Monday, September 30, 2019

Another 31 Nights of Halloween!

Terror Titans shambles back from the grave tomorrow night for the 5th annual 31 Nights of Halloween short film festival. Stop by every night in October for a morsel of horror designed to get you in the mood for the Big Night on the 31st! (There may also be a few surprise film reviews for old time's sake!)

Every day at 4:44pm (Pacific Time, in the U.S.) there will be at least one new post here until Halloween. Some days, there will be several! And if you want even more Halloweenish content, swing by the Shades of Gray blog for horror line-art every Wednesday, as well as reviews of a spooky film or two.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Getting ready for the 31 Nights of Halloween

The annual month-long Halloween short film celebration is about to kick off here at Terror Titans, and here's a little terror morsel to get you warmed up (even if it's set on a cold, wintery night). There will be a short film appearing here every day from October 1st through October 31st at 4:44pm (Pacific Time), all intended to spread the Halloween Spirits far and wide across the land.

The Whistle (2017)
Starring: Julian Glunz
Director: Klaus Quirin
Rating: Six of Ten Stars

"The Whistle" is the first in a series of short films featuring the same monster. If you do nothing else to get yourself in mood for Halloween this year, you must come back here on the evenings of October 13 and October 27 to see the rest of this saga!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pet Sematary by Xeros

To get you ready for the 31 Nights of Halloween, here's another great cover of the immortal Ramones song "Pet Sematary", itself inspired by the Stephen King novel and movie of the same name.
In early 2019, Xeros, a Springfield, MO-based hard rock band who incorporates a big, melodic style into their performances, turned their talents to covering the song. Their version captures what was great about the original even as they make "Pet Sematary" their own.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Pet Sematary by Mega5 Mu5ic

Then there was that time Mario buried Bowser in the Pet Sematary...

(It's almost surprising how good this version is... but they were working with some great material! There will be many more covers of the Ramones masterpiece "Pet Sematary" next month during the 31 Nights of Halloween, right here!)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Pet Sematary by Top Cats

I launched my journey through "Pet Sematary" cover tunes in the hopes of finding a swing or a blues version. I have yet to find one, but this rockabilly cover from Top Cats comes close.., and it's pretty spectacular! I really love the guitar work on this one.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Pet Sematary by Bloody Mary

Terror Titans will come fully back to life in October for the annual 31 Nights of Halloween. In addition to the traditional short films, we'll be presenting covers of the great Ramones song Pet Sematary. Here's a the first cover to serve as a warm-up.

This version of 2009 version of "Pet Sematary" from Bloody Mary is somewhat crippled by the lead singer's heavy Italian accent, but otherwise it's a fresh, energetic and worthwhile take on the song. They truly took the song and made it their own.

(But, man, are these guys a goofy looking bunch...)

You can learn more about Bloody Mary at their official website.