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Shocktoberfest Finale: A Retrospect

Now that Shocktoberfest has come to an end, I wanted to write one more piece as look back on the month-long journey I took as I profiled 30 famous monsters from the popular consciousness. I can safely say that I [...]

October 31, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #30: Godzilla

Welcome back to the 2014 finale to Shocktoberfest, and our final monster is one of the most iconic monsters ever. He needs no introduction, so I won’t even bother trying to give him one. Let’s take a look at the [...]

October 30, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #29: King Kong

Welcome back to this year’s penultimate installment of Shocktoberfest, and today’s featured monster is one of the all-time greats. Unlike Cthulhu, this one had the ability to terrorize audiences everywhere with his size and strength but also had a tragic [...]

October 29, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #28: Cthulhu

Hello everyone and welcome to the homestretch of Shocktoberfest. While I didn’t put these monsters in any order of personal preference, I did want to make sure that the final few were some of the biggest and baddest ever conceived [...]

October 28, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #27: Evil Toys

Welcome back to Shocktoberfest, and today we’re going to profile those little playthings that most likely ruined many of our childhoods and invaded our dreams. After taking a look at evil toys, you might be glad that you left those [...]

October 27, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #26: Cannibals

Before we get started, I need to inform you all of a couple of things… 1. This article probably won’t be as long as detailed as it deserves to be.  I had a great article prepared with fascinating stories and [...]

October 26, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #25: Witches and Wizards

Welcome back to our 25th article of Shocktoberfest, and before we get too close to the end, I wanted to include another time-honored classic monster that has been a part of human culture for millennia.  They’re the magic-wielding men and [...]

October 25, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #24: The Headless Horseman

Welcome back to Shocktoberfest where today we will look at an American folk tale that Washington Irving turned into legend that became a Halloween icon.  This monster needs no introduction, but he’s going to get one anyway: the Headless Horseman. [...]

October 24, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #23: Pyramid Head

Welcome back to our 23rd installment of Shocktoberfest!  Today’s featured monster is not only the newest one to enter the public consciousness (debuting in 2001), but he’s also the only monster this month whose origin lies in the world of [...]

October 23, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #22: El Chupacabra

Welcome back to Shocktoberfest, and today we’ll be looking at a monster so recent that as of this year, it wouldn’t even be old enough to legally purchase alcohol.  Be as it may, it’s grown into legend over the past [...]

October 22, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #21: Gremlins

Welcome back everyone, and today we find ourselves in the home stretch of Shocktoberfest.  We’ve got ten more to go, and at #21 we’ll be looking at a superstitious rumor dating back to the second World War that spread around [...]

October 21, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #20: Mr. Hyde

Welcome back to Shocktoberfest!  Today we take a look at a true classic.  This horrible creature has not only gone on to become the go-to example of man’s duality but has also been terrifying audiences for over 200 years and [...]

October 20, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #19: Clowns

Hello everyone to yet another installment of Shocktoberfest, and today’s monster is one that I originally forgot to put on the list, but after giving it some thought, I felt that no Halloween season would be complete without a cross-cultural [...]

October 19, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #18: Gargoyles

Hello again and welcome to another installment of Shocktoberfest.  In today’s article, we’re going to do things a little differently.  We’re going to go back into history and look at an older monster, but this one in particular is different [...]

October 18, 2014 Features
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Shocktoberfest #17: Pinhead

Welcome back to another installment of Shocktoberfest, and today we take a look at Clive Barker’s leader of carnal cult of Cenobites, Pinhead. Drawing inspiration from punk fashion, the Catholic Church and S&M clubs, Barker created the Pinhead as the [...]

October 17, 2014 Features