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The Limb-Ripper Finds A Home!

I like to think I had a little something to do with this. First I gave some press to the Limb Ripper before it ever came out in stores. It would have had to have been beforehand, as the stores wherein the Limb Ripper would be sold, the Spirit Halloween franchise, had not opened up…Continue readingThe Limb-Ripper Finds A Home!

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Even Cavemen Knew That Incest Was Wrong

This one’s gonna be tricky. I grew up attending a small country church where biblical inerrancy was staunchly reinforced on a weekly basis. Evolution was a lie and Science was a tool the Devil used to mislead people. The world was only a few thousand years old, and anyone who didn’t believe it was going…Continue readingEven Cavemen Knew That Incest Was Wrong

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The Black Market for DARK SHADOWS

Lest we forget, despite its being famous for its vampire protagonist, Barnabas Collins, the classic daytime TV series DARK SHADOWS had its fair share of werewolves, too. Vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, zombies, Lovecraftian-esque reptile monsters (only ever glimpsed in shadow), DARK SHADOWS had them all. Combine that menagerie with some truly outstanding acting (and occasionally…Continue readingThe Black Market for DARK SHADOWS

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Consumed by Coyotes

I hope, if any friends or family members of the victim in this story read this, they will forgive the headline. I’m not meaning to be insensitive. I just like alliteration. I caught this show, KILLED BY COYOTES, on the National Geographic channel the other night. I’d never heard this account before, or if I…Continue readingConsumed by Coyotes

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STRANGER THINGS Star Takes A Stand. Plus A New Poster.

No, the STRANGER THINGS star didn’t take a poster. Or if he did, I don’t know about it. This article’s headline actually refers to two different pieces of news. Over at our sister site zombies.org this week, I reported on how a woman used the mentality of the characters from THE WALKING DEAD to fight…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Star Takes A Stand. Plus A New Poster.

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Book Review: DAWN IN DAMNATION by Clark Casey

Lemme give you the premise first: Damnation is a town where dead cowboys go, and other people, too, folks who weren’t good enough in life to earn a pass into Heaven but weren’t so lousy that they go straight to Hell, either. It’s a sort of purgatory, where the streets are always dusty, it is…Continue readingBook Review: DAWN IN DAMNATION by Clark Casey

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Sexin’ up STRANGER THINGS

Anticipation is running high for the soon-to-debut second season of STRANGER THINGS. Phenomenal young actress Millie Bobby Brown introduces the latest promo clip here, and the most recent trailer is now available on Youtube. It’s looking crazy good, and the cultural saturation of STRANGER THINGS couldn’t be much greater. This show is as “over” as…Continue readingSexin’ up STRANGER THINGS

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Will Wonder Woman Save The DARK UNIVERSE?

Color me VERY skeptical about this one, but a new rumor making the rounds states that Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, may be portraying the Bride of Frankenstein. And this after last week brought news that the Dark Universe planned by Universal Studios, the revamped shared universe featuring all the classic Universal Monsters, might be…Continue readingWill Wonder Woman Save The DARK UNIVERSE?

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A Visit to ARX MORTIS

Considering that ARX MORTIS in northwest Alabama is the largest haunted attraction in the state, and the most critically acclaimed, and given my rampant fanaticism for all things Horror, it’s surprising that I’d never gotten around to visiting it. (Octobers are insanely busy for me. That’s my only defense.) This past weekend, I decided to…Continue readingA Visit to ARX MORTIS

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Rey Goes To The Wolves

I’m a Horror nut through and through. That doesn’t mean I don’t love a few other pop cultural touchstones as well. STAR WARS, for example. I’ve managed to squeeze in the occasional article here and on our sister sites referencing the film franchise. The hulking Wampa from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a perfect fit…Continue readingRey Goes To The Wolves

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A Dark Reflection In The Mirror

An adult male chimpanzee has been captured on video cannibalizing an infant chimpanzee. The article from Newsweek claims “This behavior has never before been documented by scientists”, but that’s bullshit. I recall watching some nature special on TV years ago, in which a large male chimp grabbed a baby chimp off the back of its…Continue readingA Dark Reflection In The Mirror

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STRANGER THINGS Videogame

Videogames today are so advanced. Playing one is like watching a CGI movie that you control. People of my generation remember DRAGON’S LAIR, a cartoon videogame you could find only in arcades, as the most amazing thing ever seen in the world of electronic game play. It was like controlling your own Saturday morning cartoon!…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Videogame

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The Bridge Where Dogs Leap To Their Deaths

I’m surprised I’d never heard of Overtoun Bridge in Scotland before. The bridge is made of granite and is a hundred years old, constructed in 1895, and spans Overtoun Burn, a stream fifty feet below. There are lots of trees and rocks down there, too, below the bridge. The structure itself is creepy looking, but…Continue readingThe Bridge Where Dogs Leap To Their Deaths

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DARK UNIVERSE Dead?

There was this scene from SEINFELD I remember. Kramer had created his own company, consisting of him and one flunky. He had an idea to create a giant rubber bladder to put inside oil tankers to prevent oil spills should the ships ever run aground. To test his new invention, he and his flunky filled…Continue readingDARK UNIVERSE Dead?

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Equal Time for Furries

Last week, I posted an article on this pervert who resigned from his job in public service after it was revealed that he was living a “secret” life as a Furry. I don’t know how “secret” it really was, and it wasn’t so much his being a Furry that got him into hot water as…Continue readingEqual Time for Furries

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Movie Review: THE DARKNESS

This is a fairly ubiquitous title, so to prevent any confusion, I’m talking about the movie starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell and directed by Greg McLean. It came out last year and was supposed to have gotten a theatrical run, but I swear I have no memory of it at all. A limited release,…Continue readingMovie Review: THE DARKNESS

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A Visit to the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

I desperately miss the old-time circus sideshows. They were still around, but fading from prominence, in the years when my earliest memories were being made, memories like being taken to the County Fair each year. Today the sideshow is all but extinct. Almost, but, thankfully, not quite. You won’t see the “freaks” anymore. (Among the…Continue readingA Visit to the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

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Devil Dog Road

I went on vacation last month, a driving trip. I saw a lot of cool things, and I’m still mining the trip for fodder here and on our sister sites, vanmpires.com and zombies.org. I’m trying to space it out for the sake of variety. Not everyone might enjoy a full week or two of my…Continue readingDevil Dog Road

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The Paulding Werewolf

I always give a little whoop of joy when I come across a new account of a werewolf sighting. Ol’ Stinker of Hull, England, the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin, and the Michigan Dogman, along with others, are notoriously undependable when it comes to putting in public appearances. Of all the sites I write for,…Continue readingThe Paulding Werewolf

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Councilman Resigns After Being Revealed As A Furry

I always have to assume that there’s going to be somebody reading this, or any article I’ve written about Furries, who might not know what a Furry is. It is thus incumbent upon me to offer a concise explanation. A Furry is a pervert who likes to dress up in an animal costume like some…Continue readingCouncilman Resigns After Being Revealed As A Furry

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It’s Halloween Season!

Yes, Halloween is more than just one day. We all know that. For me, if stretches from the beginning of October until Thanksgiving–although some folks might argue that, for me, Halloween is all year long, that every day is Halloween. I’d have to plead guilty. But this time of year is when the rest of…Continue readingIt’s Halloween Season!

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The Psychopath/Sociopath Riddle

I’d heard this one before. A riddle that only psychopaths/sociopaths can answer. I actually thought the answer was obvious. Does that make me a psychopath? Maybe I’ve just trained myself to think like one. You know that TV show CASTLE on ABC? I never watched it; I’ve caught bits and pieces of it from time…Continue readingThe Psychopath/Sociopath Riddle

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I met the Limb Ripper!

At long last, Spirit Halloween opened up in a town near me–with “near” being a relative term, as it’s at least an hour’s drive for me to get there–and naturally I had to drop by at my first opportunity. Remember this guy? The Limb Ripper. I wrote about him a few weeks ago. Now I’ve…Continue readingI met the Limb Ripper!

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Cannibals In Love

Damn, there’s a lot of depravity in the news this week–and I’m not talking about the usual political garbage to which we are subjected on a daily basis. I’m talking a more overt kind of depravity. A cannibal murderer might not have any more morality than your typical politician (or President) and vice versa, but…Continue readingCannibals In Love

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Tourist killed by Rabid Wolves. In 2017.

Ever wonder how the belief in the werewolf became so prevalent during the Dark Ages and earlier? Take one part the awareness of the dark side of human nature, our own innate beastliness, our instinctual bloodlust. Throw in a time and place, or places, where the threat of being attacked and killed by a wolf…Continue readingTourist killed by Rabid Wolves. In 2017.