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Q Workshop’s Halloween and Bloodsucker Dice

I recently got in touch with Q Workshop to see if I could obtain one of their licensed Call of Cthulhu dice sets to review. During our correspondence, my contact there asked if I would be interested in reviewing two dice sets associated with their latest Kickstarter campaign: “Halloween” and “Bloodsucker” dice. As if the …

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The Cards of Cthulhu Bonus Packs

As I noted in my review of The Cards Of Cthulhu: Beyond The Veil Expansion, some might be disappointed with not getting a larger amount of extra dice and experience tokens (both copper and silver). Thankfully Dan Verssen Games offers two bonus packs for use with either the expansion or the original The Cards Of …

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The Cards Of Cthulhu: Beyond The Veil Expansion

Having released The Cards Of Cthulhu, Dan Verssen Games could have easily rested on its laurels and moved on to creating other games. Thankfully they went the extra mile and created The Cards Of Cthulhu: Beyond The Veil Expansion. This expansion introduces Nyarlathotep to the game, along with some new Horrors to aid the infamous …

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The Cards of Cthulhu

Dan Verssen Games is a company that’s no stranger to the world of horror. Having already released Rise of the Zombies! and several War of the Worlds board games, a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign led to the creation of The Cards of Cthulhu. The goal is straightforward: You (and up to three other players) have …

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TGIF13 X: Making a Cardboard Hockey Mask

You might have noticed I didn’t title this “TGIF13 X: Make Your Own Cardboard Hockey Mask.” I chose the title I used because the subject of today’s post is not a tutorial. Instead it’s a time lapse video of someone shaping the iconic mask out of cardboard (and packing paper) and painting it. That doesn’t …

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Music to Game By VIII

Just like last year, I’m going to take a look at the entries from my 2017 “Music to Haunt By” review series with a focus on their use in tabletop role-playing games. Speaking of last year, I’ve since learned that the Atrium Carceri album I covered then was actually inspired by the Kult RPG! Digging …

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Jimmy T. Murakami (1933–2014)

Teruaki “Jimmy” Murakami was born in San Jose California on June 5, 1933. Sadly, his family was moved into an internment camp during the 1940’s. The camp’s practice of screening Disney cartoons to the people held there is what first sparked Murakami’s interest in animation. After his family was released in 1946, they initially considered …

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Free Zombie Music, Volume VI

It’s Zombie Awareness Month and that means it’s time for another free music compilation! There’s a little something for everyone in the following 13 tracks: surf, rock, horror punk, acoustic guitars and even some synth stuff! Be sure to click on the link on the left for the free download and the one on the …

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TGIF13 IX: Camp Crystal Cake

The Homicidal Homemaker is my kind of online cooking personality. Although there are plenty of cooking shows where they make something spooky in October, her show maintains a horror feel for the whole year. I also love the various little touches she includes, like the creepy props placed around the set. How can you not …

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The Cliff Monster

The “Monster Boom” of the 1950’s led to an explosion of monster movie magazines. Although there were a few gems, the bulk of these magazines were just quickly thrown together cash grabs. Special effects artist Paul Blaisdell and editor/actor Bob Burns took notice of this and decided to start a truly special magazine. This decision …

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Tracking the Origins of the “Doomed Black Character”

We all know the old “the black character always dies in a horror movie” cliché and “the black character always dies first” trope. Although there are exceptions to both, the fact is it happens enough to be noteworthy. But when did it start and what reason(s) are there for it? Today I’m going to share …

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Luella Miller (& Other Women’s Weird Fiction)

Last year I had shared a piece of weird fiction called “The Hall Bedroom” by Mary E. Wilkins (who is also known as Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman). I later learned she had written several highly regarded horror stories and it just felt wrong for me to have only shared one of her “weird” stories rather …

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Hopping Ghosts

Do you want a jiangshi figure rather than a papercraft model of one? Well, you’re in luck! John Cafiero (of Osaka Popstar fame) designed an 8 inch vinyl figure of one, available in both the standard blue and special green coloration. It’s more than just a cool conversation starter. Each one comes with both a …

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I’m Surprised

Last year I put together a little article called “What Gives?” where I shared various musings and openly wondered about missed opportunities. Looking back, the title made me seem more upset than confused and some of the answers to my questions would have been answered if I had put a little more thought into the …

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Wreck The Halls

Remember my article about custom promos for Godzilla marathons from last year? It turns out that I missed one created by the El Rey Network from 2014! You can watch said promo online thanks to Evan Saathoff: I would have ranked it higher than TNT’s classic “Godzillabash ’94” promo if this had a higher budget …

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Christma(dnes)s VIII

The photograph illustrating this article is the work of Jessie Tarbox Beals, who also created the image used in last year’s installment of “Christma(dnes)s.” It was fascinating to read up on her career in photography. I had no idea she was the very first woman to be hired as a staff photographer by an American …

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