Category: Horror

Links *I* Like

As a sequel of sorts to an earlier post by Weird Jon, I thought I would compile a list of websites I enjoy. Well, with the exception of the ones already listed on the sidebar… Cold Fusion Reviews – One of my favorite bad movie review websites. I love the comments given by the Hieratic …

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Custom Cover Art

Maybe it’s due to the dream I had awhile back about a video store’s VHS clearance sale, but I’ve been thinking about custom cover art for VHS and DVD lately. More specifically, covers created by rental store employees after something happened to the original cover. I’ve only seen this happen a couple of times, with …

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The Return of Horror Trivia

Back when the 1998 American Godzilla movie was announced, Sid Pink tried to get funding for a sequel to or remake of Reptilicus by commissioning some CGI test images. Curse of the Puppet Master was originally supposed to be the first entry in the proposed Puppet Wars trilogy, in which Toulon’s puppets battle a mummy …

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Watching Necropolis

[The following occurred a few days ago, after the writer decided to search the “Impact” OnDemand folder for newly posted horror movies. WARNING: Minor Spoilers] AMM: Hhmm…Necropolis sounds interesting.

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Horror’s MARVELous Influence

It just occurred to me just how much Marvel Comics seems to have been influenced by the horror genre when it came to creating some of their superhero characters. And no, I’m not talking about how many of them either made their debut in or had stories published in former horror/sci-fi comics such as Tales …

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TGIF13 III: The Beginning

Have you ever wondered why Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky? If so, then today is (ironically) your lucky day! Not only does Snopes have an article on the matter, but I found a sample version of Nathaniel Lachenmeyer’s 13: The Story of the World’s Most Popular Superstition.

Tales From The Crypt

Though its initial run on HBO ran from 89-96, I didn’t catch ‘Tales from the Crypt’ until syndication since I didn’t afford the premium cable. But when it finally was distributed among the networks, I lived far up north that I caught it on a Canadian station that played in hour-long chunks every weekday at …

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Horror Trivia

Some prints of Tombs of the Blind Dead were given a new title card (Revenge of the Planet Ape) and opening narration in an attempt to pass the movie off as a Planet of the Apes-style science fiction film! Not unlike how Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster was initially written as a vehicle for Toho’s …

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Witch Dungeon Museum

Kim Catrell?

Location: 16 Lynde Street Salem, MA (Directions) Dates/Times: April – Nov: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Extended in Oct) (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $8 per adult, $6 per child (4-13) and $7 per senior aged 65 or older. Phone: (978) 741-3570 Website: http://www.witchdungeon.com/witchdungeon.html No, this isn’t the similarly-named …

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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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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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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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The (Vincent) Price is Right

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Onion AV Club recently posted an article devoted to Vincent Price, and the films starring him that were most likely to make viewers devoted fans. I link to this both because I agree with the movie choices they list and because the users comments offer a wealth …

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Cat in the Brain

It seems that Lucio Fulci has directed one gory horror movie too many, as hallucinations plague him at every turn. Being offered steak at a restaurant makes him flash back to a man feasting on human flesh and hacking up a corpse with a chainsaw, while seeing a cameraman filming him for a documentary makes …

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Duane L. Jones (1936-1988)

Although his name might not be as recognizable as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, or Robert Englund, Duane Jones is one of the most important people in American horror cinema. Jones is best known for his role as “Ben,” a man who faces many difficulties while trying to lead (and save) a group of people trapped …

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Harvest of Horrors

Oh great, the Unnameable had a kid...

Location: Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meeting House, East Falmouth, MA (Directions) Dates/times: Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1, 6:30 to 9:00 PM (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $10 per person; credit cards not accepted. Phone: (508) 563-3378 Website: http://www.harvestofhorrors.com Starting in 1979 as a maze …

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