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Beer, Horror Screenings, and Beautiful Posters

We get requests to promo stuff pretty often, which are usually met with a healthy dose of snarky indifference. However, we are occasionally surprised with something really cool, and we got a tip from the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin Texas about some awesome posters for upcoming film screenings (above and left). The "Night of the Creeps" screening will also apparently be included in the DVD extras for the upcoming release of that film, so if you're in the area, be sure to check that out.

"Brutal Legend" Dumps Dio for Tim Curry

I haven't spoken much about the upcoming metal-infused adventure game "Brütal Legend" starring Jack Black, mostly because I think Metalocalypse took metal irony, perfected it, and then beat it to death. However, with cameos from the likes of Ozzy Ozbourne and Rob Halford, 'Legend' should be an entertaining, if not very fun game. Up until recently, that fun included the vocal talent of one Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, etc.), but that is no longer.

Guess What Kind of Game "Zombie Apocalypse" Is

After a run-through of "Wolfenstein 3D" on my Xbox 360 the other day, I had a discussion with a friend about how games that involve killing Nazi's will never get old. I was thinking the same thing about zombie games too, but there have been so many lately that I'm feeling pretty close to zombie game burnout. When I heard about "Zombie Apocalypse," the top-down, "Smash TV" style zombie shooter for XBLA and PSN, I can't say that I was all that excited, but this gameplay footage is kind of neat.

Friday Fun - Jigsaw's Bitchin Dance Moves

We've often wondered around these parts whether "Saw" was going to be this generation's "Friday the 13th," and in the discussion mentioned the iconic nature of the Jigsaw character. I had by doubts, but after recently stumbling upon this video and marveling at how many "related" videos there are, I may change my tune.

Does the "Left 4 Dead 2" Boycott Matter?

For days, I've been reading various posts about the apparent 'boycott' of "Left 4 Dead 2," the recently announced sequel to Valve's popular zombie blasting FPS. Although I was positive about the news, throngs of angry fans voiced their opinions to the contrary. Primarily, they were angry about the fact that Valve had promised to continually provide additional content for the original "Left 4 Dead," something that they are known for as a publisher.

Shaun Luu Horror Fest is This Weekend!

I've mentioned the fest a handful of times on the podcast but just now realized that I have yet to post any pertinent information! Shaun Luu Horror Fest is an annual two-day horror/music festival that takes place in Syracuse, featuring one day of awesome movies, and another day of awesome hardcore and metal bands.

Man Arrested Over Resident Evil Cosplay

Being the first person to arrive at a party is always awkward. Being the first person to arrive in costume to a "zombie crawl," and getting arrested because people think you're going to shoot them is, well, REALLY awkward.

Wearing all black, knee pads, a knife, grenade, a gas mask, and carrying what looked to be a machine gun, he walked into the Metro Clothing store Friday evening on Capitol Hill, which was sponsoring the zombie crawl to promote the Crypticon Horror Convention at the Seattle Center next weekend.

"The Final Destination" Trailer is Straightforward

If you listen to the podcast, you should know that I've been salivating over "The Final Destination" (formerly "Final Destination 4/3D/Death Trip/etc."), hailing it as the perfect horror film for 3D. Now that the theaterical trailer has dropped, I can't say that I've changed my mind.

Japanese Bug Fights are Shockingly Entertaining

I knew a guy that had a pet scorpion once. I think I asked him "what the fuck is wrong with you?" every time I saw him. I guess I didn't see the point in owning a creature that could sting the living shit out of you at any moment whether or not the venom was removed. Now that I've seen Japanese Bug Fights, I think I'm starting to get the picture.

Site News, Tattoos and Back Episodes of the Podcast!

A week off for most people means the beach, or a five day drinking binge. Lucky for me, I have two jobs, so any time off from my "real" one just means I get to spend more time tinkering around with this site. In the past week, I've been pretty busy, and want to share a few things.

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