Category Archive: Articles

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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Apr 25 2016

More Tentacle Fun

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Let us have a moment of silence for the pool noodles that sacrificed their lives for the cause. You will not be forgotten! Last week I posted some shots of the awesome textures produced when you slash a pool noodle with a razor knife and then blast it with a heat gun.  I picked up …

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Apr 21 2016

A Solution in Search of a Problem

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When I need to relax there are few things more rewarding than melting things with a heat gun. Today I was goofing off with a spare pool noodle and tried slashing it across it’s width with a razor knife before gently melting the surface.  The result was a really interesting ridged texture interspersed with bubbly …

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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 02 2016

Book Review: The Art of Horror An Illustrated History

Zombos Says: Very Good A fine addition to your coffee table or coffin lid, The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, edited by Stephen Jones, is a horror connoisseur’s choice of movie posters, comic books, paperback and dust jacket art, pulp magazine covers, and ancient and contemporary art that gleefully dwells on the morbid predilections …

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Jan 12 2016

Comes the Kraken

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I’m in the process of making a sideshow-style gaff of a “Kraken tentacle”. The basic technique is identical to the one in the original “Making a Tentacle” tutorial, but veers off a bit from the “Tentacles: The Suckering” followup. This approach produces much more realistic suckers by using short lengths of aquarium tubing attached to …

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Dec 09 2015

It’s A Wonderful Copyright Explanation

The story of how It’s a Wonderful Life is no longer considered to be a public domain film is well known. The only problem is that the most popular and most circulated version of the story is laughably incorrect. Contrary to popular belief, the film’s copyright was not restored thanks to the film containing music …

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Oct 28 2015

Costume Crazyness 2015

The only thing cooler than this zombie werewolf costume is the actual concept of a zombie werewolf. Can you imagine a movie that starts off as a standard zombie apocalypse film, only for one of the zombies to turn into a werewolf when the moon is full? Come to think of it, it might even …

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Oct 23 2015

It Came From Wikipedia VIII

Have you ever wondered why Chris Sarandon’s vampire character in Fright Night is sometimes seen eating apples? It’s because he decided his character liked to cleanse his palate and had some fruit bat DNA! The history of glow sticks is very fascinating. I am surprised how they neglected to mention how unused glow sticks have …

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Oct 19 2015

It Came From Amazon VII

There now exists a book full of VHS box art for cult films and I have never been more excited. The gimmick of making it the size of an old VHS case is nice and all, but I really want a coffee table book version. If that first entry makes little sense to you, I …

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Oct 16 2015

Hebert’s Spooktacular Events

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Location: 574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 (Directions) Dates/Times: October 17-18, 24-25 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: Free (but the Halloween Candy Camp costs $9.95) Phone: (508) 842-5583 Website: http://www.hebertcandies.com/pages/halloween I still remember my first encounter with Hebert Candies’ haunted house. I had been …

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Oct 14 2015

How To Review Haunted Attractions

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Let me start off by stressing how the intention of this article is NOT to make people duplicate my reviewing style. Given the flaws in it which will be shared below, I actually want people to avoid making the same mistakes I did. Step 1: Reading Reviews Reading the work of other haunted attraction reviewers …

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Oct 13 2015

Tricks and Treats VI

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Not sure whether or not you want to make a paper pumpkin or witch decoration this year? Get the best of both worlds by making a combination of both using these handy instructions. Facebook has a ton of great decorating ideas. Home Haunters shared some great advice on making “Bloody Handprint Window Clings,” World Of …

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Oct 12 2015

Halloween Party Game Ideas

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Bobbing for apples might seem like the perfect activity for your next Halloween party, but I highly recommend not doing it. “But Weird Jon,” I can hear some of you saying, “you can’t seriously expect people to stop doing it. It’s a Halloween tradition!” It may be a tradition, but it’s also very unhygienic. Plunging …

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Oct 12 2015

Support Six Foot Plus By Purchasing A Scarepackage!

Hello! It’s almost been five years since we started Six Foot Plus, so it’s about time we upgrade a few pieces that go into making the “podcast for those who like it spooky.” We also have plenty of cool stuff sitting around this remote corner of the Front Office of Gravediggers Local 16, so why …

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Oct 09 2015

Free Halloween Sheet Music

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I have noticed a large amount of traffic in past articles where I shared free sheet music. With that in mind, here is all of the sheet music I have shared in the past, complete with lyrics: “Spirit Rappings” “Goblin Man” “Denny Malone’s Ghost” “The Witches Flight.” I have also collected a new batch of …

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