Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Second Annual International Curtis Armstrong Day

It's November 27th, that means it's once again International Curtis Armstrong Day. Okay, so ICAD is just some stupid thing I made up but it is Curtis "Dudley Dawson" Armstrong's birthday, so if by chance he sees this, Happy Birthday, you hilarious bastard!

To celebrate this made-up holiday, I thought it'd be fun to make a shirt in Curtis' honor. Sadly, CafePress did not feel the same way and informed me that my design was a copyright violation, so it just didn't pan out. But, since the shirt can't be, here's a little look at what I was working on. It's very basic, and the line is way too obvious, but I just wanted to get an idea of what it would've looked like. I intended to think of something more clever later on but I gave up on doing any further work on the design once they killed it.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving From My Family To Yours...

Just stopping by to wish all my regulars and any newcomers a Happy Thanksgiving, and wish any of you with cahones enough to venture out to go shopping on Black Friday the best of luck. Try not to be trampled, or arrested after pummeling someone with a lamp in order to get the last $3 DVD of Airheads (soundtrack to be featured here soon, by the way). I personally will be spending the first half of today enjoying the gluttonous festivities (I have 4 potential dinners to partake in, yikes) then I'll wind down with a double feature of Addams Family Values, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the two greatest Thanksgiving-ey movies of all time. Granted there are only like 10 movies that even have anything to do with Thanksgiving, and one of them is the atrocious Home Sweet Home, but still.

If you find yourself with some free time between eating yourself stupid and passing out on the couch afterwards I highly recommend heading over to The Insomnia Video Stash. Fellow blogger Krug+Company (real name Michael Krug), who also runs The Inferno Music Crypt just started the site up and it's loaded with great music videos and movie trailers for you to check out. Be sure to watch the new Rambo promo reel, looks pretty decent and plenty violent, it even includes a Road House style throat rip. High five?

And if you're still looking for something to do I've just gotten a couple of soundtracks re-upped. First, Howard Shore's score from the mind-blowing (zing!) film Scanners, followed by the double whammy Friday the 13th Part 7 and Part 8 soundtrack. The House By the Cemetery/Manhattan Baby score is also back up. And while I'm here, this was a rejected banner I came up with last Thanksgiving. I kinda like it despite not putting it up on the site so I felt it should at least make an appearance here.

Disclaimer: No one in the first photo above is an any way actually related to me or anyone I am affiliated with. Nor do I know who any of the people are or who was responsible for the hilarious (and actually kinda frightening) zombification of said people.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and other film scores by Michael Perilstein

I just got this one in the mail from the fine folks at Atomic Records in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (buy a shirt!). This is a compilation of Michael Perilstein's work from Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Deadly Spawn, Muhammad Ali: A Twilight Portrait, Vent Man and The Willies.

For those of you not familiar with Fred Olen Ray's Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, HCH is, what many consider, to be the second best hooker movie of all time (2nd behind Frankenhooker of course). It features Gunnar Hansen as the leader/pimp(?) of a chainsaw worshipping hooker cult and has Jay Richardson (who has been in a whole shit-ton of low rent movies) giving a hilarious performance as wiseass detective Jack Chandler. The film is full of naked women, chainsaw dismemberments and buckets of Ocean Spray blood. And it's pretty damn funny, too. What more could you ask for?

There are ony two tracks from the The Willies but I wanted to talk a bit about it since it's actually a pretty interesting little movie. It was directed by Brian Peck, probably most famous for his portrayal of Scuz in Return of the Living Dead. In his sole directorial effort Peck brought along a few friends from the various ROTLD films. We get James Karen and Clu Gulagher from the first film (and part II for Karen) and Dana Ashbrook from Part II. In addition to those fine individuals, a young Sean Astin is here, on the receiving end of a hilarious Goonies reference early in the movie. And if that wasn't enough, you even get an appearance from Micheal Bower, the legendary Donkeylips from Salute Your Shorts. Granted, in the end The Willies is a pretty mediocre kid's horror film, but it does have a pretty good little cast.

Somehow I have never seen The Deadly Spawn, so I've got nothing to really say about that one. Probably a good thing, I've rambled on for quite a while now anyway. Here's the tracklist. Be sure to read the titles, some of them are quite funny.

I'd stumbled into the middle of an evil, insidious cult of chainsaw worshipping maniacs.

Speaking of funny, here's a little description of the films that was included in the booklet.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Vampirella - Illustrated Tales to Bewitch & Bedevil You

And we'll finish up with three more issues of the comic starring everyone's favorite scantily clad vampiric alien, Vampirella. Like I've mentioned before I really don't have many issues of Vampirella, so I'll just be posting random issues unless I find a more thorough collection somewhere else. This set includes issue #3, #8 and the commemorative edition of issue #1. I have a scan of the actual first issue, but it has a weird purple hue on all of the pages, so I put the commemorative one up instead. It's the same thing, just felt I should explain that while I'm here.

CREEPY – This is the World of the Creepy!

Continuing on with 3 more issues of Creepy. This set includes Issue #19 (Mar. 1968), #20 (May 1968) and #21 (July 1968). While I love the idea of a giant Cyclops frog, my favorite cover here is for issue #19, Mark Twain – Zombie Asskicker. At least, that’s what I’ve been calling it. Enjoy...if you dare! (It's been a while since I've used an 'If you dare!' joke, hasn't it?)

EERIE - More Mind Shattering Illustrated Terror Tales of Creeping Fear and Raging Monsters (you get all that?)

It’s Warren Wednesday here at The Morgue. Today, and any following Wednesdays that I actually remember I will try and post the latest sets of the Warren comics that I regularly post. Of course, the Vampirellas won’t last very long as I only have about 20 issues, but I have enough Creepy and Eerie to last for a while. I’ve been posting these for a while, but I thought it’d be nice to try and be more consistent with posting them and try to have an actual set day each week when I post them. So we’ll start with the next few Eerie issues, this set includes Issue #14 (Apr. 1968), #15 (June 1968), #16 (July 1968) and #18 (Nov. 1968). Sorry, but I don’t currently have issue #17. I will post it if I happen to find it though. My personal favorite cover of this set is issue #14, which I like to call “Revenge of the Skinless Mohawked Coneheads”.

Use CDisplay to view the issues, and thanks to the original scanner(s) and uploader for making it possible for us to read these issues.

Look for the Creepy set in about 5-10 minutes here.


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