Mathilda lay in perfect darkness, listening. She could hear the Beast chewing on its leg. Her heart pounded like a drum, and every beat caused the pain in her leg to flare up anew. She trembled, cold. She waited. “Comin’ home, Lord,” she whispered. A skittering near her head. “Tillie?” A familiar voice inside her…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 56
And here is this week’s comic relief. In this age of the Internet, it’s nigh impossible to say for certain if something you see is legit, what with Poe’s Law and satire and all that. But it really doesn’t matter in this case if it’s for realz or not. It’s still funny, either way. I’d…Continue reading-Satan’s Soyburgers
Oh, man. I need to see this movie. NEED to see it. It’s a combination of your typical syrupy “family-friendly” dog movie and a Horror flick. It’s the story of Bub, the Devil’s favorite dog, who gets kicked out of Hell and ends up getting adopted by a struggling single dad—aren’t all single dads struggling…Continue reading-BAD DOG, a New Hound From Hell
I bought my special STRANGER THINGS-themed package of New Coke. I bought the Baskin-Robbins exclusive STRANGER THINGS Funko figure. I will NOT buy a freakin’ package of ketchup for some exorbitant fee! No matter how cute it is! Burger King is, you see, offering special STRANGER THINGS products, including a special cardboard crown, packets of…Continue reading-STRANGER THINGS Synopsis and the Upside-Down Cheeseburger
I wasn’t able to make it, unfortunately, and even if I had been able to rearrange my schedule to make the trip to the Fouke, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas area, the event had been sold out for months. I’ve been to Fouke before. I’ve visited the world-famous Monster Mart, driven the backroads out by the…Continue reading-The Fouke Monster Festival
Discovered in Siberia and currently on display in Japan is the head of a giant Ice Age wolf, with “giant” being a relative term, here. It isn’t big like Ralph the giant wolf from RAMPAGE, but it is considerably larger than any wolf alive today. The head is 16 inches long, whereas the head of…Continue reading-Heads up!
I am nothing if not tenacious. It comes with having an obsessive personality. My first visit to my nearest Baskin-Robbins—participating retailers of which franchise have been temporarily transformed into Hawkins, Indiana in honor of the forthcoming third season of STRANGER THINGS, due to release on Netlfix on July 4th—having been a disappointment, I determined to…Continue reading-A Return Visit to Hawkins
Chaney opened her eyes. *I’m still alive?!* She could see light. She rolled over from where she had landed on her belly. The flashlight lay beside her, still burning. Good flashlight. The air had gone foggy, thick with dust. Chaney sat up. Where the tunnel had been, the flashlight’s beam now revealed a wall of…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 55
The Beast dropped Chaney again; the impact brought her back to full consciousness. She rolled over to see the Beast pawing at the ground, shaking its head, rubbing at its muzzle. Enough Moonlight spilled down through the trees for her to make out pieces of broken glass scattered over the pine needles. The Beast ground…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 54
As we all wait impatiently for the second season of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS to grace the airwaves, there is word from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement concerning their proposed sequel/spinoff WE’RE WOLVES, featuring the werewolves who appeared in the WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS movie. Said Waititi at a recent event:…Continue readingWE’RE WOLVES Still Coming. But Don’t Hold Your Breath.
The new SWAMP THING series airing on DC’s new streaming service got cancelled almost before the first episode released. Considering the debut episode got positive reactions from fans and from critics, it wasn’t due to a failure in quality that the brass at Warner Brothers made this decision. Why, then? There are rumors that it…Continue reading-What Happened With SWAMP THING?
First off, let me issue an advisory before any of you click on this link. It contains a photograph of a dead dog that some of you might find disturbing. The dog is the reputed victim of a wolf attack, as are two goats and two llamas. I’m going to quote directly from the linked…Continue reading-Wolves on a Killing Spree? Color Me Skeptical.
Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a report concerning a DNA test they had done on a supposed sample of Bigfoot hair and skin. They didn’t do it voluntarily. It came as the result of a request made using the Freedom of Information Act, which requires government agencies to release to the public…Continue reading-The FBI and Bigfoot
Not really Hawkins, Indiana, but my local Baskin-Robbins, which was supposed to have been turned into a makeshift Hawkins in anticipation of the upcoming third season of STRANGER THINGS. I was disappointed, as the decorations were miniscule. Perhaps because my local Baskin-Robbins shares space with Dunkin’ Donuts—the two are owned by the same parent company—they…Continue reading-A Visit to Hawkins
It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while we get a complaint. Somebody who wants more werewolves, typically, and perhaps as one would expect, as the site is called werewolves.com. Why then do I write about, say, STRANGER THINGS when there isn’t a werewolf per se in the series? (There’s a Demogorgon, but…Continue readingYou Can’t Please Everybody
The air filled with the smell of coal dust. Things that lived long ago, animals and plants, transformed over the eons into dead black rock. The Beast paused, catching its breath. Saliva dribbled from its mouth and over Chaney Kidde, mingling with her blood to puddle at its feet. Its sides heaved, its nostrils quivering.…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 53
Horror is doing just fine at the box office these days. BRIGHTBURN, which is great, has made 24 million thus far. That might not sound like a lot, relatively speaking, but considering it only cost five million to make, that’s a big profit. We might get a sequel. And while I have not seen MA,…Continue reading-Box Office Bloodbath
Is it simply that primitive peoples saw wild canines prowling around burial sites, and that’s why those animals came to be associated with death, the afterlife, and the underworld? Think of Anubis, the Egyptian god with the head of a jackal. Think of Cerberus with his three heads standing guard at the gates of Hades…Continue reading-Guardians of the Dead
There’s a snazzy new museum set to open in a few weeks not too far from my area of residence. It looks most impressive, but they’re billing it as a museum of natural history, and it isn’t. It’s a privately owned facility, and the owners are staunch Creationists. While I’ve met them and they are…Continue reading-Chupa on Display
I’ve been trying to track down the official Steve working at Scoops Ahoy Funko figure, on sale exclusively at participating Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops. I was told by the pleasant young man at my nearest one that the figures sold out as soon as they were unloaded from the truck. He took my number and…Continue reading-STRANGER THINGS at Baskin-Robbins
That’s go-eth. It’s meant to be a pun on THE ICEMAN COMETH, a play written by Eugene O’Neill dealing with alcoholism and self-deception, among other things. Go-eth. Not Goethe, the German writer who penned the play called FAUST. And the Iceman I’m referring to here is the Minnesota Iceman, who may have been a dead…Continue readingThe Iceman Goeth
(ATTENTION! This is the one where the werewolf attacks the haunted attraction! I promised to give you all a heads-up.) Every year, the Lawrence family “Haunted Corn Maze” proved one of the County’s most popular attractions, as people drove all the way from Birmingham to wander through the acres of corn at night, menaced by…Continue readingTHERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 52
This linked video talks about “4 Creepy Places You Would NEVER Want To Visit”. Says the poster: “I’m not talking about ghosts and paranormal activity, I’m talking about REAL DANGER, humans with an aggressive and evil agenda.” But then he turns around and talks about places known for ghosts and paranormal activity as opposed to…Continue readingDon’t Go There!
Could be a Direwolf. Could be a werewolf. Could be the ghost of the Beast of Gevaudon. Could just be a freakishly large wolf, and a case of forced perspective. But is sure does *look* like something other than your standard wolf. Look at its tail. That’s considerably longer than the tail of your average…Continue readingDirewolf Caught on Camera?
Swamp Thing is obviously not a werewolf. But he has fought werewolves. I read Alan Moore’s “The Curse” (based on an idea by artists Stephen Bissette and John Totleben), issue number 40 of the DC Comics series SWAMP THING (by that time in the series run, it had been shortened from its original title SAGA…Continue readingSwampy’s Skeleton