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Review: Silent Night Deadly Night 2

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Synopsis: Ricky is being released from a mental hospital. He takes with him the terrifying memory of his brother Billy's death and the memory of Mother Superior who brought about his brother's demise. For Ricky, starting a new life means avenging his brother's death, which sets him on a blind journey of relentless revenge, leading ultimately to Mother Superior. And when he gets to her, not even her faith will be enough to stop Ricky as he follows in the family tradition of Christmas carnage.


Thoughts:  As most people know, I have a pretty personal connection to this movie, that you can read all about here. So when it was announced to get a blu-ray release I was shocked and overjoyed. For those in the know, it was never gonna happen. The original rights holder was always adamant on never releasing it and the only way it was going to happen was if he was going to die. Well, someone must've convinced him that it was a foolish idea, because here we are. After all thes…

Returning Home For A Radical Slice of Nostalgia

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A few weeks ago, the wife and I went back home to Maryland for Thanksgiving. It had been way too long since my entire family had spent a holiday together, but sure enough, it was well worth the wait. A day spent in the old house, on the same old furniture I spent so many years every Thanksgiving morning watching the Parade or eating cold leftovers the morning after, catching up and making jokes with great people is all I wanted. And it was the best feeling in the world. I'm sure most of you know that feeling I'm speaking of. The feeling that everything is ok for just a few days and any pressure you've felt during previous holidays to entertain, is completely gone. It's a great feeling and very calming. Thankfully, for Thanksgiving changes in tradition are not really necessary (although very welcome).

Now that said, as much as I would welcome new traditions, there are certain things back home that I pray never change no matter what. Whether it's a restaurant, a ligh…

Critter Box Set Review

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SYNOPSIS:


They're back and ready to devour your Blu-ray player!

The terrifying and tiny menaces are out in full force with this four-film collection packed with enough Special Features to make any fan's mouth water!

In Critters, the terrified Brown family are trapped in a deadly nightmare and must fight for their lives against a litter of extraterrestrial, bloodthirsty monsters. But it's a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the creatures off the planet! In Critters 2: The Main Course, some eggs have survived and are popping open, bringing another horde of the little creatures! Brad Brown (Scott Grimes) returns to fight them along with three bounty hunters. Critters 3 stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh, a beleaguered Angelino who must lead the fight against the little monsters as they invade an L.A. apartment building. In the final film, Critters 4, a super strain of genetically engineered monsters are designed to take …

The 2018 HorrorMovieBBQ Podcast: Thanksgiving Spectacular!

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The 2018 HorrorMovieBBQ Thanksgiving Spectacular is here and boy was it a lot of fun to do!


Joining me today is my pal Jayme K aka BrainExploderrr joins me for a fun discussion about our favorite Thanksgiving tv specials, sitcom episodes, The Macy's Parade, Charlie Brown vs. Garfield, who are the major Thanksgiving icons and even pro wrestling moments!

As always, going off topic is encouraged and boy do we ever go off topic! The podcast starts off with a fun chat about the Halloween/Burger King burgers, Jayme's fantastic creations, My Pet Monster and so much more!

Enjoy! :)


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-Chad

6 Great Things About Survivor Series 1991!

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No matter how old I get, I always look back with fondness on certain wrestling events. Especially when it comes to certain seasons. Winter? I get nostalgic about Royal Rumble. Summer? Well, obviously Summerslam. Spring? You best believe I'm sitting back and waxing nostalgic about Wrestlemania's of the past with friends! But Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart for wrestling just as much as it does the parade because as a kid, I could spend Thanksgiving night(or sometimes Thanksgiving eve) with my favorite pro wrestlers and soak in the madness that was The Survivor Series. And none got me more hyped than the 1991 Survivor Series event!





A little background before I continue. This was the FIRST Survivor Series to not take place on Thanksgiving Night but on Thanksgiving eve. Which works just as well. Still plenty of time to discuss the events at the big dinner table the next night. Of course, at that time, I would've rather had wrestling than football, but that's…

Cringerale Love!

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There aren't a lot of thing I expect to be apart of my Thanksgiving meal or else it could ruin my day. Stuffing, cranberry sauce and biscuits are three of my demands. If my plate doesn't have at least those three components, you don't want to be around me the rest of the day. I will sit by myself and eyeball you while you eat your food and make you feel as uncomfortable as possible. Of course, that's on the plate, but what about the side? Even with the most mediocre plate, there still is a way to salvage your evening plans. You're thinking "pumpkin pie, right?". Good call, but I'm talking about something that should be considered the official drink of Thanksgiving. A drink as old as time that has always found it's way to the table that I lovingly refer to as CRINGERALE!



Some prefer it with 7-Up, Sprite, Sierra Mist, heck even Mountain Dew(I've seen it), but for me, it's not Tgiving without some Cringerale. Whether it was you at the kids t…

The Carvel Turkey Cake!

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No. Not at my table it wouldn't, Moss. In fact, I'd encourage it because what better dessert to start off this countdown with than THE CARVEL TURKEY CAKE?!?!?


The Thanksgiving Celebration Kickoff Featuring the WWF Superstars!

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Ahhh, it's that time of year! That amazing time of year where things go from spooky and orange to chilly and brown in the matter of just a few days. Still in the shadow of Halloween and still far enough from Christmas, Thanksgiving is just a mere two and half weeks away and it's time to kick those post-Halloween blues aside and soak up all the great things we can in this very brief time period. Besides, as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, you're gonna be thinking about Christmas. That's where the real stress begins. Don't believe me? Look at your credit card summary and just think of parking at the mall. But, that's ok. Just part of the Christmas season. You take the good with the bad. Mrs Garrett taught us that a long time ago and it still stands true to every part of our lives. But we'll worry about that bridge once we cross it.



But before your blood pressure goes up thinking about squeezing too much into December, let's just lay back,…

Why Exorcist 2 Isn't So Bad Afterall!

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Exorcist 2 gets a rap for being a less than stellar sequel as well as one of the worst movies of all time, which compared to the original, legendary Exorcist, I understand as to why. An over the top, crazy movie featuring multiple stories as to how the events in the previous movie still plague multiple people makes for an interesting story. Unfortunately too much packed into the movie made it for a rather unfortunate experience. Now I will say, I'm always intrigued by the idea of what happens to characters in horror movies AFTER a life altering experience, so for that plot point, I give it credit. For the rest of the movie, well, it's not so pretty.


However, throughout everything BAD in this movie, there is a bit of good to witness. And today, I'm gonna be your guide throughout this infamous flick to show you why you should consider giving it a second chance!


THE MUSIC:


Tubular Bells was an instant classic and to this day remains one of the most iconic in movie history. Of…

Review: Saved By The Bell The Complete Series By Shout! Factory

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Synopsis: We're so excited! We're so excited!

Missing your favorite pals from Bayside High? It's alright, 'cause you're SAVED BY THE BELL! Conduct your own class reunion with this Max-ed out collection of the iconic 90s Saturday morning sitcom. The adventures of Zack and his friends – Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Lisa, and Screech – were a cultural touchstone for a generation of teens. Now, you can relive the laughter, lessons, and love (Zack + Kelly 4EVER) all over again. From JFK Junior High to Cal U, Miss Bliss to Mr. Belding, Malibu Sands to Hawaii, and dance contests to "dearly beloved!"
With 118 episodes from all three series – Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved By The Bell & Saved By The Bell: The College Years, plus both movies and a locker full of special features, this Zack Morris megaset is a must-have for fans!




Thoughts: 



After a few basic releases by previous companies by NBC, that had almost no effort outside a commentary or two to accen…

Review: The Universal Monsters 30 Film Collection

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Synopsis:


Thirty of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces starring the most famous monsters of horror movie history come together on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever in the Universal Classic Monsters: 30-Film Collection on August 28, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring unforgettable make-up, ground-breaking special effects and outstanding performances, the Universal Classic Monsters: 30-Film Collection includes all of Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the studio that pioneered the horror genre with imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror in unforgettable films from the 1930s to late-1950s.

From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all of the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of…

The Haunts Of K-Marts Halloween Aisle!

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2003 was a pretty big year for me. I had finally got my drivers license, I got my first "real job" that I'd work at for 8 years, I was becoming a little bit more aware of the real world surroundings and I was developing my own sense of independence. I went from expecting my friends to drive me to the video store on Wednesdays for their "5 for $5" rental nights and Toys R Us to look for new MOTU figures to owning the night and driving myself. A great feeling indeed. Everything was coming together and it just made for such an amazing/life changing year for me. What does all this have to do with K-Mart and Halloween? Why am I sharing this and what does it have to do with K-Mart? Well, it's pretty simple. Humor me for a moment, please, and keep reading. You'll understand in a moment.

In that year, I had started to redevelop a love for Halloween and there's a lot of factors as to why. I was working with kids and seeing their excitement as well as my cowo…