31 Days of Halloween – WEEK 1

by on Oct.09, 2013, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from World of the Weird Monster Blog | Go to Original Post

Hey kids!  Well, we’re one week into the best month of the year, October!  Which means we’re getting closer and closer to Halloween.  Last week I posted a blog about all the movies I had set aside to watch this month in honor of the best holiday of the year.  I wanted to watch at least one thing from this Halloween box of videos each day.   You can see the list here: https://wowmonstershow.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/31-days-of-halloween-the-list/

So far I’ve done pretty good.  I’m saving many of the real Halloween titles (that take place around the holiday) until I get closer to the actual date.  But it’s been a good start so far.  Here’s what I’ve watched so far.  How about you guys?  What are you watching this month?

OCTOBER 1:

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E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: SCREAM QUEENS

Yep, kicked off with an E! special from about 10 years ago.  This 2 hour special, hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was a nice way to kick off the season.  I couldn’t pick just one film, so why not watch something that covers them all.  While called “Scream Queens,” the special actually tracks portrayals of women in horror films from the 30’s to the present (albeit not too in depth…this is E! after all.)   But it was cool to see some of my favorite actresses like Dee Wallace and Angela Bettis get interviewed and was fun to see so many clips from so many great movies.

 

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SCOOBY DOO AND THE VAMPIRE STRIKES BACK

And of course, some Scooby Doo.  This episode from “What’s New, Scooby Doo” features the Hex Girls so of course it’s awesome.  And I always love that Jane Wiedlin is one of the Hex Girls.

 

OCTOBER 2:

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THE FRIGHTENERS

So I kicked off movie watching proper with The Frighteners, a movie I always love seeing.  Peter Jackson, Michael J Fox, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace….how can you lose?   I’m always bummed Universal released this in the middle of summer rather than waiting for an October release.  It could have been a much bigger hit.   Yeah, the CGI effects have lost some of their luster (and I wasn’t a huge fan of them to begin with) but it’s still a very cool, fun flick.  And Jeffrey Combs as an FBI agent who’s been forced to work undercover in various cults and sects for decades is just amazing.   

 

OCTOBER 3:

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HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS

“Come see how the Vampires do it!”  Gotta love that.  I’m a big fan of the old TV series Dark Shadows.  Once my car broke down outside of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.  Transmission shot.  I had to spend 5 days there in a hotel.  My hotel got the Sci-Fi Channel (you know, back when it was called the Sci-Fi channel for Science Fiction….not SyFy for…well, who knows.)  Dark Shadows was on each morning for a couple of episodes.  I dug it.  When the first DVD set of 40 episodes came out I bought it.  I believe it was only $20 or so.  I figured, hey, for 40 episodes that’s not a bad deal, I’ll give it a shot.  The DVDs started at the point in the show where Barnabas the vampire shows up and I was hooked.  Bought the next 7-8 DVD sets.  Just a great fun gothic horror show.  And since it was a daytime soap it could really take its time.    Now this movie is only 90 minutes long, and is kind of an alternative universe story of the same characters, but I love it.  It’s cool to see everyone in a movie where they can actually do more than one take if necessary.  And they all look great.  Add to that the late 60’s clothes and it’s just awesome.  Especially love Carolyn in this (one of my favorites in the show) and how she goes all vamp!   Also, I love it when a movie or show has the entire police force as believers of paranormal activity early on.  RIght off the bat the entire force is armed with crosses and stakes and that’s awesome.   Have never seen Night of Dark Shadows.  Should check it out soon.

 

OCTOBER 4:

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MYSTERY, INCORPORATED: “The Shrieking Madness”

So this was one of the nights where I worked late and had to get up early so I had to resort to a short entry for this day and so I went to one of the best cartoons ever, Mystery, Incorporated.  This episode from the first season, “The Shrieking Madness” features Harlan Ellison as himself and has Jeffrey Combs as HP Hatecraft.  So obviously, it’s all about HP Lovecraft and it’s awesome.

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Seriously, just check it out.

 

OCTOBER 5:

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

I dig this movie, I really do.  Directed by Tom Savini and written by George A Romero himself I consider it to be one of Romero’s zombie movies.  It’s just a cool film.

Plus Barbara is a bad ass:

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And Bill Mosely is a great Johnny

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But Romero (and Savini also in staging some gags) takes everything you know about the original and slowly subverts it as the movie goes on.  Ben (the awesome Tony Todd) and the others almost seem like characters trapped in the original B&W film while Barbara watches on.  Everything the people represent slowly changes from the original and it definitely makes it a film that can stand on its own (quite a few things towards the end George used in his own LAND OF THE DEAD as well.)  But the way George subverts the original and changes it around gives me chills when the iconic final line is said “that’s another one for the fire.”  If you never gave it a chance because it was a “remake” then do yourself a favor and give it a shot.

 

OCTOBER 6:

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SCOOBY DOO MEETS BATMAN AND ROBIN

Another night where I had no time due to work.  So again, went back to Scooby Doo.  Hey, it’s not the great show Mystery, Inc is, but this still has the Mystery, Inc gang talking about the Joker and Gotham City and if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.  Also, the Mystery Machine and the Batmobile share the frame which is like a dream

 

OCTOBER 7:

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MICROWAVE MASSACRE

Okay, so I try to normally stick to more spooky/Halloween type movies in October.  Haunted Houses, monsters, etc.  For example, DAWN OF THE DEAD is one of my favorite movies, but it’s not what I consider a good Halloween movie (NOTLD fits because it has got that creepy one night trapped in a house thing going for it…cemeteries, etc.)  MICROWAVE MASSACRE isn’t really a spooky movie either, but I picked it up last year at Days of the Dead and have been looking forward to watching it.

How is it?  I think the title screen sums up the type of film it is well.

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That’s the kind of movie this is.  Actually, its way more a black comedy (with a few good laughs) than a horror movie.  And at just over an hour it has a pretty good run time.  But there’s really no Microwave Massacre per se.  Actually, not even much of a microwave.  But it was good 80’s VHS fun.

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Also, according to one review I read, this is supposedly Paul Reubens in an uncredited cameo. 

 

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MAKING MONSTERS (Travel Channel)

I also watched an episode of MAKING MONSTERS.  Now while I do plan on watching some TV in my 31 Days of Halloween (Scooby Doo obviously, maybe a Friday the 13th the Tv Series episode) I don’t really plan on counting stuff currently airing.  (example: I plan on watching American Horror Story cause it’s about a coven of witches, but I won’t count that.)  But Making Monsters is only ever aired during the month of October every year.  They make 8 two hour episodes and air 2 of them back to back every Sunday in October.  And that’s it.  No reruns during the year, just around Halloween.  The show follows the gang at Distortions Unlimited as they create various gags and props for the haunt and halloween community.  It’s a great, fun show and it’s become a Halloween tradition (Like Halloween Wars on the Food Network.)

 

Well, that’s it for week one.  So far, so good.  And I’ve got some great flicks coming up in the next couple of weeks.  Happy Halloween, everyone!  Chime in with some must sees on your list.

 

 

 

 

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31 Days of Halloween – WEEK 1

by on Oct.09, 2013, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from World of the Weird Monster Blog | Go to Original Post

Hey kids!  Well, we’re one week into the best month of the year, October!  Which means we’re getting closer and closer to Halloween.  Last week I posted a blog about all the movies I had set aside to watch this month in honor of the best holiday of the year.  I wanted to watch at least one thing from this Halloween box of videos each day.   You can see the list here: http://wowmonstershow.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/31-days-of-halloween-the-list/

So far I’ve done pretty good.  I’m saving many of the real Halloween titles (that take place around the holiday) until I get closer to the actual date.  But it’s been a good start so far.  Here’s what I’ve watched so far.  How about you guys?  What are you watching this month?

OCTOBER 1:

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E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: SCREAM QUEENS

Yep, kicked off with an E! special from about 10 years ago.  This 2 hour special, hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was a nice way to kick off the season.  I couldn’t pick just one film, so why not watch something that covers them all.  While called “Scream Queens,” the special actually tracks portrayals of women in horror films from the 30′s to the present (albeit not too in depth…this is E! after all.)   But it was cool to see some of my favorite actresses like Dee Wallace and Angela Bettis get interviewed and was fun to see so many clips from so many great movies.

 

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SCOOBY DOO AND THE VAMPIRE STRIKES BACK

And of course, some Scooby Doo.  This episode from “What’s New, Scooby Doo” features the Hex Girls so of course it’s awesome.  And I always love that Jane Wiedlin is one of the Hex Girls.

 

OCTOBER 2:

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THE FRIGHTENERS

So I kicked off movie watching proper with The Frighteners, a movie I always love seeing.  Peter Jackson, Michael J Fox, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace….how can you lose?   I’m always bummed Universal released this in the middle of summer rather than waiting for an October release.  It could have been a much bigger hit.   Yeah, the CGI effects have lost some of their luster (and I wasn’t a huge fan of them to begin with) but it’s still a very cool, fun flick.  And Jeffrey Combs as an FBI agent who’s been forced to work undercover in various cults and sects for decades is just amazing.   

 

OCTOBER 3:

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HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS

“Come see how the Vampires do it!”  Gotta love that.  I’m a big fan of the old TV series Dark Shadows.  Once my car broke down outside of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.  Transmission shot.  I had to spend 5 days there in a hotel.  My hotel got the Sci-Fi Channel (you know, back when it was called the Sci-Fi channel for Science Fiction….not SyFy for…well, who knows.)  Dark Shadows was on each morning for a couple of episodes.  I dug it.  When the first DVD set of 40 episodes came out I bought it.  I believe it was only $20 or so.  I figured, hey, for 40 episodes that’s not a bad deal, I’ll give it a shot.  The DVDs started at the point in the show where Barnabas the vampire shows up and I was hooked.  Bought the next 7-8 DVD sets.  Just a great fun gothic horror show.  And since it was a daytime soap it could really take its time.    Now this movie is only 90 minutes long, and is kind of an alternative universe story of the same characters, but I love it.  It’s cool to see everyone in a movie where they can actually do more than one take if necessary.  And they all look great.  Add to that the late 60′s clothes and it’s just awesome.  Especially love Carolyn in this (one of my favorites in the show) and how she goes all vamp!   Also, I love it when a movie or show has the entire police force as believers of paranormal activity early on.  RIght off the bat the entire force is armed with crosses and stakes and that’s awesome.   Have never seen Night of Dark Shadows.  Should check it out soon.

 

OCTOBER 4:

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MYSTERY, INCORPORATED: “The Shrieking Madness”

So this was one of the nights where I worked late and had to get up early so I had to resort to a short entry for this day and so I went to one of the best cartoons ever, Mystery, Incorporated.  This episode from the first season, “The Shrieking Madness” features Harlan Ellison as himself and has Jeffrey Combs as HP Hatecraft.  So obviously, it’s all about HP Lovecraft and it’s awesome.

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Seriously, just check it out.

 

OCTOBER 5:

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

I dig this movie, I really do.  Directed by Tom Savini and written by George A Romero himself I consider it to be one of Romero’s zombie movies.  It’s just a cool film.

Plus Barbara is a bad ass:

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And Bill Mosely is a great Johnny

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But Romero (and Savini also in staging some gags) takes everything you know about the original and slowly subverts it as the movie goes on.  Ben (the awesome Tony Todd) and the others almost seem like characters trapped in the original B&W film while Barbara watches on.  Everything the people represent slowly changes from the original and it definitely makes it a film that can stand on its own (quite a few things towards the end George used in his own LAND OF THE DEAD as well.)  But the way George subverts the original and changes it around gives me chills when the iconic final line is said “that’s another one for the fire.”  If you never gave it a chance because it was a “remake” then do yourself a favor and give it a shot.

 

OCTOBER 6:

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SCOOBY DOO MEETS BATMAN AND ROBIN

Another night where I had no time due to work.  So again, went back to Scooby Doo.  Hey, it’s not the great show Mystery, Inc is, but this still has the Mystery, Inc gang talking about the Joker and Gotham City and if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.  Also, the Mystery Machine and the Batmobile share the frame which is like a dream

 

OCTOBER 7:

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MICROWAVE MASSACRE

Okay, so I try to normally stick to more spooky/Halloween type movies in October.  Haunted Houses, monsters, etc.  For example, DAWN OF THE DEAD is one of my favorite movies, but it’s not what I consider a good Halloween movie (NOTLD fits because it has got that creepy one night trapped in a house thing going for it…cemeteries, etc.)  MICROWAVE MASSACRE isn’t really a spooky movie either, but I picked it up last year at Days of the Dead and have been looking forward to watching it.

How is it?  I think the title screen sums up the type of film it is well.

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That’s the kind of movie this is.  Actually, its way more a black comedy (with a few good laughs) than a horror movie.  And at just over an hour it has a pretty good run time.  But there’s really no Microwave Massacre per se.  Actually, not even much of a microwave.  But it was good 80′s VHS fun.

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Also, according to one review I read, this is supposedly Paul Reubens in an uncredited cameo. 

 

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MAKING MONSTERS (Travel Channel)

I also watched an episode of MAKING MONSTERS.  Now while I do plan on watching some TV in my 31 Days of Halloween (Scooby Doo obviously, maybe a Friday the 13th the Tv Series episode) I don’t really plan on counting stuff currently airing.  (example: I plan on watching American Horror Story cause it’s about a coven of witches, but I won’t count that.)  But Making Monsters is only ever aired during the month of October every year.  They make 8 two hour episodes and air 2 of them back to back every Sunday in October.  And that’s it.  No reruns during the year, just around Halloween.  The show follows the gang at Distortions Unlimited as they create various gags and props for the haunt and halloween community.  It’s a great, fun show and it’s become a Halloween tradition (Like Halloween Wars on the Food Network.)

 

Well, that’s it for week one.  So far, so good.  And I’ve got some great flicks coming up in the next couple of weeks.  Happy Halloween, everyone!  Chime in with some must sees on your list.

 

 

 

 

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Ring This Doorbell

by on Oct.01, 2013, under Exclusive Ghoularama Blogs

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31 Days of Halloween – The List

by on Oct.01, 2013, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from World of the Weird Monster Blog | Go to Original Post

Hey, everyone!

The World of the Weird Monster Show Blog is back!  And hopefully I won’t let it languish as before.  I will try to keep posting WOWMS content that I think you all may find interesting (including continuing the “making of” look backs at past season) as well as other stuff that interests me.

But today is October 1st and that means one thing!  It’s time for 31 days of Halloween movie viewing!  I know we say “everyday is Halloween” but this is the one time of year where I try to make sure I watch one movie a day.  I’ve already scoured my video collection and put together a list of films to choose from this season.   I’ve also included some 30-60 minute shows as well for those late nights where I may not be able to fit something in due to work, etc.

I will try to write little mini-reviews as I go and let you know what films were selected.

Without further adieu, here is the list of films, in no order, chosen for this year:

 

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The E! 100 SCARIEST MOVIE MOMENTS:  I had forgotten I’d burned this to DVD and decided to throw it in on the chance I needed something that I didn’t have to pay super attention to.  Or on some night where I couldn’t make up my mind.  This is a fall back title, probably won’t watch.

 

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Here’s one of those 30 minute picks for a late night after work.  Every October I need to at least watch the 2 part episode which takes place on Halloween where Gomez and Morticia talk about how they first met.

 

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ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES: Another 30 minute choice.   Have never watched, but love the idea (and I had to use this image with the Archies/Scooby Doo mash-up because, well, awesome.)

 

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THE CHANGELING: One of my favorite movies that can really give me the chills and it’s been way too long since I’ve watched it.

 

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CREEPSHOW: Got the Blu-Ray for this a long time ago and have yet to put it in.  That changes now.

 

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CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF:  Had to throw in some Hammer Horror and this is one I haven’t watched in a long time.

 

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DR. PHIBES RIDES AGAIN!:  It demanded to be watched.

 

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VISITORS FROM THE GRAVE Hosted by Elvira:  Have a few Elvira hosted films this year.  Because, hey, I love Elvira and not many things say Halloween like Elvira hosting a movie.

 

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THE EVIL DEAD:  Another Blu-Ray I bought awhile ago and haven’t watched.

 

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THE FOG: One of my all time favorite horror films.  Just got the new Blu-Ray and can’t wait to watch.

 

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FRIDAY THE 13TH THE SERIES:  Another “short” choice, I love this show.  Robey!

 

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THE FRIGHTENERS:  What’s not to love?

 

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VAMPIRE JOURNALS: Hosted by William Shatner’s Full Moon Fright Night:  Okay, horrible movie….but one of the only available titles from Shatner’s horror host show.  Must watch!

 

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GINGER SNAPS:  Love this movie!  And it takes place on Halloween and it’s been way too long since I’ve seen it.

 

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IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN:  C’mon.  It’s the best.  Will most likely watch right around 10/31.

 

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HALLOWEEN III SEASON OF THE WITCH: One of the best Halloween movies ever.  If you don’t like this movie, you are wrong.  It’s just that simple.  Atkins!

 

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HALLOWEEN:  Best watched on Halloween itself.  I think I may watch the extended TV version this year.  Because, you know, I think I own like 456 different copies of this.

 

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HALLOWEEN I & 2:  I just can’t tear my eyes from the Rob Zombie remakes.  I’ve loved everything he’s ever done.  But did NOT like the first Halloween.  Did like the 2nd.  But as time goes by I like each one more and more.

 

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HAUNTED PALACE: Don’t let the “Edgar Allen Poe” fool you, this is all HP Lovecraft and Vincent Price and it’s awesome.

 

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THE HAZING;  another fun Halloween night movie.  Tiffany Sheppis!

 

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HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES:  Again…on Halloween night.  Love this movie.  Also, one of the best looking Blu-Rays I’ve ever seen.

 

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HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS:  Love it.  Loved the series and while these films aren’t as cool, they’re still just fun to watch.

 

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THE HOWLING: One of the best werewolf movies ever.  Have the new Blu-Ray, looking forward to seeing it.

 

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THE LADY IN WHITE:  Another Halloween picture and just a great little movie.  I’ve always found this pretty unique.

 

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THE LORDS OF SALEM:  I loved this movie and it’s crying out to be watched around Halloween.

 

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MAY:  Another great flick.  Another that takes place on Halloween.

 

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MICROWAVE MASSACRE:  How could I not watch this?  Bought it at Days of the Dead last year.  Still haven’t watched.

 

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NIGHT OF THE DEMONS:  Such a great Halloween night classic!

 

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PHANTASM:  perfect for a late, fall night!

 

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PRINCE OF DARKNESS:  Just got the new Blu-Ray, looking forward to checking out the new transfer.

 

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SCOOBY DOO:  I LOVE Scooby Doo and Mysery, Inc.  So somewhere this month I’ll be watching multiple versions of this show.  Possible the HP Lovecraft episode of Mystery, Incorporated.  Maybe this one where they met Batman and Robin.  Maybe where they first saw the Hex Girls.  Who knows?  But I love Scooby Doo.

 

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES:  A Halloween requirement.  A must watch.

 

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TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000:  Or as I like to call it, WOWMS the Movie.  I love this movie.  Geena Davis Vampire!

 

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TRICK R TREAT: Owned this on Blu-Ray for years.  STILL have yet to see it.  Will this be the Halloween I finally watch this?

 

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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: Blu-Ray:  Not sure which films yet.  I know at least THE WOLFMAN as it’s one of the transfers I haven’t looked at yet.

 

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WEREWOLF Tv show:  For a night when nothing else will do.

 

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THE WICKER MAN:  One of the best horror films ever.  Have to watch.  And early October film.

 

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WILLARD: Been way to long since I’ve watched this.

 

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WOLFMAN:  Haven’t seen since the theaters and have been wanting to see again.

 

Okay, that’s it.  Sure I won’t get to them all, but I’m going to try to see as many as possible (and I’m sure others will sneak in.)  How about you guys, what’s on your list for must see Halloween movies?

 

 

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31 Days of Halloween – The List

by on Oct.01, 2013, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from World of the Weird Monster Blog | Go to Original Post

Hey, everyone!

The World of the Weird Monster Show Blog is back!  And hopefully I won’t let it languish as before.  I will try to keep posting WOWMS content that I think you all may find interesting (including continuing the “making of” look backs at past season) as well as other stuff that interests me.

But today is October 1st and that means one thing!  It’s time for 31 days of Halloween movie viewing!  I know we say “everyday is Halloween” but this is the one time of year where I try to make sure I watch one movie a day.  I’ve already scoured my video collection and put together a list of films to choose from this season.   I’ve also included some 30-60 minute shows as well for those late nights where I may not be able to fit something in due to work, etc.

I will try to write little mini-reviews as I go and let you know what films were selected.

Without further adieu, here is the list of films, in no order, chosen for this year:

 

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The E! 100 SCARIEST MOVIE MOMENTS:  I had forgotten I’d burned this to DVD and decided to throw it in on the chance I needed something that I didn’t have to pay super attention to.  Or on some night where I couldn’t make up my mind.  This is a fall back title, probably won’t watch.

 

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Here’s one of those 30 minute picks for a late night after work.  Every October I need to at least watch the 2 part episode which takes place on Halloween where Gomez and Morticia talk about how they first met.

 

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ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES: Another 30 minute choice.   Have never watched, but love the idea (and I had to use this image with the Archies/Scooby Doo mash-up because, well, awesome.)

 

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THE CHANGELING: One of my favorite movies that can really give me the chills and it’s been way too long since I’ve watched it.

 

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CREEPSHOW: Got the Blu-Ray for this a long time ago and have yet to put it in.  That changes now.

 

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CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF:  Had to throw in some Hammer Horror and this is one I haven’t watched in a long time.

 

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DR. PHIBES RIDES AGAIN!:  It demanded to be watched.

 

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VISITORS FROM THE GRAVE Hosted by Elvira:  Have a few Elvira hosted films this year.  Because, hey, I love Elvira and not many things say Halloween like Elvira hosting a movie.

 

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THE EVIL DEAD:  Another Blu-Ray I bought awhile ago and haven’t watched.

 

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THE FOG: One of my all time favorite horror films.  Just got the new Blu-Ray and can’t wait to watch.

 

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FRIDAY THE 13TH THE SERIES:  Another “short” choice, I love this show.  Robey!

 

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THE FRIGHTENERS:  What’s not to love?

 

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VAMPIRE JOURNALS: Hosted by William Shatner’s Full Moon Fright Night:  Okay, horrible movie….but one of the only available titles from Shatner’s horror host show.  Must watch!

 

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GINGER SNAPS:  Love this movie!  And it takes place on Halloween and it’s been way too long since I’ve seen it.

 

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IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN:  C’mon.  It’s the best.  Will most likely watch right around 10/31.

 

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HALLOWEEN III SEASON OF THE WITCH: One of the best Halloween movies ever.  If you don’t like this movie, you are wrong.  It’s just that simple.  Atkins!

 

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HALLOWEEN:  Best watched on Halloween itself.  I think I may watch the extended TV version this year.  Because, you know, I think I own like 456 different copies of this.

 

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HALLOWEEN I & 2:  I just can’t tear my eyes from the Rob Zombie remakes.  I’ve loved everything he’s ever done.  But did NOT like the first Halloween.  Did like the 2nd.  But as time goes by I like each one more and more.

 

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HAUNTED PALACE: Don’t let the “Edgar Allen Poe” fool you, this is all HP Lovecraft and Vincent Price and it’s awesome.

 

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THE HAZING;  another fun Halloween night movie.  Tiffany Sheppis!

 

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HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES:  Again…on Halloween night.  Love this movie.  Also, one of the best looking Blu-Rays I’ve ever seen.

 

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HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS:  Love it.  Loved the series and while these films aren’t as cool, they’re still just fun to watch.

 

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THE HOWLING: One of the best werewolf movies ever.  Have the new Blu-Ray, looking forward to seeing it.

 

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THE LADY IN WHITE:  Another Halloween picture and just a great little movie.  I’ve always found this pretty unique.

 

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THE LORDS OF SALEM:  I loved this movie and it’s crying out to be watched around Halloween.

 

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MAY:  Another great flick.  Another that takes place on Halloween.

 

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MICROWAVE MASSACRE:  How could I not watch this?  Bought it at Days of the Dead last year.  Still haven’t watched.

 

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NIGHT OF THE DEMONS:  Such a great Halloween night classic!

 

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PHANTASM:  perfect for a late, fall night!

 

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PRINCE OF DARKNESS:  Just got the new Blu-Ray, looking forward to checking out the new transfer.

 

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SCOOBY DOO:  I LOVE Scooby Doo and Mysery, Inc.  So somewhere this month I’ll be watching multiple versions of this show.  Possible the HP Lovecraft episode of Mystery, Incorporated.  Maybe this one where they met Batman and Robin.  Maybe where they first saw the Hex Girls.  Who knows?  But I love Scooby Doo.

 

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES:  A Halloween requirement.  A must watch.

 

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TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000:  Or as I like to call it, WOWMS the Movie.  I love this movie.  Geena Davis Vampire!

 

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TRICK R TREAT: Owned this on Blu-Ray for years.  STILL have yet to see it.  Will this be the Halloween I finally watch this?

 

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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: Blu-Ray:  Not sure which films yet.  I know at least THE WOLFMAN as it’s one of the transfers I haven’t looked at yet.

 

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WEREWOLF Tv show:  For a night when nothing else will do.

 

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THE WICKER MAN:  One of the best horror films ever.  Have to watch.  And early October film.

 

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WILLARD: Been way to long since I’ve watched this.

 

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WOLFMAN:  Haven’t seen since the theaters and have been wanting to see again.

 

Okay, that’s it.  Sure I won’t get to them all, but I’m going to try to see as many as possible (and I’m sure others will sneak in.)  How about you guys, what’s on your list for must see Halloween movies?

 

 

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31 Days of Halloween – The List

by on Oct.01, 2013, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from World of the Weird Monster Blog | Go to Original Post

Hey, everyone!

The World of the Weird Monster Show Blog is back!  And hopefully I won’t let it languish as before.  I will try to keep posting WOWMS content that I think you all may find interesting (including continuing the “making of” look backs at past season) as well as other stuff that interests me.

But today is October 1st and that means one thing!  It’s time for 31 days of Halloween movie viewing!  I know we say “everyday is Halloween” but this is the one time of year where I try to make sure I watch one movie a day.  I’ve already scoured my video collection and put together a list of films to choose from this season.   I’ve also included some 30-60 minute shows as well for those late nights where I may not be able to fit something in due to work, etc.

I will try to write little mini-reviews as I go and let you know what films were selected.

Without further adieu, here is the list of films, in no order, chosen for this year:

 

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The E! 100 SCARIEST MOVIE MOMENTS:  I had forgotten I’d burned this to DVD and decided to throw it in on the chance I needed something that I didn’t have to pay super attention to.  Or on some night where I couldn’t make up my mind.  This is a fall back title, probably won’t watch.

 

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Here’s one of those 30 minute picks for a late night after work.  Every October I need to at least watch the 2 part episode which takes place on Halloween where Gomez and Morticia talk about how they first met.

 

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ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES: Another 30 minute choice.   Have never watched, but love the idea (and I had to use this image with the Archies/Scooby Doo mash-up because, well, awesome.)

 

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THE CHANGELING: One of my favorite movies that can really give me the chills and it’s been way too long since I’ve watched it.

 

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CREEPSHOW: Got the Blu-Ray for this a long time ago and have yet to put it in.  That changes now.

 

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CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF:  Had to throw in some Hammer Horror and this is one I haven’t watched in a long time.

 

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DR. PHIBES RIDES AGAIN!:  It demanded to be watched.

 

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VISITORS FROM THE GRAVE Hosted by Elvira:  Have a few Elvira hosted films this year.  Because, hey, I love Elvira and not many things say Halloween like Elvira hosting a movie.

 

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THE EVIL DEAD:  Another Blu-Ray I bought awhile ago and haven’t watched.

 

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THE FOG: One of my all time favorite horror films.  Just got the new Blu-Ray and can’t wait to watch.

 

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FRIDAY THE 13TH THE SERIES:  Another “short” choice, I love this show.  Robey!

 

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THE FRIGHTENERS:  What’s not to love?

 

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VAMPIRE JOURNALS: Hosted by William Shatner’s Full Moon Fright Night:  Okay, horrible movie….but one of the only available titles from Shatner’s horror host show.  Must watch!

 

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GINGER SNAPS:  Love this movie!  And it takes place on Halloween and it’s been way too long since I’ve seen it.

 

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IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN:  C’mon.  It’s the best.  Will most likely watch right around 10/31.

 

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HALLOWEEN III SEASON OF THE WITCH: One of the best Halloween movies ever.  If you don’t like this movie, you are wrong.  It’s just that simple.  Atkins!

 

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HALLOWEEN:  Best watched on Halloween itself.  I think I may watch the extended TV version this year.  Because, you know, I think I own like 456 different copies of this.

 

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HALLOWEEN I & 2:  I just can’t tear my eyes from the Rob Zombie remakes.  I’ve loved everything he’s ever done.  But did NOT like the first Halloween.  Did like the 2nd.  But as time goes by I like each one more and more.

 

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HAUNTED PALACE: Don’t let the “Edgar Allen Poe” fool you, this is all HP Lovecraft and Vincent Price and it’s awesome.

 

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THE HAZING;  another fun Halloween night movie.  Tiffany Sheppis!

 

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HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES:  Again…on Halloween night.  Love this movie.  Also, one of the best looking Blu-Rays I’ve ever seen.

 

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HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS:  Love it.  Loved the series and while these films aren’t as cool, they’re still just fun to watch.

 

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THE HOWLING: One of the best werewolf movies ever.  Have the new Blu-Ray, looking forward to seeing it.

 

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THE LADY IN WHITE:  Another Halloween picture and just a great little movie.  I’ve always found this pretty unique.

 

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THE LORDS OF SALEM:  I loved this movie and it’s crying out to be watched around Halloween.

 

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MAY:  Another great flick.  Another that takes place on Halloween.

 

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MICROWAVE MASSACRE:  How could I not watch this?  Bought it at Days of the Dead last year.  Still haven’t watched.

 

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NIGHT OF THE DEMONS:  Such a great Halloween night classic!

 

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PHANTASM:  perfect for a late, fall night!

 

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PRINCE OF DARKNESS:  Just got the new Blu-Ray, looking forward to checking out the new transfer.

 

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SCOOBY DOO:  I LOVE Scooby Doo and Mysery, Inc.  So somewhere this month I’ll be watching multiple versions of this show.  Possible the HP Lovecraft episode of Mystery, Incorporated.  Maybe this one where they met Batman and Robin.  Maybe where they first saw the Hex Girls.  Who knows?  But I love Scooby Doo.

 

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES:  A Halloween requirement.  A must watch.

 

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TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000:  Or as I like to call it, WOWMS the Movie.  I love this movie.  Geena Davis Vampire!

 

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TRICK R TREAT: Owned this on Blu-Ray for years.  STILL have yet to see it.  Will this be the Halloween I finally watch this?

 

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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: Blu-Ray:  Not sure which films yet.  I know at least THE WOLFMAN as it’s one of the transfers I haven’t looked at yet.

 

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WEREWOLF Tv show:  For a night when nothing else will do.

 

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THE WICKER MAN:  One of the best horror films ever.  Have to watch.  And early October film.

 

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WILLARD: Been way to long since I’ve watched this.

 

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WOLFMAN:  Haven’t seen since the theaters and have been wanting to see again.

 

Okay, that’s it.  Sure I won’t get to them all, but I’m going to try to see as many as possible (and I’m sure others will sneak in.)  How about you guys, what’s on your list for must see Halloween movies?

 

 

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Halloween Extreme!

by on May.10, 2013, under Exclusive Ghoularama Blogs

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Van Helsing Candelabras!

by on Feb.03, 2013, under Exclusive Ghoularama Blogs, Films

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No Clowning Around Starts Shooting!!

by on Sep.11, 2012, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from Rob Dimension | Go to Original Post

No Clowning Around Start Shooting
Update for Sept 5th
Yesterday marked the start of principle shooting for my First short film, No Clowning Around. The film is my first attempt at writing a short, I will also be co-directing with Matt Burd, whom I’ve worked with before. I figured I would keep an online diary of sorts documenting the progress with both the good and the bad, hoping you enjoy the ride along the way.
Call time is 8am – Now the weather was a concern for the first day, since we were dealing with the remnants of tropical storm Issac. We started off with some sprinkles and overcast, we were able to grab the necessary shots from outside that we wanted too except some interactions that we can simply pick up on a light day of shooting we have scheduled. Later in the day, the rain got much, much worse, making filming a bit more problematic, so much so, we could hear the rain on the roof and were forced to hang tight while the storm passed.
Yesterday also marked the first time I worked with a child on set…haha. It provided laughs and she did fantastic. Kids are so cute and make simple comments that are purely genuine. She practiced and knew her lines, but the curiosity of a 4 year old staring a clown, drunk in a bath tub created some fun. After watching some of the daily’s, I was very happy.
Directing while starring in the film…oh boy, where do I start with this one? When I worked with Matt before, it was either our stint on Late Night at the Horror Hotel or one of his films, the last one being “Cuts Right Over”, all of those experiences worked out great. This time, Matt and myself agreed to co-direct this film…but let me be the one to say, It’s tougher than I could have imagined to act, direct and worry about the entire production end including things like food for the crew, remembering props or even simple clean up…every little thing. Matt is doing so good, he is prepared and always asks my opinion, even though, I’m sure he knows what looks great. Perfect professional, I really see big things for him. The crew we have is absolutely fantastic, always there when you need them…so giving. I couldn’t ask for anything better. Love them all!
I’m convinced, after waking up with blue eye liner on my eyes, the smell of frosting in my nose and the stress factor looming over my head all means we are doing the right things. Next day we shoot is Sept 9th, that day is completely a full day of shooting, from sex, to death to a fight. Kim makes her way on set, plus Corino makes his acting debut..I’m so excited for that day. It will be draining but after its done, it will be great to look back and feel the same as I do today.
You can still help fund the project at www.NoClowningAround.com and also follow the progress on Twitter RobDimension – “Come to Daddy!!”
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Dimension’s Horror-ible Toy Review – NECA’s Friday the 13th Part 3 – Jason Voorhees

by on Sep.11, 2012, under Horror Show Hosts

Reposted from Rob Dimension | Go to Original Post

Dimension’s Horror-ible Toy Review
 NECA’s Friday the 13th Part 3- Jason Voorhees
After an amazing weekend at Monster-Mania Con, I was finally able to start going through my swag, merch and assorted goodies. Now, I’ve always been a “toy guy”, collecting and selling all kinds, from Star Wars to Horror action figures. NECA kind of took over for McFarlane in the Horror toy department several years ago. The great thing is NECA seems to care…A LOT.
As I sat, scanning the loot, I decided it’s time to be an “opener” and crack open the Friday the 13th Jason figure, modeled after Part 3. The packaging is colorful and is the sealed clamshell type which is impossible too open, but I’m assuming it’s keeping Jason in (for OUR protection of course).
After I grab some scissors, it’s time to crack this killer open! One twist-tie and Jason is out.
This Jason might have more meaning to me, as I remember seeing Friday the 13th Part 3 in theaters back in the early 80’s. It was my first real experience for 3-D films. I always though Richard Brooker always did a decent job as everyone’s confused, deformed, mongoloid summer camper, but that’s my opinion.
Ok, let’s discuss the “Facts of the Figure” – The figure stands approx 7 inches tall. with decent articulation. Knees and arms bend, plus the shoulders swivel. The figure is available in two models – The Regular and the Battle Damaged versions. Neither seem too be rarer as of yet, but I grabbed the “Clean” version…but now after opening, I realize I need both version. The Clean version comes with a Spear Gun and Machete accessories, while the Battle Damaged version comes with an Axe and the Machete.
The paint job is excellent, as Jason is sporting some 80’s style stone washed jeans…haha..ok, maybe that’s me wishing. Anyways, his paint scheme seems to be spot on in comparison to the film. His posture is what really got me, as they captured his hunched shoulders fantastic, It really resembles him. The biggest benefit, as the pictures show, his mask is removable! I’ve had problems in the past with removable masks, especially Jason’s, since the straps on the hockey mask tend to break…but so far, so good.
I would give this figure an A. It was an instant winner for me. It looks great, poses and stands very easily and is a keeper. I will say, for me, this is an opener. I don’t think you can really enjoy the detail or sculpting unless Jason is out free…roaming your toy shelf, looking for pre-martial sex havers!!
If you would like to purchase these figures, our any of the other NECA Horror Figure line, please visit my friend Kevin at House of Mysterious Secrets. Kevin is top notch retailer and has extremely competitive prices.
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