Friday, October 06, 2017

The Black Church -- An Attempt at Lovecraftian Horror

As a 15-tear-old, I was pleased as peaches with the discovery of HP Lovecraft and his wordy world of weirdness.

Fortunately, a downtown bookstore carried the various Ballantine anthologies then being released, including the two-part Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Being an easily influenced teen raised on Poe, I immediately set off to imitate.

As you can tell from this unfinished bit of business hailing from 1973, I was giving sincere flattery to Robert Bloch and Lovecraft with "The Black Church."

This quest for a story was inspired by the tryptic formed by Bloch's "The Shambler from the Stars," HPL's "The Haunter of the Dark," and Bloch's answering "The Shadow from the Steeple."

Typically, there's an idea but no conflict-resolution.










 Still ... as you can tell, my heart's in the right place ... probably a jar on Robert Bloch's desk!

See you on Monday for more spooky nonsense.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Munsters of October

 Yes, we still have not exhausted the dusty glory of Whitman's 1965 Munsters coloring book.


In this storyline, Marilyn has attracted another suitor who doesn't know about her creepy family.
Herman, Lily, and Grandpa are attending in costume.



Wait until the guests see what's under the masks!
Come back Friday to witness a pathetic attempt by a teenager to emulate Lovecraft and Bloch.


Monday, October 02, 2017

MA-88 - Spooks on the Loose


Welcome …



To the cebratin’-est Halloween season!



Our first offering for this fall, shared across Mark’s Super Blog and Spock’s Record Round-Up, is the new Halloween-music compilation for 2017…




On the line-up for tonight ….



01 - Count Floyd Intro - SCTV   1978  (0:35)

02 - Escape from Castle Wolfenstein - Monsters from Mars   2006  (3:03)

03 - Haunted House - Hasil Adkins   1986  (2:22)

04 - Seance - The Ebb-Tides   1967  (2:04)

05 - The Incredible Crawling Eye - Nervus Rex   1980  (3:39)

06 - Am I Dead Yet - The Gorehounds   1987  (2:46)

07 - Haunted After Midnight - Slim Martin   1961  (2:52)

08 - The Munsters (Metal Version) - Sylvain Cloux   2008  (0:44)

09 - Halloween Song - Neil Blunt and Jack Miffleton   1971  (1:58)

10 - The Bell Witch - Merle Kilgore   1964  (2:28)

11 - Vincent Price - Deep Purple   2013  (4:46)

12 - Trick or Treat - Ruth Roberts   1974  (1:39)

13 - Night of the Phantom - Larry & the Blue Notes   1965  (2:09)

14 - Graveyard Cha Cha - The Three D's   1960  (2:39)

15 - Midnight - The Rolling Headstones   1970  (2:48)

16 - Dracula's Wedding - OutKast Featuring Kelis   2003  (2:33)

17 - The Night Stalker - Teddy Durant   1965  (2:11)

18 - Tarantula - The Tarantulas   1960  (2:06)

19 - Space Devil - The Phantom Creepers   1992  (4:12)

20 - Spider Walk - The Sabres   1965  (2:33)

21 - I'm a Monster - Rock & Roll Frankenstein (soundtrack)   1999  (1:39)

22 - Re: Your Brains - Jonathan Coulton   2005  (4:29)

23 - Vampire's Ball - Mann Drake   1962  (2:30)

24 - Vampire Husband - Shelley Stuart & The Five Stars   1972  (2:57)

25 - Lady Vampire - Smokey Jam   1967  (1:51)

26 - Toxic Avenger - The Dickies   1990  (3:05)

27 - Doctor Frankenstein's Disco Party - Johnny Wakelin   1977  (3:46)

28 - Marble Orchard - The Graveyard Five   1968  (3:17)

29 - Is It a Dream? - Fatal Charm   1986  (3:38)

30 - Count Floyd Outro - SCTV   1978  (0:22)



Our (uninvited) host for tonight is Count Floyd …



Pretty scary, Kiddies?  I hope you think so.






Come back on Wednesday for more fun on the Super Blog, with BLOG-O-WEEN! -- and on Thursday for more Halloween madness, with SPOOKY SPOCK-TOBER, on the Record Round-Up! 





By the way, here is the original Spook Show poster, changed to become our CD cover.


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