Why The ‘Angel In The Church’ Scene From ‘Midnight Mass’ Is One Of My Favorite Things Ever!

Ah yes – Midnight Mass! No, not that stupid thing that my parents would make me go to on Christmas Eve. I’m talking about the much better Midnight Mass series on Netflix from Mike Flanagan. Yeah, the same Mike Flanagan who did The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor. Now I know that Midnight Mass isn’t necessarily new, but when Waxwork Records announced that it was releasing the series’ soundtrack on vinyl (done by The Newton Brothers btw) – it got me to thinking about the show again! And what sprang into my mind right away was that glorious entrance of the angel (Or…ummm…vampire? Or vamp-angel?) into the church:

Oh, when those wings pop out! But seriously, I love everything about that scene – and the nuttiness that happens shortly thereafter. I would actually not mind a spin-off or something with that thing. AH! And I mentioned earlier about the new Waxwork Records release of the Midnight Mass soundtrack! It’s a pretty spiffy release on 3LPs AND on snazzy colors to boot. You can order it HERE and it’s shipping now! Well, not right this second. You have to buy it first, silly – and then it will probably ship after.

Ebay Find Of The Week (Father’s Day Edition): Witchcraft IV Promotional T-Shirt!

Do you love your father? Do you want to blow his mind with the BEST Father’s Day gift ever this year? Well, let me tell you…..what I’m about to put on your radar should be illegal, because it is just that good. But you’re all my friends here, so I don’t mind sharing when I find something so monumental….so amazing….so ridiculously terrible….that I just want all six of my readers to know about it! Behold, the Father’s Day gift to end all Father’s Day gifts: A ‘Witchcraft IV‘ promotional T-shirt!

And it’s purple! Geez, you’re welcome. But I know what you’re saying: “Tony, my Dad really likes Witchcraft III more because it is the superior straight-to-video awful movie“. I get that. But what we have here is a T-shirt specimen that is ridiculously rare because there was probably only one made due to the fact that there was probably only one person that actually saw this movie.

Even better than the news about the rarity of this shirt, is the price! It’s only $135! Wait, that has to be wrong. It has to be $13.50 and is just a typo on the listing. It does have an ‘Or Best Offer‘ option though, so I bet you can still get it for $13.50! Go to the link HERE and get to work. And a heartfelt Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all of the dads out there who took their sons or daughters to video stores for horror movies in the 80’s and 90’s!

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Art Museum Slaughter’ From ‘Candyman’ (2021)

Oh my stars, it’s time for Sunday Bloody Sunday again! So let’s begin and say that I enjoyed the hell out of last year’s Candyman, even though I know some of you hated it. Yeah, you. I see you. But anyway, I think we can all agree (hopefully) that the art museum scene – where two characters justifiably meet their demise – was just a beautifully shot, and somewhat creepy scene. Need more convincing if you’re on the fence, check the link below!

Now, that’s some good carnage! I know it may be tame violence-wise in today’s horror world (The Sadness upped the ante on everything), but it’s some nice throat and ankle slashing nonetheless. The cinematography and style is one of the main things that draws me to this remake/reboot. Just a gorgeous horror film to admire from beginning to end. Ok, I’ll stop babbling now and buzz off.

4 Reasons Why You Should Go Watch ‘Twice Dead’ On Tubi Right Now!

Once in a while, an 80’s horror movie hidden gem appears on my radar that I never really knew anything about. I remember seeing something pop up that Scream Factory was releasing a 1988 film called Twice Dead (in limited form nonetheless), but I glazed over it like a donut (now I want a donut) and completely forgot about it. That is until I was perusing the free streaming site Tubi and Twice Dead appeared! So of course I watched it, and it is a delightful little underrated 80’s horror flick. And here are 4 reasons why you should go watch it now!

  • Todd Bridges from Diff’rent Strokes is in it!
  • Someone dies at the hand of a possessed motorcycle!
  • Todd Bridges from Diff’rent Strokes is in it!

But anyway, you see that I have a lot of excitement for Todd Bridges being in it. But aside from that, Twice Dead is a true 80’s cheesy horror movie treasure that you should seek out now on Tubi. And a quick sidenote: Tubi has some amazing ‘hidden gem’ horror movies up right now, especially from the 80’s and 90’s. And now I’ll leave you with the poster art for the movie, which I think is pretty snazzy.

Let’s Get Pumped Up And Watch The ‘Home Sweet Home’ Trailer From 1981!

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Tony, was there ever a terrible 80’s slasher movie that starred that Body By Jake exercise video guy?” I bet about 100 people think this every day actually. I’m here to finally not only answer that question and thought, but to also present to you the trailer for that very movie called Home Sweet Home! Be warned though, the trailer pretty much shows the entire movie in a little over a minute. Not that it matters.

There’s a lot to unpack here: That Griswold family looking station wagon, the woman who’s not wearing a bra, the apparent electrocution of a mime, the close-up of the old lady at the end that clearly isn’t a real old lady, and last but not least…..Jake Steinfeld’s hair. It’s also clear that he had been doing his own workout video before he shot this movie, because dude is buff. Buffness aside, this is a stupidly fun stereotypical 80’s slasher movie that a lot of people probably don’t know about. So seek out Home Sweet Home if you can, and enjoy the cheese. Now I want some cheese. Cheddar, more specifically.

And Now……Unnecessary Dance Moments In Horror Movie History: ‘The Sleeper’ (2012)

So I’m sitting there watching a slasher throwback from 2012 called The Sleeper for the first time the other night, and just when I thought things couldn’t get better (that’s not total sarcasm, it’s actually a decent little flick) a random out-of-the-blue synchronized dance segment pops up.

I know what you’re saying to yourself: Did they really just transition from ‘The Running Man‘ to ‘The Funky Chicken‘??? Yes. Yes they did. I know something else you’re probably saying to yourself: Why is this scene almost 2 minutes long and why are white people such terrible dancers? Well, I wish I had answers to both of those questions, but alas…..I don’t. All I do know is that we were all waiting for someone to start doing the ‘little kicks with the thumbs‘ dance. I see my few Seinfeld fans out there nodding their heads. But anyway, feel free to watch this clip if you ever want to feel better about yourself as a dancer. Sweet Fancy Moses!

Missed Opportunities: ‘The Carnival Scene’ From ‘Texas Chainsaw’ (2013)

Upon seeing the underwhelming trailer for the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie that’s coming out this month on Netflix, it got me to thinking that maybe I had been too hard on some of the franchise’s previous sequel/reboot efforts. So I took Texas Chainsaw from 2013 for another spin and the impression it left me with (besides Alexandra Daddario having an amazing shirt), was that the carnival scene was such a wasted opportunity! Gadzooks!

Now, I will say that this scene gave me a smile and a chuckle (kind of like Jason Voorhees walking around New York for all but 15 minutes) – but they could have done so much more, and there should have been so much more chainsaw carnage! And I’m sorry – but who dropped the ball on letting Leatherface take a quick break and play a carnival game?? Wasted opportunity. And who are the ad wizards that came up with him NOT riding the Ferris wheel?? Another wasted opportunity.

I guess the ridiculous chainsaw throw at the end was alright, until Leatherface scurried into the woods like a scared possum. But I digress. How about Alexandra Daddario’s shirt though? In any event, be sure to check out the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix starting February 18th. Carnival most likely not included this time.

Let’s All Reminisce And Watch Gene Siskel Get Really Angry About ‘My Bloody Valentine’ (1981)

Oh man – nothing got ol’ Gene Siskel riled up more than those damn 80’s slasher movies! And he was fired up and fuming over our favorite Valentine’s Day themed horror movie, My Bloody Valentine back in 1981.

I always just have to chuckle when Siskel & Ebert would review horror movies. At least they acknowledged that Halloween was good in this review, and I admire Roger for even mentioning New Year’s Evil – but geez were they a couple of Grumpy Guses. The funny thing is, I had just watched a review they did for Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer and they loved it! Granted, it’s a much better film than My Bloody Valentine – but two completely different styles obviously. Don’t listen to Ebenezer Siskel though, folks – you go watch My Bloody Valentine by yourself or with your significant other next month, and you cheer on Harry Warden while he murders those kids that look like they’re in their 30’s! It’s what any 80’s slasher movie would want you to do.

Dirty Horror’s Best (And Worst) Of 2021!

Holy shit – another year down…..and another year that Mister Covid reared his/her ugly head and kept a lot of people out of the theaters (again). But…..throughout all of that mess, us horror fans still had plenty to cheer for in 2021! Now, below are a few of my personal favorites of this past year – followed by a few stinkers that were super stinky and really stunk like poo poo. I hope you enjoyed that last sentence because it was written by a 5-year-old. Let’s get to it!

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Robot Kills A Perv’ From ‘Hardware’ (1990)

Sound the trumpets! Sunday Bloody Sunday is back! Ok, I see that the fanfare should be more like a small party popper that shoots out confetti with a whimper. Nonetheless, it’s been a minute – so let’s get right into it with one of my favorite death scenes from one of my favorite underrated movies, 1990’s Hardware:

As the title of my post and the title of the Youtube clip states, that was in fact a robot killing a perv. I honestly adore Hardware and still remember being a 14-year-old horror loving whippersnapper the first time I saw it. I dig the style, the story, and the robot. And Iggy Pop is in it! The other thing besides the perv getting his just desserts for being so pervy that I loved about this clip (and the movie in general) is the score by Simon Boswell. Not your typical sci-fi/horror score, which is why I dig it so much. Now go back and watch the clip again and rejoice in the return of Sunday Bloody Sunday and of the perv’s demise!