I’m apparently on a Vincent Price kick lately (see the previous House of Wax post), or it may be that my writer’s block has set in. Most likely a little bit of both. In any case, please enjoy this ad for Vincent Price hocking Monster Vitamins in the 70’s and trying to save you 25 cents in the process! What a swell dude.
This is not to upset any of my readers who are senior citizens, but old people can really creep me out. I think I’m still traumatized by visions of the lady in the bathtub from The Shining. Hell, and don’t even get me started on Rabid Grannies. So anyway, as I was revisiting last years ‘love it or hate it’ horror movie It Follows – I was once again reminded just how much the geriatric folk get under my skin…….
Obviously the amazing score from Disasterpeace helps accentuate that scene and many others in the film. But even without any music, this scene would still have me twitching with uncomfortableness. Like I said earlier, love it or hate – It Follows nailed certain aspects of what’s missing in horror nowadays. And creepy slow-walking elderly people is one of them. I’m talking more so about the overall feel of the movie of course, but if you never worried about looking out a window and seeing an old lady in a hospital gown slowly walking towards you – I bet you will now. Btw – would you just fight them off with Bengay or dentures or something?
One of my favorite times of the year is when horror conventions come around, and this year there’s a doozy coming to Los Angeles! Yes – the Days Of The Dead horror convention will be making it’s return, this time on April 1-3 at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank.
If you’ve ever wanted a photo-op with Tobin Bell from the Saw series, now’s your chance! And if you’ve ever wanted to meet ‘The Gimp’ from Pulp Fiction, now’s your chance for that too! Personally, I’m actually kind of excited to see the Cobra Kai student/teacher combo of Martin Kove & William Zabka from The Karate Kid. Not really horror-related, but awesome nonetheless. Check out the link right HERE for more info and tickets for Days Of The Dead ‘Los Angeles’, and stay tuned for more guest announcements as well. Oh – follow me on my Facebook page for a chance to win passes too!