March 2011 archive

The Crispfinder General

When one watches the Vincent Price classic Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm), the actions and behavior of the titular Matthew Hopkins may make one assume that the decidedly nasty character was a wholly fictional creation. After all, the film was based on a novel. Sadly, Hopkins was all too real. Given his nasty exploits, …

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The Haunted Casino

This is why I don't gamble...

With his great uncle’s recent death, Matthew Dragna finds himself the as the new owner of the Mysteria Casino. Naturally, he brings along his girlfriend and a few mutual chums down to check the abandoned place out. Thing is, Matt’s great uncle killed a mobster and his crew during a botched takeover attempt and their …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Blackbird and Peacock

Blackbird and Peacock  (http://www.etsy.com/shop/blackbirdandpeacock) 8 Bit Phoenix red moleskine journal (lined) This week’s spotlight, Blackbird and Peacock, had us thinking about the graveyard shift. Occasionally, there are some jobs that request unorthodox hours. We oblige but when the situation requires a night dig after the midnight hour, we tend to stop off at McGurney’s, a …

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Vile Verses

OH MY![/Takei]

Whenever the phrase “horror fiction” is brought up, the mind invariable turns to stories. But what about poetry? It too is a form of fiction and a poem could just as easily have a horror theme instead of the expected ode to nature or romance. After all, one of the greatest literary works in the …

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Guest Post: Mr. Bertram Bertram, Haunt Expert

Bertram Bertram

[As you may recall, we once got in touch with one Mr. Bertram Bertram, soliciting his expert opinion and analysis for our readers. As one of the foremost Haunt Experts around (you may continue to find his expertise readily available here), we were incredibly pleased to hear back from him again. He discusses his absence …

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Remember the Rondos

That banner pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? The only thing we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 can add to that is how voting ends this Saturday evening. Please take a moment to vote, all you have to do is copy-paste the ballot (with your choices filled out) and submit it to the email …

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Killer Videos

Some killer videos that have come across my attention as of late. First up, big thanks to the High Priest of H. P. Lovecraft, Toren Atkinson. He linked to the long awaited video from The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. “20 Minutes of Oxygen” is off of their great album Spaceship Zero. It’s unnatural how …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Spaghetti Kiss

  [Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] …

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The Ben Stiller Show: Manson/Cape Munster/The Legend of T.J. O’Pootertoot’s

Sometimes, horror-comedy can be found in the strangest of places.  The Ben Stiller Show (FOX, 1992-93) is a case in point.  The Ben Stiller Show, a top early-1990s destination for Andy Dick and Cops parodies, had its share of horror/sci-fi sketches throughout its brief run.  Three of the sketches shall be featured in this entry. …

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The Banshee’s Halloween

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day here at the local again and I thought it best to take a break from the usual Leprechaun franchise related posts this year. Instead, let’s read a selection from Irish-American author Herminie Templeton Kavanagh’s novel Darby O’Gill and the Good People called “The Banshee’s Halloween.” Although the Irish (and horror) connection …

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Update Your Bookmarks and Links

A lot of changes are coming up for us here at Gravediggers Local 16. First off, as of April 01, we will no longer be using the blogger site (gravediggerslocal.blogspot.com) but moving completely over to our current locale, http://www.gravediggerslocal.com. For those of you who still view the blogger location, please update your bookmarks and links. …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Carissa Rose Art

Wind Me Up

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Carissa …

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The Worst of Troma?

While reading through the Wikipedia entry for Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell (aka Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake under a new title), I noticed the following comment: “In his book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, Troma president Lloyd Kaufman lists this film as one of the …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Corso Studio

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[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Corso …

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Ghost Provokers

Ghost hunting shows are ripe for parody, so it was only a matter of time before someone created a comedy series on the subject. Ghost Provokers offers a humorous look at one group’s unique method of dealing with the dead. My personal favorite is the three-part Halloween special set aboard the RMS Queen Mary, which …

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Out of this World Alive

This year marks what would have been Vincent Price’s 100th birthday. I was listening to this song a lot before today; it helped me get through the last fifteen hours of misery.

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