Midnight Art: Killer ants attack in ‘Phase IV’

We’ll conclude seven days of eco-horror with the killer ant move Phase IV. According to IMDB: Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas. I have yet to see it myself, but I’m … Continue reading Midnight Art: Killer ants attack in ‘Phase IV’

Midnight Art: Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

Spiders … of course you’re scared of them. It doesn’t matter if they provide an important niche in nature by cutting down the number of pesky disease-spreading insects. They’re scary and you hate them. Kingdom of the Spiders is a film that plays to that fear. Released in 1977, it stars William Shatner and hundreds, if not thousands, of real spiders. A short description from … Continue reading Midnight Art: Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

How about we kick off the weekend with ‘Skinflowers’

Has there ever been an album that you wanted to buy but never got the chance? T.V. Sky by the Young Gods is one of those albums for me. Back in 1992, we didn’t have access to all these albums for free like many of younger folk do now. We had MTV and we had magazines, and MTV more often than not, didn’t offer a … Continue reading How about we kick off the weekend with ‘Skinflowers’

Social media: Saying ‘I quit’ is an option, but unlikely

Like many people, I feel the overload when it comes to our modern information age. It’s a nonstop 24-7 ordeal with the news changing every minute and everyone from the leader of the free world to the goat farmer in Zimbabwe is able to weigh in on the day’s events. If you try to stay informed, it kind of feels like you’re going down a … Continue reading Social media: Saying ‘I quit’ is an option, but unlikely

Midnight Art: Giant nuclear insects attack in ‘Them!’ (1954)

Do you hate ants? Them! is another one of those movies I caught on cable as a kid. While it is not exactly an eco-horror, it is a nuclear horror. A nest of gigantic irradiated ants is found in the New Mexico desert; they quickly become a national threat when it is discovered that two young queen ants and their consorts have escaped to establish … Continue reading Midnight Art: Giant nuclear insects attack in ‘Them!’ (1954)

Thursday Midday Music: Kreator’s ‘Renewal’

Today’s Midday Music hails from Germany’s Kreator. Kreator is known as one of the “Big Four” of Teutonic thrash metal, along with Sodom, Tankard and Destruction. With this album, the band adopted a sort of more experimental sound that actually sounds kind of heavily influenced by punk music to me. Renewal is their sixth album. It is also the last album to feature original bassist … Continue reading Thursday Midday Music: Kreator’s ‘Renewal’

Brainfood: Did ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ speak for 90s metalheads?

Who is old enough to remember Beavis and Butt-Head’s original run? Sure, more than one-fourth of us were not born then, but if you’re part of the English-speaking world, you’ve probably in the very least heard a passing reference to them at one time or another. But why were the animated delinquents such a hit? Ben Umanov, writing for Noisey thinks he knows why: Metal … Continue reading Brainfood: Did ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ speak for 90s metalheads?

Midnight art: ‘Night of the Lepus’

Ever hear of leporiphobia, or fear of rabbits? Well, Night of the Lepus probably won’t lead to it, but you will find some good laughs in the absurdity of man-eating, giant rabbits. Our art for tonight is the German poster for the movie, simply called Rabbits there. Night of the Lepus is another movie in the eco-horror genre. It’s about giant carnivorous rabbits that feed on … Continue reading Midnight art: ‘Night of the Lepus’

Midnight art: The 1972 movie ‘Frogs’

Do you think frogs are scary? Well, the maker of the movie Frogs sure did. We continue our eco-horror themed week at midnight art with a poster from Frogs. This is one of those movies that I remember watching on cable. I’m not exactly sure when. All I know was it was on weekday and it was a noontime movie on the USA Network or … Continue reading Midnight art: The 1972 movie ‘Frogs’