Hey, Hellier, I Thought Of It First!

There’s this new free documentary series called HELLIER. (If it isn’t all true it’s a clever bit of ballyhoo.) It explores the story of the “Kentucky Goblins,” strange little creatures that emerge from a mine shaft. These may be the same little monsters that appeared in the “Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter” of 1955, one of the best-documented…

The Oscars Blow

Whoever wins the award for Best Actress at this year’s Academy Awards (and it will probably be Glenn Close) I challenge you to watch her performance, then watch Toni Collette in HEREDITARY, and then you tell me who was better. I know I’m preaching to the choir, here, but I gotta rant. The Oscars does…

Movie Review: GLASS

There’s simply no way to say this and not sound arrogant, so I’m just gonna say it. Those people who didn’t like this movie—I just don’t think they “got” it. Simple as that. Okay, so it isn’t quite that simple, not where *all* of them are concerned. I shouldn’t make blanket statements. Only, those commoner…

The Terror of Tarrare

This is one where we can’t be certain where the facts end and legend begins. Which makes it all more fun in the end, doesn’t it? Tarrare—whether this was his real name or not is unknown—was born in 1772, and by the 1790s he was soldier in the French army. Tarrare was malnourished to look…

Have You Heard Of Smile Dog?

I don’t typically read creepypasta. I remember how I first learned about the character Slender Man. It wasn’t on the Internet. I was told about it by one of the teens who was in this Sunday School class I was leading. (Don’t laugh. I’m serious. I only *look* like evil incarnate. In terms of behavior,…