Thursday, September 22, 2016
Fall is slowly creeping up and it's time to dig out those classic and generally fun horror films to watch. A lot of my early horror movie watching was done by watching the edited versions of the films on local TV stations. To me it was a real event when these would play. When possible I would record them onto long play VHS tapes for repeated viewing. Sure I was missing some of the "good stuff" from the film, but by in large they were great fun to me. Hell, I didn't know I was missing anything. Below I have a video of an old promo of "Halloween II" being shown on TV. The voice over guy is in rare form. He really sells it. How could you not be prepared to throw a frozen pizza in the oven and get ready to watch Michael Meyers' second rampage.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Now that Halloween is getting into full swing the mundane places like the grocery store are are seeing their shelves populated with Halloween branded food.
Walking past the frozen pizza section I spotted Tombstone Pizza's bold proclamation that they are the "official pizza of Halloween". I've always thought of the name "tombstone" to be more Wyatt Earp in my mind, but thinking about it Tombstone does fit if you look at the word from the graveyard perspective. It's not the worst of the frozen variety, but not the best either. The packaging isn't bad. The different toppings have different monsters. Hit up your local grocery store if you are interested.
Friday, September 16, 2016
As we get into that fall Halloween season I encourage you to go out and search for strange and spooky things to watch. A good ol standby of fun entertainment is the anthology tv show "Tales from the Darkside" which I've talked about a fair amount of time on here about.
The series admittedly is hit or miss as I've seen. There are some great episodes and then some duds. That tends to be the case with any series. I have some favorites for sure. One of them is the episode called "The Milkman Cometh". This one has a strange little story about a man (Robert Forster) that is somewhat down on his luck and finds that the neighborhood milkman has the ability to make his wishes come true. For a while there seems to be only an upside to this relationship... but as we know this is the darkside so things can turn on him. This one has an intriguing story and I like that they don't go out of their way to explain to much and let your imagination run with it a bit. Robert Forster definitely helps in this one. His performance brings more to the role than some other less experienced actor. Check out the old 1984 commercial for the episode below. If you are intrigued I suggest you track the episode down.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Hello all. It's September and that can only mean one thing. We are getting that much closer to Halloween. Also, I feel at this point in the year things can begin to get more Halloween-centric. It's my intent to post more often on here with this season ramping up. I'm going to join up with the Halloween Countdown and group of bloggers kicking out fun content during October.
Brush the dust off your decorations and costumes and have fun!