Monday, August 31, 2009

Phibes Italiano

An Italian poster for the Abominable Dr Phibes.
Thanks to the House of Phibes, source for the pic.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dracula Quotes

"Listen to them - Children of the night! What music they make!"

"You are a wise man Van Helsing, for one who has lived only one lifetime..."

"To die... to be really dead, that must be glorious!"

"There are far worse things awaiting man than death."

Dracula (1931)


Remeber, clowns are evil and evil clowns haunt the Macabre Drive-In Theater. You have been warned.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009


From Dark Horizons:
Rob Zombie is re-making the Blob, he'll write, direct and produce a $30 million remake of 1958 horror classic for Genre Co. says Variety.

In the original Steve McQueen classic, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. Zombie's new version however will take a different tack, the director refusing to disclose details but confirming that "my intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change." So why call it the Blob?..did someone hit Zombie with a stupid auteur stick?

Zombie, Jack H. Harris, Richard Saperstein, Judith Parker Harris, Andy Gould and Brian Witten will produce.

There was a sequel/remake in the 70's directed by Larry Hagman and a remake in the 80's with that decade's gory sfx.


Munsters #1 from Gold Key Comics

Macabre Classic Posters

Evil Dead 2 (1987)

Harried Potter and the Sparkling Vampires

"We did it, we killed all the sparkling vampires"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

The still beautiful Jamie Lee Curtis.
What would Halloween be without her?


Here at Macabre we're not ashamed to admit to being Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans (ok the Mrs being a vampire dosen't care much for Buffy's job and dosen't care for the emo Angel and maybe my fixation on the cute redhaired Willow...oh what was i talking about?).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

The New Wolfman

Dosen't look too bad.


She can bite me any night.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Coming Attractions

Nice Album Cover

Groovie Ghoulies - Re-Animation Festival

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Addams Family

Addams Family musical.
Commercial for it's Chicago debut.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009


The Hanging Woman DVD from Troma.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ghost Hunters

New Season starts tonight on SyFy.


Vampirella - Blood Wedding - #4

I'd almost forgot about the Vampirella line of novels by Ron Goulart (always enjoyed his books), i think i have this one in my book crypt. I don't remember it, i should dig it up and give it a re-read.

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

The beautiful Ingrid Pitt.


Curses, Frankenstein

"On my, what did i drink and do last night?!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tombsday Cramps

Ultra Twist

Get Twistin' and Stay Sick!

Just Thinking

Michael Jackson still isn't buried or cremated, i'm thinking he's a zombie now.
Best send a telegram!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Witchfinder General (1968)

Witchfinder General (1968)
Starring Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins,Witchfinder General.
Directed by Michael Reeves.
86 mins. Colour
DVD from MGM (Midnite Movies Collection)

"LO! 't is a gala night/Within the lonesome latter years./An angel throng, bewinged, bedight/In veils, and drowned in tears,/Sit in a theatre to see/A play of hopes and fears,/While the orchestra breathes fitfully/The music of the spheres."
"Out-out are the lights-out all!/And over each quivering form/The curtain, a funeral pall,/Comes down with the rush of a storm,/While the angels, all pallid and wan,/Uprising, unveiling, affirm/That the play is the tragedy, 'Man,'/And its hero, the Conqueror Worm."
Known as The Conqueror Worm in the US (AIP was trying to tie the film into their popular Edgar Allen Poe films)a few lines of Poe added at the beginning and end and you all of Mr. Poe's involvement.
Set during the times of the English Civil War the film follows Matthew Hopkins on witch finding duties of cruel torture and executions of the "guilty". The film can still shock after 41 years and dosen't flinch away from the horrors of the times.
This is one of my favorite Vincent Price films and seems his too, he under plays the character of Hopkins (who was a real person and Witchfinder). Excellent direction by Reeves and a great English cast : Ian Ogilvy, Nicky Henson, Rupert Davies,Bernard Kay, to name a few.
I recommend this film highly. Not sure if the DVD is still in print but grab it if you can.

New Links

I've just added two author links, JR Ward of the BDB books and Kate Douglas of the Wolf Tales books and both authors are highly recommended here at the Macabre.
Please check them out if you haven't already.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Green Slime Time

Everyone SING!

Open the door you'll find the secret
To find the answer is to keep it
You'll believe it when you find
Something screaming 'cross your mind
Green slime

What can it be, what is the reason
Is this the end of all that breathes, and
Is it something in your head?
Will youbelieve it when you're dead?
Green slime, green slime, green slime

What can it be, what is the reason
Is this the end to all that we've done?
Is it something in your dead?
Will you believe it when you're dead?
Green slime, green slime, green slime

I may be a bit obsessed with this movie but i NEED it on DeeVeeDee!

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

Morticia Addams aka Carolyn Jones.
I have lusted after Morticia ever since i first saw her. There is only one true Morticia and that's the Beautiful and sadly passed away Carolyn Jones.

Vampire Chronicles

According to Dark Horizons and Bloody Disgusting, Universal is working on re-booting Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles (you know vampire movies are hot again) and the actor to play Lestat for them is Robert (i'm in every movie these days that Johnny Depp isn't) Downey Jr.
As i understand it Ms Rice is a reborn Catholic and has given up on her Vampire books for more Godly books ( i even heard that she wanted to re do Lestat and have him find God, wouldn't that make him explode or something?).

Famous Monsters Cover

Post #50 so naturally FM #50, almost like i plan these things!

My Friend Makes Robots

I have a friend who makes great little robots. I wonder if i can get her to make great little monsters?
Please check out her shop and her robots.

Link to the right ------>


The lovely and quite dead Mrs. Anton Phibes on her way to be ressurected.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Friday, August 14, 2009

Black Dagger Brotherhood

The Mrs. loves the Black Dagger Brotherhood books from J.R. Ward. She wants me to read them and i will one day and not just to keep her happy but that's a good thing too. :)
Anyone out there a lover of Vampire books and books by J.R. Ward?
I'm so glad the vampires don't sparkle in these books.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Is this a picture of a real ghost?


Issue 75

Vampirella created by the late great Forry Ackerman.

I used to love this magazine, Vampy could bite me any time she liked ;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coming Attractions

You Rang?

Who could ask for a better butler than Lurch?

Sing Lurch, sing

wonderful old video from via YouTube.


You know i don't pay attention, my mind wanders freely.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tombsday Cramps

Goo Goo Muck!

Famous Monsters Cover

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

Barbara Crampton.
Who could forget her in Re-Animator and From Beyond?

Sparkling Whine

I've never seen or read the Twilight movie or the books. I do know it's making a ton of money for the author and the film producers and making the actors "famous".
The Mrs says they were written for the teen market, i assume the films are too. Now that wouldn't bother me, i love the Harry Potter books and films.
I figure the books/film are the "Emo and Whine" variety of vampires,which i hate but the thing that will stop me from watching or reading any of the films or books is.............the vampires....sparkle.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Macabre Drive-In Theater Top Films

So your old Host of the Macabre was checking out one of the better horror movie blogs online and saw a top 35 list of Horror movies, some great films and some major omissions to the list. There wasn't a single Hammer or British film there!
So i thought i'd make my list of 35 in no way a polling of others or in any real order, just ones i like. I would ask for your faves, so correct me in my choices and tell me yours.
It's all in good fun.
(I might do an action/B movie list too)

1 - Halloween
2 - Abominable Dr Phibes
3 - Evil Dead
4 - Night Of The Living Dead
5 - Sadist
6 - Brides of Dracula
7 - Frankenstein
8 - Dracula
9 - Haunting
10- Legend Of Hell House
11- Psycho
12- Shaun Of The Dead
13- Wolfman
14- Phantom Of The Opera
15- Wicker Man
16- Count Yorga, Vampire
17- Suspiria
18- Fog
19- Horror Of Dracula
20- Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
21- Horror Express
22- Pyschomania
23- Witchfinder General
24- Masque Of The Red Death
25- Mummy
26- Plague Of The Zombies
27- From Dusk Till Dawn
28- Nightmare On Elm Street
29- Devil Rides Out
30- Blacula
31- Tomb Of Ligeia
32- Blob
33- Phantasm
34- Theatre Of Blood
35- Friday The 13th

Coming Attractions

Witchfinder In General

"I think the children are enjoying the marshmallows and witch burning."

You Axed For It!

Got a fav actor or monster you want me to make a screen cap of? Here at the Macabre we can dig deep into the DVD vault for a good cap or two.
So Axe away!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

Barbara Shelley, the lovely redheaded actress who graced many a Hammer film.
Here she is in the Gorgon, where she starred along Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and future Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.


More vampire movies like this, "Kiss of the Vampire". A Hammer classic.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Coming Attractions

The Ramones

The Ramones were the greatest band ever and we at Macabre miss them so.
Gabba Gabba Hey!

"Pet Sematary"

"I don't wanna be buried in a pet sematary, i don't wanna live my life again"


I miss American International Pictures, all those great, cheesy and Roger Corman films of the 50's to the 70's. What would we have done at the Macabre without them?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What's That?

I think i hear someone actually looking at this blog!

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

Tura Satana, star of "Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!" and "Astro Zombies".
This beautiful lady is a true original.

Famous Monsters Cover

One Week

Well Macabre Drive-In Theater Blog is one week old, seems much longer because of all the posts i've made. I'm enjoying the blog even if no one else is. Mary and Pat, the wonderful people behind the House of Phibes yahoogroup have visited and they like it and it's nifty. I do hope others like the blog because it is nifty.
Here's to another week!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Coming Attractions


A $70 Horror movie called "Colin" to be released across the UK on Halloween. Director Marc Price took his ultra low budget Zombie film to Cannes where it was hit and now it's getting theaterical release. He's already working on his next film. Nightmares er dreams do come true, see what you can do without a multi million dollar budget.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wicker Chair Man

"What? Peter wants his wig back for Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell?"

What A Carry On!

Carry on Screaming (1966)
One of the, if not the best Carry On movie. It spoofs Hammer style horror films and does it quite well. Starring for this one film only Harry H. Corbett and the usual Carry On cast : Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Joan Sims and the very Morticia like Fenella Fielding. Hundreds of puns and jokes make this one a must see, the venerable Carry On are at the top of their game here.
Only drawback is the great Sid James isn't in this one.

Horror Movie News

While i was waitng for the sun to go down and the start of another movie filled night i thought i'd try to find some good ole Drive-In style horror movie news, i couldn't find any.
Oh sure there's a slew of big budget remakes, torture porn and twilight style emo vampire films and news out there but where is the cool movies, the kind we show here at Macabre?
Are there no new B Horror and Monster movies being any more?
I think we old ghouls were spoiled by when we had Godzilla,Gamera,Hammer,Amicus,AIP,Romero and more making films back in the golden age of Drive-In.
How about a Zombie Elvis fighting Ninjas movie ( i know we got a wonderful film recently called Bubba Ho-Tep, it's a Macabre fave but it's so rare to see a good film like that not spoiled with CGI and Movie Studio interference ), i'd run it here at the Macabre!
Oh well time to start making the popcorn bloody butter sauce...

Tombsday Cramps

Here they are hear them now, The Cramps!

"I Was A Teenage Werewolf"

Macabre Drive-In Theater loves the Cramps and we'll get Cramped every Tombsday.

Rest In Peace Lux.

Stay Sick!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Macabre Drive-In Theater's Favorite TV Shows

The Munsters, the family that loves a good comedy like Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Famous Monsters Cover

Coming Attractions

Macabre Drive-In Theater Babe

Ms Monster, i don't know much about this beautiful redheaded blueish/green young lady but i like what i see. I think she's Horror Hostess with her two melons and has DVDs and comic strips based on her. If you know more please clue your old Ghoulish Blog Host in and don't tell the Mrs. i'm drooling over a redhead. ;)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Macabre Drive-In Theater Favorite Places

Here at Macabre we love the Yahoo groups list House of Phibes. If you're a fan of the two classic Phibes films, go ahead and join.

House of Phibes has the Macabre Drive-In Theater Seal of Approval!

Look for the join button to the right.