The death of Chadwick Boseman has left a lot of us grieving. I’m not ashamed to admit that I shed some tears. Only 43 years old. Sometimes fame, success, and wealth count for nothing. We’re all just mortal in the end. I have such great admiration for people who can “suffer in silence.” I can’t…Continue readingHail to the King
After all this time—how many delays has it weathered? Four, I think. And then with it being far from certain that we’d even get to see it at all, much less in the theater—was it worth the wait? You’re damn right it was. I loved it. I’m not surprised to hear that Normie hated it.…Continue readingMovie Review: THE NEW MUTANTS
Yes, it’s in there. Yes, it’s prominent. But it’s portrayed tastefully, sans titillation, offering neither glorification (i.e. virtue signaling) or condemnation. In other words, it is handled exactly the way it ought to be handled. It’s just one component of the overall story, not more important than any other. It feels genuine. Real. It isn’t…Continue readingAbout THE NEW MUTANTS and that Gay Romance
I’ve said it before, several times. The drive-in has been a savior for my summer. Deprived of a regular summer movie season by the ‘Rona, I’ve been able to both catch some nifty new flicks at the drive-in, movies that I might not have seen otherwise (THE WRETCHED, THE OTHER LAMB, THE VAST OF NIGHT,…Continue readingSPUTNIK Dreams
Or, at the very least, a movie or something. One thing we can say for sure is that the series won’t end with the fourth season, and this despite the twin facts that filming for it had to be put on hold due to the ‘Rona and has yet to fully resume, and that the…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Will Have a Season Five
This is one of those “catch up” posts I do from time to time. There are lots of little nuggets of information out there of the werewolf variety, none of them long enough or involved enough to warrant full articles in and of themselves, but if you put them all together you get a werewolf…Continue readingUpcoming Werewolf Projects
Reporting on the release of the sadly short-lived 80s television series WEREWOLF on DVD (due out just in time for Halloween!) got me to thinking about the spin of the heroic werewolf. Not the sympathetic werewolf. They’re always sympathetic. I’m talking a story wherein the werewolf is a genuine good guy, a face (in wrestling…Continue readingGood Werewolves
What can I say of Rome the eternal? Beautiful? Yes, I found her beautiful. Grand. So large and so inspiring of awe as to swallow a man, to shrink him to a feeling of insignificance, an insect crawling about over the ruins of a civilization of vanished gods. But for all its magnificence, I saw…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 38
Even suffering as I did through the condition of a loss of faith, I found something new for which to give thanks to God, had I been of the mind: a death with meaning. Nobility. Do not all men, in secret or otherwise, wish for such; as death is inevitable, does a man not long…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 37
It’s not an exaggeration for me to say that this show was a big defining point in my life. I didn’t realize at the time just how much so. It was so far ahead of its time, yet so much a part of the decade when it appeared, too. It was 80s all the way…Continue readingWEREWOLF Releasing on DVD
There’s a moral to this story. A lesson to be learned. That lesson can be summed up in two little words: Be nice. In general, yes, that’s always a good idea, but particularly in traffic. Because you never know. That person you’re blaring your horn at or flipping off might just be a homicidal maniac…Continue readingMovie Review: UNHINGED
After six months, I made my return this past weekend to the theater. And it was glorious. (The film I saw was Russell Crowe’s UNHINGED, a worthy flick for such an occasion. Read my review on this site this week.) I haven’t been kept away from movies. The drive-in has been my lifeline these past…Continue readingThe Return
If you’re wondering why I’m writing so much about THE NEW MUTANTS, well, first off, it’s a new movie releasing to theaters. That in and of itself makes it newsworthy. It’s a big flippin’ deal, since movie theaters have been locked up since early spring. Also, it’s a new movie releasing to theaters, the first…Continue readingTHE NEW MUTANTS Gets a New Poster and Images
This dude writing for Bloody Disgusting has finally tipped his hand. This same guy has been telling us for weeks, assuring us, in fact, that movie theaters won’t reopen in 2020. That there won’t be any new movies released in 2020. He claims to take no pleasure in being the bearer of such news. He…Continue readingTHE NEW MUTANTS Is Coming To Theaters. Some People Aren’t Happy About It.
It looks like they’re really going to do it this time. They’re really going to release this movie. That in itself is big news. It’s also big news—like, really big news—that a new movie is going to be released to theaters, period. Movie houses have been closed, under sheets, gathering dust since early spring, when…Continue readingTHE NEW MUTANTS is coming!
I have a friend who has vanished down the rabbit hole of conspiracies in the wake of the Epstein thing. (Granted she was kinda out there to begin with.) I’ll explain, as I tried to do with her, why this is not a good thing to do. But first, some debunking. No, there is not…Continue readingWhy Conspiracy Stupidity is Dangerous
So much for me getting to see ANTEBELLUM. After it got delayed for the second time due to the ‘Rona, they pulled it from the schedule altogether. Here’s what the filmmakers had to say about it: “While we designed Antebellum to be consumed as a communal experience in the theater, we are thrilled by the…Continue readingANTEBELLUM Is Out. Who’s Next?
It bugs me how people who don’t “get” Horror will look askew at those of us who do. There’s a slight lifting of the nose, a certain look of disapproval, if not condescension, in the eyes. I’m sure you’ve seen it. They think there’s something wrong with us—not realizing that we think there’s something wrong…Continue readingHorror as a Lifesaver
History repeats itself. After the Spanish Flu epidemic of the early 20th Century left movie theaters devastated financially—sound familiar?—movie studios, who still had plenty deep pockets, swooped in and started buying them up. The result was that the studios ended up owning a lot of the theaters. As a general rule, all those anti-monopoly laws…Continue readingMovie Monopolies making a Comeback?
This Korean shocker fulfills all your expectations regarding Korean Horror films. There’s plenty of onscreen violence and lots of gore FX. But it goes a couple of steps beyond expectations with its story and with its performances. This one is as good as they get. “Whoever fights monsters must be careful, lest in the process…Continue readingMovie Review: I SAW THE DEVIL
Oh, how soon they passed, those happy days! How much the memory of them lingers still, a sweet agony in my heart! Thirteen years. I had expected thirty. But then the witch could not, could she, have predicted the plague that came to our shore? No one else did. The captain of a merchant ship…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 36
Dalmontenes had welcomed me home with exuberance upon my return from the witch’s domain, and he wasted no time in keeping his promise to me, to make of me a sailor. I set sail within a month of my return from downriver, and while not born near the water or reared upon it, I took…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 35
You may recall that I predicted this a few weeks ago during the kerfuffle between movie theater chain AMC and Universal Pictures. When Universal threatened to start sending more of their movies directly to livestreaming, AMC announced that their theaters would no longer be exhibiting any Universal movies. It was a pissing contest, and I…Continue readingThe Closing Window
We tend to avoid talking politics here and on our sister sites VAMPIRES.COM and DARKNESS.COM. These are entertainment sites, and no one should be subjected to politics when seeking entertainment. As this current topic deals with demons and evils, though, we’ll touch on it briefly. Friends, please don’t believe the conspiracy theory nonsense being promulgated…Continue readingThe White House Witch Doctor
From the linked article: “Find your way through the primeval wilderness in the center of modern Europe. It’s where the protectors of nature wage their ancient, neverending war against the forces of destruction. You play as Maia, who comes to Poland hoping to trace her family roots. She will discover her family’s dark secrets and…Continue readingWEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE – HEART OF THE FOREST
Here is a nice little editorial waxing philosophically on the put-upon nature of the Wolfman character in fiction. “In every reimagining or riff on the character, the Wolfman is a tragic figure.” So says the linked article. I can’t think of any example where this statement is wrong. There are stories where the werewolf is…Continue readingSympathy for the Wolfman
I wrote on over at our sister site VAMPIRES.COM about how I decided to watch all the GAME OF THRONES episodes—and only those episodes—featuring the Night King, the White Walkers, and the Wights. I knew I’d be getting lots of dragon action, too, including a zombie dragon. The zombie polar bear, however, came as a…Continue readingThe Zombie Polar Bear
Strange, is it not, how quick we are to believe those things we wish to be true and to disregard those we would prefer to disbelieve? I gave little credence to the witch’s prophecy that I would meet my doom in an encounter with Lycanon. This I dismissed as a product of deviltry and as…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 34
ANTLERS, from Director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro, had its theatrical opening delayed for an entire year because of the pandemic. It is scheduled to open in February of 2021, and please God let them have that vaccine by then so it doesn’t have to be delayed again! While we are forced to…Continue readingWaiting on the Wendigo
As it so happens, I am currently working on a project involving a Wendigo, so this is personal to me. As a creator, I believe it is my responsibility, the responsibility of any creator, if using characters that belong to a culture other than mine and exploring themes from that culture, to be accurate. My…Continue readingAppropriating the Wendigo
When I was growing up, my life revolved around a few magical, transcendental things. Right at the top of that list: Monster movies and comicbooks. As an adult, little has changed. My life still revolves around a few things, and near the top of the list: Monster movies and comicbooks. This, then, is tailor-made for…Continue readingMarvel Comics pay tribute to classic Monsters