The Zombie Hunter

Posted in Old School with tags on April 15, 2014 by monsterminions

My buddy Si sent me this. He spotted it in the Calumet Region.

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Bigfoot Kit

Posted in Cryptids, Model Kits with tags on April 12, 2014 by monsterminions

I picked up this Bigfoot model kit from Ron at Creepy Classics. This is a snap kit with glow in the dark parts. This amt kit is made in Kalkaska, Michigan.

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Harper Goff Nautilus

Posted in Miscellania with tags on April 10, 2014 by monsterminions

Saw this hanging in the Atlanta airport.

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Swamphead (2013)

Posted in Bad Films I Love with tags , , on April 8, 2014 by monsterminions

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My friend Joe discovered this Wisconsin-made indie monstrosity at the Cinema Wasteland con.  I couldn’t resist and picked up the autographed (“Get Some Head”) Collector’s Edition DVD from Briarwood Entertainment.   Swamphead (2013) is a funny, potentially offensive, and definitely vulgar hommage to countless floating head films from the 50′s-70′s.  The film has a 80′s vibe to it with characters dressed in rugby jerseys, big glasses and cinematography with numerous  point of view steady cam shots.  It is worth a peak, but don’t invite your grandmother.

The story is simple enough —a diver finds an ancient dagger at the bottom of a midwestern lake.

Dagger

The relic unleashes the floating pissed-off disconnected head of Robert Gross (aka Swamphead) who seeks out and chews up everything including a dog, a Cabelas deer target, and several stupid teenagers.  The first victim is the diver who proudly displays the dagger on a shelf.  The guys is shredded in a swimming pool by Swamphead.  This prompts a hilarious forensic investigation and floating turd inspection.

Swampies first victim

“….and I don’t want anything falling through the cracks….”

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The severed head of Robert Gross goes on a killing rampage. In all of filmdom I can say with certainty that I’ve never seen anything quite like Swamphead.  I love how he shakes with rage and lunges forward like one of the killer lepus in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). Swamphead doesn’t hold back −the movie is right in your face with this incredible prosthetic head that just demolishes flesh.  Rrrrrraaaaarrrrr.

Behold Swamphead

Directors Justin Propp and Dustin Drover have actually fabricated a fairly entertaining movie, probably best viewed after drinking several beers. Hey, I didn’t spot a single suspension wire!  I wish I had seen the morning screening with fans at Cinema Wasteland.  My only complaint would be the reliance on poop humor throughout most of the film.  I’m not a big fan of poop.  However, if you are looking for a film about a ravenous pissed-off head then this is your film.

Plus it has the immortal line:

Damn you Swamphead!

Damn you Swamphead!

SWAMPHEAD TEASER

 

RIP Mickey Rooney

Posted in RIP with tags on April 7, 2014 by monsterminions

RIP Mr. Rooney….

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German Demon Note 1921

Posted in Collectibles with tags , , on April 4, 2014 by monsterminions

Found this old German Pfennig note while rummaging through boxes at Joe’s house. The artist is Franz Jüttńer (1865-1925). These came from Northern Germany, Mnt. Brocken area. The note shows a gathering of people in front of a monstrous fire demon. Perhaps a reference to Faust? The notes measures approximately 3-inches wide.

50 Pfennig Note

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Off to Cinema Wasteland!

Posted in CONS, Old School with tags on April 3, 2014 by monsterminions

I am ready to throw down and party this weekend. I’m off to Wasteland! Here’s a pic of my buds from 2010. Always fun to party with the devil. I’ll be at the bar wearing the “Minnesota Iceman T”.

Wasteland 2010

 

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