I did a signing yesterday at Dark Delicacies book store in Burbank. I was there for the launch of Delirium Magazine’s second issue and to promote Erotic Movie House from Full Moon Horror. Loads of people came out and I was able to grab a few pictures while I was there that I wanted to share with you.
This weekend I popped in to the Delirium Magazine signing, D-Day of the B-Movies party, at Dark Delicacies in Burbank. Wow, it was packed! I thought because it was raining here in Los Angeles that there wouldn’t be too many people there, thankfully I was wrong. Horror fans are a dedicated lot.
So while I was there I met up with Charles Band of Full Moon Horror and the super sexy actress/model Masuimi Max. I took a few pictures for you which you can see below:
What are you doing this Saturday? If you are in the Los Angeles area you need to stop by the Dark Delicacies book store in Burbank for D-Day of the B-Movies autograph party. Presented by Delirium Magazine this event is to celebrate the magazine’s launch. Appearing are some iconic horror personalities. Have a look below:
Hello Horror Fans!
Are you a fan of the fun and frightening films of Full Moon Horror? Then you must be aware of the classic series Puppet Master. Well, Full Moon has announced that one of their most popular characters from that series, Blade, is being offered as a collectible replica. The Glow in the Dark Reanimation Blade is now available in a special pre-order. Read below to find out more how you can get one of these exciting replicas.
Here is something awesome. Just in time for Halloween, Hammer Films’ classic movie The Mummy has been released on Blu-ray! The film, which pairs legends Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, features its original UK theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1 - which it has never been released in this format before, an alternate “full frame” aspect ratio: 1.37:1 and loads of special features that include:
The dark season is upon us and Justa Lotta Tanya has to reflect that! So you may have noticed that the site’s main banner and background have been changed as I get ready for a haunting month ahead. I think there might be some Hammer Horror tributes and more leading up to Halloween. Hopefully you’ll join me for some ghoulish fun!
Until then, here is my review of the Hammer Films Countess Dracula bust from Titan Merchandise:
Here is something really cool. The problem with some of these Hammer Films is that they occasionally go out of print. Then, I have seen the prices on some of them skyrocket, especially the Anchor Bay releases. The currently out of print Paramount DVD release of Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is one such title that went ‘OOP’.
However, the brilliant people at Warner Archive Collection have resurrected this film and recently brought it back to DVD via their “Manufacturing on Demand” program. It’s a great way to give life to smaller titles that do not command a huge print run. I Have several WAC titles in my collection, like the Wonder Woman 1974 movie and Superboy Season 2.
So to see Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell back in print is amazing. It’s an awesome entry in Hammer’s Frankenstein series. Featuring Peter Cushing and the beautiful Madeline Smith, it’s one of my fav Hammer films.
Synopsis: Baron Frankenstein is dead, right? That's precisely what he wants folks to think. He's had it up to here with a public that doesn't appreciate the trouble a mad scientist goes through to snatch good body parts. To carry on his work, he holes up in a place where the possibilities are utterly maddening: a home for the criminally insane. A hand here. A brain there. True to form, the Baron (Peter Cushing) keeps his gruesome creation (David Prowse, widely known for his later portrayals of Darth Vader) in stitches in this sixth and final frightfest in Hammer Films' Frankenstein cycle.
The Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell release also includes commentary by Madeline Smith, David Prowse and historian Jonathan Sothcott.
If you missed it the first time it was on disc, make sure you add this fun Hammer classic to your collection!
And don’t forget to enjoy the lovely Madeline Smith. Mmm.... Hammer Glamour!
Wow, I just came across some news that is good for you and bad for me, LOL. October 5th and 6th, some of the beautiful women who have graced Hammer Horror films will be making a special signing appearance at the Hollywood Collector Show in Los Angeles.
Joan Collins (Fear in the Night), Valerie Leon (Blood from the Mummy's Tomb), Caroline Munro (Dracula AD 1972, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter) and Martine Beswicke (One Million Years B.C., Prehistoric Women, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde) are scheduled for the two day event.
The signing is to take place at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport, located at 5400 W Century Blvd. More info can be found at http://www.hollywoodshow.com/main.php
Unfortunately for me, I will be on the other side of the States making a signing appearance of my own that weekend, I’ll be in New Jersey. So, I won’t be able to meet these lovely ladies. But if you can, please go out and support them!
And here is a video of MY Hammer Horror collection!
Hello Horror Fans!
I have some awesome news! My friends at Titan Merchandise have announced another installment in their line of Hammer Films Masterpiece Collection Maxi Bust. These incredible collectibles are about 8 inches tall and feature the iconic characters of Hammer Films. The latest one making it's debut in November is the evil Dr. Frankenstein as played by Horror superstar Peter Cushing.
Here is info from the bust's description:
British movie actor Peter Cushing became a legendary icon of horror playing Baron Von Frankenstein in 1957's timeless classic The Curse of Frankenstein.
This amazingly-detailed 8" maxi-bust painstakingly recreates the homicidal genius of Cushing's visionary-but-sociopathic man of science. Every detail of Von Frankenstein's cold brilliance - from bell jar to test tube to lab coat - is captured in this exquisitely-sculpted, intricately-detailed polystone maxi-bust standing 8” tall, 5” wide and 5” deep.
Here are some pictures:
I have the first three that were released Christopher Lee as Dracula, Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Ingrid Pitt as Countess Dracula. These are some of my favorite pieces of my collection. They are simply brilliant. I actually reviewed them all and you can see the videos on my Youtube page HERE.
I'll definitely add this one to my collection. I really look forward to more of these. Are you going to be picking up this Hammer Films collectible? Let me know by leaving a comment below or on Twitter.
And here is one of my video reviews to start you off with. I take a look at the Dracula Christopher Lee one:
Until next time, stay scared!
Hello my vampires and vixens!
You know I like my old school horror, like Hammer Horror. Well, I found out about the series Dark Shadows and I was simply fascinated by this show. It has the same Gothic horror atmosphere that I love so much, that I wanted to start watching it. Then I found out it has over 1,000 episodes. Bloody hell! LOL.
Luckily for me every episode is contained in this amazing coffin shaped box set. Every episode of Dark Shadows, with it's moody atmosphere and iconic vampire Barnabas Collins is here. It really is an incredible set from MPI Home Video. Take a look at my video review and let me know what you think of it!
This show has a brilliant cult following, and it's easy to see why. There is really nothing else like it. I'm only six DVDs in so far, and I'm having a great time with. You should really get one of these. It will keep you busy for the next year. Vampires, werewolves and ghosts ....oh my.