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RIP, Horror Icon, Angus Scrimm; The Tall Man



Already the beginning of a new year, 2016, and our beloved horror legends of the screen are dropping like flies..  it saddens me so much that the horror genre is losing their great masters of horror..

Angus Scrimm(born Lawrence Rory Guy on August 19,1926) is known to horror fans as The Tall Man from PHANTASM movie series, he passed away on January 9, he passed away peacefully surrounded with his close friends and loved one, according to Don Coscarelli, the writer/director of PHANTASM.. he was 89..

In all the articles i’ve read about Angus, everyone had said what a sweet and caring man he was to everybody he worked with.  I got to meet him once at a Fangoria Convention, and he was just like someone’s grandfather, and i scared him.  I was wearing my horror contact lenses, it was kind of neat that i scared The Tall Man but then i felt bad because he gave me an autograph and then dismissed me quickly, because of my eyes.  He seemed like such a sweet old man, really thoughtful and had some great stories of his film career.  Of course, during the PHANTASM panel, someone asked him to do the Tall Man voice, “Boy!!”  it was a classic that had the whole room clapping loudly in response!

But all the fans will be happy to know, that he did get to do the Tall Man one last time, for PHANTASM: RAVAGER, release date is posted for sometime during 2016, possibly will be double billed with the newly 4K restoration of the original PHANTASM!

The Tall Man will be waiting for us on the Other Side…


Christmas Horror Gifts Ideas for Horror Fans


Horror Fans Friends are a little different to shop for, for all holidays & birthdays..  our tastes are a bit darker than most but don’t despair, there are places that cater to the horror fans that you can purchase from..  if you are not in a major city or metropolis then the stores are mostly to be found online but if you are in major cities, i’m sure you can go find the stores in that area..  but of course shopping online takes all the hassles out of shipping for you..

you could do a nice subscription box for your Horror Fan Friend, these are mystery boxes filled with horror related items from movies, tv shows and whatnot, these subscriptions always make a horror fan’s day!

http://www.boxofdread.com/  from Dread Central online magazine, filled with items based on horror movies, some boxes contain a horror Funko Pop Vinyl figure, $20 for one month..

https://nerdblock.com/horror  from NerdBlock, in partnership with Rue Morge Magazine(horror magazine) it’s filled with horror items based on horror movies, $20 for one month, plus $10 for shipping..

https://horrorpack.com/  Horror Pack is a mystery horror dvd or blu-ray horror movies box, the minimum is $20 for one month, you get 4 dvds or blu-ray movies per month!!  what a great way for a horror fan to add to their bloody movie collection!!

now moving to horror related stores..

http://www.hottopic.com/  Hot Topic is the store for horror/goth/punk/metal fans, from apparel to accessories and everything else, this store caters to the fans of the darker tastes, usually these stores are in major city areas but they also have online store !!

http://funko.com/collections/       Horror Fans don’t mind horror figures to collect and to display on their shelves, FUNKO Pop Vinyl figures are fun and even cute with some of their horror related figures, you might have to take the time to find what you think your Horror Fan Friend might like, they have quite a selection of different categories ..

Horror Fans also love getting horror t-shirts!  so they can wear their horror interests on their person for the world to see!  here’s a few sites that can supply the need for horror to wear..

http://www.fright-rags.com/  Fright Rags

https://www.rottencotton.com/  Rotten Cotten

http://www.tshirtbordello.com/pages/Horror-Shirts  Tshirt Bordello

and if you still can’t find anything for your Horror Fan Friend, then i suggest GIFTCARDS to Amazon(where you can find almost everything), or your local bookstore/video store, so they can buy what they want!








Bane’s Best & Worst Xmas Horror List


the WORST movie, in my opinion, is JACK FROST(1997) and not the Michael Keaton one..

The ’97 movie was absolute beyond crap low budget film and beyond ridiculous story..

a convicted murderer being driven to his execution thru Colorado, in a really bad snow storm, the van collides with a toxic waste tanker which transforms the psycho’s DNA to bond with the snow and becomes a Killer Snowman, and his name is Jack Frost..

which means his powers of changing to get into houses are unlimited as long as it’s snowing and cold, he can get under front door and in thru the very big opening of door locks..  and even if you melt him, he will reform as a snowman..  he has the worst one liners ever, oh..  and he does rape and murder a woman in the shower with his snowman carrot nose..  ewww…  and brutal..



a Netherlands film about Saint Nick, who is much like Krampus,  not the holly jolly Santa Claus, but a murderous fallen bishop, who was turned into a creature for revenge on the town that sank & burned the boat he was on because he was a savage bully, many many decades ago..  he is accompanied by his Black Petes, minions dressed in black, that do his bidding to spread more mayhem and fear..

Saint Nick also rides a magical dead horse that carries him to all sorts of places, like rooftops and such..

i personally hate english subtitles because it takes my eyes away from the people on the screen to read what is being said, so be sure to find the english dubbed version..

it’s also a bit of cheese but not too bad..



this one i really enjoyed!  A hilarious UK horror comedy!

it’s brilliant, a office janitor is stuck in a women’s bathroom stall and using all sorts of ways to keep the zombies from getting to him..

it’s an office building’s christmas party and someone was infected with the zombie virus that practically took over the whole building, and WC is one of the few survivors stuck and trying to get out without being bitten! and practically the whole movie is all in this bathroom!

i would recommend this one to everybody!



this one is more dramatic but just a bit WTF??   3 people are trapped in an ATM little building, by a psycho slasher..

it’s mostly a waiting game and the 3 hotshots try to use the ATM machine to get the police to show up because the killer is literally staring them down just outside near their car, which is half a parking lot away, right outside the little building..  and no one has a working cellphone??

the killer waits so long, that he actually pulls out a fold out chair to sit and watch them..

this is more a WTF film..  i didn’t understand why someone would attack people at an ATM, he obviously didn’t want their money..  that was clear enough..  but ..  ok.. i guess..  huh?



a woman trying to leave her office building to go home and visit her family for christmas, is trapped in the underground parking garage by an obsessed deranged lovesick psycho security guard(wes bentley)..

he has the place locked down, she’s unable to get cell reception to call for help and he chases her all over the parking areas, so that she can spend the holiday with him..

i guess some guys just don’t like to hear the word No..

this one is a major thriller and worth watching and also teaches a lesson about young women not going to their cars by themselves, even if it’s in an underground security parking area..



Bill Goldberg as a psycho Santa on a killing spree..

nothing more needs to be said..

i’d say watch this for the pure bloody mess that ensues as Santa, the offspring of Satan knocking up a virgin, and forced to deliver presents for 1000 years..  i guess he really hated his job and just couldn’t take it anymore..

but it’s Goldberg just going completely batshit psycho crazy!  it’s a fun watch!








Zombie STD… ewww..

CONTRACTED a 3 day progression of a victim of date rape at a party, who ends up (spoiler alert) turning into zombie..


it all starts in the morgue, of course, we don’t see it but you can see the table shaking and making noises like someone is having sex with the corpse on the table..  we see the corpse feet with the tag on the toe and then it goes to a party in progress and some unknown guy is trying to talk to women at the party..

the main character, Samantha, is a 10 month lesbian relationship but they are having problems and split up forcing Samantha to move back in with her mother(Caroline Williams(Stretch,texas chainsaw massacre part 2)),

Sam’s friend, Alice, is trying to get Sam drunk so that she won’t worry about her problems with Nikki, but that just gets Sam into trouble when the unknown guy named BJ gives her a drink, which has rufies in it and they end up in the backseat of his car and he’s having sex with her, she begs him to stop, but he doesn’t and then she wakes up at home, and starts to feel sick and finds a HUGE amount of blood in her bed and she has a rash between her legs..  she looks super pale and she goes to the doctor, he says that her heart beat is unusually slow but it’s probably becuz of her being ill..  (hello, clue #1, unusually slow heart rate, not from having the flu, geez..)

by day 2, her eyes are now bloody red and she starts to go to the doctor but her boss calls her and tells her that he needs her to work, she tries to tell him that she’s not feeling well but he says that he will get someone to come in if she works for a short time..


when your restaurant employees look like this, don’t have them work, it will upset the customers..  ya think..?

she goes back to the doctor who sees her eyes and tells her to not be around people until he gets the results back from her blood test..

uh.. Doc..  do you think that you should have admitted her to the hospital in a quarantine becuz it’s not normal that someone looks like this from having unprotected sex..  it’s probably more than just an STD, you idiot!

and then Samantha’s life really unravels from there..  her mom thinks she’s on drugs and needs rehab, her boss is pissed that she left work, even tho there’s no way she could work the way she looks, her gf found out from Alice that Sam had sex with a guy at the party and is pissed, her plant entry for a flower expo died and they didn’t want to let her in the contest becuz they plants are dead and she looks almost dead..  by day 3, maggots and meal worms are falling out her vag and she looks like she should be in quarantine in a high security medical facility, and she gets really upset when her friends piss her off and she ends up killing them and infecting the guy who has an extreme crush on her by having sex with him..  how stupid can you be when a girl you really like, looks like she’s contagious with something bad but you have sex with her anyway??   a big clue for him should have been, when he said that it was tingling as he put his dick in her and that she was really wet (from massive bleeding down there and not from her period)..   ewwww..


by the end of the movie, you can tell that she’s not human or alive anymore and the best thing would be to just shoot her, but it blacks out just when you see the cops surrounding her and her mom is screaming to not shoot her..

this was a really good movie, and it shows the danger of taking a drink from a guy you don’t know at a party, who could rufie you and give you the ultimate STD..


POLTERGEIS 2015 Remake


MJ and I hate remakes of the classic movies!  most remakes take the movie and mangle the hell out of it making it sh!@#t!

when i saw that Poltergeist was on the remake list and was done, i was pissed..  number 1 because some of the actors of that 80s film are no longer alive and a remake in my opinion is sacrilege, even though with our new digital CGI and new makeup effects techniques, they can make something seem newer but it doesn’t mean it’s better than the original..

with the remake of Poltergeist, they used a new name for the family, the Bowens..  but they did use the same parts of the original story, like a very psychic child who talks to ghosts, her name is Maddie, an older sister who is a bit of a brat, Kendra, and the little brother, Griffin, who is afraid of everything because Mom had lost him 3 yrs ago in a mall..  he gets the attic room that has a skylight window on the ceiling, that an ancient willow tree hangs over, which drags him out of the roof..

Griffin was also attacked on his first night, not by just 1 creepy clown doll, but a whole box of bizarre looking clown dolls..  that was kinda creepy weird..

the only cool part of the movie was that we get to see what the other side looks like that Maddie gets pulled into, with modern technology, a small camera attached to a toy drone craft that Griffin pilots into the closet portal..  and when you hear her running through the house, we get to see her shadow on the walls as she’s running from something chasing her..   another cool part of the movie, was that Griffin felt responsible for Maddie being taken since he left her alone in her room while he ran away to hide, so he goes into the closet portal to find her and bring her back, before any of the adults could stop their arguing with each other..  i thought that was an even more touching thing to do and showed the adults that children are braver and just more determined than the adults to go into an unknown situation to bring back a loved one..

now a big problem with this movie was the scary scene when the ghosts come out of the TV..  in the original, there was a spectacular light effects that showed “the TV people” coming out of the TV and into the house and little CarolAnne, saying..  “They’re..  heeere..”  the remake had hands showing up on the TV screen where Maddie was touching the screen and then they disappeared and Maddie says as a simple statement, “they’re here”..  you didn’t see anything else except the mayhem that followed after that..  which was mostly like paranormal activity type of mischief on a bigger scale..

it just wasn’t as scary as the original..  or maybe i’m too much a fan of the original, but i did give it a chance..  granted with newer computer technologies and state of the art special effects, i feel that it didn’t help this movie..

RIP, Horror Icon original LeatherFace, Gunnar Hansen

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November 7, 2015 this amazing man passed away from pancreatic cancer..  the Horror Community lost another of its great icons, the one who played the Original LeatherFace, Gunnar Hansen..

 He was  born March 4, 1947, Reykjavik, Iceland and his family moved to the US when he was 5, they lived in Maine until he was 11 then they moved to Texas, where he went to high school  then he went to the University of Texas, where he majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in Scandinavian Studies and English.  While in university he did do some theater work.  

In summer of 1973 he heard of Tobe Hooper and his crew working on a film near his town, so he decided to try for an audition.  After interviewing with Tober Hooper and Kim Henkel(writer of Texas Chainsaw Massacre) he got the part of LeatherFace.  To prepare for the role he visited children with special needs to study their mannerisms for the role of LeatherFace.

He wanted to pursue a writing career which he did write and edit for some magazines and he did write some books,  his nonfiction travel memoir, Islands at the Edge of Time, A journey to America’s Barrier Islands, was published in 1993, and in 2013 he wrote the nonfiction book Chain Saw Confidential, which focuses on the making and reception for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In addition, he taught college as an adjunct instructor.

He was asked to reprise the role of Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), but declined, claiming that he was insulted by the idea of the original 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), being remade.

Even though he played one of the scariest serial killers of the screen, he was a very nice and gentle man to meet in person and was happy to talk to his fans about his work, i had the pleasure of meeting him at a Fangoria Convention in Los Angeles CA , April 2008, where he was most excited to share his work in the movie BRUTAL MASSACRE: A COMEDY..

i felt a kick in the chest when I saw the announcement of his passing, another Horror Great has left us..


Screambox, a horror lovers’ dream!!

Screambox is the most amazing online horror site ever!

at first they started off over a year ago, just with movies that you can only watch on your computer, but now they have upgraded to you can watch movies on your Xbox 360, iPad, Roku, PlayStation, Android tablets, Samsung Smart TVs, Kindle Fire TVs and more to come…  and it’s nothing but horror!!  they started off with independent films, some of which weren’t so bad, but now they are able to get some of the classic horrors and even some newer ones too!

they have broken up the horror into categories, Killers, Supernatural, Monsters, Psychological & Extreme..  which gives you a wide range of movies for whatever your kind of horror taste is..

they also let you have a free 30 day trial, to see if you like what they have to offer and then it’s only $3.99 a month!  what a deal!  i am a subscriber and i absolutely love the horror i receive if Netflix doesn’t have what i wanna watch..

so i recommend that you give Screambox a try, you get the first 30 days for free and if you don’t like it, you can cancel, but i know it’s worth keeping..  and no i am not getting paid to say this, even tho that would be cool to be a spokesghoul for Screambox!  i would love to have that job!!


Halloween Hangover

Bane & MJ talk about their Halloween night, they recap an interview with urban horror author Deno Sandz, who has a new audio verse project which he wrote for Halloween, and why horror fans make the best significant others..