There’s nothing better in a horror movie than when something so ‘out of left field’ happens – you’re left either cheering, laughing, or with your mouth wide open. And on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I definitely have a clip of a moment like that.
I honestly loved the hell out of 2007′s Grindhouse extravaganza from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Not that Tarantino is any kind of slouch, but I easily fell more in love with Rodriguez’s feature – Planet Terror over Quentin’s, Death Proof. So many shocking and WTF moments, but maybe none quite as shocking as when Dakota Block gave her son Tony a gun to protect himself inside the car while she went into her father’s house. It’s a tragedy for sure, but she told him not to point it at his face! Kids never listen.
I always get nervous when Halloween comes around, because I feel like I can never come up with a creative, original costume. Good thing I won’t have that problem this year, because I think I’m going to go as Chocolate Chip Charlie from the 1985 B-movie horror classic, The Stuff!
Quite possibly the most random Halloween mask I’ve ever seen, it’s a pretty good replication of what our chocolate chip guru (played masterfully by Garrett Morris) looked like when he revealed that he was indeed hooked on The Stuff. Granted, most people won’t know who the hell you are if you wear it – but you’ll definitely get points for originality. If you’re interested in this bad boy, head on over to Ebay HERE and snag one up for $110. A bit pricey, but it’s hand made and painted, so think of it as supporting the arts. And always remember: Enough is never enough of The Stuff! Isn’t that right, Chocolate Chip Charlie?
La La La La La La La (puts fingers in ears and yells that really loud). But now why am I being so juvenile and refusing to hear something? Oh – that’s because yet another ‘evil possession’ movie is set to be unleashed upon the horror masses and I honestly don’t want to hear about it. But wait….what’s this? The trailer actually looks good? And it’s written and directed by Frank Khalfoun? Ok ok……I’m listening.
One of the godfather’s of all possession movies is 1979′s The Amityville Horror, and it’s spawned more than enough sequels, prequels and documentaries over the years (my personal favorite being Amityville II: The Possession). And now we have another to throw into that mix called Amityville: The Awakening.
As mentioned previously, it’s written and directed by Frank Khalfoun (Maniac) and stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, and Cameron Monaghan. Focusing on the story of a mother and her three children who move into the infamous Amityville house…..wait a minute — why in the hell are they moving into that house? I’m sure they got it for cheap since murders occurred there and supernatural entities call it home, but is saving a little cash worth all of the demonic fuss? To make matters worse, the son is in a coma and weird shit starts happening. Don’t believe me? Check out the somewhat impressive trailer and get ready for Amityville: The Awakening on January 2, 2015.
If you read the title of the post, I already know that a lot of you are thinking that I’m about to show you the sleeping bag death scene from Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Yes it’s pretty iconic, but I’m here to tell you that it’s NOT the best sleeping bag death scene ever. I’ll prepare myself now to duck at whatever you’re going to throw at me.
Ok, now that you’re done hurling insults and objects at me – let’s get on with it and see if I can back up my statement. In 1979, a somewhat little known creature feature called Prophecy was released. Directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Talia Shire (Rocky), this movie is about a giant mutated bear-type thing that kills people in the forest. And boy oh boy….it doesn’t discriminate! Watch what the mutated killing machine does to this poor kid trying to hop away in his zipped up sleeping bag. Apparently the sleeping bag isn’t the only thing made of feathers.
One of the most annoying things in the world besides Taylor Swift, is a clogged up sink drain. Sure, sometimes Drano or a plunger can do the trick – but what happens when the backup is so bad that you’re close to dialing up the plumber to pay money for something you should be able to do yourself?
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday and welcome to the worst drain blockage of all time. Hair? No. Broccoli florets? Nope. How about a murderous oozing blob that pretty much instantly kills you upon contact? Bingo! Yeah, I’m talking about the awesome 1988 remake of The Blob, and more specifically about one of the many equally awesome death scenes in the movie. Since we’re talking clogged up sinks, if you’ve seen the movie then you know where this is going. Click below and watch this poor bastard get sucked down a drain like a rag doll and celebrate the wonders of 80′s horror in the process:
I’ve mentioned before that I’m on a bit of a horror vinyl soundtrack kick lately. Because of that, I am constantly jumping on Ebay to see if I can find any good deals. Case in point: I snagged an original copy of The Fog soundtrack still in shrink wrap for $40. So imagine my joy when I came across a copy of the elusive soundtrack to the 1980 horror humdinger, The Boogey Man.
Only 1000 of these were pressed and each are individually hand numbered. So it’s a rare find indeed and a pretty sweet soundtrack. The only problem? The jackass who’s selling it is selling it at a starting bid of $1000. Now, it’s somewhat rare, but come on man! What’s funny is this dumbass constantly keeps posting it up week after week, never lowering the price and even charging close to $40 for shipping too. Peep the listing HERE.
So does it come in an enclosed tomb with dry ice packed in it or something? Are there valuable jewels hidden within the vinyl that only can be revealed if you play the record backwards? No clue if this is a joke or if this guy is for real, but I’m about to burst his bubble a bit. It was just announced that they are re-releasing The Boogey Man soundtrack on vinyl, and you can pick it up right HERE for a lot cheaper than $1000. Only 500 of these were made though, so snag it fast. And if you don’t know about The Boogey Man, then perhaps this clip below will sell you on it.
While I was snooping around Youtube this morning, I came across some great behind the scenes make-up footage from 1988′s, Hellbound: Hellraiser II. In the clips, you can see all of your favorite Cenobites getting their faces put on as well as just sitting around and shooting the shit. Cenobites – they’re just like us! Pay attention to the end of Part 1 for a little dance from Pinhead (Doug Bradley). As a bonus, there’s also a video of some test effects of the infamous bed scene where Julia emerges and kills the mental patient who thinks he has maggots on his arms. Enjoy!
The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research is sweeping the nation! And you’re probably kind of sick of seeing the videos of people getting doused with frigid water to support the cause. But hold on! Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates have just raised the bar big time and put smiles on the faces of horror fans everywhere in the process.
If you’ve seen Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic film Carrie, then you know what the iconic scene is and you know that it involves pig’s blood. Dave Grohl and the guys have paid tribute to that scene to a tee (even including a reenactment of Nancy Allen’s lip licking moment), substituting the blood for equally disturbing ice water. It’s pretty impressive, and Grohl even challenges Stephen King at the beginning of the clip to make it even more awesome. Stay tuned for King’s response, and until then, watch the Foo Fighters’ glorious Carrie homage below:
What’s the worst thing your brother or sister ever did to you growing up? Tattle on you to your parents? Steal your G.I. Joe action figure and flush it down the toilet? How about reveal to you they were a serial killer that liked to chop people’s heads off and keep them in their closet in a bowling ball bag? If you said yes to that last one, maybe you should stop reading this and go see a therapist. But if you didn’t, then the good news is that there’s a new independent horror movie called Found that follows that exact storyline and will give you your serial killer fix. Is it any good though? Let’s find out. Continue reading →