Friday, November 25, 2011


ParaNorman is LAIKA’s follow-up to their Oscar nominated Coraline. Coming August 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Safety

I love this video. I post it every year in October.

"Here, have some candy"

The Art of Bleeding

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Best Halloween compilation CD's Ever

Jason Willis of the completely wonderful but now mostly defunct blog "Scar Stuff" created these two amazing Halloween compilation CD's that he originally gave away as Halloween gifts. Although many of the musical files that Jason so kindly shared have been pulled down off his blog, these two gems remain. I found his blog long after its heyday, but I used it as a jumping off point to search online for copies of the albums he had previously shared. 12 and a half Gigs later, I have quite the Halloween music and sound effect collection. Even with out all the files being available on his blog, it still continues to be a great resource for information about Halloween music and sound effects.

Jason's two compilations are very well done and ready to use for your Halloween shindig, I am actually going to be using both at my Halloween party this year.So check out Spook Party and Ghoul-Arama you'll be glad you did, I am.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Screaming Lord Sutch

I love these songs!

During the 1960s, Screaming Lord Sutch was known for his horror-themed stage show, dressing as Jack the Ripper, pre-dating the shock rock antics of Alice Cooper. Accompanied by his band, the Savages, he started by coming out of a black coffin. Other props included knives and daggers, skulls and "bodies".

Murder In The Graveyard

Despite self-confessed lack of vocal talent, he released horror-themed singles during the early to mid-'60s, the most popular "Jack the Ripper", covered live and on record by garage rock bands including the White Stripes, the Gruesomes, the Black Lips and the Horrors for their debut EP.

Jack the Ripper

Sutch suffered from depression and committed suicide by hanging on 16 June 1999, following the death of his mother the previous year.

She's Fallen in Love with the Monster Man

Info lifted from Wikipedia so who knows if any of it is true?!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Born Villain

Marilyn Manson's full length, Shia LaBeouf directed video for the song
"Born Villain"

Completely Not Safe For Work or Children!

Completely Not Safe For Work or Children!

Video source and an article about how Shia and Marilyn ended up working together.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch reminded me without knowing she was reminding me that I had not finished posting photos from our trip to New Orleans. So thanks Wendy, and why yes we did go to the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum.

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is one of the most unique, and interesting, small museums in the country. Taking all the mysteries, the secrets, the history and folklore of rituals, zombies, of gris-gris, of Voodoo Queens and all that jazz, and putting it all in one place in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter.

I'm positive that is a real human skull.

If I remember right I was pretty hammered the night before which explains why I look like a zombie. That is a painting of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

I hope you enjoyed the photos. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is small but full of interesting things see and learn about New Orleans Voodoo. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is located at 724 Dumaine Street (Between Bourbon and Royal Streets in the Heart of the French Quarter) New Orleans, LA 70116.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Thing

So . . .
Back on July 9th Universal Orlando announced that guests at Halloween Horror Nights 21 will be able to experience a house based on their new prequel film "The Thing" before the movie even opens in theaters.

My wife Jen says "The Thing, whats that?" So I go on to explain to her that this is a new movie that is a prequel to a really good movie that I think we watched together when we first started dating, but she doesn't remember the movie. Then I go on to explain how John Carpenter made the original staring Kurt Russel, but that it was really based off the 1951 B Sci-fi film The Thing from Another World. Which really just made explaining it more difficult. So I pulled it up on Netflix and we watched John Carpenter's The Thing.

Which Jen really enjoyed, and sort of remembered seeing parts of. I know we watched it together, but to her defense it was probably 15 years ago. Jen loves the first Halloween film, so I was telling her that Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace (The kids that Laurie [Jamie Lee Curtis] is babysitting) are watching The Thing from Another World on TV in the Movie.

Pretty cool that John Carpenter loved the movie The Thing from Another World so much that he included it in what would become one of his greatest films, and he would go on to remake it four years later.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

George Van Orsdel's Monster Spookshow Radio

"Greetings Earthlings, Your Resistance is Futile!"

Just when all seemed quite in the blogosphere, Commander Orsdel launches his sonic sneak attack from space!
His plan:
To wreak havoc on our eardrums with his Sci-Fi Spooktacular!

George Van Orsdel's Monster Spookshow Radio


One Morning in New England, 1940, the entire population of Friar New Hampshire - 572 people - walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. They left behind their clothes, their money, all of their essentials. Even their dogs were abandoned, tied to posts and left to starve. No One knows why. A search party dispatched by the U.S. Army eventually discovered the remains of nearly 300 of Friar's evacuees. Many had frozen to death. Others were cruelly and mysteriously slaughtered. The bodies of the remaining citizens are still unaccounted for. Over the years, a quiet cover-up operation managed to weave the story of Friar into the stuff of legends and backwoods fairy tales. The town has slowly repopulated, but the vast wilderness is mostly untracked, with the northern-most stretches off limits to local hunters and loggers. In 2008, the coordinates for the "YELLOWBRICKROAD" trail head were declassified. The first official expedition into a dark and twisted wilderness will attempt to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar...and reach the end of the trail.
Written by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland

Finally out on DVD today, August 2, 2011
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Also available on DVD at Netflix

Seems like I've been waiting for years to watch this film, I hope it's as good as it looks.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Walking Dead - Season 2 Trailer

I almost wish I hadn't watched this trailer, because now the waiting will be that much more difficult. I'm excited for it to come back on, this trailer looks good! You've been warned.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (Re-Post)

Click through the photo to see pictures of the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 from our trip to New Orleans back in 2008.

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

St. Louis #2 is located some 3 blocks back from St. Louis #1, bordering Claiborne Avenue. It was consecrated in 1823. A number of notable jazz and rhythm & blues musicians are buried here, including Danny Barker and Ernie K. Doe. Also entombed here is Dominique You, a notorious pirate who assisted in the defense of the city against the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Andre Cailloux, African-American hero of the American Civil War is also buried here.

The cemetery received minor flooding during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and its tombs seemed virtually untouched by the storm when the water went down, aside from the brownish waterline visible on all structures that were flooded. There are also many notable citizens of 19th and 20th century New Orleans laid to rest here. For example the tomb of Blessed Mother Henriette DeLille, who is a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church, Jean Baptiste Dupeire (1795–1874) prominent citizen of New Orleans, among others. It was listed in National Register of Historic Places in 1975.


I found this large hammer laying on top of a tomb. I had to hold the camera up above my head to get these pictures (I'm 6'3). Grave robbers? Vampire slayer? We'll never know for sure, but what ever was going on, it sure is a weird place to leave a big hammer.