Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘The Wedding Attack’ From ‘Alligator’ (1980)

Whoa!  The return of Sunday Bloody Sunday!  Since everybody has ‘alligator fever’ right now because of the newly released ‘creature feature’ Crawl (I shall be seeing it today btw), I figured I would go back to my original killer alligator movie that I adored as a child:  Alligator!  (they really knew how to give a horror movie a title back then)

Yes, Alligator – the 80’s movie that showed us the downside to flushing a baby alligator down the toilet.  And probably one of the most famous scenes in the movie is the ‘wedding scene’.  Do you like seeing people scurry in a panic bumping into each other and falling into a pool?  Do you like seeing a giant mutated alligator whack those people with his giant mutated tail and send them hilariously flying through the air?  Do you like seeing a wedding cake get demolished?  If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then please watch the carnage unfold below:

Great Moments In Jump Scare History: ‘The Hallway Scene’ From ‘The Prodigy’ (2019)

I enjoy being scared.  No, really – I do.  And there’s nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned jump scare in a horror movie.  It takes a lot to get me to spill my Goobers everywhere or grab onto the total stranger sitting next to me – but when it happens, it’s pretty horror-gasmic.  See what I did there?  Anyway, thanks to my surprise sleeper horror movie so far this year, The Prodigy – I did get a good little jolt in my pants.  Watch the scene below and wait for the moment in the hallway……

Now, imagine being a theater on opening weekend when it was somewhat crowded and that scene happened.  It’s like, you kind of knew something was coming – but at the same time, it seemed like the kid was just going to run and hug his Mom like a normal scared kid would.  Either way, it’s effective and The Prodigy overall was pretty effective in my opinion.  Seek it out if you can, because there’s one other scene that didn’t necessarily make me jump – but it was creepy and well done and got a few yelps from the audience when I saw it. (hint, hint – it’s another face changing scene)

Review: Child’s Play (2019)

Can I get my crow barbecued, please?  Yeah – I’m eating crow now because I poo-pooed the new remake/reboot of Child’s Play before it opened this past weekend.  Actually, I kind of dug the first trailer and had an open mind.  And when Mark Hamill was announced as the voice of Chucky (aka Buddi), my mind was even more open.  Then the second trailer dropped and I had doubts, at which point the poo-pooing began.  Next were the ads of Chucky destroying various Toy Story characters (that movie opened the same weekend), which seemed like ‘desperation time’ for me.  But…..low and behold – Child’s Play was actually (gulp) GOOD.   Continue reading

Let’s Have Another Staring Contest…….

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Oh no!  It’s Chucky!  Or…..I mean, Buddi!  Or…..Chucky!  I don’t know, it’s all very confusing.  But regardless, it’s that doll from that new Child’s Play movie.  Look at those piercing, haunting blue eyes.  No seriously, look at them or you’re going to lose the staring contest.  Stay focused, man!  Try not to think about the comparisons to the original Chucky doll.  Or the fact that Brad Dourif isn’t doing the voice this time.  Or the fact that Luke Skywalker is.  (Throws coins on the ground)  Wait, that doll was distracted by money and you win the staring contest!  Seems fitting.  Oh – and go see Child’s Play this weekend.  Or don’t.  Either way it’s all good.

I’m Kinda In Love With This New Etched Version Of ‘Pennywise’ From NECA!

Ok, I’ll get this out in the open first:  I didn’t love the 2017 version of IT.  I know I may be somewhat in the minority there, as I’ve stated in the past, but it didn’t (bad pun coming up) float my boat.  Having said that, I am looking forward to IT: Chapter 2 as the trailer pretty much blew me away, as well as the star-power acting wise that’s involved.  Now that I got that out of the way, I have to give some love to this new ‘etched’ version of Pennywise from NECA for it’s 2019 San Diego Comic-Con release:

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I know that NECA alone has released a lot of versions of the new Pennywise character, but this one kind of blows me a way.  Based on the Derry Charter engravings from the movie (where Pennywise is seen) – the figure stands 7″, comes in a display box that opens to reveal the figure, along with two head sculpts and two balloons.  Pre-orders on the NECA website have unfortunately closed – so grab one if you’re lucky enough to go to SDCC this year in July or snag one off eBay for a good price now (I was lucky enough to get one pretty much at cost).  For more pics and details, go HERE and scroll down!

Klaus Kinski Creeps Me Out!

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Ahhh!!!  See?  He’s creepy!  And he’s wearing lipstick!  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  It just…..makes him a little creepier.  The point of this post?  Not much – just to get it out there that Klaus Kinski is creepy.  Oh – and if you haven’t seen Crawlspace (a nice little flick from the 80’s horror golden era), then give it a whirl and watch Klaus go full Nazi on a bunch of people.  And yes, as the title suggests, there is a crawlspace involved.  For added incentive, watch the trailer below:

That One Time Lonnie Got His Ass Away From There…… (Halloween – 1978)

Oh, Halloween.  Not the holiday, but the movie.  Even though I do love the holiday.  I guess they kind of go hand-in-hand.  What am I rambling about?  Oh yeah – Halloween!  It scared the shit out of me when I was a kid and to this day is pretty much horror movie perfection.  But, there’s always a scene that makes me chuckle.  A scene, other than when Michael Myers is driving, that stirs the crowd into a frenzy at screenings of the movie.  And that scene is………..

That Lonnie was a little shit.  And good for Loomis for telling his ass to get away from the Myers house!  Better that than have little Lonnie get his ass stabbed by Mikey.  But it’s just the whole delivery that Donald Pleasence brings to the line that makes it a crowd favorite.  And that little smirk.  That semi-giggle.  He was so proud of his zinger.  And he should have been.  Who knows by the way – maybe Loomis’ threatening verbiage steered Lonnie onto the right path in life, and maybe he went on to become a successful……ah, who gives a shit.

New ‘Terrifier’ Candle & Merch Coming From Terror Threads and SickWix!

Did you like the movie Terrifier?  Are you a fan of Art The Clown?  Chances are that if you answered yes to both of those questions, then you’ll like what I’m about to tell you.  If you answered no, then stop reading and go bake a pie or something.  Terror Threads is releasing some brand new Terrifier merchandise this Thursday (May 30th) including a t-shirt, baseball tee, tank top coffee mug, poster, annnnnnnnd a limited edition candle from the super talented SickWix!

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Be sure to head on over to Terror Threads this Thursday (May 30th) at 2PM CST to snatch up your Terrifier goodies.  Oh – and the candle will only be available for 72 hours, so don’t dilly-dally or Art’s gonna come pay you a visit.  But maybe you’d like that?  Oh! And speaking of our favorite depraved clown, he’s coming back for more candy-coated carnage in Terrifier 2!  Confirmed from director/writer Damien Leone, the sequel is now funded and ready to begin filming this year.

Even better news is that Terrifier 2 will push the envelope even more than it’s predecessor, and there will be a new crowdfunding campaign soon so you can contribute to the mayhem that you’ll see onscreen.  Damien even alluded to a ‘Carrie like prom scene‘ where Art goes off.  Drool.  Stay tuned for more info on all of that, and don’t forget to go shop at the Terror Threads store this Thursday!

The Magic Of The Trailer For ‘Slugs’ (1988)

Many things hold a special place in my heart.  My parents.  My memories of my dog, Snickers.  And the movie Slugs.  Yes……Slugs.  A movie about killer man-eating slugs. Trust me, in 1988 it was a thing.  And what better way to capture the wonderment of this national treasure than to watch the original theatrical trailer for the movie.  Now, let the voiceover consume everything inside you while you watch and listen…….

They Ooze.  They Slime.  The Kill.  I love that tagline.  But anyway, the other reason I’m bringing up Slugs is that the Arrow Video release of the Blu-ray is about to go out of print!  So what does that mean?  Go buy a copy NOW, ya dummy.  Don’t let this go the route of Creepshow 2 (where you’re paying triple the price to get a copy).  You’ll thank me later.  And maybe the next time you do see a slug, you’ll be a little kinder to it as well.

Dirty Horror Fun Fact: I Hate Maggots!

Maggots.  Even typing that word makes me uneasy.  It all started when I was a young boy in Indiana (insert cheesy dream sequence music)……….

Growing up in Indiana, it would get humid in the summertime.  My parents had three plastic trash cans outside and as part of my chores, I would have to bring them up every Thursday.  One day, I forgot to do it.  And as you could guess, I wouldn’t get my allowance if I didn’t go get them.  Unluckily for me, it was dark out by the time I went to collect the trash cans.  A generous 90% humidity was in the air…..it had rained earlier in the day…..and there was a minor stench from the rain water under my nose.  I ran outside, got to the trash can destination, and gripped my hand around the handle pulling it up to the side of the house.  But, something felt…..wrong.  As I kept going, I felt almost a tickling feeling on my hand.  Then almost an uncomfortable itching feeling accompanied that.  I had to stop my trek up to the house and turn around and see what was going on.  And guess what?  Oh, you probably already guessed.  MAGGOTS WERE CRAWLING ON MY HAND!  I shook them off, nearly peeing my pants as I did.  The trash can lid fell off in the process and inside were literally hundreds of maggots clinging to the sides and bottom.  I ran back in the house and said “Keep your fucking allowance this week!” and bolted to my room and hid under my covers.  Ok, I didn’t really say that – but I thought it.  My Dad, always the hero, took care of the trash cans and I was traumatized for the rest of my life.

So there you have it.  That’s why I hate maggots.  Well, that and the chicken scene in Poltergeist.  And the raining maggot scene in Suspiria.  Oh, and not to be outdone – this legendary flying maggot scene from City Of The Living Dead.  Fuck you, maggots!