2016 was a greatly disadvantaged year for me on a personal level but I still managed to pull off a somewhat subdued yard haunt on my own. This year was the year of "Spooky Franklin Theater" featuring a triple feature of The Bride of Frankenstein, The Tingler and Spider Baby. It was great to hang out with wonderful friends under the quite hot Halloween stars for all three of these films and splashes of trick or treaters..
And last but not least we have Forbidden Dimension's newest addition, the amazing Virginia Dentata!
13 questions with Forbidden Dimension
Virginia DentataName rank and serial numberVirginia Dentata
First Science Officer
#5Is there a story behind your 'Forbidden Dimension' name and persona?I wanted something that made me think 'Rawr!'How long have you been a part of the Forbidden Dimension?This will be my third Halloween with FD.Are you a full blooded Canadian? If no - details?Full blooded immigrant from the Land of Kimchee! However I did become a full blooded citizen, so officially I am a full blooded Canadian. What bands/records make you get up and bounce around? The Creepin' Cruds and Mummula!
Last good band you heard for the first time?The ShiverettesLast great film you saw for the first time?SharktopusWhat do you think of the state of pop culture today? Bands, movies other trends?
I rarely come out of the cave so I'm a little out of the loop. I don't really know what state it's in. Is it in Tennessee? Besides making great rock n roll, what activities or hobbies float your boat?Anything to do with eating.Aside from playing the Horror Hoot what other plans do you have while in Nashville?I hope to eat Hot Chicken!
Do you have anything you'd like to say to the kids of Nashville who will be in the crowd on Oct 1?
Rawr!Nicknames you have for the other two members of FD?Brad and KevinWhen is the next FD slab hitting the streets and what can we expect?Hopefully December and you can expect to be gruesomely terrified! Thank you Horror Hootenanny, it's an horrific honour!
We are certainly excited this year to have the mighty Forbidden Dimension coming back to headline the Horror Hootenanny on Oct 1.!
We wanted to pick their brains a little prior to the show so we split the three members of Forbidden Dimension into three different interview rooms and played a little ""Good Cop / Bad Cop" with them with 13 ridiculous questions apiece.
First up is the longtime FD main man, Jackson Phibes!
13 Questions with Forbidden Dimension Jackson Phibes
Name rank and serial number: Tommy "Jackson Phibes" Bagley: axes, organs and yelling. I like Kellogg's Vector!
Is there a story behind your 'Forbidden Dimension' name and persona? A bad pun, started out kinda like a pint-size Vincent Price-y thing, turned in a Martian ghoul, but now I'm just a wild old woofman.
How long have you been a part of the Forbidden Dimension? 28 years. Are you a full blooded Canadian? Thin-blooded Canadian, yes. What bands/records make you get up and bounce around? Seikima II, Inugami Circus-Dan, BÖC, KISS, Ghost, The Oath/Lucifer, Takeshi Terauchi, Acanthus, Blood Ceremony, Shonen Knife!
Last good band you heard for the first time? Live? Messer Chups! Last great film you saw for the first time? Belladonna of Sadness What do you think of the state of pop culture today? Bands, movies other trends? Lots to choose from. I miss video stores. Almost too easy to acquire any movie or music in the world that one may want, so I still like to get hard copies of movies or music.
Besides making great rock n roll, what activities or hobbies float your boat? Late-night prowling with the Bat Lord! Sewing!
Aside from playing the Horror Hoot what other plans do you have while in Nashville?
Hot chicken! Tennessee suckin' grass!
Do you have anything you'd like to say to the kids of Nashville who will be in the crowd on Oct 1?
Don't hate us just because we're ancient and evil. There are so many other reasons!
Nicknames you have for the other two members of FD?
Li'l Fuzzy and Thingy.
When is the next FD slab hitting the streets and what can we expect?
Hopefully have it out for the Xmas season. 6th studio album, 8th over-all. 15 tunes in various gruesome and terrifying styles that all hopefully sound like F.D.!
Every Twisted Tree - a Forbidden Dimension collection! Pick up your copy at The Hoot!
The Forbidden Dimension Interviews roll on! Second up to bat is PT Bonham - who has been defiling the drums for Fobidden Dimension for many eons!
13 Questions with Forbidden Dimension's PT Bonham: Name rank and serial number: P.T. Bonham, Stix `n' Trix, #OU812
Is there a story behind your 'Forbidden Dimension' name and persona? "there's a slacker born every minute"
How long have you been a part of the Forbidden Dimension? Since 2006 ... BC.
Are you a full blooded Canadian? I am as Canadian as beaver pie/Je suis aussi canadien que la tarte aux castors. What bands/records make you get up and bounce around? The New Vatican Singers, Scott Brezhnev, Wallace Sugden, Creepin' Cruds, Mummula, Alucard
Last good band you heard for the first time? The Briefs! Last great film you saw for the first time? How To Make Love To The Modern Adding Machine (original not the reboot with Glen Ford) What do you think of the state of pop culture today? Bands, movies other trends? It sucks major donkey dink except for the parts I like. So no real change since 1853.
Besides making great rock n roll, what activities or hobbies float your boat? Snowmobile restoration, networking.
Aside from playing the Horror Hoot what other plans do you have while in Nashville? Dr. Gangrene's Basement of Horrors, regional snacks Do you have anything you'd like to say to the kids of Nashville who will be in the crowd on Oct 1? Sorry! (traditional Canadian greeting)
Nicknames you have for the other two members of FD? Wife. Other Wife. When is the next FD slab hitting the streets and what can we expect? Christmas. Will replace lump of coal in many stockings.
kick things off we have rounded up the members of MUMMULA! The bandaged vamps
Let us not delay any further - here's 13 Questions with MUMMULA
NAMES RANKS AND SERIAL NUMBERS PLEASE:
Eric von Goosebump:bass and vocals El Santos: guitar and vocals Jon Alien: guitar and vocals
Mark Hofthevampyre: Drums
I’d give serial numbers, but this keyboard doesn’t have keys for vampieroglyphics.
IS THERE A STORY BEHIND THE NAME MUMMULA OTHER THAN THE OBVIOUS?
Well, we’re called Mummula because that’s what we are: Mummulas. That’s what happens when your dad’s a Dracula and your mommy’s a mummy.
HOW LONG HAS MUMMULA BEEN AROUND AND WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Mummulas have been around since the dawn of time. But as a band, it’s been about four years.
ARE YOU ALL FULL BLOODED OHIOANS? Well, we don’t really have blood, per se. It’s more like a mixture of sand and the milk that’s left over after a bowl of Count Chocula. We’re all originally from Sandsylvania, but a few years back our Mummula overlord, Iggy, sent us to the midwest to spread the Mummula curse.
WHAT BANDS/RECORDS MAKE YOU GET UP AND BOUNCE AROUND?
We each bring our influences to the table, but there’s definite overlap when it comes to punk, garage, and surf…and if it’s spooky, even better! We have an obvious love for the Misfits and the Ramones. The Ghastly Ones are a creepy kinda’ cool. We have a soft spot in our heart-holes for ‘60s monsterkid culture. And it’s really amazing being able to share a bill with Forbidden Dimension, because they’ve been huge as well!
LAST GOOD BAND YOU HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME?
EvG: Mrs. Magician, from California. They’ve got a perfect balance of raw, drippy, and catchy as all get-out!
KEN Mode “Success”-- a post hardcore band from Canada that’s like angry beat
poetry! Probably that or the two folks who wrote the theme song to “Barbarella”
JA: The Inseminoids, from Sweden. Surfy, trashy punk rock. Those guys are the best!
ES: Mean Jeans outta Portland Oregon - PARTY PUNK!
LAST GREAT FILM YOU SAW FOR THE FIRST TIME?
EvG: I saw Kubo and the Two Strings a few weeks ago and it was really cool! Magic, folklore, and some nice moments of creepy atmosphere!
Also gotta be Barbarella. Only the goodness of Jane Fonda saving the universe
in wacky ways! If only my sarcophagus was covered in shag carpet like her
Lady Snowblood. Action-thriller from Japan, made in 1973. It’s the movie that
inspired Tarantino to do Kill Bill, and it’s a beautiful, bloody masterpiece!
Green Room - if you’re a touring punk band, watch out!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE STATE OF POP CULTURE TODAY? BANDS, MOVIES OTHER TRENDS?
EvG: American pop culture is a mystery to us. Where are the pyramids? Where are the camels? And bats? Maybe someday you’ll get it together…
When’s Mummula gonna come out with a horrifying concept album?
JA: Pop culture makes me think of pop, which makes mewant a Cherry Coke. Mmm, Cherry Coke.
ES: We’re still trying to figure out how to do the Truffle Shuffle.
BESIDES MAKING GREAT ROCK N ROLL, WHAT ACTIVITIES OR HOBBIES FLOAT YOUR BOAT?
EvG: I draw a lot and make things, so I’m always working on art and other stuff at Moon Rock Collective. That and the band keep me pretty busy, but lately I’m watching the heck outta’ Steven Universe! MH: I play saxophone and make hair oils in my spare time for ghouls and ghosts alike! Keeps a mane fresh and pungent!
I’m obsessed with an internet show called Critical Role, where voice actors
play Dungeons & Dragons. Also, yoga. I recently got my certification to
teach, and hope to do lots of that!
Lately I’ve been making my way around the Commonwealth in Fallout 4 and
catching up on issues of Haunted Horror by Yoe Books!
ASIDE FROM PLAYING THE HORROR HOOT DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PLANS WHILE IN NASHVILLE?
EvG: We definitely plan on stopping by Dinosaur World on the way down. Probably check out Third Man Records. Maybe grab a Goo Goo Cluster, while we’re at it!
Crushing local candies because I TREAT myself. Trix are for kids.
Hanging out with pals, old and new!
Visiting Yazoo Brewing and having some Thunderbird Wings!
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY TO THE KOOKY KIDS OF NASHVILLE WHO WILL BE IN THE CROWD ON OCT 1? EvG: It’s hip to be scared!
You will shake your bones before you know it!
Beware! Take care!
Fear will FREEZE you when you face MUMMULA!
IF YOU COULD MEET ANY PERSON, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE? EvG: Probably Vincent Price. He seemed like a real class act!
Brad Pitt — Legend amongst the vampires. He sucks the life out of everyone!
I’d probably go with Vincent Price as well, but to change it up, I’ll say Joey
Ramone. Ooh, or Rod Serling! Could we change it to a top ten list?
gotta go with Mr. Rogers. He was an uncommonly kind and caring person who made
a huge difference in a lot of lives!
WHEN IS THE NEXT MUMMULA SLAB AND WHAT SHOULD THE KIDS EXPECT? We have our debut album that’s quasi-released right now. We’ve sold a few DIY copies that we hand-assembled in Mummula Manor, but hope to have the official copies soon. It’s a cassette release with some fun scratch-off digital download cards. 14 tracks of spooky, surfy punk, with cover art by Tom Bagley! It’s guaranteed to scare anyone to death...and back! Thanks to MUMMULA for enduring ridiculous questions! Now here's some MUMMULA music!