Friday, December 18, 2009

Z.A. Recht, RIP

Z. A. Recht, author of Plague of the Dead and Thunder and Ashes passed away recently. This talented young man will be missed by many. 

There is a lot of discussion on these two message boards:


His family has set up a non-profit memorial scholarship fund. Donations may be sent to: Z A RECHT SCHOLARSHIP-MEMORIAL FUND
P O Box 193
Bunker Hill WV 25413

Ghost Adventures at Execution Rocks Tonight!

Execution Rocks is given its name because British soldiers used the rocks around the island to carry out executions. They would chain the prisoners up at low tide and wait for the water to slowly rise until the prisoners were drowned. The prisoners were in the water for up to twelve hours before the water rose high enough for them to drown.

It is standard for a lighthouse keeper to commit to living in a lighthouse for a year. However, lighthouse keepers at Execution Rocks were allowed to cancel their contracts and leave at any point. Many keepers were frightened by strange phenomena and choose to leave early.

One of Americas most notorious serial killers, Carl Panzram, was a big fan of the lighthouse. Carl Panzram once stated, "I have murdered 21 human beings. I have committed sodomy on at least 1000 male human beings. For all of these things, I am not in the least bit sorry." The lighthouse was his chosen place to dump the dead bodies of his victims.

With all of the dark history surrounding the island, is it a wonder that few paranormal investigators have payed visit to the lighthouse.


Tune-in info:
Execution Rocks: Friday, December 18th, at 9 E/P on Travel Channel.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Rob Hatch, Producer of the Baltimore 48-Hour Film Project, in collaboration with the world-renowned Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), proudly presents “48 Hours of Madness: A Cinematic Celebration of Edgar Allan Poe”, a series of free film screenings on December 4 and 11, 2009, each beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the BMA.

In honor of this year’s bicentennial of Poe’s birth, 17 filmmakers from around the greater Baltimore area selected a Poe character and line and were assigned one of three themes from the BMA’s exhibit, “Edgar Allan Poe: A Baltimore Icon”. This event explores how different filmmakers and filmmaking teams took such themes as Fear and Terror, Love and Loss, and Madness and Obsession and turned them into dark, macabre, humorous and surreal cinematic visions.

Different films will be shown at each screening, and the museum will open at 6:00 p.m. for this special event. For more information, visit or

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ghost Adventures head back to Washoe Club this Friday

The guys head back to where it all began at the Washoe Club in Virginia City Nevada. They are re-visiting the location where they got their first documented video evidence of a ghost. The reason for their return is that several investigators have recently caught voices inside the Washoe Club calling out Zak and Nick by name. 

The voices don't have nice things to say. Fellow investigators Mark and Debbie Constantino show the guys some EVP's saying, "Nick Groff," "Hate Nick," and "Zak look out." It appears the these spirits have unfinished business with Zak, Nick, and Aaron. 

The guys will also be locked down in a location they did not visit during their previous investigation: The Chollar Mine. It is said that there are spirits of miners still stuck inside the mine. Countless men have died inside the mine thanks to fires, falls, electrocution. Once locked down, the guys hear the sounds of people working inside the mine. 


Tune-in info:
Washoe Club: Friday, December 4th, at 9 E/P on Travel Channel. 

Monday, November 30, 2009

Attack of the Vegan Zombies

The title alone has me curious about Attack of the Vegan Zombies!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Noel Fielding King of the Zombies

Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) is King of the Zombies at I Spit on Your Rave.

Great photo here.

Over 4,000 people break new record for zombie crowd at the Big chill festival

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shop Locally This Holiday Season!

The Eight-Stone Press Shopping Guide offers a guide to many things indy, especially in Baltimore for this holiday season. You'll find zombies (movies and zines), ghost stories, music, t-shirts, books, food, photography and more.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DeadVida on the Radio

Attention, horror fans! Last week's edition of local NPR arts and culture program THE SIGNAL offered an interview with DeadVida (aka Davida Gypsy Breier), editor-publisher of RIGOR MORTIS.

Go to The Signal website to take a listen.

For more information about RIGOR MORTIS, visit

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nice Write up from The Baltimore Sun's Read Street

"There are only 12 days till Halloween. Do you know where your zombies are?

If I were you, I'd start looking in Hampden, at Atomic Books to be precise. And if you've got no luck there, the Internet is always a good way to go.

This year's Rigor Mortis might be hard to spot, though. It's camouflaged behind a clown cover; an evil-looking clown with a a bright red nose and an undead head beneath his arm, to be precise."

Keep reading...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More from the new issue of Rigor Mortis

BOO! [cut] Now Say “Boo” Again, but Really Scary
A Look at Reality Paranormal Shows

By DeadVida

As a child, I loved being scared by the paranormal. I tuned in for “In Search Of”, read The Amityville Horror and watched Poltergeist. Hell, I even remember the parapsychology episode of “Charles' Angels”. That shred of plausible truth was enough to attract and terrify me.

As it turns out, Grim Pickens was exactly the same kind of weird kid. In fact, we had many of the same paranormal-related books when we got together. Our list of dream occupations includes parapsychologist (and marine biologist - SyFy Saturday here we come!). When we began noticing ghost shows popping up on television, we were slowly drawn in; we wanted to believe. We wanted to be scared again.

While the rest of the country votes on “American Idol” or quotes “Seinfield” with biblical accuracy, we sit in the dark week-after-week growing more opinionated about reality shows about ghosts. We armchair quarterback spectral investigations we would never want to be part of. If we ask our 3-year-old, “It's Friday, what's on tonight?”, he will dutifully answer, “Goofy Ghosthunters!” We have caught him trying to plug headphones into the computer to play “Ghost Hunters”. We recognize we are not model parents, no need to send hate mail.

The following are our current favorite shows. Please know that all criticisms are given in that really irritating way of true fans (and send swag, we'll wear it!).

Keep reading...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Slaughtered Lamb Cinema

The folks over at Slaughtered Lamb Cinema posted some kind words about Rigor Mortis. I started reading through the blog and there is a wealth of zombie and horror information on the site. Check it out:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Need a Taste of the New Issue?

How about:
One Fanboy’s Take on Night of the Living Dead


I spent quite some time trying to figure out how to approach this article. My ultimate conclusion was to take a running jump off the cliff, because no matter what I’m going to piss off a few fans of the original Night Of The Living Dead. In my sacrilegious defense I LOVE the original NOTLD for what it is, tried to do, and stands for. I love it the same way I love and respect the original versions of King Kong (1933), The Thing From Another World (1951), War Of The Worlds (1953) and The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935). I consider those films among my favorite fantasy films ever. I’ve lost count of the number of the times I’ve seen each of these. They are also recognized as culturally important works that represent watersheds of their genres (and it pleases my inner Fanboy to know he is not alone in his crazy love of these films). But even with all this unbridled Lassie, Come Home-type lovin’, do I consider them flawless? Not at all. But are their weaknesses forgivable in light of the bigger picture? Absolutely.

Go here to keep reading.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Zombies all over the news today:




Rigor Mortis #2 now available!

Articles include an extensive look at zom-coms (zombie comedies), remakes (The Fog, Nosferatu, and Night of the Living Dead), and reality ghost shows.

Issues are just $3 each. PayPal to

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Walking Dead map

This is one of the coolest things I've seen - A map of the locations and the incidents in The Walking Dead. Go check it out!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BBC Covers the Science Behind Outbreak

Zombie Song Parodies!


Attackin' Diane
To the tune of Jack & Diane by John Mellencamp

There's a zombie attackin' Diane
Some undead cat's come around, wanna eat her glands
His ugly face is one bad scar
Diane's combatin' zombies in her hotwired car.....

Friday, July 24, 2009

Trailer for Dead Snow

I was getting some work done on a tattoo in progress and we got to talking about zombies. The artist is also a fan and he told me about the Dead Snow trailer he had just seen. Before I knew what happened his laptop was up and I was watching it while he jabbed needles in my arm:

Ghost Adventures at Ancient Ram Inn

This week Zak, Nick and Aaron are heading across the pond to England for an all new Ghost Adventures investigation at the Ancient Ram Inn. Catch the episode premiere Friday at 9 PM E/P on the Travel Channel. Below are episode details, a preview video, and the new Ghost Adventures Widget!

In the small town of Wotton Under Edge on England's western shore sits an ancient house with a dark history. Built around 1145, this former priest's residence, inn and public house is the oldest building in town, and its current owner thinks it may be the most haunted home in all of Great Britain.The Inn is home to a 5,000-year-old Pagan burial ground and there is evidence of ritual sacrifice and Devil worship inside the building. Also, the current owner claims that he continues to be haunted and attacked by the violent entities residing at the Inn...

Video Preview
Here is the video preview of the Ancient Ram Inn investigation:

Zombies at Comic-Con

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nazi Zombies: Pus in Books from Rigor Mortis #1

"There's something about horror into whose tapestry at least some small thread of historical fact is woven; for me, it does something to elevate the "credibility" of the premise, perhaps bolster its suspension of disbelief. As such, the Nazis - especially given their well-documented obsession with the occult - lend themselves to the genre quite nicely. Hell, Indiana Jones himself was never in finer form than when attempting to thwart the Third Reich's latest scheme for world domination by beating it to the long-forgotten repository of some mystical holy relic."

Read more:

Ghost Adventures at Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah this Friday Night

This week the GA crew is locking down at the Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, arguably one of the most haunted cities in the country. Catch the episode premiere Friday at 9 PM E/P on the Travel Channel.

Video Preview
Here is the video preview of the Moon River Brewing investigation:

Zombie Robots?! WTF,2933,532492,00.html?mrp

"A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Ghost Adventures on Friday Night

Here is an extended preview from the upcoming Eastern State Penitentiary Investigation of Ghost Adventures.

Also check out the photo album.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Zombie Film

Colin - told from the POV of the zombie for a change:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Zompire: The Undead Film Fest

May 15-17, 2009
Doors open at 6:00pm, Show times from 7:00pm-1:00am

The Hollywood Theatre
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97213

The Theatre is located on the cross-streets of NE Broadway and 41st Avenue.
Evening passes: $10 per day, $25 for weekend pass

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Brains and Beauty?

Zombie Pinups and other fun stuff:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Zombie Watch Network

Learned about this site today:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Discrimination of the Living Dead (comic)

Copyright 2009 Rigor Mortis.

Web Exclusive: The Living Dead

Rigor Mortis #1 has an abridged review of The Living Dead, but you can read a complete review of all the stories online at:

Issue #1 Ready to Ship

The first issue will be ready to ship next week. Issues are just $3.

Mail check, money order, stamps, or cash to:
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