Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Damn October was a Crazy Month!

From Monster Mania 23 in Maryland until this past weekend's 24 Horror-thon I've had something to do every weekend. It was nice to sit back these last couple of days, rest up and let it all sink in . . . Also it was fun to actually update the Blog while I was home. Due to my schedule I felt bad, neglecting it big time as of late. Here is somewhat of a recap & highlights from the last four weeks or so . . .

Early in October I got to see Adam Ant in Philly. It was his first tour in over 15 years. Dude killed it, singing for about 2 Hours straight and not missing a beat!

My Creature Corner (A Collection of Gill-man Merch Spanning Over 50 Years!



I made a joke recently on the SMF Facebook Page when I posted the picture above how Mr. Gill-man has filed a restraining order against me . . . Well since then I've added some more items to my collection so I figured while I have the day off thanks to "Sandy" why not make a more detailed post about my "Creature Corner"!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Chiller Fall 2012 Recap . . .


Well so far I posted about my visits this weekend to Camp Blood and Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horror-thon. Now it's time for the recap of my trip to Chiller!

After leaving "Camp Blood" it took us about a half hour to get to the new hotel that was now hosting Chiller. It was still in the same area of Parsippany but the place was a lot bigger and looked like a Castle!

( Credit: Horror Nerd )

I was staying the night with my Con buddies Jay and Steve of Icon vs. Icon. After checking-in we had some beers back at the room since we couldn't grab tickets for another hour or so.

My Trip To Camp Blood (Blairstown, NJ)



Before working on my recap of Chiller's Fall Expo I wanted to post some pictures from Jay, Steve, and I's visit to Blairstown, New Jersey . . . This is the township that the original "Friday the 13th" was shot!

I met the guys about an hour away from Blairstown Friday morning at a WaWa in Quakertown, Pa. From there we headed right to the Blairstown Diner which was featured in the first Friday as the diner where Steve Christy ate before getting killed!

Exhumed Films: 24-Hour Horror-thon Part 666

The Devil Made Them Do It . . .
(Poster courtesy of Haunt Love)

For 15 years Exhumed Films has been putting together amazing 35mm screenings all over the tri-state area and "The 24 Hour Horror-thon" (now in it's 6th year) has become their Super Bowl of sorts!

Attending this show (along with the Chiller Expo in New Jersey the night before) has become a Halloween weekend tradition for myself and a few friends. I left Parsippany, NJ around six in the morning so I had time to stop home for a bit. I didn't want to miss any of the show due to traffic or weather. Remember the snow from last year?

You could feel the anticipation in the air as you walked up to the iHouse. I got there around 10 AM and it was already a packed house of people waiting to get inside the theater!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Christine's Top 15 Metal Songs


Hello Shit Movie peoples! This is Christine. I'm the quiet one that cooks the food, makes the banners for the site, makes sure all of the bodies are buried deep enough not to create a lingering smell... Anyway, this post is a sort-of response to Chris's top 15 metal songs...which I have some small issues with.

In all honesty, this list does not stand in contest to, but rather, an addition to Chris's 15 Top Metal Songs. These are specifically Christine's top 15 Metal Songs, i.e. my fifteen favorite boot stompin', head bangin', baby killin' songs of all time (up to this point in my life), and also bands I think should be included in a "best of."

So here you are, the ladies' pick...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The 15 Metal-est Metal Songs of ALL TIME...maybe


Lambgoat.com recently posted their 11-Greatest-Metal-Songs-of-All-Time. That article dropped like a turd in a toilet bowl and the splashback was disgusting. Sounds that can only be described as a "deer chocking on it's own tick infested shit" were uttered under my breath while I read it. To say the list was terrible is like saying Glenn Danzig has a Napoleonic Complex. The statement is a matter of fact, not opinion. Now "best of" lists are usually contentious. That is why I like them. The good ones spark debate and can even be enlightening (expanding my generally short sighted musical horizons), but the lambgoat list just ignited a hatred inside of me that is usually reserved for members of the House of Representative's Ethics Committee or Kanye West. After much internal whining (which gave way to intense brain bleeding) I compiled my own list of greatest metal songs. Lambgoat's list went to 11 (get it? GET IT? Now go kill yourself) so I one-upped them and made mine an even 15. Of course you won't agree on all 15. That isn't the point. Just sound off in the comment section below or on our ever-popular facebook page (the 'tweens love it!) and tell me how wrong I am. And definitely tell me if you can do better.

So, get your studs and spikes on and raise those Cheetos crusted devil horns because Shit Movie Fest Presents: "The Top 15 Metal-est Metal Songs of ALL TIME...maybe".

Enjoy

Friday, October 26, 2012

VHS Notebook!

I just recently became aware of a tumblr named the VHS Notebook when my friend Chris posted a link to it on the SMF FaceBook Page.
The Page is ran by Rickey Purdin and its quickly becoming one of my favorite new sites! Ricky writes quick reviews or notes to movies on a single notebook page that is then accompanied by a cute drawings of the movie's characters  . . . I find all of this to be brilliant and wish I thought of it first lol!
What makes me even happier that I now know of this page is Ricky's Awesome Taste in Movies! It's no secret that "Class of 1984" is my favorite movie of all time, and seeing his take on "Barnyard" and "Drug Store" put a huge smile on my face this morning!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Burnin' for You! (A Tribute to Cropsey)




In the mid to late 90s I went on a tear renting just about any classic and most of the time not-so classic Slasher Films I could get my hands on! My local Ma & Pa" Video Store "Moonlight Video" and  
the "West Coast Video" in my area never disappointed when it it came to finding the popular stuff, but ever once in awhile someone from school or at "Lost Boys" the local comic book shop I frequented would recommend me a movie and that's when I would usually come up empty! I forget who first told me of the 1981 Slasher Film "The Burning", but after going to the two places I mentioned above I was told both stores had copies at one time or another, but they were rented out and never returned . . . bummer! Lucky for me around this time I was starting to use Ebay and was able to find a copy on there that was billed as an uncut special edition! What I got was a glorified bootleg  . . . but fuck it I was happy to finally be able to see what I was missing!

(My first copy of this Classic Film)

Since that first viewing I've ranked "The Burning" as my favorite slasher film right behind "The Dream Warriors" and "Final Chapter"!
Cropsey was a very interesting killer that you couldn't help feeling sympathy towards, it features a young "George Costanza" with a nice head of hair, and some of Tom Savini's best effects that help make scenes "The Raft" deaths an instant classic!

Since I been busy all this month doing "Halloween" Related Stuff with friends, I put aside some time this evening aside for a little tribute of posters, pictures, and other cool shit for Slasherdom's Unforgettable Caretaker!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Enter To Win Two Custom Mirrors from Curious Goods!


My good buddy Mike Smash of Curious Goods was kind enough to donate two of his custom mirrors for this latest SMF Give-A-Way! 

Both Mirrors are ready to be hung on your wall and feature a plethora of Classic VHS Covers of Movies from the 70s and 80s!

To Enter For This Give-A-Way I ask for you to please Join/Like the Curious Goods FaceBook Page which can be found right . . . HERE 
After doing that come on back to this Contest Page and Post In The Comments Section Below saying that you joined Curious Goods and also tell us what your Favorite Scene from a Horror Movie that features a Mirror is e.g. Poltergeist, Candyman . . .

The Deadline for this Give-A-Way is Midnight November 5th, 
so please have your entry in by then and please also include your Email Address in your Comment so I can reach you if you Won!

 All entries will be given a Number and a Winner will be picked out using the Quick Random Number Generator on my phone, so best of luck and thanks playing!


PS Don't Forget About The Other Big Give-A-Way on this blog for this Halloween 3: Season of the Witch poster!
Final Processing for that Give-A-Way is Midnight October 31st


- Tom

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dario Argento Burlesque Show!


October 20th The PhilaMOCA will be hosting the latest installment of Philadelphia’s favorite film-­themed burlesque show, Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies!


  From Bravissimo Burlesque producer and Naked Girls Reading: Philadelphia founder, comes the sexy, spooky, Halloween-­‐tastic edition of Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies!
  
October’s Show features burlesque based on Italian Horror Mastermind Dario Argento, replete with blood, more blood, and wild lighting right out of Suspiria!

 Hosting the horror-­‐loving harlots is Philadelphia’s favorite undead ventriloquist, Mr. Dead Guy.
  The show features performances based on Argento’s Three Mothers triptych as portrayed by Therese Lavery, Ruby Solitaire, and  Miss Rose.
 Miss  Mary Wanna will be joining the crew with her version of Dario Argento’s Demons, and Miss Rose is set to do a sultry strip based on The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
  
It's all going down Saturday, October 20th @PhilaMOCA, 531N. 12th Street Doors at 9:00, Show at 10:00, $12.

This is the second installment of Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies right here in frighteningly fabulous Philadelphia brought to you by that Flower you’d love to pluck, Miss Rose.

Held on the third Saturday of every other month at PhilaMOCA, the Sexploitation Follies is a burlesque homage to a different director each show.
   Future Installments Include:
   
December:
  Tim Burton-­‐themed, hosted by Iris Explosion
   
February:
  John Waters-­‐themed, hosted by The Goddess Isis 
(as Divine)
  
 April:
  Wes Anderson-­‐themed, hosted by Jo Pincushion

For Additional Info Contact Miss Rose
MissRoseBurlesque@gmail.com
(856) 332 4210

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gettin' Jiggy Wit It! (A Gallery of Jigglers!)



Jigglers were small toys made mostly in the 60s and 70s by the Ben Cooper company, the best way to describe them is that they hung on a rope and well they jiggled!

About 95% of the ones you will find online are Horror Themed and the rest are either Super Heros or Monkey related. I still have the skeleton one I used above for this post since I was a kid.
He started off as just another Halloween decoration, but soon he found himself into battles with the Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters!

I also use to own these prisoners and Frankenstein but sadly long lost them over the years!



 Any way below are some other made in the last 50 years and then some more modern ones that have come along!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monster Mania 23 . . .



I was to busy having to much fun to take any notes for a great recap, so most of this past weekend's Monster Mania 23 in Maryland would have redundant anyway cause once again I spent most of my time drinking in the Hotel e Rom (Inside joke) that I shared with Jay & Steve http://www.iconvsicon.com/! My friends Jeff, Kat, and Claire were in the room next door so a full on drink fest took place along with my friends Tom, Nick, and Nicki on the outdoor patio . . . You had to be there, Hell maybe you were cause a lot of it was a blur! Saturday some of Jeff's and Kat's friends were there so I hung with them and did more Con stuff then the night before.

It's Time For The Big Giveaway (Win A "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" Poster!)


On Friday October 12th My Home Away From Home The Colonial Theatre is showing "Season of the Witch" in 35mm, my buddy Chris Garofalo of Quiltface Studios has already shared the Special Poster he made for this Event and I'm going to grab an extra one that night for this Big Giveaway!


Most posters I've see for this movie has it's art featuring Tom Atkins or the 3 Halloween Masks Themselves, so it's refreshing to see that he used the Silver Shamrock Novelties Ad on a TV as the Poster Concept! 

Ok So Here's All You Have All You Have To Do Enter For This Give-A-Way . . .
First I ask for you to please Join/Like the Quiltface FaceBook Page which can be found right HERE . . .
After doing that come on back to this Contest Page and Post In The Comments Section Below saying that you joined Quiltface and also tell us what your Favorite Scene from "Halloween III" is . . .
That's All There Is To It!

Final Processing for this Give-A-Way is Midnight October 31st
so have your entry in by then and please also include your Email Address in your Comment so I can reach you if you Won!

 All entries will be given a Number and a Winner will be picked out using the Quick Random Number Generator on my phone, so best of luck and thanks playing!

- Tom

October Happenings/Events for the SMF Page!


October my favorite month of the year is finally here! I got a lot cool things lined up so far, let's have a look . . .


Wednesday Oct. 3rd is the Alpha Girls Movie Premiere at The Troc in Philly!

I been eager to see this Sorority Themed Horror  Film Directed by my good friends Tony Trov and Johnny Zito! Also a lot of great and talented people I know worked on this  . . . 
Wednesday is going to be a memorable night for sure!