Ebay Find Of The Week: Original Prop Bones From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’! (1974)

Bones!!!  I said…..BONES!!!  Yes, everyone loves a good bone.  But who doesn’t really love a good bone from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie set?!?  You’re probably a bit confused, so let me explain a little.  Someone on eBay is selling three bones said to be used in the Sawyer house (specifically the ‘door slam scene’) from the horror classic.  Below are said bones:

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Now, to help along with the certification – the seller has gotten Ed Neal (The Hitchhiker) from the movie to sign for the authenticity.  I bet you’re wondering how much these bones cost.  Well……no bones about it, they’re not cheap.  Starting at the price of around $2100 (ouch), you can choose ONE of the three ones.  Only one bone for you!  Want to know more?  Head over HERE to the listing to check it out.  Now, the original TCM is my favorite horror movie of all time……but, I don’t know I can plunk down $2100 for a bone from the set.  To each his/her own though!

Best Vampire Fingers Ever: Radu From ‘Subspecies’ (1991)

If you’re a vampire, you need to either have rugged good looks or extremely long gangly creepy fingers to get the ladies.  If you’re ever seen the straight-to-video 1991 movie Subspecies, then you know where Radu (the head vampire) falls between the two.  Not saying that Radu is ugly or anything (he’s an acquired taste), but it’s all about those fingers! Ladies, try to contain yourself while you watch the original trailer for Subspecies below:

Other than Puppet Master, the Subspecies franchise is easily my favorite in the Full Moon catalog.  And I honestly always thought that Radu (played brilliantly by Anders Hove) was an underappreciated vampire.  If only today’s generation could appreciate Radu.  If only there were another Subspecies movie coming out soon to help with that appreciation.  If only Anders Hove was reprising the role of Radu.  Do you see a pattern of my thought process here?  Well, it just so happens that Bloodrise: Subspecies 5 is coming later this year!  Get ready to drool over those vampire fingers again, everyone…..and stay tuned for more info!

Concert Review: John 5 & The Creatures @ The House Of Blues (Anaheim, CA)

As the inflatable witches and pumpkins stood at attention on the stage at The Parish in Anaheim’s House Of Blues, John 5 was about to descend upon the eager attendees.   Continue reading

Are You Aware That ‘Readful Things’ Are Making The Best Horror-Themed Figures Right Now?

I know what you’ve been asking yourself: “Why can’t there be a figure based off of Anne Ramsey getting her head obliterated by a basketball from the movie Deadly Friend?”  I too have laid awake at night thinking this exact thing.  But now…….you can get a figure based off of Anne Ramsey getting her head obliterated by a basketball from the movie Deadly Friend!  Thanks to the online horror figure company Readful Things, of course.

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See?  I told you.  I don’t make things up.  But anyway, Readful Things has been putting out amazing product like that above pic for a little while now – and to be honest, I feel like they’re just getting started.  The thing I love about this company is that they cover some obscure horror movies from all decades, and they also make sure to cover some of the best scenes as well.  Like that guy who got acidic vomit spewn into his face in The Fly II, causing him to have a literal ‘meltdown’.

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So you may be asking yourself…..how can I get some of these amazing releases?  Well, therein lies the rub.  These are pretty limited.  Some only are an edition of 1.  So you have to follow Readful Things on Instagram for news on the latest drops and if you want to get into some bidding wars, you can check their eBay auctions as well.  Their online store is HERE where you can find the main drops, and you can also view some of their past work that is now sold out.  Can’t wait to see what’s next!  Maybe a figure based on The Cat From Hell from the Tales From The Darkside movie?  Oh no, wait.  They did that. Damn, they’re good!

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The Time That Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Divided The Horror Community………

Oh, I love the horror movie community.  I calmly sat back and watched everyone either ‘praise’ or ‘tear apart’ Jordan Peele’s newest offering Us last weekend…..all while Mr. Peele went on to one of the biggest box office openings for a horror movie EVER with $70 million.  Love the movie or hate it, Us has people talking and it also has people going to the theater for a horror movie that maybe wouldn’t normally go.  And we’re seriously mad about that?  Pfffft. Continue reading

John 5 And The Creatures Unleash ‘I Am John 5’ Music Video……With Butch Patrick!

Have you ever wanted to watch Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) control a giant mechanical version of legendary guitarist John 5 into destroying Hollywood, all in a glorious blend of 2D and 3D animation???  Well, it’s your lucky day!  Below is the new music video for I Am John 5″ – the second single off of John 5 and The Creature’s new album.

Well that was fun.  You know what else is fun?  John 5 and The Creatures have embarked on a new tour, and will have special guests on some stops.  Luckily for me, I’ll be at the show at The Whiskey in Hollywood on April 6th…..where Corey Taylor, Shavo Odadjian, and Michael Anthony will be just a few of the special guests joining John onstage.  Check out more info on the tour HERE and here’s hoping Butch Patrick pops up at some point!

Horror Movie Posters I Love: Blood Diner (1987)

We need more horror movies based around a diner where two brothers murder people to appease their dead serial killer uncle, attempting to resurrect a goddess named Sheetar. What?  There’s no market for that anymore?  Pfffft.  But anyway, who remembers Blood Diner????  That wacky horror/comedy directed by Jackie Kong that developed a strong cult following since it’s 30-some year old release in 1987.  Yes, the movie is tremendous trash – but I want to talk about the original poster, which I remember used to hang in my local Mom & Pop video store.

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God I love that poster!  Oh, and that tagline “First They Greet You, Then They Eat You.” is perfection.  I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but there really wasn’t a better time for horror than in the 80’s.  The posters alone were on another level, and this Blood Diner one is no exception.  During that time, even if the movie ended up being crap – a good poster would lure you in and make you grab it off the shelf to take home and pop into your dusty-ass VHS player.  But enough of my blabbering about the days of old…….go watch Blood Diner if you haven’t already!  If you don’t, Sheetar will be paying you a visit.

Anticipation Alert: Candy Corn (2019)

Finally!  Yes, finally we are going to get the Candy Corn movie after a few years of teases and funding drama.  Writer/Director Josh Hasty teamed up with my favorite Local Boogeyman and is now releasing the movie this year!  And…..perfectly in time for Halloween!  Want a teaser poster?  Here ya go:

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Well that’s all kinds of Halloween-themed awesomeness.  Hopefully Candy Corn can take the bad taste out of my mouth from last year’s Halloween remake.  So, not only does the move take place around Halloween – it boasts some heavy hitting horror vets as well in the cast: P.J. Soles (Halloween), Courtney Gains (Children Of The Corn), Tony Todd (Candyman), and Pancho Moler (Rob Zombie’s 31).  Brief synopsis below before I get into the really exciting stuff:

It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio.  A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr.Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular”.  Meanwhile, a group of local bullies are planning their annual public hazing of Jacob, but this year things go too far.

You want more?  Ok, ok.  How about if I leave you with the very first teaser trailer for Candy Corn?  And I have to say, the look of this really impressed me.  Kudos to Josh Hasty.  And kudos to you guys, because I know you’re going to support it when it comes out later this year!  Who actually likes candy corn candy btw?

The Possibilities Are Endless With This Michael Myers ‘Halloween’ Posable Prop!

Have you ever wanted to have Michael Myers cook dinner with you?  What about watch you while you shower?  Well…….thanks to Trick or Treat Studios and Distortions Unlimited, you soon can do all of that with Mikey and more!  A fully posable 6’1″ tall prop is being released this year and you can preorder your copy now.

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Omg.  I can hear his heavy breathing already.  Now – if the prop looks as good as that pic, I’m sold.  And yes, it comes with the butcher knife which is an obvious necessity.  Annie’s famous chewing is not included, however.  If you’d like to plunk down your cash for the preorder, you can go HERE to the Trick or Treat Studios site and commit.  Hopefully he will come home in time for Halloween!

5 Reasons Why ‘The Prodigy’ Gave Me A Horror Boner!

I love surprises (hint, hint for my birthday this year), and I love them even more when they’re a neatly wrapped horror movie with a giant black bow on top.  The recent film The Prodigy was indeed a surprise for me.  The typical ‘go in with low expectations’ kind of thing, where you leave the theater saying “Well, that was way better than I thought it would be“.  Yes, it’s another in a long….long….long line of creepy kid movies – but I dug it.   Continue reading