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(Video) Leatherface from "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" NECA Action Figure (Toy Review)

I review the NECA release of their Leatherface action figure, based on his look in Leatherface: The The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

You can see it in the video below:

"Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" pictures are not mine. It is property of Warner Bros and New Line Cinema. They are used under the Fair use agreement for review.


Horror Crush: Valerie Hartman

I usually try and do some Horror Crushes during Women in Horror Month, but I wasn't able to. Until, right now that is! Today's inclusion into this site's hallowed hall of beauty is the beautiful Valerie Hartman, a huge crush of mine as a kid, and a very underrated and lovely lady.
Finding any information on the beautiful Ms. Hartman is very difficult. She only has three acting credits to her name. We are focusing on her first and most famous, to horror fans anyways, role and that is of the naughty Ally in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers.
The best of the sequels in the franchise, picks up several years after the first one. Angela (this time and in the following film played by the Boss' real life sister Pamela Springsteen) has had a sex change is a camp counselor at a camp filled with teens. It's good, empty headed fun, that pokes fun at itself and slasher movies, way before many others even thought of it. The gore is pretty good, but it is done with such a fun spirit that it never really feels nasty or mean spirited.
Among the teens is Hartman's character of Ally. For all intents and purposes the slut of the movie, Ally only really thinks about getting laid. Oh, and, showing off her most impressive boobs, which she does a lot, throughout the course of the movie. For the most part, she is a likable character. Being promiscuous does not make a character a bad person, despite what slasher movies may want to tell you. But, when she snaps at our final girl (played well by pretty sister of Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, Renee Estevez), it's easier to hate her.
It still sucks when she dies, cause she is a fun character. Also, cause she can't take her top off again. Hartman is good in her role, doing her best with a character that really doesn't have any depth aside from her hot body and wanting to get boned.
Her only other horror credit is working as an assistant to the director and being a raccoon wrangler on the inferior (to the first two) but still highly enjoyable Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland. She did two more acting gigs, both non-horror, until disappearing from the entertainment biz. If any of you know what she is up currently up to I would love to know, tell me in the comments section, below.
She may have had only one acting gig in horror, but Valerie Hartman made it count! Naturally beautiful and with a real fun quality about her that shined in her sexy role, Hartman is impossible to forget. Showing her knockers a good four times or so in the movie, she ranks as one of the most memorable nudes in horror history. With all of these attributes, and more, there is no way that she does not deserve her inclusion into this site's Horror Crushes!


Traveler- Traveler (Album Review)

Musician: Traveler
Album Title: Traveler
Genre/ Subgenre: Heavy Metal
Label: Gates of Hell Records
Release Date: February 22, 2019

Canada's Traveler are a straight up old school heavy metal band. For those weened on bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Accept, this band will come as a fucking godsend. The fact that are young is even more awesome, as they will surely have an amazing future within the metal community, if this killer self-titled album is even a hint of what they have in store for us.

This is their debut record. I had not heard about them until recently, but have not stopped listening to them, since I got this ass kicker sent to me. It is an absolute, fiery blast from start to fucking finish.

The album opens with the driving Priest like "Starbreaker" that will get your blood pumping and your headbanging! The soaring vocals of Jean-Pierre Abboud (formerly of Gatekeeper) make this fly straight to the stars. The anthemic, speed metal track "Street Machine" rips like so many bands only wish they could. It is a full blown ass-kicker that you will be signing and raising your fists. It makes for the best track on the album, which is no small feet. Guitars wale on the adrenaline pumping "Up To You", where the combo guitars of founding member Matt Reis (of Gatekrashor and Hrom) and Toryin "Junior" Schadlich really play off awesomely each other and shine with soaring power. The pulse pounding "Fallen Heroes" has some of my favorite signing on the album, with some real Halfordesque vocals. The song and its lyrics get in your blood and soul.

I absolute love the production in this album. The music sounds crisp, clear, and absolutely powerful. There is a wonderful old school feel to it that mixes perfectly with the band's style of music. It is the final stamp in giving this a true 80's sound.
Traveler's self-titled first album is likely to remain a strong contender for debut of the year. It is arguably the most fun metal album released so far in 2019. A sky soaring. anthem filled, rocker that kicks your fucking ass. It is one that will have you raise them devil horns, while headbaning away, signing along, and having some well deserved brewskies!

4.5 out of 5


(Video) My Blu-ray & DVD Collection Part 4: Letters J-N

I continue my series where I show my Blu-ray/ DVD collection. I start off the video mentioning two DVDs I missed talking about before, Black Christmas (2006) and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. From there, I continue from where I last off with the letters J-N.

Check it out in the video below:

(Video) My Blu-ray & DVD Collection Part 1: Some Sets, TV Shows, & the Letter A
(Video) My Blu-ray & DVD Collection Part 2: The Letters B-E
(Video) My Blu-ray & DVD Collection Part 3: More Sets, Series, and SE's & the Letters F-I



Laceration- Remnants (Album Review)

Musician: Laceration
Album Title: Remnants
Genre/ Subgenre: Thrash/ Death Metal
Label: Unspeakable Axe Records
Release Date: February 8, 2019

Laceration are a Bay Area death/ thrash metal band. They formed in 2006 and play music that is fast, aggressive, and heavy. After a five year hiatus, they are back and currently working on their debut album. In the meantime, they have put out Remnants through the label they have joined, Unspeakable Axe Records. This compilation album features: demo and tracks from the split that they did with Tinnitus and from 2009's Consuming Reality and Realms of Unconscious.

Their style of music is very rooted in an old school sound that is extremely welcomed and technically proficient. Their influences clearly lie in bands like Possession, Beneath the Remains and Arise era Sepultura, Death, and German thrashers like Sodom and Kreator. The resulting sound is fucking awesome and uncompromising.

The opening track "Realms Of The Unconscious" has an acoustic intro that leads into thundering  and thrashing music that recalling Metallica and the aforementioned Sepultura. The barked out growling vocals of signer and guitarist Luke Cazares adds seething anger and menace to the head ripping song. "Shadows of Existence" (of which two versions appear, including the closing track which is from the demo of it) opens with a killer riff that as it adds drums and bass builds to a pounding song that has no mercy and rips with unadulterated speed. "Exhausted In Form"'s haunting intro gives a chilling and death filled air. As it drifts away, we are given a masterfully song filled with crunch, soaring riffage, and evil sounding vocals that recalls bands like Demolition Hammer. It is my favorite song found on this compilation. Meanwhile, the pulverizing "Hobo With A Shotgun", clearly inspired by the bloody and wild exploitation, horror, action, comedy film of the name, will snap necks with its ferocity.

Remnants is an awesome compilation from Laceration. It is a great introduction to these decidedly old-school sytled death thrashers. The music is fast, heavy, and angry, just as fans would want it to be. I can't wait for their debut album, as if this is any indication of what they are capable of doing Laceration will fucking kill with it. For now, we headbangers have this fucking killer release to enoy and savor!

4 out of 5


Critical Defiance- Misconception (Album Review)

Musician: Critical Defiance
Album Title: Misconception
Genre/ Subgenre: Thrash Metal
Label: Unspeakable Axe Records
Release Date: February 8, 2019

Chilean thrashers Critical Defiance have made their debut album in the razor fast Misconception. This technically savvy shredder is sure to please fans of old school thrash metal,

The music is a battering assault of speed, shouted gang vocals, and pummeling power. The influence of bands like Nuclear Assault, Exodus, and Slayer comes out loud and clear and is a pleasure for anyone who grew up with a denim jacket that was filled with patches of bands like these. Critical Defiance are mostly interested in a lightning fast style, but they are not above changing things up.

Case in point, the catchy instrumental, "507" grooves and mixes in some soaring and shredding leads. It is literally impossible to not headbang and play air guitar while hearing it. "What About You" has a really cool drum intro that goes right into a song that is fast and pummeling in its intensity. I love the little bits of shred throw in  that build up to one hell off a chainsawesque riff. The angry vocals further drive the ferocity of the music. "Onset" starts off with fast and complex guitar playing that thoroughly demonstrates the bands' amazing musical abilities. The song, itself, is a full throttle and unrelenting attack of speed and anger.

With Misconception,  Critical Defiance doesn't break any new ground, but they don't need to. It's appeal is in its 80's inspired thrash attack. It is also in the jaw dropping musicianship that is on-hand. The band know how to play the fuck out of fast and complex music. In all, it is a riff-tastic delight for fellow fans of this killer style of metal.

3 out of 5


(Video) My Blu-ray & DVD Collection Part 3: More Sets, Series, and SE's & the Letters F-I

In this, the third part of my vlog series on my Blu-ray and DVD collection, I show off more box sets, series, and special editions. I also continue in alphabetical order, by going on to the letters F-I. But, before, all of that I show some titles, I missed from the last time. I also pay tribute/ respect the legendary beauty Julie Adams from Creature from the Black Lagoon, who sadly passed away Sunday night.

You can see it all in the video below:

Please, be sure to share your collections and/ or your thoughts/ love for the Julie Adams in the comments section below. 


(Video) A Talk with the Gorgeous Onyx Muse at Exxxotica NJ 2018

One of the interviews I enjoyed conducting the most at Exxxotica NJ 2018 had to be with the beautiful, sweet, and smart Onyx Muse. She had left the industry in 2015 (which was, coincidentally, the last time I saw and interviewed her), but she is back, baby! Now, she is a cam-girl, and, most awesome of all, she is helping other cam-girls. I honestly love what she is doing and think it is one of the best and coolest ideas I have heard in the adult biz in a long time.

You can see her talk all about that in the video below:


Video shot by Pat Keenan
Video edited by Negative Pop 
All photography by myself