Bon Appetit, boys and ghouls! In keeping with our tradition of celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin Ale episode, we present our Halloween Extravaganza. This year we are pair an odd assortment of October themed alcoholic drinks with an equally quirky array of Fall flavored foods. All while we pair an lesser known horror movie with an old favorite.
Some things on the menu include pumpkin whisky & soda, toasted marshmallow seltzer, pumpkin pasta, Halloween Peeps and Monster Mash cereal.
You may call it Octoberfest, but around here we call it Horrortoberfest.
Horrortober is here and that means it’s time to start watching horror movies as much as you can. As usual, the Monster Men are here to help. We’ve got 31 movies for the 31 days of October. We have rolled an amazing watch list using the dice game/book, 31 Days of Terror. This is the official horror movie handbook for all serious fright film fanatics.
Our pal, author Steve Hutchison, continues to set the bar, adding new movies and a couple of new star contributors. That’s right, the year Jack and Hunter have been added to the roster and are included in the book. We are thrilled to be in such esteemed, creepy company. How does the game work? Easy. Just roll the dice and follow the book as it takes you into a dark labyrinth of films. Watch us unveil our list and use it… or better yet, buy a copy of the book and set your own October viewing list. Or if you are just looking for an extensive, curated list of horror movies to help you find something to watch anytime, this is for you.
It’s Halloween time again, but times have changed and so must we. Thanks to the pandemic, Halloween will look a little different this year, and so does our Halloween episode. We have done it remotely, as is the case with most things in 2020… but that does not stop us from having fun. This time we discuss and celebrate the horror movies 1978, the year the John Carpenter’s Halloween came out. It was quite a year for the genre. Plus, throughout the conversation we talk about some of the ways you can enjoy Halloween while still staying safe.
So, pull up some candy corn and join us as we celebrate our favorite holiday. And don’t forget to get yourself a Monster Men shirt, hoodie or mug at our TeePublic store. Go to http://tee.pub/lic/S9-0-iRSDP8 and don’t forget to post a pic and tag us once you have your swag.
Let’s raise our glasses and propose a toast to our favorite holiday, Halloween! To celebrate, we have gathered an assortment of pumpkins ales to sample while tell some stories about the various horror conventions we’ve attend over the years.
So pull up a seat grab a glass and join us for some pumpkin ales and tall tales.
It’s Halloween season again and that means it’s time to watch a lot of horror movies. A great way to compile a list is to use 31 Days of Terror, a great book that turns compiling a watch list into a game. Using dice, we roll a 31-day list of movies for you to watch all October long. We had a blast, as we always do.
The book consists of movies from all over the horror map. New movies, old movies, well known movies and some forgotten gems. You’re sure to have a blast creating your list and discover some new films along the way. Let us know what you watch this Horrortober. 31 Days of Terror, Chapter 3.
Here’s our list:
10/1 – Interview with the Vampire 1994
10/2 – The Hole 2001
10/3 – The First Purge 2018
10/4 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018
10/5 – Session 9 2001
10/6 – Predator 2 1990
10/7 – The Sixth Sense 1999
10/8 – Dracula 1979
10/9 – Ginger Snaps Unleashed 2004
10/10 – Re-Animator 1985
10/11 – Saturday the 14th 1981
10/12 – Willard 2003
10/13 – The Willies 2003
10/14 – Psycho III 1986
10/15 – Knock Knock 2015
10/16 – Krampus 2015 10/17 Cabin Fever 2002
10/18 – Attack of the Puppet People 1956
10/19 – Little Shop of Horrors 1986
10/20 – Detention 2011
10/21 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
10/22 – Prometheus 2012
10/23 – Death Becomes Her 1992
10/24 – House of Wax 2005
10/25 – An American Werewolf in London 1981
10/26 – The Blair Witch Project 1999
10/27 – Dawn of the Dead 2004
10/28 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988
10/29 – In the Mouth of Madness 1995
10/30 – Misery 1990
10/31 – Dead Alive 1992
Don’t forget to tell us what you are watching.
Looking for that perfect beverage to celebrate Halloween with? The Monster Men have got you covered with the 2017 edition of our annual pumpkin ale tasting show. We’ve got an amazing selection of beers including Roads Mary’s Other Baby from Two Roads, Pumple Drumkin, Saranac, Great Pumpkin Ale from the Cambridge Brewing Company and Splashing Pumpkin from Great South Bay Brewery.
You’re sure to find something for every fiend at the haunted house. So pull up a bar stool, belly up to the bar and tip a few back with us.
It’s October and that means it’s Horrortober here at Monster Men. This time we’ve created a 31 movie watchlist using the cool book “31 Days of Terror: The Game”. This book has compiled hundreds of films by category, and listed them so that you can create a list of movies to watch every day of the month, simply by rolling the dice.
Watch our entire list, just pick a few that pique your interest or better yet, buy the book and make your own list. No matter how you do it, this book is a great resource for finding new, old and different horror movies to watch.
Have fun and don’t forget to tell us about the movies you watch all month. Post your flicks on Twitter and tag it with #Horrortober. You can tag us too if you’d like at @backinjack and @huntershea1
Jack here with a little extra Halloween goodness for y’all.
Let’s face it, October is the best month because it’s officially Halloween season. We here at Monster Men like to call it Horrortober and that means it’s time to get serious about watching horror movies. Each year we try to watch as many we possibly can. We also invite our friends to join us in our Halloween horror marathon by tweeting about the movies they watch with the hashtag #Horrortober.
This year I was finally able to watch 31 movies for the 31 days of Horrortober… although I must confess I did not watch one movie a day. There were times where I had to double-up to keep pace. It’s harder than it sounds to watch that many movies. It takes commitment and a little creativity, like knowing when to watch the long movies and when to pop in a short one.
For you, I am happy to present the 31 tweets I posted this month from my @BackinJack Twitter account, with my comments on each film.
The Mummy (1932) – My first horror movie for #Horrortober is the Boris Karloff classic, THE MUMMY. A very Mumorable tale.
Vampyres (1974) – What’s #Horrortober without some sexy 70s vampires who resemble the ABBA chicks. Bloodlust? VAMPYRES has plenty of blood and even more lust.
Night of the Living Deb (2016) – I kept #Horrortober light tonight. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB is a silly zombie comedy you can watch with your non-horror friends. Dumb fun.
Don’t Breathe (2016) – Went to the theater today for my #Horrortober DON’T BREATHE will huff & puff & blow your house in. The final 20 minutes are a blast.
Brides of Dracula (1960) – Hammer Time! BRIDES OF DRACULA has Cushing as Van Helsing but no actual Dracula. Still lots of fangs and bats. And a windmill. #Horrortober
Count Dracula (1970) – Watched COUNT DRACULA, Christopher Lee, and his mustache, in his most faithful adaptation of the book. Slow but very amusing. #Horrortober
Crush the Skull (2016) – CRUSH THE SKULL: A fun indie black comedy about a crew of thieves trapped in a serial killers home. Low budget, tries hard. #Horrortober
House of Frankenstein (1944) – HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, a campy romp with a mad doctor, the monster, Dracula, Wolf Man and a Hunchback. Plus angry villagers! #Horrortober
Ghostbusters (2016) – Watched the new GHOSTBUSTERS. Great cast, lots of charm but ultimately a bit flat. Not as funny or memorable as the original. #Horrortober
The Black Cat (1934) – THE BLACK CAT: Béla Lugosi and Boris Karloff together & quite creepy in this weird movie set in weird house. Lots of fainting. #Horrortober
The Hallow (2015) – THE HALLOW: Horrific, mystical woodland creatures terrorize a couple and their baby. A terrific monster movie. Perfect for #Horrortober
The Horde (2016) – THE HORDE is a cheesy action/horror mashup. A John Cena-like SEAL vs cannibal mutants. Plus Bennett from Commando! Dumb fun. #Horrortober
The Wolf Man (1941) – It got hairy for #Horrortober today with THE WOLF MAN. If the wolfsbane is in bloom, I suggest you avoid the foggy woods. Just stay home.
Vampire Circus (1972) – VAMPIRE CIRCUS. Classic 70s vampire goodness. Lots of very big fangs, puffy shirts, sexy ladies and a creepy dwarf clown. #Horrortober
Scars of Dracula (1970) – Next up for #Horrortober was SCARS OF DRACULA. Christopher Lee is back as the red-eyed Count. Featuring awesome fake bats. Hammerrific!
The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974) – Van Helsing, 7 Kung Fu fighting brothers and 1 sister take on THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES. It’s vampire bat sh*t crazy! #Horrortober
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) – Here’s something different. I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER. A teen w/ sociopathic tendencies faces a real killer with a big secret. #Horrortober
The Guest (2014) – Friend or foe? Think twice before you invite THE GUEST in. An entertaining action/horror/thriller with the girl from It Follows #Horrortober
The Children (2008) – Little Kids = Big Trouble in THE CHILDREN. These murderous, infected tikes are not playing around. A nice surprise for #Horrortober
Lights Out (2016) – Lighten up! LIGHTS OUT is an amusement park funhouse of a movie. Fun, quick and plenty of thrills. Dim the lights and enjoy. #Horrortober
They’re Watching (2016) – A TV crew vs. witch hunting villagers. THEY’RE WATCHING is a hokie found footage horror/comedy. More silly than funny or scary. #Horrortober
The Caretaker (2016) – For a movie with a creepy, sickly grandmother, a girl prone to trances and a clown ghost, THE CARETAKER is pretty uneventful. #Horrortober
Horror of Dracula (1958) – HORROR OF DRACULA: Lee & Cushing at their best. A most terrifying Count and a most heroic Van Helsing. An all-time favorite. #Horrortober
Freaks of Nature (2015) – FREAKS OF NATURE: A human, vampire & zombie battle an alien invasion in this goofy, star-studded horror/comedy/teen drama. #Horrortober
House of Dracula (1945) – HOUSE OF DRACULA: Drac and Wolfie happen to visit the same doctor. They happen to find Frankie in a cave. Not much else happens #Horrortober
The Conjuring 2 (2016) – Nun shall pass! THE CONJURING 2. Over the top. Long. Love or hate these movies, you must admit they know how to set up a scare. #Horrortober
Yoga Hosers (2016) – YOGA HOSERS: A ridiculous comedy/horror flick. Stoned Kevin Smith fans will love it. Featuring Canada jokes & sausage Nazis. #Horrortober
The Devil Bat (1940) – Breaking Bat. THE DEVIL BAT. Bela Lugosi is a bat-sh*t crazy chemist killing people with giant trained bats and fancy cologne. #Horrortober
The Invisible Man (1933) – I saw THE INVISIBLE MAN. Well, you can’t see him, but you can see the movie. So entertaining and fun. It’s out of sight! #Horrortober
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) – THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS: A goofy comedy. 2 bumbling hunters crash a vampire’s ball. Too long, not too funny. Notable cast. #Horrortober
Vampyres (2016) –#Horrortober concludes with the racy remake of VAMPYRES. Two sexy vampires lure folks to their house to shag and bite. Bloody Halloween fun.
Well there it is. What a great month. I hope you like my list and perhaps found a few picks that you might want to track down yourself.
This year I focused on a few things in my movie selection. I wanted to see or revisit some of the older Universal and Hammer films that I hadn’t seen in many years or perhaps had never seen at all. I also wanted to get in a decent number of 2016 horror movies in order to stay current, and I took advantage of the DVR and recorded a number of movies for my queue. Overall I was very happy with the selection and the mix of old and new, as well as the nice scary-to-funny balance I was able to strike.
Even more impressive is my partner, Hunter Shea, who watched an amazing 49 horror movies this year. He’s a machine. You can see his picks at @HunterShea1 on Twitter. (And perhaps we can get him to post his list here as well.)
Now it’s your turn. What did you watch this Horrortober?
It’s here! It’s here! The Monster Men Halloween episode 2015!
Monster Men 89: Halloween Show! Pumpkin Cinema, Horror Movies & Books, Pumpkin Ale
It’s the Halloween episode of the Monster Men. This show is packed with more Halloween goodness than is inhumanly possible.
During the show we enjoy a delicious Ichabod Pumpkin Ale while we discuss our plans for the 2015 Halloween season. First we explore the amazing Halloween book, PUMPKIN CINEMA, a comprehensive guide to Halloween movies and TV shows. It is a fun read and a must read for any Halloween enthusiast. We discuss movies like MONSTER SQUAD, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and TERROR IN THE AISLES. Even Daffy Duck’s Quakbusters!
Then we move on to the #Horrortober Reading List, where we recommend a ton of great horror novels and scary books for the Halloween season. This includes books by Jason Brant, Brian Moreland, Cat Cavendish, Russell James, Kristopher Rufty and Glenn Rolfe.
Monster Men 88: We Are Still Here, The Dover Demon, Horror Movie Picks
On this episode of the Monster Men we review four very different horror movies. They include the ghostly WE ARE STILL HERE, the found footage alien flick, AREA 51, the hard-to-find found footage pioneer THE LAST BROADCAST and the absolutely crazy ALYCE KILLS.
Then we learn about the legend behind Hunter Shea’s new horror novel, THE DOVER DEMON, inspired by a real story out of Dover, Mass.
Monster Men #87:
We are not just toying with you on this episode of the Monster Men video podcast. We are reviewing the amazing line of horror, sci-fi and movie themed action figures by FUNKO. The Funko ReAction Horror collection features the classic Universal Monsters like Dracula, Wolf Man and The Mummy as well as more modern favorites like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.
If you are into horror collectables you can find fun and affordable dolls like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Alien. You can also find figures from a wide variety of movie favorites like JAWS, Escape From New York, The Goonies, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction and Serenity.
We also tease the new book THE BORDER by Robert McCammon. It’s the return to horror by a true legend that has us so excited. We also take a few minutes to discuss one of our favorite horror icons, the TV horror movie host Svengoolie. He’s the best.
Monster Men #86:
What faces would you carve into a mountainside of the Mount Rushmore of horror? We debate our choices and we hope you’ll tell us your picks here in the comments.