Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prescription Filled

From the good folks at Prescribed Films:

This looks totally rad...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garage Sale

Every year our community has a Garage Sale weekend around the middle of May. This is a perfect excuse to drive around town and stock up on ultra cheap Halloween costumes, props, masks, and accessories - and this year was no exception! While I didn't bring in as big of a haul as years past, I did score a couple of great costumes for two bucks. Brand new and still in the package (they look like they have never been worn), I found a scarecrow Ghost Face costume and a Headless Horseman costume that will definitely come in handy come October! My daughter even got into the spirit of things and spent some of her own money to buy dad some Halloween goodies. She picked up one of those motion sensor candy bowls with the electronic 'grabber' hand inside of it for fifty cents - so I'm thinking I might hack that apart and use the hand elsewhere in my haunt - maybe in the graveyard or stick it in the mouth of a jack-o-lantern. It's never too early to start thinking about Halloween!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dark Shadows!

Now playing (and review coming soon!)

Return of the Astro-Zombies!

Ted V. Mikels' Astro-Zombies To Rampage At World PremiereThrills Await Las Vegas Audiences

“This has to be one of Ted’s finest pieces of entertainment ever,”
said first assistant director Gary Lester. “Audiences at our Sneak Peek screenings in Florida could not stop applauding as the credits were rolling.”

Alpha New Cinema will roll-out the DVD through the end of May. A special limited edition collectibles set can be ordered from TVM Studios and Ted V. Mikels’ official website.

The set includes a numbered and autographed DVD, along with an array of free gifts -- an autographed 8x10 color photo of Ted V. Mikels, a specially minted AZM 4 pin, a skull key-chain, and a raffle ticket to win one of ten mini-lasers. The raffle will occur prior to the May 20 screenings, with the ten winners receiving a laser in their free gifts package. Among the extra free gifts included in the 100 limited edition sets will be two highly collectible autographed promo cards from prior Ted V. Mikels movies.

Only 100 collector’s sets are being sold, which include the first 100 DVDs off the assembly line. The set retails for only $20, plus $5.95 shipping, and can be purchased (while supplies last) by contacting or visiting Anyone attending the Las Vegas premiere can purchase their collectibles set for $20, with no postage or shipping required.

Also available will be a limited number of beautiful laminated and autographed AZM 4 mini- posters. They are reasonably priced at $20, but can only be acquired at the world premiere in Las Vegas -- which will make them an extremely rare collectible immediately. Foreign distributors interested in acquiring a territory for international rights should request a screener from

Prior to the May 20 Astro-Zombie invasion, Theatre 7 appears to still be intact and standing at 1406 S. Third St. in Las Vegas.

Astro-Zombies M4: Invaders From Cyberspace is a TVM Global Entertainment production, in association with Blue Heron International Pictures. For further information, please e-mail

Thursday, May 10, 2012

DT 4.5

So how far out of the loop have I been when it comes to horror? How about this: I totally spaced off Stephen King's latest Dark Tower novel: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. My wife and I went out for my birthday - we happened to be browsing through a Barnes & Noble while waiting for restaurant reservations - when she says: "Do you have this book?" Pretty incredible, seeing as I'm as big of a Dark Tower fan as you're likely to find.

However, with that said - I'm not completely sold on this DT "4.5" concept. The series ended perfectly with the seventh and last book. Did we really need these two extra tales of Roland and his ka-tet? I guess I'm sort of looking at it like J.R.R. Tolkien's approach to Middle Earth, which he visited from several different perspectives (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Silmarillion, and others). While it's always nice see our old friends, Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy - even though we already know their ultimate fate - the opening chapters kind of smack me as "Dark Tower Lite."

Strangely, I don't mind revisiting Roland and company once in awhile in short story format (as King did with "The Little Sisters of Eluria" in his book EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL.) Perhaps a full review is in order once I read the complete book. For now, check out Stephen King's newly revised Dark Tower website to learn all about THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Back From The Dead

I'm back! After a long sabbatical away from the blog and the websites, I have at last returned to the dark world of the Drive-In. It hasn't been a vacation. I have spent the last several months giving my full attention to my first novel (which, curiously, isn't related to horror in any way, shape, or form). Now that the book is done, I've found there is simply too much news in the world of haunting for me to ignore any longer. Stay tuned for updates concerning some old friends like: Midnight Syndicate, Stephen King, Rob Zombie, Tim Burton, Edgar Allan Poe, Transylvania Television and more!