Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Warm Frosted Pumpkin Pie

Is there anything better during the hunting season then anything Pumpkin-flavored? We all love the sights and sounds of the season and in this house we love the taste as well. Now I'm not a fan of Poptarts and for some reason growing up I was never allowed to have them, in fact, some days I would have to sneak over to a friends house just to try them out from time to time. Never the less still not my fav. This year though I have not had much luck on finding Eggo's Pumpkin spice waffles so I settled on these Frosted Pumpkin Pie tarts.

The first thing you notice taking them out is the strong scent of pumpkin and an overload of frosting with fall color sprinkles. As for the filling, it has a good taste but really lacks on how much filling is really inside. I sure could have used a little bit more. Oh yeah does Taster Struddle still make their pumpkin pie now that has a lot of filling and tasted much better. Anyway for now this will do I did not hate them but it will take some time before I pick them up again. If you are a pop tart lover that enjoys the flavors of fall then I have to say dive in!

3 Bloody Brains

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Witches and Warlocks

People are always talking about how Halloween has become to SEXY? But if you really look back it's always had its alluring moments. You know like these

Like really what does shoe polish have to do with some good looking witch with cleavage? Halloween gives all of us a chance to be something or someone we are not. It's one night people relax. As a kid, you want to be a Teletubbies or the cookie monster. As an adult, you want to be a sexy looking Witch and Warlock.

Monday, October 5, 2015

18 Halloween Party Classics

Oh, how those Now CD's never end do they. So when my wife and kids brought home Now Halloween I was not surprised. As far as the mix goes it'snot too bad for a novice, but with some of the same old same old on here it's hard to please the hardcore Halloween Music collector.

I honestly would love to see a Halloween mix without Don't Fear the Reaper or Werewolves of London not to mention John Carpenters Halloween Theme. In fact, why doesn't somebody use Laurie's Theme instead that is just as scary. You do get some pretty cool gems on here though like Bad Things by Jace Everett and Season of the Witch by Donovan. Those along with Run DMC's Ghostbusters and DJ Jazzy Jeff's Nightmare on My Street round's off some fun music you don't always hear this time of the year.

All in all, it is a fun little mix to enjoy your ride to school or work we give this bad boy...

3 Bloody Brains

Make sure to check out the other bloggers counting down to Halloween here!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

What kind of a thing is it?

Night Monster
1942 | B&W | 73 Min | 1.37:1 | NR | Mono | Horror | Universal

Director: Ford Beebe

Writer: Clarence Upson Young

Bela Lugosi
Lionel Atwill
Leif Erickson

Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. 

Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors is mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit. (Source IMDB)

Can not think of a better way to kick off the Halloween season than doing it with Bela Lugosi! I'm not sure that I have seen this one yet so it is safe to say that I can not wait. Make sure to check your local stations for air times. Pop of some corn grab your soft drinks and enjoy Night Monster.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Grab your pop corn buckets! Its Fright Flicks Friday.

Throughout the year, I have watched a few movies that I said that come Halloween these should be reviewed. Even added to the whole this should be on my list of must watch during the cool fall season. So first up,

The 1979 creepy thriller Tourist Trap. This movie wowed me in so many ways. The biggest surprise of this Tourist Trap has to be it's unforgivingly creepy soundtrack that will play in my Halloween Mix this year. I ended up giving the movie 4 bloody brains. Also lent it out to a few non-horror movie friends that loved it as well!

Check out my review here Tourist Trap

   For a few Classic Monster heads out there Vampire Bat is already on of    those movies they revisit from time to time. I love these old simple black and white movies they give you chills mainly because the story line is so good. The movie surprised me and I felt a little silly waiting so long to have watched it.

Check out my 3 Bloody Brain review Vampire Bat

Talk about a low budget gem! This movie still sticks out in my little brain as one of the best movies I have seen so far this  year. It has it all suspense that is nerve racking a cast that works well together  and a killer map! I might even revisit this one again this year. Be forewarned the ending almost kills the whole movie.

Check it out here I Bury the Living 

enjoy next Friday I will be back with a movie review.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

You've fooled them, haven't you Michael? But not me.

Yes, it is that wonderful time where I spend the next 31 day's enjoying the Halloween season with the legion's of fans! The blog hop we all have been waiting for! Make sure to check out all the other Halloween fans and ogle their fun websites as well over at Countdown to Halloween. Every Thursday here at the Cave we will celebrate Halloween's of the past. Random collection's of odd and rare items and add's. So sit back and enjoy and of course thanks for stopping by.

 The first time I had ever seen Halloween was on Channel 32 WFLD Chicago one cold and raining Halloween night. The setting was perfect it was a Friday night so a bunch of us neighborhood kids got together for a sleepover after trick or treating way back in 1981. Do to censoring Carpenter filmed 12 extra minutes to be edited in while they were shooting Halloween 2. At the young age of 11 scary movies were not so new to me but for my friends it was great fun seeing them all squirm. I will also never forget the year Halloween 2 hit broadcast TV and how we all made sure to get together that year as well. We were too old then to trick or treat so it was a pizza and soda kind of sleepover. The first 3 Halloween movies are a staple for the season and for many great reasons why. When you look at what scares younger kids it's the monster under the bed or the Boogey Man!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shrunken Heads

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Monday, September 28, 2015

My Latest Pick Up's

Not much in the way of pickups lately but I had to share the VHS tape that I did pick up! Those of you that stop by from time to time know I love my Full Moon Horror. I have been trying to find anything I could on VHS but due to their popularity they are extremely hard to find here in the sticks.  So when I stumbled onto Puppet Master 4 on VHS my eyes grow large! I could not pick it up fast enough!

The case is a bit of a mess, but the tape looks good and plays just fine. The only other thing is that it is a promotional copy. But I'm  OK with that it's not like I'm going to watch the VHS tape too often the Blu-Ray is coming out soon. Just nice to have it on the shelf.

It was kind of odd to see trailers on here for a family show and a kid show from Paramount pictures long before Charles Band started to distribute once again. And yes I did watch it even with the watermark popping in and out every seven to ten minutes I still enjoyed it. It also has the Video Zone Magazine at the end which I did not have on the DVD copy so the was a treat. Plus at .25 cents you just can not go wrong.

Last, pick up was this cool vintage witch cut out. I just could not pass her up.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Count Down To Halloween 2015

Ok I think I have my theme's for the Count Down To Halloween 2015. This year I have decided to make my blog post's more about family and friends. Sharing a few memories along the way and posting about a few of the things I love about the season. So here we go...


The girls and I had fun with this last year and plan on doing it again. Some of the things we plan on doing would be watching a few old VHS specials that we have picked up this year and we may throw in some other goodies as well.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A new and terrible juggernaut of destruction!

Son Of Frankenstein
1939 | B&W | 96 Min | 1.37:1 | Mono | Horror | Universal

Rowland V. Lee

Wyllis Cooper

Boris Karloff
Basil Rathbone
Bela Lugosi

Wolf von Frankenstein returns to the Baronial manor from the United States with his wife Elsa and son Peter. He was not welcome by the locals who are still terrified of his father's works and the monster he created. The local Burgomaster gives him a sealed briefcase left by his father and inside, Wolf finds his father's scientific notes. At the manor house, he meets his father's assistant Igor who has a surprise for him: the monster his father created is still alive, though in some sort of coma. Wolf's initial attempts to re-animate the creature seem to fail but when Peter says he saw a giant in the woods, it appears he's met success. When people are mysteriously killed in the village there is little doubt that the monster is responsible.

“Son of Frankenstein” airs tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central- or check local listings to be sure of when we come on in your area! Chicago viewers get a second look at “Hold That Ghost” at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU- the U!

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Also- make sure you tune into “Superman” on MeTV tonight, as it kicks off “Super Sci Fi Saturday Night”- when we will be running a couple specially-picked episodes as a salute to the late Jack Larson, who passed away this week. His portrayal of cub reporter Jimmy Olsen was always a highlight of the series. I remember reading about how he met the great actor Laurence Olivier- who hugged him and complimented him on how much life he put into the role!

If you’re in the area, please come visit with me at Seigel’s Cottonwood Farm’s Pumpkin Patch- Sunday from noon to 2 pm. You’ll find the info under our “appearances” tab! And- we’re just getting started for the Halloween season! watch for a slew of appearances to be listed soon (if you subscribe to the free Sven monthly newsletter- you’ll get that information first!)- See more at:

Look's like the Halloween season is in full swing looking forward to the newsletter coming out soon letting us know what is in store for the month of October!