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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 18: Night Monster!

Night Monster (1942)

Today’s Halloween festivities begin with the Canadian band (though it’s more recently into a band of one), Zombie Girl. I’ve actually had this on my computer for quite some time and I do enjoy it for more than just this time of year. Then again, this time of year for me is all year round…but you get what I mean. This is from their EP, Back From the Dead.

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Krispy Kreme Makes Monstrous Donuts, and By the Way, They Made Some for Halloween Too

Krispy Kreme Monster Halloween Donuts

So Krispy Kreme have gotten into the spirit of the season by offering up three decorated Monster Doughnuts. They spell it “Doughnuts,” I usually spell it “Donuts,” let’s call the whole thing off. Anyway, I felt compelled to due my Halloween duties and try them out. And if you think I used this as an excuse to buy Krispy Kremes, well…you’re not wrong.

Don’t be worried that they’ve gone and done something outlandish. Two of them are easily recognizable. The orange one, “Hypno-Henry, The Cake Batter Monster,” is basically a decorated doughnut filled with their cake batter filling (which they’ve offered before). The mummy is “Mumford, the Mummy Monster,” which is basically a regular glazed donut with some decoration on it. All three Monster Doughnuts have eyes (and in some cases mouths) made of pure solid sugar. This is for those of you who feel like eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut isn’t blood sugar level destroying enough. So business as usual thus far, but…it’s the third one that bears some explanation.

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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 17: The Climax!

The Climax (1944)

Tonight we begin our 32 Days of Halloween mayhem with a band that I got to see live aeons ago, and have enjoyed ever since. It’s the Lovecraftian group known as The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Their devotion to songs about unspeakable horror and gibbering madness is inspiring. And they’re all quite good. But some of their songs just transcend and enter that sphere we call “Damn Good.” That’s the case with this, “Some Things Man Was Not Meant to Know.”

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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 16: Night of Terror!

Night of Terror (1933)

Holy crap, these things fly by! We are halfway through our twelfth year of 32 Days of Halloween. Tonight we kick off with our #TrackoftheDay, a 1989 classic from The Ramones. It’s “Pet Sematary,” the theme (?) from the original movie adaptation. Apparently, King was a big fan of The Ramones, and rightly so. Are they the only band that are known for a horror movie theme song as well as a badass cover of an animated superhero series? Probably.

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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 15: The House of Mystery!

House of Mystery (1934)

Tonight we kick off with our #TrackoftheDay from the Canadian band A Spectre is Haunting Europe and their debut album Astonishing Tales of the Sea. I don’t know a great deal about them…the album is from 2004 and their third and most recent album was in 2008. Their official website appears to be kaput. Which is a shame, because “Fearless Vampire Killers” is a pretty great track. Enjoy.

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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 14: Dr. Blood’s Coffin!

Doctor Blood's Coffin

So first up, we go to our #TrackoftheDay, which is an old favorite of mine. It’s “Nature Trail to Hell” by your friend and mine, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and his 1984 album In 3-D. Having long been a fan of horror movies and also of Dr. Demento, how could I not adore this mashing together of two great things? It is a recording of epic, synthy proportions.

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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 12: Werewolf of London!

Werewolf of London (1935)

First up, we have our #TrackoftheDay selection, with a lovely tune by Zombina & The Skeletones out of the UK. This is “Nobody Likes You (When You’re Dead)” from their 2002 album fittingly entitled Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones. Take all the angst of being young and the angst of being dead and smash them together and, well, there you are.

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