Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 Days of Halloween: 13 Questions With Eddie Cadaver of The Casket Creatures

I liked Atlanta horror punk band The Casket Creatures the first time I saw them. It was at a Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs show a few years ago and they really impressed me, despite the fact that they all looked about twelve years old.

Since then I've gotten to know their vocalist Eddie Cadaver a little bit through the magic of Facebook. He's a total creep, and I mean that in the very best way. Read on find that out for yourself! 

1) Where were you born and what is one way that place has effected you as a person?

A) I was born in Birmingham Alabama and most of my childhood was spent in in South Georgia. I grew up in a town that had literally nothing to do for fun so I was forced to use my imagination and play outside. I think growing up in that shit-hole town made me who I am today.

2) What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? 

A) When I was like 5 I had a teddy bear that turned into a crazy monster, I loved that thing. I think it was called a Wearbear but I am not 100% on that. Other than that I was really big into Ghostbusters and Batman figures. I always got annoyed at the Batman toys though... It always seemed like they would have like 9 Batman toys in different ridiculous multicolored suits and maybe 2 villains. I always preferred villains.

3) What is one album everybody should own? 

A) King Diamond - "Them"

4) Is your current occupation a career? 

A) I build computers throughout the day, undead rock star by night. Music is my life but it doesn't pay the bills right now.

5) If so, how and when did you realize that? If not, what are you working towards? 

A) I would love to be able to just focus my time and energy on music, but I still find plenty of time for it so I am content with my line of work. 

6 )Who is your favorite wrestler and why? 

A) The Undertaker, because he is spooky and he can whoop ass.

7) What are the best shoes you’ve ever owned? 

A) I usually wear Converse but I have a pair of K-Swiss Tubes that I wear at work and they are really comfortable so probably the K-Swiss.

8)How did you become involved with The Casket Creatures? 

A) I have been obsessed with horror ever since I can remember, and I have been playing with various bands since middle school. Me and Jamie (guitarist for The Casket Creatures) decided to form a horror punk/rock band. And thus The Casket Creatures were born.

9) Which actor do you feel like you could sit and watch for hours no matter what they were doing and why? 

A) Bill Murray, I don't know what it is about that guy but I will go see any movie he is in. He has been my favorite actor since the first Ghostbusters.

10) What inspires you to do what you do? 

A) I absolutely love performing on stage. Having a crowd singing along to music I helped create is a big deal to me and I love every minute of it. My lyrics may not always be profound with songs like Bats, Blood and Bitches and Bark Of The Beast, but I do what I know and most importantly I have fun doing it.

11) What is something you cannot wait to see or have more of? 

A) Honestly I hope to see more horror oriented bands pop up around the area. There are huge things going on with the horror punk scene in other states and I hope we can help bring it to life in our local area.

12) Is there a movie that should never be remade and if so which one? 

A) I do not ever want to see a remake of Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford is and always will be Indy.

13) Closer – can you sell me cold on your current project? 

A) The Casket Creatures are taking horror-punk/horror-rock to a new level. Our songs are catchy, heavy, campy, but very well written. Our first album "Tales From The Unknown" is available on Itunes, Amazon, and CD Baby and the next chapter in terror "Sex, Blood, and Rock N' Roll" will be released this winter. We also sell cd's and merch at all of our shows! "Like" us to keep up with our show dates.

Mr. Cadaver and the rest of The Casket Creatures will be opening up the festivities for Six Flags Over Georgia’s Fright Fest this Saturday! 
They'll be playing at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 somewhere in the park. Go and find them... if you dare! You can also catch them:

10/19 - Locos (Hometown Halloween Party)
10/20 - Little 5 Points Halloween Parade
10/27 - TBA
11/03 - Sweetwater Bar & Grill

Phantom Troublemaker vs. 31 Days of Halloween

If you’re new here or haven’t been keeping up, this is where I give my thoughts on SyFy’s “31 days of Halloween” programming. Obviously I haven’t seen everything I’ll be talking about, but that’s kind of what the internet is all about – talking out of your ass. 
Each day I will cover the schedule from the time my post goes live (usually 11 AM) through the following 24 hours. On Fridays I will cover the whole weekend, which is a huge pain in the ass but also kind of fun.


11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Ghost Hunters – I’m sure there are plenty of people who will be willing to sit down and watch this nonsense for five hours. After all, it’s been on for eight fucking years. And they still haven’t seen a ghost. It’s ridiculous. I mean, imagine if they did a show about Superman where he never even put on the costume or flew or anythi… Never mind. I guess Ghost Hunters has at least two more years left.
Halloween score – 4
Quality score – 1
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Paranormal Witness – After somehow managing to miss all 3,428 hours of this show that SyFy aired during October last year I finally managed to catch some episodes around March. This one’s pretty good because it’s what the Ghost Hunters are trying to convince you they’re actually doing. The show does reenactments of paranormal events and it’s pretty creepy and good. I could sit and watch this for four hours.
Halloween score – 5
Quality score – 3
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Ghost Hunters – New episodes start tonight. I think one of the main guys is gone now, so you can thrill to some scab Ghost Hunter pretending to be scared of creaky floorboards in amazing Night Vision Goggles-O-Vision!
Halloween score – 5
Quality score – 1
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM – Paranormal Witness – This new episode is titled “The Abduction”, which reminds me of aliens, which make me so scared I almost shit my pants. I hate aliens and I’m not sure how a ghost could abduct you. Are aliens “paranormal”?
From Wiktionary:
paranormal (plural paranormals)
  1. That which cannot be explained by scientific methods.
Well, shit. That doesn’t clear anything up.
Oh, hell – I just noticed that this one has a whole extra half hour. What kind of fucked up fuckery could possibly result in this show needing an extra 22 minutes of time? I am terrified.
Halloween score – 5
Quality score – 3 (with a potential for “5” if this one really scares me)
11:30 PM – 12:30 AM – Ghost Hunters – A repeat of the 9 PM episode.
Halloween score – 5
Quality score – 1


12:30 AM – 2:00 AM – Paranormal Witness – A repeat of the 10 PM episode.
Halloween score – 5
Quality score – 3
2:00 AM – 4:00 AM – Phantom Racer – Weird – this is what I call the purple 1938 Bugatti that I don’t own. All I can tell you about this is that it stars Nicole Eggert and features the tagline, “Fast and Furious and Fatal” and until I looked at the cover I didn’t realize it was probably supposed to be a knockoff of Ghost Rider.
Halloween score – 4
Quality score – 2
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM – Ghost Whisperer – The sultry Jennifer Love-Hewitt will be greeting me as I step out of the shower tomorrow morning. Hot cha.
Halloween score – 4
Quality score – 3
5:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Paid Programming – Nothing is spookier than old men talking about sticking their tired, withered penises into a glass suction tube in order to achieve arousal.
Halloween score – 1
Quality score – 5
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – The Twilight Zone – I totally get SyFy putting Twilight Zone on here, but I wish they’d save it for their regular New Year’s Day marathon. This one is “The Old Man In The Cave”, which sounds not much different from a Pos-T-Vac ad.
Ha! Actually, this takes place in a post-apocalyptic 1974. This one isn’t very Halloweeny, but it is pretty creepy and disheartening.
Halloween score – 3
Quality score – 4
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Serenity(?) – Huh? This isn’t Halloweeny at all. I guess the Reapers are pretty scary, but I just don’t get this one. Still, it’s a great movie.
Halloween score – 1
Quality score – 5

Come back tomorrow for… something. I’m not sure yet. But I guarantee there will be more SyFy coverage because I’m getting ready to write it now!


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