Svengoolie, Horror Movies and Bernie Gonzalez!

When I was a kid growing up in Indiana, I looked forward to staying up late each weekend and watching a horror movie.  They were hosted by Sammy Terry.  It was something most of my friends did and it was always cool either watching with them or knowing they were watching too.

These days you don’t have to stay up late (unless you call 8 – 10pm late) and you can still catch a weekly horror movie.  These monster films are hosted by Svengoolie.   A lot of folks watching post comments on Twitter and it’s almost like watching with friends when I was a kid.  You might want to give it a try if this sounds like fun.

Each week, Bernie Gonzalez, the creator, artist and writer of Midnight Mystery (highly recommended) posts foreign movie posters for the film Svengoolie runs.  This week he posted the cool French poster for The Horror of Dracula.  Gonzalez’s posts are just another good reason to join in the fun!

“Peninsula” the “Train to Busan” Follow-Up Update!

Hey!  We have an update for Peninsula the Train to Busan sequel.

First up, ComingSoon has a Peninsula photo slideshow and update.  This quote from director Yeon Sang-Ho jumped out…

“The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train to Busan, it makes it look like an independent film…”

Next we have an update on JoBlo.  Again a quote from Yeon Sang-Ho…

“It takes place four years after Train To Busan, in the same universe, but it doesn’t continue the story and has different characters. Government authority has been decimated after the zombie outbreak in Korea, and there is nothing left except the geographical traits of the location – which is why the film is called Peninsula.”

Check out both sites for more info!

Rare & Vintage Paul Gulacy Morbius Sketch!

Above is a rare, vintage sketch of Morbius the Living Vampire drawn by Paul Gulacy way back in 1980.

The sketch reminds me of the first Paul Gulacy art I ever owned.  It was also a Morbius and victim sketch that I purchased in 1978 or 1979.  At the time he was a second or third tier Marvel character.  Who’d have thought that Morbius would be the “star’ of a movie in 2020?

Even More Two Sentence Horror Stories

Isn’t it about time for even more Two Sentence Horror Stories?  Here are three…

During dinner, she told me she knew my deep dark secret.
As she ate her burger I knew she was bluffing.

I decided to kill off a few characters in the book I’m writing.
It would spice up my autobiography a little.

I told the genie for my third and final wish, I wanted my family to be happy.
And I started fading.

The Poster and Trailer for the Twilight Zone-esque “The Platform”

Here’s the poster and trailer for the Twilight Zone-esque The Platform.

Inside a vertical prison system, inmates are assigned to a level and forced to ration food from a platform that moves between the floors. Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, The Platform is a twisted social allegory about mankind at its darkest and hungriest.

The Poster and Trailer for “Sea Fever” are Here!

Here’s the poster and trailer for Sea Fever.  Yes, this would be a great drive-in movie!

Sea Fever is a tense and original Irish sci-fi thriller reminiscent of cult classics The Thing and The Abyss, starring Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman).
For marine biology student Siobhan (Hermione Corfield), it was supposed to be a research excursion with a trawler crew fishing the West Irish seas. But when they hit an unseen object and become marooned, a mysterious parasite infects their water supply. Soon the oozing force infiltrates the entire vessel and turns Siobhan’s journey into a claustrophobic fight for survival.

Can they stop the mysterious water borne parasite from spreading before it’s too late? Sea Fever also stars Dougray Scott (Hitman) and Jack Hickey (Game of Thrones). Written and directed by BAFTA© winning Irish filmmaker Neasa Hardiman (behind BBC triumph Happy Valley and Netflix hit Jessica Jones).

The Poster for “Peninsula” – “Train to Busan” Sequel is Here!

I cannot wait for this one!  I loved Train to Busan and the sequel, Peninsula, looks to be just as good!

PENINSULA takes place four years after the zombie outbreak in TRAIN TO BUSAN.

The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung-seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets survivors.

Hoping for a trailer soon!

New “Day of the Dead” Series Based on Romero’s Classic Movie is Coming!

Deadline broke the story that Syfy has given the green light given to a 10-episode series based on George A. Romero’s classic Day of the Dead that should air in 2021.  Here’s the synopsis…

Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion.

I like the sound of this quite a bit.  The  most exciting parts of zombie movies are at the very start when people don’t know what is happening or how to deal with it.  The idea of strangers having to come together to survive is a winning concept.  I just hope that the zombies aren’t able to “learn” as in Romero’s Day of the Dead.

The “Cursed Films” Poster and Trailer are Here!

The Cursed Films poster and trailer are here.

Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film producIons. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. But where does the truth lie?
Cursed Films reveals the events that haunted these producIons through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers who lived through the real-life events. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the vicIms of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?