December 2010 archive

Julebukking

You'd better "knot" mention that again...

While discussing the Krampus with some family members, my mother mentioned that, during her pregnancy with me, a Swedish aunt of hers had told her of a deer or goatlike creature called the “Julebukk” which helped pull Santa’s sleigh. From what I’ve been able to tell, the tradition started with the legend of the Norse …

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Chris Scalf Rules

If you have yet to see any of Chris Scalf’s amazing artwork, then you’re seriously missing out. From the pages of G-Fan (who, along with Bob Eggleton, have become the-in my opinion-top artists for the magazine) to the covers of various Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica comic books, Mr. Scalf’s work has graced numerous publications …

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We Wish You a Mythos Christmas

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has given the world a ton of cool Lovecraft-themed goodies, from the modern silent movie version of The Call of Cthulhu to the “Dark Adventure Radio Theatre” audio drama series (as covered in my review of The Shadow Over Innsmouth installment). They’ve even released not one, not three, but two …

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Christma(dnes)s

Ho ho ho! I took on the Martians and won, so these goblins don't stand a chance!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Last-minute shopping and schedule-rearranging, coupled with the weather and other surprises are at their maximum this week and the resulting stress is killer. So, as a warped tribute to the madness so prevalent before the big day, here’s a collection of weird ‘n wild Christmas-related horror goodies that …

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I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek

Although I’m not a fan of Doctor Who, I must admit to having a fondness for Daleks. Their unusual appearance is both visually pleasing and does an excellent job of hiding the fact there’s a human performer inside. This was an intentional (and brilliant) choice by Dalek creator Terry Nation and designer Ray Cusick, which …

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Gravedigger’s Local 16 Christmas Flashback

Although most of our Christmas content is posted in December, there have been occasions where such articles had to be posted before December rolled around. As a result, they have sadly become under-appreciated. So to remedy the situation, please let this entry act as the Ghost of Christmas Past (of the non-cybernetic variety of course) …

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Chanukkill

Cut his effin' head off! YOU CAN DO EET!

Long-time readers will remember my struggles with coming up with a good idea for a horror-related article about Chanukkah (and Kwanzaa, for that matter). Although I’m still clueless about what to do for a Kwanzaa article, I wound up stumbling across something that blew away my original idea for an article about golems. For you …

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