CometTV.Com September Giveaway! Yo Adrian!

Cool Swag Giveaway!

What you win: 

The Comet TV and Charge! September Pack has:

1 – Limited Edition Space: 1999 COMET TV T-shirt: Exclusive to this month, we’ve created an exclusive shirt celebrating the retro goodness of this classic series!

1 – Rocky Exclusive Charge! Clamshell Box: While there may not be a VHS tape inside, this pack has some of the classic Rocky artwork. Yo Adrian!

1- Rocky Viewing Kit: When you’re working up a sweat in the gym and feeling the Eye of the Tiger, this kit will help you get into the Rocky mood. There is a Charge jump-rope, a gym towel and a die-cut Rocky sticker!

1- Godzilla Funko Pop Figure: Who doesn’t love Funko Pops?!? This Godzilla will be the fire breathing center of your collection and a perfect way to celebrate the Godzilla double features, Sundays on COMET TV!

How to win:

Post your favorite Rocky, Godzilla, or Space moment (or movie line) and then tag us on Twitter or Facebook with hashtags #horroraddicts #comettv #godzilla

Twitter: @horroraddicts13

Facebook: horroraddicts.net or emzbox

Contest ends  September 30th, 2017
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AIRING ON COMET in September

YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT
MOVIES…
THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!

9/22 starting at 1/NOON C

Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah (1991)

Godzilla VS. Destoroyah (1995)

9/29 starting at 1/NOON C

Godzilla VS. Mothra (1992)

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001)

 

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Dr. Who heads to the big screen and in color! After accidentally being transported to another planet Dr. Who and his friends come across a vial of drugs and head to a nearby city to investigate and find missing components of their Tardis. Say no to drugs kids! They come across the Daleks who take the components all while the good Doctor and his group suffer from radiation sickness! What can cure them? The mystery drugs they found… But an evil Dalek plot threatens the group and everyone who opposes the evil cyborgs!

Monday, Sept 17 at 8/7 C

 

Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Peter Cushing stars in the role of Dr. Who and he discovers, after traveling to the future, that the Daleks have taken over the Earth! A band of resistance fighters are trying to stop the attack but everyone is brainwashed!

Tuesday, Sept 18 at 8/7 C

 

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Airing on CHARGE! in September

Rocky DOUBLE FEATURES

Yo Adrian!

Catch up on Rocky I-V all month in September on CHARGE! There’s a double dose of boxing goodness every Thursday. Watch the blood, sweat and tears as Rocky battle foe after foe and continually forges on against all odds! He clearly has the Eye of the Tiger! Get pumped and watch the first five films in the Rocky saga and relive all the action, guts and glory!

Then catch a Rocky Double Feature every Thursday after that starting at 2/1 C and 8/7 C.

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Terror Trax: Spaulding

Dear readers,

As last you may remember, I was being held captive in a castle in Los Angeles, abandoned to my fate by my captors–Gothabilly rockers extraordinaire, The Barbarellatones–who had flown to Eastern Europe for a clandestine meeting with descendants of Dr. Frankenstein. Thankfully, our esteemed and fearless leader, Emerian Rich, dispatched her ravens, which located me in the turret, removed my restraints, and gave me a snack. Once freed, I was on my way to my next assignment in dismal, sunny Australia, where I was to meet with heavy horror rockers, Spaulding. Upon arriving at the band’s favorite hangout -the alley behind their hometown morgue- and finding said area deserted, I was intercepted by a tiny, fearsome creature that identified himself as Intergalactic Space Wool. A creature of fuzzy yet menacing appearance, he informed me that the band members used mental telepathy to speak through him and he would, therefore, be answering all interview questions. The alien being then proceeded to pull questions and implant answers and other atrocious and unmentionable notions into my brain. He then stomped on my right foot while shouting fiendish phrases, indeed an unearthly incantation, and I instantly found myself back at Horror Addicts HQ, both my mind and big toe throbbing with pain. Once resident staff physician, Dr. Golem, had removed the answers from my brain, along with the other torturous implants, I was able to transcribe the interview here for you by use of my trusty spell-enhanced 1984 Wheelwriter. I hope you enjoy the strange words which follow.

Faithfully yours,

R.


Spaulding:  An Interview

First, for the obvious question: Is the band named after the infamous Rob Zombie character, Captain Spaulding? If not, what are the origins of/inspiration for, the name?

No connection, TBH, it is more closely affiliated with Wilson from Castaway.

How did Spaulding get together?

Nadia and I (Steev) had been playing as Spaulding for a while, and slowly over time, found likeminded individuals, to join us in our endeavors to spread the plague.

Who are the members of Spaulding and what does each member do? Is there a solid line-up?

Nardz – eats and gets angry (sometimes plays bass)

Loz – Drinks and Bangs Things (Occasionally Drums)

Henry – Delivers sass and plays effects (guitar)

Steev Killface – Squeals like a pig, and forgets everything (occasionally remembers lyrics)

I assure you none of us are ethereal beings.

What’s the inspiration behind your chirpy, light-hearted hit single, “The Miracle of Birth”? How has the reaction been to this song?

Every body’s response has been great to this lighthearted tale of removing fetuses with wire coat hangers…

How does horror inspire your song writing?

Not as much as Phil Collins has…

What kinds of horror art and culture are you into?

The answer for all of that is erotic… Complete and utter obscene erotica… also graphic novels, and classic films such as Toxic Avenger, The Human Centipede and Flubber.

Who are some artists/bands that you love to listen to?

We all have very different tastes as individuals; personally I just like to listen to old looney tunes cartoons and the sounds of children screaming.

But on a serious note between us we vary from industrial nu metal to psych rock, death metal, Goth rock and blues. We all have the bands we grew up with and can’t let go of, Smash mouth, Backstreet Boys, and even Celine Dion.

Why is unicorn jizz so delicious?

Clearly it’s because of all the pineapples they eat, that’s why they all live in Mexico.

What inspires you to create?

The fear of not creating, an undying relentless urge to defile the orifice of anyone dumb enough to give me the time of day.

Do you believe in the existence of evil?

No I don’t believe. Life is wonderful and fair and just and everyone lives to an old age with no bad things ever happening to anyone.

Can dark music be a positive force in society?

I feel dark music has done wonders for the Catholic Church.

Do you think anyone outside the horror scene really pays attention to what we’re doing? I mean, are the glory days of being a threatening force behind us -like when parents were terrified of W.A.S.P. and Slayer in the 1980s?

Unfortunately not, everyone these days has been too desensitized by the growing urge to rebel and stand out. Pop stars are whores and no one blinks an eye, even murder isn’t what it used to be… It is impossible to offend masses without doing something completely extreme such as rape or pedophilia and the day entertainment comes to that, we’re out.

If all the members of Spaulding could join their bodies together to form one gigantic super monster, what would that monster be?

The Human Centipede…

How do you feel about clowns?

Is this a trick question?

What can you tell us about intergalactic space wool?

No one is truly sure of the space wool’s origins… What we do know however is he is a malevolent being, existing within the realms of the human plane of existence, corrupting human minds and spreading a dark plague throughout humanity…

Your lyrics speak of real-life horrors (“Morning After”, “Family Values”) and supernatural horrors (“Midnight Snacks”). Is this intentional or do you just write about whatever comes to mind?

Whatever keeps me up at night…? I never set out with a topic in mind; I basically just string words together and see what comes out.

What is your favorite kind of curse?

Steev is quite fond of FUCK, I think that Loz would probably side with Cockwomble, I don’t know how many times a day Nardz uses the phrase “Oh Get Fucked” and Henry’s a good old fashion cunt man.

What does the future hold for Spaulding?

WORLD DOMINATION or, these nuts….

How can we keep up with the band?

www.facebook.com/spauldingband

www.artistecard.com/spaulding

And on insta @Spaulding_band

Book Review: The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donahue

Guest Blog Review by Bernadette (A.K.A Spine Cracker) 

The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Summary:

Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.

Review:

Spectacularly dark and spooky, The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a wild horror ride wrapped up in only 200+ pages.

I picked up this book on a whim. I needed something short to read and was drawn to this novel’s creepy, simplistic cover, and I was not disappointed. I can honestly say that this is probably one of the best horror novels that I have read in a long time. The best thing about it was the pacing. It had the pacing of a horror film with frightening things popping up every chapter or two and every scene added to the story.

Another interesting element to this novel is that the main character suffers from autism so you get to see into the life of an autistic child with agoraphobia and the effects his condition has on his family and friends. The other characters in the book are your pretty basic family tropes you see in most horror things; the dad who just wants things to be normal and doesn’t believe in anything and the mum who sets out to find all of the answers. But even though they are character tropes that you see in everything they work for a reason. Though I would like to see the roles reversed in a book just for fun.

Horror wise this novel was perfectly chilling. Anything involving children is automatically 10 times scarier than a horror novel about adults. The monsters are very creative and not like anything I had seen before, especially the baby army. But I will say no more about that because I don’t want to spoil anything.

If you want a straight to the point horror novel with lots of creepy monsters this is the book for you.

There are also whispers of a film potentially being made so if you like to jump on bandwagons  before they get rolling, this is your chance.


GUEST BLOGGER BIO: 

Bernadette (A.K.A Spine Cracker) is an Irish book blogger & professional content creator with a love of all things horror and macabre. When she isn’t blogging she is usually indulging in her love of 80s goth music, DnD and all things nerdy. She is also a published short story writer and poet.

Submission Call: Tech Horror KILL SWITCH

2018 Horror Anthology

KilSwitch2front.pngKILL SWITCH / Edited by Dan Shaurette

“The Future is Broken.” – Black Mirror

What horrors will our technological hubris bring us in the future? When technology takes over more of our lives, what will it mean to be human, and will we fear what we have created? Artificial intelligence, robotics, bionics and cybernetics, clones, and virtual reality. These are a few of my favorite things. The technological singularity is fast approaching, and post-humanity is a frighteningly dark future.

First and foremost, your submission must be a horror story and contain something emotionally, physically, or mentally horrifying. Secondly, the technology should be front and center, not just a deus ex machina. Whether it be a modern technology we are creating now with a purpose yet fully realized, or some new horror as yet to be discovered. We are looking for stories in the same vein as NETFLIX’s Black Mirror.

Post-apocalypse is welcome, as are dystopian societies, but technology must have brought them about. Supernatural elements are welcome in conjunction with the technology. What we don’t want is aliens attacking humanity as the core conceit. What qualifies as “modern” technology is debatable; anything from the Cold War is the farthest back we’ll consider.

Manuscript Format:
*Font: either Courier or Times New Roman.
*Double spaced, font 12 point.
*Your manuscript must be in either DOC or RTF format.
*Do not place your name in the manuscript, just the title.**
*Following pages header to state:  story name, and page number.
**This year, we are doing blind submissions. Wow us with your story.**

In the body of the email:
*With no header on the MS, the header info should be in the email as such: author name, mailing address, email address, and word count.
*100 words or less biography about you.
*One sentence explaining the story attached; your elevator pitch.
*Facebook, Twitter, Instagram links
*Your website or blog.
No previously printed work and no simultaneous submissions.

Subject of the email state:
*KILL SWITCH/Author Name/Story Title
*Send to: horroraddicts@gmail.com

Deadline: October 31st, 2018, 11:59pm PST
Length: 2,000-7,000 words
Payment: $10.00 USD + digital contributor copy

Return time: Final decisions will not be made until AFTER the submission close date (10/31/18). You should expect a return within three months of the submission close date. If you do not receive an email stating your manuscript was received within two weeks of submission, please send a polite query to: horroraddicts@gmail.com.

For any other questions, please send an email to: horroraddicts@gmail.com

CometTV.Com September Viewing Guide

Check out the new Horror/SciFi network! CometTV.com is a digi-network which people can watch via antenna and/or streaming live via the web. It’s the home for the best in classic horror and sci-fi films showing some of the most unique and rare genre content including films rarely seen from the MGM library.

AIRING ON COMET in September

YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT
MOVIES…
THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!

Godzilla DOUBLE FEATURES

Godzilla wanted to move to Saturdays. We said OK! Through September, catch the mega monster films that rocked the planet and featured Godzilla going head to head with his infamous foes. Destruction begins Saturday, September 8 with Rebirth of Mothra and Rebrith of Mothra II.

Saturday, Sept 15, 22 and 29th starting at 1/NOON C.

9/15 starting at 1/NOON C

Godzilla VS. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

Godzilla VS. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)

 

9/22 starting at 1/NOON C

Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah (1991)

Godzilla VS. Destoroyah (1995)

 

9/29 starting at 1/NOON C

Godzilla VS. Mothra (1992)

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001)

 

Q (1982)

Aztec Gods? Female Lizards? And a takeover of New York’s famed Chrysler Building? What’s a New Yorker to do? Rely on a criminal who has dreams of being a jazz pianist to find the creature’s lair and blackmail the city for directions! What, those aren’t on the subway map?

Wednesday, Sept 12 at 4/3 C

 

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Dr. Who heads to the big screen and in color! After accidentally being transported to another planet Dr. Who and his friends come across a vial of drugs and head to a nearby city to investigate and find missing components of their Tardis. Say no to drugs kids! They come across the Daleks who take the components all while the good Doctor and his group suffer from radiation sickness! What can cure them? The mystery drugs they found… But an evil Dalek plot threatens the group and everyone who opposes the evil cyborgs!

Wednesday, Sept 12 at 10/9A C

Monday, Sept 17 at 8/7 C

 

Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Peter Cushing stars in the role of Dr. Who and he discovers, after traveling to the future, that the Daleks have taken over the Earth! A band of resistance fighters are trying to stop the attack but everyone is brainwashed!

Wednesday, Sept 12 at Noon/11 C

Tuesday, Sept 18 at 8/7 C

 

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Airing on CHARGE! in September

Rocky DOUBLE FEATURES

Yo Adrian!

Catch up on Rocky I-V all month in September on CHARGE! There’s a double dose of boxing goodness every Thursday. Watch the blood, sweat and tears as Rocky battle foe after foe and continually forges on against all odds! He clearly has the Eye of the Tiger! Get pumped and watch the first five films in the Rocky saga and relive all the action, guts and glory!

Then catch a Rocky Double Feature every Thursday after that starting at 2/1 C and 8/7 C.

 

 

 

HorrorAddicts.net, 160 Michele Roger

Horror Addicts Episode# 160

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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egyptian curses

michele roger | the mummy 1959 | the barbarellatones

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

53 days till halloween

halloween, costumes, makeup, work, the barbarellatones, terror trax, russell, gila monster, back to school, goth on british baking show, noel fielding, the turn of the screw, henry james, librivox, dusk’s warriors, ghosts, haunted, possession, frightening flix, kbatz, the mummy, 1959, the mummy, brendan fraser, queen of the damned, akasha, egyptian curses, the curse of the pharaohs, death, scarabs, tut, (name), kryten red dwarf, khentika ikhekhi, ranker, curses came true, undead mosquito, cursed objects, mummy board, titanic, british museum, osiris, dogtooth, dj, ghastly games, daphne, arkham horror the card game, author tip, fiend gottes, just write, snow white the mirror’s revenge, jay hartlove, kristina jewett, lionel, author interview, stephanie ellis, keiran, odds and dead ends, the jewel of the seven stars, bram stoker, the mummy, tom cruise, horroraddcits.net news: jesse orr, the other woman, pool party massacre, free fiction by sravani singampalli, kill switch, tech horror, submissions, valentine wolfe, mary shelley, suspiria, dakota johnson, the dark pictures anthology, trusted reviews, video games, horror, dead mail, eric, american mcgee’s, alice, jeff, cursed items, mummies found, sewer water sip, facebook group, harry, suddenly millennium, forever knight, kindred, julien, recast, designated survivor, book review chantal boudreau, ((title)), chiling chat, naching, michele roger, the harpist, the belfry network

 

Ranker.com Curses Came True?

https://www.ranker.com/list/ancient-egyptian-curses-unleashed-by-archaeologists/tamar-altebarmakian

Jeff – Mummies link

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/21/cursed-ancient-egyptian-sarcophagus-reveals-its-grisly-secrets.html

 

The Harpist voices

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

Elizabeth- Astrid Madsen

https://www.facebook.com/astridmad

Mike – Jeffery Kohld Kelly

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/author/mourninglightrecords/

Marty – Jesse Gilbert

https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

 

 

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/submission-call-tech-horror-kill-switch

Belfry App

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.belfry&hl=en_US

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Write in re: ideas, questions, opinions, horror cartoons, favorite movies, etc…

horroraddicts@gmail.com

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Emerian Rich

s t a f f

Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, Russell Holbrook.

Want to be a part of the HA staff? Email horroraddicts@gmail.com

b l o g  / c o n t a c t / s h o w . n o t e s

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t h e  b e l f r y  a p p

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.belfry&hl=en_US

 

Odds and DEAD Ends: Resurrecting The Queen

Resurrecting The Queen: Queen Tera in Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars,

When people think of Bram Stoker, they invariably think of Dracula. His novel, The Jewel of Seven Stars, is perhaps overshadowed simply by the importance of the vampire, but it is by no means an inferior novel. Detailing the attempt to resurrect an ancient Egyptian Queen, the novel went on to inspire movies such as Hammer’s Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb, and in some ways the Universal adaptation of The Mummy with Tom Cruise. In this article, I will discuss Queen Tera, and the way she is portrayed as a constant threat to patriarchal society.

To note, I’m using a copy of the novel which includes the original ending and the second, revised ending. I’m basing my discussion on the original ending because it’s darker and, presumably, the direction Stoker originally intended. Also, selfishly, because I much prefer it.

Let us first note that, aside from Margaret Trelawny (and a brief mention of her mother), Queen Tera is the only female character in the novel, and she never utters a word. Her characterization is presented through the male characters of the novel; the documentation of Van Huyn’s book, or the recounting of Corbeck and Trelawny. The power that she exhumes, therefore, may or may not be interpreted to be being played up by the male characters to increase the sense of a threat that she poses. Note that before we are given a name, we have the warning that “‘The “Nameless One” has insulted them and is forever alone. Go not nigh, lest their vengeance wither you away.’” (P.84)

With all that in mind, what is initially deciphered from the sarcophagus reveals Tera to have challenged the male-dominated society of the priests, “‘who had by then achieved immense power’” (p.87). “‘In the statement, it was plainly set forth that the hatred of the priests was, she knew, stored up for her, and that they would after her death try to suppress her name.’” (p.88). Their motivation is her strength in being able to combat their overthrowing of the monarchy, “‘They were then secretly ready to make an effort… that of transferring the governing power from a Kingship to a Hierarchy.’” (p.87) The priests, to their own gain, attempt to get rid of her, “‘make out that the real Princess Tera had died in the experiment, and that another girl had been substituted, but she conclusively proved their error.’” (P.88)

Tera, however, shows incredible resilience thanks to her own determination and learning from her father, “‘He had also had her taught statecraft, and had even made her learned in the lore of the very priests themselves.’” (p.87). She even breaks the tradition of a male ruler, though others try to align her to it. “‘In the following picture she was in female dress, but still wearing the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, while the discarded male raiment lay at her feet.’” (P.88). She is very much her own woman, not afraid to show her sex, going against the patriarchy set up for the Kingship, and against the priesthood. “‘She seems to have seen through the weakness of her own religion.’” (p.113)

Her intelligence is noted by the present-day protagonists, who even say that the mummy’s gender may affect their knowledge of the situation, that “Men may find that what seemed empiric deductions were, in reality, the results of a loftier intelligence and a learning greater than our own.” (P.164) Mr. Trelawny also states that:

“We might have known that the maker of such a tomb – a woman, who had shown in other ways such a sense of beauty and completeness, and who had finished every detail with such a feminine richness of elaboration – would not have neglected such an architectural feature.” (P.95)

However, Queen Tera possesses a knowledge which the others do not, which ensures their eventual demise and her assumed resurrection. As is noted by Carol A. Senf, “What makes Tera so overwhelming is her violence and ability to over-power the assembled experts.” (p.107). The science and understanding of all the men in the room cannot save them from Tera’s avenging evil, just as the priests could not stop her eventual revival.

It is this knowledge of another world, knowledge beyond that of the priests and the protagonists, that they fear. Women’s rights movements are slowly gaining momentum at the time, and just a few years before the novel’s publication, in 1898, Stoker’s native Ireland had the Irish Women’s Suffrage and Local Government Association arise from the Dublin Women’s Suffrage Association. Gender politics is on the rise, and the female threats to patriarchal power could not have been far from Stoker’s mind.

This fear of female invasion to the modern patriarchal society is what makes Tera so terrifying. Killing dozens of people throughout the recorded events, based on a combination of ambition and supernatural power, fuelled by a wrath based on gender politics very closely linked to the rising gender politics of Stoker’s time, Queen Tera is an overshadowed classic villain of gothic horror. With gender politics still very much in the public consciousness in today’s world, perhaps revisiting this pushed-aside novel by one of modern horror’s founding fathers, is worth the time for all of us.

Article by Kieran Judge

Bibliography

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb. 1971. [Film] Directed by Seth Holt. United Kingdom: Hammer.

Senf, C. A., 2010. Bram Stoker. Wales: University of Wales Press.

Stoker, B., 2009. The Jewel of Seven Stars. United States of America: Seven Treasures Publications.

The Mummy. 2017. [Film] Directed by Alex Kurtzman. United States of America: Universal.