Just a quick head's up... I'm sure a bunch of you recall when I recorded a Splattrax for the 1988 remake of "The Blob" last Halloween season with my pal Mike over at Dread Central. Well, we really had a lot of fun doing it, so we're recording a new one for this Halloween and I thought I would tell you in advance so you can buy the DVD and have it by the time our commentary track mp3 goes live. This time, we've opted to go with Dr. Giggles, which was one of my favorite horror-comedy slashers back in high school. It stars Larry Drake (Darkman, Dark Night of the Scarecrow) as a psychotic wannabe doctor who escapes from a mental institution, kills people in hilarious ways and giggles as frequently as you and I breathe.
I was really happy when it was re-released on DVD in September of 2007, because the original DVD (which I still proudly own) had been out of print since 2001 and I thought it was a shame that this classic had slipped under many people's radars. Trust me, whether you download our Splattrax or not, this is a flick that needs to be in every horror fan's collection. I've seen it in Best Buy many times, but it's also on sale on Amazon.com right now for a measly $6.49, so I'd suggest ordering it from them pronto if you can't find it at a local retailer. We're planning on recording the track over the weekend, so you can expect to see it online sometime early next week. As Dr. Giggles would say, "Laughter is the best medicine."
DaTr0LL on 10/24/2008 10:42 am
Oh god, I 've got that laugh stuck in my head now.
Cat (Guest) on 10/24/2008 10:47 am
Awesome. I want to get this movie.
Silver on 10/24/2008 11:49 am
Laughter is, indeed, the best medicine.
What does "splattrax" mean?
KoMoDo (Guest) on 10/24/2008 12:57 pm
Splattrax is basically a mp3 file you play in sync with your movie to get a mst3k style commentary. THe one for The Blob was very good and i'd expect no less from this cheesefest! Larry Drake is so horribly overacting in this movie, much more than in the Darkman Series. Cant wait, as I already own this movie. BTW the original mst3k group does comentaries like this on there site rifftrax.com, if you like these i'd suggest checking them out. Especially some of the newer movies like Iron Man.
KrytenSyxx on 10/24/2008 1:03 pm
I really can't believe a whole year has gone by since The Blob...
Like Mike Nelson's Rifftrax (MST3K in MP3 form), we decided to name ours Splattrax for a more horror feel.
Tom Foolery on 10/24/2008 1:56 pm
Awesome! I just picked up Dr. Giggles a few weeks ago. Larry Drake for President!
jason (Guest) on 10/24/2008 2:28 pm
hey RoG,you might wanna check out walgreens,they have these cool New line Cinema Slashers pens,they have toppers of diff. characters. they have leatherface,freddy,and jason pens.they also have animatronic freddy and jason dolls,that say stuff like jason's classic ki ki ma ma,and "JASON! MOTHER IS TALKING TO YOU!" i couldnt make out what the freddy one said,but it looked like a better one.
Relaxing Dragon on 10/24/2008 2:33 pm
I saw this movie in the bargain section of Fry's one week when I was grabbing horror movies at random (trying to expand my horizons, basically). For whatever reason I passed this one by, and it's been bugging me ever since (though the one I did pick, The Living and The Dead, was pretty good, so that helped). Now I've got another reason to go find this (probably off of Amazon now, that's a great price). Gonna get it soon, I promise.
And jason, I've seen those dolls in Walgreens, and they are pretty cool (though I didn't have a chance to ehar what any of them said).
AZT (Guest) on 10/24/2008 5:46 pm
This is a great film. No one should eat that much ice cream in one sitting.
jason (Guest) on 10/24/2008 5:54 pm
yeah,it moves the machete,turns its head,and speaks the aforementioned quote.then the freddy one (better one,in my opinion) moves its head and slashes the glove.
seesawbooy on 10/24/2008 10:09 pm
I Hope the commentary will become a halloween tradition
saturnknight on 10/24/2008 10:44 pm
I love that movie, I first saw a commercial for it in a comic, and i got it shortly after, although Annihilator's "Dr. Psycho", that would have been awsome
jason (Guest) on 10/25/2008 8:43 am
also RoG,i saw also in walgreens the other day,series 1 and 2 of the madballs "sick" series!
-RoG- on 10/25/2008 3:52 pm
Seesawbooy, I'm pretty sure it will become a tradition. It's a lot of fun to do... plus, it's yet another way I can introduce people to some horror flicks they may not have seen before.
Jason, cool, I'll have to check out those pens. I wrote an article about Halloween novelty pens a few years back and they're always a welcome addition to my favorite holiday season. As for the Madballs, the company that makes 'em actually sent me a bunch of the series 2 ones recently, so I'll probably be holding a contest for them in the not too distant future. In the meantime, you can check out series 1 here.
Silver on 10/25/2008 5:32 pm
Thanks to KoMoDo and KrytenSyxx for their information. So all this basically narrows down to those commentaries while playing a movie. In this case the name is being a reference to a genre.
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