Friday, March 5, 2010

Halloween -Atari 2600-

Halloween on the Atari 2600

*Not a poster, but worth a mention!*

As some may not know John Carpenters movie Halloween inspired
a video game of the same name based on the classic horror movie
Halloween! Wizard Video Games is responsible for this little piece
of Atari 2600 history. It was released in 1983 for the now classic
gaming console the Atari 2600. I had an Atari 2600 when i was a
kid and i remember shopping for games to play on it, but i never
spotted this game. Apparently the reason why is because due to
its content and how it come to originate from, it was to graphic to
be placed on shelves. Now i know that strikes us funny today as
i am also guilty of laughing about that piece of info, but back then
you know how it is. If you wanted to buy the game and the store happened to be carrying it, it was behind counters. This game is extremely rare and still sought after by collectors today. But there are two versions of it. Wizard Video Games apparently done away with their stash of inventory to lower costs and several of the copies of the game were sold with no label. So some copies of the cartridge just have "Halloween" written across the cartridge in marker. The other version has a full color label of artwork on the cartridge. Both versions rare, but not determined which one is more wanted by collectors.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -Atari 2600-

Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the Atari 2600

*Not a poster, but worth a mention!*

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was also released in 1983 for the
classic gaming console the Atari 2600. Again, Wizard Video Games
is again responsible for this rare classic gem. This game is even more hard to find then the Halloween game, also for Atari 2600. Some stores refused to sell the game and others kept it behind the counter. If you wanted to buy it, you had to ask for it. There were many protests when the game was released. Some people claimed it was promoting violence! I had to giggle at this to, because when you see the game in action, you say to yourself..."this is violent?". lol. People back then would shit themselves if they saw today's games being sold then. Also, another little piece of info about horror movies being turned into video games for the Atari 2600 is the unreleased video game The Entity! 20th Century Fox also planned to release a video game based on the disturbing horror movie The Entity. But sadly 20th Century Fox did not go thru with releasing the video game. Its unclear why, but people speculate about it. Its said the game didn't seem to be very accurate with the movie its self, so who knows what happened. I say release these games for the more modern gaming consoles. Redo them and do them some justice!!!!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Flesh Eating Mothers

Flesh Eating Mothers I believe was released on January 1, 1989. It was directed by James Aviles Martin. This is definitely one of the most silliest horror movies I have seen. But that don't stop us from watching does it? Very low budget movie about a virus that turns mothers into cannibalistic monsters. Lame script and acting all around for this movie. But its still considered a rare 80's horror gem amongst collectors.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released October 1, 1974 and was
directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, and
Edwin Neal. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was loosely based on Ed Gein. Although the film claims its based on a True Story, it is completely fictional. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most disturbing and graphical depictations of horror of the 70's and 80's.

Halloween 1978

Halloween was released October 25, 1978 and was directed by John
Carpenter. Sarring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence , P.J. Soles and Nancy Loomis. Halloween gave birth to the first ever iconic masked psychopathic killer, Michael Myers! Halloween was on a low budget of $320,000 and grossed over $60 million at the box office. It is one of the most successful independent films ever.

A Nightmare On Elm St.

A Nightmare On Elm St. was released on November 9, 1984. It was
directed by Wes Craven. It starred a young Johnny Depp, John Saxon,
and Heather Langenkamp. It was the first of its kind ever! Freddy Krueger a razor gloved badly burned child murderer, supposedly dead in the real world has learned to terrorize teens in their dreams! One of the scariest horror movies ever to come out of the 80's!

The Howling

The Howling was released April 10, 1981. Directed by Joe Dante
and starring Dee Wallace Stone. One of the best werewolf movies
made in my opinion. And some of the best F/X work of the 80's!

*Side Note*
Bill Schnoebelen gives a 9 hour interview on a set of
DVDs called, "Interview With An Ex-Vampire". He was deeply
involved in the occult and satanism. He claims in the video interview
that he knows that a REAL lycanthrope was used in the movie The
Howling. The scene in question is the lengthy transformation by Eddie
Quist. Watch it and judge for yourself!