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Monday, November 07, 2005

Bloggers of the night! What sweet posts they make...

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIllustration of "The Pumpkin Effigy" (1875) via Old Haunts. Keith of Old Haunts has yet another blog, Motel Hell. Don't ask me, I don't know how he does it. Steven at Corpse Eaters wrapped up a great month focusing in-depth on Friday the 13th movies by killing off Corpse Eaters. Don't worry, the terrific archives are still there and he joined a group blog, House of Irony, to provide content for the horror section. Link here. The Witching Hour strikes at Groovy Age of Horror. Curt's also busy organizing his archives. I don't want to stir up the dust in my archives. In between his posts about Hellboy this week, Kevin at Dark, But Shining worked in a Sunday reading worth reading any day of the week. Mark's movie reviews at Exclamation Mark's B-Movie Reviews are often more entertaining than the movies themselves - and the movies are pretty darn fun. For instance, I did not know this about Rocketship X-M:

Rocketship X-M was rushed into production after George Pal announced his production of Destination Moon. The idea was to capitalize on Pal's announcement and beat him to the box office. This little bit of underhandedness has earned Rocketship X-M the distinction of being "the first space exploration film of the Atomic Age."
Stacie Ponder of Final Girl doing a horror convention in Ohio, Dark XMas. After all the slasher reviews she posted in October, we should (pardon the pun) cut her some slack for her light posting now. Check out the similarities bubblegum fink found between a Harvey comic and Marvel's Ghost Rider. Cavan of The CavBlog warns us to buy an anthology featuring one of his stories or "zombies will come and chew on your privates while you slumber..." Ouch. Seriously it's a story about zombies. What more excuse do you need to buy? Tim Shrum of Mondo Schlocko gets brutal on Haute Tension, a movie that's down in my queue somewhere, but might get replaced after reading his post. Tim also has launched a new blog, Channel 9, dedicated to horror movie hosts and programs. And lastly, Dracula Blogged concluded blogging the novel today with Jonathan Harker's note at the conclusion. Dracula Blogged featured outstanding commentary from some fine Dracula scholars, including Professor Elizabeth Miller of the Dracula Research Centre.


Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Greetings and thanks, from the Dracula blog project!

Please feel free to weigh in about what we should do next.

11/09/2005 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger protected static said...

Were y'all thinking of staying with the Dracula theme, a Victorian and/or gaslight horror theme, a 'literary' horror theme, or what?

If you were thinking about moving away from the Dracula theme, off the top of my head I can think of a bunch of stories that would probably stand up to the blogification process well:
War of the Worlds; Frankenstein; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...

11/09/2005 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks for the mention, Ben! Always truly appreciated.

And the pic looks really nice here, too! You always have a good eye for which pieces will fit in perfectly at the Haunted Vampire. :)

11/09/2005 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Thanks for the mention of the review and the blog.

11/10/2005 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

Yes, thanks for the mention!

It's amusing to note that on some of the adverts for Rocketship X-M this disclaimer was added: "This is not Destination Moon."

Thanks again!

11/11/2005 08:32:00 PM  

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