Halloween Havoc! Extra: The Mind-Warping World of EC Comics!

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William M. Gaines’ graphic and gruesome line of horror, crime, and science fiction comics helped turn America’s youth into mouth-foaming, homicidal Juvenile Delinquents until they met with a horror of another kind – Dr. Fredric Wertham and the U.S. Congress! These beasts effectively destroyed EC through censorship and propaganda, ending one of graphic arts’ most creative eras. But EC still lives in the hearts and minds of horror fans everywhere, so here’s gallery of ten spine-chilling covers from the Golden Age of EC Comics! Spa Fon!

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Halloween On Amazon Prime 2017 : “Islamic Exorcist”

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Well, shit — if the title of writer/director Faisal Saif’s early-2017 Indian horror Islamic Exorcist isn’t enough to grab you, then I don’t know what more it takes. But is there anything more to this film beyond an arresting name? Thanks to Amazon Prime’s streaming service, I’m pleased to report that I’m able to answer that question —

Before we get to all that, though, the basics : intrepid journalist Natasha Choudhary (played by an actress who goes only by the name of Meera) has taken a keen interest in a local family tragedy, that of Ayesha Khan (Kavita Radheshyam) and her husband, Sameer (Nirab Hossain), who adopted an infant child named Anna after Ayesha’s sole pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. The couple had plenty of love to give, and seemed to be getting ahead financially, so it looked like many fulfilling years were in store for one and all…

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Music Video of the Day: I Want Out by Helloween (1988, dir. ???)

I did Halloween last year. I figured I should do a Helloween video each October. Why not? It’s especially fitting this year since they released a new lyric video on the 12th in preparation for a Pumpkins United World Tour.

I love the cover of the single:

I don’t have a lot to say about this video because what I like about it is the editing, which is not exactly something that I can get across in words. It also doesn’t make any sense to try since the video is only 4 minutes and 44 seconds long. That said, it reminds me of those music videos from the 1960s that had the band acting like silent comedians in time with the song. In fact, it reminds me of the video for Sound Of The Screaming Day by Golden Earring, complete with the going into the mouth shot.

Sound Of The Screaming Day by Golden Earring (1967)

As for this:

you got me. Perhaps it has to do with then vocalist Kai Hansen wanting out of the band. That’s what Wikipedia says that he said in an interview that they were kind enough not to cite. Or it’s just a thrown pumpkin asking, “And so?” It’s probably the first one.