Tuesday, November 24, 2009

King Kong's remains

I'm pouty, but smiley about this: The original King Kong skeleton (used for stop-motion on the original 1933 film) just sold at a Christie's Auction for $218,000. I wish I could afford that!
I'm not normally a news poster, but I love my Kong!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Postcards from Salem's Lot

Darn that flash.

“This plastic cross from your toy monster scene model is frightening to me!”

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What's Happening?

What was all the huff about The Happening? I stayed away from it like I stay away from a habanero pepper at dessert. I finally gave in, and gosh am I glad? I think people were so thrilled with The Sixth Sense, and then progressively more disappointed with M. Night Shyamalan's follow ups that it became a habit for people to dislike whatever he put out.

I actually liked The Happening. I felt the paranoia the characters felt. Just the thought of what was happening was so scary! We're all scared of something coming to get us, but what if that something made us "get" ourselves?

The ending of The Happening was reminiscent of 50s movies that warned us of what the atomic age could bring. This warning is against hurting the plants, though; which is slightly lame. But the monster is not the cause. The monster is the symptom. The plant idea was just a theory in the movie. What happens is the scary part. If people started killing themselves because we ran out of chocolate milk that's still scary.

Blame the vegetarians. Stop killing all the bean sprouts!

And in case you were looking for M. Night Shyamalan in the movie (he makes an appearance in each of his films a la Alfred Hitchcock) I did a little research. He is not seen, but slightly heard. He is "Joey" on the other end of a few phone calls and texts.
Reminds me of Chris Simonson of Death Proof.

M. Night Shyamalan is on the line. Will YOU answer the call?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Evil twins

I was watching Ghost Story just the other day for the eleventeenth time, and I think this might be the first time this occurred to me. One of the players in the picture is Craig Wasson. He plays both sons of an old man who had a terrible day, "accidentally" killing a girl a long time ago.

Anyway, this fellow Craig Wasson looks just like Bill Maher. So much so that it reminds me I see resemblances often in my favorite movies. So this inspires something new I want to do now and again. Evil Twins!

Please to enjoy my first:

Craig Wasson and Bill Maher are EVIL TWINS!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ghoultown's "Mistress of the Dark"

At the end of Chiller Theatre's presentation of The Evil of Frankenstein they played this delicious video from Ghoultown about Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

I'm so glad to have heard these hellbilly boys. Their music is better than Raisinettes sprinkled in my popcorn bucket :)

The Evil of Poster Art

Here's a great movie poster from The Evil of Frankenstein.

I found it at the Hammer Films official website. Great source of material and entertainment. I want to see ALL the Hammer Films' monster movies!

This version of the monster looks like his head is made of a gallon milk container ;)

The Evil of Hammer Films

I'm watching The Evil of Frankenstein from Halloween night's WPIX Chiller Theatre (hosted by Elvira) on my DVR, and a thought occurred to me.
The monster is wearing super-heavy shoes or boots with soles that look and sound like they are made of iron. Is it possible Dr. Frankenstein made him wear these boots for the same reason you put weights in a plush toy so it stands correctly?
My other idea is that film-makers were so savvy on the Frankenstein novel knowing the monster was actually "swift" and "agile," that they needed to put him in heavy boots to continue selling him as the lumbering idiot.

I miss when Chiller happened all the time. My six-fingered friend is such a cutey.

Friday, November 6, 2009

EVERY Zombie film!

My friends over at the Zombs sent me this link by Action Flick Chick to every zombie film ever made! I can't vouch for it not missing a single film, but this list is impressive. A great source to check which films you think are worth checking out.

Thanks go to Action Flick Chick. You are my heroine.

Every Zombie movie ever made.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Salem's Loot

So, there I was watching Salem's Lot from 1978 with my ghoulfriends, when I was struck by this scene in which the constable has decided to skip town. Constable Parkins Gillespie is in the station wagon with his family heading to North Carolina. He's running from the vampires, because they're turning everyone in Salem's Lot.

Ben Mears played by David Soul of Starsky and Hutch fame tries to stop the constable unsuccessfully, but Gillespie has enough sympathy for Ben Mears' mission that he gets out of the family car, reaches into the OPEN WINDOW of his patrol car, and pulls a pistol out of the passenger seat. He gives it to Ben to use since he's staying in Salem's Lot.

Get the picture? The constable had every intention of leaving town with his patrol car window open for rain to get in and ruin the interior. Oh, and the pistol being left on the seat would be a safety issue, but what about the car interior??? Those vampires pay your salary through taxes, mister!