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    • October 30, 2014 6:20 PM CDT
    • I agree , but , the current Godzilla movie is a new storyline , not based on previous movies. The sequel is'nt supposed to have anything to do with past storylines , either , except , hopefully , Godzilla will open a tallboy can of whoopass on Ghidorah , Rodan , or another old fave , instead of the practically formless insect things he faced off with in the current one. 

    • October 30, 2014 6:01 PM CDT
    • I'm very heavily into Japanese , Hong Kong and Korean cinema, but wouldn't it be better to write a new Godzilla film?

    • October 30, 2014 12:33 PM CDT
    • ....it's not exactly a remake , more of a redux. The idea of bringing in even MORE classic Toho monsters , some just doing very short cameos , as in the original. I still have a hard time figuring out where some of themare ,in teh original. The resemblence to Lux and Seiji to the space villain may be , in part , coincidental. It's a fun picture , tho' , better than some of the new ones I've seen.

      Happy Halloween. 

    • October 30, 2014 9:44 AM CDT
    • Why remake one of the best Godzilla films of all?

      I never even thought of the resemblance to Poison Ivy before. Well, The Cramps were into Godzilla movies, so it should be no surprise that Toho Films pay tribute to The Cramps in the Destroy All Monsters remake.

    • October 28, 2014 11:09 AM CDT
    • Take a Walk on the Dark Side by R. Gary Patterson.  Probably not what Gaiman had in mind, but I think people from this forum would dig it.  It's all about rock n' roll's fascination with all things dark and spooky.  Deals with the Devil, Crowley fanatics, what to expect when you play certain records backwards, etc.  Good stuff.

    • October 21, 2014 9:03 PM CDT
    • If in LA join us for Dia de los Muertos on 11/1!

      https://www.facebook.com/RedWithPurpleFlashes

       

    • October 14, 2014 9:08 PM CDT
    • They had a Misfits tribute band at that show that I was on. Obviously , the singer did'nt ''wolf" down Steroids and close the gym every night , so he wore one of those fake plastic "Six Pack Abs" sets people wear when they want to be superheroes for Halloween . HA HA HA. I saw Jerry Only in a Halloween costume , disguised as The Misfits , once.

    • October 14, 2014 6:28 PM CDT
    • I got a couple of former band mates that have a Misfits tribute band, so I'll be checking that out.

    • October 13, 2014 5:46 PM CDT
    • ....THE ONLY HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE BAND SHOW i participated in , previously was when my friend's old band , THUNDERWING , performed as The MC5. THEY ASKED ME TO BE JC Crawford for them.It worked out real well. Those guys did the impossible and NAILED The MC5's sound down..... Another band played The Alice Cooper Group. They looked EXACTLY like them , but , they were'nt very good.

      A Viletones tribute , that's too cool. You could do "Screamin' Fist" with a pinata - " HIT ME HARD ! HIT ME HARD TIL I BUST !!' or something.

      That's so cool , that you can have two Thanksgiving dinners. When I was a child , in Glenview , Illinois , the neighboring town , Wilmette (Where I went to school.) , had Trick or Treats on November 1st. So , if you lived in Glenview , and had a friend in Wilmette whose folks would let you join them for Tricks or Treats , and vice versa , you could go out for candy two days in a row. I never got to , tho'.

      My Sister in Law's Birthday is Halloween. When she was preggers with my Niece , I got her a huge orange shirt , and painted a jack -o-lantern face on it , so it looked like her baby bulge was a big pumpkin !

    • October 13, 2014 4:05 PM CDT
    • I forgot about Halloween tribute shows. Me and some friends have done the Viletones a few times and we decided to do it again this year. It's pretty fun set to play. Did Black Flag many years back, which was also fun to do. There's another tribute show happening in a week or so. Various local bands are doing groups, but the one I am excited about is the Motorhead tribute group!

      Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. I'm actually American living in Canada. I have a neighbour couple which is comprised of one American and one Canadian. We had dinner (and lots of drinks) with them last night. We will do this again in November for the American Thanksgiving!!!

       

      Chris, you have the best birthday date ever! My birthday is the 20th, my sister's and my aunt's are the 30th. My dad, uncle, and mother-in-law all have birthdays this month too. Lots of celebrating.

       

      Oh and  Benjamin Frankenstein is a fabulous costume idea!

    • October 13, 2014 3:23 PM CDT
    • Its my birthday on Halloween, where I will be performing unholy inverted acts of blasphemous magic. Apart from that, I'll hopefully be celebrating my first three figure fee for a project I've been helping out on (royalties are coming my way too).

    • October 12, 2014 11:19 AM CDT
    • I'm going as Benjamin Frankenstein, and I'm right there with ya on October being the greatest month of the year. I've been running a Halloween playlist all month, lots of Misfits and Ramones and Sonics. It's gonna suck when Halloween's over and we have to wait another eleven months.

    • October 11, 2014 4:51 PM CDT
    • Matt , I have'nt decided what I'm going to do for a costume. I may go as Svengoolie , The Chicago Horror Host (Not Richard Koz , who plays him , now , but , the late Jerry G. Bishop, who played him in the 70's. I was The Truly Svengoolie 10 or 12 years ago.....). 

      We're going to have a lot of Horror Film shows and Festivals.I saw Vincent Price's Daughter , Victoria , do a lecture and slide show , last week.     Still looks pretty lame for live shows.

      We usually have local bands do "Tribute" shows. Usually weak as last month's tea. I met a guy who was lining up (Get this !) an Alice Cooper - Dead Moon - Suicide , and The Horror Rockin' Horror Rock KING , Roky Erickson tribute show. I told him , I've GOT to be part of this , and offered to meet and bat about ideas , and even audition , if need be. He told me later all the musicians bailed on him , so the show is off.

      I'm not totally down on Metal , it depends on your definition , I suppose. Obviously , people consider Alice to be Metal..and even when his career was reborn during the cheeseball Metal '80's , some of that stuff was'nt bad , and I was just glad to see him jump - starting his career , again. He's still making good albums and blowing the likes of Motley Crue off the motherfucking stage. 

       

       

    • October 11, 2014 4:08 PM CDT
    • What's everybody doing for Halloween?

      Personally I will be dressing up like Ace Frehley (full costume!) and going to a friend's party. 

       

      That is what I will be doing Halloween night. However, October is my favourite month of the year. It has my birthday and Halloween—plus Fall is my favourite season of the year. Oh yeah and here in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October.

       

      So needless to say, I spend the entire month celebrating. I will be watching horror movies all month long. Classics, b-movies, slashers,…etc. Watched all three Evil Dead flicks last night!

       

      I’m also going to see Satan and Midnight Crisis play on the 18th and the next night King Diamond. I know there’s probably not much appreciate for metal in these parts, but…I don’t know any garage punk Halloween types shows happening this month…so

       

      Got a pumpkin today. Going to carve it up soon!

       

      Lot’s of rambling here and not a very concise topic, so feel free to run with whatever.

    • October 13, 2014 3:29 PM CDT
    • This is as camp as a row of tents on Christmas morning as Santa creeps around them looking for drugs and sailors.

    • October 10, 2014 6:23 PM CDT
    • A people carrier , HA HA HA....In the 80's , a friend of mine had a '68 Cadillac hearse. It was so tuff. He and his girlfriend rode around with "Newlydead" and "Just Buried " signs in the window when he first got it.   GEEZ , even the recent Jaguars have no sense of artistic design....So boring , esp. American cars , but , just new cars in general.  I liked the old vision of the future more than what the future  turned out to be !

    • October 10, 2014 3:24 PM CDT
    • John Battles said:

      .....There used to be a grumpy old man car club in my neighborhood. The leader was a great hearse collector (And a poor excuse for a man.), he'd park his old hearses , with "For Sale " signs. My friend bought a white late 60's or early 70's model , and it served him well , lugging gear for his band , for a few years. There was also a hearse - ambulance combination (In case the patient did'nt make it...) parked near my place , and a big , bad DeSoto , black and chartreuse with fins that put JAWS to shame.....Today , it's nearly all ugly new cars and SUVs with no passengers.  I'VE SEEN A FEW VERY COOL OLD CARS , LATELY , BUT , TRIED NOT TO LOOK like I was lustin' after 'em.  In reality , I was'nt. Just appreciating their coolness....

       


      Sad to see cars look dull, no one cares about how to make them look great. I'd love to have an old Caddy hearse, which could have been marketed as a people carrier.

    • October 10, 2014 1:01 PM CDT
    • .....There used to be a grumpy old man car club in my neighborhood. The leader was a great hearse collector (And a poor excuse for a man.), he'd park his old hearses , with "For Sale " signs. My friend bought a white late 60's or early 70's model , and it served him well , lugging gear for his band , for a few years. There was also a hearse - ambulance combination (In case the patient did'nt make it...) parked near my place , and a big , bad DeSoto , black and chartreuse with fins that put JAWS to shame.....Today , it's nearly all ugly new cars and SUVs with no passengers.  I'VE SEEN A FEW VERY COOL OLD CARS , LATELY , BUT , TRIED NOT TO LOOK like I was lustin' after 'em.  In reality , I was'nt. Just appreciating their coolness....

       

    • October 10, 2014 5:56 AM CDT
    • Hot Rod said:

      Here is what I am working on 1932 Ford 5 window coupe.


      I love this! I also saw this cutie recently, even got to ride in it.

    • October 5, 2014 6:46 AM CDT
    • That was cute.

       

    • October 1, 2014 10:10 PM CDT
    • I read the Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt last month. One of the better novels I've read in recent memory.  Western, set in late 19th century, west coast U.S.A. Two brothers with the last name Sisters. Both are hitmen. 

    • October 1, 2014 9:18 PM CDT
    • I've been wanting to check out Teenbeat Mayhem, is it worth the buy?

    • September 24, 2014 4:40 PM CDT
    • I know the creator of Cinema Sewer and filthy film enthusiast Robin Bougie recently released a CD of some of his favourite porn tracks http://cinemasewer.ecrater.com/p/17154376/pussy-brats-vintage-adult-film

       

      I admit I don't own it, but I trust anything he puts his name to.

    • September 17, 2014 2:58 AM CDT
    • I should'nt be so hard on Lewis. But ,  I only liked a few of his films , particularly when he was still with Dean Martin. I JUST WAS NEVER A BIG FAN. i SAW HIM ON THE Jimmy Kimmel show this evening. Don Rickles , Ed Asner , Mickey Rooney , Bob Newhart , Jerry Lewis , BAD MOTHERFUCKERS !  Betty White kicks ALL their asses , tho'.