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Topic: ghost

Prehistoric powerhouse

Metal overlords Mastodon make ‘out there’ music about delving into the dark recesses of the human heart.


Music

Matt Carney
Mastodon with Opeth and Ghost
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$27-$31
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Casting the Runes

Rent a 'Rune' with a view.


Horror

Rod Lott
I remember vividly when I first read "Casting the Runes," one of several suspense classics to pour from the pen of M.R. James, the master of the ghost story whose supernatural bent became a huge influence on H.P. Lovecraft. Just because the short story is old (1911) doesn't mean it wasn't chilling to read, and so it is with this 1979 presentation, an episode of the UK's ITV Playhouse anthology series.
 
Friday, July 20, 2012

Spooky sleuths

Ghosts in your home? Metro ghost hunters want to check out the pesky paranormal.


Features

Mark Beutler
Have you ever walked into a dark house and felt a cold chill run up your spine?
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Pact

Home is where the -- AAAIIIIEEEEEE!!!


Horror

Rod Lott
Very few movies can scare me. The Pact scared me.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Ghostmaker

Give it a ‘Ghost’ of a chance.


Horror

Rod Lott
While cleaning a widow’s basement, college student Kyle (Aaron Dean Eisenberg) finds a dusty coffin. Smelling a big eBay sale, he takes it home to clean it up and finds that’s it no ordinary box for bones, but a padded that conceals an intricate system of gears and a built-in music box, not to mention a key dated 1452.
 
Monday, November 12, 2012

Ghost of a chance

The young punks of Corporate Ghost aim to take their spirited sound beyond the local haunts.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Corporate Ghost with Cosmostanza and The Hitt Boyz
8 p.m. Friday
Bad Granny's Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
528-4585

Corporate Ghost with Chud and Partners
9:30 p.m. Saturday
HiLo Club
1221 N.W. 50th
hiloclub.net
843-1722
$4
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chiller: The Complete Television Series

Yikes from the UK.


Television series

Rod Lott
While a bit too stiff-upper-lip for my tastes, Synapse Films’ release of the British TV series Chiller is welcomed nonetheless. Any release of a horror anthology is, especially one this little-seen.
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Possession

This is why you shouldn’t go antiquing.


Horror

Rod Lott
Certainly I’m not the only one who confused The Possession and The Apparition when they played theaters late this summer. After all, the two horror films not only had soundalike titles and shared similar premises, but opened within seven days of one another.
 
Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Great Gildersleeve Movie Collection

You’d have to be a harrrrrd man not to like it.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Now that I’ve devoured Warner Archive’s The Great Gildersleeve Movie Collection, I know who my mom was referring to all those years. It’s irrelevant for your enjoyment of the set, but Harold Peary’s Gildersleeve character proved so popular on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio program, he was spun off into his own show (and eventually TV and these films).
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Bowery Boys: Volume Two


Comedy

Rod Lott
In the span of a decade, post-World War II, the comedy team known as The Bowery Boys (née The East Side Kids, née The Dead End Kids) made 48 movies. Up until now, I’d seen exactly zero of them.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
 
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