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I’d Like to Meet His Tailor!

Check out this website, peeps. The company is called WEARWOLF USA and if they can’t meet your lycanthropic sartorial needs, then I daresay you don’t need what you think you need! If you don’t believe me just peruse their collection. T-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeved and tank tops, beanies, and more caps than you can shake a…Continue readingI’d Like to Meet His Tailor!

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 25

We were at dock. I estimate we were about halfway through the night. I awoke at the same moment, I later learned, as several men on the boat, awakened by the unnatural sound—and how soon we had learned to distinguish the natural from the unnatural in this alien landscape!—of oars dipping into the river, the…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 25

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Fireside Chats: The Scratch

The venue I have turned into a theater for live productions, the Historic Lowry House in Huntsville, Alabama, has been shuttered for the past three months due to the ‘Rona. This past weekend it opened again for a sold-out paranormal investigation of the sort we host there on occasion. Conducting such an investigation while maintaining…Continue readingFireside Chats: The Scratch

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Movie Review: UNDER THE SHADOW

I tend to be drawn to movies featuring Djinn (alternately Jinn). If the term is not immediately familiar to you, a Djinn is a shapeshifting fire demon from Arabic mythology, and from the religion of Islam, as Djinn are mentioned in the Koran. They occupy in Islam the same spot that “demons” hold in Christianity.…Continue readingMovie Review: UNDER THE SHADOW

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Fireside Chats: This Ain’t No Music Site

I follow numerous Horror-centric websites, both for my own entertainment and to keep up with any and all news that I might deem worthy of reporting upon for this site, here, or one of our sister sites (vampires.com and darkness.com). Something curious I’ve noticed is that more than one of those sites occasionally post music…Continue readingFireside Chats: This Ain’t No Music Site

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Skinwalkers and Science

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Though Skinwalker Ranch is itself located in Utah, the History Channel show THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH provides the best—and most accurate, representation of the State of Alabama, and people from Alabama, on television. Dr. Travis Taylor, arguably the show’s “lead”, is from Alabama. (He…Continue readingSkinwalkers and Science

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THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH: The Wrap-Up

There are those who will insist the show is fake no matter what, just as there are people who will swear the earth is flat and that we never went to the moon. We shouldn’t even waste our energies trying to convince those people of anything, people for whom belief, or in this case non-belief,…Continue readingTHE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH: The Wrap-Up

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The Wampa and Hoth Horror

Luke Skywalker got into a car wreck just after filming the first STAR WARS. In fact filming was still going on, if you count “pick-ups”, which Mark Hamill was unable to do, which resulted in a body double being employed. Hamill suffered a broken nose and damaged cheekbone in the accident, and the belief was…Continue readingThe Wampa and Hoth Horror

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 24

“What if something were to happen to the boat?” I asked the men. If we followed the map the old woman had given me, we would have to disembark from the ship at a certain point and travel inland on foot. “We can spare a man to stay behind and guard it,” one suggested. “I…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 24

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Fireside Chats: In Praise of the Neckbeard

During the two months+ I spent in lockdown I found it unnecessary to groom. The only places I went were the grocery store, when necessary, which was just a quick in and out; the drive-in movie theater, wherein I remained in my car, with the same being true of a couple of drive-in church services…Continue readingFireside Chats: In Praise of the Neckbeard

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Fireside Chats: Surrounded by Wolves

Submit it for your consideration: the premise of a Horror movie. The members of an orchestra are left stranded in a centuries-old castle due to a global pandemic. The castle is haunted. And it is surrounded by packs of wolves. You’d go see that movie, wouldn’t you? I sure would, unless I found out it…Continue readingFireside Chats: Surrounded by Wolves

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Fireside Chats: The Resurrection of Hammer

I just finished watching THE LODGE. It was getting great reviews in independent release and was opening in more theaters every week. I’m sure it would have opened in a theater near me in a week or two at the most—but then the ‘Rona hit and my chance was shot. I had to wait for…Continue readingFireside Chats: The Resurrection of Hammer

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Skinwalker Ranch: The Mysterious Helicopter

Turns out it wasn’t so mysterious after all. The last episode saw a helicopter flying by the Ranch and hovering, seemingly spying on the investigators. They were able to notice a camera mounted onto the chopper, but there were no call letters like there would have been if it was a news helicopter. Also there…Continue readingSkinwalker Ranch: The Mysterious Helicopter

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Movie Review: THE LODGE

When I was a little boy, we had this Rose of Sharon bush growing in the front yard. During the spring and summer, I liked to watch for a bumblebee to go into one of the flowers, then run up and pinch the petals closed. Not tight enough to harm the bee, mind you. I…Continue readingMovie Review: THE LODGE

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Breaking News: Ryan Gosling is the Wolfman!

No director has been attached to the project as of yet, but it seems all but official now that Ryan Gosling will be our new Wolfman. I’m down with this, totally. The guy is a fine actor and he can capture that brooding, haunted quality the role demands. And considering they previously were talking about…Continue readingBreaking News: Ryan Gosling is the Wolfman!

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 23

The other members of our little party accepted the quest for which I alone had volunteered as a matter of course. Oran had decided to make my salvation, both physical and spiritual, his vocation in life. He would have followed me into Hell itself. The others cared not so much for me, I am sure,…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 23

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Fireside Chats: Shatner and the Werewolves and Vampires

Lots of Shat this week, as over on our sister site vampires.com I was reporting on the way the French Horror masterpiece EYES WITHOUT A FACE inspired the Michael Myers HALLOWEEN mask, which was just a repurposed Captain Kirk (the William Shatner version) mask painted white. But really, can you ever have too much of…Continue readingFireside Chats: Shatner and the Werewolves and Vampires

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Fireside Chats: Looking at Pictures

I was afraid Disney might decide to release THE NEW MUTANTS to livestreaming, eschewing the theatrical experience altogether. I’m glad they decided not to. THE NEW MUTANTS is now scheduled to open in theaters on August 28th. (Please, God, let this pandemic have died down enough by then that it doesn’t get postponed again!) I’m…Continue readingFireside Chats: Looking at Pictures

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Movie Review: HE’S OUT THERE

The golden age of the Slasher movie is not dead! Far from it, when movies like HE’S OUT THERE are getting made. Imagine the basic vibe of THE STRANGERS, transplanted to the setting of a FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVIE, with a dash of SAW thrown into the mix for seasoning. Oh, and throwing in a…Continue readingMovie Review: HE’S OUT THERE

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Movie Review: THE VAST OF NIGHT

The drive-in has been a godsend to me in this time of quarantine. To get to see movies on the big screen is a wonderful treat. And even though the golden age of the drive-in was before my time, the nostalgia still swells over me in waves. It’s like being taken back in time. And…Continue readingMovie Review: THE VAST OF NIGHT

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Movie Review: THE WINDS

Yes, this is a werewolf movie. No, you don’t ever see a werewolf onscreen. Lacking is the ubiquitous trope of a human being cursed to turn into a werewolf. The word “werewolf” is never uttered in the film. But it’s a werewolf movie all the same. There’s a scene towards the beginning of this Horror/Western…Continue readingMovie Review: THE WINDS

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 22

The witch’s hut, which we found without difficulty a short distance from the riverbank, looked like half a hornet’s nest sitting on the ground. It had one low entryway, which a man would have to get down on hands and knees to pass through, and had no door. I could not imagine what barrier existed…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 22

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Skinwalker Ranch: Is It For Real?

I made the mistake of joining a Skinwalker Ranch fan group on social media. Silly me, I’d thought to find some folks who were similarly fascinated by the location and were fans of the show. Nope. Nothing but a bunch of bitching know-it-all “experts” living in their mothers’ basements with Pamela Anderson posters from the…Continue readingSkinwalker Ranch: Is It For Real?

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My One Degree of Separation to Skinwalker Ranch

I’ve written previously about my admiration for Dr. Travis Taylor, the astrophysicist who was brought in to consult on all the weirdness taking place at Skinwalker Ranch for the History Channel TV series THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH. Because he’s from Alabama and defies in every way the stereotype of people from Alabama. He’s crazy…Continue readingMy One Degree of Separation to Skinwalker Ranch

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The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing But the Tooth

How smart-slash-dumb were the Neanderthals, our hulking, hirsute cousins? The common view used to be that they were fairly stupid. Then it became the prevalent view in scientific circles that the Neanderthal had been done a grave injustice and that they were far smarter and more cultured than previously believed. But here is a new…Continue readingThe Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing But the Tooth