Dance of the Little Devils

In Costa Rica, the annual Fiesta de los Diablitos, or “Dance of the Little Devils,” is a celebration honoring the ancestral spirits and animal totems of the Brunka tribe held in the sister villages of Rey Curre and Boruca. The ancestral spirits and animal guides helped the Brunka gain a victory over Spanish conquistadors during…

Eat ‘Em Up!

“The stomach rules the world!” said William Buckland, professor of Geology at Oxford University circa the early nineteenth century. “The great ones eat the less, and the less the lesser still.” He was right about that, really. Nature is just a fight for survival, and to survive a creature must eat. Even plants have to…

WOLF HOUSE at the ‘Mart

Forget Netflix or on-demand or even going to your local arthouse theater. If you want to see WOLF HOUSE—and I want to see it, and I expect that you will as well, once I finish telling you the premise—you’re gonna have to go to Walmart. Not a problem, I’m sure, as, if you are reading…

The Beast of Watford

There’s another’n! Another mysterious “cat-like” beast is on the prowl, this time in Watford, which is in England. I know this because ALL big black cat-like beast sightings are in England, aren’t they? (No, not really, but England DOES have far more than its fair share.) Also a sighting took place in a locale called…

I like my movies RAW

It can get depressing, being a cinephile. (Or, as I prefer to call myself and folks of a similar fascination with celluloid, “cinepheliacs.” It sounds more ominous, doncha think? I propose that “cinepheliac” become the official designation for a cinephile who loves Horror films in particular.) I go see a lot of movies, yet right…

The Circus is dead. Long live the Circus!

This week brought some sad news. Sad, if not outright heartbreaking. Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, the world’s largest traveling circus, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” is folding. PETA celebrated this as a knockout victory, and the RBBB Circus HAS had some issues in the past with properly taking care of its animals, which…

PENNY DREADFUL – The Comic Book

Have you heard the grand news, dreadfuls? We, the hardcore fans of the Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL who got royally screwed over by series showrunner John Logan when he prematurely pulled the plug about halfway through season three, when the overall story wasn’t even close to being satisfactorily concluded (But we’re not bitter!), are being…

Review: THE BYE BYE MAN

Disappointed. I was really excited about this one. After hearing it was based on a reputedly true story, which always adds an extra layer of creepiness to a story, and that one of my favorite actors, Doug Jones, would be playing the titular supernatural villain. Sadly the film is the worst kind of cinematic failure,…

Manson about to kick it?

There is debate amongst True Crime specialists and laypersons alike as to whether or not Charles Manson should be considered a serial killer. While his name remains one of the first that comes to mind when one hears the term spoken, it is a sticking point for the nomenclature that Manson never actually killed anybody.…