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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

If you're a  fan of Avenged Sevenfold, You will know that this day, December 28th, 2010, is the anniversary of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan's death.

So in honor of The Rev, this is a review of the album (and single of the same name) released in honor of, and dedicated to, the beloved Drummer:  Nightmare.

   Despite what many believe, the track is not directly about the Rev's passing. Nightmare, the album, was originally meant to be a concept album, much like Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime. Only two songs from the concept remain on the album: Nightmare and Danger Line. They still exist on this album because Jimmy loved them.

   The rest of the album is about The Rev's life and the pain of his passing, and features a very dark sound, even for A7X's standards. (And Tracks such as "Fiction", which features a voice recording of The Rev, have a heightened eerie sound.)

   The Album was written in a time when emotions were raw and the memories were fresh in their minds. The pain of losing a best friend can be heard in every note played and every word sung. It makes the album painful to listen to for the fans as well.

   The video for the single is riddled with themes of psychological horror, from M. Shadows being carted through the demented hospital, to Synyster Gates, strapped in a straitjacket, banging his bloody head against the wall to Zacky V.  dancing with a skeleton and  Johnny crawling along the ceiling.

   The horror and madness that lurk in one's own mind is always the most frightening.

   That all being said, even if you've listened to the album and seen the video, You haven't seen anything until you've seen it live: (Hint: around the minute mark)


-Bombshell Hell

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry X-Mas and New Year

Merry Christmas from  Dreadful Dreary. Hope its a wonderful one.

P.S I was a good girl this year and because of that I got the Val Lewton collection.

-Horrorwood Doll

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Supernatural: The Anime?

Many fans of horror are drawn to the show Supernatural. The show has great music, a cool car, witty dialogue, supernatural beings, and hot people galore. What's not to love about a show where every episode is a horror film.  Well there might be a new way to embark on adventures with the Winchester brother duo. Coming in 2011 a Supernatural anime is due to be released. The anime will be released in Japan this January an American version is due to come out later that year.

The anime studio MADHOUSE is in charge of producing  22 episodes for Warner Brother. Considering that MADHOUSE is the same company responsible for giving us  anime classics such as Death Note, Vampire Hunter D, and Paprika; I think it's same to say the show is in good hands. A teaser trailer is currently available for viewing  on the website or better yet right below.

Dude, I'm sold. :D

HorrorWood Doll

Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: Rihanna in Disturbia (music video, not the movie...)

Hello friends ^_^ I think it's time for a review on here to get this horror blog going. I chose this song and video because it is unusual, for any artist who doesn't immerse themselves in the horror genre regularly to do something like this. It's not particularly new, but I thought it was something worth mentioning. Mostly for the fact that she is stepping out of comfort zone with this song. In it, we see her addressing the idea of paranoia, hallucination and the feeling of insanity. Essentially, through this, she is exploring the darkness of the human mind. Going through a bad part of your life you will experience these very same feelings. The video has a freak show/ imprisonment feeling to it, personifying it in this imagery. By doing this she exposes a certain vulnerability to us, showing us that we all go through weak times in our lives like a loss of self-control or ourselves.
So I thank Rihanna for showing her fans that it's OK to have a freak in our closets.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Buffy Fans rejoice :D

Two of my favorite things in the world have been combined. That's right Jones Soda and Buffy have joined forces and the result is nothing less than brilliant.  The soda comes in six flavors Buffy’s Blue Bubblegum, Xander’s Strawberry Lime Elixir, Willow’s Green Apple Witches Brew and Giles’ Grape Potion. You can purchase a 6-pack for $12.99 or a 12 -pack for $21.99.

In honor of the Buffy season 8 motion graphic novel Jones soda has been giving a way a 6-pack of Jones Soda daily from December 15 to January 10th. Enter your chance to win by clicking this link.

-Horrorwood Doll

Friday, December 17, 2010

And a Friendly Hello

Welcome to Dreadful Dreary a blog dedicated to all things horror. Here you will find reviews,articles,news,travel logs, and other ooky spooky tidbits.

From Dr. Mabuse: The Gambaler


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