Saturday, August 30, 2014


The Mad Ghoul
1943 | B&W | 65 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: James P. Hogan

Writers: Brenda Weisberg 

Turhan Bey 
Evelyn Ankers
David Bruce

A university chemistry professor experiments with an ancient Mayan gas on a medical student, turning the would-be surgeon him into a murdering ghoul.

Tonight's re-run will also feature the first time the new coffin was introduced including some behind the scene's make of.

Be sure to tune to ME-TV at 10 pm eastern/pacific- 9 central, and check the old local listings in your area if you’re unsure of the time slot. Also Sven will be on WGN radio Monday around 5:30 PM. You can log into the web site or download the app. Its said he will make a special announcement. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Phineas and Ferb to see Shaun and Ed This Halloween

With news breaking that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg will be "stepping into Shaun and Ed's Shoes" this Halloween season on Phineas and Ferb I can't wait!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Witch's Night Out hits DVD

A haunting Halloween Classic staring Gilda Radner & Catherine O’Hara its the store shelves for the first time on DVD this season. This Halloween Special first aired October 28,1978 on NBC. And  later aired on the Disney Channel every year from 1983 to the late 1990s.

It’s a spooky surprise when a witch’s magic wand falls into the wrong hands in this nostalgic Halloween special! A treat for the whole family, this magical animated adventure returns to you just in time to celebrate this spooktacular season!

When a witch hears of a party being held at her haunted mansion, she decides to bring on the fun! Showing off her magical tricks by turning the kids into whatever they want to be for Halloween. However, when her wand disappears the town is turned upside down!

Also on the DVD will be loaded with 9 bonus Hallween Cartoon's and The Witch's Night Out Comic Book (Video?). The following bonus episodes are,

Casper the Friendly Ghost: 
  There's Good Boos To
  Night - The Friendly Ghost 
  Boo Moon
Felix The Cat: Skulls and Sculls
Hoppity Hooper: Ghost
Space Angel: The Ghost and Crystal Mace
Popeye the Sailor Man: Spooky Swabs
New 3 Stooges: Mummies Boys
Meany, Miny & Moe: House of Magic

I'm not sure that I remeber this so should be a fun ride back to the 70's. Witch's Night was produced in Canada and was the sequel to the 1974 special The Gift of Winter. Mill's Creek will street Gift of Winter this Octover. Witch's Night streets September 16, 2014.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes hitting DVD

Mills Creek has done it again! They have put together a great group of TV gold for us Halloween junkies. This DVD set clock's in at 5 hours and 33 minutes and stars the like of  Elizabeth Montgomery, Barbara Eden, Sherman Hemsley Sarah Jessica Parker, Roseanne and John Lithgow. We will all be diving into the dump bins at all the big box stores tracking this one down. Here are the details from Mills Creek.

Unleash The Greatest TV Tricks & Treats In One Spooktacular Collection!

Discover the buried treasures of TV’s Halloween hits! This ghoulishly good collection is packed with 13 eerie episodes from your favorite TV shows. These are the spooky specials that celebrated the magic and creativity of network TV. Filled with kooky characters and haunted hilarity this DVD collection is sure to be a boo-rific time!

Episodes Include:

BEWITCHED – A Safe and Sane Halloween
I DREAM OF JEANNIE – My Master, the Ghost Breaker
THE JEFFERSONS – Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Part 1 & 2
THE FACTS OF LIFE – The Halloween Show
THE COSBY SHOW – Halloween
NEWSRADIO – Halloween
MAD ABOUT YOU – The Unplanned Child
3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN – Scaredy Dick
NED AND STACEY – Halloween Story
THAT ‘70S SHOW – Halloween

Suggested retail is $9.98

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All New ! All Wild ! All Fun !

Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde1953 | B&W | 76 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Comedy/Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Charles Lamont

Lee Loeb

Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Boris Karloff

Bud and Lou appear to be in some sort of enforcement exchange program, as they are part of the Scotland Yard force- a department currently preoccupied with some sort of maniac on the loose, who has killed a prominent doctor! A crusading reporter happens upon a woman’s rights demonstration (which, naturally , gets out of hand with the aid of Bud and Lou- and some loutish men who don’t agree with equality for ladies) and becomes very interested in the young woman leading it- a pretty showgirl who also happens to be the ward of the eminent Dr. Jekyll! In the fray, all four are arrested- with Bud and Lou losing their standing with the police. Jekyll arrives to bail out his ward, and, consequently, getting a little miffed at the attention the reporter is paying to her.

Our two “heroes” decide that they must collar a criminal to get back in Scotland Yard’s good graces- Bud opts for the maniac, but Lou would rather collar a burglar they spot (unfortunately- it turns out that it IS the maniacal Mr. Hyde!) In pursuit of him, they end up in a wax museum (with some familiar figures from one of their most famous flicks) and think they have Hyde trapped- but, along the way, he reverts to Jekyll, and Bud and Lou are again treated with disdain by their old police supervisor. The wily Jekyll asks the boys to accompany him home, and will pay them to stay overnight as “protection”- which leads to discoveries and mayhem- and, as the reporter becomes closer to the ward, Jekyll’s jealousy brings out the beast in him- literally!

It’s always a plus to have Karloff in a film- and, we get the added pleasure of Craig Stevens, TV’s “Peter Gunn” as the reporter. We’ll fill you in on more cast and details, and,there’s one particular Sven bit of business, playing off a daytime TV personality, that has become a favorite of Sven fans.

“Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde” runs tonight on Me-TV at the usual 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or, if you’re not sure of time in your area, please check your local listings. In Chicago, viewers get a rematch of “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

By the way-thanks to the huge crowd that showed up at the Lincoln Park Zoo AAZK “Bowling for Rhinos” event this past week- we’re told it was their biggest turn-out to date, with a record-breaking amount of funds brought in for the protection and preservation of rhinos in the wild. (Source )

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My girls did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge could not be more proud. They did donate their ten dollars to the Association of Horizon.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Unboxing our Dread for August.

We have been doing the Box of Dread for a few months now. We always check out the unboxing videos after ours has been opened. Well the girls have said numerous times we need to do our own video. So why not here is our first unboxing video. Remember they are little so be nice if you comment.

If you would like more information on getting a box for yourself check out Box of Dread. Here is what we received this month.
The Loot from the box of dread!

Aftermath Mask that goes with a tattoo.
Cabin Fever germ killer get it?

Wits and wizardry run a-fowl this October.

Vincent Price Collection II  is scheduled to arrive on the market on October 21. Scream Factory strikes again with yet another great collection. I can see myself going broke this Halloween season.

Titles in the upcoming set will include The Last Man on Earth, The Comedy of Terrors, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven, Return of the Fly and…the William Castle favorite The House on Haunted Hill.

Here is what the company has in store for us.


Introduction and parting words by Vincent Price
NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
Richard Matheson Storyteller: THE RAVEN
Corman's Comedy of Poe
Promotional Record
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

Introduction and parting words by Vincent Price
Richard Matheson Storyteller: THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

Introduction and parting words by Vincent Price
Audio Commentary by producer/director Roger Corman
NEW Audio Commentary with Elizabeth Shepherd, moderated by Roy Frumkes
NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Constantine Nasr
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

NEW Audio Commentary with film historian David Del Valle and author Derek Botelho
Richard Matheson Storyteller: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
Still Gallery

Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

NEW Audio Commentary with actor Brett Halsey and film historian David Del Valle
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
Still Gallery

NEW Audio Commentary with author/historian Steve Haberman
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
Vincent Price: Renaissance Man featurette
The Art of Fear featurette
Working with Vincent Price featurette

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Death Fight . . . Between Two Beasts !

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
1943 | B&W | 74 Minutes | 1.37:1 | PG | Horror | Universal

Roy William Neill

Curt Siodmak

Ilona Massey
Patric Knowles
Lionel Atwill
Bela Lugosi

Larry Talbot finds himself in an asylum, recovering from an operation performed by the kindly Dr.Mannering. Inspector Owen finds him there, too, wanting to question him about a recent spate of murders. Talbot escapes and finds Maleva, the old gypsy woman who knows his secret: when the moon is full, he changes to a werewolf. She travels with him to locate the one man who can help him to die - Dr. Frankenstein. The brilliant doctor proves to be dead himself, but they do find Frankenstein's daughter. Talbot begs her for her father's papers containing the secrets of life and death. She doesn't have them, so he goes to the ruins of the Frankenstein castle to find them himself. There he finds the Monster, whom he chips out of a block of ice. Dr. Mannering catches up with him only to become tempted to monomania while using Frankenstein's old equipment.

Horizon Summer Camp and Post number 600!

Holly cow I'm a little shocked that I made it to 600. I know my blog is hit and miss so I will take this milestone. I know I really get this bad boy kicking in late September through the first of the year. Looking forward to this October the mild weather this summer has me ready. Just not ready for winter ugh.

Over 200 of my new friends and family

I wanted to share a few photo's of the great time I had this summer at Association of Horizon Camp. Those that know me know that I did MDA summer camp for almost 20 years. I took the past 10 years off to start my own family. Also I did not help that my camper Steve turned 21 and was to old for camp. In those 10 years Steve and I stayed close we have done Flashback Weekend together as we as Comic Con.

My sister was a big voice in getting back and bring Steve with me as Horizon Camp is for everybody.

Although Horizon has existed for many years, the current organization was formed in 1991 in response to a cut in funding that kept adults with disabilities from attending the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp. Horizon has since successfully produced Summer Camp Programs for adults with a wide range of physical disabilities including Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis. (Source Horizon website)

One of the fun things for me is that this is the same camp that I started going to back in 1985 when I was a young teen. Camp has truly made me who I am today. I'm so proud to be back and can't believe I have been gone for so long.

My Bunk Mates for the Week

Steve and I
Carnival Night Don't ask

The first Prank of the week

Its a family thing Me, Dad, Heather, and Eric

My new buddy

Steve and Heather

The old Cedar boys. 

These ladies are the love of my camp life.

I promise a few more photos and videos to come soon. What a great week. We are already planning Fall Weekend in September and I can not wait to see everybody again.

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