Friday, March 22, 2019

Saturday Night Drive-In Movie #6

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Welcome to the sixth installment of Saturday Night Drive-In. Your weekend b-horror flick: This week, I bring you Night of the Living Dead from 1968, the original and most iconic zombie flick. "A group of strangers gets stranded in a dilapidated farmhouse and must survive the night, and each other, after the dead begin to rise from their graves to eat the flesh of the living."

Make sure to watch my introduction and then enjoy the movie!

Friday, March 15, 2019

New (Easy) Miniature Wargaming Rules!

Micro-Mini Gaming System

Hello friends, fans, and readers. Many of you who follow me online likely already know I'm big into board and war games. Some of you may know I also enjoy designing my own tabletop RPGs and war games. Some of you may have tried out one of my own game designs. 

Today, I'm excited to announce the release of my Micro-Mini Gaming System. 

Micro-Mini is a rules-light system that is easy to learn and fast to play. You can also use whatever miniatures you have on hand. Originally, I designed this game with my nephews in mind. People who have already played the system comment on how it works well for kids.

To accommodate multiple age groups, I have actually released two versions of the game: BASIC and ADVANCED. The Basic version provides the bare bones "move and fire" type of rules. The Advanced rules add weapon, armor, and item options along with unit Confidence and potential retreats.

Download both for FREE for a limited time!

Saturday Night Drive-In Movie #5

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Welcome to the fifth installment of Saturday Night Drive-In. Your weekend b-horror flick: This
week, I bring you The House on Haunted from 1959, starring Vincent Price. "An eccentric millionaire holds a "haunted house party" for five strangers, offering them each 10,000 dollars to stay the night. The catch? They have to survive until morning."

Make sure to watch my introduction and then enjoy the movie!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Terror Video (Happy Birthday to Me)

Happy Birthday to Me

In this week's Terror Video, we take a look at the new Mill Creek Entertainment release of Happy Birthday to Me (1981), part of their retro VHS line of 80s movie releases. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Saturday-Night Drive-In Movie #4

The Bat (1959)

Welcome to the fourth installment of Saturday Night Drive-In. Your weekend b-horror flick: This week, I bring you The Bat from 1959, starring Agnes Moorhead and Vincent Price. "A famous writer and her maid rent an old house where a series of murders by a killer called The Bat happened. When the murderer returns, it is up to the two ladies and their friends to solve the mystery and stop the killer once and for all."

Make sure to watch my introduction and then enjoy the movie!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mini Macabre Review #15

Black Sunday (1960)

The Italian master of horror, Mario Bava, brings his best film forward with the gothic storytelling of Black Sunday. 

When a witch is burned at the stake, she promises to come back to take revenge on the family who killed her. Two centuries later, when two traveling doctors stumble on the witch's crypt, they unwittingly release her from her bonds. However, her strength isn't enough to come back yet. So, what better way to get strength than by sending out vampire servants she has created? Add in a cobweb-filled castle complete with secret passages and trap doors, and you have one fantastic horror flick.

Black Sunday is a phenomenal movie mixing witches, vampires, and satanism all into one gothic supernatural mix. Black Sunday is like a mixture of the gothic settings of Universal's Monster series and the gore and dark themes of Hammer's horror movies. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Terror Video (The Mole People)

The Mole People

I'm happy to announce that I'm resurrecting my Terror Video series. These are short little videos where I'm either showing and reviewing a horror related product or simply discussing some element of the horror genre as a whole. 

This week I'm reviewing The Mole People Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

Buy your own copy at Scream Factory.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Saturday-Night Drive-In Movie #3

The Screaming Skull (1958)

In a return to form, I'm starting up the short-lived Saturday Night Drive-In Movie series again! Each weekend I'll be sharing a public domain horror movie with you. I'll upload the movie to my youtube channel while also uploading my own personal introduction to the film. Get ready for some goofy horror and sci-fi! This week we watch one of my favorite b-movies--The Screaming Skull!

Mini Macabre Review #14

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (Episode 3)

Rock N' Roll Zombies Know Best

In episode 3 of Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, we get our first taste of the undead with a metal band of zombies. Todd is eager to make Jenny, his obsession, jealous. To do this, he goes over to Jenny's best friend's house only to find that she is keeping a pair of zombies in the basement. The zombies in this episode are very reminiscent of Billy from Hocus Pocus. These zombies can talk and think for themselves and their witty humor is along the same lines. This fact alone makes the episode more entertaining, as the British metal band undead are interesting characters on their own. 

This is also one of the less vulgar episodes which is a plus in some ways. Of course, it isn't without its gore--which in my opinion makes this show. The zombies eat some people leaving a bloody mess behind, but there are also some fun decapitations in store. As always, be prepared for swearing and sex jokes galore.