Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Underground Monster Carnival arrives Saturday in Oklahoma City

Art Sunday and Underground Horror Fest presents...
This is an old school carnival themed convention with prizes, costume contest, B-movie-style film room, haunted room, special Coney Island style exhibits, vendors, fun workshops, music and much much more..!



  • Saturday, March 3, 2012

  • Oklahoma City Fairgrounds

  • 2pm-10pm - All Ages Welcome!


Here are some of the great movies they will be playing at the Monster Carnival ..


AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURESCASTLE FILMS & TERROR-VISION present



  • CREATURE FEATURES - HOUSE OF USHER – with Vincent Price

  • TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN – with Gary Conway

  • SON OF GODZILLA – with Haruo Nakajima

  • THE REVENGE OF KONG – with Joanna DeVarona

PLUS THESE SPECIAL BONUS MOVIES



  • CASTLE FILMS – DRACULA – with Bela Lugosi

  • CASTLE FILMS – FRANKENSTEIN – with Boris Karloff

  • CASTLE FILMS – FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN – with Lon Chaney Jr.

  • CASTLE FILMS – THE MUMMY’S TOMB – with Lon Chaney Jr.

  • CASTLE FILMS – CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON – with Ben Chapman

  • CASTLE FILMS – TARANTULA – with John Agar

  • CASTLE FILMS – THE DEADLY MANTIS – with Craig Stevens

Bill Murray will not do Ghostbusters III

Thanks to STYD for the info:

Dan Aykroyd talked about this vaguely earlier this month, but he has now confirmed to The Telegraph that Bill Murray won't be a part of Ghostbusters 3, if the film gets made at Sony Pictures.

"I honestly don't know. At this point it's in suspended animation," he said when asked about the film's status. "The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved. He's got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He's into this life and living it. I know we'd have a lot of fun [but] I can't be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know."


Whaddya think?

The Bloody Jug Band at The Peacock Room, Orlando, FL Saturday March 3rd



Saturday, March 3rd @ the Peacock Room
1321 N. Mills Ave. / Orlando, FL 32803
(www.thepeacockroom.com)
Doors @ 9:00pm / $5.00 COVER


If you're in the area this weekend, check it out!

This weekend we return to our favorite local spot...and we are bringing some amazing acts with us. Come out to the Peacock Room this Saturday (3/3/12) to see the Bloody Jug Band perform alongside the Sweet Chariots (*from Pt. St Lucie), and our old friend Mr. Johnny Knuckles. Johnny will be kicking off the night with his whiskey drenched jams, followed by our own JUG-ly antics. And then...since noone in their right mind would wanna follow the Sweet Chariots, they are gonna close things out with their face melting Rockabilly-infused madness...

If you miss this badass gig, you might as well go throw yourself off a bridge because the guilt you will have the next day will be too overwhelming...So just save yourself the grief, and come join the Jamboree!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ghoul - Trailer-Chiller Original Movie

Ghoul - Trailer-Chiller Original Movie:

Some secrets should stay buried. Chiller's Original Movie Ghoul premieres Friday April 13 at 9pm.

"Talking Dead" panel at Image Expo

Some interesting tidbits from Kirkman about season 3 of the show, and the comic book too.

Story in the link.

The Snowtown Murders (2011)



Definitely going to check this out.

Based on horrifying crimes discovered in Snowtown, Australia in 1999, THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS is Justin Kurzel's directorial debut, a stark journey into a brutal subculture of suspicion, addiction and violence. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes' Critics Week, the film follows Elizabeth Harvey (Louise Harris), a mother raising her three boys in a poor suburb. After her latest boyfriend displays pedophilic tendencies, she takes up with a new man, hoping for security but instead welcoming an even more vicious predator into her home. John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) is the moral compass of a self-appointed neighborhood watch who, fueled by cigarettes and beer, cast judgments on those living around them. Bunting enlists his crew in acts of sadistic vigilantism on those he considers deviants, and in the process takes Elizabeth's son Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) under his wing. THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS is an uncompromising film focused on the relationship between vulnerable teenager and a father figure who is revealed to be the worst kind of bully.

Head over to the IFC site for more info.

Weird 'dog-headed pig monster' terrorizes Africa

Ewwww. Yikes.

Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert.

Fully story in the link.

Ghosts haunt Japanese city

A year after whole neighbourhoods full of people were killed by the Japanese tsunami, rumours of ghosts swirl in Ishinomaki as the city struggles to come to terms with the awful tragedy.

One reconstruction project appears stalled because of fears the undead spirits of those who perished last March will bring bad luck...

"People died everywhere, here and there. The city is full of such stories," he said.


Full story in the link.

Monday, February 27, 2012

After Dark Originals 2 Announced - Paul Soter's DARK CIRCLES



Check it out, gang! From the official press release (and apologies for sharing this one late)

Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2012) – With the success of the After Dark Films Horrorfest "8 Films To Die For" brand, and the unanimous success of the first installment of After Dark Originals (ADO), ADF, in conjunction with Lionsgate and IM Global, is proud to announce that they will be bringing another set of 8 terrorizing films to theaters in 2012 -- After Dark Originals 2 (ADO2).
“We’re very proud of this new line of horror films and DARK CIRCLES is the perfect film to set the tone for our ‘newest brand of fear’.”
-Courtney Solomon, CEO of After Dark Films

After Dark Films kicks off After Dark Originals 2 with its first chilling feature of the new series that will send shivers down your spine. DARK CIRCLES, written and directed by Writer-Director Paul Soter (of Broken Lizard infamy, the team behind CLUB DREAD, SUPER TROOPERS and BEERFEST) and starring Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do), will have its blood-curdling theatrical release in 2012.

“Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent of birth control.”
-Paul Soter, Writer/Director of Dark Circles

Synopsis:

When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house.

After Dark Films has made yet another unprecedented commitment to the production of eight original horror films this year under the After Dark Originals “A New Brand of Fear” label, continuing the Company’s mantra of supporting first time independent film writers and directors. The creation of the second AD Originals slate is just another example of the Company’s commitment to the Indie film industry.

Continuing the success of After Dark Originals, the second installment will uphold the tradition of giving After Dark fans the scare they crave. The ADO 2 slate will make the genre proud, with supernatural demons, psychological killers, gruesome mysteries, and even a sci-fi sector fully equipped with aliens and a killer leprechaun. Beware horror fans, After Dark Films is giving the fans exactly the type of horror movies they asked for! Come and see for yourselves. We dare you…

About After Dark Films:

After Dark Films, an Independent motion picture studio, was formed in 2006 by director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. After Dark Films’ first motion picture film release was An American Haunting (2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner.

After the release of An American Haunting, partners Solomon and Zeman formed a multiyear marketing and distribution deal for Horrorfest “8 Films To Die For®” between After Dark Films and Lionsgate Entertainment, with After Dark handling theatrical marketing & releases and Lionsgate handling the distribution of all ancillary forms of media (Home Video, Pay TV, Pay Per View). After Dark Films released Horrorfest 4 in theaters on January 29, 2010.


Go to the official site for more info.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Creak" by Luther Bhogal-Jones/Sincerely, Psychopath

Creak from Faster Productions on Vimeo.



Yo, boils & ghouls. Check out this short film by Luther Bhogal-Jones, a film maker on the South Coast of the UK. He's started an ongoing series of short horror films. Creak is the first of the "Disposable Screams" series of short films from Faster Production's offshoot label, "Sincerely, Psychopath".

It's 4am and somewhere, something has opened...


To learn more about the Psychopath shorts, you can join the Facebook group, and read about the making of Creak over at the Faster Productions blog.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Disney to remake Kolchak the Night Stalker with Edgar Wright & Johnny Depp



Dig! Thanks to Deadline for the exclusive -

Disney is setting Edgar Wright to direct The Night Stalker, the remake of the ABC telepic and series that the studio is developing as a potential star vehicle for Johnny Depp to play intrepid tabloid reporter Carl Kolchak. Depp and his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski will produce.

Wright, best known for directing Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, comes aboard before the studio has set a writer, and he will oversee and shape the project with Depp and Dembrowski from the ground floor.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Topps & GelaSkins Partner for Mars Attacks Electronics Skins and Hard Cases Now Available


Dig, boils & ghouls!! From the official press release:

Famed trading card company Topps has teamed up with electronics accessory taste-maker, GelaSkins, to release the classic card series MARS ATTACKS on skins for over 150 digital devices, as part of the brand's 50th Anniversary licensing campaign.

For the last five years GelaSkins has been working with hundreds of internationally renowned artists to bring the best in art to their removable vinyl decals for electronics devices including cell phones, laptops and gaming accessories— including the recently-added hard case for iPhone. The skins are fully removable and back with a 3M adhesive that comes off residue free, while the snap-on, polycarbonate hard case offers even more protection.

"We're excited to be partnering with GelaSkins on an exclusive line of electronics skins," said Topps Licensing Manager Adam Levine, "their high quality skins and cases are second to none, and we're proud to be a part of their growing stable of artists and brands."



The initial release contains 12 stunning images from the original 1962 card series, along with a few more recent artist renditions of the top selling collection, such as the famous "Spy Girl." Mars Attacks is celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2012, with major product launches— including an all-new comic book series from IDW Publishing, action figures from Mezco Toyz and a commemorative trading card set, among others. "Mars Attacks will surely be a hot ticket to watch over the next 12 months and beyond," said Gelaskins' Brian Dunn, "and these new products allow fans old and new to display the iconic imagery from the classic series on all of their favorite devices."

The Mars Attacks skins and cases are available at GelaSkins.com and range from $14.95 to $34.95 plus shipping.

For all the latest news and information on Mars Attacks, follow on facebook: www.facebook.com/MarsAttacks


Pig farm worker attacks woman, tries to rip out heart......

Shades of Chainsaw (or Motel Hell!).........

Andrzej Chranowski, 34, stabbed his housemate Christine Seymour, 60, with a pair of surgical scissors as she spoke to a friend on a mobile phone outside her home in Spalding, Lincs.

But as she lay critically injured Chranowski, a migrant worker from Poland, then pushed his hands inside her chest and attempted to tear her heart out.


Story in the link.

The Walking Dead effects reel



Pretty cool, kids. Check it out.

Thanks to CBR for the head's up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Frankenweenie poster



Thanks to STYD for the story. Flick haunts theaters October 5th.

Dog skulls/skeletons, "witchcraft" books found in home

Cue scary music........

Skulls, skeletons, a frozen head and charred remains - all from dogs - were found in a Coatesville home along with witchcraft books, according to a 6ABC report. "We would describe this as just macabre," the SPCA's Richard Britton told 6ABC.

Two skulls and three skeletons, including one covered with gold leaf, were in the house, and the frozen head was in the kitchen freezer. In the back yard, burned dog remains were found in a pit, and chicken parts were hanging from a tree.


Story in the link.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Midnite Spook Frolic Jukebox: The Bloody Jug Band "Chained to the Bottom"



Dig, boils & ghouls! Check out The Bloody Jug Band's bad ass new song & video for "Chained to the Bottom" - new disc drops March 31st!

Shocktail Hour now playing



If ya haven't done so, go over to the Hauntcast site and check out the show Chris & I released on Saturday.

It's an expanded Fright Flicks, covering not only movies, but TV, comics/books, collectables, events and music. This ep featured upcoming movie events & conventions, book info & preview of Vertigo 2012, The Walking Dead, The River, The Innkeepers, The Woman in Black and a great interview/music by The Voodoo Organist.

Chris Baker on The Haunt Brief



For the most up to date info on Hauntcast, check out this interview, and be sure to check out the Hauntcast site or Facebook for more.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shocktail Hour is coming..........

What up, boils & ghouls!

Baker & I are releasing the first ep of our new show, Shocktail Hour, this Saturday. Grab a drink or two as we serve up our usual brand of drunken nonsense as we talk about horror movies, TV, books, comics, events & more!

It will be available to all for free via itunes, the Hauntcast app & the website.

Be there or be square!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Winter wear for the Horror Fanatic



If you are getting hit by snow storms this time of year, you might want to check out these lil piggies brought to you by Chuck Jarman and Bump in the Night FX.


These sculpted latex bad boys only run $109.89, a lot less than UGGS!!!


If interested click here and check them out.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer FINALLY debuts

If you have not checked out this trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Director of Wanted, and Producer for 9 and Apollo 18) and produced by Tim Burton.


Quick synop...

The story in a nutshell: When a young Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) discovers his mother was killed by vampires, he becomes a fearless vampire killer. But his quest for personal revenge takes on larger implications when the vampires decide to try to overthrow America by instigating the Civil War. Can even the nation's top vampire hunter stop them?

Do your serves a favor click here and check this out.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hauntcast back from the dead?





What up, boils & ghouls! You've probably heard by now that there is a fan movement to bring Hauntcast back with all new shows from Chris & The Scream Team.

Check out the video, the Hauntcast site, and this up to date thread on Halloween Forum for the latest. You can also friend Hauntcast Show, me, or Shelley on Facebook, and also join the Hauntcast Minions group there too. There will be new cool content, a magazine, hot sauce & free hugs.

Shout out to our own Gary B. for the badass banner! Check it out!

Can Hauntcast be resurrected? Can you re-animate the Scream Team? There is a fan based movement underway to bring Hauntcast back from the nether-realm. This is the last and only chance for Hauntcast to live again. If 250 fans subscribe for $100 Hauntcast will be back on the air in April. That’s less than a movie ticket once a month. The haunt industries best vendors have stepped up to donate thousands of dollars worth of discounts as well as spooktacular prizes if 250 subscriptions are reached by 3/8/12. Check out these discounts and raffle items:

Subscribers will receive discounts from these great Vendors:

Juneau Studios ~
Save $50 of their DVDs. You pay $19.99, retail price $69.99.
Receive a $250 certificate for any order of $1150 and save 60% on freight orders.

DC Props ~
15% off his amazing props and mechanisms *except sale items, not valid September and October.

Fright Theatre ~
15% off all product *except sale items, not valid September or October

Dark Imaginings ~
20% off our changing portraits, $75 off custom changing portraits, as well as other discounts on our other products and services (graphic design, web design, video effects, etc).

Mini Spot Light ~
15% off all lights

Necrotic Creations ~
15% off their entire productline

Monkey Basic ~
20% off all software

Vox Noctis Voiceovers ~
$50 off any custom made voice over.

Shellhawk Creations ~
15% her amazing hand-made pottery and FREE shipping.

DBGgraphix ~
50% OFF a logo or poster design for their haunts.

Ghosts of Olde Towne Petersburg will be starting up with the very first haunted walking tours on selected nights in April. Hauntcast fans can purchase 50% off admission tickets. That offer is good for the entire 2012 season.

Total Terror! Haunted Attraction – 50% off admission price by purchasing tickets online.

Hauntcast The Magazine ~
Free (at least two issues a year, maybe more)

If we reach our goal will will be raffling off prizes Such as:
DC Props – Spitter mechanism
Juneau Studios – (10) $70 DVDs
Fright Theatre – Prop
Mini Spot Lights – LED lights
Necrotic Creations – $100 cameo
Woodloam – $55 Celtic Tombstone
Terra – Handmade tombstone of choice
Vox Noctis – $100 dollar coupon
Dark Imaginings – $49.95 value 11×14 changing portrait. You can pick the portrait.If the 11×14 is too large for them then they can choose a smaller version (5×7 or 8×10). The winner will have to pay the shipping fee, though, which is $10.

and more to come.


Can it happen? Will it happen? YOU decide, gang!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Trippy New Poster for American Horror Story Season 2




Thanks to Spoiler TV and Collider for giving us a peek at the Season 2 poster for American Horror Story, coming in October.


Click here to read the full story

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

“I was with zombies”

Ooooh, spooky!

Durban - A man claiming to be resurrected maskandi artist Mgqumeni will appear in the Nquthu Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The man claiming to be the resurrected artist, told The Times newspaper: "I have been suffering a lot at the place where I was kept with zombies. It was hell there and I am so grateful that I was able to free myself and return to my family and you, my supporters."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The River debuts tonight

The River premieres tonight at 9 ET/PT on ABC.

Story in the link.

Edible Body Parts....made out of BREAD!!!!



Check this out...

Thai artist Kittiwat Unarrom has made any potential decisions slightly easier, seeing as though the body parts he’s been selling at his family’s bakery for the past few years taste like bread. That’s primarily because that’s exactly what they are.


For more pics click here

Toy Fair 2012 Universal Monster toys


Groove on these new stylized Universal toys! Check them out, plus more & all the details in the link.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bill Hinzman (1936 – 2012) R.I.P.


Bill Hinzman, best known for his role in Romero's Night of the Living Dead, has passed away.

R.I.P.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Top Haunts teaser



Dig, boils & ghouls! Here's the teaser for Top Haunts, featuring Randy & Pennhurst. Looks for yours truly around the 55 sec mark as "the Monster" lol.

First ish out in March!

Friday, February 3, 2012

North Brother Island


Looks like a great locale for a new haunt.........

The now abandoned North Brother Island, located in the East River between the Bronx and Riker's Island, was once home to Riverside Hospital and Typhoid Mary.

Check out the other pics in the link.

Pennhurst video/photo shoot for Top Haunts




Dig it, boils & ghouls! Here's a couple of me from a video and photoshoot we did at Pennhurst for Top Haunts, a new mag debuting next month. Make up by Shawn Sieger.

Be sure to check out their site and the mag for the pics!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Walking Dead - Walker Gallery


Check out this bad a@@ digital flip book for The Walking Dead SFX, with video commentary and sick pics...thanks AMCTV.


Underground Monster Carnival coming March 3



Art Sunday and Underground Horror Fest presents...
This is an old school carnival-themed convention with prizes, costume contest, B-movie-style film room, haunted room, special Coney-Island style exhibits, vendors, fun workshops, music and much much more..!
For the collector in everyone the show will be filled with vendors selling sci-fi, fantasy, horror, steampunk, and low-brow arts and crafts, as well as comics, books, movies, and apparel.
What kind of event would this be if we didn't encourage EVERYONE to get dressed up! We want to see monsters, super heroes, movie/tv characters, scary creatures from beyond, sexy pin-ups and rockabilly greasers, steampunk, anime/cosplay, and of course we LOVE anyone who gets creative and creates something new! Why dress up you ask? Well, wouldn't you like to win a great prize from one of our fabulous sponsors? Of course you would everyone loves to win!!!
When: March 3, 2012 2pm-10pm
Where: OKC Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK


How Much?: $10 adults/11+ , $6 ages 10 and younger
Why: Cause it will be AWESOME!
An All ages event.

Click here to see a complete list of guests, vendors and sponsors

Also they will be a FREE MOVIE NIGHT March 2, the night before the show with the best underground films sponsored by Dig it! and the Underground Horror Fest.
When: March 2, 2012 5pm-11pm
Why: To support local and underground films.
Where: Dig It! 1739 NW 16th St Oklahoma City

Topps Announces MARS ATTACKS Heritage Card Set



Check it out! From the official press released I received yesterday:

Since its initial release in 1962, MARS ATTACKS has made an indelible impression on pop culture, inspiring legions of fans around the world. Now, Topps is proud to announce MARS ATTACKS' triumphant return to its trading card roots. Coinciding this summer with the landmark half-century milestone the company is pulling out all the stops for collectors to re-connect with the cult classic while ushering in a whole new generation of fans.

The commemorative trading card set, currently in development for release in July, is a cornerstone of the 50th anniversary campaign. In addition to reprinting the 55 iconic cards which comprised theoriginal series, Topps is adding 25 never-before-seen subjects.

Ten cards, painted by Jason Edmiston, are based on storyboarded sketches from original series pencillers Wally Wood and Bob Powell that did not originally appear in the 1962 card set. Edmiston’s finished works pay homage to the pulp sci-fi style of Norm Saunders, the master painter who first gave MARS ATTACKS its signature look. Fifteen all-new cards are provided by Eisner award-winning comic book artist John McCrea, the acclaimed illustrator of IDW’s forthcoming MARS ATTACKS comic book series. McCrea is known to comics fans as the co-creator of Hitman (in collaboration with writer Garth Ennis), among numerous other high-profile assignments. His new, powerful imagery for the card set will provide fans with added insights to the comics as well as to the all-new MARS ATTACKS universe.
A variety of extra inserts are also designed to add collectibility and fun: limited edition multi-colored parallels and 3D lenticulars will be randomly included in packs. And, for the very first time, Topps will be including MARS ATTACKS sketch cards in boxes. Many talented artists are on board to provide their one-of-a-kind hand-rendered sketch art.

The original MARS ATTACKS series enjoys the distinction of being the most sought after and valuable non-sport trading card set of all time. Its legacy status has earned the new series Topps’ full “Heritage style” treatment. In order to preserve the product’s retro sensibility, all cards will be printed on thick, old fashioned card stock. Similarly, the design treatments for the display box and wrapper mimic the now-classic 1962 packaging.

The trading cards will be complemented by a product licensing program geared primarily to core hobby fans. A host of premium quality tie-ins are in the works: action figures and plush toys (Mezco), comics and graphic novels (IDW), a commemorative book (Abrams), model kits (Moebius), costumes (Incogneato), T-shirts (Impact), statues and busts (Quarantine), holiday ornaments (Gentle Giant), limited-edition prints (Russell Walks), bobble head dolls and vinyl figures (Funko). Regular updates about the cards and the licensed merchandise are posted on the official facebook page (www.facebook.com/marsattacks), catering to a growing community of over 50,000 followers.