Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Svengoolie day! Happy Halloween.

Well, here it is boils and ghouls Halloween. They day we have been counting down to! For most of us this is our Christmas. So much to do and I can not wait to do it. So many people are worried about the cold my kids and I say bring it on!!! In Illinois, we are celebrating Svengoolie/Rich Koz day. To me, that is great fun and a well deserved day for him. I thank everybody that has stopped by I sure have a blast doing this every year and hope that you will follow me as I gear up for Creepmas that is around the corner. Happy Halloween my friends have a safe and wonderful day!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's going to be a Frozen Halloween.

What a wonderful month this as been. The weather has been perfect the fall colors unbelievable. Here is a look back at some of the things we did to celebrate the season. First up a few things that I found at the Burgoo in downtown Utica.

I just love this wish it was for sale.

So the artist that made this carried it into a theatre just to have Robert Engled sign it. It's very cool this picture does it no justice. 

I was shocked when my wife said I could take this home! Kind of wish I did. Next up our first Trick or Treating came in the form of a private block party.

Then this past weekend was the Pumpkin Patch and Trick or Treating downtown LaSalle. What a great day, perfect weather at 70 degrees.

And nothing like a surprise treat in your lunch bag all week

So tomorrow brings Trunk or Treat at school. A Halloween Party and of course bundling up for the coldest Halloween my kids have witnessed so far for trick or treating.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween TV is here!

The big week is apon us! A full list of Trick's and Treats for us this week!

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Marathon – Oct. 26 beginning at 12pm on FXX. FXX airs all 24 Treehouse of Horror Halloween special episodes of The Simpsons in a marathon today, featuring plenty of The Twilight Zone parodies, and lots of alien invasions by Kang and Kodos. Themed Treehouse of Horror mini-marathons will air from 8pm-11pm Oct. 27-30 on FXX.

The Dorm – Oct. 26 at 8pm on MTV. The Dorm is an original horror movie that centers on Vivian, an awkward college freshman who undergoes a transformation into a flawless, seductive beauty at the hands of her new dorm mates. When she begins questioning her friends’ motives, Vivian uncovers an unimaginable evil lurking in the halls. Alexis Knapp, Cassie Steele, Max Lloyd Jones, Jake Crocker and Rami Kahlo star.

Beastly Nights – Oct. 26-30 on Animal Planet. Animal Planet’s first-ever “Beastly Nights” programming stunt features five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage. Notable premieres include Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain (Oct. 26, 9pm), The Hunt for Hogzilla (Oct. 27, 8pm) and Blood Lake: The Lost Footage (Oct. 30, 11pm).

Halloween Wars: “Haunted Carnival” – Oct. 26 at 9pm on Food Network. Horror actor Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) guest-judges tonight’s Halloween Wars finale, in which the two remaining teams of food-centric artists must create displays that capture the terrifying fun of a haunted carnival.

Curious George: “A Halloween Boo Fest” – Oct. 27 and 31 on PBS (check local listings for time). It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend really real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. But first, George needs to figure out what he’s going to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the town Boo Festival. Will George’s quest for the perfect costume interfere with his quest for the truth?

The Chew – Oct. 27-31 at 1pm on ABC. This week features Halloween-themed segments, including Carla hall and Clinton Kelly’s Haunted House experience; a visit to DeBrito Chocolate Factory in California, with their gourmet caramel apples; and the Secret Jack-O-Lantern is passed around, where the hosts will secretly assign each other the costumes they will wear on Oct. 31.

Kirby Buckets: “Flice of the Living Dead” – Oct. 27 at 7:30pm on Disney XD. Kirby and his friends are excited that they’re finally old enough to attend the annual “Forest Hills Ninth Annual Fright Night Film Festival.” However, when their biology teacher accidentally breaks open a container of Forest Hills Super Flice, the principal quarantines Kirby’s class within the school, ruining their chance to go. Meanwhile, Dawn and Belinda are psyched to be invited to a Halloween party at the house of one of the coolest boys in school, Evan.

Dancing With the Stars – Oct. 27 at 8pm on ABC. DWTS will treat viewers to an exciting Halloween-themed episode filled with thrilling performances from the remaining eight couples. Each pair will light up the ballroom floor with spectacular costumes vying for a wickedly perfect score.

Rewrapped: “Jelly Belly Candy Corn” – Oct. 27 at 8:30pm on Food Network. It’s Halloween’s favorite friend, the Candy Corn. In the first round, chefs must use all their culinary tricks to Recreate this spook-tacular treat. Those who survive the Recreate Round move on to the Innovate Round, where they must incorporate the Candy Corn in an original dish. Will their Innovations be ghoulish or de-lish?

Scorpion: “True Colors” – Oct. 27 at 9pm on CBS. Team Scorpion must pass a mandated psych evaluation or face being disbanded after they’re accused of destroying a priceless work of art in an attempt to protect an art exhibit. Meanwhile, Paige enlists the help of the team when Ralph is reluctant to go to his school’s Halloween party.

South Park: Goth Kids – Oct. 27 from 9:30pm-11pm on Comedy Central. Prepare for Halloween with the ones who know darkness best: the Goth Kids.

Duck Dynasty: “Quack O’Lanterns” – Oct. 27 at 11:32pm & Oct. 29 at 10:01pm on A&E. The Robertsons host a Halloween event at Duck Commander, where they all come together to transform the warehouse into a “scarehouse.” Everyone dresses up and Willie desperately tries to be the scariest, but none of the kids are afraid of him. The youngest grandkids help Kay make treats while Phil puts his own twist on Halloween decorating by making a jack-o-lantern with a shotgun.

General Hospital – Oct. 28 at 2pm/1pm PT on ABC. The kids in Port Charles celebrate Beggars Night, a regional holiday that falls on Halloween Eve.

Adventure Time: “Ghost Fly” – Oct. 28 at 6pm on Cartoon Network. Jake and the tree house are haunted by a vengeful specter.

Uncle Grandpa: “Haunted RV” – Oct. 28 at 6:15pm on Cartoon Network. Tiny Miracle allows the gang to take advantage of his generosity at the expense of his own health.

The Great Halloween Fright Fight – Oct. 28 at 8pm on ABC. Families showcase their impressive Halloween-decorated houses, or “haunts,” in hopes of winning a $50,000 prize. Designers Sabrina Soto and Michael Moloney serve as judges in this spinoff of The Great Christmas Light Fight.

NCIS: “Parental Guidance Suggested” – Oct. 28 at 8pm on CBS. The NCIS team must determine if the murder of a Navy commander’s wife is linked to her profession as a therapist or an act of terrorism after finding the commander’s name on a Jihadist target list. Meanwhile, the team discusses Halloween costumes and Tony’s recent dating habits.

Horror Anthologies – Oct. 28 at 8pm on TCM. TCM airs horror anthology films, including Dead of Night (1945) and Kwaidan (1965).

NCIS: New Orleans: “Master of Horror” – Oct. 28 at 9pm on CBS. With New Orleans decorated for Halloween, the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Naval Staff Judge Advocate found in a cemetery dressed in a Victorian costume with vampiric puncture wounds on her neck. Meanwhile, the team debates what Halloween night activity and costumes would be best.

Marry Me: “Scary Me” – Oct. 28 at 9pm on NBC. Annie and Jake plan a haunted house in their apartment for the kids in their building but their plans run afoul of a super-mom Julie (guest star Jessica St. Clair). Dennah plans to make a big splash at an exclusive party in a very skimpy costume. Meanwhile, Gil and Kay go trick-or-treating and use the opportunity to spy incognito on Gil’s ex-wife.

About a Boy: “About a Will-O-Ween” – Oct. 28 at 9:30pm on NBC. Will throws his annual Halloween bash, much to the dismay of Fiona and Marcus, who consider it one of their least favorite holidays. Despite the fact that Fiona believes Will has other motives for throwing the party, she ends up meeting Sean (guest star Humphrey Ker) there and reveals a whole new side of herself. After a few mishaps at the party, Will shows Marcus the joys of Halloween.

“Ozzmania” on The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands – Oct. 28 at 10pm on AXS TV. On a special Halloween-themed broadcast of “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” Ozzmania: a Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath takes the stage live to pay tribute to the music and horrified stylings of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jeepers! The creepers are after Bud and Lou!

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
1948 | B&W | 83 Minutes | 1.37.1 | PG | Horror | Mono | Universal

Director: Charles Barton

Writers: Robert Lees

Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Lon Chaney Jr.
Bela Lugosi
Jane Randolph

The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” arrives on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 pm central, or check for the correct time in your area in local listings. Chicago viewers get another look at the origin picture of one of tonight’s star monsters, “The Wolf Man”, at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U!

This Friday will indeed be the official “Svengoolie/ Rich Koz Day” in Chicago and the State of Illinois- and, as a Halloween treat, yours truly will be popping up all day long on MeTV, bringing you special Halloween-flavored episodes of your favorite shows! I’ll also be posting on MeTV’s Facebook page- and on the MeTV website- ! - See more at:

Also make sure you stop my metv to get your svengoolie pumpkin stencil.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Footage has Been Found

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

Director: Danny Draven

Producer: Charles Band

Writers: Shane Bitterling


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.

I know another "found footage" movie right? Right but... somehow this one is different. When you talk about found footage we all think Blair Witch and how it makes you sick watching it. Well it's all that motion sickness you get from watching the jerky camera. Reel Evil finds fun and clever ways to address this issue. Sure they have the shaking going on but in a very minimal way.  When you have a strong plot and a good cast a movie like this is easy to watch. 

Sure its a bit of a slow burn but once they break off into the asylum it gets going pretty good. The eerie atmosphere draws you in and keeps you guessing all the way through. Danny Draven shines with this movie. Everything works the sound, editing and cast are all perfect and fit in well. It has noting new to offer but is every much worth your time this Halloween season. 

If your your into ghost's and things that bump in the night this movie is for you!

4 Bloody Brains out of 5

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Who you gonna call... Box of Dread!

It's always family fun when your Box Of Dread hits the door step. With this being October we could not wait to dive in. I do want to point out that we thought that a CD was included but it turns out that we received a DVD. Box of Dread is a monthly subscription into horror goodness. Every month is another random surprise.

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