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Review: NOCTURNE

A group of teenagers, all of whom have secrets, one of whom has a secret darker than the rest, is having a party. There’s alcohol, drugs, and sex aplenty. And then they start messing around with a Ouija board. Then one of the group gets possessed, and bad things happen. How cliché does that sound?…

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Interview with Makeup Artist Dennis Preston

Special Effects guru Dennis Preston was in Decatur, Alabama this past weekend—as was yours truly, but it was a much shorter commute for me than it was for him, as I live in Alabama and he calls Chicago home—for the LEGLESS CORPSE HALLOWEEN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL. He was there to display his work, publicize his…

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Franken-Dog!

This one is as much Frankenstein as werewolf. And since it’s really a dog’s head and not a wolf’s head, it’s really more like Frankenstein. But (a.) we don’t have a Frankenstein-based website; (b.) it’s a freakin’ dog’s head brought back to life(!); (c.) the Russian scientists conducting their mad Cold War experiments could just…

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Werewolves are Bratwurst-Intolerant!

Being an independent creator myself, I’m more than happy to do my part to support other struggling creators in their endeavors. There was even a time, many moons ago, when I primarily wanted to earn my living writing comic books. Problem being, I can’t draw a realistic stick figure, ergo I found myself at the…

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Horror Happy Meals

File this one under “Things that don’t exist, but should!” Co-file it under “Things that have inspired fake Facebook articles” if you’d like. Either and both statements are true. Peruse these amazing Horror-themed Happy Meals. Unfortunately this is the only place you will see them. They’re not real. As in, you can’t actually go to…

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Werewolf Sightings

This article from Animalmozo is redundantly titled “21 of the Scariest Werewolf Sightings Ever Seen!” I confess I laughed out loud when I read it. More like a chuckle, to be factual. And more because it reminded me of the Spinal Tap song “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” than anything else. Anyway, what are…

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Trump: Werewolf or Vampire? (And you can win a prize!)

Okay, peeps, let’s have a little contest. This one is strictly for Twitter, as I’m trying to up our Twitter visibility. Here is the question: Would Donald Trump be a vampire or a werewolf? Simple, right? Not as much as you might think. What I’m looking for is a WITTY response. Something like “a vampire,…

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Nope, nothing wrong here!

If you’ve read Stephen King’s novel CUJO, you might remember the plight that faces the novel’s hapless protagonist. He’s an advertising type, and has to contend with a PR nightmare when a popular cereal brand his company represents turns out to be responsible for a nationwide panic. The food coloring in the cereal caused kids…

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Scariest Movies of All Time – Maybe

Allow me to condense this article for you, peeps. It purports to offer you the 26 most frightening films you should be watching this Halloween season. But are all the suggestions worthy? I’ll run down the list for you, and offer my succinct and sage summations. THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING. (Haven’t seen it, thus…

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It’s a Goat, Man!

I seem to recall Reece Witherspoon doing a movie wherein she played a real person, and this lady had gone off on some kind of walkabout or something, trekking into the wilderness. Then there was that Grizzly Man guy, who went to live with bears, taking his girlfriend with him, and then the bears ate…

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Cheer up a Cannibal (Star)!

Out of the subgenre of cannibal films that cropped up in the 60s and 70,s the best and most infamous is Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. The film has been called “pornographically violent,” but the onscreen bloodshed and carnage didn’t bother me. The footage of real animals being killed, though, that I had a big problem…

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Wolf’s Museum of Mystery A-OK

I had a few tense hours last week, as Hurricane Matthew strafed the eastern Florida coastline. Certain areas got hit really hard, among them America’s oldest, most historic, and most charming city, Saint Augustine, Florida. Readers will recall that St. Augustine is home to the truly one-of-a-kind attraction that is WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, which…

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Obama bans machine-gunning of wolves

It’s galling and frustrating how environmental causes have become so politicized. What should be common ground is today anything but. We all live on the same planet, after all. Should we not all want to take care of that planet? Should we all not want to sustain it for our children and grandchildren? Yet money…

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Bigfoot captured by eagle nest cam?

When I say “captured,” I of course mean in the photographic sense. Alas, photos and plaster casts of footprints, and hair samples of dubious distinction, are all we have in the way of evidence for the existence of Bigfoot. It’s likely all we’ll ever have. I theorize that if such a creature as Bigfoot does…

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Will the real Bluebeard please stand up?

I have a soft spot in my heart for Gilles de Rais, the French madman, necromancer, and serial killer of children who inspired Charles Perrault’s fairytale “Bluebeard.” (Or was Gilles de Rais innocent, as many have claimed? Was he framed by greedy family members and corrupt politicians?) Gilles de Rais was a soldier, a war…

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Ghost Ship of Insane Inbred Cannibal Rats

This one sounds, or reads, like total clickbait nonsense, but I actually recall hearing about it, or reading about it, a few years back. The story seems to be true. The LYUBOV ORLOVA was, or is, a forty-year-old Russian (the name probably tipped you off) cruise ship designed for Arctic exploration. It is now floating…

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The First Gay Werewolf Story?

This doesn’t necessarily mean that the werewolf was gay, does it? Oh, it does. Okay. I thought maybe it was just a werewolf story for gay people. Granted I’m not sure what would constitute a “gay” story. If one or more of the lead characters was gay, I would imagine. Or if the story examines…

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THE HOWLING Statue

I know you all have been stressing over what to get me for Christmas this year. I mean, sure, I’m easy to shop for, just like every other geek. But the problem arises from having so many admiring fans, and you all having to worry that one of the others is going to buy me…

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Living with Wolves

Okay, okay, this article actually offers advice on living with COYOTES, but they’re related species. And Native Americans believe in were-coyotes, and in Coyote, the anthropomorphic Trickster god, so there’s still the lycanthropic connection. The article is pretty spot on. If you don’t want to bother with it, though, I can sum it up for…

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Grow a spine, America!

Before I really get ripping on the subject of political correctness and entitlement mentality, let me stress that I do have sympathy for anyone who has suffered from the crime of voyeurism. I would not in any way belittle how traumatic such an invasive offense could be to a victim. We clear on that? You…

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Poster released for ANOTHER WOLFCOP

Recent reports that the instant classic, the Horror/Comedy romp called WOLFCOP, was getting a sequel had me doing figurative cartwheels. Now there’s this new poster for us all to salivate over. Check it out. It’s right above you. Above these words. Okay, who gets the snarky reference? Anyone? Surely some of y’all were around in…

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Black Moons and Moon Pooh

The link between werewolves and full moons is eternal. Now. It wasn’t always. In fact the connection betwixt the two is of fairly recent vintage, cemented by screenwriter Curt Siodmak in the early 1940s with his masterpiece, THE WOLFMAN. Not even a hundred years old, and yet it’s likely the strongest trope of them all,…

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The Grave of Wiccademous

As previously noted, I’m a paranormal tourist. Anytime I’m traveling, I will always consult two things before I look to any standard vacation guides or tourist websites. I check out roadsideamerica.com, a compendium of all places and sites strange, odd, unusual, or kitschy. I also do an Internet search to find out in there are…

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Cannibalism at Jamestown

The article I just completed was on the latest season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY entitled MY ROANOKE NIGHTMARE, wherein the series’ writers are mining colonial-era American history to tell us some scary stories. The “lost” colony at Roanoke, Virginia went missing sometime between 1587 and 1590, and the mystery of what happened to it is…

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: MY ROANOKE NIGHTMARE

They kept us guessing right up until the premiere of the hit TV show’s sixth season. Nobody outside the cast and crew knew just what would be the subject of the latest installment. Were you disappointed that it wasn’t one of the other possible plotlines they decided to go with? Not me. This one looks…

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