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Jess-O-Lantern Presents: RE-ANIMATED APPAREL!

Posted in horror on February 9, 2017 by Jess-O-Lantern Says...

Hey Radio of Horror, Jess-O-Lantern here! And now I present to you an apparel company that will make you feel like you’ve been brought back from the dead, Re-Animated Apparel! 

Creator Jaysin Thompson took the time to talk with Radio of Horror about his company and his involvement in the horror community!

“My name is Jaysin, and I run Reanimated Apparel, which is the clothing portion of City of Horror. Through Reanimated, and City of Horror, I try to offer up original horror inspired art and music. Every year in October we launch our new line of shirts for the year, typically containing of 5 new shirt designs that are all loosely connected to a certain theme, as well as a super limited edition shirt for Halloween. If I can afford it, I’ll also offer up a new hoodie. Then throughout the rest of the year we’ll release one-off shirts, just to keep everyone on their toes and remind them that we’re still here. 

I started the company initially because I was in a band, but the band had broken up and I still wanted to be involved in music, but I couldn’t afford to start a record label on my own, so I decided a clothing company would make more sense financially, while still allowing me to be associated with the music scene. Over the years I had noticed that at all these horror conventions, there were the same shirts over and over again for the same dozen movies or so. And while I loved these movies, I was bored at constantly seeing shirts for Texas Chainsaw, Friday the 13th, Halloween, etc. So I started hiring artists to help create new and original horror inspired artwork so I could try and offer up something different to the horror community. It’s a constant struggle to fight for attention at conventions and at shows, but at the end of the day, I’m proud of what I’m offering and stand behind what I’m doing, even if no one else “gets” it.”

Hey Jaysin, WE get it! And we LOVE it! Check out some of the awesome creepy gear you can find at Re-Animated Apparel’s website: letsreanimate.com

You can also check them out on Facebook (facebook.com/reanimatedapparel), Instagram (letsreanimate), Twitter (letsreanimate), and YouTube (Reanimated Apparel)!

Jess-O-Lantern Presents: ELVIN ROAD

Posted in horror on February 9, 2017 by Jess-O-Lantern Says...

Hey Radio of Horror, Jess-O-Lantern here! And today I present to you American French Nightmare, ELVIN ROAD! 

The brainchild of French composer Antoine Saison, along with metal & electro guest artists (Pilot, Jabberwock, and Killbodytuning)! He gives his own vision of Hollywood and Suburban myths. 

With influences from David Lynch, Filter, Michael Mann, Trent Reznor, Depechemode, Helmet and John Carpenter; Elvin Road delivers a exigent and eclectic album of main titles, cold waves and dark riffs.

You can check their cinematic tunes out on their Reverbnation site: https://www.reverbnation.com/elvinroad

As well as on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialelvinroad/?pnref=story

And more information on Elvin Road can be found on their website: http://elvinroad.com/story/

Jess-O-Lantern Presents: SCREAM FOR ME INC.

Posted in horror on January 27, 2017 by Jess-O-Lantern Says...

Hey Radio of Horror, Jess-O-Lantern here! And today I present to you a creepy customizable company guaranteed to make you scream! SCREAM FOR ME, INC! 


Creator Kirby Robinson got to chat with us about his company, supply and demand at horror conventions, and what makes Scream For Me Inc. so unique! 

“I formed my company just 2 years ago in late December 2014. I’ve been going to horror conventions since 2008 and over the years I just noticed that each convention in the Midwest always had the same vendors selling the same stuff. While there were and are a lot of awesome vendors out there I felt that there was a serious lack of variety and thought I could fill the gap with products no one else was making or selling. I started off small with making phone cases, coffee mugs, wallets, and some buttons. Then eventually I started making patches and the business really took off. As far as I know, I’m the only company that will do 1 off custom patches, whereas most companies have a minimum order of 20 or more. I also do custom orders on anything that I make. Not just custom patches!

Now here we are 2 years later and I’ve had my official website http://www.ScreamForMeInc.com since October 2015. My website is filled with tons of items from home décor to patches and even some Christmas ornaments. I make everything on the website myself except for the screen printed t-shirts and women’s undies. I’m always looking to expand and branch out and even work with other artists and vendors. I will be traveling and selling at a lot more horror conventions in 2017 as well, so please be on the look out to see if Scream For Me Inc. will be in your area!”

Speaking of horror conventions, I heard through the social media grape vine that Scream For Me Inc. will be vending at this April’s SPOOKY EMPIRE in Orlando, FL! (My hometown, and my home-base Horror Con!) If you live anywhere near the Central Florida area, go to Spooky Empire in April and check out Scream For Me Inc.! (http://www.spookyempire.com

You can check out Kirby’s line of creepy custom goodies at: ScreamForMeInc.com

And you can also check them out on Instagram (@ScreamForMeInc), and Facebook (Scream For Me Inc.)

Jess-O-Lantern Presents: Dead End Lane!

Posted in horror on January 23, 2017 by Jess-O-Lantern Says...

Greetings Radio of Horror, Jess-O-Lantern here! And today I bring you the wonders of punk/hardcore fiends DEAD END LANE! 

Hailing from Baltimore, MD and Northern VA, Dead End Lane has been described as “Three Punks and Rosie the Riveter singing.” They write super catchy punk melodies, fast and aggressive hardcore songs, and have a touch of horror punk. Which, in combination, will pique any true punk rocker’s desires! Drawing influences from bands like Rancid, The Misfits, and The Distillers. Dead End Lane also dangles out one old school 50s/60s doo-wop song on every album given the band’s interests in the evolution of true melodies from artists like Dion, Elvis, and The Temptations. While their influences range across the punk spectrums, Dead End Lane is it’s own band with it’s own style, sarcastically creative humor, intense performances, and Dead End Lane never writes the same song twice.

Dead End Lane’s guitarist Salacious T gave us a little back story on how the band was formed, their recent tours, and what is in store for their future! 

“Dead End Lane formed when I (originating member and guitarist/writer) met vocalist Erin Demise and DEL began its current foray into the punk scene. With liked-minded influences ranging from The Misfits, The Nekromantix, Rancid, The Distillers, The Horror Pops, Blood For Blood and Balzac, the two hit it off immediately. Also avid fans of the 1950s, fans at DEL shows can expect to hear at least one 50’s influenced song or a revamped 50’s cover. After many great lineups, the current lineup is Erin on vocals, the Salacious T on guitar and back up vocals, Josh on bass and backup vocals, and Anthony on drums. Colin is also the bassist on DEL’s first full length album that was released in June 2016, Bring Out Your Knives. T and Colin have been best friends for almost 30 years now and Colin played with the band for two years from April 2014-April 2016. The current lineup and lineup for the past two years has been insanely energetic on stage with members jumping and spinning everywhere and flying into the crowd. DEL has consistently played regionally and up and down the east coast with numerous tours already completed in 2016, including all the way down to Miami playing the infamous Churchill’s Pub with more to come!”

In late October 2013, Dead End Lane’s singer and front woman, Erin “Demise” Maltese, was one of the recording back-up vocalists for the Misfits 10/13 EP release, singing on their cover of “Science Fiction Double Feature”. (I am a HUGE Rocky Horror fan, having been on The Rich Weirdoes shadow cast in Orlando for 4 years, and OF COURSE a big Misfits fan as well. So this video made me VERY happy! Erin Demise performing the song live with The Misfits! Check it out on the YouTube link below!) 

Having opened for national acts such as The Misfits, Marky Ramone, Michale Graves, The Adicts, The Independents, The Business, Mephiskapheles, the Hub City Stompers, The Creepshow, The Pietasters, JuiceheaD, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes and Calabrese, DEL’s exposure to the local scene and national punk scenes continues to grow, perform, and tour with only more to come!

You can find more on Dead End Lane here!…https://www.facebook.com/Dead-End-Lane-136939916369439/

And you can check out some of their rockin’ tunes here!…..https://deadendlane.bandcamp.com/album/bring-out-your-knives

And watch more of Dead End Lane on YouTube here!…https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqj4dGX4v6M

Thank you Dead End Lane for supporting Radio of Horror! And thank YOU readers! Stay tuned my fiends, becuase my next feature article will showcase a company that will really make you SCREAM! 😉 

Steven Shea of Abyssmal Entertainment

Posted in horror on January 17, 2017 by Jess-O-Lantern Says...

Hey Radio of Horror, Jess-O-Lantern here! And today I present to you the terrifying mastermind behind Abyssmal Entertainment, the International Award-Winning STEVEN SHEA! In my years of creeping around the swamps of FL I had the privilege of meeting him and getting familiar with his work.  He will be a guest on this weeks Radio of Horror! But in the mean time, here is a little bit about Steven Shea!  

            Steven Shea has been working in the entertainment industry since he was 16 years old. Starting out in the local television market in the Florida Keys where he grew up, he eventually made his way to Orlando where he founded Abyssmal Entertainment in 2002. His first feature film he wrote and directed, “The Night Owl”, was distributed globally in the Summer of 2005. In 2008, “Hoodoo For Voodoo”, Steven’s 2nd feature he wrote and directed was released on DVD. Steven garnered some awards on the international festival circuit with the horrific short film “2:22” in 2009, which has been distributed through Hulu & FearNet. “Doomsday County” is a horror anthology film that he co-directed and produced that was released worldwide through Troma Inc in 2013. The comedy web series “The Interrogationists” was released in the summer of 2014 through Funny Or Die. He was a Producer on the feature films “Last Shift”, “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend”, “The Unbroken”, “Deadly Weekend”, “Two Days”, and “Andre the Butcher”.

He co-wrote his first Horror novel “Film FestEvil” in 2016, based on a screenplay he had written. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Melanie, and son Victor

You can find more on Steven Shea and is work at http://www.stevenshea.com 

In addition, check out his latest project, directing the newest music video for Austrian Horror Punk band, KITTY IN A CASKET!

“Tales from The Crypt” Re-Boot! Issue No.1 Review

Posted in horror on December 16, 2016 by Jess-O-Lantern Says...

The “Tales from The Crypt” series have always been among my all time favorite horror comics. So, when I heard that EC Comics (through publishers Super Genius) were planning a re-boot of the series, I was thrilled! Last week I scoured the shelves of comic shops all over Manhattan till I finally found a copy of “Tales from The Crypt No. 1” Cover A! (There are four different covers! A, B, C, and D from four different artists!)

Cover A was done by Joylon Yates with JayJay Jackson:

Cover B was done by Dean Haspiel:


Cover C was done by Bob Camp:

Cover D was done by Russ Heath:

(Photos of covers accessed from MyComicShop.com where you can find these and other comic titles for sale!) 
The three stories in “Tales from The Crypt” No. 1 are “Die-Vestment” (By Writer Stefan Petrucha, Artist Joylon Yates, Colorist JayJay Jackson, and Letterer Tom Orzechowski), “Zombie Bank” (By Writers David Anthony Kraft & Onrie Kompan, Artist and Colorist Miran Kim, and Letterer Tom Orzechowski), and “The Werewolf on Wall Street” (By Writer Scott Lobdell, Artist John McCrea, Colorist Dee Cunniffe, and Letterer Tom Orzechowski). 
Without giving away any spoilers about the stories in this issue, I have to say that “Zombie Bank” was my favorite. I am a sucker for horror stories that touch on very “normal” situations (work, office flirtations/romance, arguments with your boss, etc.) but showcase them in the blood red light of the horror genre. With all three stories having the continuous theme of money and greed, centered around Wall Street, it brings our beloved series into the new post-Great-Recession era. 

In “The Crypt-Keepers Corner” of issue No.1 there is an interview with Jim Salicrup. It’s actually an excerpt from an interview Salicrup did for Comic Shop News called “Jim Salicrup UnenCRYPT-ed”. There is a great quote from the interview which sums up the main idea behind the new “Tales of The Crypt” series: 
“We are trying to create stories that are scary, and also have that unique quality of dark humor that the original ‘Tales from The Crypt’ comics had. Yet, we’re also trying to do stories that are a bit more modern. In other words, what if the original series never stopped, and it was still being published today? That’s what we’re aiming for.” 

I can’t wait to see what terrors the next issue brings! Go pick up a copy of “Tales of The Crypt” No 1. today!