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Have A Monster Holiday!

(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

After all that killing and torture “Horror-movie” villains need their R&R too, don’t you think? It’s not always so simple to go out and kill people very single day. Sometimes, a monster just needs to sit back, relax and drink their Long Island Ice Tea. I mean Jason, who only kills people on Friday the 13th, spends the rest of his time planning and practicing the other 364 days of the year. Even the hardest of killers need to take a day off and unwind. Thanks to the guys and ghouls (clever) of  SA Forum who threw together this collage of horror holiday activities for everyone to enjoy.

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-1(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

Sure, film slashers today use elaborate traps or transform into a beast to kill their victims, but what about the killers of old. As a child, did you ever hide under your covers after an evening of watching Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger rip victims limb from limb? Getting older, did you wonder which one is the king of the undead killers and which is just playing with their blade. As part of it’s Slasher Showdown, Yahoo ranked each killer by their number of kills and how many per movie (or lack thereof). This amazing infographic tots up the dead, coming up with a not so surprising result.

Nearly every killer scored a zero in one film or another and Freddy showed us that a burn victim with a glove is exactly that, a pussy. Jason and Michael scored double, and in Jason’s case, triple the kills that Freddy did. The moral here is if your killer comes at you in a sweater and fedora you stand a pretty good chance of making the sequel. Check it out below:

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The Hellraiser franchise is moving right along with it’s ninth installment (yup, there are eight of them already out). Hellraiser: Revelations has just wrapped in Los Angeles; directed Victor Garcia (Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2) based on a screenplay by long-time Hellraiser FX artist Gary J. Tunicliffe.

Now, after a horror film goes by, lets say it’s 5th film installment it’s appeal tends to die off. It still has it’s core audience, but, the films become stale and fail to capture the same allure as it’s first or even second (Saw franchise for example) As such, we jumped off the Hellraiser wagon about 4 films ago. We really wouldn’t post news or info regarding yet another installment, but, the thing that intrigues us this time around is that actor Doug Bradley will not be returning as the cenobite leader “Pinhead”. The iconic character will be in it, just played by a different actor. Stephan Smith Collins or is it Jay Gillespie (IMDb has him as Niko and Pseudo-Pinhead) will be the new incarnation of Hell. While, we are on sure on who actually is playing him, we have our first look at the new Pinhead, make-up and all.

Check out these exclusive photos from ShockTillYouDrop and let us know what you think!

Hellraiser: Revelations follows two friends who unleash Pinhead, who becomes their master of pain. Apparently, one of the friends has a change of heart. He backs out on his oath hoping to swap himself out with one of hi friend’s family members.

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Returns to TV

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Back in the 1980s, there was an icon with big hair, colossal cleavage and wicked sense of humor. I am of course referring to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. See back then there were a few late night horror shows which presented, cheap, painfully bad horror movies. ‘Elvira’s Movie Macabre’ was by far the best. Not because it’s horror features were any better, but because it was hosted by the quirky,/quick witted, impossibly busty, vampish Elvira. A pale girl, with dark hair, Gothic garb with a funny personality and a huge rack. Gee, is there any wonder on why she is one of the most original and outrageous characters in pop culture?

If you were not a child of the 80’s and or missed out on the cultural phenomenon, don’t fret. Elvira is returning to television. The self-proclaimed Mistress of the Dark will once again bring on the boob tube with a cavalcade of class and classically bad horror films. Tentatively titled “Elvira’s Movie Macabre”, the show will run for two hours once a week and be on THIS! Television as well as in national syndication throughout US courtesy of Trifecta Entertainment & Media.

“Elvira’s Movie Macabre” has most of its movies chosen for its first season. Elvira said she is trying for the rights to “The House on Haunted Hill” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space” but has lined up old favorites like “Manos, the Hands of Fate,” “Teenagers from Outer Space,” and “Werewolf of Washington.”

This is awesome. It’s like an adolescent dream come true! I blame Elvira from my predilection towards girls with dyed black hair. Casandra Peterson (Elvira) may be 59 years old, but good god is she as f*ckable as ever.

Elvira returns to TV the weekend of September 25.

You can find all of the stations carrying the show on the Facebook page

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