Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and fun Halloween! Don't eat too much candy - that'll make All Saint's Day miserable for you. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Trick Or Treat (1952) - Donald Duck Cartoon

YouTube provides a great copy of the classic Disney Halloween cartoon. Such a joy!

Jack O'Lanterns!

The big day is almost here! 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Full LP of Vincent Price Reading A Graveyard of Ghost Tales (1974)

You can easily purchase MP3s of this fun collection of spooky tales (see the link below) but, as always, the internet provides an alternate way to enjoy this cool album. Perfect for a dark night lit only by candles!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Alert - THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE - Red Case Limited Edition Blu-ray

For anyone interested in well crafted Euro-Horror this film is a must see. Mondo Macabro is taking pre-orders for their new Blu-Ray restoration but if you want to get the Limited Edition (there are only 1000!) you should jump now. Even though I'm really looking forward to seeing all the extras - the interviews, the extra scenes, the alternate ending - and the new 4K restoration from the original negative, I have to admit that I'm most excited to listen to the commentary track. Done by the amazing team of Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan from the Daughters of Darkness podcast this will no doubt be the highlight of the disc. For me, anyway. Those ladies know their stuff and are very good at relating tons of information in an entertaining fashion. I can hardly wait until the disc comes out! 

Trailers From Hell - ZEDER (1983)

Here's the great Ernest Dickerson talking about the brilliant Pupi Avati! The subject is one of Avati's amazing horror films and Dickerson effectively lays out what makes the film fantastic and why it might not be for every horror fan. Check this out to see if ZEDER is something you might want to add to your Haloween watch list.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Paul Naschy Collection II

Let the word ring out - the NaschyCast fellows (that would be Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn) have contributed another commentary track to Blu-Ray! This time it is for the amazing Paul Naschy film HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE (1973) and it is part of the second Scream Factory set of five Naschy films. The set features a number of other extras and a couple of other commentaries so I would consider the set well worth your time and money. Check it out - 

Bonus Features
In Castilian With English Subtitles And English Dub
NEW Audio Commentary By Rod Barnett And Troy Guinn Of The Podcast, NaschyCast
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish And English)
Still Gallery

In Castilian With English Subtitles And English Dub
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish And English)

In Castilian With English Subtitles And English Dub
Still Gallery

In Castilian With English Subtitles And English Dub
NEW Audio Commentary By Author Troy Howarth
Alternate “Clothed” Versions Of The Nude Scenes For The Original Spanish Release
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish And English)
English Credit Sequence
Still Gallery

In Castilian With English Subtitles And English Dub
NEW Audio Commentary By Author Troy Howarth
Still Gallery

The set would be a good purchase if it only included HUNCHBACK and  THE WEREWOLF & THE YETI but the other three films are very good as well. This is a great time to either be a Naschy fan or to be discovering his work. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Haunted Hulk Toy

In the latest NaschyCast we had a listener write in and defend the third of Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead films, THE GHOST GALLEON (1973). He made a spirited attempt to paint the movie as a misunderstood classic (of a sort) and, in so arguing, pushed Troy and I to commit to covering the film as our next Beyond Naschy episode. That should be interesting!

One of the things this fellow singled out as a possible reason for his affection for this most impoverished of the four Blind Dead movies was a childhood toy - The Haunted Hulk. This appears to be a toy made by MPC in the 1960's that certainly does put one in mind of the ghostly ship at the center of that film. Check it out -

Now, if only Ossorio's tale had featured a giant spider as well as undead Templar Knights! 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hammer Dracula Poster Art

Monday, October 23, 2017

NaschyCast #58 - Nic Brown Visits!

After a Summer hiatus The Naschycast is back with a new episode! This time out we have invited fellow podcaster and author Nic Brown to stop by for a discussion of a couple of Paul Naschy's finest werewolf movies - THE MARK OF THE WOLF MAN (1968) and DR. JEKYLL AND THE WEREWOLF (1972). Nic is one of the co-hosts of the legendary B-Movie Cast and, although they have occasionally covered wolfman films over there, this is the first time he has been able to dig into a Waldemar Daninsky double feature. Of course, the fact that Nic has famously written a couple of novels centered on a lycanthrope (The Werewolf For Hire series) just adds to the fun and explains why we wanted him to talk about our favorite Spanish Hombre Lobo. Needless to say, he finds the Naschy version of werewolfery to be very different from the cinematic standard we all know and love.

Although the three of us do occasionally get off topic, we manage to dig into things pretty well. We discuss Nic's favorite werewolf films; dig into the mystery of the alternate FRANKENSTEIN'S BLOODY TERROR title for MARK OF THE WOLF MAN; delight in the fact that both of these films are monster mashes with multiple creatures going at each other and we marvel at the creativity on display to get Mr. Hyde and the werewolf into one body! Also, we chew over the bizarre dance of the seven vampires sequence in MARK with new and improved (?) ideas suggested for this most insane stalking/seduction technique. Nic makes note of the logical reasons for the wolf man's most common form of attack while I wonder if maybe neck meat is simply considered an appetizer in the lycanthrope world.

After we conclude the movie portion of the show Troy and I take the time to answer a few listener emails. There are some kind words and a few suggestions for future films to cover with a strong push toward those evil knights Templar, so look for a return to that beloved series soon for the show. If you have any comments or questions for us the email address is naschycast@gmail.com and we're always glad to hear from you. We can also be reached over on the FaceBook page where we post up information and cool links focused on Spanish Horror whenever we can. Thanks for downloading and listening to the show! 

Sunday, October 22, 2017


First up is the entire excellent score by John Carpenter and Alan Horwarth!

Next, the television commercial from the film that eventually drives every viewer nuts! 

Lastly, here's a 10 and a half hour long super edit of the Silver Shamrock tune. It's guaranteed to drive you mad. 

Happy 35th Anniversary to HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982)

On October 22, 1982 HALLOWEEN III was released. It was savaged by critics and hated by fans looking for more Michael Meyers. It took several years but the film is now a beloved part of the Halloween tradition for millions. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Vintage Halloween Cards