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Welcome to the newly renovated Spookatorium. With episode 15 I have expanded the focus beyond music and pulled open the beaten old trunk of the strange and unusual. Each episode will feature a handful of curious tales and the website will be updated frequently with additional content as I find stories of interest.

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In addition you will hear the moving tale of the death of a vampire peacock struck down in one of the shadowy corners of New York City, and the citizen who would not let its passing go unnoticed. I have a haunted lighthouse to tell you about, and ladies and gentleman, you can buy it for a dollar! I also take a look at the alleged tales of haunting in a remote Michigan town. A small town in Mississippi sees a strange creature on the loose, and doesn’t jump to cryptoid conclusions! An amphibious giant from beneath the sea with a hostile message is made an example of by the Dutch.

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A new episode has been posted for your enjoyment…

1. Grave – Soulless
2. SPK – A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
3. Cranes – Leaves Of Summer
4. Geisha – Riddle
5. Hell Militia – Dead Children’s Choir
6. Fetish 69 – Pigblood
7. Sabbat – Hosanna In Excelsis
8. Mentallo & The Fixer – Rapid Suffocation
9. Mothra – Death Black Square
10. 1000 Homo DJ’s – Apathy
11. Steve Earle – Ben McCulloch
12. The Rohan Theatre Band – Cemetery Folk
13. The Legendary Pink Dots – I Love You In Your Tragic Beauty
14. The Old Scratch Revival Singers – Happy Hanger

Background Sounds – “Glow In The Dark” by Dive

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The Spookatorium has transformed into a formidable snow fort this week to shield all comers from the mind numbing deluge of advertising and rosy cheeked urchins… so, mix your hot chocolate into that day old coffee languishing in the pot and gather round the space heater…. – Prof. Gruntsplatter

1) Social Skills Centre – White Christmas
2) Aborym – Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
3) Samael – Winter Solstice
4) The Accused – Molly’s Xmas ‘72
5) Sonne Hagal – Midwinternight
6) Truckstop Honeymoon – Christmas In Ocala
7) Charnel Valley – January
8 ) Atrium Carceri – Machine Elves
9) The Handsome Family – Tin Foil
10) Jason Webley – Winter
11) Abigor – Weeping Midwinter Tears
12) The Iditarod & Sharron Kraus – Wintermute
13) Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley – Footprints In The Snow
14) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
15) The Hellblinki Sextet – Nuttin’ For Christmas
16) Rev. Glen Armstrong – Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas

Background Sounds – “We Enslaved Elves To Build Our Death Machine” by The Mass

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Ahoy gentle people, the Professor has returned, and during this trip into the Spookatorium we will take an extended look at the Little Things wing. Think of it as the room with carefully lit deformed babies, curious parts in yellowed jars, and the heroic adventures daring dwarves. All songs this time out clock in at under two minutes, thus the robust playlist below. Pain in the ass really, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

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1) Captain Hook & His Crew – The Phone Call
2) Leather Strip – The Nature of God
3) Skinny Puppy – Epilogue
4) Cathi Stout – Hips & Abdomen
5) His Hero Is Gone – Cavities
6) Paul Lemos – ???H???
7) Alien Sex Fiend – Black Rabbit
8 ) Scorn – Those Who Know
9) Proscenium – Gaunt Soul
10) Akrabu – Raising The Serpent Force
11) Death In June – Gorilla Tactics
12) Sapthuran – V
13) Those Poor Bastards – A Bone to Pick
14) Laibach – Cari Amici
15) Nicholas Slonimsky – Castoria
16) Hoarstone – Illogical Existence…
17) Teen Cthulhu – Nightmares Of The Empyrean
18 ) SPK – Internal Bleeding
19) Happy Flowers – I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone
20) Svasti-Anyanam – Yajña-Purusa
21) Richard Cheese – War Ensemble
22) Diallo – Unclenched
23) Sleeping With The Earth – Reduction
24) The Buried Civilizations – Ostrich Eggs
25) Sharron Kraus – Death Jig
26) Agnes Bernelle – Chansonette
27) Sear Bliss – Reverie
28 ) Old Man Gloom – Rape Athena
29) Conversations About The Light – Pondering Ghosts
30) Echo West – Human Faith
31) Ashfordaisyak – Leper In A Tumble Dryer
32) Ocosi – Insex
33) Of The Wand And The Moon – Gandr
34) Maschinenzimmer 412 – Still…
35) The Pogues – Waxie’s Dargle
36) Roberta Lee & Thurl Ravenscroft – Wing Ding Ding

Background Sounds- “Fire And Rain” by Beneath The Lake

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Professor Gruntsplatter’s Spookatorium Halloween Extravaganza. The Spookatorium opens its creaking doors again for this the grandest of all holidays after a week off. Soak it in dear spectators, it is the best time of the year, crisp autumn days, nature shedding its skin and the whispers of boogeymen on the wind. The show will be off again next week because The Professor will be getting married and my Darling Zombie Bride and I will be traveling to to review a display of plastinated corpses somewhere in greater Bigfoot country. The show should return the following week. Tis’ the Season. – Prof. Gruntsplatter.

1) The Hellblinki Sextet – Halloween Overture
2) Mercyful Fate – The Oath
3) Coil – The Hellbound Heart
4) Goblin – Suspiria
5) Jill Tracy & The Malcontent Orchestra – Nosferatu Carries His Coffin
6) Rohan Kriwaczek – Ghost Train X
7) Blanche – Superstitious
8 ) Tombstone – Haunting Bells At Midnight
9) Extinction – Down Below The Fog
10) Nordvargr – Cellardweller
11) The Handsome Family – Poor, Poor Lenore
12) Christopher Walken – The Raven
13) Aghast – Call From The Grave
14) Lonesome Wyatt & The Holy Spooks – Black Is The Color
15) The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – The Smell Of Blood But Victory X
16) Stone Breath – Footprints Of A Ghost Girl
17) Archon Satani – Witchcraft Holocaust
18) TSOL – Silent Scream
19) The Accused – The Maddest Story Ever Told
20) The Vanity Set – Don’t Be Afraid
21) Endura – Cthulhu Fhtagn
22) Galgeras – Cemetarian
23) Nehëmah – Warlock
24) The Dead Brothers – The Angel Of Death
25) ClockDVA – Buried Dreams
26) American Sinner – Tiny Ghost
27) Amber Asylum – Vampire
28 ) Crepuscle – Matricide Reality

Background Sounds- “Black Static Transmission” by Schloss Tegal

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A new batch of the dark, frightful and bizarre for you all…

1) Dream Into Dust – Seasons In The Mist
2) Einstürzende Neubauten – Blume
3) Fields Of The Nephilim – Preacher Man
4) Negurã Bunget – Wordless Knowledge
5) Sator Absentia – Recalling Waters and Suns
6) Oil Seed Rape – Rib Donor
7) Jill Tracy – Doomsday Serenade
8 )The Pogues – Drunken Boat
9) The Rohan Theatre Band – Cabinet of Curios
10) Foetus – Anxiety Attack
11) Blacklodge – Templars
12) Rabaue – Pizza Hut

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I’ve had some good reaction to lots of the tracks I have played, but the artists people have seemed most impressed by has been The Rohan Theatre Band, and his other endeavor, The Guild Of Funerary Violinists. You can find out more information and purchase CDR’s direct from the site. I have several of his releases and they are all worth your time.

Until next time…
Prof. Gruntsplatter