Monday, January 11, 2021

Witch Hazel and Talky Tina

Hazel returns in The Poorest Duck In Duckburg from Donald Duck Adventures #35:

It's the second and final sequel to the comic adaptation of Trick Or Treat (1952).
Which I posted about here.

The first sequel is Too Late For Christmas from Donald Duck Adventures #30.
Which I posted about here.

Too Late For Christmas is referenced on this page from The Poorest Duck In Duckburg:

The witches take Hazel's powers away, but she gets them back in the end:

June Foray voiced Disney's Witch Hazel and Warner Brothers' Witch Hazel.
MeTV posted all about that here.

I love this characterature of June with characters she voiced:

My favorite is Talky Tina from The Twilight Zone episode Living Doll.
Which I posted about here.

I got this perfect replica of her made by Trick Or Treat Studios here for Christmas:

First you turn the fake windup key to activate her.
Then when you turn the fake pull string she talks!
She says these 11 lines from the episode:

My name is Talky Tina and I love you very much.

My name is Talky Tina and I don't think I like you.

My name is Talky Tina and I think I could even hate you.

My name is Talky Tina and I'm beginning to hate you.

I could hurt you.

My name is Talky Tina and I don't forgive you.

I told you you'd be sorry.

You'll die.

I can stand it if you can.

My name is Talky Tina and I'm going to kill you.

My name is Talky Tina and you better be nice to me.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Witches and Ghosts

Hazel from Too Late for Christmas in Donald Duck Adventures #30:

The Witty Witch from the Gumby episode Santa Witch:

Gloria from The Christmas Witch, an episode of Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories:

She reminds me of Mildred (Fairuza Balk) from The Worst Witch (1986),
cause they're both misfits who leave their cruel schools.

I love this photo of her with Miss Hardbroom (Diana Rigg) and The Grand Wizard (Tim Curry):

I thought The Grand Wizard and The Grand High Witch would make a perfect couple.
This is what would happen when they met though:

He was going to give her his heart.
Till he saw her real face!

The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) is from The Witches (1990):

I watched it recently and spotted these Real Ghostbusters toys:

Bad To The Bone figure

The Firehouse playset

I also watched The Real Ghostbusters episode Xmas Marks The Spot.
Which features Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas:

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Benji's Very Own Christmas Story! (1978)

I shared creepy dogs for Creepmas here.
Now I'm sharing a cute dog for Christmas.

This special stars Patsy Garrett & Cindy Smith from Benji (1974) and For The Love Of Benji (1977).

They meet Kris Kringle (Ron Moody) in Switzerland and...
Watch here to find out what happens.

Benji is played by Benjean, daughter of the original Benji, Higgins.
Higgins also starred in Mooch Goes To Hollywood (1971) with Vincent Price!

Mooch is a girl, so Higgins dressed in drag!

I posted a weird music video showing all the wigs he wears here.

Speaking of dressing up, there was a Benji costume!

As you can see, he was adored.
Especially by his owner/trainer Frank Inn.
He wrote this beautiful Christmas poem about him:

My Little Brown Dog
I have a little brown dog that all my friends dearly love.
It is Benji, "God's Gift", to my family from heaven above.
A dog is one of God's created creatures that is faithful to men.
Because he is so faithful, he is called, "man's best friend."
He is a companion to people, he is a shepherd to sheep.
He guides the blind and he guards your home when you sleep.
Sometime you may betray your dog, but as long as he should live
He will follow his master faithfully and he will always forgive.
I wonder if Christ had a little brown dog that trusted and followed like mine
With two silky ears and a nose round and wet and two eyes round and tender that shine.
I am sure that if Christ had a little brown dog, it would feel like His master was God.
And would need no other proof that Christ was divine, and would worship the ground that He trod.
Now I don't believe that our Lord had a dog, because in the Bible I read
How He prayed in the garden alone, while His friends and disciples had fled.
I am sure that if Christ had a little brown dog, with a heart so tender and warm,
That dog would never have left Him to suffer alone, but he would have snuggled close under His arm.
Licking the fingers on His hands in agony clasped,
Still trying to comfort his boss.
And when they took Jesus away, he would have trotted behind.
He would have followed Him all the way to the cross.
Young children should learn to be faithful at home
Like my little brown dog I described in this poem.
Take them to Church and don't let them get bored,
So they can learn to be faithful and follow the Lord.
They should hear about Jesus, how he was born here on earth,
Remembering what He did for them when we celebrate His birth.
Be filled with the Spirit and you can live without fear,

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The 13 Dogs of Creepmas

Listen to Bobby Wants a Puppy Dog for Christmas here, but replace Puppy with Creepy.

Each day of Creepmas I'll post a creepy dog below.

1. Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

2. Max from Man's Best Friend (1993)

3. Zowie from Pet Semetary 2 (1992)

4. Floofsoms from The Boneyard (1991)

5. Gonk from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

6. Greta from Play Dead (1986)

7. Monster Dog from Monster Dog (1984)

8. Sparky from Frankenweenie (1984)

9. Cujo from Cujo (1983)

10. Dickie from The Beyond (1981)

11. Lucky from Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

12. Zoltan from Zoltan... Hound of Dracula (1977)

13. Carface from All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)

He's also in All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996)
and An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)

Merry Creepmas!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Boneyard (1991)

Phyllis Diller plays a morgue receptionist named Miss Poopinplatz in this chiller.

One of three little ghouls roaming the morgue force-feeds her a piece of it's skin.

Which turns her into a monster!

Her dog Floofsoms eats a piece of ghoul skin too and turns into the monster on the poster.

Floofsoms was played by Binny, who also played Gonk in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988).

A mortician (Norman Fell), a psychic, a cop (Ed Nelson) and his partner fight the monsters.

See the turkey? The morgue is decorated for Thanksgiving.
So it's the perfect movie to watch today here.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday the 13th with Elvira

I ❤️ this art by Joel Robinson:

Sorry Jason and Michael, Elvira rules Friday the 13th and Halloween.

I backed the Kickstarter for her new comic book, which ends in a few hours here.

I also found this story starring an Elvira doppelganger in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #26:

The real Elvira is in two Scooby movies I posted about here.