May 2010 archive

Mothra Madness

Mosura!

Mothra is actually based on a serialized Japanese novel called The Luminous Fairies and Mothra. Mothra was supposed to battle the unused monster Bagan in a never-realized 1990 film called Mothra vs Bagan. Elements of that script, along with the similarly never made Godzilla vs Gigamoth, were utilized in the 90’s version of Godzilla vs. …

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Batman: The Stone King

From his appearances on The Adventures of Superman radio show to the numerous “record/tape and comic” releases, Batman has always had a rich history in the world of audio dramas. The latest company to contribute to this legacy is Graphic Audio, with their series of adaptations of novels starring DC comics characters. Some of his …

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Tuesday uEtsy: HorrorCrafts

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidently, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] HorrorCrafts …

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Benediction (of sorts)

Here at GdL16, we are thoroughly against bootlegging, specifically the bootlegging that some companies do when they make reproductions of movies without getting the proper legal right to do so. But, with that said, I just downloaded an mp3 of a “Weird” Al Yankovic demo that was clearly recorded from an episode of the Dr. …

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Spook Show Bela

While looking through the online preview of Gary Don Rhodes’ excellent Lugosi: his life in films, on stage, and in the hearts of horror lovers, I came across a reference (#57) to a never-realized 1948 spook show featuring Bela Lugosi. The idea of him doing a spook show did make sense. After all, he did …

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Gemora Greatness

In honor of Asian Heritage Month, let’s take a look at the life and works of legendary gorilla suit maker/actor Charles Gemora. Charles “Charlie” Gemora was born on August 15th, 1903 in the Philippines. Stowing away on a ship headed for America, Gemora arrived in California and made money selling portraits on the street in …

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The Ded Dave Show Show

We’re always a fan of independent horror and cinema, so it was very kind for the folks over at The Ded Dave Show to clue us in to their little corner of the world, letting us know about their upcoming necro-cabaret of sorts: “May 22, 2010 brings The Ded Dave Show SHOW to Theatre Bizarre …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Jerry Shirts

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidently, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Jerry …

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Free (Legal) Download: Pig

Squeal like a...

Everyone seems to be offering free downloads lately. Rue Morgue has a free music album, Orbit Books and Black-Chandelier.com both have free wallpaper, and Yog-Sothoth has a monthly free download! So it should come as no surprise that we want in on that action. Some of you might remember how Adam Mason’s mostly one-take gorefest, …

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He’s The Boogeyman…and He’s Comin’ to Getcha!

I’ve followed professional wrestling for more years than I’d like to admit, and there have been some “spooky” wrestling gimmicks over the years.  Recently, I’ve been thinking about terrible wrestlers with terrific gimmicks.  What better place to start than with The Boogeyman? The Boogeyman is actually Marty Wright.  Hardcore WWE followers remember Wright as the …

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Ghost Hunting with the Muppets

It’s no secret that we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 love puppets, especially the Muppets. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find this ghost-hunting demonstration by Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, straight from the official themuppetlabs Youtube channel: I was originally going to save this for the next installment of my “horror …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Meatspider Studios

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidently, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Meatspider …

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Invasion Of The Surf Bands

Great news for all our readers in Massachusetts: Daikaiju and SPF-4 will be playing at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on May 12th! In case you don’t know, Daikaiju is an amazing surf rock band inspired by Japanese monster movies and this show is only part of their ongoing “Flight of Garuda” …

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Entrar…REY ZOMBIE!!!!

‘Enter…Zombie King’ is a good movie, though not without its flaws. In fact, how ‘Enter…’ overcomes some of its challenges gives the movie a unique charm to it. During a scene early in the movie, Mercedes, lead female antagonist, steps out in a modest bikini. “It’s a little cold for that, no?” inquires Ulysses, lead …

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It’s Zombie Awareness Month!

As you visit your favorite horror websites or Twitter feeds, you might notice an image of a gray ribbon. The reason for that is because May is Zombie Awareness Month. This tradition was started by the fine folks at the Zombie Research Society, who are also offering a special giveaway each day of the month! …

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Hometown Horror

My town of New Haven holds a Grove Street Cemetery, which I wrote about before. The gates beckon that THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED. While walking there recently, I decided to snap a few pictures. You’ll find that there are a couple plaques on the welcoming lodge up front. New Haven isn’t the most spooky …

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