Monday, December 29, 2008

flickr frights: A Spook Show Anniversary! (by halloween_guy)

Just as I was getting ready to resume normal service I've been beset by a series of technical glitches. Until I get it all sorted here's a pic from one of my favorite Flickr fiends halloween_guy...

A Spook Show Anniversary! (by halloween_guy)

Monday, December 22, 2008

flickr frights: Saucer-Men (by Sheepback.Cabin)

A slow week...

... of posting here, I'm afraid. Christmas stuff is monopolizing my time so there may only be a couple of sporadic updates this week. Once the festive season ends I expect to be up and running again with at least daily posting.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Morning Frights

UnaVíctimaMás//OneMoreVictim (by Matt - Una mirada diferente... como todas.)
UnaVíctimaMás//OneMoreVictim (by Matt - Una mirada
diferente... como

Holiday horrors: NutCracker Fantasy @ Kindertrauma & Monster Memories on
"The Abominable Snowman" from "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."

13 has an appointment with The Mad Doctor of Blood Island

The Dead Eyes of London @ Giallo Fever

The Zombie Diaries @ Horror Movie A Day

The Last Blog on the Left reviews Splinter

Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire on Night of the Howling Beast

Horror Hacker's The Top Ten Horror Movies of 2008 plus A Movie Guide to the Saint Nicks of Horror

Top 10 Most Unforgettable Horror Films of All Time @ Yoshke

@ Cool-Mo-Dee

Vinnie Rattolle remembers Sigmund & the Sea Monsters

'Fringe' gets into the holiday spirit @ The Watcher

The Airship Destroyer @ Internet Archive
The Airship Destroyer (1909) aka The Battle in the Clouds and The Aerial Torpedo is an early short sci-fi film.
Grantbridge Street shares some Dr. Fate by Martin Pasko and Walt Simonson

The Horror of it All offers Haven of Terror

Theofantastique interviews Eric Nuzum author of The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula

The Goblins and the Gravedigger, by Charles Dickens @ The Classic Tales Podcast

Science Fiction Authors That Lit Geeks Think It's Cool To Read @ io9 plus Singing Supervillains Perform Their Diabolical Numbers

Ghoul Mum & Daughter @ October Effigies

7th Day of Christmas @ Para Abnormal

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

another quickie

Here's another yule-shortened entry...

13 welcomes the Return of the Fly

Exploitation Retrospect goes to Pieces

Dinner with Max Jenke on the upcoming Halloween 2

Frankensteinia lights up for Kenneth Strickfaden

Stacie Ponder offers "a small tribute to that 80s horror trend where chicks wore sports jerseys as pajamas."

Doc Savage faces "The Inferno Scheme!" @ Diversions of the Groovy Kind

Grantbridge Street hearts Zatanna

Night of the Snow Vampire
@ Groovy Age of Horror

Monday, December 15, 2008

look, some stuff!

Rain Train With Saucer.. (by Sea Moon)
Rain Train With Saucer.. (by Sea Moon)

13 takes a look and a listen to The Beast of Hollow Mountain

Anchorwoman in Peril shadows The Stalker

The Last Blog on the Left Lets the Right One In

The Lightning Bug'sLair plugs in The Driller Killer

Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire stops to pick up the Ring of Darkness

New Dunwich Horror flick: First Trailer @ Dread Central

Monster Mondays! @ Random Acts of Geekery plus Son of Frankenstein Slideshow:

Horror Hacker's Horror Power Ranking - December 15, 2008

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari @ Horror Movie A Day

HorrorsNotDead reviews Timecrimes

The Screaming Skulls!
@ The Horrors of it All

Squid Riots: Real Life Cthulhu News

The Evil Santas of Science Fiction @ io9

Internet Archive:
In The Year 2889
IN THE YEAR 2889 Starring: PAUL PETERSON AND QUINN O'HARE A group of post A-war survivors gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers..

The Eye Creatures
The Eye Creatures (also known as Attack of the Eye Creatures, or Attack of the the Eye Creatures from a production error) is a 1965 science-fiction film about an invasion of an unnamed American countryside by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants....

The Patchwork Girl of Oz
L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter,..

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday afternoon quickie

The future Widow Ravensdeath has given me 5 minutes to bang out a quick update before I return to adorning the dungeon with the traditional holly, ivy, and sumac so ...

Dread Central's Weekly Wrap-up

Dummy of Death @ 13

Cult Trailers:
Fangface and more Saturday Morning stuff from 1978 @ Cool-Mo-Dee

The Sucker
@ Fortress of Fortitude

The Horrors of it All shares "The Well of Fear!

io9's got "The Power List: 20 Movers And Shakers In Science Fiction"

Hopefull more later...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Foul Weather Outage

I'm sorry to report your daily dose of stale linkage will not appear today as a particularly nasty storm (is that hail I hear machine gunning the roof?) has made my internet connection extra wonky and it would take hours to visit my favorite blogs.

Hopefully things will be back to normal tomorrow.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here come some links!

lady_monster (by senses working overtime)

Last Blog on the Left
reviews The Strangers

And Now the Screaming Starts
babysits The Brood

PETA and Black Hole DVD Reviews agree - Don't Torture a Duckling!

Every night was Halloween with Zacherley @ Dr Hermes Retro-Scans

Ray Bradbury's Bizarre "Earth Stood Still" Christmas Sequel
@ io9

The Vault of Horror's Interview with Victor Miller, Writer of Friday the 13th

Chris Perridas on Lovecraft and Math

Comic Previews at CBR:

The Phantom Stranger takes on a mad cult made of...children! @ The Phantom Stranger Blog

"Who Toys With Terror" @ Diversions of the Groovy Kind

The Werewolf of the Alps @ The Horrors of it All

Killer Kittens shares "Blood On Her Lips"

BibliOdyssey showcases an astonishing collection of Day of the Dead Papercuts has posted "Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease (1919)

Free Horror Podcast: Contagious by Scott Sigler (via Podiobooker)
From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity's secret battle against a horrific enemy.

Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.
George Orwell 1984 BBC (1954) @ Internet Archive

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Afternoon Quickie

Outside Your Window.. (by Sea Moon)
Outside Your Window.. (by Sea Moon)

Quint's Movie of the Day is The Sentinel

Village of the Damned @ 13

Two Dr Jekylls & The Maze @ Black Hole DVD Reviews

Dinner with Max Jenke shovels some Dead Snow

Horror Movie A Day takes a magnifying glass to Phase IV

The Last Blog on the Left reviews The X-Files: I Want to Believe

The Thirsty Dead stop by The Lightning Bug's Lair

Who Cracked Lena Headey's Head?
@ io9

Diversions of the Groovy Kind shares Marvel Super Special #2 featuring the Savage Sword of Conan

The Fortress of Fortitude housebreaks "The Human Pet"

Found: The Lair of the Snow Monster
@ The Horrors of it All

The Shadow of the Bear @ Radio Drama Revival

At Z0mbie Astronaut Shatner reads Foundation: The Psychohistorians and appears on Zero Hour

Internet Archive has a colorized Night of the Living Dead plus Revolt of the Zombies

Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday morning frights

I am the Vampire Kid (by froggyboggler)
I am the Vampire Kid (by froggyboggler)

Kindertrauma offers up selections for a Snowbound Horror film-fest

The Vulture @ 13

Evil on Two Legs asks the cutting question "Is HATCHET a Slasher Film?"

Ain't it Cool:New Friday the 13th Trailer & The Dead Snow

Stacie Ponder at Final Girl revisits Poltergeist III while Stacie Ponder at Horror Hacker notes The Weather Outside Isn't the Only Thing That's Frightful

While She Was Out
@ Anchorwoman in Peril

Zombie (Zombi 2) @ The Daily Grind(House)

Silent Night Deadly Night @ The Lightning Bug's Lair

The Manchester Morgue shares Fatal Games

House Of Dark Shadows @ Monster Memories

The Top Ten Foreign Horror Movies of 2008 Promise an Eye-Popping, Jaw-Locking Good Time @ Horror Hacker

io9 wonders "Can Tim Burton Convert Over 1000 Hours of TV into One "Dark Shadows" Movie? plus Creature From The Black Lagoon Will Be Based On Pure Science

Vulpes Libris looks back at Frankenstein on stage and screen

Christopher Lee's Tales Of Terror, Tales of Mystery and Horror, Fireside Tales and The Exorcist all courtesy of Z0mbie Astronaut

Bozo the Robot
@ Fortress of Fortitude

The Wax Men & The Museum
@ The Horrors of it All

Skis of Death @ Grantbridge Street

Plop 12 @ negative pleasure

The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle @ Librivox

Merry Krampus! from Monster Brains

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."