Category: Holiday

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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Free RPG Day Is Here!

It’s time for our annual unofficial (in addition be being completely unauthorized and unsanctioned) celebration of Free RPG Day! So once you’re back from your local game store, go ahead and check these out: Old Spice got a lot of attention for creating a new character class which lets people adventure as Gentlemen or Gentleladies. …

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Free RPG Day Is Coming!

Free RPG Day is scheduled for June 16th this year! Here are a few of the many free offerings which might be of interest to our readers: Cthulhu Confidential/The Fall Of Delta Green Unknown Armies Dungeon Crawl Classics Midnight Legion Lamentations Of The Flame Princess Numenera You can also get things like dice, a collectible …

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The GdL16 Santo de Mayo Flashback

There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of English language news regarding El Hijo del Santo, Santo Jr. (formerly El Nieto del Santo) and the controversy with his cousin Axel this year. So until some news develops (or we get our hands on some El Santo movies to review), let’s put things on …

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It’s Free Comic Book Day!

It’s the first Saturday in May, so that means Free Comic Book Day is here! More specifically, our unofficial (in addition to being unsanctioned and unauthorized) celebration of the event. Thankfully we’re not having any issues with linking directly to images hosted on Facebook this time around. So enjoy the following sample of a few …

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Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

Free Comic Book Day 2018 is scheduled for May 5th this year, so set a reminder for yourself now before you forget! We’ll be posting an additional reminder on that day, along with a look at some titles of interest and a bonus surprise. For more details, simply head on over to Free Comic Book …

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Record Store Day Is Here!

It’s the third Saturday in April, which means Record Store Day is here once again and it’s time for our annual unofficial (in addition to being unauthorized and unsanctioned) celebration of the big day! Whether you don’t have a participating store in your area or just want extra goodies after you get back from the …

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Record Store Day Is Coming!

Record Store Day 2018 is on April 21st this time around and there’s plenty of material which should be of interest to our readers. Blue Öyster Cult’s Rarities Vol. 2 features a live version of “Godzilla” (along with other tracks involving spooky subject matter). Hillbillies in Hell: Volume 666 showcases the creepy side of country …

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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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How to Make a Bloody Valentine’s Day Card

Did you wait until the last minute to get a card for Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps you’re waiting to celebrate until sometime later in February to take advantage of all the clearance sales and easier reservations. Whatever the case is, the special horror fan in your life is certain to appreciate a homemade bloody Valentine. …

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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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The GdL16 Chanukkah Flashback

Finding Chanukkah-related horror stuff is hard. Thankfully we managed to come up with enough material on the subject to match up with each day of the Festival of Lights! So think of this article as the 9th candle (also known as the shamash candle) on the menorah formed by these eight crazy frights: Cybernetic Ghost …

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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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Video Store Day Is Here!

If you missed our note about Video Store Day from earlier in the Halloween Countdown, the event’s official Facebook page has all the information you need about the event. Although most remaining video rental stores focus exclusively on DVD and Blu-Ray, you can sometimes find some which still stock VHS. Many who look back fondly …

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My Mandatory Halloween Music

Be it rocking the best Halloween party this side of the murky swamp in which I reside, or sitting alone in a room with only the soft glow of my stereo to comfort me, these are some top jams that really put me in the Halloween mood. First, I’ll start off with giving you a …

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TGIF13 VIII: Jason’s Unofficial Theme

Everyone knows the “ki ki ki, ma ma ma” theme means Jason Voorhees is up to no good. But what you might not realize is how there’s another musical composition associated with Mr. Voorhees called “Evening of Chaos.” There is no evidence to suggest Kevin MacLeod had the Friday the 13th franchise in mind when …

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