Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September News Update


A lot of interesting stuff is going on. some interesting news going on this week with in horror host and horror movie community. Some good and sadly some bad.

Let's start with the horror host news.

First of all there is some sad news one of the legends withing the horror host community was hospitalize. Zacherley was hospitalize last week for some unknown reason. Many were worried and hoping with baited breath he would be okay. At the end of last week we were able to gain an update through his webpage that stated he was having some digestive issues. He was quoted on saying about his hospitalization that "I went out for some seafood, and i think the Kraken I ate was a little under cooked." So it looks like this bad news ended with some good news.

Also in Zacherley news on Monday September 26th, he celebrated his 98th birthday. Which is a great landmark in someones life. It also wonderful to see him being active as his character all these years. Here on this blog I would like to thank him for all his years as his character and giving back to his fans at conventions and other appearances. And Happy Birthday to the cool ghoul.

An update it was stated on his website that the Zacherley is still good health wise and is recovering nicely. He was also thrill to hear that many groups helped celebrate his birthday this Monday and thanked them.

Happy Birthday cool ghoul
Some other exciting is that on the Mystery Science Theater 3,000 crew announced that they are currently in production of the new show. It is exciting to have seen the project start with the crowd funding and their finding of a new home on Netflix. It will be interesting to see the final product. Check back for more new information on this developing story. 

Production photo

Lets go on to some fun Elvira news. She had an interview at San Diego Comic Con this year, where she was talking about possibly hanging up the Elvira garb and moving on. But as she stated before. " I said I was going have my last comic con appearance in my 40's and 50's and now my 60's." She also stated that, " I do have to draw the line I'm turning 65 this September, I'm trying to keep it together. I'm not sure how many years I can keep this working out." She goes on to basically state that she hates to put an expiration date on women and there bodies but there will be a time that she just won't be able to pull off the costume as good as she use to. All the information above came from a LA Weekly article entitled, " Why This Might be Elivra's Last Comic Con (as Elvira). Which was written by Katie Buenekke on July 23, 2016. I will have a link to the article on the bottom of this write up. I am hoping she can do it as long as she wants. It seems like she enjoys the character as much as Zacherley does.

A photo from the interview with her new book. all rights goes to photographer.

As stated in the caption above under the photo. She will be coming out with a new book in October of 2016. The book will be filled with over 350 picture that never been seen before. It also contain original commentary from Cassandra Peterson (Elvira). It is a 240 page book and hardback. The retail price is $44.95 and you can also get a signed edition for $89.95. I think it will be interesting book to look at. So far it looks like you can only pre-order from her site. The link to pre-order will be below.
Elvira's book pre-order 

Final bit of news about Elvira is that she be immortalized in those fun Pop! Vinyl. Looks like the pricing varies where you buy it Amazon has it for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. I am sure this would be something food for any horror fan collection. 


In the next news update there will be some new Elvira news with some developing stories. 

And the final bit of news comes from the horror movie community. first bit of news is that Herschel Gordon Lewis the godfather of gore passed away on Monday 9/26/16. He made many movies that made us hide in fear and nausea from the gore. Some of the movies he made was Wizard of Gore, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Blood Feast and many more. R.I.P to the godfather of gore and hope his movie legacy will continue for centuries to come with his classics. 

Herschel Gordon Lewis in all his glory.

Lets end this News update on a fun little celebrity beef in the horror movie community between some big time directors over a classic film that they both made. The two directors are John Carpenter and Rob Zombie. It was announced that one of the original masterminds of Halloween would be coming back to the series that he started. And not much more has been heard about the project. But he will be taking the reigns of the series back from Rob Zombie. In a recent interview John Carpenter had a few select words about Rob Zombie. When Rob took over the series and rebooted it in a way giving it a more of a back story of Micheal Myers. Rob came to John for his blessing to make the movie and some advice for the film. In the article John states that, "Rob Zombie lied about me. He said that I was very cold to him when he me that he was going to make Halloween." John Carpenter also stated that, " Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, 'make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don't worry about me.' I was incredibly supportive. " I am not sure what is going to happen this interview was recently done by the student of New York Film Academy and written in a article entitled "John Carpenter Finally Comments on Rob Zombie's Halloween" by John Squires for Ihorror.com. I think this is an interesting situation and not sure if Rob will answer back to this comment. Will this situation become a Team John Carpenter vs. Team Rob Zombie. 

I am not sure I think both were interesting movies. I enjoyed the classic Halloween and what it did for the slasher genre. One of my favorite slasher films. The first one and second one was a great bookend movies to the first part of the series. And Rob's remastering of the series was interesting because it brought some realism to the series and brings Micheal back to his face of fear status. The only thing I didn't like his version was the back story of Micheal. I think it takes away from who Micheal is a mysterious killing machine. Either is good in its own way. The link to the main article will be linked below. How do you feel about this Situation. 


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The cool Ghoul Needs your support.


Today I recently received some disheartening news from a friend within the horror host community. It was told to me that Zacherley / Roland was recently hospitalize. Zacherley is a legend and a forefather within the community. He will be turning 98 next Monday. The community and this blog is asking that you send him some positive thoughts and prayers during this time to him and his family. This man is inspiration to many with in the community. I know he has become an inspiration to me. He had taken a character that was thrown in his lap and shaped it to the iconic status it is today. He still dresses in costume, sign autographs, and perform on stage. Which is amazing to see at his age. Here is hoping he has a speedy recover.Update he is doing much better as of September 26 and he was only having digestive issues.

Monday, July 25, 2016

MST3K has found its home.


As you now as of last year, Joel Hodgson the original series creator of Mystery Science Theater 3,000 has been working towards bring show back with a new cast and a new season. He started a Kickstarter program in November of last year to get 5.5 million in order to gain funding for twelve episodes. At the end of the campaign they were able to get close to 5 million dollars. They are currently selling different types of merchandises in order to gain the rest of the money. Everything seems to be in place with funding almost all there, new cast set, and writers. The only piece of the puzzle missing was where the show will be broadcasted. Would it be syndicated with a big television channel such as Comedy Central or SYFY as it was before?

The answer was recently reveled this pass weekend at San Diego Comic Con by Joel Hodgson that the new season of the show would be put on through Netflix. It seems like they decided to follow the trend that many other horror hosts has done by going through a streaming service. You will be able to get it in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Now new yet on when the season will start but Netflix has already starting to put out promos for it. It was a short promo basically stating that the show was coming soon.  I am sure more news will be coming soon.

Currently for the merchandise sale for MST3K to get the final funding is currently just take pre-orders.link is below:

MST3K Merchandise campaign


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Throwback Thursday Horror Host Clip of week

Ghoulardi


Meets


Joe Bob Briggs

This weeks clip is a fun crossover of horror hosts. One host on the rise and another doing his last appearance. Joe Bob Briggs was in his second year of Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater when this clip was filmed. Brigg's show started in 1990 on the cable channel  called, The Movie Channel. The other host is Ghoulardi, which last had his own show in 1966 in Ohio. The name of the show was known as Shock Theater. It is interesting to see how a legend interacts with a future legend at that time. Even to see there characters interact and have them do an interview at the end of the movie between the two out of character. I thought this clip was interesting and educational on Ghoulardi's career. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Comment below what you think.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Horror Host Specials

Many people celebrated Thanksgiving and some even went out to fight the zombie hoard of Black Friday. I know I participated in both. But wasn't the only one some horror host celebrated the holiday week with some different specials. It always interesting to see how horror hosts celebrate other holidays. No matter the holiday horror host always seem to bring there own creative ways to celebrate them the best they can. Below are some of the specials that hosts came out with last week. I hope everyone had a good time and enjoy these special as they get back to work this week.

Thanksgiving Specials: 

Sally the Zombie Cheerleader [Sally's Thanksgiving Special]:



My Gal, the Zombie [Thanksgiving Special]:



MST3K [Turkey Day Commercial]:



MST3K [Turkey Day Event Part One]:



Black Friday Special:

The Mummy and the Monkey Show [Shopocalypse Now Black Friday Special 2015]:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Joel Hodgson is doing some Kickstarting to bring back the show.


If your a horror host fan, Christmas may have come early for you. Joel Hodgson had made a big announcement that he wants to  bring back Mystery Science Theater 3,0000. And he started a Kickstarter campaign in order to gain enough money for a new season. The main goal is Two million they are hoping to use that in order to make three episodes of the show.  And take those episodes and shop them around to the different networks. The more they get from the Kickstarter campaign the more episodes they can make. (If you look at chart A below it give a break down of the money to episode ratio they can make.)

Some other cool new is that some cast from the original shows will appear in some shape or form on the show. Also new cast members will take over a new host and different voices for the robots I believe plus there will be a new mad scientist to torture the new host and robots. The final item to bring up is there is different rewards that you get for donating money. It varies from being enrolled in Mst3k information club to being in an episode and going to the premier of the first episode as a V.I.P. If you want learn more about the rewards and more about the new show you can click on this link Bring Back MST3K. Also at the link you can donate your money to the cause.

I grew up watching the show and was one of the few introductions I had to a Horror Hosts. There was also Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs in the area I could watch as a kid but MST3K became a main stay in my house. I think it will be great that a new generation will be able to gain that experience as I did. As I am a writing this I know they have met there goal and it is still climbing which is great. So expect three episodes in the future of the show. Below is some pictures and clips to help to explain more of what Joel is planning for the show.

Chart A: The breakdown of the ratio of how much money need and how many shows can be produced for that amount.














The first part of the Introduction to the Kickstarter Campaign with Joel:

The Second part of the Introduction to the Kickstarter Campaign with Joel introducing the new host:



The new host Johna Ray from Nerdist podcast fame.