Friday, December 25, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Born Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi (later changing her name to Maila Nurmi), on December 11th, 1922, Vampira went on to become one of the most famous and most recognizable horror hosts in the history of television. Maila also ventured into film, most prominently featured in Ed Wood Jr.'s Plan 9 From Outer Space. Vampira's signature look, often imitated, especially by the scream queen herself Elvira, was actally borrowed from Charles Addams' famous cartoon The Addams Family's main matriarch Morticia Addams. Vampira went on to become a major horror icon, even becoming the subject of many songs, the most famous being Vampira by horrorpunk legends The Misfits.
Read all about Vampira's career on her Wikipedia page. Happy Birthday to the original Queen of Halloween!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Academy Award winning make-up artist extraordinaire Rick Baker, born December 8, 1950. Inspired by legendary Hollywood make-up artist Jack Pierce, Rick's first major professional make-up work was assisting the famous Dick Smith with the make-up work on The Exorcist. From there, Rick quickly established himself as one of the best horror and special effects make-up artists in the film industry. In 1981, Rick received an Academy Award for his work on An American Werewolf In London, the first ever Award given in this category. In fact, the category for Best Make-up Effects was actually created because of Rick's work on An American Werewolf In London. Read all about Rick's amazing career on his Wikipedia page. Happy Birthday to one of Hollywood's greatest monster makers, Rick Baker!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Season's Beatings and Ghoultide Greetings,
and welcome to the 2009 "Cryptmas" installment of
MONSTER SPOOKSHOW RADIO!
The holiday season is finally upon us, so make sure you've been naughty, or else!
Sandy Claws is on his way, so make sure you're prepared!
This months' festive, festering rockers are:
CHRISTMAS NIGHT OF ZOMBIES - MxPx
SHOT MY BABY FOR CHRISTMAS - The Vaudevilles
MONSTER'S HOLIDAY - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
GOD REST YE MERRY GRIM GRINNING GHOSTS - from Haunted Mansion Holiday
YOU'RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH - The Van Orsdels
PSYCHO - The Western Caravan
DEAD BY XMAS - Hanoi Rocks
I KILLED SANTA CLAUS - Creeping Cruds
MAKING CHRISTMAS - Danny Elfman
CHRISTMAS AT GROUND ZERO - Weird Al Yankovic
IT'S A MONSTER HOLIDAY - Buck Owens
12 DAYS OF CRYPTMAS - The Cryptkeeper
NEW YEARS EVE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE - Raymond Scott
HAPPY GHOULTIDE - Roy Odis
IF I DON'T GET TO GO TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY - Frankenstein's Monster
THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS - Len Maxwell
AUD LANG SYNE - The Lothars
WE WISH YOU A SCAAARY CHRISTMAS - Count Scary
DON'T OPEN TIL DOOMSDAY - The Misfits
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Enjoy......Happy Holidays and Happy Haunting!
George Van Orsdel