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The Horror Movie BBQ 2014 Christmas Fallout!

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Crap. Christmas has come and gone. I really wish it was still Christmas. Everything just went perfectly and I sincerely hope it was as great for your family as it was mine. So of course while everything went well, the days after Christmas have been kinda depressing. I don't know, I had such a fun Christmas season and it's been a crummy year so I wanted Christmas to last as long as possible. But memories of the great season will last forever.

And of course with the generous helping of food, family and fellowship, there's also presents. I'm a pretty easy guy to buy for, as you'll see. I don't know, if I need clothes or tools or electronics, I usually pick it up when I need it. But when it comes to gifts, I usually ask for dvds, blurays and books. This year was really no different. So while I've always wanted to try my hand at these since they always are a fun read over at DinosaurDracula(as well as X-Entertainment) I finally decided to pull the trigger and d…

Silent Night Deadly Night 2 Fan Commentary!

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I had the pleasure of joining my friend Jeff Konopka on his podcast, The Dead Air Horror And Genre Podcast, to have a great time watching and discussing one of my all time faves, Silent Night Deadly Night 2. Enjoy!



Return of the Loot Crate!

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It's back! Yup! Loot Crate makes it's highly anticipated return with a new killer package. I received my first one back in August as an early birthday from my girlfriend but cancelled it after we received the October shipment left us underwhelmed. But reading up on the description for December's elusive package, we were intrigued. The tagline was "anniversaries" which eluded to Batman, Ghostbusters, and others as well as including an exclusive Funko Pop. So being a Batman fanatic and a Funko collector, I knew I had to have it.







 After weeks of anticipation, it finally arrived! Look at all that goodness! And even better, it's based on the Batcave design. Love the Batmobile sticking out! A great way to start it off! I always look forward to the inner box design, it's always a special treat.               There it is. Fantastic. A mishmash of geeky goodness. Look at it! And they even included a candy cane. How kind! Of the four packages I've received, t…

Celebrating The Wizard!!!!

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I really have no better way to start this entry. It's a pretty special one for me. Today's entry is dedicated to my favorite childhood movie, The Wizard, which celebrates it's 25th anniversary today!








Yes, THAT Wizard.

In case you're new to the internet or you were born yesterday, allow me to give you a quick synopsis of the movie. A young boy named Jimmy who suffers from developmental disabilities was put in a group home but escaped via his brother played by the always awesome Fred Savage and went cross country to participate in the Video Armageddon. Along the way, they encounter many diverse characters(as diverse as you can get in a family movie from 1989) and wacky situations that culiminate in an event proving that, yes, Jimmy is the greatest video game player of all time. I have pretty fond memories of this one, as with everything I write about. Seeing this at the right age definitely helped me appreciate it. It's not a movie that's going to win awards, but …

Figures Cinema Forgot Finale: Guest Writer Jason Price of IconvsIcon

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Note From Chad: I want to apologize for delaying this. October to December has been very trying due to a back injury and surgery following it, so my attention to this blog hasn't been at it's highest ever. I also want to apologize to Jason of IconVsIcon for the delay in posting the last installment of Figures Cinema Forgot. I also want to thank ALL the contributors who assisted in this fun project! All the entries and contributions have been absolutely fantastic!!!!


DIE HARD



Action cinema came into its own in the 1980s and made a superstar out of a Bruce Willis. As you know, the film is loaded balls to the walls action and memorable one liners. What kid didn't want to follow in the bloody footsteps of Officer John McClane? I know I did! I often think about how great a Nakatomi Plaza playset could have been. I would hope it would be on a massive scale like the legendary G.I. JOE aircraft carrier. This set would have room for Al Powell and his cop car, a helicopter complete w…

Happy 30th Anniversary Freddy!

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30 years. Wow. Feels like a lifetime ago! Yup, today, November 9th, marks the 30th anniversary since the release of Nightmare On Elm Street and the introduction of my favorite horror icon, Freddy Krueger! Can you believe it? 30 years?!?!

Now, I was only a year old when the first Elm Street movie was released but being a child of 80s, Freddy was everywhere. My brother was a fan and rented the movies, Freddy gloves were in stores, Freddy's Nightmares were on tv. If you were a young fan of creepiness and horror, he was your number 1 guy. By the time I saw my first Elm Street movie at age 6, I knew the deal. I knew Freddy wasn't real, he was just a character on a movie. Some kids wouldn't be able to separate reality from fiction and would've become terrified of ol' pizza face. Not me. I embraced him. He was no different than a Ninja Turtle or He-Man. He was just pure entertainment.


Since age 6, I've become immersed in Freddy. Be it merchandising, meeting the actor…

Remembering Hardees Hideaways

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Halloween is such a great time to look back and reminisce on your favorite moments of your youth. I guess that's why holidays truly exist. To come together with friends and family, create new memories and enjoy laughing at moments of yesteryear. I'm ok with this. Because quite frankly, despite having a lot of crap happen to me as a kid, I really did have a great childhood. I can't really complain. And I grew up in a great era too! I mean, the 80s and 90s were a fantastic time for cartoons, toys, comics, movies. I wouldn't trade it for anything! I mean, the memories I have of playing with the toys of my youth with my friends were some great memories. Sadly, as I get older, some of those memories fade away and go forgotten. But thankfully trips to Hardees with my dad and getting some amazing toys from their kids meals is not one of those memories that have faded away.

Back in 1989, Hardees was tops. My family didn't really do a lot of fast food. That was more of a tr…

1992 Halloween Starring Urkel-Taker

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1992 was an awesome year for the WWF. Still one of my all time favorite years of pro wrestling ever. Flair won the title in still to this day remains one of the best Royal Rumbles EVER, Randy Savage won the title at WrestleMania 8(from Flair). Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, and Bret Hart started getting pushed heavily to the moon and thanks to great matches being put on by all, my interested was at an all time high. So naturally, because I was a huge fan of pro wrestling, that year I had to be a wrestler. I wasn't gonna prance around in Shawn's goofy looking chaps and jacket. And I couldn't get a pair of Hitman shades in time. Finding a Randy Savage hat and outfit was also going to be a challenge as well. And while I was a huge fan of Roddy Piper, walking around in a skirt was not my idea of fun at that age. So, that left me with one option.

Yup. The Deadman himself. Ol' Mean Mark was getting popular pretty quickly by the time he arrived in the WWF. Even thou…

Figures Cinema Forgot by Guest Blogger Jay of the Sexy Armpit

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Chad from Horror Movie BBQ is a good dude and he asked me if I wanted in on a post team-up he was thinking about. The topic was crucial and my decision depended on it because if it was a subject that I'm not a connoisseur on, I would've had my reservations about doing it, but I was absolutely in for FIGURES CINEMA FORGOT! At first I didn't think I could come up with more than one or two at most, but I came up with 8 which was way over the limit!



You know how it is, after you see a movie that you really dug, lots of times, it makes you feel like a kid again and the first thing you want to do is go to Toys R Us or Target to see if they have the action figures from the film. Collecting the figures is just the logical next step.



It would seem that any movie featuring characters that are even the slightest bit marketable and appealing to children get an action figure line, but unfortunately that isn't always the case. There's been a ton of movies that either didn'…