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31 Days of Horror - Day 20


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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

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Metalcore has always been a bit of a shotgun wedding. There was no reason that screamed verses and cleanly sung choruses were supposed to be put together, not to mention becoming the blueprint for an entire genre of music. Very few of the metalcore bands have ever been able to make a compelling case for why their music isn't the musical equivalent of the TV show “Chopped”, with random ingredients thrown together for the sake of seeing what could be made of them.

Buzz Osborne is nothing if not a music survivalist.  The man is just about the only synonym for The Melvins, the band he has maintained for the better part of thirty years.  For a man and band that came to fame on the consistent recommendation of Kurt Cobain some twenty years ago, King Buzzo has done an excellent job of turning himself into a cottage industry.  He’s worked with the best musician, been part of innumerable projects and produced more material in that time that nearly all of his contemporaries.  The ongoing legacy of The Melvins continues with the band’s new

Casey has a video game addiction that is totally not healthy for someone his age. Regardless, he's decided to make some videos of some of his favorites to share with you all!

If we can all agree that Black Sabbath was the first true heavy metal band then heavy metal as a genre has only been around for slightly more than 40 years. And, if we use the traditional definition of a "generation" as being a 20 year period, then we are nearly a quarter of the way through the third generation of heavy metal music.

Over the years, my Dad and I watched many movies , but our adventures led further than those limited walls.  Growing up, I tended towards pockets of obsession where I would think comic books were the best option for story telling available.  Other times it was the paperback or the movie.  It was my dad that taught me that a good story was a good story, despite it’s format and that was all that mattered.

Hey remember the Spooktacular ? For those of you who have been listening to the podcast for a few years you might remember them as those fun live video feeds where we all get drunk and watch a movie at the same time. For those of you who have been listening to the podcast for less than two years you might remember that Spooktacular as that thing we talk about doing a lot but never actually do.

The story of Exodus is becoming nearly as lengthy and weighty as the biblical book of the same name.  Shoot, with the return of Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza to the ranks, there’s even a New Testament comparison, which is the obvious parallel to the parable of the prodigal son.  However, the more things change the more they stay the same, and Exodus remains forever an integral piece of the fabric of American thrash, existing as both part of its living past and revitalized present.

A couple days ago Mark IMed me and said, "Do you still want to write for the site?". I'm honestly not sure if he was saying it in a "Hey do you want to write for the site? You're pretty good and you should get back into it" or a "What exactly do you think you provide for this world? Deadbeat..." sort of way. Either way, I felt guilty so I've decided to start writing the news again... once a week... for at least the next 3 weeks. Enjoy.

“Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh. “

We recently sat down with Don Thacker, director of the indie film Motivational Growth, to see where the inspiration from the twisted film came from. 

 

In Motivational Growth, Ian Foliver (Adrian DiGiovanni), a depressed and reclusive man in his 30s, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (‘ReAnimator’ star Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking fungus born of the filth in a neglected bathroom, works to help Ian clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. The Mold has big plans for Ian, but they may not be as innocent as they seem. A labyrinthine-narrative follows, full of colorfully-drawn characters and gruesome body horror. “The Mold knows, Jack. The Mold knows.”

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