Rather than wait indefinitely for Hollywood or producers with clout to make desired sequels to horror franchises, some underground filmmakers have invested in creating their own. Occasionally, of the fan films I've seen, the results are commendable and prompt the old "what if?" thought process. What if those overlooked and ambitious directors and writers were … Continue reading Halloween Sensory Slashers III: Horror Fan Films
"The funeral is about to begin, sir!" After patiently waiting following the early 2014 announcement of the film's existence, Phantasm: Ravager was finally released on October 4th for digital streaming and download. Sadly, the delay saw the passing of Angus Scrimm, but at least the rest of the original main cast has now seen its completion. … Continue reading Halloween Sensory Slashers II: When You Die, You Go to The Tall Man
Following a critical knife strike to September, I'm now officially excited to join many millions of others in welcoming October and Halloween. To modestly assist in spreading the fear, I'll be sharing media that pays tribute to timeless horror characters, and a few obscure monsters. For the first chapter, I present some lesser known compositions … Continue reading Halloween Sensory Slashers: Are You Ready for Freddy?
When my friends and I rented Army of Darkness back around '94, it was my introduction to fellow Shemp Howard fan Bruce Campbell. Cult favorites The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II were watched and enjoyed in subsequent years, but the TV series Jack of All Trades, Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep, and Maniac Cop have … Continue reading Bruce Campbell’s Groovy Iowa Visit, August 28, 2005
“Let me release you from this imperfect flesh that ties you to time and space. All that is unknown will be known to you… once more.” - The Tall Man The gentleman actor, Lawrence Rory Guy aka Angus Scrimm, died on January 9, 2016. I knew Scrimm primarily through his role as The Tall Man … Continue reading You Played a Good Game, Angus Scrimm
Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man, and Dracula shared three 1940s Universal films together: House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, all of which expectedly followed the success of an earlier fight, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. A certain alter ego of Larry Talbot was unfairly deprived of his own House … Continue reading Favorite Inferior Horror Sequels Part III: House of the Wolf Man
If Phantasm's The Tall Man had a creepier brother, more predatory and warped by religious fervor, the Reverend Henry Kane from Poltergeist II: The Other Side would be him. A dying Julian Beck gave an effective, original, and genuinely scary performance as Kane in an otherwise blemished sequel to the stellar Poltergeist. Currently scored at … Continue reading Favorite Inferior Horror Sequels Part II: Poltergeist II: The Other Side