Happy Birthday, Elvira!

Happy Birthday to the sassy lassie with the classy chassis… Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!!

Yes, Kreeps… the forever gore-geous Cassandra Peterson turned a fabulous 66(6) today, so it’s time to skull-ebrate!

We talk about Elvira A LOT on this site, but that’s only because there would be no Kinky Horror without her! She was (and is) a major influence on all of us spooky cats here! Her killer style, her wicked puns, her… uh, two big pumpkins… Elvira is definitely one of the coolest ghouls in the graveyard and our most HeXXXcellent inspiration! Whether she’s hosting scary shock schlock on TV or vamping it up at theme parks, Elvira will always be our Queen of Halloween. 🙂

In ho-nor of Cassandra/Elvira, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite Elvira Ho-st segments to showcase her eternal badassery. Enjoy 🙂

TCM and AMC Unleash Their Halloween Schedules!

Ho-wdy, Kinky Ho-mies!

As you creeps know, Halloween is literally just around the corner now! Ghosts and ghouls are already taking over the stores and the Cereal Monsters have made their glorious return. Of Corpse, it just isn’t Halloween without a fright film or two… or eighty…

TCM and AMC have got the tricks and treats covered this Halloween! Both have released their schedules and they are fantastic! Between the two, we have slasher favorites, monster cl-Ass-Sicks, Hammer Horror, exported frights, silent screams, cult films, ghost flicks, and other gruesome greats to make your Halloween a scary one! Plus, AMC will be hosting the world terror-vision premiere of Cult of Chucky!!! Unholy crap! That’s scary good!

To help you get your Halloween viewing schedule sorted, here are both line-ups!

TCM:

(Monster of the Month is Dracula)

Sunday, October 1

Dracula (above; 1931) 8 PM
Dracula’s Daughter (1936) 9:30 PM
Son of Dracula (1943) 11 PM

Nosferatu (1922) 12:30 AM

Tuesday, October 3
Universal Horror

Frankenstein (1931) 8 PM
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 9:30 PM
The Mummy (1932) 11 PM
The Wolf Man (1941) 12:30 AM
Island of Lost Souls (1933) 2 AM
The Black Cat (1934) 3:30 AM
The Invisible Man (1933) 4:45 AM

Sunday, October 8

The Return of Dracula (1958) 8 PM
House of Dracula (1945) 9:30 PM
Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula (1966) 10:45 PM
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (192) 12:15 AM
Jigoku (1960) 2 AM
Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (1959) 4 AM

Tuesday, October 10

Cat People (1942) 8 PM
The Body Snatcher (1945) 9:30 PM
Martin Scorsese Presents, Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) 11 PM
I Walked With a Zombie (1943) 12:30 AM
The Seventh Victim (1943) 2 AM
Bedlam (1946) 3:30 AM
The Leopard Man (1943) 5 AM

Wednesday, October 11

The Ghost Ship (1943) 6:15 AM
Isle of the Dead (1945) 7:30 AM

Friday, October 13

Kiss of the Tarantula (1976) 6:30 AM
Snake Woman (1961) 8 AM
Village of the Damned (1961) 9:30 AM
The Nanny (1965) 11 AM
The Innocents (1961) 1 PM
A Place of One’s Own (1945) 2:45 PM
The Bad Seed (1956) 4:30 PM
The Curse of the Cat People (1944) 6:45 PM

Saturday, October 14

Blacula (1972) 2:15 AM
Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973) 4 AM

Sunday, October 15

Horror of Dracula (1958) 8 PM
The Brides of Dracula (1960) 9:45 PM

The Phantom Carriage (1921) 12 AM

Monday, October 16

The Indescructible Man (1956) 5 PM

Tuesday, October 17

The Devil’s Bride (1968) 8 PM
The Curse of Franenkenstein (1957) 9:45 PM
The Mummy (1959) 11:15 PM
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) 1 AM
The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 2:45 AM
The Reptile (1966) 4:30 AM

Saturday, October 21

Willard (1971) 2 AM
Ben (1972) 3:45 AM

Sunday, October 22

Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1965) 8 PM
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) 10 PM

The Monster (1925) 12 AM
Eyes Without a Face (1960) 2 AM
Kwaidan (1965) 3:45 AM

Tuesday, October 24

The Innocents (1961) 8 PM
Diary of a Madman (1963) 10 PM
Curse of the Demon (1958) 12 AM
Carnival of Souls (1962) 2 AM
From Beyond the Grave (1973) 3:30 AM

Saturday, October 28

Mark of the Vampire (1935) 6:15 AM
The Devil-Doll (1936) 7:30 AM
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 9:00 AM
Little Shop of Horrors (1960) 11:30 AM
Village of the Damned (1961) 1 PM
Children of the Damned (1963) 2:30 PM
House of Dark Shadows (1970) 4:15 PM
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) 6:00 PM

The Brood (1979) 2 AM

Sunday, October 29

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) 8 PM
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) 10 PM

Onibaba (1964) 2:15 AM

Tuesday, October 31

White Zombie (1932) 8:30 AM
Mad Love (1935) 10 AM
Dementia 13 (1963) 11:30 AM
13 Ghosts (1960) 1 PM
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1966) 2:30 PM
House of Wax (1953) 4:30 PM
Poltergeist (1982) 6 PM
The Old Dark House (above; 1932) 8 PM
The Haunting (1963) 9:30 PM
House on Haunted Hill (1958) 11:30 PM
The Cat and the Canary (1939) 1:15 AM
The Old Dark House (1963) 2:45 AM
The Bat (1959) 4:30 AM

AMC:

(Not all of the have details released yet, but we’ll update as this list when they are.)

Halloween (78)
Halloween 4
Halloween 5
Halloween 6
Halloween H2O
Halloween II (09)
Nightmare on Elm Street (10)
Freddy vs. Jason
Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell
Jason X
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Child’s Play
Curse of Chucky
Cult of Chucky
Annabelle
Thinner
Dreamcatcher
Dawn of the Dead (04)
Land of the Dead (05)
House of the Dead 1&2
House on Haunted Hill (99)
Return to House on Haunted Hill
House of Wax (05)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Army of Darkness
Van Helsing
Lake Placid
Slither
the Leprechaun franchise

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting and Wonder Alliance for making us aware of these line-ups! 🙂

News Bleed: The “IT Came From Ripley’s” Edition

Is Amazon’s Suspiria nearly three hours long? #dreamsdocumtrue Dread Central

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights gets groovy with Ash vs. Evil Dead! 🙂 Attractions Magazine

New Cult of Chucky image unveils the Bride of Chucky. 🙂 SyFy

Annabelle will take over Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium for one day only! 🙂 Ripley’s Times Square

The totally jawsome Sarah Paulson joins M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass!🙂 Variety

Halloween’s creeping up on us… get a look at the 2017 Spooky Town collection! 🙂 Bloody Disgusting

The latest IT trailer gives a voice to Pennywise. 🙂 Screen Rant

News Bleed: The “Twisty’s House of Horror” Edition

You can’t keep a bad clown down… Twisty returns to American Horror Story! 🙂 Deadline
Zenescope Comic-Con Exclusive Variants and gelato… this is probably the best story ever! PICK ME, ZENESCOPE!!!! 🙂 Bleeding Cool

Stranger Things are coming… premiere date and teaser revealed! Hollywood Reporter

DC will get spooky this Halloween with the new House of Horror anthology! 🙂 Nerdist

Speakin’ o’ Halloween, Spirit Halloween teases some new Tricks and Treats (and I’ve pre-ordered what is probably waaaaaaaaaaaay too many of them ;)). Bloody Disgusting

Groovy… The Daughter of Ash is coming to Ash vs. Evil Dead! 🙂 Screen Rant

The Umbrella Academy heads to Netflix! 🙂 io9

Michael Jackson gets animated in a new Halloween special! Rolling Stone

Scary Shorties: Wink (2016)

(A Kinky Kwikie brought to you by the letter E…Thanks, Smutmaster Eric! 🙂 xoxo)

A woman at home on Halloween is texting, and becomes puzzled that her emojis have disappeared. Things get really weird after she opens her front door. It’s a suspenseful, imaginative short that runs less than 4 minutes.

#FBF: The “Adult Swimming with The Tall Man” Edition

You play a good game, boy, but the game is finished. Now… you watch Adult Swim!

In the year of 2004, Adult Swim summoned the late, great Angus Scrimm to ho-st a Halloween marathon of the freakiest episodes of one of Adult Swim’s freakiest shows: Aqua Teen Hunger Force!
Master Scrimm was at his Tall Man best, with a menacing glare and that wonderfully frightful voice. Dressed to kill in black, Scrimm knocks ’em dead with his signature grimaces and a few classic Phantasm quotes sprinkled about. Even in the goofiest setting, there’s nothing like Mr. Scrimm letting out a “BOY!” to freeze the blood and paralyze the soul!
Like Vincent Price before him, it’s clear that he had a “ball” with his ghoulish persona. Each bumper delivers a chill and a wink in a way that only a true Prince of Terror could pull off. Whether in a funeral home or a late night cable spot, The Tall Man knew how to deliver the creeps. Who else but Scrimm could make a shake, some meat, and an order of fries seem so ghastly?

Check out the bumpers/commercials below……if you have the balls! 😉 xoxo

Random Side Note: I totally had a thing for Meatwad back in the day…#MME 😉 xoxo

Scary Shorties: The Jester (2016)

(Submitted by Dr. Anton Phibes…Thank you, Sinister Sir! 🙂 xoxo)

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Greetings, boils and ghouls! We here at Kinky Horror like to shine a blood red spotlight on some glorious grotesquies that you may have missed. Today’s hidden gem is a shocking short from MakeDo Entertainment simply titled The Jester.

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The Jester tells the tale of the titular ghoul, a petrifying prestidigitator who punishes those who lack the Halloween spirit. With a spider-like grace and a silent charisma, he stalks the night to search for an audience for his macabre magic. At only ten minutes, The Jester creates a wonderful monster that could easily support a full-length feature. Heck, this mad magician has the potential to become a franchise figure! While there are some conceptual similarities to Sam from Trick ‘r Treat, The Jester stands on his own as a guardian of Halloween. For those looking for an early Halloween treat, check out The Jester below!

News Bleed: The Halloween is (Kind Of ;)) Here!! Edition.

Stop! You had me at “Bigfoot“… 😉 ComingSoon 

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Make a note of these dates if you want to see Godzilla: Resurgence in US theatres…Seriously. It’s going to be a challenge, but #ChallengeAccepted as far as I’m concerned. 😉  BirthMoviesDeath

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Tim Burton is getting one of the trajillion ho-nors he rightfully deserves, and if you happen to be in Ho-rrorwood this week, you can be part of the festivities!! 🙂 Glitterati

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Yet another reason why Halloween needs to be year ’round… 🙂 Dread Central

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Yet another remake nobody asked for has been announced…Yay. *eye rolling emoji* ComicBook.com

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Folks think they have the AHS Season 6 theme figured out…Seems probable to me. Parent Herald (it hurt me just to write that… ;))

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Dinosaur Dracula is my personal hero. 🙂 DinosaurDracula.com

And since we are now officially officially in the midst of what normal folks HAVE to consider Halloween Season, here’s the Officially Official Song of Scariness to get things started on a super sweet note…

(That is sincerely one of my favorite songs ever, and I’ll be keeping it in heavy rotation from now until Nov. 1. :)) Happy Halloween (Season ;)) Ho-rror Ho-mies!! xoxo

WHY AM I JUST NOW HEARING ABOUT THIS????

Holy moly, funky fresh fiends*!!!!! Check out what I just learned exists, please:

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It’s sort of the Halloween edition of Toys for Tots, which is obviously a BRILLIANT idea, so click the little linky and make some kickass kiddies happy, will ya?? 🙂 You can help just by donating time, or you can send in old costumes/props (I’m looking at you, fellow cosplayers!!!!! :)), pledge money directly to the org. for their discretionary use, or…in what is, to me, the most amazing thing ever…you can visit their “Pumpkin Patch” and see EXACTLY what costumes specific kids are hoping for and sponsor them individually!!!! That is just the single coolest thing I’ve ever heard of, and I love the ‘WeenDream folks for coming up with this idea!!!!! Check out this small sampling of some of the costume requests they have posted…They are super adorable!! I hope every single kid on here (and more) gets to be what they want for Halloween this year. (Especially lil’ “Pencil” dude…That MUST happen!!! :))


  1. GOO06, Boy, 5, size M or 8: 1) RED POWER RANGER; 2) BLUE POWER RANGER
  2. GOO16, Boy, 7, size M or 8: 1)  WWE KANE DELUXE; 2) TNA WRESTLING HULK HOGAN
  3. GOO19, Girl, 8, size XL or 16: 1) SPIDERGIRL; 2) LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
  4. GOO23, Boy, 8 size L: 1) MICHAEL JACKSON; 2) NINJA TURTLE
  5. GOO25, Girl, 9, size M: 1) MONSTER HIGH CHEERLEADER
  6. GOO36, Boy, 8, size M: 1) FOOTBALL PLAYER; 2) IRONMAN
  1. REN010, Boy, 5, size XS or 6: 1) TIGER; 2) PENCIL (I love this kid. So. Much!! :))
  2. REN014, Boy, 5, size XS or 5-6: 1) NINJA TURTLE; 2) GRASSHOPPER
  3. REN030, Boy, 5, size XS or 5: 1) IRONMAN; SNAKE
  4. REN059, Girl, 8, size S or 7-8: 1) RHIANNA; 2) NICKI MINAJ (FOR WHYYYYYY??? ;))
  5. REN121, Boy, 7, size S or 5-6: 1) MICHAEL MYERS; 2) JASON (noice!! :))
  6. REN124, Boy, 6, size S or 5-6: 1) BATMAN; 2) SUPERMAN (Ummm…Batman first??? You’re out, kiddo!!!! ;))
  7. REN143, Boy, 10, size XL or 14-16: 1) DR. WHO; 2) NINJA (a kid after my own hearts, obviously!! :))

I think you get the (absolutely awesome :)) idea…If you can/wanna donate or help out in any way, they pretty much spell everything out for you on their site, but feel free to email alli@weendream.org if you have specific questions about anything. 🙂

YAAAAY!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Now go forth and become Halloween Heroes, Ho-mies!!! Here’s a lil’ musical inspiration to guide you on your epic journey!!! 😉 xoxoxo

*I say this now. Saying this is cool. 😉