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KOLCHAK, THE NIGHT STALKER, Part Two

Carl Kolchak was a hapless newspaper reporter turned reluctant monster slayer, reluctant in that he ended up having to dispatch the fiend in most episodes because no one else could or would do it. Usually no one else believed the monster even existed, and no one, including Kolchak’s editor, ever believed Kolchak, despite the many…

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Review: HOWL

Let me be honest with you. I write quite a few articles per week, every week, and it’s hard to keep up with all the topics I have covered, all the movies or television shows or web series or comics that I have reviewed. I run the risk of repeating myself, though I earnestly try…

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Forget denigrating horny teenagers. Quit denigrating Wolves!

A poster recently tacked up by the librarian at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Arizona does a fine job of underscoring exactly what is wrong with the whole tendency towards victim-blaming and slut-shaming. If a girl dresses provocatively and gets raped, she was “asking for it.” And if high school girls dress that way…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, Part One

I didn’t even know it was there. And I chanced upon it by accident. I seem to recall, after the fact, reading something about it, someplace—well, on the Internet—and some time in the past. But I had forgotten all about it. Even when I stopped off last week in Saint Augustine, Florida, the oldest city…

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A visit to the SKUNK APE HEADQUARTERS, Part One

Even before I had Roadside America and Weird US to guide me, I always sought out the strange, the unusual, the odd and offbeat while traveling. Finding myself in south Florida recently—like, WAY south—I knew I had to visit the Everglades, and I just HAD to stop by the SKUNK APE RESEARCH HEADQUARTERS in Ochopee….

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, Part Three

The titular venue, located in the “Ancient City” of Saint Augustine, Florida, has SO much stuff to see and admire that it would be easy to miss something. In fact I’m sure I DID miss something. I was kinda on the psychological equivalent of a sugar rush—I would say on a drug trip, but the…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, Part Two

Located in the “Ancient City” part of Saint Augustine, Florida (Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the United States, officially founded in 1565 but “discovered” by conquistador Ponce de Leon some half a century earlier), which one must traverse mostly on foot, is WOLF’S MYSTERY MUSEUM. If one word, and only one, could…

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A visit to the SKUNK APE HEADQUARTERS, Part Two

Don’t head to the SKUNK APE RESEARCH HEADQUARTERS in Ochopee, Florida, looking for a museum. It isn’t one. It’s more of a general store. In fact it put me in mind of the MONSTER MART in Fouke, Arkansas, a little town famous as the home to a small tributary called Boggy Creek—and if those two…

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Werewolfery on Vacation

That is to say, I discovered werewolf-related stuff while on vacation, not that werewolfism itself has taken a holiday. I reckon one could argue that it regularly takes a holiday, if one subscribes to the theory that transformations from men into beasts occur only monthly, during the zenith of the full moon. If that were…

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The Wehrwolf Bunker

The spelling here should tip you off to the fact that we’re gonna be talking about the Germans, in particular the Nazis, who codenamed their defensive plan—to have operatives remain in place as Allied forces plowed through German forces, getting closer and closer to the Fatherland, conducting guerilla warfare to impede the Allies’ progress— “Project…

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Brains vs. Brawn

Hey, we need both in order to attain the ideal. And Nature or Providence has gifted us with both, although most people possess more of one than the other, and many are seriously lacking in both. But how is it that we came to evolve our big brains? Because we needed them, is the obvious…

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Giant Rats Threaten London

We are defining “giant” here not as kaiju-sized, or FOOD OF THE GODS-sized, nor even the size of the ROUS’s in THE PRINCESS BRIDE or the wolf-sized KILLER SHREWS (which were just dogs in cheap monster make-up), which, let us be honest, would be plenty big enough to be terrifying, but as considerably bigger than…

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PENNY DREADFUL’s Werewolf Sharpshooter

Over at our sister site, Vampires.com, I was talking about how I had finally gotten around to watching PENNY DREADFUL and how hopelessly smitten I am with the series. I’m not a “binge-watcher” but I have been binge-watching this one. There’s a tie as to who is my favorite character. Either it’s the Frankenstein Monster,…

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The Ancient Origins of Fairy Tales

When I was a little boy, my grandmother told me a story about “Rawhead and Bloody Bones.” It scared the pee out of me. As an adult, it fascinated me to learn just how many other kids had also had the urine frightened out of them, and for how long this had been going on….

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The Mc-Long Pig?!?!

“Long pig” is a slang term for human flesh, when it is used for food by other humans. Supposedly the term can be traced back to a letter written by one Reverend John Watsford, a missionary to the Pacific Islanders in the 1840s, who described witnessing the butchering, cooking, and eating of human bodies. According…

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REAL Werewolf Encounters?

Ignore the cute kitty, poised in prayer, at the beginning of this video. It’s about WEREWOLVES, baby! And not the kind you see in the movies. REAL ones. What’s that, you say? Werewolves don’t exist? Hmm. I sense a skeptic among us. Check out this video, friend, and you just might be a believer! All…

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DEIMOSIMINE

What does that word even mean? I don’t know, but it’s the title of the upcoming release from the guys who organized the LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL this past weekend, which has been so all up in my article posting for this week. Chad Armstrong is the director, Andrew Thompson the scriptwriter and producer, and…

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The Ugly Bastard Offspring of LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL

I have saved the worst for last. The one offering out of the dozens I viewed that was just plain BAD. I don’t mean bad in the good sense. Not the Ed Wood, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE kind of bad, where the film is so enjoyable simply BECAUSE of its shortcomings. I’m talking about…

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Werewolves at LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL

And if you don’t know what film festival I’m talking about by now, peeps, you just haven’t been paying attention. (Look around the page. I’m sure you’ll figure it out.) There weren’t a lot of monsters on display, and the ones there were constituted phantasms and ghosts, a zombie here and there; there were plenty…

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LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL Part Two

Here is a brief summation of my experiences at the LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL held this past weekend in Somerville, Alabama, a celebration of short and full-length independent movies. For the most part the quality of the films presented was very good. (There was one big exception, but I’m saving that one for a separate…

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LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL Part One

If you’ve been following our sister sites vampires.com and zombies.org, you’ve already heard about the LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL that I attended this past weekend (April 23rd and 24th) at the Somerville Playhouse in northern Alabama. I saw some great films, some good ones, and one trainwreck from hell. (More on that one in a…

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Werewolf-ology

This could be fun. The fictitious organization FVZA, or the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency, has released some pertinent data concerning werewolves. ‘Cause, fer realz, if you live in a world where zombies and vampires are a problem that must be dealt with, it’s a safe bet you’re gonna have some werewolf issues, too. Haven’t…

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Review: BLUEBEARD: THE TRIAL OF GILLES DE RAIS (Part One)

In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit upfront that I am tooting my own horn, here. This stage play was written by yours truly, directed by yours truly, and produced by Evil Cheez Productions, my theatre company. We just finished a three-week run, and I am pleased to announce that it was a…

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Review: BLUEBEARD: THE TRIAL OF GILLES DE RAIS (Part Two)

Most all my original productions these days are staged at The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville, Alabama, an antebellum mansion located in the city’s historic cotton mill area. Before Huntsville became home to NASA and started sending people to the moon, it was a cotton town, with no less than three large mills. Each mill…

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Review: BLUEBEARD: THE TRIAL OF GILLES DE RAIS (Part Three)

Gilles de Rais is one of the most fascinating characters in all of history, but it isn’t surprising that so few people have heard of him. Everybody knows about Joan of Arc, even if they can’t tell you when exactly she lived or even in what war she fought or why she was burned at…

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