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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Horror Icon Poker

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Oil on canvas, by Colin Mayne

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Monique Gabrielle

 The popular 80's B-Movie Scream Queen and former Penthouse Pet turns 48 today.
We will celebrate the occasion by celebrating her in various states of undress -
not unlike many of her countless sexy film roles.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Hell holds no surprises for them

Satan is ever ready to seduce us with sensual delights

Vanessa Redgrave about to get her demons excised in Ken Russell's The Devils (1971)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another day to live through

Vincent Price in a still from the under-rated The Last Man On Earth (1964)
The first film to be based upon Richard Matheson's 'I Am Legend', and arguably the best.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Instant Country

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from Playboy Magazine, November 1992

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nights Of Terror

What's wrong? I'm your son!

a promotional still from Andrea Bianchi's zombie wonderment Burial Ground (1981)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Art Of The Blind Dead

here's a small poster gallery featuring everyone's favorite order
of blind malevolent revenants - the Knights Templar

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Friday, July 22, 2011

You're on their side, aren't you?

Arno Frisch breaks down the "fourth wall " in Michael Haneke's
bold home-invasion thriller Funny Games (1997)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Making A Scene

George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Jean Rollin's Rape Of The Vampire (1968)

Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979)

Ridley Scott's Alien (1979)

Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce (1985)

Alan Parker's Angel Heart (1987)

John Carpenter's They Live (1988)

Rob Zombie's House Of A 1000 Corpses (2003)

Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (2007)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

you can't lock the madman out of your mind

promotional still from William Lustig's jarring Maniac (1980)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Split screens and split minds

What the Devil hath joined together let no man cut asunder!

Margot Kidder in a promotional still from Brian DePalma's early thriller Sisters (1973),
a tale of fractured identity that certainly takes liberal queues from Hitchcock,
but spins them into its own uniquely seductive web.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Geezer!

"If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling."

Terence "Geezer" Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist for
Black Sabbath, as well as being attributed to giving the band its eponymous name.
One of the first bassists to down-tune and apply pedal effects to his instrument, he and
the mighty Sabbath would virtually create heavy metal in their discontent. Yay.
He turns 62 today.

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Here Geezer talks about and illustrates some of his bass techniques
from several famous Sabbath songs.