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Saturday, October 3, 2015

31 Days of Halloween: New Music for Your Old Halloween Playlists

Look, we’ve all faced one of the truest horrors of this time of year more times than we care to count. Every party we go to, every radio station getting into the Halloween mood we tune in to, and every store we go into tend to play the same Halloween music pulled from a very limited playlist. Unless you have a buddy who’s really into the local indie music scene throwing a party, odds are you’re only around 15 days into October before you’ve heard pretty much every song you’ll hear on every playlist you’re near at least 100 times. So, in the spirit of keeping Halloween horrors to the more enjoyable kind, I want to help you avoid doing the same thing with your playlists by offering some song suggestions that you might want to track down before your Halloween bash.

31 Days of Halloween - Needless Things Podcast 75 – The Films of Wes Craven

Phantom Troublemaker and the Needless Things Irregulars talk about the career and impact of Master of Horror Wes Craven in the newest Needless Things Podcast!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

31 Days of Halloween: The Haunting (1963)

There are ghost stories and haunted house films aplenty in horror cinema, but only a few over the decades have really stood out as head and shoulders above the crowd. Fewer still set the bar at a higher level than what came before them. 1963’s The Haunting sits somewhere near the top (or, in my opinion, at the top) of that list.

31 Days of Halloween: The Phantom Channel

Welcome to Needless Things’ month-long celebration of the greatest time of the year!
From today through Halloween, me and the rest of the Needless Things Irregulars will be sharing the spookiest, creepiest, and most fun content we can to help get you in the Halloween mood.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Devlin's Domain - Cannibal Holocaust

Eli Roth's take on the cannibal movie, The Green Inferno, has finally made it's way to theaters. I haven't had the chance to see it yet, but I have seen my fair share of the cannibal flicks that inspired Roth to make his film. It wasn't very difficult to pick which one to review in Devlin's Domain. I hope you have a strong stomach, cause this is going to get violent. Get your barf bags ready and step into my domain.

Comic Book Wednesday – Previews October 2015: Cashing In On the Holidays

If you don’t know, Previews is the catalog that Diamond Comic Distributors use to offer the products they distribute to comic book stores around the country. This is where you can view and order (through your favorite Local Comic Book Shop) comic books, trade paperback collections, t-shirts, books, media, and toys and other collectibles from hundreds of different vendors that deal in geek-oriented merchandise. The genius part is that you actually have to pay for your copy of Previews for the privilege of ordering other things to pay for. It’s like the Ren Fest except without the horse poo smell.

So every month a new edition of Previews is sent out to comic book stores. Contained in the pages within are products that might be currently available or could be released anytime in the next year; but typically about two months away. Or sometimes never. I’ve ordered lots of things that have just never come in. Without getting into the specific politics of Diamond, let me just say that they aren’t quite a monopoly and also aren’t quite the worst distributor anybody has ever dealt with in the history of the universe.

But I’m not here to discuss that. I’m here to discuss a few of the weird and/or wonderful items offered in this month’s edition.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dragon Con 2015: Beth's Recap Part 3

If you're running behind you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

I didn't sleep well Saturday night, on top of not eating much and drinking a bit on Saturday, so Sunday morning was not the best morning of my life.