Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween! Hope it's a good one!

Random Halloween Image Surfing Finds

Here are some fun Halloween themed pictures I found by doing some random keyword image surfing.

I have no idea why this came up in the search but it's a great picture!

Eeek! Those must be some scary ghost stories...

Home made guinea pig costume! How cute!

Click on this need to see it bigger to appreciate all the detail. It must have been hell to clean up...and where did they store it once it was no longer in their yard?

This is from a Halloween party around 1920. I love the bug-eyed kid in the first row and the cross-dressing "uncle" in the middle.

Halloween Smurfs? Could this be real?

Darth and Chewie hangin in '81.

Bravo sir, bravo, fantastic costume!

What the...??? Yes those are swastikas.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Horror Movie Quote Quiz!

Here are the rules:
If you know or think you know the source of the movie quote please leave your guess in the comments section. As people guess the source of the quote I will grey it out and give them credit (using google to find the answers will disqualify you), the person who has the most correct guesses each week will get a fun movie genius award to decorate their blog. Any person who wins 5 weeks (consecutive or non-consecutive) will earn a Movie Master award and must then refrain from guessing for 5 weeks but a master can email quote suggestions for the game.

Let the guessing begin!

1. "We accidently summoned demons who used to rule the universe to come and take over the world..."Yeah, we found out about it from, uh, one of Terry's albums." Randal Graves

2. "It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters." SamuraiFrog

3. "Did you know that there is a certain species of turtle that can screw for three days without stopping? You dont believe me do you? But how could I make something like that up? Can you believe that three days? I'm lucky if I can get three minutes. You know how I know this because I went down to the zoo and I watched them. It was very boring. Well actually I didn't stay the whole three days I went down and I watched the zebras because they wont take thirty seconds premature ejaculation!"

4. "I think I could turn and live with animals. They are so placid and self-contained. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God. Not one of them kneels to another or to his own kind that lived thousands of years ago. Not one of them is respectable or unhappy, all over the earth." SamuraiFrog

5. "Dracula hasn't had servants in 400 years and then a man comes to his ancestral home, and he must convince him that he... that he is like the man. He has to feed him, when he himself hasn't eaten food in centuries. Can he even remember how to buy bread? How to select cheese and wine? And then he remembers the rest of it. How to prepare a meal, how to make a bed. He remembers his first glory, his armies, his retainers, and what he is reduced to. The loneliest part of the book comes... when the man accidentally sees Dracula setting his table." Randal Graves

6. "Jill, this is sergeant Sacker. Listen to me. We've traced the call... it's coming from inside the house. Now a squad car's coming over there right now, just get out of that house!" SamuraiFrog

7. "You can fool everybody, but landie dearie me, you can't fool a cat. They seem to know who's not right." Randal Graves

8. "Villainy wears many masks, none of which so dangerous as virtue..." SamuraiFrog

9. "I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it." SamuraiFrog

10. "The pain, I can assure you... will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told... and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes... and give them something to be haunted by. Come with me... and be immortal." SamuraiFrog

Wow! all but one guessed in two tries! That's impressive! In any case we have a winner and it's returning champ SamuraiFrog so here is your prize Samurai and congrats!

Thanks to everyone else who played! Come back next week for more movie guessing fun!

Aria Dresses Up for Halloween!

Aria Giovanni in a cute Medusa costume!

Monday, October 29, 2007

What's the Scariest movie you've Ever Seen?

In a recent comment Randal Graves suggested I pose the question what's the scariest movie you've ever seen? So I ask you...

What's the scariest movie you've ever seen? Leave the answer and any other comments in the comments section. Hopefully we'll all get some great scary movie recommendations out of this!

Atomic Halloween Cuties!

Soooo Atomic!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Overlooked Movies Horror Classics: Hellraiser and Hellbound Hellraiser II

These movies are completely linked in my mind and therefore I felt I should do a single post about both.

" was clear we were doing something different, something interesting, something good. Hellraiser is more of an "idea" or intelligent horror film, not just as a slasher, blood and guts film. Clive was reinventing the gothic horror film with the cenobites, but a gothic horror film for its time." ~Actor Doug Bradley on making Hellraiser

A man finds he is given more than he bargains for when he solves the puzzle of the Lament Configuration - a doorway to hell. But his ex-lover has found a way of bringing him back, and his niece, Kirsty Lawrence, finds herself bargaining with the Cenobites, angels to some, demons to others, whose greatest pleasure is the greatest pain.

Click here to watch the trailer for Hellraiser:

Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Return to the domain of pleasure and pain as Kirsty Cotton is committed to a psychiatric hospital run by the strange Dr. Channard. But when the doctor uncovers the secret of the Lament Configuration, he resurrects the skinless corpse of Kirsty's evil stepmother and calls forth the legions of the damned led by Pinhead. Now the doorway to Hell has been re-opened, the brutal Cenobites again walk the Earth and the sweet suffering of evil has only just begun.

Click here to watch the trailer for Hellbound Hellraiser II:

Taglines for Hellraiser:
Demon to some. Angel to others.
It will tear your soul apart.
There are no limits.
Satan's done waitin'.
He'll tear your soul apart.
We have such sights to show you

Taglines for Hellbound Hellraiser II:
It will tear your soul apart... again.
Time to play.

Fun Trivia for Hellraiser:
The budget of Hellraiser was $1,000,000. It earned about $20,000,000. It was the directing debut of Clive Barker based on his novel The Hellbound Heart. Before this Barker had made only two very weird short films.

Hellraiser's original title was Sadomasochists From Beyond The Grave.

Industrial band Coil originally did the soundtrack for Hellraiser, but it was turned down by the studio. Clive Barker said, "Coil was the only group I've heard on disc whose records I've taken off because they made my bowels churn."

The address for the house in Hellraiser is 55 Ludovico Place. The name of the institute in A Clockwork Orange where Alex is deprogrammed of violence was the Ludovico Institute.

For the video release, for Hellraiser had one of the most unusual pieces of bonus materials that has ever been offered: a Home Shopping Network show where merchandise from the movie could be purchased. The show was hosted by a giddy old lady claiming to be a hardcore fan of the movie.

At the time of the movie's release the MPAA had an agenda on "intensity of tone". As a result of this Clive Barker had to make several cuts to the film--consecutive hammer blows, fingers entering flesh, S&M spanking between Julia and Frank, additional "thrusts" during the sex scene--all with the intention of watering down the overall impact of the piece.

It took six hours to place Doug Bradley into the Pinhead makeup.

Doug Bradley was originally offered a choice of roles between one of the mattress movers and the Lead Cenobite. He originally thought it important that, as a new film actor, the audience should be see his face, and nearly turned down the Pinhead role.

Many viewers have commented about the poor quality of the FX at the end of the movie. Clive Barker has explained that, due to a very limited budget, there was no money left to have the FX done professionally after the primary filming. Instead, Barker and a "Greek guy" animated these scenes by hand over a single weekend. Barker has also commented that he thinks the FX turned out very well considering the amount of alcohol the two consumed that weekend.

Nintendo developed a video game for Hellraiser. It involved some of the first technology used to save a player's game and let the player return to the same level they left off at. However, with this new computer chip used in the game's production, it was later revealed that the Nintendo game system couldn't read the game's codes. So production was halted and never finished.

Andrew Robinson convinced Clive Barker to replace the previously scripted line, Fuck you, with the infamous Jesus wept line.

Fun Trivia for Hellbound Hellraiser II:
Dr. Channard's name in the script was Dr. Malahide. "Channard" is derived from Christiaan Bernard, who performed the world's first successful heart transplant.

Because of an neck accident, Kenneth Cranham only wore the Channard Cenobite makeup for one day. Stuntman Bronco McLoughlin played the Channard Cenobite for the rest of the shoot.

The horn sound that is continually made by Leviathan is Morse code for "God".

An alternate script with Kirsty's father Larry exists online. You can read it here.

Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 grossed $11,090,735 in the US.

The Quotable Pinhead:
Pinhead: The box. You opened it. We came.

Pinhead: No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

Pinhead: We'll tear your soul apart!

Pinhead: We have eternity to know your flesh.

Pinhead: Your suffering will be legendary, even in hell!

Once you've seen the first 2 Hellraiser movies I also recommend the third, it's much sillier than the first two but has a terrific performance from Doug Bradley as we find out just a little about where Pinhead came from. Anything after the third is a complete waste of your time.

Halloween Pin-up Girls Day 7: Marcia Edgington

She's so devilish!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween A-Z

A is for applesCandied apples yummy!
B is for Bela LugosiI never drink vine...
C is for's the most important part of HalloweenI want candy!
D is for dressing upAaaargh me hopes me gets some nuts for trick or treats.
E is for The Evil DeadThe ultimate experience in terror.
F is for Frankenstein's monsterLook! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!
G is for GhostBooo!
H is for a howling wolfgrrrowl!
I is for IncubusI wonder how Mr. Tamborine Man would sound in Esperanto?
J is for Jack-O-LanternExterminate!
K is for King KongWatch out for beauty she's a killer.
L is for LeavesHelp me I'm falling!
M is for Man in the MoonI'm watching you...
N is for a dark and stormy nightoooh spooky
O is for Operascary and perfect
P is for pumpkin patch He'll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity.
Q is for a spooky Halloween Quiltbrrr be careful I might give you nightmares!
R is for RavensThey'll steal your soul...
S is for skeletonOh fuck skeletons!
T is for tricks or treatsTrick or treat smell my feet give me something good to eat!
U is for urban mythsLook out kiddies!
V is for vampire loversso naughty
W is for witchhubba hubba
X is for X-Ray SpecsSo you can see what's in the treat bag you are about to steal from the kid in the Wolverine costume.
Y is for Baba YagaDon't wander off into the forest alone...
Z is for ZombiesBrains...