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10 Commercials Starring Your Favorite Horror Icons

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As a working actor, you have to be open to accepting any job offer that comes your way – whether it’s a big time role in a movie or a small appearance in a 30-second commercial. You’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do to pay the bills, and that’s why many beloved actors have appeared in commercials over the years – either before, during or after their greatest successes.

Our favorite horror icons are no exception.

Check out 10 vintage commercials starring some of horror’s true greats!

VINCENT PRICE – TILEX

Throughout his career, the legendary Vincent Price became a spokesman for all sorts of different companies, including Citibank, Gaviscon, Century 21 and even Sun Country Wine Coolers. The cool thing about the commercials Price appeared in is that they almost always played up his status as a horror icon, one of my personal favorites being the Tilex ad seen above.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO – ALKA SELTZER

Aside from a handful of voice-only roles and small appearances in his own movies, you won’t find too many acting credits on Guillermo del Toro’s IMDb resume. But he did once play a man whose heartburn is so bad that he quite literally transforms into a werewolf, which has to be considered his best role to date. The transformation came courtesy of this Mexican Alka-Seltzer commercial from 1991, which the visionary filmmaker also directed.

Speaking of werewolves…

DAVID NAUGHTON – DR. PEPPER

Before he found himself writhing on the floor and transforming into a werewolf, David Naughton was tasked with making Dr. Pepper look good in this commercial from the ’70s. Only director John Landis can confirm if this is true or not, but rumor has it that it was actually this commercial that led to Landis casting Naughton as the lead in An American Werewolf In London. Proof that sometimes you’ve gotta embarrass yourself as an actor before breaking on through to the other side!

ADRIENNE KING – DOWNY

Two years after she cut off Mrs. Voorhees’ head in Friday the 13th and solidified herself as one of the most iconic final girls of all time, Adrienne King became a mommy herself in this unintentionally creepy commercial for Downy, where she appears to be getting advice from a ghostly version of, well, herself. If only baby Jason were wrapped in blankets washed in Downy’s fabric softener, maybe things would’ve turned out differently…

BETSY PALMER – LUX DISHWASHING SOAP

Who better to give dishwashing tips than one of horror cinema’s greatest mothers: Mrs. Voorhees herself, Betsy Palmer. Nearly a decade before taking the acting job for Friday the 13th that would forever cement her status as a true horror icon, Palmer appeared in this commercial for Lux brand dish soap. My my, what smooth hands you have, Mrs. Voorhees!


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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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