Blood Red, AUDIO EDITION: Episode 1 – “Blood Quantum” (2019)

Is COVID still a thing? COVID must still be a thing, because we’re all bored out of our minds in quarantine. But that’s okay, because that boredom has brought us here: to the debut aural edition of the Blood Red column here on the Nine Circles Audio Thing!

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Rainbows in the Dark: Superhorror — “Italians Die Better”

It’s really hard to put a finger on just what genre Superhorror fall under.  I’ll be honest up front, I’m not really sure that this one qualifies under the Rainbows banner, but hey, they bill themselves as a (mostly) punk band, so I feel okay letting it skate by.  We can debate genre, or whether or not genre has any meaning anymore, all day, but the fact remains that today we’re gonna talk about Italians Die Better, so hold on to your butts.  It’s Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent (key word here). Continue reading

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Exhumed was October 2019’s Album of the Month!

 

Since Episode 31 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing is for October’s Album of the Month, it’s fitting we’re chatting about Exhumed and their latest deathgrind masterpiece Horror. I mean, what better month to wax on blood, guts, death metal, and all those sorts of dark things! Plus, we had an almost full house which offered tons of viewpoints and tons of great discussion about this album and so much more.
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Blood Red: Hooptober 6(66) – Week Six

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And we have come to the end, an end so momentous they let me post it during the week and not on a Sunday…nothing to do with the fact I was late, I assure you.  Anyway, the end brought a lot of great stuff…really the perfect way to end this kind of thing.  Things like the surprisingly great latest from Rob Zombie, 3 From Hell.  And one of the best films I should have seen when it was released, the rape/revenge male skewering thriller Revenge.  And the bizarre and gorgeous and slightly bonkers The Wailing.  Not to mention the solid Argento giallo Four Flies on Grey Velvet and the ultimate Karloff redemption after the dismal The Invisible Ray with the Val Lewton-produced Bedlam.

Oh, there was also the requisite Hooper film, but I got to cheat a bit so behold the Hooper/Carpenter collaboration Body Bags!

All that and I still have, in the next few days, films like Midsommar, Brightburn, and the newest iteration of Creepshow ready to go.  Enough talk – this year was a blast but it’s time to dive in! Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 102 (10.26.2019)

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Welcome to a special s p o o k y Saturday edition of the Nine Circles Playlist.  To celebrate the fact that Halloween is right around the corner, we decided to include not only the songs we’ve been jamming this week, but also some of the staff’s favorite horror movie clips.  If you’ve ever wanted to get even further into the minds of the people who write for this site, that you’ve come to know and love (hopefully), then today’s your lucky day.  Or who knows, maybe you just want something that’ll scare you senseless first thing in the morning.  It be like that sometimes.

Thrills, chills, and a whole lot of riffs await you below.

– Vincent