Archive for March, 2010

Video: First Minute of DOCTOR WHO Series 5, Episode 1: “The Eleventh Hour”

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Watch and enjoy:

Ready for Saturday!

Large Cat Spotted in Cinicinnati Area

Posted in Cryptozoology, Weird News with tags , , , on March 30, 2010 by ghostradioworld

On Thursday, 26, 2010 officials received reports of a large white cat roaming in the Avondale area.  Fire Fighters searched several places within the Phoenix Learning Center where the animal had been spotted, but found no evidence of such a creature.

It’s unclear at this time where these sightings were of an actual cat, possibly owned by a local resident; or if this fits into the mysterious large cat sightings — a relatively new phenomena in the cryptozoological community.  Although the cats spotted in those reports are usually black.

Source.

Midwest to be “Plagued” By “Locusts” This Year!

Posted in Weird News, Weird Science with tags , , , on March 30, 2010 by ghostradioworld

According to the Wall Street Journal:

Over the coming weeks, federal officials say, grasshoppers will likely hatch in bigger numbers than any year since 1985. Hungry swarms caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage that year when they devoured corn, barley, alfalfa, beets—even fence posts and the paint off the sides of barns.

A federal survey of 17 states taken last fall found critically high numbers of adult grasshoppers in parts of Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Each mature female lays hundreds of eggs. So “the population could be very, very high this year,” said Charles Brown, who manages grasshopper suppression for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hmmm …

Bram Stoker Award Winners!

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , on March 29, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Last weekend, the Horror Writers Association announced the winners of their annual Bram Stoker Awards.  Here they are:

  • Superior Achievement in a NOVEL – Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan (Harper)
  • Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL – Damnable by Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
  • Superior Achievement in LONG FICTION – The Lucid Dreaming by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
  • Superior Achievement in SHORT FICTION – “In the Porches of My Ears” by Norman Prentiss (POSTSCRIPTS #18)
  • Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY – He Is Legend edited by Christopher Conlon (Gauntlet Press)
  • Superior Achievement in a COLLECTION – A Taste of Tenderloin by Gene O’Neill (Apex Book Company)
  • Superior Achievement in NONFICTION – Writers Workshop of Horror by Michael Knost (Woodland Press)
  • Superior Achievement in POETRY – Chimeric Machines by Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy Publishing)

If you haven’t read any good horror lately, these would all be good choices to entertain and keep you reading into the wee small hours of the night.

Bram Stoker Heir Seeking Dublin Monument

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , on March 28, 2010 by ghostradioworld

From Reuters:

The Victorian Gothic novel Dracula is associated with the dense forests of Transylvania rather than the Georgian squares of Dublin, but the great great nephew of its Irish born author thinks that is an oversight. In time for the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, which will be in 2012, Dacre Stoker has begun work to raise money to erect a memorial to his ancestor to join the statues and plaques commemorating Dublin’s many other writers, such as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.

Sounds like a good idea to us.

Video: Trailer for THE HOST Director’s New Film MOTHER

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , on March 27, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Bong Joon-Ho, director of the The Host, has a new thriller coming out called Mother.  it’s already won the best picture award at The Asian Film Awards.

Here’s what the description of the film from the official website:

Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded twenty-seven-year-old son, Do-joon. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a schoolgirl whom he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning she is found dead in an abandoned building, and Do-joon is accused of her murder. An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force result in a speedy conviction. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl’s killer. In her obsessive quest to clear her son’s name, Mother steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.

And here’s the trailer:

“Spaced” Flash Mob in Trafalgar Square

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video, Weird News with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Before Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright created a little sitcom called “Spaced”.  If you love their movies, you gotta watch “Spaced”.  One of the favorite scenes from this series is this famous “gun fight”:

Love it, right?  So did recent  a “flash mob” which recreated it in Trafalgar Square.  Check it out:

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