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Price Cut For The Home Alone House
The Winnetka mansion where the 1990 movie "Home Alone" was filmed has undergone a second price cut, to $1.95 million.
It's the latest price drop for the three-story brick mansion, whose owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, allowed filmmakers to use the house in the popular movie and its first sequel. The Abendshiens listed it in May for $2.4 million and reduced their asking price to $2.18 million in June.
The owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, had only lived for a year and a half in the house when Chris Columbus, the film's director, came knocking at their door.
"'Are you ready yet?'" the couple recalls Columbus asking. Prior to moving to the property, the Abendshiens were approached to have their previous home appear in "Uncle Buck," another film written by John Hughes and starring Macaulay Culkin.
Located in the well-heeled Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Ill., the 4,250 square foot, the three-story home looks just as picturesque today as it did for the 1990 theatrical release of the film.
Creepmas has really caught on in the past few years we have seen more and more Christmas slasher themed movies than ever before. Here is a short list of yuletide magic for you to seek out.
Better Watch Out has set the indie world on fire this year. When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.
You can currently stream Better watch out on must streaming rental sites like Google Play or Vudu. The Blu-Ray hits the shelves next week.
You can bet your stockings that this is on my Christmas list.
Lionsgate is also getting into the spirit on the 12th with Once Upon A Time At Christmas.
Meet Santa and M…
** Warning Humbug is not for small ears or if you are at work **
When her neighbor refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen takes matters into her own hands.
Gremlins Recall is one heck of a fan-made film! From French New Wolf & Whitelist in association with Mindseye, Gremlins: Recall stars Katherine Rodriguez, Randy Irwin, Sarah Lilly and Robert Wood. It was produced by Nash Cubero, Rich Salamone, and Sarah Lilly with executive producer Jerad Anderson. Isaac Bauman served as cinematographer with Collin Davis. Eric Fox handled creature effects.
This has the look and feels of a big budget direct to video it is pretty amazing.
The Mummy's Curse
1944 | B&W | 1Hour | Horror | UR | Universal
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Lon Chaney Jr.
Draing of a bayou swamp area in Louisiana is halted when superstitious Cajun workmen learn one of their crew has been mysteriously murdered. They whisper fantastic tales about mummies being buried in the area. Pat Walsh, boss on the project is annoyed at their fear and furthered angered when Dr. James Halsey of the Scripps Museum, and his associate, Dr. Ilzor Zandaab arrive to search for the mummies of Kharis and Princess Ananka believed buried in the swamp. Walsh's niece and secretary, Betty shows interest in both the story and Halsey. Bulldozers unknowingly uncover the mummies, and that night Dr. Zandaab secretly meets Ragheb, a workman, who takes the scientist to a hidden monastery. There, Kharis lies in a sarcophagus. Zandaab is actually an Egyptian priest and Ragheb is servant. Zandaab reviv…
In Belgium, they celebrate Sinterklaas on the morning of the 6 December. In the days leading up to December 6th just after Saint Nicholas will arrive by steamboat around mid-November, young children put their shoes in front of the chimneys and sing Sinterklaas songs. Often they put a carrot or some hay in their shoes, as a gift to St. Nicholas' horse. In recent years the horse has been named Schimmel.
The next morning children would find a small present in their shoes, ranging from sweets to marbles or some other small toy. Just like Santa Claus, all children receive gifts without distinction. This is often done by placing a bag filled with presents outside the house or living room, after which a neighbor or parent bangs on the door or window, pretending to be Sinterklaas' assistant. Or you could hire or ask someone to dress up as Sinterklaas and deliver the presents personally.
Sinterklaas wears a bishop's robes including a red cape and mitre (bishops h…
The Midnight Hour
1985 | Color | 1Hr 35 Min | Horror Comedy | PG | ABC TV
Director: Jack Bender
Writer: William Bleich
Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?
For years now during the Countdown to Halloween I have read about The Midnight Hour so this year I made it a point to track it down. Sadly it was pretty easy to find thanks to YouTube once again. And after viewing The Midnight Hour I immediately kicked my self for not watching this one sooner!
What is not to love about this movie, young 80's up and coming stars, silly small town plot that works if you live in a small town (duh), fun Halloween costumes, witches, vampire zombies and a stellar soundtrack! This movie is so much fun why does it get a bad rap? The film also marks Macaulay Culkin…