Monsters A Go-Go | Terrifying Movie Monsters Blog: October 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

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The History of the Holidays: Halloween

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Movie Recommendations

Tomorrow is Halloween - Are you looking for some movies to watch? Here is a list of 5 movies I would like to recommend you watch this Halloween.

5 - Suspiria (1977) - The Dario Argento classic. Jessica Harper stars as Suzy Banyon, a young American ballet dancer who arrives at a prestigious European dance academy run by the mysterious Madame Blanc and Miss Tanner. But when a series of bizarre incidents and horrific crimes (including what Entertainment Weekly calls "the most vicious murder scene ever filmed") turn the school into a waking nightmare of the damned, Suzy must escape the academy's unspeakable secret of supernatural evil.

4 - The Return of the Living Dead (1985) - The 80s great. On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates a corps of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

3 - Behind the Mask - The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) - You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher.

2 - Halloween : Extended Edition (1978) - With 12 minutes of additional footage put back into the original version this is the Halloween movie to watch. The only place to get it now is in the new Halloween: 30th Anniversary Box Set.

1 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - The Midnight Movie Clut Classic. Fasten your garter belt and come up to the lab and see what's on the slab! The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests!

Enjoy your Halloween Horror Fest!

- The Monster

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War of the Worlds - October 30, 1938

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monsters A Go-Go Spookshow Radio - Halloween 2008

The new Monsters A Go-Go Spookshow Radio 003 - Halloween Edition is up and ready for download.

Head on over to the features section to get our Halloween 2008 show
Enjoy the horror...

- The Monster

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday The 13th Remake Trailer

Here is the first offical trailer to the new Friday The 13th movie. You can also check out the official website for more!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Four RKO Horror Classics Up For Remakes

From Variety:
Andy Fickman has made a deal with Roseblood Movie Company and Twisted Pictures to godfather four remakes from RKO’s horror heyday, including three that were produced by horrormeister Val Lewton. Fickman will direct at least one of the films.

Roseblood is the horror/thriller division of RKO Pictures, and Twisted is the horror division of Evolution Entertainment, financiers and producers of the “Saw” series. The companies will co-finance the films.

The remake properties are the Jacques Tourneur-directed “I Walked With a Zombie” (1943); the Robert Wise-directed Bela Lugosi-Boris Karloff starrer “The Body Snatcher” (1945); the Mark Robson-directed Karloff starrer “Bedlam” (1946); and the John Farrow-directed Lucille Ball-John Carradine starrer “Five Came Back” (1939).

Head on over to Variety to read more.

- The Monster

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Friday The 13th Teaser

From the Spike TV Scream Awards comes a new Teaser for the Friday The 13th remake. Jason returns to theaters February 13, 2009 and the real trailer should debut tomorrow with the opening of Saw V.

- The Monster

Friday the 13th: Exclusive First Look

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New My Bloody Valentine 3D Poster

Here is the new poster for Lionsgates remake of My Bloody Valentine. Click for a larger image.

In the remake Tom (Jensen Ackles) returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.

- The Monster

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Ghost Hunters: College Edition

From Hollywood Reporter:
Sci Fi Channel's "Ghost Hunters" is about to get a higher education.
The network has ordered a pilot for another spinoff of the popular reality franchise from exec producer Craig Piligian.

Tentatively titled "Ghost Hunters: College Edition," the show features a group of students going around the country to seek out paranormal activity.

The students will be guided by an experienced ghost investigator. Producers have not determined if any cast members from the other shows will be involved in the new project.

"Hunters" launched in 2004 starring two Rhode Island plumbers who investigate purportedly haunted houses in their spare time. The show has since grown every season and is now Sci Fi's second highest-rated series. The Oct. 8 "Hunters" episode scored an all-time high of 2.7 million total viewers.

'Ghost Hunters' appeals to a wide demographic, and we felt the college edition would be a great asset to the franchise," Piligian said.

The first spinoff, "Ghost Hunters International," took the format around the world. The show debuted in January to record ratings and enjoyed a successful seven-episode run, averaging 2.4 million viewers. "International" has been renewed for a second season.

Sci Fi's "Ghost Hunters" franchise has been an on-brand and relatively affordable success for the network. The new show is sure to prompt comparisons to A&E's "Paranormal State," where Pennsylvania college students investigate supernatural claims. A&E launched "State" last year and, along with Travel Channel's U.K. import "Most Haunted," has given Sci Fi's "Hunters" brand some paranormal-investigation-genre company on basic cable.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Haunting In Connecticut Trailer

Never one to shy away from a good scare-fest, Lionsgate has given MTV an exclusive premiere of “The Haunting in Connecticut,” the studio’s upcoming film based on the story of a family whose move to a new home kicks off a horrifying supernatural ordeal. Virginia Madsen stars as Sara Campbell alongside Kyle Gallner as Sara’s son, Matt Campbell, and Martin Donovan as Sara’s husband, Peter Campbell. Peter Cornwell directs the film.

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VH1 Scream Queens

Premiering Monday, October 20 at 10:00 PM Eastern on VH1 is "Scream Queens".

"Scream Queens" will gather 10 unknown actresses who will vie for an unprecedented prize -- a break-out role in 'Saw VI' from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. With the 'Saw' franchise nearing 700 million dollars in worldwide revenue, this is a chance at stardom on an infinite stage.

The contestants will compete in a series of exacting challenges designed to prove they have the smarts, talent and strength to succeed. From working with bugs, gore and stunts to acting across from A-list talent, the girls will be put through an intense horror-acting boot camp.

Over the course of the series' eight one-hour episodes, those skilled and sexy enough to command the screen survive. Those who don't will "get the axe" until only one strong, seductive and stellar actress remains, earning the break-out role in SAW VI and the title of SCREAM QUEEN.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Bag Of Bloody Bones

Bag Of Bloody Bones

Scare your trick-or-treaters and Halloween party guests with these realistic skeleton bones! Ideal for decorating a haunted house, this scary collection of 6" - 12" foam bones comes in a mesh bag. Covered in faux red blood, these bones are frightfully fun for a haunted house party!

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Halloween 2008 - Handsome Devil Costume

Handsome Devil Costume

Oh, you handsome devil, you! This Handsome Devil Costume includes: full length red satin cape, brocade vest with attached lace jabot and jeweled medallion, black gloves and deluxe vinyl devil horns.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Strangers are Coming to DVD October 21

Lock the doors. Ignore the knocking. Don’t let them in…no matter what. Inspired by true events, this heart pounding, nail-biting frightener mercilessly explores our most universal fears, where simply opening the door to a stranger leads to a grueling night of terror one could never imagine. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman star in this relentless suspense thriller that will keep you up at night and make you never want to answer the door again!

The horrifying events that took place in the Hoyt family's vacation home 1801 Clark Road on February 11, 2005 are still not entirely known. Champagne. Rose Petals. Candlelight. It was supposed to be a night of celebration for Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt (Scott Speedman). But after leaving a friend's wedding and returning to the house, everything had collapsed for the happy couple. Then came a 4 a.m. knock on the door and a haunting voice. “Is Tamara here?” Writer/director Bryan Bertino explores our most universal fears in The Strangers, a terrifying suspense thriller about a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror when masked strangers invade. The confrontation forces Kristen and James to go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive.

The Strangers is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 21, 2008. It will include 2 movies in one with the theatrical version and the unrated version too terrifying for theaters.

The following bonus features appear on the DVD and Blu-ray:
THE ELEMENTS OF TERROR - A look at the production process of The Strangers. The influence of locations, sets and sounds to create fear are discussed by the crew, with anecdotes from Liv Tyler about the physical challenges of being terrorized.

Also Bonus Features - EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:
BD-LIVE: My Scenes Sharing – Create your own movie clips, then view and share your favorite clips with your best buddies at any time!

Click on over to The Strangers site to:
"Terrify your friends. Put The Strangers into your photos! Start Here!"

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Ghost Hunters Live - Halloween Night

Ghost Hunters Live
Hosted by Josh Gates
Friday October 31 At 7/6C
Brace yourself this Halloween when TAPS takes you on the ultimate ghost hunt. The team returns to the Fort Delaware scene of this season's most jolting and revealing episode.

Commonly referred to as the "Black Hole," Fort Delaware was used during the Civil War as a POW camp that housed over 33,000 Confederate soldiers. Ravaged by epidemics and torture nearly 2,400 failed to escape and died on the island. The restless spirits have never left.

Join the exclusive seven-hour hunt from home with access to thermal imaging camera feeds and live Q&A with TAPS team members and host Josh Gates. Watch carefully for anything out of the ordinary — you'll be able to send instant alerts of any sightings you make straight to the Ghost Hunters!

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Halloween 2008 - Skeleton Death Bed Kit

Skeleton Death Bed Kit

The grim reaper came and tucked this dearly departed into her deathbed! This bony decoration will add fright to Halloween night! Cover a party table with this creepy bed of macabre, add wrapped candies and Halloween toys and watch the fun begin! This bony lady makes great party décor!

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Halloween 2008 - Classic Vampiress Costume

Classic Vampiress Costume

A Vampiress is a character that you will really be able to sink your teeth into. Our Premier Classic Vampiress Costume features a floor length full-sleeve gown with lace detailing on sleeves and neckline.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Trailers

If you click on over to our Monsters A Go-Go account you can now view the Halloween movie trailers that we have posted. Also don't forget to keep checking back for other great horror trailers.

- The Monster

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Halloween 2008 - Sinister Jack-O’-Lantern

Sinister Jack-O’-Lantern

The eyes on this sinister jack-o’-lantern glow blood-red! The scary expression makes this pumpkin a perfect Halloween decoration! Haunt your yard with this eerie decoration and scare trick-or-treaters before they make it to your porch!

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Halloween 2008 - Cannibal Psycho Costume

Cannibal Psycho Costume

For anyone who 's jealous of your costume choice, just tell them to eat their hearts out! The Cell Block Psycho Costume includes a printed jumpsuit, restraint mask and button release handcuffs.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Escaping Rotten Corpse

Escaping Rotten Corpse

It's return of the living dead right in your haunted house! A rotten foam corpse in tattered fabric is trying to escape from this moss-covered coffin! For a big Halloween impact at your party, center this prying skeleton among guests and goblins.

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Halloween 2008 - Aqua Fairy Costume

Aqua Fairy Costume

An underwater, gothic fairy with a dark and mysterious aura about her. Featuring a dress with sexy lace-up bodice, wings and wing frames, glovelets and shell tiara.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Color-Changing Mummy Skull And Hands

Color-Changing Mummy Skull And Hands

This mummified skeleton rose from the dead! Ideal for decorating a haunted house or ghoulish graveyard, this spooky set of bony body parts will add some light-up fright to Halloween night.

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Halloween 2008 - Dracula in the Box Costume

Dracula in the Box Costume

Become a vampire inside a coffin! One piece coffin with suit attached.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

AMC Fearfeat Website Online

Head on over to the new AMC Fearfest website to check out what will be happening with AMC this October.

A tournament of scream queens, a photo tribute to Frankenstein, four full-length movies online plus over a week of round-the-clock fright flicks on-air. View complete AMC Fearfeat schedule here.

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Halloween 2008 - Design-A-Room Fence Background

Design-A-Room Fence Background

Transform a room into a graveyard in minutes with this fence background! Our vinyl cemetery scene makes it simple to create a spooky party look without the work.

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Halloween 2008 - Evil Countess Costume

Evil Countess Costume

A stalker of the night, this Evil Countess loves to prey on the weak and those who are easily seduced. This is one stunningly evil costume featuring a low v-cut, one-piece dress with ornate sheer mid-section, attached overskirt and dramatic collar with gem.

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'Sorority Row' Release Date: October 2009

Summit Entertainment has slated Sorority Row, their remake of The House On Sorority Row, for release on October 2, 2009.

The plot sees a group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked and killed by a serial killer. Directed by Stewart Hendler, the film stars Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher, Julian Morris, Leah Pipes, Margo Harshman and Jamie Chung .

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Groundbreaker Skeleton Candy Dish

Groundbreaker Skeleton Candy Dish

This candy dish breaks new ground in Halloween décor! Fill the plastic tray with your own wrapped candies, and display the bony tombstone on a tabletop or porch step. A skeleton forgot to “R.I.P.” — he has risen from the dead to hold the bowl of goodies. Will trick-or-treaters dare to take a treat from his outstretched arm?

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Halloween 2008 - Gothic Vampire Costume

Gothic Vampire Costume

Dark, edgy, and full of mystery and intrigue, this Vampire gave Goth it's style. Featuring a velvet vest with attached shirt sleeves and scarf collar, full length lined satin cape, white gloves and medallion on ribbon.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Realistic Bloody Hands

Realistic Bloody Hands

Fake out your friends with these realistic bloody stumps! Get a grip on your Halloween party by displaying these 8" massacred vinyl hands throughout your haunted house! For a gruesome dinner surprise, hold each guest's reservation card with these severed meat hooks! Costumed friends will applaud your taste in decorations!

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Halloween 2008 - Rocky Horror Picture Show Magenta Costume

Rocky Horror Picture Show Magenta Costume

This licensed costume will let you bring the character of Magenta, from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", to life. The Magenta Costume features a headpiece and dress with attached apron.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Guillermo del Toro on Frankenstein

After he completes his work on the two "Hobbit" films in 2012, the prodigiously optimistic del Toro has a whole slew of projects to keep him occupied until 2017, including a new version of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, his long-delayed Lovecraft adaptation At the Mountains of Madness, a just-announced trilogy of vampire novels (the first of which he claims is already written), and his own version of Frankenstein.

Del Toro is an acknowledged fan of "Frankenstein." He has busts of Boris Karloff as the monster in his house. One of his biggest filmic influences, the 1973 Spanish film The Spirit of the Beehive, revolves around a showing of the classic Universal Frankenstein. He has raved about Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version and the original Frank Darabont script eventually filmed as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh in '94 and all-but-disowned by Darabont. Del Toro's version, however, sounds decidedly different…

"I'm not doing 'Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.' I'm doing an adventure story that involves the creature. I cannot say much, but it's not the central creation story, I'm not worried about that. The fact is I've been dreaming of doing a 'Frankenstein' movie since I was a child. The one thing I can promise is, compared to Kenneth Branagh, I will not appear shirtless in the movie!"

To read more about this and about Guillermo del Toro's Hobbit movie click here.

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Halloween 2008 - Feathered Crows

Feathered Crows

Perch them on pumpkins or a chandelier. Line up several sets on a mantel. Incredibly versatile and overlaid with genuine feathers, these birds really look authentic as they add a spooky touch to your Halloween decorations. Your party guests will look twice when they see these realistic raven-black crows looking back!

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Halloween 2008 - Phantom Of The Opera Costume

Phantom Of The Opera Costume

Bring the fictional character, The Phantom, to life with this fabulous costume and make your own kind of music. Our Phantom Of The Opera Costume features a velvet and gold trim long cape, a hat, mask and gold sash.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Halloween 200 - Lizzard Lips Candy

Lizzard Lips Candy

Sometimes scary edibles are more fun! These reptile gummy treats are perfect for a Halloween party! Assorted watermelon, grape and orange flavors.

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Halloween 2008 - Fallen Angel Costume

Fallen Angel Costume

Once a heavenly angel, this fallen beauty will be turning heads all night long. Be the talk of the night in a full length gown with lace and organza detail, wire supported lace and organza wings and gray rose halo.

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Scary Graveyard Room Scene Setter

Scary Graveyard Room Scene Setter

Transform any room into a graveyard! Cover your walls with this scary graveyard room setter then add spooky decorations to complete your look. This décor is perfect for a Halloween party or to scare trick-or-treaters! Beware of walking corpses!

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Halloween 2008 - Gothic Count Costume

Gothic Count Costume

A stalker of the night, this Gothic Count has no mercy nor prejudice towards his prey. Intimidating and evil, this costume features a full-length hooded velveteen robe with red lining, ornate detail trim and unique medallion clasp.

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Romero Rises Again for Another Zombie Film

From Variety: Untitled thriller has already started shooting.

Director George A. Romero is beginning production on an untitled thriller. Once again, the antagonists are flesh-eating zombies. Romero first mined zombies with "Night of the Living Dead" and has been cannibalizing the genre since, most recently with "Diary of the Dead."

Romero wrote the new film and began shooting this week in Ontario.

Plot involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.

Cast includes Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti and Athena Karkanis.

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Supersize Gray Creepy Cloth

Supersize Gray Creepy Cloth

Drape this supersize gray cotton cloth over any area that needs a spooky touch. Create your own horror scene with this natural toiled netting! Ideal for decorating a scary haunted house on Halloween, this spooky webbing will add some major fright to trick-or-treat night! Perfect for stretching along gates or slinging over entrances!

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Halloween 2008 - Devil's Temptress Costume

Devil's Temptress Costume

Even Satan would be putty in your hands when you wear this Devil's Temptress Costume. The costume includes a full length gown with lace details and stand-up collar, lace petticoat, jeweled tear droop lace choker and deluxe vinyl devil horns. Pair with our Handsome Devil Costume for a great couple's costume and have a real devilish time!

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Stacking Skulls With LED Lights

Stacking Skulls With LED Lights

The eyes on this stack of skulls shine blood-red! Display this creepy decoration on your porch to greet trick-or-treaters or put it near the buffet table for eerie party décor! Sure to turn your home into a truly haunted house, this scary skeleton decoration will add frightful fun to your Halloween bash!

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Halloween 2008 - Edwardian Spectre Costume

Edwardian Spectre Costume

Ghostly and ghastly, the undead never looked so intimidating. Costume features a jacket, top hat, cravat and scarf.

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After Dark Horrorfest 3 - 8 Films to Die For

A third year of After Dark's HorrorFest has been announced for January 9th through January 15th 2009. The titles of five of the films featured have been released: The Brøken, Faithless aka Slaughter, Perkins 14, The Butterfly Effect: Revelation and From Within. Click the link to read more about the Horrorfest and more about the Miss Horrorfest III contest.

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