I’ve been seeing posts all day on social media about today being the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest horror icons to work in the genre, Jacinto Molina. Or as most of us knew him as, Paul Naschy. I can still remember being at work when my friend Aaron called to tell me that he had passed away. Following genre for so long, it wasn’t an uncommon thing when a horror celebrity passes away, but this one stung.
Hopefully everyone survived Turkey Day and are ready to dive back into the work week! Or at least a new Mystery Photo. How about we just start with that and see how the rest goes…
Last week’s photo was from Frozen Scream (1975), which just happened to be one of the titles featured in our recent Turkey Day Marathon. So right there should tell how good the movie is! We only had two correct answers sent in this time. Hoby Abernathy and Aaron Christensen. Nice job, guys!
But let us get this week started and get to our new photo. Another black and white classic, so maybe that might be a little easier. We’ll just have to see.
As always, please remember not to post your answers here so others can have a chance. Just send your guess to us in an email to email@example.com. Good Luck!
Fifteen years. I can’t even fathom the idea that for the last one and a half decades, I’ve been spending my Black Friday sitting in front of my TV watching some of the finest is cinematic shipwrecks. But even better, for most of those years, I have been watching them with some great friends, which makes the experience even better. Including this year’s titles, we’ve “experience” over a hundred titles in those fifteen years. And I do mean “experience”, because some titles it is so much more than just watching. Sitting there with a bunch of like minded crazy cinephiles, really does make it an “experience”. This year, there was moments when the laughing was so loud and hard, that I actually feared for some of the sanity in the room!
Released by Varèse Sarabande Records, 2017
Disc 1 – 16 Tracks with a Total Running Time of 46 min.
Disc 2 – 17 Tracks with a Total Running Time of 42 min.
Music by W. G. Snuffy Walden
It has been years since I’ve seen Stephen King’s The Stand, but can remember there sitting in front of my TV when it first debuted, anxiously awaiting it to start, like millions of other King fans. But since it has been so long, I don’t recall much of the score, other than hearing Blue Öyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper in the opening minutes, so this was almost like listening to it for the first time. And I have to say, I am amazed that I don’t remember more of this highly entertaining set of music.
Sorry for the missed photo last week, but the weekend was just that busy! But even with an extra week, we only got two correct answers sent in. They were from Hoby Abernathy and Tim Palace. Well done! The shot was taken from Night of the Sorcerers (1974), from Amando de Ossorio, the same director that gave us the Blind Dead series.
Now on to this week’s photo. Hopefully this one won’t be as hard. Maybe. Just remember not to post your answers here so everyone can have a chance at it. Just send your guess to us in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good Luck!
When thinking about the upcoming holiday, most people don’t think about horror films. In fact, it is supposed to be a joyous time, with gifts, food, family, commercialism…oops…skip that last one. But as I said, “most” people don’t think about horror films….but we do! So one way for us to stay with the “holiday spirit”, we can now read some essays on the Christmas by some of the genre’s talented writers!
That’s right, folks. October may be over, but that just means that Turkey Day is approaching. And no, I don’t mean the Thursday that we sit around the table and stuff ourselves more than the Turkey you’re eating, but an even more important occasion…our Annual Turkey Day Marathon! And this year marks our 15th year of our little crazy tradition.