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Out of the Wild, or The Deathtrap Bus Goes on Walkabout

Sean Penn directed the movie INTO THE WILD in 2007. The film was based on the book of the same title by John Krakauer. Both told the story of 24-year-old Christopher McCandless who, disillusioned with the trappings of modern civilization, decided to make like Thoreau and live off the land. He hiked deep into the…Continue readingOut of the Wild, or The Deathtrap Bus Goes on Walkabout

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Lynch, on Lynch (and Other Stuff)

David Lynch has been busy during the quarantine. Hopefully working on plans for a new season of TWIN PEAKS. He wouldn’t tell us if he was, though. He had the third season cooking for 25 years in his head while telling fans that he hadn’t even thought of such a thing. But he’s been making…Continue readingLynch, on Lynch (and Other Stuff)

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Happy Birthday to the Master!

As I sit typing these words, it is June 29th. This would have been Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday. The pioneer, the trendsetter and trailblazer, the master. Cinema as it exists today would not exist if it hadn’t been for Harryhausen. That’s not hyperbolic overstatement. It is a fact. Happy birthday, Ray—and thank you. Thinking about…Continue readingHappy Birthday to the Master!

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 29

This is not to say I did not entertain my own terrors at that moment. I have before mentioned my fear that the beast that possessed me would not, despite the gravity of the injury involved, allow me to die. What if, I thought as I sat there, the Hand did catch me, did crush…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 29

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STRANGER THINGS Country, Part One

It became obvious to me some weeks ago that if I was going to salvage an enjoyable summer in the midst of the ‘Rona madness, it was going to have to become a summer of drive-in movies and roadtrips. I took just such a roadtrip this past weekend to several of the filming locations for…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Country, Part One

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STRANGER THINGS Country, Part Three: The Battle of Starcourt Mall

Starcourt Mall in Hawkins is really Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Georgia. It’s a beautiful mall, but it’s a ghost town these days, y’all, and not because of the ‘Rona pandemic. Almost every store in the place is closed. (And maybe the spirit of the Mindflayer!)Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Country, Part Three: The Battle of Starcourt Mall

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STRANGER THINGS Country, Part Two

More photos from my roadtrip to the filming locations for STRANGER THINGS! As a little bit of extra color commentary, as I was leaving the school I decided to drive around it, to see if there was something I might have missed. As I drove around behind the gymnasium, I interrupted a prostitute busy earning…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Country, Part Two

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Kongzilla

This past week brought the disappointing news that GODZILLA VS. KONG has been pushed back an entire year to summer of 2021. Which sucks. A tiny nugget of other kaiju-related news also came out. Michael Dougherty, director of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, shared a photo of his Kongzilla figure. This has people speculating that…Continue readingKongzilla

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 28

The giant hand stood in the midst of a large circular chamber, rising some fifteen feet above us, almost reaching the ceiling of the room. I had to admire the artistry that had rendered it. It looked so real, like the hand of a giant man turned from living flesh into stone, so smooth and…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 28

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Your Weekly Dose of Stoopid

If people are supposed to be socially distancing in real life—emphasis on the “supposed to be” part, as I’ve observed little in the way of it on my occasional outings—then actors in movies have to be socially distant, too. That means actors can never get closer to each other than six feet. No kisses, no…Continue readingYour Weekly Dose of Stoopid

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WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE Trailer Unleashed

The new game from Nacon and Cyanide Studios, WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE—EARTHBLOOD (cool title) is still in development. When it releases you’ll be able to play it on your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or online. Until then, you will have to content yourself with this new trailer. Shall we watch it together? Okay. Click here. Then…Continue readingWEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE Trailer Unleashed

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Why did Romanek Walk on THE WOLFMAN?

The Dark Universe died an unglorified death after the failure of the remake of THE MUMMY. Then, in what seems like the twinkling of an eye, it was reborn. Fitting for a shared cinematic universe of the Universal Monsters, don’t you think? We’ve already had THE INVISIBLE MAN, which kicked major ass. We’ve got a…Continue readingWhy did Romanek Walk on THE WOLFMAN?

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Come to Dinner

We received a press junket for the film THE DINNER PARTY, now available for livestreaming and on DVD. You can check out the trailer for it here. Here’s the official spiel: “Bill Sage (American Psycho, “Power”) and Jeremy London (Mallrats, The Devil’s Dozen) star in writer-director Miles Doleac’s The Dinner Party, now available on DVD…Continue readingCome to Dinner

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Doin’ the Werewolves of London

Last week I made mention of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” in an article explaining why I don’t think it’s appropriate to do music reviews on a site like this one. Zevon’s song constituted one of the few exceptions when it’s not only okay to discuss music, it’s mandatory. What song even comes close to…Continue readingDoin’ the Werewolves of London

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Losing Religion and Finding Faith

The editorial in this linked article really resonated with me. In many ways it is my story. I, as was the author, was raised in a fundamentalist Christian environment, although mercifully my mother wasn’t controlling and domineering the way his parents seem to have been. She never really knew what to make of my passion…Continue readingLosing Religion and Finding Faith

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A Sex Fiend Killed Fangoria?

To begin with, let me say that I loved A GHOST STORY. (Read my review here.) Loved it. That fact only made me sadder when I learned that the film’s producer Adam Christopher Donaghey had been charged with raping an underage girl on the film’s set. (He is, pardon the de rigueur cliché, innocent until…Continue readingA Sex Fiend Killed Fangoria?

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 27

“Are you still praying, Oran?” I asked my friend over my shoulder as we enetered the ruined temple. “Yes, my lord. I am praying in earnest.” The roof of the structure had collapsed in places, leaving jagged holes in the ceiling a good twenty feet above our heads through which sunlight streamed and roots dangled,…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 27

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 26

Mere hours earlier I had thanked providence for the, I so believed, increased chance for success that my not having to travel alone accorded me; as I traveled with a group, albeit small, of seasoned warriors, I felt the probability greater that I would locate the temple to which the old woman had directed me.…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 26

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I’d Like to Meet His Tailor!

Check out this website, peeps. The company is called WEARWOLF USA and if they can’t meet your lycanthropic sartorial needs, then I daresay you don’t need what you think you need! If you don’t believe me just peruse their collection. T-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeved and tank tops, beanies, and more caps than you can shake a…Continue readingI’d Like to Meet His Tailor!

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 25

We were at dock. I estimate we were about halfway through the night. I awoke at the same moment, I later learned, as several men on the boat, awakened by the unnatural sound—and how soon we had learned to distinguish the natural from the unnatural in this alien landscape!—of oars dipping into the river, the…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 25

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Fireside Chats: The Scratch

The venue I have turned into a theater for live productions, the Historic Lowry House in Huntsville, Alabama, has been shuttered for the past three months due to the ‘Rona. This past weekend it opened again for a sold-out paranormal investigation of the sort we host there on occasion. Conducting such an investigation while maintaining…Continue readingFireside Chats: The Scratch

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Movie Review: UNDER THE SHADOW

I tend to be drawn to movies featuring Djinn (alternately Jinn). If the term is not immediately familiar to you, a Djinn is a shapeshifting fire demon from Arabic mythology, and from the religion of Islam, as Djinn are mentioned in the Koran. They occupy in Islam the same spot that “demons” hold in Christianity.…Continue readingMovie Review: UNDER THE SHADOW

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Fireside Chats: This Ain’t No Music Site

I follow numerous Horror-centric websites, both for my own entertainment and to keep up with any and all news that I might deem worthy of reporting upon for this site, here, or one of our sister sites (vampires.com and darkness.com). Something curious I’ve noticed is that more than one of those sites occasionally post music…Continue readingFireside Chats: This Ain’t No Music Site

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Skinwalkers and Science

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Though Skinwalker Ranch is itself located in Utah, the History Channel show THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH provides the best—and most accurate, representation of the State of Alabama, and people from Alabama, on television. Dr. Travis Taylor, arguably the show’s “lead”, is from Alabama. (He…Continue readingSkinwalkers and Science

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THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH: The Wrap-Up

There are those who will insist the show is fake no matter what, just as there are people who will swear the earth is flat and that we never went to the moon. We shouldn’t even waste our energies trying to convince those people of anything, people for whom belief, or in this case non-belief,…Continue readingTHE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH: The Wrap-Up