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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



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


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.



FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 092 - the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan - WCW World Heavyweight Championship - Man vs. Man, Machine vs. Machine - WCW Halloween Havoc 1995

Podcast: (10-13-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) FlairFlop.com presents this gigantic 92nd episode of Wrestling With the Dawg, where the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by Fearon Derry to discuss the Man vs. Man, Machine vs. Machine match between the Giant and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan from WCW Halloween Havoc 1995!  They discuss the Sumo Monster Truck battle on top of Cobo Hall then their World title match inside Joe Louis Arena, the Dungeon of Doom, the Shawn Michaels attack outside of Syracuse, why Dean Douglas didn't work in the WWF, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 092


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.



Vampires in Wrestling Podcast Audio Special

Podcast: (10-12-2018) (Zones: Digital Downloads) Today wrestling historian Karl Stern continues the When It Was Cool #MonsterMonth theme by discussing vampires in pro wrestling.  There have been a few and some of them on the biggest stage of all.  Gangrel and his Brood in the WWE, the brief tenure of Kevin Thorn, Vampiro in Lucha Libre, and others! Join this Karl on this fun Halloween themed show with Vampires in wrestling! Vampires in Wrestling Podcast Audio Special


When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 59 - Horror Movies, Halloween, Haunted Houses

Podcast: (10-04-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) The flagship show of WhenItWasCool.com is back and this week hosts Karl and Tonya talk about Halloween, horror movies, haunted houses, and more! They discuss their yearly trip to one of America's top haunted attractions- Netherworld which opens in a new location this year and discuss other haunted attractions. They discuss the most popular horror movies of all time including Halloween, Poltergeist, It Follows, Blair Witch, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Psycho, The Shining, and many more! It's #MonsterMonth at When It Was Cool! When It Was Cool Podcast 059



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.



Housewife (2018) Horror Movie Review

Article: (10-08-2018) (Zones: Horror) Joseph Perry takes a look at director Can Evrenol’s sophomore feature film Housewife, an enigmatic, unsettling horror outing with shades of classic Italian horror movies, H.P. Lovecraft cosmic horror, and surrealism. This Turkish arthouse horror with English dialogue is meant to provoke and puzzle, and it certainly succeeds at that, while delivering a jaw-dropping, gore-drenched third act. Read More.



The Frankenstein Monster in Pro Wrestling

Podcast: (10-05-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) In this #MonsterMonth podcast special from pro wrestling historian Karl Stern, the When It Was Cool website takes a look back at the times that the Frankenstein Monster has crossed over into pro wrestling! Yes, believe it or not, a monster based on Frankenstein has actually shown up multiple times in pro wrestling history, most famously in Los Angeles, Arizona, and Memphis! On this Patreon podcast special we tell all about the history of the Frankenstein Monster in the world of pro wrestling. (He also got into a real life scuffle with Andre the Giant!) The Frankenstein Monster in Pro Wrestling Special


Frankenstein and His Early Appearances in Marvel Comics

Article: (10-04-2018) (Zones: Comics) We continue to celebrate #MonsterMonth here at When It Was Cool and today we look back at the early appearances of Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster in the pages of Silver Surfer and his own Marvel Comics title - The Monster of Frankenstein. The Monster has been used less frequently in Marvel Comics than in DC Comics but today we look at the first and early appearances of the Frankenstein Monster in the Marvel Universe. 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.


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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.

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100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool does a scientific (and a tiny bit subjective) study on who really were the 100 greatest acts in Rock & Roll and Pop Music history.  Some of the results will come as no surprise but others will.  Where does your favorite fall?  How do Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and others compare to one another?  Take a look at one of our most popular articles ever- the When It Was Cool 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History! Read More.