Sunday, November 1, 2015

Looking for Contributors/Guest Writters for Shitmas 2015!

(Banner via Christine Larsen)

There are few things that bum me out more then the days right after Halloween, we wait all year for for our favorite day to arrived and then it's over before you know it . . .
 But in the last couple years the end of Halloween has made way for the coming of "Shitmas" here at! Yeah I know that Halloween's body isn't even cold yet, but in order to get everything together in time for December, I gotta ask now who's in for a fifth helping of Shitmas?!?

So by now you may be wondering what actually this "Shitmas" thing is all about, well the best way I can describe it is once a year some of the best writers in the Horror Blogging Community and Friends of the SMF Page come together to do all kind of write-ups for the Holiday Season! There are Reviews or Lists about Holiday Movies, features on Old-school Toys, a few Giveaways/Contests, etc.
Read All the "Ghost of Shitmas Past" Right Here (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)

So if you are interested in participating this year pleaseshoot me a message at either the Shit Movie Fest Facebook Page or via Email at
The aim is to have at least one new post up each day from the first of December until the 25th so I'd like to have a majority of the entries received by Saturday November 28th (if possible, late is fine too!)
If we have more then 25 Submissions we will post 2 or 3 a on Certain Days During the month!

So far here's who signed up Year Five of Shitmas and also their blog/websites!
01/2: I'm working on a post about "The ABCs of Shitmas" as well as doing something on the 1988 Comedy "Vice Versa"!
03: SMF's Own Chris Gormley will be covering the 2005 Thriller "The Ice Harvest"!
04: Jason Price of Icon vs Icon takes on  the 1999’s Raver Flick “Go”!
05: Steve Johnson (also from Icon Vs Icon) called dibs on  the 80s Actioner “Invasion U.S.A.”!
06: Dolores Price has chosen Kubrick's final film “Eyes Wide Shut”!
07: There’s No Easy Way Out, There’s No Shortcuts Home when Hank Butterfield does a post on “Rocky IV”!
08: Joey Gallimore of is bringing a post on the unde-rated sequel "Maniac Cop 2"!
09: Stacy Still of Stay Still Reviews will remind us of the 3 Most Important Rules in Movie History when she posts about "Gremlins"!
10: Horror, Sci-fi & More's Bucky Schuyler had picked the 50 War Time Classic "Stalag 17"!
11: Chad E. Young the Head Grill Master over at Horror Movie BBQ is cooking up a post on the "Super Mario Super Show Christmas Special"!
12: Kristy Locklin from Cradle to the Grave is doing a post on Jim Henson's "The Christmas Toy"
13: Jeremy L. Morrison of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast is bringing us a recap on the Psych Christmas Episode "Christmas Joy"!
14: The Moon is a Dead World's Ryne Barber will be joining Shitmas once again with his post on "Whoever Slew Auntie Roo"!
15: Thomas Coombs is going to try is best at "Saving Christmas"!
16: Resistance Pro Wrestling's Gabriel Baron wants to be more then "Just Friends" with his post on the New Jersey Cult Classic!
17: Joanna Skrabala of Bloody Popcorn will enter Pee Wee's Playhouse with her post on the "Pee Wee's Christmas Special"!
18: Second Hand Terror's Chris Roberts didn't hear no bell as his brings us a post on "Rocky V"!
19: JP Wendel of Death Blog: The Blog That Eats People will be back to Shitmas this year with a post about the Simpson Special "Mickey's Christmas Carol"!
20: Johnny Skrabala of has called dibs on "Santa Claws"!
21: Chris Tanski of & the The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs is working on a "Christmas Vacation" Activity Book!
22: Tommy Ross of Tommy's House of Horrors will be joining us for a post on the Johnathan Taylor Thomas flick "I Be Home For Christmas"!
23: Nick Meece from makes his return to Shitmas with the "O' Christmas Pete" episode from "The Adventures of Pete & Pete"!
24: Horror and Sons's Dustin Fallon called dibs on the Early 90s Action Flick "I Come In Peace"!
25: "Christmas Kiddie Matinees" is a collection of shorts that Missy Mazzaferro ( of Enchanted Kiddieland) will be bringing to Shitmas!

^ The above list will be updated as more people get involved  . . .

Thanks Again For All Who are a Part of this, Shitmas wouldn't be possible without your Help and Support!

- Tom (SMF on Facebook) (SMF on Twitter) (SMF on Instagram)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

How I Spent My Halloween Season in 31 Pictures!!! (2015)

I did something similar to this last year on the blog where I posted 31 Pictures of how I spent my Halloween Season (see Post) and thought why not do a sequel showing what I was up to this year!

"He Who Walks Behind The Rows . . ." 
We start things off with this picture of me in front of a cornfield while wearing Fright-Rags's "The Children of the Corn" shirt! This pic was taken not far from my Pop's Cabin up the Mountains a great  place to kick off the Fall Season!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Enter to Win a "Pet Sematary" Poster from artist Charles Moran of!

In the Spirit of Halloween artist Charles Moran (of has donated his awesome Glow in the Dark “Pet Sematary” piece to The SMF Blog for another Big Halloween Poster Giveaway!

If you want to add the Creed Family to your wall then just follow these two simple rules! 
First I ask for you to Please follow Charles (also know in some circles as Zomic) on his official Facebook Page right HERE
After doing that please come back to this Contest Page and in the comment section please share what you favorite/scariest scene in “Pet Sematary” was!

The Deadline of  this giveaway is Midnight November 1st!
All entries will be given a Number and a Winner will be picked out using the Quick Random Number Generator App on my phone, so best of Luck and Remember Sometimes Dead is Better!

* For a Bonus Chance to Win retweet this tweet over at the SMF Twitter Page:

- Tom

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Remembering “If It Were Stine”!

With the “Goosebumps” movie hitting theaters in a couple weeks, I thought it was a good time to revisit in my opinion one of the coolest projects that hit the Horror Community in the past few years!
It was called “If It Were Stine” and the idea was to take pre-existing Classic Horror Movies and reimagined them as books that would have been written by R.L. Stine!

The Artist was Theodore Holmstead-Scott and together with Jude Deluca (whom would do the all the blurbs) would create mock covers in the classic “Goosebumps” style fans around the world fondly remember from their youth! What I loved most about these “Books” were the  names they gave each movies, for example instead of just calling it “A Nightmare on Elm Street” they opt for the very Stine-like title “The Man of My Dreams” . . .

Below you will some of my favorites “If It Were Stine” covers that were created by these very talented artists . . .

SMF's ShartOuts: The October Country

(Banner art via Jason Price of

Here’s a Fresh Edition of “SMF Shartouts” to ring in the Greatest Month of the Year . . . October! I been waiting patiently for this month to finally get here since I got so many fun thing lined up all Month long! In fact this very weekend I am heading down to Maryland hang out with my friends (Katherine, Jeff, and Jason) and attend Monster Mania 32!

As you can see from the picture above the line up for this show is stacked! I plan on meeting Matthew Lillard, Nick Castle, and Tom Atkins once again! Be sure to follow my (Instagram Page) to see all the pictures I take at the Convention!

Enter to Win a Custom “Halloween 4 & 5” Poster from artist Chris Garofalo (of Quiltface Studios)

On Friday October 9th the Legendary Colonial Theatre in  Phoenixville, PA is hosting a Special 35mm Double Feature of Halloween 4 & 5! (Show Info)

The spectacular poster you see above is from my good friend Chris Garofalo (of Quiltface Studios) and will be available for purchase in the Theater’s lobby on the night of the Event! Since I know not everyone reading this will be able to make it out to the Theater on the 9th so I put this contest together for some lucky winner to still bring  “The Shape” to their home or office! To Enter Just Answer the Question below in the Comments Section and follow the Simple Contest Rules As Well:

First I ask for you to please LIKE the Quiltface Studios FaceBook Page which can be found right (HERE)
After doing that please come back to this Contest Page and in the comment section please share what you favorite scenes are for both of these movies!

My favorite scene in Halloween 4 is Michael’s confrontation with “Bucky”!
In Halloween 5 my favorite part in Myers floating down the river at the beginning of the movie!

The Deadline of  this giveaway is Midnight October 31st!
All entries will be given a Number and a Winner will be picked out using the Quick Random Number Generator App on my phone, so best of Luck and Enjoy The Halloween Season!

* For a Bonus Chance to Enter simply Re-tweet this tweet over at  that's dated 9/30 (9:09 PM) *

- Tom
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(Me with George P. Wilbur - Halloween 4's The Shape)

A little Halloween Edition of Thursday Throwback!

To kick off the Halloween Season here’s two pictures yours truly from the early 80s!

The picture of me on the left was taken in 1985 when I went as a Black Cat!
I couldn’t find any pics from when I was one or two, so I don’t what (if anything) I went out as those particular years, but I do sorta remember rocking this Cat costume for some reason!

The picture on the right (with me trowing down some throwing down some gangster signs for some reason) was taken outside my old neighbor Jack’s house! I have very fond memories of this Pumpkin Man when I was a kid and he was in many ways the the Neighborhood’s unofficial herald of the Halloween Season! When he would appear at the start of each October the rest of the houses on the street would take note and start putting out their decorations as well!

- Tom
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