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Stone Golem

Chanukkah started today after the sun set and what better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights on a horror website than by looking at the legendary Jewish monster the golem? As Weird Jon’s planned article on the subject was put on hold due to time constraints, I thought I’d step in to celebrate with …

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Godzilla and King Kong, Together Again

As it’s the Big G’s birthday, I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to one of his greatest battles. I was stuck on what to do, until I discovered that the Peruvian fast food chain Bembos decided to do a humorous ad reuniting the two (well, reasonable facsimiles of the two) that’s probably …

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Costume Crazyness 2011

I’ve been doing this for the last three years and the amount of knock-offs and bizarre costumes has yet to diminish. It never ceases to amaze me just how many variations there are of the Scream mask, both knock-off and licensed. Seriously, look at all of the freaking knock–offs I found this year. The (what …

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Bela Lugosi’s Post-Rehab Interview

Bela Lugosi’s battle with drug addiction is well known throughout horror fandom. Lugosi developed sciatica due to leg injuries he received in the first World War. As his leg pains grew worse and worse, he was eventually prescribed painkillers like morphine, Demerol, and methadone. Like many (but not all) people who are given such drugs, …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: More Arts & Crafts

Seeing as how last year’s article about making your own Tiki stuff turned out so well, I thought I would revisit the subject this year. If the wooden Tiki idol how-to from last year was not to your satisfaction, then perhaps you should try this article about making a cement Tiki garden idol. What better …

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The Case of the Haunted Hotel

Given the widespread popularity of their sketch comedy videos (my personal favorite being Girls Are Not To Be Trusted), Derrick Comedy requires no introduction. A few years back, they took a break from sketch comedy to shoot the film Mystery Team, which details what happens when a group of grown up child detectives try to …

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The Evil Dead, Claymation Style

Some people might like their movies in 30 seconds with bunnies, but I prefer mine in 60 seconds with clay. NSFW? You bet! Enjoy:

Adieu Zombie Awareness Month

Today is the final day of Zombie Awareness Month 2011. As the site’s zombie-related content got rather lean towards the end of the month, I thought I’d share a zombie video to give ZAM the send-off it deserves: I love the way that video ends, don’t you? But don’t worry, I’m not only going to …

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The Star Wars Cantina

Back when I was just a tiny tot, I once read a children’s “making of” book about Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. One of the facts listed inside was that some of the creatures in the famous cantina scene were actually recycled costumes from horror movies. It made sense to me, especially due …

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The Crispfinder General

When one watches the Vincent Price classic Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm), the actions and behavior of the titular Matthew Hopkins may make one assume that the decidedly nasty character was a wholly fictional creation. After all, the film was based on a novel. Sadly, Hopkins was all too real. Given his nasty exploits, …

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Nosferatu – Blue Öyster Cult

Not too long ago, a friend made me aware of the fact that Blue Öyster Cult did a song called “Nosferatu” by linking to this video: Given the massive use of their songs “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and “Godzilla” in countless broadcasts and CD compilations every October, I’m amazed that “Nosferatu” isn’t a Halloween standard. …

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More Links I Like

As a guy with a wide range of interests, simply one listing of links to websites I enjoy just isn’t enough! Xenorama – Xenorama is “The Page of Heroes and Monsters,” along with an amazing article about an alternate version of The War of the Gargantuas. Side Order of Ninjas – Funny and entertaining reviews …

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I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek

Although I’m not a fan of Doctor Who, I must admit to having a fondness for Daleks. Their unusual appearance is both visually pleasing and does an excellent job of hiding the fact there’s a human performer inside. This was an intentional (and brilliant) choice by Dalek creator Terry Nation and designer Ray Cusick, which …

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Costume Crazyness 2010

Back when Weird Jon wrote “Son of Shameless Cross Promotion,” he had no idea that the “Costume Crazyness” series would be dropped from URBMN the very next year due to changes in the site’s format and would be moved to Gravedigger’s Local 16. Neither did I, for that matter, but the site had changed so …

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For He’s A Jolly Good Kaiju…

…which nobody can deny! That’s right, it was on this very day that the first Godzilla was released in Japan. So what better way to celebrate the first Godzilla movie than by watching Godzilla movies? Thankfully, Crackle has a bunch of streaming Godzilla films available online and they’re all legit. If you want more streaming …

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Dissecting “Alien Autopsy”

While going through some videos made by the company responsible for that King Kong-inspired birthday party that I used in my last article, I noticed that they had done a video inspired by the infamous Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? TV special. Although the slightly gory video was done as a tongue-in-cheek promotion of their …

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