Big thanks to Bloody disgusting for this article. I love the Hellraiser universe and am happy to see Pinhead finding a decent wife for him.
I just re watched Prince of Darkness by John Carpenter and it it’s still a creepy good horror movie. not sure how long this link will work on youtube but watch it.. ok some shoody acting by grownups pretending to still be in school (none of them looks young enough to be in school) but all in all a great movie so watch and enjoy.
Let us welcome the gorgeous Melissa George as our October, 2016 Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month!
Via Written in blood
29. Pennywise’s hair in ‘It’ was Tim Curry’s real hair.
33. The words “Elm Street” are not said once in the original ‘Nightmare On Elm Street.’
Been a lover of horror movies since I first saw Frankenstein on the small screen, my first subscription of a magazine was Fangoria, a superb horror mag with all the news about what was happening in the horror genre.
Nowadays if I need some reviews or hints on what to watch, I go to the web and Written in Blood blog was an great choice when I first stumbled upon it, great reviews and interviews. So if you fancy yourself a little blood and chills, go here and enjoy.
In his own words:
As of July 31, 2011 Written in Blood will be just that. It will no longer carry the subtitle ‘A Horror Fan’s Random Ramblings’. This will reflect that I intend to write solely about horror. I am sure there were those of you who got a kick out of my Random Ramblings posts and the one about sending away for new breasts. If you did, I’m glad; but looking back I don’t find them to be in tune with the original idea I had for this blog. Written in Blood is my love letter to horror films. That is why I am constantly trying to improve my writing and to find the right words in the right sequence. Stephen King once said of the novelist Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs) that writing is like ”writhing on the floor in agonies of frustration”, because, for Harris, “the very act of writing is a kind of torment”. I don’t find the act of writing to be a torment, but I understand what King means. Like Harris, I want to put together the right letters to form the right words, sentences and paragraphs to get my point across to my audience. Am I making sense?
I present: Written in blood
Think I just saw my favourite Christmas movie. If you missed out on this Finnish movie, don’t wait watch it now.
On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there’s Santa’s elves, who are determined to free their leader…
this is beyond cool, all my favourite horror characters oldie style…
What if the most scary 80’s film horror characters were alive now?
By Federico Chiesa
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As a horror buff I love girls with bloody and gory knives so long as they are not stalking me of course…
via the lovely photographer Sarah Tröster
Hammer horror actress Ingrid Pitt, best known for starring in cult classics such as Countess Dracula, has died at the age of 73. The Polish-born star passed away at a hospital in South London.
She was regarded by many fans as the queen of Hammer Horror films.
The star’s death comes weeks after film-maker Roy Ward Baker, who directed Pitt in The Vampire Lovers, died at the age of 93.
Pitt’s daughter Stephanie Blake told the BBC News website that her mother’s death had come as a “huge surprise”.
After the actress collapsed recently, doctors had told her was she suffering from heart failure.
“She could be incredibly generous, loving, and she’ll be sorely missed,” Mrs Blake said.
She added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the Countess Dracula with the “wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom”.
And my own post from my Horror month honouring the grand lady here…
BBC sometimes just do the best comedy in the world and this proves it for me…
Sheri may owe her entire horror movie career to her husband, but there’s no way you could overlook someone with the name "Mrs. Zombie." Still a smoking-hot blonde who’s into really dark, sick shit other than "marry me immediately"? Sheri’s the kind of girl you take home to mom only if your mom is also into tats and death metal. Scare Cred: House of 1,000 Corpses, Toolbox Murders, The Devil’s Rejects, Grindhouse
Heather Langenkamp (born July 17, 1964) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her part as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. In 2010, she and many other of the Nightmare series alumni appeared in the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.
Such a brilliant movie, I even bought the gloves from the states, was my pride and joy for a while and they are somewhere in a box in the attic waiting…
This is just such filthy phone sex, I love it 🙂
I was so hyped when this came out and still love the black-humoured villain Freddy Krueger played by Robert Englund. OK, after number 4 they went out of control and I haven’t seen any of the rest except the re-make which is worth watching.
Trivia about Nightmare on Elm Street:
|Director Wes Craven claims to have named Freddy Krueger after a kid who bullied him in school and to have based his appearance on a disfigured hobo who scared him as a youth.
When Freddy Krueger is chasing Nancy and she runs up the stairs only to find that its all gross "muck", what she steps in is pancake mix.
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The movie Nancy watches to stay awake is Evil Dead.
Director Wes Craven’s original concept for Freddy Krueger was considerably more gruesome, with teeth showing through the flesh over the jaw, puss running from the sores, and a part of the skull showing through the head. Make-up artist ‘Miller, David B.’ argued that an actor couldn’t be convincingly made up that way and a puppet would be hard to film and wouldn’t blend well with live actors, so these ideas were eventually abandoned.
In the scene where Nancy is sleeping at Tina’s house and Freddy comes through the wall over the bed, Jason’s hockey mask (from the Friday the 13th films) can be seen. Incidentally, Freddy is being played at this point by special effects man Jim Doyle wearing Freddy’s stunt mask.
Johnny Depp accompanied friend Jackie Earle Haley to the auditions, where he was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he’d like to read for the part.
With one exception (Freddy walking through jail-cell bars), all of the F/X in Nightmare were done using physical F/X rather than trick photography.
In the end scene, the top to the convertible came down faster and harder than expected. The expression from the actors is real.
When Nancy’s dreams are "examined", when her hair turns white, the nurse is played by Wes Craven’s wife, Mimi.
Over 500 gallons of fake blood was used during the making of the film.
The only times you see or hear the words "Elm Street" are during the opening and closing credits.
When Freddy is chasing Tina, Freddy’s long arms were marrionetted.
Wes Craven claimed to have drawn inspiration for this movie from a series of news stories that involved a group of young Samoans who died from a horrific nightmare. The story goes first these young, healthy people would have a nightmare refuse to sleep for as long as they could, then when they finally fell asleep from sheer exhaustion they awoke with a scream, and died from a heart failure.
This movie was almost never made. About halfway through filming, New Line lost its deal with the distribution company. As a direct result, they couldn’t pay the cast or crew for two whole weeks until they found another distribution company. They didn’t lose one crew member.
Freddy Kruger was designed by Wes Craven to be the typical "silent" serial killer such as Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers. But in the sequels Freddy developed a cheeky persona that enabled him to be the black humored villain.
New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed "the house that Freddy built".
Wes Craven wrote the script and presented it in 1981, but no one wanted it. He said that "It just flew around" until New Line Cinema picked it up.
This was the first real movie by New Line Cinema. Before that, they were just a distribution company for college campuses.
OK, Ali Larter is not exactly a scream queen in it’s proper way, she hasn’t been in as many horror flicks as the rest but three horror movies is good enough for me and if you missed those, you have probably noticed her in Heroes. Sexy and sassy as hell. Scare cred: House on Haunted Hill, Final Destination, Final Destination 2
Remember I was scared shitless when I saw this as a kid, still is a really good horror flick.
One of the loveliest Hammer girls, Ingrid Pitt (born 21 November 1937) is an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s. It was her work with Hammer Film Productions that elevated her to cult figure status.
Horror creds: Sound of Horror (1964), The Omegans (1968), The Vampire Lovers (1970), Countess Dracula (1971), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), Nobody Ordered Love (1972), Doctor Who (1972/1984-TV Series): "The Time Monster" & "Warriors of the Deep" episodes, The Wicker Man (1973), Thriller (1975-TV Series): "Where the Action Is" episode, Artemis 81 (1981), Transmutations (1985), Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994), The Asylum (2000), Bride of Monster Mania (2000), Green Fingers (2000) short film, Urban Gothic (2000-TV Series): "Vampirology" episode, Dominator (2003), Minotaur (2006), Beyond the Rave (2008), Sea of Dust (2008)
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