Weird Jon

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (& Other Loathsome Locales)

There’s a special village tucked away in New York. It’s so quiet and pleasant that one could even describe it as being “sleepy.” If not for one infamous resident, most people would think it would be an ideal place to visit. But we’re not “most people,” now are we? So let’s read the Halloween classic …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Hang-Ten Hangmen

The Hang-Ten Hangmen Official Facebook Live at the Shameful Tiki, Rocket Rod Productions 2011 This is Boss!, Dionysus Records 2018 Surprise! Once again Dionysus Records has once again convinced me to do an extra installment of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. The label’s upcoming vinyl (and digital download) release of This is Boss! The lack of …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Zombie Surf Camp

Zombie Surf Camp Official Site Zombie Surf Camp, self-release 2009 Halloween 2010 Live, self-release 2010 Not much is known about Zombie Surf Camp. The basic details are that the band formed in 2005 in San Diego, California and its members consist of: Moon Zoggy: Vox, synth and theremin Resin A. Gain: Bass, vox and piano …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Hawaiian Spotlighters

Hawaiian Spotlighters Official Site (Label) Mauna Kea Breeze, Dionysus Records 2017 (Original release date: 1964) You may recall how I briefly brought up this album last year as a preview of sorts for the 2018 Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. Mauna Kea Breeze might not have a single shred of a horror connection but it’s still worth …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Dawn “Sophista-Tiki” Frasier

2018 marks the second time the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari will get to spotlight someone in the Tiki scene who’s finally getting wider recognition for their contributions to said scene. Last time was for a musician who was part of the original rise of Tiki culture and this time marks an artist who was part of …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Krektones

The Krektones Official Site The Krektones, Family Night Records 2012 Megaladon, Family Night Records 2014 Hailing from North Carolina, the Krektones were founded in 2009 by artist and musician Jason Krekel. The Krektones consist of: Jason Krekel: Guitar Henry Westmoreland: Trumpet and saxophone Dave Gay: Bass guitar Lance Wille: Drums Mr. Krekel has performed in …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Swinging Sounds From Beyond The Nether Regions

Creepxotica Official Site Swinging Sounds From Beyond The Nether Regions, Dionysus Records 2017 Creepxotica Featuring Rachel DeShon, Dionysus Records 2017 2017 was a busy year for the Creepy Creeps’ side project Creepxotica. Not only did they release Swinging Sounds From Beyond The Nether Regions on vinyl and digital download, but they also released Creepxotica Featuring …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

“Delayed. Decayed. But never afraid…” I hope you don’t mind my quoting Strange Jason, but it just fit this situation too perfectly! It’s taken me a bit longer than expected, but the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari is finally here. Here’s a look at last year’s installments if you need something to hold you over while waiting …

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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Black & Green Dice

One thing I noticed while researching my article about Q Workshop’s “Halloween” and “Bloodsucker” dice sets was just how many licensed dice sets they produced for big name role-playing games. With official dice sets for Pathfinder, Numenera, Fudge, etc., it’d probably be easier for me to list the major RPGs Q Workshop doesn’t produce dice …

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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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