Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 31 of 31 Killer Kills! - Intruder (1989)

Day 31 of 31 Killer Kills! - Intruder (1989)

A very happy Halloween everyone! Before I head out here is the 31st Killer Kill to close up the month. My all time favorite death in a slasher goes to Mr. Sam Raimi. I love this scene so much I have it tattooed on my leg! Happy Halloween everyone!

Victim - Randy (Sam Raimi)
Cause of death - Thrown on a meat hook.

Television Terror!

 Television Terror!

First off I need to say to everyone I wish them a very happy Halloween! This month FLEW by but was beyond awesome. Thanks for following 31 Killer Kills! This weekend so far has been bomb and my costumes have been a huge hit. To close I decided to make a post of some of the best terror/horror themed TV show episodes and made for TV movies to watch tonight!

1) The Midnight Hour

2) Midnight Offerings

3) Supernatural - It's The Great Pumpkin Sam Winchester

4) Tales From The Darkside - Trick or Treat

5) Tales From The Crypt - Strung Along

6) The Babysitter

7) Monsters - The Farmer's Daughter

8) Devil Dog From Hell

9) Dark Shadows reboot

10) Dark Night Of The Scarecrow. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 30 of 31 Killer Kills!

 Day 30 of 31 Killer Kills!

Tonight before I turn in for the night after a very successful take on my first Halloween costume, I'm posting the second to last kill in my 31 killer kills line up for the wonderful month of October. This certain kill is my second favorite of all time and wins the 30th slot for being beyond awesome. Featuring a young Fisher Stevens (who looks beyond adorable in those shorts) he plays the likable skinny Woodstock in the 1981 slasher classic The Burning. In what's featured as one of the most gory and brutal moments in slasher history, Stevens steals the scene by losing his digits in one single swoop. I've adored this scene for so long I forced a film class I took to watch this scene before Halloween, I've sculpted the character and killer as a figure, and I've even dressed up as Woodstock. So here it is, Fisher in all his glory!

Victim - Woodstock
Cause of death - Fingers chopped off, throat slit.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 29 of 31 Killer Kills - Hellraiser III Hell On Earth (1993)

Day 29 of 31 Killer Kills - Hellraiser III Hell On Earth (1993)

Mr. Galligan makes the list yet again (of course) for the 29th day of 31 killer kills. We're slowly coming to a close to my all time favorite month so why not choose some of my all time favorites. This kill because special to me after I figured out that Mr. Galligan did cameos in Hellraiser 3 and Warlock 2 as favors to his friend/director Anthony Hickcox who worked with him before in the Waxwork movies. I've had the complete pleasure of bringing this fact up several times to him and even getting him to sign this photograph above in which is exact quote was… "You brought a photo of me getting killed in Hellraiser III…are you fucking kidding me?" #classic.

Victim - Zach Galligan
Cause of death - Pool sick thrown at him going right through his chest. Man oh man Galligan!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Day 27 and 28 of 31 Killer Kills! - The Stepfather and A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors (1987)

Day 27 and 28 of 31 Killer Kills! - The Stepfather and A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors (1987)

My choices for day 27 and 28 of 31 Killer Kills come from one of my all time favorite slashers, and one of my all time favorite sequels, both released in 1987!

Victims - Jim and Phillip
Cause of death - Stabbed to death and killed in his sleep when Freddy forced him like a puppet to jump off a building.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Day 25 and 26 of 31 Killer Kills! - The Kindred (1987) and The Guest (2014)

Day 25 and 26 of 31 Killer Kills! - The Kindred (1987) and The Guest (2014)

Man on man this month is FLYING by! I've been beyond busy as of lately and in our last week before Halloween this Saturday I'm trying my hardest to blog as much as possible as well as finishing my 31 Killer Kills! Slipping behind again yet again I decided to combine the last two days so here they are. One comes from a highly underrated creature feature, and the other a modern take on the idea of The Stepfather. Both movies are amazing, and features some truly shocking deaths!

Victims - Amanda, Craig, and Higgings.
Cause of deaths - Turned into a fish after being exposed by a virus, and both shot in the head. Talk about two very different but two very brutal deaths! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Day 24 - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

 Day 24 - A Nightmare On Elm Street.

One of my all time favorite deaths in the entire series!

Victim - Glen
Cause of death -  Sucked into bed and all of his blood sprayed up all over his room.

Friday, October 23, 2015

10 awesome things to do in the Autumn in New England.

 10 awesome things to do in the Autumn in New England.

No part of the country truly is cooler to be in when it's Autumn. I would like to think of it as God's little gift to us since we have to suffer through 100 weeks of pure and complete Hell. Aka. Winter. Even if it just lasts a brief period of time, autumn is truly a breathtaking crisp time that people from all over travel to witness and enjoy. After my good friend Melissa visited this past month I decided to make a brief list of some of the cooler things to do in Fall around this time of year! What would you add to this list?

1) Witness the foliage.

2) Visit Salem MA.

3) Go on the Stephen King tour.

4) Go pumpkin or apple picking.

5) Swing on by Bullmoose and buy some horror movies.

6) Spend the Night at Lizzy Borden's house.

7) Drink or eat EVERYTHING pumpkin.

8) Attend a convention.

9) Go to a haunted house.

10) Visit famous filming locations.

Day 22 and 23 of 31 Killer Kills - Tales from The Crypt season 4 and Friday the 13th part 2

Day 22 and 23 of 31 Killer Kills - Tales from The Crypt season 4 and Friday the 13th part 2.

Exhausted, and planning on drifting off to Day Of The Dead on AMC, I decided I rather bundle yesterdays' and today's Killer Kills! One of which is such a favorite of mine I even have it tattooed on my leg!

Victims - Zach Galligan aka Rick/David. Jeff and Sandra.
Cause of death - Stabbed with spear, and throat slit and hung up like a puppet.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Day 21 - Amityville 1992 (1992)

Day 21 - Amityville 1992 (1992)

Today's choice comes from a personal favorite. I'm down right obsessed with the two Sterling siblings, so I thought why not have this crazy over the top death to make the list!

Victim - Lisa Sterling 
Cause of death - After becoming possessed and attempting to hook up with her brother (hey why not, it is Damon Martin after all.) A guitar amp is shoved into her mouth and the volume turned all the way up killing her (yeah) (…)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Day 20 - Hellbound Hellraiser II (1989)

 DAY 20 - Hellbound Hellraiser II (1989)

Our 20th kill from 31 Killer Kills is one of my personal favorites and I believe may be the cutest of the entire list! Mr. Oliver Parker returns as yet another moving man in this amazing sequel, and basically is the cause of Pinhead returning in Part III Hell On Earth. Oliver makes the very gross and stupid mistake by touching a bloody mattress and gets pulled into a gateway to Hell. Damn! He was cute!

Victim - Moving man aka Mr. Oliver Parker.
Cause of death - Gets sucked into a gateway to Hell.

Side note - Oliver played a completely different character which was yet ANOTHER moving man in the original Hellraiser moving the very same mattress he gets pulled into in this film. Also this was filmed the same year that Parker would later star in Clive Barker's Nightbreed.

When it's right it's right.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Rock & Shock 2015

 Rock & Shock 2015
Rock & Shock has always been very near and dear to my heart. I think it's because way back in 2006 this was the very first convention I ever attended. In fact, because of this one show I actually discovered there was such a thing as conventions which got me going on attending as many as possible. This is a show that's a little less than an hour away from me, but behind so many great memories of mine. Besides 2010 when I was away at school I've attended every single show. In fact, another reason why I love this certain convention is because I was lucky enough to go with my late mother twice in the years before. The few photos I have of us two meeting people will forever be my favorites. Now I'm not about to brag that Rock & Shock is the best convention out there. In fact that's something in general I don't like to do at all. Sure you can always compare shows, some have better vendor rooms, set ups, guest lists, and overall good time. There have been some shows I've had the time of my life at, and the next year hated. I guess it all depends on what sort of time you actually have. I'll admit, I felt as if Rock & Shock was lacking a little in the guest area as well as vendors. I like that it's family friendly but it started to look more like an arts and crafts fair than anything else. Finally two years ago I don't know what happened but it seemed to jump back into gear and it's become a tradition of mine to attend in October. I guess it's just something special about this time of year. Maybe the fact the weather is getting cooler, the leafs are changing, horror movies are playing non-stop on AMC, and there's pumpkin flavored everything. Rock & Shock is just one of those shows if you live on the East Coast you just gotta attend.

I decided this past year I wanted to try and attempt to try vending for the first time at this show. It was local and I wasn't taking a huge gamble renting a table. I've been selling different artwork of mine lately online and decided to get my feet wet and see what it was like on the other side of the convention.

I'm very happy I did.

I shared a table with my friends Nate, Jeanette, and Casey. I sold my coffins which strangely have been a huge hit this year, magazines, magnets, jars, and even an extra mondo print. Nate sold tapes and toys, and Jeanette sold jars, ashtrays, and coasters. It was a cute little idea with horro homemade things you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. We rented a table out in the Artist Alley which was on the outside of the show. It actually wasn't that bad, and we all agreed next year we're going to rent a table in the main room since we were sorta hidden away from people this time around. Still, I had a very successful weekend, selling tons, and meeting lots of great people. Can't wait for next year!

I was able to see tons of old friends, and even meet some new ones. As always it was great seeing Chris from London 1888 and his wonderful girlfriend Courtney who's the coolest ever. I've known Chris since 2011 or so, and adore his artwork. I was able to get a killer Gremlins print, as well as his "Old school." T-shirt. I hung a lot with Courtney and totally wish she lived closer! 

I was able to see Shane my tattoo artist who fucking knocked it out of the park with the few pieces he worked on this weekend. I saw Meg and the family who made the short film I did effects on this past summer. The movie screened this weekend but I wasn't able to leave my booth. From what I heard the movie gathered a pretty good buzz and my effects were a hit! Nice! Also thank you Meg for the killer soaps!

I saw Chris, his adorable niece, Alex, TJ, and had the best interaction with Sean from VHSPS when he bought a coffin at my table. We both have been internet friends for years, and knew of each other but for a solid ten or so minutes talked and had zero idea who each other was. #fail. I was able to get a few movies from his booth which I can't wait to re-watch! After a weekend of selling awesome stuff, walking around the vendor room, laughing, and meeting amazing people I decide on Sunday to meet a few guests.

The first was John Amplas. John was one of Romero's original crew back in the 1970's and 80's. He's best known for his work in Martin, Dawn and Day Of The Dead, Knightriders, and of course Creepshow. I always loved John in Day Of The Dead as Fisher, the adorable geeky lab guy who sadly gets killed by Rhodes (spoiler alert) but what I really wanted to do was something Creepshow themed. I mean who doesn't love the first segment in Creepshow. "I want my cake…" so Sunday morning I ran over to my local market and got a mini cake to surprise him with. I figured dozens of fans had done this before, but it was a photo op I had been itching to do for years. When I met John, he was a total and complete sweetheart. The look of happiness that overcame his face when I handed him the cake was totally adorable. I don't know if he was telling the truth or not, but he claimed I was the first to ever do this. If that is indeed true, beyond awesome. Even if it's not, it rocked my socks seeing him grin, hold the cake, and laugh. Got an epic photo with him and he was amazing enough to sign my Creepshow record for no charge. I urge anyone to meet John. Completely amazing.

The next guest was the master himself George A Romero. Now I have to admit, I was a little torn on spending the extra money to meet him. I had a very successful weekend, but it's rare now for me to really dish out extra cash for guests. Finally it hit me how much I really do love Dawn, Day, and Creepshow. That I had to meet him since i had all ready met Carpenter, and hated the fact I never got the chance to meet Craven. George was beyond nice and there was no line for him! He signed my record and really did seem touched when I shook his hand saying what an honor it was. My friend Jeanette gave him a killer Bub ashtray, and my friend Casey said the most adorable story of how she named her van after him since it was always dying and then coming back to life on her. I had all of the ladies hop in for this photo and it warms my heart to see how cute it came out. Thanks George, beyond awesome.

My next guest was the one I was the most excited for. Mr. Stephen Macht. Stephen has been an actor for years but he's best known for his work in classics like The Monster Squad and Graveyard Shift. I know him as Jacob Sterling from Amityville 1992. I'm sure anyone who knows me, knows what a massive fan I am of this film. Meeting him and having him sign my laserdisc that Megan Ward had all ready signed was something I had been looking forward to for years. Stephen was by far one of the friendliest guests I had ever met. First off, he's a class act who really takes his time with his fans. He tells stories and answers any questions you may have. He laughed the second he saw the laserdisc and my lock screen of Megan Ward and Damon Martin from the movie. He legit spoke to me about the movie for a solid ten minutes and was super funny. He spoke about filming, working with Megan Ward, and how if he ever runs into Damon Martin he's going to warn him about me. Damon if you are reading this, you're the last Sterling family member I need. Let's make this happen! It was beyond awesome seeing him meet Jeanette who's just as much of a Monster Squad fan as me. He talked with him and took photos, gave hugs, and was beyond awesome. If I ever meet him again I gotta have him talk in that sexy Maine accent he had in Graveyard shift. So dreamy!

Courtney met Felicia Rose from Sleepaway Camp who was a total sweetheart and gave out hugs. Such an amazing person.

My final guest was Doug Bradley, best known for his work in the Hellraiser films and of course Nightbreed. I decided to spice things up. As much as I adore the first three Hellraiser movies, I just HAD to bring a movie Doug was in called The Big Game. This isn't a horror movie, in fact it's a zany British comedy drama starring him and Oliver Parker. Doug's reaction was the best. He said in all his years doing shows, he had NEVER seen one person bring this movie. He gave a little background on what the film was based on and laughed when I told him I owned another non horror movie of his called Shepard On The Rock. He wrote he was speechless and was really awesome to meet. Hope to see him again.

So in closing this weekend was a complete blast working. Totally work the shitty head cold I have now.


Day 17, 18, and 19 of 31 Killer Kills!

Day 17, 18, and 19 of 31 Killer Kills!

I hate to admit it but I feel as if I'm slacking with my 31 Killer Kills. In fact, I don't even think I posted Friday's which was day 16 in which a very young Kevin Bacon got an arrow right through the neck/chest! Well, October is a very busy month for me. In fact this past weekend I vended at Rock & Shock for the very first time, and today I'm home sick drinking tea and watching the terrible Halloween sequels on AMC. So to sum up the last few days, here are my picks.

Victims - Wesley, Jennifer, and Jack. 
Causes of deaths - Beaten to death with a giant stick, possessed and stabbed to death, and attacked by a werewolf! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pumpkin egg nog…yay or nay?

 Pumpkin egg nog…yay or nay?

As discussed in my Podcast this weekend, I decided to sample a few fall themed treats to attempt to get  into the spirit of Halloween. Well, after many pumpkin and apple cider flavored coffees, I decided to take the next step.

This meant buying pumpkin flavored egg nog and Halloween themed brownies.

Turn up for what?!

Now first, let me explain I'm not a massive pumpkin flavor fan. I mean I like pumpkin pie, but it's not my super favorite. I'll try different things, but as of lately I feel there is pumpkin flavored overload on everything. Now I do like myself some egg nog, and I only sample it the week of Christmas seeing that it's uber rich, and really bad for you. It's something I usually make the massive mistake of drinking after I've had a few shots. The ending result is never pretty. Well I decided to say screw it and buy a carton and see what my final thoughts on the taste were.

I sat down to one of these pumpkin shaped brownies from Little Debbie and my over all verdict was. 


Don't get me wrong, I love me a brownie, but maybe because it wasn't homemade I wasn't very impressed. Also the fact that these little suckers most likely will stay good for the next twenties years really does say something.

As for the pumpkin flavored egg nog, I really feel this experiment wasn't really thought out well. I have been suffering from the head cold from HELL so my taste is completely off. Also drinking something that rich and thick when one isn't feeling 100% isn't exactly the best idea. I settled down to half a glass to have with my brownie, and well…let's just say egg nog can be lots of things. Pumpkin flavored, not really. 

The pumpkin flavor was a little strong, and it didn't even feel like I was drinking egg nog, just super thick milk. Kinda gross. So in closing, brownie was okay, egg nog…not really. In fact I rather have plain egg nog any old day of the week. But maybe it was the type I bought. Still, you never heard about anybody going wrong with Hood products. Oh well.

Anywho stay tuned, I got one of those gross candy eggs with green slime inside them that look like they belong from Troll 2. Yummy!