February 2016 archive

The Importance of “Blacula”

It is far too easy for the uninitiated to regard Blacula as a joke. Considering the low quality of blaxploitation horror movies like Blackenstein, it’s somewhat understandable. The film’s publicity materials also helped add a little fuel to this fire. Here’s one such example from CineGraphic: Although it initially went into production as a comedy …

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6’+ Episode 173 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Blood flows like wine in a celebration of BELA LUGOSI and DRACULA. It’s the 85th Anniversary of the 1931 classic, and we listen to the music of children of the night, with tracks from THE OTHER, SAM HAYNES, LONG TALL TEXANS, DEAD VAMPIRES and more. The …

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It’s Time For The Rondo Awards!

Voting for the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards has begun and…Gravedigger’s Local 16 and Six Foot Plus were not nominated. But given how we never got enough votes to even make the “Honorable Mentions,” it’s fine with us. In fact, we still want everyone reading this to keep voting in the Rondos! We don’t even …

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The Yellow Wallpaper (& Other Women’s Weird Fiction)

When asked to name horror fiction authors, many people will immediately rattle off a list of men. Today I hope to change things up by sharing a collection of such work by women. I used the term “weird fiction” in this article’s title because some of the stories use elements of horror without being overtly …

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6’+ Episode 172 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Happy Valentine’s Day. If you have no love in your heart, rip out someone else’s and celebrate this day of romance with THE METEORS, BLITZKID, BONSAI KITTEN and more. Monstermatt Patterson will try to give you a box of chocolates, but you discover he’s eaten them …

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The Pumpkin Dance: Valentine’s Day Edition

Having created an internet sensation with the original version of the Pumpkin Dance video, the people at KXVO knew they had to do a sequel. So let’s head over to the KXVO 10:00 News YouTube account and get to the main event: This won’t be the last time Happy Jack will be making an appearance …

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6’+ Episode 171 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “February is WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH, so let’s celebrate with female-powered music from THE MONSTER WOMEN, AS DIABATZ, THE SHRIEKS, THE DYES and more. Monstermatt Minute will show solidarity with his sisters in horror, before ruining the goodwill with a MONSTERMATT MINUTE!” Remember to email 6′+ …

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All About Jiangshi

Are you interested in learning more about jiangshi but unable to access (or understand) Chinese sources on the matter? Or perhaps you find the idea of digging through Wikipedia or Google Books for leads on what few scholarly English language information exists on them to be less than appealing. Well, today is your lucky day …

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Book Review: The Art of Horror An Illustrated History

Zombos Says: Very Good A fine addition to your coffee table or coffin lid, The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, edited by Stephen Jones, is a horror connoisseur’s choice of movie posters, comic books, paperback and dust jacket art, pulp magazine covers, and ancient and contemporary art that gleefully dwells on the morbid predilections …

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