Killer Meals: Last Meals of 7 Notorious Murderers

True crime and serial killers have been the fascination of many throughout the world since Jack the Ripper. Everyone knows and are intrigued by the names, faces and the crimes and punishment of the most notorious, but what about the human side (though they may not have much of one)? What did these individuals cave, other than freedom, while they awaited their executions? Here are the last meals of 7 of the worlds most notorious murderers.

7. John Martin Scripps aka The Tourist from Hell

John Martin Scripps is known for murdering at least six people in multiple countries around the world. Martin was arrested on March 19, 1995 after presenting a fake passport at the Changi Airport. For his last meal he requested pizza and hot chocolate. He was executed on April 19, 1996 by hanging in Singapore.

6. Marion Albert Pruett aka The Mad-Dog Killer

Marion Albert Pruett went from being protected by law enforcement for testifying in a case in Atlanta, Georgia to being wanted by them. Pruett is known for murdering at least 5 people including his common-law wife. He was arrested on October 17, 1981. His last meal request was a lengthy one, it consisted of a Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza, 4 Burger King Whoppers, french fries, fried eggplant, fried squash, fried okra, a pecan pie and 3 2-liters of Pepsi. He was executed on April 12, 1999 by lethal injection in Arkansas.

5. Timothy McVeigh

Timothy McVeigh is known for killing 168 people and wounding more than 600 more during the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. He was arrested shortly after the bombing after being stopped in a car without license plates and for having an illegal firearm. He was later identified as the bomber and was indicted on 11 federal counts on August 10, 1995. For his last meal, he requested 2 pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. McVeigh was executed on June 11, 2001 by lethal injection in Indiana.

4. Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was a prostitute that murdered 7 men in the state of Florida. She was arrested on January 9, 1991 at The Last Resort, a biker bar, on an outstanding warrant for another crime. She did not request a last meal, she instead asked for a cup of coffee. Wuornos was executed on October 9, 2002 by lethal injection in Florida.

3. Fritz Haarmann aka The Butcher of Hanover

Fritz Haarmann was a serial killer from Germany that came to be known by many names like The Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf-Man. He was found guilty of 24 (though suspected of 27) counts of sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment of boys and young men. For his last meal, he requested a cigar and a cup of Brazilian coffee. Haarmann was executed on April 15, 1925 by decapitation by guillotine in Hanover, Weimar Republic.

2. John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown

John Wayne Gacy joined a group known as the Jolly Joker clown club with whom he portrayed characters Pogo the clown and Patches the clown, but what he became known for was not nearly as jolly. Gacy is known for the murder of at least 33 boys and young men, many of which were buried on his property. Gacy was arrested on December 21, 1978. For his last meal, he was rather precise with his request which consisted of 12 fried shrimp, french fries, a pound of strawberries and a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Gacy was executed on May 10, 1994 by lethal injection in Illinois.

1. Ted Bundy

No matter what generation you were born into, you have heard the name Ted Bundy. Bundy has been the inspiration for many movies, television shows, documentaries and even crimes. Bundy was good looking, charming and well educated, even perusing a career as a lawyer; unfortunately he used those good qualities to help him murder at least 36 women (suspected of more than 100). He was arrested more than once, but was apprehended for good on February 15, 1978. While in prison, as one of his many attempts to escape execution, Bundy helped FBI create a profile that would eventually lead to the apprehension of Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. Continuing his stubbornness, he did not request a last meal, so he received the “standard last meal” which consisted of steak, eggs, hash browns, toast, juice, coffee and milk; he didn’t touch any of it. Bundy was executed on January 24, 1989 by electrocution in Florida.

Would you try any of these?

Prop Collector Tim Shockey Wants to Bring Hollywood History to Ohio

Fans of Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive may already know the name Tim Shockey, but for those of you that don’t, he is the man that restored the goblin head from the front of the Happy Toyz truck in the 1986 cult classic. Shockey debuted the newly restored goblin head at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati in March of 2013 to hordes of excited fans and has been touring the country with it ever since.

I started restoring the Green Goblin head in 2011 and finished it in March of 2013. I spent nights and weekends restoring it. Less than a week after painting it we attended our first con with it. I have passionately been traveling the U.S. and Canada since March 16, 2013 sharing this great piece of movie history with fans.

I have attended 10-15 events a year. My journeys have allowed me to meet and hang out with many celebrities and to meet many thousands of fans. It has been a fantastic journey. 
I now have over 800 items in my collection. I’ve been  bringing a few of them with me on tour but I feel everyone should have a chance to see them all. If I don’t share these items with you than what good are they doing in my possession? I feel it would almost be a sin to keep them locked away in my private collection. 

 All of our events have been canceled this year so far and I want to make it where people can still get a chance to get out and see my collection. 

Shockey’s collection includes props from Scream 4, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Longest Yard and more. Due to Covid causing pretty much all conventions to shut down for the year, Tim has come up with a brand new idea; one that requires the help of all of you, the Hollywood Prop Museum. In said museum, you would be able to view not just the Goblin Head and all the other props normally on display at conventions, but you will be able to see the ones that he cannot bring along on the road.

Your help is needed to acquire the building that would be used to display the props (prospective building listed below). The goal amount is $60,000 which Shockey is hoping to raise via a Gofundme campaign.

For more information on TIm Shockey, his collection and mission and how you can contribute, please visit the Hollywood Prop Museum campaign.

Indican Pictures Debuts Eric Liberacki’s ‘The Lurker’ This April

The slasher film may be the most popular sub-genre in horror, but lately it seems like all most can deliver is a remake or a cheap knockoff of one of the greats. Eric Liberacki is here to rescue slasher fans with his new film The Lurker which is heavily inspired by the Golden era of slasher films.

When asked about the film, Liberacki said:

“my screenwriting always gravitated toward slasher films of that time period (’80s, ’90s).” This was the pivotal time for slashers and their many sequels. The Lurker was also a team effort: “while I was shooting the feature film the Pale Man the director, John Lerchen, gave me a copy of the script for The Lurker. After years of trying to find the right script for my thesis, I had found it.”

The Lurker stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, 2007), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th, 1980) and Adam Huss.

Synopsis:

A group of high school students, celebrating their final performance of Romeo and Juliet, begin to slowly disappear one at a time. As students and faculty begin to die at the hands of a savage killer, it’s a race against time for the cast to find the killer and escape with their lives or face their final curtain call.

Trailer:

The Lurker is available for pre-order this March and will hit DVD and digital platforms (Amazon Direct, Fandango Now, iTunes, FlixFling, Google Play, Redbox, VuDu and YouTube Movies) on April 14, 2020.

Trailer Drop for Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’

In 1992, a film called Candyman was released, and it made everyone think twice about urban legends and saying someone’s name 5 times. The film is a major cult classic among the exploitation and horror communities, now fast-forwarding to 2020, it is getting a “spiritual sequel” from producer Jordan Peele (Get Out) and director Nia DaCosta (Sleeping with the Enemy).

Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (Dear White People), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Adulting) and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead).

Synopsis:

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

Trailer

Candyman hits theaters on June 12th

Arrow Video Presents Blood-Soaked Black Comedy, ‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’

Arrow Video is proud to announce that Why Don’t You Just Die! will be making a limited theater release in several cities across the US in April. The film is the feature debut of writer/director Kirill Sokolov, and is described to be a black comedy in the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright.

When asked about the film Sokolov said:

“Despite our exaggerated use of genre tropes and all the flashy effects, Why Don’t You Just Die! remains, for me, an incredibly personal and sincere story. The film’s inherent violence is the result of reflection on the realities of life in Russia, modern relationships, and societal attitudes. The gallows humor which pervades the film is the only true reaction whatsoever to all of this. The film is intended as an emotional rollercoaster, making the audience laugh, cry, and laugh again – but then immediately feel a sense of unease for having laughed.”

Why Don’t You Just Die! has received high critical praise from festivals around the world.

Synopsis:

Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.

The film is in Russian with English subtitles and has a run-time of 95 minutes.

Why Don’t You Just Die! will be released in select theaters in the US in April 10, 2020. The cities that will be showing the film include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Knoxville, Ithaca, Houston, Lubbock, El Paso and Phoenix. Check local listings for theaters and showtimes.

Horror Realm is Returning to Pittsburgh This March

Convention season has started rolling for 2020, and Horror Realm will be returning to Pittsburgh, PA this year. It will be a three day event running from Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South.

This year’s guest list is impressive; it features talent from Night of the Living Dead (1990), Night of the Comet and more. Top billed guests include Tiffany Shepis (Tromeo and Juliet), Tony Moran (Halloween), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Tom Savini (special effects master), David Howard Thornton (Terrifier) and more.

Ticket prices for Horror Realm are lower in comparison to other conventions, especially when you take into consideration the fantastic guest list.

  • Weekend Pass (all 3 days)- $40
  • Friday – $20
  • Saturday- $25
  • Sunday- $15
  • Children under 16 are FREE with paid adult admission
  • One FREE single day admission available for active duty armed service members and veterans with valid ID

For more information on the event, to purchase tickets, panel schedules and more, visit horrorrealmcon.com. For instant updates, be sure to like Horror Realm’s Facebook page and follow @HorrorRealmCon on twitter.

Devilworks Reveals New Artwork & Trailer for ‘Trolls World’

Genre sales specialist Devilworks has acquired International rights to Eric Horde’s adventure fantasy, Trolls World. The film is a German production shot in English produced by Fantomfilm GmbH with Eva Habermann and Alexander König leading the production.

Synopsis:

Trolls World follows an evil troll who is accidentally brought back to life and is out for revenge for his 700 years of suffering. He possesses the body of a young woman and sets his sights on unleashing an army of trolls to take over the world.

Samantha Richardson, President at Devilworks, said:

This is entertainment all the way; creatures, trolls, witches, legends….Trolls World is brimming with fun and adventure.

Trolls World will be launched at EFM in Berlin.

Devilworks will be exhibiting at Marriott Hotel, Suite 248 (Feb 20th – 25th).

Kickstarter Campaign Started for ‘The Mothman Legacy’

One of America’s most popular cryptids, Mothman, is getting a bookend to a trilogy with The Mothman Legacy. A trailer and a new one-sheet have been dropped to promote the film’s crowdfunding campaign. The film is the latest work of cryptid documentarian Seth Breedlove and the one-sheet artwork is from artist Christopher Shy (Godzilla: King of Monsters).

For anyone that may not be familiar with the Mothman legend, many believe the Mothman to be a 1960’s phenomenon, an omen only appearing before tragedy, and disappearing after a flap of sightings and the subsequent Silver Bridge collapse in 1967.  But what if there’s more?  What if the origins of this omen trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realized?  And what if…the sightings never ended?

The Mothman Legacy provides a glimpse into the dark, haunting landscapes of West Virginia and includes sound clips from witnesses that were interviewed for the film.

As mentioned above, a crowdfunding campaign will be launched today, February 6, 2020, via Kickstarter. Rewards for contributing to the campaign include copies of the film on DVD and Blu-ray, posters, t-shirts and more.

Small Town Monsters made waves in 2017 with their documentary The Mothman of Point Pleasant, followed by 2019’s Terror in the Skies.  The Mothman trilogy will conclude with the release of The Mothman Legacy, set to premiere in Fall 2020.

Product Announcement & Review: Mars Attacks Uprising Card Series

Who doesn’t remember the 1996 sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks!? Fans of the film now have a new reason to rejoice; a Mars Attacks Uprising card series is on the way.

The series is fully licensed by Topps and will be produced by SidKick Trading Card Publishing. The pack will include 5 retro style cards featuring new artwork from Ed Repka, Carlos Valenzuela, William Skaar and Paolo Parente. The set will start with 72 base cards with 18 all-new story cards featuring the work of the artists listed above.

SideKick Lab has launched a Kickstarter campaign this morning to help fund this awesome project. Below are some of the perks you will receive for backing.

If you would like to see more of the cards available and or pledge to the campaign, click HERE.

Review

The folks at SidKick Lab were nice enough to send me a preview pack to share and review with all of you. Although I was given the cards for free, all of the following thoughts and opinions are 100% my honest thoughts.

I will start with the obvious, the wax pack. The colors are vibrant and attention grabbing and go with the Mars Attacks! theme for sure. The artwork on the pack (by Doug P’Gosh) is insanely awesome.

The cards inside are equally as awesome. The artwork is clear and vividly colored; no blurriness like others. They are very reminiscent of the old Fright Flicks cards.

Whether you are looking at these cards to trade or simply collect, they are sturdy enough to withstand quite a bit. The cards are printed on a very high-quality, thick card stock. I recommend checking out these cards for sure.

If you can’t donate, please help spread the word by sharing the campaign. For more information on SideKick Lab and the Mars Attacks Uprising cards, follow @sidekicklab on Instagram, like Mars Attacks Uprising on Facebook and check out the Kickstarter.

Adam Green Needs Your Help to Resurrect ‘Scary Sleepover’

Writer/director Adam Green is known for films like Chillerama, Frozen, Grace and of course, the Hatchet series, but some of his most personal work comes in the form of his shorts and original series. One of his more intimate original series was called Scary Sleepover.

Adam would invite guests to have a sleepover and they would get up to silly antics that made the audience laugh, but they would also have serious discussions about careers and real fears. Some of his past guests include Slash, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, the late Sid Haig and many more.

The series ran from 2015 to 2017 with full length episodes running on ariescope.com and shorter versions being posted to the Ariescope YouTube channel.

To the delight of Sleepover fans, Green has decided to resurrect the series. Unlike other creators, he is not rebooting it for selfish reasons. He decided to bring it back after reading an article by a fan describing how Adam and the series helped him through depression. The article is called “Adam Green Saved My Life” and was posted on NightmareNostalgia.com by Landon Evanson (read Landon’s incredible article HERE). Two months after reading the article, Green lost colleague and friend Sid Haig.

Your help is needed to bring back Scary Sleepover. The series was free for fans to watch, and that can get pretty pricey; instead of charging fans per episode, Green has launched an Indiegogo campaign. He has set a budget of $5,000 per episode, so every $5,000 raised is a new episode.

For more information on Scary Sleepover, to read the campaign in its entirety and/or to donate to a great cause, check out the official Scary Sleepover Indiegogo Campaign.