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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 was, I kept digging to see if I could find an even better cover. And though I didn’t, I was [...]

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 mix based around the theme of Halloween Love Songs. Love comes in all shapes and sizes, after all, [...]

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 Taylor’s singing about in our song for tonight, either. But imagining her in the titular role [...]

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 fashionable Satanism. It’s… not good. But it is an enormously fun period B movie that’s rather [...]

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 to believe she’s married to this guy: But, again… Whatcha gonna do? Maybe she’s [...]

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 a period recording of tonight’s song. (BONUS MOSE: Graveyard Jamboree wasn’t the first [...]

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 happened. Whether it was by Papal decree, or just a decision of the local clergy, is apparently an open [...]