The Monster Men Pumpkin Ale Tasting Show

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Beers for Fears.

What beer pairs best with a horror movie? It’s the third annual Spooky Spirits episode of Monster Men, where we sample horror and Halloween themed beverages. (Beers, wines, whiskies, etc.)

This year we picked four very interesting assortment of pumpkin ales including Half Full Brewery Pumpkin Ale, Coney Island, Dogfish Head and Two Roads Brewery Roadsmary’s Baby. The good news is that all of these seasonal beers are delicious in their own way, but which one’s did we like best and why? You’ll find out.

 

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Monster Men Shows 91, 92 and 93

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Time to catch up on Monster Men shows. Here’s the latest shows. I’m telling you, you really are gonna want to read the works of Brian Moreland and Russell James. Great stuff.

Monster Men Ep. 93: Russell James, Q Island – Quarantine, Outbreak and Horror
It’s a new MONSTER MEN with horror author Russell James. His book Q ISLAND tells the terrifying tale of an epidemic that ravages Long island and turns the infected into rage-fueled killers. Just another day on the Island.

 

Monster Men Ep. 92: Brian Moreland, Horror Author. Darkness Rising & Dead of Winter
Horror author Brian Moreland is the guest on the latest Monster Men show. Good guy. Great writer. Big horror fan. Check out his books including Darkness Rising, Dead of Winter, The Vagrants and The Witching House.

 

Monster Men Ep. 91: Blood Sucking Bastards: Vampire Movies & Wes Craven Tribute
This time on the Monster Men video podcast we review of several of the more recent vampire movies and discuss the bloodsucker genre in general. The films we cover include: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Blood Sucking Bastards, Summer of Blood and Byzantium. Since several of these are horror/comedies, we also discuss What We Do in the Shadows.

 

Russell James joins the Monster Men

 

 

Monster Men 90: Horror Author Adam Cesare and a Green Inferno Review

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Cannibals, ghosts, scary old folks and Hunters new ink… this new Monster Men has it all. We welcome horror author Adam Cesare to the show to discuss his books Mercy House, Tribesmen and Video Night. Featuring a review of THE GREEN INFERNO and the unveiling of Hunter Shea’s new tattoo!

You can find the works of Adam Cersar at https://adamcesare.wordpress.com

Horror Movie Roundup

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Hunter here. As promised, I’ve been watching at least 1 horror flick a day all October long. I’m a little over 40 movies coming into the home stretch. Big shout out to James Herbert, Jason Brant, Anthony Rivas, Spence Dunnings, Ben C. Smith and so many others who have participated in the Horrortober madness!

With just a few days to go, I’m going to wrap myself around Halloween, The Funhouse, The Haunting and Friday the 13th. I thought I’d share some of the quick recaps and ratings (my bizarre 1 of 9 tana leaves, for you Mummy fans) of some of the movie’s I’ve watched so far. Maybe you’ll sneak one in before Halloween.

TRICK R TREAT. The gateway drug for horror nubies. Creepshow’s red headed stepchild. 7 of 9 tana leaves.

Got my monster on last night. CLOVERFIELD. Lovecraft devours NY. Love it. 8 of 9 tana leaves.

THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN – possession but on a WTF scale. 7 of 9 tana leaves.

MOTEL HELL – best damned smoked meats in the county! Love this flick. 8 of 9 tana leaves.

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Ah, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR – the real deal may have been phony, but the flick still scares. 8 of 9 tana leaves.

Well, finally saw ANNABELLE. Not as bad as some folks say. Had some genuine scares. Creepy ass demon!  7 of 9 tana leaves.

Ti West’s latest, THE SACRAMENT. There’s a new Jim Jones in town. Well done. 8 of 9 tana leaves.

Watched MAY..excellent flick by Lucky McKee. Watch it…now. 8 of 9 tana leaves.

Revisted CANDYMAN for . Sweets for the sweet. 8 of 9 tana leaves. V Madsen burned up the screen.

I finally got to watch CHEAP THRILLS last night. Worth the wait. 8 of 9 tana leaves!

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So, what have you all been watching?

Horrortober Movie Reviews By Real Horror Fans

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Jack here with some more Horrortober reviews for you.

@BackinJack
BLACK SUNDAY
(1960) A nice melodramatic Netflix #Horrortober pick for old school horror fans & students of the vampire genre.

My Review
I have not seen Black Sunday since I was a kid, a million years ago. It was fun to revisit it on Netfilx. One of the most striking visuals in horror is the wide-eyed, hauntingly beautiful image of Barbara Steele’s face as the vampire witch who returns from the grave for revenge. This movie is an atmospheric classic and a must see for vampire fans that want to discover the roots of the genre. Not the best movie in the world, but an important part of horror cinema history.

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@BackinJack
Just rewatched that freaking awesome season premiere of The Walking Dead. Perfect #Horrortober TV. What a kick ass episode.

terminus-map-the-walking-deadMy Review
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, like me, you probably love the show but get frustrated at times at the pace of some of the stretches. Then an episode like the season premier comes along and reminds you just why you adore this program. This episode was one of the best ever.

This one had it all. Action packed. Dramatic and tense moments. Heart warming reunions. Blood and gore. Eugene’s mullet. Bad-ass Carol.

 Let me repeat that last one. Bad-ass Carol.

MORE #HORRORTOBER REVIEWS FROM THE MONSTER FAMILY

Here are some tweets from our Monster Friends who have joined in on the Horrortober Madness on Twitter. What a great variety of horror movies to choose from.

Please follow these guys on Twitter and check out their web sites and join in by using hashtag #Horrortober. And don’t forget to retweet and favorite as you go.

@jason_brant
Frankenstein’s Army.
Cool creatures. That’s it. Shouldn’t have anything to do with Frankenstein. Shouldn’t be found footage. #horrortober

@jimherbert1
THE LAST WAVE
1977 – Atmospheric, understated, and enigmatic. A moody, PRE-Apocalyptic masterpiece. #horrortober

@jimherbert1
CASTLE OF BLOOD
1964 – even dubbed from the original Italian it still delivers. Plus BARBARA STEEL! #Horrortober

@RivasAnthony13
The Innkeepers
. Hotels are always the best setting for a ghost story. 8 out of 9 skeletons #horrortober #monstermen #horror #horrormovie

@spencedunnings
going to continue the #horrortober goodness with a Vincent Price classic, The House on Haunted Hill!

@spencedunnings
going to watch the @hammerfilms classic, Horror of Dracula #horrortober

@spencedunnings
going to watch one of my favorite films ever, The Nightmare Before Christmas. A must watch during the Halloween season! #Horrortober

@spencedunnings
going to watch Birth of the Living Dead, a documentary on George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. The doc is on @netflix #horrortober

The Bleeding House & The Vagrants – #Horrortober Reviews

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Bleeding House

Aaaarrrrgggghhh! Hunter checking in. So far, I’ve watched 14 horror flicks this month and have read half the books on my #Horrortober reading list. Well, well, well, I found this little gem from 2011 on Netflix last night. A very well-crafted indie horror flick about a family with a strange past who takes in a kind gentlemanly stranger. What ensues may be a bit predictable, but it’s so well acted and lovingly shot, you’ll fall in love with this murderous little tale.

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It’s no secret that I think Brian Moreland is one of the best new horror writers on the planet. And he’s an ultra cool dude. It was so hard holding myself back from reading his lastest novella, THE VAGRANTS, until this month. When a writer stumbles upon a charismatic cult leader amassing the homeless across the country, very bad things are bound to follow. THE VAGRANTS is gripping reading that will make you fear subway tunnels and abandoned houses! A must read for the Halloween season!

New and Old School #Horrortober Flicks: Excision and Black Sabbath

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Jack here with a couple of Horrortober movie reviews.

@BackinJack Tweet:
Black Sabbath
, not the band, the 1963 horror anthology w Boris Karloff as host & a vampire. Old school fun for #Horrortober

I watched Black Sabbath today. This 1963 horror anthology film is available on Netflix and is a fun, old school Halloween season movie. It features Boris Karloff as the host/narrator and he also stars in the third and longest segment, a vampire story. A very interesting chapter in this horror legend’s career.

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Boris Karloff gets ahead.

@BackinJack Tweet:
Excision
is a bizarre, bloody drama horror film w an all-star cast led by a stellar AnnaLynne McCord. Weird. 3 out of 5 claws. #Horrortober

The first Horrortober movie for me was Excision. (2012) This movie is about a disturbed high school student with medical aspirations and her bizarre, bloody fantasies. It’s a strange movie that is worth a look for a couple of reasons. First, the gorgeous AnnaLynne McCord is practically unrecognizable as the lead and does a great job carrying the film. Second, there is an all-star cast including Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Malcolm McDowell, Matthew Gray Gubler, Marlee Matlin, Ray Wise, and John Waters.

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AnnaLynne wants to play doctor.