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Countdown to Halloween, Day 15: The Curse of Millhaven

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

For tonight’s addition to the on-going Dork Forty virtual Halloween mix tape, we bring you Rhoda Penmark, the original Bad Seed…   …and her musical namesake, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, with their own evil little girl: Lottie, the Curse of Millhaven.   BONUS BAD SEED! One of the more chilling examples of screen sociopathy, as little Rhoda explains herself. (A [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day 14: Delia’s Gone

October 14, 2012 // 2 Comments

Two bits of unfinished business tonight from yesterday’s Halloween mix tape: We took our cover this year from the first issue of Charlton Comics’ short-lived Haunted Love series. I didn’t know that book even existed until I went looking for cover pictures, and the very first Google image response for “Haunted Love” was the cover to the first issue. Perfect as that [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day 13: Haunted Love

October 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

For the lucky 13th day of Halloween, we thought we’d take a break from our virtual Halloween mix tape to bring you… our real Halloween mix tape! This is an annual tradition here on the nerd farm, a little something we put together every holiday season to give the nerd wranglers something to listen to while they sincere the punkin patches up. This year, we decided to put together a [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Twelve: She’s My Witch

October 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Dork Forty Halloween mix tape continues tonight with a coupla witchy wimmens. That is, of course, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Not traditional Halloween fare, I suppose, but hey: this witch and her freaky-ass flying monkeys scared me way more than any witch I ever saw at Halloween proper. I don’t think she’s the kind of witch that Kip [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Eleven: Goin’ Down to Dunwich

October 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

So! Eleven days in, and I think I’ve found the cover for our 2012 Halloween mix tape! That is, of course, a rather young Mr. Dean Stockwell in his starring role in the 1970 film adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. Very true to its time period, the film drapes Lovecraft’s tale of Outer Gods and the metaphoric horrors of incest with the trappings of [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Ten: Pictures of Lily (Munster, That Is)

October 10, 2012 // 2 Comments

Getting back to our Halloween salute to sexy dead girls, tonight we bring you everybody’s favorite Monster MILF (or MMILF, if you will), Mrs. Lily Munster. Hard to believe that’s somebody’s mama, but whatcha gonna do? In addition to her animal side, Lily’s also alluring… …mysterious… …playful… …and even a bit of a fashion plate. Hard [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Nine: Mysterious Mose at the Graveyard Jamboree

October 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

We love all eras of Halloween music here on the Dork Forty, and so tonight’s entry in the big Halloween mix tape reaches back to the 1930s for the nerd wrangler favorite, “Mysterious Mose.” Of course, we’re also reaching back to 1998, and a seriously Hallow-riffic puppet/stop-motion short called Graveyard Jamboree, which starred this happy fellow… …and featured [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Seven: Turkish Song of the Damned

October 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sometimes, I just don’t have it in me to connect the picture and the song too very closely. So while I very much hope you enjoy this picture of real human skulls found in some French catacombs… …it really does little else but set the proper mood for tonight’s Irish song of ghostly Turkish revenge from across the rotting sea… [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Six: RATS!

October 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

Rats are intelligent creatures that make great pets. Doesn’t stop them from being creepy as all hell, though. In this way, they’re much like Crispin Glover… …the great Dwight Frye… …and funnybook villain Vermin: But they also make for some rockin’ cello action! (A historical note: the situation described in tonight’s Halloween song actually [...]