Happy Halloween! And what better way to celebrate this day then with a little quiz to get your brain ready for the holiday, right? But first, I have to say that I was pleasently impressed with the correct answers that were sent in for our last photo. I thought it was going to stump everyone, but apparently not. So kudos goes out to the following: Sean Bell, Aaron Christensen, Ken Johnson, Anna Maurya, and Gavin Schmitt. Well done, indeed! The photo was from the 1968 Japanese film The Living Skeleton.
So let’s get to our special Halloween Mystery Photo. And no, it is not from one of the Halloween movies. Give me a little more credit than that. But the photo does feature a shot that could give one some nightmares or at least some late night sweats. So take a peek and see if the title comes to you.
As always, please remember not to post your answers here, but send them in an email to me at email@example.com. Good Luck!
If you’re like me, horror movie soundtracks are a staple of my day. Each and every time I’m at work on my computer, I have a horror soundtrack playing in the background. Even now, I’m listening to Pet Sematary‘s score by Elliot Goldenthal. True story.
If you’re looking for a few scores to add to your collection, you may want to head over to La-La Land Records to take advantage of their Halloween sale that ends tomorrow. You can find some good deals for only $4 each! You can pick up the soundtracks for The Sender, Trick ‘r Treat, The Conjuring, and a few more for just a few bucks. For $10, you can get yourself copies of Friday the 13th (the original) and Evil Dead (the remake), Pet Sematary (the expanded release, which I just ordered), and a few more. Or for $15, you can get John Harrison’s Creepshow, which I have to say is simply a must for any collector of horror soundtracks. It is one of my all-time favorites. But in that same price range, they have Day of the Dead, Magic (which I also just ordered), and Monster Squad.
While I’ve been known to have a few horror reference books in my library, my wife has a pretty impressive book collection of her own. Except those are cookbooks. So what better way to combine both of our love and passion for books than to create a cookbook where the recipes come from the darker side of life! Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook is just that book.
Janice Poon is a food stylist and writer that had been hired to work on the NBC show Hannibal. Now she gives us a book that is a collection of recipes that were inspired by the show that are said to be “easy to follow”. Well, I leave that up to my wife and son. Otherwise, if I’m in charge, it could get real ugly. But each recipe is also accompanied with insider information and anecdotes, artwork, and behind-the-scenes photos of the stars of Hannibal. It’s 240 pages and is only $18.50 on Amazon. For a cookbook, that is a killer price.
I think this one soon might be part of our collection!
It’s times like this when I wish I was just a little bit closer to New York City. This Saturday, Oct. 29th, the Anthology Film Archives will be screening both Demons and Demons 2, both directed by Lamberto Bava & produced by Dario Argento. And to make it even better, the star of Demons 2, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, will be making a personal appearance there at the screening of Demons 2.
When I tell some of my non-horror friends that I am going to a 24-hour horror movie marathon, a few might be slightly intrigued, while most give me that strange look of “why in the hell would you want to do that?” If you are a horror fan, then you know exactly why we’d do it. If you’re not, then I’m not sure I could explain it. It is something that each year I tell myself I’m getting too old to do them, but then the next year, I’m right back there for more madness.
Released by Lakeshore Records, 2016
26 tracks with a total running time of 71 min.
Music by Chris Bacon
Ominous: portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious.
Even though I’m a huge horror fan and collector, I tend to stay away from the horror toys. Mainly because once you start down that road, not only does it go on forever, but has so many side paths and diversions, that your bank account will hate you forever, not to mention trying to find space for all of the stuff you start to find. But I do like seeing some of the stuff, especially the older items that I remember from my childhood, and even more so, seeing how much it is going for these days. That is the reason why I, along with my wife Dawn and son Nick, headed out to the Chicago Toy Show today. As it turns out, it was well worth the trip.
While I tend to hate reality shows, as well as never being too good at self-promotion, I do want to point this little adventure I was involved in that was a lot of fun. Horror Hunters is a pilot show where to horror fiends go to visit different like-minded fans to see their collections, and maybe do a trade with them. It debuts this Wednesday on Shout Factory TV at 9pm ET/6pm PT, with an encore screening at 12am ET/9pm PT. See below for the press release from Shout Factory.
It seems our photo from last week was one that was recognized by quite a few of you out there. Good to hear. It was from the William Castle produced 1975 film Bug, which had Bradford Dillman fighting flaming cochroaches! Such fun. Congrats to the following that sent in the correct answer: Gregory Avery, Brian Fukala, Ricky Hayden, Doug Lamoreux, Bryan Moose, Michael Shields, Chris Sobczak, and William Wilson.
Now on to this week’s photo. This one might be a little tougher. If you’ve seen the movie, then you most likely will remember this amazing shot. If not…well, there’s always next week, right? But give it a look and see what you got.
And again, PLEASE remember not to post your answers here. We want to give everyone a chance at these. So send your guess in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DePaul Humanities Center will be hosting their fourth annual Horror of the Humanities Halloween event this October 26th. This time out, they will be screening the film Pontypool, followed by a Q&A with the director Bruce McDonald and star Stephen McHattie. The film starts at 6:30pm with the Q&A afterwards, around 8:15pm.