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Fireside Chats: Days of the Animals

There is one, and only one, as far as I can see, good thing to come out of this forced coronavirus quarantine. Pollution has decreased. It would be wonderful if people could learn from this whole experience and, once it finally ends, start to treat the natural world a little better, to keep the pollution…

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THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH Episode One

For the past few years we’ve known only that the new owner of Skinwalker Ranch in Utah was secretive and mysterious. Now we know who that owner is, a rich real estate dude with an interest in the paranormal named Brandon Fugal. Considering that he named the shell company through which he bought the Ranch…

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Fireside Chats: You Gotta Laugh

This one is just for fun. It’s okay to make fun of stupid people during times of duress, isn’t it? Or if not *okay* okay then at least a little more okay than otherwise? Heck, even if it isn’t, I say we do it anyway. We can blame it on stress and cabin fever. Holding…

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Fireside Chats: Free Fangoria

The fine folks at FANGORIA want to help out during this difficult time, when we’re all stuck at home without much to do, except watch TV and…READ! You can get a free two-month digital subscription to Fango by clicking here. It’s a nice move, and it’s good business, too. Give people a taste for free…

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Fireside Chats: The First Sign of Civilization

I came across this while websurfing the other day and it struck me as apropos for this time of uncertainty in which we all find ourselves. It involves pre-humans and so qualifies for mention on a website dedicated to werewolves, and it also, I think, offers a bit of hope, a word of comfort, an…

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Fireside Chats: The Sasquatch in the Window

You may have seen this image floating around the Internet. It’s one of those almost guaranteed to have the details get lost, to the point where no one seems to know where it originated, whether it’s supposed to be from real life or from some movie, etc. In fact that’s already happening. For the record,…

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Movie Review: MA

No, there isn’t a werewolf in MA. But there is a man who has the blood of a dog coursing through his veins. I figure that’s close enough for government work. I would explain to you how it is, exactly, that the man got the blood of a canine in his circulatory system but that…

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Movie Review: MANDY

I admit it, I’d been putting off watching this movie, despite the rave reviews I’d read and the praises I’d heard from friends. Why? Nicolas Cage. I didn’t like Nicolas Cage. And, far more often than not, seeing his name attached to a project meant that said project was going to be a piece of…

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PROJECT BLUE BOOK and the Skinwalker

I’m a little behind on this one, I know, but things happen, don’t they? First of all, each day there for a week or so kept bringing new reports regarding the Universal Monsters and new movies featuring them being greenlit. Then something else came up that you may have read about, some something or other…

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The Mandela Effect and the Fouke Monster

Okay, so I am experiencing my own personal Mandela Effect incident. It involves THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK and the little Arkansas town that serves as the film’s setting, Fouke. I’ve been there. And while I was there, I have very clear memories of people, locals, people who actually *live* there, referring to it as…

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Fireside Chats: The Beast of Gevaudan

People during the Black Death and during other outbreaks of plague tended to attribute the disease to God, painting a pretty lousy picture of the Almighty. There are idiots—sorry, during this time of strained nerves, I’m not pulling any punches—right now who are arguing that coronavirus was sent by God to punish us. Well, they…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 15

I have never possessed much of the virtue of patience. In those days I knew it even less. After my fight with the vrykolakas resulted in nothing more for me than an upset stomach the following day, I confess I abandoned all hope of taking my own life. I had entertained and discarded thoughts of…

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Devil Monkeys and Dogmen Are The Same

Take a gander at the photo accompanying this article. It popped up in a random image search I did. It’s perfect for the point I want to make. Check out the creature’s ears. They don’t much look like a wolf’s ears. They look more like the ears of a bear, or of a simian, don’t…

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Which (Obscure) Universal Monster Should Go Next?

This article from our friends over at Bloody Disgusting examines some candidates for possible rebooting in the wake of the success of THE INVISIBLE MAN. They make some interesting suggestions. They wanted to focus more on lesser-known titles, so they picked, in numerical order, (1) ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, (2) THE BLACK CAT, (3)…

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Master of Views

One of the things I enjoy most about my job here is those occasions wherein I get to wax nostalgic, celebrating some facet of my childhood. One could argue that the whole gig is just that, as I grew up loving werewolves and vampires and monsters in general, and werewolf, vampire, and monster movies in…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 14

I did not recognize it at the time, could not, I believe, in my then state of mind, but I had reached a stage of rebirth in my life, a recreation, even. I now think of this as the third age of my existence. The first had been my childhood, which ended with my first…

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The Chupa Returns Again?

Let’s cover some bases first. Scientific tests in the form of monitored and recorded onsite experiments with cadavers have proven that the mandibles of maggots can leave wounds that look an awful lot like surgical cuts. Those same tests have shown that insects and scavengers tend to go after softer tissue first. The reason why…

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An American Werewolf ReAction Figure? Why, yes!

Ah, Super7, creator of the vintage STAR WARS-type 3 and ¾ inch overpriced ReAction Figures. How I do love and hate thee. The latter only because of the aforementioned “overpriced” thing. It would be more accurate to say that my bank account hates thee. *I* only resent thee a little bit because I am unable,…

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Fireside Chats

If you’re anything like me, our current situation, the crisis over that damned pandemic, has put you in a really bad place. For me, as someone who has to be on guard against crippling and anxiety under the best of circumstances, yeah, it’s tough. Probably the worst thing about it is not knowing how long…

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Will Kate Moss be the Invisible Woman?

I do *not* mean the Marvel superhero of the same name—although that is in itself an intriguing idea. I’m talking about the forthcoming movie from Universal set to be directed by Elizabeth Banks. SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read past this point if you have yet to see THE INVISIBLE MAN! At the end of the movie,…

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Are We in for a Horror Recession?

That’s what Jason Blum told Bloody Disgusting recently. “I think the market right now is flooded,” he said. He’s right about that. “I think the next step in horror is this year there’s 20 releases, and I think next year there will be 18 and the year after that there’ll be 12. I think it’s…

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Monster Map Part Two

I’ve written before about a state-by-state map of the monsters of the USA I came across online. I complained about the map making the wrong choices for Alabama—it should have been the White Thing—West Virginia—it should have been Mothman—and Wisconsin. The latter had the Hodag as the State’s Monster and I argued that it should…

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Breaking News

As of right now, me sitting here writing this article, movie studios have pulled MULAN, THE NEW MUTANTS, ANTLERS, and A QUIET PLACE 2 from their release schedules in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Will there be others? Probably. How bad is this thing going to get? How long will it last? No one…

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Movie Review: THE NIGHTINGALE

Think THE REVENANT, only with a female protagonist, and it bites harder and punches deeper. Or maybe I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE done up with quality instead of just titillation. That’s the gist of writer/director/producer Jennifer Kent’s THE NIGHTINGALE, the follow-up to her stunning debut effort THE BABADOOK. THE NIGHTINGALE should have been in the…

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Masks, Masks, Masks

My favorite toystore, Nightmare Toys, has relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where it continues to grace the world with the finest of Horror-themed novelties. These masks from Trick or Treat Studios pictured here aren’t available on the store aisles as of yet, not anywhere, but they will be arriving soon. Ain’t they spiffy? It is…

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