Hail Satan, Finally some Good News: VideoScope #115 is In The House and it’s The FALL HORROR HARVEST EDITION! #Yo

Son of a bitch, it IS Lon Chaney Jr on the cover! From THE INNER SANCTUM.

Yes it’s really Fall. I have to remind myself. Because Summer roared with a vengeance and it’s still on fire, I know, but it’s October 15, the Zero Moon is nigh, and thank The Gods, VideoScope #115 is here for us to enjoy.

Joe Kane and Nancy Naglin make the glorious SCOPE happen 4 times a year. It’s all here: Horror! Sci-Fi! Action! Asian! Cult! Animation! Indies! Exploitation! 4 times a year, man! What are you waiting for? Subscribe or die, baby!

VideoScope Magazine

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Hello Beautiful, Hello October

Live from Luna, Only on DraxTV.

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August Has passed! September Burns, the Planet is SCREAMING and No, We Are Not Dead. Happy 9/13 BREAKAWAY, baby.

Sorry for not posting since good old dark August (8/19; to my credit I started a post on 8/26 but this new WordPress editor eats my patience and stamina with alarming savagery, man). August is a month that grips me in way similar to good old creepy October—I want to seize and suck every second out of the damn month—and then it gets away from me. I stagger through the daily exertions of the day job, exert what little Will I have on drax-centric endeavors (yes I count blathering on this little site as a drax-centric endeavour) and then I blink, and August is gone. And, now fuck me, it’s 9/13 and it seems the previous weeks have been nothing short of Lightning War, a blitzkrieg of accusations, violence, disaster…

So you’ll bear with me if I just stick w/ the Breakaway shit today. Yeah, yeah, “More later,” but I don’t want to be blinking and stumbling when October’s gone and November has descended and we’re all fucked, know what I’m saying? To arms, Doomtroopers.

So.

Holy… something. Just learning this now. Some fan I am.

Definitely more to come.

Seriously. This sparked something. I’ve been scribbling notes for the last 30 (?) minutes. More to come. I’ll be back.

August (v)

Oh he is pissed. On the set of DRACULA 1972 AD.

Good evening Doomtroopers.


Photo via @HorrorHammer1

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August (iv)

Behold the Victorious Sunflowers Standing Tall Right Outside My Goddamn Window! Good afternoon Survivors.

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August (iii)

Frederic Clement, illus. for Cheveche by Odile Cail (cropped, retouched)

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August ii (The Creep’s Scrapbook, Good Evening Misfits)

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I always loved this panel, ever since I was a child. Really. I was like, eight. I had a 33rpm audio version of the FF’s 1st issue, and it contained a hard copy reprint. Does anyone else remember this? After I post this (dark) August installment, I will track it down…

Zapa&Kirby

Zappa and King Kirby.

Akira Kurosawa on the set of ‘Kagemusha’ (1980)

Kurosawa on the set of KEGEMUSHA 1980.

David Lynch & Isabella Rossellini (Helmut Newton, 1988)

David Lynch & Isabella Rossellini (Helmut Newton, 1988)

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The Japanese Goths will have their revenge…

More to come.

August (good evening doomtroopers)

Brush Fire

August.

Yes it’s August, and yes it’s hot. The Moon bloomed but now fades, the West Coast is on fire, Breonna Taylor’s killers are still walking around, and the universe just ended for a mother and a stepfather in Wilson, North Carolina…

Pausing here. More to come. Tonight. If I’m not writing, not designing, jesus, I might as well blog. You know, for my legion of fans. More on August, and more of red hot Fi, above, soon.

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And I am back. But not for long. Because I’m starving to death. so, quickly, Red Hot and Glorious Fi.

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Credits: Fi Stevens, her photo © Restrained Elegance, burning hills © Getty / Tyson Paul, Moon © Grayson Hall. Assembled by The Creep.

More to come.

Good Afternoon Survivors // Sorry Stella Immanuel MD, “Demon Semen” is © Simon Drax // New Wyrd Daze // More (Maybe)

From two days ago, when her shit hit the fan.

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Damn! Dunno about facebook, but she’s up and, um, PREACHING on twitter. Brave masochistic souls may follow the epic flame-out to come here. I’ll be there. Oh yes. Maybe I’ll offer her guidance! That’s probably a very bad idea. I’ll just sit and listen. Will report back. PS: Am I evil?

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New WYRD DAZE

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Leigh Wright and crew have done it again! The new issue is great, featuring HOOKLAND and MARIA STRUTZ.  Get it here. PDF version recommended.

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More?

Maybe later, well see. Right now I’m melting at my desk. 91° in the Drax Chamber. First world problems. I have a toilet. And running water.

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Because We All Need a Laugh…

GetTheFuckOuttaEarth

via @monicabyrne13 on twitter.

Sorry for the spotty service. Just busy, and tired/lazy upon return from the day job. Growing old ain’t for wimps!

Some recent video picks. First, and to be filed under “Films I knew About But Never Actually Saw,” the few that rated our very effusive thumbs up…

Kronos

Kronos was great fun, an early 70s pop occult masterpiece. One of the last gasps of Hammer. Yes it’s goofy but not obnoxiously so. Also, CAROLINE MUNRO. Highly recommended.

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Our education of John Ford continues. What an incredible film experience, and we watched it on our damn iPhone, my god. Yes we were surprised by the tacked-on rah-rah bit at the end, which comes close to crippling an otherwise flawless movie, but fuck it, it was 1940, people needed that shit. Ma Toad’s speech at the end isn’t one of consolation, certainly not self-congratulation, but a goddamn cry to battle, to keep on. Anyway. Thumbs up.

Some not so wonderful films, which we simply didn’t like or turned off include Barbarella, Frankenstein and the Creature from Hell, Count Dracula, um, others.

We really don’t know what to think about HUNTERS.

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Is it supposed to be funny and cool yet taken seriously? It’s failing on all three injectors. We will give it one more shot (ep3), but HUNTERS is on thin ice. Just like all of us!

RIP John Saxon

John Saxon and Bruce Lee

Somebody beat us to it, and we’re paraphrasing, “Saxon’s eyebrows were often the best thing in many bad movies.” Thinking of lost friends today.

All for now. Be good, stay safe.

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