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"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is
their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve
problems, to fend off madness and chaos."
- David Cronenberg
3-2-14 END OF AN ERA?
As you might have noticed, I didn’t get an update posted last week. There were a
few reasons for it, such as car shopping/buying with my son. But mainly I was
just too busy to get to it, which seems to be the case more and more lately. I
know these last few months I have been putting in some long hours at my new job,
and while that’s not helping, honestly I don’t think it’s the problem. Years ago
when I started this site, it was pretty much my one and only outlet for my
ramblings. But these days I seem to have more than a few places to let my
rantings run wild, such as in the pages HorrorHound and the newly spawned
Evilspeak, not to mention other avenues that I haven’t had time to explore, such
as the video blog idea that I’ve been wanting to start up for a few years now.
And of course, there is my own book project that I haven’t spent much time that
is sitting there waiting for some attention.
Over these last few years, I was
always aware the site’s days were numbered, which had nothing to do with my
passion for it but the technology of it all. I started this site back in 1998, using Microsoft’s Front Page
program, buying the upgrade each time they came out, the last one was in 2003.
So I’m using a program that is over 10 years old. In fact, it’s not easy finding
a web host that even offers Front Page extensions. My last provider told me they
were no longer offering them…starting the previous day. I happened to find this
out when I noticed my site was down and heard the news when I called tech
support. Nothing like advance notice! But I know that at some point, this
program isn’t going to work anymore or be compatible with the next version of
Windows, or it will be too difficult to find a host that still offers FP
extensions. Upgrading to a new program would just mean more money and more time
to learn how to use it, as well as trying to transfer over everything. More time
is what I'm trying to free up.
Plus, these days, nobody has
“websites” anyway. They’re blogs! Even the biggest websites out there are just
blogs with a little more flash to them. What I’ve been creating over the last 15
years…honestly…is a dinosaur.
Now a few weeks ago, I was ready
to throw in the towel completely, or at least put it on hiatus for an indefinite period.
I figured freeing up the time I spend working on the site every week would give
me more time to work on those other projects that I keep putting off, not to
mention maybe watching a few more movies and read some of the ever-growing
collection of books here. The last thing I wanted was this site to be is work,
and something that I didn't look forward to working on every week. And there are
times where the “work” outweighs the “fun”, more and more it seems. But do I
need to stop it completely? Since the weekly update was a schedule that I set
for myself, it doesn’t mean I couldn’t change that and go with bi-monthly
updates, or something similar. I know that if I did stop the site, I wouldn’t be
complete off the web, and would probably start a regular blog to post my
thoughts, reviews, comments or even just a little rant every now and then. Who
But as of now, I still need to
put more thought into it before I make any official decisions or change over
anything. I just wanted to let everyone know that I might not be having my
regular updates like usual. Going to ease off those for a bit and see how things
play out. I would like to say thanks to everyone out there that has given me
support over the years and that keep coming back to the site. You are the reason
I’ve been doing this for as long as I have been. Can’t thank you enough.
Okay…enough whining…let’s get to
LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE
One of my favorite films of all time, THE LEGEND OF HELL
HOUSE, is going to be getting a Blu-Ray release from Shout Factory this summer.
This title was the first title I rented when I got my first VCR. Though I had
seen it before, I knew that was the one that was going to christen my new VCR.
Yes, that was a few years ago. But I feel that even today the film holds up
quite well, from a stellar cast, a well written script by Richard Matheson, who
adapted it from his own novel, and a wonderful and creepy direction from John
Hough. Very excited to hear it getting a release on blu-ray, but really hoping
for some nice extras. Commentary by Hough, by chance? Interview with Pamela
Franklin? Come on...lets really make this an amazing release.
Shout Factory has also announced plenty of other titles that
they plan to release this summer, some that I'm particular excited about is
EVILSPEAK and DOG SOLDIERS, the later of which really needed a nice crisp and
clean Blu-ray edition since the last one wasn't up to standards. Plus, seeing
EVILSPEAK get a grand treatment would also make me a happy camper. The old
Anchor Bay version had a very entertaining and informative audio commentary led
by Clint Howard himself. FINAL TERROR also has been announced which is one of
those films that needs to be seen by more people. Great little flick.
SCORPION RELEASING SCREAMERS
Little confused on this bit of news. But this May Scorpion Releasing is set to
put out SCREAMERS on Blu-Ray and DVD. This isn't the Peter Weller Sci-Fi flick,
but the slighted edited American version of the 1979 Sergio Martino's ISLAND OF
THE FISHMEN, which was released already on DVD by Mya back in 2009. As the story
goes, SCREAMERS was the American title that was given once New World Pictures
picked it up for distribution here in the States in 1981. Somebody came up with
the disclaimer on the poster "Be Warned: You will actually see a man turned
inside-out." Both Joe Dante and Jim Wynorski claim it they were the one that
came up with it too. The other story is that when they first released it to the
drive-ins, because there are no "men turned inside out", it was causing a lot of
trouble because people wanted their money back. So Corman had a film crew and a
few actors (Cameron Mitchell, Mel Ferrer, and a few others, as well as a
creature created by Chris Walas, and tacked that on the beginning of the movie.
There is one other shot in the movie, near the end of the film where the camera
starts to pan across one of the fish creatures that is in mid-transformation.
That shot was replaced with another very similar shot but of a different
creature, one that looks more like the fish man from THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK
So...I'm just confused at why Scorpion would go through the
trouble and do a brand new transfer of a film that technically has been released
in its original form, just to have some new footage in there? Don't get me
wrong, I'm all for having this version released, but it seems strange that to do
a whole new release of it. Plus, the extras are suppose to include interviews
with Dante & Wynorski, so maybe we'll get to hear both of them take the credit
for it! But there is also interviews with Roger Corman and Clark Henderson, with
trailers for both SCREAMERS and the other re-titled version called SOMETHING
WAITS IN THE DARK, along with some behind the scenes stills from Miller Drake's
personal collection. Again, I can only assume these stills would be from the new
footage that was filmed.
Just too bad they couldn't have put these out as a single
release with both versions of the film. But alas, since I am a big fan of this
movie, I will be picking it up when it comes out. But maybe now we'll have the
definitive story on all this bally-hoo!
VINCENT PRICE OFFICIAL SITE
Thanks to Vincent's daughter Victoria, we have an official
website dedicated to this wonderful and talented man. While it might not
encompass all the news about Price, since it is coming from his daughter, you'll
likely get some inside scoop on some things sooner. I have to say that while
Victoria is not a fan of horror movies herself, she gives credit to the horror
fans out there that have kept (and keep) her father's memory alive. Nice to see
when the horror fans get recognized for all that we do.
HERE to get the site.
But one of the other cool things about this site is that
there is a section about Price and his cooking talents. Now, anybody that has
been to one of the events at the Kitley household knows of my wife's (and now
son's) passion for cooking. So that gives us that second connection with Vincent
Price. I remember being excited to find an old beat up copy of his first
cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recipes that Price wrote with his wife, and was
published back in 1965. Well, next year, they will be releasing a 50 year
anniversary edition of the book. Wait...I was born in 1965. That means next
Anyway, Victoria Price is taking a road trip, visiting the
different restaurants that her parents ate and and gathered some of these
recipes and blogging about them on the Food section of this website. So if you
happen to be not only a horror fan, but a foodie like are, this would also be
interesting to follow.
DVD ART ANYONE?
Okay, how come I missed this? Not sure how long these have
been available, but I'm pretty bummed that I hadn't heard about it. Of course, I
would have been bummed even more if they were sold out. But thankfully they are
still available. What am I talking about? Well, while doing a little research on
one of my favorite Naschy films, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF, I came across the
artwork that was used for the 2007 DVD release. Clicking on the site where the
image came from, I found that it from a site called Savage-Eye and it has
several prints from different DVD releases that you can purchase, including the
one from the NIGHT DVD release. They also had prints from LEMORA which is also
very cool. Strange that it doesn't list the artist at all, although when you
purchase it, the payment is made to Wes Benscoter, so one can only assume. But
none the less, I have a print of this amazing piece of art coming to me soon,
and will make a nice addition to the Naschy collection.
For more information or to pick up your own print, head over
to the site by clicking HERE.
SPEAKING OF NASCHY...
Earlier today, I was honored to be a guest on the Spanish
podcast Horror Rises From Spain, hosted by fellow Hidden Horror author Elena
Anele (she covered HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE). We got to talk about different
Spanish horror films and some of the people involved, and of course Paul Naschy.
You can hear the podcast for free by heading over to the blog by clicking
Our last photo was from the 1946 film THE BEAST WITH 5 FINGERS, starring the
always amazing Peter Lorre. I was so happy to see so many people sending in the
correct answer, because that means pretty much that they had seen the movie
before. I really is a fun little flick that actually does have some creepy
moments, not to mention it is just fun watching Lorre on screen. So a huge kudos
to the following: Hoby Abernathy, Cate Cameron, Aaron Christensen, Craig J.
Clark, Dave Friedman, Chris Kinniery, Doug Lamoreux, Gavin Schmitt, Mike
Shields, Wayne Teeter, and Tom White. Nice job, people.
So this week's photo might be a little dark, but hopefully
you can make out enough to recognize the picture. Just click
HERE to send in
your answer. Good luck!
2-16-14 DR. AC ON THE RADIO
Our fearless editor of Hidden Horror was on WGN radio last
week, on the Nick Digilio show. You can hear them talk about the book as well as
plenty of other horror films out there by clicking
Speaking of radio, for those interested in keeping up with
what's new with HorrorHound magazine, you can check out them out on HorrorHound
radio. Once or twice a month, some of the HorrorHound staff gets together with
Freddy Morris from Night of the Living Podcast to talk about the new issue of
magazine, as well as what else might be going on in the world of horror. Just
click HERE to find
out more info.
HIDDEN HORROR CONTEST FROM TERROR FROM BEYOND THE
The two horror fiends behind this Rondo Award winning blog
are having a Hidden Horror contest, where you can win a copy of the book Hidden
Horror, along with some other great prizes. Head over to their blog
HERE for all the info.
SCI-FI SPECTACULAR SETS DATE
Movieside Film Festival has announced the date for this
year's Sci-Fi Spectacular, which will be on Saturday April 12th, starting at
noon and running until about 2am Sunday morning. So far the only titles that
they have announced so far is the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and Dario
Argento's PHENOMENA. Not two titles that me think Sci-Fi, but ones that I would
love to see on the big screen again none the less. They'll be adding
plenty of more titles, as well as short films and other fun stuff they usually
This will be taking place at the Patio Theater in Chicago,
located at 6008 Irving Park Rd and tickets are only $20. For all the
updated info, check out the
Facebook page for all the updates.
This week's lesson in about a Spanish actress that might look
familiar to you, especially if you've watched more than a few Paul Naschy
movies. Head over to the classroom to
Our photo from last week featured a bunch of beach girls and a monster and was
called...THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER. It is another one of these cheap beach
movies where they throw in a monster for good measure. Lots of dated dance
numbers that will have you wondering how we made it pass that time era, not to
mention a very creative looking monster. Well, not really, but fun to
watch. We got quite a few correct answers sent in which makes me either
proud that you guys know your movies or that you have a lot of free time on your
hands! None the less, kudos goes out to Hoby Abernathy, Chris Kinniery,
Ray Kukurka, Doug Lamoreux, Gavin Schmitt, Mike Shields, Wayne Teeter, and Greg Wojick.
Now lets get to this week's photo. Another black and white
one, but maybe a little bit more of a classic than our last one. So let
your fingers click on the photo to the right to get a better view. Just because
not to let them wander off on their own....
HERE to send in
your answer. Good luck.
2-9-14 ADVERTS, ADVERTS, EVERYWHERE, NO
PLACE WHERE I CAN THINK
Okay, so I've taken a few liberties with a line from Coleridge's Ancient Mariner tale, but I had to mention this email that I recently received. Actually it was the second time I got this particular email that was from a
person at a marketing agency. The first email was deleted right I realized
they wanted to put an ad up on my site. Then a couple of weeks later, I
get another one, even telling me that they've tried to contact me before but
never heard back. They're consistent...I'll give them that. They
wanted to make sure I understood that they would pay me "$190 annually for a
professionally written guest editorial". I have to admit I was pretty damn
curious what this editorial would be about, not to mention what would qualify
them as a "professional". I mean, obviously it would be them trying to
sell something to promote something, but would it really fit into the Krypt's
theme? When I replied to their second email, telling them that I am not
interested in having ads or sales pitches on my site, even for some money, they
didn't seem to understand how I could turn down this easy profit. They
didn't seem to understand that I have never have ads, banners, or whatever up on
my site, unless it is something that I myself have chosen to promote, not
because I'm getting paid for it. That
you will never see the usual random ad banners pop up and flood all sides of the
content of my site, like these other larger sites out there. Never have,
never will. I hope that is one thing that set me apart from most of the other
sites out there.
Which brings me to another point. I want to give some major
kudos out there to all the other people that run sites and blogs that are doing
it for the passion of the genre, not just in hopes of getting a writing gig out
of it. Not saying there is anything wrong with that, just as long as it doesn't
make one lose their integrity. But the sites out there that have that need/desire to help promote different aspects of the
genre, to give their opinion on a movie or something else going on, or even as
simple as wanting to let people know what they thought of a particular movie.
For example, one of these sites that we've been following for a little while,
that we recently just met 1/2 of the creative minds behind it, is
Terror From Beyond the Daves.
This Rondo Award winning blog is run by Dave Fuentes or David Albaugh and show
their passion with each and every post. We met Dave Fuentes a couple of weeks
ago at the Hidden Horror book launch, in which Dave is actually one of the
writers in the book, taking on the film DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW. Now we're
not mentioning Dave and his site because of this, or the fact that the other
Dave just reviewed Hidden Horror. The reason is because it doesn't take but a
few minutes of reading their posts to see their passion for the horror and
monster films, and the people that are involved it in. What they speak about
comes from the heart and that is what is most important. Not to mention the fact
that they run a pretty damn entertaining blog that is fun to read. So check it
out when you get a chance.
HIDDEN HORROR SIGNING AT DARK DELICACIES
While we've never actually been to Dark Delicacies, we've
gotten a few things from them over the years. If they weren't located out in
California, we might make it there more often! But on March 8th, they will
be having a signing featuring Hidden Horror and 4 of the contributors: Nate Yapp
(ALUCARDA), Lawrence P. Raffel (FASCINATION), Paul Hough (THE BEAST MUST DIE)
and Michael Klug (SHOCK WAVES) will be there to discuss the book as well as
signing it for you. So if you're in the area, head on over there and check
it out. For more info, head over to their site
SPANISH HORROR DOCUMENTARY
I think we might have posted about this before, but even if
we did, nothing like keeping the word out there. Director Víctor Matellano
presents a documentary on the Spanish horror films of the '60s, '70s, and '80s,
entitled ZARPAZOS!. Un viaje por el Spanish Horror, translated in
English....CLAWING! A Journey Through the Spanish Horror. This documentary
features interviews with the likes of Joe Dante, Jack Taylor, Caroline Munro, Paco Plaza, Jorge Grau, Engenio Martín, José R. Larraz, and many more.
Spanish horror films are a great sub-genre, featuring some
amazing gothic pictures, beautiful and atmospheric landscapes, a wonderful array
of talented actors, and some amazing monsters! The look and feel of them really
set them apart, not to mention the passion that they were made with. So we are
excited to see this new documentary and hope that it can bring more of these
films and the people that made them into the spotlight and help people discover
more of these great films. Just click
HERE to see the
trailer for it.
RONDO AWARD NOMINATIONS EXTENDED
The nominations for the 2013 Rondos were suppose to be
announced today, but they have extended the nomination process one more week,
meaning they will be unleashed on Sunday, Feb. 16th. Then you'll have 6 weeks to
place your vote for all the different categories. But in the meantime, you still
have a week to send in your nominations. Such as...oh, I don't know...the
best book like Hidden Horror? Or maybe even best website, magazine column,
or anything else that you might be thinking about?
In all seriousness, please head over there and let them know
some of your favorites from last year, from magazine article, best DVD, book,
and plenty of other great categories. The reason is simply because there are a
lot of hard working people out there that do this for the love of the genre. And
we always want to applaud that. So head over to the Rondo Awards page by
clicking HERE, or go to
the official message board
HERE to cast your idea in for a nomination.
While this book doesn't cover just horror films, I'm sure
there are quite a few titles in there that most horror fans are going to be
familiar with. But this just sounds like a fun book to read through no matter
what. With 666 movie reviews, filling out close to 600 pages, author Mike "McBeardo"
McPadden gives us another great looking book for movie-fans collections.
Covering movies like BLACK ROSES, EVILSPEAK, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES, as well as a
slew of other titles that most metal fans would enjoy, like CONAN THE BARBARIAN,
ROBOCOP, MAD MAX, and plenty more.
You can pre-order this volume now at a special deal through
the publisher's website (click
HERE) and not only save yourself $10, but also score a full color cover art
patch as well as a barf bag! How can you lose?
EVEN MORE TITLES FOR THE LIBRARY
Midnight Marquee has got a few new book titles coming out
this year that I know I'll be adding a couple of them to my collection. I don't
have any real info on these books, other than that they were announced on their
website, so I don't have dates or prices. But I wanted to help get the word out
because they sound pretty cool. First off, it seems they will be putting out an
edition of Troy Howarth's Bava book, The Haunted World of Mario Bava.
Originally published by FAB Press in 2002, this book was pretty damn impressive,
until of course Tim Lucas put out his tome, All the Colors of the Dark.
But none the less, the FAB Press edition is hard to find and is damn pricey. So
it will be great to see it become available and more costly than that through
But they also have announced two books that are on two actors
that I think are highly underrated. The first book is called Ralph Bates: An
Actor's Life, by Christopher Gullo. Bates was mainly known for his work in
the later Hammer films, though did make a few non-Hammer horror films. But I've
always found him a talented actor and fun to watch. The second title is called
Lionel Atwill: The Exquisite Villain. Ever since seeing THE GHOST
OF FRANKENSTEIN, I have always loved seeing Atwill on the screen. Whether he was
in a minor bit part, or the lead, he was always a joy to watch, where he could
chew the scenery better than most.
So we are very excited to add these two volumes to our
library, not to mention digging into them to learn more about these two talent
men. For more info and details when they become available, head over to Midnight
Marquee's website HERE.
SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: CRIMSON WINTER
We have posted our review of the score for a new movie called
CRIMSON WINTER, with the score being from William Piotrowski. Head over to
our Soundtrack Review section to read our
LOOKING FOR A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S
What better way than taking your special someone to a
midnight screening of the original 1981 Canadian slasher film, MY BLOODY
VALENTINE. Screening at the Music Box Theatre on Friday the 14th and
Saturday the 15th, this apparently will be a "vintage 35mm print featuring extra
gore never shown theatrically". Little confused on that one since the
theatrical prints of this film was cut. But even seeing this film in the
original version on the big screen would be a special night for that special
someone in your life. Sure, in a twisted horror fan nut sort of way, but still
For more info, head over to the Music Box's website
WANT TO SEE AN ASPHYX?
Do you even know what an Asphyx is? If you do, then you must
be familiar with the 1973 British film starring Robert Powell about a scientist
who discovers the secret of immortality, just by capturing a little thing called
an asphyx. But thanks to Roving Revivals, you could have the chance to see
it. They need 75 advanced purchased tickets to make this happen, which is set to
take place on Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30pm, at the Muvico Rosemont 18 Theater
in Rosemont, IL. Tickets are $11, which might seem a bit high, but you
also have to understand this is a rare chance to see this film on the big
For all the information, head over to the website
This week's lesson is about a director in the '40s that
didn't make too many films, but the ones that he did, he did really well. Head
over to the classroom to find out more.
I have to say I was pretty impressed with the two who guessed our last photo
correctly. I thought I was going to stump everyone on this one. This little gem
is called TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST, released in 1976, but had one great looking
VHS case, which is probably why most of us rented in back in the '80s. Great
movie? Not really. But fun? Oh yeah. Kudos to the following that did send in the
correct answer: Craig Clark and Don England. For some reason, I thought
there were a couple more, so if you did send in the correct answer and I missed
it, I apologize. Feel free to email me and use all CAPS!
But let's get to this week's photo. It's an old black and
white classic. Just click
HERE to send us
your answer. As always, good luck.
NEW MONTH, NEW MISSION, NEW MEMBERS???
With just a couple of days into
February, all of you soldiers out there should have received your new mission
for this month. So let's not dilly-dally too long and get started on it.
If you're not joining in all the army fun, then why not? Where you can you
be rewarded just for watching a couple of movies a month? Need more info,
then just click HERE.
For those of you that were one of our lucky winners from last
year, I still need your photo! I've gotten a couple, but am still looking
for more. Just need a little snapshot of you holding the prize, so we can
post it on our Army page, letting everyone else be envious of you and your
prize. Plus, it shows all the potential soldiers just all the cool stuff
they could be winning.
And lastly...if you're in the Army, let's try to increase our
numbers here. So put on your recruitment hats and convince your friends to
enlist. Here's the deal...if you get a friend to enlist and participate,
make sure they drop me an email and let me know you are the one that got
them to enlist. Then you will be a bonus of having your name being put
into the pot an extra time at the end of the year. For example, if you
complete all 12 missions throughout the year, your name will be in there 12
times. But if you do that, AND get 2 people to enlist and participate,
then you would be in there 14 times. So how that all works? Any
questions, just let me know. See you on the front lines.
REST IN PEACE
I really don't like having all of these updates with
announcements of people that we have lost. But I guess it is the best way
to make sure that we remember these people and the work they have given us, that
never goes away and continues to bringing entertainment to fans from around the
The first one is Gordon Hessler, who passed away on the 19th at the age of 83.
He was a producer and director that started his career working with Universal
Studios on the TV shows Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,
staring as a story reader and making his way up from associate producer to
producer, even directing. He worked with AIP continuing the Edgar Allan
Poe series that Roger Corman started, with films like THE OBLONG BOX (1969), CRY
OF THE BANSHEE (1970), MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1971), as well as SCREAM AND
SCREAM AGAIN (1970). He also directed THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974).
And of course, he was also the man behind the camera for the cult classic KISS
MEETS THE PHANTOM (1978). While his films might not hold us as great
classics, they do represent a special time in horror movies that they generally
were entertaining in the least. Something that some movies these days have
Our second name was someone that had a huge impact on
children growing up in the '60s and '70s. And that would be Arthur Rankin
Jr., one half of Rankin/Bass Productions. Rankin Jr. passed away a couple
of days ago, on the 30th, at the age of 89. Not only has he been involed
with so many children's programming over the years, but him and his partner
Jules Bass gave us holiday classics like RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964),
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (1968), FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (1969), SANTA CLAUS IS COMING
TO TOWN (1970), and many more. He also was a producer for the American
version of the Turkey-Day favorite KING KONG ESCAPES (1967). Of course, as
much as I enjoyed those holiday shows, there was one of them he made that had a
huge impact on me as a kid. And that was the MAD MONSTER PARTY? (1967).
Even using the voice of Boris Karloff as Dr. Frankenstein, and having all the
classic monsters coming together in this children's program, as a young monster
kid in the making, this was one program that I watched every time it was on.
It was one that you'd search through the TV guides each week to see if it was
going to play and then make sure you were glued in front of the TV when it did.
Such fond memories of that show, as the others he worked on, are ones that I
cherish even to this day. He definitely made an impact on my childhood,
and know I am not alone. So again, while he will be missed, his work will
live on for many future generations to come.
Although, I was amazed to find out that Rankin's wife was
none other than Olga Karlatos. Fulci fans remember her as the poor woman
that meets the nasty end of a huge splinter in his film ZOMBIE. Wow...had
HIDDEN HORROR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE KRYPT
If you'd rather not go through Amazon, you can order your own
copy of Hidden Horror right from us. Just click
HERE for all the info.
DEADLY EYES ARE COMING
Scream Factory has announced their plans to release the 1982
killer rat movie THE DEADLY EYES on DVD and Blu-ray sometime this year.
This one brings back fond memories for me since we had this at the theater I
worked at. Directed by Robert Clouse, who made a few martial arts
pictures, including ENTER THE DRAGON. Most might not know, but Clouse was
completely deaf, which might explain why his films tended to be more visual than
most. In any case, this one might be a bit cheesy with little dachshund
dressed up like rats, but we were impressed with the gore, and just a lot of
fun. No real details on the release, but this will make the first time it
hits the digital age, so we're pretty excited about it.
KRYPITC WORLD TOUR 2014
In a little over a month, we will be starting this year's
round of conventions, and boy are we ready for them. Seems like forever
since our last one and are chomping at the bit for them to start up again.
We've got 7 shows planned so far this year, and may throw one or two more in
there, even if we're not vending. With some great guests scheduled, we are
so looking forward to getting back to being able to hang out with our extended
convention family, as well as getting the chance to talk horror movies with so
many like minded people.
So here's what we have scheduled so far. Hope to see
HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH, Mar. 21st-23rd - With an EVIL
DEAD and EVIL DEAD 2 reunion, several composers for a Composing Horrors
event,this looks to like a great show. Of course, the fact that they
have Clint Howard there is just makes it even more awesome. Plus, this
show will be the debut show for Hidden Horrors, so we're excited for that.
Of course, we'll have them at all the shows this year, so no worries.
Cinema Wasteland in Strongsville, OH on Apr. 4th-6th - A couple of weeks
later, we make our bi-annual trip to Strongsville Ohio for our favorite
show. Always have a great time here and know this one will be no
different. And with guests like Larry Cohen, we know it's going to be
a good one.
Nightmares in Novi, MI on Apr. 25th-27th - Last year was our first trip
to this show and we just had a blast. So much so that we've made it a
regular stop on our yearly World Tour. They have a bunch of icon
guests lined up, so it should be another fun event.
Wonderfest in Louisville, KY on May 31st-Apr. 1st - This will be our 3rd
time going to this show and once again looking forward to it. This one
will be there 25th Anniversary show with Chris Walas returning as a guest,
among other talented people in the industry. Just love seeing all the
great model kits on display and for sale there. Some really talented
Flashback Weekend in Rosemont, IL on Aug. 8th-10th - Chicago's longest
running horror con and one that we enjoy every year. With the recent
announcement of the PHANTASM reunion, we're pretty excited to get to see our
favorite dwarf-kicking, guitar-playing, ice cream man around, Reggie
SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: I,
We have posted our review of the soundtrack of this recent
release. Head over to our Soundtrack Reviews
to check it out.
Last week's photo was from Larry Fessenden's brilliant film HABIT, which just so
happens to be covered in Hidden Horror. Coincidence? Could be.
No matter what, it is a great movie that should be seen by all. A modern
day vampire movie that is extremely well done. We only received one
correct answer this week and that was from Gavin Schmitt. Congrats to you,
But if you're hoping that this week's photo was going to be
an easy one, you are sadly mistaken. This one is going to be tough as a
thick skinned lizard, one could say. The weird color thing going on in the
photo is just like it is in the movie, so its not your computer. Take a
good look and see what you can come up with. Just click
HERE to send us
your answer. Good luck.
BOOK LAUNCH - A HUGE THANK YOU!
I wanted to say thanks to everyone who
came out last weekend for the official book launch for Hidden Horror.
This was the one of the reason for no update last week. We had a pretty damn good
turnout, sold a few books, and had so many great conversations with so many
great people. We have posted plenty of photos on the
Horror Facebook page from the event, so you can head over there to see all
the fun, not to mention the amazing cake we had for the event. While my
wife Dawn didn't actually make the cake, her little add-ons is what made it so
damn special. Once again if it wasn't for the hard work that John Pata put
into laying out this fine tome, and of course, Dr. AC himself, Aaron
Christensen, for gathering together this massive group of horror enthusiasts to
take part in this project, it makes me feel even more proud to not only have
been part of this great book. But also that we had so many friends that came out to
show their support for it. Can't thank you guys enough. Below is a
shot of the contributors that were able to make it out for the launch, minus Joe
Wallace who is just off to the left (Sorry Joe!)
ORTOLANI - REST IN PEACE
Who this, you say? Ortolani is one of the many people
that have an impact on movies and you never see them or their work. Of
course, we HEAR it. Riz Ortolani was a composer that worked in just about
every film genre out there. Horror fans of course will know him for one
that is probably most known for, the score for Ruggero Deodato's 1980 film
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. He also composed scores for films like Antonio
Marghereriti's CASTLE OF BLOOD (1963) and HORROR CASTLE (1964), Lucio Fulci's
DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1974), KILLER CROCODILE (1989) and it's sequel KILLER
CROCODILE 2 (1990).
But Ortolani's music has developed quite a fan based in the
industry, with Quentin Taratino using his music in both his KILL BILL films, as
well as INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and DJANGO UNCHAINED. He was nominated for an
Oscar twice in his career, the first time was for Best Music, Original Song
titled "More" that was used in the film MONDO CANE. That's right folks,
that film actually had an Oscar nomination. He was also nominated for four
Golden Globe awards, winning one of them. His song "Oh My Love", which is
sung by his wife Katyna Ranieri, was recently used in the film DRIVE as well,
which was from a 1971 film called GOODBYE UNCLE TOM, made by Franco Prosperi,
who also had directed MONDO CANE.
Ortolani passed away last Wednesday, at the age of 87, just a
few days away from celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary. Not only did
Ortolani work on film scores, but he had established the Pesaro Riz Ortolani
Foundation, which is used to help promote music "through scholarships, seminars,
debates, concerts and exhibitions." It's one thing to create some
incredible music, but also to want to pass that love on to other people is signs
of a great person. He will be missed.
YOU CAN ONLY DIE AT THE BOX OFFICE
With Hollywood's latest entry into the Frankenstein genre
proving that the only thing that can destroy Shelley's creation is poor numbers
at the box office. Now, I'm sure there are studio heads shaking their
heads telling some subordinate that they knew they shouldn't have invested in
such genre films. With an budget reported to be around $65 million, which
I'm sure went to all the fancy special effects and CGi work, and bringing in
around $10 opening weekend, it is going to be a while before they start making
money on this one. Maybe, just maybe, one day they will realize that all
the fancy looking CGI does not make a great picture.
But the real sad part is that since this one is a failure, it
pretty much means that any Frankenstein themed picture that was in the beginning
stage probably just got knocked back, since the studios would assume that since
this one failed, they all will. Granted, while that might not be such a
bad thing, I still have hopes of seeing Guillermo del Toro's version of
Shelley's novel come to the screen, with Doug Jones, of course, playing the
creature. Maybe some day it will happen.
MORRICONE'S SCORE FOR FULCI FILM
I don't think you can be a fan of Italian cinema and not love
the music of Ennio Morricone. I think it is actually illegal in some
states. Seriously. While there has been a soundtrack release before
of the work that Morricone did for Lucio Fulci's 1971 film A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S
SKIN (aka UNA LUCERTOLA CON LA PELLE DI DONNA), thanks to the fine folks at Beat
Records, you can now own the definitive 2-disc edition of this score. This
long out-of-print score now comes in a 2-disc edition that has approx. 90
minutes of music. This is only a limited edition of 500 copies, so to
order it, just head over to
Screen Archives Entertainment.
HORRORHOUND ANNOUNCES CHRISTOPHER YOUNG
While it's hard to get me more excited than when HorrorHound
announced that Clint Howard would be at the their March show, I figured that
since we were on somewhat of a film score kick, it would be a good time to pass
on the news that composer Christopher Young will be at show as well. He is part of
the Composing Horrors tribute they are gathering, along with composers Alan Howarth, Harry Manfredini, Joseph Loduca, Richard Band, and Don Peake. I'm
thrilled that someone is taking the time to put the spotlight on some people
that really can make the movies we watch even more special. Being a huge
fan of soundtracks, we are very excited for this, and really hope they are doing
a Q&A panel for these guys!
KRYPTIC ARMY PRIZES ON THE WAY
The last of the Prizes for the 2013 winners have been mailed
out and should have arrived by now. Once again,
PLEASE send me a photo of you holding on to your prize so we can add it to our
Army page. We've already gotten a couple of there, so please send them in!
Being a die-hard horror fan, I just love me some good trivia.
Great way to challenge your fellow fiends as well as showing that you really
have way too much time on your hands. Thanks to author and life-long
horror movie fan James Newman, we have a new book filled with "hair-raising"
trivia that is a lot of fun. It is called James Newman's 666
Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia. Normally I don't just repost
something from a press release because I always want to put it in my own words.
But this explanation really sums it up what it means to be a horror fan and it
made me laugh. So here it is:
"Ever been called a “weirdo” because you know more about Night of the Living
Dead than you know about current events? Do people look at you funny because
you have no interest in reality-TV but you can name every film in which Vincent
Price appeared? Do you feel like an outsider because you’ve never cared about
sports, yet you cheered at the top of your lungs when some kids played soccer
with a severed head at the end of Hostel Part 2? If you would rather visit
Count Dracula’s castle than take a trip to the beach . . . if you’d prefer
hanging out with Pinhead, having lunch with Leatherface, or babysitting for
Rosemary instead of spending time with your real friends and family . . . this
book is for YOU."
You can order this book from Amazon or directly from the
And the real beauty is that the price is only $9! Hours of fun for a great
THE ART AND LEGACY OF ROGER CORMAN
If you are in the Bloomington Indiana area this March, the
Indiana University is having a special event in their Cinema Department.
During two weekends, they will be celebrating the iconic talent that is Roger
Corman, who is scheduled to be in attendance at some point. On March 8th,
they will be screening THE CONVERSATION (6:30pm) and THE TERROR (9:30pm).
Then the following Saturday, the 15th, they will be screening PAPER MOON
(6:30pm) and then TARGETS (9:30pm). We're not sure when exactly Corman
will be appearing there, but will posting that when we find out.
For more information, you can go to the official website
SAVE THE MIDWAY!
Since the studios have stopped sending out actual films now
and are going with the digital format, if theaters don't convert, they won't be
able to show any newer movies. This has put a huge dark cloud hanging over a
lot of these theaters, especially the drive ins. The Midway Drive
In, owned and operated by Mike and Mia Kerz (who put on the Flashback Weekend convention) is
needing your help. They are asking for donations to help cover the
expensive cost of converting to digital projector, that usually runs around
$125,000. So even if it is just what you'd normally pay for a movie ticket
or a DVD, it can really add up and help keep this great place open and running.
We've been out to the Midway quite a few times over the years
and have always had such a great time. Not only is it a nice nostalgic
trip back for us older fans, but it is a great chance for younger fans to
experience the same fun and excitement we had when we were younger. So
please help keep that alive for us, as well as for future generation of movie
fans. Head over to the Midway's website and click on the Paypal button to
donate in either $10, $25, or $50 totals. You can also contact them if
you'd rather pay by credit card at 847-647-3124. You can always email them
at firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. But please, whatever you can spare. It all adds
POPCORN TO HIT BLU-RAY/DVD
Okay fans, here's
a little story that shows you that dreams can come true with some hard work and
dedication. Some time ago, super fan (not to mention a stellar writer and
talented PR machine), Kristy Jett started a Facebook page to bring some
attention to the fact that one of her favorite movies, POPCORN, has not been
released on DVD and needed to be. She worked very hard on this, getting
Michael Felsher from Red Shirt Pictures involved and then finally Synapse Films.
According to Synapse's Don May, they have "some amazing materials, including the
original camera negative and 35mm Interpositive material to go through, to make
sure this release is the best it can be. We just got a palette of
amazing stuff we have to sort through for extras, including never before seen
behind-the-scenes photos, documents, vintage interview tapes and even an
alternate, never used original movie poster design." They are hoping for a
release this Halloween, but that has not been confirmed yet. But we know,
like all of Synapse's releases, once it does come out, it will be more than
worth the wait. To get all the updates, head over to the Facebook page
But it just shows that if you really want something to happen
and work hard enough at it, it can happen. While not to take anything
away from Synapse and Felsher for their work in this, we want to give a special
shout out and "GREAT JOB" to Kristy for her undying dedication to this project, as well
as the horror genre in general. It's great to have her on our side.
CLASSIC GODZILLA COMES TO BLU-RAY
This is why I couldn't be totally against remakes.
Because of all the hype of the new Godzilla film coming out this summer, it
means that other companies are going to do stuff to try and ride the promotional
wave that comes along with the movie. Kraken Releasing is a newer
sub-label that will be unleashing 3 classic Godzilla films on Blu-ray and DVD.
As much as I enjoy the newer Godzilla films from the last couple of decades, I
still enjoy the old classics, even if they are a bit more cheesy. So I'm
pretty excited that the following films will be getting a release: GODZILLA VS
HEDORAH (aka GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER), EBIRAH: HORROR OF THE DEEP (aka
GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER) and finally GODZILLA VS GIGAN. No details on
the release dates, or any if any extras, but they will have both the English and
Japanese versions. Stay tuned for more details.
HORROR HISTORY - OPEN FLOOR?
Okay class, we're going to do something different this time.
We're going to open the floor to you, and ask you who YOU think we should
highlight in a Horror History spotlight, as well as WHY you think we should.
Kind of like a little reserve teaching. Send us an email with a name(s) of
something that you feel needs more attention for their work in the genre, and
why you think they are important. If we like your idea, we'll use it in an
upcoming post, and of course give you credit for it as well.
For last week's photo, I did something different. I
used a shot from a fairly recent film, Jim Mickle's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE.
Sure, I know it's not something that we normally do, using something so recent.
But I wanted to not only change it up a bit, as well as put a little spotlight on Mickle's
latest film, which we really enjoyed (other than the ending...sorry, had a bit
of a problem with that). So even though we got a lot of people sending in
RAVENOUS, we did get a few that got the right title. They were: Aaron
Christensen, James Newman, and Matthew Wedge. For those that haven't seen
it, I urge you to check it out. We'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
For this week's photo, going back to something a little more
classic and old school. I promise....this one is definitely older than the
1-12-14 7 DAYS TO BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Sure, I know we posted something in our last two updates, but
it's not every day we have the first book under the Kitley's Krypt Press banner,
so we just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of the launch for Hidden Horror
next Sunday at Spyner's Pub, which is located at 4623 Western Ave in Chicago.
Quite a few of the contributors are going to be there, plus we'll obviously have
copies there for sale. There will be trivia games and prizes, so make sure
you bring your A-game! We'll have movie trailers playing and plenty of
fellow horror fans to hang out with and talk movies with. So it you're
guaranteed to have a good time.
Once again, for the Facebook event page with all the info
about the launch, just click
See you there!
In the day and age where printed material is said to be a
dying art form, there are some out there that are fighting to prove that not to
be true. And one of those is Billy Nocera from Razorback Records.
Being an old-school horror fan, one that grew up with reading about the horror
films that weren't your typical mainstream fare, the cult, the obscure, the
twisted, the gory, he was tired of not seeing the films that he loved being
covered in current magazines. So he decided that he would create his own,
making it look and feel like the magazine that he would want to see out there.
So Evilspeak was then born.
Last year at one of the conventions that we both were at,
Billy told me his ideas about what he wanted to create and I thought it was a
great idea. I was even more thrilled when he asked me to contribute an
article or two. I mean, it isn't hard to get me going when you ask me to
write about not only Paul Naschy, but my favorite of his films, HORROR RISES
FROM THE TOMB. Of course, to make the piece shine even more is this
incredible piece of artwork that Don England has created for the cover of the
debut issue. No photoshop or computer coloring here, but good old fashion
hand drawn piece of art. I mean...just stunning. I also wrote a
retrospective on the Blood Island films, which was a lot of fun to revisit.
But this is going to have plenty of other highly talented
writers that have turned out some great work for the debut issue. Here's a
list of what other topics you are going to find inside the bloody pages of
interview, director of THE BOOGEYMAN, TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES
MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE article
HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP by Thomas
Sueyres from Video Junkie fame
Retrospective on Gore Shriek comics by
A Chas Balun article by Leon Marcelo,
author of Creepy Crawls: A Horror Fiend's Travel Guide
A feature on the magazine's namesake,
EVILSPEAK, by Liquid Cheese guru Dave Kosanke
Donald Farmer talks about the
Article on Heavy Metal horror movies, like
CANNIBAL GIRLS article
THE DEVIL MASTER aka THE DEMON LOVER
Interview with Heather Langenkamp &
They are hoping to have
this ready in the next couple of months. We'll have info here when it is,
but you can also head over to their Facebook page
for more information and to show your support.
POSTER ART - A MODERN DISGRACE
The genius running Good Bad Flicks posted a video about movie
posters last November and I just got around to catching it. Just click
HERE to watch it. I've bitched about the lack of talent and creativity
used for modern movie posters, but this video really takes it to another level
and really shows how lazy the studios are, or even worse that they just don't
care. In the days before the internet, and even further back, the movie
poster was the one thing that was used to get people to see the movie. In
fact, for studios like Hammer and AIP, the posters were created even before the
script was written to sell the movie to the distributors. If they liked
the idea, then the studio made the movie. So it had to be catchy, it had
to draw the viewer in, and most of all, it had to make that person looking at
that poster want to see the movie. But so much has changed over the years,
where it really looks like the studios are too stupid to realize it looks the
same as a dozen other posters out there, or more likely, they just don't care.
It is a throwaway art form right now, which is a damn shame. Because
people like Reynold Brown, Tom Chantrell, Drew Struzan, Macario
Gomez Quibus, and so many other talented artists, they are the ones responsible
for making us want to see these movies. Seeing the poster art for a film
like THE DEADLY MANTIS is going to get me to see it. But the poster for
SCREAM? Sorry...just the opposite.
So what can we do, as fans of these posters? Learn who
created them. Learn their name and the other work they have done.
Let's make sure that their names are just as important as the rest of the
filmmakers. A lot of these guys never got any respect, credit, or even
paid enough, for what they were creating, usually on a very short time line.
So the next time you're looking at one of your favorite posters...see if you can
find out who the artist was. Maybe take a few minutes and do a little
research. Give them the credit they deserve.
Some of the prizes have been mailed off to this year's
winners and hopefully we'll have some photos of them to post soon. If
you're not joining in our little monthly challenges, then head over to our
Army page to check it out, as well as seeing all the
great prizes our soldiers have won over the last 4 years. Granted, the
bottom line is to get people to watch more movies, but winning some free stuff
is pretty cool too! So come on and enlist! And get your friend's to
sign up as well.
WALKER STALKER CON
Sure, I've been known not to have much love for Walkers, the
fanatical Walking Dead fans that love the show. So why would I even
mention that there is a new convention going on called
Walker Stalker Con?
Because I'm thrilled they have started these shows up. Why? Simple.
Because then it will draw the stars and fans of this TV show to this convention
instead of clogging up the regular horror cons out there, where the fans that go
to there are fans of things BESIDES Walking Dead. So these Walkers can
lineup to pay people like Addy Miller $20 to $30 because she was in one episode
for about 30 seconds. Better at this show then the other ones. So
good luck to the people running these shows and I hope they do well enough to
keep these guests from the shows that I go to. Maybe you should try to get
the people that did the catering for the TV show too. I'm sure those
Walkers would pay $20 for their autograph too.
This week's lesson is about an artist that was one of the key
figures responsible in corrupting the youth in the '50s. Or so some would
have it. But we know better, don't we? Head over to the
classroom the learn more.
Our photo from last week was not from FRIDAY THE 13th, which a few people
thought it was. It was actually from LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH. Granted, I can see the similarities, but sorry...not this
time. But a few of you did recognize this highly underrated film.
Kudos goes out to the following: Hoby Abernathy, Dahlia Daniels, Dave Friedman,
Chris Kinniery, Billy Nocera, John Pata, Raymond Rich, Gavin Schmitt, Mike
Shields, Kristin Wicks, and William Wilson. Well done, people. Pat
yourself on the back.
This week's photo is from one that we recently watched for
the first time. As you can see in the photo, a very tasty one at that!
HERE to send us
your answer. Good luck!
MIKE VRANEY - REST IN PEACE
Not a good way to start off 2014, when we hear
about the passing of someone that has worked so hard at making sure some of the
most obscure, strange, bizarre films & shorts ever made, were not lost and still
available for movie fans, both old and new, to still enjoy.
Mike Vraney, the founder of Something Weird Video, passed
away last Thursday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was only 56
years old. In 1990, he started Something Weird Video that gave fans of
cult and exploitation movies a place to find some of the most rare and otherwise
lost pieces of celluloid. Always on the search for something new (and
weird), Vraney knew that these little bits of cult & exploitation gold were
history and needed to be remembered and enjoyed, and worked very hard at
searching and discovering what would have been lost to the world had it not been
for his never-ending quest.
As someone who is always waving the flag for people to learn
more about the genre and film, I commend Vraney for what he's done for the cult
& exploitation industry, by bringing a lot of attention to filmmakers that most
would have never heard of. Names like Dwain Esper, Kroger Babb, Doris
Wishman, Howard "Pappy" Goldman, David Friedman, and the rest of the notorious
"Forty Thieves". These were the early purveyors of exploitation film
makers and distributors, or as David Friedman calls them "light-footed
carpetbaggers of cinemadom". Coming into a small town with film prints and
posters, to make a quick buck and then gone in a flash. Friedman and Dan
Sonney had even called Vraney "the forty-first theif", which was an name Vraney
took with honor.
Vraney also was the one that brought a lot of H.G. Lewis'
films to the public on video and later DVD, not to mention countless other
titles and film shorts that use to pack full Something Weird's DVD releases.
It is because of him that we all can still enjoy the film BLOOD FREAK too.
So we honor this man who has worked so hard to keep the
strange alive and watched, and are sorry to hear of his passing. Our
thoughts go out to his wife, family and friends. He may be gone, but what
he has given to the film community will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace
Mike. And thank you so much for the many hours of strange entertainment.
NEW BILLY O'BRIEN FILM
At the very end of 2012, we interviewed filmmaker Billy
O'Brien about this film ISOLATION, which we were covering for the upcoming (and
now released) book Hidden Horror, which you can read
HERE. But during the interview, he mentioned a film that he had just
been hired to direct, that was going to be a sci-fi/horror film. It seems
the film is now finished and is called SCINTILLA. Working with O'Brien
again is actor John Lynch, who starred in ISOLATION, as well as appearing in
Richard Stanley's HARDWARE. O'Brien said this was a low budget film but
you'd never know from the look of it. I for one, am very excited to see it
and hope that it gets picked up at some point for a release.
You can check out the trailer
HIDDEN HORROR BOOK LAUNCH INFO
We have an official Facebook Event for this. Just click
for all the info and details. The book is now available on Amazon for
purchase as well. Just click
HERE or the book link in the Navigational menu on the left. Please
post any feedback on the Amazon page.
NEW REVIEW - RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS
We have posted our review of this sequel to a film from over
50 years ago, that even has the star of the original returning. That's
right, James Best, Rosco P. Coltrane himself, returns for this lame ass sequel to
a very entertaining and fun '50s monster movie. Head over to our
Section to read all of our thoughts on this and learn once again why we have a
negative attitude towards low budget films. As we mention in our review,
in the audio commentary for this movie, Fred Olen Ray makes the comment that “Anybody with an internet
connection can be a critic.” Well guess what, Fred? Anybody with a camera can
apparently be a movie director too.
KRYPTIC ARMY 2013 WINNERS
Ladies and Gentlemen...I give you the winners of the 2013
Kryptic Army! The below individuals have shown great strength and courage
to fight their way through many different horrors they have witnessed over the
last year, especially the Battle of the Turkeys last November when we almost
lost a few soldiers then. But before we get to the names, I want to thank
everyone that continues to participates in our Monthly movie challenges, even if
you are not listed below. Hopefully you have enjoyed our monthly
challenges and have had a good time seeking out and watching some fun movies.
While the missions are getting more and more challenging to come up with some new ideas
for the themes, it still remains a lot of fun to read all the different movies
that are being watched. So we appreciate your support throughout the year.
But let's not stop there. While your struggling through the missions, it
is always better to have more on your side. I'm sure you know a person or
two that is a die-hard horror fan like we are that would be a perfect soldier in
our army. So spread the word and let's get our numbers bigger and
And now, let's get to the winners. If you're name is
listed below, please email me your mailing address and we'll get your prize
mailed off to you. And remember, if you can, PLEASE send us a photo of you
holding the prize so we can add it to our Kryptic Army page.
Thomas Brennan – 8x10 still signed by H.G. Lewis
Craig J. Clark – PHANTASM mini-poster signed by director
Dahlia Daniels – NIGHTMARE 3 Spanish LC signed by
director Chuck Russell
Jerry Downing – 8x10 still from HOUSE signed by director
Lance Ford - BASKET CASE mini-poster signed by director
Damien Glonek – STANLEY Lobby Card Signed by director
Doug Lamoreux - SATAN’S CHEERLEADERS DVD signed by
director Greydon Clark
Erik Martin - 8x10 still from VAMPIRES signed by director
Dustin Moravick - TOURIST TRAP mini-poster signed by
director David Schmoeller
John Pata - MANIAC mini-poster signed by director William
Erich Polnow - Slug repro from NIGHT OF THE CREEPS signed
by director Fred Dekker
Stephen Weakley – DEAD & BURIED Spanish mini-poster
signed by director Gary Sherman
KRYPTIC ARMY REPORTS ARCHIVED
We thought all these mission reports were being archived on
the Message Board we've been using, but unfortunately do to space, they get
automatically deleted when we reach a certain space. So we are slowing
going back and retrieving the past mission reports from the message board and
archiving them here on the site. We have just finished getting all of the
reports from 2012 transferred over and posted here on the site. If you go
to the Army page, under the listing for that year, right
before the winners from that year are listed, there is a link for reports for
that year. The reports for 2010 and 2011 had already been deleted.
We have put up a page that lists what the original missions were if you are
interested. We're going to start working on getting all of 2013
transferred over as well and we'll announce that once it is done.
Well I'm actually kind of bummed that more people didn't get
our photo from last week. That just means that everyone has some homework
to do. The shot was of one of the poor victims in Paul Naschy's HORROR
RISES FROM THE TOMB. This was my first foray into the works of Mr. Naschy
and still remains as my favorite after all these years. Couldn't recommend
this movie enough. Put it at the top of your To-Watch list for this year.
But at least we did get one person that correctly identified the movie, and that
would be Chris Kinniery. Well done, Chris.
I guess we should use something a little easier this week.
Something to start the new year off on a nice easy one? Sure...why not.
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