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May: Zombie Awareness Month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 4, 2010 by gobbets

The Zombie Research Society has declared May to be Zombie Awareness month. You can purchase your grey ribbon here to show your support for the cause. You all know that zombie awareness is an issue I feel very strongly about, so tell your friends – don’t get eaten when the horde arrives, remember the motto of the ZRS: “What you don’t know can eat you!”.

New Monster Poll

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 by gobbets

Vote now in the new gobbets poll: Which profiled monster would you rather be?

See sidebar for transmogrification options!

After voting, drop us a line and tell us why you’ve chosen your monster manifestation…

Mid-Week Catharsis: Horror Flash Games

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2010 by gobbets

This post is prompted by my recent addiction to playing Zombie Farm on my iphone. It’s not in the least horrific (the little zombies are so cute!) but it made me wonder what other free horror-type time-wasters might be out there.

And thus I discovered Gameshed’s collections of ‘scary games’. With over 100 horror-themed flash games to choose from you need never go in need of monster-killing catharsis again. Some of them are purely hand-eye coordination based (like Zombie Baseball), others require you to work through a narrative to solve a mystery (like Ghostscape 2: The Cabin). Regardless of whether you need two minutes to let off steam or want to while away an afternoon, you’ll definitely find something to suit.

Anyway, my zombies are hungry so I’d best go invade Old McDonnell’s Farm… have fun!

Vote for Friday Fiction!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 15, 2010 by gobbets

Which critter from the Monster Alphabet would you like to see in the next Friday Fiction?

Leave a comment below by Wednesday and the most popular will make an appearance (and possibly eat some of the other ones!)

70 or so horror movies I must see before I die

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 20, 2010 by gobbets

I was appalled with myself yesterday. I flicked through my new copy of 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die (ABC Books, 2009 ) only to discover I’d only seen about 30 of them. 30! That’s a bit less than a third – and these are apparently the best horror movies of all time. What have I been doing all these years?

In my defence, some of the titles chosen are still quite difficult to get a hold of on DVD (who has a VCR player these days?) and sadly I wasn’t around in the 60s to catch the classics of the genre at the drive in (patent on time machine pending). But it did make me realise how much there is still to explore.

So while my two all-time favourites made the editor’s cut: Polanski’s suspenseful Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and British occult masterpiece The Wicker Man (Hardy, 1973), I was like a kid in a candy store deciding what to try out next. The German expressionist classic The Golem (1920)? Or the notoriously exploitative Freaks (1932)?  I mean, who could resist that tagline: Can a full grown woman truly love a midget? Perhaps the Italian Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) – probably worth it just to see Rupert Everett battle zombies!

I’m going to do my best to track some of these down – so stay tuned!