Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday afternoon quickie

vampira (by hastingsgraham)
vampira (by hastingsgraham)

Kindertrauma on Amityville II: The Possession

Top Horror Movies Club on Ravenous

Black Hole DVD reviews Who?

Ryan Brennan at The Monsterverse reviews Dracula, The Dark Prince

Journey to the 7th Planet @ Random Acts of Geekery

Grimm's Ghost Stories #14 @ Cool-Mo-Dee

Science Fiction Theater Presents: Farewell to the Master @ Diversions of the Groovy Kind

Ectoplasmosis reviews Night Of The Cephalopod

Dr. Phibes Rises Again! @ Hulu
This sequel to 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes' finds Vincent Price trying to revive his dead wife. His quest for the necessary elixir takes him to Egypt, to an ancient chamber buried deep in a mountainside, once used by the pharaohs.
Mystery Liner @ Internet Archive
Captain Holling (Noah Beery) is relieved of command of his ship after he suffers a nervous breakdown. His replacement, Captain Downey (Boothe Howard), takes over the liner just as it is about to be used for an experiment in remote control....
Science Fiction's Pre-Golden Age (1904-33), an Introduction (io9) plus The Shiniest Stories On io9 Last Week

Plus loads of Christmas Links over at Santas Working Overtime

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


black sunday (by senses working overtime)

Sorry to have missed yesterday - the Ravensdeath household has been plagued by an unrelenting stomach bug and all service was disrupted. It'll get quiet again here tomorrow for Thanksgiving.

The Vault of Horror polled the crème de la crème of horror bloggers to come up with a list of the Top 50 Horror Films in response to HMV's earlier, and much discussed. survey on the same topic.

The "Cyber-Horror Elite" Have Spoken: Presenting the Top 50 Horror FIlms of All Time!

I have far fewer disagreements with this list than HMV's - though some of the selections still baffle me:

28. Alucarda (1978) dir: Juan Lopez Moctezuma
38. Thriller (1983) dir: John Landis
39. The Addiction (1995) dir: Abel Ferrara
44. The Mist (2007) dir: Frank Darabont
46. The Living Dead Girl (1982) dir: Jean Rollin
47. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) dir: Joseph Green

Thriller? Really? And am I the only one who thought The Mist was seriously mediocre?

And while I would re-rank many of the titles up or down the mere fact that I basically agree with 44 of 50 choices is something of a miracle.

A great job done by Vault keeper B-Sol and all the bloggers who participated.

Here's a post with many of the titles that didn't quite make the cut.

american werewolf (by senses working overtime)

Kindertrauma remembers Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster

And Now the Screaming Starts on Videodrome plus the real life horror of Colonia Dignidad

arglebargle presents: Black & White in COLOR #5 : The CREATURE!

Stacie Ponder admits "i love the 80s, even though sometimes they sucked."

Hairy Green Eyeball shares a Lovecraftian tale from the pages of Charlton's Haunted - "Mountain of Fear"

The Curious Art of Science Fiction Road Maps (io9)

and, maybe this...

Sesame Street Soul @ Franklin Mint Blog

Monday, November 24, 2008

more monday morning stuff

It's Monster Monday again at Random Acts of Geekery

Magic Carpet Burn offers a hairy Tale of Voodoo

Monster Memories unearths a 1969 Reader's Digest article on Night of the Living Dead

Always a great selection of e-book and audio (and more) gems at Quasar Dragon.

The Lady is a (Sexy) Witch, 1950

If you haven't seen Young Frankenstein on Broadway yet, your time is running out.

Frankenstein's Womb

Everyday Reads reads Charlaine Harris

Netflix Watch Instantly (req. acct.)
Stephen King's spine-tingling tome is the inspiration for this 1980s thriller starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, an 8-year-old girl with a dubious gift: the ability to ignite fires with just a glance. But her gift quickly proves to be a curse after a mysterious government agency sets out to capture the girl so they can study her -- and then destroy her. Can Charlie and her loving father (David Keith) outrun them long enough to save their lives?

also ...

7 More Superpowers The World Can Do Without (Mental Floss)

WHEN EXTRAS ATTACK (or: when disc 2 is actually better than disc 1…) @ Twitch

More Thanksgiving link goodness at Super Punch

Monday Morning Quickie

Here's a quickie before I get the kids ready for school - more in a little while...

Happy Birthday Forry!!!

Cool -Mo-Dee continues the Grimm goodness with Grimm's Ghost Stories #9

Crosseyed Cyclops shares Mystery Tales 33 & 50

The Dark Sublime offers The Raven illustrated by Gustave Dore

Dread Central reviews the new issue of Rue Morgue plus Twilight Rules the Box Office; Sequel Confirmed

I Was Trapped In A Movie Theater With Teenage Twilight Fans
(io9) plus Before Westworld, Another Robot Gunslinger Walked the Cyber Streets of Laredo

Friday, November 21, 2008

Morning Stop Look and Listen

menhir (by matt knoth)
menhir (by matt knoth)

Grimm's Ghost Stories #6 @ Cool-Mo-Dee

Paul Durango offers 4 vintage sci-fi soundtracks :
  • 1955 - Walter Schumann - Exploring The Unknown
  • 1957 - Ronald Stein - Invasion Of The Saucer Men
  • 1960 - Russ Garcia - The Time Machine
  • 1962 - Ron Goodwin - The Day Of The Triffids
plus "some great tokusatsu superhero TV series soundtracks !"

The Horrors of it All presents The Monster and the Model

Adventures into Weird Worlds #6
@ Crosseyed Cyclops

Magic Carpet Burn brings us Godzilla Vs. Megalon.

Random Acts of Geekery presents Children's Book Theatre: Superman Big Little Book Chapter 1!

13: Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters

The BBC Tried To Ruin Doctor Who – Before It Even Began (io9)

The Moon is a Dead World reviews Suspiria

Frankenstein Reborn review at Cold Fusion

First Astro Boy teaser debuts

Why We Love Vampires & Why We Should Hate Them @ whatigotsofar

Comic Previews at Comic Book Resources:

and over here we have...

Again with the Comics presents Thanksgiving Turkeys

Film School Rejects: In Response to Spike's 10 Most Overrated Directors List
"...Spike's ill-conceived list - a list that might has well have been called Spike's List of the Ten Directors That Spike Has Heard Of."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Links: From the Earth to the Moon to the Ungroundable

Queen Of The Pumpkins (by Dio Bach)
"Queen Of The Pumpkins" (by Dio Bach)

Voyages Extraordinaires takes you From the Earth to the Moon

Coraline trailer (

Killdozer @ Kindertrauma

Sweet Skulls takes a look at the Posters of , and the actual films, "Theatre of Blood" and "The Conqueror Worm"

A Journey to the Sun By Jules Verne, Jr.
& The Ghost-Extinguisher By Gelett Burgess @ Mister Ron's Basement Podcast (via SFFaudio)

SF Signal: At The Trailer Park: The Half-Blood Prince, The Spirit, Race to Witch Mountain, 2012

The Lightning Bug's Lair visits The Town that Dreaded Sundown

Vampires Do and Vampires Don't
@ Lurv à la Mode

Twilight Could Suck $65 Million From Moviegoers This Weekend (/film)

South Park: The Ungroundable
Butters is sure he's seen a Vampire at school but he can't get anyone to listen to him. Meanwhile, the Goth Kids are angry and frustrated when the other kids can't tell the difference between a Goth and a Vampire.
Zombie Movies and Scary commercials @ Gods of Advertising

UFOs and Science Fiction @ Futurismic

Heed retrospace's dire warning "Robots Are Making Love to Our Women"!

Thanksgiving @ Para Abnormal

The Horrors of it All shares the creepy romance of Lover, Come Back to Me

SUPERNATURAL HORROR, Pt. 6: Imagination, Feeling, and Belief
@ The Groovy Age of Horror

Grab Grimm's Ghost Stories #5 over at Cool-Mo-Dee's place

DVD Talk Reviews:

not only, but also...

The 10 Most Heinous Mario Kart Rip-Offs @ Topless Robot

When The Future Was Only a Few Years Away @ Those Fab. Fifties

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Afternoon kwikee

Vintage Halloween Storybook 1958 (by llulu)
Vintage Halloween Storybook 1958 (by llulu)

At Horror Hacker Stacie Ponder asks What Ever Happened to Hag Horror?

And Now the Screaming Starts on Dan Simmon's new novel Drood.

Cool-Mo-Dee shares Grimm's Ghost Stories #3

Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Rider Without a Head at Branded in the 80's.

Check out Monster Artist Mike Hill at CHFB

Dread Central reports Universal Remaking The Host. The host is easily one of my favorite horror flicks from the last few years and I can't wait to be disappointed by Hollywood's version.

Monster Memories has a 1971 Newsweek "Night of the Living Dead" article

Triumph of the Tube: A History of Horror TV, Part 5
@ The Vault of Horror

Over at Mental Floss Lunchtime Quiz: Good Actresses in Bad Horror Movies

and also...

Franklin Mint Blog shares Wonderland Records: Themes From "Star Trek" & "The Planet Of The Apes" (1975) & Wonderland Records: T.V. Themes (1976)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Afternoon Stuff

heart on hand (by annette62)
heart on hand (by annette62)

If it's Monday and there are monsters it can mean only one thing... It's Monster Monday at Jon's Random Acts of Geekery

I Dream of Zombie: Zombo's Closet reveals Personal Nightmares and Darker Landscapes

Check out the indie Cannibal homage Isle of the Damned at Horror Yearbook.

13 returns with Rodan

Too Scared to Scream
@ Anchorwoman in Peril

The Shuttered Room
@ Black Hole DVD Reviews

Dave Sindelar reviews Satanis: The Devil's Mass (1970)

The Midnight Meat Train reviewed at Killer Kittens From Beyond the Grave

The Last Blog on the Left on The Mother of Tears

Author Brian Lumley Answers Your Questions
(Joseph Mallozzi)

30 Days of Vampires w/ Lori Devoti
"This is the official schedule for the 30 Days of Vampires. The event is in honor of my first published vampire tale, The Vampire Who Stole Christmas in the Holiday With A Vampire II anthology for Silhouette Nocturne. For the next thirty days I will have prizes, interviews, excerpts and essays all on vampires."
From beyond the grave, Hammer speaks to us still (The Independent) (via FrozenGhost)

Lovecraft Meets Kolchak
(Chris Perridas)

Grimm's Ghost Stories #1
@ Cool-Mo-Dee

The Eye Sees @ Fortress of Fortitude

Arkham Tales #1 (via the B-Masters Cabal)
"Presenting Issue #1 of Arkham Tales! 100 pages of the best weird fiction on the market right now, and all free for your reading pleasure!

This issue bears cover artwork by Ivan Green, and contains fiction by Mike W. Barr, Scott Bastedo, Steve Calvert, Robert Masterson, Benjamin W. Olson, Derek Rutherford, Jenny Schwartz, and Jeffery Scott Sims."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Evening stuff

Children's Playmate Magazine 1949 (by dragonflydesignstudio)
Children's Playmate Magazine 1949 (by dragonflydesignstudio)

Quiet Earth on Opening Night of the 2008 NY Horror Film Fest

Spider Woman in Dracula's Revenge! at Tomb It May Concern

Cinema Strikes Back watched "Planet of the Female Invaders" and "Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot" at "El Futuro Mas Aca: The Future South of the Border" Mexican science fiction film series at the 92Y Tribeca Theater

Shadowplay is neither bothered nor bewildered by Arch Obler's Bewitched.

Cthulhu Cthursday: The Deep Ones @ Ectoplasmosis

Coraline Featurettes Take You Inside Neil Gaiman's Brain (io9) plus Dollhouse Will Be Joss Whedon's Greatest Work Ever

'Daisies' Staff Not Ready to Say Die (Blink)

Greg Horn provides the cover art for Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein (Major Spoilers)

Some Morning Stuff

Untitled (by valeo)
Untitled (by valeo)

13 makes an appointment with "The Curious Dr. Humpp"

The Horrors of it All gets "Buried Alive"

Cool-Mo-Dee shares Out of the Night #14

Escape to Death
at The Fortress of Fortitude

Final Girl's Stacie Ponder checks out 1989's Amityville Horror 4: The Evil Escapes.

Bikini Bloodbath
reviewed at Cold Fusion

Dave Sindelar reviews The Cold-Blooded Beast (1971)

Horror Movie A Day reviews The Manster

The Blog Where Horror Dwells reports that the rare Lovecraftian anthology Dead But Dreaming will soon be resurrected.

Check out the First Eight Minutes of Resident Evil: Degeneration (Dread Central)

Fringe Episode 7 'Mr. Jones' - Scifi Vs Reality
(Popular Mechanics)

The Horror Section hearts Dead Space

Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts lead a talented group of medical students on a dangerous journey to the other side of death... and back.

2001 Maniacs

Eight college students traveling to Florida for Spring Break stumble into a remote town in Georgia where they are set upon by the residents who are out to avenge their deaths by Union troops over 100 years earlier during the Civil War.
Internet Archive: WKBW Halloween show 1973

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

HMV's Top 50 Horror Films - IMHO

Since the HMV Top 50 Horror Films poll has been getting a lot of play recently I thought I'd take a stab at it as well. I've seen all but two of the films listed and, back in my days as a DVD reviewer, I've written about a fair number of them.

First off I'll pull films that are undeniably important within the genre due to their subsequent influence or vast polularity but simply aren't Top 50 material, for me personally. Many of these films might make a Top 100 or 200 list but a few do absolutly nothing for me. I've tried to get into Lost Boys half a dozen times but can't. Blair Witch and Saw had killer concepts but were poorly executed - though my disappointment with them might have been due to my own higher than realistic expectations. The Shining (plus It and Salem's Lot) may have faced an unfair disadvantage thanks to my affection for the source mterial (but The Mist would have disappointed me even if I hadn't loved King's novella).

Influential and/or popular but wouldn't make my top 50...

2.The Shining. Stanley Kubrick (1980)
5.Saw. James Wan (2004)
7.A Nightmare on Elm Street. Wes Craven (1984)
13.Lost Boys. Joel Schumacher (1987)
17.The Blair Witch Project. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez (1999)
23.Scream. Wes Craven (1996)
32.The Hills Have Eyes. Wes Craven (1977)
28.Hellraiser. Clive Barker (1987)
29.Hostel. Eli Roth (2005)
36.Child's Play. Tom Holland (1989)

Movies I like but wouldn't be in my Top 50

26.Final Destination. James Wong (2000)
30.Salem's Lot. Mikael Salomon (2004)
31.The Descent. Neil Marshall (2005)
33.Wolf Creek. Greg McLean (2005)
34.Misery. Rob Reiner (1991)
38.The Entity. Sidney J Furie (1981)
41.House on Haunted Hill. William Malone (2000)
48.The Vanishing. George Sluizer (1993)

Movies that wouldn't make my Top 200

43.It. Tommy Lee Wallace (1990)
50.Planet Terror. Robert Rodriguez (2007)

Movie that wouldn't make my top 500

46.The Mist. Frank Darabont (2008)

The Two I Haven't yet seen
37.The Orphanage. Juan Antonio Bayona (2008)
49.Shutter. Masayuki Ochiai (2008)

Which leaves...

1.The Exorcist. William Friedkin (1973)
3.Alien. Ridley Scott (1979)
4.The Silence of the Lambs. Jonathan Demme (1991)
6.Halloween. John Carpenter (1978)
8.Ring (Ringu). Hideo Nakata (1998)
9.The Wicker Man. Robin Hardy (1973)
10.The Omen. Richard Donner (1976)
11.The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock (1963)
12.The Thing. John Carpenter (1982)
14.Dawn of the Dead. George A Romero (1978)
15.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Tobe Hooper (1974)
16.Jaws. Steven Spielberg (1975)
18.An American Werewolf in London. John Landis (1981)
19.Se7en. David Fincher (1995)
20.Poltergeist. Tobe Hooper (1982)
21.The Amityville Horror. Stuart Rosenberg (1979)
22.Candyman. Bernard Rose (1992)
24.Carrie. Brian De Palma (1976)
25.Friday the 13th. Sean S Cunningham (1980)
27.The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi (1981)
35.Rosemary's Baby. Roman Polanski (1968)
39.Nosferatu. FW Murnau (1922)
40.Night of the Living Dead. George A. Romero (1968)
42.The Haunting. Robert Wise (1963)
44.Audition. Takashi Miike (1999)
45.The Changeling. Peter Medak (1980)
47.Suspiria. Dario Argento (1977)

So what would I add? Well the words Universal, RKO, Hammer, Toho, Freda, Bava and Argento come immediately to mind. In fact the more I think about it that's just the tip of the iceberg and if I really got to cogitating on it I might have to start pulling more titles off of HMV's list.

Well, that's it for my silly meaningless take on yet another silly meaningless poll. Your mileage is pretty much guaranteed to vary so please don't hate me too much if we don't share the same exact taste in scary movies.

Spooky Links for Nov 11

mothman & associate (by crionicmind)
mothman & associate (by crionicmind)

Cool-Mo-Dee shares Out of the Night 12

Kindertrauma visits Pet Sematary

And Now the Screaming Starts takes a closer look at that HMV "Top 50 Horror Films" Poll post at Vault of Horror we linked to yesterday.

Real Cthulhu Science: Octopus had Antarctic ancestors! (Chris Perridas)

Comics Coverage selects The Top 10 Comic Book Robots

Dread Central creeps us out with A Dozen New Stills From The Children

Bond Week: A Look Back at Bond Posters of the Past @ First Showing

Jeff Pinkner's L.A. Times interview at Fringe Bloggers: "Nothing On Fringe Is Accidental" plus info and spoilers for tonight's new episode at Fringe Spoilers

The Horror Section examines the new TV season's genre offerings thus far - Horror On The Tube: Fall '08

Van Norris: Surrealism in American Animation @ TheoFantastique

The Lightning Bug's Lair reviews Dario Argento's Opera

Para Abnormal #200!

80 Great Posters of Not So Great & Even Worse Sci-Fi Movies 1950 - 1965 (Cinemacom) (via SciFi Scanner)

SF Signal reviews the 40th anniversary Blu-ray release of Planet of the Apes

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 3 Disc set review at HTF

Other neat stuff...

Dr. Seuss' Roscoe the many-footed lion Toy
@ Super Punch

Selections from Peter Arno's "Sizzling Platter" and "Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad"
@ Hairy Green Eyeball

Al Jaffee's Tall Tales @ Those Fabuleous Fifties

Monday, November 10, 2008

More Tricks and Treats

It's Monster Monday! at Random Acts of Geekery with loads of amazing posters, stills and other ghoulish goodies plus cool Star Trek Stuff.

New Star Trek Trailer Offers Topless Uhura And Fun Scotty @ io9

And Now the Screaming Starts reviews "The Cave"

Horror's Not Dead reviews Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

DVD Savant reviews Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Blu Ray)

Last Blog on the Left reviews Dark Floors

Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave! (Super Punch)

io9 is less than impressed, so far, by the MSN Uk's Web Video series Kirill but they do have some suggestions of what you should watch this week on TV from Chuck and Fringe to Supernatural and Robot Chicken.

Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode II Clips (SF Signal)

Suvudu looks at the Horror that awaits to haunt theaters after the New Year.

Torches and Pitchforks Card Game Review at Flames Rising
"The Card Game of Monster Movie Mayhem! This is a funny card game from Green Ronin with spoofs on various horror classics ranging from Frankenstein to Dracula with ghosts, beasts and other monsters mixed in to keep things interesting. The local townsfolk team up to destroy these monsters and deal with mayhem along the way."

Tricks and Treats for Nov 10

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (by man_size_queenie_80)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (by man_size_queenie_80

Casper, the Friendly Ghost!
at the Give-A-Show Blog

io9's 5 Things You Need To Know About Twilight
plus Play With Your Own Bruce Campbell

New Reviews at Monster Librarian

Horror Hacker's Horror Power Ranking

SciFi Scanner's SciFi Power Ranking

Some vintage Dennison Diecut Witches at Sexy Witch

New Poll Reveals Difference Between Casual and Hardcore Horror Fans @ Vault of Horror

Unspeakable Horror recommends a terrific Horror themed episode of To the Best of Our Knowledge

Netflix Watch Instantly (req account)
The Sentinel
Model Alison Parker (Cristina Raines) gets a great deal on a Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment -- but there's just one catch: It's also the gateway to Hell, and she's on the invite list. Universal's answer to The Exorcist features special makeup effects by Dick Smith and a stellar supporting cast: Chris Sarandon, Burgess Meredith, Jose Ferrer, Sylvia Miles, John Carradine, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner and Tom Berenger.

Naked Fear
When Diana (Danielle De Luca) takes a job as a stripper in a sleepy New Mexico town, she's unaware that her fellow dancers have been disappearing. The local sheriff (Joe Mantegna) is stumped, but Diana learns the truth when she becomes the next victim. Her abductor takes her into the desert, where he strips her and lets her go. Then, he begins to hunt Diana with a rifle through the wilderness as she flees, naked and terrified.

Frightmeister Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) creates a new boogieman in Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi). All the electric chair does to Horace is turn him into a high-voltage phantom that haunts Jonathan (future director Peter Berg), the boyfriend of the girl he gruesomely murdered (there's also a psychic link between the two). Michael Murphy and Heather Langenkamp (of the original Nightmare on Elm Street) co-star.

Other good stuff...

Secret Fun Blog loves the new WHAM-O book

Thanksgiving projects, recipes, and fun links @ Super Punch

Lots more Thanksgiving (and Christmas) linkage over at Santas Working Overtime

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday Linkage

Cool-Mo-Dee shares some Funky Phantom

Dread Central's Weekly Wrap-Up plus Yuzna to Produce Trio of 3D Horrors

Horror's Not Dead reviews Dead Set

What Would Toto Watch? watches Splinter and Let the Right One In

Weekly Comic Review weighs in on Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein

io9's Tasty Super Scifi Cereal Breakdown

The Lightning Bug Dollar Deals: Fury of the Wolfman (1972)

The Vault of Horror notices something about Fulci's House By the Cemetery - Stephen King, By Way of Lucio Fulci

Moon in the Gutter looks back at the career of 80's cutie Betsy Russell who's made something of a comeback in the recent Saw sequels.

Retro Slashers reviews Return to Sleepaway Camp

meanlouise shares Bugs Bunny - Transylvania 6-5000

Videogamesblogger reviews Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)

Weird Hollow flicks Frankie's Bic

The Making of Vincent Peorice Presents @ Comic Monsters (via Unspeakable Horror)

Old Fashioned Halloween has a vintage ad for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Halloween Costumes

Cool Things in Random Places on the Punkin Chunkin 2008 Championship

Non-Horror Stuff:

Cheesecake album covers of yesteryear
at retrospace

Partridge Family Comics at Diversions of the Groovy Kind

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Super Quickie

A Kindertrauma featuring Winnie the Pooh

John Landis is slalted to direct a new film
featuring those most famous of Body Snatchers, Burke and Hare.

Cool-Mo-Dee has another one of his fantastical Saturday Morning Cartoon posts up - this time out he features 1973! "Horror content?" you ask. How does Goober and the Ghost Chasers grab you?

Crosseyed Cyclops shares Marvel Premiere #50 featuring Alice Cooper

Friday, November 07, 2008

Forrest J. Ackerman Update

Despite a (web) published account to the contrary Forrest J. Ackerman is still with us - ailing to be sure but there is always hope, however slim, of recovery.

For the latest news on Forry's condition and to discuss the amazing life and wonderful legacy of the Ackermonster visit Forrest J Ackerman ailing ... at The Classic Horror Film Board. Forry is also the subject this month's Classic Monster Art Challenge.

Afternoon Link Trawl

Blu Gilliand reviews the new antholgy Brimstone Turnpike, edited by Kealan Patrick. Burke.(Dark Scribe)

Zombo interviews Monster Nation author David Wellington

Better Zombies Through Physics Goes CC (Tor)

One City, One Book 2009 = Dracula

"The chosen book for the 2009 Dublin: One City, One Book is Dracula by Irish author Bram Stoker.

Now entering its fourth year, Dublin: One City, One Book is a project designed to encourage everyone in the city to read the same book during the month of April each year. The project promotes reading in a city which boasts one of the world's greatest literary heritages including four Nobel Laureates."
Occult Detectives in Literature profiled at Lovecraft is Missing Part 1 | Part 2

Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies revisits Halloween III

Tom Hanks gets lost in Mazes and Monsters at IGN

The Lightning Bug's Lair presents The Films of Mario Bava

Five Spellbinding Films You Never Knew Were Fantasy (SciFi Scanner) plus Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

Jess Franco's The Devil Hunter reviewed at Giallo Fever

Attentiondeficitdisorderly chews on Bone.

Kindertrauma remembers the 1974 trash TV classic Born Innocent

Dollhouse Trailer at Worst Previews

Frankenstein and the Mermaid (Hugo Strikes Back)

Radio Drama Revival Presents Chatterbox Audio Theater's The Dead Girl.

Well Told Tales Podcast presents "Particular Tastes" by Bosley Gravel

Morning stuff

Vincent Price on The Tonight Show w/ Johnny Carson (1973) (MikeTheMook)

Cool-Mo-Dee shares Out of the Night #8

Final Girl reviews Night Train to Terror

Horror Movie a Day takes on Exorcist: The Beginning

natsukashi gets Freaked!

Para Abnormal - Brain Juice!

FMC goes Ape for Thanksgiving - Mega-Marathon of Planet of the Apes Movies (and TV-Movies) set for Thanksgiving Weekend (The Forbidden Zone)

Hulu adds...
In a land of fantasy and fairytale, magic rules and one can prosper by the point of a sword. But somewhere between the realms of good and evil, a band of misfits stumble upon an artifact which could prove the undoing of all…


Ten years ago, the gateway to the Realm of the Gods and the Realm of the Demons was opened. Soon afterwards, the gods and the demons began migrating to our world.

Rt. 666: America's Scariest Home Haunts
Hosted by Halloween (2007) star Danielle Harris, this original short form series will profile some of the country's scariest, most innovative haunted houses and meet the people behind the madness.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Evening Quicklinks

Z0mbie Astronaut shares BBC Radio adaptations of Stephen King's Children Of The Corn & Pet Sematary

Quantum Ghosts and Other Bizarre Military Research @ io9 plus The Most Ludicrous James Bond Supervillain Plots Of All Time

Horror Movie a Day has a Halloween Convention Wrapup plus a review of Ghouls

Anchorwoman in Peril's Ross Horsley harpoons Shark in Venice

DVD Talk reviews:
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - 3-Disc Special Edition
The Phantom Planet
Trailer Park of Terror
Filmation Sci-Fi Box Set: Jason of Star Command, Space Academy. & Ark II
Dead Space
Futurama: Bender's Game
Devil Bat
Bride of the Monster

My Bloody Valentine: 3D - Trailer A
Plague Town
The Unborn

Quick & Creepy

And Now the Screaming Starts reviews the gothic chiller Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

Chris Perridas on Lovecraft & Houdini

Internet Archive:
The House By the Cemetery
The Demon
The Devil's Hand
War of the Robots

DVD Savant reviews The World Sinks Except Japan

retrospace's Ten reasons to love Stephen King in spite of Maximum Overdrive

Blue Tea on the eerily beautiful work of underwater sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor

Weekly Comic Book Reviews on Hellboy: In The Chapel of Moloch

The Birth of 'Frankenstein' @ The Chronicle of Higher Education

Steam Punk Rayguns at "Dr. Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators" via Dark Roasted Blend