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Netflix/Hulu Instant Horror Watch 2016

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2016 by ranranami

It’s that time of year again. The Fog rolls in on your dvd shelf, eery Carpenter tunes playing as it awaits Halloween, while the echoes of ‘Trick ‘R Treat‘ can almost be heard outside your front door, and The Thing becomes Ravenous for Popcorn…yet, at the same time you wonder why these film references I just made seem to be disproportionately John Carpenter titles and a few other random titles thrown in. It’s like this game is Child’s Play, a veritable Witches of Eastwick

Okay, that last one didn’t make sense at all, even as a play on words. Anyway, this October I decided to not only post the instant watch list on time (for once), but mix it with some Hulu for variety. Alas and alack, it’s mainly because Netflix really didn’t roll out with much for horror this October…and the proportion of films I actually wanted to watch that I hadn’t seen…well, this just seemed to be a little bit less painful. So, without further ado, the list begins…

1st. – The Rite


2nd. – The Silence of the Lambs


3rd. Most Likely toDie


4th. Hollows Grove


5th. Dead Set (this one is actually a show, but it’s 5 episodes, boiling it down to the length of one film. Plus, it’s awesome.)


6th. The Lodge


7th. Para Elisa


8th. 2001 Maniacs


9th. The Babadook


10th. Cujo


11th. Would You Rather


12th. All Hallows Eve: October 30th


13th. Stung


14th. Offpsring


15th. Curve


16th. Poor Pretty Eddie


17th. The Damned


18th. Beneath (2007)


19th. The Veil


20th. Occupant


21st. Final Girl


22nd. Stranded


23rd. Deformed Monsters


24th. Comforting Skin


25th. The House at the End of Time


26th. Witching & Bitching


27th. Out of the Dark


28th. Castle Freak


29th. The Host


30th. The Fury


31st. Jaws


Horror Flick of the Week: Nightmare Castle (1965)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2016 by ranranami

It is no secret that a disgustingly high number of classic films, and especially Italian ones, found themselves butchered terribly in their transitions to the American screen. I’ve heard Nightmare Castle is no exception, but if you’re looking for the full version, you can find it under the title of ‘The Faceless Monster’. The discrepancy is 11 minutes. Pacing and I believe a bit of violence being the key missing bits…



However, I am not necesarilly a purist about these things. Because I can still enjoy it on its own if I haven’t seen the original first, and that’s why I’d recommend Nightmare Castle to any fan of B movies, Italian Gothic horror, Bava-esque settings, and of course…Barbara Steele. The one and only.

Throughout this film, I found myself mostly appreciating the set…the house…the costumes…and the fact that it really wasn’t as slow as some people would have you believe. Especially if you’re used to the sort of dragging elements Italian cinema is especially known for, the general classic philosophy of their filmmaking being that ‘cinema is about the art and the experience, not the plot or the philosophy of being concise.’ Taking that into consideration, there’s quite a bit of plot in this that you wouldn’t otherwise expect. A mad scientist tortures his adulterous wife to death, uses her blood to youthen their maid (who is obviously his dish on the side), then marries her step (or half) sister to get the family property and fortune…did I mention Barbara Steele is in dual roles? Barbara Steele is in dual roles.

A great film for the approaching holiday season. Check it out as soon as possible, and especially if it’s dark and stormy in your neck of the woods. You won’t regret it.

Podcast, Episode 14 – Friday the 13th pt. 1 (also, Happy Halloween)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by ranranami

Friday the 13th Part 2 Wallpaper Poster Beyond Horror Design

We’ve made it guys! 31 straight days of posts, ranging from films to fun, books to bogeys, and everything in-between. Since you’ve been such fantastic followers, I think it’s about time I host another episode of the Hallowholics Anonymous podcast! This episode will be all about the first 7 films of Friday the 13th, hosted with none other than Jazlaan himself. So sit back, enjoy, hide the machete from your neighbor…and have a happy Halloween!

Link: Episode 14

Featured Kickstarter: Frank & Zed

Posted in Kickstarter Projects, Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2015 by ranranami


I think it’s fair to say I am a HUGE puppet/muppet fan. I just love them. Some day when I find the time, buy the materials, and have enough friends interested in the project, I’d like to make a horror anthology series using only muppets…but until then, I’ll just keep watching awesome muppet-puppet films…and also suggesting you check out this INCREDIBLE kickstarter. This is seriously one of the BEST-LOOKING kickstarter projects I’ve ever seen, and my heart will ultimately be torn to pieces…in a bad way…if it doesn’t happen.

For more information about this epic movie…please check it out on kickstarter, and definitely consider helping them make it a reality.

Horror Flick of the Week: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by ranranami

Hey gang, looks like yet another year of Cryptkeeping madness for me. So I decided I’d start it off with tossing out a nice little classic slasher suggestion. If you haven’t seen it and don’t know how it ends, for the love of god DON’T look it up. You’ll ruin the fun. Even if you do know, though, give the movie a watch anyway.


The acting is odd. It’s a combination between decent actors on one side and god-awful Troma-level actors on the other. Somehow it comes together well enough to be an entertaining little romp best coupled with Friday the 13th. Now don’t get me wrong…it’s nowhere near as good as F13, so you might want to watch it first. You might also want to avoid sending any kids you might have now or some day off to summer camp too…

Horror Flick of the Week: Scanners (1981)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2015 by ranranami


Cronenberg. Great actor? Absolutely not. Amazing director? You bet your ass he is. I honestly can’t think of one of his films that could be remade, an even come close to matching how fun (and often times disturbing) his movies are. Scanners is not my favorite on the list, but I do enjoy it, and I do think it’s worth checking out for anybody with a love of physical effects.

In his movies, there tends to be a distaste for authority, for those in control of the big picture. But what made me pick Scanners for this week’s featured film? Part of it is the fact that it will be playing at Alamo Drafthouse in New Braunfels on May 12, and it’s really worth seeing if you get the chance. The other part is because sometimes you’ve just got to figure out a way to get your non-horror friends to watch a horror movie. As far as campy classics go, this one is tame enough for the novice, and still wild enough to be entertaining.

80s Horror Posters

Posted in Media, Movies and shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2015 by ranranami

Today I decided to share some pretty graphics, and what better decade for interesting horror posters and movie covers than the golden age of camp? The 80s!






frightmare poster