Episode #39

Originally aired October 15, 2022.


You can download the video version of this episode from the Odysee website.


The Casket Creatures [YouTube]

Atlanta's drunkest horror rock band!!


Is Halloween Pagan [History for Atheists]

The idea that all the traditional holidays and festivals of the year are “pagan” in origin and were simply “stolen by the Church” is one that has permeated popular culture and is repeated without question in newspaper, magazine and online articles. It is perhaps not surprising that harried journalists and underpaid online content writers are uncritical about these claims, but it is more strange that prominent atheists are as well, given they are meant to be sceptics who check their facts and “question everything”. Unfortunately, many anti-theistic polemicists cannot resist a chance to get in a jab at any aspect of Christianity being “really pagan”, so every October we see supposed rationalists parroting pseudo history about the “pagan origins of Halloween”, with no sign of any fact-checking, let alone engagement with scholarship. In fact, the claim that Halloween is “pagan” is largely a nineteenth century myth.


The Top 20 Bela Lugosi Films [Classic Monsters]

Robert Segedy counts down his choices of the greatest Bela Lugosi movies.


Top 10 Halloween Moments [Twitter]

This was a hard list to make as there's so many great moments to choose from.

I'm leaving out part 3 because I just did a 10 best moments for that film already.

I tried as much as I could to avoid kills but a couple did sneak by.


Content Warnings in Horror, Censorship or Accessibility [Night Face]

From the front cover of a book to the back cover blurb, there is quite a bit available to judge. Should each book be given a set of preemptive warnings, content labels, and informative tags beyond that? There is no neat answer to this. Since I am of two minds on the topic, I set out to lay the visible cards on the table.


Free Killing Floor 2 Halloween update is an ode to Van Helsing [PCGamesN]

The Killing Floor 2 Halloween update adds a new free medieval map, a new weekly game mode, some new paid DLC weapons, and lots of spooky new cosmetics


Lyn Perry [Gab]

I write words. I drink coffee. I herd cats.


The 10 Best Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween [Bounding Into Comics]

Halloween is just around the corner, and in addition to trick-or-treating and costumes, one of the most important parts of the season is the watching of horror movies.


Seattle Elementary School Says It’s Canceling Halloween Celebrations Due to Cultural and Religious Exclusions [DC Patriot]

An elementary school in the Seattle area is reportedly canceling Halloween celebrations over concerns that it is an “exclusionary” holiday.


The Ultimate Guide To 80’s VHS Box Art That Scared You [Horror Land]

In the 1980s, VHS was a massive thing because it was the only affordable and accessible way of watching movies at home, without having to wait years for films to be shown on TV. For those of us who were Kids during the VHX boom, we all loved renting movies from their neighborhood video store because of the massive choice of films available. With vibrant colours and exciting box art, the experience of shopping for a movie was like being a in a sweet shop, just that the sweets were huge plastic containers filled with magical tales, heroic warriors and terrible villains. Yes, going to the video store was a great experience.. However, like a container of liquorice lace, not all the boxes were to flavour.

I have memories of going to our local video store and being so excited about what we were going to watch that night, only to be confronted with some sort of terrifying creature reaching out from one of the boxes. Yes… I had wandered into… the HORROR SECTION. Many a sleepless night can be chalked up to the dark imagery artists conjured up for VHS covers, and this article celebrates some of the more menacing examples.

Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic 80s VHS Box Art that scared the pants off us during the VHS boom and the different styles used. Here is The Ultimate Guide To 80’s VHS Box Art That Scared You!


Andy [Gab]

Artist, gamer, B-movie watcher, critical thinker. Maybe in that order.


JP Behrens Author Interview


The Devil's Rain (1975) Full Movie [Tubi]

When a cult leader is burnt alive by the local church, he vows to return and enslave the souls of the congregation’s heirs in a pact with Satan.


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