Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Everybody

Wow, here it is one of the most wonderful days in my life. Not only is today Halloween but today I celebrate my 13Th anniversary.

We both feel that this time of the year is so wonderful. We had the perfect wedding day. The colors in the tree's  a warm sunny day. And my wife looked beautiful. I knew that day that the rest of my life was going to be just as wonderful.

Now with 2 kids we spend our Halloween together trick or treating and would not want it any other way.
If we are lucky maybe we will have the energy to go out for dinner after.

So to my wonderful Bride Happy Anniversary. I still look at you and think  I'm the luckiest man alive! 


As for the Halloween Countdown. Wow, I did it. I came up with a post every day! Sure I winged it a few times and I'm proud of a few others. But none the less I had fun. I started to blog again to relax saw the countdown and went for it.

To everybody, that stopped by THANK YOU! I have had over 1,000 views in the past 4 weeks and posted more this month than I will the rest of the year. Feel free to stop back this holiday season. And as for next year, I'm in but I promise I will be more prepared! And I will work on my grammar and spelling too lol!

Halloween Count Down Day 31

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 30 Scream 4

New decade. New rules.

Scream 4
Rated: R
Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 15. 2011
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette
Director:  Wes Craven
Writer:  Kevin Williamson
Run Time:  111
DVD Extras:

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.

Scream is one of the only bright spots's when it comes to 90's horror. And Kevin Williamson hands down was the best writer in the 90's. The man is responsible for the Scream series I know what you did last summer, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Dawson's Creek and Cursed!  Man, he sure knows what eye candy to put on the screen for us young boys!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Count Down To Halloween Day 29! Egyptian Princess



What a great day today. First, we headed downtown for a costume contest. Which my Egyptian Princess took the prize for their age group! Then is was off to downtown LaSalle to Trick Or Treat. Some of the business had fun with it. The store the girls loved the most had Disney Princess with Tinker Bell on the roof sprinkling us with pixie dust.

After that, it was time for hot chocolate Hay Rack rides and games. Once we finished there it was finally time for lunch. When we were done with lunch it was time to hit the pumpkin patch for more fun and games.

It was a great sunny warm day with the family. It was great that my sister could come down from 2 hours away to joy us. And my brother with his kids as well. We need a bus to get around!




Now we are sitting around the Wii waiting for the sandman to come which should be soon! I hope. I would like to watch scream 4 at some time.

Halloween Count Down Day 29 Svengoolie


on MeTV @ 9pm (Includes Milwaukee):
10/29 - Curse of the Werewolf

on U Too @ 3pm
10/29 - Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

on WCIU @ 11am:
10/29 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 28 Trunk or Treat

Trunk Or Treat 2011. A photo review.



Getting ready for Trunk or Treat



Miss America
Kiss


My Miss America And Kiss


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 27

Sorry gang its a short post tonight. With a busy weekend ahead there will be plenty of things to talk about. So in the mean time here are a few free songs just in time for the season.





monster mash ups Halloween Mix free Down load <-- Click here


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 26! Phone Home.

E.T. Phone Home. E.T. Phone Home.

So why is it every Halloween ABC Family, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and so on release there Halloween TV schedule and never once to the mention the one Halloween Movie that changed life's. The movie that gave us Reese's Pieces,  Video Piracy, and the worst Atari Game of all time.

In 1982 director Steven Spielberg brought us a scary fun ride about a lovable extra-terrestrail that get's left behind here on earth. Henry Thomas spots his new friend and brings him home through the power of candy coated peanut butter.

I don't think I need to tell you the whole plot. I will tell you that at the age 12 this movie had some great intense scary scenes. When the government agents invade the house you can't help to jump. When E.T. is dieing and taking Elliot down with him you get wrapped up in the intensity and hold on to your seat. This to me is brilliant filmmaking.

And let's not forget the climax of this movie revolves around the great holiday Halloween. At this point in the movie you start to relax and laugh a little. The roller coaster at the end is great fun.

The concept for E.T. was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents' divorce in 1960. In 1980, Spielberg met with writer  Melissa  Mathison  and developed a new story from the stalled science fiction/horror film project Night Skies. A Boy's Life aka E.T. was shot from September to December 1981 in California on a budget of  $10.5 million. Unlike most motion pictures, the film was shot in roughly chronological order, to facilitate convincing emotional performances from the young cast.

Released by Universal Pictures, E.T. was a blockbuster, surpassing Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film and held that title for 11 years until being surpassed by Jurassic Park, which is also directed by Spielberg. Critics acclaimed it as a timeless story of friendship, and it ranks as the greatest science fiction film ever made.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 25

Halloween 3 Season of the Witch 

So one of the many movies I try to cram in during the Halloween season is the much hated but for me loved movie Halloween 3. The 1982 installment of John Carpenters franchise was the first Halloween that does not include Michael Myers. This seems to be everybody's gripe about the movie. But for a 12-year-old at the time, it was a great story about the best holiday of the all.

Directed and written by Tommy Lee Wallace ( Fright night 2, It) and stars  Tom Atkins and well played creepy Dan O'Herlihy. O'Herlihy is the mysterious owner of the Silver Shamrock Novelties company.

Halloween 3 was a complete turn from its slasher driven original Halloween. And not as gory as Halloween 2. But as a child, this had some great intense death scenes. And that song just try and get it out of your head go on try!





I can't tell you how bad I wanted one of those masks.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

One More Week!!




Wow going into the home stretch! Make sure you check out all the other sites for more Halloween Fun. Feel free to join my blog or book mark me. And to everybody that has stopped by thank you. 

Count Down To Halloween Day 24 Lets do the time Warp

Music Monday's Tribute to Rocky Horror Picture Show


Here I go again with the cheap cd! What does that say about me? Anyway found this a year or two ago at the Dollar Store. I thought to myself why not I liked the movie this can't be to bad. I was not too far off it is not bad, but they added some odd song's to fill time. Don't know why the choice to skip the less popular songs but hey it's a Drew's Famous I can't expect much more from that. So for you listening pleasure The Hit Crew sing to songs of Rocky Horror and then some.

Rocky Horror Picture Show


3 bloody brains out of 5

Don't forget Monster Shindig and Dr.Elmo Halloween are going away after this weekend. 

Halloween Count Down Photo Day 24

This Week I'm on the grave yard shift.






Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 23. Horror on the Iphone

It's time to trick out your iPhone  for Halloween. First head over to Sideshow Cinema and download the Halloween Lock Screens. Then in the app store, you  will find some pretty cool Halloween downloads. Would I highly recommend Scene It? Horror 2. This is a fun little trivia app. Some of the questions are hard but for the most part, you will be looking to download the add-ons after a few plays.  


Good Clean graphics 


This was the hardest part.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 22 Svenday

Sven Saturday

OCTOBER:
on MeTV @ 9pm (Includes Milwaukee):

22 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
29 - Curse of the Werewolf

on U Too @ 3pm: 

22 - Giant Gila Monster
29 - Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

on WCIU @ 11am:

22 - Dracula
29 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein


Everybody Needs One



Halloween Count Down Photo Day 22

Hey Happy SvenDay

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Count Down Photo Day 21

Snot shot
Snot Shots! 

Halloween Count Down Day 21 Foodie Friday


Boy Its Dark!



With its debut, Halloween 2004 Pitch Black was far out! I quickly became addicted to this dark purple grape flavored goodness. And when it went away it was a sad sad day. As I patiently waited for its release for the 2005 Halloween season I was going crazy. But in '05 they made this wonderful concoction sour! And called it Pitch Black 2. In no way was it good. So to my surprise, I find this liquid gold again this year part of the Back by  popular DEWmand.  Thank god they went with the '04 version.

Now where did I put the candy corn!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 20! To soon for Christmas

Fall

So today has been an odd day. With temperatures in the 40's and gray skies, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. And this is not good. It's bad enough that today at work I walked into Christmas Tree's and lights. Aug! And it gets worse I stopped by the local second-hand store and picked up a Christmas Cd! If that's not enough my 4 years old wanted to watch Frosty the Snowman! Good grief it is October 20th. But hope came in the form of mail today from  Netflix I received Never Sleep Again: the elm street legacy and my prize from AEIOU...and sometimes Why came today. I was lucky enough to be picked and receive U.S. Army Werewolf Sniper Manual! Hot Damn and a bonus plastic skeleton. Not to mention the scratch and sniff sticker on the letter. (Photo coming soon) So there is still some hope for tonight after the nightmare of Parent Teacher Conferences.


 U.S. Army Werewolf Sniper Manual [Book]

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Count Down to Halloween Photo day 19

From ILM Halloween Party

Halloween Count Down Day 19

Well Folks here it is the 13 days to Halloween. The day we start seeing Halloween T.V. shows. Here is ABC Family's highlights.

From ABC Family Dot Com

Feel that chill running down your spine? That could only mean one thing. The 13 Nights of Halloween are baaaaaaack ... and spookier than ever. With more movies than you can shake a broomstick at -- including a Pretty Little Liars Marathon and Halloween Special, Coraline, Hocus Pocus, The Haunted Mansion,Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, Bewitched, The Haunted Mansion, Van Helsing and many more -- it's a haunting season you'll never forget. Make sure to leave room in your treat bag for polls and videos for every ghoul and boy. So grab a fistful of Halloween candy and settle in for some dark and stormy nights, because the 13 Nights of Halloween are coming for you. And there's no escape!

Wednesday, October 19
Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special at 8/7c

Thursday, October 20
Hocus Pocus at 9/8c

Friday, October 21
Beetlejuice at 9/8c

Saturday, October 22

The Addams Family at 8/7c

Sunday, October 23
Coraline Network Television Premiere at 8/7c

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 18 and I have not lost my head!

Vintage Tuesday


Wow, day 18 of the countdown to Halloween! So far I have been able to keep up. I'm not sure I'm overly happy with some of my post's but overall I'm having fun.

OK, this is not my download or album. But this is my favorite Halloween story. This is from the Troll Records read along.


Download Here



Also one of my favorites growing up.

Winnie The Winsome Witch is feeling lonely at home since no one likes a witch. So she decides to go to Arizona where no one knows her. She settles in an old Wild West type of town where she is eventually asked to be the sheriff. Not really Halloween but she is a witch. Fun never the less.

Download Here





Enjoy!

Halloween Count Down Photo Day 18

Yep this is the one I had! I wish I still did.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween is going to be every day!

Full Moon Horror To Release New Web Site


I four short days Charles's Band will launch his new website Full Moon Horror. Mr. Band is a Producer/Director of over 300 features including “Puppet Master” “Ghoulies” and “Subspecies” franchises.


He has worked with screen great's Jeffery Combs (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “The Frighteners,” “Re-Animator”) Barbara Crampton (“Re-Animator,” “Young & The Restless,” “From Beyond”), Stuart Gordon (Director, “Re-Animator,” “Honey I Shrunk The Kids,” “Stuck”),Robin Sydney (“Masters Of Horror,” “CSI,” “Gingerdeadman”), and his brother Richard Band (Composer & Emmy nominee for “Masters Of Horror,” “Stargate SG1,” “Puppetmaster”).


The site will feature a mix of new and previously released movies, film clips, music, contests, merchandise and more.  

Band & Robin Sydney
 “Halloween is just around the corner,” says Band.  “At FullMoonHorror.com, Halloween is going to be every day.  The Internet and the new media revolution has shown that online is where the audience wants to get their entertainment.  As a result, we’re building FullMoonHorror.com as an online ‘hangout’ where users from around the globe can get the Full Moon experience firsthand.  The site will have exciting things happening all the time — a free, full-length feature movie each week, interviews with celebrities, live video feeds, behind-the-scenes bits and never-before-seen film clips — to industry news, chat rooms, raffles, contests showcasing fan videos and much more.”

New programming on the site will showcase Full Moon star power with regular features such as “Conversations with Charles Band” and weekly series featuring Directors Stuart Gordon (“Re-animator,” “From Beyond”) and Ted Nicolaou (“Subspecies”). A behind-the-scenes series and look at some Full Moon stars such as William Shatner, Viggo Mortensen (“Prison”), Helen Hunt (“Trancers” films), Demi Moore (“Parasite”), is also in the works. Amy Paffrath, host of “Jersey Shore After Hours” on MTV, hosts “Sexy Stars,” which features interviews with sultry, attractive and talented up and coming actors and actresses.

Band With Stuart Gorden at the Evil Bong Premier



FullMoonHorror.com, a relaunch, and redesign of FullMoonDirect.com, debuts as an all-inclusive entertainment venue where fans and new users can visit 24/7 for horror, sci-fi and fantasy content.




FullMoonHorror.com goes live at 7pm EST Friday, Oct 21st! Check back for LIVE Streaming Video of the Launch Party! Head over to www.Fullmoonhorror.com for more.



Halloween Count Down Photo Day 17

Ginger Dead Man by ItCameFromTheManCave
Ginger Dead Man I the Cave

Groovy Man! Music Monday Halloween Count Down Day 17


"Monster Shindig" with Super Snooper & Blabbermouse


Here is a groovy 1966 Surf rock Monster party with Super Snooper, Blabbermouse and more. I'm not sure where I found this little lost L-P but it's a fun little jaunt in time when kid records were meant to entertain.

Super Snooper gets a call of a loud party at 999 Shady Lane. Upon investigation, they find out the party is at the house occupied by the Gruesome Family (From the Flintstones). Released in 1966 Monster Shindig is a ghoulish gem to share with your family.

Download Here 

Or Listen to the album here.

Monster Shindig by mda4life

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Count Down Day 16 The Walking Dead


This past summer I was lucky enough to meet a few members of the cast for the hit show "The Walking Dead". So today in honor of Season Two starting tonight I thought I would post a few of the pictures and the Question and Answer Panel from Flashback Weekend in Chicago, IL.



Q & A
Rooker was down right funny

Photo Opp Area 
Steven Yeun (Glenn)

Out of all the guys Michael Rooker was super funny and great to talk to but the one guy that was really cool was Steve. You can really tell he was thankful for the chance to be there with the fans. Andrew Rothenberg was not so cool in fact he just sat there like he did not care. And the next day we met a few more at Wizard World Comic Con. 



Halloween Count Down Photo Day 16

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Svengoolie Saturday!

Tonight On Svengoolie
WCIU - The Mole People
MeTV - Dracula 















Click Here for a Svengoolie Jukebox 










*Part of the Count Down to Halloween 2011 Day 15

Too Old to Trick or Treat?!?

That 70s Show - Holiday Edition

The gang's all gathered for a wild and wacky DVD collection featuring the 10 best holiday-themed episodes from the long-running hit sitcom, That '70s Show!
Episodes:

Thanksgiving

The Best Christmas Ever

First Date

Halloween

Too Old To Trick or Treat, Too Young To Die

Hyde's Christmas Rager

Not an Eric Forman Christmas

Thank You

Christmas

Winter

Not sure if you have seen this yet but at SPR of $5.99 you can't go wrong. The cover is miss leading when you see Holiday Edition with a Christmas theme you would never guess Halloween or Thanksgiving would be a part of it. My next trip out I will have to look for this.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Finally Tucker and Dale!

Just in time for the after black Friday blues! Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil. Magnet has knocked it out of the park this year. This movie  looks incredible. This will be a must buy.



Title: Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Starring: Tyler Labine
Released: November 29,2011

Further Details:
On November 29th, Magnolia Home Entertainment will release Tucker & Dale Vs Evil on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. This horror spoof follows the unfortunate interactions between a group of hapless teenagers and some well-meaning hillbillies. There is no word on extra features at the moment.

Final Destination Release Date

Just in time to ring in the new year! Final Destination 5. And here come the Ultraviolet.



Title: Final Destination 5
Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto
Released:December 27, 2011
SRP: $28.98 (DVD)

Further Details:
New Line Cinema and Warner Home Video has announced DVD ($28.98) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo ($35.99) releases of Final Destination 5 for December 27th. The only extra material on the DVD release will be a Circle of Death, Your Final Destination feature. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo release will include that, plus Alternate Death Scenes, and 2 Visual Effects of Death sequences ("Collapsing Bridge", "Airplane Crash"). We've attached the official package artwork for each release

Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and in Final Destination 5 it strikes again. During the bus ride to a corporate retreat, Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto) has a premonition in which he and most of his friends — as well as numerous others — die in a horrific bridge collapse. When his vision ends, events begin to mirror what he had seen, and he frantically ushers as many of his colleagues — including his friend, Peter (Miles Fisher), and girlfriend, Molly (Emma Bell) — away from the disaster before Death can claim them. But these unsuspecting souls were never supposed to survive, and in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.

Halloween Count Down Day 14 Foodie Friday

Swirly Pop Foodie Friday!

One of the many enjoyments of the Autumn season is Oktoberfest and the wonderful beers that it brings. Now you can pick up a true German beer year round with Spaten's Oktoberfest  which is a true  Märzen. Most American company's fall a little short in this area.  But among most German's this is the beer of choice.

When it comes to American beers Samuel Adam's Oktoberfest would be what most pick up. Here in the midwest, the buzz is always on Leinekugel's. Brewed in  Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. With a solid ABV of 5.10% is not for the light at heart.

LeinkugelThis beer pours a clear, bold gold with a thin head that quickly disappears. Its aroma is of nuts, bread, and toasted malt. The flavor is nutty with notes of toast and spice with a mild hoppy tang in the finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Leinenkugels Oktoberfest is a good beer, balanced and a great match for schnitzel and sauerkraut.

This year I did manage to try a new Oktoberfest Brew from Boulevard Brewing Company in Missouri. The company started back in 1989. With over 26 beers in their portfolio, I can't believe I missed this.

A pretty good looking Oktoberfest brew. Amber-orange and clear, good light tan head and pretty good lacing.

Smell is light and malty, nutty, caramel, bread, and slightly sweet.

Taste is pretty good, lots of great caramel malts, a touch of bready and toasty flavors, a good amount of sweetness, some nuts, and some floral notes, and decent hops. Pretty balanced for the style and generally quite enjoyable. There was a light caramel aftertaste that was hard to deal with at the end. Other then that is a good Oktoberfest Marzen Beer.

I do look forward to there Nutcracker Ale that will be out for the holidays. 
Thought it would be nice to sure a recipe for Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest.



Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest-Infused Brew Brats
For some crisp-weather grilling, try this seasonal brew-infused recipe.
1 dozen brats
Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest
1 medium-large sweet onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
2oz butter

Place brats in a Dutch oven with sliced onions, peppers, then cover the brats with Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer until brats are cooked.
Remove brats and set aside remaining beer mixture.
Grill brats until golden brown and return to beer mixture until ready to serve.

Halloween Count Down Photo Day 14

Lineys by ItCameFromTheManCave
This is Autumn 
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