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Blackmane Chapter Five

“April 6. Well I’m here at last. Kenya. The village is all I expected it to be. ‘I a stranger, and afraid,’ and all that. Yes, Toto, we are a long way from Kansas now.” She paused to listen for a minute as several other voices had joined in the argument. *Great. A riot outside…Continue readingBlackmane Chapter Five

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PREDATOR and PredatorS

We have more details on the upcoming PREDATOR movie. Courtesy of a new production listing: “The story will follow Kee, a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior. Many years ago – in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands – the Comanche people had…Continue readingPREDATOR and PredatorS

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BLACKMANE Chapter Four

A couple of vehicles rolled past them in the street, both pick-up trucks. A man went by leading a herd of goats. They scattered a few chickens that were pecking in the dirt. Hamm led the way to a two-story stucco building, stepping up under the low veranda. Maribelle couldn’t help but notice the walls,…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Four

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Neanderthal Brain Blobs

If ever I have encountered a better premise and set-up for a gloriously cheesy Sci-Fi Horror flick, I cannot remember it. Scientists are growing little blobs of Neanderthal brains. What could possibly go wrong? And they’ve found that Neanderthal DNA, when introduced, can alter human brain tissue. This just keeps getting better! A virus that…Continue readingNeanderthal Brain Blobs

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Movie Review: BOAR

As far as giant killer pig movies go, Russell Mulcahy’s (and writers Everett De Roche’s and Peter Brennan’s) RAZORBACK from 1984 stands head and tusks above the rest. It’s the CITIZEN KANE of giant killer pig movies. Now we have a new contender. BOAR is right up there with it. It’s a grand, old-fashioned “nature…Continue readingMovie Review: BOAR

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Did Daninsky’s Villainess Inspire DARK SHADOWS?

One thing that struck me (and by this I mean it struck my lovely better half, who was watching the film with me, and who pointed it out to me; I was myself too entranced by what I was seeing to contemplate much of anything) while viewing THE FURY OF THE WOLFMAN (aka LA FURIA…Continue readingDid Daninsky’s Villainess Inspire DARK SHADOWS?

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BLACKMANE Chapter Three

The right front wheel of the bus bounced into a pothole, jarring her and stealing her attention from the papers on her lap. She looked up. The driver was already braking, slowing down. The brakes squealed and the bus shuddered as it came to a stop. The driver looked back at her over his shoulder.…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Three

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BLACKMANE Chapter Two

I must speak. There is something reassuring about seeing these words, now. By typing them they become real. They are no longer in my head alone, where they might be a delusion, or madness. I tap on this keyboard and the words appear, and by so doing I give them a permanence, or at least…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Two

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Movie Review: THE FURY OF THE WOLFMAN (1970)

No, this one has nothing to do with the Universal Monsters character the Wolfman, not the Lon Chaney Jr. version or the Benecio Del Toro version. Rather this Spanish feature (alternately known as WOLFMAN NEVER SLEEPS) is the fourth in the multi-picture series of films featuring the character Waldemar Daninsky, portrayed by actor Paul Naschy.…Continue readingMovie Review: THE FURY OF THE WOLFMAN (1970)

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Introducing BLACKMANE

It’s funny how, as a writer, your views of your work can change with time. Hopefully, if you’re doing it right, if it’s working the way it’s supposed to work, you keep getting better at it as you go. You keep improving. And something that you considered your masterpiece, the greatest work you’d ever be…Continue readingIntroducing BLACKMANE

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BLACKMANE Chapter One

FACT: The Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act (H.R. 5910) was introduced into the House of Representatives in 2008 (having been introduced into the U.S. Senate one year earlier) but never passed. FACT: Several states, including Arizona and Louisiana, have proposed laws banning the creation or propagation of human-animal hybrids, also called chimeras. FACT: In 2004, the…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter One

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF – Finale

Afterword It is all too easy to dismiss the numerous eyewitness accounts from ages past of the thing we in our modern parlance refer to as “werewolf,” no matter how credible those accounts might otherwise be. If the people of past centuries (and millennia, for in truth accounts detailing werewolf-like creatures are far older than…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF – Finale

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 65

God surprised me one last time. I had not expected to survive the encounter with Lycanon, praying only that my death might accomplish God’s will. But survive I did. My brothers the monks climbed the mountain and found my ravaged body where it lay upon the fallen stones of Lycanon’s temple. The demon was no…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 65

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Movie Switcheroo

It’s hard for an enterprising Horror mark these days to keep up with the theatrical release dates for upcoming genre films, as they keep moving them. This, then, is your handy guide, as of right now, to the upcoming cinematic offerings of 2021. These are, it goes without saying, subject to change. But as of…Continue readingMovie Switcheroo

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Are Werewolves and Skinwalkers the Same Thing?

I recently watched this paranormal documentary-type show, a relatively well-done one wherein the investigator approached the subject from a journalistic standpoint, not sensationalizing things but not displaying closed-mindedness either, a stance that I wish all investigators would adopt. This particular program put a unique spin on things—unique insofar as such television programs are concerned—by suggesting…Continue readingAre Werewolves and Skinwalkers the Same Thing?

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Coronavirus and the (Monster) Movies

AMC just managed to gather up some much needed fundage, I read. Or “capital”, as it is referred to in the business vernacular. Enough that they won’t be going bankrupt anytime soon. Enough to get them through the year, they said, or at least halfway, if they didn’t make a single cent (which they will).…Continue readingCoronavirus and the (Monster) Movies

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Hunting Bigfoot

You’ve probably seen the headline. Some Congressman from Oklahoma wants to establish a hunting season for Bigfoot. Then this same Congressman apparently got his feelings hurt when people started calling him stupid. Come on, dude. If you say, or post, stupid things, you should expect that somebody, somewhere is gonna call you an idiot. No…Continue readingHunting Bigfoot

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KISS versus the Werewolves

I just watched KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK for the first time since I saw it as a little boy. I waxed nostalgic about it over at our sister site VAMPIRES.COM. The whole blood-drinking thing with the Demon, Gene Simmons, made it a perfect fit, and there’s a Count Dracula automaton in it,…Continue readingKISS versus the Werewolves

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 64

[The conclusion of the battle between Christopher and the King of the Werewolves] “No!” I crawled. I pushed myself up. “No…more!” Lycanon stomped on me with one of his hoofed feet, shattering my spine. I vomited blood. “Yes! And forever!” Lycanon turned from me. Turned all of its eyes away. The moon remained, filling my…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 64