Friday, October 30, 2009

Have A Thrilling Halloween With Michael Jackson & A Bunch Of Zombies


I really hope all of you have enjoyed these Halloween related posts. I had a lot of fun posting them. Make sure you check out the Halloween posts I did at my other blog Sugar & Spice if you haven't done so yet. I decided that it just wouldn't be Halloween without Michael Jackson's Thriller video. It's the perfect way to end this series of posts. Plus I've also included the covers of some of my favorite zombie movies of the post. I hope you guys and girls can handle them. :-)
I wish all of you a fantastic Halloween this weekend. Watch out for those ghouls and goblins!

Do any of you like zombie movies? If you are a fan of them, what are some of your favorites? Let me hear from you.













Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nosferatu Is Such A Classic Silent Film


One of my favorite vampire movies of all time is Nosferatu.
The German silent film was released in 1922. They did not have the rights to Dracula by Bram Stoker. That did not, however, stop them from making their own authorized adaptation of the vampire tale. They just changed the names of certain characters. The leading vampire, played by Max Schreck, was called Count Orlok instead of Count Dracula.

I've always had a special place in my heart for silent films. This is definitely one of my favorites. It's so eerie and creepy. It's definitely the kind of movie that's great to watch late at night. One thing I love about this movie is the look of the vampire. They didn't try to make him sexy and seductive. He is a monster pure and simple. They weren't trying to have people gush and swoon all over him. They wanted people to be terrified of this bloodsucking creature.

Anybody here ever see this film? What is your take on it? If you have not seen it, I did include a link to the entire film up above if you want to watch it.


I'm also posting a couple of clips. The first one is clips from the film. The second one is by a goth band called Nosferatu. Their
Haunting video features scenes from the movie. I hope you enjoy these.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Love Classic Universal Monsters

I love all those great horror classics from Universal Studios. I'm posting some of my favorites here. Which ones do you really like?

The Phantom of the Opera (1925):



Dracula (1931):



Frankenstein (1931):



The Mummy (1932):



The Invisible Man (1933):



Bride of Frankenstein (1935):



The Wolf Man (1941):



Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954):



I decided to include an extra treat. Not sure how many of you have ever heard of the goth band Bauhaus. Here is a video clip for their song Bela Lugosi's Dead.

P.S. I wanted to thank all of those you have been visiting and commenting on my sister Stephanie's blog Chic Femme. I really appreciate it. She's having a lot of fun blogging. I know she's been thrilled with all the positive feedback you guys have given her. I hope you will continue to visit and comment on her blog. For those who haven't checked it out yet or haven't been in awhile, I hope you will definitely drop by her blog. I would greatly appreciate it. I know she would too. Thank you all very much.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blacula Rises From The Grave


Blacula is a blaxplotation horror film released in 1972. William Marshall stars as the title character. In the late 1700's Marshall's character Prince Mamuwalde is transformed by Count Dracula. Two hundred years later, the Prince's coffin finds its way to Los Angeles. There he is released from his slumber and begins to stalk the streets looking for prey. He also falls in love with a woman that looks like the reincarnation of his late wife. While critical reaction has always been negative, the film did enjoy financial success. It has become a cult favorite over the years.

I've included both the movie trailer and a scene from the movie for your viewing pleasure. I hope you enjoy them.

P.S. It has been brought to my attention by someone that he and some others were having trouble reading my blog. He mentioned that it was hard to read the black text on the brown background. I hadn't had anyone say anything to me about this before. I definitely want people to be able to read my blog without any difficulty. So were you guys having any trouble at all? This reader suggested I change the text color to white. I've done that right now. What do you think? Was it easier to read it in black or do you like it in white? If you have any other suggestions for the colors, etc, please let me know. I'm open to recommendations. I want to make my blog a pleasurable experience for everybody to view. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Unholy Trinity Of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee


My sister and I have often talked about the Unholy Trinity. You don't know about the Unholy Trinity? Let me clear that up for you. That to us is Vincent Price, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee. These three actors are horror legends and icons. They all three played in some of my favorite horror films of all time. Any movie they were ever in, whether the movie was good or not, was improved by their screen presence. There is just something incredible and magnificent about each of these men.

Only one of these three, Christopher Lee, is still among the living. I do wish I could go back in time and have dinner with these horror greats. I could just imagine the conversation and atmosphere. Even though I'm almost a 4o year old man, I'd probably act like a tween girl going crazy for some boy band. lol

I'm posting some pictures, videos & information about each of them. I wanted to share my love for the Unholy Trinity at this spooktacular time of year. So do you like any of these men? Are there any movies of theirs that you like? Do you even know who any of them are? I do hope so. Let me know what you think.

Vincent Price:


Vincent Price (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) played in films such as House of Wax (1953), The Fly (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Last Man on Earth (1964), (1965), The Tomb of LigeiaThe Conqueror Worm (1968), & Edward Scissorhands (1990).

Peter Cushing:


Peter Cushing (May 26 1913 – August 11 1994) played Baron Victor Frankenstein (beginning with The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957), Dr, Van Helsing (beginning with Horror of Dracula in 1958) & Sherlock Holmes (beginning with The Hound of the Baskervilles in1959). He also played in such films as The Abominable Snowman (1957), She (1965), The Vampire Lovers (1970), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), The Beast Must Die (1974) & Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

Christopher Lee:


Christopher Lee (born May 27, 1922) would play Dracula numerous times in Hammer horror films beginning with Horror of Dracula in 1958. He also played in such films as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), The Mummy (1959), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966), The Devil Rides Out (1967), The Wicker Man (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003) & Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) & Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).

P.S. Please check out my friend Daniela's Gents and Dames blog when you get the chance. I'm sure you will enjoy it. Her post from this Saturday actually listed some of her favorite Halloween movies. She's got some really cool ones up there.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special Is Playing At The Dino Lounge

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I'm not sure how many of you have ever seen The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. I only saw it this past year. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before. It's got to be seen to believed. I loved it. It's a lot of really cool campy fun. I don't know where else you are going to see everybody from Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West herself) to Tim Conway to Florence Henderson to KISS. The special originally aired on October 26, 1976 on ABC.

I had heard about it over the years, but it took me forever to finally get a chance to see it. I'm so glad I finally did. This special has it all, including Florence Henderson doing a disco version of
That Old Black Magic. If you've never seen this special, I hope you'll watch the clips I'm posting. These should be for the entire show if I'm correct. You won't be disappointed. Trust me on that. They just don't make anything quite like this anymore.

So has anybody here seen it besides me? What did you think of it? For those that have never seen it, I hope you'll get a chance to watch all of these clips when you have the time. I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's so unlike anything you've ever seen before.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Abbott & Costello Meet Lots Of Monsters

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello did a series of movies in the late 40's into the 50's where they encountered classic monsters from the Universal horror movies. The first movie was Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein. They not only run into Frankenstein's Monster in this movie, but also Dracula and The Wolf Man. Future films include Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) & Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955). I loved watching these movies when I was a kid. Here are some of the movie posters as well as the trailer for Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein. Anybody ever seen any of these movies?




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Comes To The Dino Lounge With The Monster Mash

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I decided to do a series of posts in celebration of this spooky cool holiday. I hope you will come back each day to see what's going on here. These posts will conclude on Friday, October 30th. I will also be doing Halloween posts at my other blog Sugar & Spice. It just wouldn't be Halloween with the very cool song Monster Mash. I thought that was a great way to start of this holiday season at my blog.

Monster Mash was a #1 hit for Bobby "Boris" Pickett back in 1962. His original version is definitely still the most popular, even though the song has been covered by everybody from The Beach Boys to The Misfits.

Here's a great video for the song. I hope you enjoy it.

P.S. My friend Maria has a very cool blog on Dean Martin that I hope you guys will check out when you get the chance. She posts a lot of pictures I've never even seen before. I'm sure you will enjoy her blog very much. Thanks. Cheers!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dean Martin Had An Accident, Plus An Award

I played golf with Dean Martin yesterday. Let's just say I'm not that good at all. I ended up hitting Dino by accident. He rolled down a hill into some trees. Yikes! Now he's confined to bed. I said I'm sorry, but nobody will let me anywhere near him now.


This photo comes courtesy of my pallie Timmy.

P.S. I received the Superior Scribbler Award from the fantastic blog Tights Lover. I appreciate it so much. I am a huge fan of that blog. I hope you'll check it out.


I am tasked with bestowing this award on five blogs. That is so hard to do because there are a lot more than five I would love to honor with such an award. Here are the five I picked though:

Cafe Fashionista

Dapper Kid

La Dolce Vita

Radiator Heaven

Slacker Chic

Monday, October 19, 2009

Andy Warhol Had More Than 15 Minutes Of Fame


I want to start a new feature here on the blog. I plan to cover from time to time some of my favorite artists. I hope you guys will enjoy this series of posts. I decided to start with Andy Warhol. I think most people have seen one of his paintings at some point in time, whether you realized it was done by him or not. You've also probably heard someone talk about "15 minutes of fame," which was coined by Warhol.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an artist of many talents. He was not only a painter, but a photographer, sculpturer, author, film director, music producer, magazine founder, etc. He helped define pop art. He could paint everything from brand name products to celebrities. His paintings were very diverse, including things such as soup cans to flowers to guns to electric chairs. The Factory, the name of Warhol's studio, was definitely an interesting place to be during the 1960's. He was surrounded by everybody from bohemians to celebrities to aristocrats. There's never been another artist quite like Andy Warhol. I'm fascinated both by this man and his work. I hope you will enjoy these pictures I'm posting as a selection of his art.




Andy Warhol,  Marilyn








Brooklyn Bridge




Dollar Sign 1981

Diamond Dust Shoes Lilac Blue Green