Ok, so after this post, I promise to get my shizzle together and start posting things on the appropriate day (for at least one whole week…THIS I VOW!!! ;)), but for today let’s just enjoy a drug-induced #FBF together, shall we?
If I had posted this on time I wouldn’t have been able to post these pics from last night’s premiere screening of Evil Bong 666, so yay weed, basically. 😉
I was maybe a lil’ high during this screening, so I didn’t cover it as well as I might have otherwise. Here’s an eXXXample of my crackin’ coverage:
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! High-larious, amirite??? If you want conventional coverage of the night’s festivities, you can check out Full Moon’s official vidcast right here:
And here’s a bunch of weed-y stuff I should’ve posted yesterday, but I’ll be darned if I’m gonna let being late by one day KILL our buzz…Happy Four Twenty (One ;), Kinky Ho-mies!! 🙂 xoxo
On Sunday night, PaleyFest LA 2017 ended not with bang, but with a blood-curdling scream…
That’s right, Horror Fanatics! The cast & crew of AHS: Roanoke ended the fesival on a fiendish note! Cast members Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare and Cheyenne Jackson were in attendance, along with Executive Producers Brad Falchuk (co-creator) and Tim Menear.
Image: Kinky Horror’s Mystery Reporter. (lol)
Image: Kinky Horror’s Mystery Reporter. (lol, part deuxxx)
There wasn’t much in way of information on the upcoming season, but there was a lot of fun to be had. The team was a charmingly silly bunch, giving off the impression that they had deep admiration for each other, including the absent Angela Basset. Everyone had a few good laughs and seemed to be having a grand time, but it was Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates who had ’em rolling. The two teased each other throughout the night, constantly giving each other a hard time. Paulson did a Swedish Chef-like impression of Bates, to which Bates responded with a simple “Go fuck yourself.” Bates ended up doing her Paulson impression, which involved puffing out her lips. The two sat next to each other and kept touching and hugging each other during the entire event. Bates referred to Paulson as “The People’s Princess.”
Image: Kinky Horror’s Mystery Reporter. (and again I say, lol…Thank you, “Mystery Reporter”. 😉 xoxo)
Image: Michael Bulbenko for the Paley Center
When the floor opened for questions, we did get some more a bit more info. The actors were asked which AHS roles they would like to reprise. Paulson had chosen Cordelia, the head witch in charge in Coven. “We only got to see her just getting her powers. I just would like to know if the power might have been something that kind of changed her,” said Paulson. O’Hare went with Larry Harvey, the burnt-faced man who ended up in prison in the first season. “I’d like to see him get out of jail, he’s probably been organizing musicals there,” remarked O’Hare.
Image: Paley Center
One fan asked if there would be “more famous people” next season. Instantly, Bates, Gooding Jr., O’Hare and Paulson walked off the stage, resulting in a thunderous roar of laughter from the audience. A fan delivered a letter to Sarah Paulson, in a move almost identical to the PaleyFest scene at the end of Roanoke.
Image: Kinky Horror’s Mystery Reporter.
After the Q&A, the stars stuck around and signed autographs/took pictures with the fans. Paulson, who stuck around and took a incredible amount of “selfies”, really lived up to Bate’s title of “People’s Princess.”
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Paley Center
Image: Kinky Horror’s Mystery Reporter
I’d say this event was a lovely nightmare for AHS fans.
Ho-wdy, you valiant Voorhees lovers! I’m not sure about you kinky kreeps, but I happen to love the living dead poop out of the NES Friday the 13th game…
…And so does director Michael Ramova! So much so that he directed this nifty short film based on that eXXXcellent 8-bit horror show! 🙂 Funded through Indiegogo (by Friday Fiends like me :)), Mr. Ramoval did what Paramount couldn’t and brought Jason to 2017. You just can’t keep a bad ghoul down. 🙂
Salutations from the Other Side, Ho-rror Ho-mies! Yesterday, the monsters came out to play in Karloffornia with two events for fantastic film lovers: Day of the Scream Queens (and Kings) at Dark Delicacies and a screening of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest with screen legend Martin Landau! We here at Kinky Horror were fortunate enough to attend both events and we have a little taste of the greatness for you! 🙂
4th Annual David DeCoteau’s Day of the Scream Queens (& Kings)
“For the past 30 years I have had the pleasure to work with many talented actors and actresses in Cult movies. DAY OF THE SCREAM QUEENS (& KINGS) is a celebration of our many years working together. Del and Sue of the best Horror Boutique in the world, DARK DELICACIES graciously offered their incredible store for this event. Every performer attending this event has appeared in at least one of my movies and this will be the first time in history ALL of these stars will appear together anywhere!” – David DeCoteau
Cult filmmaker David DeCoteau (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama) returned to Burbank with a group of some of the greatest cult stars to ever creep around on the Silver Scream! In a fantastic gathering of cinematic ghouls worthy of House of Frankenstein, DeCoteau and his merry band of maniacs gave Burbank fright-seekers a chance to meet some the cultiest cult stars in Horror! The folks attending the event treated these queens and kings of horror with the respect and enthusiasm these professional scare-makers deserve. To many of us, these fine performers are bigger than the Brads and Angelinas of the world!
Here are some our petrifying pics from the event:
The Very Beginning…
Hordes of Fright Fans gathered for the event!
The Legendary Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow, Escape From New York, The Fog, Swamp Thing, Batman: The Animated Series) signs an Escape From New York Poster. Just call her Billie, everyone does.
Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Adrienne Barbeau in conversation. How often do you see Angela Baker and Catwoman chat?
Scream Queen Brinke Stevens (far too many to list here!) and William Butler (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Night of the Living Dead 1990), a man who has had the honor of being killed by both Jason and Leatherface!
From left to right: Monique Parent (1313 Franchise, Helene Udy (My Bloody Valentine 1981), and Galyn Görg (Robocop II, Star Trek: Voyager) tending to fans.
Chopping Mall director Jim Wynorski stops by.
Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and 2) is pretty in pink.
Robert Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night) remains one of the best “Santas” in horror. I know our Ho-stess wouldn’t argue with that…
Brothers unite! Robert Brian Wilson and Eric Freeman (Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2) shared a table.
North by Northwest with Martin Landau!
A legend paid tribute to another legend… Martin Landau (Ed Wood, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, 9, North By Northwest) honored beloved casting director and film memorabilia collector Marvin Paige at a screening of North by Northwest to celebrate what would’ve been Mr. Paige’s 89th birthday. The 88-year-old Mr. Landau showed very few signs of his age, remaining as sharp and spry as the best of us. Mr. Landau has been a favorite of many of us here at Kinky Horror, so it was truly extraordinary to hear him speak. On the film, Mr. Landau gave some insight on his character (apparently, he intended for him to be gay and James Mason just went with it), revealed that he was made aware of his casting in the film when Alfred Hitchcock showed him the storyboards (Hitchcock said at one point, “And here is when you enter the picture.”), and revealed that Mr. Hitchcock made the film after feeling some disappointment in his Saboteur. Afterward, he revealed that he got the part in Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors after telling Allen that the character Landau would eventually play should be given a human, sympathetic quality, despite the villainous things he does throughout the feature. Mr. Landau was a delight to listen to… and even did impressions of Allen and Hitchcock during the interview! When the interview was finished, Mr. Landau signed a petition to get Mr. Paige a star on the Walk of Fame. Thank you, Martin Landau and Marvin Paige.
Martin Landau speaks!
Mr. Landau signs the petition.
A standee of Marvin Paige.
Mr. Landau’s arrival at the Egyptian:
As a bonus, here is one of our favorite Martin Landau moments:
And check out his performance in the The Outer Limits episode, The Man Who Was Never Born, a highly underrated bit of sci-fi television.
From around 1949 until 2009, a mysterious person (people?) had been honoring the Master of Macabre by leaving three red roses and a bottle of cognac on his grave. Nobody knows why the Poe Toaster left cognac, but it’s been suggested that the three roses represent the three buried beneath the monument: Poe, his wife, and his mother-in-law. 2009 marked the last appearance of the enigmatic figure, but the tradition has been revived… without the mystery. The Maryland Historical Society resurrected the Toaster last year, with this being his second year toasting Poe. To this day, we still have no idea who the original Toaster was. This spectre of a man has become the perfect tribute to Poe: a fantastic mystery that will linger in the minds of many. May the new Toaster ho-nor Poe for years to come… and may the original remain a mystery.
For its fourth straight year, Hell broke loose in Downtown L.A. at the Los Angeles Krampus Run, a celebration of St. Nicholas’ monstrous counterpart and punisher of naughty children. In honor of this eerie yuletide figure, a horde of nightmarish Krampuses invaded Winston Street, each one a true fright to behold. Revelers were delightfully and playfully abused and whipped by the festive devils! The event was in the Austrian tradition of Krampuslauf (Krampus run) and was certainly a for those dreaming of a Black Christmas. For a taste of the merry terror, check out the pictures below!
Hiya Ho-rror Ho-mies! Last night, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whitting were at the Aero Theatre for a screening of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and it was amazing!! As far as your Ho-stess is concerned, this is the best version of the Shakespeare classic (along with Tromeo and Juliet ;)) and in no small part because of these two awesome peeps! Both Mr. Whitting and Ms. Hussey looked absolutely incredible and were just adorable together, but of course Romeo and Juliet would be adorable together! 🙂 To add to the already-immense greatness, this was the first time these two ever did a Q&A together. For those weren’t there, here’s a bit o’ the rad:
(THEY KISSED!!!! #ahhhhhromance ;))
Of course, Ms. Hussey was amazing a Juliet, but we Ho-orror fans will always remember her as the nurse in Ice Cream Man with the amazing Clint Howard (at least, I will), her appearance in It with Tim “Wadsworth” Curry, and Jess in Black Christmas (1974), a true classic of Ho-liday Ho-rror. To celebrate both her Aero appearance and the Ho-rrorday season, I present to you Olivia Hussey, our #WomanCrushWednesday! 🙂
Believe it or not, there was a time when Stephen King films were actually good. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. (“How dare you, sir?!!! I’m literally listening to the Pet Sematary soundtrack as I write this!! #STEPHENKINGADAPTATIONSRULE!!”-D.P.) His novels weren’t always adapted into crappy (yet entertaining for all the wrong reasons) TV movies, but rather into very moody, dramatic and scary films, even if he didn’t like them. Yeah, the guy thought people weren’t doing Stephen King right. He hated The Shining and even directed Maximum Overdrive himself and wrote the screenplay for The Shining TV mini-series. Uh, he also had some demons he was battling at the time, so maybe his judgement wasn’t the greatest. I know it seems like I’m giving him a hard time, but we always do to the people or things we respect. He’s done a great deal for horror and for that I thank him. His stories usually take place in Maine and follow a similar formula and include what are now known as the “Stephen King cliches”. These are so identifiable, that there’s even a drinking game. This doesn’t mean that they are bad, in fact, good writers write about what they know or incorporate cliches to their advantage, but at the end, I think if you had fun or a good scare, then it was all worth it.
Carrie is one of his works that has always struck a chord with me. I think it’s something most of us outcasts, us dorks, can relate to; being the unpopular one at school that’s picked on… until one day it’s gone too far and enough is enough! I remember the turning point for me when I was bullied. I didn’t do anything horrible, don’t get any wrong ideas, but I unbeknownst to my bullies I had been taking martial arts for nearly a year. I was in the cafeteria trying to find a corner to eat my food and as soon as I sat down, they approached me. One took my lunch and threw it in the garbage that was close by and shoved me asking what I was going to do about it. I stood up and asked him to stop and he didn’t, so I let him have that. His friends were stunned and guess what? They were all nice to me after that. I’m not promoting violence, just relating to the story of Carrie, as it brought back memories of that moment as I watched Scream Factory’s newly released restoration of the film. (“Damn, son, that’s deep.” *hugs*)
Carrie White is an outcast, a dweeb, whatever you want to call her… and they do. The opening of the movie is seemingly at first a shower scene in a girl’s locker room after a game of sport ball and also serves as gratuitous nudity underneath the opening credits, which is kind of a genius move on director Brian DePalma’s part.
As if being harassed and threatened for not being good at sports wasn’t Hell enough for Carrie, she also happens to get her first period at this time and since she was never told about this cycle, she believes she is bleeding to death and understandably freaks out about it. Rather than calm her down and talk to her, the girls circle around her, trapping her in a cage of assholes and throw tampons at her until the gym teacher arrives and breaks it up.
Even the principal seems to be giving her crap when she’s questioned about what happened, because the stupid jerk can’t even get her name right. Well at least she can go home and have her mother comfort her… Turns out, her home situation is far worse as her mother is clearly insane and living by the made up words of the Bible. No, that wasn’t a shot at religion, the scripture that her mother is quoting isn’t even in the Bible, so it goes to show you how far off her rocker that woman really is.
Think you had it bad when your parents wouldn’t let you play Nintendo for a week? Carrie’s mother locks her in the closet with nothing but a photo of Jesus. Carrie is not allowed to have friends, go outside, wear makeup or anything else that would make Carrie appear to have a sliver of fun or normality. At this point, you can’t help but feel bad for Carrie, especially with Sissy Spacek’s performance as the wide-eyed, pale titular character. But there’s something about Carrie that she isn’t telling anyone; she has the ability to move things with her mind. Telekinesis.
At first, she only seems to be able to make something happen quickly when she becomes overly emotional, enraged. But throughout the course of being locked in the closet or in the privacy of her own home, she realizes if she focuses hard enough that she can fully control her power. This could come in handy… or we could get a sweet spin-off where she fights the X-Men, since she’s basically Jean Grey. A redhead that can move things with her mind and becomes way too powerful when she loses her shit? C’mon now.
Her classmate and one of the girls from the locker room fiasco, Sue, starts to feel bad for Carrie and decides to do something nice for her; she wants her boyfriend Tommy (the Great American Hero, William Katt), a good looking young buck who happened to like one of Carrie’s poems, to ask Carrie to the prom and make sure she has a good time. No tricks, no mean pranks, nothing. Just a good time. Understandably, Carrie is reluctant, but Tommy insists until she says yes. But Sue’s friends Chris and Norma, played by Nancy Allen (Robocop) and PJ Soles (Halloween) in very ballbusting performances, aren’t just gonna let Carrie have a good time. Chris gets her boyfriend Billy (Mr. Saturday Night Fever himself, John Travolta) to go along with the ultimate prank after some, ahem, oral persuasion that is gonna give Carrie White a night that she will never forget.
Unfortunately for them, it may also be a night they will never forget or should I say escape! It’s one of the most iconic horror movie climaxes in movie history, being eerily shot by Brian De Palma as he opts for a dual shot of Carrie’s reactions mixed with what she is doing telekinetically as the vibrant lights turn on, doors slam and things move, creepy strings begin to swell and tense, but never break and then people begin to die.
Most people would consider Carrie to be a horror movie classic or even a staple and in that regard, I have to agree. Carrie unintentionally shaped not only supernatural horror, but it’s “surprise” ending has been mimicked time and time again in horror films, even to this day. In fact, the creators of Friday the 13th said they wanted their movie to end the way it did, because they had just seen Carrie.
Of course, the final scare type ending has been done to death and has well passed worn out its welcome, but it still works with Carrie and it’s welcome, because it was done right and it fit. That’s probably because it’s a well put together movie, from the cinematography to the characters, I thoroughly enjoy the film. Carrie’s classmates violently and relentlessly harass her for her upbringing, her own personal views and for not being athletic or anything else out of her control or she chooses because she likes or wants to be an individual for. Basically, her classmates are proto-YouTube commenters, which is very interesting that the way these kids act is probably more relevant today than it was back then, because of “social justice warrior” that don’t quite get it or the surge of bullying that seems to plague the US. Her torment drudged up memories of being bullied myself and I wanted to hug poor Carrie. Sissy Spacek brought the character to life and made her someone you actually care about, which is more than what you can say about most films, especially the remake. (“But The Rage was The Tits!!!” 😉 -Still DP, and I highly doubt Mr. Goon will concur. ;))
Scream Factory’s beautifully repackaged Blu-ray with new (and of course it’s reversible) is more than just a pretty looking package, it’s also a pretty looking presentation with a brand new 4K scan of the film. This is pretty much how I imagined the film looking in theaters when it first debuted. Compared to the older DVD I have, there was a HUGE improvement over the video and audio quality. Most of the dust and scratches are gone, but in an older film like this, you kind of miss them. Aside from the usual trailers, photo gallery, TV spots and what have you, Scream has loaded a second disc full of special features that include all new interviews with the main cast and crew as well as some older features thrown on the disc for good measure. There’s a few hours worth of stuff to keep you busy and to get your money’s worth.
It’s not a forgotten gem and it’s not an overlooked movie, but Carrie is remembered just as it should be; a classic that has inspired countless other horror films throughout the years. There is a reason this film holds up to this day; the characters are relatable and, this part is key, it’s still scary.
Ho-stess’s PS- #TBT to the night of the “Carrie Prom”, here in LA last month. 🙂 xoxo
(If you followed me on Snapchat, you could’ve seen all this magic unfold in real time… #DianaPrinceXO#JustSayin’ 😉 xoxo)
(I realize that’s the darkest, poopiest vid ever, but I LOVE that fluffy pink dress, so it’s still gettin’ posted. 😉 xoxo)