Well, for some reason about 6 months of recent posts have disappeared and/or been deleted from my site. I know this isn’t really a ‘horror’ post by any means, but I am watching 1985’s Demons while I type this – so that has to count for something, right?
But anyway – while I decide if I even want to endure more WordPress heartache and keep this blog going, please enjoy this pic of Sigourney Weaver posing seductively from Alien.
One of my favorite Southern California haunts is the famed and spoooooooky Dark Harbor which takes place on and around The Queen Mary ship (rumored to be heavily haunted) in Long Beach, California. And……they are about to set sail for their 10th year and are bringing along a new terrifying maze to celebrate!
Yes, that there is Scary Mary and she will be back this year – along with The Captain, The Chef, The Ringmaster, and more! As I mentioned earlier, there will be a brand new maze called Rogue to go along with 5 other spine-tingling mazes. One of the things I love about Dark Harbor is that some of the mazes are actually located on The Queen Mary which gives you an even more unsettling feeling while you shuffle nervously from room to room.
In addition to the mazes, there will be numerous ghouls and ghosts roaming the grounds – as well as other entertainment to make you feel all the more welcome (or unwelcome if you wish). Bottom line: It’s going to be spooky. It’s going to be fun. And you need to go HERE now and grab tickets for Dark Harbor in Long Beach if you’re going to be in the area between September 26th-November 2nd. Happy Haunting!
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Have you ever wanted to watch Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) control a giant mechanical version of legendary guitarist John 5 into destroying Hollywood, all in a glorious blend of 2D and 3D animation??? Well, it’s your lucky day! Below is the new music video for “I Am John 5″ – the second single off of John 5 and The Creature’s new album.
Well that was fun. You know what else is fun? John 5 and The Creatures have embarked on a new tour, and will have special guests on some stops. Luckily for me, I’ll be at the show at The Whiskey in Hollywood on April 6th…..where Corey Taylor, Shavo Odadjian, and Michael Anthony will be just a few of the special guests joining John onstage. Check out more info on the tour HERE and here’s hoping Butch Patrick pops up at some point!
Finally! Yes, finally we are going to get the Candy Corn movie after a few years of teases and funding drama. Writer/Director Josh Hasty teamed up with my favorite Local Boogeyman and is now releasing the movie this year! And…..perfectly in time for Halloween! Want a teaser poster? Here ya go:
Well that’s all kinds of Halloween-themed awesomeness. Hopefully Candy Corn can take the bad taste out of my mouth from last year’s Halloween remake. So, not only does the move take place around Halloween – it boasts some heavy hitting horror vets as well in the cast: P.J. Soles (Halloween), Courtney Gains (Children Of The Corn), Tony Todd (Candyman), and Pancho Moler (Rob Zombie’s 31). Brief synopsis below before I get into the really exciting stuff:
It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr.Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular”. Meanwhile, a group of local bullies are planning their annual public hazing of Jacob, but this year things go too far.
You want more? Ok, ok. How about if I leave you with the very first teaser trailer for Candy Corn? And I have to say, the look of this really impressed me. Kudos to Josh Hasty. And kudos to you guys, because I know you’re going to support it when it comes out later this year! Who actually likes candy corn candy btw?
I was having a pretty boring Thursday morning, just eating my oatmeal and preparing for another mundane workday. And then…..it happened. The new Pet Sematary trailer was unleashed upon us and we would never be the same! Mostly because Gage doesn’t appear to die in this adaptation. Oops….spoiler alert. Just watch the trailer below because there are a lot of spoilers:
Ok, ok. So it appears Ellie, the older sister, is the one to meet a demise by way of ‘speeding big rig’ and Gage seems safe and sound. It’s hard to judge that big switch just from a 2 minute trailer, but yes – it is indeed a big switch. In a way, I applaud it though and I will reserve my final judgment on how it all plays out until I’ve seen this new incarnation of Pet Sematary in full. I mean, do we really want to see a ‘note for note’ remake here of the 1989 version? Having said all of that, I do think overall it looks pretty slick and there looks to be just as many ‘give me the creeps’ moments as in the original. All shall be revealed, along with gratuitous ankle slicings, on April 5th when the remake hits theaters nationwide!
I am here to save your Valentine’s Day! With a completely random gift idea for that horror lover in your life that loves 80’s horror movies……and maybe more specifically – the 1987 horror/comedy My Demon Lover. Yeah, it’s probably a very small group of you. But what if I told you that you could own a very rare promotional pin that changes actor Scott Valentine (Nick from Family Ties) into a demon with one quick movement???
I feel like I’ve hit a new low here. But, yes! That lovely promo pin from My Demon Lover can be yours if you head over HERE and either buy it or make an offer. I would suggest making an offer. A very low offer. All kidding aside, I love finding these quirky little promo items on eBay because it reminds me of a simpler time in horror. Now, don’t delay and snatch it up before another Scott Valentine fan does it before you.
Looking for something to do in the Detroit, Michigan area the weekend before Valentine’s Day?? I’ve got you covered. Actually……the guys from the hip hop duo Twiztid have you covered with their ASTRONOMICON 2 convention in Sterling Heights, Michigan on February 8th-10th!
Wow. I am definitely jealous that I will be stuck in California and not at the convention! You see the promo pic there? I’m sure you’ll spot a few of your favorite icons from movie and wrestling fame. And you know what? Some of them will be doing photo-ops in character! That’s right – you can get a pic with Bill Moseley as Otis Driftwood, Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding, one of my favorite wrestlers of all time (because of the horror theme) The Boogeyman will hopefully be eating worms while taking pics…….and speaking of wrestlers, how about a photo-op with none other than glittery Goldust himself aka Dustin Rhodes!
Head on over HERE and check out more info on the other guests, panels, and contests for ASTRONOMICON 2. Oh did I mention Linda Blair is going to be there? Yeah. Get your tickets now!
Glue: The underrated holiday gift. Think I’m kidding? Hardly. I’m not horsing around and if you’re finding yourself in a sticky situation regarding those holiday gifts this year…….then a strange eBay listing has come to the listing. Behold: The unauthorized A Nightmare On Elm Street glue!
Oh, and it’s ‘multi-purpose’! Just don’t eat it. So anyway, yes – this is an actual thing. And if you go on over to the eBay listing right HERE, then you can learn more about it. There is some pretty nifty stuff on the back of the bottle having fun with the whole “1, 2….Freddy’s coming for you” rhyme. While this is some rather expensive glue ($27), I have a feeling that the horror fan in your life might be ok with this being stuffed in their stocking. Happy Holidays!
What’s that, you say? More haunted houses??? Why yes. ‘Tis the season! Ok, so I have to say that I went to the Warner Brothers backlot Horror Made Here festival last year (which was their first year doing it) and even though I did have fun – I felt that it was lacking in the ‘ooomph’ department. Well, I am here to tell you that this year’s festival has ‘ooomph’ and then some! Continue reading →
One of my favorite conventions to go to, especially before the Halloween season gets into full swing, is Son Of Monsterpalooza! With the yearly favorite Monsterpalooza giving birth to this spawn a few years back – it gives the crowd another chance to witness some of the best in makeup fx, horrifyingly awesome costumes and cosplay, and your favorite celebrities from the past and present!
This year’s Son Of Monsterpalooza is shaping up to be a doozy – whether it’s the 30th Anniversary presentation of Killer Klowns From Outer Space on Friday night or the appearance of actress Kathy Najimy who will be on-hand to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus throughout the weekend! That’s just a taste, with more celebrities and panels to be announced for the 3-day weekend of frightful festivities. So, if you’re in the LA area and want to see what all of the fuss is about, head on over HERE for more details on tickets and announcements. Stay spooky and get ready for Son Of Monsterpalooza!