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Strange Stories

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Another find in the archives; this one from Strange Stories, Vol 1, No 2. I mean, it is not often that Lucifer himself decides to write a column on The Black Arts. Some takeaways from the Dark Lord’s writings:

  • Most people have seen zombies, they just don’t know it.
  • Inner China is a hotbed for zombies.
  • Unholy discord is both a section name and a great name for a band.
  • Zombies are made from sacrificial victims who writhe like a “captured python.”

  • Josh McDougal

    Monday, October 10th, 2016

    Joe D’Amato’s Absurd (1981) is well titled since this movie takes place in a universe where the Rams beat the Steelers in “the big game,” as it is repeatedly called. Adding to the confusion, there is a lot of footage of a Rams/Steelers Super Bowl [I have no idea if it was paid for], where actual players are named [Terry Bradshaw makes an appearance], alongside fictional players wearing the numbers of real players. For example, this Mortensen at running back fellow. He wears 26; you know who else wore 26 these years? Wendell Tyler. If you are going to use the name of a Hall of Fame quarterback in your movie, why not also use Tyler’s? Did his agent call and complain?

    Also, The Rams have advanced thanks “mainly through the throwing arm of their rookie sensation, Josh McDougal.” His career must have ended after this big game victory since he doesn’t exist. And the Rams are leading 15 [or 50, it is difficult to tell] to 3 in the fourth quarter. Only in this universe did the Rams lead, and, as the viewer, we are likely to infer, win the “big game.”

    They aren’t kidding.

    What? You don’t remember the career of Josh McDougal?

    This newspaper clipping certainly clears up the confusion.

    To be fair, I haven’t seen this use of saw in quite some time.

    Italy’s Magnum P.I.

    A J&B-free big game party.

    Sure, they left out all this liquor for the babysitter, but none of it is J&B.

    Pick-axed for it.

    “Hit him in the cerebral mass”

    Certified Member

    Sunday, October 9th, 2016

    As part of a new project with Skelos Press, I am putting together material for a book on weird science from the pulps. Thanks to the magical powers of and the internet in general, I found this little number:

    Two of many items of note: I think the standing drow figure is getting ready to ink a scroll of demon protection and Eldon K Everett is should be a stage name for someone.

    You can be sure I would have been a card-carrying Weird Tales member if I existed in 1935.


    Saturday, October 8th, 2016

    Evil Eye (1975) has a bunch of titles [see one of them above], but what it does not have is what people in the business call narrative continuity. But that is fine because there are occultists, and I do like occultists.

    I think this guy is the model for Sodom’s In the Sign of Evil album cover.

    I would have less of a hangover if I would have stuck to J&B.

    I am just trying to stay alive.

    Acid washed before it was cool, although it was never cool.

    We have all asked ourselves this question.

    Is this a bottle of J&B I see before me?

    Smile Before Death

    Friday, October 7th, 2016

    Il sorriso della iena (1972), which roughly translates into The Smile of the Hyena, is not good nor is it a giallo. But it does have all the earth tones that a 1972 movie can offer. It also has a surprise ending that is actually a surprise.

    So many eggs.

    I have no idea what to say about these lights.


    J&B would taste good right about now.

    She has the J&B.

    This is not a cheerleading outfit.