Saturday, October 31, 2009


Can you believe it?!?!

We made it another year!

We here at Monster Bash wish the spoOoOOoOoOoOkiest of bashes to all of you boys and ghouls out there!

Here's to another frightening Halloween!

pumpkin Pictures, Images and Photos


Friday, October 30, 2009

Monster Vote!

We're going to try something a little different here at Monster Bash's called The Tournament of (SpoOoOoOoky) Horror Icons!!!

Basically, I want to know who the most popular, most frightening, most terrifying Horror movie star is...I mean...I know who mine is...but who is yours?

Let me give you some examples....

1. Jason Voorhees.
cartoon jason voorhees Pictures, Images and Photos
Known fondly by MB Blog as simply "Jason"... Jason's got it all...he comes from a murderous family, was originally thought to be dead...hates promiscuity...and is completely indestructable. He also loves to travel...especially to places like Camps, New York City, and Outer Space. This guy is really going places and we are along for the ride.

2. Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger Pictures, Images and Photos

Having trouble sleeping? Maybe it's for the best. Freddy strikes terror in the hearts of the young and slutty...even the young and not so slutty. Not a fan of fire, but a big fan of horizontally striped sweaters, Freddy takes fashion seriously. And what about those claws? But really, how long can you stay awake?

3. Michael Myers
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Donning an old William Shatner mask, MM doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve. In fact, I don't even think Mikey has a heart. He might be a little bit crazy, but not even bars and squad cars can keep him locked away. Think he's dead at the end of every movie? Think again!

4. Leatherface
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What can you really say about a guy named "Leatherface"? I mean, he wears people's faces as masks. He swings a giant chainsaw. His family may be the only thing scarier.

5. Zombies (general)
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How do you kill something that's already dead? Oh and also, they want to eat pressure or anything. They also will always find you, and depending on what Zombie movie you're watching, they could be really fast.

6. Sharks (general)
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Sharks terrify me. They are 100% real, and if you encounter one, you are on THEIR turf. Get ready for teeth. Lots of them.

7. Clowns (general)
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Clowns are frightening, especially Killer Klowns. From Outer Space. Get it? Anyway, it's something about that caked on makeup, and that creepy evil grin. Maybe also the big shoes.

8. Belial
Belial Pictures, Images and Photos
Belial has become a cult icon. Have you seen him? He hates when people have sex, and he loves hamburgers. His shriek could curdle blood.

9. Dracula
dracula coffin Pictures, Images and Photos
I love vampires, but Dracula doesn't look like a Cullen, and therefore, he's scary.

10. Frankenstein
frankenstein Pictures, Images and Photos
Frankenstein gets a pretty tame rep. I mean, the guy was struck by lightning. He's scary. He has bolts in his neck.

According to is numero uno head honcho of horror....while Geeks of Doom crowned Hannibal Lecter....who's yours?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Paranormal Activity? Forget it.

On a cold Sunday night two weeks ago....
Paranormal Activity Pictures, Images and Photos
I saw it.

Now, I really over-hyped did the rest of America. It was so hard not to...

The movie was EVERYWHERE!

I'd be driving home, in the dark, and it would come on in a commercial...I'd glance in my rear view mirror and freak out a little.

I'd be at home, alone, and the trailer would come on...

I'd immediately avoid all mirrors and dark closets.

I was obsessed. People were describing it as "the scariest movie ever". I was hooked. I had to see it. I was frightened to see it though...would it be TOO scary?

In terms of "ghosts"...I'm a believer. It's realistic to me that people and places are haunted, so could this movie prove to be the scariest movie ever? I had to see it...

Finally, we went to the theater...on a Sunday night...

Sitting there waiting for it to begin, I was HORRIFIED. The guy ripping our tickets told us to "not be too scared"!?! WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE!?

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Ok, we're back...

So the trailers come on, which btw, if I can be a female for a minute...I am so pumped to see The Lovely Bones, aren't you?

I watched the trailer and then I had to read the book....and it's fantastic and I can't wait to see the movie now....and...ok, ok...sorry....

The ghoul is back in town.

Anyway, the movie starts, and it's actually...really....reeeeeaaallly slow. You get to know the characters, and they got a camera, and they're pretty damn believable.

That's Katie and Micah, the main characters...what a nice couple...right? They're "engaged to be engaged". Micah is funny, and apparently makes enough money to not have to go outside of the house...and Katie is his spunky leading lady who is in school to be a teacher.

But the tension feel the tension in the theater, and I think that's what makes it the most scary...because in all honesty, the things that are happening on the screen aren't really that scary. But oh boy, you are so scared waiting for something to happen. Something's going to happen soon, though, right?

And sure enough, things start happening, and people in the audience get rowdy...which I think for a movie like this is the best part...the rowdy crowd. You know, the ones that yell "leave the bitch!" or "holy shit!" or "turn the lights on!"
Paranormal Activity Pictures, Images and Photos


There's a couple of cool this one:

...and by the end of the movie, you are on the edge of your seat waiting....WAITING....ugh the waiting!

And then, the theatrical ending..which is pretty cool...but there was also an original ending...which is sad as hell. I think I prefer to the movie one because it's more exciting and scary...but the original makes you feel really, really bad for them. There's also a third ending out there looming too....something about Katie slitting her own throat? It only aired once at a public viewing well. It'll probably be on the DVD.

There were other differences between the original cuts and the theatrical version, which The Horror Effect Blog explains really well here.

One involved a botched exorcism, which I really wish they would have kept in.

Anyways, as with any successful movie, especially one that cost $15,000 to make and beat out Saw VI, there have been sequel discussions.

And there you have it! Get ready for Paranormal Activity 4: Rise of Katie.

Monday, October 26, 2009

SpoOoOoOOoOky Prevails!

So, remember when I told you entered that contest on

And then I shamelessly asked you to vote for me until your little cold dead fingers couldn't vote any more?

Well, I received this spOoOoOktacular e-mail today:

Hi Kim,

We loved your "SpOoOoOktacular Scavenger Hunt" idea. I would like to send your Boo! Party in a Can from the Popcorn Factory. What address shall we have it sent to?


We did it! And they even got the correct number of OoOoOoOs!

And Monster Bash Blog couldn't have done it without you! Especially the little tip we got on here via comment a few weeks ago!

SpoOoOoOooktacular Scavenger Hunt will strike fear in the hearts of millions who visit the site forever!

And, in return...

I get this!

Let's all enjoy some tinted kettle corn and frightening gummies together!! I can't wait!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Nuptual Pumpkin Debacle

So ever since we got engaged, I have been working round the clock on my Autumn magic wedding.

The biggest issue for me though is not my dress...or even the flowers.

It's the pumpkins.

Now, I had to really walk the fine line here to keeping my wedding as traditional as possible. As much as people wanted me to have a spooOoOoOktacular monster wedding bash, I had to restrain myself.

I couldn't put my poor sweet grandmother into a costume and have her sit there with bloody body parts and kitty litter wedding cake.

I couldn't do it.

So, I'm taking a more traditional route, with a few MB Blog touches here and there.

And one of those are my favorite autumnal gourd: Pumpkins.

So, I figured I'd make these nice little carved luminaries as my centerpieces.

Like that.

So, I decided that since I'd probably need like 12 of these, I'd do fake ones.

Well, A.C. Moore sells a faux pumpkin, called a FunKin.

They were on sale, so I bought two and of course, with the FunKins, I also needed the fake pumpkin carving set, some leaves, fake candles, etc etc etc.

So I come home and I'm carving away...and it takes me 2 hours to make part of one pumpkin.

And it looks hideous.


I hope my bridesmaids feel like hollowing out real pumpkins 2 days before the wedding and rubbing petroleum jelly all over them.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SpOooOooky Weather

This weather has been frightening.
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Right now, I'm looking out my window and seeing rain mixed with SNOW.


It's October 15th.

I should be looking at spoOoOoOoktacular folliage and sipping apple cider and carving my pumpkins and wearing sweatpants and maybe a long sleeved shirt.


I'm wearing my winter jacket, because it's 32 degrees with the wind chill, drinking hot chocolate, watching my pumpkins develop frost, and wearing sweatpants and three sweatshirts and wool socks.

This is not the October I know and love.

This is January.

This is my worst nightmare...SKIPPING Fall and heading head first into WINTER.
pumpkin snow man Pictures, Images and Photos

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Trailer

Now, let's be honest here. MB Blog is a longtime Jason Voorhees lover/supporter. I love everything that guy does, from Camp Crystal Lake to Outer Space. So with a heavy heart, I have to admit...

The remake for A Nightmare on Elm Street looks pretty damn good.

In fact, I'll even go as far as to say it's BETTER looking than the remake for Friday the 13th.


Ouch. That hurt.

And what's even worse? It still looks awesome, despite the fact that Robert Englund isn't returning as our beloved Freddy Kreuger. Instead, it's Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) from Watchmen.

And it STILL looks better.

WTF Jason? What's going on with you?!??!

Now, here's why I think it's going to be superior to the Friday the 13th "Remake":

1. Freddy, despite being played by a COMPLETELY different guy, is still pretty true to form, and I'll even go as far as to say he seems scarier. Englund's Freddy had this dry sense of humor and cracked these one liners, while new Freddy seems a little more grim. Again, I'm just seeing this from the trailer.
Freddy Kreuger Pictures, Images and Photos

Above: Old Freddy

Below: New Freddy

A Nightmare on Elm. Street Pictures, Images and Photos
Way creepier.

2. The memorable scenes from the original seem to still be there... The hand coming out of the bathtub while the girl is snoozing in it:

the girl levatating off of the bed:

even the look of the house:
nightmare on elm street house Pictures, Images and Photos
...all look similar. They're classic things about the original and they are still there and done pretty tastefully from what I can see.

3. The beginning scene with the townspeople chasing Freddy and lighting up his hiding spot is pretty friggin awesome. Nice touch.

Now, here are some other things that I've been thinking about.

Kyle Gallner. I mean, is there a movie that this kid isn't in? He was in The Haunting in Connecticut...he's in Jennifer's Body...and he's in this.

This guy is everywhere!
Not like it's a bad thing...he kinda looks familiar....

And speaking of Twilight...Kellan Lutz, who stars in The Twilight Saga as Emmett Cullen, is also in the Nightmare on Elm Street Remake...just sayin'. I mean, that adds to the appeal for me!

So anyway...Get pumped for 04/30/2010...because (new) Freddy's coming for you!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pinch me!

Is it really October?!?!? Are you back already, dear friend?!

I feel like it was only yesterday that I was sniffling at how Monster Bash 2008 had ended and how I'd have to wait until next year (now) to experience the sheer joy and horror that comes with the greatest month of them all! (P.S. I just went back and read my heart wrenching poem to Halloween and got a little choked up, I'm serious.)

While I don't have the bountiful stock pile of cash I had last year to spend only on Halloween, let's make a list of things that I need to do before November 1st:

1. Get the GREATEST pumpkin ever on the pumpkin hayride - I'm going to give this a "half check" because we picked pumpkins last week as part of my super autumnal engagement fiesta, but we're going again this weekend so this is 2x the SpOOoOooOOoOky fun!

2. Carve it and love it

3. Go to Party City/Party Box/ Random Halloween stores 18 times

4. Go to Jason's Woods in Lancaster - This needs to happen!!!

5. Do something SpoOoOoOky and Awesome!

6. Finish my Costume (AMR!! WHERE ARE YOU?@?@?@)

7. Drink Cider - CHECK!

8. Pick Apples - 2x the fun this year!

So are you ready???? Are you REALLY ready?!?! Let's GO!