It’s a Different Halloween

So with 2020 being it’s own horror show and Covid-19 still well in place. Halloween has become a little different this year. Normally we decorate, dress up and go trick or treating, followed with a party. I had to make the lemons we were dealt in to lemonade.

While the kids got some parts of their costumes, we can’t really go to house to house like we use to. At least in our area.. Sadly we almost have to skip Halloween this year. Almost…

We did go to the pumpkin patch, carved pumpkins. We picked up a bunch of candy and making them their favorite dinner. I have gone through my collection of movies and pulled out what horror/spooky movies for everyone to watch ALL DAY! Figured I’d start off with the classics like William Castle, and Ed Wood. Standard Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein and Lon Chaney’s (Jr.) Werewolf. Of course any and all Vincent Price movies hahaha.

For in between I have Elvira’s movie and her TV shows. A number of 80s classic horror, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Fright Night, etc. Then moving into the 90’s and current horror movies.

Not to mention that there is a few classic Wes Craven, Romero worked into the list hahaha. I think Tom Savini had his hand in every movie I have here, but I almost every movie hahaha. But it should be a good Halloween, not the best. But a good kicked back Halloween for everyone here.

Have a safe Halloween everyone! Happy Halloween!

Posts of Blood: IT: The Complete History of Pennywise

It, also known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, The Deadlights and Robert Gray, is the evil entity that has plagued Derry for over a million years. Throughout the novel, It by Stephen King, we receive a trickle of information regarding the history of It, from It’s inception millions of years ago in an interdimensional void known as The Macroverse, to It’s arrival in Derry before the Ice Age to It’s ultimate battle against the Losers Club and beyond.

In this video I’ll be going over the ENTIRE (!) chronological life of Pennywise / It, doing a complete breakdown and analysis of the character, discussing what drives It, what rules bind It, and explaining the events seen in the book that never made the movie or mini-series adaptations.

This will cover the entire known history of Pennywise from the creation of It to the present. Please note that this will only analyse the ancient creature as It is are written in the books of Stephen King. I will show clips from the movies as a visual aid, but for the purposes of Horror History, the books are canon!

Posts of Blood: Faust: Love of the Damned

Every once an awhile a movie comes out that is so bad, it’s good. Faust is one of those movies. While it is based off a comic series, the movie captures the essence. Shockingly the graphics for the film were very good. Given the budget and period of time this movie came out.

Now be forewarned in this movie and comics. There is a of violence and gore, a long with nudity.

I remember finding this movie, while I was looking for more movies with the actor from Wish Master. Reading the back and going what the hell!? Okay I’ll rent it. Yes rent.. Blockbuster was still a thing back then. At the time I wasn’t aware that it had been a comic series for a number of years before. So I jumped blindly into this weird world.

While the movie isn’t the greatest. But I love bad movies and this is easily in my top 10. It’s corny, cheesy, violent, gore, sexy fun. Definitely turn your brain off while watching it hahaha and don’t over think it.

Faust: Love of the Damned is a 2000 American English-language Spanish superhero horror film directed by Brian Yuzna. It is adapted from a screenplay by David Quinn and Miguel Tejada-Flores based on the comic book of the same name by Tim Vigil and David Quinn. It was produced by Ted Chalmers, Carlos, Julio and Antonio Fernández, Bea Morillas, Miguel Torrente and Brian Yuzna. It premiered at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival on 12 October 2000.

Original comic book series.

Faust is the lead superhero character and title of a collective series of comic books by Tim Vigil (art) and playwright David Quinn (stories), released by American publishers Northstar Comics, Caliber Comics, Avatar Press, and principally by Vigil and Quinn’s own Rebel Studios.

Alongside fellow graphic novels like the Watchmen, The Crow, and The Dark Knight Returns, Faust was credited with popularizing the “deconstructed superheroes” genre and the notion “comics aren’t just for kids.” One of the bestselling independent comics of the era, Faust issue 1 sold over 100,000 copies with later issues averaging 50,000 sales per issue, most of which sold through several printings and editions.

The series featured strong graphic violence and sexual situations. The main series is known as “Faust: Love Of The Damned” and started publishing in 1987, with new issues being published irregularly, roughly once a year, or sometimes every two years. David Quinn completed a script in 1996 (when writing the proposal to sell the film). The gap between issues grew wider with time. Issue 13 was published in 2005. It then took seven years for the authors to deliver the two last issues, 14 and 15, which concluded the story 25 years after the first episode.

The comic book series Faust: Love Of The Damned was banned in Canada and England.

It has been widely theorized that the mainstream comic book series Spawn, which debuted in 1992, was directly inspired by Faust. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has stated publicly that he remembers Tim Vigil’s work “from way back – he’s definitely got talent.”

Information sources:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust:_Love_of_the_Damned

“Just an outbreak of chaos” — Faust: Love of the Damned

Poses of Blood: Top 5 Horror Movie Monsters You Only See Once

Top 5 Horror Movie Monsters You Only See Once
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Over the years, we have been blessed with iconic horror monsters that take to the screen and chill us to our core for years to come. From The Thing in The Thing, to the Xenomorph in Alien, to Predator, there are countless monsters to traumatize you. However, let’s discuss the monsters that appear once and disappear forever. Today on Top 5 Scary Videos, we bring you our list of the Top 5 Horror Movie Monsters You Only See Once.

Posts of Blood: The Origin of Halloween – Documentary

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallows Tide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.

According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.

Typical contemporary festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising”), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercial and secular celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although most no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.

Posts of Blood: THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN

Published on Sep 10, 2020

Guillermo Del Toro gave this film a shoutout on social media. Winner for Best Direct Release Film at the iHorror Awards 2015.
Title: THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN
Summary: Deborah Logan, a woman battling Alzheimer’s, allows a film crew to document her condition. As the days of filming progress, the crew notes strange behaviors and occurrences happening around Deborah inconsistent with Alzheimer’s -things that are dark and ominous. Whatever it is that’s within her is clearly trying to get out and it threatens to consume anyone who tries to stop it.  #horror #horrormovies

Posts of Blood: Halloween

Halloween – The Official John Carpenter

A classic…. A tradition…. Halloween always gets played a number of times over the month of October. John Carpenter is one of my favorite directors and writers, what he was able to do with this movie is amazing. The fear, supernatural and psychological horror with out use to much gore is fantastic. Halloween was far less bloody and graphic than some of its endless sequels and reboots. The story follows Michael Myers, who kills his parents as a child and is institutionalized. He escapes as an adult, and continues his killing spree.

The original script, titled “The Babysitter Murders”, had the events take place over the space of several days. It was a budgetary decision to change the script to have everything happen on the same day (doing this reduced the number of costume changes and locations required) and it was decided that Halloween, the scariest night of the year, was the perfect night for this to happen.

In the documentary short, ‘Halloween’ Unmasked 2000 (1999), revealed that the crew had chosen two masks for Michael Myers to decide on. The first was a Don Post Emmett Kelly smiling clown mask that they put frizzy red hair on. This was an homage to how he killed his sister, Judith, in a clown costume. They tested it out and it appeared very demented and creepy. The other was a 1975 Captain James T. Kirk mask that was purchased for around a dollar. It had the eyebrows and sideburns ripped off, the face was painted fish belly white, and the hair was spray painted brown, and the eyes were opened up more. They tested out the Kirk mask and the crew decided that it was much more creepy because it was emotionless. This became the Michael Myers mask.

Halloween (2007 film) - Wikipedia

Now the Halloween remake made by Rob Zombie I rather enjoyed. I like both of them in fact. Of course I am a big Rob Zombie fan as well and House of 1000 Corpses is amazing. I thought Rob brought a lot to the table and turned up the brutal violence and gore with Mike Myers. I remember sitting in the theater and when Myers stabbed one of his victims, you can hear the bone crunch/breaking with each hit. Showing the power and hatred/insanity of Myers. I know there is a torn fan base between the Carpenter’s Halloween and Zombie’s Halloween. That is fine.

Posts of Blood: Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train

by Clive Barker

In 1984 the Books of Blood by Clive Barker were published and quickly gained a following worldwide. Literary eminences like Stephen King noticed early on the creativity and powerful prose throughout the Books of Blood, bringing Clive Barker’s stories to the forefront of horror fiction. One of these stories was “The Midnight Meat Train” following one Leon Kaufman as he discovers the origins of a series of grizzly subway train murders in New York City… and the controlling forces behind it all.

Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition brings the original story back with all-new material: a new afterword written by Clive Barker, seven color paintings based on the story by the author, a new introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes, a foreword by the movie screenplay writer Jeff Buhler, storyboards from the film, never-before-seen photos, notes, sketches and more.

The short story of the Midnight Meat Train was introduce to me with Books of Blood Vol. 1-3. I actually read the whole book in one sitting and I have to say the story is one of my favorites. Like most Clive Barker novels, you know what expect when you pick up one of his stories. While the story was story and it hit hard and fast. Now I have both the short version and one with the movie update. While movie edition had forward and a few story boards. It even added a little bit more to the story.

Now the story and movie are different in a few ways, as to be expected. Being a short story to start with, I’m rather not shocked that they had to add or change a few things. The artwork that Clive Barker did for the movie and for this edition for the book is fantastic. The gore and fear the story gives you is fantastic, it also give you a rich backstory and defiantly leaves you wanting more and raises a number of questions. I almost wish Barker would make a book series based on this short story.

Retro Review: The Midnight Meat Train - www.CliveBarkerCast.com

Fun fact about Midnight Meat Train, it was originally meant to be a sequel to Candyman (1992). Now is the movie the ancients’ immortality is ensured by the human flesh (they are themselves degenerate humans), and said immortality is needed for them to continually serve the Eldritch Abomination they made a deal with so New York would prosper. It’s implied that similar deals were brokered with similar abominations at the site of every major city in the world. The short story kinda hints at that, but it mostly focuses on New York and give you the idea that this beings are vary old. It caused me to have thoughts of H.P. Lovecraft and his universe.

Posts of Blood Are Coming

So with October right around the corner and Halloween being one of my favorite days of the year! I will be doing a daily post of spooky stories, movies and weird fact. You like blood? Gore? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on by to nerdylifeofmine.com during the month of October for the Posts of BLOOD!!