“I used a descending chromatic scale throughout the score,” explains Marc Wilkinson, who was director of music at the National Theatre when Haggard approached him to write the score for Blood On Satan’s Claw. “To make it scary, I omitted the perfect fifth, which is the one true consonant in the chromatic scale, and highlighted [...]
A 360 degree view of an underground cathedral in the Wieliczka Salt Mines.
A thorough and well-illustrated look at Soviet science fiction, from the 1920s through the 1980s. (via SF Signal)
Crap Shoot reviews “the second most incredible Biblical game ever created, ever”: The You Testament. Ricard Cobbett writes: “[You] can’t get away from the fact that this is a religious game which lets you mind control Jesus Christ and make him punch people in the face.” Also, follow through on the other game reviews linked. [...]
If you’re in Toronto May 6, there’s a book launch for the Gutter’s own Jim Munroe and Shannon Gerrard’s graphic novel about post-Rapture Detroit, Sword of My Mouth. If you’re not in Toronto, you can catch Jim and Shannon at their Detroit launch May 10. More info on the launches and promotions here.
In the Hughes Brothers’ fourth film, The Book of Eli, Nick Pinkerton writes, “Our hero is mostly an Old Testament smiter of the wicked, finally—unless I forget when Christ said, ‘You lay that hand on me again and you will not get it back” at the Garden of Gethsemane.’”
Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane buckles his swash, fights the Devil’s Reaper and becomes a puritan swordsman in, well, Solomon Kane–a much better action movie with Christian themes in which the hero is crucified than The Passion of the Christ.
“Wonderfully retro and absurdly ethnocentric art depicting an idealized American empire on Earth and in Heaven from Bible Readings for the Home (Pacific Press Publishing Associates, 1963),” scans at Lady, That’s My Skull.
You knew evangelist and Queer icon Tammy Faye Bakker used to have a puppet show, right? And her puppets weren’t muppets, they were scary, shellac-headed hand puppets. Way Out Junk has Oops! There Comes a Smile, a collection of Tammy Faye’s puppet songs and stories.