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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 35

Doc Sullivan took the service elevator down to the hospital basement, to the morgue. He made his way down the hallway, deserted now, every other panel of lights overhead left off to conserve energy. Past locked doors opening into rooms he’d never seen, towards the steel-blue double doors at the far end. They kept the…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 35

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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…Continue readingHey, Hellier, I Thought Of It First!

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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…Continue readingThe Oscars Blow

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The Super Blood Wolf Moon

As I sit at the computer typing these words, the shadow of the Earth is slipping past the full moon. Only a small sliver of shadow remains. It was too cold here in the wilds of Alabama to stay outside for too long, but I did make sure to go out and see the eclipse.…Continue readingThe Super Blood Wolf Moon

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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…Continue readingMovie Review: GLASS

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 34

Leland came back about an hour later. He seemed to have calmed down. He looked at Marley and grunted, shook his head. “Shit!” Leland said. Marley watched him, having to breathe through her mouth. Her face ached where he’d struck her, her hip throbbed from being kicked. One of her eyelids twitched. *I’m going to…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 34

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Bigfoot Steak and Bigfoot Boogers

Remember Justin Smegma, the wannabe con artist who claimed to have murdered a family of Bigfoots, including a cute little baby Bigfoot? He’s the bozo who then produced a chunk of Bigfoot flesh, termed the “Bigfoot Steak”, for DNA testing. I for one was shocked, shocked I tell you, when the DNA tests revealed a…Continue readingBigfoot Steak and Bigfoot Boogers

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Bring Fluffy Home (aka Don’t Open That Crate!)

What was your favorite segment in George Romero’s and Stephen King’s 1982 love letter to the Horror genre, CREEPSHOW? Ima go out on a limb and say it’s “The Crate.” Am I right? (You’re visiting a site dedicated to werewolves so I figure it’s a good guess on my part.) If you’re like me, you’ve…Continue readingBring Fluffy Home (aka Don’t Open That Crate!)

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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…Continue readingThe Terror of Tarrare

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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,…Continue readingHave You Heard Of Smile Dog?

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Triggers in BIRD BOX

The monster in Netflix’s must-see new movie (for those who *can* see it!) must not be seen, else it infects a person’s mind and drives that person to suicide. Some of the suicides are apparently graphic in terms of their depiction. This has led to people on social media platforms issuing warnings to potential viewers…Continue readingTriggers in BIRD BOX

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TV Review: LEGEND HUNTER: THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD

After disappointing me last week with their examination of the Lizzie Borden case, wherein they relied overly much on pseudoscience and hooey—they quoted from a theory put forward by a BASEBALL STATISTICIAN(!) that says Lizzie couldn’t have been guilty—with this week’s episode show host Pat Spain leans a little too much on the Science and…Continue readingTV Review: LEGEND HUNTER: THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 33

Lucas awoke with a start, scrambling to his feet. Something–ants–crawled over his naked skin, biting and stinging. He slapped at them even as his eyes sought to penetrate the thick darkness that surrounded him. The night sounds, the steam rising from the earth with its pungent aroma of decay, told him that he was in…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 33

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Secret Clues in STRANGER THINGS Season Three Poster

The selection of July 4th for the debut of the third season of the smash Netflix series was a genius move. They want it to be all about summer and summer vacation and all, and what better way for STRANGER THINGS fans to celebrate than by binging the new series over the long Independence Day…Continue readingSecret Clues in STRANGER THINGS Season Three Poster

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Donald Trump is Cousin to a Werewolf

I generally avoid talking politics on this and our sister sites (vampires.com and darkness.com). I figure that’s how you all prefer it. I know that I personally always find it distasteful when some celebrity starts spouting off with some political views, even if I hold those same views. No, I’m not saying I consider myself…Continue readingDonald Trump is Cousin to a Werewolf

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Final Review: PENNY DREADFUL The Comic Book Volume 2

In summation of the twelve-issue series, I found it satisfying but not perfectly so. The ending in the final issue felt a little rushed and there were some dangling plot threads left unattended. Even so it was a far better finale than the clipped ending to the aborted third season of the television series. And…Continue readingFinal Review: PENNY DREADFUL The Comic Book Volume 2

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What is it about Werewolves and Graveyards?

Numerous reports of encounters with real-world werewolf-like creatures have taken place near graveyards. Is there a reason for this or is it just coincidence? The German Military Cemetery in Cannock Chase in Great Britain. “Old Stinker” of Hull and the cemeteries of the Yorkshire Wolds. If we look to Myth, there is Cerberus, standing guard…Continue readingWhat is it about Werewolves and Graveyards?

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Virtual Reality Werewolves

Video game company Ubisoft is working, through its Women’s Film and Television Fellowship, on a live action movie based on the game “Werewolves Within.” Two women, Mishna Wolff and Tasha Huo, were the inaugural selections for the Fellowship and were given access to Ubisoft’s properties. Appropriately enough, Mishna Wolff ended up working on the script…Continue readingVirtual Reality Werewolves

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The Super Blood Wolf Moon

There’s going to be another “blood moon” lunar eclipse this month, and the religious wackjobs and con artists—and note that these two are often one and the same—are back at it, prognosticating on all sorts of occult implications for the event. It’s pure horsehockey. There are going to be something like 85 such lunar eclipses…Continue readingThe Super Blood Wolf Moon

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Deprivation Affects Infants On The Microscopic Level

I can remember reading about the travails of American families who, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, began to adopt unwanted infants from former Soviet Bloc countries like Romania, where those babies had lain neglected in orphanages. Those families were then left to contend, after those babies grew older, with kids that were, for…Continue readingDeprivation Affects Infants On The Microscopic Level

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The Beasts of BIRD BOX

Everybody and his kid sister’s cousin’s third-grade teacher has been talking about this movie on the social media the past few days. Some folks are digging it, some are really digging it, and some gave it a resounding “meh.” I have yet to watch it, but I do find the premise interesting. It’s like a…Continue readingThe Beasts of BIRD BOX

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 32

Ron Whitlow slowed to a stop at the curb in the rear of his partner’s house. “What is she doing now?” Roosevelt Brewster said. From the air-conditioned interior of Whitlow’s pick-up, they watched the old woman moving around in the back yard. Mathilda Jackson got down on her knees as though praying. “She still acting…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 32

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Homeopathy vs. Lycanthropy

The herb called Angelica was revealed in a dream, so it is said, to be the cure for the plague. (I don’t think it worked to any large degree.) It is called the “Root of the Holy Ghost” and is associated with the Archangel Michael. Consuming it is said to prevent your being poisoned by…Continue readingHomeopathy vs. Lycanthropy

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Could it be…Satan Again?

Cue the Church Lady, as portrayed on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE by Dana Carvey. We need her famous catchphrase. A representative of the Opp, Alabama Police Department recently posted this on Facebook in regards to a series of local homicides: “THIS PAST SUNDAY, A YOUNG MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN KINSTON. MONDAY NIGHT, A MOTHER…Continue readingCould it be…Satan Again?

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Behind the Scenes with Krampus (And the Necessity of Krampus)

I wanted to share with you all this short video showing the preparatory process for the annual (as of last year) Krampus-themed haunted attraction at NASHVILLE NIGHTMARE and other locations around the country. (Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the company that owns NASHVILLE NIGHTMARE, also runs haunted houses and other attractions in various other states.) It…Continue readingBehind the Scenes with Krampus (And the Necessity of Krampus)

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In Praise of Krampus

I didn’t know anything about Krampus until just a few years ago. Had I known I would surely have loved him all along. A Christmas *devil*? A monster version of Santa Claus? That’s tailor-made for the likes of me. Now that I do know him I can’t get enough of him. This does not in…Continue readingIn Praise of Krampus

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 31

*This is all Chaney’s fault.* Marley took a bite of the bologna-and-cheese sandwich Leland had made for her, chased it with a swig of lukewarm water from a plastic cup. *Little Miss porn star. I always warned her that something like this could happen. But the bitch wouldn’t listen.* Leland ate from an opened bag…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 31

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A STRANGER THINGS Christmas

Back in 1978, there was no Internet. There were no VCRs or VHS tapes, much less DVDs or live-streaming. People couldn’t watch STAR WARS just anytime they wanted to. To keep the franchise fresh in people’s minds in-between movies, George Lucas agreed to let CBS create THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL. The result was the…Continue readingA STRANGER THINGS Christmas

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A Great Time of Year for Werewolves

Not only is the Winter Solstice the longest night of the year—That’s right, friends; as you sit reading these words (and assuming you are reading them when they are “hot off the press,” that is to say recently posted) the nights will have grown shorter. (Granted that is just by a matter of seconds or…Continue readingA Great Time of Year for Werewolves

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The Christmas Werewolf

The “rules” in the folklore regarding the means by which a person could become cursed (or as some would see it, blessed) with Lycanthropy are anything but consistent. There is no one true path, no single means by which it can be accomplished. That’s the cool thing about folklore—maybe I should capitalize that—Folklore—it is a…Continue readingThe Christmas Werewolf