BLACKMANE Part 105

“You heard it with your directional microphone, Mr. Hamm,” Kimboro said. “What name has the creature chosen to call itself?” Hamm stopped smiling. He felt a prickling sensation at the base of his neck, unseen fingers tickling at his spine. “A new Adam,” Kimboro said, “fashioned not by the hand of God but by the…

BLACKMANE Part 104

“Sounds like some pretty rarified bullshit to me,” Hamm said. “Few among the Warumbi today remember the story,” Kimboro said. “Few of them believe. But my father believed, and his father before him. He taught these things to me.” “Sounds like ol’ what’s-his-name was smokin’ something,” Hamm said, chuckling. “Most of the Warumbi would agree…

BLACKMANE Part 103

“Who?” Hamm said. When the black man did not answer, he pressed: “And don’t tell me I wouldn’t understand. I ain’t as dense as you seem to think. It was ’cause of me we found the critter in the first place, in case you need remindin’.” The Warumbi shook his head. “Spill the beans, Cochise.…

Mismanaging THE NORTHMAN

It was advertised as an historic Drama and as an Arthouse film. It is both of those things, but it is not primarily either of them. First and foremost, it’s a Horror movie and it’s a Fantasy. Did the fact that it was presented as anything else affect its box office performance? It seems it…

BLACKMANE Part 102

Phil Hamm kept the taillights of the SUV in sight the entire time. It made him nervous. Couldn’t get too close or they might notice. Get too far behind and risk losing them. Hamm had no intention of having to play catch-up or of scouring the small town for them afterward. No, the SUV carried…

BLACKMANE Part 101

So Maribelle had a mate, after all. The fact did not bother Adam very much. He would kill this man the first chance he got. Adam was enjoying the ride. He had never ridden in a motor vehicle by choice before. The back seat of this vehicle, this SUV, had lowered, flattened, so that Adam…

A Frenzy for FRENZY MOON

Stop. You had me at “practical effects”. When I found out about this project I wanted to do my part to assist, so I offered filmmaker Gregory Lamberson the floor, to educate the rest of us on his forthcoming film THE FRENZY MOON. I admire the entrepreneurial spirit of independent moviemakers, counting some among my…

Welcome Back, Skinwalker Ranch!

My favorite television program has returned for a triumphant third season! I issooooooo excited! So I’m not going to bother recapping the latest episode, the third season premiere. I’ll just assume if you’re reading this you’ve already seen it. Speaking then to those sufficiently educated, I would like to submit my own theories as to…

The Beast of Bodmin Moor

ABCs, or Alien Big Cats, don’t just exist in England. They can be encountered all over the world. It just seems that England has more than its fair share of them, so much so that the two are intrinsically connected. And one of the most infamous of Jolly Ole England’s ABCs is the Beast of…