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Weird Jon

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Name: Weird Jon
Date registered: February 24, 2011

Latest posts

  1. The Importance of “Invisible Ghost” — February 28, 2015
  2. Mr. Vampire: 30 Years of Fear — February 19, 2015
  3. Free (Legal) Download: A Shoggoth On The Roof — January 20, 2015
  4. Solstice Spirits — December 25, 2014
  5. Happy Chanukkill! — December 16, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Music to Haunt By: Nox Arcana — 15 comments
  2. Music to Haunt By: Midnight Syndicate — 12 comments
  3. Printable Halloween Decor — 9 comments
  4. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Arthur Lyman — 7 comments
  5. Fear For Your Ears — 7 comments

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Feb 28 2015

The Importance of “Invisible Ghost”

It’s all too easy to dismiss Invisible Ghost as just another Bela Lugosi poverty row movie. It has a low budget, inaccurate title and seemingly nothing else to make it stand out above its fellow bargain bin fare. Notice my use of the word “seemingly.” That’s due to the presence of Evans the butler. Despite …

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Feb 19 2015

Mr. Vampire: 30 Years of Fear

Mr. Vampire was released on November 7, 1985 and the world has never been the same. I had originally planned on reviewing the film in honor of its 30th anniversary, but scuttled my plans after discovering both the American DVD and VHS releases are grossly overpriced and it would be cruel of me to recommend …

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Jan 20 2015

Free (Legal) Download: A Shoggoth On The Roof

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Given the number of productions of the (in)famous Lovecraft-themed parody of Fiddler on the Roof in recent years, it seems easy to assume every attempt was successful. Sadly that was not the case for what is said to be the earliest attempt due to it having never made it into the public view. I know …

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Dec 25 2014

Solstice Spirits

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Nox Arcana’s Christmas albums. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard they released a festive new EP called Ebonshire, Volume 2 this month. To celebrate, here’s a special music video for a selection from the Winter’s Majesty album taken directly from the official Nox …

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Dec 16 2014

Happy Chanukkill!

The sun is down and Chanukkah is here! Since I often celebrate Christmas here with collections of oddball links related to the holiday, it’s only fair for me to do the same with the Festival of Lights. Let’s start things off with a book I’ve been meaning to cover here for ages: Hershel and the …

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Dec 08 2014

Yet More Christma(dnes)s

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Season’s Bleedings! Like Santa Claus, I’m reaching into my bag of goodies to find the best horrorday treats for you all. And you don’t even have to leave me any cookies! Fans of H.P. Lovecraft should remember his wonderful Christmas poem “Christmastide,” which was surprisingly free of cosmic horrors and racism. What they might not …

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Nov 27 2014

Gamera vs. Godzilla

Although the Godzilla fan in me wants to give top billing to the king of the monsters, Gamera is the birthday kaiju and therefore gets the spotlight today. Fan speculation over who would win in a fight between the two giant monsters has been going on for decades and shows no sign of slowing down. …

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Oct 31 2014

The Drool Brothers, HALLOWEEN FOR CREEPS

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The Drool Brothers Official Site Halloween For Creeps, Barfing Glitter Records 2012 The Drool Brothers have a long and interesting history. Back in the mid 80’s, brothers Chuck Mancillas and Tom Slik decided to practice music together. Legend has it certain grooves were so difficult to play that the brothers would occasionally drool onto their …

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Oct 30 2014

The Newton Haunted House

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Location: 18 Washington Park Newtonville, MA 02460 (Directions) Dates/Times: October 24, 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Dates/Times subject to change as years go by) Admission: $5 per person Phone: (617) 969-6848 Website: http://www.newtonhauntedhouse.org The Barrett family (no relation to the people who run Barrett’s Haunted Mansion in Abington, MA) have been running a haunted house in …

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Oct 29 2014

Royalty Free Music For Haunted Attractions

Whenever you hear background music playing at a mall or restaurant, chances are it’s being used under some kind of licensing agreement unless they meet certain criteria. Yes, even businesses using satellite radios to play music are subject to this. If they aren’t doing this and don’t meet certain qualifications, then they run the risk …

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Oct 28 2014

Music to Haunt By: The Dead of Fall

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Darkmood Official Site The Dead of Fall, Notic Reign Records 2014 It has been quite a long time since we last heard from Darkmood. After the release of Halloween Descends, the album later went out of print and Steve Montgomery had to balance work on the next album with other projects like SDM and Portrait …

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Oct 27 2014

Music to Haunt By: Virgil Franklin

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Virgil Franklin Official Site Into The Ether, Lame Duck Digital 2013 Virgil Franklin, often known as simply “Virgil” to fans of spooky music, has a lengthy musical resume. Having worked as a freelance arranger/composer for many years, founded the label/recording studio Lame Duck Digital in 2000. This quickly led to him composing and performing numerous …

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Oct 26 2014

Music to Haunt By: Halloween Music Collection

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site Halloween Music Collection, Linfaldia Records 2010 2010 was a busy year for Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka. Not only was their film The Dead Matter released that year, but they had also teamed up with Destini Beard for her album The Dark Masquerade and released The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture …

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Oct 25 2014

Music to Haunt By: Spine Chillers

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Sam Haynes Official Site Spine Chillers, Haunt Music 2014 Sam Haynes is a spooky music machine. In this year alone, he has created and released three albums: Ghost Stories, the limited edition Halloween Music (as noted earlier in the countdown) and Spine Chillers. He’s probably putting the finishing touches on another project as you read …

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Oct 24 2014

Music to Haunt By: Atrium Carceri

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Atrium Carceri Official Site Kapnobatai, Cold Meat Industry 2005 The timeline for the Atrium Carceri is just as interesting as the timeline for his various albums. Founder Simon Heath was also one of the founding members of the Swedish group Za Frûmi in 2000, with Donald Persson and Simon Kölle. The band focused on dark …

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Oct 23 2014

Music to Haunt By: Dulcet Jones

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Dulcet Jones Official Site Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2013 More Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2014 The artist being spotlighted in this article offers an interesting first for “Music to Haunt By” and that’s not because he’s Canadian. Dulcet Jones is a stage name of sorts adopted by Jim Graham and the …

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