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Video Store Day Is Here!

If you missed our post about Video Store Day from earlier in this year’s Halloween Countdown, the event’s official Facebook page has all the information you need. Although the improved image quality and scene selection abilities of DVD (and later Blu-Ray) helped sell the public on switching away from VHS, many people also note how …

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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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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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Record Store Day Is Here!

It might not be the third Saturday in April, but it’s still Record Store Day! So here’s our annual unofficial (in addition to being unauthorized and unsanctioned) celebration of the event. Whether you don’t have a participating store in your area or just want some more goodies after you get back from the local record …

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Christma(dnes)s VII

It may have taken me longer than usual to assemble this year’s selection of frightfully festive fun, but I think the sheer volume of material I dug up was worth it. After all, why should I just focus on the Phantasm ornament or the “Krampus in the Corner” when there’s so much more out there? …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

If you somehow haven’t heard of Video Store Day, its official Facebook page has all the basic information you need about the event. But if you know about the event and don’t understand why it’s so important, here’s a little song for you: Admittedly the subject of the song sells rather than rents movies and …

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Record Store Day Is Here!

It’s the third Saturday of April and you know what that means: our unofficial celebration of Record Store Day is finally here! It’s just our way of offering something extra for those who missed out on the official exclusives they had their eyes on (or who just plain don’t have a record store in their …

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Christma(dnes)s VI

Ho Ho Horror! I’m making like the above creepy Santa and have plenty of treats for you. The first of which is a stencil for making a type of elf known as a “Brownie.” Although it was originally intended for use on Halloween, you can also use it for Christmas without anyone complaining. Speaking of …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

Today marks another year in the ongoing battle against blandness in viewing choices. Far too many retail stores are minimizing their physical media selections and that can’t be a good sign for rental stores. Although the stakes are higher than ever, there is still hope for those who enjoy more than just mainstream fare. More …

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Record Store Day Is Here!

It’s the third Saturday of April and it’s once again time for our unofficial celebration! Since all the details about the official stuff were discussed earlier in the month, let’s skip right to our list of goodies. First up is a list of suggested vinyl purchases: Uncommon Interests The Drool Brothers Beware The Dangers Of …

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Yet More Christma(dnes)s

Season’s Bleedings! Like Santa Claus, I’m reaching into my bag of goodies to find the best horrorday treats for you all. And you don’t even have to leave me any cookies! Fans of H.P. Lovecraft should remember his wonderful Christmas poem “Christmastide,” which was surprisingly free of cosmic horrors and racism. What they might not …

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Free (Legal) Download: Guidolon The Giant Space Chicken

Frank Wu is a man of many talents. His artwork has appeared in more science fiction and fantasy publications than I can name and movies like Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water and Worm Free Society. In addition to being an artist, he has written stories, scientific papers and articles. That last link also reveals …

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Record Store Day Is Here!

The big day is finally here and, as always, we have our own unofficial celebration planned. This year will be a little different due to the increased focus on buying limited edition vinyl albums. So in addition to our usual selection of free downloads, we also have a handy list of cool vinyl release for …

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Free (Legal) Download: Tyrannovision – Year One

Baron Dixon wears many hats. He’s an artist, musician animator, poet and has had numerous on and off screen duties on indie horror films like American Alien and Blood Bath of the Bat-Beast. He’s also an evil dictator. Okay, he only plays one (among many other roles) on the beautifully bizarre sci-fi web series Tyrannovision, …

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Still More Christma(dnes)s

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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