Note: This was written for a roundtable on another site that fell through due to lack of outside response, so I have graciously stolen it back for your Halloween reading pleasure. With all the great older genre stuff that is turning up on Amazon Prime, it was suggested that everyone pick something suitably weird and […]Read more "Prime Cuts: The Black Sleep (1956)"
except perhaps that Halloween is coming and I opted out of doing another countdown this year, Powerwolf’s cover of “A Touch of Evil” is really pretty damned good. Nothing really can beat Rob Halford of course, but I did enjoy this when I ran across it this week. And the organ is a fabulous touch. […]Read more "Apropos of Nothing"
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmonsterchannel%2Fvideos%2F10153516242541432%2F&show_text=0&width=560 How did I not know about this! I mean guys wrestling in giant monster suits as they destroy cardboard cites! How could this be not be awesome in every conceivable way? Called Kaiju Big Battel, it’s apparently been around for for years and now has a weekly home on the new The Monster Channel. […]Read more "This is a thing!!!"
“Warp into Monster Disco Hell!” Boy, oh boy, oh boy. This one’s a hot mess. I’d use the excuse that the band is Finnish and not singing in their native tongue, except I’m pretty sure that Tomi Putaansuu’s (OK, brief interruption. Because I am just proud as hell that I spelled that right, in the […]Read more "Word Salad Wednesday – Lordi: Get Heavy"
A few things I saw or did during the “Great Hiatus of 2015”.Read more "Random Hiatus Thoughts – Or What Jane Did On Her Late Fall Vacation (Part 1)"
And here’s the most important thing to remember as we move into Halloween itself. The creepy stuff is fun, it’s great to have a thrill or two, but ultimately evil loses out. I know, I read ahead the the end of the Book. So on that note: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Introduction to the Monster, Monster series […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Devil is a Loser"
Saving the best stuff for near the end and this is one of my absolute favorites. Dee Snyder and Alice Cooper, plus a cameo by zombie makeup king and sometimes actor Tom Savini (who also did all the makeup effects for the video). In addition to Alice, other (off-screen) musical guests on the song included […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Come on, you knew this had to be on here somewhere. The long version too. MJ may have been a sick puppy, but this short film by John Landis really was one of the first to bring home the full potential of the music video as complete short form film, with production values rivaling those […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Thriller"
The Ramones take on Stephen King? Why, yes please, I’ll have a bit of that! Introduction to Monster, Monster series here.Read more "Monster, Monster – Pet Sematary"
Just realized we are 26 days into this and haven’t had any Rob Zombie. Let me fix that. Introduction to the Monster, Monster series here.Read more "Monster, Monster – Living Dead Girl"