Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Top 10 Sexiest Zombies!

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It's been a while since i've done a 'top list' of any kind and as I sat here gazing at the nipple tassel'd zombie chasing a businessman around a parking lot while watching the Zombieland trailer in anticipation for this Friday's release (cheap plug), the thought occured to me that we've seen some pretty sexy zombie babes in horror flicks over the years - so I started compiling a mental list in my head....

Here are, in my opinion, the top 10 sexiest zombies of all time. They may be undead, but I wouldn't kick 'em outta bed! That being said, i'm not sure i'd let 'em give me head....

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10. Naked Zombie Walking Towards House - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Although ya don't see much of her, and although her ass isn't even anything great, she is (as far as I know) the first nude zombie to appear on screen and for that alone she must be immortalized.

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9. #9 - Land of the Dead

How fitting, eh? I don't even like baseball and a large portion of her face is missing, but I still have a crush on sweet little #9 and that's quite a testament to her sexiness. It doesn't hurt that the woman behind the make-up, Jennifer Baxter, is supermodel beautiful.

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8. Emily - The Corpse Bride

So she's a stop motion action figure, big deal. If I was Victor, i'd have kicked Victoria to the curb and kept my ass in the underworld with this blue haired worm infested goddess and my dead dog.

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7. Julie - Return of the Living Dead 3

Not many women can pull off the shards of glass sticking out of their body look - it's really something to be admired. Also gotta respect a woman who can carry on with her boob hanging out like it's no big deal. Then again, I have absolutely zero respect for Tara Reid so maybe that's only an attractive trait when the female in question is a glass infested zombie.

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6. Sheri Moon Zombie

Ok, that was cheap, but I needed to fill a spot. There aren't exactly a surplus of hot dead chicks to choose from. Cut me some slack, will ya!

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5. Tammy - Fido

She's been house trained, and this ups her several points on the sexy scale - she won't bite off more than she can....well, ya know!

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4. Lillith - Zombie Strippers

The next best thing to Jenna Jameson in one of the greatest films of all time, it seems almost poetic that a girl with such a fascination for death becomes a member of the walking dead. Poetic and sexy as hell.

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3. Lesbian Ghost Chicks - Return to House on Haunted Hill

They're lesbian ghost chicks, what more do I need to say? I'm not sure if they'd technically be seen as zombies, but is anyone gonna argue the inclusion of these fine rotting specimens on this list?

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2. Trash - Return of the Living Dead

Like ya didn't see this one coming. Ms. Quigley had been the reigning queen of sexy zombie-dom until a certain ex-pornstar came along last year and grabbed that bull by the horns....

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1. Kat - Zombie Strippers

Sorry Linnea, but Jenna topped you. Maybe it was the pole dancing, maybe it was the shooting pool balls out of her downstairs area (ok, it was DEFINETLY that), but no matter which way ya cut it, Jenna Jameson's Kat is the sexiest zombie of all time. She may not be as attractive as she used to be, but she makes one hell of a zombie!
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Honorable Mention

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The nameless girl who has sex with Dr. Hubert Breast in the Re-Animator porn spoof, Re-Penetrator. What, you haven't seen it yet?

Close But No Cigar

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Suzanne (Linnea Quigley) from Night of the Demons. She's technically a mere demon and thus couldn't be included on this list, although one could argue that anyone who can stick a tube of lipstick into their nipple deserves to be on every top 10 list ever created, no matter the subject matter. Needless to say, I had to at least give her a shoutout.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Coolest Piece of Art I've Ever Seen

I'm not really one for art and I can't remember the last time a piece of it really struck me as anything special, but i've just laid eyes on something I absolutely must own a print of as soon as humanly possible. It's from a dude (aka genius) by the name of Jason Edmiston and i'll let it speak for itself before I speak on it....

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In case ya can't tell what Jason did there, he blended the General Mills monster cereal cartoonized versions of the Universal monsters with the real Universal monsters from the movies, of which they're based on. It's no secret that I have incredible amounts of love in my heart for the General Mills monsters (even going so far as to dedicate a whole post to them last year, owning a sealed in package Boo Berry lip balm, and toying with the idea of buying this costume for Halloween) and I just think this is the coolest idea and most brilliant idea of all time. Kudos to you, Jason. And major kudos for not leaving out the long forgotten Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy! Now make prints of these available so I can buy one and hang it on my wall.

***UPDATE!*** Just got an e-mail from Jason informing me that 13" x 19" prints of both the Cereal Monsters and Creature From The Black Lagoon pieces are in fact available for sale, for $30 a piece plus shipping. If you're interested in picking either up, drop him a line at JASON@JASONEDMISTON.COM

You can check out Jason Edmiston's other amazing works of art, including The Creature From The Black Lagoon taking a bubble bath, at his website.

Thanks to Rue Morgue's blog, The Abbatoir, for bringing this guy to my attention.

By the way, did you know you can buy cases of the General Mills monster cereals over on Amazon?! Since I can never find my beloved Boo Berry or Frankenberry anywhere in New York, this discovery is quite a treat for me. Click here to buy Boo Berry and here for Frankenberry!

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While we're on the subject of art, I got an e-mail the other day from an artist by the name of SHOK-1, who has some pretty cool pieces of his own. He takes old VHS boxes and paints horror inspired stuff on them, which is awesome to a VHS lover like myself. Check them out and see the rest of his work, including this full of horror references beauty, over at his website.

Ya think that was enough links for one post?

Horror Comes Home - Tuesday, September 29th

As always, I am only going to be discussing the DVD releases from this week that I personally have interest in or have something to say about. If you want to see every single horror DVD that came out this Tuesday, Amazon is the best place for that. Speaking of which, click any of the title links to be taken to the Amazon pages for each release, where you can learn more about them, read customer reviews, or pick up copies of your own!

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2009

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Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray

Based on actual events, this controversial and critically-acclaimed horror classic chronicles a few short weeks in the life of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Michael Rooker gives a bone-chilling performance as Henry, a solitary drifter who leads his dim ex-jail mate Otis on a senseless killing spree through the streets of Chicago. Choosing their victims at random, they vary their methods of execution to avoid detection. Meanwhile, Otis unsuspecting sister Becky comes to visit and finds herself falling in love with Henry.

I only saw this movie once, and it was years ago, but I can't say I cared much for it. It's one of those movies i've been meaning to re-watch for a long time now but honestly, I kinda got more enjoyment out of the sequel! Call me crazy....

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The Hills Run Red

A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended - the movie's star, the deformed, murderous "Baby Face", and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

You can check the sidebar for my full review of this movie but the long and short of it is that I kinda felt it was overrated and overhyped. It's a pretty decent slasher flick with a pretty badass killer, but it's nothing too special. That being said, give it a rent. It's still better than most.

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The New York Ripper Special Edition Blu-ray & DVD.

A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red (and now BLU!) with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detectives follow the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, he's the killer that can't be stopped!

Although i've owned this movie for several years now, i've still only seen about 15 minutes of it. That really has nothing to do with me not liking the film as I was simply too damn tired to finish it when I tried watching it a while back but I guess the fact that I never bothered finishing it says something. Ya gotta love Fulci, but aside from the over the top gore, his movies are fairly boring. I will watch the whole thing sometime soon though. I've always loved that poster art, by the way.

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No Through Road

The serenity of a yet another quiet evening alone is shattered for amateur photographer, Richard. Desperate, frightened, and uninvited, Samantha has taken refuge in Richard’s sprawling, suburban home. As she seeks salvation from savage retribution, Richard is forced to fight Samantha’s battle for survival in order to save his home, his life and his sense of humanity.

I was quite surprised by this little low budget indie thriller. I was sent this movie a couple weeks back and while I really expected nothing from it, and while it certaintly is far from perfect, I found myself enjoying it quite a bit. Definetly worth a look.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Blu-ray

Being that this has all the special features that were included on the 2 disc DVD release and being that it's really cheap pretty much everywhere at the moment, I definetly plan on making the upgrade real soon. I am still however gonna hold on to the afformentioned New Line Platinum Series DVD with the fold out chainsaw packaging, metal faceplate, and crime scene photos. I could never part with that beauty. And for the record, this is one of my favorite remakes of all time.

Other notable releases this week include 42nd Street Forever 5 : Alamo Drafthouse Edition, Alien Fear Collection, Farmhouse, The Hanging Woman, Haunted Histories Collection Megaset, The Real Story : Part 1, Snakes on a Plane Blu-ray, and Stepfather 2.
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What releases from this week are you guys gonna pick up/check out? Leave a comment and let me know!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Discussion of the Week - Zombie Killin'

We're here for one thing and one thing only - killin' zombies! With Zombieland looming on the horizon (opens this Friday!), I figured i'd do a little tie-in for this week's Discussion of the Week (yes, it's back!). In the film, which I unfortunately haven't seen yet, the surviving residents of the so called 'Zombieland' have a thing called 'Zombie Kill of the Week' wherein there is, naturally, a top human on zombie kill chosen per week, for excellence in zombie killing. So this week I wanna know....

What is your favorite zombie kill of all time? We're talking scenes where humans kill zombies, not the other way around.

While there are a couple that stand out for me, there's one in particular i've got in mind from Day of the Dead. Savini's effects in Romero's third zombie outing are probably his best of all time and while zombies in movies tend to be dispatched with simple and oftentimes boring gunshots to the head, there are always the exceptions. Case in point.....



There's something about people being killed with the business end of shovels that I really love - call me sick! A rusty shovel to the throat, or in this case to the mouth, is just about as brutal and painful as it gets and I can't lie, I eat that shit up. So goateed dude, you have earned my Zombie Kill of the Week! And kudos on the head roll, that shit aint easy.

For more shovel to the face, head, and neck area action, check out Re-Animator, Hatchet, and My Bloody Valentine 3D!

Jennifer's Body - Bout Time!

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I feel as if i've failed you guys as a horror blogger. It is my duty to see all the new horror releases so I can get up reviews as soon as possible and I have failed you when it comes to Jennifer's Body. Reason being, due to my new job, I didn't even get the chance to see it until last night - so I guess I have a somewhat valid excuse! But better late than never, right? I'm sure everyone reading this has either already seen the movie or hasn't because they have no desire to, so I don't think i'm gonna be swaying any decisions here, but here are my very late thoughts on Jen's Body nonetheless.

IT WAS FUN. I ENJOYED IT.

While the combination of Megan Fox and Diablo Cody's dialogue was almost unbearably and excruciatingly annoying and irritating, I gotta say, I had a lot of fun with Jennifer's Body and really, isn't that the main reason we go to the movies? I was entertained, more entertained than i've been by a theatrical horror film all summer, so I can't really speak too badly about the flick. In fact the only real problem I had with it is the same problem most had with it - the dialogue. Diablo Cody's witty banter was fine in Juno, a flick I dug quite a bit, but I think i'm already over her writing style. Didn't take long, eh? There are many cringe worthy lines throughout the film, too many to even count, and these lines make the movie as annoying as it is fun but again, it is still fun and that's really all that matters here. It's all the movie was trying to be (it is, afterall, about an indy rock band sacrificing a virgin in an attempt to attain mainstream success) and i'd say it valiantly succeeded. Expect mindless fun, expect a bloodier version of Juno, and you shouldn't be dissapointed.

Keep your eyes peeled for a very special surprise cameo towards the end of the movie - a cameo that gives the film serious points in my book. Can you say LANCE MOTHERFUCKIN' HENRIKSEN! I'm a huge Henriksen fan and being that I haven't seen him on the big screen in what seems like eons, this not even listed on IMDb cameo was a real treat for me. Well played, whoever decided on bringing him into the fold, well played.

Oh, and for the record, Amanda Seyfried is sexier than Megan Fox. There, I said it. While i'm not a member of that camp that thinks Megan Fox is overrated in terms of her looks, her annoyingness drops her down several notches. I will say though that if there was ever a role made for her, the titular Jennifer is probably that role. She's annoying as all hell, but she actually pulls off the role pretty well - which would make sense being that the role calls for her to be pretty damn annoying...as all hell.

Halloween Countdown Calendar Contest Winner!

Big thanks to all who entered the contest and shared their plans for this Halloween season. I would love to give a countdown calendar to each and every one of you, but unfortunately I can only select one reader to take the prize home. That lucky winner has just been chosen at random and that lucky soul who will be counting down the days till Halloween in style issssss......

MATT-SUZAKA

Congratulations, Matt. Your calendar is on its way!

If your name is not Matt-Suzaka, you can pick up the Inky Dinky 2009 Halloween Countdown Calendar right here for a mere $11. What are you waiting for?!

Don't forget to enter the Z.O.M.B.I.E. contest, running through this coming Wednesday! With four different prize packs up for grabs, the odds of YOU winning have never been so good!

After this contest has come to a close, I have something very exciting planned for the month of October that I think you guys are really gonna like. Without giving too much away, several great prizes are set to be handed out next month, in anticipation for Halloween. Stay tuned for all the details!!

Elm Street Remake Trailer Thoughts



I am incredibly concerned about this movie. This trailer (which will be up on the big screen this Friday, attached to prints of Zombieland) looked pretty damn awesome and I was all kinds of excited - until the new burnt faced Krueger was shown in pretty much all his glory. While I was a bit worried about the new make-up job after those first pictures hit the net around the time of Comic Con, I was holding out hope given the fact that you really couldn't see his face clearly. But what...the hell...is this?

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He looks like a turtle or some shit! I know they were going for a more realistic burnt face look and they certaintly achieved that look but that doesn't look cool or scary in the least to me. I know people with serious burns all over their face generally don't look 'cool', but Freddy has gotta look cool! I'm all for them changing the make-up from the original and as i've stated in the past, i'm all for a new dude taking over the role (it is a remake, after all), so it's not just that i'm nitpicking because this is different from what I know and love - i'm nitpicking because my beloved Freddy looks like crap! He's supposed to look like a badass evil motherfucker - not a dude who survived a fire who Maury Povich is exploiting on his show! I just can't help but feel that they've really really dropped the ball on this one. I so badly want this movie to be good and it does look like it's got a lot of potential based on this trailer, but I just am not digging the look of Freddy at all and that's gonna pose a major problem when it comes to my enjoyment of the flick.

As for the new voice, I don't really have a problem with it. It's not even close to as cool as Englund's voice, but it'll do.

Another worry I have is the script that surfaced on the net several months back - it was total shit. I had heard that that script had been altered an incredible amount and perhaps the shooting script was even a totally different one from the one I had read - something I took great comfort in - but this trailer sure looks like it's made up of scenes I read in that horrible script. Not good.

Again, don't think i'm just hating on this because it's a remake and because I love Elm Street so much. There's nobody that wants this movie to kick ass more than me. I'm just incredibly worried at this very moment.....

I will however say though that I LOVE the idea that maybe Fred Krueger wasn't even a child molester/killer. Maybe he actually did nothing wrong and he's coming back for revenge because he has been wronged. That's something that I hope they leave a bit ambiguous, at least for a large portion of the film. It's little tweaks like that that make a remake effective, at least for me. I think it'd even be awesome if it was proven that he truly never did any wrong in the first place - making it a revenge story where Freddy isn't even so much the bad guy. Anyone with me on that? Lets face it, we all love Freddy and are kinda rooting for him anyway, so i'd love to see them toy with that idea this time around.

What do you guys think of this trailer? Leave a comment and lets talk about it!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Hills Run Red - Victim of Overhype?

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I've often found that large amounts of hype for a movie usually end up being a bad thing. Your expectations are raised so high that once you finally get the chance to see the movie you've heard raved about for months prior, it can never live up to those expectations. Such is unfortunately the case with The Hills Run Red. Now don't get me wrong, it's an above average horror flick with an awesome concept and a pretty badass killer, it's just not really anything special. For those who don't know much about the movie, landing on DVD next Tuesday the 29th, here's a brief synopsis....

So there was this horror flick made in the 80's called The Hills Run Red that only a few people saw before it was inexplicably pulled and all prints were mysteriously lost. A horror film fan by the name of Tyler has made it his life's work to not only see the film but to discover why it was pulled and deemed so dangerous in the first place. Alongside a couple friends and the thought to be dead director of the film's stripper daughter, Tyler sets out for the woods to check out the movie's filming locations, in an effort to provide some answers. What they find is that The Hills Run Red is more than just a movie and it's killer, Babyface, is more than just a character dreamed up from the mind of a filmmaker.

Although pretty damn similar to John Carpenter's Masters of Horror episode 'Cigarette Burns', ya can't argue against that being an awesome concept - a concept which proves to be the best thing the movie has got going for it. The reason I was so interested and enraptured in this concept is because it's something that I, and pretty much all diehard horror fans, can easily relate to. I'm endlessly fascinated by horror movies and horror movie filming locations and if I had heard about a movie like The Hills Run Red that had so mysteriously vanished off the face of the earth, you can bet i'd be as curious as Tyler is about it. Think of it like you and your friends taking a vacation to the campsite that Friday the 13th was filmed on and you guys finding out that Jason is really out there. That's some terrifyingly badass shit and the perfect set up for a great horror movie. But again, the movie doesn't really live up to this awesome concept. What should've layed the groundwork for a cool killer slicing and dicing horror fans Hatchet style instead layed the groundwork for what I felt was a story that was overly muddled with plot and twists and turns that didn't deliver too much of what I wanted or expected from it. I'm not bashing the movie for having plot, I just didn't think all of it was necessary.

Here's the thing - the movie inside the movie, aka the fictional 80's slasher flick titled The Hills Run Red, as seen through a "crude" trailer and still photos - looks like a much better horror movie than The Hills Run Red that I watched! That's the movie I wanted to see and I can't help but feel that that's the way this movie should have been - Babyface running around the woods brutally killing people. That's all I wanted! Don't get me wrong, he does brutally kill some folks and there are some scenes that give glimpses as to what the movie could have been, but it's all just not as fun as it should be. It doesn't help the movie's case any that one of those kills, one of the bigger ones in the film which is shown not once but twice, is heavily and noticeably CG'ed, which I do not approve of and which a movie like this should never have resorted to. Big thumbs down on that one. But ya, there are some cool kills, just not enough to satiate my sick desires. There is however enough nude Sophie Monk to satiate anyone's desires, even the most hardened of Sophie Monk admirers, so that's a plus.

All this being said, the movie does have a lot going for it. The killer is cool looking and memorable, the characters are smart and complex, William Sadler is in it, there's plenty of nudity, and the plot is top notch - so I really can't bash it or speak too badly about it. It's an above average horror flick that is definetly worth your time and has a lot of cool aspects to it, it's just not as special as we've all been led to believe, in my opinion at least, and it wastes a lot of the massive amounts of potential it had going for it. My advice is that you definetly should see it, just don't expect too much from it. If your expecations aren't too high, as high as mine were, you should get some decent enjoyment out of it.

Oh, and be sure to stay tuned past the credits for the typical sequel set up add on scene....

The Hills Run Red hits DVD this Tuesday the 29th. Click here to pre-order it on Amazon today.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Children of the Corn '09 - SyFy Strikes Out Once More

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There are some movies that you don't even need to watch a single frame of before you can make the judgement call that they're gonna suck. SyFy original pictures ten out of ten times fall into that category and the only difference between this movie and all of those other shitfests they put out is the fact that it shares the same name with what is considered to be a horror classic - don't let that fool you into thinking it's any different. This made for TV remake is utterly worthless garbage that serves absolutely no point whatsoever. It's the kinda movie that does nothing more than bore you into an early bedtime.

Let me break the movie down for ya. The first half consists of two shitty characters, played by two equally shitty actors, spouting equally shitty lines of dialogue, fighting and arguing with one another in their car. This literally goes on for what seems like 45 minutes. One of them finally gets killed and the second half of the movie consists of the other shitty character running away from unconvincingly evil kids and battling corn stalks all while having 'Nam flashbacks in the process - ya know, to give his character some depth. And then the dude gets caught and killed, I think, although it's never shown or explained. In between these segments we're treated to bad child actors reading dialogue that is clearly way over their heads, which kinda takes the piss out of the whole idea of them being uber evil vessels of some god made of corn who are more mature and smarter than they look. It's all laughably bad stuff, as i'm sure you've gathered by now.

Laughably bad - that about sums up the entire movie and there's really no need to say much more. It's not that I expected much of anything from it, I just had to give it a shot just in case SyFy had finally decided to put some time and effort into their movies. Sadly, I don't think that day will ever come but I also don't think i'm gonna let them fool me into watching their shit anymore. Then again, at least some of their stuff is of the so bad it's good variety. I dont know about you, but i'll take insanely bad CGI monsters tearing shit up over what I just watched any day of the week.

If you absolutely insist on checking the movie out for yourself and missed its airing tonight, you can pick it up on DVD starting October 6th - in an uncut and uncensored form. Whoopee. Click here to pre-order it from Amazon today.

Oh, and lest you think i'm just bashing this movie out of an allegiance to the original, I never cared for the original, or any of the many sequels, either.

Time to continue this impromptu Saturday night horror marathon with a little Hills Run Red action. I'll be back shortly with my thoughts on what looks to be one of the better horror flicks of this year. Hope, hope.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Heads Up - Children of the Corn Remake Premieres Tommorow Night on SyFy

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I gotta say, I had no idea that this movie had even finished filming and I figure if I didn't know about this, and I like to think I pay very close attention to all horror movie related news, then maybe this'll be new to a bunch of you guys too. Tommorow night at 9/8c on SyFy, the made for TV Children of the Corn remake will premiere, preceded by a marathon of the fourth through seventh films, beginning at 11am. I'm sure it'll suck being that it's a SyFy original picture but hey, I figure any remake of a classic horror film (is Corn even a classic horror film?) is worth checking out. Set your DVR's and check out the trailer below.



If you don't want to watch the flick on TV, you can pick up the DVD on October 6th, or head over to Amazon and pre-order it today. While there, don't forget to pick up the newly released Blu-ray of the original Children of the Corn!

Huge thanks to Atomic Fox over at the aptly named Atomic Fox for bringing this to my attention. If it wasn't for you, Fox, I probably would have missed this one! And hopefully because of me, a couple COTC fans won't miss it either.

Step Inside The Munster Mansion!

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This is the coolest thing ever and it came from the most unlikeliest of places - the new issue of 'Everyday With Rachel Ray' magazine. No I didn't buy it but it did stumble into my life the other day and although I couldn't care less about Rachel Ray or her magazine, the new Halloween issue does have some pretty cool stuff in it. One of them being what we're here to talk about - The Munster Mansion! For anyone who lives in or near Texas, you're gonna wanna listen up. I am incredibly jealous of you right about now....

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Sandra and Charles McKee of Waxahachie, Texas are such Munsters buffs that they spent more than $300,000 to design their own home to be an EXACT replica, inside & out, of the famous home of Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Eddie, and Marilyn. I shit you not, when I was younger, my dream was to someday build an exact replica of the Full House house for myself - a dream I admittedly haven't fully shed - but i'm pretty certain this is much much cooler. While the house is not yet open for year round tours (but will someday be), the McKee's (who naturally dress up as Herman and Lily) throw a party year round on Halloween Eve and Halloween Night at their house and it's totally open to the public for a small fee ($20 for adults, $12 for children), with all of the proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. The event has been held every year since 2006 (how did I just find about this now, through Rachel Ray, no less?) and this year Pat Priest (who played Marilyn) will be at the party signing autographs! For all the details and to see pictures of the interior and exterior of The Munster Mansion, head over to the official website.

Being that this event is run for charity and is paid for out of pocket by the McKees, they would appreciate any and all donations, big or small, so drop them an e-mail at contact@MunsterMansion.com with the subject "Donation" if you'd like to help out. You can also e-mail the same address with the subject "Volunteer" if you live in the Waxahachie area and would like to volunteer to help out with the annual event.

While Texas is halfway across the country from me and while this is way too short of notice to attend this year, lets just say I have a new addition to my ever growing bucket list....

Anybody reading this who happens to be located in the Texas area and would like to cover the event for Freddy In Space?! Just checkin!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Contest! Count Down The Days Till Halloween In Style With The Inky Dinky 2009 Halloween Countdown Calendar!

**HEY. YOU. Before you read any further, be sure you enter my Z.O.M.B.I.E. contest, running through next Thursday!**

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Every self respecting Halloween aficionado worth his weight in razor blade filled caramel apples needs a calendar counting down to the big day and the fine folks over at Inky Dinky have been kind enough to save you the trouble of whipping out your wallet to get one. They realize times are tough these days and want to give you their very own Halloween 2009 Countdown Calendar for FREE! But only one of you guys is gonna be so lucky and you only have through this Sunday the 27th to enter - reason being that we want to get this calendar into your hands by the 1st of October. Before I tell ya all the details, lets take a look at this bad boy in all its glory!

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"Count the days down
one by one
from the first
to thirty-one
Living, dead & in-between
all come out on Halloween"

Inky-dinky introduces something wickedly clever for one of our favorite holidays: A Halloween Countdown Calendar.

Open the paper gates of the cemetery and step into a darkly droll world of stylish and sinister characters strolling the moonlit grounds of a graveyard.

For each day in October, open a die-cut window and read a story about this macabre cast of the recently deceased.

The calendar measures 12 x 16 unfolded and can be wall mounted or sit up on your table top as a decorative Halloween tableau.


Want it? Here's all ya have to do! Leave a comment on this post telling me what you plan on doing in the month of October to get yourself all into the Halloween spirit. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS, or else I won't be able to contact you if you win!!! And that's all ya have to do, folks. Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. You have through this Sunday to enter, so hurry on up!

Big thanks to John over at Inky Dinky for providing this awesome prize!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Freddy Candy Bowl & Musical Jason Heads

Jen and I both surprised one another last night with Halloween related purchases from K-Mart and CVS, respectively, and they just so happened to both be noise making products featuring the likenesses of Freddy and Jason, respectively. What a coinky dink, eh? She actually called me up on her way home from work and told me she bought me a Halloween item, hinting at the facts that it (a) made noise, (b) could be displayed year round, and (c) depicted a horror movie character, and we were both at that point pretty sure that we had both purchased the same item for one another. It wouldn't be the first time, but thankfully such a sad fate was not ours on this occasion. Anyway, here's what I found over at K-Mart.....

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The Freddy's gonna getcha candy bowl! I gotta admit, K-Mart has really impressed me with their Halloween products this year. First the life-sized motion activated Jason (which X-Entertainment's Matt splurged on and reviewed here) and now this. I've seen these types of 'grab for you when you stick your hand in the candy bowl' bowls in the past, but never before a Freddy one - although I suppose it was bound to happen. As I walked out of the store with it, the bored K-Mart security guard asked to see it in action and god bless him for being a nosy bastard because it turned out the one I bought didn't even work. How could I not notice, you might be asking yourself? Well, there's a little piece of yellow tape that has to be pulled out of each of these candy bowls before they start working and when I picked one off the shelf, I made sure to get one that didn't have the yellow tape pulled out yet, to ensure that it wouldn't be dead from overly touchy customers playing with it for the last couple weeks. Turned out that once I pulled this yellow tape out to show the man the goods, it didn't even work and I had to exchange it for another. So thank you, security guard! This same security guard then went on to hand my friend $1 to play the crane game, thus cementing his spot as the greatest K-Mart security man of all time. And that's saying something given the fact that the previous security guard at that K-Mart was a magician with his own local cable access show who was kind enough to give my friend and I shoutouts live on air. But enough babbling, here's the Freddy candy bowl in action - marked at $16.99 but running me a mere $11.99!



This non Robert Englund Freddy offers up a couple other phrases as well, all preceded by the breaking glass/rattling chain sound effect you heard aboue ; "I'm gonna split you in two!" and "Tell 'em Freddy sent ya! Huahahahahaha!". And yes, much like all noise making Halloween decorations, this thing also goes off when your hand is nowhere near the bowl.

Next up, we have Jen's CVS find....

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"Musical Halloween Lights"! These little plastic Jason masks with a bad case of pink eye might not look so impressive in that picture, but just wait till you see them not only light up, but also play a popular theme song. The Friday the 13th theme song, right? WRONG!



Is it just me or does that little error make these things even cooler? I suspect that the company that made them got the rights to the Carpenter Halloween theme and, realizing that making Myers heads would be infringing on copyrights and might result in William Shatner knocking down their doors, decided to just throw the theme into a pair of hockey mask head lights. They wouldn't be the first company to sell Jason masks under the guise that they're merely hockey masks. You sly sly bastards.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Horror Comes Home - Tuesday, September 22nd

As always, I am only going to be discussing the DVD releases from this week that I personally have interest in or have something to say about. If you want to see every single horror DVD that came out this week, Amazon is the best place for that. Speaking of which, click any of the title links to be taken to the Amazon pages for each release, where you can learn more about them, read customer reviews, or pick up copies of your own!

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2009

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Albino Farm

An Ozark Mountain town - with a century-old history of religious fanaticism - inadvertently creates a modern sadistic society of in-bred misfits who prey on stray travelers. Four young college students - lured into exploring the legend of the Albino Farm - uncover its disturbing past while enduring a night of horrors.

Ok, so it sounds highly generic, I know. But my interest in this movie has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with the fact that it stars WWE superstar Chris Jericho AND Howard Stern Show's own Richard Christy - making this an absolute must see for me. I was supposed to be sent a screener but it never arrived, so i'm gonna have to Netflix or just blind buy this sumbitch. My only hope is that their roles are not just minor cameos, although i'm afraid that might be the case. If anyone's seen it, let me know.

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Clive Barker's Book of Blood DVD & Blu-ray

While investigating a gruesome slaying, a paranormal expert finds a house that is at the intersection of "highways" transporting souls to the afterlife.

This movie felt less Clive Barker-y and more generic haunted house-y. Granted, I haven't read the story it was based on, but from what I gather it's a very very short story that was stretched for this film, so that might have something to do with it. That being said, it's a pretty above average haunted house flick and is definetly worth checking out. It's just nothing special or memorable, is all.

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The Haunted World of El Superbeasto DVD & Blu-ray

El Superbeasto aka “Beasto” is an unstoppable superhero masked wrestler, Producer/Director/Star of BeastoWorld Enterprises—and world-famous man of action! In his first full-length animated adventure based on the comic book created by Rob Zombie, Beasto and his super-sexy sister Suzi X must stop the unholy marriage of foul-mouthed stripper Velvet Von Black and diabolical Dr. Satan, or unleash all the sudsy powers of Hell! Welcome to a depraved domain of outrageous comedy, non-stop ultra-violence and bad-ass theme songs! Featuring a horde of Nazi zombie bikers, seven original songs by Hard ‘n Phirm and the voice talents of Tom Papa, Sheri Moon Zombie, Rosario Dawson, Brian Posehn and Paul Giamatti as Dr. Satan in THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO!

Blind bought and watched this last night with Jen. Between the both of us, we laughed a combined total of I believe three times. It's utterly stupid, pointless, and nearly all of the (mostly sex related) jokes fall totally flat. The main character, El Superbeasto, is highly unlikable and unfunny, which doesn't help any. But despite all of this, I guess it was on some level moderately fun, mostly due to the cartoonized cameos from horror icons including Michael Myers, Leatherface, Nosferatu, and even Otis and Captain Spaulding from The Devil's Rejects. Another standout was Rob's wife, Sheri Moon. While many rag on her and say her acting ruined films like House of 1000 Corpses and TDR (a claim I completely disagree with), I think few can argue with the fact that she was one of the better points of this movie. As Jen pointed out, her voice is very well suited to cartoon work - something she should probably do more of in the future. Those who have been dying to see her drop all of her clothes, your time has come as she is nude on several occasions throughout the film. Granted it's only a cartoon version of her, but she makes for a pretty sexy cartoon character, if I do say so myself. Bottom line is - ya really don't need to bother watching this movie, but there are much worse ways to spend 77 minutes of your time. While the movie had small glimmers of potential, I can't help but once again think that Rob Zombie can do so much better than this. Were House and Rejects really flukes?

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Shaun of the Dead Blu-ray

- 4 Commentary Tracks (including two that were originally only on the UK Shaun DVD release)
- Raw Meat ; Simon Pegg's Video Diary, Lucy Davis' Video Diary, Joe Cornish's Video Diary, Casting Tapes, Edgar and Simon's Flip Chart, SFX Comparison, Make-up Tests, EPK Featurette
- Missing Bits ; "Funky Pete" Featurette, "Plot Holes", "The Man Who Would Be Shaun" Outtake, Outtakes, Extended Bits (w/commentary)
- TV Bits ; "Fun Dead" Fake TV Show Excerpt, T4 With Coldplay Interview, "Trisha-Your Nine Lives Are Up" Talk Show Spoof, "Trisha-I Married a Monster" Talk Show Spoof, "Remembering Z-Day"
- Zombie Gallery ; Photo Gallery, "2000 AD" Strip, Poster Designs, 4 Trailers, 2 UK TV Spots, Storyboard Gallery, Zomb-O-Meter U-Control Featurette


While this Blu-ray has been out exclusively at Best Buy for a while now, it finally landed on shelves everywhere else yesterday. Never got the chance to pick it up at Best Buy but I definetly plan on it in the future. The movie in hi-def plus the inclusion of two new (at least to me) commentaries is enough to satisfy me. Best of all, one of the commentaries is a 'zombie commentary', with five zombie extras talking about their work on the film!

Other notable titles hitting DVD this week include ; Friday the 13th : The Final Season, Friday the 13th : The Complete Series, The Howling Trilogy Tin, Zombie Classics Tin, A Haunting : Demon Angels, and Silence, Ca Tue!.
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What DVD's/Blu's are you guys gonna pick up/check out this week? Leave a comment and let me know!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Got My Fright Rags Night of the Living Dead Limited Edition Tee!

I know I already talked about this shirt a couple days back but I just got it in the mail and I wanted to show you guys pictures of the shirt itself. I actually ordered the shirt in a girl's size medium as a gift for Jen but ended up getting sent a men's size medium - and the girl's size medium is now all sold out. Kind of a bummer as I think she would've looked pretty snazzy in it but hey, I just so happen to be a men's size medium so it kinda works out. Speaking of Jen, I would've had her model the shirt so you have something to look at other than a shirt you've probably already seen but she's not home from work yet so you're just gonna have to look at the shirt as it appears on my brand new blood red sheets instead!

FRONT :

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Click here for a larger close up shot of the front design.

BACK :

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Pretty nice, eh? Fright Rags really does a nice job with their limited edition line of tees, even going so far as to create special printed in tags (Fright Tags, if you will), and this is no exception. Whether I end up wearing this or Jen ends up keeping it as an oversized bed shirt, this is one shirt i'm proud to have in our closet and just knowing that there are only 199 other shirts with this design on it out there makes it all the sweeter!

If you want your very own Night of the Living Dead Limited Edition Artist Series shirt, head over to Fright Rags. Your size options are pretty limited at this point (men's S, M, XL & women's S, XL) and you better act fast if they still have your size in stock because even those are sure to be gone soon.

As always, thank you Ben for giving us the horror shirts we deserve. And thanks for the free prizes too!

Two Short Films To Check Out

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Been meaning to talk about both of these for a week or so now, so let's throw them both together in one post. Here are two new horror shorts that you can, and should, watch right this instant!

- The first comes courtesy of my friends over at Infested Films, the guys responsible for that short The Morning After that I reviewed a couple months back. Their second short, Theodore, has just hit the net and is available for free download and I think you guys might like it. It's gory, it's funny, and it's got Troma's Lloyd Kaufman as a hick bartender! Infested Films is all about entertaining and bringing back the days of plain old gory horror fun and thus far they have not dissapointed. Click here to download Theodore! The Morning After is not yet available for instant watching, but i'll let ya know when it is.

- The next short was made for a competition called The Doorpost Film Project and if I had posted this a bit earlier, like I had planned, you could've supported it and helped it win by voting for it, but at least you can still watch it and show your support in other ways. Filmmakers were tasked with directing a short centered around the topic of 'hope' and Nathan Cox decided to take that idea and go in a completely different direction than everyone else went, by making a zombie flick. If that wasn't cool enough, the short stars Derek Mears and Rodney Eastman, the latter of whom you may remember from Nightmare on Elm Street 3 : Dream Warriors. You're gonna have to create an account to watch it, which shouldn't take you more than a minute. Click here to watch The Resurrection of Officer Rollins. You can also check out a behind the scenes video chronicling the making of the short at the same link. If you dig it, and i'm pretty sure you will (zombie Derek Mears!), show your support by leaving a comment and letting everyone know.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rue Morgue Magazine Shows Me Some Love!

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I got a comment over at my other blog Win Free Horror Shit! a couple days ago from a reader by the name of Valorie who informed me that she picked up the newest issue of Rue Morgue and saw that Win Free Horror Shit! was featured in there so I immediately rushed out and picked it up and lo and behold, she wasn't lying! Every month, Rue Morgue runs a feature called 'Roadkill', where they profile five horror related sites out there on the web that they give their stamp of approval, so to speak, and Win Free Horror Shit! is featured as one of those sites in the just released September 2009 issue! Here's what they had to say!

"Do you like contests? Do you like to win free genre goodies? Well, here's your blog. Win Free Horror Shit scours the weird wide web for horror contests and reposts all the pertinent details in one place. From promos for books to DVD's to comics, it's all here, so come on over and test your luck."

If you're not gonna listen to me, you at least have to listen to Rue Morgue, so take their advice and come on over and test your luck! Many WFHS! readers have already won oodles of great prizes and while I can't guarantee that i'll make each and every one of you a winner, i'm damn sure gonna try my hardest. But you can't win anything unless you enter, so come on over and start entering! Be sure to become a Blogger follower of the site and subscribe by e-mail so that you'll never miss a new contest.

And oh ya, subscribe to Rue Morgue while you're at it - not because they showed me some love, but because the mag is essential monthly reading for every serious horror fan.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Heads Up & Two Updates

- In addition to Clive Barker's Book of Blood premiering this Sunday night on SyFy (9pm ET), i've got another cool piece of programming that just came to my attention. Way back in March of this year, MTV was filming something at the Monster Mania convention in New Jersey and it turns out what they were filming was an episode of True Life. That episode, titled True Life : I'm a Fanboy, premieres tommorow (Saturday) on MTV at 4pm ET and one of the guys profiled is a hardcore horror geek! Although the whole episode isn't centered around just him, it should be awesome to watch, especially with footage of the Monster Mania convention surely to be shown. Keep an eye out for Jen and I (hope hope!) and also keep an eye out for a gal by the name of Kristy, who works for Fright Rags and who will definetly appear, as she is actually the ex-girlfriend and current best friend of the horror geek in question! Apparently MTV kinda makes him look bad, as they always do with people on these shows, but this is pretty cool nonetheless. Thanks for the heads up, Kristy.

Got a couple updates on older posts that instead of making new posts for, I figured i'd just throw in here....

- I mentioned earlier this week about Lionsgate's upcoming release of the Silent Night, Deadly Night box set (click here for full details) and today I was just sent the cover art by my buddy Jayson over at Basement of Ghoulish Decadence. You can either click that above link to see my original post with the new picture or simply click here to see the hi-res cover art in all its glory. Can't wait for this one to hit the streets December 1st. Thanks again Jayson.

- Lastly, here's a very interesting update I was sent by an anonymous tipser in regards to the current whereabouts of the child actor who played Danny Torrance in the original Shining, Danny Lloyd. A long way back I did a Where Are They Now? feature on The Shining and I didn't have much to provide in terms of what's currently going on in Lloyd's life, so this is a nice little addition to that post. Again, you can click the above link to see the full post with the new info or you can just read it below. Thanks, anonymous sir!

"I had some additional information on Danny Lloyd, if you're interested. I recently did a convention with Danny, "Fright Night Film Fest" in Louisville, Kentucky. He really did not want to do it but was talked into appearing by the promoter. The entire time he seemed really unsure of himself and just had an all-around aura of discomfort. After talking to him for a few minutes I discovered that he is a teacher at a Christian school and really did not like the horror genre. He did the appearance solely to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and did not enjoy the experience. He said he had no plans on ever doing another show.

One thing I found particularly odd is that when my wife took a picture of the two of us together, the convention representative asked me not to post the picture on my website/Facebook/MySpace and not to use it in any promotional material. Danny just really wasn't into the whole picture thing ... he was afraid he was going to show up on the internet."

Sticking Up For RZ's Halloween 2

Don't worry, I haven't changed my tune here or anything - I strongly disliked Halloween 2 when I saw it and I still just as strongly dislike it now. But i'm a fair man and though I agree with pretty much every point on every Halloween 2 basher's list of things they hate about the movie, there's one thing I have to stick up for Rob Zombie about. That thing being the rampant grunting of Michael Myers in this latest installment.

Pretty much everyone seems to despise and rag on the fact that Michael Myers makes grunting sounds each time he kills someone - some going so far as to say it sounded like he was constipated throughout the film - and while that didn't bother me much at all, it's not even the fact that it didn't bother me that i'm sticking up for it. The reason I have no problem with Zombie's Myers grunting is because, in case you forgot, John Carpenter's original version of Myers grunted too!! Nobody had a problem with it then, so why do so many have a problem with it now?

Check out this scene of Michael killing Annie and grunting away!



He does this throughout each kill in the film and while it may not be as hardcore or animalistic as the grunting he does in H2, he's still grunting! Believe me, there's plenty to rag on and bitch about when it comes to Zombie's H2, but this is simply not a fair point to criticize. It'd be like bashing the Friday the 13th remake for having a running Jason. Oh wait, everyone did bash that film for that very reason! Jason ran in many of the Friday sequels and nobody had any problem with it and Michael Myers grunted in the original Halloween and everyone considers it one of the best horror films ever made. What gives?! Don't we owe it to filmmakers to at least find valid things to pick apart and complain about?! That's all i'm askin!

But ya, Halloween 2 still sucked. And always will....

Grace - The Original Short Film!

I know you guys have probably had enough of me talking about Grace at this point, but I just gotta do it one more time. Yesterday, Icons of Fright, who have been all for this film since the very beginning, posted Paul Solet's original short film Grace, which went on to become the feature length film Grace. Aside from the festival circuit and aside from Best Buy's exclusive copy of Grace on DVD (out this past Tuesday!), this is the first time the short has been made available to watch and I just had to share it with all you fine folks. This is the 5 minute short that Hatchet director Adam Green saw, loved, and helped get turned into the feature film it was begging to be turned into. Icons also put together a version of the film with commentary by Solet and FX artist Jason Alvino, so be sure to check out both videos!

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As if that wasn't enough, the boys over at Icons of Fright also cut together a little making of video for the short, which you can see here :



One last time I tell you - go pick up Grace on DVD or Blu-ray!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fright Rags Limited Edition Night of the Living Dead Shirt - Available This Friday!

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*Update* Check out a sneak peek of the design, courtesy of Fright Rags owner Ben!

Although you can't buy or even see this shirt until Friday, I wanted to post about this because this shirt is limited to only 200 pieces worldwide and if you're not in on the news right now, you'll probably miss out. So listen up!

This is the first shirt in the line that Fright Rags has dubbed their 'Artist Series' and it's a love note to one of the greatest horror films of all time, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Designed by artist MUNK ONE, this shirt has been several months in the making and has been printed in a very limited quantity of 200 shirts and will never be printed again. It's being made available in both men's and women's sizes S-XL and will cost a little bit more than the average Fright Rags shirt, at $24.99. Lest you think this is too steep, the shirt features a 5 color front design as well as a back design and again, it's limited to only 200 shirts in the entire world, so I think it's a small price to pay for such an awesome collector's item from the greatest horror shirt company out there. You can also pick up a screenprinted poster of the design, signed and numbered by the artist and also signed by Kyra Schon - who played Karen Cooper in the movie - for $40. These posters are limited to only 100 pieces. Or you can buy both in one shot and save $10, bringing your total for both of these limited edition pieces to $54.95. The choice is yours, but you better act fast. Be sure to sign up for the Fright Rags newsletter if you haven't yet so you can not only get word the minute these go on sale but also so you can get in on a special added discount, available only to newsletter subscribers.

Whether you want to get one or both of these items, be sure to head over to Fright Rags come this Friday morning cause these puppies are gonna go real fast. Don't miss out!

Anyone planning on picking one of these shirts up?

A New Giveaway Begins NOW!

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It's been a hell of a summer for giveaways around here and today we kick off the last of the summer - but rest assured, not the last of this year by any means! This brand spankin new giveaway is sponsored by the fine folks over at October Toys and they'd like to introduce FOUR of you guys to their line of toys dubbed Z.O.M.B.I.E. aka Zillions of Mutated Bodies Infecting Everyone!

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Remember those old Monsters in My Pocket figurines? They were a big part of my childhood and i'm sure a big part of some of your childhoods too. Well, these little 2 inch buggers we're giving away today are basically the same thing - small soft plastic fiends - except that each and every one of these little guys is a zombie. And in series 1, which i'm here to bring to you guys, there are five different undead critters. We've got School Girl, Rockabilly, Bathtime, School Boy, and The Ape. Each series 1 set of five figures comes in various different colors - green, blue, glow in the dark, white, red, purple, and grey - the choice is yours. I've got a couple different prize packages to giveaway, including not only the figures but also some art cards (each one depicting one of the zombies in series 1, as drawn by nine different artists), so lets get onto the prizing!

GRAND PRIZE :
-Set of green
-Set of purple
-Set of white
-Set of red
-Set of 9 art cards

1ST PRIZE :
-Set of blue
-Set of red
-Set of 9 art cards

2ND PRIZE :
-Set of red
-Set of 9 art cards

3RD PRIZE :
-Set of 9 art cards

All you've gotta do to enter is drop me a line at mortis45@aol.com, with the subject 'Zombie', telling me your favorite zombie movie of all time. Be sure to also include your address. Contest will run through September 30th and I will randomly choose four winners come October 1st. This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.

Good luck to all! And if you end up being one of the lucky winners, be sure to check out the Z.O.M.B.I.E. game that October Toys has come up with, which you can play with your figures, a die, and a downloadable map!

Heads Up - See Clive Barker's Book of Blood on SyFy!

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Book of Blood doesn't hit DVD and Blu-ray until next Tuesday the 22nd but I just wanted to let you guys know that if you want to see it before then, tune into SyFy this Sunday night at 9pm ET. It will be broadcast only once and then after that you'll have to pick up or rent the film to check it out. So set your DVR's if you wanna see the latest Clive Barker adaptation a little bit early!

I mention this because I just watched Book of Blood last night and although it wasn't even close to one of the best Barker adaptations out there, it was definetly an above average haunted house flick. I've never read Barker's Books of Blood but i'm fairly confident that his writings were a lot deeper and more impactful than what was executed in this film adaptation but again, it's worth the watch. There isn't all that much gore, unfortunately, so I can't see SyFy cutting too much out other than a nice pair of tits and a swinging dick. Gotta have balance! Oh, and keep an eye out for Doug 'Pinhead' Bradley in a very minor cameo!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Toxie Welcomes Four More To The Freddy In Space Winners Circle!

It's that time again - time to make four lucky guys and gals days! The Troma iTunes contest has come to a close and the four winners have been chosen - two have each won a free download of The Toxic Avenger and two others have each won a free download of The Class of Nuke 'Em High - and who better to bring us those results than Citizen Toxie himself! Take it away, Tox!

First up, we have the two winners of The Toxic Avenger!

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Stingers1228@aol.com

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Tiffginn@hotmail.com

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Oh Toxie, you just couldn't resist, could you? Tell us the two winners of Class of Nuke 'Em High, will ya!

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Zoners71@yahoo.com

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Helloktgrrl@yahoo.com


Congratulations to all of you! If you were not one of the lucky winners this time around, you can still head over to iTunes and purchase downloads of many of Troma's titles so you can watch them right on your iPod or iPhone! Big thanks again to John Bonini from NewVideo.com for bringing these downloads our way.

Guess what?! A brand new contest lands on Freddy In Space TOMMOROW and there are four different prize packages to be won! Stay tuned for that!

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Halloween....

We're now a mere month and a half away from Halloween and the decorating has begun! I bring you tonight a very special sneak peek at my Halloween 2009 lawn decor. It's in its very early stages and I will of course put pictures up of both the inside and outside decorations when i'm all done (and yes, I plan on going all out!) but for now, here's a little early look at two of my most prized Halloween decorations.....

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Only on my lawn can Freddy and Jason co-exist! Fred was purchased half off after last Halloween and Jen got me Jay for Christmas last year, so this is the first year i've actually been able to do anything with them. I'm kinda afraid of having them outside for fear of little shitheads messing with them but I guess i'll just have to take that risk. I've had some bad experiences with hoodlum kids fucking with my decorations in the past but we cannot let them discourage us from decorating our lawns. To do so would be a sure sign that the terrorists have indeed won!

Have any of you guys started decorating yet? If you have, or once you do, and you'd like to see your very own decorations featured here on Freddy In Space, drop me an e-mail with some pictures and I can make that happen for ya!

True Blood Season 2 Finale Discussion!


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Click here for a full recap of everything that happened on the final episode of season 2, titled "Beyond Here Lies Nothin", courtesy of IMDb

It's not a season finale until Sam ends up walkin around balls naked!

Well folks, it is over and it's gonna be a good long while before we get some more True Blood back in our lives. As sad as it was to see it end, the finale was pretty kickass, although i'm not sure it topped the awesomeness of the season 1 finale. After the major storyline of the season was ended in the first 30 minutes, I was expecting something MAJOR to go down and I never really got it. That being said, as a whole, I think I prefer this season over the first. Anyone with me on that?

My only real gripe with this episode is that it wasn't shocking enough, but maybe I just always have to find something to complain about (it's my job, as a faux critic!). I like my finales to really pack a shocking punch - perhaps even by killing off a major character (Tara?) - and all we got was the deaths of Eggs and Maryann. Eggs is a minor character as far as i'm concerned and I certaintly wasn't sad or surprised to see him go. His death was pretty cool though, if only cause Jason finally got to kill someone! Will be interesting to see him deal with the guilt of that and to see how Tara feels about her childhood crush killing her boyfriend. As for Maryann, though she was a major character this season, I think we all knew she wasn't gonna make it to season 3. Granted, her death scene was pretty spectacular and it was cool that they wrapped that whole thing up within the first half of the show. But how in the hell did Sam turn into a giant white bull? Doesn't he need to physically see an animal in order to shift into it or can he just look up a picture online? He did make that joke about the wonders of the internet later in the episode....

By the way, Sam is awesome and i'm glad he got to be the hero. There were times where I didn't really care for his character but he's one of my favorites now. So happy he didn't get killed off, like I had feared he was going to be.

Andy has been reinstated on the police force! How awesome would it be to see him bring on Jason as his partner? Those two are gold together and a buddy cop storyline in season 3 would be epic. I love the fact that these two dolts think they're the ones who saved Bon Temps and I hope everyone lets them continue to think that!

Jessica, how dare you not only stand up Hoyt but also go ahead and kill a man. You should be ashamed of yourself. I guess we all knew that lovey dovey relationship was gonna eventually take a serious turn for the worse, eh?

I'm pretty sure the whole wedding storyline was conceived so that Lafayette could finally fulfill his dream of being a bridesmaid - and i'm not complaining! I just hope Bill and Sookie allow him this same honor at their wedding!

Speaking of Bill and Sookie's nuptials, did anyone else think Sookie was gonna walk out of that bathroom and say something like, "I do...now make me a vampire!"? (Can she even be turned?) Was totally expecting that and I think that would've been a much more shocking ending than the one we got. I'm thinking it was either Eric or Lorena that kidnapped Bill but either way I don't think we're gonna see Bill get killed off in the early parts of season 3 so it's not too much of a cliffhanger anyway.

So what can we expect from season 3? According to creator Alan Ball (from this interview), we're gonna be seeing our first glimpses of the King of Mississippi, Sam's parents, the 'super bad' vampire Franklin Mott, and even the shows first werewolf, Alcide. He also teased that we may be seeing more of Godric, through flashbacks. Unfortunately, we're gonna have to wait until early summer 2010 before True Blood comes back on the air for its third season, which promises to be an exciting one. For now, we must wait!

Leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the season finale, the season as a whole, and what you'd like to see next season!

Oh and one last thing. I subscribe to the HBO newsletter and just got e-mailed an exclusive code for 15% off all season 2 merchandise so if anyone wants some discounted True Blood goodies, head over to the HBO store and use the code 'TBFINALE15'! Stock up on your bottles of Tru Blood for consumption next season!