Monday, October 20, 2014

Werewolves of Berwyn!

                                                                                         

 How about a little Svengoolie for your musical enjoyment today. Make sure you are checking in with the other blogs out there Counting Down to Halloween!!! Boy this is getting fun the closer we get.





Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Great Pumpkin will be visiting this household!




So just in case you just clawed your way out of the cave last night and have not heard Elvira is back! She has a 13 film gig only on Hulu! So better hit the drive through in hopes of pulling a 30 free trail like this guy did. (And I hate fast food)

So what makes this even better is that Elvira has teamed up with the king of low budget freight fests Charles Band! How frigging cool is this? And it gets better the full list of movies has been released and its going to be great!!!!!




Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) – Holy guacamole, this movie is the pits! Elvira is no stranger to “man-eating women,” but she may have bit off more than she can chew in this indigestible entrĂ©e, starring Adrienne Barbeau, Shannon Tweed, and a young Bill Maher, who’s still trying to live this turkey down. (Premieres Sunday, October 19)

Puppet Master (1989) – The cult classic gets the hook when Elvira’s pulling the strings. There’s more Punch than Judy in this cinematrocity. (Premieres Monday, October 20)

Demonic Toys (1992) – No one likes playthings more than the Mistress of the Dark. But these toys are straight out of Hell’s toy box. Playtime is over! (Premieres Tuesday, October 21)

Hobgoblins (1988) – Elvira’s couch is infested with pesky little critters who are clearly Gremlinrejects. The only way she’s gonna get rid of them is to endure this flick. (Premieres Wednesday, October 22)

The Gingerdead Man (2005) – Elvira’s holiday gift is this awful lump of coal, straight off the naughty list. Gary Busey stars as the voice of this psychotic cookie made from the ashes of a serial killer and a few drops of blood. This is a recipe for disaster in this creepy clas-sick. (Premieres Thursday, October 23)

Dollman (1991) – Elvira is playing with a guy who’s got 13 inches!!! Actually, that’s all he’s got. He’s 13 inches high! Tim Thomerson stars in this knee-high nightmare. (Premieres Friday, October 24)

Trancers (1985) – Elvira sets her sights on the far-off future, and 1985, in this high-tech time travel chase through the minds of killers! (Premieres Saturday, October 25)

Oblivion (1994) – Fly the “fiendish” skies with Elvira as your host on a devilish trip to Oblivion. It’s cowboys and aliens as a bizarre gang of futuristic desperados, including cult faves Julie Newmar and George Takei, attempt to turn this tumbleweed town into their own private playground. (Premieres Sunday, October 26)

Shrunken Heads (1994) – Elvira is put through the ringer and hung out to dry after sitting through this movie. She should have quit while she was a head! (Premieres Monday, October 27)

Hideous (1997) – Elvira always says, when you can’t say something nice about a movie, come sit by her. And with this movie, she’s got plenty to say! (Premieres Tuesday, October 28)

Evil Bong (2006) – Potheads Beware: You may enjoy this trip so much you’ll DIE! Join Elvira as she gets a whiff of this “High Art” and gets high with a little help from her friend Tommy Chong. (Premieres Wednesday, October 29)

Seedpeople (1992) – Elvira is often mistaken for someone else, but this time even the alien creatures crawling out from inside these unsuspecting townspeople don’t want to be mistaken for her. (Premieres Thursday, October 30)

Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Elvira resurrects the original zombie classic and devours it with raw energy! Elvira loves George A. Romero’s masterpiece so much, she’s takin it to the grave! (Premieres Friday, October 31)

Are you kidding me right now! Puppet Master, Evil Bong, Trancers, Oblivion, and The Gingerdead Man!!! The Great Pumpkin has given us a great gift this year. The only movie I might skip or skip through would be Shrunken Heads only because I just watched it on Full Moon Streaming hosted by William Shatner.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

His hideous howl a dirge of death!


The Wolfman
1941 | B&W | 70 Min | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror| Mono | Universal Pictures


Director: George Waggner

Writer: Curt Siodmak

Stars:
Claude Rains
Warren William
Lon Chaney Jr.
Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Larry, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen.

Nothing gets the Halloween juices flowing like Universal Classic Monsters. “The Wolf Man” will prowl on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 pm central, and please check for time in your area. Chicago gets a second chilling look at “The Uninvited” on WCIU, the U, at 11 am! 



Speaking of trick or treating make sure you are checking out the other bloggers during the Count Down to Halloween. There are a few great post's for your enjoyment.


Friday, October 17, 2014

It's Par for the Corpse



The Greenskeeper
2002 | Color | 99 Min | 1:85:1 | R | Horror| 2.0 | Ghostman on third productions

Directors:
Kevin Greene

Writers:
Kevin Greene

Stars:
Allelon Ruggiero
Bruce Taylor
Ron Lester
Johnny Rocker
Melissa Ponzio

When someone starts using the business end of a pair of hedgeclippers on the more snobbish patrons of a posh country club, rumors fly the slice-n'-dice handiwork is the signiture of The Greenskeeper, a serial killer long thought dead from an explosion years ago.

 Allen, whose mother owns the country club, begins having nightmare visions where he is haunted by The Greenskeeper. Allen begins to suspect he may have a connection to The Greenskeeper he never dared imagine. Meanwhile, the beautiful jetsetters of the club decide to sneak in after hours for some skinny-dipping, partying, and sex-on-the-green. Unfortunately for the teens, The Greenskeeper decides to crash the party, and armed with golf equipment and landscaping tools, begins picking off Izod's one by one. Joining forces with his new love interest Elena, Allen races to the club to try to save his friends. He and Elena must play a deadly game of cat and mouse to survive, because when you have a tee time with The Greenskeeper, it's par for the corpse.

Johnny Rocker
So every Halloween I try to scratch a few tiles of my bucket list The Greenskeeper is one of those titles. Here is why. I picked this up on VHS over the summer for .25 cents for two reasons. One never heard of it and the cover art was classic stuff so why not. Then when I flipped it over to read about the movie there it was a little bubble that read Soundtrack by Kip Winger. Wait what? I'm in! Plus a Greenskeeper as a killer is new to me I and liked that idea.

There is nothing ground breaking here a young cast that will give you the stereotypical base line playboy playmates, sex, drugs, party's, and of course a washed up baseball player. Not sure how they talked Johnny Rocker to be in this movie but they did. And it's just a name all he does it looks at the camera with that come get me ladies look. Blah.
Christi Taylor

I will say this being a fan of low to no budget films this one really does a great job of getting you into the story. The cast is likable the kill's are new and fresh. Despite being a B-film filmed mostly in the Atlanta area, it did receive much mainstream press coverage. The film received publicity in sports media because of the involvement of Rocker, who was an All-Star Major League Baseball pitcher that had made inflammatory political comments. It also featured music by platinum hair band artist Kip Winger and a former Playboy model Christi Taylor.

So lets get back to that soundtrack. At first all I could focus on was the bad attempt to bring n 80's style synthesizer music. This totally missed its mark. I was getting upset with it just based on this crap coming from my speakers. But when the killing started so did the fine work of Winger. For all the dark scenes he dug into the world of horror that we know. You can tell he did his homework to set the mood and tone. I would pick up the score if it was out there. Very hit miss for the soundtrack.

I would like to point out that one of the main charters has set the horror world on fire as well as the small screen. All though not her first role Melissa Ponzio but one that I'm sure helped her get noticed. Ponzio stole the show the second she hit the screen. A very strong charter and easy to fall in love with. Now we all know her as Karen from The Walking Dead, Melissa McCall on Teen Wolf and of course Donna Robbins this year on Chicago Fire.

So in the end is The Greenskeeper worth the time and effort. I would have to say yes. Once the story gets going and the soundtrack kicks in the pace picks up well and becomes a fun movie to watch. Is it a Halloween movie? Well yes and no it takes place in the fall has a killer but it is golf and to me that's a spring summer kind of sport. You can find this on DVD with 19 other movies from Echo Bridge making it a bargain bin must.

3 Bloody Brains out of 5



Part of the Count Down to Halloween 2014. Make sure to check out the other bloggers for trick or treat!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Comic Fest


This year The Man Cave will be handing out Halloween ComicFest books. You have to love these. When I was a kid the cool house was the one handing out comics and trading cards. Check out Halloween Comic Fest for more details.





Sample Page from Boom! Studios.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ebola this year's top costume?





Sorry gang no real post today. I have been a little under the weather hope to be in full swing soon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

TV Scares for this week.


Well we all know what is on tonight!



 Also this week 
October 12
The Fog SYFY 
The Walking Dead (Season Premiere) AMC

October 13
Witchs Night Out  This TV
Halloweentown DISNEY
Halloweentown 2: Kalabar’s Revenge  Disney
The Wolfman SYFY 
Disney Channel Halloween Marathon Disney 
Harry Potter Week ABC Family

October 14
Halloweentown High DISNEY
Return to Halloweentown DISNEY  

October 15
Mostly Ghostly DISNEY
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ABC  

October 16
Hellboy SYFY
Mostly Ghostly 2: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? DISNEY  

October 17
Drive Angry SYFY
Firestarter AMC
Toy Story of TERROR! DISNEY
Children of the Corn AMC  
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “Buried Secrets” Nickelodeon

October 18
Toy Story of TERROR! DISNEY
Tremors Marathon begins AMC  
Breadwinners: “Night of the Living Bread” Nickelodeon
Rabbids Invasion: “Vampire Rabbid”/”Rabbid Halloween”/”Zombie Rabbid” Nickeloden
America’s Cutest: Disney Side Howl-O-Ween Animal Planet

Saturday, October 11, 2014

From the Most Popular Mystery Romance since "Rebecca"!


The Uninvited
1944 | B&W | 99 Min | 1:37:1 | PG | Horror| Mono | Paramount

Director: Lewis Allen

Writers: Dodie Smith

Stars:
Ray Milland
Ruth Hussey
Donald Crisp
Alan Napier

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who now lives as a neighbor with her grandfather.

Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted. The reasons for the haunting and how they relate to the daughter whom the brother is falling in love with, prove to be a complex mystery. As they are compelled to solve it, the supernatural activity at the house increases to a frightening level.

Here is a little trivia about The Uninvited. Dr. Scott played by Alan Napier is none other then Alfred from the Batman TV series. Was nominated for an Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Charles Lang in 1945. Uninvited was the first movie to take a ghost seriously.

“The Uninvited” invites you to watch on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 pm central, or check local listings. Our fans in Baltimore will be happy to know that WBAL has heard their complaints about pre-emption- and are giving fans what they want- the entire Sven show will be seen, starting at 11 pm! We appreciate WBAL listening to the many fans who contacted them.

In Chicago, you can enjoy “The Incredible Shrinking Man” on WCIU, the U, at 11 am!

Halloween, Oct. 31st, 2014- is officially, according to the Illinois state and city of Chicago legislature, “Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day” in the city and state! The schedule isn’t completely set yet- but check www.svengoolie.com to see what he will be doing!



Make sure to check out the other bloggers counting down to halloween at www.countdowntohalloween.com