Saturday, December 25, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
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!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Hell-o there boils and ghouls!
Seasons Bleedings and Welcome to the
MONSTER SPOOKSHOW RADIO "Cryptmas" Special!
That's right kiddies, the Holiday Season is now upon us, time to dust off the Cryptmas ornaments
and carefully hang them on the tree, make sure the stockings are hung by the chimney with care
(be sure to remove the rotting foot!).
This month's spooky little tidbits from Santa Claws are:
CHRISTMAS GHOST - Manic Street Preachers
SANTA AND THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER - Sheb Wooley
THERE AIN'T NO SANITY CLAUSE - The Damned
IT'S A MONSTER'S HOLIDAY - Buck Owens
YOU'RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH - Thurl Ravenscroft
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MEDLEY - Haunted Mansion Holiday
AWAY IN A MADHOUSE - Matt Fahey
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS - The Cryptkeeper
MONSTER HOLIDAY - Lon Chaney Jr.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEVIL - Spinal Tap
THE BITE BEFORE XMAS - The Cool Ghoul
REGGAE CHRISTMAS EVE IN TRANSYLVANIA - Count Floyd
IT'S THE MOST HORRIBLE TIME OF THE YEAR - J.D. Titan
SHOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN HIM A GUN FOR CHRISTMAS - Wall Of Voodoo
R2-D2 WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - Meco
SWEENEY TODD THE BARBER - Stanley Hollloway
SPOOK'S HOLIDAY - Joe Liggins
THEME FROM SCROOGED - Danny Elfman
SANTA MEETS THE VAMPIRE - Len Maxwell
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - Haunted Mansion Holiday
Just click on the image above to get
Monster Spookshow Radio's "Cryptmas" Special 2010!
Enjoy......Season's Bleedings, Happy Holidays and Happy Haunting!
George Van Orsdel