Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

I remember as a kid I always wanted to be a vampire... not just at Halloween, but for real! I know, all kids have weird dreams. Any way, I thought it would be cool to have the strength of 20 men and be able to fly and all the other cool stuff vampires do. Well, that dream has faded with reality... I now have a new dream. I want to come back as Pinhead!!! Let it be known that Frank wants to come back and bring Pain and Suffering to the masses!!! I told this to Elise at work several weeks ago and she thought I had lost my mind. I know, it sounds like the rantings of a bitter old man, but I promise that is not the case. I just feel like Pinhead would be able to take care of those that have wronged me in a way in which I could not! LOL!!! Yep, fish hooks and chains! Now that would be payback!
Here's one of my favorite clips from Hellraiser: Bloodlines. Pinhead gives a perfect description of what he is all about. He truly is the king of pain. Check out the clip...

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!!!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rob Zombie IS Halloween...

I was driving home from work today... had to work in Keene, NH which is an hour and forty-five minutes away from my house. I had Zombie... Live in the CD player. I was thinking about some of his movies and how Zombie truly is Halloween to me. His music is "in your face" music, which I love. As I have said before, I don't know all the words... I just love the music. I also don't know his politics and could care less. Music is what I love and appreciate from an artist. I have seen all his movies and I have to say they are sick and twisted. House of 1000 Corpses is way out there. The name alone should give you an idea of what it is all about. Devil's Rejects is a continuation of the Corpses. Not for the weak of heart. I also think Zombie did a great job remaking Halloween. It is similar to the original, but it had new ideas in it as well. All in all, I'm a huge fan of his work. My favorite Zombie song is More Human Than Human from his White Zombie days. Check out the video of that song at the bottom of this post!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Madness...

Pumpkin cravings have come a long way from when I was a kid. The Predator pumpkin is one I found from Miss Kolleen's blog and I had to put it on mine! It really amazes me how much time, energy, and detail people put into these things. Can you imagine, sitting there for hours and suddenly cutting something you didn't mean too... that would suck. There was a place on Route 175 in Holderness, NH that is just a few minutes from my house where they had hundreds of carved pumpkins lining the road and it was a site to see. I'm not sure if they are still doing it now or not, but we used to go every year for several years. The last couple of years, we haven't made it over there. As a kid, I tried it a few times, but it wasn't a good idea putting a knife in my hands! LOL! Just kidding... anyway, hope you are able to see a lot of interesting carvings this Halloween season.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Wolf Man (2009)

The remake of the 1941 The Wolf Man movie is coming out sometime in 2009. Other than vampires (which are my passion of course), I really like werewolf movies. The 1941 original was awesome! I have a video of the trailer for it at the end of this post. Lon Chaney, Jr. was a great character actor for his day. I've seen that movie many, many times. I never tire of seeing the truly great classic horror films of the past. Benicio Del Toro plays the tormented Larry Talbot character that Lon Chaney made famous. The fact that Anthony Hopkins is also in this movie heightens my interest all the more. Sir Anthony is one of my favorite actors... you HAVE to love his work in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. As soon as I can find a trailer for the 2009 version, I will post it. I did find an unofficial trailer on You Tube but it had a restriction on it and would not allow you to copy it. However, the link to it is just above the trailer. Copy the link and paste it to the address and view the trailer... it looks really good! I can't wait!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) Official Trailer

January 23rd is the date for the release of the new movie, Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009). I really enjoyed the first two movies and look forward to this release. It is a prequel set in the Dark Ages and shows the beginning of the war between the vampires and the werewolves. Kate Beckinsale, and Scott Speedman were in the first two but will not be in this one. The newcomer is Rhona Mitra who has appeared in Skinwalkers (2006), The Number 23 (2007), Shooter (2007), and Doomsday (2008). I've seen all but Doomsday and I think she is a good actress. Michael Sheen returns as Lucian, the leader of the werewolves and Bill Nighy (played Davy Jones in the last two Pirates of the Caribbean movies) resumes his role as Viktor the leader of the vampires. The movie trailer looks great. Check it out at the end of this post.

The original Underworld(2003) was one of the best vampire/werewolf movies I have ever seen. The whole idea of vampires and werewolves waring because at one time the werewolves were slaves to the vampires was unique and so interesting. Beckinsale played a vampire who falls in love with the Speedman character who played a werewolf. There are some interesting twist within the movie to bring everything together and make for one very entertaining movie. If you haven't seen it, you really should!

Underworld: Evolution (2006) recapped some of the first movie by answering some questions from it. Basically, this one has Beckinsale and Speedman fighting for their lives to protect each other from the werewolves and the vampires. It's just an interesting twist to the vampire/werewolf genre that I found to be so good. The whole series has been well made and along with the Blade movies, have really brought the vampire genre back in the headlines... where in my opinion, it should always be! Check out the trailer below and enter the underworld!

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saw V...

Elise, Tina, and I went to see Saw V last night. Other than the Hellraiser series, there are not too many "series" that I really love and care about... the Saw movies are in a class by themselves. It is such an original concept that brings together horror, "torture", fear, and a perverse sense of justice to those that are chosen to participate in the "game." I have to say, I was disappointed in Saw IV. I felt it didn't live up the the original or the idea of what the games were all about. However, Saw V was very good. As in all the sequels, this movie answers several questions from its predecessors. There are five people who are all connected, but initially, they don't know how or why there are brought together. They must work together in order too survive the game. There are also four traps that they must get through or else the will not live. The Saw sequels use the in-screen flashback method which is going from the present to the past without a break in the camera. I'm not a fan of this method because it can be confusing at times. Over all, I really enjoyed the movie and I recommend it to all fans of the series. Check out the trailer at the end of this post...

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Friday, October 24, 2008


Today is my mom's birthday... I was going to put her age on here, but changed my mind. I don't think she would have really minded that much, but just thought better. Since this is a horror blog, I felt it fitting to put a "scary" Happy Birthday picture on here. Also, you HAVE to watch the video at the end of this post. I won't tell you what it is about (you have to find that out for yourself), but honest to god, this happened to me when I was a small boy. I don't know if my mom remembers or not. I think we lived on Monroe Ave. in St. Albans, WV at the time which would have made me under the age of 5 or 6. Anyway, just a really funny video! I hope my mom has a great birthday!

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IFC Movie Channel...

For those of you that have this movie channel on your cable or Direct TV, there are a few movies of note this week for you to check out.

Sunday Oct. 26th:
9:30 PMStrangeland
A psychopath (Dee Snider) lures victims on the Internet.
I have seen reviews and the trailer for this movie, but have not seen it as yet. The movie looks twisted... no pun intended, since Dee Snider is the lead singer of Twisted Sister.

Monday Oct. 27th:
9:00 PMThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Young adults (Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger) encounter a demented family of butchers.
This is a really good movie. Creepy and sick! The whole TCM seriers is pretty good for all of us gore hounds out there...

Tuesday Oct. 28th:
12:00 AMThe Return of the Living Dead
Medical suppliers (Clu Gulager, James Karen) confront zombies.
Not the best zombie movie, funny at times, but not all that bad either... come on it "stars" Clu Gulager, what do you expect???

Wednesday Oct. 29th:
9:00 PMScanners
Man (Stephen Lack) with explosive psychic powers hunts others.
Old school horror from 1981. Kind of a fresh original style look at the paranormal.

Thursday Oct. 30th:
9:00 PMA Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream ChildFreddy the slasher (Robert Englund) returns in the dreams of a woman's (Lisa Wilcox) unborn child.

10:30 PMFreddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Freddy's (Robert Englund) daughter (Lisa Zane) tries to stop the dream killer.
Not a huge fan of this series, but most of them have been quite entertaining. Scary concept that he can kill you in your dreams.

Friday Oct. 31st:
7:15 PMEaten Alive
Hotel owner (Neville Brand) either feeds guests to alligator or scythes them.
Campy horror from 1977... man, that was a long time ago!!! LOL I graduated from high school that year... what an old fart I am!

8:55 PMThe Burning
Disfigured caretaker with shears haunts summer camp.
I havn't seen this one yeat, but it looks like it could be pretty good. I've looked at it several times on Netflix, but just haven't "Q'ed" it yet.

So if any of these catch your eye, give them a shot... here's the trailer for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Strangers...

Elise got this movie and The Happening in the mail yesterday and had to call me at work to rub it in. In my Netflix "Q", I have "Long wait" on both. So I told Elise to call Tina and see if she wanted to watch either one of them and have Elise come over after I got out of work at 9pm. It was a go! When I got home we put in the movie The Strangers. This movie is the most tension filled movie I have ever watched. As you all may or may not know, tension in a movie is the most important element to me. I LOVE movies that are well written, well acted, and have a ton of tension. This movie was all of the above! It is based on a true story and the crime has not been solved to date. A brief description below:

The Strangers
(2008) UR
In this heart-pounding thriller, young suburban couple James (Scott Speedman) and Kristen (Liv Tyler) welcome the peace and quiet of a secluded family vacation home -- that is, until three masked home invaders make them realize how dangerous isolation can be. Written and directed by Bryan Bertino, the film also stars Australian supermodel Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Glenn Howerton and Laura Margolis.

This is really a good movie. Chilling, and very much an edge of your seat scare ride. The "strangers" come and go throughout the movie adding to the mental torture of the film. We never see their faces because of the masks they wear. Check out the trailer below...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wishmaster (1997)...

Truly one of my favorite horror movies. There are four movies in the Wishmaster series, with the first two being the best. The third and fourth ones don't even have
Andrew Divoff (the original Wishmaster) in them. Watching the first one is a great way to spend the evening with all the lights off and a hot, streaming, butterier bowl of popcorn on your lap! I read a review for this movie and the guy lead off with the line... "Not all genies look like Barbara Eden..." (I Dream of Jeannie), what a great line! It is from the mind of Wes Craven, so you know there is quite a bit of original thought to the story line. A mysterious gem has housed the trapped genie for thousands of years, only to be released on the world in our present day. The genie grants the person who released him 3 wishes. However, be careful what you wish for... this is one evil genie and he is trying to capture as many souls as he can so he can release his evil hoard upon the earth. The movie is so unique in the horror genre and is so entertaining. Divoff is great with his "finish Line"... "As you wish"! Viewing it today after it's 11 year release is still a pleasure. While the CGI effects don't add up to the quaility of todays, it is still a vey well made movie. The acting for the most part is very good. Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tony Todd (Candyman), and Kane Hodder (Jason...Friday the 13th) all have roles in this film. Check out the trailer at the end of this post...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nightmare New England... Haunted House...

As I see it, Halloween isn't just for kids any more. I'm an old guy (49), but I remember as a kid that Halloween was just the night we went out for trick or treat. Now days, there's parties, dressing up at work, Halloween parties at friends houses, and haunted houses every where. When I was a kid, I hated haunted houses. I guess they scared me too much. As I got older, I loved them. So my advice is, get out there and have some fun this Halloween!

Tina was looking on the web for something fun to do this Halloween. We had talked about going to Salem, MA for the day because I have always wanted to go there. Salem of course is famous for the witch trials in 1692. Also, it is where my vampire comes to America in 1630... The vampire I refer to is from my novel that I have been working on for five years. It is basically done and hopefully soon I will be trying to get it published. Any way, Salem is still a dream for another day. Tina found this place in Litchfield, NH which is between Manchester and Nashua. I looked over the site and found it to be really interesting. Just click on the title of this post and it will take you to the Nightmare site. I put a lot of the attractions and information for the place below.

Guests begin their Nightmare at the “Monster Midway” where they will be greeted by dozens of freakish characters that freely roam the grounds of the Scream Park. The Midway will also feature concessions, gifts, photo opportunities, go-karts, two themed 18-hole mini-golf courses and more!

Those who dare to enter “Buried Alive” will experience the frightening feeling of having been buried underground. These unfortunate souls will encounter the creatures and elements of decay including cockroaches, worms, and maggots. “Buried Alive” features over 14 rooms of sheer terror and is the perfect experience to get the heart pumping!

Upon exiting Buried Alive, guests will follow a dark path alongside the woods where they will come face to face with some of Nightmare New England’s “creatures of the night” before entering “Raven’s Claw Cemetery”. Walking under the iron archway and into the cemetery, guests immediately are surrounded by crypts, tombstones, mausoleums and freshly dug graves. Guests can walk through the mausoleums and caretaker houses that dot the landscape. Corpses and zombies lurk in the shadows and fog that blanket the cemetery. “Raven’s Claw” takes full advantage of the natural landscape around the historic Merrimack River and is guaranteed to deliver thrills and screams to all who dare to enter!

Beyond the cemetery, guests continue along a path lit by torches and moonlight. After the short walk among the cornstalks, guests soon enter the third attraction-- “The 3-D Freakshow.” The Freakshow includes classical 3-D scenes with clowns, carnival themes and toxic waste that are always crowd-thrillers. However, this event prides itself on bringing Extreme 3-D to New England by offering many non-traditional scenes not found anywhere else! This event is designed to confuse and disorient the guests as they twist, turn, and try to escape through the rooms and corridors.

Leaving “Freakshow”, guests continue along a dark, winding path to the fourth attraction. “Sleep Stalkers” is designed to feel like an old, decrepit hospital. The patients in this hospital suffer from insomnia and are slowly being driven insane by their condition and the dreadful creatures that lurk just outside the hospital walls. Some of the scenes guests will visit include patient “sleeping” quarters, neurological testing facilities, cold storage, the laundry facility and more. With over 15 fright filled rooms, “Sleep Stalkers” is the perfect, bone-chilling way to wrap up this Nightmare.

Nightmare New England is at 454 Charles Bancroft Highway (RT 3A) in Litchfield, New Hampshire.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Darkman (1990)...

An early comic book hero movie from 1990, Darkman is really one of my favorite movies. The whole concept of the movie is interesting and very entertaining. Liam Nesson plays the lead role and does a great job with this part. Nesson has been in several movies that I have watched... The Dead Pool (1988), Next of Kin (1988) I love this movie!, Schindler's List (1993) Such a powerful and moving movie!, Before and After (1996), The Haunting(1999) Great remake of a classic horror film!, Seraphim Falls (2007) A Civil War movie with Pierce Brosnan... all these movies are worth watching and enjoying! Nesson is a fine actor and I have enjoyed his work very much over the years.

I'm not a fan of too many comic book movies, but Darkman is one of the few that makes the comic book character come alive. So many of them are CGI crap... a few of The Hulk movies are not worth the time of putting the DVD in the player. I haven't seen the new one with Ed Norton (another of my favorite actors!), but I've heard it is fairly good. I know the Spiderman movies are "blockbusters", but I don't care for them. However, the Blade movies are GREAT! I really believe it is hit or miss trying to pull off making a comic book into a movie. The details of the Darkman movie are below...

In director Sam Raimi's moody, intense thriller, brilliant scientist Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson) is almost killed by gangsters in a massive explosion. Unstable and disfigured, Peyton becomes Darkman, an impossibly strong, tormented antihero. Able to spend only moments in the sunlight, Darkman begins a quest to rekindle his love with his girlfriend (Frances McDormand), who he's held at a distance, and to take vengeance on his enemies.

Here's the trailer to Darkman...

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Unborn...

I saw the trailer for this movie on and I have to say, it is very creepy. The whole concept seems fresh and interesting to me. There have been many evil child movies such as The Omen, The Good Son, The Ring, and Children of the Corn. However, from the trailer, this one looks really good. You really need to check out the trailer and I promise you will want to see this movie. The movie comes to theaters January 9th. Gary Oldman, who plays a Rabbi, is a very good actor... The Dark Knight (2008), Hannibal (2001), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and Criminal Law with Kevin Bacon (1989) are some of his many movies. I loved the movie Criminal Law where he played a lawyer for the Kevin Bacon character who is a serial killer, but Oldman gets him off and finds out that the guy really is a serial killer. A really good thriller! Here's what the movie The Unborn is all about and some of the cast members...

Unborn is a 2009 Rogue Pictures production written and directed by David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Odette Yustman plays a girl tormented by the soul of a boy who died in the Holocaust. Meagan Good will play Yustman's character's best friend. Also appearing in the film are Jane Alexander as a holocaust survivor and the sister of the deceased boy. Gary Oldman plays a Rabbi who is joined by a priest portrayed by Idris Elba who attempt to perform an exorcism.

Check out the trailer...

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Attitash Mountain Village...

Tina got a call a few weeks ago from a representative from Attitash Mountain Village and said they would give us a $300 gas card, $1000 online shopping spree, and $50 in cash to come up there and take a tour of the place. We scheduled the visit for today and made a day of it. Attitash is not far from the North Conway Rite-Aid I had been helping out in over the past month, so it was about an hour and a half away. My parents have done this type of thing many times, but to my knowledge have never purchased anything. The deal they had for us was somewhat like a timeshare, but you actually own the condo for a week or two. You receive a deed and it can be passed on to your children. It also grants you membership in a company called RCI, which allows you to go to over 3600 different resorts all over the world based on the "points" earned by owning your condo. It was a really good deal, but Tina and I are not in any kind of position to buy anything for now. There was no hard sell at all. Everyone we talked with was very kind and friendly. The condo we toured was really nice. They have 3 different condo types to purchase and they finance everything. We really liked the place and since we will be moving to NC in a few years, we will need a place to come back to for vacations and visits. Here's a list of some of the amenities that Attitash offers:

Attitash Mountain Village Amenities

Our Resort and Local Activities
Attitash Mountain Village Resort has over 60 acres of amenities to enjoy just outside your door.

Glass-enclosed, heated swimming pool with indoor and outdoor spa tubs
Tennis courts (Lessons available, click here for more info)
Game rooms
Hiking / biking trails
Cross-country skiing trails & downhill skiing
Skating rink
Outdoor hot tub
Exercise room
Steam room and sauna
River swimming, tubing, kayaking and canoeing
Minutes from Story Land & other family attractions

It is a beautiful area, especially this time of year with all the colors of the leaves. Tina and I had a really nice day and I have to say it was well worth the trip! Here's the URL... if you click on the title of this post, it will send you to this link as well.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

New Saw V Clip!

There's a new clip from Saw V that I saw on Looks so intense! If you click on the title of the post, it will send you to and you can check out this clip and many other horror movie trailers, reviews, etc... This movie comes out in one week!!! Tina and I are going to have to see it! Check out the clip... and let the games begin!

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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)...

This movie looks so creepy. I love "Haunted House" movies! It says it's based on a true story which adds to the thrill of it all for me. If you click on the title of this post it will link you up to for more on this movie. Here's what the movie is about according to


In the tradition of such real-life horror movies as 'The Exorcist' and 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose', THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT tells the astounding true story of one family's supernatural ordeal. When Sara and Peter Campbell's son Matt is diagnosed with cancer, they uproot their family to Connecticut for his treatment. As the family settles into their new home, Matt grows increasingly disturbed by paranormal activity that seems to inhabit and possess the house. At a loss to help her frightened family, his mother turns to an enigmatic priest who appears to rid the house of its ghosts-- until the boy's condition takes a sudden and unexplained turn for the worse and their lives are put in grave danger.

The trailer to this movie is intense and I'm very interested in seeing this movie. There have been many haunted house movies that I have enjoyed. A few of my favorites: Amityville Horror (1979), The Haunting (1999)(Great movie with Liam Nesson and Owen Wilson!), House on Haunted Hill (1999) ( Remake of an old Vincent Price movie... BOTH are worth watching!), The Others (2001) (For a PG-13 horror movie, pretty good!), Poltergeist (1982) (Classic in very way!), What Lies Beneath (2000) (One of the very few Harrison Ford "horror" movies),and finally, Thir13en Ghosts(2001) (This movie is down right scary! I really love this one... If you've never seen this one, you really should... it will creep you out.) Check out the trailer to the movie The Haunting In Connecticut below and rent some haunted house movies for Halloween!!! I would be amiss if I didn't mention the best haunted house movie of all time... The Shining (1980). Jack Nicholson is awesome! I've written a few post about this one and it is a must see.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

What is Horror???

We all have our own opinions on what exactly horror is... I've started many times that to me horror is fear. Whatever the fear is, horror brings that fear to the forefront and intensifies it. The early horror movies had their monsters and villains that we feared. Friday the 13th made us fear sleeping. So many horror films have dealt with different type of fears that we all have. To me, fear is the driver of the horror vehicle. My fear... being buried alive. All my life I have had a fear that when I "die", I will wake up in a casket because of some mistake the doctors have made or whatever. I think this fear began when I was a small boy and heard a rumor about a huge swimming park near where I grew up in West Virginia. It was called Rock Lake Park or something like that. I remember some kids in school talking about when they were building the park it had been a cemetery and they had to move all the caskets. Supposedly, one of the caskets opened up and the person had tons of hair in their hands and a horrifying look on their face. Urban legend... probably, but as a kid it scared the crap out of me and from that moment on, I've had that fear. There are two definitions of horror from the dictionary and Wikipedia below. As well as a clip from a great movie The Vanishing starring Kiefer Sutherland and Jeff Bridges. This movie is based on one of the characters being buried alive. If you have not seen this movie, you really should. It is an intense thriller. Whatever you think horror is, it is a genre that is based on fear and tries to pull you into it. I love horror! It is adrenalin to me! I love the feeling. Enjoy the clip...

From the Dictionary:
an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear: to shrink back from a mutilated corpse in horror.
anything that causes such a feeling: killing, looting, and other horrors of war.
such a feeling as a quality or condition: to have known the horror of slow starvation.
a strong aversion; abhorrence: to have a horror of emotional outbursts.
Informal. something considered bad or tasteless: That wallpaper is a horror. The party was a horror.

From Wikipedia:
Horror films are movies that strive to elicit fear, horror and terror responses from viewers. In horror film plots, evil forces, events, or characters, sometimes of supernatural origin, intrude into the everyday world. Horror movies usually include a central villain. Early horror films often drew inspiration from characters and stories from classic literature, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Later horror films, in contrast, often drew inspiration from the insecurities of life after World War II, giving rise to the three distinct, but related, sub-genres: the horror-of-personality film, the horror-of-Armageddon film, and the horror-of-the-demonic film. The last sub-genre may be seen as a modernized transition from the earliest horror films, expanding on their emphasis on supernatural agents that bring horror to the world.[1]
Horror films have been criticized for their graphic violence and dismissed as low budget B-movies and exploitation films. Nonetheless, all the major studios and many respected directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Romero have made forays into the genre. Serious critics have analyzed horror films through the prisms of genre theory and the auteur theory. Some horror films incorporate elements of other genres such as science fiction, fantasy, mockumentary, black comedy, and thrillers.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween equals vampires...

Nothing is more Halloween than vampires. In my opinion, vampires are the scariest creatures in film and print. There is an attraction to them because of the power they have as well as their limitations. It's the limitations that interest me the most... cannot come out in daylight, cannot cross over water, the cross, etc. It's the limitation that give us hope that they can be defeated. In all horror there has to be a hope of defeating the "bad guy" or else there is no hope. I was reading some old post on today and I was quite pleased how many people love the old school vampires. In Hollywood today, they have tried to make the traditional vampire boring and have given the "new" vampire the ability to fear nothing, like the cross and daylight. Even though I love the Blade movies, I seriously miss the old school vampire. Bela Lugosi was so intense as Dracula and made you fear him, yet you had hope that he could be defeated. I guess that's one reason I have been writing my vampire book with such emotion and passion. I want the old school vampire to come back in vogue. So maybe one day it will become a movie and that will restart interest in a more traditional vampire. One could only hope. There's a clip at the bottom of this post from the movie 30 Days of Night... what a terrifying thought, 30, 24 hour days of fleeing vampires! Check out the clip. Take the time to re watch some of the old vampire movies and revisit the traditional vampire~

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gangster Part Two...

Today was the day! Tina and I went for a ride in her friends 1935 Plymouth after work today. What very sweet ride. The engine in this car really has some power and with the rumble when idling... well, Al Capone didn't have it any better! Tina picked me up after work and we headed to her friend's house. She lives about 30 minutes from our house in a restored barn... a barn you say!!! Yes, a barn. You walk inside to a breeze way and turn right to go into the house or left to the garage. Inside is absolutely beautiful. The walls in the living room and loft bed room are dark large timber, on the ceiling as well. One of the original beams was used when they hung the deers or cows on it to skin them back in the day. The kitchen area is sheet rocked and everything is very open. If you ever saw the Johnny Depp movie The Secret Window, the house he had on the lake is similar to Tina's friends. We left and went for a ride to Laconia for some pizza. I sat in the front seat going to Laconia and in the spacious back seat on the way back. It was so much fun. I can fully understand how many people just love the old cars. They had personality. Today's cars are cookie cutter crap for the most part. Just about any car or truck before the 70's said something about the person who drove them. Just something special about those old classics.

In honor of my ride in a gangster car, I have a video of ZZ Top, Sharp Dressed Man from the Eliminator CD. I believe the car in this video is from the 40's. Cool song and a great looking car... enjoy the video!

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Monday, October 13, 2008


Nothing can be more horrifying than this upcoming presidential election. Since this is a horror blog, I felt obliged to throw my two cents worth about politics in general. For one thing, I think both candidates are smart men. Their intelligence isn't the problem. Ideology is... I for one am politically conservative, while I tend to lean toward McCain, I have not voted in over 10 years. Now, before you think too ill of me, let me explain. I am so fed up with politicians as a whole, that I think we need them all to take public lie detector test on national TV. I believe all politicians have an agenda. That agenda is to protect their special interests, pet projects, and most of all their own butts. Just look over the past 20 years and you will see that they will say anything to get elected, and once in office, they do what they want... rarely what they said they would do. It's just pathetic. We are at the mercy of these "leaders." One thing I have always felt is that no one party should be completely in control. If we have a republican president, I want a democratic senate and vise versa. I have always felt balance is best when it comes to politics. I'm sick to death of all the stupid TV ads... negative bull crap is all I'm hearing. Here's a picture that I think is priceless... just remember friends, not all politicians that come to your aid are there to "help" you...

I guess in reality, I feel like Jonathan Davis, lead singer of Korn. You all know I'm a fan of his music and I have to say that I agree with him when It comes to politics. The story goes that the group was sitting around writing songs for the release of their See You On The Other Side CD and one of the band members suggested writing a song about politics. To which Jonathan Davis said, I hate politics... the band member said, then why not write a song about how much you hate politics. So that leads us to a great song from one of my favorite bands, Korn... Check out Politics in the video below...

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Sunday, October 12, 2008


My wife Tina and a girl friend of hers went to a car cruise in Hillsboro, NH today which is about and hour and a half from our house. Of course, I had to work, so I was unable to good... Tina's friend has a 1935 Plymouth that her and her husband began to restore before his untimely death. In his honor, she continued to restore it and it is a beautiful car. There are two pictures of it in this post. The other car looks to be a around a 62 or 63 Chevy II. I think this car rocks!!! I loved the boxy look of those cars. My dad had a Chevy II when I was a young boy... it was an early 60's model as well. From what I remember, it was white. I love these old cars. Tina took about 70 pictures of all the cars there and I am so disappointed I couldn't go. She has a picture of a 63 or 65 Impala Chevy that is blue bodied with a white top and looks exactly like the car my friend Mike McComas had when we were in High School. At the same time (middle 70's), I had a 64 Biscayne Chevy. It was lime green and had a glass pack... it sounded A LOT better than it really was. One day, I hope to find another one and restore it. Of course, I'm no mechanic, but hopefully I can afford to have it done! I love classic cars...

This coming Tuesday, Tina and I are going to her friend's house and go for a ride in her 35 Plymouth... I call shotgun! The Plymouth has a 327 Corvette engine in it and can it fly. I'm really excited about getting to ride in it.

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