February 2018 archive

Feb 28 2018

Tracking the Origins of the “Doomed Black Character”

We all know the old “the black character always dies in a horror movie” cliché and “the black character always dies first” trope. Although there are exceptions to both, the fact is it happens enough to be noteworthy. But when did it start and what reason(s) are there for it? Today I’m going to share …

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Feb 27 2018

6’+ Episode 222 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Love…it’s deadly. Wonderful, but deadly. It’s an episode about the dangers of falling in love, featuring tracks from THE CREEPING IVIES, THE DEADLY LO-FI, THE EPOXIES, THE HUNGRY ONIONS and more. Monstermatt Minute is your secret admirer in THE MONSTERMATT MINUTE. Strange Jason drinks six gallons …

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Feb 25 2018

Luella Miller (& Other Women’s Weird Fiction)

Last year I had shared a piece of weird fiction called “The Hall Bedroom” by Mary E. Wilkins (who is also known as Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman). I later learned she had written several highly regarded horror stories and it just felt wrong for me to have only shared one of her “weird” stories rather …

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Feb 24 2018

The Order of the Fly

Hailing from San Bernadino Cakifornia, The Order of the Fly makes a brand of horror music that is so unique, that it defies classification. Blending,punk,industrial,goth,electronic,metal and as well as a few other surprises makes them incomparable to any other band out there. With a DIY ethic and drive Lead by vocalist/bassist, Ralphie Repulsive, who also …

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Feb 20 2018

It’s Time For The Rondo Awards!

Voting for the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards has begun and we’re proud to say that Six Foot Plus got nominated as “Best Multi-Media Horror Site!” Since Monstermatt Patterson has also made contributions to the show, we hope you write in Monstermatt Patterson in the “Linda Miller Fan Artist Of The Year” category as well. …

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Feb 16 2018

Hopping Ghosts

Do you want a jiangshi figure rather than a papercraft model of one? Well, you’re in luck! John Cafiero (of Osaka Popstar fame) designed an 8 inch vinyl figure of one, available in both the standard blue and special green coloration. It’s more than just a cool conversation starter. Each one comes with both a …

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Feb 14 2018

How to Make a Bloody Valentine’s Day Card

Did you wait until the last minute to get a card for Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps you’re waiting to celebrate until sometime later in February to take advantage of all the clearance sales and easier reservations. Whatever the case is, the special horror fan in your life is certain to appreciate a homemade bloody Valentine. …

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Feb 11 2018

6’+ Episode 221 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “In celebration of Women In Horror Month 2018, it’s an episode full of female-powered tracks to brighten your day while darkening the skies with horror, doom and destruction. Get the party started with such soul-stealin’ rock n’ roll from DEAD BY DAWN, VILLAINZ, THE TRASWOMEN, MAD …

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