werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Review: THE TERROR episodes 1 and 2

I’ve been looking forward to this one, and I’m glad to report that I wasn’t disappointed. The pilot episode–which was really two episodes aired consecutively–was slow, yes. But it’s a deliberate slowness, like bringing water to a boil; or for a better analogy, the way deep cold seeps into the flesh, into the bones. A…

Continue Reading

ALPHA Delayed

I saw this cool cardboard stand-up at the theater the other day when I went to see BLACK PANTHER. It’s a promo for the upcoming film ALPHA, and it’s a mosaic, made up of photographs people have sent in of them and their dogs. You can only see the individual pictures when you get in…

Continue Reading

THE HOWLING Board Game

First off, let me state that the term “board game” should be a single word. In fact, I’m making it one. Boardgame. I don’t care if my spellcheck says it isn’t. Shakespeare made up his own words. Why can’t I? And if “spellcheck” is now recognized as an actual word, so should be “boardgame.” There,…

Continue Reading

Robo-Wolves

This is a Horror movie waiting to happen. In Japan, they’re having problems with wild boars. A wild hog can get big, really big, and really nasty. In a short time, a feral hog will grow body hair and big-ass tusks and potentially pose a real threat, if encountered, to human beings, not to mention…

Continue Reading

DIONYSIOS: THE TOME OF RECKONING

Many moons ago, I had a desire to make it as a comic book writer. And, as it was close enough to impossible to break into one of the big companies without any credentials, I figured small press was the way to go. Problem was, I couldn’t draw even a stick figure, and my “partner,”…

Continue Reading

Commiserating Over Toys ‘R Us

Last week brought the sad news that Toys ‘R Us was going to be shutting the doors on all of its stores, that the franchise was folding. I penned this emotional tribute. Then, this past weekend, I made it a point to visit my nearest store. I wasn’t the only one. The place was packed,…

Continue Reading

CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE Coming To BluRay

For me it’s a toss-up as to which is the better film, 1942’s CAT PEOPLE, directed by Jacques Tourneur, or its 1944 sequel, CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, directed by Robert Wise (with Gunther von Fritsch). Both films were produced by classic Horror cinema legend Val Lewton, and both are masterful, beautiful and haunting pieces…

Continue Reading

SHIVERS: A PLAY FOR CHILDREN

I love Horror. I’m a genre junkie. As a playwright, director, and producer (Hey, if I don’t toot my own horn a little, I can’t just assume somebody else will do it for me) I’m trying to keep the glorious tradition of the Grand Guignol alive. I specialize in Horror, True Crime, and Mysteries. I…

Continue Reading

Problems Plaguing STRANGER THINGS

We knew it was gonna happen. Or we should have. I suspect none of us cared when Harvey Weisntein got outted as a sexual predator. It didn’t affect us any. We could collectively be pleased that such a heinous individual was getting his comeuppance. But once the #metoo movement got up and running, spawning other…

Continue Reading

New THE HOWLING Tell-All Book

To be published in May by Miami Fox Publishing, which is located not in Miami but in Great Britain, ironically enough, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE HOWLING is written by Bryn Curt James Hammon and will feature an introduction by Philippe Mora, who directed HOWLING 2 and HOWLING 3. (This introduction should be about ten…

Continue Reading

TWIN PEAKS Beer and a Lynchian Video game

I don’t drink beer, but who’s gonna drink these official TWIN PEAKS brand beers anyway? They’re collector’s items. Also, the beer might or might not be any good. I wouldn’t know as, as I just said, I don’t drink beer (I don’t drink alcohol, period, except for small amounts–I’m diabetic–but if I did, I’d prefer…

Continue Reading

Is Your Kid A Killer In The Making?

This is from the New York Post, so take that for what it’s worth, but the headline grabbed my attention. I’m fascinated by abnormal psychology. The fact that you can have a human being who looks perfectly normal, acts perfectly normal (in public), yet is capable of the most incredible depravities, violence, and cruelty, because…

Continue Reading

“Shapeshifter” Tiger Murdered By Morons

This pisses me off. The Sumatran Tiger is a beautiful, majestic, and severely endangered animal. And now there is one less of them. Idiot villagers in the northern part of the island country killed it because they thought it was a supernatural being, an evil spirit, or an evil sorcerer who had taken on animal…

Continue Reading

2

FANGORIA Rises From The Dead

Glory, hallelujah! FANGORIA is coming back! For all Monsterkidz of a certain age, this will be huge news, a cause for a massive celebration. Before there was such a thing as the Internet, and after FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND had stopped printing new issues, those of us belonging to that specific generation–Gen X, for the…

Continue Reading

In Mourning for Toys ‘R Us

Just as I started celebrating news this week that FANGORIA would resume publication, I’m hit by this, the announcement that Toys ‘R Us is going out of business. While stores remain open, various news outlets are reporting that the entire chain may close by as early as next week. I doubt this. They’re going to…

Continue Reading

Micro-Fiction: THE EATER

Last week I posted this short-short story I’d written for a contest some time back. I submitted a few pieces, as there were different categories in the contest (but only one winner–go figure). There’s one other work from that compilation that qualifies to appear here, under the werewolves banner. It doesn’t feature a werewolf (a…

Continue Reading

The Hershey’s Werewolf

On a lazy Sunday morning–this morning, in fact–I sat at the computer surfing the Net as my lovely better half was finishing her coffee in the living room, watching a rerun of THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Suddenly she shouted my name, urging me to “Come quick!” Naturally I obliged, having learned the imprudence of ignoring such…

Continue Reading

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friend Vs. A Massive Man-Wolf

I confess that I don’t watch cartoons much anymore. I still love the stuff from my youth (like SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS), and always will, but I despise, and I do mean DESPISE, the animation you see in such contemporary programs as PHINEAS AND FERB. It makes me want to smash the television screen,…

Continue Reading

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS and the Kentucky Wolfman

“Horseshit! Horseshit! Let’s all say horseshit! Say horseshit, Bill!” That’s one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite plays, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts. It came to mind because last night I watched an episode of the Destination America television series MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, in which a band of hirsute, overweight rednecks goes…

Continue Reading

Missin’ Out On PRIMAL RAGE

Man, this movie looks positively sick! PRIMAL RAGE was released to theaters for one night only, Tuesday February 27th. And I missed it. I had a previous commitment that I couldn’t renegotiate. Now, sadly, I’ll have to wait for the video release. (Unless they do like they did with JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 and release it…

Continue Reading

Lester

My parents, not surprisingly, know me well. They are simple country folks, farm folks; neither attended college, and one never even finished high school. Good, church-going, salt-of-the-earth types. Today they are rather cultured, knowledgeable about geek culture and all things odd and weird, as the result of having me as a son. I dragged them…

Continue Reading

Dangerous Toys

Look out, Funko. Super7 is looking to give you a run for your money. Super7’s “ReAction Figures” line was previously licensed through Funko, but now the company will be doing its own thing. I have no idea if it and Funko are both owned by the same parent corporation or if they are truly separate…

Continue Reading

2

An Exercise in Micro-Fiction: KRIEGHUND

I’ve got lots of prose fiction I’ve written over the years that’s just lying around in digitized piles. I thought I might try something new and start posting some of it here and on our sister site, VAMPIRES.COM, from time to time, to see if you all might enjoy it. The following story is one…

Continue Reading

Hear F*ck-You-Tammy Cover The TWIN PEAKS Theme

A lot of fans didn’t care for Chrysta Bell in the third season of TWIN PEAKS. (Can you believe we are coming up on the anniversary of the show’s debut on Showtime last May? Where the hell has the time gone?) I was initially one of those fans, although Bell’s performance as FBI Agent Tamara…

Continue Reading

More on THE TERROR

Last week I was talking about THE TERROR, the upcoming Horror miniseries from AMC, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. Which I read. And which I liked. More images from the forthcoming series have been released. What I really want to see, though, is the Monster! I know that’s not going to happen, but…

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 96