Horror Hunters Are Coming!

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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.

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Mystery Photo 10-24

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 jon@kitleyskrypt.com.


Pontypool Screening with Q&A

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.


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Manos Screening & Book Signing!

Growing up with ManosThe ultimate in bad cinema, Manos: The Hand of Fate will be screening next month at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, on Nov. 11th at 7:30pm.  Actress Jackey Neyman Jones, who appeared in the film will be there for a Q&A about the film and her experiences being part of this cult classic. Joining her will be author Laura Mazzuca Toops, who co-wrote, along with Jones, the book Growing Up with Manos: The Hands of Fate. For the details about this event, just click HERE.

If you can’t make it to the screening, Jones will be having a book signing at Bucket O’ Blood on Sunday the 13th. No real details have been listed yet, other than this bit of news being mentioned by Jones herself. Once we get more details, we’ll be sure to announce it here. In the meantime, here is the link to their website. Just click HERE.

For those of you that have not yet….experienced Manos, now is not only your chance to change all of that (as well as your life), but you also have the opportunity to meet someone directly involved with the film, as well as picking up her book about the making of it. Not a bad way to spend an evening, don’t you think?

If you want to order a copy of this book ahead of time, you can do that from the publisher, in either hardcover or softcover edition at BearManor Media, by clicking HERE.

Movie Review: Dead End Drive-In

dead-end-drive-in-blurayDead End Drive-In (1986)
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde, Dave Gibson, Sandie Lillingston, Ollie Hall

Can you say ’80s? Set in the future (at least the future from 1986), the world lives in chaos. At least apparently in Australia. There’s isn’t too much explanation given here, but somehow a drive-in theater is turned into sort of a short term prison, or something to that effect. Not just criminal, but more like the dregs of society. Our young hero named Crabbs and his girlfriend go on a date to the theater and wake up the next morning realizing they are now trapped. Actually, it takes a while for him to get the idea. Then the rest of the movie is about dealing with others there, as well as trying to figure out a way to escape.

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Ted V. Mikels – Rest in Peace

ted-v-mikelsAt the very first Cinema Wasteland, back in September of 2000, our dealer table was right next to Mr. Ted V. Mikels, the cult director of such films as Astro Zombies (1968), Corpse Grinders (1971), Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973), and many more. Sitting next to him over the next three days, hearing him talk to his fans with so much energy, as well as respect, made me a fan of him, even though I was already a fan of his work. He was such a kind and friendly soul, willing to talk to anybody about his work, as well as giving them any advice and guidance in the film business that he could. This wasn’t just an act that he was putting on to sell stuff from his table, but a genuine person that loved meeting his fans. I still have the Certificate of Assurance from the Dimension in Shock triple feature release that I got from him that weekend, which remains a prize possession in the collection.

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Mystery Photo 10-17

Here we are, once again after a bit of a vacation from these, we’re back with a new Mystery Photo. October is such a busy month for us, that some things get left behind. But I’m pretty sure we’ll have new ones each Monday for the rest of the month at least!

Our last pic was from the film Mutant (1984), which really is in need of a nice blu-ray release, if only because the movie is so damn dark and needs to be cleaned up! Kudos out to Gert Verbeeck and William Wilson for sending in the correct answer.

Now for this week’s photo, we’re going to have a little fun. One might say that what is said in this photo relates to us at the Krypt and these photos. But it is also from a great little flick that we seen on TV many years ago and have always enjoyed it. So there…even giving a clue or two for it. So take a good look and see what you can come up with.

Please remember not to post your answers here, but send your answer in an email to jon@kitleyskrypt.com.