Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Halloween at Michael's

            

Yep, the Halloween stuff is hitting the shelves in force! Here is just a small clip of Michael's product. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and give us a thumbs up!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fright-Lopedia will shock you!

Frightlopedia

An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies
by Julie Winterbottom

Workman Publishing Company

Children's Nonfiction

EDITION Paperback

ISBN 9780761183792

PRICE $9.95 (USD

Number of pages 224

Publication date August 23, 2016



For all the Scary, what was that bump in the night fans this book is for you! Frightopedia is a fantastic collection that spans A-Z of some of the world's most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined. The book starts off with everybody's favorite Acranids and works it's way through Bats, Cockroaches, Vampires, and of course Zombies. 

As a kid book that is marketed towards third through seventh graders, the "Fright Meter" comes in handing letting you know that a story with a one is not so scary but a 3 means you should read it with the lights on. It's a very nice touch considering I was reading this with a third grader and a sixth grader. 

I also loved the Horrifying How-To projects throughout the book allowing the kids to do some hands on like the simple painting a vampire bite on your neck. The artwork is both silly and fun keeping it lite hearted. 

I know my readers are huge Halloween fans so the next time you are at the bookstore flip through this book you just might find yourself taking one home with you.




I really love this book!

4 Bloody Brains

I was asked through NetGally to review this book this is my honest opinion I was not paid to do this review. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah

Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah

by Nicolas Otero

Diamond Book Distributors

IDW Publishing
Comics & Graphic Novels

The most iconic singer/songwriter of his generation, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery... a final letter addressed to "Boddah." Now, award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN? Based on the French novel, Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, this adaptation - a work of fiction - recounts real-life events from Cobain's life, as narrated by his childhood imaginary friend, Boddah. Through the eyes of Boddah, readers get a front row seat to the highs and lows of one of the music's most influential voices like they've never experienced before. Trace the arc of modern rock's greatest icon from the dark clubs of Seattle to the bright lights of the world stage... and all the angst, horror, and thrill that came with that ride in this captivating graphic tale.

If you are a die hard fan of Kurt Cobain you just might love this graphic novel. The story for me was a little bit different as it follows the voice in his head, Boddah. The novel even has a copy of the letters he left to Boddah, including the final letter before departing this world. 

Though I was not a fan of Grange Rock I will admit the Nirvana's first breakout song "Smells like teen spirt" was a different sound but a novelty for me. The music was odd so after reading this book I can understand a little bit better as to why.

The artwork and pace of the book are the highlights. You can easily loose yourself in the picture's that are cluttered with images just like Cobain's head. 

The story really focuses around Courtney Love, Boddah, And of course Heroin. 

So if you are a Kurt Cobain fan you will want to pick this book up. For me it was ok I learned a few new things. But it still did not change how I feel about the music or the band.

Who Killed Kurt Cobain? The Story Of Boddah will hit the store shelves November 1st, 2016.

 

Field Museum Trip


Every summer we try to make a trip up to the big city of Chicago. Man summer got away from us pretty fast! This year we headed out to the Field Museum to check out Sue.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Black Castle


The Black Castle
1952 | B&W | 1 Hr 22 Min | Thriller | NR | Universal

Director: Nathan Juran

Writers: 
Jerry Sackheim 
Jerry Sackheim

Stars: 
Richard Greene
Boris Karloff
Stephen McNally
Lon Chaney

Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

“Black Castle” drops its drawbridge for visitors tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, and/or check at www.metv.com or your local listings for run time and channel in your area. Chicago viewers will get a daytime look at the “Night Monster” at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U.

There is not a lot of info on this movie sorry.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Durbin... In her most dramatic glory.

Christmas Holiday
1944 | B&W | 1 Hr 11 Min | Crime, Flim-Noir | NR | Universal

Director: Robert Siodmak

Writers:
W. Somerset Maugham (novel)
Herman J. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)

Stars: 
Deanna Durbin
Gene Kelly
Richard Whorf

A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.
Source IMDB




When you think of Christmas in August you think of the warm glow from the lights of the Christmas Tree, maybe a crackling fireplace, and of course snuggling under a blanket watching those wonderful musical Christmas specials.  You come across a movie called Christmas Holiday with Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin you think to yourself "oh this should be heartwarming full of charm and singing." But not this time instead you get a heartwarming Film-Noir.


 If your new to the Man Cave welcome and thanks for stopping this post is part of a fun blog hop over at The Midnite Drive-In so make sure to head on over there and check out some of the other Noir movie posts.

Friday, August 12, 2016

DANGER!..These Girls are Hot!

Jail Bait
1954 | B&W | 1 Hr 11 Min | Crime | NR |  Howco Productions Inc

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writers: 
Alex Gordon 
Edward D. Wood Jr.

Stars: 
Lyle Talbot
Dolores Fuller
Herbert Rawlinson

When Marilyn Gregor (Dolores Fuller) is summoned to the police station late one night by Inspector Johns (Lyle Talbot) to bail out her brother Don (Clancey Malone) she is dismayed that there isn't a stronger force in his life. Don has taken up with career criminal Vic Brady (Timothy Farrell) and when they rob a theater and kill a security guard Inspector Johns begins a wide search for Don with the idea that he still may be rehabilitated. Vic has alternative plans and coerces Delores' father, the plastic surgeon Doctor Gregor (Herbert Rawlinson), to change his looks so he can get away from the police. Doctor Gregor performs an impromptu operation and calls Inspector Johns to alert him. When Johns confronts Vic a shocking discovery is made and a shootout threatens the life and happiness of the remaining family. Source IMDB

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Like nothing your eyes have ever seen before!


Curucu, Beast of the Amazon
1956 | Color | 1 Hour 16 Minutes | Adventure | NR | Universal


Director: Curt Siodmak

Writer: Curt Siodmak

Stars:
John Bromfield
Beverly Garland
Tom Payne

Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in a panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is said to live up the river where no white man has ever been before.





I love all the new stuff Sven has been showing. Again I have never seen this movie man my backlog is filling up fast!

“Curucu- Beast of the Amazon” shows tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check your local listings (or www.metv.com) for channel and time in your area. Chicago area viewers will go wild for a second showing of Acquanetta’s “Captive Wild Woman” on our sister station, WCIU-the U- at 11 am.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Coming sooner than you planned

Zombie Babies
2011 | Color | 1 Hour 35 Minutes | Horror | R | Razor Sharp Productions


Director: Eamon Hardiman

Writer: Eamon Hardiman

Stars: 
Rob Cobb
Ford Austin
Missy Dawn
Kaylee Williams

When a group of expecting young couples head to Burt Fleming's mountaintop hotel for a weekend retreat (and discount abortions), they get more than they bargained for when the fetal undead come back for vengeance.



Do you remember those grosser than gross joke books? They were really big in the early part of the 80's? For some reason, one of those jokes always stuck with we, What is grosser than gross, A truckload of dead babies or a truckload of dead babies with one trying to eat its way out? Yeah, that was the joke I was forbidden to read those books. But on Friday nights we would walk the mall and sneak into the back  aisle of the bookstore just to read them and I think that might be what director and writer Eamon Hardiman may have done. Or simply just drank a ton of beer read a few of these jokes and wrote this movie. 
 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top Five Tuesday Camp Food!


I'm always being asked why I do not have any top 5 or 10 lists on my blog. Well like most that can change from hour to hour or day to day but I still think it will be fun so here is my first and oddest top 5!

This Tuesday is a silly one but one that is fresh in my mind. The top meals I ate at camp! You all have heard the term Camp Food is good and you all know that is a bunch of crap. But we survive and today I'm going to share with you the food that I was able to swallow!

Number 5 


 It is kind of hard to screw up chicken but I have to say the rice was pretty tolerable. OR it was just that this was the middle of the week and I was starving. We always say that Camp is the best diet plan out there.

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