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Whistler Camp in the Dark

John Logan, the creator of PENNY DREADFUL, is an extremely gifted writer (he wrote the scripts for GLADIATOR, THE AVIATOR, ALIEN: COVENANT, HUGO, etc.). Now he’s going to try his hand at directing. He’s going to be helming WHSTLER CAMP for Blumhouse. The movie is being called “a queer empowerment story set at a gay…Continue readingWhistler Camp in the Dark

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The Stoned Age

I despise recreational drug use. Not because I’m some kind of moralist. It’s just that, when you’ve struggled for as long as I have trying to get your brain to function in something resembling normal parameters, the idea of deliberately ingesting chemicals that will alter your brain chemistry just for a short-lived transient pleasurable sensation,…Continue readingThe Stoned Age

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NOBODY and the Wolfman

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men gang aft agley, as the poet said. I went to the theater this past weekend intent on seeing, in addition to a second helping of GODZILLA VS. KONG, the new Horror flick THE UNHOLY. Instead I ended up seeing NOBODY for the second time. Which was fine,…Continue readingNOBODY and the Wolfman

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Second Thoughts

When it was first announced that Warner Brothers would be releasing all their 2021 movies to theaters and to livestreaming on the same day, I said that I thought it was a mistake on their part. I still say that, and I think the guys wearing suits and sitting in offices are starting to realize…Continue readingSecond Thoughts

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BLACKMANE Chapter Nineteen

I saw it today. It. Him. The creature. The Blackmane. BM from now one, for the sake of convenience, okay? So it wasn’t at all what I would have expected. I did expect that it would be a somewhat frightening experience. I mean, it would be like coming up on any animal in the wild,…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Nineteen

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Netflix: The Beast Must Die

Word came out last week that Netflix has paid several hundreds of millions of dollars for the rights to the two planned sequels to KNIVES OUT. And that just plain sucks, no matter which way you look at it. Shame on the studios for selling out, and shame even more on Netflix—although we must recognize…Continue readingNetflix: The Beast Must Die

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Bear Growls: The Inner Beast, or Why Tarzan Will Live Forever

Survivor dude Bear Grylls nailed it with this quote. He was speaking about the movie GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES in particular, but he managed to succinctly state why it is that Edgar Rice Burroughs’s creation, Tarzan, is timeless. Yes, I said it: timeless. Yes, the setting of the stories is…Continue readingBear Growls: The Inner Beast, or Why Tarzan Will Live Forever

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BLACKMANE Chapter Eighteen

The Blackmane, the creature without a name, walks home. He walks on two legs, as a man would walk, though he knows that he is not a man. But he is not like the other beasts, either. Those most like him, the lions, go on four feet. Four legs. He has but two legs to…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Eighteen

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On DARK SHADOWS: Maggie Interviews David

David Henesy is one of the two primary actors from DARK SHADOWS (the other being Alexandra Moltke) who has, in the years since the show left the airwaves (or ceased its original run; it never really left the airwaves), mostly avoided the public eye. As a child actor on the show, he played several key…Continue readingOn DARK SHADOWS: Maggie Interviews David

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BLACKMANE Chapter Seventeen

“Judi!” Maribelle ran out of the thicket. Her friend stood rigid, holding up a hand. She looked at Maribelle. The native women were all screaming now. Even the men. One of them scooped up the two children. A basket of clothes toppled into the water. A woman dropped a clay pot and it broke. They…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Seventeen

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Where the Wild Things Are

This isn’t something created by those wacky cryptozoologists. No, sir! This map was created by a group of legitimate scientist types at Yale University! Their goals are laudable: “At the current pace of global environmental change, there is no doubt that many species will go extinct before we have ever learned about their existence and…Continue readingWhere the Wild Things Are

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Feeling BLOODTHIRSTY?

We now have a poster (it’s a nice one!) and trailer for BLOODTHIRSTY, due out on VOD on April 23rd. This one looks gooooooood! Here’s the official synopsis: “Grey, an indie singer, whose first album was a smash hit, gets an invitation to work with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in…Continue readingFeeling BLOODTHIRSTY?

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Bigfoot vs. Wendigo

This one doesn’t quite get my blood pumping the way thoughts of GODZILLA VS. KONG does, but it’s a close second. DAWN OF THE BEAST from Uncork’d Entertainment is available on DVD and video starting April 6th. And it’s from Bruce Wemple, the guy who did the pretty dang excellent MONSTROUS, so that’s another reason…Continue readingBigfoot vs. Wendigo

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Armie the Cannibal

Where it comes to celebrity gossip, this bit about Armie Hammer is too good to be true. It all sounds like something the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS would make up (Anybody remember them? The most egregiously outrageous of the checkout aisle tabloids, no longer in print?) but it seems there might be some meat to it,…Continue readingArmie the Cannibal

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BLACKMANE Chapter Sixteen

Judith and Maribelle came to a wide stream of greenish brown water, the trees and undergrowth providing a natural screen along its edge. Several of the Warumbi were already there, women collecting water for their cooking and washing clothes, men and women standing in the water up to their knees, splashing and rubbing their dark…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter Sixteen