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Streeboween: 24 Hours of Horror Films for Halloween: A Live Blogging Marathon

Streeboween: 24 Hours of Horror Films for Halloween: A Live Blogging Marathon

Oct 31, 2014

Live blog. Happy Halloween, my manic mutants! It’s time to take off our masks and let our real selves shine through! For most of the mundane world, that statement would have been reversed but you and I know all too well that the everyday face that we put on at work is just a persona and a false mask to help us fit in without upsetting the surface dwellers or exposing the masquerade. Today is our day. Join me in peeling back your skin and letting your fur grow out as we head out into the Halloween night to howl at the moon and any passersby that come along. As part of the ongoing Streeboween tradition, I always challenge myself to watch a twenty-four hour marathon of Halloween horror films to celebrate the occasion. As Halloween is being celebrated on Friday this year, we’ll have to start our countdown during the day and carry on through the night! The time has come so let’s not tarry further! 4pm – Teen Titans: Season Two Episode Five: Fear Itself. Since the Sun is still in the sky let’s start with something simple and friendly to set the mood. I always loved it when my favorite TV show characters celebrated the holiday with us. Scouring my DVD collection, I came across this Halloween themed episode of Teen Titans so let’s give it a go! 4:30pm – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Let’s continue the daylight celebration with a perennial favorite – Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin! 5pm – Tales from the Darkside: Trick or Treat This first episode was directed by none other than the great George A. Romero so what better way to move the mood into the dark than with the Godfather of Modern Horror? This episode always spooked me out when I was a kid. 5:30pm – The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 feet Let’s throw in some classic horror with that classically trained actor, of course I’m talking about The Twilight Zone with William Shatner. Nothing gets you in that old Twilight Zone mind frame better than the sight of Captain Kirk yelling about a gremlin on the wing of his...

Streebo Wins Rondo Award for Best Book with Hidden Horror

Streebo Wins Rondo Award for Best Book with Hidden Horror

Jun 24, 2014

Mutantville’s premier player – J.T.McRoberts aka Streebo aka Mr.Majic aka Streeborama – made the horror history books this year when it was announced that Hidden Horror won the Rondo Hatton Award for Best Book of 2013. The Rondo Awards were named for Rondo Hatton – a very obscure B-movie cult figure of the early 40’s. Each year, the Classic Horror Film Board presides over the voting process that involves almost 3,400 ballots covering 35 categories ranging from Best Movie to Best Convention to Best Book and many more. Past winners in the Best Book category include The Twilight Zone by Martin Grams, Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of Night of the Hunter by Preston Neal Jones, and An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton among many others. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t familiar with the Rondo Awards prior to 2007 when I was first heard about the voting ballots from the Deadpit podcast who were encouraging listeners to vote for them. I did in fact go on to vote for them that year and the next but to my knowledge they never won the award despite being nominated several years running. Once I began familiarizing myself with the Rondo Awards, I realized that everyone that is someone in our horror/filmmaking/watching community wants to get recognized for their achievements. One of my favorite artists from my childhood – Kerry Gammill – one time penciler for Power Man and Iron Fist from Marvel Comics – was responsible for co-founding the Rondos and designing the award itself. In this transient world of blogging and podcasts, movies and self promotion, everything moves at a breakneck pace where today’s news is always better than yesterday’s news and whatever is on the shelf is not as good as what came before. We live in a bizarre cut throat world with websites and podcasts vying for listeners and web traffic with many being more than willing to spill some cyber blood along the way. I had become disenchanted with the particular corners of Internet fandom as I felt that it began to enable the worst representatives of fandom to have a voice that projected to...

Johnny Brento’s Live Blog

Johnny Brento’s Live Blog

Mar 21, 2014

6:52 PM   The Film Festival kicks off in 8 minutes with the 7 pm – SCI –FI SHOWDOWN 7 pm – SCI –FI SHOWDOWN  SHORT FILM BLOCK: Hourglass Figure Not Quite Right Mosaic 33   …and Hey, look who stopped by the table! It’s Cosplayer, makeup artist and seamstress extraodinaire, Fangela aka Angela Pritchett...

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter Tribute Commentary with MVP Mutant Radio

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter Tribute Commentary with MVP Mutant Radio

Mar 9, 2014

The Mutantville Players are gearing up for the upcoming Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina. In order to get ready to meet Tom Savini, Corey Feldman and Ted White from the classic Friday the 13th The Final Chapter – we’ve decided to revisit the great slasher flick of yesterday with a tribute commentary from us to you! Join Streebo and MVP’s own Digital FX Expert Johnny Brento as they watch Friday the 13th The Final Chapter and talk their way through it! Visit us at the MVP Blog at http://www.mutantville.com and follow us on Twitter @MVPlayers. http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/Friday-Final-Chapter-MMP-Commentary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:32:39 — 84.8MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber Android |...

American Horror Story Coven Season Three Review MVP Mutant Radio

American Horror Story Coven Season Three Review MVP Mutant Radio

Feb 7, 2014

Join MVP Mutant Radio for a review of season three of American Horror Story Coven! Streebo is joined by special guest host Bat32 of Exploited Cinema and Sleazefiend Magazine. Look for a special appearance from resident special makeup FX artist Todd A. Britt as well! We open the show with a spoiler free discussion of American Horror Story followed by the Shatterdome wherein we discuss season three in all of its gory spoilery details! Finally we close out the show with MVP Game by offering advice to aspiring artists of the world. This is a long one so settle in with your blanket and a loved one and enjoy MVP Mutant Radio! Follow us on Twitter @MVPlayers and visit the MVP Blog at http://mutantville.com http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/AHS_COVEN_MVP_Mutant_Radio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:53:48 — 159.1MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber Android |...