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The Bridge Where Dogs Leap To Their Deaths

I’m surprised I’d never heard of Overtoun Bridge in Scotland before. The bridge is made of granite and is a hundred years old, constructed in 1895, and spans Overtoun Burn, a stream fifty feet below. There are lots of trees and rocks down there, too, below the bridge. The structure itself is creepy looking, but…

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DARK UNIVERSE Dead?

There was this scene from SEINFELD I remember. Kramer had created his own company, consisting of him and one flunky. He had an idea to create a giant rubber bladder to put inside oil tankers to prevent oil spills should the ships ever run aground. To test his new invention, he and his flunky filled…

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Equal Time for Furries

Last week, I posted an article on this pervert who resigned from his job in public service after it was revealed that he was living a “secret” life as a Furry. I don’t know how “secret” it really was, and it wasn’t so much his being a Furry that got him into hot water as…

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Movie Review: THE DARKNESS

This is a fairly ubiquitous title, so to prevent any confusion, I’m talking about the movie starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell and directed by Greg McLean. It came out last year and was supposed to have gotten a theatrical run, but I swear I have no memory of it at all. A limited release,…

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A Visit to the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

I desperately miss the old-time circus sideshows. They were still around, but fading from prominence, in the years when my earliest memories were being made, memories like being taken to the County Fair each year. Today the sideshow is all but extinct. Almost, but, thankfully, not quite. You won’t see the “freaks” anymore. (Among the…

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Devil Dog Road

I went on vacation last month, a driving trip. I saw a lot of cool things, and I’m still mining the trip for fodder here and on our sister sites, vanmpires.com and zombies.org. I’m trying to space it out for the sake of variety. Not everyone might enjoy a full week or two of my…

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The Paulding Werewolf

I always give a little whoop of joy when I come across a new account of a werewolf sighting. Ol’ Stinker of Hull, England, the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin, and the Michigan Dogman, along with others, are notoriously undependable when it comes to putting in public appearances. Of all the sites I write for,…

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Councilman Resigns After Being Revealed As A Furry

I always have to assume that there’s going to be somebody reading this, or any article I’ve written about Furries, who might not know what a Furry is. It is thus incumbent upon me to offer a concise explanation. A Furry is a pervert who likes to dress up in an animal costume like some…

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It’s Halloween Season!

Yes, Halloween is more than just one day. We all know that. For me, if stretches from the beginning of October until Thanksgiving–although some folks might argue that, for me, Halloween is all year long, that every day is Halloween. I’d have to plead guilty. But this time of year is when the rest of…

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The Psychopath/Sociopath Riddle

I’d heard this one before. A riddle that only psychopaths/sociopaths can answer. I actually thought the answer was obvious. Does that make me a psychopath? Maybe I’ve just trained myself to think like one. You know that TV show CASTLE on ABC? I never watched it; I’ve caught bits and pieces of it from time…

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I met the Limb Ripper!

At long last, Spirit Halloween opened up in a town near me–with “near” being a relative term, as it’s at least an hour’s drive for me to get there–and naturally I had to drop by at my first opportunity. Remember this guy? The Limb Ripper. I wrote about him a few weeks ago. Now I’ve…

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Cannibals In Love

Damn, there’s a lot of depravity in the news this week–and I’m not talking about the usual political garbage to which we are subjected on a daily basis. I’m talking a more overt kind of depravity. A cannibal murderer might not have any more morality than your typical politician (or President) and vice versa, but…

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Tourist killed by Rabid Wolves. In 2017.

Ever wonder how the belief in the werewolf became so prevalent during the Dark Ages and earlier? Take one part the awareness of the dark side of human nature, our own innate beastliness, our instinctual bloodlust. Throw in a time and place, or places, where the threat of being attacked and killed by a wolf…

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Interview with a Werewolf (Artist)

Vaughn Belak is a gifted artist who wants to bring the world a coffee table book of his artwork. Rather than wax poetic on why you should support him–even though I’m fairly good at waxing poetic–I figure that old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words is applicable here. I will intersperse snippets…

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Review: RAW

Make no mistake, my friends. RAW is a werewolf movie. It isn’t called a werewolf movie. The lead character at no point sprouts fangs or fur. There are no references to full moons, wolfsbane, silver bullets, or any of the other tropes. The heroine of the piece does not undergo an outwardly physical transformation. Her…

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In Memoriam: Harry Dean Stanton

If ever there was a performer who epitomized the stereotypical “That guy” of the movies, it was Harry Dean Stanton. One of those actors who, if his name doesn’t ring any bells for you, you recognize his face as soon as you see it. (“Hey, it’s that guy!”) Mr. Stanton lived a good, long life,…

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Netflix Creatively Threatens STRANGER THINGS-themed Bar

This article praises Netflix for being stylish. I concur that the letter they sent to “The Upside Down” Bar in Chicago is creative. Judge for yourselves. Here it is: “Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show. (Just wait until you see…

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TWIN PEAKS: “I’ll see you in 25 years”?

David Lynch has now confirmed, on more than one occasion, that he might consider giving us more TWIN PEAKS, but that a season four would take years to make. “It took me four and a half years to write and film THIS season,” he said. That I believe. What I don’t believe is that the…

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In Memoriam: Basil Gogos

I have to admit something, to my shame. I did not, when I heard the news this past week that Basil Gogos had passed away, immediately recognize his name. I quickly educated myself; Gogos was the painter extraordinaire who created the covers for numerous, if not most, of the covers for the magazine FAMOUS MONSTERS…

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Review: MOTHER!

I can’t recall ever seeing a wider chasm between critical consensus and audience appraisal. Critics have, by and large, praised Darren Aronofsky’s new film MOTHER!, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Audiences have almost universally despised it. It got the lowest grade possible on Cinemascore, a big, fat, honkin’ F. Which camp is right, then?…

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STRANGER THINGS Honors The Classics

Check out these new posters for the upcoming second season of STRANGER THINGS. The EVIL DEAD tribute is spot-on and appropriately epic. The character posters have that vintage 80s look to them, as is only fitting. I think my favorite, though, is the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET-inspired one (pictured). This last is especially apropos, given…

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60 Years of Getting Hammer-ed

It’s a shame that they never did a sequel to CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF. Or sequels, plural, the way they did with the Wolfman over at Universal. Leon the Werewolf is just as deserving as Larry Talbot’s Wolfman of the exposure. The fact that they didn’t may explain why, even now, when I think of…

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Book review: THE CORPSEWOOD MANOR MURDERS by Amy Petulla

I met Amy Petulla a couple’a three months back, when I visited her business, Chattanooga Ghost Tours, in search of the elusive head of the Sugar Flats Road Monster. She and I hit it off immediately, and despite her, I am sure, having better things to do, she offered me her full hospitality and answered…

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A Visit to Tom Devlin’s MONSTER MUSEUM

Tom Devlin’s career, as he puts it, has happened in reverse–at least as far as most people would see it. He’s worked on over a hundred movies, doing special effects work. He started on big-budget A-listers, “Hollywood” movies, like THE SCORPION KING and TERMINATOR 3. His dream, though, was always to work on the B-movies…

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Ruminations on the Season Finale of TWIN PEAKS

I spent all last week traveling. I wasn’t home to watch the season three finale to TWIN PEAKS, and the hotel where I stayed that night didn’t have Showtime, even if I had arrived in time to watch it, which I didn’t. I had to wait an entire week to see the finale, a week…

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