Friday, October 28, 2011


{EAV_BLOG_VER:81d948498b246c79}I have been watching a lot of older horror movies on AMC's Fear Fest. Today I saw Dead Silence, which is based on the story and poem of Mary Shaw. In the movie the poem goes, "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, do not ever, ever scream."

During one of the big scenes in the movie, in the room with all 101 dolls, you can see Jigsaw's doll from the Saw films sitting on the floor, and Edgar Bergen's doll Charlie McCarthy on one of the shelves. The doll that Detective Lipton (played by Donnie Wahlberg) throws over his shoulder in this scene is a replica of ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson's doll, Danny O'Day.

So after seeing this movie, I started thinking of other horror movies starring scary dolls. The following is a top five list off the top of my head and in no particular order.

Dead Silence 
Mary Shaw Dolls

The face of the Jigsaw killer, tricycle-riding Billy, the white-faced ventriloquist dummy

Childs' Play 
Chucky, the doll with the soul of a serial killer

Live Evil Dolls created by the puppetmaster that go on a bloodthirsty rampage

the Creepy Clown that drags the boy under the bed. That part still scares me and no clown dolls for me after that.

Check out some frightening doll pictures to get you in the Halloween movie mood.

Do you have any other favorites?   Leave a comment with your scary doll list.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Big Hit or Big Flop

This week at the box office I was surprised by some of the numbers.  Footloose was highly anticipated, but not without some controversy.  Even with all the remake haters and such it has done over 16 million.  Though Footloose was not #1, it was not a bomb like some might have wished.  I am just going to have to see it now to make my own opinion.  I have been kind of in the middle about the whole remake and no Kevin Bacon debates.  So, I'll let you know if I thought it was the good, bad, or ugly.

The popular Dolphin Tale and Moneyball are still bringing in some nice cash at #5 and #6.  Last, but not least, is The Lion King at #10.  All ages can enjoy this Disney hit, so it's still hanging in there. 
Even though not on this list, The Smurfs' box office numbers were a surprise to me.  The Smurfs crossed $400 million overseas to up its global take to $542 million, or, slightly more than Empire Strikes Back.   Come on really, The Smurfs???

Here is the latest list. 
  1.     Real Steel, $16.3 million
  2.     Footloose, $16.1 million
  3.     The Thing, $8.7 million
  4.     The Ides of March, $7.5 million
  5.     Dolphin Tale, $6.3 million
  6.     Moneyball, $5.5 million
  7.     50/50, $4.3 million
  8.     Courageous, $3.4 million
  9.     The Big Year, $3.3 million
  10.     The Lion King, $2.7 million
So, what do you think?  Have you seen any of these top 10 movies? 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Top Horror Movie Villains

I have seen several lists of top horror movie villains in the past week. There were a few standards that appeared on most lists and some I dd not see at all. So, I made my own list and this is in no particular order. I could not begin to try to rank them.
  • JIGSAW - Saw
  • PINHEAD - Hellraiser
  • FREDDY KRUGER - Nightmare On Elm Street 
  • NORMAN BATES - Psycho 
  • SAMARA - The Ring 
  • JASON VOORHEES - Friday The 13th 
  • MICHAEL MYERS - Halloween 
  • JACK TORRENCE - The Shining 
  • THE FIREFLY FAMILY - House Of 1000 Corpses 
  • ANNIE WILKES - Misery 
  • LEATHERFACE - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 
  • DAMIEN - The Omen  

Watch this video for another list.
What do you think? Who really scares you? Leave a comment with your favorite horror villains.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Movie Trailer: The Avengers

Movie Trailer: The Avengers, with Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans | Redblog

The Avengers is looking pretty good with this star studded cast. I enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. in Ironman and with the rest of this great cast, it should do well.
Are you looking forward to seeing this one?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Frank Tells Some Secrets

Well, If you read the previous post, you know that I am a fan of American Pickers. I just love Frank, Mike and the amazing Danny D. Here is a backstage interview with Frank from Extra. Happy Picking!!!! video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Antique and collectibles are the trending shows.

There are more than 20 antiques-related reality shows that are on television or coming soon. Here is the list (all times Eastern; check your local listings to confirm airtimes). Some of the shows may be on hiatus or canceled. Most popular, according to the ratings: "Antiques Roadshow" and "Pawn Stars."
 ABC  The Great Big American Auction, in production
 A & E  Storage Wars, Wednesdays 10 p.m.
 BBC  Antiques Roadshow UK, day varies, 11 p.m. (reruns)
 Discovery  American Treasures, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
   Auction Kings, Tuesdays 10 p.m.
   Oddities, Thursdays 10:30 p.m.
 Fox  Buried Treasure, Wednesdays 8 p.m.
 HGTV  Cash & Cari, Sundays 7:30 p.m.
   Cash in the Attic, Wednesdays 8 p.m.
 History  American Pickers, Mondays 9 p.m.
   American Restoration, Fridays 10 p.m.
   Pawn Stars, Mondays 10 p.m.
 Lifetime  Picker Sisters, Tuesdays 10 p.m.
 National Geographic  Auction Packed, Tuesdays 8 p.m.
 NBC  It's Worth What?! Tuesdays 8 p.m.
 PBS  Antiques Roadshow, Mondays 8 p.m. (check local listings)
   History Detectives, Tuesdays 8 p.m. (check local listings)
 Spike  Auction Hunters, Tuesdays 10 p.m.
 Syfy  Hollywood Treasure, Wednesdays 10 p.m.
 Auctioneer$, Saturdays 10 p.m.
   My Collection Obsession, in production
 Tru TV  Hardcore Pawn, Tuesdays 9 p.m.
 Network TBD  Antique Warriors, in production