September 2011 archive

Sep 30 2011

Spirit Rappings

From the mid-1800’s up until 1920, Spiritualism was a huge movement in the United States. Although it was similar to other monotheistic religions in that it said there was only one God, Spiritualism differed in its belief that all necessary knowledge came not from any scared texts, but from communication with spirits! Its support for …

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Sep 29 2011

Even More Cool Cover Art

Like many of you reading this, I love old school VHS cover art. Since I recently found a bumper crop of websites devoted to showcasing 80’s VHS cover art, I just had to share. Although most of these focus solely on horror/sci-fi, a few do feature cover art from other genres: Video Cultures 80’s VHS …

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Sep 28 2011

The Slide

I guess this answers my question about whether or not zombies poop...

Strange things are happening in the small English town of Redlow. After being hit by a major earthquake (despite such things being very rare in the UK), large cracks have been opening all over the area. Greenish mud starts oozing out of these cracks, animals start dying off and many people are isolating themselves in …

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Sep 27 2011

The Internet Rips You Off

Things are quiet around here as everyone prepares for the annual Halloween Countdown. We’ll have new, daily content for you throughout October (even weekends. Rad, right?) You can help out GdL16 by spreading the word – tell people to check us out, interact with us on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, I’ll chat a bit about something …

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Sep 21 2011

Bruce and Sam v. The Evil Dead

By now, you’ve probably read that the Evil Dead remake won’t include the main character, Ash, in any form. Bruce Campbell won’t show up as an aged S-Mart employee doling out advice to some new bunch of saps who happened to read from the Necronomicon. Sure, Bruce will be in the film but not as …

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Sep 20 2011

Bela Lugosi’s Post-Rehab Interview

Bela Lugosi’s battle with drug addiction is well known throughout horror fandom. Lugosi developed sciatica due to leg injuries he received in the first World War. As his leg pains grew worse and worse, he was eventually prescribed painkillers like morphine, Demerol, and methadone. Like many (but not all) people who are given such drugs, …

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Sep 16 2011

6′+ Episode 13 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Though Autumn is not really a season associated with the words NEW and FRESH, with everything dying around your feet, when do you need new music more than ever? See, we’ve got your back. With this episode, we have music from artists who haven’t been on …

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Sep 14 2011

All Dark, No Depp

Can’t say I’m a big Dark Shadows fan, having been born ten years after it went off the air (and never caught a rerun on SyFy or whoever might have carried it post-mortem) so I have no attachment to the franchise. I watched the first twelve episodes or so about a month or two ago, …

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Sep 12 2011

Tuesday uEtsy Update

As we prepare for the upcoming Halloween schedule, we’re going to suspend out Tuesday uEtsy feature until the start of November. We’ll resume the feature on November 1st or 8th, depending on how well things go. However, we do have good news. Loretta, Bernie and Poinsettia welcomed young Humphrey Freakshow into their family on September …

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Sep 08 2011

GdL16: Origins

Although the origins of this website have been previously touched on here, nobody at the Local has really delved into the entire history of this website. Back in 2006, Strange Jason and I were chatting via AIM when he notified me of his plans for a “personal Halloween countdown” where he would listen to some …

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Sep 06 2011

Monstermatt Patterson’s BAD MONSTER JOKES VOL.1

Having contributed to GdL16 in the past, we were pleasantly surprised to get word that Monstermatt Patterson’s first book, “Monstermatt’s Bad Monster Jokes Vol.1”, found a new publisher and will be released by Pill Hill Press on Septermber 21st. Over 400 bad monster jokes, BAD MONSTER JOKES VOL.1 will be released with additional content than …

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Sep 03 2011

Show and Hell

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of PuppeTose Theater. But with all the focus on puppets, it’s all too easy to forget that the mastermind behind it all, Ross Wilsey, also dabbles in animation. So in honor of back to school season, here’s my favorite animated work of his, straight from the official PuppeTose …

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Sep 02 2011

6′+ Episode 12 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “The parent website of 6′+, Gravedigger’s Local 16, turns 3 years old in September 2011. With gratitude and humility, we give thanks for another year online and above ground. A lot has changed to GdL16 in the past twelve months, but the same appreciation for all …

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