Monday, November 09, 2015

The Darkroom

"You're in a house. Maybe your own...maybe one you've never seen before. You feel it. Something evil. You run, but there's no escape...nowhere to turn. You feel something beckoning you...drawing you into the terror that awaits you in the Darkroom!"
One of the best horror anthology TV shows, is also one of the least seen.  The series aired on ABC for one short season,  The series had quite a few creepy and disturbing episodes.  Four episodes were deemed to disturbing for TV and were used in the movie "Nightmares".

James Coburn was the host who introduced each story while in the titular Darkroom.  The series had episodes directed by Paul Lynch (Prom Night), Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II) and Jeffery Bloom (Flowers in the Attic).  

It also boasted episodes written by Robert Bloch (Psycho) William F,Nolan (Burnt Offerings) and Robert McCammon.

I'm hoping that this will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray eventually.

Monday, August 03, 2015

The horrors of Tampa Bay

I went to the Tampa Bay Comic con last weekend.  Here are some of the best cosplays I saw and a full sized Crite!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Creature from the Black Lagoon

I loved the LED stars
Thursday night I got to attend a showing of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.  There was a small theater in Winter Garden that held a screening.

This was the first time that I actually got to see one of the Universal monster films with an audience.

It was good crowd and the people seemed to really enjoy it.  It was great to see that people can still appreciate the classics.   

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Horror Board Games

A while back a good friend of mine gave me a Friday the 13th/Nightmare on Elm Street trivia game.  Since it's something that I hadn't seen before I thought I would share some photos of it.

Front of box 

More photos inside!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Horrors of William Shatner

Many of the Star Trek cast have appeared in horror movies, but none of them have been in more than William Shatner.
That's what you get for flying coah
Shatner’s first foray into horror was in a Twilight Zone episode.  “Nightmare at 20,000 feet”  has become a classic and was even remade in the 1983 Twilight Zone movie.  

His next horror role was not nearly as sucessful.  Incubus released in 1966 was doomed mostly because it was subtitled in English and spoken entirely in Esperanto.   Add in the fact it wasn’t a particularly good movie and it vanished quickly.  

1975’s The Devil’s Rain also starred John Travolta, Tom Skerritt and Ernest Borgnine as the devil.  The biggest marketing gimmick for the film was that Anton LaVey was a technical advisor.  LaVey was the high priest of the Church of Satan at the time.  The film was a staple on late night TV for years and  really deserves a good Blu-Ray release.  

Kingdom of the Spiders is another Creature Feature classic.  Filmed way before CGI the cast had to deal with thousands of real tarantulas.  This is a movie that can really creep out arachnophobes. 

Despite all of his horror film roles there was one thing in 1978 that cemented his place in horror history.  Tommy Lee Wallace used a cheap Captain Kirk mask and altered it into the now classic Myers mask.