November 2013 archive

Nov 29 2013

6′+ Episode 84 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “With the Brickbats and Memphis Morticians coming back to play a few shows this weekend, we have a show of bands who have broken up for good or have gone on hiatus (and have returned.) It’s a bit of a hibernation song of dance with Psychocharger, …

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Nov 28 2013

Gamera 2000

As was the case the last time I tied in Gamera’s birthday in with Thanksgiving, the dates still don’t match up just yet (I’m late by two days). But seeing as how I’ve seemingly exhausted all horror-related Thanksgiving content, it’s turtle time. As you can tell by the title of today’s entry, this post is …

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Nov 22 2013

6′+ Episode 83 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “The debut of a new segment – Six Things – plus Monstermatt Patterson and music from Horror Show, Dirty Dead, Plan and more. We give thinks for what we like the most – monsters. Happy Holiday! It’s the newest episode of 6ftplus!” Remember to email 6′+ …

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Nov 20 2013

Movie Review: The Funhouse (1981)

Zombos Says: Very Good Director Tobe Hooper, who did the unsettling Dance of the Dead episode for Masters of Horror on Showtime, as well as the family classic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)—insane family, that is—presents a not so pretty picture of carnival life, and a somewhat pathetic, definitely homicidal, disfigured monster with a penchant for …

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Nov 15 2013

6′+ Episode 82 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “A couple odd ducks with your usual lunatics makes for a gaggle of weirdos this time around. Dr. Gangrene and Monstermatt Patterson are joined by music from Mac Blackout, The BlackRats, The Brickbats, Motorama and much more. Get a little creepy and weird this time around.” …

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Nov 12 2013

Weirdvember

November’s been associated with guys growing mustaches and thinking it’ll cure cancer, as well as people engaging in mass group writing exercises (that have actually yielded published novels, thought that’s 14 out of …millions?) For me, November is now a way for me to restock on the creative stimuli that I wouldn’t really get throughout …

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Nov 08 2013

6′+ Episode 81 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “If you’re still wearing your Halloween costume or you’re pretending to be someone else, this show is for you as it’s an episode full of cover-songs. While Monstermatt Patterson and Dr. Gangrene try posing as each other, we’ve got music from The Meantraitors, The Meteors, Demented …

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Nov 04 2013

I Hate Creepypasta

MISDIRECTION! Actually, I don’t hate Creepypasta. I hate the term because instead of a creative portmanteau that has a bit of flair or utility, the term ‘creepypasta’ reads like the sugar-demented compound-word biproduct that one would associate with paint-huffing and Mt. Dew. ‘Creepypasta.’ It’s adapted from the word ‘copypasta’ which is a lazy version of ‘copy paste’ that …

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Nov 04 2013

Mongolian Death Worm Gaff

This “Mongolian Death Worm” was the result of an experiment using vintage gaff making techniques. I wanted to recreate the process of crafting a sideshow display using materials available in the early 20th century. Except for cheating on the teeth, which were made from epoxy putty, I used traditional paper mache for the entire specimen. …

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Nov 03 2013

In Honor of Godzilla’s Birthday…

let’s pay tribute to the man who played the original incarnation of the Big G: Haruo Nakajima. Granted, he was joined by Katsumi Tezuka for stunt double duties for some of the early films and was mostly replaced in Son of Godzilla (with the exception of the water scenes) by Seiji Onaka and Hiroshi Sekita …

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Nov 01 2013

Mangled Leftovers: The Mangled Dead’s 2013 Halloween Set

One of my current favorite bands is The Mangled Dead. I really like their lo-fi attitude to horror punk. They’re one of those bands full of musicians who, if they were to forgo the horror business and write more mainstream songs, I could easily see playing with any of the garage revivalists or fuzz-rockers. I …

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