Our friend Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures has been so busy producing different projects this year that we're beginning to wonder if he's really who he says he is and not the Energizer rabbit in disguise or Tanner from Lawrence Block's "Thief Who Couldn't Sleep" novels operating under an alias. I'm not even going to attempt a rundown of everything "Keeps-going-and-going-Griffith" is working on at the moment, mainly because I'd like to get some sleep sometime this weekend, but I encourage you all to visit his blog, his jam-packed YouTube page, and a few other Facebook, MySpace and web pages dedicated to his myriad projects. One of the latest is "Everybodies Doin' the Shanty Tramp," an all-new documentary short that will appear on Something Weird's upcoming, digitally restored disc of K. Gordon Murray's SHANTY TRAMP.
Another is "Santa Claus Conquers the Devil," a featurette celebrating the 50th anniversary of Murray's most beloved matinee presentation, René Cardona's SANTA CLAUS (1959), which will be included in Shout! Factory's MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 VOL. XVI (due out in December). For more information on these and other Murray-related marvels -- including Daniel's soon-to-be-released documentary, THE WONDER WORLD OF K. GORDON MURRAY -- visit the Wonder World now!