Hello, my name is Jason and I love all things horror. This blog is dedicated to my love of the horror genre. I plan to share my reviews on movies and horror collectables I have accumulated. Thanks for stopping by!
Authors: Danny B. Gordon & Paul Dellinger Copyright 1988, by the authors Additional Material in Chapters nineteen & twenty, copyright 2022 by the authors.
Book Description: Toward the end of the 1980s, a small Virginia town experienced a wave of UFO sightings. A radio reporter named Danny Gordon found himself at the center of the mysterious happenings-and then had his own encounter.
HFH Review: I really enjoyed this book as it gives several witness encounters of UFO’s in the Wytheville, VA and surrounding areas. The authors give an in-depth look at their own history regarding UFO’s while also giving their own unique experiences working this story in the late 1980’s.
The story around this book was also featured on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, hosted by Robert Stack.
The Black Phone is a 2021 horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Blumhouse. The film stars Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw and Ethan Hawke. The movie is based off a 2004 short film by Joe Hill.
I watched this in the theater and my initial thoughts were “This is Absolutely Amazing.” I had high hopes for this film and usually when that happens I tend to be let down. Not in this case. This film kept my attention and continued to exceed expectations throughout.
Before the movie started, the previews showcased upcoming films. Many of which looked to have lots of potential. After watching The Black Phone I am not sure if any of them come close to topping this one. A great way to end a long week!
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 horror film directed by André Øvredal. Emile Hirsch & Brian Cox star in the film.
This movie really creeped me out! I’m generally desensitized to horror films but a few scenes in this one sent chills down my body. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is filled with suspense and morbid creepiness. The acting was superb as the two stars, Cox & Hirsch give brilliant performances as father and son characters.
This movie left me feeling dreadful and uneasy. Therefor I highly recommend.
HFH Score: 7.0
View Date: 6/20/2022
Where I watched “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”: IFC with a 7 Day Free Trial
This is one of my favorite horror collectible pieces. The one and only Leatherface from the 1974 film, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” This action figure is made by NECA who does a fantastic job in creating action figures for some of the most well-known and liked horror icons.
The figure is 7″ tall with over 25 points of articulation.
This figure includes 2 interchangeable heads along with a cleaver, knife, meathook, mallet and chainsaw. What I love most about this piece is the blood splattered apron and chainsaw!
8 Days to Hell is a low budget horror anthology film with a serial killer theme. The film is directed by Shane Woodson who also stars in the film. 8 Days To Hell also stars Eric Roberts & Tori London.
Overall, it is what you would expect from a low budget horror movie. I personally love horror anthology so I rarely turn one down even if it appears to be low budget. Some of the stories are well done but overall I struggled to get into this film.
Rittenhouse Archives is a company that publishes non-sports trading cards such as Star Trek, Game of Thrones & Doctor Who. They have published multiple Twilight Zone edition trading cards but today we will talk about the 2009 50th Anniversary Edition.
A few years ago I purchased an unopened hobby box with 24 packs, 5 cards per pack. The particular box that I purchased was 2570 of 4000 made. The box also promised 4 autographs inside.
After opening the box and packs and then assorting the cards I found that I was able to assemble the complete 79 card base-set. I then made a customized Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary three-ring binder to store the cards. I also received some of the insert cards but not enough to complete the sets.
As promised, I received 4 autographed cards. The cards I received were:
Barbara Perry as Blonde Woman in “The Chaser”
David Macklin as Bud Powell in “Ring-A-Ding Girl”
Linden Chiles as Hall in “Four O’Clock”
Cliff Osmond as Manolo in “The Gift”
Overall this is a neat little set. Each card has a different episode on the front and back which includes the episode title, original airdate and a brief episode description. In my opinion, this is a must for any Twilight Zone fans.
Rittenhouse also has an upcoming release of a new edition of Twilight Zone cards in 2023 with Twilight Zone Archives Expansion
1 The Twilight Zone/And When The Sky Was Opened
2 Where Is Everybody?/Judgment Night
3 One For The Angels/Perchance To Dream
4 Mr. Denton on Doomsday/Third From The Sun
5 The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine/The Four Of Us Are Dying
6 Walking Distance/What You Need
7 Escape Clause/The Fever
8 The Lonely/The Hitch-Hiker
9 Time Enough At Last/I Shot An Arrow Into The Air
10 The Last Flight/Nightmare As A Child
11 The Purple Testament/A Nice Place To Visit
12 Elegy/The Big Tall Wish
13 Mirror Image/A Passage For Trumpet
14 The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street/The Chaser
15 A World Of Difference/A Stop At Willoughby
16 Long Live Walter Jameson/The Mighty Casey
17 People Are Alike All Over/The After Hours
18 Execution/Mr. Bevis
19 A World Of His Own/The Night of the Meek
20 King Nine Will Not Return/A Most Unusual Camera
21 The Man In The Bottle/The Trouble With Templeton
22 Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room/The Whole Truth
23 A Thing About Machines/Back There
24 The Howling Man/Dust
25 Eye Of The Beholder/Twenty Two
26 Nick of Time/A Penny For Your Thoughts
27 The Lateness Of The Hour/The Invaders
28 The Odyssey Of Flight 33/The Obsolete Man
29 Mr. Dingle, The Strong/Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?
30 Static/The Mind And The Matter
31 The Prime Mover/The Shelter
32 Long Distance Call/The Arrival
33 A Hundred Yards Over The Rim/Two
34 The Rip Van Winkle Caper/The Mirror
35 The Silence/A Game Of Pool
36 Shadow Play/The Passerby
37 The Grave/Dead Man’s Shoes
38 It’s A Good Life/One More Pallbearer
39 Deaths-Head Revisited/Nothing In The Dark
40 The Midnight Sun/Kick The Can
41 Still Valley/Showdown With Rance McGrew
42 The Jungle/The Hunt
43 Once Upon A Time/To Serve Man
44 Five Characters In Search Of An Exit/The Last Rites Of Jeff Myrtlebank
45 A Quality Of Mercy/A Piano In The House
46 The Fugitive/Cavender Is Coming
47 Little Girl Lost/I Sing The Body Electric
48 Person Or Persons Unknown/Young Man’s Fancy
49 The Little People/The Thirty-Fathom Grave
50 Four O’Clock/In His Image
51 Hocus-Pocus and Frisby/The Changing Of The Guard
52 The Trade-Ins/Mute
53 The Gift/He’s Alive
54 The Dummy/Valley of the Shadow
55 Death Ship/Passage On The Lady Anne
56 Jess-Belle/On Thursday We Leave For Home
57 Miniature/The Incredible World Of Horace Ford
58 Printer’s Devil/Steel
59 No Time Like The Past/In Praise Of Pip
60 The Parallel/The Bard
61 I Dream Of Genie/The Last Night Of A Jockey
62 The New Exhibit/A Kind Of Stopwatch
63 Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville/Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
64 Living Doll/Number 12 Looks Just Like You
65 The Old Man In The Cave/The Self-Improvement Of Salvadore Ross
66 Uncle Simon/The Long Morrow
67 Probe 7, Over and Out/From Agnes – With Love
68 The 7th Is Made Up Of Phantoms/Night Call
69 A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain/Black Leather Jackets
70 Ninety Years Without Slumbering/Queen Of The Nile
71 Ring-A-Ding Girl/An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
72 You Drive/Spur Of The Moment
73 What’s In The Box/The Brain Center At Whipple’s
74 The Masks/Mr. Garrity and the Graves
75 I Am The Night – Color Me Black/The Encounter
76 Sounds And Silences/The Bewitchin’ Pool
77 Caesar And Me/The Fear
78 The Jeopardy Room/Come Wander With Me
79 Stopover In A Quiet Town/Twilight Zone
This is a story relayed to me by my dad when he was around 8 years old. My dad lived in a small house with multiple brothers and sisters. Him and his brothers shared one bedroom. One night as they lay in bed sleeping, my dad was awakened. As he cleared his eyes, he looked up to the center of the small room. He then witnessed a strange young man who looked like he was approximately in his twenties, standing in the center of the small room. Initially frozen, he mustered up the courage to wake up his oldest brother.
My dad and his brother both now see the man. Frightened and thinking it was an intruder, they pick up shoes by their bed sides and fling them at the unknown visitor. It was at this point that they realized that they were not dealing with an intruder but something supernatural instead. As the shoes they threw hit the target, they passed through the man’s body. Now the two were even more frozen in fear to where they just helplessly watched the figure.
As they observe, things get even more frightening as the man’s appearance starts to change. They originally saw him as a young man in his twenties but then his features changed to that of a slightly older man. His appearance kept changing until the figure’s appearance turned to that of an elderly man. The ghostly man then disappeared to never been seen again.
The next morning my dad and his brother told their parents and their siblings about the experience, but no one believed them. They would later move out of that house. To my knowledge that was the only ghostly encounter my dad ever experienced. He first told me the story when I was a child but I still get the chills thinking about it to this day.
Girls with Balls is a 2018 French dark comedy and horror film directed by Olivier Afonso. The version I viewed was dubbed in English so the lips don’t exactly match the words communicated by the characters. Sometimes that can be annoying, other times it can be downright hilarious.
This film has pretty low ratings on critic sites (3.9/IMDB & 42% on Rotten Tomatoes). Despite that I really enjoyed it throughout. The dark comedy is very silly and over the top at times but has a few funny one liners. I also thought the kill scenes were well done with some nice gore. Overall I enjoyed this much more than the average Comedy/Horror film.
The first piece of horror collectibles I present to you is an 8″ Freddy Krueger action figure. This piece is limited edition and numbered 4178. Made by Marty Abrams of the Mego Corporation. Mego was founded in 1954 and has sold over 20 million of its now standard 8″ action figures world wide.
This figure has detailed sculptures of Freddy’s burns and scars while featuring the iconic sweater, razor glove and top hot as an assorted piece.
As of the writing of this post, collectors can find the same type of figure on Ebay with prices in the $24-$50 price range.
Do you own this collectible? Do you have any thoughts about this piece? If so, please feel free to comment below!
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