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Weird Jon

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Name: Weird Jon
Date registered: February 24, 2011

Latest posts

  1. 12 Interesting Things About Godzilla — September 6, 2016
  2. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Tres Gatos Suave — August 29, 2016
  3. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Maritime Mysteries — August 26, 2016
  4. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Genki Genki Panic — August 16, 2016
  5. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Alika Lyman Group — August 8, 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 Décor — 10 comments
  4. The Shadow Over Innsmouth — 7 comments
  5. Fear For Your Ears — 7 comments

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Sep 06 2016

12 Interesting Things About Godzilla

With a monster as famous as Godzilla, it’s hard to follow the format I set in up my previous articles about Hedorah, Gigan and Mothra. So much about Godzilla is already known and discussing things like height and weight changes would result in getting too bogged down in details. My having already used a lot …

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Aug 29 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Tres Gatos Suave

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The Turbosonics Official Site Tres Gatos Suave, Self-release 2015 VFW Surf, Self-release 2008 When I last discussed the Turbosonics, I expressed hope the (then) upcoming release of Tres Gatos Suave (“Three Cool Cats” for those who you who didn’t take high school Spanish) would lead to more spooky stuff by the band. Did I get …

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Aug 26 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Maritime Mysteries

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Kava Kon Official Site Maritime Mysteries, self-release 2016 It’s been a long time since we last heard from Kava Kon. Although the proposed EP Virgin Lava has yet to materialize, I can’t complain since we got a full album instead. That’s right, Maritime Mysteries is the band’s third album and the wait was completely worth …

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Aug 16 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Genki Genki Panic

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Genki Genki Panic Official Site Ghoulie High Harmony, Canker Bay Records 2015 Spooky Fingers, Canker Bay Records 2016 The Japanese word “genki” is hard to translate thanks to its many potential English meanings. A quick online shows people romanizing it as “energy,” “happy,” “energetic,” “lively” and “enthusiastic.” It’s apparently also used in Japan as a …

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Aug 08 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Alika Lyman Group

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Alika Lyman Group Official Site Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2, Dionysus Records 2014 For those not in the know, the original Leis of Jazz was released by the legendary exotica artist Arthur Lyman back in 1959. Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2 is the creation of his great nephew Alika. I can’t claim to have my …

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Aug 01 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

Dionysus Records recently gave me some great news about this year’s Tiki Oasis. Not only is the theme going to be “Party on Monster Island,” but there is going to be a TON of live performances from bands like Creepxotica, Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides and Alika Lyman Group (among many others). Don’t worry if …

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Jul 20 2016

Godzilla Marathon Promos

Godzilla movie marathons were a common staple of 90’s television programming, even before the hype over Tristar’s 1998 disappointment started. Although most of them were promoted by simply combining narration with clips from the films, some stations rolled up their sleeves to create something truly special. Our first example comes to us from WGN, as …

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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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