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AUGUST 9, 2017

Our next MANSION OF MYSTERY is scheduled to air August 25 in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) at 9 PM.  In "Isn't It Malicious?", Scarlett offers advice to fellow horror hostess Mistress Malicious of BORDELLO OF HORROR, who wants to cultivate a more "family friendly" image, with predictably disasterous results.  Meanwhile, CJ spots a Xylomorph lurking around The Mansion. Is it the friendly artist Basil from a few episodes ago, or another Xylomorph...And if it isn't Basil, is he friend or foe?  Dr. Toad and Ralphie team up to find out.

The movie this time is STAR KNIGHT (1985), aka KNIGHT OF THE DRAGON, a Spanish-made tale of a medieval princess who is apparently abducted by a dragon.  In fact, the "dragon" is a spaceship and the "knight" who serves it is an alien who becomes the object of the princess' affections.  If the premise itself does not require a suspension of disbelief, it should be noted that viewers are also expected to accept Klaus (FITZCARRALDO) Kinski, Harvey (BUGSY) Kietel and Fernando (THE FRENCH CONNECTION) Rey as denizens of the same country, much less Medieval England!

In our September episode (Date TBD), "The Noon Strangler", Carl Kolchak and Ron Updyke wander into a comic shop just in time to find CJ picking up his weekly comics.  As one would expect, Kolchak goes on the offensive, wielding all manner of weapons against him.  As if this weren't enough, Penny Dreadful of SHILLING SHOCKERS guest stars.

As befitting the storyline, the movie Dan Curtis' SCREAM OF THE WOLF, which, like THE NIGHT STALKER, features a screenplay by Richard Matheson.  A series of gristly murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf cause local police to seek out the assistance of writer Peter (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE) Graves, who in turn looks to retired big game hunter Clint (THE DIRTY DOZEN) Walker for help.  Joann (THE NIGHT STRANGLER) Pflug co-stars.
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JULY 15, 2017

Lots and lots of MANSION OF MYSTERY news!  First up, our 30th episode, "Bast Foot Forward", is scheduled to air in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) on July 28 at 9 PM EST.  Mrs. O'Brien makes life difficult for Scarlett, CJ and Ralphie when an ancient book convinces her that Mittens is the Egyptian cat goddess Bast reincarnated.  However, when Mittens starts manifesting strange powers, Scarlett suspects another, more earthly, explaination and heads to Dr. Toad's laboratory.

The movie this time is THE CAT CREATURE (1973), a made-for-TV thriller directed by Curtis Harrington. A mummy and an ancient amulet disappear from the estate of a collector, setting off a chain of murders. David Hedison (VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, THE FLY) stars as an archeologist assisting the police lieutenant (Stuart Whitman) investigating the mysterious deaths.  The answer involves a reincarnated Egyptian high priestess and the cat goddess Bast.  Meredith Baxter (Family Ties), Gale Sondergaard (THE SPIDER WOMAN), Keye Luke (KUNG FU) and John Carradine round out the cast.

In other news, MANSION OF MYSTERY will be joining the weekly lineup of Throwback TV, WBXZ 56.4! Beginning in August, we will be airing Sundays at 5 PM EST, with an encore presentation at 3 AM the following Sunday.  On August 6th, travel back to the past with our pilot episode, "There's No Business Like Monkey Business".

And lastly, if you are in the Buffalo area, stop by Buffalo ComicCon Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Buffalo Convention Center, where the Mansion cast will be special guests!!

JUNE 18, 2017

Join us June 23 in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) at 9 PM EST for a very special MANSION OF MYSTERY, "The Creature Was Very Nice". With Delilah heading off for a DOCTOR WHO convention, Tripp Punter turns his attention to an unidentified alien lurking about The Mansion. But in order to do so, he must enter into a pact with his employer, the leader of the Time Bosses (Guest Star Colin Baker - Yes, The Doctor is "in"!) that could impede his investigation.

The movie this month is NAKED SPACE, aka SPACESHIP or THE CREATURE WASN'T NICE, an all-star parody of ALIEN starring Leslie Nielsen (FORBIDDEN PLANET and the NAKED GUN trilogy) as the commander of an imperiled space freighter, Patick Macnee (THE AVENGERS) as the mad scientist who brings the monster on board, and Cindy Williams (LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY), Gerritt Graham (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE) and writer/director/star Bruce Kimmel (THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL) as the imperiled crew.
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MAY 22, 2017

Join us on May 26 at 9 PM EST in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) for the next MANSION OF MYSTERY: "The Great Brain Robbery". CJ enlists the aid of EBDC and our special guest star The Evil Dr. Toad for help with his recent blue mood.  As one would expect when two people with "Evil" in their names, things go wildly wrong, causing havoc with CJ's study group and EBDC's play date with Ralphie.  While many of our Horror Host brethern have been kind enough to appear in previous episodes, this is the first time that one has set foot in The Mansion, and we couldn't be happier!


In honor of the occasion, we're presenting an unusually good movie.  In SHE WAITS (1972), Oscar winner Patty Duke (THE MIRACLE WORKER) becomes possessed by the ghost of her husband's first wife, who seeks to bring her killer to justice. David McCallum (THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., NCIS), Lew Ayres (BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES) and Dorothy McGuire (THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE) co-star.

As always, the show will be accompanied by a live chat.  And be sure and stay tuned after the credits for a special announcement!

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APRIL 21, 2017


The Barlicorn Family

Join us tonight at 9 PM EST in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net), for a brand new episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY! In "Brits in the Cellar", Scarlett and CJ discover that their home has been housing some...unexpected guests of antiquity. Will they be friends or foes? They must grapple with this question and figure out how to handle suddenly sharing The Mansion with their newfound housemates. Our feature is the 1973 televised adaptation of the Mary Norton novel THE BORROWERS, about a miniature-sizaed family living in the floorboards of an English home. When the daughter of the tiny family attempts to befriend the human boy who lives there, trouble erupts and tensions rise.  The movie stars Eddie Albert (GREEN ACRES), Tammy Grimes (THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN), Beatrice Straight (NETWORK, WONDER WOMAN) and Dame Judith Anderson (REBECCA, KING'S ROW).  And don't forget to join us for a live, moderated chat during the broadcast!
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MARCH 9, 2017

Join us March 24 at 9 PM EST for a very special episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY!  In "Send In The Clown", Scarlett and CJ take off for the Westminster Dog Show - CJ is a contestant - leaving Mrs. O'Brien and Mittens to care for both EBDC and Ralphie.  To keep them in line, she turns to the power of cartoons, leading to our Tribute To Animation.  Among the treasures from the vault we're bringing you are some of the usual suspects: CLUTCH CARGO and vintage appearances by Gumby and Superman, among others. In addition, there's the very first adaptation of THE HOBBIT. No, not the Peter Jackson film, or even the Rankin-Bass TV cartoon, but rather a 1966 version that had exactly one theatrical showing.  We suspect that the people who made it might have actually been aware that it was based on a classic novel...But after seeing it, we're not really sure.

If you're curious, stop by The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) to check it out.  And don't forget to join the cast for a live moderated chat during the broadcast.
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FEBRUARY 16, 2017

The next MANSION OF MYSTERY, to be shown in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) on February 24 at 9 PM EST, will finally give our viewers a chance to meet two previously referenced but never seen characters.  In "My Dinner With CJ", Elena, the girl CJ's been pining for since the infamous DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE episode in Season One, finally agrees to a date with our favorite teen wolf.  However, at the same time, Mr. O'Brien, tired of playing second fiddle for his wife's attentions, decides to do away with his rival: Mittens the Cat!  SPOILER ALERT: regular MANSION viewers should watch for a guest appearance from a fan favorite...One who dresses in blue!

In keeping with the "Man Vs. Feline" theme, the movie is THE BIG CAT (1949), in which a young man (Lon McAllister of WINGED VICTORY and STAGE DOOR CANTEEN) matches wits with a cougar who is imperiling the livestock in his community, leading to a final confrontation where it is painfully obvious that "no animals were harmed in the making of this film."  THE BIG CAT also stars Peggy Ann Garner (A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN), Preston Foster (KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL and DR. X), Forrest Tucker (THE CRAWLING EYE and TV's GHOST BUSTERS and F TROOP), and Skip Homeier (Classic STAR TREK and THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN).

And during the broadcast, don't forget to join us for a live chat, moderated by our friend and neighbor The Evil Dr. Toad!

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JANUARY 10, 2017

Join us in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) on January 20th at 9 PM EST for the Season Three Premiere of MANSION OF MYSTERY, "Psychic Fiends Network."  CJ, still traumatized by the events of last episode, looks to help from a gypsy amulet to protect him from evil.  However, the amulet brings evil to the Mansion in the form of its former owner and Ralphie, who stage a battle to the death over it.  Can Scarlett and CJ stop them before they destroy the themselves and the Mansion?

This episode's movie also features a magic amulet.  In PSYCHIC KILLER aka THE KIRLIAN FORCE, Jim Hutton (ELLERY QUEEN) plays a wrongfully convicted man who inherits said trinket, which he uses to take vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment and to romance psychiatrist Julie Adams (THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON). Guest victims include Whit Bissell (AIRPORT), Nehemiah Persoff (SOME LIKE IT HOT), and Graydon Clark (SATAN'S SADISTS). As victims are stabbed, boiled, incinerated and put through a meat grinder, this may be the grisliest film ever to receive a PG rating from the MPAA!

As always, our show will be accompanied by a live, moderated chat.  Don't forget to log in and join the fun!
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NOVEMBER 24, 2016

A special Christmas episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY premieres December 23 on The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net).  In "Musical Crisis", Tripp Punter brings the New Legends of Fifteen Minutes Ago to the Mansion to help Scarlett and CJ combat a plague causing people to randomly burst into song.  And what is the goal of the masked figure known as The Phantom of the Mansion?

Appropriately, this episode features a musical, and one that will make viewers nostalgic for DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE: IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN (1975), a cringeworthy made-for-TV adaptation of the 1966 Broadway musical.  According to our Scarlett, who appeared in a local production some years back, the original libretto was not too bad, but this version was apparently mounted by the only people in the civilized world unfamiliar with the characters and situations.  Miscasting abounds with  Kenneth Mars (YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN) as a suave gossip columnist, Allen Ludden (PASSWORD) as a stern Perry White, and Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H) as a spunky ingenue.  Other actors - Leslie Warren (VICTOR/VICTORIA and CINDERELLA) as a somewhat dimwitted Lois Lane and David Wayne (ELLERY QUEEN) as a grandfatherly mad scientist - seem confused.  Sadly, our Man of Steel, David Wilson (EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS), is both.  The story suffers from having an entire plotline surgically removed, and the music - a large portion of which is scuttled - is presented in tinny 70's variety show style.  Join us to see the new movie you will love to hate!
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NOVEMBER 17, 2016

On Black Friday, November 25, join us in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) at 9 PM EST for the next MANSION OF MYSTERY, "No Time Like The Future." With the aid of his trusty A.I. Caiaphas, Tripp Punter, leader of the Legends of Fifteen Minutes Ago, sets out to reassemble his team after the events of his last appearance. This mission is complicated by the arrival of a stowaway who mistakes him for another, more famous time traveler, leading to a series of visits to other times and places, each housing a familiar face. The events of this episode lead into next month's epic season finale!

The movie this time is SLIPSTREAM (1989), directed by Steven Lisberger (TRON) and featuring an all-star cast including Mark Hamill (STAR WARS), Bill Paxton (ALIENS), F. Murray Abraham (AMADEUS) and Robbie Coltrane (HARRY POTTER). In keeping with the theme of tonight's episode, it tells the tale of a bounty hunter (Paxton) in a dystopian future traveling among several bizarre societies to keep a murderer (Bob Peck) out to the hands fo two police officers (Hamill and Kitty Aldridge) so that he can collect a reward.

And don't forget: There's a live, moderated chat during the show to enhance your viewing experience!

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NOVEMBER 6, 2016

Join us this Friday, November 11, at 9 PM EST in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) for a very special Election Week edition of MANSION OF MYSTERY: "A Very Vortexx...Kidnapping?"  Vortexx President Sluggo Gonzales has disappeared under mysterious cirumstances.  Could it be the work of...The Rogue Element? Scarlett and CJ interrogate an all-star roster of suspects to find out the truth. If you are a fan of horror hosts, this episode is not to be missed!

While they're gone, Mrs. O'Brien, Mittens and Ralphie stay behind to host, ironically, THE KIDNAPPING OF THE PRESIDENT, a 1980 thriller about a US President (Hal Holbrook) kidnapped while on a diplomatic mission to Toronto. Have no fear - Intrepid Secret Service Agent William Shatner is on the case. Veteran stars Ava Gardner and Van Johnson co-star.

Join us in The Vortexx for the show and a live chat!
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SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

The next MANSION OF MYSTERY airs at 9 PM EST on September 30 in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net).  The movie this time is WANTED: BABYSITTER (1975), a.k.a. SCAR TISSUE or THE BABYSITTER, a European-made thriller about the kidnapping of a young boy and his babysitter by his wealthy father's vengeful mistress.  The stars are Maria Schneider (LAST TANGO IN PARIS), Vic Morrow (COMBAT) and Robert Vaughn (THE MAN FROM....Oh who are we kidding? If you don't know who Robert Vaughn is you probably won't be watching anyway!) 

At the Mansion, spurred by Evil Baby Demon Clown's latest assault on monkeys - and Mrs. O'Brien's garden - Scarlett and CJ place an ad in the local paper looking for a clown nanny. But who would want to watch EBDC?  The only applicants may be perfect for the job, but they quickly become very sorry in "Adventures In Demonsitting".
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JULY 23, 2016

Join us in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) on August 26 at 9 PM EST for the next MANSION OF MYSTERY: "How To Steal Your Dragon".  Scarlett and CJ are off to HorrorHound Weekend.  The each arrange a housesitter for their absence - Mrs. O'Brien and Sapphire - who wander about the Mansion unaware of each other and of Ralphie who has designs on Iggy, the Mansion's antique dragon statue.

The movie is DARK PLACES (1973) starring Sir Christopher Lee, Dame Joan Collins (DYNASTY, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS), Herbert Lom (THE PINK PANTHER and Hammer's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) and, in a rare leading role, Robert Hardy (HARRY POTTER and ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL). Lee and Collins play siblings looking for a cache of money hidden in the home of a recently deceased murderer who left his estate to the head of the asylum (Hardy) where he passed. What they don't realize is that they are walking in to a web of murder, insanity, and possible possession. 

In other news, meet the Mansion cast in person at Nickel City Comic Con August 13 and 14 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, NY.  You can also meet Scarlett and CJ in The Vortexx booth at HorrorHound Weekend Sept. 9-11 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis, IN!  Stay tuned for more details!

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JUNE 20, 2016

On July 1 at 9 PM EST, we present a very special episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY.  In "Legends of Fifteen Minutes Ago", an average day at the Mansion is interrupted when time traveling superhero Tripp Punter arrives to recruit Scarlett, CJ and Mrs. O'Brien for his elite team, dedicated to preventing the rise of an evil tyrant with plans for world domination. But unbeknownst to our heroes, Tripp's motives are a little less than selfless.  What is his hidden agenda?  And who are the somewhat familiar looking superheroes traveling with him?

This episode is our Tribute to Television, featuring classic sitcoms with genre twists.  The Crimson Executioner's Main Minion Betty White makes her Vortexx debut in a 1953 episode of LIFE WITH ELIZABETH entitled "Scared Silly", in which she and her husband (Del Moore) find that the hilariously graphic horror novels they are reading make them more than a little jumpy. This is the role that won Betty her first Emmy nomination.  When Betty returns later in the show in a 1957 episode of A DATE WITH THE ANGELS, her household is turned upside down by "The Gorilla".  In a 1951 episode of THE GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW that is not currently in rotation on Antenna TV, George's attempts to write a speech are interrupted by the arrival of "Teenage Space Girls". Rounding out the episode, Ellie Wood Walker and Linda Harrison (Nova of the original PLANET OF THE APES) share the title role in the 1967 TV pilot WONDER WOMAN: WHO'S AFRAID OF DIANA PRINCE?  Produced by William Dozier, this proposed companion piece to BATMAN '66 can be described as a cross between that show and BEWITCHED.

Join us in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) for the show and a live chat moderated by our friend and neighbor, The Evil Dr. Toad!
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MAY 19, 2016

Join us in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) on June 3 at 9 PM for the next episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY, "Catastrophe Conundrum".  The movie this time is STUNTS (1977) an action film about a stuntman (Robert Forrester, Academy Award Nominee for JACKIE BROWN) out to solve the murder of his brother on a flim set.  Also along for the ride are Joanna Cassidy (of BLADE RUNNER and WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT), Richard Lynch (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), and Fiona Lewis (DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN).

Back at the Mansion, Mittens turns up wearing a clown suit, with Mrs. O'Brien nowhere in sight!  Scarlett and CJ decide to go out looking for their "best enemy", which leads them to the danger-filled set run by Ms. Kristi of the Parents for Paws Association.  Could there be a connection?  By popular demand, this episode features the return of Buffy, Magda and Ralphie!

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APRIL 12, 2016

The next episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY, "Mom Lady's a Werecat" is scheduled for April 29 at 9 PM in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net).  The movie is the horror comedy MY MOM'S A WEREWOLF (1989) starring Susan Blakely, John Saxon and John Schuck, the tale of a housewife who turns into a werewolf after being bitten by a lycanthropic pet store owner.

By an odd coincidence, back in the Mansion, Mrs. O'Brien begins to have a lot more in common with Mittens after being nipped by the pet of a rival crazy cat lady! Can Scarlett and CJ return her to normal? Join us to find out! And don't forget to log in for a live, moderated chat during the broadcast.
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FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Join us in The Vortexx (www.horrorhost.net) on March 11 at 9 PM EST for the next episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY, "Night of the Happenstance".  While CJ and Scarlett are away, Mrs. O'Brien and Ralphie run afoul of Scarlett's sister Sapphire's mischief. As for the movie, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Monkees with the 1972 movie NIGHT OF THE STRANGLER (AKA DIRTY DAN'S WOMEN and ACE OF SPADES) starring Micky Dolenz, James Ralston and Chuck Patterson. It's a rarely screened tale of a series of racially charged murders, beginning with the death of an interracial couple.  Dolenz plays the sympathetic brother of one of the orignal victims. Interestingly, despite the title, victims are snipered, arrowed, poisoned, etc...but it is 100% strangler free!

There will be a live chat moderated by our friend and neighbor, The Evil Dr. Toad.  Don't be shy - Pop in and say hello!
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JANUARY 23, 2016

Two episodes of MANSION OF MYSTERY airing within the same week!  In addition to our aforementioned Season Premiere on January 29 at 9 PM EST, join us again in The Vortexx for "Hush Hush, Sweet Scarlett" as part of The Vortexx's annual GHOSTS OF HANLEY HOUSE marathon at 9 PM EST on Groundhog Day, February 2!  Scarlett is trapped in between dimensions by a new - but strangely familiar - foe dressed in blue while CJ, Mittens and Mrs. O'Brien are caught inside a time loop!  For those of you not familiar with the featured film, THE GHOSTS OF HANLEY HOUSE is a really, really awful 1968 movie about a group of people who accept a bet to stay inside a house that was the scene of multiple murders.  It's the movie that Vortexxians love to hate...So much so that it runs in a 24 hour marathon, with multiple hosts, every Groundhog Day so that you have many chances to hate it!  Join us at www.horrorhost.net...IF YOU DARE!!!

JANUARY 1, 2016

A new year and a new season of MANSION OF MYSTERY today!  We just got done filming our second season premiere episode, "And Then There Was One Too Many", in which Scarlett, CJ and Mrs. O'Brien have to search for missing sponsor Nick Shyster!  Suddenly the disappearances mount and our heroes turn to the only person who can help them!  This episode features most of the characters from Season One, including a few that you might have forgotten about, as well as the introduction of another member of the MANSION family...Someone with family ties to a Vortexx VIP!  In honor of the occasion, the movie this time is LEGACY OF BLOOD starring John Carradine and Buck Kartalian, which marked Scarlett's debut in the Vortexx Chat Room in the Spring of 2014!  It's a thriller "inspired by" the classic Agatha Christie story AND THEN THERE WERE NONE / TEN LITTLE INDIANS, but with some lurid touches that Dame Agatha, who reportedly thought that the (much tamer) 1966 version of TEN LITTLE INDIANS was too racy, most certainly never intended!

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NOVEMBER 29, 2015

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the MANSION OF MYSTERY pilot filming, and we celebrated in style.  Last night, we filmed our Season Finale/Christmas episode, and we also received some wonderful news from Dan Conner, creator of MY GAL THE ZOMBIE:  Our crossover with MGTZ will be featured in their Christmas episode, scheduled to air sometime in the next few weeks on Antenna TV out West!  We will bring you more details as we receive them.

As for that aforementioned Season Finale...Get ready for "The Year Without a Krampus".  Scarlett and CJ are conned into babysitting Mrs. O'Brien's horrible nephew Ralphie on Christmas Eve.  As the devastation begins, Scarlett tries to summon The Krampus for help...but as the title suggests, things don't go according to plan.  This episode features the return of a much loved character you haven't seen in a while and special guest appearances by Remo D. and Kato from REMO D.'S MANOR OF MAYHEM and Lou Wagner!
Mrs. O. and Ralphie CJ, Ralphie and Scarlett

The movie is HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (1972), starring Sally Field, Jessica Walters, Julie Harris, Walter Brennan and Eleanor Parker.  The patriarch of a rural family brings his four daughters together for a Christmas gathering, and implores them to kill his new wife, who may be trying to kill him.
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NOVEMBER 7, 2015

Join us in The Vortexx on November 27 at 9:00 PM EST for Episode 11 of MANSION OF MYSTERY - "Night of the Living Relatives".  On Thanksgiving, CJ is out on a mission to rescue Mittens, leaving Scarlett and Mrs. O'Brien alone to defend the Mansion against zombies...Or are they a roving band of street performers?  Also appearing are Nick Shyster, Esq. Magda and Buffy, and Special Guest Star Chelsea Checkers, aka MY GAL THE ZOMBIE!  Our movie is George Romero's classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, which also features a house under seige. Don't forget to stop by The Vortexx Chat Room and talk to us live during the broadcast!
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OCTOBER 18, 2015

Join us on Halloween night at 9 PM EST on The Vortexx for THE VORTEXX HALLOWEEN SPECIAL.  Several of the host teams, including the MANSION OF MYSTERY cast, will be joining forces to celebrate the holiday!  As always, there will be a moderated live chat featuring many of the hosts, including our own Scarlett Kaiju.  And you never know who else will be stopping by.

Meanwhile, we are working on our Thanksgiving episode, which will feature a very special guest star....And we're making big plans for Christmas as well!
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2015:

Coming up on MANSION OF MYSTERY: Episode 10: "The Case of Le Chat Noir" - Airing October 9 at 9 PM EST on The Vortexx. Mittens is missing, and a distraught Mrs. O'Brien heads to the Missing Persons Bureau of the local police department for help...which spells "bad news" for CJ!  We have a DeForest Kelley double feature this time. First up is FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1947), featuring Kelley as a bank teller who has a mysterious dream about murder, a femme fatale and a mirrored room. But he soon discovers that this might have been more than a dream.  This will be followed by the unsold pilot for the proposed anthology series SUICIDE THEATER (1950), which has to be seen to be believed.  The premise, as incredible as it sounds, is that each week a different tormented person plans to make the Ultimate Choice.  Kelley plays an unemployed man whose life is quickly falling apart. Will he give in to temptation?  Also starring Ellen Corby (THE WALTONS) as his unsympathetic landlady.

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AUGUST 19, 2015:

Mansion Cast on Bragging Rights

This just in: The Vortexx is giving you an extra dose of MANSION OF MYSTERY this month! Join us at 9 PM EST on September 4th for special presentation, "Bragging Wrongs", which will not only feature the MANSION cast's appearances on BRAGGING RIGHTS, but also the infamous 1965 TV pilot ALEXANDER THE GREAT starring soon-to-be legends William Shatner and Adam West!  For good measure, there's the best of the MANSION commercial parodies, and RedGoGreen's music video KILL4LOVE, a song featured in RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 2, starring several of the actors from the film, including our own CJ!!

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AUGUST 11, 2015:

Next on MANSION OF MYSTERY:

Episode 9 - "The Clown Who Came To Dinner" - Premiering September 25 at 9 PM EST on The Vortexx - Things at the Mansion are thrown into an uproar when Evil Baby Demon Clown moves in and convinces Scarlett that CJ and Mrs. O'Brien are exaggerating his violent impulses.  The movie this time is TWISTED NERVE (1968), starring Hywel Bennett as Martin, a disturbed young man who creates another persona as the simple minded "Georgie" to charm his way into a boarding house run by the mother of his crush (Hayley Mills), with deadly consequences. By popular demand, this episode features the return of last episode's guest stars, Magda and Buffy!
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JULY 7, 2015:

Here's the synopsis for the next episode of MANSION OF MYSTERY:

Episode 8 - "How Do Voodoo?" - Premiering August 7 at 9 PM on The Vortexx - Frustrated by the ongoing battle between CJ and her beloved Mittens, Mrs. O'Brien turns to a pair of gypsy sisters, Magda and Buffy, for help. But unbeknownst to her, the girls have their own sinister agenda. This episode features the Vortexx premiere of the 1978 thriller MIRRORS, aka MARIANNE, starring Kitty Winn, Peter Donat, William Burns and MANSION OF MYSTERY guest actor Lou Wagner in a thriller about a woman who finds that a voodoo cult's curse is turning her nightmares into reality.

In other news, Scarlett, CJ and Mrs. O'Brien filmed another episode of WBBZ's BRAGGING RIGHTS, which will be airing in the near future!
Mansion Cast on Bragging Rights
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MAY 12. 2015:

Here's the info on the next two installments of MANSION OF MYSTERY:

Episode 6 - "Cure for the Common Werewolf" - Premiering June 5 at 9 PM EST on The Vortexx - Against Scarlett's wishes, CJ seeks to become human to impress a girl.  Soon "Cecil", Scarlett's cousin from England gets a job helping Mrs. O'Brien with her housecleaning. Coincidence?  Probably not. The movie this time is a geniune rarity: The 1973 musical production of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, starring Kirk Douglas, Donald Pleasance, Susan George, Susan Hampshire and Sir Michael Redgrave. This episode also features Nick Shyster and the long-awaited return of Evil Baby Demon Clown! 

Episode 7 - "Afterlife With Lucy" - Premiering July 10 at 9 PM EST on The Vortexx - An otherwise quiet day at the Mansion is disrupted when Scarlett and CJ receive a call from the President of The Vortexx (Special Guest Star Sluggo Gonzales as herself) dispatching them to a dubious local landmark in Celoron, NY to battle the restless spirit of the Queen of Comedy.  Naturally, Mrs. O'Brien and Mittens complicate the mission by tagging along.  Featuring the Bert I. Gordon classic TORMENTED, about a man tortured from beyond the grave by his ex-girlfriend.
Afterlife With Lucy


In other news, Scarlett, CJ and Mrs. O'Brien will be taping an episode of BRAGGING RIGHTS, a local game show airing on Buffalo's Me-TV affiliate, on May 27 at 8 PM EST at WBBZ's Eastern Hills Mall studio.  Any and all are welcome, so come on down to cheer them on!
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APRIL 13, 2015:

Here is the information on the next two episodes of MANSION OF MYSTERY, airing soon on The Vortexx:

Episode 4 - "Red Menace" - Premiering 4/17/15 at 9 PM EST - Scarlett and CJ host the Jack Webb drama RED NIGHTMARE, aka FREEDOM AND YOU, while the Mansion is under siege by an angry mob. Can they figure out what's going on - and how Mrs. O'Brien and Mittens figure into it - before things get really ugly? Also figuring the shorts MAKE MINE FREEDOM, COMMUNISM, DUCK AND COVER and the Soviet propaganda short THE MILLIONAIRE.

 

 

CJ, Scarlett & Mrs. O'Brien

Episode 5 - "Baby, You Can't Drive My Car" - Premiering 5/1/15 at 9 PM EST - CJ gets some unexpected help from Mrs. O'Brien when he decides to get a car.  Thanks to Producer-Star Ken Del Conte, this episode features the Vortexx premiere of the 1997 film SUNSPLIT, a fun little drama that brings together a widowed Greek restaurant owner, a ring of car thieves and a serial killer. Also starring Studio Kaiju favorite Lou Wagner! The movie will be presented uncut and uninterrupted, but we'll be on hand before and after with host segments and a few surprises, including a very special guest star!!  And stay tuned for CJ's EXCLUSIVE post-episode interview with Ken!

CJ & Mrs. O'Brien

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FEBRUARY 20, 2015

We are very grateful to all of you out there who are supporting our efforts on MANSION OF MYSTERY on The Vortexx. Despite some very stiff competition, our pilot episode, "There's No Business Lke Monkey Business", was the most watched program on The Vortexx for that week!  Thanks to all of you!!!


That having been said, now that we have a few episodes under our belt, we are starting to get feedback from our viewers. There has been one nagging complaint, which we are currently addressing.  Many of you out there have asked us...Maybe begged and pleaded with us would be more accurate....to upgrade the quality of the movies we are presenting.  Starting with Episode 4, things will be looking up.  With the help of our Vortexx colleagues The Crimson Executioner and Freezer Mortis, we have unearthed some rare treasures, including a couple which may possibly have never been shown on a horror host show, or if they have, not for quite some time.  Also, a filmmaker we like has given us permission to present a very special film in the near future!

On top of that, our March 6th episode introduces our new series regular, Tina Corcoran, who will embody our often discussed but previously unseen neighbor Mrs. O'Brien.  She is a brilliant comedienne, and we think you will love her as much as we do!  And there are currently plans to bring some special guests to the Mansion!

Stay tuned for more details!!

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DECEMBER 27, 2014

Studio Kaiju is proud to announce that we are producing a horror host show for The Vortexx, MANSION OF MYSTERY, in which your hosts, Scarlett Kaiju and her son, werewolf CJ, use their interdimensional portal to bring you the finest in...well, sometimes really awful movies. The first three episodes have already been shot and are being prepared for broadcast even as we speak.

Episode 1 - "There's No Business Like Monkey Business" - Premiering 1/9/15 at 9 PM EST - CJ has a run in with neighbor cat Mittens, leaving Scarlett alone to broadcast BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA and interview a dubious expert in simian cinema - Featuring a guest appearance by Evil Baby Demon Clown!

Episode 2 - "It Came From Irwin Allen" - Premiering 2/6/15 at 9 PM EST - While multitasking on homework, CJ shows THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE and accidentally leaves the portal open, which results in a one boy (and one invisible shapeshifting kitten) invasion.  The alien may seem somewhat familiar to you...The information may just be lost in a space inside your mind somewhere.  (That sound you hear is a ton of people rushing to Google...)

Episode 3 - "Think Inside The Box" - Premiering 3/6/15 at 9 PM EST - In order to host BRIDE OF THE GORILLA without interruption, CJ takes action to prevent Evil Baby Demon Clown from interfering.  But things go wildly awry when Mittens' Mom Lady, Mrs. O'Brien, comes calling.

Further episodes are currently in the works.  Stay tuned for more details.

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DECEMBER 9, 2014

This just in: Niagara University's production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, which features our Colin as Egeon, has received two nominations for the 2014 BroadwayWorld In Buffalo Awards.  It is the only student production so honored.

Cast your vote here. Voting is open now through December 31.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2014

It's been a while between updates, but there's a good reason.  Filming begins this week on a BIG project.  To whet your appetite, here are a few makeup test images.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!

CJ CloseupScarlett & CJ

Evil Baby Demon ClownNick Shyster, Attorney at Law

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AUGUST 14, 2014

We are sad to report that Studio Kaiju guest and creator of some of cinema's most iconic moments, Joe Viskocil, has passed on. The story can be found... HERE

 

 



 

JULY 25, 2014

If you happen to be near Coca Cola Field in Downtown Buffalo NY, you might want to get a ticket for tomorrow night's Bisons game.  It's Pirate Night, featuring a multimedia show in between innings, featuring our own Colin Reboy as "Shovel Pirate" both live and on film.  Colin also did some voiceover work for the production, and doubled as "personal assistant" to mascots Buster Bison, Chicken Wing, Bleu Cheese and Celery during the prerecorded segments.

Bisons Pirates

Thanks to Colin's fellow swashbuckler Sheri Fairchild for the above photo.

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JULY 22, 2014

We've confirmed that our appearance on BRAGGING RIGHTS will air Monday, July 22 at 6:30 PM on WBBZ-TV.  For those of you outside the Buffalo area, we understand that the show appears on WBBZ's YouTube channel, so you might get a chance to see it there after the TV broadcast.

BRAGGING RIGHTS2

Thanks again to Sue Lerczak for the photos!

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JULY 5, 2014

This past Wednesday, Studio Kaiju, complete with our slightly confused mascot Kenny Kaiju, appeared on the WBBZ-TV game show, BRAGGING RIGHTS.  We competed against a wonderful and talented group of locals who called themselves The Downtowners.  We can't reveal the outcome until the show airs in either late July or early August, but we can tell you that it was a close and exciting game!

Studio Kaiju on BRAGGING RIGHTS

Many thanks to our friend Sue Lerczak for this image from the taping.

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JUNE 14, 2014

At the Niagara Falls Comic Con last week, we were pleasantly surprised to get a chance to add another Doctor Who to our collection of celebrity guests!  Head over to Actors 2 to check out Colin's interview with one of THE FIVE(ISH) DOCTORS, Sylvester McCoy!

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MAY 25, 2014

The little corner of the world to which we belong is still reeling from the passing of Magoo Gelehrter.  In support of his widow Danielle, AKA Penny Dreadful, some of our mutual friends in the Horror Host community have launched a PENNIES FOR PENNY fundraiser to help offset his final expenses and help her get back on her feet.  The idea is to save up your spare change for a month or so, and then send the money to the GoFundMe Account originally set up for Magoo's medical costs.

If you've ever gotten a much-needed chuckle from Penny and Garou, we urge you to take part, not just to help Penny financially, but even more importantly, to offer her the essential emotional support she needs in the rough days ahead.

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MAY 18, 2014

We've been on the run most of the last few days, and, all things considered, being overbooked has probably been helpful.

Yesterday afternoon, we attended the first public screening of LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY, which features Colin in a small role as a paparazzo who hounds a pair of models, played by Adah Hagen and Doug Hendershot III.  Here's a view from the red carpet of three of them following the screening.

 

LTHTW Screening


And today, we did something that we almost never do.  We went on holiday.  With no work agenda whatsoever, we spent the day in Toronto, where Colin got the chance to catch up with his pal Lou Wagner at SuperFan Comic Con.  As always, Lou managed to lift our spirits, which was exactly what we needed right now.  Although they've chatted periodically on the phone and on Skype, this is the first time they'd actually met. And we came home with this special souvenir of the occasion.

 

Colin and Lou

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MAY 17, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our pal Magoo Gelehrter passed away yesterday.  He was 51, although he seemed decades younger.  Our condolences go out not only to his wife and performing partner of 10 years, Danielle, known to many of you as Penny Dreadful, but also his large extended family and his adorable dog Kripsy.

One of the kindest, gentlest people ever to walk the earth, Magoo relished his role as Garou, especially as it allowed him to work alongside his lovely wife and friends Ivan Bernier, who plays Manfred Von Bulow, and Rebecca Paiva, the talented director behind SHILLING SHOCKERS who also plays Luna 13.

We admit that we've shed more than a few tears over the last 24 hours, but really, that's probably not how Magoo wants us to remember him. He loved to make people laugh, so that's how we can best honor him.  Particularly if you are unfamiliar with his work, we urge you to head over to the SHILLING SHOCKERS YouTube page and experience the magic of Magoo Gelehrter.

His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  Cards or letters of condolences can be sent to PO Box 123, Swansea, MA 02777.

For those who are wondering, we have heard that the current season of SHILLING SHOCKERS will still go on as planned, as Garou's scenes were shot over the winter.

We have other news to share, but frankly, it just doesn't seem quite as important at the moment.  Instead, we urge you to live out loud and enjoy your life to the fullest, and make sure the people you love know how you feel.  That's sound advice that we received from a friendly werewolf who left his pawprints on our hearts.

 


MAY 4, 2014

Well, the winner was selected via random drawing in our "Help Garou Take A Bite Out of Cancer" raffle.  Congratulations to Rebecca Fluffy Pace of Saluda, NC!  She will be receiving the autographed RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH VOL. 1 poster and the TOXIC CRUSADER animation cel, signed by Lloyd Kaufman.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this and other events, and otherwise supported Magoo Gelehrter.  Together, we have raised his entire $20,000.00 goal!

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APRIL 20, 2014

 

Look to the "Studio Kaiju Presents" page for our latest in-house production, a new music video from singer songwriter Colin,  we present STAR......

 


APRIL 19, 2014

We have many new updates for you.  First, head over to our ACTORS 2 page for Colin's chat with two of his RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH classmates, Asta Paredes and Clay von Carlowitz - with a special "photo bomb" apprearance by another Troma celebrity.  On KAIJU AFTER HOURS, you can find Joe's interviews with Horror Hostess Marlena Midnite and legendary movie and TV bad guy Sid Haig!  Unfortunately, we had some sound issues - The bane of our existance - on the first two, but felt that they were worth sharing with you.

 

Also, thanks to our friend Sheri Fairchild, Studio Kaiju was able to set up a booth at a special screening of RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1 at the Transit Drive-In in Lockport, NY, where we raffled off a screen used Tromorganic Foods toxic taco sauce barrel donated by Terror Technologies and a replica of a bazooka used in the school metal detector scene, cast and donated by the designer of the original, Matt Lord. Proceeds totaling $84.00 were sent to Magoo (Garou) Gelehrter's GoFundMe account to help offset his medical expenses.

The screening itself was already a charity event, done in conjuntion with Troma Entertainment, to benefit the Niagara Falls Arts and Cultural Center, featured as Tromaville High School in the film, so we are very grateful to have had the chance to set up there.

Click on the video below to see the special message by Colin that was shown before the film in support of both causes.

 

And don't forget, there's still time to get in to our RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH prize raffle to benefit Magoo.  Just donate $5.00 or more to www.gofundme.com/5wdoy8 and send us an email at studiokaiju@gmail.com by midnight on May 3 for a chance to win a TOXIC CRUSADERS animation cel with background, autographed by Lloyd Kaufman and a RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1 poster autographed by Lloyd and members of the cast and crew. For the full details, see our April 11 news item below.

 

 

And here are some photos from the screening:

 

Nuke Em High Screening 1






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APRIL 11, 2014

SPECIAL EVENT: HELP GAROU AND ENTER TO WIN A RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH PRIZE PACKAGE!!!

Today is Magoo "Garou" Gelehrter's birthday. In honor of the day, we are launching a special event to help raise money for his cancer battle.  Let's let Colin tell you about it:



A few housekeeping notes here: To win, during the contest period, commencing at 12:00 AM EST on April 11, 2014 and ending at 11:59 PM on May 3, 2014, you must A.) make a donation of $5.00 (or more) directly to the official fund set up for Magoo's medical expenses at http:www.gofundme.com/5wdoy8 and B.) send an email to studiokaiju@gmail.com telling us that you have made a donation and wish to be entered in the drawing.  You MUST do both to be entered in the drawing.  At the end of the contest period, one (1) winner will be selected by random drawing and notified by email.  The winner will have 10 days to respond to our email with their mailing address and proof of donation, such as their GoFundMe receipt dated within the contest period to win.  If the winner does not respond, or cannot show proof of donation, within the 10 day period, an alternate winner will be selected. Members of StudioKaiju.net and their immediate families - Oops, that last part was redundant - are not eligible to win.

The prize package consists of one (1) Toxic Crusaders original animation cel with background depicting the Toxic Avenger, signed by Toxie's creator, Lloyd Kaufman, one (1) RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1 one-sheet poster, autographed by cast and crew as listed below, and various special goodies supplied by Terror Technologies.  Estimated retail value of the package is $70.00 USD.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please direct them to studiokaiju@gmail.com. Important note: Donations must be sent directly to www.gofundme.com/5wdoy8.  Studio Kaiju cannot accept any funds directly.

Also, we are not directly associated with Troma, but we are grateful to Lloyd Kaufman, the Tromaville High School Family, Rebecca Paiva of Peculiar Productions, Terror Technologies, and The Vortexx for their assistance in putting this together.

Below is a current (UPDATED April 26, 2014) list of autographs on the poster. We will be amending the list as more people join the party:

Lloyd Kaufman - Director/Co-Writer/President of Troma/Actor "Lee Harvey Herzkauf"
Asta Paredes - Actor "Chrissy"
Clay von Carlowitz - Actor "Eugene"
Tara E. Miller - Actor "Rachel Ruysch"
Brenda Rickert - Actor "Aunt Bee"
Sam Qualiana - First Assistant Director/Actor "Bully"
Enya Patterson - Wardrobe/Actor "Baby Gonzo"
Colin Reboy - Actor "Glee Club Fan"/"Colin"
Greg Hinaman - Actor "Blind Security Guard"
Erika Frase - Actor "Cheerleader"
Sheri Lyn Litz - Actor "Hot Nurse"/"Hot Teacher"
Bob Bozek - Actor "Named Him Randall"
Mark Mendola - On Set EMT/ Actor "Teacher"
Matt Lord - Props Dept.
Joe Reboy - Actor "Tromaville Citizen"
Sheri Fairchild - Actor "Tromaville Citizen"
Renata Dean - Actor "Tromaville Citizen"
Fatty King - Actor "Tromaville Citizen"
Marcus Ganci-Rotella - Actor "Tromaville Citizen"
James Murphy - Actor "Student"
Cheryl Szymczak - Actor "Tromaville Citizen", Vol. 2
Frank Thompson of RedGoGreen - Special Thanks/Co-Writer/Performer of Kill4Love, Vol. 2

So what are you waiting for? Head off to GoFundMe.com to help Garou and grab your chance to win!!
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MARCH 30, 2014

Dear Friends,

Watch this space carefully. We at Studio Kaiju are working on a project that will give you the chance to support a great cause AND win some cool swag!!  We can't tell you more at this point, but please STAY TUNED!!!

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MARCH 18, 2014

In honor of today's DVD and Blu-Ray release of RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1, here are some shots of Colin in action:


Glee Club Isn't

Colin - full figure in NUKE 'EM



Colin - Profile in NUKE 'EM

Colin in Party Scene


And here is a shot showing Joe (lower left) as a member of the Tromaville High School faculty.

Joe in NUKE 'EM

And finally, courtesy of our friends at Troma, here is a rare behind the scenes photo from the party scene, with Colin decked out in his pink flamingo shades...Which he SWEARS he "accidentally" misplaced when the cameras started rolling.

Behind the Scenes


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MARCH 10, 2014

Only 10 months in the making: On our Actors 2 Page is the long-awaited follow up session with Lou Wagner, currently co-starring in RAISING HOPE and THE MILLERS.  When we did Part 1 back in May, we were literally hours away from taking off for Motor City Comic Con, so things were...A little disorganized, to say the least.  But since Lou was ready to sit down, we jumped at the opportunity, without first checking to see if we had sufficient battery power.

Lou was very understanding, and graciously agreed to a second session.  We were, however, determined that we would make up for last time by doing everything we can to improve our performance.  So Part 2 is presented in high def video with a two camera setup.

In the opening minutes, Lou talked about the dismal prospects of a Season 5 for RAISING HOPE.  Sadly, less than 24 hours after this interview was conducted, Variety confirmed the show's cancellation.  However, as we discovered, Lou's character, the World's Worst Lawyer, Wally Phipps - last seen being carried out of court on a gurney under dire looking circumstances - will resurface alive and well in the April 4 series finale.  If you want to know more, head over to Actors 2 for the details!

Special thanks to Lou's daughter Katherine, who graciously gave up a Sunday afternoon to offer technical assistance.
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MARCH 9, 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, folks. We'll try to make up for quantity with quality.

First, and most importantly, thank you to everyone who supported HOWL TO HELP GAROU last night at www.horrorhost.net.  The grand total raised was $1,776.00, every cent of which will go directly to Magoo and Danielle Gelehrter to help, in the organizers' words, Magoo's "Independence from Cancer".  If you didn't get a chance to participate and would still like to help, donations can still be sent to Magoo's GoFundMe page.

And congratulations to Danielle and Magoo, and their alter egos Penny Dreadful and Garou the Werewolf, who will be inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame on March 22!  A fitting tribute to two wonderful and talented people!


So, what has Colin been up to lately?  Currently, he is in rehearsals for COMEDY OF ERRORS at Niagara University's Leary Theatre, where he will be playing Egeon, father of the twins whose separation fuels the comedic mayhem.  (He jokingly refers to his role as "the walking plot device".) Performances will be March 20-23 and 27-30. Tickets are available now online here.


Colin is also involved in a super-secret project with his RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH costars Erika Frase and Brenda Rickert that will debut here very soon.  In the meantime, here are a few images to whet your appetite.

Brenda, Erika and Colin


Bill, Erika and Colin


The Fans

 

Erika, Colin and Amanda

And speaking of Tromaville, RETURN TO NUKE EM' HIGH, VOL. 1 will be available on DVD on March 18! VOL.2 is still in the editing stage.  While all three of us have seen VOL. 1 multiple times, we can hardly wait for the scene in VOL. 2 where Colin....Oh, in the words of River Song, "Spoilers..."

And lastly, later today we'll be making good on a promise we made to you back in May...Stay tuned!!

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JANUARY 27, 2014

If you could have asked Colin what he wanted for his 20th birthday (which is today), last night's Grammy Awards would have been pretty close - A Beatles reunion, a rare appearance by Carole King, and literally moments before the day began, we had this:





Our favorite composer, and, heck one of our all-time favorite people, Paul Williams took the stage to accept Album of the Year with Daft Punk for RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES. He contributed the songs "Beyond" and "Touch", supplying his distinctive voice to the latter track.

Once the shouts of joy died down at Casa Kaiju when the annoucement was made, Colin said, "I hope he gets to go up on stage for this."  Seconds later, he delivered what was arguably the best acceptance speech of the night, filled with the warmth, humor and humility that are his trademarks.  His opening remark will go down in Grammy history: "You know, back when I was drinking and using, I used to imagine things that weren't there that were frightening.  Now that I'm sober, two robots called me and asked me to make an album!  We are Random Access Memories, some of us more random than others."

As we've known all along, Paul Williams is not simply "still alive", he's rockin' the house!  It's gratifying to see the one of the good guys win, particularly when he has the talent to back it up!  Congratulations Paul!


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JANUARY 19, 2014

 

 

Received the not-so-surprising news that one of our guests, Aramis Sartorio, aka "Tommy Pistol" in the adult trade, just received the "Best Actor" Award at this year's Adult Video Network Awards in Las Vegas. He's a talented actor no matter what field he is in. Congratulations, Aramis!

Aramis' interview can be found on the KAIJU AFTER HOURS page.

Aramis Sartorio AVN Awards - 011814


JANUARY 18, 2014

 

In just two months' time Colin's second film comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray! March 18th, 2014 is the release date for RETURN TO NUKE'EM HIGH VOL 1. To celebrate , we have an appropriately innappropriate scene from the film that actually includes some of what you all want... that's right... Colin! Head on over to Kaiju After Hours to check out the new clip!

BONUS time!!!! Also, just added, a bonus scene featuring a character named "Mrs. Crabtree"!!!

 

 


 

DECEMBER 31, 2013

We close out 2013 with the first release from STUDIO KAIJU PRESENTS... The WRITTEN IN BLOOD full length teaser.

 

From all of us at Studio Kaiju have a very happy New Year!!!!!

 



DECEMBER 30, 2013

On Christnas Eve, we received the devastating news that the wonderful and talented Magoo Gelehrter, known to all of you as Garou the Werewolf on PENNY DREADFUL'S SHILLING SHOCKERS, is facing a difficult battle with cancer. We'd like to share with you a message that his lovely off- and onscreen wife Danielle, the one and only Penny Dreadful, posted on Facebook a few hours ago.

"Help my snarling darling Garou kick cancer's butt. Donations are nice, but so are kind words.  It takes silver to get a werewolf so I have no doubt that he will overcome this. Arooo!"

There is a fund set up to help offset Magoo's mounting medical bills.  If you have a few dollars left over from your Christmas funds, please consider helping these dear people, who are fighting this with the same grace and humor that informs everything they do.

Learn a little more about this on our "Causes We Care About" page...

And Thank you for your support.

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DECEMBER 24, 2013

 

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Studio Kaiju to all of you...

 

 


DECEMBER 6, 2013

 

Added The trailer for the teaser for "Written In Blood" on the STUDIO KAIJU PRESENTS page plus several new photos.

 


OCTOBER 28, 2013

Well....Kind of a "good news/bad news" report for Colin fans:  If you're in the Western New York Area, you can finally catch RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1 on November 9 at the BUFFALO DREAMS film festival t the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, NY.  Director Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance.  Colin, unfortunately, will not.  As previously reported, he'll be singing his heart out and pistol whipping a mutant miscreant as Sheriff Reynolds in two performances of BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL at Niagara University's Leary Theatre.

BAT BOY will also prevent him from defending his title as 2012's Marx Brothers Impersonator of the Year this Saturday at MARX FEST, which will be held at the Tim Hortons at Fredonia State University from 2-4. They will be screening one of our favorite films, DUCK SOUP, at the event, which is free to the public.

Well, at least things will calm down by the time THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY premieres in a theater near you on November 15...

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OCTOBER 26, 2013

We received the sad news today that actress Marcia Wallace passed away last night due to complications from breast cancer, exactly one week before her 71st birthday.

Although she was famous for playing sarcastic characters like Edna Krabappel on THE SIMPSONS and receptionist Carol Kester on THE BOB NEWHART SHOW, we found her to be sweet, funny and almost ferociously upbeat. In her 2004 autobiography, DON'T LOOK BACK, WE'RE NOT GOING THERE, she addressed her long cancer battle and her struggles as a single mom following the 1992 death of her husband, hotel owner Dennis Hawley.

As happened with the sudden passing of Phil Hartman, the producers of THE SIMPSONS announced today that they would honor Ms. Wallace by retiring her signature character, rather than recasting with a soundalike.

Ms. Wallace is survived by a son, actor Michael Hawley, who costarred with her in the upcoming movie, MUFFIN TOP.

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OCTOBER 25, 2013

 

Added another video clip in STUDIO KAIJU PRESENTS as well as some new images from "Written In Blood"

 


OCTOBER 21, 2013

 

Well-known horror movie news website www.igorslab.com has put up an exclusive sneak-peek of the fundraising Teaser "Written In Blood", co-produced by Studio Kaiju and RavenWolf Films.  After a suitable time to ensure their exclusivity, the video WILL appear on these pages, but for now you can see it here...

SUPPLEMENTAL: Added a preview of the teaser for "Written In Blood" which is OFFICIALLY our 200th video for the site!!!!

 


OCTOBER 19, 2013

 

Added the new Page STUDIO KAIJU PRESENTS... which will cover original entertainment projects by Studio Kaiju.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2013


Colin will be trodding the boards at Niagara University's Leary Theatre for the first time in BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, which opens, appropriately enough on Halloween, and runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (two shows) and Sundays through November 10.  He will be playing Sheriff Reynolds, whose re-election campaign is threatened by the discovery of Bat Boy.

For ticket information, visit the NU Theatre Department's website.

 


 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2013

The previously listed footage has been replaced by a better version that not only shows the first five minutes, but a couple of minutes from later in the film during the aftermath of what Lloyd Kaufman describes as a Duck-Rape scene. Oh the fun movie tech-speak we learn from Uncle lloyd!!!

Yup. Still NSFW.... (sorry kiddies... if you're under 18 get your mommy's permission first... which... likely... you won't be able to...)

 

 


AUGUST 27, 2013

 

Just added to KAIJU AFTER HOURS, where we keep our unwholesome NSFW* clips, you can now find the first five minutes (albeit in not the most pristine of conditions...) of RETURN TO NUKE'EM HIGH VOL 1. This is the same footage described below.

 

*NSFW = NOT SAFE FOR WORK, or.... Don't watch if you are easily offended, it's got nudity in it... among other things...


AUGUST 25, 2013

On Friday, we spent most of the day with the Troma crew at Fan Expo 2013, where we actually got to see a little bit of RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH VOL. 1 at the Troma panel.  The Toxic Avenger and Chicken Boy were on hand to moderate the panel for Lloyd Kaufman.

The Fan Expo staff fell victim to the Troma distain for established authority. When an unfortunate staffer named Joe helped with the overly complicated AV setup, he was cheered as a hero.  When an irate staffer came running in after one of the clips played to complain about the noise level, Lloyd told her he would be happy to comply, except that nobody knew how to operate the equipment.  Ably assisted by the crowd, he promptly threw Joe, now labeled "a jerk", under the bus, blaming him for the noise!

We received a piece of surprising news: We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Colin is featured in both VOL. 1 and VOL. 2!!  When Lloyd introduced him at the panel, he said that Colin "got one of the bigger laughs" at the VOL. 1 screening at Fantasia a few weeks back.  We initially thought we knew what he was referencing when he told us that earlier in the day...But the scene we thought he meant will be in VOL. 2!

By the way, VOL. 2 is still being edited, and some additional material is being filmed. In fact, Lloyd needed a shot of a cheering crowd, so he ingeniously enlisted the audience at the panel, who happily consented.

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AUGUST 14, 2013

Fans of legitimate movie poster art should be thrilled to know that not only has Troma turned out an excellent Movie Poster for RETURN TO NUKE'EM HIGH VOL. 1, but now, in preparation for some sort of theatrical release Anchor Bay has unveiled their OWN poster for the film. In a rather wickedly awesome maneuver, Anchor Bay opted to avoid a photo poster and went wholesale bug-nutz Tromatic and came up with this beauty! Featuring prominently the lovely leads Catherine Corcoran and Asta Paredes, as well as truly frightening Vito Triggo, one of the film's more visually interesting "Cretins". Lloyd Kaufman must be thrilled to know not only did he not have to pay the artist to do this, but the new poster not only ails to diminish the Troma'ness of the movie, but actually RAMPS IT UP!

 

 

 

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AUGUST 10, 2013

 

Courtesy of Alex Gordon, here is a screen shot from RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH VOL 1 showing our man Colin, directly between stars Asta Paredes and Catherine Corcoran.

 

This was taken at a screening of the film at Fantasia in Montreal last week.

 


JULY 25, 2013

 

Troma Entertainment unveiled the newest One-Sheet for their 40th Anniversary epic RETURN TO NUKE'EM HIGH Vol 1, as seen both below, and on "Colin's Film Work".  The latest news out of Tromaville is that Anchor Bay is showing the film at select festivals prior to a limited theatrical release in January 2014. The DVD/Blu-Ray should theoretically follow not long after.... but hey, we've been told this stuff before so it remains to be seen how it plays out.

 

 


JULY 22, 2013

After a flurry of activity in May, things have slowed down a bit here at Studio Kaiju.  Colin has taken a job at the Tonawanda Parks and Recreation Department that allows him to entertain local children on a daily basis.  But before that, he took on another film role.  He appears as a ball boy in the upcoming Universal Pictures release, THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY.  It's a small role, but he does appear briefly in a scene with Terrance Howard, Taye Diggs and Harold Perrineau. Look for it in your local multiplex November 15, 2013.

We are still awaiting more information, but we have heard that RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1 will be screening in limited release during the next few months.  Although we have no official word on this, based on information we found on the IMDB page for VOL.1, we unfortunately have to say at this point that we suspect that none of Colin's footage will be in VOL. 2.  Why do we think this?  We can't tell you without devulging a major spoiler, but suffice it to say that if we are correct, his role in VOL 1 will be very memorable.

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JULY 10, 2013

A number of the dead links have been fixed. A few still remain and will be dealt with soon.

 

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JULY 5, 2013

Moments ago, we discovered that we have approximately 25 dead links on the site, most of which we can attribute to the death of Google video, which originally hosted them.  We are in the process of repairing the damage, and hope to be fully functional again soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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JULY 1, 2013

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of one of our favorite guests.  Actor and Martial Arts great Jim Kelly passed away from cancer on June 29 at the age of 67.  In our experience, he was a very warm, generous man who genuinely enjoyed talking to people. Colin has met celebrities frequently for most of his life, so he is usually able to at least affect an air of calm. He was, however, totally blown away by Mr. Kelly, who was a movie star in the best sense of the term.

 






JUNE 7, 2013

 

Just as fast as the breaking-news of the impending DVD Release of RETURN TO NUKE'EM HIGH VOL 1 happened, we are told this morning to hold our collective ponies... Apparently a decision was made somewhere by someone (a  joint decision between Anchor Bay and Troma seems likely, but strictly unconfirmed...) to push for a Theatrical Release as well as festival screenings. This allows more time for the films to be structurally packaged as a two-volume event, AND just getting back in to the Theaters is a major deal for Troma, who have had a hard time getting anything released anywhere but on video for many years. So August 13th will come and go, and no films featuring Colin will hit the shelves.. but this delay is definitely exciting news!

 


 





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