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Weird Jon

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Name: Weird Jon
Date registered: February 24, 2011

Latest posts

  1. H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror — July 8, 2015
  2. Music to Game By V — June 24, 2015
  3. Robert Kinoshita (1914-2014) — May 20, 2015
  4. Free Zombie Music, Volume III — May 14, 2015
  5. Midnight Syndicate, AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK — May 6, 2015

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. The Shadow Over Innsmouth — 7 comments

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Jul 08 2015

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror

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Strange things are afoot in Dunwich, Massachusetts. The daughter of a local eccentric has given birth to a goatish-looking child named Wilbur who ages at a rapid rate. How rapid? He can walk and talk at only eleven months old and can pass for a teenager when he is four and a half! If this …

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Jun 24 2015

Music to Game By V

As was the case last year, I’m going to take another look at the albums I reviewed for my 2014 “Music to Haunt By” article series with an eye on their use in tabletop role-playing games. The order of the albums once again reflects the order in which I reviewed them and does not reflect …

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May 20 2015

Robert Kinoshita (1914-2014)

Robert Kinoshita was born in Los Angeles, California in 1914. His architecture and design degree in from the University of Southern California prepared him well for his future career in film. Some sources claim the first film he worked on was One Hundred Men and a Girl in 1937, but his earliest confirmed work in …

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May 14 2015

Free Zombie Music, Volume III

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In honor of Zombie Awareness Month, here is my annual selection of 13 zombie tracks arranged in no particular order. I’m not kidding, either. One of my favorite selections from this batch is actually the final track. There’s a lot of great music to be found here and I’m actually a bit envious of listeners …

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May 06 2015

Midnight Syndicate, AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Linfaldia Records 2013 The Dead Matter is not the only project Midnight Syndicate has created a soundtrack for. In addition to The Rage, they have also provided the music for Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. I have not …

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Apr 06 2015

Music to Haunt By: The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Linfaldia Records 2010 This is an interesting situation for me. Since I’m going to be covering the film later on, I decided to save most of the back story about The Dead Matter for said review. Here are the basics: Our story begins in …

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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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