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


Hardcore.

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.

MMMM pickled fingers

Nothin' like a jar of them there pickled fingers.

A French schoolboy has dug up a glass jar containing severed human fingers preserved in alcohol which police believe may belong to a local carpenter who lost four digits in an accident 30 years ago.

Check out the link.

Creepiest houses in pop culture

Oooooh scary, kids!

Here's a fun link to get ya in the Halloweenie mood - a complilation of some of the creepiest, scariest and kookiest houses in movies, TV and cartoons.

Check out the link. Thanks to my sister for da head's up!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Johnny & Scabbie’s Big Pennhurst Adventure


Yup, last Saturday my buddy Scabbie (that’s him up there in all his glory) and I were lucky enough to have spent the afternoon at Pennhurst Asylum.

We got to wander the grounds, explore the buildings and got a behind the scenes tour of the haunted attractions, including the new Dungeon of Lost Souls and the revamped Tunnel of Terror. We were also fortunate enough to have VIP passes for Saturday night - way cool. Thanks again to everyone!

All the details on the next Hauntcast out on October 7th! Later freaks!

Skulls mounted on stakes located in dig


This is a pretty cool story -

Several human skulls found mounted on wooden stakes have been uncovered from a Stone Age lake bed in central Sweden in what is believed to be the first discovery of its kind anywhere in the world.

More cool ideas for the yard....

The Bates Motel TV spot


Check out this great new TV spot for The Bates Motel!

Opening night is this Friday, September 30th - can't wait!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Northman Nightmare digital comic from Dark Horse Comics


This is pretty cool. Dark Hose has released a free digital comic which serves as a prequel to the new The Thing prequel hitting theaters next month. Part 1 is out now, with part 2 on 9/28 and the final segment on 10/5.

Here's the plot:

"The Thing: The Northman Nightmare tells the origin story of pioneering Norsemen who discover a shape-shifting creature that is hiding in a desolate village with few human survivors..."

Go over to Dark Horse, and check it out. Thanks to Latino Review for the info.

Cast photo from Burton's Dark Shadows redo


Whew............ok, feeling a wee bit better about this redo willy. Dig Julia's red hair! Thanks to STYD for da link.

Hearse joyride with a corpse

Charged with displacement of a body.

Sweet charge. Check out the link. Thanks to my wife for the story.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Meg Foster joins The Lords of Salem


Rob Zombie made a cool casting announcement regarding Lords -

"Meg Foster has joined the cast of The Lords of Salem as Margaret Morgan, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem. Meg has appeared in such films as John Boorman's The Emerald Forest, Sam Peckinpah's The Osterman Weekend and John Carpenter's They Live."

Thanks to DC for the story.

That's a good look


Let's all meet The Dutchess.

Or not.

Spongebob Beatdownpants

Bikini Bottom Gone Wild

Story in the link.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bees!!!


Yikes.

"Thousands of angry bees swarmed a man in a wheelchair, sending him and three others who came to his aid to the hospital in the Southern California city of Santa Ana. The attack also shut down a street and forced the evacuation of several businesses while beekeepers removed the hive, which was estimated to contain 60,000 bees."

All the stingtastic fun in the link.

Hauntcast ring tones


Go get yer Hauntcast ring tones and be the coolest cat on your block. All you dudes - it's guaranteed to help ya pick up chicks, too. And for the ladies, I'm sure it's just as great for something. Cut me a break I'm beat.

Check out the link.

Another reason I avoid beauty spas

Check out this story.

Trailer Time: The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)


Can this baby kill?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mugshot fun



Check out these cats......first link and second link.

More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead


This is pretty cool - check out the press release and link courtesy of DC:

"It worked in the movie!" When an army drum is breached and a mysterious chemical gas is released into a nearby cemetery, the dead return to life with only one thing on their minds...brains! The zombie menace quickly descends upon a group of misfits who must fight for survival as they are picked off one at a time by a horde of the undead. "Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying?"

Dan O'Bannon's outrageous splatter classic "The Return of the Living Dead" has continued to terrify and entertain horror fans for over twenty-five years with its delicious mix of blood, guts, sex and punk. Boasting off-beat humor, plenty of attitude and one of the most famous zombies ever committed to celluloid, it's easy to see why the film's legacy continues to grow. "It makes the pain go away..." MORE BRAINS! A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD is the ultimate account of the tongue-in-cheek, stylish and apocalyptic zombie movie. It features -- for the first time ever! -- contributions from all the main cast as well as clips, photographs, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials, archival documents and behind-the-scenes footage. "They're back from the grave and ready to party!" Through this definitive retrospective fans are finally able to explore the film's journey from the world of "Night of the Living Dead" to the mind of acclaimed writer/director Dan O'Bannon.
Narrator Brian Peck ("Scuz") guides you through the blood, sweat and tears as cast and crew look back on their experience in the graveyard creating the film that's been called "a beauty of a cult classic!"

Bonus Features: Never-before-seen deleted, behind-the-scenes, blooper and special effects test footage that brought the Dead to life, 2-hours of incredible bonus features including "A Conversation with Dan O'Bannon: The Final Interview, They Won't Stay Dead: A Look at Return of the Living Dead Part 2, Love Beyond the Grave: A Look at Return of the Living Dead, Stacey Q Live! Exclusive "Tonight" Music Video, Even More Brains: Deleted Documentary Interviews, Return of the Living Dead in 3 Minutes, and more! Limited edition premium collectible O-sleeve packaging featuring artwork created by original "Return of the Living Dead" poster artist Carl Ramsey!

Universal Monsters groundbreakers


Hey check these out!

Pretty cool Universal stuff. A little pricey but cool.

Thanks to my (other) bud Tom for the head's up!

Did you hear the one about Nick Cage, the naked dude & the Fudgesicle?


Uh, yeah.

"It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My two-year old at the time was in another room. I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed," he told reporters on Wednesday. I know it sounds funny ... but it was horrifying.

A Fudgesicle is a frozen, ice cream-like snack."


Thanks for the clarification, Yahoo. Story in the link.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Spectre coming to Fox?


As a long time comics fan and a huge fan of DC and their Golden Age characters, this has me excited.

Fox is developing a drama based on The Spectre, DC Comics’ hooded Spirit of Vengeance, Deadline reports.

Brandon Camp, creator of the short-lived sci-fi drama John Doe, will write the adaptation, which centers on an ex-cop serving time in limbo who hunts down earthly criminals on behalf of the dead. Warner Bros. Television and Gerber Pictures will produce The Spectre, which has received a script commitment from Fox, with Camp and Bill Gerber (Gran Torino) serving as executive producers.

Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer, apparently brought the property to Camp’s attention.

Created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily, The Spectre debuted in 1940 when hard-boiled cop Jim Corrigan was murdered and his spirit refused entry into the afterlife, instead being sent back to Earth to battle evil. The character became a regular fixture of the DC Universe over the next seven decades, occasionally fading away, or being seemingly destroyed, only to be resurrected again and again.


Good work, Geoff!!! Check out the link for all the details.

The Walking Dead Season 2 poster


Spinoff has the Season 2 poster up along with a nice summary of this season's plot.

TV Guide has premiered the poster for Season 2 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, featuring a lone Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) running toward Hershel’s farm, the central setting for much of the 13-episode story arc.

The farm’s inhabitants will include Scott Wilson (CSI, Justified) as Hershel Greene, the veterinarian who gives medical attention and shelter to the survivors, Lauren Cohan (Supernatural) as his daughter Maggie, and Pruitt Taylor Vince (Deadwood, The Mentalist) as racist farmhand Otis.


Remember, freaks, The Walking Dead is back on October 16th at 9 p.m. EST with a 90 minute ep.

Hot Dog Man statue mystery


Good times.

"...a concerned citizen called police there last week to report a man in a hot dog costume near a bus stop where children congregate. When officers arrived, they found the man was actually a 6-foot-tall statue, with spindly legs and a pair of high-top sneakers. Its hands are missing, and a U.S. flag is draped across its back."

Story in the link. Thanks to my wife for the link :)

Depp as Barnabas


OK, it’s probably a little too early to make a judgment, but right now I think the look is a little too Burton cartoonish for me… maybe throw in a twist of Michael Jackson too?

Thanks to my buds Tom & Tim for links to the pictures.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Beef fat face

Uh, what the fuck?

A south suburban woman died Thursday after apparently injecting heated beef fat into her face.

Story in the link.

Creature has one of the worst openings ever


I covered this one on the last Fright Flicks segment, so I thought I'd update ya on the box office for Creature.

Uh....... it sucked?

The film grossed only $331,000 opening up in 1,507 U.S. theaters this weekend, making it the worst premiere ever for a film opening in 1,500 locations or more, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Now, it was obviously a very limited release, but according to the box office take, it made something like $220.00 per theater. Yikes. It will probably do ok on DVD, and I still want to check it out.

Check out the story here.

Old dude attacked by "vampire"

Again, what the????

Story in the link.

Woman stuffs dead roomie in suitcase

Nice lady.

Story in the link.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Halloween Wars on Food Network starts 10/2


Check out this news about a Halloween-themed competition airing on Food Network. The judges will include none other than Rob Zombie.

Food Network puts viewers in the Halloween spirit, serving up a deliciously scary new primetime series, "Halloween Wars", premiering Sunday, October 2nd, at 9pm ET/PT. The four-episode competition series places five teams, comprised of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers, working in unison to create the ultimate Halloween themed display. One team is eliminated each week, with the winner taking home $50,000. Hosted by Justin Willman ("Cupcake Wars"), and including renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and Hollywood conceptual artist Miles Teves on the judging panel, the competitors must battle it out to prove who is the best, all the while scaring viewers' pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales through their cake, candy and pumpkins. Each episode will see a celebrity guest judge join the panel including Rob Zombie (musician/film director, Halloween), Jaime King (actress, Sin City), Scout Taylor-Compton (actress, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement), and R.L. Stine (author, Goosebumps).

Episodes include:

Premiering Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm ET/PT - SEASON PREMIERE!
"Witches and Scary Places"
Five teams go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays of a creepy witch and a scary haunted house. At the end of the battle, one team's creation won't be enough to impress the judges forcing them to go home with tricks and no treats.
Premiering Sunday, October 9th at 9pm ET/PT

"Scary Tales"
The four remaining teams battle to create Halloween-themed displays of a twisted version of a fairy tale.
Premiering Sunday, October 16th at 9pm ET/PT

"Zombies vs. Vampires"
Three remaining teams create an epic, sugary sweet battle between zombies and vampires.
Premiering Sunday, October 23rd at 9pm ET/PT

"Underworld"
In the finale, the last teams standing create mind-blowing displays of the unknown underworld. In the end, one team creates the scariest and most impressive display and wins the title of Halloween Wars champion and a $50,000 grand prize.


Thanks to DC for the head's up.

I dunno about you but I dig these cooking shows (yeah I know, bust my balls) so I will check this out.

AbandonedButNotForgotten


This is a kick-ass site full of really cool & amazing pictures of abandoned buildings, factories, houses and more all over the country.

There are so many really cool pics that are creepy and fascinating. Growing up in the northeastern coal region section of PA, I grew up around a lot these types of places and they still hold a fascination for me. Among the pictures are locations from where I grew up including Centralia, the tunnel in Thorpe, the abandoned factory, Carbon County prison, and more. There's a creep factor, but also a sadness in a lot of these places.

Check ‘em all out, and if you have any cool pics, be sure to contribute to the project. Thanks to my wife for the head's up.

Go here for the link.

If you have a cash register then Gumby's the crook for you

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The fire-eater on the roof of the gift shop at The Bates Motel


Among the line entertainers working the crowds at The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride is the bad-ass fire eater.

This is a cool pic taken of him on the gift shop roof doing his thing.

Starving dogs kill & eat owner

That'll learn him.

“Seven dogs starved of food and water for two weeks are suspected of eating their Indonesian owner after he returned to his hometown in Manado from a holiday, local media reported on Tuesday… His skull was found in the kitchen, and his body was found in the front of his house…”

Check out the link.

Tokyo’s Top 10 Freakiest Beasts


Here's a pretty cool link my friend sent to me. It takes a look at 10 of the weirdest creatures from Japanese myths & legends. Anime & manga fans will obviously recognize some of these beasts either from various series, or as the inspiration for writers and artists in Asia.

Sounds like a cool Halloween set up....

Check out this cat.

"... authorities received a call Sunday afternoon from an Ogden resident who reported a neighbor cutting up a cow in his driveway. The caller told authorities they heard what sounded like a gunshot shortly before the butchering began. Police say when officers arrived, the man was removing the cow's head."

Joel Robinson – artpusher.net


Joel was another really cool guy we met and talked to at HorrorFind this weekend. His stuff is really great, and the subject matter kicks ass. Here's a bio taken from his site:

Joel Robinson is an American horror artist specializing in character portraits. Being a classically trained artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Joel uses traditional techniques and current technology to bring a new take on horror to his audience. He is best known for using vibrant colors to illuminate the darkest of subject matters. Joel’s clientele includes such horror greats as George A. Romero, Vincent Price Estates, Danielle Harris, and Kane Hodder among others.

He grew up on horror, loving Famous Monsters of Filmland and the great VHS slasher hits from the 80s. Bringing together his lifelong love for horror and his passion for art, Joel is now a frequent guest at over 20 conventions a year across 9 states and Canada. He also works regularly as a staff artist for HorrorHound Magazine and made his HorrorHound cover debuts for the Special March and May/June Issue #29 in 2011.

Check out www.artpusher.net to see all of Joel’s latest works, what he has been up to, and the stops on his latest tour! Joel's art has been featured on cable channels G4 & Sci-Fi Network, AMC, TCN, fangoria.com, comicmonsters.com and in HorrorHound and Rue Morgue Magazine.


Go check out artpusher.net for all of his prints, shirst & bad ass art work. Rock on man!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dead Air

"I thought he was laughing very hard; then I looked at his face and his eyes were rolling and he couldn't talk. His lips were turning purple," Preechakul said.

Guess not sweetheart. Nine hours next to a corpse on the flight? Nice.

The Invisibile Man still a go at Universal?


Here’s some interesting news courtesy of Latino Review – check this out, monster kids:

"The Invisible Man," which has been a pet project for David S. Goyer for several years. He wants to make a sequel of sorts to the original film, and also one that exploits H.G. Wells' beautiful open ending where it's revealed that he preserved all of his scientific secrets in a series of notebooks. It would take place mere months after the book/original film, and follow the nephew of the Invisible Man, who cracks the formula and takes on his uncle's see-through power. Scotland Yard captures him, and demands he assist them as a spy, or risk medical dissection. Goyer even hinted it may have steampunk elements.

It sounds as if his original idea is still on, aided considerably by being able to piggyback on Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"success. "It’s a period film but it’s period like Downey’s ’Sherlock Holmes,’” Goyer told Hero Complex. “It’s period but it’s a reinvention of the character in the sort of way that Stephen Sommers exploded ‘The Mummy’ into a much bigger kind of mythology. That’s kind of what we’ve done with ‘The Invisible Man.’”

Despite being burned on "The Wolfman," Universal is still interested (undoubtedly because they would like their own Sherlock Holmes) and is moving forward with the remake. Goyer insists it's still alive, though proceeding slowly, and that it largely depends on attracting a marketable male lead. "We did some pre-vis tests and things like that that they were very happy with. Now we’re going through the casting process. if they get the right lead, they’ll make it."


So, everyone has an opinion - lemme know what ya think?

Man decapitates himself with cable

Yeah, I’m on fire today posting crap. Thanks to Dixie for the head’s up on this one.

Get it, head’s up...or is that head’s off....

Well, like they say, if ya gotta go............

Meet Syfy’s newest movie star


This is one big friggin’ croc!

Bein' a hobo is tougher than it looks

Satur said he didn't know if the female would be cited. “She's got enough issues to worry about," he said.

Indeed.

Satan Hates You DVD artwork


What up freaks! Check out the cover for the DVD release of Satan Hates You. Will it be cool, will it suck? Who the hell knows, but I dug the trailer so I will definitely check out the flick when the DVD is released on October 18th.

From the official press release:

Dubbed "a clever collision of flamboyant gore and social commentary" by Variety, the over-the-top shocker follows Marc (Don Wood), a homicidal maniac driven by demons buried deep within his soul, and Wendy (Christine Spencer), a young girl who lives life fast and hard without a second's thought to the consequences. Their separate paths will eventually cross, but will it be on the road to salvation or the highway to hell?

Thanks to DC for the info.

Hauntcast iPhone app


For all you tech nerds out there, more good news. While the Droid app has been available for a while, the iPhone one was just released.

So, all you Appleheads, go download now and revel in our glory.

Guatemala pig alien born after UFO sighting


Uh oh.

Residents of the South American village have decided that the pig's odd human-shaped head is the doing of visitors from outer space, after strange bright lights were spotted hovering in the sky on the night of its birth.

Full story in the link.

Western Evil


Met these guys out at HorrorFind this weekend. Real cool & kick-ass shirts for sale to boot.

If you're looking for some bad ass rockabilly, horror punk & psychobilly shirts, be sure to check out the Western Evil site.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hauntcast 34 "Freshly Tapped" - Now Slaying!


Yeah, kids, that's right, all your freakin' dreams are coming true. Hauntcast 34 - "Freshly Tapped" is now available for download or stream!

This month I talk about my shoot at Pennhurst Asylum, returning to act at the Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride, The Perfect House news, previews of September releases and give my review of Fright Night 3D. Chris interviews Cory Hunt of Nightmare Playgrounds as well as another musical guest I am proud to have lined up, Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures! Rev illuminates us on the fine art of lighting design and the use of lighting effects in a haunt in Theater of the Mind and also gives us News From Beyond, and Grimlock presents Access Hollyween, while The Mistress of Mayhem stirs her Charmed Pot and serves up ideas and themes for your last-minute Halloween party planners. Denny talks workshop necessities to make sure you get those lingering projects done right, Ed gives us a beginner’s overview on the use of animatronics, pneumatics and robotics, and Terra's Horse From Hell prop is Mad Propped!

Rock out with your props out this Labor Day weekend, freaks!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

HorrorFind Weekend 13 – Sept. 2-4/Gettysburg, PA


Reminder HorrorFind starts tomorrow out in Gettysburg, so if you're in the area be sure to check it out.

Yours truly may be putting in appearance with his buddy Scabbie, so if you're there, say yo.