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Sven Did It For The Mummy

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The Mummy's Tomb
1944 | B&W | 60 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures


Director: Harold Young

Writers: Neil P. Varnick
Stars:  Dick Foran John Hubbard  Elyse Knox
A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

OK  I know that Sven went national on the Me-TV network this year. And I understand it has been a lot of fun for his new fans to watch these old Universal movies. But for me I have not watched Svengoolie in weeks and I feel bad. Those of us that have been watching for years have seen all of these more then once already. So I'm truly looking forward to what the network comes up with for the new season. To so everyone out there watching enjoy The Mummy's Tomb witch is an OK movie. And if I remember correctly this is a short movie so there will be a few extra Sven bits and flashback's and best of all a Svensurro…

Spooky Haunted House Puzzle

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Well its June and its going to hit 100 degrees today for the first time in seven years. The last time it was this hot was at the end of July. So in honor of this wonderful time here is a Spooky Haunted House Puzzle for you to print and enjoy. And remember cool autumn air is not far behind.

Too Much Horror Business October 1st

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"It's a book about vintage tour and movie posters, vintage monster toys and artwork," Kirk told Guitar World recently. "It's basically all the stuff I've managed to amass over the last 30 years or so. I have such a huge collection and I just thought now was the right time to share it with everyone. And that's exactly what I'm doing."

It's now been revealed that the book will be titled Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection, and will be released this October via Abrams Images. The large-format, hardcover book will contain over 300 images from Kirk's private collection of rare memorabilia along with captions from Kirk himself.The 228-page book will also feature three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi "covering the importance of collecting in Hammett’s life from childhood."

“This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me,” said Kirk in a new press statement, “it’s been…

New Feature

Added a new feature to the top tab bar. Release dates for all the upcoming Halloween type movies and tv shows. I plan to keep it up to date so check back weekly.

More Halloween Goodies coming our way.

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Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Love it or hate it this cult classic stop-motion from Rankin/Bass will be hitting store shelf's on Blu-Ray just in time for Halloween.
From the Press Release

What better way to get in the Halloween sprit than by celebrating with a monster party? Lionsgate Home Entertainment makes Mad Monster Party available for the first time in high definition with the release of the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) as well as HD Digital Download and On Demand arriving just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year and the theatrical release of the similarly themed Hotel Transylvania. From the team who created the stop-motion and animated holiday classics "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman," Mad Monster Party stars the voice talents of Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Phyllis Diller (Eight on the Lam). The Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials include a "making of" featurette plus two featurettes that look at the ani…

Son of Dracula This Week on Svengoolie

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Son Of Dracula (1943)
1943 | B&W | 80 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: Robert Siodmak
Writers: Eric Taylor

Stars: Lon Chaney Jr.
Robert Paige  Louise Allbritton

Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South after meeting Katherine Caldwell, of the moneyed Caldwell clan that runs a plantation called Dark Oaks. She's obsessed with occult matters. Who better to guide her through this supernatural world than Count Alucard, whose name no one bothers to spell backwards? No one, that is, except the wily Dr. Brewster, an old family friend. He'll join Professor Lazlo, a specialist in the occult, in fighting this "Alucard" and the woman he's influenced. Or has Katherine influenced him? Meanwhile, Katherine's fiancé, Frank Stanley, will find his courage and his sanity sorely tested when he accidentally shoots Katherine to death, yet finds that she goes on living.
Saturday June 23,2012 @ 9pm Central on…

Bankruptcy forces sale of world's most valuable sci-fi poster

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Comic books aren't the only sci-fi collectibles selling at record highs these days. Rare movie posters are also getting in on the action, and the bankruptcy case of a well-known collector means the rarest poster of them all is about to head to auction. So what's it worth?

The poster in question is an art deco piece promoting Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi classic Metropolis. It's one of only four believed to survive from the film's original run, and the combination of its rarity, the film's status and the design led one expert to call it "the crown jewel of the poster world."

Collector Kenneth Schacter paid $690,000 for the poster back in 2005, a sales record that still stands. But as it heads to auction again, it's estimated that the piece could be the first poster to break the $1 million mark. Also headed to auction are Schacter's 1933King Kong poster and a 1933 teaser poster for The Invisible Man. The Kong piece is estimated to be worth n…

Rick Baker

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Rick Baker to receive star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2013.

In 1981 he was the very first recipient of the Oscar for Best Make-Up for An American Werewolf in London (1981) when the category was first introduced.

Baker holds the record for the most Academy Award wins and nominations bestowed upon makeup artists. He has been nominated a total of twelve times with seven wins (An American Werewolf in London (1981), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Ed Wood (1994), The Nutty Professor(1996), Men in Black (1997), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Wolfman (2010).


HorrorHound #36

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Huge fan of Horror Hound Magazine this is by far one of the best covers to date! Can not wait to pick this bad boy up. Looking forward to the Metal Horror article.

Horror Collections just in time for Halloween!

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Horror Collection: 8 Movie Pack - Volume 1
So this super rare DVD collection has fans jumping in dump bins everywhere. This super cool set has alluded me for a long time. Well thanks to DVD Empire us collectors can chill out.  Official word is this set streets September 4, 2012! Price for this collection is $9.98. Movies on this set include Waxwork, 976-Evil 2, Ghoulies III, The Unholy, C.H.U.D. II,  Chopping Mall, Slaughter High, Class of 1999.
This movies are high on the list for us '80's horror junkies. And a few of these have never been on DVD before.
Many stars are featured Malcolm McDowell Pam Grier, Barbara Crampton,Stacy Keach and Tony O'Dell to name a few.






Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack - Volume 2
Collector Pack 2 is not as exciting but worthy of the price. The movies include  Bloody Murder, Bloody Murder 2, Junior, Severed,
Children Of The Living Dead, Creepy Crawlers, Deadly Species, and Carnivore. I have never seen Children of the living dead so that movie alone …

Happy Fathers Day

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Sven's got a Mummy's Hand on you!

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The Mummy's Hand (1940)
1940 | B&W | 68 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Horror/Comedy | Mono | Universal Pictures 

Director: Christy Cabanne

Writers: Griffin Jay

Stars:
Dick Foran
Peggy Moran  Wallace Ford

A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka^Òs tomb.
Saturday on MeTv 9:00PM Central Time

1 Body, 2 Heads and 6,000 Teeth.

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2 Headed Shark Attack (2012)
2012 | Color | 88 Minutes | 1.37:1 | R | Horror | Dolby Digital | Asylum Pictures 


Director: Christopher Ray

Writers: Edward DeRuiter


Stars:
Carmen Electra
Charlie O'Connell
Brooke Hogan

Survivors escape to a deserted island after a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the island starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster.


Oh god where do I start? OK how about Carmen Electra. I can hear how this interview went now. We need a big name to just be eye candy and very little pay, all we ask is that you do a lot of sun bathing for the tweens that are going to be watching this movie. Oh and we will throw in a line or two. Later that day. Hi Chris O'Connell you were great in the fish eating movie what do you say to a two headed shark movie? Wait Chris baby we can't pay that... What's your brother up to?


This movie always looked like fun for me and after watching Cleve Hall in the TV show Mon…

Zombies Vs Strippers first look.

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Full Moon Horror has finally released a trailer and stills for their up and coming Zombies vs Strippers. ZvS is slated to hit DVD later this summer.

From the Full Moon Horror press release:

The wait is over! Check out the official trailer for Zombies vs. Strippers!


Zombies vs. Strippers will be unleashing the apocalypse on your DVD player in a few weeks! To whet your appetite for flesh of all kinds, we’ve put together this photo gallery of some of the gnarly and necromantic scenes from the movie.

And this is just the tip of the gangrenous appendage! Check out the website for more movie stills at
Full Moon Horror.

Five Chicks No Guys and A Horny Eyeball!

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Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt 
2011 | Color | 71 Min | WS | R | Horror | Stereo | Full Moon Features
Director: Charles Band

Writer: Charles Band

Stars:
Erica Rhodes  Olivia Alexander   Chelsea Edmundson Ariana Madix Lauren Furs Circus-Szalewski Danielle Stewart

When Jenna asks her four hot girlfriends to help convert an old mansion into a Halloween Haunt, they decide to party instead! Things get steamy between the girls, until they accidentally unleash the half-pint, horrible Killer Eye, a perverse party crasher from beyond. Bent on having his way, the Killer Eye will stop at nothing until he gets exactly what he wants.

Holy Super Babe's Batman! What more can you ask for in a Full Moon Features movie. You get shameless movie plugs, George Lucas style product placements and clothes that magically come off! Look this will not be the best movie of the year or for people that are looking for some over polished horror flick. But for 70 some minutes it will entertain you.

Sure it has pl…

The Nightmare Isn't Over!

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Halloween II [Collector’s Edition] (Blu-ray) 1981

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill

Stars:
Jamie Lee Curtis  Donald Pleasence   Charles Cyphers 
It's the same night as the original Halloween. Michael Myers is around the neighborhood, after being gunned by Dr.Loomis six times. Now, he's in a hospital where the girl Laurie Strode was taken. And there's a reason why Michael is after her...

Hailing has the best in the series Halloween 2 will make it's way onto Blu-Ray  this September under the new Shout! label Scream Factory.  One bonus feature has fan boys everywhere jumping for joy. Include on the release will be the Television Cut! (Added footage not seen in the theatrical version) This version alone has been highly collected by fans at conventions everywhere. Other bonus features will include two audio commentary's one with director Rick Rosenthal and the second with stunt man Dick Warlock. 
Along with The Nightmare Isn't Over- The m…

You May Be the Target... of the Next Phone Call...

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I Saw What You Did (1965)



Director: William Castle

Writers: William P. McGivern

Stars:
Joan Crawford  John Ireland   Leif Erickson 
When two teenagers make prank phone calls to strangers, they become the target for terror when they whisper "I Saw What You Did, And I Know Who You Are!" to psychopath Steve Marek who has just murdered his wife. But somebody else knows of the terrible crime that was committed that night, the killer's desperately amorous neighbor Amy Nelson.


Did you know that during its original theatrical release some theaters installed seat-belts so you couldn't be "shocked out of your seat".  Also Joan Crawford joined the cast for $50,000 and worked only four days. She was also hired to do a cameo but in true William Castle marketing she got the top billing.



1965 | B&W | 82 Minutes | 1.85:1 | Not Rated | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures