Category Archive: Articles

Mar 17 2017

The GdL16 Saint Patrick’s Day Flashback

Our luck has finally run out and we don’t have any new Irish horror goodies to share with you. Since it’s not known how long it will take to replenish our supplies (or if said supplies will ever be replenished), here’s a look back at all of our previous St. Patty’s Day celebrations: Scary Saint …

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Feb 27 2017

Required Reading: Black History Month Edition

Remember when I took a look at Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers back in 2010? Well, it turns out there have been several sequels! The other installments in the series are: Whispers in the Night, The Ancestors and Voices From The Other Side. All of which are well worth …

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Jan 23 2017

What Gives?

Toho has been paying money out of their own pocket for English language dubs of Godzilla movies for ages and American distributors rarely create their own Godzilla dubs these days. So why hasn’t Toho edited together and dubbed the Godzilla-related episodes of the television series Zone Fighter into movies they can license overseas? It’s been …

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Dec 08 2016

An Octopus That Never Lived

Possibly you were fortunate enough to have witnest the famous motion picture taken under the sea, in which a man fights a battle with a terrifying octopus, or devil-fish. If you did see this picture, you were undoubtedly puzzled as to how this undersea battle was actually staged in photographing the scene. The interesting details …

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Nov 08 2016

Movie Review: The Grapes of Death (1978) Les Raisins De La Mort

Zombos Says: Have a glass of wine instead. Seriously, have a glass or two of wine instead of seeing this movie. French directors (that would be Jean Rollin in this case) often have trouble handling the subtleties of horror and science fiction; namely that there are no subtleties. Instead of a clean and clear message …

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Oct 30 2016

It Came From Wikipedia IX

Blood Bath has the most convoluted production history I have ever seen. I had no idea “twilight zone” is an actual scientific term. If you think that’s interesting, wait until you see the sheer amount of authorized fiction associated with Twilight Zone and the 1994 TV movie Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics. Speaking of …

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Oct 29 2016

Tricks and Treats VII

Wondering what this article’s illustration is supposed to represent? It’s a “Jack-o’-Lantern Lamp Shade” and it’s very easy to make if you want one for yourself. Other fun vintage projects include the “Witch Wheel” (just be sure to use a light source that’s safer than candles) and little decorative pumpkins made from dough. “Cornstarch Play …

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Oct 19 2016

Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box

Have you ever seen little desktop gift sets at your local book store? Although the subject of this review is similar to such products, I think you’ll soon agree with my view that Chronicle Books went the extra mile. “Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box” contains a Cthulhu statue, 48 page illustrated book by Steve …

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Oct 18 2016

Nightmare Marlborough

Location: 111 Brimsmead Street Marlborough, MA 01752 (Directions) Dates/Times: Oct 29 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Oct 30 5:00 – 9:00 pm (5:00 – 7:00 kid friendly), Oct 31 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: One non-perishable food item (per person) Phone: N/A Website: https://www.facebook.com/NightmareMarlborough/home?ref=page_internal Nightmare …

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Oct 16 2016

It Came From Amazon VIII

Diamond Select has finally addressed your pressing need for Creature from the Black Lagoon ice cubes. Something tells me this VHS release of the second “Blind Dead” movie got very popular after the release of a certain 1981 horror movie starring Bruce Campbell. For the record, this film was using the term “Evil Dead” in …

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Oct 06 2016

Halloween Party Game Ideas II

It figures. It was only a few days after I posted my original collection of party game ideas when I found the “Ghostly Groans” game on Facebook. Then I found games like “The Witch’s Stocking” and “Snakes in the Grass” while looking at the previews for various editions of Dennison’s “Bogie Books” on Amazon. So …

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Oct 02 2016

Grave of Horror Trivia

Godzilla’s roar could be heard from three miles away if the Legendary version existed in real life. The Japanese distributor of The Beast of Hollow Mountain tried cashing in on the kaiju craze by referring to the beast as “Doragodon” in publicity materials for the film. Similarly, Deep Red was promoted in Japan as being …

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Oct 01 2016

Online Haunted Experiences

Those of you who read last year’s collection of spooky stories might remember a website called Spookinite Valley. Enough of you followed my link there to attract the attention of the site’s creator, Benjamin A. Fouché. Mr. Fouché was very flattered to receive the attention and got in touch with me to promote his (then) …

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Sep 18 2016

The Fungi From Yuggoth, Part Two

Here are the construction details of the flying Mi-Go created by Mark Jones. It’s a clever, inexpensive method for creating large-scale props using expanding foam over a PVC armature. I’ll turn things over to Mr. Jones: Body: The body parts are made from Expanding Foam used in packing. I traced a shape of the body …

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Sep 17 2016

The Fungi From Yuggoth

This is what Halloween should be like. Mark Jones was kind enough to send over some pictures and background material from the Lovecraftian presentation he created for his Halloween get together. It not only featured a Mi-Go brain cylinder, but an entire swarm of the Fungi flying overhead. I host a big Halloween party every …

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Aug 29 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Tres Gatos Suave

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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