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Enough with the “Tarzan is racist” bullshit!

It’s just reversed racism. Political correctness itself is a sort of reversed racism. Only when no distinction is made between people based solely on skin pigmentation can we have true equality. Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote in the early to mid 20th century. Some of his notions and phraseology are somewhat unpalatable by today’s’ standards, yes,…

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Make Halloween a Federal Holiday!

I’m confused. I thought Halloween already WAS a holiday. Oh, you mean OFFICIALLY. Make it a FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED holiday, where government workers, bankers, and such get the day off from work and kids get out of school. Sounds good to me. Where do I sign? Since Halloween IS technically a true holiday, or “holy day,”…

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Does True Evil Exist?

I would challenge anyone who believes it does NOT to start paying better attention. I’d be glad to compile a list of True Crime cases for you to peruse; I expect reading the accounts of Ed Kemper, say, or Ted Bundy would quickly convince even the most diehard doubter. But there’s evil and then there’s…

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Direwolves! Get your plush Direwolves!

I have a confession to make. I don’t watch GAME OF THRONES. I’ve never seen a single episode. You might think a Fantasy show featuring dragons, naked babes, and swordplay would be right up my alley, and normally you’d be right on the money. But GAME OF THRONES just doesn’t “grab” me. I did read…

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Make-believe Monsters That Were Real

So promises the headline of this linked-to article, anyway. It’s pure clickbait, but I’ll do you all a solid and scroll through it for you, making mention here of any werewolf-related beasties that make the cut, without elucidation as to WHY they made it. I’ll deal with the pop-ups and long-running scripts so you don’t…

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The Hunters Become the Hunted—and the Eaten

I’m just gonna come right out and say it. I have NO sympathy for poachers at all. None. I can barely force myself to view them as human beings. I find what they do THAT abhorrent. I view them as I view the worst kinds of criminals. (I view trophy hunters as being little better,…

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Neanderthals were Cannibals

Some were, at least. We can say that with certainty. There is substantive evidence. As for the whole species, we’ll have to resort to conjecture. (It’s a good bet, though, I’d say.) Human bones—that is to say, Neanderthal bones—found in a cave in Belgium bear the unmistakable signs of their owners having been butchered and…

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Was the creator of TARZAN a Racist?

I don’t understand why Tarzan is being picked on so much. The new film, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, is fantastic. Yet a lot of critics are hating on it (though a lot are digging it) and the majority of this number are doing so based not on the quality of the movie, or the dearth…

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Demons are real, says Psychiatrist

The common viewpoint is that you have Science, and then you have the Occult, and between the two there is a great gulf fixed. One can be either a man of Science or a man of spirituality, but not both. This is a great generalization and it has a kernel of truth to it, but…

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Have you seen THE THING?!

Here’s a little something to tell you all you really need to know about me. No, not my full name, my political views or religious beliefs, my taste in music, or the age at which I first saw a pair of boobs. (Although I might give any or all of this away in some other…

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New Species of Prehistoric Canine Identified

One theory that is sometimes put forward as an explanation for werewolf accounts in previous centuries is that of remnant canine species surviving into the modern era and, upon encountering humans, being incorrectly identified as a mythological creature, i.e. a werewolf. It’s a more credible hypothesis than the suggestion that a human can physically transform…

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How THE LEGEND OF TARZAN deviated from the Canon

Hey, I’m not gonna complain. Out of the HUNDREDS of Tarzan movies that have been made in the past century, you know how many of them have been faithful to the source material, the novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs? NONE of them. Not until now, with THE LEGEND OF TARZAN. Those old black-and-white films…

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The Rock as the Wolfman?!

Nothing is official yet, so there’s still room for hope, but Warner Brothers is reputedly in talks with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to portray Larry Talbot in their upcoming revamp of THE WOLFMAN. We can all share a collective groan over this one, my fellow fans. What is WB thinking? Oh, right. Movie studio. Thinking….

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Did Evolution Stop Working?

Rush Limbaugh is an idiot. Or else he’s playacting the role of the idiot, to appeal to his idiot listeners, which might be even worse. Either way, I don’t follow his bigoted ranting, but I did see in the headlines recently that he, in his own knuckle-draggin’, imbecilic manner, asked a semi-legitimate question. When the…

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Bigfoot: An Absence of Evidence, or Just an Absence?

And here is presented this week’s second (of three) primate/anthropology-related article. If you all will allow me to editorialize for a moment—and yes, I realize there is hardly a time when I’m NOT editorializing, either here or on one of our sister sites, but sometimes I tend more towards straight reporting of something and at…

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Fouke Monster Sighting

A recent sighting? Yes! How recent? Try last month. Yes, friends, the legendary Fouke Monster, the shaggy, three-toed beast that is SO legendary that it inspired the 1972 drive-in classic with the word in its title, THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, did not fade away into the mists of nostalgia after its achieving of celebrity…

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Yeah, yeah, I know Tarzan is the APE Man and not a WOLF man, but it would be hard for one to miss the parallels, yes? This movie, and the Tarzan character, are about that mysterious, mystical, even, synthesis betwixt man and beast. Tarzan is the very archetype of one who manages to comprise both…

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Yes, Tarzan is a white dude. Get over it.

What’s the definition of a professional movie critic? If it is that you get paid to do it, then I’m a professional. I review quite a few movies, and I take the job seriously. If I’m going to comment on anything related to a film in that doesn’t appear in the film, anything extraneous, that…

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What Werewolves Do In The Shadows

I guess I need to get around to watching the 2014 Horror/Comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. It somehow managed to fly under my radar when it first came out, although I think it’s in my Netflix queue now, sandwiched between a couple of Vincent Price movies. There’s just so much in the way…

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What’s a Rakshasa?

It’s a demon from Hindu folklore. … Wait, you wanted more? Okay, um, it was featured in that cartoon SECRET SATURDAYS, about the kid who goes around chasing cryptids, as a cute (well, I thought so) cat-like creature. Rakshasas are featured prominently in the RAMAYANA, a Hindu epic written some several centuries BC; this last…

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Of Panthers and Primates

I think a goodly part of the reason for the skepticism among those who deny evolutionary Science, apart from the undeniable confirmation bias on the part of the rigidly religiously minded—try saying that five times really fast—whose entire belief systems are dependent on a literal interpretation of ecumenical texts, is the basic ignorance of how…

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Patti Lupone’s Geek Cred

This is pretty much PENNY DREADFUL week here and at our sister site, vampires.com. Lots and lots of coverage for the show, although this particular post is mostly tangential in its relation to it. Patti Lupone made her debut during season two as the Cut Wife, and came back for season three as Dr. Seward….

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I See a Rare Moon Risin’…

Considering that it was Curt Siodmak who largely invented the whole connection of the full moon to werewolves in his screenplay for 1941’s THE WOLFMAN (technically it was THE WOLF MAN, but I prefer to grammatically correct the title when posting it), it’s impressive just how prevalent the image has become, how much an intrinsic…

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PENNY DREADFUL’s Dreadful Werewolves

We finally got to see just how formidable is the “Lupus Dei,” Ethan Lawrence (Talbot) Chandler, in this past weekend’s PENNY DREADFUL season three-cum-series finale. The first half of the two-hour program was as excellent and epic as anything we’ve seen in the show’s three seasons. He went through a whole pack of vampires like…

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PENNY DREADFUL Creator’s Cop-Out

When news first broke that PENNY DREADFUL had been cancelled, I naturally assumed that Showtime was to blame, as in every case where a popular show gets cancelled it is always a network decision. (This is the price you pay, folks, for not telling us ahead of time that season three would be the last.)…

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