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In Praise of THUNDARR

A nice little surprise to see this linked article pop up in my newsfeed. The arrival of the series THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN onto Blu-ray seems to be the reason for it. It seems evident from reading the article that the writer didn’t live through the glorious era wherein THUNDARR enjoyed its original run—he doesn’t have…Continue readingIn Praise of THUNDARR

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BLACKMANE Chapter 23

The sound of Judith yelling woke Maribelle. She had at last gotten back to sleep after the Blackmane’s visit during the night, and had then slept later than usual. It was hot inside the hut and the light outside was bright. Maribelle hurried to dress, listening. “Well I hope you are not counting on me…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter 23

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BLACKMANE Chapter 22

Light, a flicker and flash, as the screen came to life. Outside his den some hyenas laughed as if making fun of him. He growled at the sound. Let them come closer, if they wanted to tease him. Let them come into his den. He would teach them respect. The laptop hummed. It worked. The…Continue readingBLACKMANE Chapter 22

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Dogmen in the Woods

I caught an episode of the television series TERROR IN THE WOODS the other day that really stood out to me. Paired with yet another story of a frightening Bigfoot encounter (which is what most of the stories featured on this program involve) was a segment entitled “It Came from Hell” and described an encounter…Continue readingDogmen in the Woods

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Van Helsing Kills the Dark Universe

Courtesy of The Playlist, here’s an interesting passage from screenwriter Eric Heisserer regarding the failed Universal Dark Universe and the reasons *why* it failed. It’s nothing we didn’t already know, but it’s funny, so I’ll share it here. Says Heisserer: “It was a very strange experience [working on the Dark Universe]. There was certainly a…Continue readingVan Helsing Kills the Dark Universe

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Welcome Back, Skinwalker Ranch!

My favorite television show has returned to the airwaves! (I just finished up THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, which was ah-may-zing, but it doesn’t qualify as a TV show by my definition. No livestreaming show qualifies. And even if they did, I can’t. Livestream, that is. I had to watch the program on a…Continue readingWelcome Back, Skinwalker Ranch!

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In Praise of THE RELIC

I had never heard the term “airport fiction” before. It means, according to this linked article, “Hollywood adaptations of mass paperback novels”. Or maybe it’s just referring to “mass paperback novels”. That would make more sense. But the designation sure is broad. Almost anything that sells could be considered airport fiction going by this definition.…Continue readingIn Praise of THE RELIC

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Oscars Flop is a Win for Theaters

Why was it good news for theater-owners and cinephiles that the Oscars this past week scored their lowest ratings ev-ah? Because 2020, the year of Covid, the year when nobody (except a few brave or foolhardy souls like me) went to the theaters (nor should they have, unless they could do so safely), surely meant…Continue readingOscars Flop is a Win for Theaters

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The Book is Back

If you don’t have UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MONSTERS: A LEGACY OF HORROR already in your library, fret not. The title is being rereleased this September! The spiel: “The year 2021 is a milestone anniversary year for horror’s most iconic films—Universal Studios’ Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man. Those landmark movies—as well as Universal’s new releases—are celebrated…Continue readingThe Book is Back