If, like me, you have watched countless kung fu movies, then you’ll recognize this story: a boy goes with his father and elder brother to a local village festival. An ardent fan of Peking Opera, the boy goes off by himself to watch the festival performances. Hearing some commotion, he investigates and sees his father confronting a man who has accused an elderly woman selling steamed buns of cheating him. The boy’s father warns the man to leave, but, instead, the scoundrel strikes the woman. The father defeats the man in three blows and tells him to leave, which he does. The father notices his son and says, “You shouldn’t have seen that.” Continue reading…
Friend of the Gutter K.A. Laity has created a digital chapbook of her festive Krampusnacht story, “When Little Joe The Krampus Met, A Cautionary Tale.” Read the pdf or listen here.
At Atlas Obscura, Al Ridenour writes about the Krampus, Krampusse, Perchten and LA’s upcoming Krampusfest.
Just in time for Halloween, The Gutter’s own Keith Allison explores haunted history in New York City; Louisville, KY; Centralia, PA; London, UK; and Sydney, Australia at his website, Teleport City.
Seattle’s superhero community is planning on attending May Day demonstrations, just in case. Here’s footage from superhero Phoenix Jones’ Phoenix cam at last year’s demonstrations. Update: Report and footage from May Day, 2013
Linda Holmes shares 50 wonderful things at NPR’s Monkey See blog.
Make yourself two little Krampusse just in time for Krampusnacht! Krampus 1 and Krampus 2.
At Funny Or Die, John Carpenter presents, “John Carpenter’s Halloween!”
(No, I don’t mean that kind of bump. Sheesh. You people.) Given the timing of this column, and its proximity to Halloween, it seemed logical to write about the spooky side of Romance. But it was a little harder than I thought to put together a reading list. I wanted to concentrate on books that […]
Spectactularoptical interviews the gentlemen of the Canadian genre film making collective, Astron-6, and includes a retrospective–with video!
In discussing Astron-6′s horror movie, Father’s Day, Dave Pace notes that what seems to make viewers uncomfortable is not the violence but the nudity, the male nudity. “What I don’t understand is the uncomfortable shifting around and the outright revulsion you will hear for the scenes where you just see regular naked men. I also […]
John Hodgman telepathically communicates the meaning of, “Auld Lang Syne.”
Comics Alliance‘s Chris Sims has concocted his own comics-themed cocktails, including a comments section cocktail for comics fans.
Jonathan Coulton’s “Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime” rocks in ASL, as performed by Stephen Torrence.
Some Kaijutastic Christmas displays–prominently featuring Godzilla!
The Monkey See blog celebrates Nigel Tufnel Day with a serious consideration of “the greatest rock and roll record ever made: 1984′s soundtrack for the movie This Is Spinal Tap.”
A complete short documentary on the brilliant Mexican illustrator and satirist, Jose Guadalupe Posada from the Academic Film Archive. It includes both his calavera (or skeleton) and non-calavera prints.
A gallery of pictures of Ray Villafane’s incredible zombie pumpkin sculpture for the New York Botanical Garden.
The Internet Archive has a collection of the old time radio show, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, sure to spookify any All Hallow’s Eve.
John Carpenter presents a series of Halloween videos on Funny or Die, from a short about a Cat-Thrower to one about Charlie Brown, Blockhead.
Enjoy this year’s Gothtober video advent calendar set in “W.T.F’s Gothtober.”keep looking »