Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

10/18/11

Mike Dougherty's New Short Film/Ad

All day on FearNET you can catch Mike Dougherty's sweet Trick 'r Treat on an endless, glorious loop. And to promote it, Dougherty made this little feature with a little Frankenstein and his creation. It's pretty rad, check it out. Even Sam makes a brief appearance.




And if you can't wait, Trick 'r Treat is available streaming on Netflix and from Amazon.

11/7/09

Lone Wolf (1988) Redux

Ask and ye shall receive!

A YouTube commentor on our original Lone Wolf clip mentioned this scene in which the wolf attacks a hapless woods-walker and then shows his maimed body the pieces he removed. How gruesome!



10/28/09

Classic Halloween Cartoons



They really don't make 'em like they used to. I was originally only going to post "The Skeleton Dance" as my all-time favorite Halloween cartoon, but I couldn't let it go with only that. Get pumped! Classic Halloween cartoons with Mickey, Porky, Popeye, The Beatles, Betty Boop, the original Tom and Jerry, Sylvester, and Donald. Not in that order.
























And check out this sweet Disney history of Halloween treat!


10/27/09

Hack-O-Lantern (1988)


I am such a sucker for holidays, a true product of '80s commercialized pop culture. And I love it! Since the beginning of the month, I've tried to watch as much Halloween themed programming as possible (aka as much as my wife will allow). From old Halloween kids' specials to the marathon of programming on cable to the lowest of the bargain bin offerings available. This brings me to Hack-O-Lantern.

This movie makes no sense, frankly. But the first 20 or so minutes are the best and creepiest, not because of any killings or satanic rituals, but because of weirdo little kid Tommy. "I like the taste of blood. Grandpa says it's good for me."

I highly recommend this flick for your Halloween parties this weekend, if nothing else, simply for the shoved in bits, like this D.C. LaCroix music video and the strange stand up bit by Bill Tucker. Why these exist, I have no idea, though I'm sure this served as both the high and low points in each artists' careers.







I just wanna say also that the stand up is preceded by an unexpected yet appreciated random stripper at a Halloween party. And the movie, while only mildly awesome, has a double twist ending! Eat that M. Night!! Speaking of nights, Hack-O-Lantern also goes by the more boring, yet more acurate Halloween Night. I'm never quite sure how movies end up with more than one name, as I have never been called anything but Marshall. I am open to suggestions though.




This holiday trick stars Gregory Scott Cummins, former San Diego Chargers' punter, (weird, huh?) who most recently has been seen on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as Luther. I am also convinced he wrote his own IMDB bio, as it ends with: "Greg is in his 22nd year in the Hollywood industry and continues to shine on screen." Prove me wrong.

10/8/09

Lone Wolf (1988)



October rules for so many reasons: the coming of fall, my birthday, the world series, my birthday, but mostly, freakin HALLOWEEN! Only Christmas beats it out in terms of the crazy amounts of ephemera and fanatics who save the ephemera. And just like Christmas, you get to indulge in copious amounts of media related to it. I'm fudging this stat a bit to include all horror movies, but you can shut the hell up. Despite horror films being available year round, this is the time to especially bust out the big guns: Vampires, Werewolves, Mummies and Frankenstein's monster.

Anyways, here's a sweet werewolf rampage clip from Lone Wolf, just about the best part of the whole movie. Up until this point, the story moves kind of slow with nonsensical progression and bad references to other werewolf films, "This isn't Michael J. Fox were talking about!" The sound is a little off in this clip, but don't let that spoil it's awesomeness for you.





Overall, the movie is fun, and the short time we get a good look at the wolf, he's pretty bad ass, but I wouldn't call Lone Wolf a must see. It's directed by John Callas who went from this to produce a couple episodes of Bobby's World, weird. Writer Michael Krueger however, pumped out a nice little string of interesting sounding horror films such as Mind Killer and Night Vision as well as The Amityville Curse.

And this lady is not a werewolf, but I just love TV news in movies, and I love this lady's look too, like "JESUS PEOPLE! THERE'S A WOLF ABOUTA EATCHA!"

Ok, I couldn't find a trailer, but WTF is this?




And lastly, as an added bit of awesome I wanted to include this sweet vinyl rip of "The Curse of the Werewolf" from Power Records. WFMU posted this some years ago, and it's great fun to get you in the mood for Halloween.