Monday, December 31, 2012

The Revenant Versus Orlock New Years Eve Edition!

Welcome Kiddies, to the End of Another Horrifying Year!  Orlock and I Have Decided to Put Together a Vile Collection of our Favorite Tunes from the Past 365!
But Listener be Warned, Not Every Song in the Following Presentation was released in the Year of Our Worm 2012.  It is Not That Kind of List.
This is just a Sampling of That which was Often Heard Echoing Down the Sepulchral Tunnels of the Tomb Over this Last Year.
Enjoy, Ghouls!

1) Grave Slaves - Crimson Tide
2) Funeral Crashers - Blackout Days
3) Boney Fiend - Diggin' up a Date
4) Actifed! - Crucifixion
5) Horror Story - Rock'n'Roll Frankenstein
6) Fear Incorporated - Sawney's Cave
7) the Coffinshakers - Walpurgis Night
8) Miguel and the Living Dead - Black Magic Sex Terror
9) Necrofusion - Room 20
10) Red Voice Choir - Leviathan
11) Under a Nightmare - Drinking Trioxin
12) Korbak - Crows Feeding
13) Orlock and the Rockin' Ghouls - Night Predators
14) Sleepless - Darkness
15) Dead Holiday - the Infected
16) Live Not On Evil - the Scary Polka
17) Bat Nouveau - Lillies
18) Reverend Hellbastard - Every Halloween
19) Hexenhaus - Katakombi
20) Ghouls Night Out - Monster Love
21) 13th Moon - Redrum
22) the Pallbearers - Cold Cold Ground
23) Dracula Biscuits - Transylvania
24) Karloff - Krawl of the Karloffians
25) Tears for the Dying - Death on the Elevator (Super Heroines Cover)
26) the Wreckenstein Brawlers - Werewolf Women from Planet X

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I Apologize that My Posts Have Benn Lagging this past Week.  We are Holed Up Here in the Crypt Suffering From the Grue Flu and Also a Shoulder Injury.  At my Age I suppose I should not Attempt to Clean out Alligatorman's Feeding Pit on my Own!  Coming Soon on the 31st, However, Shall be My and Orlock's Combo Podcast of our Favorite Songs of 2012!  Stay Glued Monster Kids!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Well, Well, Well... Here We Are Fiends and Foul Ones!!!  Welcome to The Roadside Revenant Vs. Christmas!!!
I Believe I Have Done Justice to this Years Anti Jolly Ho Ho Hell!
So Pull Up a Nice Comfy Coffin, Get a Good Strong Cup of Blood Nog, Lay Back, Close Your Eyes and Dream of the Holiday Horrors to Come...

1) the White Coffin Terror - Silent Night, Deadly Night
2) the Crypt Keeper - the 12 Days of Cryptmas
3) Heywood Banks - You Ain't Gettin' Diddly Squat
4) Austrian Death Machine - Jingle Bells
5) Porn Orchard - Christmas Sucks
6) the Wretched Ones - Christmas Song
7) Jon Lajoie - Cold Blooded Christmas
8) Thee Merry Widows - Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
9) Brian, Kenny, Linda, Lee and Butch - Grandpa's Revenge
10) Kekal - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
11) Boris Pickett and the Crypt Kickers - Monster's Holiday
12) Korn - Kidnap the Santy Klaws
13) the Reverend Horton Heat - We Three Kings
14) the Vaudvilles - Shot My Baby For Christmas
15) H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society - the Carol of the Olde Ones
16) Dan Hart - Santa Eats Little Kids
17) the Coffin Caddies - Halloween on Xmas
18) the Van Orsdels - You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
19) Knock Galley West - Gunslingin' Santa
20) Thirsty Dave's Western Caravan - Psycho Santa
21) Eric Idle - Fuck Christmas
22) Weird Al Yankovic - Christmas at Ground Zero

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 12!!!

On the Twelth Day of Creepmas My Dead Love Gave To Me...A Lovely Little Laugh from the Horrorpunk Band Grave Disorder!!!  I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus!!!  Take That Jolly Fat Man!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Revenant Chats With the Cast and Crew of Transylvania Television!!!

Greetings Ghoulies!!!  It's the Roadside Revenant here!  Today I have a Fangtastic Treat for all My Monster Kiddies!!!  I Recently had a Chit Chat With the Cast and Crew of Transylvania Television, the Beast Broadcast on the World Weird Web for All Monster Mavens and Fans of Fright!!!  Let's Dig in, Shall We???

Welcome to My Ossuary my Fiends!  Can I get Any of You Thing To Sup or Sip?  No?  Then Allow me to Turn Down This Lantern and We can Begin...

the Revenant ~ I should Like to ask the Vampire LeShoc Where he Gets his Stunning Wardrobe.  My Tombmate Orlock is in Dire Need of Some Fashion Help.  I'm Not Entirely Sure He Has Even Changed his Undergarments Since 1413...

the Vampire Le Shoc ~ These Particular Garments I stole from the lifeless corpse of Tom Cruise after he did that atrocious Interview With A Vampire flick.  What?  What do you mean he isn't dead?  Dammit! I just can't trust discount lackeys these days.  Do I Have To Do EVERYTHING Myself??

the Revenant ~ Mistress Malicia our Literary Maven wanted to ask Dwayne Frankenstein the followwing...
Dwayne, I cannot Help Noticing Your Very Interesting Accent.  Would You Care to Enlighten us on Your Place of Origin and Perhaps Whatever Little Spare Bits you May Remember of Your Family?

Dwayne Frankenstein ~ Hi!  I'm Dwayne! Hellooo!  My Place of origin may or maynot include Surrey, Oxford, Borneo, New Hampshire, Kokomo and Minneapolis.  It's Sometimes hard to tell.  Being made of 13 different people, my toes get confused sometimes.  Or was it my vocal cords?  I like Ponies.

the Revenant ~ Um,  Thanks You Dwayne.  Next Up, Orlock's Loathsome Pet, Alligatorman has a Question for Ratfink.  I shall Have to Interpret for Him Since His Communication's Consist Primarily of Incoherent Shouting and Hitting Things With Other Things.  Well, Here Goes... Ahem... Batfink, the 1960 Cadillac Landau Hearse vs. the 1957 Chevrolet Landau Hearse, which Is Better?  Um, I'm unsure About this Last Bit So I Will Give it to You Verbatim... * Hit Tree With Old Lady, Hit Tree again With Old Lady, Throw Old Lady Into Septic Pit... Stomp, Stomp, Lie Down and Fall Asleep *  Hmmm...

Ratfink ~ Man, a sweet ride is a sweet ride.  Just go with the flow.  But one thing I can tell you is that NO2 will make any car just that much more hep.  And did you know you can even hook that shit up to the engine?

the Revenant ~ I should Like to ask Furry J. Ackermonster, How Do you Deal With the Stresses of Working With such an, "Interesting" Bunch?  I Myself Have Been Suffering from a Touch of Workplace Ennui Lately...?

Furry J. Ackermonster ~ Honestly, It's not that much different from college.  But if you get too bummed out, you could always spool up the Star Wars Holiday Special.  When I get low, knowing that Disney is saddled with that crap now instead of George Lucas always Brightens my Day!

the Revenant ~  And Now for the Fiends behind the Funny!  C J Stone, Producer, Executive Producer, Writer and Script Girl of TvTv, Tell Me, How do You Go About Pulling Together an Episode?

On the front end our process is kind of wild, a little like throwing spaghetti against the wall.  Actors, Writers and Crew pitch out ideas they've had, jokes they've thought of, skits or sketches and so on.  This goes on all the time - shoot breaks, lunch, writers' room, management meetings, all the time.  We're always looking for things we think are funny and we riff on them or monster them up and riff on that.

For example we have a white board in The Pit and we encourage everyone --EVERYONE-- to write Frankenstein Device smashmix titles up there, like "Are you there, Godzilla?  It's me Margaret","Uncle Tom's Cabin in the Woods", or "The Bloodsucker Proxy".  Sometimes we use those for something and sometimes they give us ideas for other things.

Most of the time, writers and producers will come in with some kind of story line.  Maybe 30 seconds, maybe a couple of minutes, whatever.  We're looking for the monster and the funny.  We take whatever we've got and we refine it or recycle it.  For example, I wrote a thing where a rat stole a cursed ring from LeShoc's office.  Furry caught him at it and chased him and the rat hid in the toilet.  Furry called Batfink for help -- Furry didn't want to go in because there was this scary music (theremin) every time he got near the door.  Batfink says, "Oh, Yeah.  Here we go!" and cut.  That never got produced, but the idea of "scary music out of nowhere" got recycled into the episode introducing Von Bucket.

And so on.  Anything we can't shoot or refine, we try to recycle.  And we don't restrict our writers in any way.  Bring the Monster and Bring the Funny.  That's It.

Once we do have something, we start polishing.  All the XP's give it a read and check it for stuff we don't do, like politics or real religions.  Then we check it for mechanical things, like lines being traded in a ping-pong fashion, or someone who's strictly a straight man to an oncoming joke.  Then we start to read it for weak spots, places it could be funny when it isn't intended to be funny; places where it is funny but could be funnier; and places where it's really funny, but there might be something even funnier or a follow - on joke.

When that's all done, I put the script into the industry - standard format (courtesy of CelTx; it rocks and it's free).  Industry-standard format tells us how many minutes we are trying to shoot and if it's too much, we start cutting the script.  We have to balance between a minimum time for a video, about two minutes; and the maximum, about four minutes; and how much time we have to shoot a video.  Our ratio is about 60:1.  Yeah, you read that right: One minute of finished video is one HOUR in The Pit and post-production.  You can imagine how long it took us to shoot the Halloween Special Show.  So we must cut the script to fit the time we have available (or, for the live show on UStream, the slot we are trting to fill).

Finally, we put the script in the hands of the actors and rehearse-rehearse-rehearse.  Some things that look good on paper don't sound good when played; some things we write just can't be said by  puppet; sometimes we don't get the feel of the character right in the writing and the actor asks for changes.  Lots of different ways to change the material in rehearsal.

Really - finally, the actors often find funny things we didn't think of that is way funnier than what we wrote.  For instance, we might write the word "dick", and the actor tries out every synonym for "dick" he can think of - and one just pops out (pardon the pun).  We all bust out laughing and that's obviously the way to go.  And the actors improv to improve and that works.  Rehearsal is about the most valuable "bring the funny" time we have.

the Revenant ~ C J and Gordon, If you Could Meet Any Horror Icon, Alive, Dead or Undead, Who Would It Be???

C J Stone ~ Arch Oboler.  Scariest guy in radio.  Made me pee my pants by tearing a piece of paper. Nice Work!

Gordon ~ Strangely enough, I'm not that much of a horror fan.  I guess if I was really able to pick, I'd choose Vincent Price.  I hear he was a fantastic cook.

the Revenant ~ And Finally Fiends, any Hints as to Where the Crew of TvTv will Be Heading in the Future???

CJ Stone ~ We are not actively in production just now.  This year, we are marketing the Halloweener and what we call "the Houston Five" as a one week broadcast package to TV stations nationwide.  We're hoping to get seen by Someone Important and get a big bag of money.

That said, we are producing small things.  For instance, we did an introduction to the Star Wars Holiday Special, the worst train wreck you've never seen.  SWHS is show at Christmas by Chris Grap as a benefit for Toys for Tots.  He's been doing that six years and he wanted a new introduction, so we shot a new one.  That's showing here in the Twin Cities and Chris has announced it's also showing in New Orleans and LaCrosse, WI and maybe in Fargo , ND.  We also did a cross-pimp with Not Literally after we saw their video "Sorted this Way", a Harry Potter-Lady Gaga smashmix.  We still have The Pit, the sets and the puppets, so we bust out when we have a reason to!

the Revenant ~ My Most Humble Thanks to You all, The Cast and Crew of Transylvania Television for Answering My Queries and Taking Time away From The Pit!!!

And now My Dreary Dark Ones, Dig In and Visit Transylvania Television at:

Worship Them Oh My Monstrous Minions!!!

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 11!!!

On the Eleventh Day Of Creepmas, This One is For Orlock!!!  Elvira and the Bats - Frenetic Christmas Dance!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 10!!!

It Is I Orlock!!!  the Revenant is Waxing His Skin Mask Right Now So I Shall Post for this the Tenth Day of Creepmas!!!   To You I Bring Christmas Sucks!!!  Sadly, this Song is Not in Fact by Peter Murphy and Tom Waits, but by the Band Porn Orchard!  They Do Do a Mean Impersonation though, Don't They???  My All Time Favorite Xmas Song!!!  Enjoy the Suffering Santa!!!

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 9!!!

On the Ninth Day of Creepmas, My Dead Love Brought to Me... Zombie Space Pirates and Sandy Claws!!!  Delight in the Darkness!!!  Muhahahaha!!!  Ahem.  Sorry.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 8!!!

On the Eighth Day of Creepmas, My Dead Love Brought to Me,  Santa's Gonna Kick Your Ass by the Arrogant Worms!!!  Hmmm...  That Didn't Rhyme At All.

Friday, December 7, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 7!!!

On the Seventh Day of Creepmas, My Dead Love Brought to Me...A Terrifying Tune from Container 59!!!  Damn It, That Doesn't Rhyme!!!  Christmas of the Living Dead!!!  Drink it Down Drearies!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 6!!!

Greetings Gothic Ghouls!  I, the Graf Von Orlock Welcome you to this, the 6th Day of Creepmas!!!  I Have Compiled a Creepy Collection of Wintery Type Tunes and Cadaverous Carols For your Eerie Edification...  But Beware... A Lump of Coal May Just Be Waiting For you at the End of the Line...

1) Love Spirals Downward - Welcome Christmas
2) And Also the Trees - Jack
3) Sorrow - Little Drummer Boy
4) Cinema Strange - Tomb Lillies
5) Eva O - O Holy Night
6) Corpus Delecti - This Side of the Moon
7) Arcanta - Carol of the Bells
8) Ordo Equilibrio - Reaping the Fallen
9) Autopsia - Stille Nacht
10) Sopor Aeturnus - May I Kiss Your Wound?
11) Lycia - We Three Kings
12) (((S))) - Ghost in the Snow
13) ?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 5!!!

On the 5th Day of Creepmas, My Dead Love Brought to Me...Ahhh.... Screamin' Lord Sutch Knows What Creepmas is All About!!!!!!  Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Tony Todd, the Candyman!!!

A very Happy Birthday to Mr. Tony Todd!  Actor Most Famously Known as Portrayer of the Candyman!!!

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 4!!!

On the 4th Day of Creepmas, My Dead Love Gave to Me...A Creepy Little Surf Ditty From the Balboas!!!  This Is Santa Claus!!!  Enjoy!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

the 13 Days of Creepmas Day 3!!!

Ahhh...  Here We Are on the Third Day of Creepmas and my Dead Love Brought to Me...A Classic from Mad Tv!!!  Enjoy!

You May Try to Run Little Child... But the Great Red One is EVERYWHERE!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The 13 Days of Creepmas Day 1!!!

Oh Dear...  It Would Appear Alligatorman has Already Begun Dragging Home those Bothersome Charity Bell Ringers.  I Found This One Laying on the Steps to the Ossuary.  I Rolled His Bloodied Bulk Into the Septic Pit and Discovered Orlock's Pet had Already Found Three Others.  He is a Messy Eater.  But at Least he Is Almost Litter Trained.  So To Keep His Interest and Give the Sherriff's Department a Day of Rest, I Have Allowed Him to Create an Entry Into this Years 13 Days of Creepmas!  Behold the Monsterous Metal Madness of ALLIGATORMAN VS. CHRISTMAS!!!

1) Reverend Bizarre - the Devil Rides Out
2) Tortured Conscience - the Little Drummer Boy
3) Krampus - Witches' Lullaby
4) Hearken - O' Come all Ye Faithful
5) Wolfmare - Mother Moose Jig
6) Frank's Enemy - Coventry Carol
7) Nordheim - Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit!
8) Frost Like Ashes - Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - O' Come Emmanuel
9) Trollfest - Brakebein
10) EversincEve - O' Holy Night
11) Wolfchant - Die Nacht Der Wolfe
12) Pure Defiance - Joy to the World
13) Amon Amarth -Where is Your God?

Enjoy!  If You DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

the Revenant Chats With Joelle of Romantica Nocturnis Clothing!!!

Greetings Joelle!  I Do So Thank You for Your Visit to the Tomb Today.  One small Word of Warning, If Orlock Lets Alligatorman in, Watch Your Shoes, He's Been Eating Children Again and it Upsets His Stomach So...  Shall We Begin?

the Revenant ~ Please, tell us a Bit About Yourself...

Joelle ~ Well, other than being a goth and a fashion designer, I'm also a huge geek.  I love fantasy novels, video games, science fiction, tabletop RPGs, you name it!  I'm also a former singer and studied music for a couple of years, but no longer have any interest in performing.  I love to sing while I'm sewing though!

the Revenant ~ What Influences Your Work my Dear?

Joelle ~ Historical fashion is a big influence for me.  The Victorian era in particular.  But I never try to be historically accurate, I prefer to take elements that I like from different places and put them together to make something that is my own.  The underlying theme of my work is that it is always dark, elegant and romantic.

the Revenant ~ How long Have You been Creating Your Works?

Joelle ~ I went to college for fashion design in 2006.  By the time I graduated in 2010 I had already developed a line of accessories and had laid a lot of the groundwork for Romantica Nocturnis.  I got a business loan and my own studio in September of 2010, so I've been in business for just over two years now.

the Revenant ~ Tell me a Little Bit about the Process of Making one Of your Pieces...

Joelle ~ I do everything myself, including designing, pattern drafting and development, and construction and finishing.  It's really rewarding to be able to come up with a design and know in your head all of the steps you need to take to make that design a reality. I especially enjoy experimenting and coming up with new techniques on my own, both for pattern manipulation and sewing/construction.

the Revenant ~ Alligatorman!  No!  No!  Orlock Get this Blood Bubbling Beast out of Here!  NOW!!!  I am So Sorry about Your Hand Bag Joelle...  It Might Be Best Just to Burn it, at this Point...  Ahem.  Moving On...  If you Could Meet One Horror Icon, Living, Dead or Undead, Who would It Be?

Joelle ~ I think it would be interesting to meet H.P. Lovecraft.  I've gotten into the habit of reading his stories every year around Halloween and you have to wonder at the mind of the person who wrote such brilliantly eerie stuff.

the Revenant ~ Name one Other Artist Who You Admire...

Joelle ~ I really admire international cosplayer Yaya Han.  She's been cosplaying for over 10 years, and when she started out she didn't even know how to use a sewing machine.  She's completely self-taught and whenever a costume requires a new technique she learns how to do it herself.  So not only does she know how to draft a pattern and construct a garment, she can embroider, style wigs, sculpt accessories, make scale mail, etc.  Some of her more elaborate costumes have taken more than one hundred hours of work to complete!  She also occasionally designs original costumes, which are always beautiful.  You can see her work at :

I thank You Once Again For Visiting Us this Dreary Day, Joelle!
To See More of Joelle's Wicked Works Visit Her Shop at:

Orlock!  Get Me the Prod!  I am Going to Have a Little Chat With Alligatorman about Guests and Decorum!  Phah...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the Revenant Chats with Kandi from Dark Hart Resurrection!!!

Greetings Kandi!  Would You Care for Some Coffee?  Absinthe?  A Bloody Judith?  (I Fear we Used Poor Mary All Up!)  No?  Then Please Allow Me to Tighten Those Chains For You and We Shall Begin...

the Roadside Revenant ~ Tell Me, What Influences Your Work?

Kandi ~ One of my biggest influences was my Grandmother. She taught me to sew when I was young, and always encouraged me to be creative.

I actually have a great deal of experience making a variety of things which are not in my Etsy shop yet.  I'm hoping to add more as my business grows.

I make a lot of my own clothes.  It's my self expression.  Everything in black of course, but I live creating my own personal style that is a mix of Modern Gothic, Vintage and always very feminine.

Making the things for Dark Hart Resurrection is actually fairly random.  I find things that inspire me to create mostly one of a kind pieces, and see where I end up.  It is my passion to make something new from something old.  If I wasn't allowed to do what I do I would definitely die a little on the inside.

the Roadside Revenant ~ Ah yes... I Know What it is Like to Die on the Inside!  Of Course I Also Know What it is Like to Die on the Outside, So Perhaps My Point is Lost.
Oh Well.
Tell Me, If You Could Meet One Horror Icon, Living, Dead or Undead Who Would it Be?

Kandi ~ Vincent Price.  I love his wicked, sinister side and dark humor.  I have a strong feeling he loved playing his evil, demented characters, but never took himself too seriously.

the Roadside Revenant ~ I Fear our End is Near my Dear.  Before We Must Expire, Please, Name One Other Artist Whose Work You Admire...

Kandi ~ I would have to say Pandora Moore and her company Delightfully Deviant.  She basically started her small business from nothing.  She is a very smart, hardworking woman who tried very hard to please her customers.

the Roadside Revenant ~ I Would Very Much Like to Thank Our New Fiend Kandi, For this Morbidly Merry Visit!
My Darling Drearies of Darkness and Damnation, Visit Miss Kandi's Etsy Shoppe Dark Hart Resurrection here:

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