Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 31 2012

Wah Chang Remembered

As it’s Asian Heritage Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to look at the life and career of an Asian American (Chinese American, to be specific) special effects artist who I feel hasn’t gotten the wide recognition he truly deserves: Wah Chang. Wah Ming Chang was born in the summer of 1917. …

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May 31 2012

Farewell, Zombie Awareness Month

Although I think our selection of zombie-related posts was wider than last year’s offers, I must admit that our grand total of zombie-related content was not quite as large as I had hoped. Granted, many of us were very busy this month, but I still felt kind of bad about it. So I thought make …

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May 30 2012

Ghostly Tales

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While my past reviews of audio books from AudioGo have consisted of reissues of 80′s releases from Tangled Web Audio, Ghostly Tales marks the first time I’ll be reviewing a more recent audio book commissioned by AudioGo. It also marks the first time I’ve reviewed an audio book with multiple narrators, as the four scary …

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May 29 2012

The Aquabats, “Fashion Zombies”

Given all the music-based articles I’ve done for the site, it may surprise you to learn that I wasn’t always this way. For much of my early life, I was more of a passive listener of music. If it was on the radio or something my parents were listening to, then by golly, that’s what …

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May 23 2012

Feed Me!

As you might recall from my Venus Coin Trap article, I made a passing reference to having received the Little Shop of Horrors-inspired Milton Bradley game “Feed Me!” as a gift many years ago. Whereas the Venus Coin Trap appears to be based on the depiction of Audrey II from the film’s poster, “Feed Me!” …

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May 18 2012

6′+ Episode 30 is up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Cryptids! Those weird and wild creatures of myth and legend! After a brief encounter with a local critter, the inspiration for a whole episode came about, leading to this week’s episode full of music from The Atomiks, Hounds Of the Wild Hunt, Steve Cook, The Atomiks …

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May 16 2012

Venus Coin Trap

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You probably saw the above-pictured novelty bank numerous times in the late 80′s through the early 90′s. It’s often referred to as the “Little Shop of Horrors bank” or the “Audrey II bank,” but its actual name is the “Venus Coin Trap” bank. Why? Because it was designed to cash in on the 1986 Little …

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May 15 2012

Monstermatt Patterson: Video Store Clerk

Ghoul Mourning, Maniacs!!!! It is I, Monstermatt Patterson! Gravedigger’s Local brought me here to annoy, I mean,entertain you. (Umm…that’s the problem.Me and entertain don’t really go together,so I’m told.By my agent!!) Anyways,I think you’ll dig what I’m about to share, here. Some of you, might of had the same experiences,so you’d defintely be able to …

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May 13 2012

Grudgingly

It really doesn’t make sense for me to hate on him. I still do and I still won’t watch his work but damn. Damn.  Joss Whedon’s Cabin In The Woods had Norman “Baron Shivers of the The Ghastly Ones” Cabrera as the lead artist is something that…. Well. It’s one of those “Goddamnit, you’re not making …

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May 07 2012

King Ghidora, “Nameless”

If you listened to the latest episode of the 6′+ podcast, (which you can subscribe to on iTunes or listen to through Stitcher) you heard the song ‘Nameless’ by a band King Ghidora. Taking their name from the Monster Zero antagonist of the Toho/Godzilla mythos, they play surf-space rock heavily influenced by Man…Or Astro-Man?, Dick …

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May 05 2012

It’s El Santo de Mayo!

Remember last year’s news about the discovery of the previous lost El Vampiro y El Sexo variant of the film of Santo en el tesoro de Dracula (translation: Santo in “The Treasure of Dracula”)? Well, we have an update! The film was shown both in theaters and the CineMexico cable channel before El Hijo del …

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May 05 2012

It’s Free Comic Book Day!

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At long last, it’s Free Comic Book Day! But although all the free stuff is great, it’s not what makes the holiday so important. Instead, it’s spreading the word about both comic books and comic book stores. It’s been said here before and I’ll say it again: Comic book stores are an invaluable resource for …

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May 04 2012

6′+ Episode 29 is up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We make way for music from bands who have never been on 6′+. MonsterMatt digs out his Igor during the MonsterMatt Minute and Dr. Gangrene decides to hightail it to the clean living of Switzerland to talk with Marc Stroace of KROKUS for the Metal Morgue. There’s music from KING GHIDORA, The Bloodtypes, The …

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May 03 2012

A Handful Of Dirt: Ray O’Bannon

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  A Handful of Dirt asks a person five questions they wouldn’t normally expect or receive in any other credible interview. In consulting the Serendipiter Bag o’InquiryTM, we pose a series of questions to come up with a bit of knowledge unknown before – a handful of dirt.     Ray is originally from Nebraska. …

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May 02 2012

Free Comic Book Day Is Coming!

As you may or may not recall, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. So be sure to clear some time in your schedule for May 5th, because you don’t want to miss any of the freebies! For more information, please visit Free Comic Book Day’s official website and Facebook page. Don’t …

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May 01 2012

It’s Zombie Awareness Month!

It’s that time of the year again! Some of you might wonder why bother setting aside a month for zombies or why it’s happening in May instead of October. As the Zombie Research Society have already explained why they opted for May (I suppose the presumed connection to Halloween is unavoidable given the month they …

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