Prisoners of Gravity

Prisoners of Gravity
Taking a break from our spooky October posts here at the end of the month — we’ll let today’s merrymaking bring its own hard-earned scares — here’s a great little show from Canadian television that I stumbled upon the other day. Prisoners of Gravity was an interview show disguised as a…

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Harlan Ellison Troll Hunter

Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison is one of the greatest authors of science fiction and fantasy ever. He’s written more than 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays as well as criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media. He edited and anthologized two groundbreaking…

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Carpenter, Candid

John Carpenter
I’m not a big horror movie fan, but that’s mainly because so many of the sub-genres and trends tend to be so limiting: shocking for shock’s sake, gore for gore’s sake. I also think its because I was spoiled as a Generation X kid who grew up during horror’s most recent golden age when…

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Batman 75

Batman
While I’ve been posting all year about the William S. Burroughs centenary, I have yet to mark this illuminated text with the dark shadow of Batman who is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year. “The Caped Crusader,” “The Dark Knight,” “The World’s Greatest…

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Coincidence Control Network...

CCN75
Sorry for the delay this week kids. I (the all seeing Ken), have been stricken with evil germs. What are you going to do uh? This week: I actually don’t know…it’s all in American…But I think they talk about Black Eyed kids again…or was it the black eyed peas?, Something about Pigeons…

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King Crimson

Stephen King
For this spooky October post I found a little gem on YouTube. It claims to be the first ever television interview with Stephen King and since I couldn’t find an earlier one on the site, I’m gonna take their word for it. The interview takes place one decade into King’s career after he’s…

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Halloween Rising

Halloween
For this latest spooky October post, I’ve grown a little bit impatient with the month and I want to cut to the chase. Here’s a nice little primer on the Celtic roots of the Halloween holiday and its evolution through the ages to the seemingly silly, scary celebration we know today. Do the souls of the…

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Loving the Alien

Asket
Another spooky October post, this one examines the horrors that can happen during a close encounter with an alien. However, this isn’t about anal probes or lost time, this is a famous story that illuminates the way that fantasy and religious thinking can obscure all reason when it comes to a belief in alien…

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Cartoon Kubrick

Simpsons Kubrick
Casting about for another spooky October post, this one didn’t take long. The Simpsons annual “Treehouse of Horror” episodes have become an American Halloween television tradition given the show’s ridiculously long run and the intense creativity highlighted in these seasonal creep-fests.…

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Kiss This

Vampires Kiss
This scary October post recalls a subject many of you likely find terrifying: the career of Nicolas Cage. Cage has done a lot of cash cow trash since he won the Oscar for Leaving Lost Vegas. That said, he’s also brought the wild edge to films like Bad Lieutenant, reminding me of the strange brilliance that…

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