Thursday, November 27, 2014

Best films to watch this weekend recovering from a food coma

Best films to watch this weekend recovering from a food coma
Sitting back, still drunk off my many gins and tonics, and turkey haze I'm very much looking forward to spending the next couple of days nice and cozy in my house, drinking wine and watching movies that remind me of for some strange reason of either Thanksgiving or Black Friday. So here's my list of my choices of films to watch while recovering from today's events!


Blood Rage

Home Sweet Home

Phantom Of The Mall

Chopping Mall

 Flowers In The Attic
 Deadly Friend
 Pet Sematary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving food feasts of terror!

 Thanksgiving food feasts of terror!

After downing another cheap bottle of Italian wine in honor of kicking off my brief little Thanksgiving break, I decided to whip up a quick list of my all time favorite food/dinner themed scenes in some pretty classic horror movies.

1) A Nightmare On Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child. - Greta's death

2) Blood Rage aka Nightmare At Shadow Woods - This isn't cranberry sauce.

3) The Horror Show aka House 3 - Turkey from Hell

4) Day Of The Dead - Zombies pig out

5) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Dinner time with the family

5) Intruder - Sam Raimi gets slashed at the super market.

6) Motel Hell - Feeding the garden

7) Dead Alive - Custard with a side of puss

8) The Stepfather - The perfect family for Thanksgiving

9) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master - Soul pizza

10) A Blessing from the stars

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Coolest items in my collection part 1 out of 3

Coolest items in my collection part 1 out of 3

It's almost a rite of passage that if you are a horror fan, you must collect at least one certain type of thing. Posters? T-shirts? Dolls...excuse me, action figures, or even props. Whatever they are, you know you have a ton, and whenever a new version, edition, model comes out you of course needs to have it. Let's face facts, some of us need Intervention. So I decided to admit my addiction.

My name is Stacy Still, and I'm addicted to buying horror merch.

Ah, that's much better.

So here is the first out of three of some of my collection, certain items that are near and dear to my heart.

A Nightmare On Elm Street sneakers -
Back in 2006 I believe Nike released a small series of themed sneakers based off certain movies. The first I heard of was ones based off one of my all time favorite 80's movies Thrashin'. Shortly after I heard about the "Horror Pack" which were several different themed movie themed sets of sneakers that were being released based off elements from the movies. There was going to be Dawn Of the Dead ones, Friday the 13th, Child's Play, and A Nightmare On Elm Street. Right away I knew shortly after graduating high school and heading to my third monster mania that I had to get as many people as possible to sign these suckers. Lucky for me that Monster Mania had cast members from 1, 3, and of course of my favorite part 4 (which was released the same month and year I was born.) Over the last few years I've gotten almost 20-25 cast members to sign these babies including Freddy himself ;).

Halloween snow globe
I got this baby way back in 1998 when I bought the movie on VHS (I'll never forget calling the store where I bought this at, and was bitching about the black bars that were on the top and bottom of the movie.) Yep...I was bitching about what we like to call today widescreen. FML. This snow globe is very rare, and one of my favorite pieces. Sadly my sister decided to drop it off a shelf and somehow by the grace of God it didn't shatter, but Michael no longer stands up. He now lays behind the couch, from what I like to believe is him down for the count after the needle got jammed in his neck.

Intruder blu-ray AD
Back in 2011 at HorrorHound I'll never forget my friend Nate pointed out these babies laying on a table for the up coming and stunning release for my all time favorite slasher Intruder.  These stunning flyers were briefly released with Mr. Sam Raimi's handsome mug all over them. I'm BEYOND grateful I was  smart enough to snag one of these which is on my "Raimi" wall of my den. Hey, Raimi love is real love.

Zach Galligan's Waxwork II crew shirt
Ohhhh this shirt. If this shirt could talk. Few people can say they own a shirt Zach Galligan owned. I can. As the world's biggest Waxwork fan, I was lucky enough to win this in 2013 when Adam Green was doing his Hatchet III One Fund to raise money for the bombings that happened that spring. I scouted this fucking thing, and can't even begin to explain how amazing it felt to win it. Mr. Galligan is my favorite actor, and the Waxwork movies are my favorite films so the stairs alined for this one. I also own another Waxwork II shirt...I'm most likely besides the director these films the only person on this planet to own two, count them two Waxwork II shirts. Muhahahahaha!

Nightbreed blu-ray/books
Oh Nightbreed. Nightbreed, Nightbreed, Nightbreed. 2014 has been the year of Nightbreed. I was one of 10 thousand to have ordered the SE Shout Factory director's cut release. Now even tho I rather have the original version, I love my blu-ray and have watched it a bunch of times since getting it last month. In fact I'm in the 1000's, so believe it or not pretty low number compared to so many others. I also have the two Nightbreed books that show stunning photos of the Midian monsters, the screenplay, and production notes. These babies go for big bucks on ebay and I'm lucky enough to own all of them. 

Tales From The Crypt - Strung Along custom piece
I love owning custom pieces of artwork, mostly ones based off some of my favorites films. My good friend Tara Tara's Facebook met me via the internet and the fact we both share the same love for so many of the same things. I hired her in the summer of 2013 to design what would become one of my next tattoos I had been wanting for years. As we know I'm a massive Galligan fan, so I always loved the image of the first thing I ever saw him in as a kid. Tales From The Crypt. So we both brain stormed and in the end I let her go crazy in designing an awesome custom piece just for me. Tara is crazy talented and this baby is drawn JUST with color pencil. Yep, fucking looks like a photograph. = Mind blowing. Tara knocked this out of the park and this past spring I did in fact get a dead Galligan tattooed on me. This is by far my favorite piece of art I own.

The Midnight Hour VHS
The Midnight Hour is one of my all time favorite childhood favorites, along with films to watch around Halloween. I after YEARS of searching got this gem on bootleg before striking gold and finding an original VHS copy of it at HorrorHound in 2012 by chance. Kirsty my friend was awesome enough to get the lead Lee Montgomery to sign and leave me the best voice mail ever. Love this!

Custom Amytville 1992 artwork by Nathan Thomas Milliner
Yet again, more amazing custom artwork. This past summer Scream Factory and HorrorHound artist Nathan Thomas Milliner posted on Facebook that he was trying to save up money for that whole meet Robert in his Freddy makeup one last time thing, so he was offering a special. Custom horror pieces for cheap. Well I jumped on that and gave him the very odd request in sketching my favorite siblings from one of my favorite sequels. The Sterling children, Rusty and Lisa from Amityville 1992. Mind blowing to see Damon Martin and Megan Ward in art form. In fact, I may be the only person ever to have these two sketched for me.

All my Freddy dolls...I mean action figures!
I own a lot of of horror figures. Over the years I have gotten smarter and yes, they stay in their packages. Still, every once in a while I just can't help but go and buy a new figure that's been released. Never in a million years growing up would I think there would be figures from A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 or Freddy's Dead. Lately more and more and more figures based off so many of our favorite horror movies keep being released in different versions, based off different scenes, or even based off our favorite video games. Now mind you there are at least 4 figures missing from this photo but here are just a couple of my Freddy figures I've been collecting for years. What do I do with them? = nothing, they just stare at me in my den and office. Still, pretty impressive. (right?) muhahahaha!

Amityville 1992 pin
I'm nuts, I'll admit it. I love Amityville 1992, so of course I would own an original promotional pin for the video release from the 90's. Utter perfection. I adore all the pieces of my favorite items from my favorite films. Megan and Damon, it's waiting for you to sign!

So here's part 1, stay tuned for 2 and 3!

Please share yours, Can't wait to see!

8 actors who transformed themselves for the name of horror! Part 1!

 8 actors who transformed themselves for the name of horror! Part 1!

Robert Picardo - Legend

Tim Curry - Legend

Oliver Parker - Nightbreed

Jonathan Breck - Jeepers Creppers 1&2

Robert Engulund - The Nightmare On Elm Street series

Stephen Geoffreys - Fright Night

Tom Woodruff Jr. - The Monster Squad

Sherman Howard - Day Of The Dead

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Top 30 moments in the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise

 Top 30 moments in the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise

I decided to whip up a personal list of my top 30 moments from the Nightmare on elm street franchise due to the fact 2014 marks the 30th anniversary when the first film was released. A Nightmare On Elm Street holds a very special place in my heart since I believe it's the main reason I became such a horror fan. Long story short, I was terrified of these movies growing up, so badly in fact my mother bought me the Nightmare On Elm Street game just to prove to me that it was just pretend and that Freddy really wasn't real. Some kids my sister and I used to play with loved these movies, so much in fact that their daughter even had a Freddy themed birthday party with the claw coming out of the cake. I always refused to watch the first movie that always seemed to be on at their house. Finally I decided at the age of 10 or 11 to quit being a pussy so me and the son of the family went into the den and watched the movie. The way I looked at it was if I finally watched this movie, or watched it enough I would know what to expect and wouldn't be so scared. There I remember sitting on the edge of my seat and when Tina get dragged across the ceiling I found myself shouting "TURN ON THE LIGHT! TURN IT ON!" There I was stunned, did I really want these characters to turn on the light so I could see better? Did I really want this woman ripped apart? From that moment I was hooked.

The Nightmare On Elm Street films have played a huge part on my life. It's by far my favorite series, and I have been collecting VHS copies, DVD's, shoes, blu-rays, figures, posters, and even books based off these movies for years. It's been a favorite to always re-watch, geek out about, and even meet actors who have been involved in the film. Hell, I've even dressed up as two of my dream warriors so far and was even Freddy for Halloween when I was in middle school. So after long and careful thought, I finally decided to narrow down my favorite moments from the films, and yes even the TV series. So here it is, my top 30 moments from the Elm street franchise.

30) Freddy's Nightmares - Do Dreams Bleed. - John is discovered to be the Springwood Chopper.

29) Freddy's Nightmares - Killer Instinct - "I'm a rocket to the moon!"

28) Freddy's Nightmares - Freddy's death. 

27) Freddy Vs Jason - Winner takes all

26) Wes Craven's New Nightmare "Gonna eat you up..."

25) Wes Craven's New Nightmare - Heather goes down the sleep tunnel

24) Wes Craven's New Nightmare - Julie's death

23) Wes Craven's New Nightmare - "Never sleep again..."

22) Wes Craven's New Nightmare -"Nancy..."

21) Wes Craven's New Nightmare - Dylan in the coffin

20) Freddy's Dead the final nightmare - "I won't tell!" - 

19) Freddy's Dead the final nightmare - Son of 1000 maniacs. "I'm in his memories..."

18) Freddy's Dead the final nightmare - "Every town has an Elm street." 

17) A Nightmare On Elm Street 5 the dream child - Amanda is set free

16) A Nightmare On Elm Street 5 the dream child - Super Freddy

15) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 the dream master - Freddy's death

14) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 the dream master - Roach Motel

13) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 the dream master - "What's happening to me?!"

12) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 the dream master - Joey's wet dream

11) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 the dream master - "One down, two to go..."

10) A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 the dream master - Dream Warriors together again

9) A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 dream warriors - "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."

8) A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 dream warriors - "It's a door..."

7) A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 dream warriors - "Let's get high..."

6) A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 dream warriors - Freddy sees Nancy "You..."

5) A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 dream warriors - Philip's puppet death

4) A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 Freddy's revenge - Jessie becomes Freddy

3) A Nightmare On Elm Street - Nancy is pulled down into the bathtub. 

2) A Nightmare On Elm Street - Tina's death

1) A Nightmare On Elm Street - Glen's death

What are yours? Oh and PS. The shitty remake doesn't count.