Man, we keep trying to help the hapless Neanderthals with their image problem. We post articles on how scientists have made discoveries proving they were smarter and more cultured than previously believed, how they likely entertained spiritual beliefs and possibly practiced religion, how our own Homo sapiens forebears had sex with and reproduced with—and quite…Continue readingNeanderthal Cannibals
Ah, lists. How I enjoy a love/hate relationship with them. They give me things to report on, but in order to do so I have to navigate through their various pages plagued by pop-ups and tedious slow load times. This one, however, has all the topics on one page, and I didn’t have to fight…Continue readingFinding Bigfoot
Remember when Captain America got turned into a werewolf? If you’re a comic book fan, you’re probably asking, “Which time?” Or you might even be asking, “Which Captain America?” (Both Steve Rogers and the-Falcon-dressed-up-as-Captain-America have both spent some time in lupine form.) There’s a new action figure available from the Marvel Legends line that pays…Continue readingCapwolf Action Figure
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume that many if not most of you reading this have similar tastes to me. We dig werewolves and monsters in general. We love all things Horror, and our passion for the scary stuff in movies, Literature, and entertainment extends to the real world, too. We…Continue readingMINDHUNTER – The TV Series
This article from the fine folks over at iHorror talks up three movies that will, according to them, make you think twice before going camping. My first thought was, only three? And not one of them a werewolf movie? Puh-leeze! Okay, I’ll go along with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, sure. The other two suggestions offered…Continue readingStay out’n them woods!
I never really read the Archie comics. If I were more of a fan, it might upset me more than it has, the way they’re screwing with the characters and the mythos. There’s that new television show, where they’re trying to turn it into BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. (Haven’t watched it.) Then there’s that comic…Continue readingJughead’s a Werewolf?!
That’s what I’m choosing to christen the new giant bear fossil discovered in the Arctic. I’m taking it from the novel THE TERROR, by author Dan Simmons. Cleverly, the TERROR is the name of a ship, a real-life ship that carried a real-life expeditionary crew into the Arctic in the mid 1800s, a ship and…Continue readingKing Terror
This one had me giggling, thinking of Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady” character from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE back in the day. Yeah, I do love me some decade-specific pop culture references. “Could it be…Saaaaaa-tan?” Heh heh heh. Come on, tell me it doesn’t make you at least crack a smile. If not, it will, I bet,…Continue readingCursing Trump Conjures Demons?
We know for a fact that humans and Neanderthals—or more accurately Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, since BOTH are “human”—got their freak on. We have some Neanderthal DNA inside of us. Only one way it coulda got in there, folks. This caveman DNA has even been blamed for certain modern maladies from which some of us…Continue readingPucker up!
How did I miss this? I didn’t, you could argue, in that I did stumble across the article, and am now reporting on it. But there was some lag time. I shoulda heard about it as it happened! There needs to be some kind of text update system in place for connoisseurs of the strange,…Continue readingMan Eats Brain
Here’s another one. Seven signs that someone is a psychopath. It’s clickbait, sure, but is it accurate? Let us see. I’d heard that thing before about psychopaths not being prone to “catching a yawn” like normal people do, but it seems there is some Science to back it up. Interesting. Psychopaths take lots of selfies?…Continue readingSpotting Psychopathy
Will the success of the new KONG: SKULL ISLAND film, in theaters now, help jumpstart that gestating sequel to THE LEGEND OF TARZAN? Both films were underestimated by sources that were supposed to be “knowledgeable” about such things. Both outperformed expectations at the box office. Both largely appeal to the same core audience. Both star…Continue readingDoes KONG pimp TARZAN?
Welp, they were predicting a “soft” opening for the new King Kong flick this weekend. As is not an infrequent occurrence, “they” were wrong. KONG: SKULL ISLAND performed way over expectations (to the tune of about $20 million over) although admittedly it still has a way to go to earn back its enormous price tag.…Continue readingReview: KONG: SKULL ISLAND
Listen, y’all, this vampire vs. werewolf rivalry has gotten out of hand. Sure, I’ve publicized the bickering going down on twitter between the folks who manage the werewolves twitter account (@werewolvescom) and the vampire account (@vampires). One, it amuses me, but it’s also good publicity. I might even have stoked things a little now and…Continue readingWerewolf Son Kills Vampire Mother
Playing around on the trusty ol’ interwebs this past week got me to thinking. I decided to type in “werewolf fossils” just to see what popped up. There were a couple of fun sites touting, tongues firmly implanted in cheeks, the various discoveries of Lycanthrope fossils from around the world; and some fan site with…Continue readingWerewolf Fossils
I sometimes worry that I lean a little too much on the Science here on this site. I do realize this isn’t an educational site, but come on, a little knowledge surely never hurt anybody, right? And the parallels to the mythos of the werewolf are obvious, aren’t they? If the werewolf exists as the…Continue readingSay Hello To Your (Ancestors’) Cousin
Ah, my home state. Alabama the beautiful, they call it, and rightfully so. As lovely as the scenery is, though, and as much as there is to appreciate about it, there is a lot about sweet home Alabama to despise. It has a long history of redneckism and racism (the two are closely intertwined, despite…Continue readingPodunk Drive-In Boycotts BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
I caught this one on Netflix last week and found it a pleasant surprise. Not a perfect film, but it’s a worthy effort. The premise is simple, as many if not most premises for truly great Horror films are simple. Four people break down in the woods, and get on the bad side of a…Continue readingReview: BEAR
Over at our sister site, topcomics.com, I delve into the intricacies of how the hit film lines up with and deviates from the comics that inspired it. It’s an article for comics fans. (And if you aren’t one, you should be!) I also carefully explain why the movie will NOT be the end for our…Continue readingReview: LOGAN
I’m writing this on the day after the airing of the Academy Awards. I didn’t watch it this year, as I believe the annual awards show meant even less than it does most years. The big fuss the PC wankers made over last year’s Oscars, raising hell about the lack of “diversity,” while potentially a…Continue readingCat People Would Eat Oscar (“It’s an honor just being nominated!”)
It seems we learn more and more about the Neanderthal, our hairy, heavier first cousins, with every passing year. We now know that we have small amounts of Neanderthal DNA within us, and that this “alien” DNA may predispose some of us to certain maladies, like depression. (The Revenge of the Neanderthal!) We can infer…Continue readingDid Neanderthals Practice Religion?
It’s called “Busojaras,” and it sounds like a whole heckuva lotta fun. It tales place every February in the city of Mohacs, Hungary. Think of it as being to Mohacs what Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, or Carnivale is to Brazil. It’s the big celebration before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. It…Continue readingMarch of the Horny Monsters
Remember the Florida face-eating psycho killer? Sure you do. His case was especially disturbing to read about because it was that rarity or rarities, a stranger-on-stranger crime. The killer, college student Austin Harrouff, came upon his victims, 59-year-old John Stevens, and his 53-year-old wife, Michelle Mishcon, at random as they were sitting in their garage,…Continue readingThe Devils Made Him Do It!
Growing up—I must be careful, lest I wax overly-poetic and become misty-eyed at the recollections of my childhood in the glorious 80s—my life was comic books, Horror movies, and Professional Wrestling. KISS was on the radio, and I longed for the days when one of the three TV stations we could pick up on our…Continue readingRemembering George Steele
There will always be “boy bands,” I’m sad to say. They are a pestilence we all must learn to live with. As soon as one gets long in the tooth and moves on from faddish pop culture saturation into derision and ridicule, another sprouts up to replace them. Boy banders must grow older, after all.…Continue readingThe Backstreet Boys did something COOL?(!)