Tag: Halloween 2009

Halloween Scream Concert

Although I ended my contribution to the 2008 Halloween countdown with a cover of a Frank Zappa song, it hadn’t dawned on me how appropriate it was to do so until now. At the time, I just wanted to use it since I’m a Zappa fan and wanted a video that ended with someone saying …

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Stay Tuned! (and Oh Boy! A Bonus, Billy!)

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I imagine that many of you readers will be too busy to read any GdL posts made on Halloween, which is why I’m posting this notice now. I want to stress to you all that Gravedigger’s Local 16 will stay open (and active) after October 31st ends. We won’t …

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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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Attack of the Anime Adaptations

Animation is not always for children, and the two films I’m going to discuss are definite proof of this. The slice of insanity you just witnessed is from an anime called Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned, a Japanese adaptation of Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula comic book. In fact, it was produced as part of the …

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What’s a countdown without a count?

Count von Count, that is. I know these mildly NSFW videos are old news, but I immediately thought of the “censored Count” videos after chancing upon a Sesame Street segment parodying Mad Men (what’s next, a Breaking Bad parody?). According to uploader mrmagoo312, Lemon Demon (aka Neil Cicierega) was responsible for the audio while wattamack4 …

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Dub Like A Zombie

There’s a moment of parity ‘tween us here at the Local and the world of Hip Hop in the movie ‘Scratch,’ a documentary about Turntablism and the rise of such hip hop mad scientists like Q-bert, Kool Herc. DJ Shadow stands in an underground reserve of vinyl stacks, talking about the importance of ‘digging,’ or …

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Links I Like

Interest of fairness, I’m only going to be covering links that I haven’t highlighted on this blog in the past: Teleport City – Yesterday’s Tomorrow Today. I’ve been a fan of this movie/literature/travel review site for the better part of a decade. The reviews, which often mix information about a movie with anecdotes about the …

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In Your Face

Facebook fast becoming the way that old boyfriends and classmates track you down, it might be safe to go back onto MySpace so that you can follow your favorite independent band. Or not. Who cares? Here’s a bunch of bands currently on there who you could easily add if you still had an account.  List …

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All Hail the King

My memory can be as rusty as an old shovelhead sometimes so forgive me if I retread old ground here. Metal. Ah, Metal.  Metal Documentaries have covered why metal is the music most likely to lend itself to darker themes (tuning, the perfect fifth, Black Sabbath etc.) and I encourage you to seek them out …

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Tales of Uncialle

Back when I originally started looking for Halloween stuff online, Uncialle’s Halloween Darksite was one of the first few of my discoveries. I was both intrigued and amazed by her instructions on making a homemade pond monster and mummy and faithfully visited the site every month hoping for new prop instructions. But one day, the …

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Don’t discount these deals!

GdL favorite Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is once again offering a discount admission coupon on their official website. However, some restrictions apply (see coupon for details). Visit Borders is the official coupon site of Borders Booksellers. The coupons change regularly, so don’t fret if the coupon you see today doesn’t suit your needs. I was at …

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Home Sweet Home

Sometimes, I just love my town. The Grove Street Cemetery has a wonderful entrance, with the words “The Dead Will Be Raised” carved across the gate. It adds a little spooky to the town, which can be kind of a bore.  Of course, the locals also contribute. This is a husk of bark that bears …

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Mask-Making 101

Ah, latex masks. Halloween and horror movies simply wouldn’t be the same if they didn’t exist. In fact, it was once thought that such masks could replace makeup entirely! But although many of us drool over such masks, sometimes the price of one is scarier than the creature it depicts. So why not make on …

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How to Make a Monster

No, this isn’t a review of the classic AIP film of the same name. Instead, this blog entry is intended to point you in the direction of some handy how-tos in case you need something extra special for your Halloween display, haunted attraction or costume party. The online preview of Dan Reeder’s Papier-Māché Monsters: Turn …

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“Eddie, what kind of movie is this?”

  Got to give it up for capturing a mood. Right from the start, ‘End of the Beginning,’ the newest album from Lugosi’s Morphine sets the tone. ‘The Year Without a Halloween,’ a title invoking the Rankin-Bass specials from a different holiday, perfectly expresses a bad case to any spooky/scary aficionado – horror fatigue. “Not …

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Transylvania TV: ON THE AIR

One of the related YouTube videos to Spook House Dave’s channel led to ‘Transylvania TV’ (or TVTV), a puppet show from Minneapolis. More adult themed in nature (language, content, nothing too graphic) it’s not for kids despite being very similar to your Sesame Street/Muppet fare. They have a DVD of their first season out (as …

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