February 2014 archive

Why We Need Another Take on “The Island of Doctor Moreau”

Normally I’m very against the idea of remakes. To me, a remake or a “reimagining” is basically the admission the studio doesn’t have any original ideas and have so faith in the quality of their work that they feel they have to piggyback on an established name in order to generate any interest. But sometimes …

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6′+ Episode 95 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “A collection of all kinds of music fill this random episode of the podcast for those who like it spooky. Monstermatt Patterson is home sick, but we’ve got a doctor making a house call: Dr. Gangrene! With music from The Coffin Wheels, Tribal Gothic, The Brimstones, …

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Lola Falana: The Vampira That Never Was

In 1981, Los Angeles TV station KHJ-TV was in the market for a horror host program. Although they had success with Fright Night in the past, its host Seymour (played by Larry Vincent) had passed away in 1975. Then someone got the idea to revive the program that started off the horror host boom: The …

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The Casket Girls, “Sleepwalking”

Since it’s Women in Horror Recognition Month, I finally have a way to introduce the subject of today’s article. Seriously, I had no idea how to properly start this article (despite having the rest of it finished). It’s probably because it’s so hard for me to pinpoint just why I love the song “Sleepwalking.” From …

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6′+ Episode 94 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Bob Casale, founding member of DEVO, passed away this week. We pay tribute with music from Dead Vampires, The Mummies, The Aquabats, The Independents and more. Monstermatt Patterson dares you to be stupid with the Monstermatt Minute, and we talk Six Things about the upcoming Zombina …

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Valenslime’s Is Here Again!

Given that today marks both Valentine’s Day and a full moon, we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 decided to go the extra mile this year. So in addition to today’s episode of the podcast, we’re going to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Given how the Halloweens of days gone by often focused on romance, …

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6′+ Episode 93 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Valentines Day is upon us and the horror that follows is undeniable and absolute. So we’ve got a bunch of songs about love, including Ghouls Night Out, The Big Bad, The Rusty Robots and more. Both Monstermatt and Dr.Gangrene want you to be their Valentines this …

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Movie Review: Scarecrows (1988)

Zombos Says: Good Scarecrows is one of those horror movies that with better acting and better direction, and a more coherent script, would be quite compelling as a good example of a horror movie. As it is, it’s still creepy with effective makeup and gore effects, and does manage to maintain its mood of unknown …

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6′+ Episode 92 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “February is Women In Horror Month, and 6ftplus joins in by spotlighting music from 45 Grave, The Trashwomen, Trioxin Cherry, The Neptunas and more. Monstermatt Patterson pays tribute with his Monstermatt Minute, and Dr. Gangrene has an all new-Women In Horror Month-themed Recommended Movie Of The …

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In Tribute: Lux Interior

Lux Interior (aka Erick Lee Purkhiser) died five years ago today. A lot more will be written by those who knew him, who saw him perform, those who had a personal connection with the man and his band’s music. Since I’m a gravedigger, I usually find out about things after they’re dead, so I have no “The …

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