October 2009 archive

Ken’s Dead

Confession time: I like pro-wrestling. There. It’s off my chest. I like the spectacle, the goofy convoluted story-lines and mainly the acrobatics. Lucha Libre like CMLL. Indy wrestling in particular, like Chikara, PWG, ISW or DDT and Triple6 from Japan. Also, video games. Used to like them, not terribly alot but enough to head over …

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Talk about creepy…

After finding the material for yesterday’s entry, I decided to mess around with Google Books some more. I was hoping to find material on haunted hayrides (especially if there were any books devoted to creating and running one), but what I found was so much more bloggable. You see, I found a page from Guy …

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Calling All Ghouls

Have you been listening to Ghouls Night Out? I hope you discovered this band on your own from my post about Gein and the Graverobbers and The Crimson Ghosts. I know you would have checked out Necro-Tone Records and saw that Myra from Gein and the Graverobbers has a band called Ghoul’s Night Out. Hopefully, …

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Vampires are Cheap

Growing up, the vampire was the fall-back costume when it was too expensive to be anything else. Both me and my next-door neighbor/best friend would sport the costume two or three times in a row. Ninety-nine cents for a pair of plastic fangs, some leftover white grease paint, the old black plastic cape and a …

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More Vintage Halloween Insanity

Before I begin, I want to give some credit where it’s due. This post (and several of my other recent entries) would not have been possible if I hadn’t learned the joys of Google Books from Atomic Mystery Monster’s link-filled JREF posts. Long-time readers will likely remember an entry from the first GdL Halloween countdown …

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The Truth Behind The Exorcist

Thanks to years of documentaries and TV specials, many people are at least vaguely aware that The Exorcist is was based on a true story. But, just as how The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is only loosely based on Ed Gein, the truth about The Exorcist is stranger (and far less exotic) than fiction. The …

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Give a Hoot

Halloween Hootenany Rob Zombie once had a record label and it was AWESOME. Along with the first Ghastly Ones record and a release from The Bomboras, Zombie A-Go-Go records put out one of the best Halloween compilations ever to grace this land – Halloween Hootenany. It’s amazing who’s on this and amazing to think that …

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Demon Ouija Board

This is one of my favorite Whitest Kids U Know comedy sketches, pulled straight from their official Youtube channel. I don’t have much to say about this one, only that it’s a both a hoot and the weirdest use of lightsaber sound effects I’ve ever encountered. Enjoy!

There’s always room for giallo

For those not in the know, “giallo” is a term that (for English-speaking horror fans) usually refers to an Italian genre of violent mysteries and thrillers. The word itself is translates as “yellow,” which refers to the yellow covers of the books that spawned the genre. You see, a company called Arnoldo Mondadori Editore published …

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Straight out of R’lyeh

Worn out by werewolves and think Mummies are dusty and dull? Frankenstein’s monster not giving you a jolt anymore? Think that Vampires, in all forms, suck? Have the old horror icons lost their luster or, perhaps, you are in need of a change of pace? Time to crack open the Lovecraft and get yourself acquainted …

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Exhuming Dead Ernest

As you might recall from my last blog post, it’s been rumored that a TBS horror host by the name “Dead Ernest” was actually played by media mogul Ted Turner. I first heard about the rumor from an old issue of Scary Monsters magazine and there are several references to it online. In fact, that …

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Well, isn’t this interesting?

Quick bit for today. Haven’t really talked about spooky hip-hop for a reason: outside of maybe a few songs off of one Necro album, there’s very little ‘horrorcore’ that I like. To each their own, right? Seems one zealous fan is accused to chopping four people up into pieces. It’s CNN so the reporting is …

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Grandpa, could you whip me up a blog entry?

Movie reviewer Scott Foy (aka The Foywonder) has posted a clip from the episode of TBS Super Scary Saturday featuring King Kong vs. Godzilla (hosted by “Grandpa” Al Lewis) on his Youtube account: In the above clip, professional wrestling personalities Michael “PS” (“Purely Sexy”) Hayes and Jim Cornette debate which of the monsters they’re representing …

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Somewhere a man named Williams is screaming…

It’s rare to get an in-depth look at the making of a bad movie. You might occasionally find a honest director’s commentary on a bad movie’s DVD release, but you’ll have to search through the untold number of denials and blamefests that tend to appear in commentaries for such films. Even when one is found, …

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Howling at the Moon

The Young Werewolves http://www.theyoungwerewolves.com Vampires are currently having their day in the sun (har har) thank to ‘Twilight’ and zombies have regained some coolness with movies from ’28 Days Later’ to the recent ‘Zombieland.’ There’s a new generation learning what all death rock and horror enthusiasts know – spooky is cool. Benicio del Toro and …

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Beware of the Blob (factoids)

It’s easy for someone watching the original version of The Blob to assume that the special effects were achieved using some sort of slimelike chemical that was quickly whipped up and thrown away after the movie finished filming. It’d also be natural to assume that slime had long since deteriorated into nothingness at a dump …

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