Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yoda Sells!

It's a well known fact Star Wars is George Lucas' commercial bitch. I mean, shill it if it'll make you I right? So, Yoda sells, of all things, Cup of Noodles. At least in Japan, anyway.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The now defunct Kongfrontation ride from Universal Studios Theme Park. I have a special place in my heart for the 1976 remake (even in all it's B-movie glory). So I was pretty sad when this was closed before I got a chance to see it.
As awesome as the effects were in Peter Jackson's 2005 homage it just lacked the zeal the '76 version spades.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Skull Island - More Kong Goodness!!

Stop-motion animator Eric Kessler has worked tirelessly to get his prequel to the original King Kong made. Apeing (heh heh heh) the techniques of master animator Willis O-Brien, Kessler is working hard to make his dream of seeing a new, stop-motion Kong on-screen (at least a monitor near you).

You can check his YouTube channel here, where he has several videos of his work up for viewing. Truly awesome stuff and kudos to you Mr. Kessler for your vision!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

King Kong Volkswagen Commercial

Stop-motion animation goodness, circa 1972. Perfectly animated by stop-motion master David Allen. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! May you and yours be happy and content as you gather this holiday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

House of the Wolfman

Trailer for the indie-produced, Universal Monster-inspired House of the Wolfman.

Has anyone seen this? Is it any good?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Wolfman - in Color!

A brief glimpse of the original Wolfman, Lon Chaney, Jr., beautifully colorized by artist Kerry Gammill.

There are more videos for viewing on YouTube.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lee Ho Fook's

Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein...
Long a fan of London werewolves (and Chinese cuisine) I was pleased to discover Lee Ho Fook's is a real restaurant. Unfortunately it is thousands of miles away from where I'm at right now. So, poo to that idea.

Where is the werewolf?
More on Lee Ho Fook's here, including a sample of the menu. I'm off to go get some take out. Silver bullets and wolfsbane optional, of course.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Illusionist Eric Ross

Impressive young illusionist Eric Ross making his debut on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Slave Leia Friday, Episode No. 19

Whew! Sorry about the lack of blog posts the last few days...I'm still recovering from Halloween! Anyway, here's something to tide you over.