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!

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!

Go Grab This Waxwork Records Release Of ‘The Prowler’ Soundtrack On Vinyl!

Can you feel that in the air?  It’s love!  Because Valentine’s Day is only about a month away!  Yeah, yeah.  It’s a fake holiday.  But, why not cuddle up with that special someone this year and put the soundtrack from the 1981 slasher flick The Prowler on the ol’ turntable and wait for the magic to happen.  Oh you didn’t know??  Waxwork Records has released Richard Einhorn’s score to the beloved Tom Savini effects heavy film (some of his best work in my opinion) on double ‘army green/rose petal splatter‘ vinyl!

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It’s glorious!  Oh, I forget to mention a very important tidbit:  The ridiculously good artwork was done by none other than Ghoulish Gary Pullin!  Also included is a printed insert featuring Rosemary’s break-up letter (the movie also goes by the title Rosemary’s Killer btw).  So, if you’re looking for a somewhat romantic gift (there are rose petals on the cover) for that horror-lover in your life……head on over to Waxwork Records HERE to pick it up!  Speaking of head, let’s enjoy this clip below for my favorite kill in The Prowler:

Grab Your Official ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ Trading Cards From ‘Fright-Rags’ Now!!

You’re never too old to collect trading cards.  Especially if they are Dawn Of The Dead trading cards!  Wait.  What?  Yep, that’s right.  Fresh off of their successful Re-Animator trading cards, Fright-Rags recently unleashed a preorder for their Dawn Of The Dead card packs!

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Gotta love that design!  And, as a bonus – each pack will actually glow-in-the-dark.  In addition to getting 9 trading cards and 1 sticker in each pack, you could also receive a randomly inserted artist sketch or chase card as well.  As I mentioned earlier….Fright-Rags released a Re-Animator set last year and having bought more than a few packs myself, I can say that the quality is superb.  I expect the same with these, and you can go over to the Fright-Rags site HERE to order some.  Act fast though, because there are only about 150 single packs left.  You can also buy a sealed box for $120 right HERE as well.

The ‘ASTRONOMICON CONVENTION’ Is Coming To Sterling Heights, Michigan On February 9th-11th!

I love me a good convention.  More specifically, one that showcases the best from the horror AND wrestling worlds!  So, it’s no surprise that I’m a little bummed out I don’t live closer to Michigan because the Astronomicon Convention is happening in just a few weeks and here are some of the big names that will be attending:  Sid Haig (House Of 1000 Corpses), Bill Moseley (House Of 1000 Corpses), Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th Part VII), Kevin Nash (WCW), Booker T (WCW), and more!

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What better way than to celebrate the weekend before Valentine’s Day, than with a romantic getaway to the Astronomicon Convention?  That’s right, the convention runs from February 9th-11th and the WWE’s very own Brother Love (Bruce Prichard) will be attendance to spread even more love!  Did I also mention that Sid Haig is supposed to actually be officiating a wedding that Saturday at the convention as Captain Spaulding? Want more info?  Go over to the main website HERE for the full lineup and for details about ticket purchases!

Duh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh…….Christine Is Back! In A Short Music Video That Is.

FYI – that was my attempt in the title for this post at the song ‘Bad To The Bone’.  But yes, John Carpenter himself has resurrected the killer car Christine for a pretty sweet music video that’s promoting his new Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 project being released on October 20th.  Carpenter directed a new music video that showcases not only the sexy vehicle named Christine, but also a re-working of the title theme from the movie. Oh and there’s a pretty hot girl (Rita Volk) in the video as well.  And a surprise at the end too!

I for one, have always thought that Christine was one of the better Stephen King book adaptations.  Great characters.  Great soundtrack.  Great score.  And great directing from the legend himself.  And how about Buddy Repperton’s hair???  Carpenter will be taking his band on the road soon to promote the new album, and I for one get to see him on Halloween night in Hollywood.  That’s right, HALLOWEEN NIGHT!  Check out the Christine-inspired video below and go grab tickets for the tour if it’s hitting your town!

Victor Crowley Returns! And The Movie Is Called…….’Victor Crowley’!

I’ll make this brief because I’m still kicking myself, punching myself, and kicking myself again for not going to the special reunion/anniversary screening of Hatchet in Hollywood last night.  Director/writer Adam Green promised many stars in attendance – special surprises – and maybe even some popcorn!  But…….sadly, a reunion screening of the original Hatchet did not take place.  But you know what did?  I super secret NEW film in the Hatchet franchise called Victor Crowley!  Mind blown.

The Hatchet movies always give me a permagrin when I watch them, because they’re a great gory homage to horror movies from a simpler time.  Bummed I didn’t get to see Victor Crowley, the new addition to the series – but there will be a traveling roadshow coming up where you can catch screenings.  For now, he’s a sweet teaser trailer to wet your appetite:

Have You Heard About This ‘IT’ Teaser Trailer?

Alright, clearly I was being sarcastic in the title of the post because the new teaser trailer for the upcoming remake/reboot of Stephen King’s IT was unleashed this week.  And judging from the response, people like it!  They really, really like it!  If you haven’t seen it, you should be ashamed – so here’s your chance right now:

Well, let’s talk about the big circus elephant in the room.  What can we expect Bill Skarsgard to deliver as far as Pennywise is concerned, and can he fill Tim Curry’s big clown shoes?  Since this is a teaser trailer, we get glimpses of him – but don’t get to hear the voice or really see any of his personality (which will be key).  He does seem to have some endurance and speed though, as evident from the final shot of Pennywise speeding through the water in the sewer.

My overall reaction to the new IT teaser trailer was pretty positive and it definitely left me wanting more.  ‘The Loser’s Club’ all look like they were cast well, and the visuals from director Andres Muschietti are striking – a much needed improvement over the 1990 TV Mini-Series.  Set to be released in two parts, the first half of IT will be in theaters on September 8th.  I’m anticipating a pretty big box office take considering the online reaction to the teaser trailer, so the hype train is definitely rolling fast down the tracks.  I myself, am finally tackling the original Stephen King novel (all 1138 pages) so that I can compare and critique everything revolving around the book, the TV Mini-Series, and the new version. Until then, let’s all have a slice of this delicious Pennywise cake and await September 8th!

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Anticipation Alert: The Void (2017)

Let me kick this post off by saying that I’m pretty impressed with the crop of horror movies so far in 2017.  This week, Raw comes out (not a remake of the Eddie Murphy standup) and that’s been my most anticipated for a while now.  But…….and this is a BIG but.  The Void is gaining steam and is right on Raw’s tail.  What is The Void, you ask?  Well peep the new trailer and we’ll talk a little more afterwards:

I guess it’s pretty evident from the content in the trailer and some of the comments from reviews that were popping up throughout, that this is a throwback to the heyday of 80’s horror.  Written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, The Void seems to channel most of it’s energy and influence from John Carpenter (dig those practical effects towards the end of the trailer).  And there is clearly nothing wrong with Mr. Carpenter being an influence.  So far, the reviews are positive and the buzz is growing.  If you want to hop on the hype train, then just know that The Void will hit limited theaters (and possibly VOD) on April 7th.  Learn it.  Know it.  Live it.

This Mini Figure Of The Troll From ‘Cat’s Eye’ Is Going To Take Your Breath Away!

Apologies for the lame ‘stealing breath’ reference in the post title.  But anyway, if you’re familiar with Retroband (The company that has made numerous awesome horror themed figures over the last few years), then you should know that they have an offshoot project entitled Deadly Delivery going on where mini figures have been produced of everything from the Necronomicon book of Evil Dead fame to Belial from Basket Case.  And coming soon……….drumroll please……….The little troll from Cat’s Eye!

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Alright!  No word on what color it will be painted or anything, but I would be cool with that clay-colored version personally.  This was posted on the Deadly Delivery Instagram page a few weeks ago, so if you want to follow the updates then you can do so HERE.  On a sidenote, I really need to revisit Cat’s Eye soon.  It was always a favorite of mine growing up, and holds a special place in my PG-13 horror heart.  Stay tuned for more info on the mini troll figure from Deadly Delivery and make sure to hold your breath after you order it. Had to get one more lame ass reference in there.