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Got a Light?

He’s called “the Woodsman,” or alternately one of the “bearded men.” He and his cohorts look like they’ve been in a fire. I initially theorized that they had been at the site of the first atomic bomb explosion, somehow caught in the conflagration, perhaps while inside that dingy-looking service station. (They’re all sooty and stuff.)…

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De Sade Is Now A National Treasure

It’s a good question, and an important question. Can a literary work be morally repugnant and still be important, worthy of preservation? I don’t think the vast majority of people would disagree that much that passes for “Art” nowadays is anything more other than trash, destined to be forgotten and having no cultural or sociological…

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Movie Review: POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD

I knew there was a reason I was never a Troma fan. Even as a little kid obsessed with Horror, reading FANGORIA religiously and waiting with bated breath for the airing of some old B-movie on the local network stations (an event for which my mother would always let me stay up late), visiting the…

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Bagans Bagged Charlie’s Swag

Last week I reported on the fighting going on between family members, purported family members, friends, and pen pals of the late and not generally lamented Charles Manson over who gets to claim his body, which is being kept on ice pending a legal decision that could take months or even years. Some of Manson’s…

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Don’t need a Wolfman when you’ve got a Dog-Boy

Actually, if you were going to make a movie out of the latter, you might want to change the name. “Dog-Boy” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? One thing the Dog-Boy has going for it is that it’s real. Purportedly real, that is. As in, there are some people who believe…

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They Don’t Look Like What You Think They Look Like

We all know what dinosaurs look like, down to the specific species. We know what sabertooths looked like, and direwolves, and all the other extinct animals. All the prominent ones, at any rate. Except it’s possible some of them, or all of them didn’t really look like what we think. The problem is that with…

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The CRITTERS Are Returning–To TV!

I love the Critters, despite the fact that their movies have all been lousy. And not fun-lousy. Lousy-lousy. I have long yearned for a Critters revamp, handled responsibly. I’ve waited and waited to see the Critters done right, to see a GOOD bad movie. Now it appears my wish may have been granted. It won’t…

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Go, Guillermo and A-Skars!

Last night at the Golden Globes, Guillermo Del Toro won the award for Best Director for his new flick THE SHAPE OF WATER. (Too bad the movie didn’t win for Best Picture. It did win Best Score, though, so that’s something.) It’s long overdue for Guillermo to get such recognition. The guy’s a genius. One…

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Movie Review: GREMLIN

This one is not to be confused with GREMLINS, or the godawful GREMLINS 2. Such associations are likely inevitable, though, given the unfortunate choice the creators made with titling this film. It has had several, among them the far more appropriate THE BOX, but they ended up going with GREMLIN. I hope the title doesn’t…

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Feet! FEEEEEEEEET! (And Meat!)

Any of you remember the TV series MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN? I’m sure you do. Any of you remember actually watching it when it first aired on the Fox network, from the inaugural season in 1987 to the series end a decade later? There was this one particular episode, when Al Bundy was having recurring nightmares about…

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Putting Out Blue Fires

After my original play, BLUEBEARD: THE TRIAL OF GILLES DE RAIS, debuted in 2016, I “met” Margot Juby, a fellow De Rais scholar, via the trusty old Internet. (I credit us both with being scholars of the De Rais case, as I had to do quite a bit of research for the writing of the…

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The Battle for Charlie’s Bones

Charles Manson is all up in the news as of late. First he died. That was newsworthy. And then there were the rumors that Quentin Tarantino wanted to do a Charlie Manson movie. Rumors? Pshaw! The film, tentatively titled 1969, is happening. It’s slated to debut on the 50th anniversary of the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders….

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WEREWOLF: A GAME FOR DEVIOUS PEOPLE

Not infrequently, I will have friends who know that I write for this and our sister sites (vampires.com, topcomics.com, zombies.org, and darkness.com) send me suggestions for articles, or links, updates on new products, etc. case in point, my friend Shannon brought to my attention yesterday the card game WEREWOLF: A GAME FOR DEVIOUS PEOPLE. Now…

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The Werewolf Girl of Georgia

I chanced upon this legend via the trusty old Internet. Despite living only a state away, and despite a lifelong fascination for werewolves and other monsters, and despite being a voracious reader focusing heavily on said subject matter, I’d never before heard of the Werewolf Girl of Georgia. Have you? Upfront, I should tell you…

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Movie Review: ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY

I don’t watch Nickelodeon. I chanced upon this one by happenstance. I got waylaid by the Flu over the Christmas holiday–my regular readers of this and our sister sites are likely tired of hearing about it by now, but for the occasional just-dropping-by viewer, a little explanation is necessary. Being confined to the couch with…

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The Nandi Bear

This cryptid doesn’t get the press it deserves. I blame it on the name. While a silly or cute name CAN work for a monster–MoMo the Missouri Monster, for example–it can just as easily work against it. “The Nandi Bear.” Sounds like a stuffed toy, a character in a cartoon. One of the Care Bears,…

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Debunking Lizardman

As I’ve mentioned in other articles this week, I’m writing these words while I’m laid up with the Flu and under quarantine. Prior to today, I was too sick to do anything, even to sit behind a keyboard. I just laid on the couch and watched movies, and the occasional TV program. One of those…

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Werewolf vs. Merman

Credit FANGORIA (the website, no longer a print magazine, sadly) with proviuding the fodder for this exercise in most important speculation: who would win in a fight, a werewolf or the Merman from THE CABIN IN THE WOODS? I was surfing the ol’ net and came across this image, and the suggestion. It immediately got…

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Movie Review: A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY

After watching KRAMPUS: THE CHRISTMAS DEVIL–and the least said about that one, the better–I needed something Christmas-y and Horror-y to get the bad taste out of my mouth. I’m so glad I found A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY. In every way that the former movie got things wrong, the latter got it right. It’s royally fun….

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Is It Worth It?

I don’t know. I’ve had friends tell me they ran the numbers and it doesn’t end up saving you all that much money. I’m talking about “MoviePass.” That’s the new program where you pay one low monthly bill–it’s like $10, right?–and you get to see all the movies you want. But that doesn’t factor in…

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Ask Guillermo

Why did Universal Studios’ planned DARK UNIVERSE crash and burn? I have my theories, and doubtless you all have yours. Some opinions carry more weight than others, though, and I can’t think of any weightier one than that of Guillermo Del Toro. Universal offered control of the Dark Universe to Guillermo back in the day…

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Movie Review: KRAMPUS: THE CHRISTMAS DEVIL

There’s this movie called THE ROOM. It’s gained a huge cult following specifically because of how lousy it is. Friends, I have to tell you, if you think THE ROOM is bad, watch KRAMPUS: THE CHRISTMAS DEVIL. This movie was written, directed, and produced by one guy, named Jason Hull. I dig on auteurs, and…

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Welcome Back, Tazzie

There is a moral issue, an ethical dilemma, where using Science to bring back extinct species is concerned. As was so deftly highlighted in JURASSIC PARK, scientists run the risk of being so enamored with the possibility they COULD bring back an extinct animal that they never stop to ask whether or not they SHOULD….

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In Memoriam: Chad Armstrong

You probably won’t recognize Chad’s name, unless you’re a frequent follower of this site, and even then I doubt it. I’ve written about Chad before, or about his movie, DEIMOSIMINE. The movie has yet to be released, or even completed, and a major reason for that is Chad getting sick. I didn’t know him that…

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STRANGER THINGS Worth The Wait

There’s this bumper sticker I remember seeing. It said: DO YOU WANT IT FAST OR DO YOU WANT IT RIGHT? There’s truth, there. Quality takes time. This applies to creative endeavors, too. Maybe it applies MOST to creative endeavors. Take a look at the mess DC, or more specifically Warner Brothers, has gotten itself into…

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