Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Box of Dread September 2014

This months box of dread hit or door step and the girls could not wait to dig in. This month was just so so but fun none the less.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Undersized. Undead. And angry.

The Creeps
1997 | Color | 80 Min | 2:35:1 | PG-13 | Horror | Mono | Full Moon Pictures

Director: Charles Band

Writer: Benjamin Carr

Rhonda Griffin
Justin Lauer
Bill Moynihan 
Phil Fondacaro

New this week on Full Moon Streaming  William Shatner brings you "The Creeps".  Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end up three feet tall.

I have yet to see this movie so I'm really looking forward to diving in later today. If you missed it last week they added Castle Freak one of my favorites from the full moon family.

Also in Full Moon News they have brought back the mystery box sale!

Hideous Half Man, Half Beast Who Terrorized Millions!

Werewolf of London
1935 | B&W | 75 Minutes | 1:35:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: Stuart Walker

Writers: John Colton 

Henry Hull
Warner Oland
Valerie Hobson

The British botanist Wilfred Glendon goes in an expedition to Tibet to search the rare phosphorescent wolf-flower that is located in a cursed place. While collecting the flower, Glendon is bitten by a strange creature. He returns to London and makes research with the flower. During an exposition, the mysterious Dr. Yogami tells him that there are two werewolves in London and the flower is an antidote to the lycanthropy that avoids the transformation into werewolf. Further the creature would seek out his love to kill. Glendon discovers that he has contracted the disease and when he seeks his flowers in the full moon, he finds that someone has stolen them from his laboratory. Now Glendon wants to protect his beloved wife Lisa from himself, but he begins a murder wave in London.


This is Universal’s first werewolf movie- and we’ll have lots of information about the film, the cast, and the make-up- plus some fun Sven stuff- including a new segment featuring some of the amazing and amusing costumed characters we ran into at this year’s C2E2 convention!

“Werewolf of London” starts howling on ME-TV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or, for time in your area, check local listings. In Chicago, viewers can enjoy one more look at the story of our new coffin in “Mad Ghoul” at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


The Mad Ghoul
1943 | B&W | 65 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: James P. Hogan

Writers: Brenda Weisberg 

Turhan Bey 
Evelyn Ankers
David Bruce

A university chemistry professor experiments with an ancient Mayan gas on a medical student, turning the would-be surgeon him into a murdering ghoul.

Tonight's re-run will also feature the first time the new coffin was introduced including some behind the scene's make of.

Be sure to tune to ME-TV at 10 pm eastern/pacific- 9 central, and check the old local listings in your area if you’re unsure of the time slot. Also Sven will be on WGN radio Monday around 5:30 PM. You can log into the web site or download the app. Its said he will make a special announcement. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Phineas and Ferb to see Shaun and Ed This Halloween

With news breaking that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg will be "stepping into Shaun and Ed's Shoes" this Halloween season on Phineas and Ferb I can't wait!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Witch's Night Out hits DVD

A haunting Halloween Classic staring Gilda Radner & Catherine O’Hara its the store shelves for the first time on DVD this season. This Halloween Special first aired October 28,1978 on NBC. And  later aired on the Disney Channel every year from 1983 to the late 1990s.

It’s a spooky surprise when a witch’s magic wand falls into the wrong hands in this nostalgic Halloween special! A treat for the whole family, this magical animated adventure returns to you just in time to celebrate this spooktacular season!

When a witch hears of a party being held at her haunted mansion, she decides to bring on the fun! Showing off her magical tricks by turning the kids into whatever they want to be for Halloween. However, when her wand disappears the town is turned upside down!

Also on the DVD will be loaded with 9 bonus Hallween Cartoon's and The Witch's Night Out Comic Book (Video?). The following bonus episodes are,

Casper the Friendly Ghost: 
  There's Good Boos To
  Night - The Friendly Ghost 
  Boo Moon
Felix The Cat: Skulls and Sculls
Hoppity Hooper: Ghost
Space Angel: The Ghost and Crystal Mace
Popeye the Sailor Man: Spooky Swabs
New 3 Stooges: Mummies Boys
Meany, Miny & Moe: House of Magic

I'm not sure that I remeber this so should be a fun ride back to the 70's. Witch's Night was produced in Canada and was the sequel to the 1974 special The Gift of Winter. Mill's Creek will street Gift of Winter this Octover. Witch's Night streets September 16, 2014.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes hitting DVD

Mills Creek has done it again! They have put together a great group of TV gold for us Halloween junkies. This DVD set clock's in at 5 hours and 33 minutes and stars the like of  Elizabeth Montgomery, Barbara Eden, Sherman Hemsley Sarah Jessica Parker, Roseanne and John Lithgow. We will all be diving into the dump bins at all the big box stores tracking this one down. Here are the details from Mills Creek.

Unleash The Greatest TV Tricks & Treats In One Spooktacular Collection!

Discover the buried treasures of TV’s Halloween hits! This ghoulishly good collection is packed with 13 eerie episodes from your favorite TV shows. These are the spooky specials that celebrated the magic and creativity of network TV. Filled with kooky characters and haunted hilarity this DVD collection is sure to be a boo-rific time!

Episodes Include:

BEWITCHED – A Safe and Sane Halloween
I DREAM OF JEANNIE – My Master, the Ghost Breaker
THE JEFFERSONS – Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Part 1 & 2
THE FACTS OF LIFE – The Halloween Show
THE COSBY SHOW – Halloween
NEWSRADIO – Halloween
MAD ABOUT YOU – The Unplanned Child
3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN – Scaredy Dick
NED AND STACEY – Halloween Story
THAT ‘70S SHOW – Halloween

Suggested retail is $9.98

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All New ! All Wild ! All Fun !

Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde1953 | B&W | 76 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Comedy/Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Charles Lamont

Lee Loeb

Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Boris Karloff

Bud and Lou appear to be in some sort of enforcement exchange program, as they are part of the Scotland Yard force- a department currently preoccupied with some sort of maniac on the loose, who has killed a prominent doctor! A crusading reporter happens upon a woman’s rights demonstration (which, naturally , gets out of hand with the aid of Bud and Lou- and some loutish men who don’t agree with equality for ladies) and becomes very interested in the young woman leading it- a pretty showgirl who also happens to be the ward of the eminent Dr. Jekyll! In the fray, all four are arrested- with Bud and Lou losing their standing with the police. Jekyll arrives to bail out his ward, and, consequently, getting a little miffed at the attention the reporter is paying to her.

Our two “heroes” decide that they must collar a criminal to get back in Scotland Yard’s good graces- Bud opts for the maniac, but Lou would rather collar a burglar they spot (unfortunately- it turns out that it IS the maniacal Mr. Hyde!) In pursuit of him, they end up in a wax museum (with some familiar figures from one of their most famous flicks) and think they have Hyde trapped- but, along the way, he reverts to Jekyll, and Bud and Lou are again treated with disdain by their old police supervisor. The wily Jekyll asks the boys to accompany him home, and will pay them to stay overnight as “protection”- which leads to discoveries and mayhem- and, as the reporter becomes closer to the ward, Jekyll’s jealousy brings out the beast in him- literally!

It’s always a plus to have Karloff in a film- and, we get the added pleasure of Craig Stevens, TV’s “Peter Gunn” as the reporter. We’ll fill you in on more cast and details, and,there’s one particular Sven bit of business, playing off a daytime TV personality, that has become a favorite of Sven fans.

“Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde” runs tonight on Me-TV at the usual 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or, if you’re not sure of time in your area, please check your local listings. In Chicago, viewers get a rematch of “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

By the way-thanks to the huge crowd that showed up at the Lincoln Park Zoo AAZK “Bowling for Rhinos” event this past week- we’re told it was their biggest turn-out to date, with a record-breaking amount of funds brought in for the protection and preservation of rhinos in the wild. (Source )