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“…and?” “Sigh, fine, we’ll also sacrifice a goat in the firepit tonight, buy only if you finish your homework first.” “THANKS, MOM, YOU’RE THE GREATEST!” Recommended listening:

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscrib’d In one self place; but where we are is hell, And where hell is, there must we ever be. – The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Recommended listening: More “Down South” diabolism. (panels from “What’s So Hot About a Ghost?” […]

The year is 1973 and the place is that little Italian place off the main drag. You know the one I’m talking about — where everyone is convinced the owner has mob ties, there’s a framed photo of Ol’ Blue Eyes hanging behind the bar, and in fifteen years it will mysteriously burn down and […]

(from “Brassfist of the Gore” by Some Jerk and Mathew Digges in the Death Saves anthology, 2015) I don’t have much to say about Jack Chick’s passing, apart from the fact that the announcement of his death has dredged up a tangentially-related memory from my college days. The Sci-Fi Club had a contingent known as […]

It occurred to me this morning that I’ve made it through two-thirds of this year’s Halloween Countdown without indulging in a snarky recap of a goofy Bronze Age horror comic tale. That’s unforgivable, considering such oh-so-2006 content has been a staple of this feature since its inception. Today we’re going to rectify that egregious omission […]

Fonzie’s mirror on the wall, drugstore who’s the most Bronze Age character of them all? What’s that, mirror? You say the Bronze Age is best defined as a number of overlapping trends — from Kirby moving to DC to the relaxation of the CCA to a new generation of socially aware creators to the appropriation […]

(from “There’s a New Lot of Spirits Coming in!” by Richard E. Hughes and Edd Ashe in Forbidden Worlds #129, information pills August 1965) An important reminder that Lucifer was the original middle manager. Recommended listening: Psycotic Pineapple – The Devil Has Work for Idle Hands (from Waves: An Anthology of New Music – Vol. […]

(from Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell, health system 1978) The greatest trick the Devil’s dog ever pulled was convincing Richard Crenna to stick his mitt into a lawnmower blade. Recommended listening: Neu Electrikk – Hand (from a 1980 single) [audio:141005neh.mp3] Not for shoving into a lawnmower…though I doubt it would make a differenc.

Stupid, yes. Also demonic.

April 17th, 2014

Back in June 2012, neuropathist I endeavored to solve the enigma of the oddly shaped mirror which graced the Fonz’s apartment. The puzzle was resolved by some helpful readers, who pointed out that the fixture was in fact a “hall stand,” had appeared in other Paramount productions during the early 1970s, and was still ensconced […]

No exploration of Gen X childhood fears would be complete without an appearance from this individual of wealth and taste… The 1970s were a boom time for Satan and his manyfold media manifestations. Films, more about comics, TV, books, or pop music — it seemed like Ol’ Scratch was everywhere, serving as the unsettling muse […]

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