Saturday, September 28, 2019

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion (2018)

TCM showed this documentary last Monday and will show it again this Monday.
If you don't get TCM, you can find out where to buy or rent it here.

It was co-hosted by the director, Jenni Gold, who has Muscular Dystrophy like me.

Afterwards she co-hosted three of my favorite movies featuring people with disabilities.
Freaks (1932), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).

I must share the beginning of her press statement cause I totally relate:

"CinemAbility is in part a love letter to Hollywood, an industry that has consumed my life, and partly a wake-up call. Growing up as a wheelchair user I found many of the representations of people with disabilities on screen to be confusing. I remember every year my family would watch Affair to Remember when it aired on TV and I always found it odd that after Deborah Kerr became a wheelchair user she could no longer pursue the man she loved. I remember hating the sappy Movie of the Week style representations in the 70’s and 80’s. The person in the wheelchair was always syrupy sweet or angry and bitter. It wasn’t until Friday the 13th part 2 came out that I saw a wheelchair user the way I wanted to be seen. He was a cool teenager hanging out in the cabin in the woods just like everyone else, he had a girlfriend just like everyone else, and right before he was about to have the night of his life, he got killed by Jason, just like everyone else. His disability was not the topic and was not a factor in his story line."

I want to see more cool women wheelchair users in all media, especially horror movies.
I want them to be heroes and villains, not just victims. That reminds me of my poem here.
I'm going to post about the few cool women on wheels in horror movies I've seen soon.

While on the subject, I must share this What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) spoof:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

One Crazy Summer (1986)

 This isn't a horror movie, but it features these two monsters:

A giant dolphin with rabies


Bobcat Goldthwait is in the costume. In this trailer too:

He's also in this video for this song from the movie:

Tom Savini is the teacher who turns into Alice Cooper and Luke Perry is a student!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Birthday Gifts

Ken and Barbie as Herman and Lily Munster dolls

Here's what they look like out of the box:

I got them on eBay.

Bela Loves Vampira pin set

I got it and this coffin cork board from Sourpuss:

You can get the Love Never Dies pin set here,
Syringe pin here,
and Vampire's Secret Ice Pops pin here.

I also got comic books, including these:

Issue #1. Get it free here!

Issue #2. Get it free here!

Happy Halloween in July!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Frankenstein's Three Sons

I wish there was a sitcom about Dr. Henry Frankenstein,
played by Colin Clive in Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935),
and his three sons:

The Monster, played by Boris Karloff in the first three Universal Frankenstein films.

Dr. Wolf Frankenstein, played by Basil Rathbone in Son of Frankenstein (1939).

Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein, played by Cedric Hardwicke in Ghost of Frankenstein (1942).

People forget about Wolf and Ludwig. It's always Monster, Monster, Monster.
That's why I'm pointing them out with this post for Father's Day.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mommie Dearest's Day

I want the Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest (1981) doll.

She comes with two outfits, two heads, and a wire hanger.
As you can see:

I also want this rubber monster toy called a Weirdo:

Joan gets it out of a vending machine for that little girl in the video below.
Then later she tells her to eat it! lol.

Monday, April 22, 2019

I scream for ice cream bunny vampires!

The Easter Bunny's rival The Ice Cream Bunny brought a basket of these:

You can scoop up a Count Huggin-Dazs here!

And you can watch Santa and The Ice Cream Bunny (1972) here.

It's fitting for Ape-ril too, cause it features this gorilla:

Monday, April 1, 2019

Here Come The Boogie Men!

That's the alternate title of You'll Find Out (1940),
which you can watch here!

This haunted mansion movie is perfect for Ape-ril Fools Day,
cause Kay Kyser is fooled by this taxidermied gorilla in it:

It's also perfect for Ape-ril cause it features props and miniatures from King Kong (1933).
Like the spider (from the deleted scene) and triceratops below.

Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff are the main reasons to watch it though.
It's the only movie Bela and Peter are in together.