Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Holy  whirlwind the past few weeks! First off I hope everybody had a Happy Holiday! With Christmas and work and this crazy ass weather, it has been nuts here in the Cave. I have watched a few movies the past few weeks so I will try and do a mega post later this week. I also have a few Cartoon's that I wanted to cover and hope to get to them soon as well. It has just been non-stop around here. I'm on vacation this week and this is the first time I have sat at a computer yet.

All tho some of my time have been in front of a TV playing video games with the girls. And when they are done I have been playing the crap out of South Park Stick of Truth.

I can not believe I made my goal of watching 52 movies this year and look to do 100 next year. For me with kids and school actives I'm happy with that number. It has also been a fun year of posting in 2015 and I look to carry that into 2016.

Anyhoo I hope to do a few post's before the end of the year so stay tuned! And thanks for stopping by the Man Cave from time to time you all have been wonderful!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Take a Hedgehog home for the Holidays!


Sonic Christmas Blast
1996 | Color | 30 min | 1.33 | G | Stereo | Holiday | DIC Entertainment


Director:
Blair Peters

Writers: 
Reed Shelly
Bruce Shelly

Stars: 
Jaleel White
Long John Baldry
Philip Maurice Hayes

Sonic the Hedgehog must stop the evil Dr. Robotnik from ruining Christmas after Santa Clause disappears

In the early 90's you where either a Sonic fan or a Mario fan for some you could not be both. So for me, I took the high road and "Ran" with Sonic. I was unaware of this Christmas Speical until earlier this month when it popped up on ConTv. Being a fan of cartoons based on games and enjoying Sonic back in the day I was more than eager to check this out.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa's Magic Toy Bag


This year for Christmas I found myself digging for those old Christmas Classic Cartoons that you just don't hear much about anymore. So let us start this one off right with a little-known title...

Santa's Magic Toy Bag
1982 | Color | 29 min | 1.33 |  G  | Stereo | Holiday | Imagicom Productions Inc

Directed by:
James Field

Written by:
Paul Fusco
Troy Cabral

Stars:
Lisa Buckley
Bob Fappiano
Paul Fusco





In Santas Magic Toy Bag, Christmas is bustling, festive and exciting for Santa, Mrs. Claus and all the Elves at the North Pole. Sherman, an aspiring apprentice Elf, tries his best to fit in but can't seem to do anything right! He's worked in nearly every department at the North Pole and has triggered a series of disasters everywhere he goes.

Santa tries to bolster Sherman's self-esteem by entrusting him with the special task of guarding his Magic Toy Bag until Christmas Eve. When Sherman accidentally shrinks the bag by washing it, he fears there might not be a Christmas this year. Unless the accident-prone Elf can finally make things right!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Still Alice

Still Alice
2014 | Color | 101 min | 1.85:1 | PG-13 | Dolby Digial | Drama | Sony

Directors: 
Richard Glatzer
Wash Westmoreland

Writers: 
Richard Glatzer 
Wash Westmoreland

Stars: 
Julianne Moore
Alec Baldwin
Kristen Stewart

Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.


Some of you just might not like me after this review. So let me start off with...

I was very attracted to this movie due to the fact it was about having Alzheimer's Disease. Painfully I watched my grandmother slowly pass away fighting this horrible disease. At times tho it was good I heard stories about her past that even my mom forgot about. At times, it was so wonderful to be there for her and hard other times as I watched her struggle with her day. Finding the remote in the fridge visiting after work and her stove was still on but at 96 she never gave up and has been a huge influence on my life. So while watching the first say 30 to 40 minutes of Still Alice, I was hooked and took the rollercoaster ride all over again.  But then this movie just kind of fell apart. I understand that she (Alice) had a rare form of Alzheimer's but the movie stopped moving me and started to (GULP) bore me.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Terrifying monsters from a lost age!


On the Last Day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me Mole People on Svengoolie

The Mole People
1956 | B&W | 77 min | 1.37:1 | PG | Mono | Horror | Universal

Director:
Virgil W. Vogel

Writer: 
László Görög

Stars: 
John Agar
Cynthia Patrick
Hugh Beaumont

On an archeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley find a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the shadow dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time and where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated.

I remember having high hopes for The Mole People when it aired earlier on Sven and ending up kind of disappointed. The world of Mole People and the Mole's themselves were really cool, but I was not impressed. But in the spirit of Creepmas. I will tune in anyway!

“Mole People” will surface on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 pm central time- remember, if you’re unsure when and where to find us, just go to www.metvnetwork.com- and check your schedule there- or click on “where to watch” and enter your zip code to find the channel in your area. Chicago viewers get one more visit to the “House of Frankenstein” on our sister station, WCIU, the U, this morning at 11 am.


Let me know if you tuned in tonight and how you felt about the Mole People.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Troma Entertainment!


On the 11th day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me Toxic energy.

CAUTION NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR KIDS

From Troma:

Grinch, take a hike to Who-Ville!! Charlie Brown go make some Peanuts-Butter! This year Troma Entertainment presents a Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, holiday, Seasonal-Special that will delight men, women, and children of all ages. “A Very Troma Christmas” will drop this evening at 8 pm on the Troma Movies YouTube channel, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment, Inc. and creator of The Toxic Avenger. “A Very Troma Christmas” stars the Toxic Avenger playing Santa and features the Tooth Fairy, Mother Teresa, Buddha, and Abraham Lincoln playing themselves.

With Troma’s longstanding themes of social satire and artistic revolution through media disruption, I could not wait to sink my teeth into this one! Toxic has to be one of the first Horror movies that I had ever seen and I have been a fan from that day on! So when I caught wind about this special a few days ago I could not wait to sit down and watch. I have to warn you this is full of potty-mouth humor so you have been warned.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Evil never tasted so good!


On the 10th day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me one Nasty Cookie!

The Gingerdead Man
2005 | Color | 70 Min | 1.33:1 | R | Stereo | Horror | Full Moon Features

Director: Charles Band

Writers: William Butler

Stars:
Gary Busey
Robin Sydney
Ryan Locke

In a quiet, small-town diner a deranged patron, Millard Findlemeyer (Gary Busey), opens fire on the Leigh family, killing all but the daughter, Sara Leigh (Robin Sydney). During the trial, Sara’s testimony sends Millard to the electric chair and his ashes are sent to his mother.

In a vow of vengeance, Millard’s mother mixes her son’s ashes with a secret gingerbread cookie mix, which makes its way into Sara Leigh’s bakery. When one of the bakery employees, Brick Fields (Jonathan Chase), cuts his arm and accidentally bleeds into the mixture, an old curse spawns a 12” walking, talking, killing gingerbread cookie who wreaks havoc on anything standing in his way!!

Now, the adorable yet evil cookie will stop at nothing to get his revenge!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

That Old Bitter Miser Scrooge


On the Ninth day of Creepmas, The Krampus gave to me a Scrooge on TV

A Christmas Carol 
1971| Color | 28 Min | 1.33:1 | G | Mono | Holiday | Richard Williams Productions

Director: Richard Williams

Writer: Charles Dickens

Stars: 
Alastair Sim
Michael Redgrave
Michael Hordern

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

For the past few years, I find myself tracking down a version of the Christmas Carol that I have not already seen. Why you ask, well every Christmas as a child the one thing my mom would ask to do on Christmas was to watch A Christmas Carol. We would all moan and grown when it came on and then would turn back to our Christmas haul and play away. It was not until I was older when I finally understood the power of this story. It is by far the best ghost story around. And now I find myself  holding up her tradition with a little node to Bah Humbug every year.

This year I found myself captivated by this 1971 animated short that came out of Londen. This was the first animated TV special that was so well received that they released it into theaters. In return it became eligible for an oscar nomination and won in 1972. This is the only version of "A Christmas Carol" to will an Oscar even to this day.  In fact, so many industry insiders were unhappy that a short originally shown on television was given the award, that the Academy changed its policy, disqualifying any future works initially shown on television.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Creepmas Toy List


On the eighth day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me...


Everybody want's a Cow to Milk on Creepmas right? Sadly we had this goofy ass game. Never heard of it well here a little more in site for you. 


I wonder if my wife would like one of these? 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Terror is coming home for Christmas


On the Sixth Day of Creepmas, The Krampus gave to me 24 dead bodies.

Silent Night Bloody Night The Homecoming
2013 | Color | 85 Min | 2.00:1 | R | Dolby | Horror | Mad Science Films


Director:
James Plumb

Writers:
Andrew Jones
James Plumb

Stars:
Adrienne King
Lee Bane
Sule Rimi

The abandoned home of Wilfred Butler, a wealthy but troubled man who committed suicide, has been willed to his grandson, Jeffrey. But an Axe wielding maniac has set up residence in the house - and he doesn't take kindly to strangers.




What a killer poster that is right? And scream queen Adrienne King too! How could we go wrong with this 2013 remake of 1972's Silent Night Bloody Night? The only way to be wronged is to watch this big pile of fruit cake! That poster art will fool the best of us and I'm here to save you!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

A CHAMBER OF Horror!



  On the Fifth day of Creepmas, The Krumpas gave to me Svengoolie on my TV.



House Of Frankenstein
1944 | B&W | 71 Min | 1.37:1 | R | Mono | Horror | Universal


Director: Erle C. Kenton

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr.

Stars:
Boris Karloff
Lon Chaney Jr.
J. Carrol Naish

Dr. Niemann regales his hunchbacked cellmate, Daniel, with tales of how he had nearly put the brain of a human into a dog. This gives Daniel hope. If brain switches are possible, that would mean his own brain could be removed to a better home than the misshapen body he's now trapped in. A thunderstorm destroys their prison, and they escape to find refuge in the company of a traveling carnival.

The carnival owner has possession of the skeleton of Count Dracula, who can be revived by removing the wooden stake from the area of his heart. Niemann has the hunchback kill the owner, and then resurrects Dracula to kill those who had sent him to prison. But Dracula has other plans. Later, Niemann and the hunchback encounter a gypsy caravan where Daniel falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl. She travels with them to Frankenstein's ruined castle, where they find Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf Man frozen in ice. Niemann thaws them out, finding the Monster fairly inert and the Wolf Man changed back to the tormented Larry Talbot. To Daniel's misery, the gypsy girl falls in love with Talbot, unaware of his lupine alter ego. Meanwhile, Niemann promises both the hunchback and Talbot new bodies. But as usual, the bad doctor cannot be trusted.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Horror Comes Home for the Holidays


On the fourth day of Creepmas, The Krampus gave to me...one short family movie.

2013 | Color | 30 Min | 1.69 | R | Stereo | Family | Fighting Owl Films

Director: Thomas Smith

Writer: Thomas Smith

Stars:
Khristian Fulmer
Erin Lilley
Soren Odom 

According to legend, on Christmas Eve Santa Claus travels with a creature known as Krampus. While Santa rewards the good children, Krampus punishes the naughty. But that's just a myth. ...Or is it? When the naughty kids of a suburb begin to vanish in the weeks leading to Christmas, all evidence points to the creature's existence. In this follow-up to "The Night Shift", it's up to supernatural investigators Rue Morgan, Claire Rennfield, and skeletal sidekick Herbie West to solve the mystery, save the children, and face-off against the deadly Krampus.





Director and writer Thomas Smith bring's his reoccurring charters back for this short film wrapped around the Krampus. The main character Rue Morgan started his journey in the full-length feature The Night Shift from 2011 along with his sidekick Herb a talking skeleton. But never fear Claire comes along in Night of the Krampus to lightly fill you in on why they are bound to a cemetery.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Oi to the world!


On the third day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me a Gothic Scream Queen!

Whom better to spend Creepmas with than the princess of darkness herself, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 winner Sharon Needles?

For Gothic scream queen's holiday video, Miss Needles goes full-on punk, from the big-box-store Black Friday riot that kicks off the clip to the whips-and-chains scenes starring Sharon in naughty-but-nice, Vivienne Westwood-esque couture.

Oi to the world! “Jingle Bells” was never sung with so much balls. Turn this one up!



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Saint Nick


On the Second day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me...



Okay had a real hard time making Creepmas fun out of Santa Clause instead I took this year Christmas Photo and add in my node to Halloween. Plus they are still in their school uniforms for Trinity Catholic Acadamy Saints! Part of me thought about using this for Angel's but....

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Everyone else is just CHUM!


On the first day of Creepmas, the Krampus gave to me one Snow Shark!

Snow Shark
2011 | Color | 79 Min | 1.33:1 | R | Stereo | Horror | Metroshia Productions

Source: ConTv

Director: Sam Qualiana

Writer: Sam Qualiana

Stars:
Sam Qualiana
Michael O'Hear
Jackey Hall

Frozen for thousands of years, freed by an earthquake, and really, really hungry. In 1999, a team of animal biologists investigating a rash of wildlife killings disappeared in the lonely woods near a small town. Years later, a local resident claims to have killed a prehistoric carnivorous creature living in the snow. Now, someone - or something - is making lunch of the locals. As curiosity-seekers and cryptozoologists descend on the small town, drawn by the legend of the Snow Shark, Mike - sole survivor of an earlier attack - leads an armed and dangerous posse into a deadly battle.


Get ready for Snow Shark

Actor, Writer, and Director Sam Qualiana bring's his 2004 short film full circle into a full-length blood soaked shark tale to life. Shot on a shoestring budget of $7,000 and a lot of help from his friends they set out into the cold to shoot their story. Shot in 21 days mainly on weekends with their  digital camera in hand with what seems to be a group of buddies. 
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