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!
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!
The year was 2006. I had just recently moved to Los Angeles. Gas prices were relatively low. And a young filmmaker named Adam Green was busy bringing ‘Old School American Horror‘ back! Yes, that’s right – the 80’s homage/throwback Hatchet was born. And thus, it’s villain Victor Crowley was as well (thanks in large part to Kane Hodder). I remember watching Hatchet for the first time, almost blindly buying the DVD. What I was treated to was indeed a love letter to the horror that I grew up on in the 80’s: Unapologetically nasty gore, inventive kills, boobs, and boobs. Did I mention boobs?
Adam Green would go on to give us two more Hatchet sequels in the aftermath of the success of the original. Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that they didn’t really hit my horror spot as much as the first time I saw Victor Crowley grace the screen with his horribly disfigured swampy face. I liked the sequels, but the vibe felt off to me. But now……..Victor Crowley is back in 2018 and he’s looking like his old self! For better or worse, that is. Yes – the aptly titled Victor Crowley is the fourth (and maybe final) sequel in the Hatchet series and if the first full trailer is any indication, it will go out on a high body count note! Check it out below and get your preorder in for the Blu-ray/DVD over at Amazon HERE for a super good price.
As an avid Friday The 13th franchise fan, I don’t think it’s any shock that one of the greatest Jason Voorhees kills in it’s history is the infamous ‘sleeping bag’ tree slamming incident from Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood. The ‘unedited’ version is much better, complete with a few more whacks and swings – making it at the top, or close to it, on Jason’s highlight reel. And much respect to Mr. Kane Hodder who played Jason in that movie, but did you know that he had some ‘sleeping bag’ kill competition in the form of Bigfoot in 1980? Don’t believe me or don’t believe in Bigfoot? Then just watch the clip below:
Wow. Sign that Bigfoot up for the next Olympics! Did you see that form? No offense to Kane Hodder, but Bigfoot might have you beat as far as sleeping bag tossing skills. But alas, Kane will always get top billing (and rightfully so) – while our friend Bigfoot here comes in a close and hairy second. Oh, I guess I should mention that this clip is from the 1980 movie Night Of The Demon – which shouldn’t be confused with the 1988 movie Night Of The Demons (plural) which has no Bigfoot involved…..just some disappearing lipstick. Stay safe out there campers – there just might be a Bigfoot looming in the forest waiting for his big chance for a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics.