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A Return Visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY

The last time I visited this fine establishment, back in May of this year, I was somewhat pressed for time. I didn’t get the chance to spend as much time as I would have liked there—and much time is needed; there is so much stuff to see—literally every available inch of space is packed with…

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RAW: Cannibal movie making audiences faint

Legend has it that a woman had a heart attack during Lon Chaney’s unmasking scene in Universal’s silent classic THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Ever since, movies getting that kind of a physical reaction from audiences has been a much-sought-after prize, a wonderful, scintillating gemstone of free publicity. This is especially true of Horror movies….

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Before CGI – The Magic of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

CGI has been both a blessing and a curse to the movie industry. It allows today’s filmmakers to do things that before they, and movie viewers, could only have dreamed of. For all that, though—and I do think the balance is far more to the positive side than the negative on this one—there are shortcomings….

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Vampire or Werewolf?

Down where I’m from, the dominant religion is SEC football; Christianity comes in second. (Note: I’m not really kidding about that.) And, much like the Sunni and the Shiites in Islam, there are two major sects, and they hate the ever-lovin’ hell out of each other. I’m speaking of the “Roll-Tiders” and the “War-Eaglers.” It…

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Last Stand of the Neanderthals

One of the services I provide, as I see it, is to encapsulate longer articles for the benefit of my readership. Time is precious, after all, and if you are like most people you see many articles that look interesting, but taking the time to read them all becomes problematic. I, however, when I’m on…

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An American Werewolf in Orlando

If I ever get the chance to take a vacation to sunny Florida during the month of October, you can bet your ass I’m gonna be heading to Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando for their HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS, which is billed as the biggest and most spectacular haunted attraction in the country. (For the…

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A Serial Killer Board Game?

He who fights monsters must be careful lest he turns into a monster, Nietzsche warned. Likewise, Robert E. Lee cautioned that a man must not become “overly fond” of war. A similar thing can be said of True Crime junkies like me. The vast majority of us are entirely harmless; as a general rule, criminal…

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Holy Terror

Here’s an interesting bit of trivia for you. Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of history has heard the name “Borgia,” and anyone who’s heard that name already knows that a person’s wearing of a priest’s collar and holding of a supposed-to-be “holy” office will not in any way limit or hinder the capacity…

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Have you seen a Thylacine?

The answer, I’m afraid, is no, you haven’t. You may have seen pictures of one, or some video footage on youtube of the last living specimen, which died in the 1930s. The Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, as it is alternately called, is officially extinct. It isn’t surprising that people would desire, and choose, to believe…

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WOLFCOP sequel on the way!

This is a true cause for celebration for Lycanthrope fans. WOLFCOP, when it came out way back in 2014, was such a pleasant surprise. I had seen the trailer, and hoped for an hour-and-a-half of dumb fun, maybe a few laughs. I wasn’t expecting any more than that. What I got was a razor-sharp satire,…

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END OF THE ROAD – A Werewolf Short (Not About a Short Werewolf) – Also, a Deranged Mouse Fairy

I’ve never been to DragonCon in Atlanta. Just never got around to it. I spend enough time on the stage, in costume, in my other identity as a theatre junkie that the idea of cosplaying holds no appeal for me, and isn’t cosplaying half the point of going to DragonCon? The other half of the…

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The Sunshine State beckons to Werewolves

Everybody really does want to move to Florida, it seems. Even werewolves. You tend to think of Lycanthropes preferring dark forests in Europe, or dark forests anywhere. The south of France, maybe, or the high mountain peaks of Greece. If you’re talking about the American South, you’d think the Louisiana bayou country would be a…

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Wolf’s Museum of Mystery – The Movie

You may recall my coverage here of my visit to Wolf’s Museum of Mystery in Saint Augustine, Florida back in May. A veritable smorgasbord of the strange, the exotic, the unusual, and the fantastical, the Museum of Mystery also features movie props and memorabilia, among these a bust of the werewolf Eddie as featured in…

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A Tale of Two Claws

While preparing an article this week on the forthcoming (supposed to have already been here) werewolf film BIG BAD, I was struck by the similarity of one of its posters to…SOMEthing. I couldn’t quite place it, but I knew I’d seen that image before. I wondered if I HAD in fact read something somewhere about…

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Who’s afraid of the BIG BAD?

Not me, that’s for sure. I’m thrilled to see it. The “it” in question is the trailer for an upcoming werewolf film, BIG BAD. This is the first I’ve heard of the project, although it was supposed to hit theaters in July and VOD and video in August. Again, I have seen nary hide nor…

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Ol’ Stinker returns! (Maybe.)

Ask and ye shall receive! Just last week I was lamenting that Ol’ Stinker, the Werewolf of Hull, England, and denizen of the infamous Wold Newton Triangle, might have gone back to his home dimension. I speculated that the “window” that occasionally opens between our reality and his (its) might have closed up again. (Note:…

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Review: THE TURNING by Micky Neilson

Astute readers may recall that I posted a few weeks back a “non-review” of the novel THE TURNING by author Micky Neilson. I had read about the premise—a werewolf onboard a cruise ship—and found it so promising that I chose to comment on it even before reading the novel. As luck would have it, either…

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 12:  Remnants of crime scene tape lay on the ground near the spot where 16-year-old Pierre Loury was shot yesterday by a Chicago police officer on April 12, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Police have said Loury took off running when the vehicle he was in was pulled over by police because it matched the description of a vehicle used in an earlier drive-by shooting. The chase, according to police, ended with an "armed confrontation".  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“Cannibal Killer” likely poisoned himself

This one could easily go here on this site or on our sister site zombies.org. It concerns a guy who attacked and murdered a Florida couple, then proceeded to start eating the male victim’s face off. The killer was supposedly out of his gourd on the synthetic drug Flakka or something similar, and was a…

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Night Terrors – So much cooler than Pokemon

I admit it; I’m something of a hypocrite. I’m a guy with a collection of action figures and other sundry toys. I have enough to open my own small store. Yet I, if I’m honest about it, view the playing of that new POKEMON GO game by adults as silly. Would I ever be interested…

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Hunting for Old Stinker

This article, available at the source link below, harkens back to a magical time, a more romantic time, a simpler one. Three months ago, to be exact. Back in those bygone days, the Werewolf of Wold Newton, Old Stinker, was still roaming around the English countryside, scaring some and exciting many more. The article chronicles…

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Old Stinker, where have you gone?

There are two basic explanations. What is certain is that cases of paranormal phenomena, or alleged paranormal phenomena, do tend to occur in clusters, in certain areas over a specific period of time. Such bursts of “condensed” activity are called by those who study such things “flaps.” Usually what you’ll have are UFO flaps, but…

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Teeny Tiny Crime Scenes

I’ve got an idea for you, Lego. It’s a guaranteed moneymaker. There are a lot of geeks like me out there, Horror and True Crime marks who would gladly shell out some dough for a build-your-own-famous-crime-scene collection. You could give us the Lizzie Borden set, complete with all the parts to construct the rambling Borden…

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AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Remake?

No. Just no. Some things need to be left alone. Some things cannot be recreated. Some films cannot be remade, or should not. They CAN be, but the results are always disastrous. Check out the recent BEN-HUR remake, for example. Does it qualify yet as the biggest bomb in box office history? If not, it’s…

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KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER – PRIMAL SCREAM

I’m still working my way, slowly, through the 1974-75 TV series KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, wherein a wisecracking, straw-hat-and-powder-blue-suit-wearin’ reporter, played by actor Darren McGavin (who would go on to lasting fame as the father in A CHRISTMAS STORY) pursued scoops involving paranormal threats, and typically ended up having to dispose of those threats himself,…

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Are Monster Movies Inherently Racist?

You might think, and justifiably so, that the answer to this question is a resounding “Hell, no!” But if you stop and ponder it for a moment, you can see the point the critics are trying to argue, even if you think they are a little off-base. Take a movie like THE CREATURE FROM THE…

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