Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Man Crates - Horror Survival Crate

Greeting all!

As a bit of a blogger and horror fan and Halloween fast approaching,  I've been invited by Man Crates to post my list of items I deem essential to have in my crate to survive a horror film. Many thanks for this opportunity! Details of what my I'd want to have in my crate are below. Check out their gifts for men page! (The only way to open a Man Crate is with a crowbar so lets hope there's one nearby in my horror film)

There quite a number of things that I think would be essential in my horror movie survival crate. Particularly not knowing what your up against, survival is half of the battle.

My first item is pencil sized steel bar and magnesium stick. Fire is an essential in any survival situation and matches aren’t reliable. Magnesium sparks really well and since it burns at 3000 degrees, a useful element to a makeshift explosive device etc.

Following on from that, my next couple of items would be a spool of steel wire and 2 x 9 volt batteries. You’ve got to be able to protect whatever perimeter you’ve setup and a tripwire is most effective. The batteries are common in portable alarms and the steel wire of course has many other uses.

For my fourth item would be a fireman’s axe. In any horror type situation your going to have to cut through something and it’s a formidable weapon. My only other weapon in this crate would be a slingshot and a small bag of silver buttons. Guns were never effective in any horror film.

For more on the survival side of things, ten US Army MRE’s for food, a canteen for carrying water, a small tarp for concealment and a few bungee cords and rucksack big enough to carry this stuff.

My last items in the crate would be a role of duct tape cause everyone one needs one and a flare gun for either signalling help or shooting down the mouth of the monster.

There were a lot of other items I thought of but your only going to be able to carry so much with you. That fireman’s axe might even be a bit heavy to have strapped to your back.

Thanks again Man Crates for inviting me to write for you for this Halloween event.



Thursday, 22 October 2015

Planning for Halloween and other bits

Greetings all,

I know it's been awhile since I last posted anything. As usual work and other RL commitments took over the spare time I had to record my Blight Night Podcast. I am hoping for more of a chance to do them in the not to distant future but it may not be until the new year.

Halloween is fast approaching and I'll be posting a Halloween/horror related blog post I've been invited to do  in the next few days so watch this space! I'll also be making plans to do the pumpkin carving though I've not decided fully what I'll go with.

Warcraft wise, my play has been sparse and casual and I don't expect I'll be online EU side this weekend but I'm considering playing on the US side again. That account is MOP but since I still use my older laptop, I'll not be doing any high level stuff for awhile anyway but I hope to be back online in the next week or so.

Podcast contributions etc. As of late it's primarily been Ctrl Alt Wow www.ctrlaltwow.blogspot.com and The Sundering www.thesundering.net on a more or less weekly basis.

That's it for now. As always, you can catch me on Twitter @Rigarmorty on Anook, on Facebook and by email.


Rigarmorty x

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Apologies for a lack of a Blight Night Episode

This is just a quick post to apologize for the lack of a Blight Night Podcast Episode over the last 5 weeks. I had a holiday break and then Easter weekend happened. Since then work and other RL stuff has been very hectic but it is all about to settle down again over the next week or so.

Thanks for your patience,


Friday, 20 March 2015

RNB 23: Evil Appartition Featuring Demons Of Old Metal and Parahistorian

In this week's show I feature the band Demons of Old Metal, have a ghostly ten question interview with Parahistorian, foraging in the Alchemy Segment and Wow and Horror News.

What I've been up to in and out of game.

Started levelling my main through WOD Starting Area and building my garrison.

Wow News

Tuesday Patch changes

Show Mentions & Reviews - Poxcast

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Alchemy Segment

Items Mentioned:

The Laboratory

Band Featured: Demons of Old Metal

Songs Played: Murdercycle, Dead or Alive & The Devil That You Know

G+ +Demons Official
Twitter: @DemonsOfficial
Website: www.demonsofoldmetal.co.uk
Upcoming: Opening For Evil Scarecrow AT THe Exeter Phoenix! [See Tweet]

Audio Projects

Nothing new happening

Horror Segment - Whats Under The Bed

Horror 10 Question Interview with Parahistorian

1. What's your favorite cemetery you've visited?

By far it's Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. (http://greenmountcemetery.com/) Absolutely beautiful, old cemetery with a lot of well known burials including John Wilkes Booth.

2. Your about to enter a haunted house. What 3 things do you take with you before entering?

Flashlight (duh!), voice recorder, and camera just for documentation. I'm a minimalist when it comes to paranormal investigation, most of the various gadgets are just that and really don't help with anything except wasting your money. :)

3. What's your favorite ghostly or horror film?

All time favorite is The Exorcist. I also really enjoyed The Conjuring.

4. Who's the bravest in your family when it comes to visiting a haunted location?

Hands down it would have to be me. I've been visiting haunted spots for years now. However, my kids are pretty fearless as well. They've been brought up visiting cemeteries and various haunted locations since they were fairly young.

5 What's your favorite haunted location?

My favorite has to be the Old Utah County Jail. We experienced some crazy things in that place (sound of slamming jail cells, shadow's captured on video, disembodied voices and footsteps) and it has a very unusual history. It was originally a nursing home / hospital and then it was turned into a prison (odd combination!). We found most of the active spots were in the older part of the building which was the original hospital.

6. Which did you like better: Classic Poltergeist or Woman in Black?

Poltergeist is definitely a favorite but I'd have to go with Woman in Black.

7. If you came back as a ghost, where would be your favorite haunt?

This is tough. I'd want it to be a public location so I could mess with people. Probably one of my other favorite haunted spots here in Utah. Ogden's Union Station. Great old train depot that has amazing history and is pretty haunted. I'd be one of many there!

8. Have you ever seen an apparition?

I have. It's actually what sparked my fascination with the paranormal. I was about 8-9 years old and I saw what I guess would be defined as a shadow person in our home. After telling my parents I overheard my mother having a conversation with her friend a few days later and she mentioned that the people who owned the house prior had a young child who died in the home. From that point on I was hooked! :)

9. What music, if any, puts you in the ghost hunting mood?

I don't know if I have a certain type that puts me in the mood for ghost hunting, but right now I really love Bad Suns and Walk the Moon.

10. What's the best way to communicate with the dead?

Keep it simple has always been my motto. A simple voice recorder is the best / easiest way to go. The friends that I usually investigate with like to know the history of a location before we go and then we'll usually just have a conversation with each other about the location, it's history, and the people who could possibly be haunting the location while recording. We've gotten better results with that than having the standard set of ghost hunting questions, do you know you're dead, how many are you, are you a man or a woman, etc. If a location is truly haunted by intelligent spirits it makes sense to us that they would be more inclined to join in on a conversation about them and the location than to answer silly questions.

Website: www.thedeadhistory.com
Twitter: @Parahistorian

Horror News www.dreadcentral.com

Chainsaw Massacre Prequil coming!

David Hasslehof in Sharknado 3

Insidious Chapter 3 - New Internation

Horror Events www.goblinhaus.com

3/19/15 - 3/22/15 Transworld Haunt Show St. Louis, MO

3/20/15 - 3/22/15 Horrorhound Weekend Cincinatti, OH

3/26/15 - 4/2/15 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Fest Phoenix, AZ

3/27/15 - 3/29/15 Mad Monster Party Charlotte, NC

3/27/15 - 3/29/15 Monsterpalooza Burbank, CA

Rigarmorty's Ramble

I conclude with Rigarmorty's Ramble giving what I've been up to in game and anything I wish to discuss.

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