Monday, August 31, 2015

Every year young people disappear.

Tourist Trap
1979 | Color | 90 Minutes | 1.85:1 | PG | Horror | Stereo | Full Moon Entertainment

Source: Blu-Ray


Director: David Schmoeller

Writers: David Schmoeller, J. Larry Carroll

Stars:
Chuck Connors
Jocelyn Jones
Jon Van Ness
Tanya Roberts

Plot: Four people go in search of their missing friend. What they find is Slausen's Lost Oasis, and the mannequin dressed museum and a seemingly abandoned mansion owned by gentle old Mr. Slausen. He agrees to help with their car trouble, but some of the girls decide to look for a working phone inside the house even though Mr. Slausen warned them not too. Hidden within the home is Mr. Slausen's misunderstood mask hidden younger brother. What they learn is that the mannequins seem very much alive, or is there something much more terrifying behind the mask?

Chuck Conners
He is the Man!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Horror Films don't create fear. They Release it.

Words just escape me, Wes Craven has brought nightmares into all of our house for many years! It's hard to understand Brain Cancer and how much it sucks! Cancer sucks! The Horror Community mourns the loss yet again tonight of one hell of a legend. Wes may you rest in peace you will be missed by many.


I salute you with
5 Bloody Brains

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The grave can't hold it ...nothing human can stop it!


The Thing That Couldn't Die
1958 | B&W | 69 Minutes | 1.85:1 | UR | Horror | Mono | Universal

Director: 
Will Cowan

Writer: 
David Duncan

Stars: 
William Reynolds
Andra Martin
Jeffrey Stone

Plot:
A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper who was beheaded by Sir Francis Drake.

Tonight is another Vintage Vault from Sven and I'm not sure I have ever seen this one so I'm pretty excited. 

“The Thing That Couldn’t Die”  tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or please check your local listings. I will be watching the usual second run of the previous week’s Sven feature Hammer’s “Curse of the Werewolf” this morning at 11 am on WCIU, the U! 

Have a great weekend as we enjoy some early fall like weather. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Last week's Hoarding up!


Sorry, I have not posted my pickups in a while so I will have to do some catching up later. But for now last week was a good week for hunting. Also did a Horror Game Swap at Swapadvd.com that was fun. Ok so here we go first up part of my order from Full Moon came in.


Monday, August 24, 2015

This Halloween


Holy crap does this look good! Hits theatres this October I will be one of the first in line! I would post the trailer but it is Red Band and has nudity so here is the link https://youtu.be/KLa1QCVqWzs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

He had but one body - yet lived with two souls!


Curse of the Werewolf
1961 | Color | 93 Minutes | 1.85:1 | UR | Horror | Mono | Hammer Studios

Director: Terence Fisher

Writers: Anthony Hinds

Stars: 
Clifford Evans
Oliver Reed
Yvonne Romain 

In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child, Leon becomes a werewolf after having been taken hunting. As a young man, he works in a wine cellar and falls in love with the owner's daughter Cristina. One full moon, he again turns into a werewolf and terrifies the town.

I have always liked this take on the Werewolf and its religious undertones. In fact, the movie's Spanish setting came from a backlot that was built for a Spanish Inquisition film. This film was not produced because the Catholic League of Decency threatened to ban it. For many this was also one of the best looking Werewolves even  though makeup artist Roy Ashton based his makeup for this film on Jack P. Pierce's makeup for The Wolf Man. The way this was filmed was always so cool to me the bold color's gorgeous woman and the whole Christmas Curse plot!

So make sure you tune in tonight “Curse of the Werewolf” will run at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check local listings for your area.


Friday, August 21, 2015

He's Back With A Vengeance!

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
1989 | Color | 96 Minutes | 1.85:1 | R | Horror | Dolby | Anchor Bay

Source: Blu-Ray


Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard

Writers: Michael Jacobs

Stars: 
Donald Pleasence
Danielle Harris
Ellie Cornell

It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you!



Ok, here we go again, another Halloween movie with that bad subplot. But before I bitch about the demon aspect lets talk about the good, well what there was anyway.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Turner Classic Movies in October.

Turner Classic Movies has released their October schedule. Movies highlights are...

TWO ON A GUILLOTINE
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL '58
THE HAUNTING '63
BURNT OFFERINGS
HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS
RATTLERS
THE SWARM
HUSH...HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE
BATMAN`S LAST CHANCE '49
X THE UNKNOWN
DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE 20
CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED
CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE
FREAKS
DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN
DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
THE BODY SNATCHER
ISLE OF THE DEAD
BEDLAM
DOCTOR X
WHITE ZOMBIE
DEMENTIA 13
THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
HOUSE OF WAX '53
THE TINGLER
THE DEVIL`S BRIDE
CURSE OF THE DEMON

Looks like a lot of Vincent Price for Halloween this year. I hope White Zombie is one of the restored versions. For more info here is the link. TCM October 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I dont get it.

Ok, I have stripped my blog down to darn near barebones and still can not figure out why I get an error when I try to post to Twitter and Facebook. I'm so frustrated right now I have run this trough the mill trying to find any Malware on my site and I always come up clean. So hang tight with me as I try to figure this crap out.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

THEY'RE MARKED...for DEATH!


Invisible Man's Revenge
1944 | B&W | 78 Minutes | 1.85:1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Universal


Director: Ford Beebe

Writers: Bertram Millhauser

Stars: 
Jon Hall
Leon Errol
John Carradine

Robert Griffin is an escapee from the psychopathic ward and a fugitive from the law. He also has a score to settle with his old friends, Sir Jasper and Lady Irene. He wants their daughter, Julie, and he wants half their wealth. They owe him that much. Griffin's flight through the English countryside puts him in the path of a Cockney drunk of dubious ethics and, more fatefully, with an eccentric scientist, who has discovered a great secret: how to turn a living being invisible. The scientist is eager to test his invisibility serum on a man. And Griffin is eager to become invisible and thus elude the authorities and exact his revenge. The only one who can stop him is Julie's fiancé, Mark Foster, a handsome young reporter who slowly begins to believe wild tales about a "headless corpse."

“Invisible Man’s Revenge” is on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check for time in your area. Chicago gets a second look at Bela and Boris in “The Raven” at 11 am on WCIU-the U ! 


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kings of Cult trailer With Charles Band and Roger Corman



Could you imagine if Loyd Kauffman was available for this!!! I'm looking forward to hearing all the stories between these two B-movie giants. Charles Band has just posted the trailer and announced that this will begin streaming on his channel September 2nd!


He's Back!

Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers
1988 | Color | 88 Minutes | 1.85:1 | R | Horror | Stereo | Shout Factory

Source: Blu-Ray

Director: 
Dwight H. Little

Writers: 
Dhani Lipsius

Stars: 
Donald Pleasence
Ellie Cornell
Danielle Harris

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?





I remember as a teen I could not wait to see a Michael Myers movie on the big screen. At the time, I remember liking part 4 for the most part but that was 1988! I also know we sold a lot of copy's when I worked for Suncoast Video  including the limited edition tin. So here I sit watching all the Halloween movies to celebrate FlashBack Weekend. Sad to say this movie, one of the most popular in the series, did not hold up for me. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Terror Gets Domesticated

HouseBound
2014 | Color | 107 Minutes | 2.35:1 | R | Horror Comedy | Stereo | Semi-Professional

Source: Netflix Instant


Director: Gerard Johnstone

Writer: Gerard Johnstone

Stars: 
Morgana O'Reilly
Rima Te Wiata
Glen-Paul Waru

Plot:
Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam - a well-intentioned blabbermouth who's convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam's superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement.

I love when a horror movie comes along and it is like a breath of fresh air! This was one of those movies that the cover art and title make you stop and look. Well stop passing it by and watch this perfect gem already!

Evil Bong High-5


That's right kids Uncle Charlie has yet another Bong movie on its way! In fact you can help fund post-production if you wish! Just click here

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Horrible screams rose up from his torture chamber below!


The Raven
1935 | B&W | 61 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Universal


Director: Lew Landers

Writers: David Boehm

Stars: 
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Lester Matthews

Plot:
A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin (Lugosi), who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer crippled and brain-damaged in an auto wreck. Vollin restores her completely, but also envisions her as his "Lenore," and cooks up a scheme to kidnap the woman and torture and kill her fiance' and father in his Poe-inspired dungeon. To do his dirty work, Vollin recruits a wanted criminal (Karloff) and turns him into a hideous monster to guarantee his subservience.

Friday, August 7, 2015

The night no one comes home.


Halloween 3 Season of The Witch
1982 | Color | 98 Minutes | 2.31:1 | R | Horror | Dolby | Scream Factory


Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace

Stars:
Tom Atkins
Stacey Nelkin
Dan O'Herlihy


Silver Shamrock, a mass-producer of Halloween masks, plan to kill millions of innocent people worldwide by placing pieces of a stolen boulder from Stonehenge into small tags and attaching them to the masks. When children all over the world sit down to watch the Silver Shamrock advertisement, terror and panic will spread. Dr. Dan Challis investigates a series of bizarre and horrifying incidents that begin to unfold before Halloween evening, and he comes face to face with the sinister figure of Conal Conhran, maker of the evil masks.

Ah yes, the Halloween movie that everybody loves to hate. Well, not this guy I love watching Halloween 3 just about every year. It is a great stand-alone Halloween movie. If more people would look at it as a movie about that wonderful night maybe more people would like it.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

MMMmmmmm Popcorn


We took the girls to Chicago yesterday after walking around Michigan Ave we hit Water Tower place to get some of the best popcorn on earth! The girls were playing with this interactive monitor while in line and you can email your friends from it. Well, the lady behind us was not amused and asked us not to email the picture out well sorry lady we did it anyway.

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley


Lost Soul
2014 | Color | 97 Minutes | 1.66:1 | NA | Documentary | Dolby | Severin Films

Source: Netflix Streaming

Director: David Gregory

Stars: 
Richard Stanley
Kier-La Janisse
Michael Gingold

Plot:
Behind the scenes chronicle of how a clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous 1996 remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Not a bad little doc about a crazy director wanting to make his vision of the Island of Dr. Moreau have it taken away from him right before the shoot. This movie really hits on the greed of big names and how they can rune everything. Richard Stanley has given us so cult gems with Dust Devil and Hardware and his vision for this movie would have been great. 


The movie looks great and fills in the cracks of a doomed movie, but it still drags on at times.Most of the time after watching a documentary about a movie I'm willing to revisit the flick. After this tho I still did not care to watch Dr. Moreau.

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shocking! - Horrifying! - Macabre!


Kiss of The Vampire
1963 | Color | 88 Minutes | 1.66:1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Hammer Studio's

Director: Don Sharp

Writer: Anthony Hinds

Stars: 
Clifford Evans
Edward de Souza
Noel Willman

Story:
Gerald and Marianne Harcourt are traveling by car when the car breaks down and they have to spend a few days in a small, remote village. It doesn't take long before they are invited to Dr. Ravna's castle. Without their knowledge, Dr. Ravna is the leader of a vampire cult, and he has become astonished by Marianne's beauty...

I think it's pretty wild that I just picked up this VHS and now it is on TV. Kind of looking forward to watching this one next week. Also looking forward to seeing Sven at Flashback Weekend this year only one week away! I have not made it to a flashback in a few years now so I'm pretty stoked about it. 
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