Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Monsters, Inc.

“We scare because we care.” Almost exactly nineteen years ago, Disney and Pixar released the wildly popular Monsters, Inc. The film starred John Goodman and Billy Crystal as James P. “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, respectively. In the film, monsters harness the screams of children to power their city, Monstropolis. To do this, the monstersContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Monsters, Inc.”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Disney’s Greatest Villain

“I’ll find her! I’ll find her if I have to burn down all of Paris!” Disney has tons of memorable villains in their films. From the first feature length villain, the Evil Queen, to characters that have been given their own franchise films such as Maleficent, Disney knows how to make a great villain. ButContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Disney’s Greatest Villain”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Making The Nightmare Before Christmas

“This is Halloween!” The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the most celebrated films of the holiday season. It works as both a Halloween film and a Christmas film, so many families and fans (such as myself) watch it multiple times during the final months of the year. The movie is twenty-seven years old asContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Making The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Don’t Look Under The Bed (1999)

“Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to get old.” In 1999 the Disney Channel and director Kenneth Johnson stuck their necks out to produce the channel’s first true horror film: Don’t Look Under The Bed. The movie succeeded in scaring youngsters….and their parents. Parents demanded that the film be removed from theContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Don’t Look Under The Bed (1999)”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: All Hail The (Evil) Queen!

“Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…” In today’s Thirty-One Days O’Horror entry I decided to pay homage to the original bad girl, the first villain to ever grace the big screen in a feature-length Disney film: Snow White‘s Evil Queen. Scaring children and adults alike since 1937, the Evil Queen has appeared in multiple Disney productions,Continue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: All Hail The (Evil) Queen!”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

“Here kitty, kitty, kitty….” Way back in 1979, director Ridley Scott and writer Dan O’Bannon brought science fiction horror to another level with Alien. Starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley and an ensemble cast that featured Yaphet Kotto, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, and more, the film became an Academy Award winner and launched a franchiseContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Famous Monsters Speak

“You are the one who wants to know everything…be brave!” In 1963, Wonderland Records released Famous Monsters Speak on vinyl. Produced by Jim Warren of the magazine Famous Monsters Of Filmland, with a script written by Cherney Berg, the album features Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster in a pair of recordings roughly twenty minutes each. VoicingContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Famous Monsters Speak”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Disney Halloween Decorations

“Life’s no fun without a good scare!” While the theme parks of Disney decorate year round, Halloween seems to be a special time when the parks really go all out. From fall colors scattered throughout the park to Disney costumed characters with spooky twists to their attire, nothing is as beautiful as a Disney parkContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Disney Halloween Decorations”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Now That’s What I Call Halloween (2015)

“Dig Through The Ditches And Burn Through The Witches….” I decided to throw in a quick review of 2015’s Now That’s What I Call Halloween. I’ve been wanting a decent Halloween album for a little while now and whenever I saw this one, I decided to give it a go. To be quite honest, it’sContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: Now That’s What I Call Halloween (2015)”

Thirty-One Days O’Horror: The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror (Disney Theme Parks)

“You’ve Just Crossed Over….” Narrated by Rod Serling, Disney World’s The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror is one of the most popular rides in the Orlando park. An accelerated drop dark ride, the Tower is the second tallest structure in all of Walt Disney World and features a 130′ drop that is randomly adjusted byContinue reading “Thirty-One Days O’Horror: The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror (Disney Theme Parks)”