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

MONSTERPALOOZA Coming Back To Pasadena April 12th-14th!

Can you feel that?  No, it’s not another minor California earthquake……it’s the excitement building for this year’s Monsterpalooza convention creeping it’s way back into Pasadena in April!  Easily my favorite convention to attend, it perfectly blends the worlds of ‘horror’ and ‘makeup effects’ to give the convention crowd a once in a lifetime experience.

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So, I know you are wondering…..who’s going to be there?  Well, no one really…….except Bruce Campbell, Linda Blair, Henry Thomas (part of an E.T. reunion), Kane Hodder, Chris Sarandon, and more!  Did I mention Bruce Campbell?!?  Groovy.  In addition to the special guests, there will be tons of vendors and presentations……not to mention several booths where you can see the art of makeup effects being applied to models in person!  If you’re curious in knowing more about this year’s Monsterpalooza convention taking place April 12th-14th, head over HERE for more info and links to purchase tickets (fyi, online sales will most likely sell out…..so get them now).  See you there!

The ‘Pet Sematary’ Trailer Heard Round The World!!!

I was having a pretty boring Thursday morning, just eating my oatmeal and preparing for another mundane workday.  And then…..it happened.  The new Pet Sematary trailer was unleashed upon us and we would never be the same!  Mostly because Gage doesn’t appear to die in this adaptation.  Oops….spoiler alert.  Just watch the trailer below because there are a lot of spoilers:

Ok, ok.  So it appears Ellie, the older sister, is the one to meet a demise by way of ‘speeding big rig’ and Gage seems safe and sound.  It’s hard to judge that big switch just from a 2 minute trailer, but yes – it is indeed a big switch.  In a way, I applaud it though and I will reserve my final judgment on how it all plays out until I’ve seen this new incarnation of Pet Sematary in full.  I mean, do we really want to see a ‘note for note’ remake here of the 1989 version?  Having said all of that, I do think overall it looks pretty slick and there looks to be just as many ‘give me the creeps’ moments as in the original.  All shall be revealed, along with gratuitous ankle slicings, on April 5th when the remake hits theaters nationwide!

Gifts For Horror Lovers: ‘My Demon Lover’ Promo Pin (1987)

I am here to save your Valentine’s Day!  With a completely random gift idea for that horror lover in your life that loves 80’s horror movies……and maybe more specifically – the 1987 horror/comedy My Demon Lover.  Yeah, it’s probably a very small group of you.  But what if I told you that you could own a very rare promotional pin that changes actor Scott Valentine (Nick from Family Ties) into a demon with one quick movement???

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I feel like I’ve hit a new low here.  But, yes!  That lovely promo pin from My Demon Lover can be yours if you head over HERE and either buy it or make an offer.  I would suggest making an offer.  A very low offer.  All kidding aside, I love finding these quirky little promo items on eBay because it reminds me of a simpler time in horror.  Now, don’t delay and snatch it up before another Scott Valentine fan does it before you.

There’s A ‘Werewolf Detective’ Movie Starring Lindsay Lohan……

Yeah.  It’s really a thing.  A werewolf detective movie called Among The Shadows that stars Lindsay Lohan.  Here you go!  Have at it:

One can only hope that WolfCop shows up at some point and rights all of the wrongs within this movie.  Look for Among The Shadows in theaters nationwide on March 5th!  Just kidding, this dumpster fire is headed straight to VOD.  Yay!

ASTRONOMICON 2 Is Coming To Sterling Heights, Michigan On February 8th-10th!

Looking for something to do in the Detroit, Michigan area the weekend before Valentine’s Day??  I’ve got you covered.  Actually……the guys from the hip hop duo Twiztid have you covered with their ASTRONOMICON 2 convention in Sterling Heights, Michigan on February 8th-10th!

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Wow.  I am definitely jealous that I will be stuck in California and not at the convention!  You see the promo pic there?  I’m sure you’ll spot a few of your favorite icons from movie and wrestling fame.  And you know what?  Some of them will be doing photo-ops in character!  That’s right – you can get a pic with Bill Moseley as Otis Driftwood, Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding, one of my favorite wrestlers of all time (because of the horror theme) The Boogeyman will hopefully be eating worms while taking pics…….and speaking of wrestlers, how about a photo-op with none other than glittery Goldust himself aka Dustin Rhodes!

Head on over HERE and check out more info on the other guests, panels, and contests for ASTRONOMICON 2.  Oh did I mention Linda Blair is going to be there?  Yeah.  Get your tickets now!