Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Hey! We're pretty damn proud of ourselves. We said we were going to post an episode on Halloween and we did it. Hooray and straight to hell with all the bastards that doubted us!

What exactly makes the Halloween episode different from our other episodes? Timing. That's all. Just timing. Everything else is the same. We talk about horror films and stuff and it's fun. We love this podcast and you should too.

We start out NOT talking about any books or music. We just head straight into the horrors with a bunch of movies that we've watched over the past few weeks. Ryan drops a bomb on everyone by admitting that he's just seen a classic for the first time in the past month. Jim babbles on about Fred Dekker movies that no one cares about, and there's some other fun stuff.

We eventually get to The Asphyx and Dracula: Prince of Darkness. Both great films, we thought, but John Weiners says otherwise with a scathing email about how bad he hates one of them.

For the Macabre Minute, we set up two heavyweight, classic horror films; Universal's classic The Mummy vs. Hammer's version of the same title. Who will win? Listen and find out!

Download Episode 17 HERE.

Films for next month:

The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 4, 2013


Metallica has become a very polarizing band. Once considered the absolute thrash band, they have now become the ensign for every meat-head in the country. The days of Pushead artwork on a Zorlac deck are gone and have been replaced by a cliché love of hot rod culture. Creeping Death passed the torch to St. Anger.

Still, there are those that don't agree with me. Plenty of people still love the music that Metallica is turning out and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. As for me, it's Blackened or nothing. The soundtrack to hell will be Fuel. I don't mean the cool hell either. I mean eternal torment.

Either way, Metallica will always hold a special place in every metal-head's heart and we are no exception. When Ryan's boss sent him a recent video that Kirk Hammett put out about his horror collection and new book, we were both very excited. We've known about Hammett's obsession with horror for a while, but we didn't know too much about his collection until we read the announcement about his new book, Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection.

I'm pretty excited to get my own copy. From what I've seen, it looks like Hammett is in almost every picture in the book. I'm more interested in his collection than seeing him posing with statues of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, but I think it'll still be a fun book to look at. Of all the dudes in Metallica, Hammett bugs me the least anyway. If it were Ulrich, the deal would be off.


Episode 16 marks the return of Professor Cushing's Crypt of the Macabre!

To start off, we're very excited to discuss news of Jeff Dixon's new TV horror series. Read more about it over on his blog. Jeff's blog is also a lot of fun during October because he lists daily recommendations of horror films you should check out.

As normal, we discuss everything we've been reading, listening to, and watching, but there's a little more chit-chat with this episode due to our 2 month hiatus. We rate Quatermass and the Pit and The Vampire Lovers, then move on to The Macabre Minute with discussion on a few more films from Ryan.

Our films for next time:


The Asphyx (1972)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)