5 TV Terrors for you Halloween !

ITS THE HALLOWEEN SEASON HORRORFIENDS!!

so before the big night happens. Here is 5 episodes from Horror anthology shows that are perfect for the Halloween season.

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HIDDEN HORRORS YOU MUST HEAR ! the very first Hidden Horrors podcast

11200819_679325005529699_94293480074322722_nHello Horror Fiends, James J. Coker here letting you all know this is the very first podcast for the hidden horrors you must see blog. Sterling Anno and mysefl discuss a wide range of topics within the horror genre including what makes a horror movie a “Hidden Gem”. Two hidden horror films that we both love to death one being a super scary Japanese found footage film and the other being a batshit crazy Bigfoot film. Two other films we both find very underrated and cant understand why fans shit all over them. Then we spew nothing but love for a little indie film called IT FOLLOWS and finish it off with some new horror directors who we have started to follow there work and the Horror films coming out here most excited for. So have the time fly by with Sterling “the SporkGuy” and myself talking passionately about the Hidden Gems we love. Link down below. you can either listen or Download by clicking the downward pointing arrow icon on the corner of the link.

HIDDEN HORROR FOR CHRISTMAS – SHORT FILM – A Very Zombie Holiday

A Very Zombie Holiday 1In the tradition of informational videos shown across American elementary school classrooms nation-wide in the 1950s, comes Team Unicorn’s take on the over-parodied subject. Not only is the 8mm survival guide an over-done topic, but this film also contains the “rare” pop culture antagonist known as the zombie. Sarcasm and excessiveness aside, A Very Zombie Holiday scores as fresh and inventive short film, full of hilarity and violence. It’s plays like a missing segment from 2006’s cult phenomenon, Fido. The production values are high (minus the modern kitchen appliances), and that is something that goes a long way with low-budget short films. So if you want to survive a zombie apocalypse this Christmas, read no further, and click “play” on the embedded video below.

~ Matthew McPhee

HIDDEN HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN – Monster Brawl

Monster-BrawlFor most horror fans looking for a monster ball this Halloween season, some will host their own classic Universal monster marathons, some will get nostalgic and revisit their childhood with the Rankin and Bass Mad Monster Party, and some may discover something else new entirely.

And this season, viewers who are looking for something new should dig up the monster mash (and I stress the word “mash”) horror-comedy Monster Brawl.

Set in the atmospheric Hillside Necropolis cemetery (it’s a graveyard smash!), eight of the world’s most feared monsters, including Cyclops, Witch Bitch, The Mummy, Lady Vampire, Werewolf, Swamp Gut, Zombie Man, and Frankenstein, square of in a battle for monster supremacy (fortunate for the Werewolf the event happens upon a full moon!).

With not much of a plot to begin with, the film mainly consists of no-holds-barred one-on-one death matches between each creature, supported by color commentary from alcoholic Buzz Chambers (Kids in the Hall alumnus Dave Foley) and former wrestling champ “Sasquatch” Sid Tucker (Art Hindle, The Brood), introductions from special guest ring announcer, “the Mouth of the South” Jimmy Heart, and framed by flashbacks of how each monster happened upon the event

Monster Brawl will have viewers howling at the moon from the over-the-top acting, excessive comic violence, and ludicrous monikers and make-up (Swamp Gut is a double-whammy). But no matter what bad things anybody has to say about this film, co-writer and director Jesse Thomas Cook respects the genre and is paying homage, making it the perfect monster party to get you in the Halloween spirit.

~ Matthew “the Mork from Ork” McPhee

TERROR TV: Tales from the Crypt – ‘Til Death

04 'Till Death.avi_001502968Back when Tales from the Crypt was airing on television, its second season took the ghoulishness, rotting zombies, gore and makeup effects to the tenth degree, compared to the first season. One second season episode that really took advantage of the Crypt‘s signature brand of darkly comic yet ghoulish and gruesome tone was the episode “Til Death.”

Logan, a real estate developer looking to build a hotel on a Caribbean island, is an unscrupulous gold digger who would do anything to catch the right woman with lots of money, including dabbling in voodoo. When he meets Margaret, a beautiful and prudish rich widow on vacation, he immediately asks his partner, a voodoo priestess, to conjure up a love potion for him. He secretly slips Margaret the potion and she falls in love with him, but finds out too late that he gave her too much love potion and now she will love him even after death.

If you see only one typical “rotting corpse” episode of Tales from the Crypt, then it should be “Til Death.” Not only does the episode showcase the show’s typically dark comic, macabre, and ghoulish sense of style, but there’s also some fun to be had with the episode’s Voodoo atmosphere with it and seeing poor Logan run from Margaret who gets progressively more rotten with each shot thanks to the director Chris Wallace’s superb makeup effects. Finally in Crypt fashion our poor Logan gets what is coming to him, but this time it’s not death, but much worse. So if you’re in the mood to watch an episode of Tales from the Crypt that has that “rotting corpse that wont go away” trope, there’s no better one then the second season episode “Til Death.”

– James J. Coker