Sad Dracula Finds: Cool King Kong Stuff!

Hot off of seeing Kong: Skull Island I decided to spend my weekend in the best way possible. Not working.

*Applause

Taking a paid day off of work has allowed me time to spend time on time wasting activities. Such actives are as followed: Watch Ghoulies Go To College, Godzilla Raids Again, and 1995’s Evolver (reviewing this beautiful pile of shit soon). But the bulk of my day was focused on the headline of this article – finding Cool King Kong Stuff!

The keyword is STUFF. Boy, did I find some really awesome stuff! So grab your adventure gear and follow me as I take you on a wild adventure Kong stuff…what a weird word…stuff…

1. Giant King Kong in Japan!

I found this awesome blog called, Tokyo Fox. The blog is written by a gentleman who seems to be a modern Indiana Jones! I was scrolling on his Godzilla adventure and found this…

kong-family-mart

Leave it up to Japan to have the coolest building in the world! King Kong coming out of FamilyMart. So freaking cool!

2. Red Robin Kong Burger Sign

The Ebay Machine has a million awesome Kong items. So selecting the most interesting piece was hard. I ended up using a mathematical equation that included Kong+Advertising=second choice. Lo! I present to you Red Robin Kong Burger Sign!

kongredrobin

I would totally buy this amazing piece of advertising. That is if I had a cool $1,500 to spare. Oh well, at least I can right click and save this delicious image.But just look at it! Kong on top of a Empire State Building, holding a tasty burger while smiling as the awesome copy reads, So Big It’s Scary. What else could you want?!

3. King Kong Inflatable Salesman

I remember being a kid in Chicago and seeing a giant King Kong inflatable on Irving Park road. He’d always be in front (or on top) of a car dealership. I remember driving with my Grandparents and cowering in fear. My Grandpa would assure me that he would shoot the monkey with a bow and arrow. No joke. Gramps was major dick. Anyway, I find it awesome yet odd that Kong is associated with car dealerships. To this day you can find various Kongs peddling cars like the greasy ape he is.

kongballon

4. King Kong Gets Funky with Barry White

The year was 1977. The music world was a bottomless ocean of audible treasures. But nothing can come close to Barry, “Prince of Pillow talk” White’s funky orchestral creation entitled Theme From King Kong. I can only imagine this was influenced by 76′ Kong and it’s impact it had on everything. This will be my alarm, forever.

Play me: BARRY WHITES KING KONG

barrykong.jpg

5. Sad Dracula’s Kongfrontation Treasures

Collecting Kong is an expensive hobby. This means when I come across Kong related treats I must exercise extreme financial caution. Most of all I must not be drinking nor fed after midnight when surfing the web. This will ultimately cause me to purchase all Kong related items on earth. This is a sad fact of a 28 year old geek. Let us begin the display!

 

20170305_170822.jpg

This bad boy is a Universal Studios Kongfrontation pass! When I stumbled upon this guy during a midnight Kong search on Ebay, I knew I needed. The defunct ride will always hold special place in my heart. The ride thrilled me. I remember going on the ride and thinking that the giant Kong animatronic just might come alive this time around. I was certain of it. Those stupid little childish thoughts come flooding back when I look at the art on the pass. I sure do miss those days.

20170305_170834.jpg

My second Kong collectible comes from Arbys when they promoted Kongfrontation! I won’t lie. I have no memory of ever eating Arbys during the Kongfrontation years. I am not a fan of Arbys. I feel like the meat is secretly thinly sliced human flesh soaked in various sauces. That’s a personal problem. But I love this awesome cup!

16790303_1261476060573335_4735055994772520960_n

My third piece is a combo of my kick ass Todd Mcfarlane Kong figure AND my 2005 box of Kellogg’s corn flakes cereal!

I picked up the Kong figure at a flea market in Chicago. I talked the guy down to $12 bones! I felt bad but I pretended I had no idea what this was. No shame in my hunting game. The sculpt is amazing. The find was even better!

Now, let me explain the box of 12 year old cereal. Back in high school I purchased this box of cereal because of Peter Jackson’s King Kong flick. But my objective was far more advanced! On the side of the box was a redemption code for a kick ass kong t shirt. You best believe that I mailed the coupon out. Within a couple of weeks I was rocking the awesome Kong Kellogg’s shirt. The shirt is lost. I miss that shirt. I just might purchase it again on ebay…

Well it’s all over. I hope you enjoyed this journey of random Kong stuff. I hope this triggered your wallets to cough up the cashmoney to see Kong:Skull Island. It’s the best monster movie in decades. DECADES! Don’t believe me? Just check out It’s Alive Horror Podcast and their thrilling review.

Cheers,

Sad Dracula

 

 

 

Kong Superman Punches a Helicopter.

Last week the PODCAST I co-host released  EPISODE 11 in which we gushed over all things King Kong. The episode heavily focused on the upcoming Kong:Skull Island movie that is set to be unleashed March 10th. However, It’s Alive Podcast has a connection with the big hairy guy. Low and behold we found ourselves in possession of a map…

…a map in the form of a ticket to see a sneak screening of KONG: SKULL ISLAND in  beautiful IMAX 3D! My awesome God was it the ultimate monster movie experience that we have all been waiting for.

wp-1487546712550.jpg

Take a gander at the above Japanese poster. For me the poster layout instantly sends me back to when I was a 10 year old kid. It reminds me of how freaking awesome a kids life was in the 90’s. We had awesome monster toys, awesome monster shows and movies, and pretty much awesome everything. Everything was FUN.

The above poster is a perfect representation off what to expect in Kong:Skull Island. It is the ultimate monster/adventure film that we all grew up loving. Strangely we truly never experienced the full capabilities of the Monster Movie genre. That is until now.

I love Kong. I love Godzilla. I love giant monsters destroying things. But in every new monster movie I watched  I wanted more. The best taste of adventure was from Peter Jackson’s Kong. However, that was bogged down by bleakness and too much melodrama sauce. It was a great flick but that monster kid inside wasn’t fully satisfied.

Kong: Skull Island delivers all that was missing. It truly is the best Giant Monster movie to date. Kong is given a new and refreshing role that reminds us why he is King. Also, he’s not a sex offender this time around. Phew.

king-kong-vs-godzilla-kong

“How YOU’s doing, baby?”

 

KONG: Skull Island needs to be seen on the IMAX screen. At times the movie feels like a ride. The IMAX experience enhances that feeling tenfold. But you should see it in the IMAX format anyway.

Why?

Because King Kong Superman punches a  God damn helicopter!

kongpbanner3.jpg

Go see the big hairy hero. You will not be disappointed. All Hail The King!

Shhh…*Stay after the credits.

 

 

Ep. 11: A King Among Monsters

We are back! Man, does it feel good to record and release a fresh episode of It’s Alive Horror Podcast. This time around we record live on the cursed Skull Island. On this most monstrous island we talk Kong: Skull island, Halloween, and the cancelled Friday the 13th!

I hope you enjoy big number 11!

It's Alive! Horror Podcast

To celebrate the cinematic return of the great ape, we’re broadcasting directly from the mysterious Skull Island! From there we discuss all things King Kong including what we know of his new adventure Kong: Skull Island. But King Kong isn’t the only frightening wonder on our list. We unwrap Universal Studio’s The Mummy,  mourn the death of Jason Vorhees, celebrate the return of The Boogeyman, and predict the future of the Horror genre. It’s an episode so large and monstrous that Carl Denham would want to display us in New York! It’s new! It’s terrifying! It’s Alive!

You can download this episode by right clicking here.

View original post

Ep. 9: A Nightmare on All Hallow’s Eve — It’s Alive! Horror Podcast

Happy Halloween! Spend the night listening to the most laid back horror podcast on the web!

Halloween has arrived. But at what cost?! Tonight we leave the crypt to take a stroll down Elm Street to pitch a Nightmare of our own. But fear not, we’ve made a few pit stops along the way. We visit Camp Crystal Lake knowing Jason’s return, hit Castle Frankenstein to be triggered by the Bride, […]

via Ep. 9: A Nightmare on All Hallow’s Eve — It’s Alive! Horror Podcast

Episode 8 is released. We get controversial!

Ep.8: Thirty One Deadly Demonic Days – http://wp.me/p7Ee93-2o

We’re doing a 31 questionnaire in this episode. We are well aware that a lot of our contact in this episode is controversial. However, we love to stir the pot. It was one of my favorite episodes to record.

Co-host Chris has been a friend of mine over a decade. In recording these episodes for our podcast we always discover something new about each other. I always enjoy finding out that my opinions are always better….just kidding!!!!…

Chris did a fantastic job editing this and I hope everybody gets to enjoy episode 8 of it’s alive horror podcast..

Ep.7: Rise Of The Rotting Reviews!

It's Alive! Horror Podcast

Tonight, we crawl back into the writhing weathered womb of the weird to deliver our thoughts on some of the current hottest horror flicks. We take a trip to the “Upside Down” when we discuss Stranger Things. Then we head to the lab and pull up a slab to explain 2015’s misunderstood Victor Frankenstein. Follow us into the woods as we get lost with The Blair Witch and end up playing 31 with some captured carnies. If all that wasn’t enough we also talk the Halloween season, listener mail, and much more. It may not be Halloween yet, but tonight’s the night we come home.

You can download this episode by right clicking here.

View original post

Blair Witch Movie Review

So my doctor told me I have high blood pressure. I guess it’s unusual for someone my age to have it. Stress related or something. I’m all good, though. That is until I saw the official Blair Witch sequel.

I tried standing up when the lights turned on. I guess I was rigid with fear because my knees almost gave out on me! I was totally exhausted. The Blair Witch totally kicked my ass.

I was expecting a good movie that milked the source. What we got instead was a Force Awakens type of experience. The original served as the foundation and the rest was completely building up more of the mythology. On top of that the filmmaking behind this gem was absolutely on point. 

Director Adam Wingard utilized some fresh found footage techniques. Everything from drone footage to mini cameras. Beautiful work. The thing that I loved was the reason for having the footage displayed in such away makes complete sense. 

The icing on the cake was the pure and utter terrifying suspense that was carefully dropped on us. It all blended so damn well I nearly died. Thank God I didn’t get a heartattack because I would have missed the the insane ending!
Blair Witch is undoubtedly going to become a huge franchise that will dominate the box office. I’m on board with what Lionsgate and company have up their sleeve. The Blair Witch is only the beginning of the nightmare! I can see this going to so many different places. Not just in story but in marketing as well. Just gimme it all!

5/5

Its Alive Horror Podcast: Ep.6!

Our latest episode dropped yesterday. Podcasting was something we always wanted to do. So when we record each episode we do so in total awe. The awe factor is slowly going away. In its wake we are becoming more human. We are stripping our cautious hides and running naked through the horror Podcasting realm. It is a glorious feeling.

Our mission is to delve in all the feels we have for horror. It’s not just movies that drive us. It’s the atmosphere that horror, Halloween, and all things spooky creates. We desire to be one loud radio advertising all things horror all the damn time. We simply needed an outlet in which Chris and I could talk about Boo Berry and Universal Monsters in a public arena. It’s Alive Horror Podcast is that arena.

Amen.

Ep.6: Days Of Halloween Past | It’s Alive! A Horror Podcast

https://itsalivepodcast.com/2016/09/02/ep-6-days-of-halloween-past/

Ep.6: Days Of Halloween Past

It's Alive! Horror Podcast

Tonight we cook up a batch of nostalgic brew from our cauldron of history. What are some of your favorite personal memories of the Halloween season? We discuss costumes, tricking, treating, Booberry and so much more. We’re powering up the lab and playing Dr. Frankenstein  to discuss what we’d bring back to life this Halloween season! Plus we take a brief walk down Elm Street with recasting rumors that brings us nightmares. Don’t go out tonight. It’s spooky out there. Stay in and listen to us talk about old Halloween things.

You can download this episode by right clicking here.

View original post