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Weird Jon

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Name: Weird Jon
Date registered: February 24, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Music to Game By VI — June 14, 2016
  2. Takeshi Yamada — May 19, 2016
  3. Free Zombie Music, Volume IV — May 8, 2016
  4. Samson in the Wax Museum — May 5, 2016
  5. Power of the Night — April 11, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Music to Haunt By: Nox Arcana — 16 comments
  2. Music to Haunt By: Midnight Syndicate — 15 comments
  3. Printable Halloween Decor — 10 comments
  4. Fear For Your Ears — 7 comments
  5. The Shadow Over Innsmouth — 7 comments

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Jun 14 2016

Music to Game By VI

As was the case last year, I’m going to take another look at the albums I reviewed for my 2015 “Music to Haunt By” article series with an eye on their use in tabletop role-playing games. But they could also be used while playing certain board games as well. Seeing as how Midnight Syndicate is …

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May 19 2016

Takeshi Yamada

With roots which trace back to an actual samurai clan, the story of Takeshi Yamada begins in Osaka, Japan. He was born there in 1960 and his passion for artwork started at age 12 thanks to a gift from his father. The early paintings he created at that age led to him deciding on art …

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May 08 2016

Free Zombie Music, Volume IV

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It’s Zombie Awareness Month and you know what that means: 13 free zombie tracks arranged in no particular order. Seeing as how many of the bands made it so the only way to obtain a particular track for free was to download the entire album it was on, you are also getting a ton of …

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May 05 2016

Samson in the Wax Museum

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Something strange is going on at the wax museum. After a number of patrons vanish, the museum director calls upon the famous hero El Santo (referred to as “Samson” in the English dub) for help. Not only will doing so protect him from harm, but the presence of the legendary “Man in the Silver Mask” …

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Apr 11 2016

Power of the Night

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the film Critters and there is only one way to properly celebrate. So, thanks to TheSpringwoodSlasher, here is the film’s most famous musical composition: Back when I first saw the movie, I assumed this was just another example of some indie band teaming up with the makers of a …

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Mar 23 2016

Alexandre Desplat, GODZILLA: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

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Alexandre Desplat Official Site Godzilla: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, WaterTower Music 2014 While reviews of the film itself seem quite positive for the most part, reviews of the soundtrack for Legendary’s Godzilla are much more divisive. Some felt it was too over the top and others insisted it was too restrained for a Godzilla movie. …

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Mar 07 2016

The Dead Matter

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Gretchen misses her brother and still has yet to get over his death. So when she discovers a strange amulet in the woods which gives its wielder necromantic powers, she leaps at the opportunity to see her brother again. Bad idea. Not only does she attracts the attention of its original owner, the vampire lord …

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Feb 29 2016

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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Feb 18 2016

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

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When asked to name horror fiction authors, many people will immediately rattle of 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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Feb 08 2016

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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Jan 06 2016

Free (Legal) Download: Airlock

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A lot has happened since we last saw the people behind The Tunnel. Although the sequel The Tunnel: Dead End is still in the works, writer/producer/editor Enzo Tedeschi is also developing other projects. One of which is Deadhouse Films, a company devoted to both producing and distributing Australian horror and science fiction media to the …

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Dec 25 2015

Christmas, Tabonga Style

For the uninitiated, Tabonga (sometimes referred to as “Tabanga” or “Taranga” depending on the source) is the name of the monster in a little movie called From Hell It Came. It’s the story of a tree that walked like a man…and died like a chump. Given how it’s a 50’s monster movie that most people …

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Dec 14 2015

Midnight Syndicate, CHRISTMAS: A GHOSTLY GATHERING

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering, Linfaldia Records 2015 After numerous requests for such an album by fans, Midnight Syndicate has finally released their very first Christmas album! It’s something of a departure from their usual work in more ways than one. Aside from the obvious difference, the band has stressed their efforts …

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Dec 06 2015

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

I know I already discussed Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins last year but I just had to revisit it. Especially since I discovered there are so many videos devoted to it on YouTube. First Nick Sucan has some wonderful selections from a stage performance: But my absolute favorite has to be this look at an …

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Dec 02 2015

Christma(dnes)s VI

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Ho Ho Horror! I’m making like the above creepy Santa and have plenty of treats for you. The first of which is a stencil for making a type of elf known as a “Brownie.” Although it was originally intended for use on Halloween, you can also use it for Christmas without anyone complaining. Speaking of …

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Nov 26 2015

Toxic Turtle

Tomorrow will mark Gamera’s 50th anniversary since the release of his first film in 1965. It would be tempting to celebrate by sharing the trailer for the upcoming Gamera movie, but I want to discuss something truly special about the character in honor of this occasion. More specifically, Gamera’s early appearances in American pop culture. …

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