BLACKMANE Chapter 52

The darkness is his friend. But he knows that his friend will soon abandon him. He moves with deliberation, keeping to the shadows of this new and alien world. The city. (Atlanta, his mind says. In the state of Georgia.) He has studied it, through newspapers and books, and through television, but the reality is…

Werewolf by Night is Coming!

Not a new comicbook series. We’re talking about a live-action Marvel streaming series, here! And it should be arriving for Halloween of next year! This is a big surprise, as we’ve heard nothing about the project before now. It also makes sense, given that the MOON KNIGHT series is in the works, and Werewolf by…

BLACKMANE Chapter 51

Another dream; another version of the same dream. Heavy clouds massed along the horizon, dark with the promise of rain, lit from within by intermittent flashes of heat lightning. Thunder rumbled along behind the rim of the far mountains, sounding like drumbeats. The smell of the rain was in the air, and a cool breeze…

BLACKMANE Chapter 50

Very close-up portrait of a lion with jaws wide open on black background.

His right forepaw—his hand—strikes the nearest man. The blow snaps the man’s neck, shatters the jawbone and sends teeth rattling across the floor of the cage. Blood splashes over the second man, paints him red, like the telephone on the wall. This man wears glasses. Now he cannot see because of all the blood on…

The Man Behind FRANKENSTEIN

We’re not talking about the novel. There was a woman behind the novel, of course, Ms. Mary Shelley. We’re talking about the classic Universal movie. For that one, we could be speaking of James Whale. He is deserving of such an honor. But this article is about the other man behind the Monster, equally as…

Bigfoot Trap

Check out this image of a Bigfoot trap I found while scratching around online. It’s supposed to be the genuine article. In terms of visuals it reminds me of this rhinoceros cage I saw once at a zoo. Not the pen in which they kept the rhinos. Rather it was the “create” they had used…

Quality, Not Quantity

This linked article, “19 Movie Characters Who Were In Minimal Runtime, But Made Maximum Impact”, got me to thinking. A character doesn’t have to monopolize the move screen to totally own the movie. And with Horror especially, and even more especially Monster Movies (that beloved subgenre of Horror, for me the *most* beloved subgenre), this…

BLACKMANE Chapter 49

Weeks pass. Five weeks. Thirty-seven days. He keeps count. Thirty-seven identical days. They all watch him. They run their tests. He puts his hand out for Judith Mocker but no one else. “Just a little, enough for the test,” she promises each time she comes with the needle. They bring him bloody meat from the…

BLACKMANE Chapter 48

“I’m sorry you’re stuck in that cage,” Maribelle said to Adam, lowering her voice. “You know Judith’s trying to get that changed.” YES “Maybe soon, okay?” she said. I TRUST YOU Something caught in Maribelle’s throat. She made herself smile. Tap, tap, tap on the keys. BEAUTIFUL She looked up from the screen. “What?” A…