Put On Your Silver Shamrock Masks, It’s Time….


It’s time.

Evening approaches.  The sun is setting.  It’s time to start counting treats and perhaps playing a few tricks.  In other words, it’s time to put on your Silver Shamrock masks and gather around the television….

(Actually, its seem like Silver Shamrock would have more success if they had a bigger online presence but I guess they like to do things the old-fashioned way….)

 

Horror Scenes That I Love: Conal Cochran Explains Halloween in Halloween III: Season of the Witch


Tonight’s horror scene that I love is from the underrated 1982 film, Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

In this scene, Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy) explains not only the origins of Halloween but he also discusses how he’s going to make Halloween great again.  This scene is probably the best in the film and it’s almost entirely due to O’Herlihy’s wonderfully menacing performance as Conal Cochran.

“….and happy Halloween.”

 

4 Shots From 4 Halloween Films


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking.

Today, we acknowledge the release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween with….

4 Shots From 4 Halloween Films

Halloween (1978, dir by John Carpenter)

Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982, dir by Tommy Lee Wallace)

Halloween H20 (1998, dir by Steve Miner)

Halloween (2007, dir by Rob Zombie)

4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Tommy Lee Wallace Edition!


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films is all about letting the visuals do the talking.

This October, I am going to be using our 4 Shots From 4 Films feature to pay tribute to some of my favorite horror directors, in alphabetical order!  That’s right, we’re going from Argento to Zombie in one month!

Today’s director: Tommy Lee Wallace!

4 Shots From 4 Films

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982, dir by Tommy Lee Wallace)

Fright Night Part 2 (1988, dir by Tommy Lee Wallace)

It (1990, dir by Tommy Lee Wallace)

Vampires: Los Muertos (2002, dir by Tommy Lee Wallace)

6 Trailers For Halloween, Part 1


With Halloween rapidly approaching, it’s time for another 3-part edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film Trailers!  Today, we start things off by revisiting 6 trailers from a very familiar franchise.

1) Halloween (1978)

2) Halloween 2 (1981)

3) Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)

4) Halloween 4 (1988)

5) Halloween 5 (1989)

6) Halloween 6 (1995)

What do you think, Trailer Kitty?

Trailer Kitty

6 Trailers For The Day Before Halloween


Hi there!  Well, it’s the day before Halloween and that can only mean that it’s time for another edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film trailers!

1) How To Make A Monster (1958)

This movie, which involves the danger of angering a Hollywood makeup artist, seems especially appropriate for Halloween.

2) Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)

This is a movie that generated some debate on this site just a few weeks ago.  I happen to like it but I’m in a minority.  What can I say?  I’m a sucker for any film that features an Irishman destroying the world.

3) Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970)

This film is from the great Italian director, Mario Bava.

4) The Toolbox Murders (1978)

This film is proof that you should never trust a man with a toolbox.

5) The Initiation (1984)

“They pledged themselves to be young, stay young … and die young.”  Well, I guess that’s one way to stay forever young.

6) Night of the Zombies (1980)

Finally, how can you do a Halloween trailer post and not include at least one zombie film?

What do you think, Trailer Kitties?