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41 POSTS 0 COMMENTSMatt is a writer, pop culture historian and aspiring two-fisted adventurer. He has a degree in ancient Mediterranean history with a focus on Roman ritual violence, which is why he writes about monster movies and pro wrestling on the internet. He has two cats and a blog called Explosiontown~!, which you can follow. Uh, the blog. Leave the cats alone.
Plush artist Choly Knight does not just create and sell adorable plush creatures; she sells you the patterns to make your own miniature monsters.
Let's keep Christ in Christmas by digging through the trash pile of history to retrieve some of history's most spectacular failed messiahs.
Friendly advice: don't stare too deeply into the abyss that is Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. That way lies madness.
In which we do our best to explain the most inexplicable music video ever made, for the Blue Öyster Cult kind-of hit, "Shooting Shark."
A close reading of the classic tales of King Arthur reveals that even knights in the shiniest armor can be splattered with blood.
Longtime Dirgers may remember that my very first article here was a short primer on Lucha Underground, the best Robert Rodriguez-produced noir telenovela about a supernatural pro wrestling league on television. In that piece, I did my best to give y'all the elevator pitch...
Every studio wants their own shared cinematic universe to play in, but Universal has them all beat: the Universal Monsters have been doing it since 1943.