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,…Continue readingIn Memoriam: Harry Dean Stanton
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…Continue readingNetflix Creatively Threatens STRANGER THINGS-themed Bar
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…Continue readingTWIN PEAKS: “I’ll see you in 25 years”?
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…Continue readingIn Memoriam: Basil Gogos
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?…Continue readingReview: MOTHER!
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…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Honors The Classics
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…Continue reading60 Years of Getting Hammer-ed
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…Continue readingBook review: THE CORPSEWOOD MANOR MURDERS by Amy Petulla
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…Continue readingA Visit to Tom Devlin’s MONSTER MUSEUM
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…Continue readingRuminations on the Season Finale of TWIN PEAKS
This one came to us courtesy of producer Sam Katzman, the same guy who gave us the wonderful wonderful gift that is THE GIANT CLAW, one of the hokiest giant monster movies ever made, due to its monster. (Honestly, if you aren’t familiar, just google it for an image.) Directed by Fred Sears, from a…Continue readingRevisiting the Classics: 1956’s THE WEREWOLF
Okay, I’ll bite. The first thing I noticed about this site? It’s all about dogs. “Dog news and entertainment,” it says. And it’s called “Woofs.” Okay, sure. Not the sorta place on the web where one would expect to find information on werewolves, but what the heck. I sometimes stretch the umbrella here on this…Continue readingProof That Werewolves Really Exist (?)
A big part of the success of Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS has to be its 80s aesthetic. It isn’t necessary to have been a kid in the 80s to appreciate the show, but it sure adds to it if you were. Despite the occasional mild anachronism, which is easy enough to ignore, an 80s kid gets…Continue readingThe Ultimate STRANGER THINGS Mash-Up
If you were a child of a certain age, you had lots and lots of STAR WARS toys. I sure did. I wish they’d all survived in reasonable condition into my adulthood, as many of them are now worth a bit of dough. Not that’d I’d sell them, if I’m honest about it. But they’d…Continue readingWhat Lurks In Your Toybox?
Nate Ferland is a comedian who writes for THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. (Honestly I’d never heard if it. Sorry, Nate.) Nate came across this pin (see the photograph accompanying this article), a depiction of something called, or advertising, a “Geedis.” Much as was the case with me and the television program Nate…Continue readingWhat is the “Geedis”?
This article from CNN seeks to explain “Why Bigfoot is Getting Nervous.” It’s a cool read. It reports on a sighting of the Wolfman of Chestnut Mountain, Illinois and features commentary from Ms. Linda Godfrey, who is famous as the lead investigator of the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin phenomenon and as the writer of…Continue readingMonsters Are Real. And They Aren’t Scared of Us.
I almost wanna leave it as it is, right there. Just the headline. Honestly, now, can this story be improved upon by the providing of additional details? Doubtful, but I’ll give ’em to ya anyway. Make of them what you will. This happened (IF it really happened; I make no guarantees of its veracity, only…Continue readingAccused Former Cultist Reptile Alien Kills Boyfriend Over Row Involving Raw Meat
Everybody on social media this past weekend was all about some show called GAME OF THRONES. I’m like, whatever, Agent Cooper came back on TWIN PEAKS and Eichorst got killed on THE STRAIN. Nothing else happened on television Sunday night, as far as I was concerned. I know a little about “GoT”, sure. I know…Continue readingBringing Back Direwolves
I’d call bullshit on this one, but it’s been reported by credible news sources, which means there’s at least a 50% chance that it’s true. In the town of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, four men, Lindokuhle Masondo, Sthembiso Sithole, Lungisani Magubane, and Nino Mbatha, have been arrested after one of them–this article does not make it…Continue readingVillage of the Cannibals
My favorite little repository of dark curiosities, Wolf’s Museum of Mystery in Saint Augustine, Florida–home of Eddie, the werewolf prop (or one of them) from THE HOWLING–will be hosting “Haunted Happenings” this coming October, Saturday the 21st. I plan to be there, even if only in spirit. Artist Jeffrey Wilkins will be unveiling ten pieces…Continue readingHAUNTED HAPPENINGS at Wolf’s Museum of Mystery