HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Almost upon us!


........, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

The Shape


The Shape, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Posted at at 1:12 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , ,

Count Dracula


Count Dracula, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Posted at at 12:38 AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , ,

Victim of Collinwood


Victim of Collinwood, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Posted at at 12:36 AM on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

"Screaming relaxes me so."

Posted at at 5:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , ,

Killer Klown from Outer Space

"It was a space ship. And there was these things, these killer clowns, and they shot popcorn at us! We barely got away!"

Posted at at 12:23 AM on Sunday, October 25, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

THIS is Halloween!


THIS is Halloween!, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Posted at at 6:20 PM on Saturday, October 24, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

Funstuf Frankenstein


Funstuf Frankenstein, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Frankenstein, Ani-Forms toy by Funstuf, 1978

Features: Frankenstein is loaded with features. He has a small slit in his mouth which opens when you squeeze his cheeks. You then push his arms down which releases the air in his body. Let go of his cheeks, the slit closes, and he stays compressed. You then fasten him to the lab table with the Velcro straps. He comes with a pump that is attached to a hose, which attaches to his back. Squeeze the pump, it fills him with air, and he bursts out of his straps.

His laboratory table has it's own awesome feature. When you turn the crank, it spins wheels on each side of the table, which hold lighter flints. These rub against sandpaper discs, causing massive sparks. The table also moves up and down.

Add to all that, Frank also glows-in-the-dark!

This is easily one of the greatest Frankenstein toys ever made. They sure don't make toys like the used to!

~ Jason

Posted at at 12:21 AM on Friday, October 23, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Funstuf Dracula


Funstuf Dracula, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Dracula, Ani-Forms toy by Funstuf, 1978

Features: Dracula has a small slit in his mouth which opens when you squeeze his cheeks. You then squeeze the air out of his body. Let go of his cheeks and the slit closes, keeping him compressed. put him in his coffin and attach the coffin lid. He comes with a pump that is attached to a hose, which attaches to his back. Squeeze the pump, it fills him with air, and he bursts out of the coffin.

Dracula also glows-in-the-dark.

MELVIN


MELVIN, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Posted at at 12:16 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

Evil Comes in All Sizes

Evil Comes in All Sizes
Evil Comes in All Sizes, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

Posted at at 12:22 AM on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , ,

The Night He Came Home


The Night He Came Home, originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker.

This doll is haunted!

When you squeeze his chest, the Halloween theme plays. I bought this for my brother years ago, and a couple years ago or so he gave it back when he was moving. He told me that it would just go off at times for no reason and freak him out. It is true, he has done it a few times since I have had him. It IS pretty creepy, but that's just the way I like it.

Posted at at 2:24 AM on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , ,

"What happened? We were attacked by huge f***in' howlin' things, that's what!"

"What happened?!! We were attacked by huge f***in' howlin' things, that's what!!!"
Originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker

If you have never seen the film Dog Soldiers, I can't recommend it enough. One hell of a werewolf film.

Posted at at 12:52 AM on Monday, October 19, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

My Name is Murder

My Name is Murder
My Name is Murder
Originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker

Posted at at 3:33 PM on Sunday, October 18, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

Mother Made Me Do It

Mother Made Me Do It
Mother Made Me Do It
Originally uploaded by TCM Hitchhiker

The Mutant and the Muppet





"So help me, I saw this ship turn a bright green up there."


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Posted at at 2:52 AM on Friday, October 16, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , ,

ゴジラ



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Posted at at 12:20 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , ,

Creature of the Night


Can't have monster month without a creepy doll.

~ Jason

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Posted at at 12:56 AM on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , ,

Sally, I hear something...stop, STOP!



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Posted at at 10:27 PM on Monday, October 12, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

Harbinger of Nightmares




Subject: Cinema of Fear, 3.75, Freddy Krueger by Mezco Toyz.
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Posted at at 12:41 AM on Sunday, October 11, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , ,

CALLING ALL STATIONS, CLEAR THE AIRLANES, CLEAR ALL AIRLANES, FOR THE BIG BROADCAST!!!


The Son of Svengoolie show was big influence on my love of monsters and horror films. The show was a local Chicagoland comedic TV horror host program that ran from '79 through '86. As a kid I never missed an episode and was introduced to some true classic (and not so classic) monster flicks. Sven came back on the air in the 90's, dropping the "Son of" and simply going by his namesake, Svengoolie. The show is still going strong today and I try to catch it every Saturday night.

The action figure used in this shot was custom made by me about 10 years ago. It was one of the first custom figures I ever made. A photo of the figure was shown on an episode of Svengoolie's show back in 2000.

~ Jason

Huge thanks to kingdufus who allowed me to use his great shot of the Svengoolie set, seen here, as my background in this shot.

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Posted at at 12:30 AM on Saturday, October 10, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

He's Coming for You Barbara



This photo was heavily influenced by an actual scene from the film Night of the Living Dead.

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Posted at at 10:44 PM on Friday, October 9, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

I Was a Teenage Werewolf


Monster Month 2009 continues!

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Posted at at 12:57 AM on Thursday, October 8, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,

Frankenstein and The Creature

The Monster's alive...aliiive!


The Creature's escaped!


Subjects:
Frankenstein and The Creature from the Black Lagoon by Remco, 1980
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The Mummy and The Phantom

The Mummy awakens!


The Phantom reveals his true face!


Subjects: The Mummy and Phantom figures by Remco, 1980
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Posted at at 11:33 AM on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , , , ,

The Count and The Wolfman

Count Dracula bids you velcome!


The Wolfman's out for blood!



Subjects:
Dracula and Wolfman figures by Remco, 1980.


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Here's Johnny!



What good would Monster Month be without an appearance from Jack Torrance?

I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to this shoot. The door was completely made from scratch. It isn't an exact replica, but I think close enough for an effective illusion.

More creeps to come all month!

~ Jason

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Posted at at 9:53 PM on Friday, October 2, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , ,

Monster Month has arrived!

The Phantom



Oct. is by far the coolest month of the year. This year I have decided to only shoot monster toys all month long. So look for a lot of creeps to be haunting this site and my flickr photostream.

~ Jason


Subject: The Phantom of the Opera, 1:6 figure by Sideshow Collectibles.

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Posted at at 10:04 AM on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Posted by Jason Jerde | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , ,