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Oct 21 2017

Video Store Day Is Here!

If you missed our note about Video Store Day from earlier in the Halloween Countdown, the event’s official Facebook page has all the information you need about the event. Although most remaining video rental stores focus exclusively on DVD and Blu-Ray, you can sometimes find some which still stock VHS. Many who look back fondly …

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Oct 20 2017

6’+ Episode 212 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It’s Six Foot Plus, hosted by…MONSTERMATT PATTERSON? “The Man Of 1,000 Bad Monster Jokes” and author of the Ha-Ha Horror books takes over for Strange Jason, playing some Halloween tracks to tickle your funny bone. Hear from FORBIDDEN DIMENSION, THE VAMPIRES, LOS STRAITJACKETS, THE DIAMONDS and …

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Oct 13 2017

TGIF13: 6’+ Episode 211 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Happy Halloween! Happy Friday The 13th! Don’t forget your mask. We celebrate all thing Jason Voorhees with THE JASONS, THE MOANS, TONGUE, THE MEPHISTOS, GENKI GENKI PANIC and more. Monstermatt Patterson heads to Manhattan but ends up in Hell in another MONSTERMATT MINUTE.” Remember to email …

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Oct 11 2017

Video Store Day Is Coming!

The seventh annual International Independent Video Store Day is a mere 10 days away! So mark your calendars, clear your schedules and spread the word! You can learn more about the event (and see if any stores in your area are participating) at the official Video Store Day website.

Oct 07 2017

6’+ Episode 210 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We’re going MAD over October, and we’re not alone. All your favorites are here — THE BRICKBATS, THE THEATRE ZOMBIES, MISTER MONSTER, SYD ZILLA and more. Monstermatt Patterson spikes the punch in the MONSTERMATT MINUTE and we play ‘Musical Chairs’ with Kraig Khaos’s KILLER KUT. We’ve …

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Sep 20 2017

6’+ Episode 209 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We honor George A. Romero, Tobe Hooper and Haruo Nakajima, three legends who passed away in the past few months. It’s a memorial featuring music from THE HALLINGTONS, SAVAGE REMAINS, THE MOANS, THE BOMBORAS, CALABRESE and more. Monstermatt Patterson shows up and well…zombies occur.” Remember to …

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Sep 08 2017

6’+ Episode 208 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Grab some cake. Gravediggers Local 16 turns 9 years old on Sept. 8, so join in the celebration with GHOUL SQUAD, THE DIECASTS, THE EVIL STREAKS, HORROR SECTION and more. Monstermatt Patterson winds up on the wrong end of Pin The Tail On The Donkey in …

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Sep 05 2017

The House with Laughing Windows (1976) An Overlooked Giallo

Zombos Says: Very Good This review was written for the upcoming Unsung Horrors, an anthology of horror movies you should watch, written by the fiends at We Belong Dead magazine. The book should be available at the end of this month.   The House with Laughing Windows (La casa dale finestre che ridono) is a …

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Aug 16 2017

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6’+ Episode 207 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Grab your mug and get ready to get lei’d because it’s the FREAKY TIKI SURF-ARI! It’s a journey into surf, exotica, and the best tiki music you can find. Featuring ROBERT DRASNIN, THE KOCONUT KINGS, CREEPXOTICA, THE CRAZED MUGS, KAVA KON and more! Monstermatt Patterson runs …

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Jul 27 2017

6’+ Episode 206 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We conclude our review of the best new music from the first half of 2017, focusing on horror punk, garage rock, surf music and electronic tracks. ARGYLE GOOLSBY AND THE ROVING MIDNIGHT, GHOUL SQUAD, WOLFMEN OF MARS, X RAY CAT TRIO & More. Monstermatt Patterson pops …

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Jul 20 2017

6’+ Episode 205 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Back from the dead and smelling just as sweet, Six Foot Plus offers new music in the first half of its review of the BEST OF 2017. This time around, it’s all psychobilly (with a little bit of GHOULTOWN) as we play RADARMEN, STAGE FRITE, THE …

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Jul 17 2017

Glowing Fungi

Following up on last week’s post, here’s the finished (for now) version of the glowing fungus prop. Each of the stalks is a length of foam pool noodle slashed with a razor knife and then hit with a heat gun to form the twisting, organic skin. They were then bound into a group using zip …

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Jul 16 2017

It Glows

Remember the heat treated pool noodle experiments from last year?  I’ve been fiddling around with them again, adding a string of LED lights inside the central core of the noodle.  The final prop still needs some tweaks, but the effect is pretty cool. This article originally appeared at Propnomicon. This work is licensed under a …

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Jul 15 2017

Burnt Offerings

This is why you need to use a thermometer every time you bake Sculpey. Last night I finished this specimen off and put it in my dedicated polymer clay toaster oven for a final baking.  Unfortunately, I relied on my previous temperature readings and didn’t check if there was a hot spot inside the oven.  …

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Jul 14 2017

The Reality of Things in Jars

The talented Britta Miller is no stranger to these pages. Beyond producing some choice Mythos artifacts she also happens to work in an actual museum filled with shelves of preserved biological specimens. Ms. Miller was kind enough to share some insights based on that experience. Thought I’d drop an email on the subject of Things …

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Jul 13 2017

Quick and Easy Fetal Specimen

What would a mad scientist’s lab be without some creepy preserved specimens? This project recreates the look of a diaphonized exhibit using a cheap toy dinosaur skeleton and some basic craft supplies. It’s not movie quality, but from a foot away the finished specimen looks awesome.  Not too shabby for something that costs around $2 …

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