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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 60 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2019 and more

Podcast: (10-18-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from hosts Karl and Tonya discuss the 2019 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Devo, and others. What happened to Judas Priest? Phil Collins and Genesis, Don Henley and The Eagles, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, John Fogerty and CCR, and other solo artists who fronted Hall of Fame bands. We discuss the Fleetwood Mac drama, Netherworld haunted attraction is coming up, and more! When It Was Cool Podcast 060 presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 093 - Harlem Heat vs. the Outsiders - WCW World Tag Team Championship - WCW Halloween Havoc 1996

Podcast: (10-20-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg / Wrestling) presents the 93rd edition of Wrestling With the Dawg podcast where the Dirty Dawg Darsie breaks down Harlem Heat defending the WCW World Tag Team Championship against the Outsiders at WCW Halloween Havoc 1996!  The Dawg talks about where Harlem Heat stands in his opinion in the tag teams of WCW history, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall jumping over to WCW and the impact it had on the WWF, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 093

Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 00

Podcast: (10-19-2018) (Zones: Stuck in the Desert Audio Show) The debut edition of the Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. In honor of #MonsterMonth, The Desert Rat tells us about some desert southwest monsters and terrors. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool. Stuck in the Desert 00

Special - NoFriender & DragonKingKarl Rock and Roll Extravaganza Podcast Special (Free)

Podcast: (10-15-2018) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) Today the NoFriender and DragonKingKarl team up to talk lots about rock music. We start out talking about the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees including Def Leppard and Judas Priest being left off the ballot this year. Then we begin to talk all things rock and roll including (but not limited to) Metallica, KISS, Rush, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, hair metal, and then we dive deep for the geeks and talk drumming, music theory, and more.  It's all the rock and roll you need and a mega fun show! Check it out! NoFriender & DragonKingKarl Rock and Roll Extravaganza Special

06 - GKT - Greatest Kayfabe Tournament: Roddy Piper vs. Mil Mascaras

Podcast: (10-16-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament continues with match six in round one and today we have a battle of people who seldom laid down on the job.  Plucked straight out of 1984 following the famous Starrcade Dog Collar match and a year before WrestleMania I we have "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.  His opponent is one of the most beloved stars of Lucha Libre and an international wrestling superstar.  From the year 1973 the "Man of 1000 Masks" Mil Mascaras. The votes are in and we have a winner! FIGHT! 06 GKT Roddy Piper vs Mil Mascaras

Empathy Inc. (2018) Movie Review from Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Article: (10-16-2018) (Zones: Horror) Black-and-white independent science fiction thriller Empathy Inc. recalls the tradition of the classic television series The Twilight Zone in its tale of a man going from bad-off to far worse when a high-tech opportunity presents itself. Always compelling and entertaining, this merging of lo-fi, analog-style technology and human nature at its best and worst provides plenty of social commentary to go with its eerie chills. Join Joseph Perry as he tells us all about this new thriller. Read More.

DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 135 - Mythos of the Werewolf

Podcast: (10-14-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) Host Karl Stern continues the celebration of Halloween month with a look at another classic monster and the lore surrounding them.  This week Karl takes a look at the mythos of the werewolf or the wolf man.  Tales surrounding the werewolf are ancient.  There is even a story of a man being tried and convicted of being a werewolf but most of the associated lore surrounding the wolf man comes from the old Universal horror movies.  Karl takes a look at that and more including some modern ideas about the werewolf as well.  It's more #MonsterMonth fun from the DragonKing Dark Podcast! DragonKing Dark Podcast 135

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Oh No! It’s the Most Divisive and (Maybe) Scary of All Halloween Candy Treats - Candy Corn!

Article: (10-16-2018) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) It’s Halloween night and kids are tick or treating all over the neighborhood. After you get home it’s time to search through your bounty of treasure and you discover a yellow and orange treat… or perhaps a trick! Maybe you love them or maybe you hate them but let Tonya from When It Was Cool tell you a little bit about candy corn! Read More.

Sleep No More (2018) Film Review

Article: (10-14-2018) (Zones: Horror) A group of graduate students unleash a deadly evil in Sleep No More, a 1980s-set horror movie that does a solid job of attempting to recapture the feel of such films from that decade as A Nightmare on Elm Street, with a dose of 1990’s Flatliners mixed in for good measure. Impressive performances and keen building of suspense are the highlights of this chiller. Join Joseph Perry as he tells When It Was Cool readers all about this great film. Read More.

Halloween - Ten Fond Retro Halloween Memories - Expanded and Updated!

Article: (10-11-2018) (Zones: Horror) Contributor Joseph Perry provides When It Was Cool with images and memories of when Halloween really was cool and fun! Join When It Was Cool for this retro Halloween trip back in time to plastic Halloween masks and costumes, games, haunted houses, scary stories, and so much more. Grab your Moon Monster poster and horror comic book as we look at the fun times of Halloween’s past.  Read More.

UFO Flying Saucers - Gold Key Comic Book Review - Expanded and Updated for Halloween!

Article: (10-13-2018) (Zones: Comics) When It Was Cool has updated and expanded this popular comic book review article from Joseph Perry taking a look back at the great Gold Key comic book classic - UFO Flying Saucers! In honor of Halloween and #MonsterMonth, we take a look at this old school comic book with beautiful painted colors that frightened many kids back in the 1960s. Read More.

Son of Dracula (1943) Movie Review Podcast Special

Podcast: (10-10-2018) (Zones: Horror) There's a new Dracula in town kids.  Following the classic Bela Lugosi led classic, Universal Pictures came back with two (sort of) sequels- Daughter of Dracula and Son of Dracula.  We take a look at Son of Dracula that apparently doesn't feature the son of Dracula at all. Nope, it's the count himself and he is played by Lon Chaney, Jr. this time with Bela Lugosi nowhere to be found. This time Dracula comes to the U.S. looking for fresh blood but he's not looking for a bride... a bride is looking for him! Listen in as Karl from When It Was Cool reviews Son of DraculaSon of Dracula (1943) Movie Review Podcast Special

The Tomb of Dracula from Marvel Comics: When It Was Cool Takes a Look Back at the Macabre Series (Expanded and Updated)

Article: (10-09-2018) (Zones: Comics) When It Was Cool takes a look back at the classic 1970s Marvel Comics horror comic book The Tomb of Dracula which brought the legendary Lord of the Vampires character fully into the Marvel universe. This detailed look at the comic, the creators, and the character will answer all your questions about this highly revered horror comic series. Read More.

Arx Mortis Haunted House Attraction Review

Article: (10-08-2018) (Zones: Horror) The When It Was Cool family visits our first Halloween haunted house attraction of the season with Arx Mortis located in North Alabama. Arx Mortis improves every year and this was the best year yet. With elaborate and fantastic sets, great actors, and a wide variety of scenes, Arx Mortis has become a must see Halloween attraction in the Mid-South area. In this article (with accompanying Patreon podcast special) we tell you all about one of our favorite haunted attractions - Arx Mortis!  Read More.

The Internet’s Top 31 Horror Movies of All Time

Article: (10-03-2018) (Zones: Horror) Comic book creator and host of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast- Mike Imboden, takes a look at numerous internet website rankings of the best and greatest horror movies of all times, crunches the numbers, and comes up with the Internet’s Top 31 Horror Movies of All Time! Now you can watch a classic, critically acclaimed, horror movie every day in October! Celebrate #MonsterMonth with When It Was Cool and check out Mike’s list of these classic horror movies. Read More.

The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time

Article: (Zones: Comics / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool has crunched the numbers using dozens of Best of Comics, Greatest Comic Books, and Must Read Comic Book Stories lists.  We have polled the visitors to When It Was Cool and these are the 100 Greatest Comic Book Single Issues, Comic Book Runs, and Graphic Novels of all time! Where did your favorite comic book or comic book story rank on the top 100 comics of all time list? Check it out!  Read More.