Ghost Story released December 18, 1981

Ghost Story is a 1981 American horror film based on the book of the same name by Peter Straub. It is directed by John Irvin and it stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman and Craig Wasson (in a dual role). It was the last film to feature Astaire, Fairbanks, and Douglas, and the first film to feature Michael O’Neill.


Directed by
  John Irvin

  Lawrence D. Cohen Writer
  Peter Straub Novel

  Douglas Green … co-producer
  Ronald G. Smith … associate producer
  Burt Weissbourd … producer

  Fred Astaire … Ricky Hawthorne
  Melvyn Douglas … Dr. John Jaffrey
  Douglas Fairbanks Jr. … Edward Charles Wanderley
  John Houseman … Sears James
  Craig Wasson … Don Wanderley/David Wanderley
  Patricia Neal … Stella Hawthorne
  Alice Krige … Eva Galli/Alma Mobley
  Jacqueline Brookes … Milly
  Miguel Fernandes … Gregory Bate
  Lance Holcomb … Fenny Bate
  Mark Chamberlin … Young Jaffrey
  Tim Choate … Young Hawthorne
  Kurt Johnson … Young Wanderley
  Ken Olin … Young James

Make Up Department
  Irving Buchman … makeup artist
  Albert Jeyte … makeup artist
  Robert Jiras … makeup artist
  Philip Leto … hair stylist
  Rick Sharp … makeup artist
  Dick Smith … special makeup

Special Effects Department
  Henry Millar Jr. … special effects

Visual Effects Department
  Syd Dutton … matte artist
  Dennis Glouner … matte photography
  Bill Taylor … matte photography
  Albert Whitlock … special visual effects
  Henry Schoessler … matte crew



  • The last feature film for veteran actors Melvyn Douglas, Fred Astaire, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
  • Melvyn Douglas (Dr. John Jaffery) is actually mentioned in the novel on which the movie is based.
  • Fred Astaire (Ricky Hawthorne) is actually mentioned in the novel on which the movie is based.
  • Young Ricky Hawthorne says, “I can’t dance.” Old Ricky Hawthorne is played by Fred Astaire. This line wasn’t in the novel.
  • Searching for someone qualified to score a story dealing with elderly people, the production team was reminded of Le chat (1971), a French film about a bitter old couple spending time arguing. That’s how Philippe Sarde was hired and why some of the main theme of that precise film is repeatedly used in the score of “Ghost Story.”
  • Robin Curtis’ film debut.
  • The pipe organ used is the same organ that was used by Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
  • Interiors were constructed inside the abandoned Union Station, the former New York Central Railroad’s passenger train station on Broadway in Albany, NY and included a two story set. The murder or death scene was filmed on the second floor of that set. Scenes were filmed in sequence and the two story set was significantly aged after the death scene so that it later appeared as the derelict house. After the movie, the old station was refurbished and restored to its former grandeur and served as office space for Fleet Bank and now Bank of America.

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel by Jules Verne. It stars Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Peter Ronson, Diane Baker, Thayer David, Alan Napier, and Gertrude the Duck. It was directed by Henry Levin.

This film is also known as Trip to the Center of the Earth.

An Edinburgh professor is intrigued by a strange rock given to him by one of his pupils. Uncovering its secret leads him and a few other hardy individuals to a dangerous journey that may have no return.

The film is notable for its special effects. It was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Lyle R. Wheeler, Franz Bachelin, Herman A. Blumenthal, Walter M. Scott, Joseph Kish), Best Effects, Special Effects and Best Sound. It won a second place Golden Laurel award for Top Action Drama in 1960.

Directed by
  Henry Levin

  Novel “Voyage au centre de la Terre”
   Jules Verne
   Walter Reisch and
   Charles Brackett

  Charles Brackett 

  Pat Boone … Alexander ‘Alec’ McKuen
  James Mason … Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
  Arlene Dahl … Carla Göteborg
  Diane Baker … Jenny Lindenbrook
  Thayer David … Count Saknussem
  Peter Ronson … Hans Belker
  Robert Adler … Groom
  Alan Napier … Dean

Make Up Department
  Ben Nye … makeup artist
  Helen Turpin … hair stylist

Visual Effects Department
  L.B. Abbott … special photographic effects
  James B. Gordon … special photographic effects
  Emil Kosa Jr. … special photographic effects

James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Peter Ronson in Henry Levin's 1959 version of 'Journey to the Center of the Earth.'

Fox gave the green light to this big-budget CinemaScope production partially on the basis of the success of the recent Jules Verne adaptations, Walt Disney’s 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and Michael Todd’s Around the World in Eighty Days. As with those earlier films, the heavy cost proved to be a good investment, resulting in a big hit at the box office.

James Mason replaced an ailing Clifton Webb in the part of Professor Lindenbrook before filming began. Alexander Scourby started shooting at Carlsbad Caverns in the Count Saknussem role, but the producers were unhappy with him and he was replaced with Thayer David.

James Mason reportedly had very little patience with the “movie star” preening of Arlene Dahl and the relationship between the two off set was very much like what you see on screen.

Pat Boone didn’t want to make this film but was talked into it by his agent. Years later he stated he’s glad he did it because of the regular residual checks it brings in and because it’s the movie he’ll probably be best remembered for.

The professor’s name in the original novel (French language) was Otto Lidenbrock, a German. In the movie it was changed to Oliver Lindenbrook, a Scotchman. The name of his assistant Axel was Caledonized into Alec. (This was done because of historical hindsight, as 19th-century Scots had become known as the best field geologists, with Germans preferring lab-bound geology.) A more drastic change had already been made with the first (anonymous) English translation of the novel when the Professor’s surname became Hartwig and Axel became an English student named Henry Lawson.

Child’s Play released November 9, 1988

Child’s Play is a 1988 American horror film, written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland. It was released on November 9, 1988. The film met with moderate success upon its release, and has since developed a cult following among fans of the horror genre. The film is the first in the Child’s Play film series, which was originally a whodunit film in contrast to the latter sequels. This was the only film in the series released by MGM/UA, as the rights to the series were sold to Universal beginning with the sequel.childs-play-movie


You’ll wish it was only make-believe.

Andy Barclay has a new playmate who’s in no mood to play.

This doll is killer.

Catherine Hicks … Karen Barclay
Chris Sarandon … Mike Norris
Alex Vincent … Andy Barclay
Brad Dourif … Charles Lee Ray/Chucky
Dinah Manoff … Maggie Peterson
Tommy Swerdlow … Jack Santos
Jack Colvin … Dr. Ardmore
Neil Giuntoli … Eddie Caputo

childs play (1988)

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Make Up Department
Michael Hancock … makeup artist
Marina Pedraza … hair stylist

Special Effects Department
Howard Berger … shop supervisor: chucky construction crew
Richard O. Helmer … special effects supervisor
Rick Lalonde … lab technician: chucky construction crew
Ron Pipes … hair: chucky construction crew
Zandra Platzek … hair: chucky construction crew
James D. Schwalm … special effects
Carl Sorensen … lab technician: chucky construction crew
Christopher Swift … lab technician: chucky construction crew
Kevin Yagher … designer and executor: “Chucky” doll
Mark C. Yagher … shop assistant: chucky construction crew
James Kagel … lead sculptor

chucky doll

Child's Play Chucky Doll

Visual Effects Department
Peter Donen … visual effects supervisor
Joseph Yanuzzi … visual effects editor


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Roger Corman’s ‘A Bucket of Blood’ movie poster

Roger Corman’s ‘A Bucket of Blood’ movie poster

A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Dick Miller. The film, produced on a $50,000 budget, was shot in five days, and shares many of the low-budget filmmaking aesthetics commonly associated with Corman’s work. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a dark comic satire about a socially awkward young busboy at a Bohemian café who is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor when he accidentally kills his landlady’s cat and covers its body in clay to hide the evidence. When he is pressured to create similar work, he becomes murderous.

A Bucket of Blood was the first of three collaborations between Corman and Griffith in the comedy genre, followed by The Little Shop of Horrors and Creature from the Haunted Sea. Corman had made no previous attempt at the genre, although past and future Corman productions in other genres incorporated comedic elements. The film works as a satire not only of Corman’s own films, but also of the art world and teen films of the 1950s. The plot has similarities to Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). However, by setting the story in the Beat milieu of 1950s Southern California, Corman creates an entirely different mood from the earlier film.

A Bucket of Blood was remade in 1995 as a made-for-television film for the Showtime network. The character name of Walter Paisley has been adapted by actor Dick Miller as an in-joke in productions such as The Howling and Shake, Rattle and Rock!, which credit otherwise unrelated characters played by Miller under the character name.

Dick Miller in a scene from Roger Corman's 'A Bucket of Blood'

Dick Miller in a scene from Roger Corman's 'A Bucket of Blood'

One night after hearing the words of Maxwell H. Brock (Julian Burton), a poet who performs at a café called The Yellow Door, socially awkward busboy Walter Paisley (Dick Miller) returns home to attempt to create a sculpture, in the face of Carla (Barboura Morris), a girl frequently hanging out where he works that he has a crush on. As much as he tries, he cannot form the clay to resemble a human face. He stops when he hears the meowing of Frankie, the cat owned by his inquisitive landlady, Mrs. Surchart (Myrtle Vail), who has somehow gotten himself stuck in Walter’s wall. Walter attempts to get Frankie out using a knife, but accidentally kills Frankie when he sticks the knife into his wall. Disgusted with himself, Walter cries himself to sleep and hears the poetry of Brock pour through his tormented mind, giving him a radical inspiration. Instead of giving Frankie a proper burial, Walter covers the cat in clay, even leaving the knife stuck in it.

Barboura Morris

Barboura Morris

The next morning, Walter shows the cat to Carla and his boss Leonard (Antony Carbone). Though Leonard is dismissive of the oddly morbid piece, Carla is enthusiastic about the work, and the piece goes on display in the café, where Walter gets newfound respect from the beatniks and poets who hang out in the café. He is approached by an adoring fan, Naolia (Jhean Burton), who gives him a vial of heroin to remember her by. Not knowing what it is, he sticks it in his pocket, and is followed home by Lou Raby (Bert Convy), an undercover cop. Lou attempts to intimidate him into confessing being a narcotics mule by brandishing his gun. When Lou attempts to arrest Walter, Walter in a blind panic accidentally smashes his frying pan into Lou’s head. The fracas alerts his landlady and Walter fast talks her out of the apartment as he tearfully tries to hide the body. Meanwhile, Walter’s boss finds out the secret behind Walter’s “Dead Cat” piece. The next morning, Walter uneasily works while plainclothes police case the coffeehouse, much to the chagrin of the stoners and barflies. Leonard starts sarcastically praising Walter until Carla and the others come to his defense. Walter haltingly tells them he has a whole new piece, which he calls “Murdered Man.” Knowing Walter’s secret, Leonard is horrified. While attempting to call the police, Leonard is approached by an art collector who offers him $500 for “Dead Cat,” and so, he hangs up the phone. Both Leonard and Carla come with Walter as he unveils his latest work and are simultaneously amazed and appalled at the sight of it. Walter is very uneasy as well but his mood improves as Carla critiques it as “hideous and eloquent” and deserving of a public exhibition. Leonard is aghast at the idea, even as he realizes the potential for wealth if he plays this right. He and Carla quarrel over giving Walter a show, a prospect that delights the simpleton, especially as Leonard gives him a paltry cash advance to keep quiet. Once they leave, Walter gleefully shows off the statue to his horrified landlady.

The next night, Walter is treated like a king by pretty much everyone, except for Alice (Judy Bamber), who has been out of town for the last few nights. Despite being pinup gorgeous and pop-culturally savvy for the time, it is clear she is not very much liked. Seeing Walter at the table with Brock, she wonders what the busboy is doing sitting with them. As Brock explains that a great artist is in their midst, Alice goes mercenary and preens a bit at Walter, declaring her fee outright. Leonard tries to interdict any notion of him doing more figure work, even despite Carla’s insistence. The stoners put their two cents in and eventually the bristling Alice escalates the conversation into an argument that seriously angers Walter and he leaves in a huff.

scene from Roger Corman’s ‘A Bucket of Blood’

scene from Roger Corman’s ‘A Bucket of Blood’

Walter later follows her home, trying to apologize and getting the door slammed in his face. His reaction is one of seething rage but he calms down and persists, explaining that he wants her to be his model and is willing to pay her price. At that notion, she is all ears and eager to work. At Walter’s apartment, Alice strips nude off camera, and poses in a chair. Walter suggests she put back on her scarf and, in a pretense of adjusting it to look right, uses it to strangle her. The latest work is brought to Brock’s house, where the gang is gathered for a sumptuous organic breakfast. Once unveiled, the statue of Alice renders them awestruck and Carla is so pleased that she kisses Walter on the lips. Brock is so impressed, he throws a party at the Yellow Door in Walter’s honor. Costumed as a carnival fool, Walter is wined and dined to excess. Leonard keeps an eye on him, worried that he will make some mistake that will blow this deal. Brock composes a poem especially for Walter that provides him more twisted inspiration.

In the middle of 1959, American International Pictures approached Roger Corman to direct a horror film, but only gave Corman a $50,000 budget, and a five-day shooting schedule. Corman accepted the challenge, but was uninterested in producing a straightfoward horror film. Corman and screenwriter Charles B. Griffith developed the idea for producing a satirical black comedy horror film about the beatnik culture. Corman and Griffith proceeded to research the film at various coffeehouses along the Sunset Strip, developing the film’s plot structure by the evening’s end, partially basing the film’s story upon Mystery of the Wax Museum.

The film was shot under the title The Living Dead. According to actor Antony Carbone, “[The production] had a kind of spirit of ‘having fun,’ and I think [Corman] realized that while making the film. And I feel it helped him in other films he made, like [The Little Shop of Horrors]—he carried that Bucket of Blood ‘idea’ into that next film.” Actor Dick Miller was unhappy with the film’s low production values. Miller is quoted by Beverly Gray as stating that “If they’d had more money to put into the production so we didn’t have to use mannequins for the statues, if we didn’t have to shoot the last scene with me hanging with just some gray makeup on because they didn’t have time to put the plaster on me, this could have been a very classic little film. The story was good, the acting was good, the humor in it was good, the timing was right, everything about it was right—-but they didn’t have any money for production values, and it suffered.”

American International Pictures’ theatrical marketing campaign emphasized the comedic aspects of the film’s plot, proclaiming that the audience would be “sick, sick, sick—from laughing!” The film’s poster consists of a series of comic strip panels humorously hinting at the film’s horror content. When Corman found that the film “worked well,” he continued to direct two more comedic films scripted by Griffith, The Little Shop of Horrors, a farce, and Creature from the Haunted Sea, a parody of the monster movie genre.

The film is in the public domain and has been widely distributed on home video from various companies. The film’s negative was acquired by MGM Home Entertainment upon the company’s purchase of Orion Pictures, which had owned the AIP catalog. MGM released A Bucket of Blood on VHS and DVD in 2000. MGM re-released the film as part of a box set with seven other Corman productions in 2007. However, the box set featured the same menus and transfer as MGM’s previous edition of the film.

Cast – in credits order  (verified as complete)
  Dick Miller … Walter Paisley
  Barboura Morris … Carla
  Antony Carbone … Leonard de Santis
  Julian Burton … Maxwell H. Brock
  Ed Nelson … Art Lacroix
  John Brinkley … Will
  John Shaner … Oscar
  Judy Bamber … Alice
  Myrtle Damerel … Mrs. Swickert
  Burt Convy … Lou Raby

Bob Mark was the makeup artist for the film. He also did the makeup for many, many films and TV shows like Lost in Space, Angel and the Badman and Rio Grande

Source(s): Wikipedia, IMDB


The Velvet Vampire 1971

The Velvet Vampire 1971

The Velvet Vampire is a 1971 horror film starring Michael Blodgett, Sherry Miles, Celeste Yarnall, and Gene Shane.  Directed by Stephanie Rothman. 

Climax after climax of terror and desire…where the living change places with the dead. – Considered to be a cult horror classic, follow ‘THE VELVET VAMPIRE’ as sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid but pretty wife, Susan, accept the invitation.

Tagline: They desired her body… She craved their blood.


 Makeup Department

Rafaelle Patterson….makeup artist

Sheri Miles as The Velvet Vampire

Celeste Yarnall as The Velvet Vampire

Puppet Master released Oct 12th 1989

Puppet Master (also known as Puppetmaster and Puppet Master I) is a 1989 horror film released on October 12th 1989 and was written by Charles Band and Kenneth J. Hall, and directed by David Schmoeller. It is the first film in the Puppet Master franchise and stars Paul Le Mat, Irene Miracle, Matt Roe and Kathryn O’Reilly as psychics who are plotted against by a former colleague, using puppets animated by an Egyptian spell. The film’s cult status has led to the production of nine sequels. Originally intended for theatrical release in summer 1989, before being released on home video the following September, Puppet Master was ultimately pushed to a direct-to-video release on October 12, 1989, as Charles Band felt he was likely to make more money this way than he would in the theatrical market.

William Hickey as Puppetmaster Andre Toulan in his workshop

William Hickey as Puppetmaster Andre Toulan in his workshop

Puppet Master has been reissued several times. It is available in a box set featuring the first seven installments of the series, an 18-disc Full Moon Features collection and a Spanish-subtitled import collection of the first three Puppet Master films. In 2007, Razor Digital released an uncut DualDisc version of Puppet Master, featuring both the standard and stereoscopic versions of the film. The uncut version restores a number of deleted scenes, including additional footage of Frank and Carissa having sex, extra frames added to Dana’s death which make the slash across her throat more visible, and Neil’s death scene being extended to contain more gore. In December 2008, Band authorized Puppet Master for digital download through the iTunes Store; his first foray into the digital market.


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The film starts in 1939 Bodega Bay, California with an old puppeteer named Andre Toulon putting the finishing touches on a living puppet called Jester. A living oriental puppet stares out of the window at Blade, another living puppet, as Blade scouts the grounds of the Bodega Bay Inn that Andre is staying at. Two Nazis get out of a car and head for Toulon’s room but Blade beats them there and Andre puts Blade, Jester and the oriental puppet into a chest, before hiding the chest in a wall panel. As the Nazis break down the door, Toulon shoots himself in the mouth with a pistol. The oriental puppet is not seen for the rest of the movie.

The film now cuts to 1989, with a psychic named Alex. Alex has a dream that there are leeches on his stomach. Seconds later, he dreams of a man that he recognizes putting a gun to a woman’s head. The film cuts to Dana, another psychic, who has visions of being slashed across the throat with a knife. Carissa and Frank, two other psychics who are apparently lovers, are reading the mind of another woman when they get a call from Alex. Frank tells Alex that they also got a call from Dana, and the four psychics assess that the visions they’ve been having were sent from a former colleague, Neil Gallagher.Puppetmaster movie poster

The psychics meet at the Bodega Bay Inn that Neil is staying at and meet Neil’s wife, Megan, as well as the housekeeper, Theresa. The psychics are skeptical that Neil took a wife but it is forgotten when Megan tells them that Neil shot himself. Theresa, Megan, Dana, Carissa, Frank, and Alex leave the body and Pinhead, another living puppet, jumps from the casket.

Later, Carissa has visions of Neil violently attacking a woman in an elevator. Dana warns Theresa to stay away from the fireplace and later, at dinner, Dana makes several remarks about Neil that causes Megan to leave the table. Alex goes after her and explains about the powers of he, Dana, Carissa, and Frank.

When night falls, Theresa goes near the fireplace and is murdered when Pinhead hits her with a poker. The psychics hear a scream and find Megan passed out nearby Neil’s body that has been moved into a chair by someone. Carissa and Frank spend some intimate time together in one of the hotel rooms but two more living puppets, Tunneler and Leech Woman, enter. Tunneler kills Carissa by drilling into her face and Leech Woman vomits leeches onto Frank’s body, which drain his blood. Meanwhile, Dana sits around with her strange, dead and preserved dog until she has her leg broken by Pinhead. Pinhead chases her and repeatedly strangles and punches her until she manages to knock him away, only to have her throat slashed by Blade, using his knife-hand.

Alex has recurring nightmares of Megan having a gun put to her head by Neil and the other psychics being found dead, but is eventually awoken by Megan who takes him into the room that Andre Toulon was in, and tells him that Neil found Andre’s secret to bringing inanimate objects, such as puppets, to life. Alex has a vision and they go downstairs to find the dead bodies of the psychics sitting around a table. They are stopped by the newly resurrected Neil. He explains that “metaphysically speaking”, he did commit suicide, but he used Toulon’s formula to give himself eternal life. He fights with Alex and beats him up, until Neil hurts Jester and the puppets revolt against him. They lock him in an elevator and murder him by having Pinhead hold Neil’s head as Tunneler drill into his neck, Blade cut off his fingers, and finally Leech Woman vomits a leech into his mouth.

The film cuts to Alex saying goodbye to Megan and leaving the hotel. Now alone, Megan picks up Dana’s taxidermic dog, and by the following scene, the dog becomes completely animate, indicating that she too has learned Toulon’s method (although the film’s sequel dispels that she has become the next Puppet Master).


Blade from Puppet Master

Blade from Puppet Master


Paul Le Mat – Alex Whitaker

William Hickey – Andre Toulon

Irene Miracle – Dana Hadley

Jimmie F. Skaggs – Neil Gallagher

Robin Frates – Megan Gallagher

Matt Roe – Frank Forrester

Barbara Crampton

Barbara Crampton

Kathryn O’Reilly – Carissa Stamford

Mews Small – Theresa

Barbara Crampton – Woman at Carnival

David Boyd – Man at Carnival

Peter Frankland – Assassin #1

Andrew Kimbrough – Assassin #2


Voice Performers

Ed Cook – Pinhead

Linda Cook – Leech Woman

Tim Dornberg – Tunneler

Bert Rosario – Blade

Michael Laide – Jester


Featured puppets

Oriental puppet





Leech Woman


Make Up Department
Valerie McKnight … makeup artist
Steve Neill … special effects makeup artist

Special Effects Department
Mark Rappaport … animatronics engineer
Patrick Simmons … special effects makeup




Visual Effects Department
Dave Allen … puppet animator
Dave Allen … visual effects supervisor
Sally Chow … puppeteer
Paul W. Gentry … effects photography
Dennis Gordon … puppet fabrication and miniatures
Beth Hathaway … puppeteer
Justin Kohn … puppet animator
Donna Littleford … visual effects production assistant
Harvey Mayo … puppet fabrication and miniatures
Jene Omens … puppet fabrication and miniatures
Mark Rappaport … animatronic engineer
Patrick Simmons … special effects makeup
Cindy Sorennen … puppeteer 
John Teska … puppet fabrication and miniatures 
Brett B. White … puppeteer

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hellraiser 3: hell on earth (1992)
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth is a film released September 11, 1992, directed by Anthony Hickox. It is the third film in the Hellraiser series and the first to be made outside of the United Kingdom.
Tagline:What began in Hell, will end on Earth.
From horror legend Clive Barker comes “the ultimate in fear!” Dan Scapporotti, Cinefantastique. Some call him the Black Prince of Hell. Some call him the Angel of Suffering. The horror fans everywhere, he’s Pinhead (Doug Bradley), the urbane, spike-faced minion of evil with a bloodlust for human souls. Now Pinhead’s back in the most diabolical Hellraiser of them all – Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth! TV reporter Joey Summerskill (Terry Farrell, Back To School) is on assignment at a local hospital when a bloodied teenage boy is rushed into the emergency room. As Joey watches, the writhing boy is literally torn apart by chains impaling his body. Fleeing the carnage, Joey follows the victim’s girlfriend to a downtown nightclub, the Boiler Room. In the apartment above the Boiler Room rests the owner’s newly purchased sculpture: A pillar etched with distorted figures and faces. Among the frozen images is Pinhead. Tonight he shall be released.
Make Up Department
  Bill Bradley … makeup artist
  Mark Coulier … special makeup effects artist
  Shaune Harrison … special makeup effects artist
  Herita Jones … assistant makeup artist
  Paul Jones … makeup effects coordinator
  Martin L. Mercer … makeup effects artist
  Jeff Swan … special makeup crew
  Jeff Swan … special makeup effects trainee
  Gary J. Tunnicliffe … makeup effects crew
Special Effects Department
  Larry Dean Bivins … special effects foreman
  Ray Bivins … special effects
  Richard Darwin … animatronic technician
  Nikolai Galitzine … special effects technician
  Bob Keen … special effects
  Greg R. Stone … special effects technician
  Jeff Swan … special effects

Visual Effects Department
  Dave Gregory … optical supervisor, main title: Title House Inc.
  Steve Wright … digital effects supervisor: Sidley Wright & Assoc.
  Joan Collins Carey … digital effects producer: Sidley Wright & Assoc. (uncredited)
  Tom Martinek … film scanner: component video (uncredited)
27"x40" Movie poster

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C.H.U.D. released August 31, 1984

C.H.U.D. is an American horror film (with nods to golden age of Creature Features) produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. It was released in 1984. Among the notable actors with roles in the movie are John Goodman, Daniel Stern and John Heard. It was followed in 1989 by C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D., photographed by Arnie Sirlin.

Although the film is of a “pulp” genre and is widely panned by critics, it did receive some good reviews including a positive assessment from the New York Times. It won Best Fantasy Film at Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film in 1985, but advances in special effects have rendered it kitsch. It is now considered a cult classic.

C.H.U.D. is an acronym for “Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller.” In the movie, an alternate acronym is given as “Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal.”

According to the commentary on the Anchor Bay DVD, stars Daniel Stern and Christopher Curry were displeased with Parnell Hall’s rewritten script, and rewrote it extensively, adding the character of The Reverend and the alternate C.H.U.D. acroynm. They claim that about 50% of the finished film is their rewrite. They chose to remain uncredited.

Tagline: Ugly. Slobbering. Ferocious. Carnivorous.


A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers.


  • “C.H.U.D.” is an acronym for “Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller”, but it also means “Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal”, as one can (barely) read on the crates full of toxic materials.
  • Robert Englund was set to star in the film as Daniel Stern’s character but had to drop out due to filming on another sequel on the “A Nightmare On Elm Street” movie series.
  • Jay Thomas’ movie debut.
  • Make Up Department
      John Caglione Jr. … special makeup creator: CHUD
      Joe Cuervo … special makeup crew: CHUD
      Doug Drexler … special makeup crew: CHUD
      George Engel … special makeup crew: CHUD
      Ed French … additional special makeup effects artist
      Susan Giammusso … hair stylist
      Susan Giammusso … makeup artist
      Kevin Haney … makeup animatronics
      Michael Maddi … assistant makeup artist
      David Smith … special makeup crew: CHUD

    Special Effects Department
      Steven Kirshoff … pyrotechnic effects
      Matt Vogel … flamethrower effects

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    Jeepers Creepers 2 released Aug. 29, 2003








    Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

    Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)





    Jeepers Creepers 2 is a 2003 horror film directed and written by Victor Salva. The film is a sequel to Jeepers Creepers.

    Tagline:  He can taste your fear.


    Plot: Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team’s bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.

    jeepers creepers 2

    Make Up Department
      Germicka Barclay … assistant hair stylist
      Roy Ceballos … shop foreman
      Denise Fischer … assistant makeup artist
      Elisabeth Fry … key makeup artist
      Elvis Jones … makeup artist
      Lori McCoy-Bell … hair department head
      Brian Penikas … creature & makeup effects supervisor
      Brian Penikas … key makeup effects artist
      Tim Phoenix … makeup artist
      Richard Redlefsen … assistant prosthetic makeup artist
      Richard Redlefsen … creeper makeup and lead suit 

    Jeepers_Creepers 2Special Effects Department
      Barry Crane … moldmaker
      Derrick Crane … special effects crew
      Dave Fedele … fabricator and lab technician
      John E. Gray … special effects coordinator
      Richard O. Helmer … special effects coordinator
      Boyd Lacosse … special effects technician
      Javier Lomeli … special effects technician
      Karen Mason … fabricator and lab technician
      Nicole Michaud … creature effects coordinator: makeup & monsters
      Robert Pendergraft … fabricator
      Robert Pendergraft … lab technician
      Brian Penikas … creature & makeup effects supervisor
      Brian Penikas … creature effects designer
      Brian Penikas … special effects makeup
      Tim Phoenix … fabricator
      Richard Redlefsen … sculptor/painter: Makeup and Monsters Studios
      Christopher A. Suarez … special effects technician
      Erick de la Vega … fabricator and lab technician
      Mark Viniello … foam runner
      John R. Ziegler … special effects foreman
      Dirk Rogers … corpse fabricator: Ghostride Production (uncredited)

    Visual Effects Department
      Jance Allen … visual effects artist
      Kevin Baillie … CG supervisor
      Brendan Bolles … match mover
      Geraud Brisson … visual effects editor
      Daniela Calafatello … creature models
      YouJin Choung … visual effects
      Paul Curley … visual effects
      Michelle Deniaud … creature painter
      David Emerson … opticals
      Arin Finger … visual effects coordinator
      Kameron Gates … character animator
      Daniel Gloates … senior staff
      Rainer Gombos … digital compositor
      David ‘Rudy’ Grossman … creature supervisor
      Jonathan Harman … digital artist: The Orphanage
      Matthew Hendershot … digital artist: The Orphanage
      Sarahjane Javelo … digital paint/rotoscope artist
      Bomsok Ku … lighting technical director
      Moonsung Lee … CG animator
      Stu Maschwitz … senior staff: The Orphanage
      Ian McCamey … editorial supervisor
      Nicholas McDowell … systems engineer
      Phil ‘Captain 3D’ McNally … character animator
      Yvette Memory … visual effects coordinator
      Luke O’Byrne … visual effects producer
      JaeWook Park … technical director
      Alex Prichard … digital artist: The Orphanage
      Dav Rauch … visual effects artist
      Jonathan Rothbart … visual effects supervisor
      Jesse Russell … digital compositor
      Marc Sadeghi … executive visual effects producer
      Carsten Sørensen … senior staff: The Orphanage
      Yuko Takeshita … visual effects assistant
      Ryan Tudhope … digital environment supervisor
      Kristi Valk … digital artist: The Orphanage
      Christopher Walsh … animation supervisor
      Carl Walters … visual effects editor


    Jeepers Creepers 3:  The Creeper Walks Among Us

    In March 2006 Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us was announced.

    Jeepers Creepers 3 is set 23 years after the events in the first film. Trish Jenner is the mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother did, killed by the Creeper. Determined to prevent this from happening, Trish, who is now a rich and powerful woman, sets out on a final quest with Jack Taggart Sr. and Jr. to end the Creeper’s reign of terror once and for all.

    The Girls on the Bus – Jeepers Creepers 2

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    Nicki Aycox


    The Haunted Palace (1963) is an American International Pictures horror feature film starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and Debra Paget in a story about a village held in the grip of a cult. The film was directed by Roger Corman, and is usually listed as one in his series of eight films based on the works of American author Edgar Allan Poe. However, the film actually derives its plot from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, a novella by H. P. Lovecraft. The film’s only connection to Poe is its title, which derives from a poem by Poe published in 1839 and later incorporated into his horror tale, “The Fall of the House of Usher”.

    Tagline: A warlock’s home is his castle…Forever!



    Roger Corman, at the time famous for his Poe-based horror films, wanted to do something different with The Haunted Palace by doing a Lovecraft story. American International Pictures had the name changed, against Corman’s wishes, to keep in line with the popular Poe series. The only connection the film has with the poem is a brief quotation at the end of the film spoken by Vincent Price.

    Francis Ford Coppola provided additional dialogue for the film.

    The set for the village of Arkham was quite small, but was built in forced perspective so that it appeared on camera to cover more ground. Both the front of the palace and the underground dungeon appear in Corman’s The Terror, which at that time was being shot piecemeal on sets from other AIP movies.

    A creature with green skin, two arms, and two more limbs in his upper body seems to inhabit the pit in the underground chamber of the palace since at least 1765 and is shown three times in the film. Mortals are sacrificed to this being. The creature has huge black eyes with no pupils and growls incoherently.

     Make Up Department
      Ted Coodley … makeup artist
      Verne Langdon … prosthetic supply
      Verne Langdon … special prosthetics creator www.goremaster.com_black
      Lorraine Roberson … hair stylist


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