Category Archive: Holiday

Apr 10 2014

Record Store Day Is Coming!

Record Store Day 2014 is scheduled for April 19th and boy have things changed since we first started promoting it here. Although I’m sure participating stores will have some sort of freebies available, most of the focus now seems to be on limited edition vinyl releases that are being made available for purchase on the …

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Mar 17 2014

Saint Patrick’s Day Spooktacular

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As you can see from the above image, GRAVE is back with a celtic knot-inspired design based around Shin Tanaka’s “Hoophy” template. Just like last time, all you have to do is send him an email about it and he’ll send you its template so you can print out and assemble your own. Although the …

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Feb 14 2014

Valenslime’s Is Here Again!

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Given that today marks both Valentine’s Day and a full moon, we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 decided to go the extra mile this year. So in addition to today’s episode of the podcast, we’re going to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Given how the Halloweens of days gone by often focused on romance, …

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Jan 31 2014

Papercraft Jiangshi

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As much as I enjoyed last year’s Jiangshi inspired papercraft project, I wanted to focus on something a little more traditional this year. But it turns out that finding downloadable Chinese hopping vampire papercraft models online is much harder than one might think. I had originally wanted to showcase this cool jiangshi papercraft, but was …

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Dec 25 2013

Creepy Santa Doll

I know that I’ve been relying on music videos based around the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s Christmas albums over the last few years, but I’m in the mood for a change. As much as I love their work, I don’t want to give away to much of the HPLHS’ hard work away. With this in …

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Dec 22 2013

Still More Christma(dnes)s

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To borrow a phrase from Veronique Chevalier, Ghoultide Greetings and Hapless Horrordaze! I hope you enjoy the above image; it’s a painting called “In the Wild North” by Ivan Shishkin. I think it perfectly captures the duality of the season. If you look at it one way, it’s a beautiful winter’s night. But if you …

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Dec 12 2013

13 Days: Almost Made It

  There won’t be an update from me tomorrow. I’ll be travelling, the first of two trips this month. I like visiting other places but the work of getting there drives a slow metaphorical nail into my left temple. Perhaps that’s one of my main issues: I want to be in Prague but I don’t …

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Dec 11 2013

13 Days: Christmas List

Everyone I know is getting gift cards this year. Nobody gave me a Christmas list this year so in lieu of all those missing, here’s mine: Christmas List I want less remakes. At this point, it all seems like pandering to an older audience that can’t be impressed or attracting a newer audience that isn’t …

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Dec 11 2013

How to Make a Scary Wreath

Do you want to have a Scary Christmas this year? Do you want your Christmas display to have something the neighbors will never think of doing? Then Allen Hopps (from the legendary Stiltbeast Studios) has just the project for you: Oh, and did I neglect to mention that he has other videos showing how to …

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Dec 09 2013

13 Days: My View From Here

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  This is the view from where I work. While I would like to say that sporadic writing for a blog and curating a weekly podcast of monster music would be a way to make a living, truth is I have to take my alter-ego out in the world and do office work. Lately, I’ve …

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Dec 08 2013

13 Days: Let Me Sleep

Trigger Warning: Pearl Jam Missed an update. Surprise, surprise. Can’t say I’m a big fan of Pearl Jam. I like a couple songs off of ‘Yield’ and I hear ‘No Code’ is a good enough album, though I used to have an ex who used that album name as a username on a old internet …

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Dec 07 2013

The Creepmas That Almost Wasn’t: A Gdl16 Flashback

Merry Creepmas! For those not in the know, Creepmas is a humorous, web-based celebration of Christmas (with a focus on the spooky) during the first thirteen days of December. Why? To strike back at how Christmas keeps encroaching upon Halloween’s domain every year. Having had far to many experiences of stores going into full Christmas …

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Dec 06 2013

13 Days: Pod Nog

What am I doing this weekend? Going to try to find Black Christmas so I can watch it. It’s one of those I haven’t gotten around to seeing yet. I make no bones about it that I am not the most educated man when it comes to horror. I consider myself a novice in movies. It …

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Dec 05 2013

13 Days: Last Minute Assassination

I’m busy putting together the next episode of the podcast. Much akin to last minute shopping, I’m rushing around. So here’s a live version of the song I mentioned two posts ago:  

Dec 04 2013

13 Days: 20 Years

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20 Years Ago:   The above is a still taken from the end of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “Village of the Giants,” broadcast on January 4th, 1994. That was the episode with ‘The Greatest Frank’ or ‘Frank About Frank.‘ Around the time of his passing, the classic rock station in that Northeast corner of New …

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Dec 03 2013

13 Days: Christmas Trees

It wasn’t my choice, but I grew up in the Northeast corner of the Empire State, far beyond the cities that jump to mind when someone says they’re from New York. Whenever I talk to someone about the North Country versus New York City, I champion the city’s iron grip on keeping trees in designated …

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