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horror in theaters, Lake George horror sites [Jan. 8th, 2007|05:28 pm]
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I'd really like to see Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer http://www.spectrum7.com/showing/index.html#3 Children of Men might be good too.

Thr3e and Black Christmas are showing at Crossgates. The3e sounds a bit like Se7en and Saw 1-3, might be OK (odd that that type of movie would be PG-13). I'm not wild about seeing BC.

Opening Friday is Primeval and Pan's Labyrinth. Haven't heard anything about the former (trailer looks good, but doesn't show much), but the latter is supposed to be superb.

Anyone been to http://www.frankensteinwaxmuseum.com/ or http://www.drmorbid.com/ ? They don't open until April and May. I've been by the Wax Museum lots of times, but never been to it.
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The Catskill Chainsaw Redemption (2004) [Dec. 27th, 2006|11:38 pm]
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[mood |okayokay]
[music |NIN - Further Down the Spiral]

The Catskill Chainsaw Redemption (2004)

I'd like to see that.

I also started working on an Amazon.com Listmania! List, http://www.amazon.com/Horror-wholly-or-partly-set-and-or-shot-in-NY-State-s-Capital-District/lm/R3KD7QIJZMPC4F/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full/002-7429858-8576800 I hadn't heard of the novels Nightmare's Disciple or The Dancing Valkyrie before, but I want to read them now.
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Weird Stats and Morbid Facts (courtesy of this month's Rue Morgue magazine) [Dec. 23rd, 2006|08:35 pm]
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+ Those who were sentenced to burn at the stake would occasionally be permitted to quicken their deaths by tying small bags of gunpowder under their arms and between their legs.

+ Many of the motorcycle gang extras in the original "Dawn of the Dead" were from a local chapter of the Pagans, one of the largest outlaw motorcycle gangs in America.

+ Superstition of yesteryear dictates that after death a corpse's eyes must be closed or else the deceased will continue to look for someone to join them in death.

+ Before moving to the U.S., Bela Lugosi played both Hamlet and Romeo on stage in his native Hungary.

+ A shark that was captured for display at a Sidney, Australia aquarium in 1935 shocked onlookers when, without warning, it regurgutated a human arm.

+ George Romero's favorite film is "Tales of Hoffman", an adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's fantasy opera directed by Michael Powell ("Peeping Tom"). Throughout the '60s, Romero's attempts to secure a print from a New York film library were frequently thwarted by an unknown person who kept borrowing the film for repeated viewings. Years later, Romero learned that the mystery man was Martin Scorcese.

+ When convicted murderer James Rodgers was brought before the firing squad, he was asked if he had a final request. His response: "Why yes, a bulletproof vest."

+ While shooting "The Omen's" graveyard scene, director Richard Donner and his crew had a difficult time getting the rottweilers to look vicious, as the dogs were much more interested in humping each other.

+ Early electric chair experiments were conducted on monkeys.

+ According to Peter Biskind's book "Down and Dirty Pictures", while shooting the first "Scream" film, the famously mild-mannered Wes Craven halted production and threatened to quit on the spot over harassment by Miramax's Bob Weinstein.

+ The "gourmet" offerings that have appeared on the menu at the Explorers Club in New York City include tarantula, scorpion, mealworm, cockroach, maggot, and pigeon pate.

+ William Friedkin allegedly worked so slowly on "The Exorcist" that one crew member who was off work with the flu returned three days later to find Friedkin working on the same shot.

+ In order to bolster the wool industry in 17th-Century England, it was illegal to use the traditional, imported linen for funeral shrouds and linings.

(Originally compiled by Monica S. Kuebler and John W. Bowen.)
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(no subject) [Dec. 4th, 2006|10:08 am]
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[mood |working]

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"Too gross for regular movies" ? fest [Nov. 12th, 2006|06:11 am]
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Hey everyone!

Kim13 asked me about this thing she saw advertised. It was some sort of Horror Movie Fest, in which the featured movies were, "too gross" or something like that, and it was supposed to be around here sometime soon, lasting about a week. She, a friend of hers, and I would like to attend this, if we could only figure out what it is! Has anyone here heard of something like this happening around here in the near future, and if so, what is it, where is it? Etc. I told her I'd look into this. I know you guys know all horror stuff and won't let me down! :)

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(no subject) [Nov. 5th, 2006|06:54 pm]
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[mood |amusedamused]

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net
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Chiller Theatre this weekend, anyone going? [Oct. 26th, 2006|12:11 pm]
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Pretty good list of guests, Pee Wee Herman even! Might be one of their bigger ones vendor-wise too.

Joe and I might go on Saturday, with me driving.
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Halloween Party at Troy crematory? [Oct. 21st, 2006|01:44 pm]
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Driving home from using the RPI Library, at the gates for the crematory there was a sign about a Halloween Party there on October 26. Perhaps it's a fundraiser for a friends of the cemetery group for grouns maintenance or something. Anyone know the details?
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Rock and Shock 3 Pictures! [Oct. 17th, 2006|09:49 pm]
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Me and Michael Berryman from "The Hills Have Eyes", "Weird Science", and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Mike and some gay puppet that claims to have his own MySpace.
Oderus from GWAR

Sid Haig ("House of 1000 Corpses") and I.

It's the Toxic Avenger!

Mike and a weird Nazi Death Trooper.

Beefcake the Mighty from GWAR.

Me and Bill Moseley from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" and "House of 1000 Corpses". Lick my plate you dog dick!
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Rock and Shock 3 [Oct. 17th, 2006|07:26 pm]
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Hello kiddies... Well, Rock and Shock 3 in Worcester, MA was pretty cool all in all. It was my first horror convention ever. On the way out we almost got killed by an immigrant truck driver but we did prevail on the road and made it to the DCU Center. I was disappointed with the vendors showing. There weren't as many as I expected but this is only the 3rd year of the convention so it's still in it's infancy. On the other hand, they did do an awesome job with getting celebrities in the door. George Romero copped out but I did get to meet Michael Berryman (Weird Science, The Hills Have Eyes [Original], and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses), and Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000 Corpses). All 3 of them were very nice guys. Bill Moseley even did his Choptop voice from TCM2 for me and signed his photo "Music is my life!" I love that line. Also in attendance were Doug Bradley (Pinhead from the Hellraiser series), the guy who played Bub the Zombie in Day of the Dead, the little kid who plays Damien in The Omen remake, Misty Mundae, Jeffrey Combs from Re-Animator, and a slew of others. The great thing about it was that the celebrity lines were really really short. The longest line was for Michael Berryman and I only had around 10 or 15 people in front of me. Most of the celebs you could just walk up to and bullshit.

There were some good vendors there but I felt they were woefully inadequate. If you wanted a tattoo they had a nice booth set up with people inking all day. There were a few bootleggers at the show. Picked up two bootlegs: Super Fuzz (a comedy starring Terence Hill and Ernest Borgnine that I watched all the time as a kid) and TerrorVision. I also picked up Troma's "Class of Nuke 'Em High" and got my picture taken with the Toxic Avenger. A few vendors were selling magazines, t-shirts, and legit movies. Also, I picked up a pair of those freaky contact lenses for $45. Not bad.

Later on in the day Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty from GWAR made an appearance and signed autographs for anyone who wanted one. Both of those guys are a trip and the fans loved them. Overall Rock and Shock was a good experience and I will definitely be making the 2 hour drive out there next year.
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