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THE HUNT Part 21

“You ever shoot a gun before?” Saint asked. “No,” Corelli replied. “I figured.” Saint moved fast; his quarry had not been concerned about leaving an easy trail. Either the monster did not expect to be followed or else, and this latter the truth, Saint figured, it did not care. “I’d give you a gun,” Saint…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part 21

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Did You Hear What I Heard?

Take a listen to this. Can you identify that howl? It was recorded in the Canadian wilderness, so we can with relative safety attribute it so some wild animal. But what kind of animal? A wolf? A moose? A bear? Sasquatch? Officials with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry haven’t been able to…Continue readingDid You Hear What I Heard?

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More Fossil Ape News

What do we primarily consider the litmus test for being human? Like, what separates us from chimpanzees, with whom we share 99% of the same DNA? Is it speech? That’s a good choice for number one on the list. We can talk and they can’t, not in the way we think of speech. What’s number…Continue readingMore Fossil Ape News

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Bigfoot is just a big ol’ Orangutan

If, that is, Bigfoot is in fact Gigantopithecus blackii, the giant species of ape believed to be extinct but that is frequently put forward as the true identity of Sasquatch. Size-wise, it fits the profile perfectly. Gigantopithecus was BIG, dude. As in ten-to-twelve-feet-tall big. Those who discard Giganto as Bigfoot point out that the animal…Continue readingBigfoot is just a big ol’ Orangutan

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The Roadside Werewolf

Check out this account from the linked article: “The story comes from Vicki Cunningham, who was a manager at the Days Inn in Elkins at the time of the book’s publication (2001). [The book in question is A GUIDE TO HAUNTED WEST VIRGINIA by Walter Gavenda and Michael T. Shoemaker.—ED] Vicki tells the authors, who…Continue readingThe Roadside Werewolf

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Werewolf with a Machete

No, a real werewolf—that is to say, a movie werewolf, an actual, literal werewolf with teeth and claws and fur—wouldn’t need a machete to inflict bodily injury on anyone. A figurative werewolf, though, a human monster, might. William Michael Dennis could not physically transform into a werewolf. He had to settle for putting on a…Continue readingWerewolf with a Machete

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Hell on Audio

The term “sophomore” actually translates as “wise fool.” This hints that a little bit of education can be a dangerous thing. You know just enough to really sound like an idiot, in other words. You’ve probably encountered people like that. People like the counselor in the film THE GOOD SON. Remember her? The soccer-mom PTA…Continue readingHell on Audio

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CREATURES Will Feature DARK CRYSTAL Artists

“If you loved the classics NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, CRITTERS, DEAD HEAT, GHOULIES, THEY LIVE, and GREMLINS then you’re in for a real treat.” That’s what they’re saying about next year’s CREATURES, due out at Christmas. And the puppet masters who’ve been working on the new Netflix THE DARK CRYSTAL series will be bringing their…Continue readingCREATURES Will Feature DARK CRYSTAL Artists

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THE HUNT Part Twenty

Funny the things that go through your mind when you’re about to die. That thing about your whole life flashing before your eyes? That didn’t happen, not for Arly. She’d thought only of David Livingstone and her eleventh grade term paper. Mrs. Odelle had dictated that each student write about an historical person or event,…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part Twenty

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Concerning the DARK ARMY

I have thus far not been all that excited about news of Paul Feig’s potentially upcoming Universal Monsters Horror project DARK ARMY. How could I *not* be, you ask, considering that the movie is rumored to feature all, or at least several, of the classic Universal Monsters? It’s because of Feig’s resume. This is the…Continue readingConcerning the DARK ARMY

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THE HUNT Part Nineteen

*Son of a bitch almost had me.* The idea of an attack coming from below, from lower ground, had seemed so ludicrous that Saint hadn’t been on guard against it. Hadn’t considered it, even. *If it had’n screamed, given itself away.* Saint had leapt out of the way just in time to avoid being crushed…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part Nineteen

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The Spirituality of STRANGER THINGS

Here is a reflection written by a Christian minister concerning the smash Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. And it isn’t what you might initially expect. The rantings and ravings of people who brand themselves as “Christian” may have conditioned you to automatically expect the worst. They certainly have done that with me—and I *am* a practicing…Continue readingThe Spirituality of STRANGER THINGS

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Is the Skunkape a Chimpanzee? Or an Orangutan?

Take a gander at the accompanying photograph. I have to say that this is one of the best photographs I’ve seen purporting to show a Skunkape, Bigfoot, or any other kind of unidentified hairy hominid. If I came across this in the woods (or swamp) in the dark, lit it up suddenly with my flashlight,…Continue readingIs the Skunkape a Chimpanzee? Or an Orangutan?

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Bigfoot is Missing!

According to police reports, someone stole Bigfoot—or a concrete version of him—from his home in front of Mattress Monsterz in Boynton Beach, in southern Florida. Considering that the statue would have weighed over 300 pounds, stealing it took some determination. Unless the statue came to life and walked off all on its own. Or maybe…Continue readingBigfoot is Missing!

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THE HUNT Part Eighteen

Garrett Roth hadn’t expected to live, anyway. From the moment he’d crossed through from the world he knew into this other place, this other dimension, he’d known he would never return. There are some things men were never meant to know and some places they were never meant to go. Those are the provinces of…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part Eighteen

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Tracking the Thylacine

“Decades after the last captive thylacine died, the hunt for the Tasmanian tiger is very much alive.” So begins this linked article. And decades after the last surviving thylacine, aka the Tasmanian Tiger, aka the Tasmanian Wolf, supposedly died, people keep seeing them. These are credible sightings, too. A lot of the time in cases…Continue readingTracking the Thylacine

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Werewolves vs. Nazis

I concede that I tend to focus on things that I personally enjoy here and on our sister sites vampires.com and darkness.com. Conversely I tend to not write about things I don’t like (or, if something really sticks in my craw, I’ll write about it in order to excoriate it). I haven’t written much about…Continue readingWerewolves vs. Nazis

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Your Weekly Dose of Stupidity

As I’ve said before, it only takes one. Let just one person complain, and your average company will acquiesce to the demands, no matter how lacking in credibility those demands might be. Or, to be brutally honest, how stupid they are, and how stupid it is that the complainant got offended in the first place.…Continue readingYour Weekly Dose of Stupidity

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Is that the Wolfman?

I have to give credit to my mates in the Ed Wood appreciation site on Facebook for providing me with inspiration for this article. Thanks, guys! Check out these pictures. Do they look the same to you? They certainly are similar. The one on the left is a Halloween mask of the Wolfman. It is…Continue readingIs that the Wolfman?

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

I spent All Saints Day hitting up all the Halloween stores within driving distance, where everything had been marked down and making off like a bandit. You might find this facile, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I covered the spiritual aspects of the celebration on the following day, All Souls or Dia de los…Continue readingCelebrating the Day of the Dead

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Where’s the Wolfman?

The other night I went to a Dave and Buster’s for a friend’s bachelor party. If you aren’t familiar with the chain, they are a combination restaurant, sports bar, and video game arcade. Think Chuck E. Cheese except more for grown-ups, and serving burgers and chicken wings instead of pizza. It was a lot of…Continue readingWhere’s the Wolfman?

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The Cradle of Humanity

Not Mesopotamia, the “Cradle of Civilization.” This is all of humanity we’re talking about. Where we first came from. All of us. Black, white, and every shade in-between. Where was it? Africa, of course. Present-day Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There used to be a huge lake there, and our ancestors flourished there for 70,000 years.…Continue readingThe Cradle of Humanity

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Bigfoot Bundt

I don’t cook. Or bake. To me they are one and the same, but I not infrequently get reminded that one “cooks” some things and “bakes” others. What’s the difference? I know you’re supposed to say that you “bake” cookies, pies, and cakes. So you only “bake” things that are sweet? What about “baked” chicken?…Continue readingBigfoot Bundt

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Jenny Haniver

Have you ever heard of Jenny Haniver? Or more properly, have you ever heard of *a* Jenny Haniver? A Jenny Haniver is one of the earliest known gaffes. It is created by taking the desiccated and varnished body of a ray or a skate (a skate is for all intents and purposes a ray as…Continue readingJenny Haniver

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THE HUNT Part Seventeen

Out of the three others, the only one whose name Saint could even come close to pronouncing was “Katchotke” (Saint guessed at the spelling). The others had all introduced themselves, but the recitation of their names had sounded like so much snarling and growling. Songbird, so different from the others in so many ways that…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part Seventeen