Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sven Did It For The Mummy



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 Svensurrond bit at the end. Have a safe and Happy 4Th everybody.

Tonight at 10PM/9 central time on MeTV

Also in Svengoolie news shock waves where felt across the Chicago Land as AT&T Uverse drop MeTV! This sent many fans into a panic. And running to TV shops everywhere to pick up rabbit ears. Sven sent out a tweet earlier that stated "they're working on it" and "down town should be up first followed my the rest of the viewing area" As for me Comcast will only air Me-Too so I get to watch last week show at 11:00am. So I find myself Tivoing them to watch at night it just feels better that way.
Sven also announced he will be a G-Fest on July 14 from 1-3. G-Fest will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare (same place as Flashback Weekend). So if you love giant Japanese Monsters and Svengoolie's check out G-Fan for more info on G-Fest. I myself not a fan of Godzilla but this Con looks like a lot a fun. I have thinking about this for a long time. With Svengoolie doing an appearance I have a reason to check it out.






Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spooky Haunted House Puzzle




Halloween puzzleHalloween puzzle

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Too Much Horror Business October 1st

"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 made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today.”

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."


Source of the story is from Guitar World

Sunday, June 24, 2012

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.

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 animation and the music of the film as well as two bonus sing-along tracks. The Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Combo Pack arrives on September 4th for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Baron Von Frankenstein (voice of Boris Karloff) has decided to retire as the head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters. But first, he must inform the other monsters about his plans. How to deliver the news? How else - through a Mad Monster Party! Von Frankenstein's guests include a who's who of Halloween favorites, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and more. But who among them is fit to be the new head of the monsters?

Special Features

"Mad Monster Party: Making of a Cult Classic" featurette
"Groovy Ghouls: The Music of Mad Monster Party" featurette
"It's Sheer Animagic! Secrets of Stop-Motion Animation" featurette
Two bonus sing-along tracks for kids of all ages
Trailer

I better start saving my money now. This fall is shaping up to be a fantastic time to purchase Halloween themed DVDs and Blu-Ray. I think it would have been great to add in the sound track as a free download instead of On Demand option. Never the less your all invited to a Mad Monster Party.



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Son of Dracula This Week on Svengoolie


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 MeTv


Friday, June 22, 2012

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

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 nearly as much as the Metropolis poster, and Schacter's entire collection could be valued at as much as $5 million.

So why does Schacter have to unload all these goodies? Well, it's not really up to him anymore. His financial troubles date back to December of last year, when he filed for bankruptcy protection after he couldn't pay back a loan to an investor who lent him $500,000 to buy posters that would then be sold for profit. Back in March, the Metropolis poster turned up for sale on an auction site for $850,000, though Schacter estimated its value at only $250,000 in his initial bankruptcy filing. The attempted sale of the poster led to a court ruling that changed Schacter's filing from a Chapter 11 reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation. The three posters were seized (a list of Schacter's entire inventory was also provided), and after an investigation they will be auctioned off.

The exact date of the auction has not been announced, though it'll likely happen by the end of the year, and probably through famed collectible house Heritage Auctions. Check out the full poster below and start thinking about what you can do to raise enough cash to get your hands on it.

source blaster on SyFy

Rick Baker

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).


Thursday, June 21, 2012

HorrorHound #36


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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Horror Collections just in time for Halloween!

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 will have me picking this one up. Bloody Murder and Junior have been on multiple sets making this one less desirable. At $9.98 still not a bad set.

So be on the look out this fall just the set to get you in the Halloween mood. And Happy Cheep Bin Diving!  



Friday, June 15, 2012

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


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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

1 Body, 2 Heads and 6,000 Teeth.

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 Monster Man it became a must see. I can say about Hall is thank goodness he changed the design from the original, one head stacked on top of the other to the side-by-side head.


And I agree with Hall CG Monsters suck! And in this case they can not swim either. The biggest draw back has to be the over use of the CG shark. Such a great idea wasted on bad and over used graphics. But lets get to the meat of the movie we watch Horror flicks for the chicks and the death scenes along with the monster.

The cast is way too well groomed for a horror flick, but you do get plenty of boobs. And for you Girl on Girl action lovers (which I'm not a fan) it's here too. The guys are ether brains or jocks your standard slasher movie fare. Then there is Brooke Hogan... yeah... she annoyed me. Heroine is not her strong suit. All in all I would give the young cast a B-.

Now lets talk for a moment about the island. If it is uncharted and abandoned then why the hell do you see beach chairs just out of focus in the background. And come on that empty beach front is so well taken care of it's really hard to believe nobody was there. Good God Asylum dirty it up a little, you're the kings of CG I'm sure you can make it look run down. If I was to rate the locations based on what they are trying to do I would have to say D.
Look a hole that we will never talk about the rest of the movie

But wait don't go all is not lost lets talk about the Shark some more. The deaths in the movie are done very well hip hip hooray! And when they use the foam heads the shark really shines. Ray does a great job of direction with camera angles and quick edits. I don't want to give too much away but the creativity in the death scenes saves this movie. No its not block buster material, but its a lazy day way to be entertained movie. If you can look past the clean cut cast and bad CG shark it's not a bad movie. The shark attacks have you looking for more. The design for the shark should be on horror T-Shirts at conventions everywhere.

Asylum you could have had a mega hit if you would have put more thought into the locations and stop trying to put a big name on the movie. Give your young cast a shot they did better than your big names. For the sake of fan boys everywhere cut out the over done CG in all of your movie's and maybe you will have a bigger fan base.

If you have nothing better to do I would have to say give this one a shot.


3 Bloody Brains out of 5


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zombies Vs Strippers first look.


 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


Monday, June 11, 2012

Five Chicks No Guys and A Horny Eyeball!

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.

I Love You Erica Rhodes
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 plot holes and at times if feels like an infomercial but I feel it has a strong cast and a poor script. But wait that is not the point of this movie is it? With a hot cast of five women that some horny eyeball makes them do crazy naked shit who cares about a plot line!

Here is looking at you kid.

So $10 buck's you gets you a  party movie set around the time of Halloween. A great looking cast and a fun premise. The story only drag's for a moment and the only part that I felt was super dumb was the dancing for no reason. I truly had no desire to watch this movie but in the end I found myself having fun and that's the whole point of Horror movies right? It does not take itself series but it is fun. Just like this lame review. 

So grab some bud's and some beers and have fun with this.





3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Nightmare Isn't Over!

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 making of Halloween 2   featuring  Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock and more. We will also be treated to TV and Radio spots plus Theatrical Trailers. A still gallery and Horror's Hallowed Grounds (revisiting the original shooting locations) to round out the bonus features. Shout Factory hints that there could be more to come so stay tuned.

The DVD and Blu-Ray is set for a September 18Th release and retailing at $29.99. But wait if you are one of the first 500 people to pre order from the site you will receive an exclusive Haddonfield Memorial Hospital paper nurse's hat!


1981 | Color | 92 Minutes | 2.35 : 1 | R | Horror | Dolby | Universal Pictures

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



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 
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