Thursday, April 15, 2021

Schlock (1973)


Happy Banana Day!
Celebrate by watching Schlock AKA Banana Monster here.

John Landis wrote, directed and starred in it!

Rick Baker made the Schlock suit and mask.


Eliza Garrett plays the blind girl he goes bananas over.
She thinks he's a dog, so she keeps throwing him a stick.


That scene is great, but the movie theater scenes are the best.


Don't lay a finger on his Butterfinger!
And don't block his view!


The man wearing glasses is Forrest J. Ackerman.
You can see him better in this shot:


Schlock is featured in Forrest's Famous Monsters magazine #96.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Chocorilla, Strawberry and Vanilla

This 17" tall, 4 lb chocolate King Kong is the perfect treat for Ape-ril:


I wanted to get him here for Easter, but $95 is bananas!

So I got something completely different.
These strawberry unicorn cakes and lavender vanilla cupcakes:


"She dreams a champagne dream
Strawberry surprise, pink linen and white paper
Lavender and cream
Fields of butterflies, reality escapes her"


They made me think of those lines from the song Shimmer by Fuel.
You can watch the music video for it here.

Friday, April 2, 2021

TidalWave and Machina Corpse Graphic Novels


I loved Vincent Price Presents Vol. 1 and can't wait to read the other volumes here.

 It starts with a forward by Roger Corman! Director of the Poe films starring Vincent.

Vincent introduces the four stories in the book and stars in one about a cyborg dog!


My favorite story is Rue Morgue High, which is perfect for Ape-ril.
Here's how Vincent introduces it:


That story is also in TidalWave's Classic Horror graphic novel:


TidalWave sent me an advance copy and I loved it too.

 Especially the good gillman in the Humanoids From The Deep (1980) sequel:


Ray Harryhausen Presents: The Pit And The Pendulum is my favorite story in it.
The Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) sequel is a close second though.


You can preorder Classic Horror here.

You can also preorder The God Machine Vol. 1 re:VISION on Kickstarter till April 7 here.


I did. I also bought Machina Corpse's First Offerings graphic novel here.
It features stories about Dracula and his bunny Floppy.
This one is my favorite:


Have a spooky Easter Bunday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Prizes, Poem and Plasmane

Staci Layne Wilson sends prizes to one of her newsletter subscribers each month.
Last month I won her random drawing!
Here's what she sent me:


Sex Death Rock N Roll is her short story collection co-authored with Darren Gordon Smith.
I haven't read it yet but I know I'll love it.

Shevenge (2019) is her all-female horror anthology film.
I watched it on Women's Day and it inspired this poem:

Shevenge

You played with me then cast me away
But I'm sailing back to you today,
On a ship named Shevenge
I've become unhinged
When I reach your port of call,
You will be my screaming doll
The tides have turned, you will see
I'll crack you, like you cracked me.

A Whisper in the Dark (1976) is an Italian horror film about a boy with an invisible friend.
The DVD is out of print so I was very happy to get it.

I also own and love Staci's 50 Years Of Ghost Movies ebook.
Which includes an exclusive interview with Ernie Hudson (Winston from Ghostbusters)!

Speaking of Ghostbusters, I had to get this My Little Pony:


Plasmane was approved by Peter Venkman!
As you can see:

 
You can also see Slimer (who I posted about last year here) on the box.
He and Plasmane are always ready for St. Patty's Day.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

In Flesh And Spirit #1


I HAD to read this new TidalWave comic book when I saw that cover by Alex Horley.
The illustrations inside by David G. Williams are equally entrancing, so is the story.
 It's written by and stars Baron Misuraca as a vampire.
He's frontman of the metal band Vasaria in real life and in the comic:


Here's how he describes it:

"In Flesh And Spirit is a metaphoric autobiography of sorts based on my passions and experiences. It represents the ultimate form of escapism. I truly bared my soul."

His beautiful soul shines through the dark story.
As he battles his bloodlust and seeks spiritual redemption.
I was pleasantly surprised that he included Bible verses in it.

The story is set in 2019, but there's two flashbacks.
First to 1303:


That's the year this sexy spirit turns him into a vampire:


Later that year a nun kills him by staking his heart.

He's brought back to unlife in 2018.
By someone removing the stake from his skeleton.
Just like Dracula in House Of Frankenstein (1944).
This scene is a homage to the one in the movie:


To find out what happens after that, you must read the book.
You can buy it in paperback or Kindle format here.
I loved it and can't wait to read the next issue.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Tenth Annual Vampire's Day Soiree

Happy Vampire's Day!

Meet my co-host Ted The Impaler, who I got here:

This is his story:

I gave him this heart with a nail:


Which he used to impale this and more strawbearies:

To extract this strawbeary blood for us:

Let's drink a toast to Dracula (1931) turning 90 today!

In celebration, I bought this Universal Monsters Dracula Dress here:

I also bought this Vampires Will Never Hurt You (my favorite MCR song) pin here:


I may buy this Batula figure who comes with a Robot Reaper figure here too:


Here he is out of the package:


Here's his Valentine card:


Now let's listen to the Gorillaz song Dracula here.
It starts with these lines spoken by Count Bloodcount from Transylvania 6-5000 (1963):



You can watch it here!

Christopher Lee (Dracula) and Peter Cushing (Van Helsing) loved the WB cartoons.
As Christopher said in this video here, which made me love them even more.
So I must end my post with this:

You can still join the Soiree all day here though!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Invitation to Tenth Annual Vampire's Day Soiree

I can't believe this will be my tenth sanguinary soiree!
If you're new, Vampire's Day is my alternative to Valentine's Day.
For those who prefer Draculove.
I celebrate by hosting a virtual vamparty.

All you have to do is post something vampire related on February 14th and link here.
Then come back here to see my post and "mingle" with the other guests listed below.

To join, just comment with the following info:

Your Name:
Blog Name:
Blog Address:

If you don't have a blog, you can use your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Please use #VampiresDaySoiree on social media and share this promo pic:


That's Count Bloodcount from the Bugs Bunny cartoon Transylvania 6-5000.

The picture of him is from this brewtiful painting by Doug P'gosh:


Guests



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.