Hey chums! I'm back from the San Diego Comic-Con and currently in my annual "I-just-stood-nonstop-on-a-concrete-floor-and-talked-to-hundreds-of-people-all-week-long-at-the-largest-comic-convention-in-the-world" recovery mode. Lots of things to catch up on, but while I recuperate from all the chaos of the past week, I have have a few fun updates for you to check out.
Longtime readers of I-Mockery may recall when I was on Dread Central's "Splattrax" for a viewing of the classic Larry Drake horror-comedy, Dr. Giggles. Well, I'm happy to report that I'm now doing some freelance articles for Dread Central as well, and my first one just went up:
My first entry is called The Most Memorable Meals of Horror, and like the title suggests, it covers some of the biggest culinary scene stealers to ever appear in horror flicks. It's going to be an ongoing series, so if you don't see something you think should've appeared in part one, by all means let me know, as I may include it in my follow-up entries!
In other news, the Tournament of Nerds show I've been in for ages now just celebrated its eighth anniversary, which is a pretty amazing run for any comedy show at UCB Theatre... or anywhere else. We put on a special show for the big anniversary, and it was an absolute blast. Wish I could show it to you, but it wasn't recorded... it's just for LA locals at UCB. That said, the very next week, we took the show down to the San Diego Comic-Con and it aired live on Screen Junkies for some really fun exhibition matches. Thankfully, this one was recorded, and you can watch the full video after the jump: (more...)
I've always been a huge fan of Ecto Cooler, and I'm thrilled to see it finally return this year, in conjunction with the new Ghostbusters movie. After having vanished like a from store shelves over a decade ago, Slimer's trademark beverage had been long overdue for a return. What really surprised me, however, is I recently learned that there are two guys who are even bigger fans of Ecto Cooler than I am. Check out this new documentary about World's Biggest Ecto Cooler Fans, Mort and Gort Torpentine, to see just how much of an incredible impact Slimer's green juice actually had on their lives.
Hope you enjoy the video, as we put a ton of work into it. As always, dropping a comment and sharing the video on your social media accounts is greatly appreciated. Thanks for watching!
Also, if you haven't read my big review about the Return of Ecto Cooler, be sure to check it out for full details on what it's like and where you can find some for yourself!
Most of you know how Freddy Krueger is my all-time favorite horror movie monster - whether it was him terrifying people in the first A Nightmare on Elm Street, or making audiences laugh in the later films, I remained a die-hard "Fred Head" throughout. Much like my previous article for Blumhouse, in which I attempted to defend the much-maligned Poltergeist III, I've now turned my attention to what was one of the most poorly received Elm Street flicks. I'm speaking of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.
While many fans didn't enjoy it, I've always had a soft spot for the sixth installment in which the filmmakers attempted to give the Springwood Slasher one crazy send-off. It's a nonsensical horror-comedy movie chock full o' laughs that never takes itself too seriously, and I think fans would enjoy more it if they could see it that way. What do you think? Check out the article and lemme know what your thoughts on the movie are. Don't forget the power glove!
I've always been a fan of the Poltergeist films. The original is an absolute classic, and the sequels, while admittedly not as good, were still entertaining. That said, the third installment was always considered the worst of the original trilogy (and rightfully so), but I still it has merit. Despite some hilariously bad acting and a flimsy storyline, Poltergeist III has a handful of fun scenes and enough creative camera tricks that make it worth watching. With that in mind, I've written a new article for Blumhouse in which I attempt to make a case for Poltergeist III. Hope you enjoy it, and may all skeletons in horror films from this day forward have big, bushy mustaches!
My latest article for Blumhouse just went up, and in this one, I share some crucial tips on how to avoid a hideous Blob attack. As I'm sure you already know, Blobs are sneaky organisms, so you really gotta be on your toes if you're gonna avoid being dissolved into one. Fortunately for you, I've written up a handy guide that should keep you alive. So, check out my tips in the article, then let me know if there are any additional Blob survival tactics people should be aware of in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and be careful out there!
I just completed another article for Blumhouse, and this one is about some Important Lessons I Learned From Watching Ghoulies II. Then again, how could anyone see a film about little monsters wreaking havoc at a local carnival as anything but educational? Grab your favorite ninja throwing star, give the article a look, and lemme know if there are any other lessons you've learned from the Ghoulies in the comments section below. Hope you enjoy it!
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