Halloween house for sale! Can I borrow 1.4 million? I’m good for it.

Posted in Promotional on June 23, 2011 by jamesdunn81

First it was the Amityville  house, now it”s the iconic Myers house used in the classic Carpenter film Halloween that’s for sale. How cool would it be to sleep in the same room where Michael Myers broke through the closet and got shot off the balcony. I know, very cool. Although at night I would be be paranoid he would be walking slowly across the street towards the front door. Either or, if I had the cash I would drop it in a heart beat.

The house, which is located at 500 North ALMANSOR Street, Alhambra CA 91801 is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath and 1 half bath. The house was also used in Father of the Bride, how weird is that. If only the Banks knew what happened years before they would of never lived there.

Friday the 13th part 7 The New Blood Unrated and Uncut!

Posted in Misc. on June 7, 2011 by jamesdunn81

I read this article on Fridaythe13thfilms.com/blog and about flipped my lid. Anyone who has read my blog knows that Friday the 13th is my favorite slasher series. With part 7 being my all time favorite. When I first read this article it made me kinda upset to here this dude bashing part 7, then he began talking about all the shit they left out, and man did they cut out allot. I know some years back there was an online petition asking Paramount to release the fully restored version. Well, i guess it didn’t fly. Now check out this article on this blog. God I wish they release this. Please oh please oh please…. http://fridaythe13thfilms.com/blog/waiting-for-the-new-blood-unrated-edition-dvd/

Murder Legendre plans for 2011 and future

Posted in Misc. on June 6, 2011 by jamesdunn81

I know, I know. I haven’t been on here in what seems like forever but thats because I’m about to make some serious changes to this blog. First off I have been working like crazy (as always) but working on a couple of side projects that I think in time will really take off. One of which is 40ozofHorror! A new podcast site I started with my buddy Chad. We drink allot, talk about horror flicks and beer. It’s just like what we do at every horror convention except now we do it every weekend. A podcast for fans by fans, nothing is better than arguing about scary flicks and whatnot while throwing back some cold brew. It’s great.  Another is called Late Nite Creature Feature, it was started by another friend of mine Shannon. He is bringing back classic monster movies in a big way! I’m very excited to be helping him out with this and I look forward to helping how ever I can.

Now onto my baby Murder Legendre. Murder Legendre was started by my wife and I as a way to talk about our favorite horror films and lost movies that people didn’t really talk about. As time went on it became increasingly harder for us to keep up with it on a regular basis. So what to do? Well, I’ll tell ya. Murder Legendre will live on as just my blog for now. Posting cool flicks I find, rants and raves and other odds and ends I think people would like to read about. As time moves on I want to turn Murder Legendre into my own f/x company. I have been doing makeup/effects now for a couple of years and want to take this passion I have for it professionally. I love make up and practical effects and seriously want to pursue a career in the field. So thats where I see Murder Legendre heading into the future. So until next time check out http://www.40oofhorror.com and Late Nite Creature Feature on facebook. I hope to still hear from all you guys and gals and like George Romero always says, stay sacred.

Clip of the Day! Shock Waves 1977

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 by jamesdunn81

This scene scared the life out of me as a kid. It still gives me the creeps.

Paul Naschy Blogathon! Nov 29th-Dec 3rd!

Posted in Events on November 14, 2010 by jamesdunn81

Thats right people! Karen and I along with a ton of other kick ass sites and blogs will be commemorating the one and only late great Spanish horror icon Paul Naschy in all his werewolf, ghoul, exorcist, murdering and undead glory during the Paul Naschy Blogathon during the week of Nov 29th – Dec 3rd! If you have any Naschy flicks you would like us watch or talk about on here just shoot us an email here or on facebook. Can’t wait!

Horror remakes. The good, the bad, the ugly.

Posted in Misc. on November 14, 2010 by jamesdunn81

When it comes to remakes of horror movies there are always going to be two sides. The ones who will always hate them for whatever reason and those who will give them a chance. Even the most forgiving horror fans have waded through their fair share of rehashed crap, and sometimes it pays off, and sometimes it doesn’t. I’m going to name a couple of films that I think shine on each side. Being a good example of being a pro or con for horror remakes.

There are only a couple of films I can think of that have out shined the originals in most ways. One of them I have talked about numerous times on here is Night of the living dead 1990. Even though the original was essentially horrors last great black and white classic. I truly feel Savini’s version with the help of Romero really gives that extra something. Giving Barbara a much needed overhaul, she went from being an essentially dead character 10min into the flick to becoming a survivor.

Another great remake is The Thing 1982. Allot of people firmly believe this is the greatest remake ever for the horror genre. I am one of those who totally agree. Between Rob Bottin’s amazing animatronic creature effects – that two decades later, haven’t lost a step with modern makeup. That along with a kick ass cast and stellar bleak remote atmosphere, not even the downbeat ending could keep me from loving this awesome piece of work.

This has been wrongly overlooked and I still have no idea why to this day. Tobe Hoopers Toolbox Murders 2004 stands high over its original counterpart. Hooper not only re-established  his quiet scares and graphic gore, but it also stars Angela Bettis, arguably the best thing to happen to horror since the invention of corn syrup and food coloring.

The retelling of this 1958 classic The Blob 1988 (which fucking stars Steve McQueen!) is just as campy and entering as any great B-movie should be. Add in another plus that it bumps up the gore quite a bit is a total win!

The Fly 1986 is a rare example of a remake that confidently trumps the original. Even though Cronenberg is know for his hyper-violent B-movies, he’s seldom done it better than this amazing flick.

House of Wax1953. Vincent Price. Nuff said. If you haven’t seen the original Mystery at the Wax Museum, don’t.

Alright, now comes the time when the people who always say “I told you so” get to say, “I told you so”. The cons to horror remakes, these horrific flops of shit neither had the substance nor the weight that the originals held. With out further ado, here are some my favorite remakes to bash.

The Haunting 1999. Bad remakes of horror flicks are as plentiful as black clothing at a horror convention, but the profoundly inept raping of the 1933 haunted house classic almost had me kick my cat. This film qualifies as a crime against humanity.

Psycho 1998 Fuck You Gus Van Sant for even thinking about this. Hitchcock totally rolled over in his grave after this piece of shit slid into theaters. I don’t even have to say anything else, it kinda goes without saying. Once again, fuck you Gus Van Sant.

I was upset when I herd about Salem’s Lot 2004 being retold into a tv series, but like I said earlier, I was one of the ones who gave it a chance. Between the ham-fisted performances and needless revisions to every single character the whole thing fell apart. Watch Tobe Hoopers original and beautiful shot film. It’s soooo much better.

When George Sluzier remade his own The Vanishing 1993 for Hollywood it amounted to bigger stars and less tension with a forced ending. A very, very needless rehash. Throwing more money at something never makes it better. Take note Rob Zombie. Speaking off…

Rob Zombies Halloween I & II 2007/2009 where do I start with this fucking piece of shit. Lets just say this. Soulless fanboy filmmaker masturbation served up in the most spectacularly flaccid of ways, void of substance and fun, and most of all my fucking time. Biggest failure of a horror film I have ever seen. My wife and I almost walked out of the theater when we saw the first one. The second piece of fuck we picked up sadly at a local red box and turned it off 15min into it. Let these films be a great basis for any argument against classic horror film remakes.

Clip of the day! Duane Jones last interview parts 1 and 2

Posted in Clip of the Day! on October 19, 2010 by jamesdunn81

He will be missed.