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Thanksgiving Kong

The internet is filled with people who fondly remember watching various King Kong and Godzilla movies during Thanksgiving break. It’s been that way for awhile, too. I remember being intrigued by references to such marathons on various websites and newsgroups back in the late 90’s. I had been able to piece together that the tradition …

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Movie Review: The Raven (2012) Quote This Critic: Nevermore!

Zombos Says: Fair After the promising opening moments of James McTiegue's The Raven are spent with anxious constables rushing to find slashed bodies in a locked room, and the entrance of Inspector Fields (Luke Evans), who approaches the conundrum like Auguste Dupin, John Cusack's Edgar Allan Poe chews the scenery with his superficial temper tantrums and clumsy …

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Solvao Solar Spotlights

Those who know me in real life are often surprised at just how little I decorate for Halloween. That’s mainly because I live in an apartment complex and we don’t get any trick-or-treaters. I put up a decoration or two so I can keep my tradition of decorating each year but that’s about it. I …

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Friends Productions’ Haunted Woods

Location: 430 Salem St, Wilmington, MA 01887 (Directions) Dates/Times: Oct 19, 20, 26, 27 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $7 per student, $10 per adult Phone: (978) 933-1066 Website: http://www.friendshauntedproductions.com/ The Harnden Tavern in Wilmington, Massachusetts is home to many things. Having been in …

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What’s In A Name?

As I noted in the most recent installment of the “Horror Trivia” series, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was originally going to be called “The Brain of Frankenstein.” It’s hard to imagine audiences going to a film with such a title and expecting a comedy. I imagine many would write it off as yet another …

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Tricks and Treats IX

If the above lantern strikes your fancy, you can learn how to make one in Volume 14 of School Arts magazine. While we’re on the subject of vintage reading material, let’s check out The Anchora of Delta Gamma to learn about a haunted attraction from 1968 called the “Mystic Mansion.” The October 1985 issue of …

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It Came From Amazon X

The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by Robert E. Wronski Jr. looks like an amazing reference guide for the numerous crossovers and inside jokes in works of horror. It’s a shame he apparently also tries to argue they all take place in the same universe! Jeff Rovin arguably had more success connecting various Universal monster movies in …

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It Came From Wikipedia XI

Many think of countries like America, Britain, Japan and Italy when asked to name countries known for producing lots of horror movies. But there’s one other country which also deserves to be on that list: Cambodia. Not only is there an entire Wikipedia article about the sizable number of Cambodian horror movies, there’s also a …

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Absolute Dice Halloween

I’ve only just recently dipped my toes back into the world of games and boy do I have some catching up to do! One of the things I missed out on was a line of games called “Absolute Dice.” Then again, that might also be because the game seems to be more popular in the …

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Castle of Horror Trivia

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was originally going to be called “The Brain of Frankenstein” and was also supposed to feature appearances by Kharis the Mummy and Alucard, the son of Dracula! Anyone who has seen Son of Dracula will find that idea particularly baffling. Have you ever wondered why Michael Myers is sometimes referred …

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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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The Edge of Time

The basics of aging paper are absurdly simple- use tea to stain the fibers and allow the sheet to dry. Like many others, I learned that method in grade school and have been using it with minor variations for decades. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it does a reasonably good job of reproducing the browning …

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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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