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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 6

I have mentioned before the psychological state in which I found myself while trapped in the form of the Cynocephalus. I can only assume it is the same for all the accursed. Unreasoning, blinding rage, an all-consuming impetus to kill; the bloodlust of the beast leaves no room for rational thought. Most of the time.…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 6

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part Seven

Naked, smeared with blood, the taste of blood—A tinge of sweetness, like grapes…No. That must be only my imagination, tormenting me.—the taste of blood still in my mouth, my eyes raw from weeping, I returned to the water. I intended for myself a final baptism, one wherein I would follow after the Christ in His…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part Seven

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The Werewolf Mouse

This seems too good to be true, but it’s vouchsafed by National Geographic so it must be for real. There is a mouse called the Werewolf Mouse—or the “Grasshopper Mouse” if you prefer its more prosaic appellation—and it is, pound for pound, the most badass animal on the face of the earth. This little beast…Continue readingThe Werewolf Mouse

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Furries to the Rescue!

I usually get lots of responses when I talk about Furries. When I have in the past made fun of them—they are rather easy targets, we must concede—I drew lots of heat. It was pointed out to me, though, that amongst the Furry community, only a percentage engage in the type of pervy behavior for…Continue readingFurries to the Rescue!

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New Universal Monsters Masks

What I need is a warehouse and Bill Gates money. (I know. Don’t we all, right?) I would love to become a mask collector, but even more of a hindrance to the prospect than the costs involved is the lack of space to keep them should I buy them. I could settle for just a…Continue readingNew Universal Monsters Masks

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Werewolf Art

Werewolf marks are nothing if not cultured, thus you should enjoy perusing this collection of werewolf artwork from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Now while in the interest of honesty I cannot guarantee that all these works are authentic—some of them might be modern-day creations fashioned to look like they are centuries old—they’re all…Continue readingWerewolf Art

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The Wrestling Beasts of Castle Grayskull

It only took 30+ years for them to catch up with me. When I was a kid, I had three great overriding passions: Horror movies, professional wrestling, and comic books. Under these three umbrellas fell many subcategories. I loved the Masters of the Universe toyline, for example, and the cartoon. When I got a little…Continue readingThe Wrestling Beasts of Castle Grayskull

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 5

They were never cruel, these Christ-men. Not kind, most of them, but not cruel. To my mind, cruelty involves an intention to do one harm, to cause suffering in another for suffering’s sake. If any among the Christians treated me in a harsh manner, which some did, the priest foremost among these, I know that…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 5

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The Hideous Hound of Cold Hollow

Is there really a werewolf-type creature roaming the wilds of Vermont? Or is it all a creative bit of ballyhoo? You can watch the short documentary film here. And read up on the legend here. Then you can decide. I admit that I’d never heard of the “Hound of Cold Hollow” before, and I’m well…Continue readingThe Hideous Hound of Cold Hollow

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Upcoming Werewolves

There are a couple of lycanthropic cinematic projects—i.e. werewolf movies—coming up that I am excited about. Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive trailer for HUNTER’S MOON starring Thomas Jane, my favorite of Marvel’s Punishers (despite the fact that they screwed his origin all to hell) and the guy who got poor Dirk Diggler into trouble in…Continue readingUpcoming Werewolves

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New Super7 Action Figures

I’m all about the Super7 ReAction Figures line, with one caveat: they’re too damn expensive for figures of that size, the 3 inches and change size, or as I think of them, the STAR WARS action figure size. (Telling my age here, but it was the STAR WARS line that made that size action figure…Continue readingNew Super7 Action Figures

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Come and Knock on Their Door

How long has it been now since Wolf’s Museum of Mystery was destroyed in a tragic fire? Not even a year yet? It seems so surreal, even now. I’m so thankful that not everything was destroyed in the fire; a few pieces survived. And I’m so glad to see my friends, Wolf and Ali Mertz,…Continue readingCome and Knock on Their Door

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TWIN PEAKS Goes to Graceland

It’s an unconventional choice, but would we really expect anything less from TWIN PEAKS? The official 30th anniversary celebration of the cult TV phenomenon will be taking place at Graceland and not in Washington State, where the series was filmed. Why? Why not! And series creator David Lynch is a big Elvis Presley mark, so…Continue readingTWIN PEAKS Goes to Graceland

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THE HOWLING Getting Remade

My kneejerk reaction to hearing this news was to start singing that line from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. You know the one. The part right before “Oh, mama mia!” That’s right. “No no no no no no no!” Why attempt a remake of something that is perfect already, as the original THE HOWLING is? What they…Continue readingTHE HOWLING Getting Remade

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Revisiting the Classics: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Several of my friends were shocked to learn that I had never seen this movie all the way through. It’s one of those I’d watched in pieces but never sat down and viewed from beginning to end. Why didn’t I make it a point to check it out earlier than this previous week, when I…Continue readingRevisiting the Classics: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 4

For all the differences between us, the way the Christ-men spoke, their accents, they did not look much different from my people. The men were bearded and wore their hair no longer than their collars. They wore tunics and leather skirts. As it was springtime and the weather balmy they had no use for long…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 4

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The Port Chatham Horror

I don’t want to be hypocritical. I just finished typing a scathing indictment of the stupid. In particular, people who will believe anything they read on the Internet without even considering that it might not be true or they might want to investigate to determine whether or not it is true before they start shouting…Continue readingThe Port Chatham Horror

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Your Weekly Dose of Insanity

Good freakin’ grief, the stuff that people will believe! Anybody who thought that having the Internet would result in a more educated society has been woefully disappointed. If anything the Internet has made the problem worse because it allows false information to be spread more quickly, easily, virally, and has done nothing, can do nothing,…Continue readingYour Weekly Dose of Insanity

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The Moons of 2020

I haven’t even started getting used to writing “2020” yet on any document where I’m supposed to list the date. If previous experience is any indicator, I should remember to start doing it by June at the earliest. (Although it may be easier because, as one of my credit cards expires in 2020, I’ve already…Continue readingThe Moons of 2020

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Dogmen: Chicken or Egg?

With regards to all the paranormal phenomena we experience today, is there any reason to believe that it is a recent development? Much the opposite, I think. The evidence is overwhelming that such things have always been with us, although they may have changed form with time. Some paranormal researchers theorize that the Fairies of…Continue readingDogmen: Chicken or Egg?

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 3

I came home in the mid-morning, a boy again, naked and sodden with blood and filth. I could not make myself speak, other than to shriek Mother’s name. Father, out looking for me with my two older brothers, was not there to hear me. I think God showed him a kindness, that he did not…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 3

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Meet Moloch

If you read the Old Testament, and not just the familiar parts of it, the familiar stories like Noah’s Ark and Daniel in the lion’s den, you might find a few surprises. For example, the fact that the ancient Israelites were wont to practice human sacrifice. It’s true. The deity to whom the ancient Hebrews…Continue readingMeet Moloch

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Meet Moloch, the Movie Star!

That statue of the god Moloch (who craved the blood of sacrificed children) put up at the Coliseum by people at the Vatican may be causing all kinds of controversy—I can’t believe the folks at Vatican City didn’t see *that* coming!—but having the horned horror on display there is hardly his first brush with modern…Continue readingMeet Moloch, the Movie Star!

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Secondhand Werewolf

I belong to this Facebook group, “Weird Secondhand Finds” I think it’s called. Someone had shared this photograph; I don’t recall the person’s name or I would credit him or her. If you are by chance the person who took this photograph, if you just happen to come across it here on this site, just…Continue readingSecondhand Werewolf

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Thank Me for the JEEPERS CREEPERS Funko

I’m pleased to announce that my Funko Pop! figure of the Creeper from the JEEPERS CREEPERS franchise recently arrived in the mail—I’d preordered it months ago—and it now sits adorably on my bookshelf. I feel like I deserve the credit for the figure existing n the first place. You see, some time back I sent…Continue readingThank Me for the JEEPERS CREEPERS Funko

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Apologies to Super7

A few years back I had purchased a set of new tires. Within a month’s time those tires were as bald as I am. (No, my alignment wasn’t off. Those tires were uniformly bald.) I went back to the dealership. “What the hell!” I demanded. They were totally cool, though. They replaced the tires at…Continue readingApologies to Super7

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 2

There is beauty to be found in the corrupt, precious even in the midst of the unholy. My homeland is beautiful. Arcadia, with its black peaks, its towering cedars too great in number to count, its meandering streams like silver ribbons draped between its hills, its thickets of wild ferns that grow taller than any…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 2

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 1

“His disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that this has been visited upon him?’ The Lord answered them, saying, ‘neither this man hath sinned, nor his parents, but that through him the works of God should be made manifest.’” This passage is from the ninth chapter of the…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 1

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Zombie Puppets Serenade Krampus

Here you are, my friends. This is my Christmas gift to you. A video of zombie puppets, from the Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show, singing Christmas carols at the recent Krampusnacht celebration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If those words right there don’t make you want to click on that link, and if they don’t…Continue readingZombie Puppets Serenade Krampus

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Why Does Europe Get Christmas Monsters But We Don’t?

I’m writing these words as an American, located in the United States, thus the use of the “we” pronoun. If you are in fact reading this and you are *not* American and do *not* live in the United States, it won’t quite be applicable. If you are perchance European, then I would rephrase the question,…Continue readingWhy Does Europe Get Christmas Monsters But We Don’t?

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Chewie Finally Gets His Medal

It has long been a source of discussion among hardcore fanboys: why didn’t Chewbacca get a medal at the end of the original STAR WARS? He was certainly as deserving of one as Luke and Han Solo. There are two reasons, one that is in canon and one that is not. The one that is…Continue readingChewie Finally Gets His Medal

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF – Introduction

The Confessions of Saint Christopher—Werewolf Translated by Dr. David Mayhew A Novel by Wayne Miller Introduction By David Mayhew, PhD I am a man of two worlds. I am an academic, first and foremost. I also admit to being something of a dreamer. Sometimes it is hard for me to reconcile these two disparate halves…Continue readingTHE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF – Introduction

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Movie Review: CRITTERS ATTACK

It’s a curious thing with me and this franchise. I can’t honestly say that I *liked* any of the CRITTERS movies, but I love the Critters themselves. I’ve long longed (heh) for a serious treatment of the Critters, even if that seriousness resulted in a comedic film. Does that make any sense? The best example…Continue readingMovie Review: CRITTERS ATTACK

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Investigations with the Fouke Monster, Part Two

I chanced upon this online rumor that asserts that the Fouke Monster, star of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, made a cameo appearance in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve had a werewolf or apelike creature appear in the STAR WARS universe. Remember Lak Sivrak? And then there’s the…Continue readingInvestigations with the Fouke Monster, Part Two

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Investigations with the Fouke Monster, Part One

One answer to one question begets other questions. Something that I’ve been meaning to look into, the correct pronunciation of “Fouke”, as in the little town of Fouke, Arkansas, which is the home to a little meandering body of water called Boggy Creek, which I’m betting you’ve heard of. If you’ve seen the movie THE…Continue readingInvestigations with the Fouke Monster, Part One

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Unleashing Saint Christopher

One thing I’ve learned, and I’ve learned it all too well, is the capriciousness of the publishing industry. Once upon a time, back when I decided I wanted to make my living as a writer, I believed, I honestly did, that all that was necessary for success was for one to write a good book.…Continue readingUnleashing Saint Christopher

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The OTHER Wolf Man

Before Universal released their classic THE WOLFMAN (nee THE WOLF MAN) in 1941, there was another. No, I’m not talking about WEREWOLF OF LONDON, which was Universal’s first werewolf movie. There was actually another film also titled THE WOLF MAN. It was released in 1924, a silent film. Sadly it is considered a lost film,…Continue readingThe OTHER Wolf Man

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Is THE WOLFMAN a Christmas Movie?

DIE HARD is a Christmas movie. It wasn’t released at Christmas. It was released in the summer of 1988. (Ah, I remember it so well!) But the movie is set at Christmas. Ergo, it’s a Christmas movie. THE WOLFMAN (at the time titled the not-quite-grammatically correct THE WOLF MAN) is *not* set during the holidays.…Continue readingIs THE WOLFMAN a Christmas Movie?

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THE HUNT: Author’s Note

By choosing to put this story out there, I feel it necessary to provide a little commentary to go with it, some sugar to help the cough syrup go down. And if I don’t point out the, ahem, problems with it, somebody else is liable to, don’t you think? This one is as far from…Continue readingTHE HUNT: Author’s Note

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THE HUNT: EPILOGUE

The rain that had fallen all afternoon had diminished to a fine drizzle by nightfall, but it had left standing water in the parking lot; the lights from the truck stop—OPEN 24 HOURS, DINER, and a half-dozen blinking beer signs—shimmered against the black asphalt, the colors all bleeding together. Saint didn’t see the car at…Continue readingTHE HUNT: EPILOGUE

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THE HUNT: Finale

Maka’kahu attacked. He, it, struck one of the trees as it passed, tearing loose a strand of blinking lights. It leapt into the air. Saint got off a shot but missed by a country mile. Maka’kahu hit him. Saint forced the breath out of his lungs as he went down, otherwise the impact when he…Continue readingTHE HUNT: Finale

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Your Weekly Dose of Stupidity

I could make this a weekly thing, actually. If I really wanted to, I could make it a daily thing. There is an abundance of stupidity in the world today, that’s for dang sure, and the Internet helps to find it. The Internet, truth be told, helps to foster it. It makes it easier for…Continue readingYour Weekly Dose of Stupidity

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American Bestiary

A friend brought this to my attention. It’s a “[s]et of 50 illustrations for a modern-day illustrated bestiary with the America’s most celebrated mythical beasts, commissioned by NeoMam Studios. All illustrations were inspired by the The Aberdeen Bestiary and were created in Affinity Designer for iPad Pro, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.…Continue readingAmerican Bestiary

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CONJURING 3 Has An Official Title

THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT. I like it. It’s snazzy. Maybe a tad long for a mainstream studio picture, but evocative. And fitting, considering the movie’s subject matter. According to the official synopsis: “THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even…Continue readingCONJURING 3 Has An Official Title

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A Look Beneath ASHBURN WATERS

I saw that it was described as a “creature feature.” That was all it took to snag my attention. That’s all it ever takes. What *kind* of creature feature is ASHBURN WATERS, though? Here is the official spiel: “When his friends are murdered one by one at Ashburn Waters Campgrounds by an unseen killer, Brett…Continue readingA Look Beneath ASHBURN WATERS

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THE HUNT Part 25

“Do you see there,” Songbird said, “where the upper branches of the trees reach across to each other, intertwining over the path, yet the trunks of the trees below are limbless and the path itself is free of undergrowth? Does it not have the appearance of a tunnel? If you follow this pathway, it will…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part 25

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THE HUNT Part 24

It surprised Joe Clark, the ease with which he had accepted the impossible as reality. Sasquatch did exist. Including one that could talk (and liked to talk) and sing, too, in a beautiful lilting tenor. Parallel universes existed, and there were portals into and out of them. A man who had been dead could come…Continue readingTHE HUNT Part 24

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The Satanic Christmas Display

Look, I can’t speak for all of them. That should be obvious. But I think it is accurate to describe them in a general way. The people who belong to the Satanic Temple don’t really believe in Satan. They’re atheists. They don’t really want to see Satan praised or worshipped. They have, rather, adopted the…Continue readingThe Satanic Christmas Display

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Continuations of KRAMPUS

Tonight, for the third consecutive year (fourth if you count the original theatrical release of the film), my wife and I celebrated one of our newly-minted annual Christmas traditions: we watched Michael Dougherty’s KRAMPUS. With Krampusnacht (Krampus Night) only a couple of days away (as I am writing this) it seemed proper timing. This movie…Continue readingContinuations of KRAMPUS

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Lovecraftian Muscle Men

Any of you all old enough and cool enough to remember M.U.S.C.L.E.? They were these little pink rubber action figures. They started out in the late 70s in Japan as superhero figures but as the 80s progressed and the “Rock-n-Wrestling” mania took off, the M.U.S.C.L.E. men transitioned into professional wrestlers. It was an easy shift,…Continue readingLovecraftian Muscle Men