October 2008 archive

They Secrete, We Suck

The Secretions Probably one of the best punk bands around today is The Secretions from out of Sacremento. Self-describing their sound as music “in the key of the Ramones,’ the Secretions have a few songs that should pop up on your Halloween mix when you get tired of the ‘Monster Mash’ and ‘Everyday is Halloween.’ …

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Shameless Cross-Promotion

My friends over at Sweetposer.tk have put together a hilarious article about knock-off masks and other strange Halloween costumes. Check it out.

Make Your Own Lament Configuration

Want a “Hellraiser puzzlebox” without having to spend a fortune? Just follow the instructions here and you’ll be all set!

“Everyday is Saturday, when you’re dead!”

Mr. Deadguy www.MrDeadguy.com www.MySpace.com/MrDeadguy Along with seeing The Ghastly Ones last year, I was privy to witness Mr. Deadguy, as he was the host for the night. Known for his ventriloquism, his songs (he sang ‘The Hearse Song’ as well as his own, ‘Everyday is Saturday (When You’re Dead.)’ ) and his jokes. He’s a …

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I’m not going to talk about THAT band…

..at least, not today. But it’s Friday, the first Friday of a great October so far. It’s starting to get cold, Fright Haven has opened up (which I’ll go after the initial rush.) Today is an easy day for the Strange, which is why I’m going to give a double-header of two bands formed after …

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Free Horror Movie Commentaries!

Icons of Fright is offering some downloadable .mp3 commentary tracks for Child’s Play and Fright Night. These aren’t just fan-made commentaries, either. No, they actually got the director of both films (Tom Holland) and various cast and crew members to participate. You can get ’em here. As always, Gravedigger’s Local 16 is not to be …

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Pumpkin Awesomeness

A skeleton made from carved pumpkins. Consider my mind blown. You can find directions on how to make it here. Similarly, you can find some extremely creative (and sometimes not safe for work) Jack o’ Lantern ideas here. Come to think of it, now would be a good time to note that Gravedigger’s Local 16 …

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Creepy and Weird

Deadbolt http://www.deadboltband.com Shrunken Head, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 1994 Tiki Man, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 1994 Tijuana Hit Squad, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 1996 Zulu Death Mask, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 1998 Voodoo Trucker, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 1999 Hobo Babylon, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 2002 Haight Street Hippie Massacre: The Best of Deadbolt, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 2003 I Should Have Killed You, Cargo/Headhunter Records, 2005 High recommendation. …

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Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose

In honor of the start of our Halloween countdown, I thought I’d share a short film that Strange Jason showed me a few years back: In case you were wondering, the song the film is based around is a 1930 song by Walter Doyle. Mr. Doyle first played it with his orchestra and “Mysterious Mose” …

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Hang Ten Years – The Ghastly Ones

The Ghastly Ones www.GhastlyOnes.com A-Haunting We’ll Go-Go, Zombie A Go-Go Records 1998 Glows In The Dark All-Plastic Assembly Kit, Ghastly Plastics 2005 Target: Draculon, Ghastly Plastics 2006 Unearthed , Ghastly Plastics 2007 If I’m to kick off a thirty-one day write-up of all the spooky music I like, it’s only fitting I start with The …

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