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House of Monsters

April 6, 2014

Check it out: Here’s the latest Kickstarter project I decided to back, Dawn Brown‘s House of Monsters. Bringing back the stop motion fun of Ray Harryhausen and Mad Monster Party, Dawn – a Hollywood-based set decorator/concept artist – is planning an animated web series using the characters from her S/T 2012 short.

There’s a pretty cool buzz surrounding the project, with Kickstarter adding some funds – how’s that for an endorsement! – and USA Today recently plugged it in an article. The campaign is roughly 60% funded with less than two weeks left, so head on over and show your support! $50 gets you a pretty kick-ass t-shirt!

Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/houseofmonsters/house-of-monsters-the-stop-motion-web-series
Website: www.houseofmonstermovie.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/houseofmonstersmovie
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/dawnbrown123
IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0113384/

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“Either that or its counterpart…”

March 20, 2014
"...and somebody's responsible!"

“…and somebody’s responsible!”

Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave-robbers from outer space? Well, if you promise they’ll be narrated by Criswell I sure can, baby! Check out my all-new Plan 9 From Outer Space t-shirt that I got via Lunchmeat Magazine! ‘Tis gorgeous and I’ll probably wear it out in no time (like I always do with my faves!)

This baby set my back a measly five dollars (plus postage), so if you’re a fan of Ed Wood and wanna support some indy media that focuses on all things VHS I suggest you check ‘em out on Storenvy here, their official site at www.lunchmeatvhs.com and on Facebook here.

While on the subject of the 1959 cult classic (that’s actually in the public domain so you can get it via Archive.org for free!):

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Being John Carpenter 2

March 11, 2014

Check it out:  Zack Dagoba just released a second John Carpenter tribute video: Being John Carpenter 2. Now, I already written about this UK producer/musician that runs both Memetunes Studio and the blog It’s Full of Stars here, so check out that post for more info and visit Zack’s blog here.

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Joshua Hoffine

March 1, 2014
copyright Joshua Hoffine!

copyright Joshua Hoffine!

Gah! Well, this would probably be right up Eva Halloween‘s alley: Check out Joshua Hoffine‘s disturbing imagery taken from his project where childhood nightmares seem to come to life. In his statement he writes:

I believe that the Horror story is ultimately concerned with the imminence and randomness of death, and the implication that there is no certainty to existence. The experience of Horror resides in this confrontation with uncertainty. Horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional, and that the monsters are all around us.

Check out his portfolio here (NSFW), and for more horror imagery visit Robert Boud at http://robboudphotography.wordpress.com/.

copyright Joshua Hoffine!

copyright Joshua Hoffine!

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Mr. Rogers vs. The Hulk

February 17, 2014

Legendary nice guy Mister Rogers goes to the TV studio where he meets The Incredible Hulk himself: Bill Bixby. Bixby shows him the set and explains that what takes place is just pretend – make-believe.

He goes on to show a few clips from the show and talk about how he liked to pretend when he was a child. He also mentions that he would get angry from time to time when he was younger:

It’s okay to be angry and it’s alright to let it out as long as we don’t hurt anybody else and as long as we don’t hurt ourselves.

Before leaving, Mister Rogers get to watch a scene from the television series being filmed. Featuring co-star Lou Ferrigno in full character, they set up another visit for the following day to see Mr. Ferrigno without his make-up. Read more here.

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Wattie Buchan heart attack

February 15, 2014

Legendary street punk outfit The Exploited – that pretty much provided the soundtrack for my 1980s – made it official on their Facebook page that their tour has been cancelled after vocalist Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack on stage during a gig in Lisbon this Thursday.

As shown in the fan footage, the band had to cut their gig short and take the lead singer off stage, after which he was reportedly immediately taken to hospital. The band was one week into the seven-month Tour of Chaos with Hatebreed and Napalm Death. More via STV News.

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Dawn of the Synth Part II

February 13, 2014

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Synth and horror fans are gonna get a kick out of this: UK podcasters El Diabolik’s World of Psychotronic Soundtracks just released the brilliant Dawn of the Synth Part II compilation. Including songs by Jay ChattawayJohn Carpenter & Alan Howarth and a very Goblin-esque track by Stelvio Cipriani, this 55-minute collection offers up a total of 23 songs of great horror tuneage – my personal fave being the French duo Izzanelli & Samy Wathson‘s Rencontre Intersidérale - and considering it’s free download (approx. 130 MB) what are you waiting for? Get it here. How ’bout a teaser taste?

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REVIEW: The CRY – Dangerous Game LP

February 4, 2014

Note: This review originally appears on the CRKO Fanzine blog. Read it in full here.

Cry-DangerousGame_LPI was introduced to THE CRY! in early 2012 when I stumbled across the then-digital only release of their “s/t” debut album. Delivering twelve power pop tracks in the EXPLODING HEARTS vein I was completely blown away by their songwriting skills and impeccable delivery. Well, two years have passed and the band have just finished up recording their second album and had the courtesy of sending me a promo, to which I’m much obliged.

Kicking off with the B.T.O.-esque “Discotheque”, the band launches into ten tracks of perfectly written power pop gems with a healthy dose of rock’n’roll, garage and glam thrown in for good measure – and there’s even some shuffle to boot! Influences intact I still hear a band that’s matured and have taken their songwriting skills to a whole new level. Somehow this affair got me thinking of THE CLASH circa “Give ‘Em Enough Rope” – not that they sound anything like it, but I can sense a similar development of their sound as touring, writing and gigging made them gel as a band that in a similar manner let their influences shine through without aping anyone.

The end result is a true party album with ten consecutive hits, a great sounding effort delivered with sweat and passion and every time it ends I find myself wanting to hear more – the tell-tale sign of a truly great record. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if this made Best of 2014 lists towards the end of the year. A+. Get it => release-date: March 1, 2014.

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Spotify and iTunes

February 4, 2014

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If you got either Spotify or iTunes I can now gladly announce that every album by Call Me Greenhorn is available at both streaming providers. I recently signed up with a great service that takes care of all the uploading duties – without charging an arm or a leg like others – and after having all of 2012s releases made available in less than a week I can now vouch these guys get the job done!

So, check ‘em out, feel free to offer “shout-outs” (or whatever they’re called), add ‘em to your playlist and help spread the word. Links are as follows:
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/66Mvxd5K8u07H5I1Z0szgq
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/call-me-greenhorn/id808355788

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Got the Time?

January 30, 2014
Tick tick tick BOOM!

Tick tick tick BOOM!

Announcing the launch of wall clocks on Society 6! Yup, these puppies are 10″ in diameter, feature a high-impact plexi-glass crystal face and are available in natural wood, black or white frames.

Twelve designs in total – including Big Brother seen above – at $30 a pop. Get ‘em via http://society6.com/SellergrenDesign/wall-clocks and join me on Facebook at facebook.com/SellergrenDesign While on the subject:

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