Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A look at my "Gremlins" collection . . .

Since I started going regularly to Horror Cons over the past 5 years there been a few movies that I always look for merch to bring home for each Convention I attend. As most of you are already aware I'm a huge Creature from the Black Lagoon/Gill-man fan (if not see my Creature Corner!)
With the popularity of the Universal Monsters higher then ever there's always a good chance I'll find something Creature related in my travels to add my Corner! Another franchise I been building somewhat of a collection up over the years is stuff from "Gremlins" and "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"! Below are something I've owned since childhood and also so new items that have popped up over the years!!!

A few years ago at a Monster Mania con in Maryland I was fortunate enough to meet Zach Galligan aka Billy Peltzer"! Zach was one of the nicest guest I have met at a Horror Con to date and was fun to talk to about both the Gremlins movies and the very underrated "Wazwork"! 

I did have the "Pop Movies" Gizmo at the time so I had him sign the Stripe figure I did have . . .



Last fall at the Chiller Theater con in N.J., my friend Tiff and I ran into Zach during the free concert at the end of the night, we started talking to him and he ended up hanging and drinking with us the rest of the show! 

Below are some of my favorite items in my Gremlins collection, they are the PVC toys that were released for both movies!

Monday, July 21, 2014

My first trip to Philly's "Bizarre Bazaar"!


Outside the Bizarre Bazaar!
720 South 5th Street (Philly, Pa)
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Today during my lunch break I headed down to South Street to check out a place I been wanting to check out the "Bizarre Bazaar" for the first time! The best way to describe this place is it's part vintage toy store and part Captain Spaulding's "Museum of Monsters & Madmen"!
Below are some pictures of Awesome Shit I spotted in the store that the owner "Prof. Ouch" was nice enough to let me take . . .


You know you entered an amazing place when they got a La Parka "LWO" sticker on their door!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Japanese Movie Program for "Class of 1984"!!!

A week a ago I was searching on Ebay and came across something I never knew existed but needed to own immediately! it was a movie program from Japan for my all-time favorite film "Class of 1984"!

(Front Cover of the Program)

Besides the front and back cover, I wasn't able to scan the whole book (cause I didn't want to bend the pages to fit on my scanner), but I did take pics of all 21 pages that you can checkout below!
The quality of this book is amazing and features so many cool pics from the movie!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Blood Slaughter Massacre​" coming to DVD in Fall 2014 from Wild Eye Releasing!



(New York – May 20th, 2014) Today on the Horror Happens Radio show (hgrnj.org), Manny Serrano, co-owner of Mass Grave Pictures, announced that they have signed a distribution deal for their first feature film “Blood Slaughter Massacre,” with Wild Eye Releasing. The distribution deal includes DVD, VOD, and an eventual VHS release of the indie slasher film.
The DVD will boast many special features including:
-A feature length commentary with Manny Serrano (Director/Writer/Editor), Lindsay Serrano (Producer/A.D./Head of SFX) and Louie Cortes (Writer/Cinematography).
-Over 12 minutes of deleted/extended scenes
-A VHS rip of the BSM promo tape, containing the three faux-trailers the film is based upon
-“Demons of the Night” Music Video by Midnight Flashback, with footage from the film
-A behind-the-scenes featurette
-The Ripper Action Figure Toy Commercial, starring Johnny Dickie (Slaughter Tales) and more!
-New original cover art created by horror artist Joel Robinson (artpusher.net).

While there is no official street date set yet, Wild Eye Releasing is expecting the film to hit stores in the fall of 2014. Having received positive reviews from Horrorhound, Rue Morgue, Horror Society, Rogue Cinema, and many more, Mass Grave Pictures is looking forward to the film being received well by the fans as well.
“We created a horror film for horror fans, but we also wanted to make something that non-horror fans could enjoy as well.” says Director Manny Serrano, “While it is intended for an adult audience, we tried to make a film which lives up to some of the horror films of the 80’s that we all watched as kids back then. Hopefully we’ve succeeded.”
“Blood Slaughter Massacre” can be seen Saturday, May 24th at Enigma Bookstore (33-17 Crescent Street, Astoria, Queens, NY) as part of “A Day of Horror and Sci-Fi.”  It will screen along with Mass Grave Pictures’ short film “The Attack of the Brain People,” as well as numerous other shorts including Mark Boutros’ “The Collectors,” Patrick Devaney’s “Aemorraghe,” Thomas Ryans’ “Day 9,” and Rob Dimensions’ “Baggage.” Doors open at 12:30pm, $10 entry gets you access to all the films, as well as a live performance by The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, and showcases by comic artists Sara Woolley and Christa Cassano, who will both be on-hand, signing their books.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A look at my growing Movie Soundtracks Collection! (Vinyl)



The last couple years I've really grown to enjoy listening to and collecting Movie Soundtracks & Scores on Vinyl! Companies such as Death Waltz Recording Company, One Way Static, Mondo, and Waxwork Records have been putting out some killer reissues of Horror Movie Soundtracks for well known movies such as "Halloween" and "Poltergeist", as well some obscure choices like "The Deadly Spawn" and "The Forbidden World"! Below are some of these reissues I've purchased along with some records I found while at Flea Markets (the place to find the real Strange Shit!) and Record Stores! I mostly look for 80s Cult Flicks, Soundtracks from Brian De Palma and John Carpenter films, and scores done by Giorgio Moroder!




From Death Waltz Recording . . .

Enter To Win A "Shocker" Poster from Quiltface Studios . . .


On Friday March 21st The Colonial Theatre will be hosting a 35mm Screening of Wes Craven's 1989 Horror Flick "Shocker"! (See INFO)
The Shocker Poster* you see at the top of this page is from Chris Garofalo (aka Quiltface Studios) and was made exclusivity for this Friday's Event!
I'll be attending this show and will also be grabbing an extra poster for the latest SMF Giveaway! So if would you like to add Horace Pinker to your home or office  but you can't make it out to the theater, here is your chance to Win one! To Enter Just Answer the Question below and follow the Simple Contest Rules As Well:

My favorite scene in the movie is when Horace Pinker and Jonathan Parker battle across the airwaves interrupting numerous television programs in the process! So my question is what are some current TV shows that you would like to see Horace ruin like only he can?!?

Leave Your Answer In The Comments Section here in this Post and Please Do So Before The Deadline of Midnight April 1st! 
Please also include your Email Address or a way to reach you if you are the Winner!
 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 thanks playing!

* Shocker Poster is a 9x24 3-color screen print with metallic silver ink static on vivid white cover stock. Signed and Numbered Edition of 35!

* Bonus *
For an extra chance to Win Re-tweet this tweet that's dated (7:09 AM - 15 Mar 2014) over at my Twitter Page . . .






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Custom Hasbro Wrestling Figures based off of Hulk Hogan's Movie Roles!

If we were ever to pick an actor here to be the "Patron Saint of Shit Movie Fest", it's safe to say that Legendary Wrestler Hulk Hogan would definitely in the running! 


Hogan really excelled in small roles and cameo appearance in movies such as "Rocky 3", "Gremlins 2", and "Spy Hard"; but when he was the main star the results were a mixed bag to say the least! I happen to love Epic Cheesefest that are "No Holds Barred" and "Suburban Commando", but the rest of Hogan's Filmography is almost unwatchable in my opinion. Regardless of that opinion, I can't help but be in awe of toy customizer Tommy's Customs and his "Hulk Hogan Movie Project"! Late last year Tommy started making a figure for every appearance of Hogan's Movie Work! The figures as you will see below are the same mold of the famed Hasbro line of WWF Toys from the early 90s (See my Collection), which is perfect cause they were the toys that where around when Hogan was making these Cinema Treasures!

Hogan as "Thunderlips" in Rocky 3 (1982)