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Monster Interviews: Nicholas Vince – Pride Month

Monster Interviews: Nicholas Vince – Pride Month

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  • NV: Very early on. I took part in plays when I was at primary school. When I was 11 my English teacher, invited me to join the local amateur drama society, who were putting on evening excerpts from the books of Charles Dickens. I played all the small boys, such as Pip from Great Expectations.
  • I think what engaged my interest, was that I could use my imagination and, like all kids, I just enjoyed playing at make-believe.
  • DS: How did you become involved in the independent horror film industry? What initially drew you to horror and what’s caused you to stay?
  • NV: The first books I read from our local library when I was seven or eight years old, were the Greeks myths, which involved gods and monsters. After that, I graduated to ghost stories. Then in my mid-teens, I watched the Universal horror movies, late at night on the television. I loved the fact that except for Dracula, the “monsters,” were the good guys. Frankenstein’s Creature was a victim who was only looking for love.
  • My first independent film was, of course, Hellraiser. I got involved with that because I’d known Clive Barker for around three years and he asked me. More recently, I have met independent filmmakers at film conventions, such as London’s FrightFest, and they invited me to be part of their projects.
  • DS: You’ve garnered many fandoms from your portrayal as the Chattering Cenobite in Clive Barker’s 1987 film, Hellraiser. What’s it like being the Chatterer and working with Clive and Doug? Do you enjoy the recognition that comes with that role, or is it a bit much at times?
  • NV: It was a problematic costume and made up to work in because it was so restrictive. I couldn’t hear speak or see; which dictated the stillness of performance. Initially, Clive and I had discussed the idea that I’d be leaping around the set, like a chattering monkey. However, the design of the makeup and costume were so durable that I didn’t need to do much to make the Chatterer terrifying.
  • Working with Clive and Doug, and the rest of the casting crew, was a massive amount of the fun. I laughed so much in the green room; the sound engineer threatened to do me harm as my laughter could be heard on set and was ruining takes.
  • DS: What are your thoughts on the news of the Hellraiser reboot, which was once rumored to be done by Clive Barker, but is now said to be in the hands of writer and producer Steven S. Goyer?
  • NV: I think that the most critical element is that Clive Barker should be involved. Along with Doug as Pinhead. Clive created a vast world which many writers and artists, outside the films, have contributed new stories. I’m thinking of the Hellraiser comics and the collection of short stories Hellbound Hearts, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan. So, I believe there is a vast scope for Mr. Goyer to do something incredible and exciting, mainly if Clive Barker is at the heart of it.
  • DS: Genre fans might not know this, but you acted in only three horror films from 87′ to 90‘, before a twenty-year hiatus. You’ve only recently resurfaced over the last decade. What’s the reason behind your current resurgence?
  • NV: After we made Nightbreed, I decided to give up acting and concentrate on writing comics. As well as contributing stories to the Hellraiser and Nightbreed comics, I also wrote weekly and monthly comics for Marvel UK. Then three of those projects were canceled within a month of each other, and I found myself having to earn a living, and I ended up working in computers. Also, then, in 2012, I had a chance to leave that and return to writing and acting.
  • DS: As we celebrate Pride month in the States, what does it mean to you, and how important is it to have the LBGT community represented in the horror genre?
  • NV: As a gay man, I think it’s hugely important. It’s great to see so many LGBT characters represented in modern horror films and TV series; not just as “the pansy” who gets killed in the first reel’ or the ‘trans homicidal maniac.‘ Another favorite movie of mine is Hellbent (dir. Paul Etheredge), which is a stalk and slash film set in West Hollywood at Halloween.
  • Over the years, many people from the community have mentioned to me they found comfort in the film Nightbreed. Many of us were made to feel we were monstrous as we were LGBT, and Nightbreed is a film which celebrates the monsters and shows the real villains are the ‘normal’ people.
  • DS: Being your career has spanned nearly four decades, do you still find and take pleasure in the art, and what have you found most fulfilling about acting?
  • NV: I do still enjoy acting, as it’s always different. In the last year, I’ve played a father, a guy at a gym, a bartender and a “monster without makeup” – to quote the director when he offered me the part. What do I find most fulfilling? I like how acting is really about studying humanity. It’s about walking in another person’s shoes. Also, that, I think, helps broaden my understanding of other people. That’s one of the reasons why I think it’s always good for children to have drama lessons. Not only can the experiences help increase confidence, but they can also teach them to think of another person’s viewpoint.
  • DS: You wear a ton of hats such as Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Author, and more. Which is your personal favorite, and which do you find most gratifying and rewarding?
  • NV: I wish, at times, that I did have a favorite as it would make life an awful lot more manageable. Moreover, later this year, the plan is to add Artist more fully to that list. However, the truth is, I enjoy all of them when they’re going well, and I wish I were doing one of the others when I’m struggling with something.
  • DS: Do you have any special upcoming projects that you’d like to let your followers know? Any future content that you’d like to share with your fans?
  • NV: I’m working on a couple of things which I’ll be able to talk about later this year.In the meantime, the feature film, Book of Monsters (dir. Stewart Sparke), in which I play the heroine’s father, was recently released by Epic Pictures and I feature in a few other films due to be hitting festivals or release later this year, For We Are Many (Hex Studios), Borley Rectory (dir. Ashley Thorpe), Heckle (dir. Martyn Pick), The Offer (dir. Chris Griffiths and Gary Smart) which is available on Amazon Prime and Fuck You Immortality (Federico Scargiali) and a couple more currently in production.
  • DS: Where can people follow you and stay up to date with what you’re doing? Are there any social media platforms you’re on more regularly than others?
  • NV: I’m most often on Facebook  and Twitter  but the most accessible way to track projects I’m working on, watch my short films and where I’ll be making appearances is on my website, nicholasvince.com, where people can also check out my store.
  • DS: As a formality, we have a final question we like to ask all of our guests. If you could pick one and only one, which would you say is your all-time favorite horror film?
  • NV: That has to be ‘The Masque of the Red Death,’ based on a couple of Edgar Allen Poe stories. It starred Vincent Price and was directed by Roger Corman. It’s a weird film with some great set pieces and asks some important moral questions about the role of God in the world’s suffering.
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MIDI’S COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN 2018

MIDI’S COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN 2018

Each year I Countdown to Halloween and explore 31 Horror films that examine a variety of sub genres. I combine films both new and old. I explore the mainstream and indie. And I select from purely the good, bad and ugly (yes there are some truly awful films available to fans for laughs).

This year  I will be explaining each film for the House of Tortured Souls as I countdown to Halloween. Be warned that some of the small pieces on each film, are based on a sub genre and may in fact provide a spoiler or two.
OCTOBER 1
First sub genre I had set myself is to find a film with a Child Vampire. I chose  30 Days of Night  which has a scene involving a young girl vampire, in a pack that has over run the town of Barrow, Alaska.  Obvious other choices were Interview With A Vampire and Near Dark.
OCTOBER 2
On day two I was exploring films with people who could be considered Freaks so this time I selected The Abominable Dr Phibes
starring Vincent Price, as a mutant mourning his beloved.
Although Freaks by Tod Browning is my fave film in this vein, Phibes was the first horror film I saw when I was 3. It will forever be imbedded in my memory.
OCTOBER 3
Taking it to another level on day three, I wanted to find a film involving the strangest or most unique Horror Parents . This led me to select  It’s Alive (movie)for obvious reasons . Let’s face it , that kid had a face only a mother could love! A mutated baby literally is born and goes on the run leaving a wake of murderous terror. Not only is this film awesome fun, it also spawned 2 sequels and a remake!!
OCTOBER 4
I investigated the infamous adoration for films with that ultimate Twist Ending, selecting the Summer Camp Classic Sleepaway Camp
This of course was one of many options but discovering what is “wrong with Angela” is always great. Other possibilities are films like The Perfect Getaway (in which the twist is revealed midway through the film, yet doesn’t ruin the pace). Also included could be The Sixth Sense, And Switchblade Romance (aka Haute Tension).
OCTOBER 5

For my selective viewing for an impressive Indie horror film was Phil Stevens Flowers.The film is silent. It has such

Hereditary

strong visual imagery and features the demise of a group of beautiful women (the flowers themselves). Stevens is currently in production on Flowers 2.

OCTOBER 6
Was the sub genre of crime as told through the True Story narrative, I chose the film Dear Mr. Gacy. This film is inspired by the Jason Moss’ book The Last Victim. Moss discusses a relationship he created with the serial killer as he studied him in college. It is also sad to know that Moss was so affected, by the stranglehold Gacy ended up having on his life.  His psyche was fractured and in 2006 Moss committed suicide. I highly recommend the book as well as this film. It proves the power of those with such depraved impulses as Gacy.
OCTOBER 7
I was was trying to avoid the usually popular picks for the sub genre of Sea Creatures. I wanted to avoid The Deep, Jaws and Orca. Instead I landed on the highly memorable and classic Universal icon the Creature from the Black Lagoon
OCTOBER 8
A simple sub genre in which of course A LOT of possibilities popped up, to view limbs replaced with weapons. For me this is a film I enjoy, in its true GrindHouse style. It has a strong female lead, that pulled me in. With the teaming of Tarantino and Rodriguez , I had to go with the machine gun leg of Rose McGowan in Planet Terror
OCTOBER 9

The selection as a huge foreign film fan was tricky, and I had to find one Asian Horror film. In the past I have enjoyed the likes of Ringu, JuOn, Phone, The Red Shoes, One Missed Call and Shutter. However I felt a revisit to the

Train To Busan

surprise runaway Zombie hit  Train To Busan was a good idea- and having only seen it once upon release, I wanted to see if it still was as enjoyable (which it is).

OCTOBER 10
This day was Lloyd Kaufman’s empire known affectionately as Troma films, I had to try and find one that I loved to watch as my choice from their stock. This was easy as I love the campy cheesy quality of a good Troma film , from Poultrygeist to Tromeo and Juliet. I decided on One of Troma’s most lucrative franchises with the lovable film  The Toxic Avenger
OCTOBER 11
I realised some franchises have MORE than their fair share. From Nightmare on Elm St (9 films), Friday the 13th (12 films) , or even Halloween ( 11 films) many sequels were imaginable, but for me my taste was drawn to the Children of the Corn Franchise (which has 10 films with the release of Runaway in recent months). Out of those sequels (and a remake) I chose Children of the Corn 666: Issac’s Return, because it is the first film after the original to reintroduce Isaac – one of the horror film worlds most messed up child preachers in history.
OCTOBER 12
For European horror my mind raced straight to  Mörderische Ferien (aka Flashback:A Murderous Vacation), a quirky German teen horror film, that featured campy gags, a psycho on the loose, bumbling cops and some fun kills. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s a diamond in the rough and I liken it’s cheekiness to the original Scream film by Wes Craven.
OCTOBER 13
I was tasked with finding a horror movie starring Robert England, but It had to be anything but his role as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street films. With options like 2001 Maniacs and Urban Legends available I recalled The Mangler and viewed that. A film based on a short story from Stephen Kings  collection, that has since inspired two sequels.
OCTOBER 14
Horror Creatures dominated the day, so I thought long and hard about all sorts and settled on  Zombeavers. A simple comical romp with manic beavers at a lake side cabin, and a group of foolish college kids.
OCTOBER 15

Pinnochios Revenge

I decided on a film for my ghostly theme, with a classic spooky story featuring George.C.Scott called The Changeling .

This was my favourite pick for the ghastly ghost genre and although I enjoy films like the original version of The Haunting, Rose Red an others with various paranormal entities, The Changeling is an atmospheric joy to rewatch.
OCTOBER 16
An obvious choice for day 16’s infamous horror hotel themed entry , was to go with the mother loving Norman Bates insanity of Alfred Hitchcock’s PsychoPsycho epitomizes the horror hotel themes, with the “mother” of all memorable moments, but I will give shout outs to other possibilities such as Horror Hotel, Motel Hell, And Room 1408 ( which has actually been picked for another sub genre day in this challenge).
OCTOBER 17
Re examining the Psychotic Hitchhiker sub genre for day 17, I decided against the classic Hitchhiker films or even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and went with a modern Ozploitation thriller called Gone (aka Middle of Nowhere). The film starred Scott Mechlowicz , Amelia Warner and Shaun Evans and followed an American and two British tourists backpacking in Australia with deadly consequences.
OCTOBER 18
The 18th choice calls for me to watch  a 2017 Film and I thought this was a perfect chance for me to re explore one that had a dismal run cinematically upon its release. I found it to be an entertaining and seemingly good film, but The Dark Tower  was a far cry from the nature of the original source material developed over many books by Stephen King.
OCTOBER 19
My 19th watch is a film released in 2018, so I thought I would take this opportunity to return to Hereditary. Originally when I saw this film it was such a slow build intro I lost interest and was unable to finish it so I hope as I do so I will complete it today.
OCTOBER 20
I will turn to Horror with a number in the title. With many options open to me I looked at 2001 Maniacs, Germany’s 666: In Bed With The Devil And found Stephen Kings Room 1408. An interesting and twisted story of a hotel room from Hell, this is a great little film with a strong cast.
OCTOBER 21
I needed  a film with a strong female killer. I will be avoiding  Switchblade Romance, Mothers Day, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Fatal Attraction. Instead I feel that Guillermo Del Toros psychotic sister in his film Crimson Peak was a great choice – and I am a huge fan of this film and it’s themes throughout.
OCTOBER 22
The 22nd for me is the most fun sub genre and one of the lesser appreciated, Disney Horror! Yes these films actually were made , exist and are awesome fun to horror fans. You can go for the slightly thrilling or the fun and goofy kids fodder. I went with the latter . My favourite Disney Horror is actually Something Wicked This Way Comes, that starred  freakishly awesome Johnathan Pryce in the role as Mr Dark. However I wanted a calmer, shorter film for my viewing and went with Richard Masur (best known as Adult Stanley Uris in the 1990 IT miniseries) in the film Mr Boogedy. It also has a sequel ,as they were hugely popular films during my childhood.
OCTOBER 23
Joyfully I found my 23rd film choice at this years Sydney Film Festival, when I attended a screening for the Supernatural New Zealand film The Changeover. With a young fresh cast and some more familiar faces (Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey), it is a strange and yet engaging story of a girl coming into her powers and using them to save her family from an evil force.
OCTOBER 24
I attended the premiere screening of my 24th film in Sydney at MonsterFests Travelling Sideshow. And it was such a powerfully musical film I had to use it for Best Soundtrack. The Strangers 2: Prey At Night didn’t have to try too hard to impress, with the delightful antics of our insane trio on screen being played out to 80s hits with gusto!
OCTOBER 25
On the 25th I will avoid the predictability of Dolls, Chucky, Annabelle , Puppetmaster or Demonic Toys for the Doll/toy Horror film. Instead I am returning to view an oldie that I have enjoyed before, called The Pinocchio Syndrome (aka Pinnochios Revenge). It’s about an evil Pinocchio puppet that once you cut his strings becomes a killer.
OCTOBER 26
My usual pick for the Worst Horror film for day 26 is abysmal
Dracula 3000 ,and if you have seen it you’d understand. This year I thought I would go with one, that I often refer to as the BEST film for drinking games. It is called Grim Weekend (aka S.I.C.K). Grim Weekend and follows a hopeless bunch, who venture off on a mini break and are beseeched by a psychotic clown. Sounds fun right? Sadly this film has a score that is cheesy, effects that are lame and a cast so utterly annoying it is only good for games. Have the shots ready and let’s play.
OCTOBER 27
On the 27th I will inspect the aspect of Horror Tv Episodes with We All Scream for Ice Cream (Masters of Horror episode). It is an impresssive part of a large collection done by talented directors. This anthology series has some intriguing storyline’s and very colourful characters.
OCTOBER 28
For the 28th I needed to focus on choosing a film that had Great Poster Art. I couldn’t ignore the awesome screaming, burning human on the cover of David Croenenbergs 1981 supernatural horror film Scanners. Any artistic eye can see the beauty in that image, as much as any other.
OCTOBER 29
My least enjoyed sub genre is the Found Footage one. So on the 29th having to pick one from the few I enjoy was taxing. Being able to sift through some good ones I like, such as Afflicted and Cannibal Holocaust, I remembered the immensely impressive  The Poughkeepsie Tapes.
OCTOBER 30
Being the youngest of three children obviously for horror siblings, my immediate thought was my brothers (just kidding and yes they know I love them dearly). No instead I selected the classic black and white film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? starring feuding actresses (and on screen sisters) Bette Davis And Joan Crawford.
OCTOBER 31
To round out my viewing pleasure this month, I will end on a more jovial note with a horror musical. I put aside my usual fun choices of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment, Repo: A Genetic Opera or even Little Shop Of Horrors. Instead I opted for 2014’s Stage Fright.
I always encourage others to explore a variety of films when embarking on creating a watchlist. Watch as much of the things you don’t get to. Watch new films. Watch old films. Watch films from various parts of the world. And always include the good,the bad and the ugly.
And have a Happy Halloween!
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Body Count – BloodLust (2017)

Body Count – BloodLust (2017)

The band Body Count, fronted by rapper and actor Ice-T, is a band that flies under the radar most of the time in the metal scene. I mean we always knew about the existence of this amazing band; however, we don’t hear much from them year after year like some metal bands. So when they do drop a record, it’s something to put on constant rotation.

The new album BloodLust, like the previous five albums they’ve released since 1992 hits HARD. Something that I’m sure when they came out people were confused “Ice T? Metal?” Pffffft, he took it and he owned it. I honestly put Body Count up there on a pedestal with many bands in metal and hardcore. Their message, their talent, and their image is what influences the people of the world to think and look at the actions of the government, ourselves, the world in general. The respect Body Count deserves in music needs to raise up, and this album will show you why.

Body Count - BloodLust / Image: Fair use doctrine.

Here’s a track by track view:

  • “Civil War”: Not only does it come out political from the get-go, the message in the song gives you a feeling that the current state of the country is real. The shit seen by blacks, whites, Latinos, by everyone in the world is real and here’s the response Body Count is speaking for US.
  • “The Ski Mask Way”: A nice little number, rhythmic, and keeps your head moving. Also shows that Ice T is true to where he came from. He may be a cop on tv but my dude is still more gangsta than anyone on the market today claiming they’re street.
  • “This Way We Ride”: Body Count, as I mentioned, gives us a view into street life, into the reality of the world that’s out there. This song does just that. The lyrical content and perfect flow of a rap style vocal pattern over the extreme talent of the band gives us a look into what’s out there. A harsh reality in song, that even in the short time it plays, if you just listen it’s like watching a 2-hour movie of the streets. This is a deep fucking song.*
  • “All Love is Lost” (with Max from SoulFly/Sepultura): Boy..let’s just say this is a heavy damn song. Get fucked over, you’re dropped. Period.
  • “Raining Blood/Postmortem”: Yep, these mother fuckers cover the almighty Slayer on this piece. There’s a little backstory at the beginning of the song on Body Count and how they got their sound. Slayer was a big part of that. This really took me by surprise and I must say I loved every second of this.
  • “God, Please Believe Me”: The guitar line….that’s all I’m gonna say. Sets the tone for the lyrics that are deep on a personal level for Ice-T, I’m sure. At only 1:25 seconds long, it’s one where the words touch you and make you look at things a little differently.
  • “Walk With Me” (with Randy from Lamb of God): You know this mother fucker is heavy with Randy on guest vocals. Just listen and let it fill you with fear.
  • “Here I Go Again”: No it is not a White Snake Cover..I was sad too. BC shows us what metal is all about with this song. A bloody image instantly crawls in your mind with a CLASSIC horrorcore vibe lyrically. Metal music behind the super dark lyrics. This is horror.
  • “No lives Matter”: A response to all the “lives matter” issues opening of the song explains what it’s all about. How everyone who says “All lives matter” really doesn’t care about anyone but themselves. Just listen, and you’ll understand.
  • “BloodLust”: A little history lesson in what’s wrong with the human race. We love murder apparently, vengeance, etc. This is a damn fine song and I love how they give it straight about who we are as people. Everyone wants to point to this or that as the issue. It’s all of us, it’s in us we are the problem.
  • “Black Hoodie”: We all remember the several stories of police officers shooting kids just rollin’ down the street just had a hoodie on, had his hood up. The police shoot without just cause, and then it became a trend. Body Count gives it to us, on what the issue is.
SIDE NOTE:
There’s racism all over the place, and I know there’re people out there in the metal world giving grief for a band like this. Let me say this: even the haters can learn from BLOODLUST, learn what other people outside of their race go through. IF it’s the music that speaks to you, then let this album speak to you. Let this album show you what’s out there that you may not be dealing with. Ice-T said once on stage:
You ain’t gonna make niggas listen, nobody listen, singin’ about how much money you got, singin’ about shakin’ yo ass. That’s bullshit. Hey, you do an album. Okay, one song, I’m rich. Now you got nine fucking songs to talk about some real shit. Music, fuck music, just leaders. Sisters. I’m talking about young white girls, young white boys, black… I don’t give a fuck. Open your motherfucking mouth and say something, man.

This whole album is a look into a life that a lot of us do not live, and really eye opening on a lyrical level. Musically, Body Count delivers something that metal music lost a long time ago. I’m really glad to see that this style and this sound is still in the veins of these guys. BloodLust is an amazing album, and I suggest it to everyone into music to buy this record and listen to every millisecond of it.

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POETRY TRIBUTE: William Castle

POETRY TRIBUTE: William Castle

POETRY TRIBUTE: William Castle

House on Haunted Hill!

©Rich Orth

Ennis House from William Castle's House on Haunted Hill / Fair use doctrine.You are cordially invited
To the House on Haunted Hill
Hold tight to your seats
Await the thrills
Can you just spend the night
How hard can it be
Not such a fright
That you screamingly flee
An easy 10,000 bucks
Yours for the taking
A little tale of terror
Of William Castle's making
Another priceless performance
by Vincent
Frank Lloyd Wright's structure
breathes
And every time the skeleton
rises from the vat
Several in the audience jump up
to leave
So come have some cocktails
Remember doors lock come midnight
And when all seems said and done
The ghosts will come for you
That begins the true fun...............
Vincent Price House on Haunted Hill / Fair use doctrine.

From The Castle to the Grave!

©Rich Orth

William Castle for President / Fair use doctrine.From the Grave he writes
Invites you into his world.
Scribe that refuses to die
He is risen
As he rises to the occasion
Devises ways for all to succeed
Conceiving the anatomy
Of a story that lives
Awkakens our souls
Exclaims as it unfold
A phantom
living upon a hilltop
gripped by things he doesn’t understand
Death
What is it. Unknown to a dead man.
He ….scares it forward
Elicits the living,,, all onboard..
The tingler ..as it grips
your spine…
The sense of horror..as
it should be defined
Benign..never…
Clever to the end
Endeavor as we intend….
A full moon is love and death and destiny.
As it rises and as it sets
A full moon is love and death and destiny.
and not necessarily all it besets
A full moon is love and death and destiny
As it rises and as it sets
He Scares us forward without regret
William Castle's grave / Fair use doctrine.
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THE VORTEXX: COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN

THE VORTEXX: COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN

2. Vortexx Halloween theme (1) / The VortexxObviously, Halloween is a special time of the year for the denizens of The Vortexx, your home away from home for horror hosts, B-movies, and cult flicks. In celebration of the Season of the Witch, we've put together a great line-up of Halloween-themed shows starting on October 20 and continuing through All Hallows' Eve itself. Unless otherwise indicated, each show begins at 9 (ET). Please come on by, enjoy our shows, and if you are so inclined, join our friendly chatters in The Vortexx chat room. You can find us at horrorhost.net.
4. Oct 20. Night Chills Theatre / The VortexxOur Countdown to Halloween kicks off on Friday, October 20, with THE NIGHT CHILLS THEATRE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL. Host Vincent Grimmly and special guest Vlad give the deliciously cheesy Spanish horror thriller VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES (1973) the MST3K treatment. Horror great Paul Naschy stars in a triple role. Some gratuitous nudity, a little gore, and an undeniably groovy free-form jazz and progressive-rock score add to the fun.
5. Oct 21. Sicko Psychotic / The VortexxThe Countdown continues on Saturday, October 21, with SICKO-PSYCHOTIC'S TWISTED HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! In a tribute to the Silent Screams of yesteryear, Sicko is presenting two rare and seldom-seen classics -- Georges Méliè’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (1896) and the earliest surviving version of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1912) -- followed by Sicko's twisted and tasteless alteration of THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920).
6. Oct 22. Sir Graveson Show / The VortexxThen come back on Sunday, October 22, at approx. 10:30 (ET) as THE SIR GRAVESON SHOW presents a SPECIAL HALLOWE'EN SPECIAL. Sir Graveson and his friends attempt to have a knock-out Halloween show, but a pesky casket salesman keeps interfering! In addition to some delightful host bits, this one-hour show will include movie trailers and clips, cartoons, vintage TV commercials, and musical guests The Petty Ghouls.
7. Oct 24. Vortexx Halloween Show 2016 / The VortexxThe Countdown continues on Tuesday, October 24, with a VORTEXX HALLOWEEN PARTY from 2016. Our Monster of Ceremonies will be Mortimer Van Creep, host of SKUNKY CINEMA, who will be presenting CARRY ON SCREAMING (1966), the twelfth installment of the long-running British "Carry On" series. It's a hilarious parody of the Hammer horror films of the 1960s starring Kenneth Williams and Fennella Fielding.
8. Oct 25. Mummy TV Halloween Show / The VortexxOn Wednesday, October 25, our ancient host Mr. Mummy continues our Halloween celebration with MUMMY TV HALLOWEEN TRICKS & TREATS. Mr. Mummy likes to keep the details of his upcoming shows under wraps (so to speak), but based on his previous holiday specials we're guessing that Mr. Mummy will be entertaining us with a plethora of Halloween-themed cartoons, trailers, retro TV commercials, and original song parodies -- some of which may well feature members of The Vortexx staff! There will be a spotlighted Vortexxian who will be revealed at the start of the show. Last time 'round it was The Crimson Executioner; who will it be tonight?
9. Oct 29. Vortexx Halloween Show 2015 / The VortexxThe Countdown swings into high gear on Sunday, October 29, with A VORTEXX HALLOWEEN, a re-broadcast of our 2015 Halloween show. Mortimer Van Creep will once again be our Monster of Ceremonies, and he has a couple of very creepy movies lined up for us tonight -- BLACK SABBATH (1964), a trilogy of terror from Mario Bava starring Boris Karloff, and Mary Roberts Rinehart's THE BAT (1959) starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead. In addition, there will be special appearances by some of your favorite horror hosts and Vortexx denizens, along with numerous other extras and special features.
10. Oct 30-31. Morty's Monster Party (1) / The VortexxWe conclude our Halloween festivities with MORTY'S MONSTER PARTY! This brand-new Halloween show featuring a collection of Mort's Monster Shorts is so overwhelming that we're airing it in two parts on two successive nights -- Monday, October 30, and Tuesday, October 31. If you're not familiar with Mort's "shorts," they're 9-10 minute versions of classic horror movies from the '30s, '40s, and '50s originally released on 8mm and 16mm film by Castle Films. Although the originals are under copyright, these abbreviated home movies are not!
11. Oct 30-31. Morty's Monster Party (2) Movies / The VortexxAmong the "treats" in store for you are the Universal's original Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), and The Mummy (1932), along with Universal classics from the 1940s such as The Wolf Man" (1941) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) and classic sci-fi thrillers from the 1950s such as Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) and The Deadly Mantis (1957).
12. Oct 30-31. Morty's Monster Party (3) Hosts / The VortexxAnd if that isn't awesome enough, each movie will be presented by one of our horror hosts. The hosts who have signed up so far include Arachna of the Spider People, Bobby Gammonster, Charley Macorn, Master Vyle, PumpkinMan, Sicko-Psychotic, Uncle Edward, and Wolfie from the Late Dr Lady Show, as well as several hosts on the Vortexx staff -- Dr. Sigmund Zoid, Sluggo, Cerberus, and Destroyah.
3. Vortexx Halloween theme (2) / The VortexxWhether it be Halloween or any other day or night of the year, if you're in the mood for entertainment -- or just want to relax and unwind -- the Vortexx is here for you. Our movies run 24/7, our chat room is open day and night, and we have a featured movie and a moderated chat at 9 (ET) every night of the week. We’ve been around for seven years, and we'll keep the doors open as long as you keep coming around. Happy Halloween!
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In Memoriam: Basil Gogos

In Memoriam: Basil Gogos

It is with a heavy heart that House of Tortured Souls announces the passing of another horror icon - acclaimed artist Basil Gogos. If you don’t know his name, you certainly know his work. Gogos was responsible for nearly 50 Famous Monsters of Filmland covers, with the first being the late, great Vincent Price in House of Usher on issue 9, November 1960. His work in and influence on horror and horror art ultimately led to a 2006 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award in Special Monster Kid Hall of Fame .Basil-Gogos-Famous Monsters of Filmland-November 1960-09 / Fair use doctrine.
Egyptian-born to Greek parents, Gogos and his family emigrated to America when he was only sixteen. Gogos attended several art and design schools and studied at the Art Students League of New York under acclaimed illustrator Frank J. Reilly. His professional career began when he won a Pocket Books competition to illustrate the cover for Pursuit, a paperback western, in 1959. Following this, Gogos worked on covers for men’s adventure magazines as well as Eerie, Creepy, and other horror comics. Gogos was drawn to horror art both because of the challenge in painting the unreal and also because it allowed him to experiment with a variety of techniques. He is most known for offering a unique view of his subjects, using bold, striking colors which seemed to bathe them in several lights. He also embraced his subjects, striving to render them sympathetic as well as horrifying. Because of this, he had the honor of painting many horror icons, such as Peter Cushing, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, and, as mentioned earlier, Vincent Price.
Although he decided to focus on fine art in the 1970s, he continued to work occasionally as a photo retoucher and movie poster illustrator before moving into advertising for a while. Gogos returned to horror art in the 1990s, painting CD covers for The Misfits, Rob Zombie, and Electric Frankenstein.

A Small Gallery of the Art of Basil Gogos

If you would like to see more of the art of Basil Gogos, check out the 2005 Vanguard Productions publication entitled Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos on Amazon.com.
Basil Gogos died on September 14, 2017, at the age of 78, and the world became a little bit darker.Basil Gogos / Image: LuigiNovi

Thank you for everything, and rest in peace, Mr. Gogos.

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History of Horror in May

History of Horror in May

Join House of Tortured Souls as we celebrate significant dates in the history of horror in May. Click on thumbnails for full images.

May 1 – 7


05/01/1981 – Friday the 13th Part 2 released theatrically

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19870501_Creepshow 2 / Fair use doctrine.


05/01/1987 – Creepshow 2 released theatrically


05/02/1965 – Ari Lehman (actor who portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th) born

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05/02/1972 – The Rock (actor in Doom) born


05/02/1989 – Society released theatrically

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19990502_Oliver Reed / Fair use doctrine.

05/02/1999 – Oliver Reed (actor in several horror films) dies (b. 1938)


05/03/1996 – The Craft released theatrically

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19770504_Emily Perkins / Fair use doctrine.

05/04/1977 – Emily Perkins (actress in the Ginger Snaps series of films) born


05/05/1940 – Lance Henriksen (actor in many horror films) born

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19570505_Richard E. Grant / Fair use doctrine.

05/05/1957 – Richard E. Grant (actor in Warlock) born


05/05/1965 – Alphaville, a Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution released theatrically

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05/06/1982 – the play version of Little Shop of Horrors premiered on stage


05/06/2003 – Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow released on the Game Boy Advance in the United States

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20050506_House_Of_Wax / Fair use doctrine.

05/06/2005 – House of Wax (2005) released theatrically


05/07/1939 – Ruggero Deodato (director of many horror films) born

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05/07/1968 – Traci Lords (actress in Blade) born

May 8 – 14


05/08/1958 – Horror of Dracula (the first Hammer Horror film) released theatrically

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05/08/1998 – Resident Evil 2 released on the PlayStation in Europe


05/08/2003 – Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan

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19800509_Friday_the_13th_(1980)_theatrical_poster / Fair use doctrine.

05/09/1980 – Friday the 13th released theatrically


05/09/2003 – Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow released on the Game Boy Advance in the European Union

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05/10/1947 – Caroline B. Cooney (author of horror directed at teenagers) born


05/10/1994 – John Wayne Gacy (serial killer, partial inspiration for the prevalence of evil clown imagery in horror) executed

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19360511_Draculas_Daughter_original_Poster_1936 / Fair use doctrine.

05/11/1936 – Dracula’s Daughter released theatrically


05/11/1955 – Revenge of the Creature released theatrically

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19840511_Firestarterposter84 / Fair use doctrine.

05/11/1984 – Firestarter released theatrically


05/11/2001 – Ginger Snaps released theatrically

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19300512_Jess_Franco_2008 / Fair use doctrine.

05/12/1930 – Jesús Franco (director of sexually-charged horror films) born


05/12/1961 – Lar Park Lincoln (actress in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood) born

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19350513_Werewolfoflondon / Fair use doctrine.

05/13/1935 – Werewolf of London released theatrically


05/13/1988 – Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood released theatrically

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12650514_Dante Alighieri / Fair use doctrine.

05/14/1265 – Dante Alighieri (author of The Divine Comedy) born (d. 1321)


05/14/1983 – Amber Tamblyn (actress in The Ring and The Grudge 2)

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May 15 - 21


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005/15/1961 – Katrin Cartlidge (actress in From Hell) born1



05/15/2000 – Shadow of the Vampire released theatrically

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05/16/1836 – Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia


05/16/1960 – Peeping Tom released theatrically

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05/16/2001 – Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare released on PC


05/17/1946 – F. Paul Wilson (author of several stories in the Cthulhu Mythos) born

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19730517_Matthew_McGrory / Fair use doctrine.

05/17/1973 – Matthew McGrory (actor in several horror films) born (d. 2005)


05/18/1924 – Priscilla Pointer (actress in Carrie, Twilight Zone: The Movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and C.H.U.D. II – Bud the Chud) born

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19710518_Abominablephibes1 / Fair use doctrine.

05/18/1971 – The Abominable Dr. Phibes released theatrically


05/18/2006 – The Breed released theatrically

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05/19/1989 – Fright Night II released theatrically


05/19/2002 – The X-Files ends its run on television

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20040519_Angel / Fair use doctrine.

05/19/2004 – Angel ends its run on television


05/20/2003 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer ends its run on television

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20050520_Dominion_A_Prequel_to_the_Exorcist_poster / Fair use doctrine.

05/20/2005 – Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist released theatrically


05/21/1992 – Carnosaur released theatrically

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May 22 - 28


19920522_Alien3_poster / Fair use doctrine.

05/22/1992 – Alien3 released theatrically


05/23/1980 – The Shining released theatrically

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19860523_Poltergeist II / Fair use doctrine.

05/23/1986 – Poltergeist II released theatrically


05/23/2003 – Silent Hill 3 released on the PlayStation and PC in Europe

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19950524_Tales From the Hoodposter / Fair use doctrine.

05/24/1995 – Tales from the Hood released theatrically


05/25/1967 – Poppy Z. Brite (author of gothic and horror short stories and novels) born

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19790525_Alien_movie_poster / Fair use doctrine.

05/25/1979 – Alien released theatrically


05/25/2007 – Bug released theatrically (US)

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05/26/1913 – Peter Cushing (actor known for his portrayals of Abraham Van Helsing) born (d. 05/26/1994)


05/26/1964 – Caitlin R. Kiernan (horror author) born

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19900526_Friday_The_13th_The_Series / Fair use doctrine.

05/26/1990 – Friday the 13th: The Series ends its run on television


05/26/2000 – Resident Evil Code: Veronica released for the Dreamcast in Europe

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19110527_Vincent_Price_in_House_on_Haunted_Hill_(cropped) / Fair use doctrine.

05/27/1911 – Vincent Price (actor in many horror films) born (d. 1993)


05/27/1922 – Christopher Lee (actor known for his numerous portrayals of Dracula) born

19220527_Christopher_Lee_at_the_Berlin_International_Film_Festival_2013 / Fair use doctrine.


19340527_Harlan_Ellison_at_the_LA_Press_Club_19860712 Pip R. Lagenta from San Mateo / Copyright 2006 by Galen A. Tripp

05/27/1934 – Harlan Ellison (author of numerous novels and short stories) born


05/27/1973 – Night Gallery ends its run on television

19730527_Night_Gallery_Rod_Serling1 / Fair use doctrine.


19880527_Killer_klowns_from_outer_space_poster / Fair use doctrine.

05/27/1988 – Killer Klowns from Outer Space released theatrically

May 29 - 31


05/29/1912 – John Gilling (director of many Hammer Films) born

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05/29/1953 – Danny Elfman (composer of scores for The Frighteners, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, and Tales from the Crypt) born

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19570529_James Whale with Frankenstein's monster / Fair use doctrine.

05/29/1957 – James Whale (director of many horror films) dies (b. 1889)


05/30/1943 – Dennis Etchison (author of horror fiction) born

19430530_Dennis_Etchison_at_World_Horror_Convention_2008_by Nihonjoe


19670530_Claude_Rains_in_Now_Voyager / Fair use doctrine.

05/30/1967 – Claude Rains (actor in many horror films) dies (b. 1889)


05/30/2003 – Wrong Turn released theatrically

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19750531_Sienna_Guillory_at_the_Moet_BIFA_2014 / Fair use doctrine.

05/31/1975 – Sienna Guillory (actress in Resident Evil: Apocalypse) born


05/31/1977 – William Castle (director of numerous horror films) dies (b. 1914)

19770531_William_Castle / Fair use doctrine.

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Top Five Films to Watch in October (Part 10)

Top Five Films to Watch in October (Part 10)

October is the perfect month for watching horror movies. In fact it's the month when a horror nerd can almost feel “normal”, as millions of people temporarily become horror fans. But hey, horror has always been welcoming, and I;m not knocking anyone who gets into the Halloween spirit. Horror is a big blanket and and we can all hide under it during the scary scenes. So for a whole month of spookiness, how could I only suggest five films to watch? So I asked and begged if I could do a second “five horror films to watch in October”.

After asking, of course I had problems picking out the five films. The problem being picking five out of all the great possible Halloween viewing. However after deep thought, head scratching, and perusing my personal collection, I picked my next five. In my first five I set rules for my selection. No zombies, no serial killers and it had to be supernatural. Which I kind of broke the last rule with The Wicker Man. Fuck the rules tho, amirite? So no rules on this one, other than I like the film and think it would be a fum Halloween watch. While I wouldn't call the list “family friendly” I did shy away from any extremely gory or disturbing films. As always make your own decision on your family's viewing, and hope you enjoy the list!

1.Event Horizon
Event Horizon is probably the best example of horror and sci fi crossing over near seamlessly. It stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neil and is the story of a rescue crew sent out to investigate the reemergence of the interstellar ship Event Horizon. Event Horizon has rightfully been called a haunted house story set in space, which is why I'm making it a must see during the Halloween season. I've also argued it could almost be set in the Hellraiser Universe as it deals with self mutilation and inter-dimensional travel to “hell”. It's also the goriest film on this list

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2.Psycho
Way back in 1960 the horror world was introduced to Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) by director Alfred Hitchcock. The film was groundbreaking in the horror genre, featuring what was assumed to be the main star being killed early in the film. It was also responsible for, or helped define horror tropes such as the “slasher” and the “scream queen”. Not only that it made people afraid to use motel showers.
So far Psycho has spawned three sequels, a remake, a TV pilot (Bates Motel) in 1987, and an ongoing series (Bates Motel, not connected with the 1987 pilot) on A and E Network. While it doesn't have a supernatural element, it is a horror classic, and perfect for October viewing.

3.Tombs of the Blind Dead
Amando Ossorio's 1972 Spanish horror film was my first introduction to the Knights Templar. Since then I have, luckily discovered more about the legendary Templars, but this movie still holds a special place in my black heart, and it can still give me chills. In real life the Templars were accused of witchcraft, arrested, and executed, Tombs of the Blind Dead takes it further. In the film the Templars, guilty of human sacrifice and turning their backs on god, have returned from the dead. Since ravens pecked out their eyes while they hung from the gibbet, they are now blind and hunt by sound. It's a great gimmick, and twist on the still new zombie genre and provides some incredibly tense moments. Tombs of the Blind Dead is an old film and at first might not seem to hold up well. However pop it in the DVD player (or VCR) late Halloween night, turn off the lights, grab a blanket, and I bet it will still give you a chill or two. It's OK, blame it on the cool October air, I wont tell.

4. The Witchfinder General
The legendary Vincent Price enters the list with Witchfinder General. Honestly Vincent could have had five movies on this list, and probably five in my last list. However, in trying to spread the love I decided to pick one, and I picked Witchfinder General. One because this is a list for the Halloween season and witches play such an important part in Halloween, so why not a film about the persecution of witches? Witchfinder General, also known as The Conqueror Worm, showcases Price at his most nasty. For those who only remember him from more lighthearted roles, or as sympathetic characters, this may be a shock, but it's still a must see. The film is very, very loosely based on the real life story of Matthew Hopkins, the self appointed Witchfinder General of East Anglia during the English civil war.
The gruesome and disturbing content led to critical panning, even while it was a box office success. Over the years, opinions have changed and many critics now consider it a classic. It has always been one of my favorite film from Price, but it still manages to disturb me. It's the perfect film for a dark, cool, October night.

5.  Last Shift
I really had a hard time picking recent films for these lists. Not that there haven't been recent horror films that I enjoyed, it's just none seemed right for this list. Then I re-watched 2014's Last Shift by director Anthony Diblasi. The film is set, appropriately on the during the last shift at a police station on the last night before it is shut down. A rookie officer is assigned to work the last shift, and comes face to face with supernatural forces. The time of year is never specified (That I noticed) but damn if it doesn't feel like it's Halloween. Think of it as a twist on Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13, but with the assault coming from within and being supernatural. Throughout the film we come face to face with ghost, re-animated cultists and a the spookiest homeless person since Alice Cooper in Prince of Darkness. The end leaves you wondering just how much of what we seen was real, and what was in the protagonist's mind. Last Shift is perfect for Halloween viewing, just expect to have a few nightmares after watching it.

Last Shift,

Last Shift

So that's my second five for October. Hope you get some ideas and enjoy some horror this Halloween.

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VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 16 – 23 OCTOBER 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 16 – 23 OCTOBER 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR
16 - 23 OCTOBER 2016

By The Crimson Executioner
&
Woofer McWooferson

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THE VORTEXX where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME FOR SIX YEARS!

Welcome to The Vortexx where it's been ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME FOR SIX YEARS! We've got another great line-up of shows, hosts, and movies for your viewing and chatting pleasure with an assortment of space aliens, zombies & other undead folk, vampires, and the Frankenstein Monster (or, at least, his cowboy cousin) coming your way this week to entertain you. Our hosts this week are Misty Brew, Freezer Mortis, Freakshow & the Bordello gang, Mr. Lobo, Remo D. and friends, Dave Binkley & Lisa Pierce, Mortimer Van Creep, and Arachna & Deadly Enjoy the shows and thanks for hanging out!

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Sunday (10/16) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE
presents
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE (1974)

MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE presents GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE (1974). Michael Pataki stars as Caleb Croft, one of the creepiest bloodsuckers you're ever going to see. No sparkly vampires tonight, folks. This guy really means business. William Smith plays Caleb's half-vampire, half-human son twenty-four years before Wesley Snipes did it in Blade. Writer David Chase would later go on to bigger and better things with The Sopranos.

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Monday (10/17) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
FORMERLY CRAPPICS
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
Riccardo Fredi's SAMSON AND THE 7 MIRACLES OF THE WORLD (1961)

FORMERLY CRAPPICS with Freezer Mortis presents The Vortexx premiere of Riccardo Fredi's SAMSON AND THE 7 MIRACLES OF THE WORLD (1961). Freezer returns to his roots in the Italian sword-and-sandal genre in this tale of Maciste (renamed Samson in the American release) , who goes to China to rescue a princess and fight Tartar rebels. Former Tarzan Gordon Scott stars as the muscle-bound hero, while French-Japanese actress Yoko Tani plays the princess. Two capable leads, a decent director, and lavish exterior and interior sets (left over from the movie Marco Polo) help raise this film a notch above the usual sword-and-sandal fare of the early 1960s.

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Tuesday (10/18) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BORDELLO OF HORROR
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
HORROR OF THE ZOMBIES (1974)

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow, Mistress Malicious, Sgt. Drizzlepuss, Ali Katt, and Marijohuana presents The Vortexx premiere of HORROR OF THE ZOMBIES (1974) aka The Ghost Galleon. This sequel to director Amando de Ossorio's successful and well-received The Blind Dead fails to measure up to the original. Its about a pair of bikini-glad fashion models aboard a phantom galleon who are chased in endless circles by eyeless ghouls wearing hoods. Turns out the ghouls are actually the skeletal remains of some excommunicated medieval Knights Templar, who were hanged and blinded for dabbling in black magic and Satan worship. In addition to the movie, Freaky will be entertaining us with musical guests The Anderson Brothers.
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Wednesday (10/19) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
The Vortexx
presents
UNDEAD WEDNESDAY ZOMBIE DOUBLE FEATURE

Join us tonight for our UNDEAD WEDNESDAY ZOMBIE DOUBLE FEATURE! First up is MR. LOBO'S NON STOP MOVIE PARTY: ZOMBIES! -- a one-hour special which first aired on Mr. Lobo's new distribution network OSI 74 (Outer Space International). If you love zombies (and who doesn't?) , then you're not going to want to miss this one as Mr. Lobo presents clips and trailers from zombie movies of all sorts, ranging from classics such as White Zombie and Plan 9 to modern-day thrillers such as George Romero's original Dead trilogy and Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2 and City of the Living Dead. Then stick around for more gut-munching zombie action as we present three of our favorite episodes of Kriss Hoffman's PROJECT Z: HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE -- “Lt.” (the premiere episode), "Legend of the Zombie Queen," and "Ku Klux Zombies" starring our good friend Timber Wulff.

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Thursday (10/20) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
SATAN'S SLAVE (1982)

REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM with Remo, co-hosts Dr. Montag and Kato the Black Hornet, and vault mistress Carlotta Nightshade presents The Vortexx premiere of SATAN'S SLAVE (1982). This little known cinema rarity from Indonesia was supposedly inspired by the cult classic Phantasm E. If you're expecting to see an Indonesian Tall Man, or Indonesian dwarfs, or a flying orb, you're going to be disappointed. But tonight's movie is actually a pretty creepy ghost story about a family attempting to deal with the recent death of the mother, who returns in spectral form after the family rejects their religion. A number of other folk also come back from the dead, and the evil forces at work get more and more powerful leading up to a genuinely terrifying conclusion in which all hell quite literally breaks loose. This is a "must see" for all fans of Indonesian horror, whoever and wherever they may be.

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Friday (10/21) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
THE WEIRDNESS REALLY BAD MOVIE
presents
Roger Corman's THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (1954)

THE WEIRDNESS REALLY BAD MOVIE with Dave Binkley and co-host Lisa Pierce presents Roger Corman's THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. No, this isn't the 2001 Vin Diesel blockbuster that led to a lucrative franchise. It's a cheapo Corman production from 1954 about a man wrongly convicted of murder (future Academy Award nominee John Ireland), who kidnaps a woman (future Academy Award winner Dorothy Malone) and her Jaguar XK120 and then joins the annual Pebble Beach cross-border road race in an attempt to hightail it into Mexico. This was Corman's third film, and the first to be distributed by American International Pictures. Corman makes a cameo appearance as a state trooper, while Bruno (Fat Dave) Ve Sota, Snub Pollard (of Laurel & Hardy fame), and Jonathan (Seymour Krelburn) Haze appear in small roles as a truck driver, park caretaker, and Dorothy's rescuer. In keeping with the theme of tonight's movie, the host segments were shot at the Canton Classic Car Museum in Canton, Ohio.

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Saturday (10/22) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
SKUNKY CINEMA
presents
William Castle's HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

SKUNKY CINEMA with Mortimer Van Creep and special guest Dr. Sigmund Zoid presents a Vortexx (and Mortexx) favorite -- William Castle's HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959). Vincent Price gives a stellar performance as the suavely malevolent host who offers his guests $10,000 if they can survive a night in the murderous mansion. Carol Ohmart co-stars as Vinnie's scheming wife, and Elisha Cook, Jr. plays the timid owner of the house. The eerie looking home used for the exterior shots is the Ennis Brown house in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which was later used in Blade Runner and Rocketeer.

 

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Sunday (10/23) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BEWARE THEATER
presents
F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922)

BEWARE THEATER with Arachna of the Spider People and her friend Deadly presents another gem from the Golden Age of Black-and-White -- F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922). Max Schreck plays the blood sucking vampire count in one of the first -- and definitely one of the scariest -- screen adaptations of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Arachna has taken some creative license to make this silent movie . . . well, less silent. Nosferatu actually speaks, and there are also some sound effects, different music, and lots of scary fun. This episode was a big hit with our viewers when it aired in The Vortexx last April, and we’re betting that you're going to enjoy it even more the second time round. Tonight we will also be airing a tribute to Jim (The Colonel) Klink by one of his closest friends -- Dale Kay, host of DALE KAY'S SPOOKSHOW. Jim passed away last year on October 24.

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Welcome to The Vortexx where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

the-vortexx-bat"Every day is a good day that ends in The Vortexx." You can find us at horrorhost.net and livestream.com/allhorrorhosts. Remember folks, we're the Gooble Gobble Channel. We accept everyone. And we will keep the doors open as long as you keep coming around! If you're a horror host looking for an additional outlet for your show, email Sluggo at sluggo@horrorhost.net.

The Vortexx - Bloody Pit of Health Fitness Centers

If you don't get the results you're looking for within the eight weeks of the program, The Azure Executioner guarantees that he will personally throw you into his exclusive vat of acid!
Introducing our newest sponsor -- Bloody Pit of Health! Want to eliminate those things that interfere with the harmony of your perfect body? The Bloody Pit has all the latest fitness equipment -- weight room, Olympic-sized pool, and even a spider room. To find the location nearest you, visit their website www.clubdesade.com

The Vortexx - Mummy Fart

Available in three convenient sizes!
Mummy Fart! The perfect product to get those pleasant smells out of your tomb. Available in three convenient sizes!

The Vortexx - Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium

If you're interested, just e-mail us for Kurt's current location.
Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium! At Kurt's Emporium you can buy the car of your dreams for a deep discount. If you see a car on the street that you like, just send Kurt a photo of the car and the license plate, and he'll negotiate with the owner and sell it to you at a steal!

The Vortexx - Executioner's Ale

The Official Beers of The Vortexx!
Executioner's Ale! A bloody good red ale crafted in the torture chamber of the Crimson Executioner. Sock Stout! The sock with the hops. A thick and creamy head just for you. [Sock Stout is a trademark of Raen, used with permission.]

The Vortexx - Amazon Andy

Amazon Andy is the creation of Nick Polotta, a very gifted writer and comedian who, sadly, passed away on April 13, 2013.

Totino's Pizza Rolls, Crimson Royal Jelly, and Amazon Andy's Southern Fried Tarantula Legs! The original sponsors of The Vortexx!

The Vortexx Skull Cornbread

The Official Food of The Vortexx!
Skull Cornbread! The official food of The Vortexx, served piping hot from the oven of the Crimson Executioner.

The Vortexx - Chia Host

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow airs Tuesday at 9 (ET)

Chia Host! The latest sensation from Mushnick Florists. You can see him every Tuesday night in The Vortexx!

The Vortexx - Chilly Dilly

Two delicious pickle treats!

Chilly Dilly! A delicious pickle treat that's spiced just right for every bite. And now you can "pucker up" with the all-new Chilly Dilly Lip Balm!

The Vortexx - Egg Bleach

Jason "Egg" Brown was an integral part of The Vortexx as a staff member and long-time viewer until his passing on June 27, 2016. Jason may have departed this Earth, but he will live forever in The Vortexx.

"Now that's a product I can really GET BEHIND!" -- Egg.

Egg Bleach! The all-purpose antiseptic for treatment of cuts, scratches, and abrasions. And now you can touch up those "intimate" parts of your body with the all-new Egg Anal Bleach!

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SLUGGO!!! OUR DEAR LEADER AND FREELY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE VORTEXX!!!

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History of Horror in October

History of Horror in October

By Woofer McWooferson

Join House of Tortured Souls as we celebrate significant dates in the history of horror in October. Click on thumbnails for full images.

October 1 - 7


10/01/1968 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
released theatrically

19680110_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19741001_The Texas Chain Saw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/01/1974 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) released
theatrically


10/02/1959 – The Twilight Zone (original series) premieres on television

19591002_The Twilight Zone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


19971002_Castlevania: Symphony of the Night / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/02/1997 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the United States


10/02/2001 – Tremors 3: Back to Perfection released theatrically

20011002_Tremors 3: Back to Perfection / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20021003_Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/03/2002 – Darkness released theatrically


10/04/2002 – Red Dragon released theatrically

20021004_Red Dragon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20041004_Zombie Honeymoon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/04/2004 – Zombie Honeymoon released theatrically


10/04/2005 – Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow released on the Nintendo DS in the United States America

20051004_Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.


19191005_Donald Pleasence / © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

10/05/1919 – Donald Pleasence (actor in many horror films) born (d. 1995)


10/05/1952 – Clive Barker (author, director, and artist) born

19521005_Clive Barker / Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com


19621005_Tod Browning / Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

10/05/1962 – Tod Browning (director of Dracula and Freaks) dies (b. 1880)


10/05/1999 – Angel premieres on television

19991005_Angel / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20011005_Joy Ride / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/05/2001 – Joy Ride released theatrically


10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis premiers on television

20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave premiers on television


10/06/2006 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning released theatrically

20061006_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


18491007_Edgar Allan Poe / Public domain.

10/07/1849 – Edgar Allan Poe dies (b. 1809)


10/07/1994 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation released theatrically

19941007_Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 8 - 14


20011008_Castlevania Chronicles / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/08/2001 – Castlevania Chronicles released on the PlayStation in North America


10/11/2002 – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance released on the Game Boy Advance in the European Union

20021011_Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.


19891013_Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/13/1989 – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers released theatrically


10/13/1998– Fallen released theatrically

19981013_Fallen / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20061013_The Grudge 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/13/2006 – The Grudge 2 released theatrically


10/14/1944 – Udo Kier (actor in many horror films) born

19441014_Udo Kier / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


19941014_Wes Craven's New Nightmare / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/14/1994 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare released theatrically


10/14/2005 – The Fog (2005) released theatrically

20051014_The Fog / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 15 – 21


19811015_The Evil Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/15/1981– The Evil Dead released theatrically


10/16/1987 – Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II released theatrically

19871016_Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19921016_Candyman / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/16/1992 – Candyman released theatrically


10/16/1998 – Bride of Chucky released theatrically

19981016_Bride of Chucky / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20031017_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/17/2003 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) released theatrically


10/18/1976 – Burnt Offerings released theatrically



19801018_Motel Hell / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/18/1980 – Motel Hell released theatrically


10/18/1985 – Re-Animator released theatrically

19851018_Re-Animator / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19961018_The Dentist / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/18/1996 – The Dentist released theatrically


10/18/2002 – The Ring released theatrically

20021018_The Ring / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20051018_Day of the Dead 2: Contagium / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/18/2005 – Day of the Dead 2: Contagium released on DVD


10/19/1990 – Night of the Living Dead (1990) released theatrically

19901019_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20041019_Zombie Planet / Box artwork. Fair use doctrine.

10/19/2004 – Zombie Planet (1963) released theatrically


10/20/1889 – Bela Lugosi born (d. 1956)

18891020_Bela Lugosi / Image courtesy mptvimages.com


19421020_Night Monster / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/20/1942 – Night Monster released theatrically


10/21/1988 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers released theatrically

19881021_Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20031021_Castlevania: Lament of Innocence / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/21/2003 – Castlevania: Lament of Innocence released on the PlayStation 2 in North America


10/21/2005 – Doom released theatrically

20051021_Doom / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 22 - 28


19821022_Halloween III: Season of the Witch / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/22/1982 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch released theatrically


10/22/1988 – Monsters premieres on television

19881022_Monsters / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20041022_The Grudge / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/22/2004 – The Grudge released theatrically


10/23/1942 – The Mummy’s Tomb released theatrically

19421023_The Mummy's Tomb / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19591023_Sam Raimi / Photo by Steve Granitz - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com

10/23/1959 – Sam Raimi (creator of the Evil Dead series of films) born


10/23/1987 – Prince of Darkness released theatrically

19871023_Prince of Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19981023_Brimstone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/23/1998 – Brimstone premieres on television


10/23/2001 – Thir13en Ghosts released theatrically

20011023_Thir13en Ghosts / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19621024_Eyes Without a Face / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/24/1962 – Eyes Without a Face released theatrically in the United States


10/25/1978 – Halloween released theatrically

19781025_Halloween / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19931025_Vincent Price / Photo by Gabi Rona - © MPTV - Image courtesy mptvimages.com

10/25/1993 – Vincent Price (actor in many horror films) dies (b. 1911)


10/25/2000 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem released on the Nintendo GameCube in Japan

20001025_Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.


19791026_When a Stranger Calls / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/26/1979 – When a Stranger Calls (1979) released theatrically


10/26/2001 – Bones released theatrically

20011026_Bones / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19891027_Shocker / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/27/1989 – Shocker released theatrically


10/27/1989 – Castlevania: The Adventure released on the Game Boy in Japan

19891027_Castlevania: The Adventure / By Judgesurreal777. Fair use doctrine.


19951027_Vampire in Brooklyn / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/27/1995 – Vampire in Brooklyn released theatrically


10/27/1998 – Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 released theatrically

19981027_Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19511028_Joe R. Lansdale / By Materialscientist. Fair use doctrine.

10/28/1951 – Joe R. Lansdale (winner of six Bram Stoker Awards for horror fiction) born


10/28/2005 – Saw II released theatrically
20051028_Saw II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20051028_Masters of Horror / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/28/2005 – Masters of Horror premieres on television

October 29 -31


10/29/1920 – The Golem: How He Came Into the World released theatrically in Germany

19201029_The Golem: How He Came Into the World / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19731029_Return of the Blind Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/29/1973 – Return of the Blind Dead released theatrically


10/29/1993 – Return of the Living Dead III released on VHS

19931029_Return of the Living Dead III / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19931029_Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/29/1993 – Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood released on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 in Japan


10/29/2004 – Versus released theatrically

20041029_Versus / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20041029_Saw / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/29/2004 – Saw released theatrically


10/30/1938 – The War of the Worlds radio adaptation airs

19381030_The War of the Worlds / Image: Daily News. Fair use doctrine.


19811030_Halloween II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/30/1981 – Halloween II released theatrically


10/31/1961 – Peter Jackson (director of Bad Taste and Braindead) born

19611031_Peter Jackson / Photo by Tim Whitby - © 2012 Getty Images - Image courtesy gettyimages.com


19741031_Phantom of the Paradise / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/31/1974 – Phantom of the Paradise released theatrically


10/31/1991 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan

19911031_Castlevania II: Simon's Quest / By DASHBot. Fair use doctrine.

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VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 18 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 18 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR
18 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

By The Crimson Executioner
&
Woofer McWooferson

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Welcome to THE VORTEXX where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME FOR SIX YEARS!

Welcome to The Vortexx where it's been ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME FOR SIX YEARS! We've got another great line-up of shows, hosts, and movies for your viewing and chatting pleasure including THREE Indie movies making their Vortexx debut and a very special Vortexx Double Feature coming up on Saturday. Our hosts this week are Misty Brew, Freezer Mortis, Freakshow & the Bordello gang, Remo D. & friends, Mr. Lobo, Dave Binkley & special guest Lil' John, Halloween Jack & Halloween Jacqueline, Mr. Maniacal, and Arachna & Deadly. Enjoy the shows and thanks for hanging out!

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Sunday (9/18) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
DARK GARDEN (2004)

MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE presents The Vortexx premiere of DARK GARDEN (2004), a cool indie film by Patrick Bond. It's a psychological thriller about a downtrodden man named Warren (Kyle Van Pool), who finds himself having to choose between good and evil when he moves into a new house and befriends Harry (J.W. McCrary), who soon recruits Warren to assist him in his wicked ways. In addition to the movie, Misty will be entertaining us with a special interview with Mr. McCrary and previews of Misty's Coming Attractions.

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Monday (9/19) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
FORMERLY CRAPPICS
with Freezer Mortis
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
CRIMES AT THE DARK HOUSE (1940)

FORMERLY CRAPPICS with Freezer Mortis presents The Vortexx premiere of CRIMES AT THE DARK HOUSE (1940). Veteran B-movie villain Tod Slaughter stars as a maniac who murders the wealthy Sir Percival Glyde in the gold fields of Australia, assumes his identity in order to inherit his estate in England, and then mercilessly kills everyone who might get in the way of his nefarious plan. It's loosely (ever so loosely) based on novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Freezer will be spicing up the mix with another episode of 13 Demon Street and a special guest appearance by The Angry Scandanavian Chef Assistant.

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Tuesday (9/20) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BORDELLO OF HORROR
presents
FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS (1960)

Strap yourself in, space cadets, and take a journey with us to the amazing year 1985 as BORDELLO OF HORROR presents FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS (1960). Eight astronauts are sent to Venus to discover the origin of a metal artifact unearthed by some archaeologists. On the way over, they find out that the artifact contains a message outlining a sinister plan to destroy the Earth. Turns out that those wacky Venusians destroyed themselves before they could destroy Earth. But their radiation-bombardment machine is still active, and after one of the astronauts accidentally triggers it, a frantic effort to disarm it ensues. In addition to the movie, Freakshow will be entertaining us with special musical guests The Blacker Brothers Band and more!

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Wednesday (9/21) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
MAGIC OF STELL (1988)

REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM presents The Vortexx premiere of MAGIC OF STELL (1988) aka Magic of Spell. Tonight's movie is a Taiwanese kung fu-fantasy -- full of eye-popping magical effects and feats of strength and sorcery -- that must be seen in order to be believed. Loosely based on the Japanese folk tale Momotaro, The Peach Boy, it stars Chinese actress Hsiao-Lao Lin as The Peach Boy -- born, so the story goes, from a large magic peach found in a river. The lad lives peachfully in the countryside with his old grandmother (played in gray wig and makeup, by one-time Shaw Bros. martial-arts star Cheng Pei Pei) until one day a band of demons raids the nearby village, abducts all the children, and attacks Peachy's home. The Peachmeister survives the attack and, accompanied by Dog Girl, Chicken Girl, Monkey Boy, and a walking talking ginseng plant, he sets out for the demons' castle to exact revenge on the ancient sorcerer who ordered the raid. The dialog is in Mandarin Chinese with ridiculous English subtitles. The English title of the subtitled release is supposed to be Magic of Spell. However, it’s mis-SPELLed Magic of Stell in the on-screen title, so that’s what Remo calls it.

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Thursday (9/22) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
CINEMA INSOMNIA WITH MR. LOBO
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
MARK OF THE DAMNED (2006)

We're celebrating Halloween early tonight as CINEMA INSOMNIA WITH MR. LOBO presents the second part of a two-part Halloween Special from 2009. Mr. Lobo will be hosting The Vortexx premiere of Eric Miller's MARK OF THE DAMNED (2006). Miller's homegrown Midnight Movie masterpiece was made as an homage to the classic Santo movies, such as Santo vs the Vampire Women (1962). It's set in a place called The Amplified World, and it's filled with vampires, ghouls, robots, rocket men, masked heroes, and over-the-top villains like The Vampire Queen. In addition to the movie, Mr. Lobo will be spicing up the mix with off-beat humor, vintage TV ads, drive-in movie trailers, retro craziness, and informative interviews on location in Richmond, Virginia, detailing the making of the movie.

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Friday (9/23) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
THE WEIRDNESS REALLY BAD MOVIE
presents
TERROR BY NIGHT (1946)

THE WEIRDNESS REALLY BAD MOVIE with Dave Binkley and Kathleen Walder presents TERROR BY NIGHT (1946) with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The game is afoot, as master detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, hop the train from London to Edinburgh and try to find out which of the passengers stole the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond and murdered the son of its owner. Dave's special guest tonight is horror host legend Lil' John Rinaldi so tonight's episode, appropriately enough, was shot at Rinaldi Jewelry, in Solon, Ohio.

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Saturday (9/24) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
HALLOWEEN JACK AND MR. MANIACAL
BID FAREWELL TO
LIVESTREAM!

Join us tonight as we welcome Halloween Jack, Halloween Jacqueline, and Mr. Maniacal to The Vortexx for a FAREWELL TO LIVESTREAM DOUBLE FEATURE! As many of you know, Jack and Mr. Maniacal will be leaving the streaming world behind as they launch the Eerie Late Night Horror Channel on October 1. Tonight we're celebrating the launch with two great shows courtesy of our three hosts. First up THE HAUNTED THEATRE with Halloween Jack and and his co-hostess Halloween Jacqueline will be presenting the cult classic FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER (1958) starring Donald Murphy as the insane Dr. Oliver Frank (short for Frankenstein, of course), Sandra Knight as The Bucktooth Ugly Woman, and Harry Wilson as The Lipstick Monster. Then stick around for more insanity as MR. MANIACAL'S INSANITY presents THE SADIST (1963) starring Arch Hall, Jr. in what is undoubtedly the best – and scariest – movie role of his career.

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Sunday (9/25) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BEWARE THEATER
presents
William Castle's HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

BEWARE THEATER with Arachna of the Spider People and her friend Deadly presents another gem from the Golden Age of Black & White as they host William Castle's HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959). Vincent Price gives a stellar performance as the suavely malevolent host of a "haunted house party" who offers his guests $10,000 if they can survive a night in the murderous mansion. Carol Ohmart co-stars as Vinnie's scheming wife, and Elisha Cook, Jr. plays the timid owner of the house.

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Welcome to The Vortexx where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

The Vortexx - Swirling Storm"Every day is a good day that ends in The Vortexx." You can find us at horrorhost.net and livestream.com/allhorrorhosts. Remember folks, we're the Gooble Gobble Channel. We accept everyone. And we will keep the doors open as long as you keep coming around! If you're a horror host looking for an additional outlet for your show, email Sluggo at sluggo@horrorhost.net.

The Vortexx - Bloody Pit of Health Fitness Centers

If you don't get the results you're looking for within the eight weeks of the program, The Azure Executioner guarantees that he will personally throw you into his exclusive vat of acid!
Introducing our newest sponsor -- Bloody Pit of Health! Want to eliminate those things that interfere with the harmony of your perfect body? The Bloody Pit has all the latest fitness equipment -- weight room, Olympic-sized pool, and even a spider room. To find the location nearest you, visit their website www.clubdesade.com

The Vortexx - Mummy Fart

Available in three convenient sizes!
Mummy Fart! The perfect product to get those pleasant smells out of your tomb. Available in three convenient sizes!

The Vortexx - Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium

If you're interested, just e-mail us for Kurt's current location.
Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium! At Kurt's Emporium you can buy the car of your dreams for a deep discount. If you see a car on the street that you like, just send Kurt a photo of the car and the license plate, and he'll negotiate with the owner and sell it to you at a steal!

The Vortexx - Executioner's Ale

The Official Beers of The Vortexx!
Executioner's Ale! A bloody good red ale crafted in the torture chamber of the Crimson Executioner. Sock Stout! The sock with the hops. A thick and creamy head just for you. [Sock Stout is a trademark of Raen, used with permission.]

The Vortexx - Amazon Andy

Amazon Andy is the creation of Nick Polotta, a very gifted writer and comedian who, sadly, passed away on April 13, 2013.

Totino's Pizza Rolls, Crimson Royal Jelly, and Amazon Andy's Southern Fried Tarantula Legs! The original sponsors of The Vortexx!

The Vortexx Skull Cornbread

The Official Food of The Vortexx!
Skull Cornbread! The official food of The Vortexx, served piping hot from the oven of the Crimson Executioner.

The Vortexx - Chia Host

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow airs Tuesday at 9 (ET)

Chia Host! The latest sensation from Mushnick Florists. You can see him every Tuesday night in The Vortexx!

The Vortexx - Chilly Dilly

Two delicious pickle treats!

Chilly Dilly! A delicious pickle treat that's spiced just right for every bite. And now you can "pucker up" with the all-new Chilly Dilly Lip Balm!

The Vortexx - Egg Bleach

Jason "Egg" Brown was an integral part of The Vortexx as a staff member and long-time viewer until his passing on June 27, 2016. Jason may have departed this Earth, but he will live forever in The Vortexx.

"Now that's a product I can really GET BEHIND!" -- Egg.

Egg Bleach! The all-purpose antiseptic for treatment of cuts, scratches, and abrasions. And now you can touch up those "intimate" parts of your body with the all-new Egg Anal Bleach!

sluggo-in-a-vortexx

SLUGGO!!! OUR DEAR LEADER AND FREELY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE VORTEXX!!!

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VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 07 AUGUST  – 14 AUGUST 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 07 AUGUST – 14 AUGUST 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR
07 - 14 AUGUST 2016

By The Crimson Executioner
&
Woofer McWooferson

The Vortexx Hosts_02

Welcome to THE VORTEXX where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

We've got a great line-up of shows, hosts, and movies this week for your viewing and chatting pleasure. Three movies are making their Vortexx debut, including the second installment of Bordello of Horror’s NinJuly in August. We'll also be watching Vincent Price in his favorite movie role, one of our favorite episodes of Alternative Realities, an Indie vampire film from legendary horror host John Stanley, and a brand-new episode of Beware Theater. And be sure to come by on Thursday for the Mummy TV First Anniversary Show! Our hosts this week are Misty Brew, Dr. Mortose, Freakshow & the Bordello gang, Dr. Sigmund Zoid & Sluggo, Mr. & Mrs. Mummy, Remo D. & friends, Lord Blood-Rah, and Arachna of the Spider People & Deadly. Check out the schedule for details about all the fine shows airing this week in The Vortexx. Enjoy the shows and thanks for hanging out!

Vortexx-Theater of Blood-20160807_Misty Brew

Sunday (8/7) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE
presents
THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973)

Join us tonight as MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE returns to The Vortexx for its second appearance! Tonight Misty will be presenting Vincent Price in his favorite movie role as she hosts the deliciously campy horror-comedy THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973). Price stars as Shakespearian actor Edward Lionheart, who murders the critics who snubbed him by using famous death scenes from Shakespeare plays (Macbeth, Richard III, etc.) as his models. Diana (The Avengers) Rigg plays his daughter and accomplice. The stellar supporting cast includes Robert Morley & a couple of very unfortunate poodles, Jack Hawkins, Diana Dors, Dennis Price, Milo O'Shea, Robert Coote, and Coral Browne -- an Australian actress whom Price met on the set and married a year later.
Vortexx-The Spider-20160808_Doc Mortose

Monday (8/8) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
DR. MORTOSE COMMANDS
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
Bert I. Gordon's EARTH VS. THE SPIDER
(aka The Spider) (1958)

A giant spider is killed by DDT and then hauled for storage to a nearby high school only to be revived by a loud dose of rock music from a teenage garage band. Its hatred of rock 'n' roll leads The Spider to rampage through the town and turn its citizens into dried-up corpses. Folks, we can't make this stuff up! Watch carefully for plugs for two of Bert's earlier movies -- The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) and Attack of the Puppet People (1958).

Vortexx-Ninja Death II-20160809_Bordello

Tuesday (8/9) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BORDELLO OF HORROR'S
NINJULY IN AUGUST

presents
NINJA DEATH 2 (1987)

Welcome to BORDELLO OF HORROR'S NINJULY IN AUGUST! Tonight Freakshow & friends will be presenting the second installment of their month-long series of martial arts films -- NINJA DEATH 2 (1987). Tonight's movie chronicles the continuing adventures of Tiger and "Master," as they battle the evil forces of The Grand Master. "Master" has been training Tiger long and hard for the fight against the invaders from Japan and has finally revealed the secrets behind his origin and his ties to the Grand Master. Armed with this knowledge and his new-found skills, Tiger must set out to defeat the forces of The Grand Master once and for all. Of course, we know that ain't gonna happen because there's a Ninja Death 3coming our way next week. In addition to the movie, Freaky will be entertaining us with special musical guests Winning Ugly, and more!

Vortexx-Revenge of Dr. X-20160810_Alt RealitiesWednesday (8/10) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
ALTERNATIVE REALITIES
presents
BODY OF THE PREY (1970)

Join us tonight for an encore presentation of ALTERNATIVE REALITIES as Dr. Sigmund Zoid and Sluggo host BODY OF THE PREY (1970). Also known as Venus Flytrap, BODY OF THE PREY, The Revenge of Dr. X, and The Devil Garden, this movie has more alternate titles than an Al Adamson flick. It's about a mad scientist (is there any other kind?) who develops a way to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures. Zoid and Sluggo call tonight's show "The Peanut Butter Episode." Join us tonight and find out why!

Vortexx-Mummy TV First Anniversary-20160811_Mummy TV

Thursday (8/4) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MUMMY TV
presents
SPOOKS RUN WILD (1941)

Join us tonight as we celebrate the MUMMY TV FIRST ANNIVERSARY SHOW! Our ancient hosts Mr. and Mrs. Mummy will be taking you on a strange journey back to their beginnings through their first year in the world of Horror Hosting with their trademark witty humor and bad puns -- tailored right to the funny bones of their friends in the Vortexx. The Mummys will once again be hosting the first movie they hosted in their premiere episode in August 2015 – SPOOKS RUN WILD (1941) starring Bela Lugosi and the East Side Kids. The show will also include a smattering of our hosts’ personal favorite bits, a special collection of music medleys, special facts about the show, classic movie monster trailers, some of the first show’s original bits (with re-edited audio) and commercial parodies. And there will be a "MUST SEE" for all at the conclusion of the show!

Vortexx-Night Stalker-201608012_Remo D

Friday (8/12) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM
presents
The Vortexx premiere of

NIGHT STALKER (1986)

REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM presents The Vortexx premiere of NIGHT STALKER (1986). For those who didn't know that the legendary TV series starring Darrin McGavin as Kolchak was in the public domain, we have news for you. . . it isn't. Tonight's movie doesn't have McGavin in it, but it does have horror icon Robert Z'Dar playing a seemingly indestructible killer named Chuck Sommers, who murders prostitutes, steals their souls, and paints Chinese characters on their bodies. Veteran character actor Charles Napier, who made a career playing hard-ass military types and menacing bad guys, co-stars as Sergeant Striker, an alcoholic L.A. cop who's on the case. Z'Dar's character is loosely based on real-life serial killer Richard Ramirez (also named the Night Stalker), and it was this role that got him the lead role in the cult favorite Maniac Cop.

Vortexx-Nightmare in Blood-201608013_Lord Blood-Rah

Saturday (8/13) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
LORD BLOOD-RAH'S NERVE WRACKIN' THEATRE
presents
The Vortexx premiere of

John Stanley's NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD (1978)

One year before he replaced Bob Wilkins as the host of San Francisco's "Creature Features," Stanley directed, co-wrote, and co-produced this horror-comedy about the guest of honor at a horror convention who turns out to be a real vampire. Stanley and Wilkins make brief appearances as a comic book store customer and a convention attendee, Bela Lugosi shows up in archive footage, and "name" actors Kerwin Mathews and Kathleen Quinlan have cameo roles. As always you can expect Lord Blood-Rah to spice up the mix with movie trailers, a cranial cavity search, and other extras.

Vortexx-Cat Women of the Moon-20160814_Beware Theater

Sunday (8/14) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BEWARE THEATER
presents
The Vortexx premiere of
CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON (1953)

Arachna of the Spider People and her friend Deadly present another gem from the Golden Age of Black & White -- CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON (1953). A group of astronauts, led by Sonny Tufts, travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights and heavy eye makeup with names like Alpha, Beta, and Lambda. Little do they know that these catty gals are up to no good -- they plan to hijack the space ship! And for those didn't enough arachnid action on Monday, there's also a giant spider. Veteran bad-guy Victor Jory plays one of the astronauts. Marie Windsor, who is miscast as the sole female astronaut, reportedly said that that this was the only film she was ashamed of. Soon-to-be-famous composer Elmer Bernstein, who did the score, is misspelled in the title credits as "Elmer Bernstien."

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Welcome to The Vortexx where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

The Vortexx Eyeballs"Every day is a good day that ends in The Vortexx." You can find us at horrorhost.net and livestream.com/allhorrorhosts. Remember folks, we're the Gooble Gobble Channel. We accept everyone. And we will keep the doors open as long as you keep coming around! If you're a horror host looking for an additional outlet for your show, email Sluggo at sluggo@horrorhost.net.

The Vortexx - Bloody Pit of Health Fitness Centers

If you don't get the results you're looking for within the eight weeks of the program, The Azure Executioner guarantees that he will personally throw you into his exclusive vat of acid!
Introducing our newest sponsor -- Bloody Pit of Health! Want to eliminate those things that interfere with the harmony of your perfect body? The Bloody Pit has all the latest fitness equipment -- weight room, Olympic-sized pool, and even a spider room. To find the location nearest you, visit their website www.clubdesade.com

The Vortexx - Mummy Fart

Available in three convenient sizes!
Mummy Fart! The perfect product to get those pleasant smells out of your tomb. Available in three convenient sizes!

The Vortexx - Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium

If you're interested, just e-mail us for Kurt's current location.
Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium! At Kurt's Emporium you can buy the car of your dreams for a deep discount. If you see a car on the street that you like, just send Kurt a photo of the car and the license plate, and he'll negotiate with the owner and sell it to you at a steal!

The Vortexx - Executioner's Ale

The Official Beers of The Vortexx!
Executioner's Ale! A bloody good red ale crafted in the torture chamber of the Crimson Executioner. Sock Stout! The sock with the hops. A thick and creamy head just for you. [Sock Stout is a trademark of Raen, used with permission.]

The Vortexx - Amazon Andy

Amazon Andy is the creation of Nick Polotta, a very gifted writer and comedian who, sadly, passed away on April 13, 2013.

Totino's Pizza Rolls, Crimson Royal Jelly, and Amazon Andy's Southern Fried Tarantula Legs! The original sponsors of The Vortexx!

The Vortexx Skull Cornbread

The Official Food of The Vortexx!
Skull Cornbread! The official food of The Vortexx, served piping hot from the oven of the Crimson Executioner.

The Vortexx - Chia Host

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow airs Tuesday at 9 (ET)

Chia Host! The latest sensation from Mushnick Florists. You can see him every Tuesday night in The Vortexx!

The Vortexx - Chilly Dilly

Two delicious pickle treats!

Chilly Dilly! A delicious pickle treat that's spiced just right for every bite. And now you can "pucker up" with the all-new Chilly Dilly Lip Balm!

The Vortexx - Egg Bleach

Jason "Egg" Brown was an integral part of The Vortexx as a staff member and long-time viewer until his passing on June 27, 2016. Jason may have departed this Earth, but he will live forever in The Vortexx.

"Now that's a product I can really GET BEHIND!" -- Egg.

Egg Bleach! The all-purpose antiseptic for treatment of cuts, scratches, and abrasions. And now you can touch up those "intimate" parts of your body with the all-new Egg Anal Bleach!

Vortexx Sluggo & Arch Hall Jr.

SLUGGO!!! OUR DEAR LEADER AND FREELY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE VORTEXX!!!

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VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 31 JULY – 07 AUGUST 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 31 JULY – 07 AUGUST 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR
31 JULY - 07 AUGUST 2016

By The Crimson Executioner
&
Woofer McWooferson

The Vortexx Hosts_02

Welcome to THE VORTEXX where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

We've got a great line-up of shows, hosts, and movies for your viewing and chatting pleasure, including the first exciting episode of NinJuly in August -- a series of martial arts films airing each Tuesday during the month of August on BORDELLO OF HORROR. Check out the schedule for details about all the fine shows airing this week in The Vortexx. Our hosts are Arachna of the Spider People & Deadly, The Bone Jangler and Master Gregory, Freakshow & the Bordello gang, Dr. Lady and the Usual Suspects, Penny Dreadful & Garou, Lord Blood-Rah, The Bone Ranger & Tombstone (aka Cnl. Graves & Smiley Bones), and (making her second appearance in The Vortexx) Misty Brew. Enjoy the shows and thanks for hanging out!

Vortexx-Nightmare Castle-20160731_Beware Theater

Sunday (7/31) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BEWARE THEATER
presents

NIGHTMARE CASTLE (1965)

Arachna of the Spider People and her friend Deadly go to a European spa from hell tonight as BEWARE THEATER presents another gem from the Golden Age of Black & White -- NIGHTMARE CASTLE (1965). Scream queen Barbara Steele stars as a faithless wife whose husband (Paul Muller from Lady Frankenstein) decides that revenge is a dish best served not only cold -- but heartless. Unfortunately for hubby, his plans for his deceased wife's inheritance are complicated when her wacko sister (Steele in a blonde wig) shows up. As the poster says, see it with someone who’s shockproof. This one is definitely not for the squeamish.

Vortexx-Daytime Dungeon-20160801_Bone Jangler

Monday (8/1) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BONE JANGLER
AND
MASTER GREGORY

present
THE BONE JANGLER'S
DAYTIME DUNGEON
DOUBLE FEATURE

Join us tonight for THE BONE JANGLER'S DAYTIME DUNGEON DOUBLE FEATURE! This great show, hosted by The Bone Jangler and Master Gregory, has been around since 2005. It's aimed at an all-ages audience, and each episode is chock full of classic cartoons, nostalgic music videos, vintage toy commercials, and other family-friendly entertainment. Abbott & Costello and Bugs Bunny will be among the highlights in tonight's episodes, one of which features a very young Master Gregory.

Vortexx-Ninja Death I-20160802_Bordello

Tuesday (8/2) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BORDELLO OF HORROR'S
NINJULY IN AUGUST

presents
NINJA DEATH 1 (1987)

Tonight Freakshow & the Bordello gang will be presenting the first in a series of crappy but fun Taiwanese martial arts films that ran last month as NinJuly on cable channel 57 in Madison, Wisconsin. We kick off the series with NINJA DEATH 1 (1987) aka Venom of the Ninja -- a near-perfect onslaught of ridiculous fight scenes, crazy costumes, topless babes, hilarious dubbing, and a surprisingly intriguing story. Martial arts champion-turned-actor Alexander Rei Lo stars as Tiger, the owner of a brothel who moonlights as a kung fu artist under the watchful eye of a guy named (what else?) "Master." It's all fun and games until some ninjas inexplicably show up and jeopardize Tiger's

Vortexx-Night of the Blood Beast-20160803_Dr. LadyWednesday (8/3) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
THE LATE DR. LADY SHOW
presents
NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST (1958)

presents .
In this poor man's Quatermass Xperiment, an astronaut returns to Earth dead. His corpse is revived by an ugly crusty alien who likes to decapitate people. The alien invests his body with what appear to be sea monkeys. Look closely, and you will see in one of the shots that the alien is wearing shoes. One of three movies produced by Gene Corman, Roger's less-talented brother.

Vortexx-Beast of Hollow Mountain-20160806_Public Domain Drive-In

Thursday (8/4) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
PENNY DREADFUL'S SHILLING SHOCKERS
presents
THE SHE-BEAST (1965)

We welcome back PENNY DREADFUL'S SHILLING SHOCKERS with the very first episode we ever aired in The Vortexx! Entitled Reverse the Curse, it has Penny hosting Michael Reeves's THE SHE-BEAST (1965) as she works to reverse a strange curse she accidentally placed upon herself many decades ago. Through a series of flashbacks spanning nearly 700 years, Penny reveals short glimpses of her mysterious past and leaves the viewers with a special little "treat" (or is that a trick?) of her own. Meanwhile, in tonight's movie, scream queen Barbara Steele stars as a tourist in Transylvania possessed by the spirit of an ugly, vengeful witch -- quite the antithesis of tonight's charming host! Mel (Gravis Mushnick) Welles co-stars as a horny innkeeper aptly named Groper.

Vortexx-White Zombie-20160805_Lord Blood-Rah

Friday (8/5) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
LORD BLOOD-RAH'S NERVE WRACKIN' THEATRE
presents
WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

Friday (8/5). 9:00 P.M. (ET). LORD BLOOD-RAH'S NERVE WRACKIN' THEATRE presents starring Bela Lugosi. It's the first zombie movie ever -- and still arguably one of the best! Fresh from his success in Dracula, Lugosi plays the evil Murder Legendre, who can control people with a little white powder, a hand clench, and a nasty glare. In addition to great sets (borrowed from Universal) and lots of living dead (courtesy of master makeup man Jack Pierce), there's some pretty weird music, some of it by Xavier Cugat. As always, Lord Blood-Rah will adding spice to the mix with plenty of movie trailers, a Cranial Cavity Search, and other extras.

Vortexx-Beast of Hollow Mountain-20160806_Public Domain Drive-In

Saturday (8/6) @ 8:00 P.M. (ET)
PUBLIC DOMAIN DRIVE-IN
SUMMER ROUNDUP

presents
THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN (1956)

PUBLIC DOMAIN DRIVE-IN SUMMER ROUNDUP with Cnl. Graves and Smiley Bones concludes tonight with the third of three action-packed episodes! Tonight our hosts Tombstone Graves and the Bone Ranger are presenting THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN (1956). It's cowboys versus dinosaurs as Guy Madison (best known as TV's Wild Bill Hickok) goes up against a T-Rex in this offbeat mix of the western and horror genres. Willis O'Brien, the creator of King Kong, came up with the idea, but unfortunately the producers were too cheap to hire him to do the stop-motion animation. Ray Harryhausen would pull off the same story much better a decade later in The Valley of Gwangi. But, hey, when you're limited to public domain fare, this is about as good as it gets in the cowboy-dinosaur genre.

 

Vortexx-Theater of Blood-20160807_Misty Brew

Sunday (8/7) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE
presents
THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973)

Join us tonight as MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE returns to The Vortexx for its second appearance! Tonight Misty will be presenting Vincent Price in his favorite movie role as she hosts the deliciously campy horror-comedy THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973). Price stars as Shakespearian actor Edward Lionheart, who murders the critics who snubbed him by using famous death scenes from Shakespeare plays (Macbeth, Richard III, etc.) as his models. Diana (The Avengers) Rigg plays his daughter and accomplice. The stellar supporting cast includes Robert Morley & a couple of very unfortunate poodles, Jack Hawkins, Diana Dors, Dennis Price, Milo O'Shea, Robert Coote, and Coral Browne -- an Australian actress whom Price met on the set and married a year later.

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Welcome to The Vortexx where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

The Vortexx - septagons"Every day is a good day that ends in The Vortexx." You can find us at horrorhost.net and livestream.com/allhorrorhosts. Remember folks, we're the Gooble Gobble Channel. We accept everyone. And we will keep the doors open as long as you keep coming around! If you're a horror host looking for an additional outlet for your show, email Sluggo at sluggo@horrorhost.net.

The Vortexx - Bloody Pit of Health Fitness Centers

If you don't get the results you're looking for within the eight weeks of the program, The Azure Executioner guarantees that he will personally throw you into his exclusive vat of acid!
Introducing our newest sponsor -- Bloody Pit of Health! Want to eliminate those things that interfere with the harmony of your perfect body? The Bloody Pit has all the latest fitness equipment -- weight room, Olympic-sized pool, and even a spider room. To find the location nearest you, visit their website www.clubdesade.com

The Vortexx - Mummy Fart

Available in three convenient sizes!
Mummy Fart! The perfect product to get those pleasant smells out of your tomb. Available in three convenient sizes!

The Vortexx - Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium

If you're interested, just e-mail us for Kurt's current location.
Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium! At Kurt's Emporium you can buy the car of your dreams for a deep discount. If you see a car on the street that you like, just send Kurt a photo of the car and the license plate, and he'll negotiate with the owner and sell it to you at a steal!

The Vortexx - Executioner's Ale

The Official Beers of The Vortexx!
Executioner's Ale! A bloody good red ale crafted in the torture chamber of the Crimson Executioner. Sock Stout! The sock with the hops. A thick and creamy head just for you. [Sock Stout is a trademark of Raen, used with permission.]

The Vortexx - Amazon Andy

Amazon Andy is the creation of Nick Polotta, a very gifted writer and comedian who, sadly, passed away on April 13, 2013.

Totino's Pizza Rolls, Crimson Royal Jelly, and Amazon Andy's Southern Fried Tarantula Legs! The original sponsors of The Vortexx!

The Vortexx Skull Cornbread

The Official Food of The Vortexx!
Skull Cornbread! The official food of The Vortexx, served piping hot from the oven of the Crimson Executioner.

The Vortexx - Chia Host

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow airs Tuesday at 9 (ET)

Chia Host! The latest sensation from Mushnick Florists. You can see him every Tuesday night in The Vortexx!

The Vortexx - Chilly Dilly

Two delicious pickle treats!

Chilly Dilly! A delicious pickle treat that's spiced just right for every bite. And now you can "pucker up" with the all-new Chilly Dilly Lip Balm!

The Vortexx - Egg Bleach

Jason "Egg" Brown was an integral part of The Vortexx as a staff member and long-time viewer until his passing on June 27, 2016. Jason may have departed this Earth, but he will live forever in The Vortexx.

"Now that's a product I can really GET BEHIND!" -- Egg.

Egg Bleach! The all-purpose antiseptic for treatment of cuts, scratches, and abrasions. And now you can touch up those "intimate" parts of your body with the all-new Egg Anal Bleach!

Sluggo 04

SLUGGO!!! OUR DEAR LEADER AND FREELY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE VORTEXX!!!

Posted by Alan Smithee in HOSTED HORROR, 0 comments
VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 24 – 31 JULY 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR 24 – 31 JULY 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR
24 - 31 JULY 2016

By The Crimson Executioner
&
Woofer McWooferson

The Vortexx Hosts_02

Welcome to THE VORTEXX where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

We have a great line-up of shows, hosts, and movies for your viewing and chatting pleasure, including one new movie making its Vortexx debut on Monday, a Japanese Sci-Fi Supershow on Friday, and a trip to the Peninsula of Horror on Saturday. And be sure to stop by this Sunday for the Vortexx debut of Misty Brew's Creature Feature. Our hosts are Misty Brew, Freezer Mortis, Freakshow & the Bordello gang, Dr. Sigmund Zoid & Sluggo, Danvers & his sidekicks Ivy Garland and Dr. Coate, Karlos Borloff & the inmates of Monster Madhouse, Master Vyle, Professor Gillman & Gorenard (at the Peninsula of Horror), and Arachna of the Spider People & her friend Deadly. Check out the schedule for details about all the fine shows airing this week in The Vortexx. Enjoy the shows and thanks for hanging out!

Vortexx-The Bat-20160724_Misty Brew

Sunday (7/24) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE
presents

THE BAT (1959)

Join us tonight as we welcome MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE to The Vortexx! A true legend among horror hosts and a 2015 inductee into the Horror Host Hall of Fame, Misty has been entertaining viewers on various Fox TV affiliates and more recently on her own YouTube channel since 1983. And now you can also watch her in The Vortexx! Tonight Misty will be hosting a Vortexx favorite -- THE BAT (1959), an excellent adaptation of the Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery novel starring Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, and Darla Hood of Our Gang/Little Rascals fame.

Vortexx-Giants Thessaly-20160725_Formerly Crappics

Monday (7/25) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
FORMERLY CRAPPICS
presents
THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960)

FORMERLY CRAPPICS with Freezer Mortis returns to its roots in the Italian sword-and-sandal genre with the Vortexx premiere of THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960). Swiss-born muscleman Roland Carey stars in what Freezer calls "The Poor Man's Jason and the Argonauts". Unlike most of the muscle-bound heroes of the 1960s, Carey was actually a professional actor, attending the Paris Conservatory, playing Shakespeare's Fortinbras on the stage, and winning small parts in French and American movies and TV series (Bonanza, Laramie, The Twilight Zone, Thriller) before taking on the starring role of King Jason, who leads his Argonauts on a search for the fabled Golden Fleece while his enemies plot against him at home. The presence of Ricardo (Horrible Dr. Hitchcock) Freda, who had a directing career lasting 40 years, also lifts this film a notch above the usual sword-and-sandal fare.

Vortexx-Assignment Terror-20160726_Bordello

Tuesday (7/26) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BORDELLO OF HORROR
presents
ASSIGNMENT TERROR (1970)

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow, Mistress Malicious, Sgt. Drizzlepuss, Ali Katt, and Mary Johuana presents ASSIGNMENT TERROR (1970) aka Dracula vs. Frankenstein. For monster lovers, this movie has a bit of everything -- The Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and even some space aliens! Michael (The Day The Earth Stood Still) Rennie and Karin (You Only Live Twice) Dor star as dead scientists resurrected by aliens, who plan to conquer the earth by re animating our four classic monsters. Paul Naschy (who also wrote the story) makes his third appearance as Wolf Man Waldemar Daninsky, while Patty Shepard provides some eye candy amidst the horrible horrors. In addition to the movie, Freaky will be entertaining us with special musical guests The Anderson Brothers, an interview with Gwar Kid Shaun Cresaloos, and more!

Vortexx-Battle Worlds-20160727_Alt RealitiesWednesday (7/27) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
ALTERNATIVE REALITIES
presents
BATTLE OF THE WORLDS (1960)

ALTERNATIVE REALITIES with Dr. Sigmund Zoid and Sluggo presents BATTLE OF THE WORLDS (1960). A rogue planet known as "The Outsider" is on a collision course with the Earth. An elderly professor (Claude Rains of The Invisible Man fame) and his crew travel to the planet and make a startling discovery. Will the crew manage to leave the planet before nuclear warheads from Earth strike? The real fun of this episode is not the movie itself (which is just so-so) but watching Sluggo pop up on the screen and make snarky comments about the movie.

Vortexx-Alice Sweet Alice-20160728_Demented Features

Thursday (7/28) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
DEMENTED FEATURES
presents
ALICE SWEET ALICE (1976)

DEMENTED FEATURES with its insatiably insane host Danvers and his side-kicks Ivy Garland and Dr. Coate returns to the Vortexx to present ALICE SWEET ALICE (1976) aka Holy Terror and Communion. A very young Brooke Shields has a small but important role in this slasher film, shot on location in Paterson, NJ, about a troubled adolescent girl (Paula Sheppard) who becomes the main suspect in a murder. Veteran singer and actress Lillian Roth (whose life was the subject of an Oscar-winning film I'll Cry Tomorrow) appears as a pathologist.

Vortexx-Manster-20160729_Monster Madhouse

Friday (7/29) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
MONSTER MADHOUSE
presents
GODZILLA TV!

Join us tonight for a Japanese Sci-Fi Supershow as Borloff, Slo Frank, and the usual gang of monsters, weirdos, and super vixens present the Japanese American co-production THE MANSTER (1959). Borloff's special guest tonight is Robert Scott, best known for his role as android M11 in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. There will also be hilarious cut-ins, walk-ons, and cameos by Lloyd Kaufman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Robert Zdar, Ron Jeremy, and many, many more. Tonight's episode was made especially for Mr. Lobo's new distribution network OSI 74 (Outer Space International). Check it out at osi74.com

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Saturday (7/30) @ 8:00 P.M. (ET)
THE PENINSULA OF HORROR
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BULGE OF STEEL CHAT NIGHT!

THE PENINSULA OF HORROR -- the showcase for Florida's finest horror hosts -- presents BULGE OF STEEL CHAT NIGHT! First up at 8 (ET) is the three-year- in-the-making first season finale of HOUSE OF MASTER VYLE PRESENTS! Master Vyle and special GHOST Stars Queman and Professor Gillman will be presenting EVIL BRAIN FROM OUTER SPACE (1965). Watch in awe and amazement as paunchy superhero Starman dons his ballet costume to rescue the Earth from the menace of Balazar, the Evil Brain, while battling armies of monsters the Brain sends against him. Then stick around at 10 (ET) for another episode of HOUSE OF MASTER VYLE PRESENTS. Starman must once again rescue the Earth, this time from an invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions in ATTACK FROM SPACE (1964). A Special PreShow for the Early Boids starting at 5:20 P.M. features yet another Starman movie INVADERS FROM SPACE (1965), on THE GOLDEN HORDE with Gorenard the Beerbarian. There will be live broadcasts by Professor Gillman from Lagoon House throughout the night.

PLEASE NOTE: Tonight's feature will be aired on The Peninsula of Horror's Livestream channel -- livestream.com/tpoh . Viewers who show up on The Vortexx channel Saturday night will be re-directed there, so you can save yourself a couple of steps by going directly to The Peninsula of Horror.

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Sunday (7/31) @ 9:00 P.M. (ET)
BEWARE THEATER
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NIGHTMARE CASTLE (1965)

Arachna of the Spider People and her friend Deadly go to a European spa from hell tonight as BEWARE THEATER presents another gem from the Golden Age of Black & White -- NIGHTMARE CASTLE (1965). Scream queen Barbara Steele stars as a faithless wife whose husband (Paul Muller from Lady Frankenstein) decides that revenge is a dish best served not only cold -- but heartless. Unfortunately for hubby, his plans for his deceased wife's inheritance are complicated when her wacko sister (Steele in a blonde wig) shows up. As the poster says, see it with someone who’s shockproof. This one is definitely not for the squeamish.

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Welcome to The Vortexx where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME!

The Vortexx - The Magic Eight Ball"Every day is a good day that ends in The Vortexx." You can find us at horrorhost.net and livestream.com/allhorrorhosts. Remember folks, we're the Gooble Gobble Channel. We accept everyone. And we will keep the doors open as long as you keep coming around! If you're a horror host looking for an additional outlet for your show, email Sluggo at sluggo@horrorhost.net.

The Vortexx - Bloody Pit of Health Fitness Centers

If you don't get the results you're looking for within the eight weeks of the program, The Azure Executioner guarantees that he will personally throw you into his exclusive vat of acid!
Introducing our newest sponsor -- Bloody Pit of Health! Want to eliminate those things that interfere with the harmony of your perfect body? The Bloody Pit has all the latest fitness equipment -- weight room, Olympic-sized pool, and even a spider room. To find the location nearest you, visit their website www.clubdesade.com

The Vortexx - Mummy Fart

Available in three convenient sizes!
Mummy Fart! The perfect product to get those pleasant smells out of your tomb. Available in three convenient sizes!

The Vortexx - Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium

If you're interested, just e-mail us for Kurt's current location.
Kurt Pasakivi's Used Car Emporium! At Kurt's Emporium you can buy the car of your dreams for a deep discount. If you see a car on the street that you like, just send Kurt a photo of the car and the license plate, and he'll negotiate with the owner and sell it to you at a steal!

The Vortexx - Executioner's Ale

The Official Beers of The Vortexx!
Executioner's Ale! A bloody good red ale crafted in the torture chamber of the Crimson Executioner. Sock Stout! The sock with the hops. A thick and creamy head just for you. [Sock Stout is a trademark of Raen, used with permission.]

The Vortexx - Amazon Andy

Amazon Andy is the creation of Nick Polotta, a very gifted writer and comedian who, sadly, passed away on April 13, 2013.

Totino's Pizza Rolls, Crimson Royal Jelly, and Amazon Andy's Southern Fried Tarantula Legs! The original sponsors of The Vortexx!

The Vortexx Skull Cornbread

The Official Food of The Vortexx!
Skull Cornbread! The official food of The Vortexx, served piping hot from the oven of the Crimson Executioner.

The Vortexx - Chia Host

BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow airs Tuesday at 9 (ET)

Chia Host! The latest sensation from Mushnick Florists. You can see him every Tuesday night in The Vortexx!

The Vortexx - Chilly Dilly

Two delicious pickle treats!

Chilly Dilly! A delicious pickle treat that's spiced just right for every bite. And now you can "pucker up" with the all-new Chilly Dilly Lip Balm!

The Vortexx - Egg Bleach

Jason "Egg" Brown was an integral part of The Vortexx as a staff member and long-time viewer until his passing on June 27, 2016. Jason may have departed this Earth, but he will live forever in The Vortexx.

"Now that's a product I can really GET BEHIND!" -- Egg.

Egg Bleach! The all-purpose antiseptic for treatment of cuts, scratches, and abrasions. And now you can touch up those "intimate" parts of your body with the all-new Egg Anal Bleach!

The Vortexx Sluggo

SLUGGO!!! OUR DEAR LEADER AND FREELY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE VORTEXX!!!

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BOOK REVIEW: Step Right Up! (2010)

I'M GONNA SCARE THE PANTS OFF AMERICA

MEMOIRS OF A B-MOVIE MOGUL

By Woofer McWooferson

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Author: William Castle; Publisher: William Castle Productions; ISBN: 978-0-5780-6682-0; Media: Paperback; Length: 276 pages; Genre: Autobiography; Country: USA; Language: English; Year: 2010

Emergo! Percepto! Illusion-O! Fright breaks, Coward's Corner, life insurance policies, punishment polls, and cardboard axes! Fans of horror movies in the 1950s and 1960s know these terms well as they are signature gimmicks of the consummate showman and director: William Castle. Even as a young child, Castle knew that he wanted to scare audiences to the same extent that he was scared during The Monster, a horror play that he attended with his father when Castle was the tender age of six. He was hooked on horror, and he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.

Step Right Up! I'm Gonna Scare the Pants off America: Memoirs of a B-Movie Mogul is Castle's autobiography and a captivating journey through the life and mind of the man John Waters called, "...my idol. His films made me want to make films.” Originally published in 1976. Step Right Up! contains musings and recollections that are colorful, entertaining, and educational, his descriptions weaving a tapestry that makes readers feel as if they are sharing a brandy with Castle himself in his den. With Castle as our tour guide, we accompany him backstage to meet Bela Lugosi, whose difficulty in pronouncing Castle's surname, Schloss, instantly convinced the young man to adopt the name Castle, the English version of Schloss. We watch as a young Castle bluffs his way into a meeting with Orson Welles, eventually earning the right to take over Welles' Mercury Theatre. And we thrill as a chance encounter with Vincent Price completely changed the direction of Price's career, eventually establishing him as one of the greatest horror actors in the US.

Though Castle's success undeniably sprang from his ability to sell his films as a multimedia experience – a heretofore relatively rare tactic in filmmaking. Step Right Up! gives readers an unparalleled ride through Castle's life and career at a pace that never flags and that keeps the reader entertained, wondering what will next inspire the genius that was William Castle.

Not sure if Castle is your cup of mead? Check out some of these titles at the Internet Movie Database:

Bug (1975)
Shanks (1974)
Circle of Fear (1972 - 1973)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Project X (1968)
The Spirit Is Willing (1967)
The Busy Body (1967)
Let's Kill Uncle (1966)
I Saw What You Did (1965)
The Night Walker (1964)
Strait-Jacket (1964)
The Old Dark House (1963)
13 Frightened Girls! (1963)
Zotz! (1962)
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
Homicidal (1961)
13 Ghosts (1960)
The Tingler (1959)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Macabre (1958)

If you like horror, step right up to check out Step Right Up! You will not be disappointed.

Bonus Fact: The character of Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman) in Joe Dante's 1993 film Matinee is based on William Castle.

10/10 claws – don't forget your "Illusion-O" handheld ghost viewer

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