Friday, February 5, 2016


Sit down this is no time for Tetris and turn of the shiny new Michael Jackson Thriller CD and break out your crushed velvet warm up suit its time to fire up that new Mac hop on the Twitter and watch some great movies for this year 5 Annual F This Movie Fest!!

This is the greatest thing to happen to February since the Puppy Bowl when a group of movie fans just like you and me use the hashtag #Fthismoviefest and blow up twitter it is such a blast!

And with a killer line up including The Last Star Fighter, Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom, Night of the Comet, Streets of Fire, and the creme a la creme the king of 1984 Ghostbusters to finish out the night.

All you need to take part in this zany madness is simple first the movies. VHS, Laser Disk, DVD, Blu-Ray it does not matter even if you are streaming it! (I only have streets of fire on VHS so talk about a complete throwback) You will also need a twitter account so you can follow along. To put in your commentary, all you do is use the hashtag with your comments. That's it so simple and yet so much fun!! Last year we went on for what felt like an hour just talking about how hot Van Damme's mullet was in Hard Target.

Other things that will come in handy food, beer, popcorn of course but don't forget your Wham T-Shirt while spinning your Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA record during the breaks. But for god's sake do not set your hair on fire while drinking Pepsi that has already been done in 1984!

I can not express how much fun this is and well worth the time and effort. If you do not have all the movies that's ok I have been know to skip a few from time to time as well. But we all own Ghostbusters so be sure to join in.

Check out the website F This Movie! for more information and a complete set of instructions.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I Have Gone Insane

Ok, so I did it I signed up once again for the A to Z challenge. I really enjoyed doing it last year and look forward to it again this year. A few ideas are swimming around in my head and I'm pretty sure we have to reveal our theme at the end of this month.

I also did something new this week I joined the bandwagon of Binge watching. Yeah, yeah I'm a few years behind on this kind of thing. But anyway it was for the show My Diet Is Better than Yours. Really does a TV show other than Baseball or Hockey catch my attention but I could not sleep and I was looking for something to bore me when I stumbled onto this. Unfortunately, it did the opposite keeping me awake as I breezed through the first 3 shows of a short 8 show season. The idea for the show is that star experts will coach overweight Americans on how to lose weight on their unique diet and fitness plans. Hosted by Shaun T, and featuring celebrity trainers including Abel James, Dawn Jackson Blatner, Carolyn Barnes, Jovanka Ciares, and Jay Cardiello. After falling in love with the cast, I truly could not get my house work done fast enough today! What a fun, fun show and it was helpful as I try to take back control of my health. Kind of slipped backwards this past holiday season. The show was streaming on the Roku Channel ABC but also found it on demand through our cable box. If you check it out let me know what you think.

Ok, gang I know still far behind on posting but just think you get a lot of me in April!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The supreme excitement of our time!

This Island Earth
1955 | Color | 87 min | 2.00.1 | PG | Mono | Sci-Fi | Universal

Joseph M. Newman

Raymond F. Jones 
Franklin Coen

Jeff Morrow
Faith Domergue
Rex Reason

The electronic engineer Dr. Cal Meacham is a prominent scientist that is studying industrial, application of nuclear energy and also a great pilot. One day, he receives a different condenser and soon his assistant Joe Wilson receives a manual instruction and several components of a sophisticated machine. Carl and Joe build a communication apparatus and a man called Exeter contacts Carl. He tells that Carl has passed the test assembling the Interocitor and invites him to join his research. The intrigued Carl decides to travel to meet Exeter that sends an unmanned airplane to bring him to an isolated facility in Georgia. He is welcomed by Dr. Ruth Adams but she mysteriously does not recall their love affair in the past. They team-up with Dr. Steve Carlson and they note that the other scientists in the facility have been transformed, having a weird behavior. They decide to flee in a car, but they are attacked by rays and Steve dies. Carl and Ruth also witness the facility blowing up and they escape in an airplane. However, they are pulled up into a flying saucer and realize that Exeter is alien. Whal is the objective of the aliens?

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Post Christmas Trip

Lion King on Broadway

This year for Christmas we decided to take the girls to the Lion King in Chicago. This would be the second time for my wife and I and we always dreamed of taking our kids. So with a limited run, we went for it.

What a great day we sat in the second row so we were nice and close plus we bought the VIP package which meant food before and during the intermission and a private bathroom. The bathroom part was well worth the money of not waiting in the world's longest line. Especially for Ella and the biggest side effect of Diabetes is having to pee all the time! But anyway the VIP was cool.

Would you know tough it has not snowed much this year and, of course, I snowed that day! Traffic coming home was backed up forever. I bought together a small video to capture the moment check it out and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Scottish Vampire Flick 'Night Kaleidoscope' Gets Psychedelic New Trailer

Night Kaleidoscope is the third feature from Award-Winning Director Grant McPhee, and his first foray into the horror genre. Shot in just one week on a shoestring budget, the film punches well above its weight thanks to McPhee's stunning cinematography and bold vision. McPhee started his career as a cinematographer, and it shows. The film is a lush, visceral, visual experience that harks back to the Giallo films of the 70s with its bold colour palette, while creating something fresh and modern with experimental camera techniques. Shot predominantly at night, as the name suggests, Night Kaleidoscope transforms Edinburgh's cobbled backstreets into a dark dreamscape brimming with supernatural menace, where reality fuses with the surreal in a psychedelic haze.

Written by Chris Purnell and Megan P. Gretchen, the film tells the story of Fion (Patrick O'Brien), a cynical psychic investigator who peddles his gift for anyone willing to pay. His abilities depleting, he must take powerful drugs to induce his visions. After a series of brutal murders in the city, a contact in the police comes to him for help tracking down the killers. In a psychic trance, Fion witnesses one of the murders being committed. These are no ordinary killers. They feast on those they kill, vampiric, and they are lovers – a couple who murder brutally and with relish. In the midst of his investigations, Fion meets Isobel (Mariel McAllan), a young woman whose boyfriend has been killed by the pair. To save her, and track down the killers, he must harness his waning powers as well as overcoming the personal demons borne out of his troubled past.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Fairy Tale for Adults Only!

SINderella and the Golden Bra
1964 | Color | 72 min | 1.37.1 | R | Stereo | Comedy | Something Weird Films

Source: Full Moon Streaming

Loel Minardi

Frank Squires

Suzanne Sybele
Bill Gaskin
David Duffield

Sinderella and the Golden Bra, a cardboard storybook fairy tale that plays like one of those K. Gordon Murray children's films shown at kiddie matinees in the 1960s except – and this is significant – this one comes with bare breasts.

Anyway, the king holds a masked ball so that Prince David will stop fantasizing about the woman he dreams about and pick a maiden from the village. Of course, the woman in the Prince's dreams is none other than Derella (French import SUZANNE SYBELE with a thick accent) who's mistreated by her hag stepmother and two ugly stepsisters. But Derella's Fairy Godfather (scary SYDNEY LASSICK, of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, who also does a scene in drag) climbs in her window one evening and gives her a magic gown to wear to the ball provided that she returns home before midnight -- which she does, leaving her golden brassiere behind. With the B-cups in hand, the prince then searches for 'the perfect fit' between the kingdom's lovely maidens (including ALTHEA CURRIER of Kiss Me Quick) and the Golden Bra....

Monday, January 25, 2016

Adam Ant knows what you fear.

1988 | Color | 83 min | 1.85.1 | R | Stereo | Horror | Full Moon Features

Rafal Zielinski

Ed Naha

Adam Ant
Richard Blade
Gail O'Grady
Traci Lind

Winning a trip to Italy through a contest, Jackie and her brother Tom join other winners Myrna, Yvette, Terri, Harlan, and Tony. They settle into the rooms of an old castle, together with Cassandra, a rock star playing along in the contest. Wanting to get a leg up on each other, they all try to sneak out and find the prize before it starts, to no avail. When the contest begins, they start to die one-by-one from a mysterious source within the castle. Figuring that evil forces are at work, the remaining members race to stop the assailant from finishing their work.

Full Moon's lost gem Spellcaster was only realised on Laser Disc way back in 1992! Does it hold up? Was it really a lost treasure? How about the fact that the name Adam Ant has me excited to watch this bad boy! Well, read on my good followers read on!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

News from the Cave.

I know I have been so quiet this month but I promise you I'm  still here. I have a bit of news for you guys today. First up Holly's Horrorland is calling upon all Vampire lovers for her 5th annual Vampire's Day Soiree. This year I plan on covering Subspecies in honor of the late Angus Scrimm.

Also, I had so much fun last April with Blogging From A to Z challenge I'm definitely going for it again this year. I have been thinking about my theme so watch for that soon. If your interested sign up begins Monday the 25th.

Also, ConTV is offering up a cool sale to those that click on my banner. Sign up for the site is free but if you want it to be add free and more content than the free version they have a sale for you can get 6 months for 20.16! It's like getting 2 months free and is well worth it!  I watch ConTv on my Roku so it is really easy to navigate. Yes, they are an affiliate for my website but it really is a cool channel for you cord cutters out there.  If you have checked it out please let me know what you think.

You must use the code CON2016 when you check out!! This sale ends at the end of the month. 

Speaking of affiliates to the Man Cave  has really revamped their website making it much easier to navigate. I really like the new layout for the site I just hope this year they update the Roku app. It feels a little clumsy at times. Never the less thou 7 bucks gets you a ton of fun movies. Also, if you sign up for a year you get 6 DVD's or BluRays for free that more than pays for itself. If you are into horror then you owe it to yourself to check it out. 

That's about it, for now, I will be working on some post's today its time to get make into the swing of things. I have some video game reviews in the works and I really would like to get back to reviewing comic books this year as well. Sadly I'm already behind on my pick ups post (that's a mouth full) and will work on those today as well. So there you go time to get off my butt and write! 

See you guys soon. 


Monday, January 18, 2016

Christmas Has A New Hero!

2012 | Color | 86 min | 2.35.1 | G | Stereo | Family | Wiseacre Films

Ethan Wiley

Ethan Wiley
Richard Jefferies

Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña
Jeffrey Combs
Mackenzie Astin

An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.

Boy, I'm in a rut with movies lately.  Why the late entry with a Christmas movie well I bought this years ago and have always wanted to watch it and have always placed it on the back burner. With names like Wee Man and Jeffery Combs, how can one go wrong? This will be Wee Man's only family friendly movie for the Jackass star. And with that being said he was not to bad and almost believable. And as for Combs why the heck did he agree to this movie. He was so awkward in his charter and seemed to try really hard to channel his inner Home Alone wet bandit wannabe bad guy. He was so week that he takes you out of the movie.

This is a very low budget movie and you can tell. Poor production values along with boring views to go along with a silly plot made this a snooze fest all the way through. It's really hard to understand who the direct audience is for this movie. Jackass fans probably wondered what the heck happened and Comb fans will walk away numb and disgusted.

Unless you are a fan of Wee Man there is really no reason to watch this movie. In fact, there is no reason to keep writing about this one so....

2 Samurai Santa's
2 of 75 in 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Two King Kongs Fight to the Death!

King Kong Escapes
1967 | B&W | 96 min | 2.35.1 | G | Mono | Action | Toho Company 

Ishirô Honda (as Inoshiro Honda)

Takeshi Kimura (as Kaoru Mabuchi)

Rhodes Reason
Mie Hama
Linda Miller

When a mechanical replica of King Kong is unable to dig for the highly radioactive Element X at the North Pole, the evil Doctor Who and his sponsor Madame Piranha (Madame X in the American release) decides to kidnap the real Kong. As an insurance policy they kidnap Lt. Susan Miller as well as her boyfriend Lt. CommanderJiro Nomura and Cmdr. Carl Nelson (Kong developed a crush on Susan when she Nomura and Nelson visited the Kong at his home on Mondo Island). Kong later escapes and heads for Tokyo. Susan and the others also escape. Who and his minions follow him and activate Mechani-Kong in order to recapture him. Susan is then grabbed by the robot and is taken to the top of Tokyo Tower and a battle ensues between Kong and his robotic replica.

This is easily one of my all time favorite rubber monster suit movies! It never gets old and I swear I could watch it every time it is on. It could have something to do with Rankin and Bass giving a helping hand to the production as well. But for me, it has to be the super sweet and over the top cute Linda Miller who plays Lieutenant Susan Watson! Sure the story is goofy and Kong is quite silly looking but this movie works and will not let you down when it comes to the fun factor!! 

Linda Miller
It's cold here in Illinois so what a better way to spend your night with your family by inviting Svengoolie into your home for a fun time. This film is pretty lengthy, so you will get a little less Sven shtick to provide you with more of the movie.”King Kong Escapes” check your local listings tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central. In Chicago, on the U, viewers get another look at “Werewolf of London” at 11 am.

Let me know what you think about King Kong Escapes and Linda Miller!