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In addition to contributing to The Bloodsprayer, Count Wilhelm Screem XIII, the self-titled "Werewolf Of The Comic Shop," is also the moldy, morbid, macabre monster mind behind the image-blog Werewolf's Meal Inc, a creepy cavalcade of horror comics, heavy metal, scream queens, spook shows, and random related rot.

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again: An Interview With Warlock Home Video Founder Chris Seaver

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again: An Interview With Warlock Home Video Founder Chris Seaver

Tweet In the 1980’s, in the heady days of the Video Boom, a new innovation in technology completely changed the way the film industry operated. Independent cinema was suddenly capable of being truly independent, with the power to create motion pictures finally placed into the hands of literally everyone and anyone who may have wanted […]




Retro Radioactivity: A Review of “Strange Kid Comix #2”

Retro Radioactivity: A Review of “Strange Kid Comix #2”

Tweet Not every Monster Kid grew up in the era of the Universal and Hammer horror classics. For some Monster Kids, those things were already old when they themselves were still young. Just the other day, on October 1st, StrangeKidsClub.com released the second issue of its sickly-but-sugary four-color offshoot, Strange Kid Comix. And, boy howdy, […]




The Politics of Rot: An Interview With WARFEAR

The Politics of Rot: An Interview With WARFEAR

Tweet In many ways, horror films are to cinema what punk rock is to music. I’m not the first person to say this. Not by a long shot. They are, after all, both intensely subversive forms of art, reveling in controversial subject matter with a  middle finger-flipping “fuck the world” attitude and an uncompromising outlaw […]




Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 4)

Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 4)

Tweet Dan Curtis was famous for his ability to combine unique horror tales and incredibly talented character actors to produce exemplary cinematic results. No project of his displays this better than 1976’s Burnt Offerings. Not only does it tell one of the most unique tales of any Curtis project up to that point (actually, it […]




Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 3)

Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 3)

Tweet Hoping to capture lightning in a bottle once again, Dan Curtis took the same mold from which the towering treasure known as Kolchak: The Night Stalker had been cast and used it to create another occult detective TV-movie, this one titled The Norliss Tapes.   Somehow, The Norliss Tapes (which, like The Night Stalker […]




Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 2)

Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 2)

Tweet Following the runaway hit that his once on-the-ropes supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows enjoyed throughout the end of the 60’s and the beginning of the 70’s, television maverick Dan Curtis turned once again to the realm of the sanguinary undead. In doing so, he would pair himself with one of the greatest writers to […]




Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 1)

Stalking Through The Shadows: Remembering The Gothic Horrors Of Dan Curtis (Part 1)

Tweet In the late 1960’s and early 70’s, the TV show Dark Shadows was a bona fide pop culture phenomenon. The program’s dazzling success made a minor star out of its creator, a man named Dan Curtis who, though he may not have suspected so at the time, would go on to become best remembered […]




review: The Mad Doctor Of Blood Island (1968)

review: The Mad Doctor Of Blood Island (1968)

Tweet There are certain places in this world that you will never find on any map or globe, secret places that exist exclusively in the esoteric geography of horror. Places like Slime City, Hobb’s End, Monster Island, Castle Rock, Vlkava, Potter’s Bluff, Santa Carla, Dunwich, Tromaville, and Matool. No one can show you how to […]




review: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968)

review: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968)

Tweet Watching Dracula Has Risen From The Grave is a little like getting a really ordinary blowjob from an extraordinarily beautiful woman. You want to enjoy the experience a lot more, just based on how great the accompanying visuals are, but, when all is said and done, the experience, while admittedly good, definitely ain’t great. […]




Video Nasties: House By The Cemetery (1981)

Video Nasties: House By The Cemetery (1981)

Tweet   I’ve often equated watching the best of Lucio Fulci’s horror films with being buried alive in a cemetery after dark. They’re that hopeless, that claustrophobic, that suffocating. They’re fiercely nihilistic and overwhelmingly nightmarish. And, best of all, they positively reek of rot. The stench of decay and deterioration practically wafts right through the […]




The Devil Is A Redhead: A Loving & Lusting Tribute To Erika Blanc

The Devil Is A Redhead: A Loving & Lusting Tribute To Erika Blanc

Tweet The first time I saw The Devil’s Nightmare, a co-production between Italy and, curiously enough, Belgium (typically known more for waffles than Satanic schlock) which was released in the early 1970’s, I was captivated. Equal parts gothic and sleazy, the film remains an underrated classic of torrid Eurotrash terror, often overlooked due its inclusion […]




My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 6)

My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 6)

Tweet Since the birth of rock & roll, the occult-obsessed offshoot of said musical genre has gone from the harmless cartoon characterture of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins to the knife-brandishing fire-starting fanaticism of Norwegian black metal. Now, in the 2000’s, that old serpent called the devil and Satan can be seen in any myriad forms. His […]




My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 5)

My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 5)

Tweet Not all metalheads who found themselves on the wrong side of the law were as seemingly undeserving of such scrutiny as the West Memphis Three. In Norway, for example, occult rock diehards were taking youthful rebellion into very deadly territory. Tracing the lineage of black metal, one can absolutely see how Robert Johnson leads […]




My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 4)

My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 4)

Tweet In ancient Hebrew, the word “satan” meant “adversary.” Likewise, rock & roll has always been synonymous with opposition, subversion, and transgression. Pushing the envelope, courting controversy, violating taboos. Rock music, even when not dealing directly with occult themes, is, in its purest form, the satanic adversary of the status quo.   Of course, one […]




My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 3)

My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 3)

Tweet In 1970, the death knell for the Love Generation was sounded. And it sounded like down-tuned guitars. Low and leaden, rugged and rumbling, the self-titled debut album from those crucifix-festooned heavy metal birth-givers of Black Sabbath was a shadowy, shockingly raw shot of gloom and grim grit that hammered home the final fate of […]




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