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ZINE UPDATE: ORGAN FANZINE

 

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ORGAN FANZINE #1

The long-awaited ORGAN FANZINE has finally arrived. FINALLY. As someone who is friends with Putrid Matt a.k.a. Matthew Carr (the SHU-IZMZ t-shirt is all his artwork)— running into him at metal shows, horror conventions, mutual friends’ gatherings, and of course at the Chicago Metal Market at the Mutiny (when they decide to have one), I have been hearing about Matt’s involvement and wanting to do this zine with Bob Richards for quite some time. They did not fuck around with this issue, either. The ORGAN FANZINE is your Read the rest of this page »

SHU-IZMZ RADIO: SUMMER MIND MELTDOWN: Cop Corruption, Cannabis, and the Countess

Here is the latest episode of  SHU-IZMZ RADIO. Like I previously stated, it was a colossal undertaking and one that I enjoyed doing, but it was a pure labor of love. I recorded it over the course of a week almost, and it was fun working on it  Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO REVIEW: COUNTESS DRACULA (1971)

The story taking place in medieval Europe about Countess Elisabeth Nadasdy, better known to horror fans and the rest of the world as Countess Bathory, focuses on the aging Countess and her lover Captain Dobi (played by character actor Nigel Green) as they start killing off young and beautiful virgins so she can bathe in their blood. The old and decrepit looking Countess, played by the vivacious and voluptuous Ingrid Pitt with lots of Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: KID CANNIBUS (2014)

The film KID CANNIBUS is based on the true story of Nate Norman (portrayed by Jonathan Daniel Brown), a teenage dropout that builds a massive multi-million dollar marijuana drug ring with his best friend Topher (Kenny Wormald) by legally traveling into Canada through the area where it borders Iowa and then buying large and felonious quantities of premium bud and sneaking it back across the border into Idaho to sell it. Sounds like a sweet and pretty Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE RAID 2 (2014)

 

As far as action flicks go, they can ultimately be hit or miss with me. Having some really impressive action sequences can make for an incredibly visually appealing experience at first, but then after 90 minutes or more of this, the initial blast of awesomeness starts to wear thin and wane out, in much the same way a fantastically large budgeted summer blockbuster like the latest bastardization in the TRANSFORMERS franchise by “all sensation, zero thought stimulation”  Michael Bay does in almost every film he pumps out regularly. The only thing being slung out faster than empty emotional build-up is the millions of dollars that generally make up the budget of any one of his films.

The sequel to the extremely popular Read the rest of this page »

SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Upcoming show streaming at Core of Destruction Radio

The upcoming show on SHU-IZMZ RADIO was a colossal undertaking and just went to show me that some days I just can’t shut up. That, or I am just very bored on some days more so than on others. The radio show is Read the rest of this page »

INTERVIEW: Author JAMES NEWMAN

Author JAMES NEWMAN

After a little bit of coordination, Shu had a chance to chat with the self-proclaimed “Southern hippie writer dude with a taste for the dark side of life” known as author JAMES NEWMAN. The writer, presently living in the mountains of North Carolina, hooked up with me via Skype and gave me over a solid hour and more of his time answering each and every question that was festering inside my brain! Read the rest of this page »