Video Alert: Thrill Behind Barks / Neil Auch Collab

Last year my darkwave band The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse recorded an experimental noise album under the name Thrill Behind Barks (Three in a Cell).

This year TBB collaborated with decay photographer Neil Auch for the gorgeously upsetting video Blowfly Girl: A Short Film to one of the songs from Three in a Cell, and the result is electrifying.

Many thanks to Chris and Tom of 7W / TBB, and to Neil for allowing us to collaborate on such a fabulous project!

31 Movies for Spooktober

These are the movies I’ll be socially distancing with next month. 🎃

  • Oct 1: The Addams Family (1991)
  • Oct 2: The Fog (1980)
  • Oct 3: Scream (1996)
  • Oct 4: The Exorcist (1973)
  • Oct 5: The Ring (2002)
  • Oct 6: Jaws (1975)
  • Oct 7: Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Oct 8: Prince of Darkness (1987)
  • Oct 9: Hellraiser (1987)
  • Oct 10: The Company of Wolves (1985)
  • Oct 11: Get Out (2017)
  • Oct 12: Creepshow (1982)
  • Oct 13: A Nightmare on Elm St (1984)
  • Oct 14: Pumpkinhead (1988)
  • Oct 15: My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • Oct 16: Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Oct 17: The Thing (1982)
  • Oct 18: Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Oct 19: The Howling (1981)
  • Oct 20: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  • Oct 21: Maniac (1980)
  • Oct 22: Fade to Black (1980)
  • Oct 23: Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Oct 24: Child’s Play (1988)
  • Oct 25: The Blob (1988)
  • Oct 26: The Burning (1981)
  • Oct 27: The Lost Boys (1987)
  • Oct 28: Christine (1983)
  • Oct 29: Poltergeist (1982)
  • Oct 30: The Horror of Dracula (1958)
  • Oct 31: Halloween (1978)

Kill Your Children: Candle Cove & The Void

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(Spoilers below.)

We can thank Rosemary’s Baby and Alien for dragging childbirth into modern horror. “I know your secret,” mutters The Void’s bad guy Dr. Powell as he teases the protagonist for his relief at his wife’s recent miscarriage. The instinct to resist impregnation (or even multiplication) is at the heart of Ripley’s first encounter with a xenomorph. Hell, eggs themselves were used to warn audiences in 1979 that it was probably already too late, that the reproductive wheels had been turning since before they were in line for popcorn.

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Rewiring A Castle In The Middle Of The Night And It’s Raining

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I’m a software engineer. Been doing it for about four years. I work on large, old web applications. Working on large, old web applications, even if you’ve been doing it for decades, is one of the most insanely daunting things a human being will ever do. This is true: the most complex structures ever created by mankind are computer programs. The large hadron collider at CERN is a distant second. To say the learning curve at software jobs is immense captures neither the scope nor the horror of the experience, so I figured I’d come up with a metaphor.

Only what metaphor? What image could convey this Lovecraftian terror, this yawning chasm of insanity into which only the maddest of us are brave enough to gaze, to laugh hysterically until we choke on our own tongues and die?

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