I remember hearing, or reading about, this rumor back in 2008 when RAMBO came out in theaters and promptly face-planted. The rumor that there would be a RAMBO 5, and that it would feature the ex-Green Beret doing battle with a shaggy werewolf-like monster. There was SOME truth to the rumor, in that Sylvester Stallone…Continue readingRambo Was Supposed To Fight A Werewolf?
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year this week since the third season of TWIN PEAKS debuted on Showtime. Where does the time go? We had to wait 25 years for that season, and it was worth it, even though it left us all panting for more. TWIN PEAKS is kinda like drugs. It…Continue readingThe Log Lady Documentary
After TOM CRUISE VS. THE MUMMY (aka THE MUMMY) came out last year and spectacularly flamed-out both critically and financially (except for Europe), we got word that the (poorly) planned DARK UNIVERSE from Universal Pictures, to be based on the shared universe of Marvel movies and to stress Action-Adventure over Horror, was being put out…Continue readingIs the DARK UNIVERSE Still Alive?
Here’s what I didn’t understand. How could it be such a big deal for a wild black panther to be spotted, when you see black panthers all the time, on TV and at the local zoo? They aren’t supposedly extinct or anything. Why are they so mysterious, the sightings so contentious? I did some homework…Continue readingABC in Niagara
You’ve no doubt seen it in the headlines recently, the way in which DNA evidence led to the apprehension of the “Golden State Killer.” There was some brouhaha over the way they caught the guy, a 72-year-old former cop named Joseph James DeAngelo, with some complaining about the way the authorities got hold of the…Continue readingThe Golden State Killer
The only complaints about this series that I would give any credence to whatsoever were those alleging that it started a bit “slow.” If it did, it sure made up for it these last couple of episodes. Even knowing from having read the book upon which the series was based, as well as from the…Continue readingCelebrating AMC’s THE TERROR
Yeah, you don’t need for me to tell you who Black Phillip is. And now Funko, the coolest production company on the planet, is releasing a Funko figure of the demonic goat. Yes, I will be buying it, and I’m betting you will be, too. In real life, Black Phillip is portrayed by a goat…Continue readingBlack Phillip Gets His Own Action Figure
We don’t know specifically what happened to the crew of the Franklin Expedition, other than they died. Most of them, we don’t know HOW they died. We can make some good guesses: starvation, hypothermia, disease. Possibly murder. That a huge, shaggy, and intelligent monster killed a bunch of them is a matter for the imagination…Continue readingThe Real-Life Victims of THE TERROR
The Rock group Sevendust has a new song out entitled “Not Original” that was inspired by STRANGER THINGS. Sevendust is one of the few “modern” bands that doesn’t give me hives, so this is cool. Guitarist Clint Lowery says: “We wanted to get into some new territory…It’s about being in a dry spell and not…Continue readingSevendust Sings About STRANGER THINGS
Newsflash: If you are a werewolf, silver will kill you. Also, if you are NOT a werewolf, silver will kill you. If you get it inside you, that is. In your bloodstream. It was previously hoped that nanoparticles of silver could be used to kill harmful bacteria. That’s good. But scientists at the University of…Continue readingNanotech Silver and Werewolves
I first saw this in a video on social media. Actually my lovely better half saw it, then sent me the link. Werewolf babies. They’re a thing now. This article calls them “the weirdest craze you’ll ever see”, but that’s hogwash. This might qualify as weird, but if one of these adorable little werewolf babies,…Continue readingWerewolf Babies
Actually they’re the same digs, just spruced up. I hope they aren’t spruced up TOO much, though. The, erm, let’s say “hominess” of the roadside attraction is part of its charm. Giving it a gussying is all well and good so long as the unique character and personality of the location remains intact. I’m talking…Continue readingGroovy New Digs For THE THING?!
I will be offering my official review of the second installment of HAINT BLUE: THE ROCKFORD HAUNTING over at our sister site vampires.com. One facet of the story, however, I felt should be covered here on this site. It is necessary for you to be passingly familiar with the story of HAINT BLUE to appreciate…Continue readingHAINT BLUE: The Wolf And The Bear
By far the best thing about the 1982 bigscreen Stephen King and George Romero collaboration CREEPSHOW, for me, was the “Fluffy” segment, titled “The Crate.” Unfortunately, time took its toll on the Fluffy puppet. The mechanism still worked, but the skin and hair were looking rough. Makeup maestro Tom Savini created Fluffy, but it was…Continue readingFLUFFY RESTORED
A pervert–correction, accused pervert–named Keith Barnes, aged 46, of Little Rock, Arkansas, who claimed to work for the US government as a Bigfoot hunter, has been busted for kiddie porn. He would wear a uniform and a badge and claim to be an employee of the Department of the Interior hired to search for Bigfoot.…Continue readingBigfoot and the Kiddie Porn Cretins
Our regular readers will, I trust, indulge me for a moment. I consider Political Correctness so intolerable, so vile and noxious, that I will attack it everywhere I see it. Here is an example, if you want to read it. Personally, I hate to even reference it, but I must in order to counter it.…Continue readingOn Idiocy and TERROR
As perfect a depiction as I have ever seen, in fact, in a non-werewolf story. A real-world depiction. The episode, entitled “Horrible from Supper,” takes its name from something said by John Morfin (Anthony Flanagan) to Dr. Goodsir, when he’s talking about the effect the smell of cooking human flesh had on him. “They were…Continue readingTHE TERROR Episode 7: A Perfect Depiction Of Lycanthropy
Overall the series has been excellent, but it isn’t perfect. There are some minor things they could do to make it that way. Or better to say could have done, as it’s too late at this point to change things. For one, I would recommend that anyone watching the show turn on the subtitles feature…Continue readingWith Just Three Episodes Left, What’s Missing On THE TERROR?
Yes, the title of this post does sound like the name of an Alternative band, but it isn’t. At least not that I know of. I came across this article and thought I’d be clever. The first animal ever to appear on earth, and appearing over 250 million years earlier than scientists had previously believed.…Continue readingCarnivorous Sponges!
A friend of mine got to attend Transworld’s Halloween and Attractions Show in St. Louis, Missouri, recently. (Yes, I was jelly. I still am.) She filmed this giant animatronic Pennywise and sent me the video. Because, you know, it wasn’t like I was already jealous or anything. I did a little digging (which means that…Continue readingAs If Pennywise Wasn’t Scary Enough…
Okay, if, IF they could do it right, I’d be okay with it. But if they’re going to make a sequel–and given how much money the film has brought in already, it’s a safe bet there will be one–it should have nothing in common with the first one. Let John Krasinski direct it, but that’s…Continue readingA QUIET PLACE Franchise?
IFC Midnight’s production of Fritz Bohm’s German-language shocker WILDLING is currently available on video-on-demand. I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t tell you if it’s good or not. I can tell you that, based on what I’ve heard (actually read) about it, it SOUNDS good. And based on this, the official trailer, and on…Continue readingWILDLING
Fanboys and girls should recognize the names of the two latest additions to the cast of the upcoming third season of Netflix’s monster hit series (pardon the pun) STRANGER THINGS. One of them is Cary Elwes. Don’t recognize the name? I’ll make it easier for you: He was Wesley from THE PRINCESS BRIDE. And he…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Adds To Its Season Three Cast
The native peoples of Malaysia are always quick to warn outsiders of the dangers of the Santu Sakai. When the visitor, either bemused or alarmed or merely curious, enquires as to what, exactly, the Santu Sakai, or ‘Mouth Men,” ARE, he is informed that they are half human and half animal. They might be a…Continue readingThe Santu Sakai – The “Mouth Men”
You might have read that as “taste” of Burma, and perhaps wondered why an article about cuisine would be appearing on this site. The brain often makes such mistakes when one is reading, misidentifying words. You see what you think you are SUPPOSED to see, not what is actually written. But no, “Tase” is correct,…Continue readingThe TASE of Burma
For the benefit of those who aren’t familiar, there have always been three major theories concerning the demise of the “Mega-Fauna” at the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago. These three theories have become known collectively as “Chill, Kill, or Ill.” In other words, either the animals were wiped out by…Continue readingChill, Kill, Or Ill? Kill!
I love it when I learn something new while seeking material to offer to you all, dear readers. Being a fantasist at heart, and a dreamer, and having cut my teeth on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and hero-worshipping Sir Richard F. Burton, I have a passion for lost cities and lost civilizations. I’m…Continue readingWhat Came Before
John Krasinski’s Oscar-worthy magnum opus A QUIET PLACE slipped to the number two spot at the box office in its second weekend, losing its position to RAMPAGE. (I WILL be reviewing RAMPAGE for you on this site, although it will likely be a little late for some. I simply haven’t had the time to get…Continue readingA QUIET PLACE – You Can’t Keep A Good Monster Down
Amid reports of the big pay bump the young stars of the smash series STRANGER THINGS are getting for the forthcoming season–and deservedly so, as they are the stars of the show as much as Winona Ryder and David Harbour–and them gallantly ensuring that a special young fan had a happy birthday, comes the first…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Season Three
If you, like me, wanted to get a closer look at the star of the new AMC miniseries THE TERROR–I am speaking of course of the monster, the Tuunbaq–than the fleeting glimpse we got in the attack sequence on the ship, when the beast climbed the topmast in pursuit of its prey–then this is the…Continue readingThe Tuunbaq, Ready For Its Close-Up
Last week I reported on BEAST, the debut film from writer/director Michael Pearce currently making its rounds on the independent circuit, and my speculation that the property might be a werewolf movie. This week there’s a little more fodder for hope, as a new poster has been released for the film, with the tagline “Be…Continue readingMore Details On BEAST? No, Just Wishful Thinking.