32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 17: Dracula AD 1972!

Dracula AD 1972

So as we enter the second half of our seasonal extravaganza, we come to footage of an event that I really do need to do someday. It’s on The List. It’s the Procession of the Ghouls, which takes place every year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. They show a classic film (this year it’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), followed by exactly what it says on the tin. The footage is from last year’s and it’s very dark and shaky, but it’s the best I could find. You should definitely check out our first entry on this, as it shows a mini-docu about it. Nothing about this looks non-awesome.

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32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 17: Procession of the Ghouls (2013)

New York: Procession of the Ghouls 2013

Ever since finding out about Frank Lee’s Procession of the Ghouls back during Year 5 of this 32 Days of Halloween madness, I have been freaking obsessed. How I haven’t managed to get up there and see it yet…no idea. We previously posted the mini-docu about the behind the scenes and origins and whatnot of this magnificent spectacle: a troupe of goblins and spectres of all sorts making their way through the Catheral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. It’s sort of like a Krampus parade but indoors and if it had been conceived by the Henson Creature Workshop. Plus, afterwards they show a silent film. This year it’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. (Seeing that in the fourth largest Christian church in the world…? On Halloween night! How cool would that be, right?)

This YouTube video isn’t the best…but it will give you a taste of last year’s Procession. For info on this year’s, check out the official website here. And we posted a similar video for the 2012 Procession here.

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32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 17: The Devil Walks at Midnight!

Devils Nightmare

Before we get to some Belgian/Italian horror, we go first to New York City. A couple of years back, I posted a bit about The Procession of the Ghouls, which happens every year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. A bunch of costumes and puppets make their outlandish way through the cathedral, coupled with (this year) a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. I decided to see what they had been up to recently. This home movie from 2012 I’m sure is just about half as cool as these things actually look. One day, I’m going to be there for this. Info on this year can be found here.

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Gun Machine (2013) – Audiobook Review

Gun Machine cover

Written by Warren Ellis
Performed by Reg E. Cathey
Published by Hachette Audio

NYPD detective John Tallow has just seen his partner of twenty years shot by a crazy naked man with a shotgun. Of course, Tallow responses in kind by shooting the crazy man dead. This would have been the incident where Tallow, burdened with years of the violence and brutality of New York, finally shuts down.

However, the naked madman with a shotgun blew a hole into an apartment. When checking to see if anyone is hurt, Tallow discovers an apartment covered in guns. All sorts of guns from flintlocks to Saturday Night Specials, all arranged like pixels in a digital picture. They seem to convey some sort of meaning or purpose but it may be beyond sanity. Even weirder, when a sampling of the guns is tested, all of them are connected to cold cases of unsolved homicides. In other words, Tallow has just reopened over 400 unsolved murder cases and the department is not happy. His “reward” for this discovery is to investigate who did all this. And why would be nice too. So Tallow has to deal with two rather odd CSUs, a department that wouldn’t mind this whole mess sinking into the Hudson, and the killer who is very smart, very talented, and very pissed that someone fucked with his guns.

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Your Weekend Justice #192: How to Whack Em With Your Whackems

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that isn’t afraid to roll up its sleeves and enter into a bit of fisticuffs. THROUGH TIME.

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Half an old twenty dollar bill

Agenda:

  • Serv gives Jon career advice
  • More fun with what people haven’t seen
  • Even more fun with Widge’s mic
  • Wacky Adventures With Rox!
  • Bartitsu!
  • Doctor Who and the lack of subtitles
  • Doing Harrison Ford
  • What $20 can get you
  • Game of Thrones and ratings
  • Widge vs. Hannibal
  • Tuffley vs. Bates Motel
  • X-Men movie updates
  • Marvel vs. Madge
  • Dalton vs. Brosnan and alternate universes
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:55+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #189: Yard Sales of the Apocalypse

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that, if you were holed up during the zombie apocalypse in a military bunker, would pull a Miguel on your ass. And you know it, too.

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    Rox of Spazhouse: The Dark Years

    Agenda:

  • Freestyle rap and Silver Linings Discomfort
  • In defense of Christoph Waltz
  • Iron Man 3 trailer–oh shit, discuss it quick! In pieces!
  • Kid cranium sub sandwiches
  • Cart Talk!
  • The Mystery of the Unipickle
  • Pickle talk that isn’t actually sexual
  • What not to do at the Carnegie Deli
  • The Walking Dead (SPOILERS)
  • Downton Abbey, period soap opera (slight SPOILERS)
  • The best gig
  • Quartets
  • Tom Clancyverse
  • Wolverine hair
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:19+00:00 March 8th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    32 Days of Halloween V, Day 17: The Procession of the Ghouls

    The Procession of the Ghouls cellist from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is an awesome location. The largest cathedral in the world (and yet still unfinished), it’s sort of hard to describe unless you’ve been there. There’s something amazing about really full-on bigass cathedrals. We don’t get them a lot here in the southeastern United States. So when you walk into one in New York City, there’s a great deal of wow factor involved. Some cathedrals are more wow than others, if you catch my drift, and I would put St. John the Divine towards the higher end of the spectrum.

    If the space itself wasn’t cool enough–they do performance material like this: Frank Lee’s The Procession of the Ghouls. This is how 32 Days of Halloween works sometimes. You go looking for one thing…you find something even cooler you didn’t know existed. Granted, New York denizens may be well used to this. But it was news for Cosette, who in trying to find a Halloween SNL Landshark sketch (she found it, but the sound sync was atrocious), instead ran across Landshark creator Frank Lee and this project. Basically taking what started as a Halloween parade and making it into a cavalcade of puppets and costumes that cavort through the Cathedral. Watch this vid, and think to yourself, “How could this get any cooler?” Answer: a screening of the 1925 Phantom of the Opera follows it.

    New York, you have our envy.
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