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THE HUNT Part 24

It surprised Joe Clark, the ease with which he had accepted the impossible as reality. Sasquatch did exist. Including one that could talk (and liked to talk) and sing, too, in a beautiful lilting tenor. Parallel universes existed, and there were portals into and out of them. A man who had been dead could come…

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The Satanic Christmas Display

Look, I can’t speak for all of them. That should be obvious. But I think it is accurate to describe them in a general way. The people who belong to the Satanic Temple don’t really believe in Satan. They’re atheists. They don’t really want to see Satan praised or worshipped. They have, rather, adopted the…

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Continuations of KRAMPUS

Tonight, for the third consecutive year (fourth if you count the original theatrical release of the film), my wife and I celebrated one of our newly-minted annual Christmas traditions: we watched Michael Dougherty’s KRAMPUS. With Krampusnacht (Krampus Night) only a couple of days away (as I am writing this) it seemed proper timing. This movie…

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Lovecraftian Muscle Men

Any of you all old enough and cool enough to remember M.U.S.C.L.E.? They were these little pink rubber action figures. They started out in the late 70s in Japan as superhero figures but as the 80s progressed and the “Rock-n-Wrestling” mania took off, the M.U.S.C.L.E. men transitioned into professional wrestlers. It was an easy shift,…

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In Memoriam: Gene Warren, Jr.

Makeup artist extraordinaire Gene Warren, Jr. has left us at the age of 77. The news came to us via his friend and collaborator Bart Mixon, who posted this tribute on Facebook: “Gene WAS Fantasy II Film Effects [his company name—ED]—supervising the visual effects for SO many classics of the ’80’s. Gene gave me my…

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Fiend-ish Gold

I love it when my fanboy worlds come crashing together. Longtime readers of this site will already know this, but bear with me for the sake of any newcomers as I go a bit autobiographical. Growing up, I had three great loves, great passions. Professional wrestling, Horror movies, and comic books. Back then the three…

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Movie Review: ANIMAL AMONG US

There’s something in the woods, killing people at a remote camp. Is it Bigfoot? Is it a werewolf? Is it something else? The fact that you don’t really know till towards the end of the movie is one of its top selling points. ANIMAL AMONG US serves as a mystery as much as a Horror…

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THE HUNT Part 23

Which brings us, then, to the crux of the story, the central theme upon which everything else revolves. Plot; characterization; foreshadowing; rising and falling action; denouement; these are all spokes on the wheel, but the hub supporting them and into which they all connect is this: not death, or Death, and not Resurrection, but Redemption….

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THE HUNT Part 22

Arly couldn’t stop crying. “Honey,” Pete said, putting a hand on her shoulder, “he’s not worth this.” “Not now, Pete!” she snapped. “I hate to see you hurting, but the man was a cold-blooded killer, Arly.” “You didn’t know him like I did!” “Arly, we read it together, this guy’s record. All those names of…

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What is Krampusnacht?

Somebody else has already done the heavy lifting on this one, so rather than merely parroting their article I will instead link to it. Here I will provide only a cursory exploration of the yearly celebration. Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night, occurs on December 5th each year. Why December 5th? Because December 6th is the date…

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#MeToo kills AWIL? Apparently Not.

In case you don’t recognize the initials, AWIL stands for AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. You may recall that Max Landis, son of John Landis, the writer and director of the film, was working on a remake. I never had decided just how I felt about it, but now I really don’t know. Max Landis has…

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Discriminatin’ Against Krampus

It is still Halloween season as I sit typing these words. (Halloween season runs from October 1st until Thanksgiving Day.) For that reason I’m putting off writing about Krampus until it is actually the Christmas season. Mostly. The horned holiday enforcer keeps popping up in my newsfeed—it seems that not Santa Claus alone is the…

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A PUMPKINHEAD Reboot?

Let’s not and say we did, okay? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Don’t mess with perfection. Peter Block, executive producer on all the SAW movies and the dude behind FROZEN (the excellent survival Horror flick and NOT the Disney cartoon) and currently the vampire movie THE SHED (read about that one here), is…

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Robo-Wolves Return!

Well, not yet. But we’re just one small step away from it. And as is the case with any sequel worth its salt, the stakes are higher here, the threat and/or the monsters bigger—and the budget too! You may remember me reporting on the robotic wolves of Japan, the “Super Monster Wolf” built to take…

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Most Disturbing

This clickbait article promises to list the “most disturbing movies ever made.” I’ll save you the trouble of reading it and list those movies here. The people responsible for clickbait sites just love it when I do that. I’m not actually going to list them *all* though. After a while I got tired of scrolling…

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THE HUNT Part 21

“You ever shoot a gun before?” Saint asked. “No,” Corelli replied. “I figured.” Saint moved fast; his quarry had not been concerned about leaving an easy trail. Either the monster did not expect to be followed or else, and this latter the truth, Saint figured, it did not care. “I’d give you a gun,” Saint…

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Did You Hear What I Heard?

Take a listen to this. Can you identify that howl? It was recorded in the Canadian wilderness, so we can with relative safety attribute it so some wild animal. But what kind of animal? A wolf? A moose? A bear? Sasquatch? Officials with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry haven’t been able to…

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More Fossil Ape News

What do we primarily consider the litmus test for being human? Like, what separates us from chimpanzees, with whom we share 99% of the same DNA? Is it speech? That’s a good choice for number one on the list. We can talk and they can’t, not in the way we think of speech. What’s number…

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Bigfoot is just a big ol’ Orangutan

If, that is, Bigfoot is in fact Gigantopithecus blackii, the giant species of ape believed to be extinct but that is frequently put forward as the true identity of Sasquatch. Size-wise, it fits the profile perfectly. Gigantopithecus was BIG, dude. As in ten-to-twelve-feet-tall big. Those who discard Giganto as Bigfoot point out that the animal…

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The Roadside Werewolf

Check out this account from the linked article: “The story comes from Vicki Cunningham, who was a manager at the Days Inn in Elkins at the time of the book’s publication (2001). [The book in question is A GUIDE TO HAUNTED WEST VIRGINIA by Walter Gavenda and Michael T. Shoemaker.—ED] Vicki tells the authors, who…

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Werewolf with a Machete

No, a real werewolf—that is to say, a movie werewolf, an actual, literal werewolf with teeth and claws and fur—wouldn’t need a machete to inflict bodily injury on anyone. A figurative werewolf, though, a human monster, might. William Michael Dennis could not physically transform into a werewolf. He had to settle for putting on a…

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Hell on Audio

The term “sophomore” actually translates as “wise fool.” This hints that a little bit of education can be a dangerous thing. You know just enough to really sound like an idiot, in other words. You’ve probably encountered people like that. People like the counselor in the film THE GOOD SON. Remember her? The soccer-mom PTA…

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CREATURES Will Feature DARK CRYSTAL Artists

“If you loved the classics NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, CRITTERS, DEAD HEAT, GHOULIES, THEY LIVE, and GREMLINS then you’re in for a real treat.” That’s what they’re saying about next year’s CREATURES, due out at Christmas. And the puppet masters who’ve been working on the new Netflix THE DARK CRYSTAL series will be bringing their…

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THE HUNT Part Twenty

Funny the things that go through your mind when you’re about to die. That thing about your whole life flashing before your eyes? That didn’t happen, not for Arly. She’d thought only of David Livingstone and her eleventh grade term paper. Mrs. Odelle had dictated that each student write about an historical person or event,…

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Concerning the DARK ARMY

I have thus far not been all that excited about news of Paul Feig’s potentially upcoming Universal Monsters Horror project DARK ARMY. How could I *not* be, you ask, considering that the movie is rumored to feature all, or at least several, of the classic Universal Monsters? It’s because of Feig’s resume. This is the…

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