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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Barking At The Vacuum Cleaner 9/1/13 - Bad Milo (2013), Pre'Ween, The Living Dead, A Book Tour, and The Return Of The Monster Cereals

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     I just watched Bad Milo (2013) last night thanks to a timely reminder from a recent post at Grimm Reviewz.  There's no need for a critical assessment from me because I believe Grimm's review was right on the money.  Bad Milo has a great cast, great performances, and great execution.  It struck me as a more accessible version of a Frank Henenlotter flick, and that's intended to be a compliment.  Side note:  it does my heart good to see a new movie occasionally that's got the stones to rely entirely upon practical FX.  Just remember that you're sitting down to watch a movie about a cute, homicidal little ass demon and you'll have a blast with it.

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     Pre'Ween is just around the corner, and if you don't know what Pre'Ween is then you'll know soon enough.  The countdown clock at the top of the sideboard will keep you posted as to when Pre'Ween begins down to the very last second.   I foolishly believed Pre'Ween was a notion of my own creation, but a bit of research has proven otherwise.  Myself and Carl at The Info Zombie will be sharing our findings with you, and my new friend Warden at the Warden Stokely Horrorzine will be celebrating with us, as well.  We're hoping a few more of our friends will come along for the ride.  Of course, we'll keep you posted right here.

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     Speaking of our friends in the blogosphere, fellow Incredibly Strange Horror Blogger Jonny Dead is kicking off his second annual Month Of The Living Dead today over at Blood Sucking Geek.  Click here for details

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     Jeremy Hawkins at [Being Retro] is hard at work, as well.  His "It's Time" Book Tour continues making visits to sites all over the Internet.  He'll be bringing the tour to the Dog Farm on October 10, right in the middle of Pre'Ween.  In the meantime, follow the tour now by checking here for tour dates.

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     . . . and now for the really important stuff.

     I look forward to my yearly dose of Franken Berry - it's only available seasonally here in Virginia - but I was disappointed when General Mills decided to update the packaging of their Monster Cereals recently with a more contemporary look.  It just wasn't the same.

     Well, this year they've decided to make the classic packaging available again. The retro boxes will be available in early September exclusively at Target stores nationwide.  As an added bonus for us old-timers, General Mills will be reintroducing Frute Brute (formerly spelled correctly and discontinued in 1983) and Yummy Mummy (discontinued in 1993) alongside perennials Franken Berry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula. 

     Now if only General Mills could be persuaded to use the original recipes for their Monster Cereals again.   The marshmallows are just too big now.  That will probably never happen, though, since we wouldn't want a fresh outbreak of Franken Berry Stool.





Posted by Brandon Early

3 comments:

Giovanni Susina said...

I'm glad to hear that they are returning the classic look of the monster cereals. I, too, look forward to the seasonal pleasures of Franken Berry, as well as Count Chocula and Boo-Berry. I grew up on the stuff, but I didn't know about the other two. I always suspected there were others but couldn't quite remember. I'm curious to know how they stand and if their discontinuation was justified.

Brandon Early said...

Frute Brute is cherry flavored this time, which sounds just awful to me. Both were originally fruit flavored - on the market at different times. The new Yummy Mummy is supposed to be orange cream flavored, which doesn't sound too bad.

Fake Shemp said...

Ah sweet! I've just recently watched 'Bad Milo!' too. I literally stumbled upon it online and recognized the lead actor from 'Party Down' and thought, as you put it, it looked like a Henenlotter flick and gave it a go.

If you know what you're getting into and you like that sort of movie its certainly one I'd recommend to practical effects comedy horror fans.