Jai Alexis

Associate Producer for the films Teacher Shortage, Violet. writer of the short film "The First" when he's not working he's eating Mexican food and watching The Golden Girls
[Local Haunts Internet edition] Welcome to the House of Mysterious secrets

[Local Haunts Internet edition] Welcome to the House of Mysterious secrets

With only limited resources to Horror such as video stores. Collecting anything Horror was scarce. Not to say it wasn’t available, but the world of Horror was still new to me. Reading the back covers for horror movies remembering the pics and plot gave me the knowledge that can hold up with my friends. I yearned for owning a piece of horror memorabilia even if it was a replica. Of course, we had the staples here and there, which eventually became a gateway for other items. Flea markets became my go-to to learn about horror, buying old VHS tapes. Another source was going to the book stores sitting down and reading horror magazines for free. To every horror magazine reading this, I was a kid with little to no income. Sorry.

It wasn’t until later when the internet took off. Websites provided some cool stuff and some bizarre stuff, however with it being new it was still a gamble on finding horror stuff to own. In the early days of the internet, social media wasn’t massive; you had to go to chat rooms or even forums to get anything, and it wasn’t so much reliable. At times I was on my own or just looking up the ads in horror magazines.

With the rise of social media, I eventually stumbled upon perhaps my favorite website to purchase stuff. House of Mysterious secrets. At first, it started with a few items, but I couldn’t help myself with all their great deals and offers for customers. I felt at home, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I was amazed by so many posters, especially with the dimensions of 11×17, which means more posters to hang. The store has been around for a while, offering fantastic customer service.

I usually tend to talk to local haunts in my area, but with the Halloween season coming up I couldn’t help, but give credit where credit is due. Maybe you heard of them, or perhaps you haven’t. Being a customer with them, I never had a problem everything has been shipped in excellent condition with enough care and stickers to inform my delivery will be taken care of it even if it’s something small or something big. Kevin, the man behind House of Mysterious secrets, thinks of the customer as if he was in your shoes and wants to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. I got the chance to speak to him about the man behind the house of mysterious secrets:

JA: How long has House of Mysterious Secrets been in business? 

HOMS: I’ve been doing this since 2004 – initially, the name was a bit more benign; I called it “Kevin’s Collectibles.” Because at first, I mainly sold comic books. That only lasted a few months. Soon I made the full switch to Horror. “House of Mysterious Secrets” was a mash-up of two DC comic books that I was a fan of House of Mystery and House of Secrets. Combining the two felt like cool little tribute…I never had a long time plan. It was just something to do for fun.

JA: Do you feel that with the store it’s helping fans of old and young where they’re able to learn about the past and present of Horror. 

HOMS: What a fascinating question. I’m afraid I’ll only have to speculate on this. Trying to figure out what exactly to offer on the website is often a gamble. I try to curate various aspects of the horror genre, hoping that the things I provide will be of interest to both hardcore and casual fans. Again, just guessing here, I would have to say that the majority of my customers tend to be newer fans of the genre. The older, more deep-rooted fans, tend to be the minority. But…again, I don’t know. It’s hard to gauge this. I am impressed continuously though when I put orders together for customers, and I see just how many do enjoy the obscure stuff; that always makes me feel good.

JA: What would be your holy grail for your collection, or what would be the holy grail of collector items for the store? 

HOMS: Holy Grail. Ha! Can I choose multiple ones!? Let me pick a few, that range from different types of collectibles. Toy: At the moment, I’d have to say it’s my Shogun Godzilla. Not exactly rare, but I’m pleased to have it, and in such good condition. I’ve had since the mid-90s. LP Records. I have 100+ LP soundtracks, and perhaps the two that would fall under grails would be the original pressing of Night of the Living Dead, and this bootleg release of the Italian gorefest Burial Ground. I sold my Evil Dead lp a few years ago…something I continuously regret. I also have the original Italian release of the soundtrack Demons which is autographed by Claudio Simonetti, Lamberto Bava, and Bobby Rhodes. Uhh…and I have a lot of cool stuff autographed by Dario Argento; if I may throw that in there. Last, but not least…one of my biggest, personal holy grails is a jigsaw puzzle of the Loch Ness Monster that came out in 1981 (I think) – I have a sealed one that in perfect shape. It’s a tough one to find, and it means a lot to me because I once had it when I was a little kid.”

That’s what I love about this store. Given it only has a physical booth at cons. Target may be the undisputed champion of Halloween decor and items, but that month goes by so quickly. Kevin has his shop open 24/7 with pre-orders, offers, and even an active social media to keep customers in the loop. He also writes the newsletters informing the customers and personally takes care of any issues you may have with an order. Not to say it always happens, but if it does, Kevin is there to help. House of mysterious secrets may be an online website, but wherever you are, it’s a local haunt and worth the trip for your Halloween needs regardless of the month. Plus if you see them at a convention say hi and buy an item or two!

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Our little set up at the MonsterMania weekend convention in a Cherry Hill, NJ. Not too bad, eh?




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Darren Lynn Bousman teases biggest and horrific saw trap EVER.

Darren Lynn Bousman teases biggest and horrific saw trap EVER.

With the news of SAW coming back was one thing, but Chris Rock is responsible for it? Given we all have opinions. Some good and some bad and of course some who feel we have too many SAW movies.

The franchise is coming back at this point we know very little on what’s going on with movies, and that makes it so entertaining. We don’t know what to expect until it’s done. The films took off after the first film by JAMES WAN from then his career went on doing other movies. A new director was needed, and hence Darren Lynn Bousman steps in not only doing 2, 3 and 4. The films were always in good hands to the point where a minor reboot was in order.

With the SAW films, there’s a lot of rules. They are making sure the traps can work in real life and the promise of blood. Darren took to his Instagram post posting a very cryptic message.
At this point, we can’t make sense of what was said, but we know there will be blood. Below are the pics on what Darren has been documenting on the filming. The film is slated for May 2020

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Sharon Needles haunts her way back to San Antonio

Sharon Needles haunts her way back to San Antonio

From the minute you see her walk in the workroom for Ru Paul’s drag race season 4. Sharon has always stuck out as being the “weirdo” but little did we know that one she was going to win the season and become our newly crowned queen. From there it’s been nothing but tours, albums, clothing, pop vinyls. Sharon Needles can go from glam to ghoul and back.

Sharon has made a few stops here to San Antonio live at the Heat night club. She is even in the local production of Rocky Horror Picture show. On tour recently from her latest album Battle Axe. She’s making her stop in Sept for a live club show giving what fans expect an early Halloween show to get the season going. For those interested it’s always best to make sure you have your ticket, table and even m&g ready. Luckily Rey Lopez, the promoter for many Ru Paul drag race queens who he’s brought to town has you covered. Rey has a simple and easy way to purchase tickets right on Rey Lopez Entertainment. Where you can upcoming shows, subscribe, and even make purchases to ease the burden of fear from a sold-out show. Which has happened, so what better way to start the fall season than with The Ghoul of our dreams. Sharon Needles.

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[Review] Scary stories to tell in the dark. Worth the wait or not?

[Review] Scary stories to tell in the dark. Worth the wait or not?

Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to watch horror movies. One being I was way too young, and my parents didn’t want me to have nightmares of a catastrophic level. However, I can read anything I wanted to with books my folks didn’t have to worry about images scaring the hell out of me. They didn’t read “Scary Stories to tell in the dark” Which after years we finally get as a movie. Was it worth it? Was it worth the wait? This could go either way but let’s breakdown the cinema.

Scary Stories to tell in the dark is a childhood favorite, so the fact we’re in a lifetime where we have this and Goosebumps is fantastic. I couldn’t believe they were making a movie based on my favorite books. The film jumps right into things which aren’t a bad thing, but the overall it felt rushed we don’t get a connection with the characters to even feel anything for them. They’re just there.

The story isn’t too bad itself where it’s instead of it being an anthology or like Goosebumps where the ghosts or monsters appear for the sake of it. The ghosts in this movie play a crucial part where Sarah Bellows wrote these stories in a way to cope with her issues that we find out later in the film are actually from a sinister background.

As stated, the ghosts were my favorite part of the movie where they did creep me out, including The Jangly man who was never in the books. This movie showcases some of the ghosts in the best of scary stories. There’s no blood, the violence is there not enough to horrify children, but enough for adults to enjoy.

Overall the movie is good just not perfect, which is a shame because Guillermo Del Toro was a producer on it. With him being a massive fan of literature and horror movies. With this film, you would think perhaps a little more heart and soul would be placed into it. As we finally get to the ending and the reason behind it all we leave with an “ok…I guess” feel as if the film just ran into a wall or the studio wants a franchise.

The movie left me feeling neutral, but overall it is an excellent gateway for a younger audience who may not be familiar with the books or have a vast knowledge of horror where it can lead them to more, just like the original books did for me and others. Overall yes watch the movie and oddly enough it is a family movie. Of course, we may be critical, but it will bring the younger fans to read the books and build from there.

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After watching The Boys. Karl Urban needs to star in a horror movie

After watching The Boys. Karl Urban needs to star in a horror movie

Growing up, I read a few issues of The Boys, which was an insane comic that was somewhat of an underground hit that later on grew with fans. For it’s over the top violence, sexual activity, even poking fun at beloved comic characters we all know and love.

This was a time where comic movies and TV shows were far to none. A few gems came here and there, especially if we got a rated R comic movie Christmas for everyone. With comic books now being more mainstream among media outlets.

It’s become apparent that studios are willing to give shots to not household names such as Batman, Wonderwoman, Superman, Green Lantern, etc.

The Boys finally arrived at Amazon studios giving us gratuitous sex, violence, and language from author Garth Ennis who’s famous for his run on The Punisher. I finally got a chance to sit down and watch the series. I was deeply impressed and just wanting more, but it was over done to the point it felt with some episodes as fillers. The Boys, “A group of vigilantes, set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.” 

The show gives us a gritty look at superheroes that are terrible people, and the bad guys are good. It’s a slippery slope where we see Butcher (Karl Urban)balance between right and wrong for the greater good but also fueling his vendetta towards “Homelander.” The series “Superman.”

Without spoiling it, it’s excellent that’s full of humor, gore, violence some cool cameos that never really feeling bored or drawn out. We get some questions answers and answers with more questions, but this is a TV series so be prepared for a character development along the way. The season ended with this perfect mix of a “Fuck you” to Butcher who next to Homelander is a terrifying character.

You see Homelander is scary because he has superpowers of that like Superman. He doesn’t have any weaknesses, but mentally it’s a match of head games throughout the series whether it’s the Vought corporation or later on with Butcher.

Now Karl Urban in the show is scary because he’s walking that line of a good guy and a bad guy. His judgment clouded at times so yes he’s fighting for the greater good, but it’s also become a vendetta against the “supes” as he calls them. This is just like Sheriff Wydell from The Devils rejects and just like in this show Butcher shows no remorse towards supes, which would make great for a horror movie. Even in Dredd, which is a criminally underrated movie, he was a badass that showed no remorse. In one episode particular there’s a scene where (Butcher) slowly stalks a superhero, confronts him and proceeds to bash his head in like nothing. Imagine the scene from Halloween (2018) but with way more blood and face-smashing. Even in one scene, he shoots a superhero with a high power weapon in broad daylight without flinching.

As the show ended, all I know is that I wanted to see more of The Boys and or at least see Karl Urban play a slasher in a horror movie. The Boys is playing on amazon right now.

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Universal pulls THE HUNT off it’s Sept schedule

Universal pulls THE HUNT off it’s Sept schedule

For those who were looking forward to Blumhouse’s THE HUNT that was for next month. Universal has decided to pull the movie for the time being.  “Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen – for a very specific purpose – The Hunt.”

Deadline broke the news based on Universal’s decision based on current events. Universal has released this statement:

While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film.  We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”

No word yet on or if the movie will be released. We will keep you informed on the news.

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Looks like Tales from the hood has another chapter for us

Looks like Tales from the hood has another chapter for us

When the first Tales from the Hood came out, it brought forth a new gritty, creepy and topical horror movie dealing with issues that are sadly still relevant today. The film was a classic cult hit among fans, so naturally, a sequel was needed….about 23 years later. The sequel came out direct to Blu ray, DVD and vod starring Keith David as the new storyteller “Portify Simms.”

Production weekly reported the information on Tales from the hood 3 and It’s been stated that the film will begin production this year in the fall and be released for next year marking the 25th anniversary. There’s no word on what exactly will be the plot, but knowing the previous films. The same social commentary that still showcases the amount of horror we as a society endure. The film will have Spike Lee, and writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. No word yet on the plot.
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[Trailer] “The Fanatic”a new thriller starring John Travoltra and Devon Sawa directed by Fred Durst

[Trailer] “The Fanatic”a new thriller starring John Travoltra and Devon Sawa directed by Fred Durst

Yes, you heard that correctly. Fred Durst lead singer of Limp Bizkit has directed a movie with John Travolta, Devon Sawa called The Fanatic. “A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star’s life” The film is inspired by a real life situation involving Fred and a fan.

 

The movie will be coming out soon and actually looks interesting. John Travolta has an ability to play scary bad guys and it’s great to see Fred Durst venture into this horror territory.

 

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[Trailer] “The Furies” doesn’t sound at all like a horror film, however it is and it’s going to be very bloody and gory.

[Trailer] “The Furies” doesn’t sound at all like a horror film, however it is and it’s going to be very bloody and gory.

When one hears of the term furies, we think of something else. I thought of maybe a small creature movie with dumb jokes, or maybe dark humor that pays off, however, with the release of the new trailer. I have changed my stance and entirely on board with this new movie. The Furies

“A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where masked men hunt woman.”‘

With the expectation of great gore and kill sequences. With films such as Loved Ones and Wolf Creek, this will be another cult classic from down under. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think. The film is written and directed by Tony D’aquino.

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[TRAILER] IT: CHAPTER 2. The Losers Club comes back home.

[TRAILER] IT: CHAPTER 2. The Losers Club comes back home.

Here’s your first look at the new movie coming out Sept 6th. IT: CHAPTER 2. The film is set 25 years later in the future with flashbacks to them as their younger selves. The movie is said to be brutal and with a scene using the most blood in a film ever. The stakes have never been higher not only for our beloved Losers but for fans of the book and movie.

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

There are even talks that this movie could surpass the 150 million opening weekend with talks from the director that he would love to do the third film. A prequel because there are stories of the past along with Pennywise’s account. Below is the trailer for the film.

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John Carpenter is co-writing a comic about the Joker and it sounds amazing.

John Carpenter is co-writing a comic about the Joker and it sounds amazing.

When John Carpenter says, he’s going to do anything horror fans listen. Whether he goes on tour with his son, producing a movie, or even talking about possibly coming back to directing. Out of all the things, today is a piece of excellent news when he will be co-writing a comic about none other than the Joker from DC comics.  The story is called Joker: Year of the villain # 1. This will be a one-shot comic but over 40 pages. “Lex Luthor, now reborn as a human-alien hybrid, offering various DC villains (and even some heroes) heightened abilities and/or tools if they’ll join his Legion of Doom. The Joker, being Joker, isn’t waiting by the phone for Lex. This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing.”

“The Joker is the greatest villain in comics. I’m proud to be reunited with Anthony on this project.” -John Carpenter. John also worked on the comic Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack with writer Anthony Burch who wrote for Borderlands 2 and will be working with John on the Joker comic. As of right now, the picture shown is the first piece of work we have from the comic. The comic is set to come out Oct 2nd two days from the Todd Phillip Joker movie.

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[Editorial] Is James Wan planting seeds or hinting towards a dark DC universe?

[Editorial] Is James Wan planting seeds or hinting towards a dark DC universe?

When James Wan came into the horror scene with Saw, it was different and exciting with a considerable twist we didn’t see. Leaving going what the fuck is going on? The movies went on to spawn sequels. He then went on to do action movies which fans embraced as well, including his time with the Fast and the Furious, Which is a fun movie. Showing he can do an action movie he went on to do Aquaman which was a box office smash.

James may have done action movies, but he never went away from horror.  Spawning sequels of Annabelle, The Nun to even The La Llorona connected to it all. After watching the last film, Annabelle comes home; I saw something that caught my eye. In a scene where two of the main actresses are talking at a grocery store preparing for a weekend of babysitting.

By the quick glimpse, you see something in the background of a comic shelf. Three comics. Not a big deal, or is it? Let’s breakdown how this could be a big deal. James is known for throwing us little hints and “seeds” (and a few Annabelle easter eggs in the dc superhero movies) which may not be a big deal now but later such as the Saw films and even Conjuring give us spin-offs. With the downfall of the some DC superhero movies. Times have been rough what with Marvel being number one, but with the firing of James Gunn on Guardians 3.  Suicide Squad did have a GOTG feel to it.

Gunn has stated he’s hoping to rebuild the DC movie universe which is cool and all plus with talks with JJ Abrams working with Warner Bros it would make sense for them to say, Any ideas on how to improve the DC movies? With these powerhouses behind their films, they can do wonders, but the thing is James Wan behind a dark DC universe is just what they need also.

As stated, you see comics in the background: Phantom Stranger, The Demon and Swamp Thing. James has given us substantial blockbuster horror films on small budgets plus taking chances and having tremendous success is also part of his resume. A dark dc universe is just what we need whereas Marvel has experimented with rated r action films. Who better to do a horror action than James. James Wan has a way of planting seeds and gearing towards bigger things from his films.

Plus don’t forget James is working on the movie about the DC sea creatures The Trench so if that does well there’s hope? Maybe it’s just random luck we saw those specific comics, but keep in mind these comics deal with paranormal, demons and gore. James Wan knows this market. James would bring to light old characters into a way that can be marketable and a franchise. Of course, it may not happen, but one can dream.

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[Local Haunts] Paradox Rei the voice of alternative drag

[Local Haunts] Paradox Rei the voice of alternative drag

Pride month is over, but we celebrate it every day as well as taking a stand and making sure voices are heard every day. That is why I am proud to talk about another Local haunt. This time was focusing on one Paradox Rei.

Paradox has been the primary voice for the alternative drag of artists. Say artists in the sense that Paradox focuses more on the creativity and idea of drag being for expression and the sound the artists deserve.

Shawn Benet may have created a home for alternative drag, but Paradox Rei has been the parental unit or the voice for others who deserve it. Truth be told I am glad to see somebody saying something. Growing up being queer or anything out of the norm was almost comical? Which was sad because performers of race and gender were often pushed aside as if they were the monster children, the unmentionables of society when they deserve the same treatment and respect as others. Paradox has always been my hero in the art of drag.

Remember seeing them perform to “Hooked on a feeling” at a small club dressed as Groot. Yup, Groot from Guardians of the galaxy. It was then that I fell in love with the artistry of Paradox. Drag was always one way for me and again not pointing fingers or blame, but there was little to no voice for other performers such as drag kings, or even CIS females who wanted to do drag as well. Paradox stepped in and became their voice.

It is hard to get proper representation in movies, TV, and even drag. Not talking about manager wise, but actual credit where one can say, yes this is who I am but judge me by work, not by the color of my skin, sexual identity, or gender. The topic has become taboo and even controversial to the point it is swept under the rug. Under that carpet, those secrets have become known for embracing their pure form. The Paradox is just that voice to be heard. As loud as their outfits may be, their sound is even louder for every single person who wanted to be heard.

Not only Paradox has been the center of this story, but also their show Omnipotence where shows are free showcasing all the talent that not only San Antonio, but so many other performers have graced the stage at Web House. Even Dragula alumni XOCHI MOCHI to competitions (Dragrantula) to having their show, Paradox has been an angry voice and will continue to be the voice for others who deserve to be heard.

Paradox has an upcoming show this Saturday night along with a show at Six Flags for Out in the park.

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[Trailer] Nekrotronic mixes Ghostbusters meets Constantine in new sci-fi/horror movie

[Trailer] Nekrotronic mixes Ghostbusters meets Constantine in new sci-fi/horror movie

Watching this trailer gave me a feeling of both Ghostbusters and Constantine which is the new movie Nekrotronic. Given they’re not related to the films, but overall, it looks like a fun popcorn movie. “A man who discovers that he is part of a secret sect of magical beings who hunt down and destroy demons on the internet.”  Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner who gave us Wyrmwood and the tv series of said name. Truth be told I’m sold on just that alone.  The film premiered this May in the Netherlands so let’s hope it makes it’s a way to the US or now can be a good time to purchase an all-region Blu ray player.

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[Local Haunts Pride edition] How alternative drag found a new home in San Antonio.

[Local Haunts Pride edition] How alternative drag found a new home in San Antonio.

It was tough to fit in. It was quite the road growing up for myself. Needless to say for me growing up, Horror was always home for me. It was an escape from the reality of real-life Horror. Watching the news and seeing psychical violence was hard enough, but watching a monster break through the doors of a cabin with a machete. Well, that’s just entertainment.

It wasn’t until one fateful Halloween night that a new journey began for me. I was watching Rocky Horror picture show, watching Tim Curry gyrate, singing, dancing. It widens my vision of what wasn’t shock value, but only art. I found a new life.

However, though growing up, it was still somewhat taboo and not discussed. I felt a bit alone. Never really talking about it, yet there was room to talk about it if I found another soul to share. Horror has always been a comforting home accepting just about everyone. Juggalos, preps, scientists, writers hell even celebrities whom you wouldn’t expect to love Horror adored it.

I never found a home for the two. Maybe it was a fad, just perhaps a taboo fetish.  As I ventured off into drag, there was a whole other platform of expression and identity I yearned — a life where you can be yourself and be free. Was I home? Plenty of people and queens I met who liked Horror but not enough to give them another home.

That’s where Shawn Benet comes in. Shawn starting out doing simple alternative drag, has quickly established a base in San Antonio, Texas. My home town was creating Haus of Coven. A home to alternative drag where the norm was out of place and creativity ran amok in a chaotic realm of beauty. For you see Shawn’s idea of beauty and expression is one where there are no rules to drag. Incorporating the term “All Drag is valid” by one Paradox Rei. Shawn has established a home for basically anyone wanting to do drag and be themselves with the monthly installment shows Shawn Benet’s Madhouse. Going to shows, I felt relaxed and comfortable to be myself finally. Shawn has done a lot for the LGBTQ+ by creating and as much as I hate this term, it is right in this instance, “a safe space” for all members of the community.

I’m proud to know Shawn even have part of Haus of Coven working for a show my friend Lisa Rae and I put together. Given she was the brains of the operation, I was able to get them for the show for the premiere of American Guinea Pig: Song of Solomon.

With all the pride events going on, I’m glad to say that Shawn Benet’s MadHouse is my favorite local haunt to check out. The event will be free for everyone with even free parking. So check out some alternative drag, feel comfortable, and know Shawn has created a home for everyone with no restrictions on how to be or even look. Shawn is even responsible for bringing queens of the hit TV show Dragula. Which I’m happy to say season 3 will be out this year so one can only imagine what talent will grace the stage with Shawn and Haus of Coven

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[Local Haunts] Deadlicious Zombie street treats keeping you full during the apocalypse

[Local Haunts] Deadlicious Zombie street treats keeping you full during the apocalypse

For some people when spring or summer hits it usually means beaches, taking care of the yard, relaxing at the pool, vacations. The main idea is relaxation which is our reward for getting through the winter. Of course, one thing I look forward to is a nice cold Raspa or snow cone if you will. Being from San Antonio, Texas what we lack in snow or hurricanes we make up for in rain and hail. Of course, our summers get hot; it’s the humidity that gets us.

Usually I write about movies, tv shows a convention, interview, but I want to showcase some LOCAL HAUNTS in my hometown because I love this city and honestly what better way to show the city I love to the fans of the website I love writing. So please sit back and relax as we stroll down to one of my stops here on my Local Haunt tour: Deadlicious zombie street treats! Ages ago I heard about this food truck that had a zombie theme. The vehicle decked out like a mobile haunted house with body props, flashing lights and bright colors. The menu consisted of funnel cakes, sausage on a stick and snow cones.

I thought this was a cool idea and interesting. With food trucks, it was best to follow them on social media sites to know where they’ll be next. Deadlicious then went quiet, low and behold to find out that they came back BUT with an actual location full of props, decor, video games, food. I soon realized it’s time to get myself a cool refreshing treat!

With the drive over there feeling the hot sun bake on me the reward of getting one of their favorite gifts was within my grasp. Upon arriving, I talked to the two masterminds behind the place James and Diane who was busy behind the bar making the treats. I got a chance to ask them a few questions about the past, present, and future which is one that stands out but for me, it’s the delicious treats that put them on the map with so many to choose I had to get my hands on one called the toxic zombie.

Which believe it or not by the picture is a MEDIUM snow cone. Talking with them was the real deal two hard working people making sure they deliver on their promise with just that.

Delicious treats whether it’s hot or cold treats it’s worth the drive and worth the wait since everything is hand made fresh. I have to admit the snow cone I got was smooth and delicious no brain freezes, not too sweet, not too sour. Will I go back? Of course!

They even hosted an event by having a star (Damian Chapa) from one of his popular films Blood in Blood out appear and even when time ran out for his visit he stayed to make sure everyone got a signature and pic. This is the kind of love and support this place gives.

Yeah the place may be scary to a kid, but after that first bite they are going ignore everything and be in that delicious moment. After talking to the owners you get that feeling that this is their dream project this is their baby they are raising from the ground up.

Overall the place is worth the visit especially since it’s all year long. Sure there’s numerous snow cone stands, but for quality and quantity nothing beats Deadlicious treats. The place has numerous ideas coming soon so give them a follow so you’ll always be notified about all their activities.

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[Film Clip] Watch Chucky terrorize Andy in the clip entitled “peek a boo”

[Film Clip] Watch Chucky terrorize Andy in the clip entitled “peek a boo”

Child’s Play comes out in 17 days in theaters the same weekend as of Toy Story 4.

Which will be a true test of the weekend box office. Below is a clip from the new film

“A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.” The film stars Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky

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Wesley Snipes to star in Action horror movie “Outbreak Z” written by one of our very own!

Wesley Snipes to star in Action horror movie “Outbreak Z” written by one of our very own!

Yup, you heard right. A zombie horror movie starring Wesley Snipeswritten by one of our very own!

Clint Narramore co-wrote the movie along with  Hamid Torabpourand Andrew Kightlinger which the plot follows.

“The story focuses on two SWAT officers on a desperate hunt through an overrun college campus in search of a man who holds a vaccine to a zombie virus. Snipes will play one of the officers.”

The news broke out recently from Hollywood Reporter. Wesley Snipes will be serving as executive producer.

DareDevil stunt choreographer and performer Chris Brewster will be directing.

Beyond excited for one of very own with filming beginning this summer. We will keep you informed with new information

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[Trailer] The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance brings us back to a magical time of our childhood.

[Trailer] The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance brings us back to a magical time of our childhood.

IT’S HERE! THE TRAILER! After viewing it this is going to be one for the books.

The TV series would make Jim Henson proud of all the hard work put into it. Aug 30th is the premiere of THE DARK CRYSTAL AGE OF RESISTANCE.  “Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelflings discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

 

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[Trailer] 47 meters down: uncaged shows some serious shark action

[Trailer] 47 meters down: uncaged shows some serious shark action

Here’s the trailer for 47 meters down: uncaged. “Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves” 

 Johannes Roberts directed the film. John Corbett, Nia Long and Brec Bassinger star in the film. The film comes out Aug 16th.

 

 

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