Saturday, December 24, 2011

Scary Christmas!


A very merry scary Christmas to all cool ghouls!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Chewbacca Christmas

Heart warming. Brings a tear to my eye.

Christmas Evil & New Year's Evil tonight on TCM!

What up, boils & ghouls. Just a friendly ho-ho-holiday head's up that TCM is presenting a couple of flicks to get us in the mood for the horrordays, er I mean holidays.

Tonight (or is that tomorrow?) at 2:00 a.m. EST is Christmas Evil a/k/a You Better Watch Out from 1980. This is actually my favorite holiday-themed horror flick. Quite disturbing and unusual. If you haven't seen this gem, do yourself a solid and check it out.

Then, at 3:45 a.m. EST is New Year's Evil (1981). This so-so slasher flick is quite dated and every time I've seen it, I'm hoping the annoyingly horrible "hot" lead gets her head cut off just to shut her up. In any event, still not the worst thing you'll sit through.

Stay scary!

The Human Centipede Menorah

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Check out this cool story. I'd like to tour the joint. Thanks to my wife for the link!

The main Gothic Revival building is one of the world's largest hand-cut sandstone structures and a National Historic Landmark. Virginia legislators authorized its construction in 1858, but it wasn't until 1864 that the first patients were admitted.

The hospital repeatedly changed hands during the Civil War, ending up with West Virginia when it became a separate state. Originally intended for 250 patients, it housed nearly 10 times that many during the 1950s.

Known in later years as Weston Hospital, it eventually closed in 1994, when the state moved patients to a more modern facility. Then it stood empty for nearly 15 years, inhabited only by rats, security guards and the occasional paintball-playing trespasser.

In 2008, Jordan's father Joe, a Morgantown asbestos abatement and demolition contractor, bought it at auction for $1.5 million. He's since sunk at least another $1 million into the place, hiring crew after crew to repair the showpiece clock tower, the disintegrating floors and the forever-leaking roofs.

Running the asylum is a family affair.

Rebecca handles marketing and sales. Her historian husband applies for grants. Her brother handles advertising and maintains the website. Her 13-year-old daughter, Breonna Childress, is a full-time volunteer who hosts overnight birthday-party ghost hunts with her friends and talks about the day she'll inherit the business.

Mainly by capitalizing on public interest in the paranormal, the Jordans have lured more than 115,000 visitors to the property since they bought it.

Chris Richards, director of the Lewis County Convention and Visitors Bureau, calls the following "phenomenal," noting that people are traveling from all over the world to visit Weston.

Shadowland Magazine

Check out this cool new quarterly magazine I just found. Yeah, I'm a little late to the party, but you know what they say.......Really kick ass covers! Each issue is $6.95, and a 4 ish sub is $25.00. Here's the contents for the first and second issues:

Issue 1
The Phantom Unmasked!
An exhaustive retrospective on the history of
The Phantom of the Opera in film, television, and literature.
Godzilla In Comics: The Marvel Years

Toho's King of the Monsters in the Mighty Marvel Manner! A fond remembrance of Godzilla's 1970s comic battles with S.H.I.E.L.D., the Fantastic Four, Devil Dinosaur, the Champions, and The Avengers.

The Lost Spielberg Film
In 1982 Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial smashed box office records, but it wasn't the film the renowned director set out to direct. We examine the origins of Spielberg's child-friendly film, which was originally intended as a horrific sci-fi/thriller entitled: Night Skies.

RoboCop: The Series
A look at the short-lived RoboCop TV series from 1994.

The First Avenger on Film!
Captain America may be Marvel's latest summer blockbuster,
but what of his other on-screen adventures? A glimpse back at
the Star-Spangled Avenger's 1940's cliffhanger serial, his animated show, two made-for-tv movies, and his '90s flick Marvel tried to hide.

Exclusive Interviews
We revisit the 1979 made-for-television Captain America film
with director Rod Holcomb and speak with storyboard artist, writer, producer, and director, Will Meugniot, about Marvel's
attempt at a '90s Captain America animated series.

Interview with Dwayne Pinkney
We talk with artist Dwayne Pinkney about his jaw-dropping artwork.

Issue 2:
Out of Control: The Guyver
A retrospective on Japan's Bio-Boosted hero, The Guyver, and his journey from manga, to anime, to live-action. We also stack up the Guyver's powers and abilities and speak with screenwriter/author Nathan Long about his screenplay for The Guyver 2: Dark Hero.

Dark Heroes
The Guyver manga is known for its graphic violence in Japan; here we explore several iconic American comics that pushed the boundaries in the '80s & '90s.

William Castle on TV: Ghost Story
William Castle, the Master of the Macabre, has directed his share of memorable horror films - but what of his television venture, Ghost Story? We uncover the details of Castle's small-screen outing.

Legacy of Evil - The Amityville Horror
A critical review of The Amityville Horror franchise.

Tombs of the Blind Dead
The terrifying Templars rise once again in this retrospective on the legendary series of horror films from Spain.

Bob Mitchum meets Bigfoot
When it comes to cinematic appearances, even Robert Mitchum would agree that Bigfoot has more than a foot above the rest!

Two-Headed Beast
An examination of the 'True Horror' and 'Slasher' genres.

Beyond Fantastique!
Reviews of Cyber Ninja, The House of the Devil, Eyes of the Mothman, A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, and Romancing the Vampire.

Go check it out on the official site.

Who wants cake?

While most teenagers spend their spare time hanging out with friends and playing sports, three former Avon Grove high school students will spend their time picking up dog droppings and scrubbing toilets, urinals and bed pans at local senior centers and nursing homes.

A judge sentenced the three girls to the dirty labor after the trio pleaded guilty Monday to frosting a birthday cake for a classmate with human feces, according to the Daily Local News of West Chester. A fourth teen, a juvenile, also confessed to having a hand in making the cake, although she has not yet been sentenced.

MMMMMM cake..............Maybe wash it down with some pee?

Teddy: It's Gonna Be A Bear

Hey, boils & ghouls - head over to Dread Central and check out this banned student film from Steve Goltz and Kevin Sommerfield who are filmmakers at Arizona State University.

Apparently one of the professors commented that their film was "troubling and traumatizing", and their response was "Thanks, it's a horror movie."

Bad-ass!!! Go check it out here - thanks DC!

The Midnite Spook Frolic Jukebox: The Wretched Ones "Christmas Song"

Warms the heart, eh?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads by Kirk Demarais

This is going on my list for Santa! Just hoping Krampus doesn't pay me a visit instead.......

From the official description:

Rediscover your sense of wonder!

Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office?

Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Pop-culture historian Kirk Demarais shares his astonishing collection, including:

100 Toy Soldiers in a Footlocker
Count Dante’s World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets
Hercules Wrist Band
Life-Size Monsters
Mystic Smoke
Sea Monkeys
Soil From Dracula’s Castle
U-Control Ghost
Ventrilo Voice Thrower
...and many, many more!

With more than 150 extraordinary, peculiar, and downright fraudulent collectibles, Mail-Order Mysteries is a must-have book comic book fans everywhere. Trust us.

Go order yours too over here.

The Innkeepers

Looking forward to Ti West’s newest fright flick, The Innkeepers, coming to VOD on December 30th, and theatrical run on February 3rd.

I loved his earlier film The House of the Devil and this supernatural flick looks equally as great. Here's the plot summary:

After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees -Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.

Ooooh, scary kids. Be sure to check out the trailer and the official film site.

Ho ho ho

The Whisperer in Darkness

Finally, it's here!!! Dig it, boils & ghouls -

Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope™ process — a mix of vintage and modern techniques — the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society expands on Lovecraft's original tale while still bringing you unparalleled authenticity.

Horror and science fiction collide in the adventure of Albert Wilmarth, a folklore professor at Miskatonic University, as he investigates legends of strange creatures rumored to dwell in the most remote mountains of Vermont. Wilmarth’s investigation leads him to a discovery of horrors quite beyond anything he ever imagined, and ends in a desperate attempt to escape the remote New England hills with his life and sanity intact.

The studio that brought you The Call of Cthulhu now presents one of Lovecraft's weirdest tales as a feature-length talkie starring Matt Foyer as the intrepid folklorist, Albert Wilmarth. Celebrated television and stage star Barry Lynch plays Henry Akeley, supported by an ensemble of outstanding actors. Shot on location in New England and in Hollywood, The Whisperer in Darkness brings Lovecraft's intense imagination to vivid life in the style of the 1930s.

This Deluxe Two Disc DVD set includes
• The Whisperer in Darkness (103 minutes, black and white) with 5.1 surround sound
subtitles in twenty three languages
• a replica prop newspaper clipping about the Vermont flooding

Disc Two features:
• a delightful and revealing 47 minute Behind the Scenes documentary seven documentary featurettes showcasing special effects and filmmaking techniques
• numerous deleted and/or extended scenes
• strange bonus features we cannot even describe
• all Whisperer in Darkness trailers
• this disc features over two and a half hours of additional Lovecraftian fun

Check out all the details at the official link!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hauntcast R.I.P. - "Laid To Rest"

What up, boils & ghouls! Johnny Thunder here letting ya know that the new episode of Hauntcast "Laid to Rest" is up featuring a great interview with Vic Bariteau a/k/a Halloween Zombie of Ghoulie Manor, along with kickass band, The Koffin Kats.

That's right - the new show will also, unfortunately, be our last.

Thank you to Chris & my Scream Team family, all you fans, avid listeners, sponsors, and - most importantly - those of you who supported the show by buying a tshirt, hoodie, sub, or bought from our sponsors. Again, thank you! What a great three year run we had!

Also, for all of you who enjoyed my segment and got what I was trying to do - thanks, much appreciated. If you didn’t – well, ya can’t please everybody and I'm glad I could piss you off for three years by being on the show.

As for me, I am taking some time to regroup and figure out what- if anything- is next.

Stay scary!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Cemetery collector" with 29 bodies arrested

Horror flick come to life..........

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police have arrested a man described by local media as the "cemetery collector" for digging up 29 corpses and dressing the remains in female clothing to display around his flat. Grainy police video images of the man's cramped flat showed what look like several life-sized female dolls without faces, some with platinum blond wigs.

Story in the link.

Friday, November 4, 2011

WTF family pet pics

Enjoy these WTF family pet photos.

Jesus roller skating Christ..............

Face seen in ultrasound

Uhm, eeewwwww?

Doctors in Canada were scanning through ultrasound images of a 45-year-old man with a painful mass in his testicles when they did a doubletake. There was a man's face staring up at them, the mouth grimacing as if he were in agony.

GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot R.I.P.


The lead guitarist for the heavy metal band GWAR has been found dead on their tour bus. Manager Jack Flanagan and record label Metal Blade say Cory Smoot was found early Thursday before crossing into Canada following a show in Minneapolis. It's unclear what caused Smoot's death or how old he was.

Hauntcast FYI

What up, boils & ghouls!

Although the new Hauntcast has been dropping on the first Friday of the month, the new show will be delayed due to Halloween. Chris is shooting to get it out next Friday, 11/11.

Stay scary!

Jack the Ripper's knife found?

It was found among possessions belonging to Welsh surgeon Sir John Williams, a chief suspect in the Victorian murders.

Sir John, known to his family at the time of the killings as "Uncle Jack" was the surgeon to Queen Victoria who lived in London at the time of the slayings.

He fled the capital after the murders and later founded the National Library for Wales in Aberystwyth.

One of his distant relatives has now unearthed the old black-handled surgeon's knife, which he used for operations, and believes it could be the murder weapon.

Tony Williams, 49, Sir John's great-great-great-great nephew, has now published a book, which features the startling image of the knife, to expose his relative's guilt.

Story in the link.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hatchet III preview art

Dig it.

"Bones" stolen from pub

OK, fess up -

'Bones', the six-foot unofficial mascot of The Dog & Duck and Underground venue on Mutley Plain, was stolen at about 6am on Halloween.

Story in the link.

Paranormal Porn

Good news - you can still get laid when you're dead.

Check out the link.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monsterpalooza Magazine #1

Check out this cool new mag! Go to the link for all the info & to order yours today!

Check out the contents of the premier ish:

The VINCENTENNIAL: A Report from St. Louis!
The John Chambers Interview!
Who Put The ‘Monster’ In Monsterpalooza? We answer : Chaney and Pierce, of course!
KNB:EFX FrightNight! ! Jimmy Sangster Remembered
ONLY $9.95! (plus Shipping and Handling)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stoker's Dracula journal found

The private journal of author Bram Stoker, in which he sketched his first thoughts about his legendary creation 'Dracula', has been unearthed after more than 100 years.

Full story in the link.

Zombie Doctor & other Halloween mugshots

Check 'em out......

JUG-ly Art & Antics (*Art/Music/Charity) Event @ Peacock Room November 4th

Friday, November 4th @ the Peacock Room
1321 N. Mills Ave. / Orlando, FL 32803
*VIP ART Reception from 7-9pm
Doors @ 9:00pm / $5.00 COVER

What up, boils & ghouls - here's a cool event coming up this weekend. The Bloody Jug Band is a kick-ass bunch we featured on Hauntcast a few months back. I really dig this band and recommend you check them out if you haven't done so yet. And if you haven't, what the hell is wrong with you? If you're in the Orlando area, you should definitely support this cool event. From the band email:

Hey ALL,

This weekend we combine our loves of Music, Art and Helping our Community...and roll it all into one amazing event. Join us for 'JUG-ly Art & Antics', an Americana Art Exhibit and Jamboree at the Peacock Room this Friday Night (11/4/11). ALL Proceeds of the Sale of Art, Raffles, and the Door Charge will go to benefit A Gift For Music, and to fund children's pottery scholarships at Crealde School or Art.

Art will be on display (for sale) from Jug Potters from all over the country, as well as amazing wood carvings from DeLand Tiki and Cigar Box Guitars from Cigar City CBG's. The VIP Art Reception will take place from 7-9pm with music from GT Springer, and DJ White Lightning from WPRK.

Then once the doors 'officially' open at 9:00pm, we'll have live music from Lone Wolf (One Man Band), the Getbye, and the Bloody Jug Band...not to mention performances by the Kitschy Kittens Burlesque Troop. Raffles, souvenirs and more...and all going to help under-served children have more access to art and music. The art exhibit will be up the entire month of November for viewing, but there is only one night of JUG-ly don't miss out.

"The Exorcist" getting a rewrite

In The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty told the spine-chilling story of a little girl named Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a Hollywood star shooting a film in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Funny things start happening in the MacNeils' rented house: They hear noises in the wall, and Regan starts speaking in a growl, levitating, turning her head 360 degrees and spitting up green slime. Then, Regan's bedroom gets as chilly as a frozen foods case and her bed starts flying around.

Readers were drawn to the novel's profane subject matter, making it a best-seller. When the book's film adaptation came out two years later, fans waited in lines that stretched around city blocks to catch the first screenings; some even tried using battering rams to force their way into theaters.

Forty years later, Blatty has revised and polished his landmark novel, even adding a whole new character. The result is a 40th-anniversary edition that's just as terrifying as the original.

Full story in the link.

Zombies worth over $5 billion to economy

Think way beyond zombie movie ticket sales. Think about DVD sales, video games, comic books, novels, Halloween costumes, zombie walks, merchandise, conventions and even zombie art. And more.

Check out the link.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

For all of us on the East Coast......

Final night at The Bates Motel

Hard to believe, but tonight is my final evening of acting for the season. Even though we had many long nights, looking back the month flew.

Looking forward to one last night of scares!

Friday, October 28, 2011

If I had a dollar every time this happened to me....

A Zimbabwean man has told a court that he hired a prostitute who during the night transformed into a donkey, and that he is now "seriously in love" with the animal, according to state media.

Christ almighty - story in the link.

Mars Attacks

Some cool info courtesy of CBR:

Leading into the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con, IDW Publishing and Topps today announced a long-term partnership to offer new comics based on the fan-favorite Mars Attacks. Created in 1962, Mars Attacks will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012 with major product launches throughout the year. IDW’s new comic series, as well as high-quality reprints of existing material, will be a cornerstone of that effort.
“We are excited to be partnering with Topps on this classic brand. Mars Attacks has always been a favorite of the comics creator community, and fans can look forward to top talent bringing their visions to fruition,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s Chief Operating Officer. “I know we will definitely bring the comics to the next level.”

Originally developed as a series of trading cards, Mars Attacks was created by Len Brown and Woody Gelman, after Brown was inspired by the Wally Wood cover to Weird Science #16 (EC Comics). The cards went on to achieve cult status for their then-shocking imagery, fully painted by pulp legend Norm Saunders, and remains a staple of pop culture. Topps revived the franchise in the mid 1990s with a second card set, comic book series and toy line. The story was also adapted into the 1996 feature film, Mars Attacks!, directed by Tim Burton.

“When looking for a comics partner for Mars Attacks, we wanted a publisher with the right creative sensibilities and an appreciation of our brand’s fifty-year legacy,” said Ira Friedman, Topps/VP, Global Licensing. “There’s no doubt that IDW will provide a great home for us. We’re looking forward to Mars Attacks complementing their existing stable of powerhouse franchises.”

Debuting in summer 2012, IDW’s comic series will offer the first stories of an all-new Mars Attacks universe, bringing the brand’s outrageous action and dark humor to a new set of tales.

Lugosi's 'Dracula' cape up for auction

The cape Bela Lugosi wore as Count Dracula in 1931 movie "Dracula" is set to be auctioned off. The cape will be one of 17 Lugosi lots consigned by the horror icon's son, Bela Lugosi, Jr., available at the Profiles in History sale in December.
The item is expected to fetch up to $2 million when it goes under the hammer during the sale, Dec. 15 to Dec. 17.

Check out the link.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Horror of It All, Volume Two

I've been playing the crap out of this all week long. Think I'll add it to the Trick or Treat soundtrack for Monday night...........

Grim Night

Universal just picked up the distribution for this flick.

Looks pretty cool to me. Check it out.

Giant Lego Man washes ashore in FL


Check out the link.

Drinking and driving is so much fun

Dozens of people were injured late Saturday after a hayride overturned on Patten Tract Road south of Bogart Road in Perkins Township, according to the Sandusky Register. The driver of the hayride is charged with drinking and driving, among other charges.

Unbelievable story in the link.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chopper - Slice 1

Hey, freaks - check it out. I first covered this series back in February, and now it's here.

From the Press Release, courtesy of STYD:

While Paranormal Activity 3 was scaring up box office records in the theaters this past weekend- proving the horror genre’s undying vitality- another original ghost story was creeping its way into people’s homes via the internet. Chopper, an online horror series starring Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) launched its premiere episode late Friday night and proved its own scrappy success by managing to go viral despite the challenges of producing and promoting webseries with micro-budgets compared to traditional Hollywood fare.

The first episode (aka “Slice 1”) was designed to introduce audiences to the scary world of outlaw bikers that underpins the series’ sub-plots- along with establishing the explosive tension between key characters that will lead to bloody mayhem in future episodes. Former brothers-in-arms Mad Dog (Bryniarski) and Jeremiah Carver (Mane- aka Chopper) face off over the whereabouts of Chopper’s signature blade and leave audiences wondering what insanity might unfold when they meet again. Future episodes will shed light on who- or what- ultimately wrestled control of the deadly blade and set up new storylines intended to unfold in future seasons both online and via feature film(s).

Produced by Dilemma, a Los Angeles based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, Chopper is essentially a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The project- based on the recent Asylum Press comic- was written, produced and directed by Dilemma principal J.C. Christofilis. Chopper received sponsorship support from bold brands including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing and also features special appearances from bands including Machine Head, Straightline Stitch and Unearth. Newcomers Attika7 (former members of Biohazard and Static-X) also contribute heavily to the rocking soundtrack.

Check it out!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bones & caskets popping out of ground

When there's no more room in Hell..........

Check out the story.

CDC puts out zombie comic book

Uhm, yeah, so - I guess they don't really have any real issues to work on anymore since all disease has been eradicated in the U.S.

Check out their comic here. Thanks to STYD.

10 cool props for a haunt

From zombie garden gnomes to the most terrifying front door imaginable, the latest Halloween decorations and gadgetry will help you step up your haunting, and keep the neighbors screaming.

Thanks to my wife for the link.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Prop hanging by noose causing controversy

Story and vid in the link.

Meh. It's Halloween.

Haunted attractions that are really haunted

Cool article that includes an interview with Randy Bates talking about Pennhurst.

Check out the story.

Beheaded Animals Found at Cemetery

Police are investigating the beheading of several animals at a Vineland cemetery. The latest incident happened on Tuesday at 8 a.m. The Daily Journal reports Doug Riley, groundskeeper at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, spotted a clear plastic bag on the property. When he went to pick it up, he says he discovered the severed head of a pig.

Story in the link.

2011 Zombie Safe House Competition

Architects Southwest, an architecture firm based in Louisiana, has launched the 2011Zombie Safe House Competition. The organization has tasked artists, architects and other zombie enthusiasts with one goal: Design a haven that can withstand a full-on zombie assault on civilization as we know it.

Check out the link.


Is the monster devil?

Well, boils & ghouls, you can figure it out yourself. DC is reporting some Zaat news regarding a DVD/Blu-ray release and a (zoinks!) sequel.

Synergy Entertainment will be releasing a special 40th anniversary special edition with a commentary track with surviving cast and crew. Additionally, filmmaker Don Barton will present a 40th anniversary screening October 23rd at the 5 Points Theater in Jacksonville, FL, and also is said to announce a sequel.

Sign me up, I play a mean devil.

Man beats woman with frozen armadillo

Uhm, yeah.

A man used a frozen armadillo to attack a 57-year old Pleasant Grove woman, Dallas police said. The incident happened on Sept. 29 in an apartment complex parking lot.

Story in the link.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Midnite Spookfrolic Jukebox: Siouxsie and the Banshees “Halloween” (Live 1981)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D teaser poster

For your consideration.

Dunno - kinda boring to me. Thanks to STYD.

NIght Force

What up, freaks! Cool release today from DC Comics - a collection of the kick ass series Night Force. I dug this book as a kid. So, if you missed out back in the day, here's a chance to grab the whole series in one collection.

Written by MARV WOLFMAN; Art by GENE COLAN and others; Cover by GENE COLAN and DICK GIORDANO

The creative team behind Tomb of Dracula reunited in 1982 for NIGHT FORCE! The series begins as the mysterious sorcerer Baron Winter assembles a team to take on an occult evil. But can the granddaughter of Dracula's greatest foe, a powerful parapsychologist and a timelost warrior from the court of King David tackle these threats? Collecting all fourteen issues of the original series for the first time!

All the details in the link.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Black magic sperm rituals

Hey, sign me up!

Check out the story.

Yachtsman eaten by cannibals?

Check out this weird story........

German sailor Stefan Ramin was on the trip of a lifetime when it turned into a nightmare on an island in the middle of nowhere. He set off on 2008 with his girlfriend and traversed the globe looking for paradise - but it took a horrible twist when he reached Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia. The remote tropical island was the last place Mr Ramin was seen before remains, believed to be his, were uncovered.
Experts believe he was "hacked to pieces and burned" and eaten by suspected cannibals.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Family gets lost in corn maze & calls 911


"A man and woman who couldn't find their way out of a corn maze in Danvers, Mass., on Monday called 911 for help..."

Check out the dumb details in the link.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zombies hurt on "Resident Evil" set

This made me laugh.........

Emergency crews called to an accident on a film set in Toronto were confronted with alarming blood and gore - but it wasn't as bad as it looked..."

It did kind of catch us off-guard when we walked in," said police Sergeant Andrew Gibson.

Nicole Rodrigues, EMS: "I was trying to figure out where the blood was coming from and what blood was real blood."

"I could see the look on the first paramedic, saying 'Oh my God'," Toronto emergency medical services Commander David Ralph told Associated Press news agency.

Mysterious crooked forest

Pretty weird & cool.......

Check out the link.

Customer shot in haunted trail

So what's the problem?

Check out the link.

Famous Monsters #259 cover by Rick Baker

Dig it, monster kids! Rick Baker's fangtastic cover for FM #259!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

David Hess (1942- 2011) R.I.P.

Photo from

Actor/songwriter Hess passed away on Saturday, October 8th at the age of 69. Best known to genre fans for his role as Krug in The Last House on the Left (1972), he also appeared in Swamp Thing (1982), and was an accomplished and award winning songwriter/composer.

Rest in peace.

Curse of the Phantom Shadow

What up, boils & ghouls! Check out this cool indie retro serial project titled Curse of the Phantom Shadow that needs some help.

Here's the plot summary:

The year is 1948 and the United States has a new enemy, The Phantom Shadow. This dark figure has diabolical plans for captured scientist, Dr. Hammond, and his War Department weapons of mass destruction. Upon the Phantom Shadow launching a treacherous missile attack on key locations in the United States, the government takes action. There is only one man to call, Agent 236, an elite government agent. Agent 236 has been dispatched to launch a rescue. Along the way, Agent 236 is befriended by a spunky, sarcastic, gas station attendant who just happens to have pinup girl good looks. She also just happens to be looking for a little action, and excitement. Luckily, Agent 236 is the man of her dreams. Agent 236 puts the station attendant and her tow truck into service in pursuit of the Phantom Shadow.

However, in order to complete this project, they still need additional funding. Most of the film has been funded with personal savings, but the filmmakers need to finish the last 25% of the flick.

If you are able to help, go to the link and help 'em out with a pledge. Donations end on 12/4.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hauntcast 35: Witch's Brew

Happy Halloween!! Hauntcast 35: Witch's Brew is now slaying! Check out the details of the new ep:

An informative and insightful recollection by Mr. Conal Cochran opens up this year’s Halloween spooktacular featuring an interview with renowned haunt designer Tattoo aka Mike Krausert of Bad Boys Scenic Design and director of Nightmare New England/Spookyworld and Fear at Fenway. Mix one part 60′s beach party, one part B-movie, a pinch of bikinis, a splash of hot babes with pipes to match and you have this month’s musical guests, Witches in Bikinis. Revenant has updates on the latest gatherings and events in News From Beyond. Grimlock drops more dark links for your listening, viewing and purchasing pleasure in Access Hollyween. Chris gets In The Cut with Bill Rozar and Caitlin, the creator/producer and newest member of Witches in Bikinis and we spin their cut, “Calling King Kong”. The Mistress of Mayhem welcomes you to her parlor as she presents a tribute to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in The Charmed Pot. One-man flash mob Johnny Thunder updates us on HorrorFind Weekend and his side-gig at Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride and serves up his review of Tucker and Dale vs Evil as well as updates on upcoming TV and movie horror in Fright Flicks and Horror Reviews. Happy Halloween greetings from the past year’s guest haunters. “Candy Corn” by Lewis Black. “Calling Dr. Frankenstein” by Witches in Bikinis. The Hauntcast Top Ten makes a return for Halloween with the “Top 10 treats you should NOT hand out this Halloween”. Ed Gannon talks about crowd entertainment and walk-around characters in Something Wicked. Chris interviews Zack from Magic Stone Productions about their still-in-production documentary, scheduled for release on an as-yet-unnamed NBC network in 2012 and tentatively titled Homemade House of Horrors. “A Scary Kind of Love” by Witches in Bikinis. Form of monster mud… shape of statuettes… we give propers to Christie aka Dionicia12′s Wonder Twins props in Mad Props for Props. Revenant pontificates on the fine art of masquerade and costuming and the necessity of themes and change in a haunt in Theater of the Mind. “Witches in Bikinis” by Witches in Bikinis. Happy Halloween from all of us here at Hauntcast!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Hello 911? There's a Halloween prop in the yard..."

Seriously, aren't there 15 of these stories every year? Are people that dumb?

Check out the link.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday Fright Special Spooktacular VI at the Colonial Theatre, Sunday 10/30

What up, boils & ghouls! Just in time for Halloween, the crew from Saturday Fright Special is working with the Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH to bring you monster kids Spooktacular VI!

The flick is the classic Universal picture FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN on Sunday, October 30th, as a special 3 p.m. matinee. There will also be a bunch of vintage 35mm trailers and snack bar ads, a live appearance by Scarewolf from Saturday Fright Special, and prizes a-plenty.

Tickets are $10. Head over to the Colonial site to order. Also be sure to check out the You Tube promo.

Looks like another cool time!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Coach forces team into cemetary pep talk

Uh what the fuck?

The sources said Marsh, also an English teacher at the high school, ordered the team bus to pull over near the cemetery. He then asked the roughly two dozen players to get out and lay on the graves. The players rested there for several minutes while Marsh preached about the importance of playing hard, and how those buried underneath them would cherish the opportunity to trade places with the players and fight to win.
Marsh then urged the Mustangs to arise from the dead and bring their season back to life.

Maybe they should have eaten or dry humped the dead? Wow - what a freak.

Big Lots find

Had some time to kill last night, so I stopped off at the local Big Lots. They had a bunch of cool Halloweenie junk, including this sign. Cheers, Franky!

Girl killed during exorcism

Too many of these stories not only from history, but present day......

Tomomi Maishigi’s father and a monk performed a ‘waterfall service’ on the 13-year-old where she was allegedly bound to a chair by a belt and placed face-up underneath a water pump for five minutes at a Buddhist church in Kumamoto, south Japan.

Story in the link.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

800 year old witch remains found in graveyard with nails driven through her jaw


These are the 800 year old remains of what archaeologists believe was a witch from the Middle Ages after seven nails were found driven through her jaw bone. The grim discovery was made during a dig on what is thought to be a "witches graveyard"...

Check out this link.