Monday, December 19, 2011
As a child, Harry Stadling, sees his mom being groped by Santa Claus scarring him for life and for some reason making him obsessed with Christmas. One night when he's an adult he decides to be the REAL Santa and goes out rewarding good little kids and killing and mutilating those who he believes are naughty.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I'm sure you've heard the story a million times before. A surgeon and his wife having a car accident. Surgeon takes wife's severed head and reanimates it in a pan in his private laboratory. Surgeon goes to strip clubs looking for a fancy new body for decapitated wife. Wife becomes psychically linked to weird conehead with a saggy butt created by surgeon husband. Wife becomes seriously depressed.
Monday, November 28, 2011
I've always found this movie entertaining. Its like the 70s version of Arnold Schwartzenegger classic The Running Man only slightly less silly. Even though Frankenstein is the coolest looking racer, I think Joe Viturbo (Sylvester Stallone) is more fun. Why they haven't made a videogame that follows the rules of this movie is beyond me. Also why did they decide to make the remake less awesome?
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
A woman who wants to be an actress works in a used book store, dates a stereotypical detective and really gets into the pulp horror novels she reads gets menaced by a mutilated maniacal mutilator straight out of the book she's currently reading. Is he real? Is she actually killing off all the annoying people in her life? Is it the insane author of the novels who died in the 50s? Who cares! Surprisingly good flick. I also just found out that it was made by the same guy who made one of my favorite movies, THE GATE. It would make a half decent double feature with In the Mouth of Madness.
The movie was originally going to be called HARDCOVER, good thing it wasn't. I never would have bothered trying to find Hardcover.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Five friends have a lousy time at a cabin in the woods. Miserable time can be blamed on a book (The Evil Dead). The next night something horrible takes over our hero (Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn) making even more people miserable. In the end everything turns out OK when Ash gets sucked back in time by a giant vortex and is revealed to be the Chosen One.
The geek in me is always annoyed by "fans" who don't seem to know there's a difference between Evil Ash and Bad Ash. Evil ash is the guy Ash turns into after the evil got into his hand. Bad Ash is what happened when one of the mini-Ashes got inside Ash and grew up, eventually getting killed and then coming back from the grave. Evil Ash is possessed Ash, Bad Ash is a magical evil clone. Note Evil Ash's missing hand and the fact Bad Ash has two hands. Yeah I know "Nerd".
Another weird slasher flick from the '80s. I've only ever managed to watch the first Maniac Cop flick. It was about a cop who goes around killing people. The police arrest the wrong guy, who is also a cop, who then spends the rest of the movie trying to prove his innocence. Its got Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell and Robert Z'Dar in it, is directed by the guy who made Maniac, and written by the guy who wrote It's Alive! That's all I really know about it. Maybe one day I'll get around to seeing the sequels.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This guy has to be some kind of monster, doesn't he? He seems so single minded in terms of what he finds acceptable you could just see him snapping and cleaning up all the "Slackers" he sees around him. Not to mention the guy doesn't age between the years 1955 and 1985! Back to the Future is the second best time travel movie series so I wanted to pay some kind of tribute to it. (not to mention my sister requested I draw Strickland)
Now back to work slacker.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I'm not trying to make any kind of statement with this so don't infer anything. Its just an obvious gag I'm surprised I haven't seen anywhere yet, especially with the number of hipsters and young folks involved in the Occupy movements.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
GO NOW! You can pic up this beautiful T-shirt at SHIRTPUNCH today! Unless you're not reading this on November 10, 2011, if that's the case you're out of luck you'll just have to live with your boring, uncool shirts. You know you want it.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Some kids decide to do that standard thing kids liked to do in the 1980s, stay behind after work and have a make-out party in the mall after hours. Unfortunately for them this was the day when the mall got its new security team, partying teens' mortal enemy: Robots! Mayhem ensues.
Leigh reminded me how much I liked this movie and suggested I draw one of the "Killbots." I chose Number Two because I thought he gave the best performance, you could really believe he was a just security guard trying to do the best job he could.
Oh,if you've got a favorite monster or b-movie hero that you'd like to see me draw up for this collection let me know, there's still tons of monsters I haven't gotten around to yet.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
One of my favorite movies of all time. Its the tale of an evil skeleton and a scientist who studies rocks.
Also over at Doo Wacka Doodles there's a tribute to this fantastic movie featuring a bunch of fantastic art. I think you should go check it out. You will be sterilised with fear!
So there's this Victorian scientist (Peter Cushing) who's trying to find the origin of the species man, he finds a big weird skeleton in New Guinea which he naturally brings back to his lab in England to study. While washing the skeleton he notices that putting water on it makes it grow flesh, of course. He decides to look up some of the legends of New Guinea and obviously discovers that the skeleton is that of some super evil god monster who will destroy the world when it gets wet. Only that wasn't supposed to happen for another 3,000 years when the natives of New Guinea would have sufficient technology to fight it.
This leads the scientist to the assumption that blood from this monster is the source of evil, which means evil is a disease which can be inoculated against if you had the proper serum. So he makes the anti-evil serum and then, since his wife (who was a bit loose) went crazy and he's afraid the same thing will happen to his daughter, he injects the untested serum on his daughter. As you probably guessed this wasn't the best idea the doctor had. Oh and the scientist's got a jerky step brother (Christopher Lee) who runs the sanitarium the scientist's wife was incarcerated in and is entering the same science competition the scientist entered. Pretty good atmospheric horror flick if you're into those Hammer style horror movies.
Monday, October 31, 2011
First appearance: Halloween (1978)
Good ol' Dr. Loomis. Why is it nobody ever listens to the psychiatrist in charge of weird psychos? I guess if they did Halloween would have been a really short movie about a bunch of baby sitters fooling around in the houses of their employers.
I've always found the Donald Pleasance's delivery of the line "I shot him Six times!" at the beginning of Halloween 2 really funny. Its the way he runs the words together into one word then enunciates perfectly "I said," then crams all the words together again.
I've added the little animated voice bubbles just for something extra for Halloween.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
First appearance: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Ever have a night where you just can't fall asleep? You should pretend you're in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. That way you can say you're not sleeping in order to prevent an emotionless, vegetable clone of yourself from taking over your life. The next day you can pretend that you ARE the vegetable clone and that's why you're just numbly going about your daily routine. Its fun! Seriously though, this was a pretty creepy movie. The remakes aren't bad either (except for that Nichole Kidman one).
Monday, October 24, 2011
Honestly this is one of my favorite movies of all time, although I wish they kept the down beat ending of the play. You probably know the story by now boy meets girl, they fall in love, boy meets carnivorous alien plant, plant makes promises to boy, boy kills girls masochistic dentist boyfriend, everyone dies. And you thought botany was boring.
I love this ending I wish it was finished. Black and white suits it don't you think?
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I always wish I got to see this flick in "PERCEPTO!" Oh, well. The Tingler is that thing that makes your spine tingle when you're afraid. You see its a parasite that feeds on fear. Fortunately its got a severe allergy to screaming, so if you feel your spine tingling scream otherwise your Tingler will snap your spine.
Friday, October 21, 2011
First Appearance: Fiend Without a Face (1958)
Canadian Air Force scientists experimenting with telekinesis get things mixed up with radiation and create invisible brain monsters that strangle people. Eventually with more radiation from a near by reactor invisible brain monsters become visible then get shot. Features a really gratuitous girl in a towel scene. Great flick with a cool monster. Only available through Criterion for something like the budget for the movie. Why's Criterion always demanding insane amounts of money for cool monster flicks? I cant afford this or the Blob. stupid Criterion.
How can you not dig the story of a criminal alien brain that comes to earth and possesses a scientist? Especially when another alien brain shows up to arrest the first brain and possesses the dog of the fiance of the scientist! Space Brains, huh, what are you gonna do?
Quite possibly one of the worst movies ever made. I recently summoned up the courage to watch the actual movie, without the benefit of MST3K riffing going on. Its weird. Lucio Fulci weird. But without any gore. I also think there might be an interesting movie hiding in there somewhere.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
First appearance: The Wolfman (1941)
Werewolves have been one of my favorite monsters ever, but I have to admit I never really liked the first wolfman move. I did really like Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, And of course Abbott and Costello me Frankenstein. I also enjoyed the remake in 2010. Shut up I liked it.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
First appearance: Frankenstein (1931)
My second all time favorite of the Universal Monsters. I think I liked every one of the Frankenstein flick. Also no matter what they say the monster IS called Frankenstein. The doctor is called Victor, Victor Frankenstein. That's just the way it is with these things so get over it.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
What's better than zombies? Blind, intelligent, skeletal zombie knights with beards. I'm kind of disappointed I only discovered this series recently. I've only seen two of them so far, Tombs of the Blind Dead and Return of the Evil Dead (way to make sure people know its a continuing series with the titles guys, the last two are called The Ghost Galleon and Night of the Seagulls), so far the second one is the best. check them out when you can. Trivia: at one point the american distributor tried to re-write the first blind dead movie into a sequel to Planet of the Apes they changed the title to "REVENGE OF THE PLANET APE"
Trailer's for the second one cus its more awesome.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
First Appearance: Dracula (1931)
Now I've never been a huge fan of Vampires and honestly never really cared much for Drac, but he is pretty damn awesome in Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstien.