Happy Horror-Days

Hey Fiends,

Hope you’re all having a kickass holiday season. We both want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Although it hardly feels like Christmas down here in Florida. It’s actually a heatwave down here right now. I’m sure a lot of you can relate since half the Country is also feeling very unseasonable weather. We did have a cold snap this past weekend though which made for a ‘killer’ time at the annual KILLER CHRISTMAS concert. It was two nights of Monstrous Merriment, and I believe this event will go down in infamy as one of the coolest Christmas shows on record. We partied hard and celebrated with lot’s of great friends. And that’s what Christmas is about. It’s never about money or material things for me. We don’t make a lot of money at our jobs, but we squeak by. Growing up in a ‘working-poor’ family, my vision of Christmas was never based around the whole commercializing thing. For me, just getting together with good friends is enough. I don’t have any Family down here, but our music scene has become my surrogate family, and this past weekend made our Christmas complete..

I’m one of those people that goes through a slight depression around this time. I’m sure many of you do as well. It’s a time when you think of friends and family that passed away. It’s also a time when you reflect on your life. The good decisions, the bad decisions. But above all else, I think about the people that don’t have ‘anything’ on Christmas. My entire life people have told me that I could never be wealthy or I would give it all away, and that’s true. I give a lot of my money to the Salvation Army. They have been doing great things for the needy since the dawn of time, and it’s a charity I have always supported since I was a kid. While you’re out shopping for those last minute gifts, please make sure you drop a few bucks in their bucket..

The traditional Christmas movies also make me feel like shit, and man, they probably get everyone depressed right? We don’t really watch those movies during the Holidays. We like the Christmas HORROR movies. I think these films were made to beat the weepy stereotype of what Christmas movies should be. But hey, don’t get me wrong, I also like the crazy Holiday comedies too, but the seasonal horror movies have helped me through this time of year since like the mid-70’s. If you are not familiar with these flicks, every year we make a list (and check it twice) of the ‘Best Christmas Horror Films Of All Time’..Keeping with tradition, we announced the list a couple weeks ago on The Rock Solid Pressure Show, but here it is print..

  1. SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984)
  2. SANTA’S SLAY (2005)
  3. SILENT NIGHT (2012)
  4. BLACK XMAS (1974) BLACK XMAS (2006)
  5. KRAMPUS (2015) *see below for review
  6. CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980)
  7. SAINT (2010)
  8. RARE EXPORTS (2010)
  9. P2 (2010)
  10. DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS (1984)
  11. A CADAVER CHRISTMAS (2011)
  12. FALL DOWN DEAD (2007)
  13. THE TOY MAKER (1991)
  14. DEAD END (2003)
  15. SIBLINGS (2004)

So that’s the Top 15 for this year. There’s tons of Christmas Horror Flicks out there, and the list changes slightly every year. But these are the flicks that we’re promoting this year. Go rent one, or go rent all of ’em..

Hope you got a chance to tune in to our annual HORRIFIC HOLIDAY SPECIAL on Monday night..We spun creepy and crazed Christmas classics from KING DIAMOND, CHRISTOPHER LEE, LEMMY, SPINAL TAP, TYPE O NEGATIVE, TSO, BEFORE THE HARVEST, DEER PUSSY, KRASH KARMA, AMERICAN DOG, MAJUR BLUDD, CHIEF GREENBUD..Oh, and watch our facebook pages for a KICKASS Christmas present from one of our Holiday Specials from Christmas past. We exhumed a gem from our Hallowed Halls and you’ll all see it on Christmas day..And oops, before I forget, here’s the playlist from 2 weeks ago..

PLAYLIST FOR 12/14/15

  1. SOILWORK: Spectrum Of Eternity (Nuclear Blast) debut
  2. WORLDS DIVIDE: Let Me Bleed
  3. CROWBAR: A Wealth Of Empathy (E1 Music) debut track
  4. FINAL CURSE: Definition Of Insanity
  5. INTRONAUT: Fast Worms (Century Media) debut track
  6. THE HELL: Don’t Be A Dick (Prosthetic) debut track
  7. PSYCHOSTICK: So Heavy (Rock Ridge) debut track
  8. DREAMGRAVE: The Last Drop Falls
  9. VAMPIRE: Pyre Of The Harvest Queen (Century Media) debut track
  10. NONPOINT: F*cked (Metal Blade)
  11. KRIADIAZ: Lepers & Liars (Shark Sausage)

BEST OF 2015: If you’re regular listeners of the show, then you know for the past couple month’s we have been spinning all the nominee’s for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, EP OF THE YEAR, THE TOP TRACKS OF 2015. All will be revealed on our BEST OF 2015 SPECIAL’ which will air on Jan 4th. This past year was EASILY the BEST year for new music that we have seen in a long time. It was also the hardest decision we have ever encountered in picking the best of the bunch. So tune in on Jan 4th and see who will take home the honors this year..We’ll also be picking CONCERT OF THE YEAR, and yes, HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR

KRAMPUS: And speaking of Horror Movies, 2015 was easily the WORST year for theatrically released horror films. There were a few, but here comes KRAMPUS, just in time for Christmas..AND WE LOVED IT!! Unfortunately, the theaters only saw the PG-13 version. This version kicks ass but there is also an R-Rated version, and we’re anxiously awaiting the DVD release of that. This movie is an instant Creepy Christmas Classic. It’s also a comedy and it fits nicely on our list with movies like SANTA’S SLAY, SIBLINGS, and A CADAVER CHRISTMAS. KRAMPUS starts off like ‘Christmas Vacation’. The usual dysfunctional family get together for the holidays. One of the kids rips up his letter to Santa after being mocked by the other kids..Then ALL HELL breaks loose. They unleash the monstrous Krampus and his minions which consist of SATAN’LIKE GINGERBREAD MEN, A GIANT JACK IN THE BOX CLOWN THAT EATS EVERYBODY, ELVES FROM HELL..Yeah, this movie has every Christmas nightmare on the planet..The whole town dies, EVERYBODY dies, and a cool twist ending that even adds to more peril. WE LOVED IT!! Can’t wait for the sequel..

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everybody! No matter how you celebrate or what you believe the holiday is about. Just enjoy yourself and help others if you can..

J-Rock

 

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