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My name is Eric AKA Sad Dracula. I write about anything from Halloween to Star Wars. Cheers!

Marvel Projectors Action Figures!

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MProjectorsIn 1994 there were action figures that projected adventures from their chests and I just found out about it…


As an adult, did you ever come across something in the toy aisle you just knew you’d love when you were a child? I ask because in my internet wanderings, I discovered ToyBiz’s Marvel Comics Projectors action figure line circa 1994

2xQ3KN “I’m the best there is at what I do and what I do is shoot out pictures from my cartoon show using a giant bulb in my chest…” -Wolverine

Ultradope, right? But what really toasts my Pop-Tarts is that I was prime age for these. Yet for whatever reason, I missed them. Unfortunately I do not have a time machine to correct this…but I do have money and an eBay account…which is almost the same thing.

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What Happened To Torture Porn?

A God amongst men once said, “Before you judge me, try hard to love me.” So I ask you all to not judge me for wondering what the hell happened to torture porn?! It’s a legit question.

“So is asking a stranger if they’re a size 14.”

( Shut it, Bill! )

I came across Hostel on Netflix. Seeing the poster to Hostel really sends me back to a different time. I was seriously tripping hard on a radical wave of nostalgia for a good ten minuteses from my past trigger that feeling but when it does it is freaking awesome. And the reason why Hostel is a lost toy for me has to do with the time period…

The year was 2005. The world was still fresh for me. I was a sophomore in high school and everything was pretty freaking sweet. Why? Because I saw a fucking movie that changed how I saw horror. The Eli Roth masterpiece, Hostel dropped in the stupid cold of January.

My dad dropped me and Frank off at the movie theater. We went in with smiles and left looking like we saw our parents porno tape.

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For the entirety of the winter, I walked around the world contemplating life, art and the meaning of horror. It was awesome. My horror education took yet another massive step into higher learning. That feeling of something new. Something WTF really makes me miss good ol’ torture porn. And that isn’t a bad thing.

After Hostel, I found Wolf Creek ( a huge fav of mine), Wes Craven’s Last House on The Left, Italian horror gems like Deep Red, Torso, and Pieces, Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead, and eventually landed my way to films like Turistas, the entire Texas Chainsaw series, and eventually the Human Centipede series. Interestingly enough, Human Centipede II was the last time this torture porn genre shocked me. Suddenly, my roughly 6-year eduction into torture porn ended.

So I ask myself, upon a deep nostalgia trip, what the hell happened to torture porn? Have we become to damn sensitive as a culture? Or have we simply out WTF’d ourselves already?

 

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With the current stream of real-life shocks on the daily, I think torture porn, over the top, no-nonsense violence is needed to let off a little steam. Don’t get me wrong, we did get a few gems like The Green Inferno, but they are few and far between. I don’t want a cell phone horror flick. I want a true Hollywood release of something painful. Or do I want it? Am I just drowning in the nostalgia of Hostel? Was it a perfect example of one’s teenage experiences? I have no idea.

All I know is that I may just watch Hostel 1-2 and Wolf Creek while the world continues to be attacked by microbial assholes.

 

Sad Drac Out!

 

Us horror movie- Jordan Peele is NOT a master of horror.

Jordan Peele is NOT a master of horror.

But he sure as hell could be if the following happens:

  1. Us is another smash hit for the genre
  2. His 3rd horror film is a smash hit
  3. Has a successful genre show (Twilight Zone becomes a sensation)
  4. He makes a crap 4th film that becomes a cult classic

These are the 4 rules of becoming a horror icon. Don’t believe me? Just looks at the Crazy Uncle of horror John Carpenter’s holy trilogy: Halloween, The Fog and The Thing.

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“Somebody pay me!”

Still not convinced? Check out the cool Uncle of Horror – Wes Craven’s Holy Trilogy: The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street. However, Mr. Craven’s entire career was filled with classics and cult classics. But it is his holy trilogy that skyrocketed him to success!

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“Don’t forget about me!”

And let us not forget the author turned legendary director Stephen King!

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Stephen King filming Maximum Overdrive while on Cocaine 

God. If Us turns into a bad horror flick we will all be sad. After all, Jordan Peele is a fucking guy that has shocked us all (especially white folk).

Here’s to hoping Jordan Peele becomes a horror icon!

 

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Sam and Colby = Creepy Youtube Gold!

When I’m bored I like to look around the Youtube machine for creepy videos. Strangely enough, finding original content is hard. Everything is creepypasta this and crappypasta that. So when I found out about these two cats named Sam and Colby I was fucking pumped because they literally have movie quality vids….Christ, did I really just write “vids?”

Below you’ll find their adventures into an abandoned insane asylum. From the editing to the dramatic music, these kids should be making fucking horror flicks. Until they do, I will forever be watching their Youtube channel. And so should you!

 

First Episode of 2019! Ep. 26: Shit We’ve Missed

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Chris and I are both busy buzz-droids but we finally dropped our first episode of 2019!

I felt rusty recording episode 26. But after listening to the final edit it was clear that we still are the greatest podcast in the apartment.

Stay tuned as we drop off more audio treats in your Halloween buckets! Oh, please write us a review on any or all of the ten million audio platforms we haunt.

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Shock Session: Live From The Dead

It's Alive! Horror Podcast

Between the dark days of our regular episodes come Shock Sessions: Brief horror related topics individually produced and presented by our horrific hosts.

Tonight:

Chris and Eric broadcast live from Chicago’s Days of the Dead horror convention and wrap up its weekend offerings of horror culture. From Clive Barker to Coolio (?), we take in the ambiance and intrigue of this convention’s creepy contributions. So when the dead rise, It’s Alive! is there is broadcast from beyond the grave!

You can download this episode by right clicking here.

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Ep. 22: Toxic Tunage Vol. 2

It's Alive! Horror Podcast

We rise from our graves and come bearing tracks to add to your Halloween playlist! It’s been over a year since we cracked open caskets of mutilated music for your ears to feast on. And we heard you’re hungry for more! Dare you listen do our fiendish finds? The night is young, fiends. Plug in. Tune out. Rest your pretty corpse to the dulcet tones of our eerie endeavor. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.

You can download this episode by right clicking here.

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The Twilight Zone Cafe

Hey all!,

We recorded a super sweet episode of Its Alive Horror Podcast in which we discuss our favorite episodes of the Twilight Zone!

This episode spawned because I was on a huge Twilight Zone binge. I must of watched about 2-3 seasons within a weekend. I couldn’t help but marvel at how relevant each episode was. I mean they almost ALL had connections to our modern culture and society. I knew we had to discuss it!

This episode did get a bit political but in a good way. It highlighted the obvious issues and connections that we, as a modern society, are facing. We will never apologize for that – sorry not sorry.

Fun fact – we came up with the intro the day of. We wanted to do a mini-radio drama that put us in the Twilight Zone. It worked flawlessly! The end monologue was something we wrote minutes after. We died laughing!

I hope you enjoy this fantastic episode! Please feel free to review on Itunes or wherever!

It's Alive! Horror Podcast

In this special episode of It’s Alive!, Chris and Eric grab some coffee in the dimension of imagination. We sit down and discuss the impact Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone has had on television and modern culture. We also put on our intellectual caps and examine the themes in 2of the best written episodes and how they relate today. So find your middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, as the It’s Alive! Podcast delves deep into the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.

You can download this episode by right clicking here.

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