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!

Anticipation Alert: The Collector 3 (2019)

About 10 years ago, a little movie called The Collector came onto the horror scene and honestly surprised me.  There was a slick likeness to the Saw franchise (the movie was actually shopped around as a prequel to that series btw), but it carved a place for itself in the ‘torture porn’ horror realm.  Director and writer Marcus Dunstan (Patrick Melton also co-wrote both entries) definitely didn’t shy away the red stuff, especially in the 2012 sequel The Collection.  That movie ended with Arkin (Josh Stewart) capturing The Collector, securing him in one of his own red trunks as the film went to the closing credits. But…..what happened after that?

As a fan of both movies, I wanted a sequel.  There’s been far worse in the way of horror being churned out over the last 7 years……so why not bring back our favorite black-masked psychopathic entomologist killer for one more run?  Well guess what…….he’s back, baby!

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I’m probably more excited for this than I should be, but I can’t help it.  As far as we know, Josh Stewart will be back and Marcus Dunstan is set to direct again.  That’s about all we do know for now, other than the teaser poster, but I’m sure more info will be creeping in soon about The Collector 3.  Or you can just call it The Coll3ctor like in the poster.  Even with it’s similarities to the Saw films as far as the traps, and considering that franchise has ended with more than a whimper (and keeps limping along) – I’m way more into seeing what The Collector has up his sleeve than anything Jigsaw-related.  Less we forget what The Collector orchestrated at the beginning of The Collection?  (7-year spoiler alert)

Stay tuned for more info on The Collector 3!  And stay out of the dance clubs until then.

Rapper J.I.D. Gets Held Captive By A Maniac In New ‘151 Rum’ Music Video!

Who woulda thought that I would get my ‘horror fix’ this week from a hip hop music video? That’s exactly what happened when I watched the new video by J.I.D. for his song “151 Rum“.  The rapper, held captive by a homicidal maniac with bubbling sores who likes cheeseburgers, is forced to record music while being chained up and bloodied.

J.I.D. is an upcoming rapper, with a flow reminiscent of Kendrick Lamar at times and is signed to fellow rapper J. Cole’s record label.  The song “151 Rum” appears on J.I.D.’s album DiCaprio 2, and honestly the video has made me take notice even more than I had before.  Gotta love the creepiness and often frantic camerawork on display, and kudos for the super dark ending.  Watch below because it’s honestly better than most full-length horror movies that are coming out nowadays……

Great Moments In Jump Scare History: ‘The Woman In White Smacks Back’ From ‘Insidious – Chapter 2’ (2013)

Who is in need of a good jump scare to get your week rolling along???  That’s it?  Just one person?  Ok, well – here is one of my favorite ‘jump scare’ moments in a ‘not so good’ horror movie sequel.  Admittingly, I didn’t care much for Insidious: Chapter 2.  I pretty much loved the predecessor, but the sequel was pretty ho-hum for me.  Except of course…..this jump scare from The Woman In White (no relation to The Lady In Red, but a definite relation to The Bride In Black).  Now – if you haven’t seen the movie or the jump scare, then turn the volume wayyyyyyyy up and wait for it.

Ok, go change your pants now.  That Rose Byrne can sure take a slap though, huh?  Fun fact:  The scare actor playing The Woman In White during a Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights maze for Insidious a few years ago scared the ever-loving shit out of me reenacting this exact scene.