Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oh God Why?

30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
2012 | Color | TBA Minutes | 1:37:1 | R | Comedy/Horror | Stereo |  Silver Nitrate

Director: Craig Moss
Writer: Craig Moss
Stars: 
Kathryn Fiore
Flip Schultz 
Olivia Alexander
French Stewart
Danny Woodburn

When a young family, who can't seem to stop filming themselves, moves into a house that turns out to be haunted, they meet up with a host of creepy characters -- including a horny vampire-hunting president who wants to emancipate their dragon-tattooed daughter. With help from the hysterically high-energy "Ghost Brothers" the family sets out to solve the mystery of the haunted house. 

Street date will be January 15,2013 and comes packed with a behind the Scenes of 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pacific Rim Teaser

Pacific Rim
2013 | Post Production | 1:85:1 | NR | Action | Legendary Pictures

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Travis Beacham
Stars: 
Idris Elba
Charlie Hunnam 
Rinko Kikuchi

When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.








Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Laughs Are Twice as MONSTER-OUS as Ever Before!


Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
1953 | B&W | 76 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Comedy/Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures


Director: Charles Lamont

Writers: Lee Loeb

Stars:
Bud Abbott
Lou Costello 
Boris Karloff

Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.




Here is the Sven-Surround bit for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, November 23, 2012

9 days till Creepmas!



May you all be safe today! And Happy Black Friday. Creepmas is 9 days away!

I'm a CREEP for The 13 Days of CREEPMAS
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

From Beyond BluRay Cover Art!


Plus the cover is reversible! I'll be covering this until it's release. I was lucky enough to be sitting next to Barbra Crampton and Stuart Gorden in a theater a few years back. I still remember her saying that she did not remember so much nudity.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Where monsters go to get away from it all

Hotel Transylvania 
2012 | Color | 91 Min | 1.85.1 | PG | Family | Dobly Digital | Sony

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Writers:
Peter Baynham
Robert Smigel

Stars: 
Adam Sandler
Kevin James  
Andy Samberg
Selena Gomez

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the details of  its upcoming 2D/3Dand 3D Blu-ray releases of  Hotel Transylvania. The releases will be available for purchase on January 29th. Good news for those of us that missed it in theaters.

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer
Goodnight Mr. Foot mini-movie
Deleted scenes
"Monster Remix" Music Video by Becky G Featuring will.i.am
Making "Problem (Monster Remix)"
Meet the Staff and Guests: Voicing Hotel Transylvania (Blu-ray exclusive)
Making the Hotel (Blu-ray exclusive)
Progression Reels Genndy Blur(Blu-ray exclusive)
Progression Reels Mavis Ventures Out (Blu-ray exclusive)
Progression Reels Look of Picture (Blu-ray exclusive)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Full Moon set to release Reel Evil!

Reel Evil
2012 | Color | 78 Minutes | Widescreen | NR | Horror | 5.1 Surround Sound | Full Moon Features

Release Date: November 20th

Director: Danny Draven

Producer: Charles Band

Writers: Shane Bitterling

Stars:
Jessica Morris (Bloody Murder, Venom) 
Kaiwi Lyman  (Mega Python Vs Gatoroid)
Jeff Adler (Reel Evil)
Jamie Bernadette (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth)
Jim Tavare (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when they explore the legendary, haunted location and find something far worse than anything Hollywood could create. Terror becomes reality for the filmmakers as they uncover the malevolent secrets of the hospital, and the sinister doctor who once ran it. Trapped inside the hospital with no apparent way out, our crew is tormented by the evil, unspeakable fear.

Special Features
AUDIO COMMENTARY w/ director Danny Draven
VIDEOZONE: Behind the Scenes of Reel Evil
DARKEST HOURS: The Reel Evil Set Visit Episode
DARKEST AMERICA: An Inside Look at Linda Vista Hospital
BLOOPER REEL
MUSIC VIDEO
Original Reel Evil Promos
FULL MOON TRAILERS
FULL MOON VINTAGE TRAILERS!
DVD-ROM Features: Reel Evil SHOOTING SCRIPT and MOVIE POSTER!




Ugh its to bad Full Moon had to jump on the lost footage band wagon! Just like many of you I'm done with this type of movie. But being a fan of Full Moon Horror I will check this out at some point.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stark Terror! Added Thrills! in a Spine-Tingling Experience !


Ghost of Frankenstein
1942 | B&W | 67 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Import Poster 



Director: Erle C. Kenton

Writers: Scott Darling

Stars:
Cedric Hardwicke
Lon Chaney Jr. 
Ralph Bellamy
Lionel Atwill 
Bela Lugosi
Evelyn Ankers

Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Ludwig, obsessed with the idea of restoring the monster to full power, is unaware that his various associates all have different ideas about whose brain is to be transplanted into the monster's skull.

Watch for this odd little mistake:

The first time we see the close-up for the wall plaque for "Dr. Frankenstein - Diseases of the Mind" outside his "mansion", it is hardly in such a place. If you look close to the left of the sign you'll see a ladder, wires on the ground, palm trees and a station wagon type of car.

And an interesting note:

Lon Chaney was known for his hard-drinking ways. During production of this film, Chaney became inebriated while in full costume and got "lost" in the intricate mazes that were part of the laboratory sets. It took several minutes for him to find his way free. A similar incident occurred many years later when Chaney played the Frankenstein Monster on an episode of Tales of Tomorrow. Once again, Chaney became intoxicated and mistakenly believed that the show's live telecast was actually the final dress rehearsal. For much of the performance, Chaney stumbled about, picking up breakaway props he was supposed to destroy and then setting them back down.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Svengoolie's new Casket


See the full story over at terrordaves.com


Update on Rich's Health taken from his Facebook page.

Howdy, all! Svengoolie sends his thanks for all of the comments. I brought him a printout today so he could read them all! He also asked me to remind you that the following shows are on schedule this weekend:

Me-TV, Saturday, 10/9 Central: Dracula

In Chicago, also on WCIU, The U, Saturday @ 11am: Curse of the Werewolf

Sven is recovering nicely, and in great spirits!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tonight on Svengoolie


Dracula
1931 | B&W | 75 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures


Director: 
Tod Browning

Writers: 
Bram Stoker 
Hamilton Deane

Stars: 
Bela Lugosi
Helen Chandler 
David Manners

After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.

At first I was upset about all the reruns but after the news of Rich Koz having a heart attack I can understand the time off. Koz sure keep busy this Halloween season. Here is to a speedy recovery Mr. Goolie!

Feel free to send a card Rich Koz, WCIU, TheU, 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, Il. 60661


Thursday, November 8, 2012

World War Z Trailer

I did not care for the book and the preview well it looks OK let me know what you think.

Look for World War Z to hit theaters on June 21, 2013.

A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.




Look for World War Z to hit theaters on June 21, 2013.

A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rich Koz recovering after a Heart Attack.


Svengoolie and me at Flashback Weekend


Horror-movie host Rich Koz, better known as Svengoolie, is recovering after a heart attack Saturday.

“Rich’s condition is improving and his family has asked for privacy at this time,” said a press release from Weigel Broadcasting Co., which airs Koz’s show locally on WCIU-TV and nationally on Me-TV network.

Koz is a Chicago native and graduate of Maine East High School and Northwestern University.

Friends and fans of Svengoolie are being directed to send cards, if they wish to do so, to Rich Koz care of WCIU The U, 26 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661.

Koz previously suffered a heart attack in 2002, according to Time Out.

Here is to a speedy recovery!!
 

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