Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year from MrSheltonTV (December 2014)


Happy new year, guys... good bye 2014, hello 2015 and all! Stay tuned for more updates, interviews and reviews and have a safe time from MrSheltonTV. Cheers!


Monday, 29 December 2014

Faith No More are Back... Motherfu*kers!! (December 2014)


It was in 1998, when San Franciscan band, Faith No More broke up. However, in 2009, they reunited and in 2015 a new album is due! Here is their new, explicit single Motherfu*ker - it features vocals from keyboardist Roddy Bottum and a chorus and chants by Mike Patton, himself! FNM are due new tour dates in 2015 and UK dates including Download Festival.

Faith No More & "Friend".


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas from MrSheltonTV (December 2014)

Merry Christmas (2014) from MrSheltonTV
Ho, ho, ho!!! Merry Christmas, Guys!! This year I got The Walking Dead - Season 4 & 2015 Calender and WWE Attitude Era - Vol 2 on dvd! I hope you all got what you wanted this Holiday season and here are a few special videos I put together... Have a happy, safe Christmas and great 2015.





Thursday, 18 December 2014

Waddle Meets The Christmas/Crimson Creeper!! (December 2014)


This festive season sees the loveable Watch Waddle on his way to post a letter to Santa Claus! However, with the price of stamps costing 50 Cents, we see our hero end up in The Crimson Creeper's lair this Christmas in The Watch Waddle: Christmas Special aka Watch Waddle Meets the Crimson Creeper (2014). What dastardly deeds does the masked fiend have up his sleeve for the duck this year? Find out in this animated short from Youtuber Louie S. Daidone.

Watch Waddles Christmas Special on Youtube!!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

GoFundMe: Bad Moon Rising - Help Me Become A Producer!! (December 2014)


Hi, guys! Happy Holidays - I'm trying to raise £100 to become a Producer and Extra on Bad Moon Rising. In return, I shall issue rewards/gifts for the charity. Please check my funding link at Go Fund Me.

Also, Please check out the Bad Moon Rising Indiegogo.


Friday, 12 December 2014

Seize the Night... A Gothic Vampire Action Short! (December 2014)


Fans of Underworld (2003) and Blade (1998) should really sink their teeth into a new Action Short co-directed and produced by Dark Morte - see, HERE for Interview. SEIZE THE NIGHT is an original British independent horror short. The film will be a high octane thrill ride influenced by the likes of Blade, Underworld, Dracula (2000), True Blood (TV Series) and Razor Blade Smile (1998). The story follows EVA (played by Emma Dark), a renegade vampire assassin, on her action filled journey to the truth. The film opens shortly after she has escaped from a secret government compound, a centre for the most nefarious biological experiments. Following her escape Eva is confronted by her life long enemy and is forced into a situation of such gravity she may have to deal with the devil she knows best in order to fight a far greater evil.

The film is to go into production in early 2015. Please, check out the Seize the Night Indiegogo. The film also stars Carey Thring and Paul Ewen. Screenplay by Richard Humphries. The production looks really promising and slick - it will feature werewolves and vampires and dark action sequences. Please support this project and it's potential.





Thursday, 11 December 2014

Bed Time Stories... Christmas Edition!! (2014) (December 2014)

Bed Time Stories... Christmas edition!! (2014)
Tuck in extra tight this Christmas because we have another horror anthology. This time it's from Bayden Redshaw aka Baydz1 in Western, Australia. It's called Bed Time Stories and there's even a cameo from myself (The Crimson Creeper) in this special festive collection of TERROR! it's very stylish in the the way it is shot and should delight horror and short film fans, alike! Enjoy... and Merry Bloody Christmas! Pleasant screams...


Here is a lovely review from (re)Search my Trash. Thank you Mike Haberfelner!

Monday, 8 December 2014

A Christmas Story (1983) (Review) (December 2014)

"A Christmas Story" (1983) - directed by Bob Clark.

"You'll shoot your eye out!" - I love A Christmas Story (1983). All that young Ralphie wants for the festive season is a Red-Rider BB gun! He tries all the best hints over narrative from his older version through out this quirky comedy from the late Bob Clark (see Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things - Review). Ralphie has a younger, yet confused brother and a strict mum and dad about him using the word "Fudge"... "Except, I didn't say FUDGE!". Comedy ensues in school to for the kids and in the shape of bully Skut Farkus and an evil, crony sidekick.

Kids get their tongue's stuck to frozen poles, dad wins an erotic leg window lamp... it's all good fun for 90 minutes and will Ralphie get what he wished for after seeing a deranged, cruel Santa Claus at the mall?

I enjoyed the mother and father's acting in all of this. Some great performances and slapstick style comedy moments for all to enjoy. The soap in Ralphie's mouth for swearing is hilarious and his come-back of going blind to teach mum and dad a lesson is priceless. Bob Clark really sets the mood for a fun, festive Christmas-style movie with a difference. A brilliant, quirky classic for the family and don't forget to wear your pink bunny costume from your unknowing auntie!

A Christmas Story was also made into a stage-play for the Holidays. The Region 2 version doesn't have any special features... try the Region 1 version, which does. There was also a throw-away sequel that came to dvd, but not gonna talk about that! Just enjoy this film!! Peace on earth to all man.



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Jessica Ann Bonner (Interview) (December 2014)

Jessica Ann Bonner promoting "Tombs"
Miss Jessica Ann Bonner is a horror fan. She is a model/dancer and studied acting in college and is a former Storm Babes daytime TV presenter. Jess is the girlfriend to horror director Dan Brownlie and a number of terror films are in production. Bonner is set to produce Bad Moon Rising with actress/model/girl-pal, Dani Thompson for whom the starred in Serial Kaller together. Other features to watch out for Jessica in are The Tombs: Rise of the Damned, The Undead, Invasion of the Not Quite Dead, Devil's Tower and Self-Induced Nightmares - Part 2.

How did you meet director Dan Brownlie?
"We met on set of his first horror feature - Serial Kaller I was lucky enough to play the delightfully dopey and funny Frankie along side Dani Thompson, Suzi Lorraine and Debbie Rochon."

What was it like to work on Christmas Slay? - See, HERE.
"Crazy!! That's the honest answer! Amazing, but absolutely crazy! Everything that could possibly go wrong - did. All in the first night I might add! Although it was the most fun I had ever had on a film set, I made some amazing friends, have hilarious memories and the best time ever. Acting wise was difficult, my costume is tiny! And we were filming in the ski slopes so throughout the entire film I was frozen BUT it worked it really brought out the fight in me. Which helps when fighting a lunatic Santa."

Tell me more about the films you are Producing?
"Well I'm currently working on Bad Moon Rising (see, HERE) and The Tombs: Rise of the Damned both of which I'm very fortunate to be involved with! Bad moon actually came about when me and Dani Thompson were on set in Bulgaria, we decided to go exploring and film some bits and pieces. We came across an old abandoned school, when I stupidly decided to break in and drag Dani with me! We heard a growl in the creepy basement and  both came running out, the whole thing was caught on camera and thus Bad Moon was born! "

"The Tombs is the brain child of brand B and is set in the scare attraction itself! I was fortunate enough to work on it from the early stages right up to now, we've been green lit!"

What are your Favorite horror films?
"Oh god! Too many! I LOOOOOVE Scream (1996)! My all time favourite! Halloween (1978) is also high up on my list. And American Mary (2012) - both Dani and Dan kept bugging me to watch it, and I finally got round to watching it and instantly fell In love."

You are huge Festival goer... Which do you think are the best ones?
"Yes! I'm a huge festival goer! The best one? Download Festival by far!! You pass out drunk, you wake up drunk! In the middle you jump around to amazing bands, get punched in the mosh pit and eat dodgy food prepared in a van! What's not to love!"





Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Emma Dark (Interview) (December 2014)

Emma Dark - Alternative model and actress from London.
The nights are drawing in, the darkness is coming. Let me introduce you to Emma Dark - Alternative model, film-maker and actress from London. She interviews and networks on the horror scene such as Fright Fest and is about to make a cameo in Dan Brownlie's Bad Moon with Dani Thompson and Jessica Ann Bonner. She also does interviews on the horror and alternative scene for her Youtube. For further details, please see her Star Now and Official website.

You were picked to have a Cameo in upcoming horror, Bad moon - How did you get involved?

"Yes, that is correct.  I interviewed Dan Brownlie (director of the upcoming film ‘The Tombs: Rise of the Damned’ and of course Bad Moon) back at this years Film4 FrightFest as part of my coverage for my web show ‘Frights and Delights’.  Through Dan I met the lovely Jessica Ann Bonner and Dani Thompson, both stars of Bad Moon and Dani also being the producer.  Dani actually asked me, only this week, so it’s a really nice surprise for me."

How long have you been modelling?
"For around six years, now. I’ve modeled both commercial and alternative.  In 2012 I won World Goth Day’s ‘Best model’. Although I still model I’m more involved and interested in presenting/interviewing and acting these days."

"This year I've covered FrightFest, interviewed some well known names on the paranormal scene and even Helen Slater from Supergirl (1984)!  I've also had the honor of judging at this years prestigious British Horror Film Festival."

"Another string to my bow is attending sci-fi conventions as a professional Selene (Underworld) lookalike, for which I did a signing alongside some key sci-fi celebs at Doncaster’s KnightCon this year.  I've also fronted an alternative synth-pop band and run an 80’s night club.  You could say I’m multi-skilled!"

Who would you like to Interview in future?
"That’s a tough one, there are lots of people and subjects I find very interesting and do have a few amazing people on the cards from both the cult film and paranormal scenes but ultimately it would have to be Grace Jones or Jessica Lange.  As awesomely strong women and top of the game in their fields it would be a real treat to interview them."

Any plans to direct?
"I’ve actually just made a 1970’s zombie fan film trailer. Co-directed and shot by me in Greece earlier in the year.  The film is mid-edit, again by me and will require full ADR once that’s complete but will be pretty accurate and hopefully entertaining once complete."

"So here’s the real biggie, I am pre-production on a glossy action horror short right now.  I can’t reveal too much but I’m producing, co-directing and starring as the lead.  I have and excellent cast and crew on-board including famous stuntman and fight co-ordinator Roy Scammell (Alien, A Clockwork Orange, Superman etc.) and founder of the St Alban’s film festival Donato Cinicolo both co-directing and assuming the role of DOP. " - Please see Seize the Night.

"One thing I've realised is I'm never at a loss for something to do.  I work hard to get excellent results in everything I do and continually keep pushing myself to grow alongside my projects.  You only live once as they say!"

Who is the ultimate horror hostess in your opinion?
"Elvira, out and out.  She’s both gorgeous, sassy, vampy, likable and iconic.  There can only be one!"




Monday, 1 December 2014

Happy 1st of December, Guys!! (Christmas is on the Way!) (December 2014)

In the festive mood here @ MrSheltonTV

It's December, 1st guys! Only 24 days left until Christmas Day! I hope you have been good this year and it's been a busy one. Here's to 2015 and I hope more projects and work comes in for all you movie/music and tv lot. I enjoy blogging/vlogging and doing the interviews and they shall continue... I wish you all a safe and happy one, so let's all be merry and enjoy some festive horror too and Indie films. Thank you, guys... I appreciate everything so take cares and enjoy the up-coming blogs and vlogs - subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/MrSheltonTV. Be safe!! Be Jolly & Festive!!



Coming soon... Watchwaddle meets The Christmas/Crimson Creeper!!


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Angela Holmes... Werewolves & Hair Changes! (Interview) (December 2014)


She's like a chameleon, she's actress Angela HolmesAngela grew up performing in drama group productions and dance shows then aged 16 started delivering papers around the stages at Shepperton Film Studios. After going on the gigantic & incredible sets, playing Frankenstein pinball machines with Kenneth Branagh and watching closely those performing on screen it wasn't long before Angela had caught the screen acting bug - Imdb. Holmes is also a dancer and in 2013, she landed a number of leading roles in short indie films and a web tv series No Place Like Holmes. She's even appeared on QVC tv programming as a model. Since then, she has landed herself a few roles with horror director Dan Brownlie. Her roles include the upcoming: Cute Little Buggers, Bad Moon & Girl Force.

Can you tell me a bit about your role in Bad Moon Rising?
"Of course, Hi! :-) Pip is a very spiritual being who is in touch closely with her subconscious and 'senses' and 'feels' things. Some may see her as having too much of an open mind yet when she opens her mind to things more things confirmed for her (if you see what I mean) so perhaps you should be asking others why they can't or don't want to see it.... She's a pretty complex person who sense's things in life has incredibly strong instincts and the important thing is this is what she 'feels' not what she 'see's' and this makes her extremely perceptive. She takes herself seriously but is pretty smart and on the ball so her reasoning for being serious backs this up. She believes in things others would scoff and this shows true strength of character. Even though others don't believe something she's really not afraid to go against the grain, go against the majority and believe in something others don't 'just to fit in', this makes her perhaps a bit odd or more of an outcast. Some may think she's disillusion but actually maybe this make her better equipped for situations when they do arise... as Pip has already prepared for it!. She's what some could see as a pretty boring 'by the book' character who takes herself and situations too seriously but also the first you would go to for support, belief and understanding when unusual things do happen. She's not bothered about fitting in and perhaps this makes her a little less popular however it's through standing alone that new things are discovered and she grows! The question is will you be discovering them with her????"

How did you meet film-maker Dan Brownlie?
"I was introduced to the incredible Dan Brownlie through my good friend the very driven and talented Dani Thompson. The first time I met Dan I observed how abstract minded he is and how driven by his creative desires, the type you would fire but still watch him go on to create great things! ha ha ha.... Passionate about his horror and gore... quite frankly I could barely look at his full collection of DVDs due to their covers alone. I think he's an individual who has an eye for opportunity and a craving for the absurd and this alone would fascinate anyone who admires creativity, he's one to watch, I can't wait to work with them all more on bringing this to life in a multitude of colour with a media hunger!!"


Did you enjoy spending time with actor Kenneth Branagh growing up?
"Ha ha, yes I did though I couldn't say I learn't much from him apart from how to thrash a pinball machine! At the time I had no idea who he was I just enjoyed playing his Frankenstein Pinball machine when he let me, running screaming from his scary dogs and stealing tampons from his toilet.......... long story... another day... hopefully I will meet him again and can fully explain my confession...."


Any plans to direct a film/horror yourself?
"That's a big question... I 100% have plans and actions to direct two movies in the future...1 is a nitty gritty real life drama with 'Hollywood Gloss' in the filming and quality but not in acting or story-line. I want to achieve the independent look and feel combined with the professional filming standard of a Hollywood movie and if you ask me if this will take from the look and feel of the film I would say absolutely not it will just magnify and emphasis the beauty tangle of emotions being explored in front of the lens. A tough thing to achieve but I'm gonna do it. The other will very much be a chick flick in all it's glory with comedic moments thrown into the mix and a film many teens and even adults and grandparents can relate too... a film with light breezy moments, absurdly and unbelievably happy moments and heart wrenching moments of disappointment and broken dreams..... think 'The Notebook' but with more twists and turns and no kiss in the bloody rain which tends to creep it's way into every Nicholas Sparks film (I am a massive fan of his) ... and no the ending hasn't been written yet and I definitely will not be giving that away! As far as horror is concerned.. I love being in horrors because I get to explore the dramatic actress in me and extreme emotions..it's not everyday you get to die or near it.... but as far as watching styles go the films I enjoy most are those that I take something from which can aid me in a positive way in life, a film that makes a positive impact is important to me, though that's not to say I don't appreciate the pleasure some take from a good old dirty horror or thriller..... not in the kinky sense.... though each to their own.... my Grandad does watch Eurotrash, it keeps him happy and alive! ;-)"


What advice would you give to younger models and actors/actresses wanting to get into tv/film work?
"Wow, firstly no one will fully ever appreciate the choice you have made persuing your acting etc and if they do they may be pushy and perhaps it's not your choice but what they want you to do (The industry is such a mix of these), you will get very little support from those around you but it's the support within yourself that keeps you going and it's that strength and inner support that is that crucial in a industry that's so competitive, build your inside up and only when you have a belly full of concrete belief are you ready to pursue it... your never too far from the next punch in the stomach (ouch). Instead of encouraging one another and taking delight from what others achieve only too many people focus instead on pulling down those around them...or at least attempting too ha ha ha. Remember though you would never win a race if you ran it looking at the person next to you. Develop that intense focus on the finishing line, or the next finishing line or the one after that and let anyone run by you, ahead of you or behind you or into you lol without letting you focus slip. No one else can affect your journey only yourself and your outlook, it's the only thing in life we can control."

You seem a versatile stylist? Do you have a favorite look to go for?
"Ha ha, the world isn't a static place. If you look at a human under a seriously cool microcope which would probably cost that of the wages in a Hollywood movie lol you will see that humans are made up of moving atoms, we are not still, static - we were never meant to be, we create what's around us, we create what's inside of us and we choose to move this from place to place..or not. When it comes to my appearance I love to change it on a regular basis it's just your shell, not permanently but temporarily... each look is a different aspect of my personality being explored and my film roles for me are very much like this. Through doing them you find another aspect of yourself you can appreciate but also learn from it...you make the mistakes it would make and you make the right moves it would make and it's this 'learning' you take from each role.....with my roles it is important to me each of them taps into at least a small percentage of myself, If I can't feel that percentage it's not the role for me.... but every human is made up of a lot of different percentages and it's exploring as many of them as possible that you want to that makes us versatile as people and actors."


"Look out for me in 2015 as Pip in 'Bad Moon Rising', Angel in 'Girl Force' and hopefully many others, keep up to date via twitter: @msangelaholmes if you like public breakdowns and realness and www.facebook.com/missangelaholmes if you like professional 'Hollywood Gloss'."

NOTE: Bad Moon is now being directed by Alasdair MacKay and producer by being Thompson.

Online Promo for Bad Moon by Dan Brownlie.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Singer Carl Batten: Tattoos & Doomsday Outlaw! (Interview) (November 2014)

Carl Batten, Doomsday Outlaw Vocalist & Tattooist.
Carl Batten is the lead singer for Midlands rock/metal band Doomsday Outlaw. The band was formed in late 2012 and includes members John "Ironfoot" Willis (Drums), Gavin Mills (Guitar), Indy (Bass) and Steve (Guitar). Batten is the front-man and is also a tattooist. Check out the band's website and facebook page.

How did Doomsday Outlaw come about?
"John and Steve got things started off sometime in 2012 with Gavin, and Josh on bass. I saw their advert for a vocalist and the list of influences which got me interested. I got in touch and was meant to go for a try out. John got in touch about an advert that I had online for new members for a band I had been messing about with that had fizzled out due to some of the guys wanting to stick to covers (not a fan of covers). Willis was concerned about time, commitment so I bowed out and Al Jones got the job."


Doomsday Outlaw - (L-R) Carl, Gavin, Steve, John & Indy.

"I was kicking myself the next day! My poor girlfriend had earache moaning! I rang John a week or later but I'd missed my chance. Six months later, more or less, John got in touch to see if was still looking to join a band. A week later I was down on the farm and got on with the lads, we jammed through Devil's Tomb (which got featured in Serial Kaller) and Deadman's Hand a few times and I got the job. A week later we met up again, this time Steve suggested we jam on some of the songs they had, I put some lyrics to a couple and we were off!"

"We wrote four new songs and polished the other two and about a month later had a great first gig at The Vic Inn in Derby supporting Wraith, which got a great review from music and gig fan Jay Hawkins."

How would you describe the music of DO?

"If friends ask I will usually say Southern Rock for simplicity sake . We never set out to fit a particular genre, we all have similar taste and influences and that comes through, I think. Steve comes up with so many riffs, we usually write 1 or 2 new tracks a week! We try em out live and see what works. My vocals are kinda blues influenced, however we crank up the aggression."

Thanks you Mr Batten, and wish you and the boys the best of luck and rock on.



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

LarynxXx: Nottingham Metal Band!! (A Look Back) (November 2014)

LarynxXx playing in Nottingham - 2003.

Back in 2000, I was looking to form a band on the Nottingham scene. I had met a number of music players until I had met Roy "Swampi" Beetham - a five-string bass-player. He was into bands like Fear Factory and NIN - he was into industrial metal. After some time and in late 2001, I had met a guitar player and Swampi on the scene through Doomsday Outlaw's drummer, John "Ironfoot" Willis. Later came a drummer who was willing to be the backbone to the LarynxXx machine in late 2002. The band lasted until early 2004 and they had a number of local and far out gigs including The Godless Festival (please, see below for the live show). Along the journey, a Home Video was made charting the band's adventures on the rock scene. A crowd favorite song was the track "Death Trap" in which I had written lyrics to in 2001. Rock on, Guys & Gals!! Also, check out the Soundcloud.


Setlist:

1) Intro - 0:00
2) D-evil's Brew - 02:10
3) Electric Funeral - 07:05
4) (Band Break) - 11:09
5) Those Who Dare - 13:05
6) Remorseless -16:23
7) Home Land - 20:20
8) Death Trap - 23:12

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hitman Hart: Wrestling WIth Shadows (1998) (Review) (November 2014)


I love a wrestling documentary and this one is worth picking up if you are a Bret Hart fan! November always sees WWE - Survivor Series and it seems appropriate to talk about this film. Bret Hart is in talks with WCW and leaving the then WWF (WWE), however stronger forces are at work to prevent that in the form of Vincent Kennedy McMahon

Between 1996 and 1997, Hart was followed by a film crew in the WWF. There are ups and downs such as life, but director Paul Jay gets Bret to talk about his family and Hart Dungeon days with his father, Stu Hart. The summer of 1997 saw the Hart Foundation reunite with Bret, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart (the father of Natalie Neidhart who turns up in the ring at one point) and the late Brian Pillman (sadly others have passed on too). It was America vs Canada in the WWE - fans were split and Bret was only lukewarm to turning Heel on his fans in the company. In the mean time, WWE Monday night rivals, WCW are out to offer Hart a better deal and decisions, decisions for the five-time champ and Wrestling Legend!

In this pre-Attitude era documentary, we also get see Goldust, Vader, Savio Vega and rising stars like Mick "Mankind" Foley, HHH and of course "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Hart has something to say about each superstar, mainly positive until the shocking conclusion post-Survivor Series (1997) in which he lost the Championship to Shawn Michaels in the infamous "Montreal Screwjob"! Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998) is highly worth watching. Also, please check The Life & Death of Owen Hart (1999) and my review of Bret Hart vs Stone Cold: Wrestlemania 13.

The shocking conclusion at Survivor Series (1997)



Friday, 21 November 2014

I see a Bad Moon Rising... on Indiegogo! (November 2014)

Bad Moon Rising - Inspired in the wilderness by the sound of Wolves!

The concept came when actresses Dani Thompson and Jessica Ann Bonner were filming Christmas Slay (see my Interview with Steve Davis) this year in Bulgaria. The girls were staying up late and heard the sound of wolves! The next day, the girls grabbed sound-man Danny Allen (Invasion of the Not Quite Dead) to film some nearby "found-footage" style shooting in a derelict nearby school where the werewolf horror concept was born on this project after some writing!

Meet the Ladies (L-R) Dani Thompson, Angela Holmes & Jessica Ann Bonner!

Can you help Bad Moon Rising? For as little as £10, you can grab yourself an IMDB Thank You Credit in the film with a video-recorded message from the set. Movie Credits also start from £100 for serious Producers and they will also go on IMDB for your resume. Please, checkout and share the Bad Moon Rising - Indiegogo Page.

Synopsis: Scream Team is a seemingly successful TV show, pretty much Towie meets The X Files. It's a structured reality show in which it's three stars Lucy, Jordan and Pip go around the World investigating unusual happenings and try to discover the truth behind the phenomena, Structured is the key word here though, scenario's are set up by the producers to make for a more interesting show and the girls, well two of the three don't honestly believe in the supernatural and as this becomes more apparent to the viewers, the shows ratings start to drop and the network threatens to pull the plug.

The show's producer James is worried but then gets a call from a man in a small Bulgarian village, apparently there is something strange going on and the man wants the girls to come and investigate, not only that, he is also offering a large sum of money. James sees this as an opportunity not only to make some easy money but to save the show.

The girls along with James and a few crew members fly out to Bulgaria but once they get there things don't really go as planned.

Expect pretty girls and horror from director Dan BrownlieSerial Kaller, Three's A Shroud, Self Induced Nightmares.



Tim "Ripper " Owens... The Man! The Myth! (November 2014)


In the early 2000's I got into the band Judas Priest and picked up JP Live in London dvd from ebay! I also obtained the Demolition (2001) cd and Jugulator (1997) album from on line after such heavy metal viewing. I must say that Tim "Ripper" Owens is the man! The guy has faced so much from critics for trying to fill Rob Halford's metal boots on two albums. Afterwards, Ripper moved on to Iced Earth and made a blinder of a concept album about Gettysburg/9/11/America in 2003 on "The Glorious Burden"

After that and leaving Iced Earth, Tim seemed on track with a new band of his own called Beyond Fear - in which I saw them Live with Anthrax in 2006. I lose track of the guy's projects and cover bands, but he keeps going strong and entertains many metal fans in the likes of Dio Disciples. The guy has a great vocal range, if not flawed slightly compared to his Idol peers in which he steps up to! Tim is all right in my eyes...

Previously, Owens was in a metal cover-band called "British Steel" where he would do the old JP songs and was noticed by the band to take him on in the mid to late 90's! This inspired Hollywood to loosely base the film Rock Star (2001) on his career up to that point in Priest. He also fronted a grunge band named "Seattle" in his early career as a singer. You should also check out: Charred Walls of the Damned and Tim's website.




Thursday, 20 November 2014

Super Ghouls N Ghosts/Ghouls N Ghosts (A Retro Game Classic) (November 2014)

Super GnG on the Snes System - 1991.
When I love a video game... I love it! Super Ghouls N Ghosts/Ghouls N Ghosts is a classic! It's got fantasy horror, zombies, monsters and of course ghouls and ghosts! In the summer of 2008, I played and completed the emulator version after constant re-runs on Youtube. You play as Knight Arthur on his quest to save the princess from the devil himself. It's a tough game... get hit once and your in your underwear. Get hit again and it's lights out! It's the follow up to Capcom's Ghosts N Goblins from 1985 and Ghouls N Ghosts was also a classic arcade game made to eat the quarters and money! Luckily, the Super Ghouls N Ghosts/Ghouls N Ghosts sequel, there are more magical weapons to pick up in the ghost worlds of frustration! In SGnG, you can double jump in which you after to master if your going to survive this quest! However, be warned - in each game, you have to complete the game twice by picking up a magic weapon hidden in the chests if your ever going to make it to Lucifer himself! SGnG came out on the Snes in 1991.

I also play the Gameboy Advance version from time-to-time which features new worlds and perils. It's just as hard/tough and one could be there hours figuring out pitfalls and traps before even making it to an end of level boss! Your armor is vital in surviving, so make sure your power-up to the Gold outfit which makes weapons that bit more stronger in killing enemies and demons. Collect bags of money for extra continues and work out the pattern of enemies if you want to survive this evil world of the dead!

A straight arcade port came out on the Sega Megadrive simply called Ghouls N Ghosts. It's just as tough and is a faithful conversion with great music and sound effects. No double-jump, but plenty of action and twisted worlds and bosses to conquer! Again, this game must be completed twice to complete.

For more info, please visit: GnG Series Online.

Ghouls N Ghosts - Artwork!



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Bret Hart vs "Stone Cold" Steve Austin @ Wrestlemania 13 (A Retro Look-Back) (November 2014)

A "bloody" good Match! = Bret Hart vs Austin at WM13

Blood, sweat and hate! Bret Hart vs Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 13 is a favorite of mine from in the day! Their infamous feud started around later 1996 and they had a previous match at Survivor Series 1996 in another classic match! Hart had won the match, but the battle continued at the Royal Rumble (1997) in which Austin cheated to win! After injustice after injustice to re-capture the Championship belt (having lost it to flamboyant Shawn Michaels at WMXII) Hart and Austin met at WM13. This match was to be an "I QUIT" match in which there was NODQ and special referee Ken Shamrock (from Ultimate Fighting) was employed to keep track of the action!

This match didn't disappoint and there was plenty of Wrestling/Fan interaction drama! Hart went in as the face, but Austin was getting the cheers!

The stage was set, Austin entered the ring through broken glass where Hart didn't even get time to finish his pre-match Interview! Immediately, Austin when for Hart. At one point, Bret hit Austin with a ring bell and submission maneuvers were dealt out by both now-Legends of the Ring. Shamrock was fair down the middle as his experience was more than a mere WWE referee. In the end Austin was busted open at the hands of Hart and the Sharpshooter was employed on Steve! After being the Bret's finishing move for several minutes and bleeding badly, Shamrock stopped the match! Austin had passed out, but was still in the move! After getting his hand raised by the special enforcer referee Hart turned heel and attacked a bloody Austin while he was down - hence fans booing and reacting with finger gestures (so did Hart). It was up to Shamrock to take down Bret in his low attack on Austin, turning Bret the Heel once and for all in his last year in the company - despite winning! Austin would go on to be a fan favorite, whilst Bret reunited with the Hart Foundation that summer! It was at Summer Slam when Hart captured the belt for the fifth time (from The Undertaker) in WWE before leaving at Survivor Series (1997).

Ironically through it all... the two WWE Legends (Bret/Austin) are best of friends and are two Icons to this day!

Other Wrestlemania matches you should also check out: Bret Hart vs Owen Hart at WMX & Hart vs "Rowdy" Roddy Piper at WMVIII.

Austin in the Sharpshooter - Ken Shamrock (far left)


Austin never gave up!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Evil Toons (1992)... Beyond Good, Beyond Bad!! (Dvd Review) (November 2014)

Evil Toons - Rare Region 0 Dvd!!
Growing up I caught Evil Toons (1992) on then-cable TV in the mid-90's. It promised that it was Roger Rabbit meets The Evil Dead! It at least promises loads of over-the-top acting and lovely model Scream Queens. It stars the late David Carradine, Arte Johnson, Dick Miller, Monique Gabrielle, Suzanne Ager, Madison Stone and Michelle Bauer as Mrs Burt. Burt (Miller) has a cleaning company and hires four women to clean an isolated house. They find an old book, a dagger and a soul shred and when one of them, Megan, reads an incantation, she unleashes an evil beast in our world. - IMDB. The cartoon beast is a horny demon that likes to have it's way with the young ladies until one is left to try and stop the evil!


The Scream Queens are nice to look at... the concept isn't brilliantly executed. The cartoon monster is hardly seen and the veterans like Carradine, Johnson and Miller are there just for show! Well, what do you expect? It is a Fred Olen Ray production! It must have been a fun time on set and a film like this will always be cult status! It's nice to pick up the rare dvd at a bargain price and the features are worth a look, too (SEE BELOW).

The back of the dvd plus features!
Did I like this film? Did I hate it? It's cheesy fun, a bit sexual, but it is a 90's comedy sleaze-fest of a B-Movie. It is low budget and the animation is a bit crude and this is far from The Simpsons or Roger Rabbit or even Evil Dead! If your really into films like this, then I suggest you also check out Terror Toons (2002).

Madison Stone in "Evil Toons" (1992)




Kookie Katana - Actress/Model (Interview) (November 2014)

Kookie Katana - Actress/Model!
Kookie Katana is very cool in my eyes! I first found out that she had worked with the lovely Dani Thompson and is a keen cosplay fan playing the likes of Lara Croft in still images (modelling). Her roles in film include ZWOS 2 (2015) (in which she also was a weapons assistant on the same film) and Self Induced Nightmares (2013) with young horror fan and film maker, Antoni McVay also from Newcastle upon Tyne.

What are your favorite kind of photo shoots?
"My favorite kind of photo shoot might actually surprise you, as I do a lot of lingerie, glamour and work that requires most of my body and tattoo’s to be on show but my favorite type of shoot is actually high fashion and couture work. That has always been the reason why I fell in love with modelling and I would love to do more of it."

How did you get into acting?
"I have always wanted to be an actress and make it to the big screen so when I saw a casting come up for zombie extra’s on ‘Zombie Women of Satan 2’ which was filming in the north east I applied and actually ended up getting a main cast role and things have just gone from there."

Is there anybody that you would like to work with in film?
"I so badly want to work with John Malkovich he makes one hell of a convincing psychopath haha also Milla Jovovich is absolutely amazing and a big inspiration to me. And of course Kate Beckinsale because I have a serious girl crush on her."

What are your favorite movies, genre, titles?
"Ahhh favorite movies there’s so many to chose from I would say with genre’s I prefer action and fantasy but of course I love my horror movies too. I would say some of my favorites are the Resident Evil’sTerminator 1 and 2, Jonah Hex, Van Helsing, the Underworld’s, the Blade Trilogy, all the Lethal Weapon’s and pretty much anything with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren in it."




ZWOS 2 - Due out 2015.