of Weed and has opened a topless bowling alley. It’s the Grand Opening and the balls are rolling, the boobs are bouncing and the weed is plentiful. When his old friends, Larnell and Sarah Leigh stop by to help him celebrate his wacky new business venture, things are finally looking up for Rabbit, right? Wrong! Evil Bong is hot on Rabbit’s trail. With the help of the murderous Gingerdead Man, they crash the most balls-out party of the century. But Gingerdead Man has plans of his own when he learns that the secret to becoming a real man is getting his cookies off.


Beep Beep!


Beep Beep or was it Meep Meep? Well According to animation historian Michael Barrier, Paul Julian's preferred spelling of the sound effect was "hmeep hmeep".

Who did not love the road runner and Wile E. Coyote? I could not wait for this part of the Bug's Bunny show. I would sit and wait and wait for that 7 minutes of violence. Growing up we were not allowed to watch shows like Tom and Jerry, Speed Racer or the 3 Stooges due to the violent content. But somehow we could sneak this show past mom.

This dynamic duo have teamed up for 48 wonderful cartoons.

Make sure you are checking out the other bloggers during the A to Z Challenge!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Here comes the fuzz!

WolfCop
2014 | Color | 79 Min. | 1.85.1 | R | Horror | Dolby Digital | Image Entertainment

Source: Netflix Streaming

Director: Lowell Dean

Writer: Lowell Dean

Stars: 
Leo Fafard
Amy Matysio
Sarah Lind

It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a turn for the strange...and hairy. WolfCop is the story of one cop's quest to become a better man. One transformation at a time.

Every once and awhile you get those old time feelings of finding something cool based on the movie title and poster. You know like the glory days of VHS. Most of those movies were crap, but the box art was so cool. Well, that is what happened to me with Wolfcop. I first saw the poster in a Box of Dread photo and was bummed I did not get that box. I did some searching on this title and the hype was pretty high. I should have know better.

I did not hate this movie, but I did not get the warm and fuzzy's eathier. I really wanted to tell people to watch this when all I can say skip it. Or if anything fast forward to the first transformation scene it really is the only good part. Wait I take that back the Barn blowing up looked really cool. The story is ok kind of fresh but the kills we have all seen before. So really the only thing left is the Wolf. He looked terrible, not believable at all. 

And sadly they are working on a Wolfcop 2. I almost feel like this would make a better 30 minute Television show. 


I need a drink after watching this junk..

2 Bloody Brains!


Q*Bert I miss you!


I try to explain to my kids that at one-time cartoons were only on in the early morning during the week and for a few hours after school. And the only day you really had to look forward to was Saturday morning's. Not this 24-hour junk that is on today.

And back in the video boom days we had a solid block devoted to our favorite charters. In fact, nothing was better than the Pac-Man hour. And at the same time I was playing a ton of Q*Bert. I loved watching his show and was always a fan, more so than Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, or even Pole Position. Q was the man... or alien or whatever he was! Someday I would love for these shows to come out on DVD. In the meantime, we have youtube!

Make sure you are checking out the other bloggers during the A to Z Challange!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

She Lives. Don't Move. Don't Breathe. She Will Find You.

Prophecy
1979 | Color | 102 Min. | 2.35.1 | PG | Horror | Dolby Digital | Parmount

Source: DVD

Director: John Frankenheimer

Writer: David Seltzer

Stars:
Talia Shire
Robert Foxworth
Armand Assante

A Doctor (Robert Foxworth) and his wife (Talia Shire), at the request of a concerned friend, travel to Maine to research the impact that the lumber industry has on the environment. They find fish that grow many times their normal size, and also a series of bizarre and grisly murders. Veteran Director John Frankenheimer manages to present "Prophecy" as both a monster movie, and a suspenseful tale about the deadly forces which result from the pollution of the environment.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jungle Captive tonight on Svengoolie


Jungle Captive
1945 | B&W | 93 Min. | 1.37.1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal


Director: Harold Young

Writers: Dwight V. Babcock 

Stars: 
Otto Kruger
Vicky Lane
Amelita Ward
Rondo Hatton

Once again Paula ape woman is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor and his disfigured assistant, who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.


“Jungle Captive” hits the air tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check local listings. Chicago gets one more look at “This Island Earth” at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U.

Speaking of Rondo, time is running out if you haven’t voted in the horror/sci fi/fantasy Rondo Awards! midnight tomorrow appears to be the deadline. I’m up for “favorite horror host” in category # 24. The Rondos are important since they are voted for by YOU- the real fans, so please make sure you vote for your favorites- vote for as few or as many categories as you like, and follow all the rules, or your vote will NOT count. You’ll find the ballot, which you can cut and paste into an e-mail, at www.rondoaward.com

Don’t forget to join us to see the final chapter of Paula Dupree’s story- tonight on MeTV!

P is for the Penguin


The Penguin aka Burgess Meredith

Was there any other Penguin? I know I'm not the only one who read the comics in Meredith's voice? And let's be real the 1960's Batman is the only Batman worth watching.

Did you know, that Meredith developed his grunting "Penguin" laugh out of necessity. Meredith had given up smoking some twenty-odd years earlier, but his character was required to smoke with a cigarette holder. The smoke would get caught in his throat and he would start coughing. Rather than constantly ruin takes in this matter, he developed the laugh to cover it up. "Actually, it was a pretty funny noise for a penguin to make," said Meredith. "I sounded more like a duck." Needless to say, Meredith gave up smoking again immediately after the series ended.