Monday, July 30, 2012

Lords Of Salem


This is it Rob Zombie if this is as bad as Halloween 2 our friend ship is over. Somebody over at youtube has put up a boot leg preview that Zombie showed at one of his concerts. This has promise and looks ok so far. Only time will tell.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Zombies Vs Strippers Oh My Here We Go!


Zombies Vs Strippers
2012 | Color | 75 Minutes | Widescreen | R | Horror | Dolby Digital |
Full Moon Horror

Director: Alex Nicolaou

Writers: Alex Nicolaou, Kent Roudebush

Stars: Circus-Szalewski, Eve Mauro and Victoria Levine

ZvA marks the directorial debut for Alex Nicolaou. The Tough Titty is a strip club that’s seen better days. But tonight it’s gonna see a whole lot worse. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it’s finally getting the traffic he’s always wanted… unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. With a sudden outbreak of the zombie virus, Vanilla, Bambi, and Sugar Hills deal with the disaster the way only a stripper can.

I'm going to review this movie a little bit different:

Here are 5 bad things about this film

1) The Set. All thou a step up for full moon it looks more like an Ikea then a Strip Club.
2) The soundtrack -ugh-
3) Stripping - OK I'm no expert on the matter but Demi Moore did a better job acting like a stripper.
4) Hambo - what the hell was this? Oh wait this is so we can have an action figure someday.
5) Opening Credits- Good God Man they gave me a head ache.

Mom always said If your going to say something bad about somebody you need to say something nice. So here are 5 things  10 things that make this movie good.

1) Alex Nicolaou - for his first film he did a good job. In fact I hope he does more for Full Moon.
2) The girls are easy on the eyes (When they are not stripping)
3) A ton of Zombie's and the make up was top notch.
4) Gore factor! Yes for a full moon movie we get blood and face's being ripped off and gore! About time.
5) Circus-Szalweski it was nice of him to get in front of the camera and away from the microphone. He hit his mark as spider.
6) The death scenes are well thought out.
7) Brad Potts!
8) Tools used by the strippers to fight off the Zombies.
9) Going to say it again the Special FX are not bad for a low budget movie.
10) No out of place full moon toys any where!

And I could go on. This movie has a lot going for it. Strong cast, good directing and for every horror man fan out their Zombies and Strippers! Nothing to new on the whole Zombie over kill genera but a fresh take never   the less. This is a good weekend movie to grab some bud's some beers and have a good time with this movie. I would have to say for a $1 rental at red box it is well worth it. I give it:

3 Bloody Brains out of 5


Beware they will get you in the end.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Super-Shock Sensation Of All Time...

...All Together... All Terrific... Bringing All NEW Thrills!


House Of Dracula
1945 | B&W | 67 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: Erle C. Kenton

Writer: Edward T. Lowe Jr.

Stars: 
Onslow Stevens
John Carradine 
Lon Chaney Jr.
Glenn Strange


Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism. However, this is a ruse by Dracula to get near Dr. Edelman's beautiful female assistant and turn her into a vampire. Meanwhile, a sincere Lawrence Talbot, AKA the Wolfman, arrives seeking a cure for his lycanthropy. When Dr. Edelman's first attempt fails, Talbot tries to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff but instead finds a network of underground caves where Frankensteins Monster is in stasis. Chaos ensues as the three monsters fight for dominance of each other.

Did you know...

Last of Universal's original FRANKENSTEIN series of seven films, except for 1948'S "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, " shot from September 21-October 25, 1945, released December 7.

This movie was part of the SON OF SHOCK package of 21 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original SHOCK THEATER release of 52 features one year earlier. Which, of course, lead to the fantastic world of Horror Host's!

Lionel Atwill who played Police Inspector Holtz  was terminally ill with cancer during filming and died shortly after the production wrapped.

How about a few more things like

When the vampire bat is flying, the strings guiding it are visible.

The skeleton of Dr. Niemann in the cave has a highly visible, perfectly even, horizontal seam line running all the way around the top of the head; it is obviously a skeleton model often sold by medical and education supply houses to schools.

And my favorite 

Some scenes of the Frankenstein monster use stock footage from Bride of Frankenstein and The Ghost of Frankenstein wherein the differences between Boris Karloff. Lon Chaney Jr. and Glenn Strange in the same role become apparent.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

10 Halloween Cartoons for 6 bucks!

Your friends over at Echo Bridge have a treat for you this Halloween!

It’s No Trick, Ten Halloween Treats For Kids of All Ages!

Ten spooktackular animated TV shows guaranteed to provide a ghoulishly good time for all kids!

Celebrate Halloween with “Mona the Vampire”, “Richard Scarry’, “Sabrina the Animated Series”, "Archie’s Weird Mysteries" and many other cartoon favorites all on one DVD. It’s sure to be a boo-rific time!

CONTENTS:

1 Busy World of Richard Scarry - The New Neighbors / The First Halloween Ever
2 Archie’s Weird Mysteries - Halloween of Horror
3 The Littles - A Littles’ Halloween
4 Mona the Vampire - Spirit of the Woods / The Bogeyman Cometh
5 Ripley’s Believe It or Not - The Vampire Kit
6 Sabrina The Animated Series - Nothin’ Says Lovin’ like Somethin’ from a Coven
7 Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? - Trick or Treat
8 Mummies Alive - Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra
9 Bump in the Night - Night of the Living Bread
10 Johnny Test - Johnny Holiday/Johnny Test Monster Starter

BONUS EPISODE
Hey Vern, It’s Ernest - It’s Holidays!

The Busy World of Richard Scarry are Based on the books written by Richard Scarry.

With over 4 hours of spooky entertainment under $6 bucks is not bad. But what is bad is the odd mix. Kids checking in to watch Busy World are not the kids that will watch Archie or Sabrina. Even with the odd man out this set looks great. And the bonus episode of Hey Vern puts it over the top.

Crazy E.T. Blu Ray From Amazon!!

Check out this Limited Edition Spaceship for the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc of Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial(1982) this exclusive to Amazon has a list price of $139.98. You can pre order today. ET will now be released on October 9th. Their seems to be a YouTube video showing the spaceship in action. You have to love the ET coming out crazy!





Bonus material included on the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial disc:

-Steven Spielberg & ET: A brand new interview with Steven Spielberg, in which he talks about his work       with the children and talks about his current and comprehensive view of ET.

-The ET Journal: Behind the Scenes material of the Oscar winner John Toll (cinematographer). This piece gives the audience the unique feeling of being on location and experience with stress, as it was offset to shoot the aliens.

-Deleted Scenes

-A Look Back: Making-Of, including interviews with Cast and Crew

-The ET Reunion: The reunion: Cast and crew meet and express their thoughts on film.

-The Evolution and Creation of ET: From idea to script, about the casting to the shooting.

-The Music of ET: A Discussion with John Williams: interviews and footage of the long- standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

-The 20th Anniversary Premiere: The composer John Williams on the occasion of the premiere of the new release of the film ET ET live music played at the Shrine Auditorium. This section allows us to look behind the scenes of this performance.

-Original Trailer




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weezie George is coming home.



The TV world has lost another great today. Sherman Hemsley born February 1,1938 has passed today in El Paso, Texas where he resides when not working. No immediate cause of death has been reported.

The Emmy and Golden Glove nominated actor was 74.

Famous for his role of George Jefferson from 1975-1985. But let us not forget some of his other notable TV shows. Who can forget Dinosaurs, The Love Boat, All in the Family, Amen and of course The Twilight Zone (1985). Hemsley has also entertained us on the big screen In Mr. Nanny or American Pie: Book of Love. And for the Horror fans the comedy/horror classic's Love at First Bite and Ghost Fever.










Catch up Time

So the past few weeks it's been time with the family and clearing off my Tivo. So with the heat index over 100 all summer, I have had some time to catch up. So here are a few quick-hit reviews of the movies that I have watched the past few days.

Ssssss
1973 | PG | Horror | Universal

College student David (Face from the A-Team) is looking for extra cash. So he is hired by Dr. Stoner (Gunsmoke/Bonanza) as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on well duh Snakes. Romance is also in the air for David as he falls for the crazy Doc's foxy daughter Kristina (Logan's Run). Dr. Stoner starts to shot up David with a secretly brewed up serum that can transform any man into a King Cobra!

The cast in this movie works pretty well together and they did use real snakes. But the 1970's look and feel just does not carry over as well. The music was flat and the special effects just ok. The movie does fit in well with the horror host crowd as I was lucky enough to watch Svengoolie rip at this movie which did help make it better.




2 Bloody Brains out of 5




Ghost Breakers
1940| NR | Comedy/Horror | Paramount

Despite warnings and death threats Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard) sets off to see her inherited family home. Located on a small island off of Cuba sits the haunted castle. Thankfully before the trip sets sail radio broadcaster Larry Lawrence (Bob Hope) thinks he shoots the mob boss the he is there to talk to. Larry then hides out in Mary's room, stuff's himself into a chest, and now he is fleeing New York. Thank goodness he brings his butler Alex (Willie Best) for comic relief.

Once in the castle here come those eerie ghosts. Then they fight off a menacing Zombie (The Voodoo kind not the Romero Kind) find the key to the treasure. But don't forget about the mafia!

For a 1940's flick, the movie is not too bad. Hope drove me a little batty but the rest of the cast was a good fit. The story starts slow but ends well. The effects not too bad for the period and the music was well blended. Bottom line, not the best Bob Hope movie Goddard lights up the screen I would have to say watch this on a cold rainy day.


2 1/2 Bloody Brains


Monday, July 23, 2012

2012 Golden Cob Winners

In Franklin, Indiana fans of the misunderstood genre the B movie they celebrate these classics. The Golden Cob has been going on for 5 years. This year's list is a fantastic one. Congratulations to Bill Oberst Jr. for Best rising star. I could not agree more. In fact I believe I said the same thing in my AB Vs Zombies review.
It was also a pleasant surprise to see "Rare Exports" and "Super Shark" on the list. Looks like I need to dig around for Hanna and maybe sit through "Attack the Block".  Of course a big congrats  to Mr.Lobo on his Horror Host award.

For more about the Festival and Celebration check out the site The B Movie Celebration.
THE 2012 GOLDEN COB AWARDS WINNERS
THE WINNERS
Best Actress
Saoirse Ronan
Hanna

Best Actor
John Boyega
Attack The Block

Best Rising B Actress
Sarah Lieving
Super Shark,

Best Rising B Movie Actor
Bill Oberst Jr.
A Haunting in Salem

Best B Movie Director
Joe Cornish
Attack The Block

Best Efx In A B Movie
Daniel Chavez/hy*drau”lx
Take Shelter

Best Cinematography in a B Movie
Mika Orasma
Rare Exports

Best Original Screenplay
Seth Lochhead
David Farr
Hanna

Best Editing in A B Movie
Tony Randel
Camel Spiders

Best B Movie Adapatation-
Thomas Donnelly
Joshua Oppenheimer
Tiziano Scalvi
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Best B Movie Release
Attack The Block

Best B Movie Documentary
Alex Stapleton
Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Best B Movie Soundtrack
Chris Ridenhour
Dragon Crusaders

Best Sound Design In A B Movie
Patrick Giraudi
Camel Spiders

Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian Trenchard-Smith

Bill Cothron Best Emerging Filmmaker Award
Christopher Douglas Olen Ray

Movie Hall of Fame
Grizzly 
Directed by William Girdler

Bob Wilkins Best Horror Host Award
Mr.Lobo

Wow fixed the type-o's 7/24 sorry. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thanks Grimm For the Liebster Award




The Rules
Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
Answer the question the tagger has set for you.
Create 11 questions for the people you have tagged to answer.
Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
Go to their page and tell them.
No tag backs.

Here we go...

Each Person must post 11 things about themselves

1. I believe in god even though I'm a Horror Junkie.
2. I Blog to relax
3. I love Horror Movies
4. I'm addicted to Diet Mountain Dew
5. I will read one Christmas themed book a year the rest of the year is Horror!
6. Outside of Halloween I have a weak spot for Christmas
7. I met my wife at a gay bar
8. I married my wife on Halloween
9. I share a home with 3 women!
10. I dedicated my life to MDA Summer Camp (went to over 25 Camps)
11. I now dedicate my life to JDRF and will always be there for my 7-year-old as I am helping her through the tough times in life.

Answer the Questions the Tagger has set for you:

1. What's you favorite horror movie moment?
    Abraham Lincoln Vs Zombies or Zombies Vs Strippers
2. What's your favorite horror movie?
     Night of the Living Dead And Evil Dead 2 (both mean a lot to me for different reasons.)
3. What celebrity would you pay to see naked?
     Christina Ricci but I already paid the 8 bucks for that.
4. What's the funniest thing to happen to you in the last week?
     My youngest told me she sleeps like Penny (Big Bang)
5. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
    Exorcist
6. What horror movie poster art do you think is the best?
    Any Friday the 13th
7. How many DVDs do you have?
    Over 300 Horror add in the wife and kids junk over 1,000
8. What size shoe do you wear?
     10 1/2
9. How old were you when you saw your first horror film?
     6 Thanks, Mom!
10. What is your favorite food?
      Hot Dogs
11. What is your favorite drink?
      Diet. Mt. Dew

Create 11 Questions for the people you have tagged to answer:

1. What is your Favorite Horror Host?
2. If you only had 5 minutes to look at one website what would it be?
3. Do you hold the door open for people? If no why not?
4. Marvel or DC?
5. Favorite Halloween Special?
6. Meat or Veggie's?
7. What was your first car?
8. Favorite Movie of all time?
9. Zombies or Vampires?
10. What is your dream job?
11. I think tattoos are gross how many do you have?

Choose 11 people and link them in your post

Dr.Theda's Crypt
Little Gothic Horrors
Halloween Overkill
Justine's Halloween
Not This Time, Nayland Smith
Orange and Black
Cartoon Holidays
F This Movie!
Johnny Thunders Midnite Spook Frolic
Terror From Beyond the Daves
Rainbow Connection Nails

Go to their page and tell them now

Friday, July 20, 2012

Big Blu Announcements!

Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Actors: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck,And Eileen BrennanDirectors: Victor Salva
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 90 minutes

Special Features
Audio Commentary by Director Victor Salva Behind the Peepers - The Making of Jeepers Creepers
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Photo Gallery - Last Looks
Original Theatrical Trailer




Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
Actors: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, and John Allen Nelson
Directors: Stephen Chiodo
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 88 minutes


Special Features 
Audio Commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
5 Featurettes: The Making of Killer Klowns, Komposing Klowns, Visual Effects with Gene Warren, Jr., Kreating Klowns, Chiodo Brothers’ Earliest Films
2 Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
Bloopers
Original Theatrical Trailer
And More!


Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Actors: Dennis Hopper
Directors: Tobe Hooper
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Run Time: 101 minutes

Special Features
 
Feature Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper and Filmmaker David Gregory
Feature Commentary with Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Special Makeup Effects Creator Tom Savini and Content Producer Michael Felsher
The Cutting Room Floor
It Runs in the Family
Original Theatrical Trailer

Looks like 20th Century Fox  and MGM will be getting a ton of my cash September 11! Can you believe the cover art for Killer Klowns? Jeepers Creepers has to be one of the best modern Monster Movies making it well worth the investment. To save money for the season I may have to skip TCM2 until the dump bins. And one more for you. Hitting shelves at the end of month Young Frankenstein on Blu-Ray. Their is little info on this at this time I will update when I hear more. As of know it looks like a bare bones release.

Young Frankenstein/Robin Hood Men in Tights Double Feature streets July 31st.

Special Features ON Young Frank Single Blu-Ray not sure they will transfer over for this release.

Commentary by Mel Brooks
Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein
The Franken-Track: A Monstrous Conglomeration of Trivia
Blucher Button
It's Alive! Creating a Monster Classic
Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Morris
Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein
Outtakes
Isolated Score Track
Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman
Deleted Scenes
Production Photo Galleries and More

G-G-GUARANTEED! YOU'LL BE SCARED UNTIL YOU LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY!


Ghost and Mr. Chicken
1966 | Color | 90 Minutes | 2.35:1 | G | Family/Comedy | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: 
Alan Rafkin

Writers:
James Fritzell
Everett Greenbaum

Stars: 
Don Knotts
Joan Staley
Liam Redmond

Luther Heggs, a meek, timid typesetter for a smalltown newspaper, envisions himself in his daydreams as a reporter worthy of winning the love of Alma Parker. His chance comes when he writes an article on the local "haunted house," where a gruesome murder and suicide took place 20 years earlier. The newspaper piece creates such a stir that Luther's editor, George Beckett, orders him to spend a night in the old house and do a followup story. During the long vigil, the terrified Luther discovers a hidden staircase, a bloodstained organ that plays by itself, and a portrait dripping blood. When his story is published, Luther is given a town picnic in honor of his courage. Nick Simmons, a descendant of the murdered couple and the current owner of the old house, sues Luther and his paper for libel. At the trial, the judge makes the jurors and all involved parties pay a visit to the deserted mansion. Although nothing is found, Luther accidentally tricks Mr. Simmons into revealing his own guilt in the 20-year-old killings, and Luther once again becomes the town hero.

Here are some fun facts

One of the few American films shot in the Technicolor Corporation's Techniscope wide screen process. The wide screen effect was achieved by essentially splitting the usual film frame horizontally into two smaller frames with a greater width to height ratio. It was inexpensive, but yielded a grainy image, which probably explains why it was seldom used in Hollywood.

The mansion seen in the opening shots is also best known at the home of the Munsters in the TV show, "The Munsters."

The street used for the film was also used in The Burbs.

And to get you in the mood here is the the main tile song from the soundtrack.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Walking Dead Gets 3 Emmy Nods.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning, and The Walking Dead was honored nominations for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Visual Effects and Outstanding Sound Editing for the second straight year.

Special Makeup Designer Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team were nominated for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for Season 2 Episode 1, "What Lies Ahead".

VFX Supervisors Victor Scalise, Jason Sperling and Darrell Pritchett -- along with their team at Stargate Studios -- were nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Season 2 Episode 13, "Beside The Dying Fire".

Supervising Sound Editor Jerry Ross was also nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for Season 2 Episode 13, "Beside The Dying Fire".
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sun., Sep. 23 on ABC.

Blu-Rays from Full Moon! With Commentaries.


From The Full Moon Press Release July 19,2012

Full Moon Features Launches Their Blu-Ray Line in September with the Puppet Master Series.
The most successful independent direct to video horror franchise of all time!
The first 3 films, fully remastered in HD, 16:9, and 5.1 Surround Sound

Series Synopsis: 
The secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon. But we quickly discover Toulon’s secret of death in the form of five killer puppets-each one uniquely qualified for murder and mayhem. Tunneler has a nasty habit of boring holes in people with his drill bit head. Ms. Leech regurgitates killer leeches that suck her victims dry. Pinhead strangles his enemies with his powerful vice-like hands. Blade has a gleaming hook for one hand and a razor-sharp knife for the other. And Jester, the ruthless brains of the bunch, is absolutely merciless. Together, they’re an army of skilled assassins, diabolically programmed to guard the deadly secrets of the Puppet Master throughout the decades.

Starring: 
Paul Le Mat (American Graffiti, American History X, Melvin and Howard), William Hickey (Prizzi’s Honor, One Life to Live, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Name of the Rose), Irene Miracle (Inferno, Midnight Express, Walking Thunder), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Lethal Weapon, Hollow Man, Cutthroat Island)

Special Features Include:
-Brand new Introductions by Puppet Master creator Charles Band
-Never-before-heard audio commentaries by Charles Band, PM 3 writer C. Courtney Joyner, and PM 3 director David DeCoteau
-Behind the scenes VideoZones
-Killer Puppet Master montage
-Rare Puppet Master promo
-Full Moon trailers


Hats off to Charles Band on finally putting together a few audio commentaries. If you have ever met Band or been to his Road Show's you then know he is a great speaker. I can listen to him tell stroys about his movies for days on end. And know I can do so for a half of day anyway. 





Set to hit shelves this September 18,2012. The Blu-Ray suggested retail will be $14.98 and Special Edition DVD's will only set you back $9.98. Both Blu-Ray and DVD's will come in a box set BD running $39.98 and the DVD set at cool $24.98.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Iron Man 3 @ Comic Con.









Source for pictures where from Twitter they do not belong to me.

Hatchet III



A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades. With Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder and Zach Galligan.

Here are a few of the photos from Dark Sky Films Twitter feed from Comic Con.






Monday, July 16, 2012

James Best is back in...

Return Of The Killer Shrews (2012)

A TV Reality Show hires Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they’re using as a filming location. Thorne would have refused the job because he’s been to that island before and stills sees it in his nightmares. Unfortunately, as the boat departs, Thorne is too hungover to realize where they’re going and his first mate Rook (Rick Hurst) needs the money. So they sail — to a place Thorne Sherman never wanted to see again as long as he lived: the island of the Killer Shrews.

As the TV crew and two-fisted animal expert Johnny Reno (John Schneider) shoot their reality show, some of the cast and crew go missing, attacked and eaten in a bloody feeding frenzy by strange creatures. But tough as nails Producer Stella, sleazy Director Willard and manipulative Writer Lenora couldn’t care less about the human cost. They are ruthlessly focused on getting their show in the can, regardless of the body count. Only cute young camera operator Mickey (Jennifer Lyons) and her on-again off-again boyfriend Sam grow concerned about their vanished friends. And Captain Thorne grows uneasy. Only he knows that the island holds hidden danger. The place is crawling with giant Killer Shrews, the result of a 50 year old experiment gone terribly wrong.

No one is prepared when the Killer Shrews attack, devouring everything in their path! Thorne moves the panicked and blood-spattered survivors to a safe house – the same scientific compound where the man-eating shrews were spawned half a century ago. Everyone is grateful, but creeping suspicion grows. How does Thorne know about this place? And what is his connection to the Killer Shrews?

But these questions can wait. The shrews are fast and ferocious, able to strip flesh from their screaming victims in seconds. And they are ready to attack – now! Stella rises to the occasion, taking charge among the bloody carnage. But her heroism leads to her sudden and gory demise, and soon more crew members fall prey to the creatures’ ravenous, slathering jaws. To make matters worse, Jerry, a mysterious castaway, stalks the survivors. Jerry has a strange hold over the ravenous Killer Shrews, and at times he can control the crawling monsters.

Thorne and Jerry share a strange history, a past linked to the horrific-flesh-eating Shrews. Now Jerry is targeting Thorne for bloody vengeance, and no one is safe from the dangerously insane castaway. Fleeing the relentless carnivorous shrews, Mickey takes refuge in a cave. But her safe haven turns to shocking horror when Mickey is trapped by Jerry. Sam braves the hordes of flesh eating monsters to rescue Mickey from the madman’s lair, but Jerry gets the upper hand. On this island, it’s eat or be eaten, and Jerry decides who is hunter and who is prey.

As the number of survivors dwindle they must overcome their differences to avoid getting eaten alive. But before Thorne can get off the island he must face his horrific past — and a final showdown with Jerry. Time is running out for the survivors to get off the island before the voracious monsters turn them all into bloody Shrew bait.

If you live in Bristol, Tennessee you can check out the World Premier July 27,2012. The event for the charity Speedways Children's Charity's tickets for the event are $100.00 each.

The Killer Shrews has been hailed as a cult classic for years. In fact Legends 3d put out a colorized version and has been featured on hit shows Mystery Science Theater, Elvira, and Svengoolie. The movie looks pretty good with a blend of New up and coming stars and the folks of Hazard County.

The only thing that makes me nerves is the Shrews them selves the CG looks a little rough around the edges. But the movie looks good the cast seems strong so fingers crossed this will be a fun ride.

Check out the offfical web site for the movie here.
Return of the Killer Shrews.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lincoln The Bad Ass

Abraham Lincoln Vs Zombies 
2012 | Color | 96 Minutes | 1.78:1 | R | Horror | Dolby Digital | Asylum


Director:
Richard Schenkman (the Man From Earth)

Writers: Karl T. Hirsch

Stars:
Bill Oberst Jr., (Nude Nuns With Big Guns)
Kent Igleheart
Rhianna Van Helton| 
Ron Ogden

As Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to face a foe far more fearsome than the Confederate army: the walking dead.

OK, I'm  just going to say it! From beginning  to end this is a fantastic movie! Not what I was expecting at all. This movie has more going for it than not. The story was strong the directing was good and the acting was brilliant (more on that in a minute).

Now this movie does have some weak spots but for a low budget if you relax and get wrapped into this movie it does not matter. So on to  the weak, it is only a few things of course for a gore fest way to much CG blood. This is the broken record when it comes to Asylum. I was having trouble getting past some of this. At first, it was fine but it tainted the movie at times. Second the scenery felt out of place at times and to clean for a war zone but again easy to get best thanks to Karl Hirsch's writing. And last of the bad I swear it was the same 15 zombies over and over again. Sure I get it you need to save money someplace but change the clothes or the makeup so we die hard fans don't get too upset.  


Now on to the good. This IS the strongest cast I have seen in an Asylum film ever! This is also one of  the strongest plots for this mockbuster! And they are not shy when it comes to spinning a big blockbuster and making it their own. This time, it truly worked. After watching Abe smack down some zombies I became a big fan of  Robert Ogden who played Robert Chamberlain. Between Ogden and Bill Oberst Jr. they made you forget about the bad CG and lame battlefield.

Living in the Land Of Lincoln I'm glad Bill Oberst Jr. represents  all that is well with honest Abe. Talk abut hitting the jackpot. Asylum had the right man for the role. He had the look the voice and the zombie killing mojo that made this movie enjoyable.

Abe's weapon of choice was fun and the way he whipped it out of his coat genius. And Abe's wit in this movie was top notch  even better than the time our 16th president helped the Star Ship Enterprise
on the planet Excalbia!

And before you complain about sleeping zombies just look at it this way before the nuclear fallout of today olden day Zombies needed there rest. Get over it! The ending of this movie was truly a high point. I'm not one for spoilers so I will not give anything away other than to say it was well done.

This is not the greatest movie ever but if you are looking for a time killer on a rainy day you owe it to yourself to see it. On the bright side if you see this you will soon be able to say I remember Bill Oberst Jr. when he was doing low budget films. Yes, he is the next big thing! And he should be on the top of the list for best portrayal our 16th President.

This movie does a good job kicking Zombie Butt! 4 yes 4 bloody brains out of 5 it is a good time!

4 Bloody Brains out of 5

Bonus Features on the Disc A fun little Making Of Featurette.


Holy Crap the world is coming to an end that's 2 Asylum films that did better than 2 bloody brains.


G-Fest



Don't forget today is G-Fest. Svengoolie will be signing today between 1-3.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Ha-Ha-Haunted House Has Got 'Em! ...and it's every ghost for himself!


Francis In The Haunted House 
1956 | B&W | 80 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Horror/Comedy | Mono | Universal Pictures



Director: Charles Lamont
Writers: Herbert H. Margolis

Stars: 
Mickey Rooney
Virginia Welles
James Flavin
Paul Frees as Francis



Francis in the Haunted House is a 1956 black-and-white comedy film, the last in the Francis the Talking Mule series, but without the talents of previous director Arthur Lubin, human star Donald O'Connor and Francis' best-known voice Chill Wills. In this film, Francis witnesses a murder and befriends David Prescot, played by Mickey Rooney who may be next in line. Francis explains that he once lived on the farm of Prescott's uncle and is protecting his nephew out of respect for the uncle. The mule eventually helps Prescott uncover a mystery involving murder, an inheritance and a spooky old mansion on the edge of town.

The seventh and final entry in the series, Francis in the Haunted House, was made without any of the key creative personnel. O'Connor quit, quoting the actor, "When you've made six pictures and the mule still gets more fan mail than you do...." Mickey Rooney, who according to his autobiography was originally considered for a United Artists "Francis" movie before Universal bought the rights, replaced O'Connor as a new but similar character, David Prescott. Director Lubin and Chill Wills were also absent, replaced respectively by Charles Lamont and voice actor Paul Frees, who did a close approximation of Wills' voice. The movie did not attempt any real explanation as to why Francis had left Peter Stirling. Francis explains that he decided to befriend reporter Prescott because he once lived on a farm owned by Prescott's uncle and wanted to protect his nephew out of respect for the deceased. With the original elements gone, the movie, a standard tale of fake ghosts and gangsters, was poorly received and is widely viewed as the weakest entry in the series.


source Wikipedia 

This should be a safe and fun way to introduce the younger crowd to Svengoolie. Don't forget you can meet Svengoolie at G-Fest Saturday from 1-3. You will need to purchase a ticket to the event.


We have flying Monkeys!




Oz: The Great and Powerful from Disney is a prequel to Dorothy and Toto's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The film stars James Franco in the role of Oz on his journey to become the ruler of the wondrous world. The trailer is filled with glorious special effects. But I'm not to sure at this point I was looking forward to it. But Sam Rami has yet to do me wrong.

Oz: The Great and Powerful will be in theaters on March 8, 2013.

Here is the poster one more time as well.

Oz The Great And Powerful

Beware...

Happy Friday The 13Th everybody. Have a safe day. In honer of the Evil Holiday I thought I would share a few items from my collection. First up one of my prize item's my Jason X DVD signed by Kane Hodder. Along with my photo with Kane and Steve. Next up Freddy Vs Jason signed by Zach Ward. These are two movies that rank high on my all time favorites.





Looking forward to seeing Kane later this year and picking up his book. Now on to watching Jason X  with the filmmaker commentary.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NECA's Fist Look at Dutch and The Red Predator

NECA of course will be tweeting from comic-con this weekend and already they have set the feeds on fire! First they posted this photo:

They asked the fans to take a guess and the answer is shocking!

None other then Dutch from Predator for the 25th anniversary! Of course Pending License Approval.


Also Added 

Red Predator

Updated 7/13




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