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Drive-in Trailers: Hospital Horror

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2017 by ranranami

 

 

I’ve been fortunate enough to never need surgery, but I think a vast majority of us have had to make a few trips to the hospital for one reason or another, and it’s never fun. But imagine how much worse it would be if you were dealing with serial killers, ghosts, or just plain crazy demons with their own idea of ‘medicine’. This week I’d like to focus on hospital horror trailers, and if you find yourself sitting at home right now trying to fight a nasty case of the flu…please, get well soon.

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Vintage Comics – Skeleton Hand, Issue 1 : Deathless Mortal, The Ghost of Company C (Cover – Pg. 11)

Posted in Comics, Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2016 by ranranami

One of the slightly more beat-up comics I’ve come upon, I simply couldn’t resist that cover. Monsters. Skeletons. Even what appears to be a vampire…but they have nothing to do with the first story, alas. Still…can you ever get anything better for Halloween than a group of ghouls just having a good time? I don’t think so.

The first story is a nicely dark twist, which seems to be fairly uncommon in many of the stories, as rarely do we tend to see more than the occasional gruesome ghost…I rather liked these old man-goblins in their odd little way. The second one is a little reminiscent of the a simple little 30s or 40s farce you’d watch in-between movies.

 

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Horror Flick of the Week: Pet Sematary (1989)

Posted in Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2015 by ranranami

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Sometimes this one gets a bad wrap. Mostly from people who expect 90% of good cinema doesn’t date itself, which is just silly. One thing I love about this movie, is that it’s just about the closest adaptation of a Stephen King book I’ve ever seen (from the ones I’ve read, that is.) Not to mention the child actor who played Gage (Miko Hughes) was incredibly disturbing as he transitioned from the role of an innocent baby to basically a demonically-possessed corpse. It’s also deliciously campy in a way modern horror directors tend to forget can be a good thing when done right.

This movie is a collection of great moments. The concept alone makes for a pretty spooky story:
– An old burial ground that resurrects whatever is buried there, in a manner of speaking, and sends them on soul-less rampages to destroy whoever the living person might have cherished.
– A wise old man with dark knowledge of the Pet Sematary’s past, played by none other than Fred Gwynne (otherwise famous for his role as Herman Munster).
– An evil cat.
– An even more evil child.
– The compulsion to return to this forbidden place and try your luck again, knowing full well nothing good can come of it.
– And also a daughter conveniently forgotten who apparently has visions of the future.

I mean, Pet Sematary has a lot going for it, if you’re looking for something to watch alone or with friends on a stormy night. And that’s why it’s the horror flick of the week.

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!

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Podcast, Episode 11 – Possession Movies

Posted in Media, podcast, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2014 by ranranami

This week we discuss ‘Treevenge’, just in time for the holidays. We also touch on a few movies featuring possession as a major theme, including: Fallen, Idle Hands, and Night of the Demons. Lastly, there’s a bit of chatter about the merits of Fred Savage.
Below is the Treevenge short film. Followed by Angela’s dance in Night of The Demons.

The link for episode 11 can be found here.

 

And the dance from Night of the Demons

Podcast, Ep. 8: Happy Halloween!

Posted in Media, podcast, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by ranranami

Joyous day of days, the time of year is upon us when the dead return from the graves to get drunk and eat candy. Yes, my friends. It is finally Halloween, and with Halloween (of course) comes the latest Hallowholics Anonymous podcast. This one was a doozy to get made, and unfortunately Julianne and Chris were unavailable this week. But where there’s a will, Maddy got her mom to join her for this special episode dedicated to the perfect Halloween marathon. A selection of 5 films to watch this Halloween, the topic of the marathon being campy classics. We also have a special introduction and conclusion with another future co-host, Jazlaan. So sit back, relax, and listen until your heart gives out. There are also some wig care and costume tips.

You can find Episode 08 here.

Bad Omens and Superstitions on Halloween

Posted in Halloween Junk with tags , , , , , , , on October 23, 2014 by ranranami

I think we all know Halloween is a pretty dangerous night, so to protect the wiser amongst you from evil spirits…I have the following suggestions.

Disclaimer: I do not actually believe in any of this. Take it with a grain/circle of salt.

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– When you are passing a cemetery, be sure to refrain from breathing. If you do, an evil spirit may possess your body.

– Be sure to keep your house surrounded by wind chimes with bells on them. This will ward away demons and ensure that plenty of angels get new sets of wings.

– Evil witches are color conscious…and they also hate jewelry. Combine their fears by wearing a blue bead on your person so they’ll stay away from you.

– Plant ivy around your house to keep even more evil witches away, if the blue bead trick didn’t work.

– Wearing a bridal veil will ward off evil spirits and people who place curses on you. I don’t think this is gender specific, so if you’re a man you might as well wear it too for good measure.

 

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– When a snake crosses your path, it will bring bad luck. Kill it to negate the bad luck. If this is your roommate’s pet corn snake, don’t worry. They can buy a new one.

– Never throw a dinner party with 13 people unless you plan to stick around. The first person who leaves will die first. I guess it’s like the opposite of catching the bouquet at a wedding.

– Don’t kill robins, sparrows, ravens, crows, or albatrosses. Robins and sparrows carry the souls of the dead, ravens carry the soul of king Arthur, crows are death incarnate, and if you kill an albatross then you’ll be lost at sea and have to recite a really long poem to redeem yourself later.

– People born on Halloween can see/hear evil spirits. This confirms my suspicions about my grandmother.

– If you visit a graveyard with someone and they ask ‘where is blankety-blank’s grave?’ Don’t point it out to them, because they’re trying to trick you. If you do this, your finger will rot off.