Random 80’s Videos With Zombies: ‘Jeopardy’ By ‘The Greg Kihn Band’ (1983)

Quick!  What’s the best music video that has zombies in it from the 80’s?!?  Most of you just shouted out Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller‘ which was not only rude, but also incorrect.  Now kindly stop throwing tomatoes at me.  Ok, now that you got that out of your system, I am here to tell you that the answer is definitely ‘Jeopardy‘ by The Greg Kihn Band!

Now before we get onto the feature presentation, let me just tell you that this video is probably one of the reasons I became addicted to MTV in the 80’s.  This one and ‘Legs‘ by ZZ Top of course for obvious reasons.  Is the video dumb with bad acting and bad effects?  Yes.  Is that what makes it amazing though?  Yes and yes.  As an early fan of horror, I was drawn to the horror aspect of it (the skeletons, zombies, giant worm creature, etc) and looking back at it now, it was actually pretty impressive for it’s time.  The video as a whole is basically warning you that marriage sucks btw.  Some fun things to look out for in the video:

*  Greg Kihn’s hair

*  The creepy look on the tall tan guy’s face in the tux at the ceremony

*  The priest’s ‘finger in the hole’ sexual innuendo

*  The best guitar playing with a piece of wood ever

*  The bride looking kinda hot with her Pat Benatar hair

Now enjoy the video for yourself and don’t get married:

Great Moments In Horror Hair History: ‘Chop Top’ From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ (1986)

This version of Great Moments In Horror Hair History is for the ones who might not have the luscious locks that I usually talk about in these posts.  It’s for the ones who wake up everyday and look in the mirror and realize that Fabio’s flowing golden mane is not on their heads.  I am an equal opportunist though, and I wanted to highlight and give praise to someone in horror movie history that had the confidence to make a difference without the having the hair to go with it.  He did have a metal plate in his head though…….

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Chop Top!!!!  Even though the hair is minimal, there’s enough going on to make you take notice.  Maybe not for the right reasons, but you’re taking notice nonetheless.  The metal plate does reflect…..oops, I mean deflect you from focusing on his stringy follicles – but just imagine if Chop Top would have done a shampoo commercial back in the 80’s.  Oh sure – he may have called you a ‘dog dick’ in the process of lathering up his strands, but tell me that wouldn’t have been effective!  So needless to say after gazing up at that pic and taking everything into account, I hereby induct Chop Top into the class of Great Moments In Horror Hair History!  Now can we talk about those teeth?

Monday Bloody Monday: ‘Death By Dildos’ From ‘Deathgasm’ (2015)

Dildos!  Anal beads!  Chainsaws!  If that doesn’t get your attention, then I don’t know what the hell will.  But enough about my personal life, let’s also talk about the movie Deathgasm and why it’s one of the best horror movies in years.  And yeah, it has some dildos in it that are used as weapons against some demons too.

Welcome to Monday Bloody Monday where I am indeed showcasing the scene in Deathgasm where our heroes Zakk and Brodie take on some nasty demons with some rather large dildos, followed promptly by a rather large chainsaw.  Guarantee you haven’t really seen anything like this – so be forewarned before clicking ‘Play’ below.  And don’t watch it at work.  Most companies have a ‘no dildo‘ policy.

Ebay Find Of The Week: ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Shot Glass!

Shots!  Shots!  Shots!  Shots!  Fitting considering it’s Cinco de Mayo and I’m craving tequila.  But anyway, why take a shot out of a boring shot glass that you picked up on your road trip to Nebraska when you can put your lips onto this promotional shot glass from the remake/reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?!?

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Unfortunately, they weren’t able to coordinate Jessica Biel’s wondrous white tank top into the design of the shot glass, but it’s a shot glass nonetheless.  Some good news is that the seller on eBay has about 10 of these and is accepting offers and is including ‘free shipping’ as well.  So, I’m guessing you could probably snag one for around $5 in total.  If you’re feeling like you need this in your life, then go to the listing HERE and do your business.  Or you can just go to Youtube and look up slow-mo shots of Jessica Biel running around in that white tank top.  Your choice.

That Time That Gene Siskel Said ‘From Beyond’ Tickled Him……

Ah yes.  Thank the heavens for Youtube.  Because that’s where you can find old Siskel & Ebert clips from their show and see them reviewing old 80’s horror movies.  Up to bat in this post:  Stuart Gordon’s…….From Beyond!  Let’s hear what the boys had to say about it:

Where to begin with that.  Well, for starters – how about that kinky sex?!?!  Such prudes those two were.  How can you not appreciate Barbara Crampton in a leather dominatrix outfit??  But anyway, kudos to Gene for loving From Beyond!  He loved it so much that it “tickled” him too.  Sounds fun.  Roger was on the bubble with it – but at least he noted several times that he loved The Re-Animator.  It’s just called Re-Animator, Roger!  Geez.  I love watching these old reviews because it’s actually a huge piece of my childhood, and I can vividly remember watching this show just for the horror movie reviews.  Rest in peace to both of them – especially Gene.  Because he loved From Beyond, just not the kinky sex.

Sometimes I Want To Dance Like Trickster From ‘Brainscan’ (1994)

It’s Monday.  Groan.  It was tough getting up this morning.  But then I started to think of the 1994 horror movie Brainscan while I laid in bed.  No, I wasn’t fantasizing about Edward Furlong.  I started thinking about Trickster’s funky dance in the movie to the Primus song ‘Welcome To This World‘ and it got my body groovin.  And you know what?  I willed myself out of bed and got my lazy ass up to start the day!  Thanks, Trickster!  None of this is true by the way, but let’s all enjoy the clip below and appreciate a great moment in a not-so-great movie:

Check Out These Awesome Horror T-Shirts From The ‘Serial Killer Shop’!

Have you been looking for some new horror-influenced T-shirts to show off to all of your friends?  Have you always wanted a shirt based around the 1994 ‘so bad it’s good’ movie Brainscan?  Well…….I’ve got just the spot for you to fill all of your horror T-shirt needs.  And that spot is called the Serial Killer Shop!

Now, what you’ll find if you go to their site HERE are T-shirts that range in designs from actual serial killers to the aforementioned horror movies (and sometimes a combo of both).  Each is limited and an original drawn design, coming in both men’s and women’s sizes.  Below are a few designs shown in women’s sizes that I have in my possession……and will actually be giving away on my Dirty Horror Instagram page next week!  Follow after the pics for more info on that.

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So if you’re a horror-loving female (or guy trying to get brownie points with your girl) that wants a chance to win one of the shirts above, head on over to my IG page HERE and wait for the posts prompting you on what to do in the next few days.  If you just want to skip all of that and purchase one yourself right now, then you can go HERE for the Brainscan shirt or HERE for the Pinhead one……or go HERE for the American Psycho-influenced design!  Stay tuned for more from Serial Killer Shop and enjoy the shirts while you can!

Rental Regrets: Sorority House Massacre (1986)

Here we go again with my walk down Rental Regrets lane, where I come up with a horror movie from the 80’s that I kinda wish I would have rented.  I watched literally hundereds of horror movies back then, but there are always a few that slipped through my chubby teenage fingers while I was at my favorite Mom & Pop video store.  So what forgotten 80’s horror nugget is on my brain today?

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Oh yeah!  It’s Sorority House Massacre – another slasher movies in a sea of slasher movies that came out at that time.  But look – there’s a scantily-dressed young lady on the cover about to remove her lingerie!  How did I not rent this?!?  Well, to be honest – I was most likely bored of the ‘slasher genre’ in the 80’s.  They were a dime a dozen, and as much as I like girls running around in their underwear and having pillow fights while I murderer watches from an outside window……I became numb to all of it.  But I have to say, I’m having regrets from not renting Sorority House Massacre and I think what sealed it for me (other than the above lingerie) was when I finally watched the trailer on Youtube:

Does this movie take place in Bedrock?  Because I could have sworn I heard some Flintstones sound effects in there a few times.  Anyway, time for me to stop procrastinating and start watching this sucker.  Until then, I’ll just keep gazing up at the hot and sexy……..tagline ‘A slash course in absolute terror!‘.

We Need More Paddle Balls In Horror Movies!

As I sat here the other night after watching House of Wax (the 1953 version, not the version where Paris Hilton gets a big pole…..in her head), I realized two things:  One of those being that I really miss Vincent Price.  And the other being the undisputed fact that horror movies need more Paddle Ball Guys in them!  Now, if you’ve never seen this version of House of Wax, then you’re probably more than slightly confused and wondering what kind of good shit I’ve been smoking.  Well let me further explain myself with a clip so you can better understand what the hell’s going on:

Awwww yeah!  How amazing is that guy?  And trust me on this – he’s even more amazing in 3D!   The beauty of this particular ‘3D gimmick’ is that it’s clearly so stupid, but clearly so goddamn fun.  There are other gimmicky three dimensional moments like this throughout the movie, but nothing beats Paddle Ball Guy.  But yes, I feel that my moderate campaign for more paddle balls in horror movies will fall on deaf ears.  At least we’ll always have House of Wax to remind us all of the importance of balls flying at your face.  Shout-out to a creepy-ass young Charles Bronson in that clip btw.