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Rocky Horror turns 42 today

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A low-budget homage to the kitschy charms of B-grade sci-fi and horror movies premieres in London on this day in 1975 and will have its US debut a month later, but it won't make much of a splash either critically or commercially at first. Nevertheless, 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show" won't remain obscure for long, becoming a cult classic and midnight-movie mainstay and a Halloween staple to this day! Happy 42 Birthday Brad and Janet.

Scare's Coming Soon

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It's been a while since I have done one of these so here are my Top Five horror movies that I can not wait to see this Fall! First off a little retelling if you will...

Puppet Master The Littlest Reich



I'm ok with retelling a story with a new and modern twist and a different studio behind could make the franchise feel good again. So yeah I can not wait to see this one. I will admit not so sure I like the new puppets so only time will tell.
The Cult of Chucky


Chucky returns after the events of Curse of Chucky to continue terrorizing his wheelchair-bound victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife. Chucky never grows old, and with them taking more of a serious turn this looks to be a fantastic and twisted joy ride.
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So really how is not looking forward to this one? 

Puppet Master Axis of Evil


Am a huge Puppet Master fan and with this being the final chapter of the Axis Saga - which began with Axis …

Dementia 13 Remake News

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When it comes to horror movies that beloved horror host's use often it would have to be Night of the Living Dead and Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13. It's is a wonderful telling of a ghost story. In DEMENTIA 13, a vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer and a family brimming with secrets converge in one night of terror! Chiller Films have announced that Richard LeMay’s will be retelling Dementia 13 and it is set to hit theatres this October 6th and then on Digital HD this October 10th. The image above is the only one I can find so far Its like Chiller is really out to tease us slowly. Dementia 13 has always been a Halloween staple for me it was a very well done movie, and Dark Ride was great, so maybe we will get a fun little remake here. As soon as the trailer hits the interweb I will post it here.

For The First Time

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Ok so I am not the biggest Country Music fan, in fact, I much rather skip hearing it. On the other hand, this guy is a huge Hootie and the Blowfish fan so when Darius Ricker's new song popped up on my feeds I gave it a spin. And guess what I love it! In fact, at some point, I will check out the whole album. In the mean time here is For the First Time....


Happy Monday everybody.

Happiest Place on Earth...Horizon Camp

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Ok, so I have not had much time write about camp but let's just say this year was fantastic. Steve and I had a blast. All through the heat kept us indoors in the after noon we sure kept our self's busy.


His body is an empty shell that hides a lustful fiend!

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Curse Of The Undead
21959 | B&W | 1 Hr 19 Min | Horror/Western | NA | Universal 
Director: Edward Dein

Writers:  Edward Dein Mildred Dein

Stars: Eric Fleming Michael Pate Kathleen Crowley
The cinema's first vampire Western! Young women in a small Western town are dying one by one of an unknown malady involving massive blood loss. The Carter family's ranch is being terrorized by ruthless land baron Buffer. And a mysterious black-clad gunfighter with an aversion to sunlight has just arrived in town.
Wait, what? A Horror Western and I have not seen this before? Oh man, I can not wait to sink my teeth into this bad boy. How did I not know about this, I'm pretty excited Am not going to lie.  Curse of the Undead shows up tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check your local listings for time and channel where you are (you can also find that out at www.metv.com ). Our Chicago viewers can get another look at “Calling Dr. Death” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.


Welcome to the secret world inside your phone.

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Emoji Movie
2017 | Color | 1 Hr 26 Min | Animation | PG | Columbia Pictures

Director: Tony Leondis

Writers:  Tony Leondis  Eric Siegel

Stars:  T.J. Miller  James Corden Anna Faris



The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely …

Time keeps on Tickin

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Wow July came and went fast what a crazy month!! I have so much to talk about that am hoping to find some time tomorrow! I also plan to sit with Steve and help him learn the in's and out's of Blogger. Until then enjoy this little ditty.

Oh and an Emoji Movie review!!




Michael Myers Hitting The Xbox & PS4 This August

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Holy $h#t Balls! Michael Myers in a video game. With the recent release of Friday the 13th: The Game, it seems that bringing back another classic character to gaming is a no-brainer. Developer Behaviour Interactive aims to do just that with the upcoming Dead by Daylight DLC titled “The Halloween Chapter”. “The Halloween Chapter” will be a  DLC and release for consoles in August. Happy Birthday to me!
Gamers will have a chance to play as Michael Myers. The chapter will also include Laurie Strode as a new Survivor and the new map Haddonfield. Check out the cinematic trailer below.



What evil drives... The Car

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The Car
1977 | Color | 1 Hr 36 Min | Action, Horror | PG | Universal 
Director: Elliot Silverstein

Writers:  Dennis Shryack (screenplay) Michael Butler(screenplay)

Stars:  James Brolin Kathleen Lloyd John Marley 




Near the small desert town of Santa Ynez, a mysterious black car runs down two teenagers on bike en route to camp, then it hit-and-runs a hitchhiker with local Amos Clements as the witness. Sheriff Everett puts his men on alert and plants roadblocks in the area to arrest the murderer, but soon he himself falls victim to the car. Sheriff Wade Parent leads the hunt for the vehicle that threatens their town and seems impossible to locate. When his beloved girlfriend, teacher Lauren Humphries, challenges the driver in a cemetery, the car hunts her in her home. Wade realizes he might be dealing with supernatural powers.

Oh yeah, a Sven staple and one of the first horror movies I watched as a child! This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Rasp…

Blood is thicker than whiskey.

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The Ranch
2017 | Color | 30 Min | Comedy | TV-MA | Netflix


Creators:
Jim Patterson Don Reo

Stars:  Ashton Kutcher Danny Masterson Debra Winger Sam Elliott
The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business.

Did Kutcher just jump the Shark? Part 3 of what has to be one of my most favorite things on TV just got deep! And I'm not sure where I stand on this.
We pick up after Heather drops the bombshell of being pregnant we quickly get a visit from Abby's parents and it is the last thing Colt needs -- and they all end up at church together on Christmas Eve. I'm not sure what it is this time around is it the pregnant and the tension it brings with Addy? Or is it Rooster not being around as much leaving the over the top sex jokes far and few. There just was not a lot of laugh out loud moments this time around. In fact, some of it felt pushed on you by the laugh track. What is going on here everything I have loved so far has been…

Breadman

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On occasion, you may have heard it said of some wonderful gadget, “This is the greatest invention since sliced bread!” This is intended to be both a compliment and a reference to how revolutionary and world-changing the invention is. It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that while people have been slicing bread for eons, pre-sliced, packaged bread has only been available since 1928, when Otto Frederick Rohwedder introduced the world’s first mechanical bread slicer on July 7th that year.

I don't know if I could imagine life without sliced bread? In 1930 Wonder begins to sell pre-sliced bread and wouldn't you know it the toaster sales skyrocketed two years later!

By 1933, only five years after its introduction, American bakeries were turning out more sliced than unsliced bread. Rohwedder sold his invention to the Micro-Westco Co. of Bettendorf, Iowa, and he became vice-president and sales manager of the Rohwedder Bakery Machine Division of Micro-Westco, Inc. Rohwedder retired to…

Junk!

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What a wonderful State I live in!

Here is an idea why don't the politicians take a huge pay cut? 

I need to move...
What a Joke!

My Girls

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Sometimes google photos will make these random videos and this one takes the cake. I can not believe how much my little girl has grown up and the one thing that has not changed is that smile! I love these girls so much they are the light of my life!

Part Animal. Part Legend. All Woman.

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Ah, that fun-loving low-cost DVD maker Mills Creek is bringing us yet another fine gem. The 1984's Sheena Queen of the Jungle series. That's right over 20 hours of Tonya Roberts riding on animals in the jungle.
Sheena's parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey is forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.
Featuring all 35 episodes from the 2 seasons of the hit syndicated TV series starring Gena Lee Nolin (TV’s Baywatch) and John Allen Nelson (Killer Klowns From Outer Space and TV’s Baywatch)

This DVD collection also includes 5 bonus episodes of the 1950s TV series starring Irish McCalla. I know that Alpha DVD has put …

Brawl with Bebop. Run with Rocksteady.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 | Color | 1 Hr 52 Min | Action | PG-13 | Paramount 


Director:  Dave Green

Writers:  Josh Appelbaum André Nemec

Stars:  Megan Fox Will Arnett Tyler Perr

After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.
Man, I have to stop listing to the media when it comes to blockbuster movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! So was this non-stop action flick with one-liners peppered into the story better than people give it credit for? Read on followers read on!

More On 34 2017

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It's that time of the year again to hit the trails looking for treasures! More on 34 was an idea conceived in Kewanee Il and has grown into a wonderful weekend event. More on 34 stretches over 100 miles on US Route 34. The event takes place every year on father’s day weekend (Friday and Saturday). This year we only had a few hours before we had to turn back but we made the best of our time.

As the story of my life goes we live smack dab in the middle so every year we have to pick a direction starting in Mendota which is 15 minutes north of us. So we started off head 20 miles over to Earlville and backtracked to Mendota. Sadly on like other years, Earlville was not very good to me. My daughter sure she found a few bits of Barbie clothes straight out of the 80's. And as we traveled through Mendota I still did not find much and I was ready to call it a day when I remembered a school was having a rummage sale. And finally, I struck gold. I found 7 PlayStation 2 games at .50 cents …

Put Your Hands Up! #TBT

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I know I know 40 years ago today Star Wars came out but how many of you remember 31 years ago today when we all went outside for 15 minutes and held hands creating a human chain across America? Wait what you do not remember Hands Across America??




Hands Across America was a national event that benefited the USA for hunger and local homeless charities. At 3 PM Eastern time on May 25, 1986—30 years ago today—6.5 million people held hands in a (sort of) continuous line from coast to coast.




An estimated 7 million Americans participated in “Hands Across America” to raise money for the nation’s hungry and homeless at $10 bucks a pop just to say you were part of History. Thanks to my grandma I was part of that history! We closed down a major highway in town to join hands but I also remember how it was not one long line. I mean come on we live in the middle of farm country that is a lot of open roads.


Yet somehow we did make history it has been reported that the longest unbroken section of th…

DC Nation with Steve

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On this week's DC Nation Podcast, Nico, Michael, and Steve tackle the latest episodes of Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow as each of their seasons is coming to a close. Just a friendly reminder to all our listeners out there, we will be taking a week hiatus and thus there will not be a new episode of ATA's DC Nation until after the season finales of Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl air. We'll be doubling up on all our shows that week, thank you all for your support and for understanding!

TV Shows Reviewed on this Week’s Podcast

Gotham: Heroes Rise: S03E17 “The Primal Riddle”
Supergirl: S02E20 “City of Lost Children”
The Flash: S03E21 “Cause and Effect”
Arrow: S05E21 “Honor Thy Fathers”

Head on over to DC Nation Podcast now to listen and subscribe.

WOW! Chris Cornell

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Music bid farewell to one of its most distinctive voices this week, with the tragic news on the passing of Chris Cornell.




Cornell had been on tour when he died Wednesday night at 52, emblematic  of his prolific career with Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and on his solo work. Although I was not the biggest fan of the grunge era that Cornell and Soundgarden helped define, his death is a painful loss.





Hunger Strike from the sole album release from Cornell's short-lived band Temple of the Dog contained a duet with a fellow grunge icon, Pearl Jam's Vedder. Its sad to think Vedder is the last of the Seattle grunge scene front men. I love this song and it is by far my favorite of the era.




May you find peace Chris!


On this Day in History

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On this day 1986 Run-DMC burst onto MTV with a new sound that even this hard core rock guy was into! If it was not for these guys I may have never listened to any kind of rap in the 80's you know before rap got ugly!

The hip-hop group releases its third album, which includes a collaboration with Aerosmith on a new version of the band's hit 'Walk This Way.' 'Raising Hell' will expand rap's popularity to MTV and a broader audience, selling more than 3 million copies


But for me one of my all time fav's from Run DMC has to be Mary Mary!

Lloyd Kaufman Confirmed to Star in Victor Vran's Motörhead: Through the Ages DLC

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Yep, you read that right Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman will star with Lemmy in an add-on game for the upcoming Overkill Edition of Victor Vran.  "Motörhead: Through the Ages" expansions. In the latest video from developer Haemimont Games,' the focus is on Motörhead. Lloyd Kaufman took a seat with the team's CEO Gabriel Dobrem and producers Bisser Dyankov and Achim Heidelauf and talks about living up to Lemmy's legacy and making the game worthy to bear the title "Motörhead". Motörhead Legend himself, Phil Campbell, is also on hand to give a few words too.


In the real life, Lloyd and Lemmy were good friends and Lemmy made several appearances in some of Troma's classic's like Tromeo and Juliet, Citizen Toxie and Terror Firmer. Although nLloyd'syds first video game it will be nice to see him and Lemmy back together again. Check out the video for the gameplay as this looks pretty dang cool! The game comes out at the end of the month so no price ha…

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Redesigns!

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With Puppet Master The Littlest Reich in the can a new company his out to reboot The Full Moon Classic. Today at Texas Frightmare fans got their first look at the new puppets.  

“They have redesigned all the puppets. Four classic puppets are in the new film: Blade, Tunneller, Torch, and Pinhead. We had one new Puppet revealed: “The Happy Amphibian”. There are other new ones as well [that are] as yet unrevealed.

The Three-Headed Monster battles Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan for the world!

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Ghidrah!
1964 | Color | 1 Hr 25 Min | Action | PG | Toho Company

Director: Ishirô Honda

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa

Stars:
Yôsuke Natsuki
Yuriko Hoshi Hiroshi Koizumi

A princess from a small Himalayan country becomes possessed by the spirit of a Venusian (a Martian in the American version) and escapes a plane just as it explodes. As this happens a meteorite falls from the sky containing Ghidorah, the monster responsible for her planet's destruction. At the same time, Godzilla and Rodan emerge from hibernation and not only attack Japan, but each other as well. Mothra, along with its twin priestesses, attempt to convince Godzilla and Rodan to stop their fighting each other and to team up to fight the new monster. At the same time, the princess is being hunted by a group of assassins who want to kill her so that her enemies can take over her homeland.

“Ghidrah” comes into your home tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central- and, for those unsure where and when to tune i…