Monday, August 24, 2015

Spooky Music Videos

I was in the mood for some music today, but not JUST music. I was in the mood for music and movies...and horror. It's hard to find a good balance with all three of those, considering the disturbing lack of enough horror rock operas to sate my palatte. I can't keep watching the same ones over and over, after all. So I decided to draw up a quick list...of awesome spooky and creepy music videos. And who better to share them with than my beloved readers?

Just a quick warning, a few of these may be somewhat gross. And contain nudity. Mostly that 4th one, which I honestly am not too terribly surprised's Dir En Grey. Others may be severely campy.

Also, some of these videos are hosted by the creators, and I highly suggest you check them out if you really enjoyed their videos.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Vintage Comics - Adventures Into Darkness, Issue 6: The Groping Ghost (Pg Cover - PG. 9)

Yes, my friends, once more I bring you some vintage comics. Last year you'll probably remember when I posted Issue 5 of 'Adventures into Darkness', and I figured it was time to move on to issue 6. I'd also like to take the time before delving into the beginning of this issue to mention a website dedicated to hosting public domain vintage comics, focusing on many different varieties of genres. Please take some time to swing by if you get the chance, and lend your support if you can to help with hosting fees. A lot of amazing comics will eventually be lost to wear and tear, and preserving them online is our best bet to ensure people can enjoy them for generations to come.

You know, I think film scripts and comics have a lot in common. The best ones 'show' and don't 'tell'. Sometimes these old comics, and especially of the AiD variety...seem to forget that. Still, just look at that beautiful cover. A man trapped into a fleshless marriage at the local graveyard? Don't mind if I do! The art in this issue seems even more cartoony at times than Issue 5, which I love. The first issue is your typical vengeful ghost story, rather like the story of the birdwoman in another comic I featured. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Horror flick of the Week: Madhouse (1974)

Some time ago, Madhouse was briefly referenced in a Netflix instant watch list. So now I suppose it's time to tell you guys my verdict: I absolutely love this movie. As a die-hard Vincent Price fan, how could I not? Its an extremely campy film made during his later period, and pretty much gives Price constant screen-time.

I'm recommending this one, because it's not one of his more commonly-watched movies. In fact, it had taken me ages just to discover Madhouse. Probably because it doesn't really stand on it's own, but because of Price's history. A tongue-in-cheek kind of horror film that references several of Prices older and (at the time) even more recent works. Madhouse is a great movie to finish up a Vincent binge, but it's also a great movie to start it with if you're already familiar with him. If you've been avoiding Madhouse based on the cover, or perhaps simply because you haven't heard of it, I urge to watch this one as soon as possible.