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Amoeba Sponsors SHOCK-IT-TO-ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY At Café Du Nord in SF, 10/31

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 6, 2011 04:44pm | Post a Comment

Haunting San Francisco's historic Café Du Nord on October 31st, the SHOCK-IT-TO-ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY will, claws down, be the most insidious show in San Francisco this Ghoultide Season! Bringing back a real sense of old skool All-Hallows-Eve fun, event promoter August Ragone (columnist for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine), has sewn together a monstrous fright night of horror hosts, maniacal music, creepy contests, and more tricks ‘n treats than you can shake a bloody stake at!
 
After a ten-year ban in thirteen countries, Ragone is proud to announce the triumphant return of theJohnny Legend Rockabilly legendary Rock n' Roll Rasputin, straight from his heart-stopping performance at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans: JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS NAKED APES! Johnny's latest musical incarnation (featuring members of The Mummies and The Chuckleberries) will be seizing Café Du Nord’s sinister stage with fellow maniacal maniacs THE UNDERTAKER & HIS PALS, and the organ-blitzing madmen of BEACHKRIEG!
 
Demonic DJ, OMAR PEREZ (Popscene, Shutter, Leisure, Sixxteen) will be spinning the wicked wax through the dark Samhain Eve, from The Cramps to Screaming Lord Sutch, to fulfill your sinister garage-stomping urges! Ragone boasts that in case of sudden monster attack, a team of Resuscitated Nurses will be on stand by, while each and every putrid patron will be insured for $1,000,000 by Wm. Castle & Sons of Hollywood against death by fright. And he warns, “Come early! No one will be seated during the final 15 minutes of the show!”
 
Your horrifying hosts for this night of ghoulish guising are MISS MISERY (Creepy KOFY Movie Time) and THE MONSTER MELONS (Ms. Monster & Her Monster Melons), who will MC the “Scary Screaming Contest” for a crawling cache of putrid prizes — including a real “Dead Body” — and the $200 Cash PrizeCreepy Costume Contest”!

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: Halloween at Amoeba Music San Francisco, 2010

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 2, 2010 10:48am | Post a Comment
by Audra and Tarin

On an uncharacteristically sunny Sunday in San Francisco, a skeletal hand released a needle onto the crackly ridges of Bauhaus’s “Bela Lagosi’s Dead.” Ghouls flocked from the far reaches of their cavernous haunt to the stage as the lights dimmed over the oldies section. The omnipresent CLACK-CLACK-CLACK of browsing slowed to a near stop. It could mean nothing else…it was time for Amoeba San Francisco’s annual Halloween employee costume contest!

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The festivities were led by the musical styling of DJ Tay the Ripper (also known as Security Taylor). Luckily, Tay the Ripper was able to take off time from his busy schedule of murder and mayhem to spin spooky songs all afternoon. The set was perfectly chosen to get everyone in the mood for a fierce costume competition. And fierce it was. Kaitlin, our mistress of ceremonies for the afternoon, rallied the ghoulish group together and brought them out one by one.


First up was Willie as "Beavis, from down the block."

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A Happy (and Hairy) Heavy Metal Halloween Top Thirteen!

Posted by Kells, October 31, 2010 01:13pm | Post a Comment
If you missed banging your head during the three hour heavy/hair metal sets DJ BJ (who shared many glory stories of nights spent in the trenches of the glamorous Hollyweird sleaze-rock scene) and I spun this past Friday at Amoeba Music San Francisco, here's a wee cross-section of the darkest and most sinister selections you can spin for your pleasure whether you're spending this Halloween night in your inner oubliette or amongst fiends!

1.) "Halloween" - King Diamond

2.) "Touch of Evil" - Judas Priest

3.)
"God Bless the Children of the Beast" - Motley Crue

4.)
"Madhouse" - Anthrax

5.)"Walk in the Shadows" - Queensryche

6.)
"Close My Eyes Forever" - Lita Ford feat. Ozzy Osbourne

7.) "
Fear of the Dark" - Iron Maiden

8.) "Black Sabbath" - Black Sabbath

9.) "
Gail" - Alice Cooper

10.)"
Midnight/Tornado" - Skid Row

11.) "
Scared" - Dangerous Toys

12.) "Iced Earth" - Dracula

13.) "Halloween" - Helloween


The Art of the LP Cover- Halloween Special Pt 3.

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 31, 2010 12:05am | Post a Comment

Happy Halloween!




I love halloween!!! ...my favorite horror movies of the season ...the exorcist ...psycho ...nightmare on elm street ...halloween!!!

Posted by Brad Schelden, October 28, 2010 01:57pm | Post a Comment

I love this time of year more than anything! I love everything about this Halloween month. I love the pumpkins and the costumes and the traditions. I love how Halloween seems to take over the month of October. But most all, I love all the horror movies! Every year I looked forward to the Halloween specials on TV. The horror movie marathons. The late Elvira movie nights. The midnight screening at the movie theaters. The horror movie remakes that are sometimes not as horrible as you would expect. The newest Saw movie! I also love the special Halloween episodes of my favorite sitcoms. Roseanne did a Halloween episode every year. Roseanne is now long gone but you can still catch it all the time in repeats on TV or you can get all the Halloween episodes together on one DVD. This is one of the many things that I watch every October. I also watch all the old Elvira Movie Macabre movies that were put out on DVD. Now Elvira is back with her show on TV! She looks exactly the same and she is just as funny as ever. Her show is on at midnight on Saturdays. And she was also nice enough to film a little episode of What's In My Bag. It just got put up on the website...so check it out here. I love Elvira and love just hearing that theme music! I remember watching Elvira as a kid late at night. I just thought she was the coolest thing. She for sure was instrumental in my love of horror movies....

There are certain horror movies that I love to watch around Halloween time. I obviously like to watch the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. It is an amazing piece of television history. I watch Mad Monster Party every year as well. The original Halloween movie is still one of my favorites too. It is still scary even after watching it one hundred times! I just love the feel of the first part of the movie -- so brilliant and perfect. The best horror movies came out of the 70s and 80s...at least, that is my opinion, but I guess it just really depends on what decade you grew up in.

In honor of the season, I present to you my list of my top favorite 30 movies to watch around Halloween...Some of these are guilty pleasures, like Final Destination. Many of them are movies I saw when I was younger that still manage to freak me out. They are all classics, to me at least. They are essential movies that everyone who loves horror movies should see....


Ghostbusters
Nightmare Before Christmas
Shivers
Witchboard
Sleepaway Camp




Slumber Party Massacre
Final Destination
Saw
Martin
Scream



Amityville Horror
Manhunter
Friday the 13th
Jaws
The Omen



The Birds
Phenomena
Poltergeist
The Fog
The Thing




Children of the Corn

Dawn of the Dead
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Shining
Psycho



Carrie
Rosemary's Baby
The Exorcist
Silence of the Lambs
Halloween



Many of these films are starting to come out on blu-ray. Both The Exorcist and Psycho are two of my favorites and they both just came out on blu-ray this month! I also just watched House of the Devil for the first time last week. It came out last year but has the feel of a late 70s or early 80s horror movie and it was brilliant. House was just released by Criterion this week. It's a haunted house horror thriller movie from Japan that originally came out in 1977. You can read Kelly's excellent review of it right here. The Slumber Party Massacre 3 DVD set also just came out from Shout Factory. I also highly recommend the new documentary Never Sleep Again. I just finished watching it this morning. It is a new super in-depth documentary about the Nightmare On Elm Street series. I love these movies and it was super fun learning more about the making of all them. It is narrated by Heather Langenkamp and features interviews with most every cast member from all the movies. They really did a great job of tracking everyone down! They even found the hall monitor from the first movie! Hope you all have an awesome Halloween week! I have some movies to go watch now. You can find all the above movies at any of the Amoeba stores. Some are available on our website with special pricing just for you...




buy
Never Sleep Again-Collector's Edition DVD








buy
Exorcist Blu-ray







buy
Psycho 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray








buy
House Blu-ray


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