Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Night Strangler (1973) - Kolchak's Second Movie

The better of the made for TV Kolchak movies, from 1973:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sounds of Terror (1974) from LP

Once you listen past the unfortunate remake of "Monster Mash", this is a special album full of vintage horror  thrills--stories told through sound effects.

Wade Denning & Frank Daniels - Sounds of Terror (1974)

Monday, October 10, 2011

As If I Need Another Copy of Frankenstein...

An edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. The incomplete fonts found in the PDFs were reassembled into the text of Frankenstein based on their frequency of use. The most common characters are employed at the beginning of the book, and the text devolves into less common, more grotesque shapes and forms toward the end.

Buy yours online. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Monster Friday: The Tunnel

Scary? Yes.

Dark? Yes.

Personally, I didn't need to see the monster down in the tunnel (and I love monsters). Everything is scarier in the dark. Brilliant pacing, though.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monster Brawl

Silly--yes, a little. But with homages to my favorite creatures, I'll be there.

Synopsis“Set in the tradition of a Pay-Per-View main event, comes a grotesque and hilarious fight to the death featuring a cast of eight classic combatants in all. Along with their colorful managers, these Monsters compete in visceral bloody combat in the ring to determine the most powerful monster of all time.

Monster Brawl stars comedian Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, Bugs Life, Despicable Me), wrestling icons Jimmy Hart — The Mouth of the South, Kevin Nash, revered MMA referee Herb Dean, Robert Maillet (300, Sherlock Holmes, The Immortals), Art Hindle (Porky’s, Black Christmas) and the voice of horror legend and Call of Duty narrator Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator). Monster Brawl is sure to be a cult classic in the making!”

Check out the Monster Brawl Facebook page for more.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Monster Goes to School

I'm awfully tempted to buy a couple of these for my kids:

You can check out the details at the Neato Shop. It's a little on the pricy end, but so special. Anything with Frankenstein's monster as a theme is a win in my book.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Top Five Friday: Mad Scientists

Mad Scientists: they go with monsters like peanut butter goes with jelly. In fact, some are monsters themselves. Here are five of my favorites (with two honorable mentions).

Honorable Mention: John Lithgow as Lord John Whorfin/Dr. Emilio Lizardo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.

Honorable Mention: Marlon Brando as Dr. Moreau in The Island of Dr. Moreau. (Hey, Moreau is an awesome mad doctor... Too bad this movie sucked.)

And the top 5:

5. Vincent Price as Dr. Phibes in The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Kiss me baby.

4. SkekTek the Skeksis (voiced by puppeteer Steve Whitmire) in The Dark Crystal. Scared the essence out of me as a kid. Still does.

3. Jeffery Combs as Dr. Herbert West in Re-Animator. Get that damn needle away from me.

3. Maximillian Schell as Dr. Hans Reinhardt in The Black Hole. Killer robots, zombie crew, and a bitchin' God complex.

1. Colin Clive as Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein. Yes, It's Alive!

So who did I miss?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Too Much Horror Buisness - Kirk Hammett

"Any longtime Metallica fan knows that lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has an obsession with horror films. Many of his guitars are decorated with classic horror imagery, like The Mummy, Frankenstein’s monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, and much more. Hammett is an avid collector of horror memorabilia, so it makes sense that the musician would put together a photo book of all of his very rare collection, which will include commentaries on each piece written by Hammett himself."

More on Geeks of Doom...

Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Frankenstein's Army...Oh Yeah!

Richard Raaphorst, the conceptual artist behind Worst Case Scenario (the zombie-Nazi mash up), is the brainchild behind the forthcoming Frankenstein's Army film...and yes, it does my fan-boy heart a whole lot o' good on this Valentine's Day.

Here's the official description: "Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of supersoldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Freak Out: Suspiria

Why did it take me so long to see this movie? Suspiria is the closest thing to a nightmare on screen I've ever experienced.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Being a late entry to Universal's classic line-up of monster, the Creature doesn't always get his due. Today at Monster Awareness Month, Mark West gives his take on this classic:

"...[the Creature], for me, is the highpoint of Universal horror icons. "