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ANGELIC WOLVES: Check it out on Amazon Prime

Beautiful young woman hiking alone in the woods meets mysterious dude. They wander off together, where he anxiously reveals to her his secret . . . Sounds like the set-up for a porno, but it’s actually the Horror short ANGELIC WOLVES, which I was asked to review by its creators at Dark Libra Films. They…Continue readingANGELIC WOLVES: Check it out on Amazon Prime

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Man’s Best Frenemy

How did humans tame wolves? Take a look at a wolf. Then take a look at a Chihuahua. Supposedly the latter evolved from the former. I say, take a look at a sewer rat, too. Which one does the shaky, bug-eyed little ankle biter more closely resemble, the rat or the wolf? I will concede,…Continue readingMan’s Best Frenemy

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Man murdered little girl because she was “possessed?”

From Yahoo News: BOSTON (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston-area beach in June says her mother has told him her boyfriend killed the child because he believed she was possessed by demons. Two possibilities here. (1.) Batshit. (2.) Lying—and REALLY bad at trying to come up…Continue readingMan murdered little girl because she was “possessed?”

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Man in maniacal rage disembowels girlfriend, tries to blame booze

In extremely disturbing details, police say Fidel Lopez, 24, confessed to flying into a drunken, violent rage early Sunday morning. This one would be easy to make a joke out of, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ve seen such risqué, gag-reflex-prodding comments making the rounds on the old www, and if…Continue readingMan in maniacal rage disembowels girlfriend, tries to blame booze

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Now THIS is one badass toy!

If you’re anything like me, you probably have at least one werewolf action figure on display somewhere in your home. (Actually, if you’re like me, you have several.) But do you have one that you can actually transform? One that starts out as a mere human, but by switching his various parts around you can…Continue readingNow THIS is one badass toy!

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL

A newly unearthed hominid revives some difficult questions for Christians. Here’s a tricky theological conundrum for you. Did Neanderthals and other earlier forms of Humans, just as deserving of that appellation as us Homo sapiens, possess souls? If they did, what became of those souls after death? Did they go to the good place or…Continue readingTHE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL

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The Howl of the Wendigo

On a cold December day in 1879, a man was hanged in Fort Saskatchewan, putting an end to one of the most horrifying killing sprees in Alberta history. Swift Runner was executed for murdering and then eating eight members of his own family over the previous winter.   All myths arise as an attempt to…Continue readingThe Howl of the Wendigo

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Bear vs. Bigfoot (vs. Werewolf?)

If Sasquatch do indeed exist, then they are going to come across bears. It is inevitable. So what happens when these two goliaths meet? Since we want this to be a fair match-up, let’s go with the biggest, baddest bear around. A Kodiak Grizzly, perhaps, or the largest of all bruins, the polar bear, which…Continue readingBear vs. Bigfoot (vs. Werewolf?)

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Into the Woods

Does your imagination run wild whenever you see a beautiful picture of an old, secluded forest? Are you the type of person to face your fears and explore hidden, mysterious places? Then this list is for you. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,” the poet Robert Frost tells us. We could add to that…Continue readingInto the Woods

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Werewolves Without Fur

The word ‘psychopath’ strikes fear into the hearts of many, largely as a result of fictitious caricatures in pop culture . . .   Make no mistake, my friends. Werewolves do exist. Not as envisioned by Hollywood, perhaps (although eyewitnesses who have encountered the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin might take exception with that), but real…Continue readingWerewolves Without Fur

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Beware the Crimson Moon!

2015 British Film. A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travellers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon. No, I am NOT talking…Continue readingBeware the Crimson Moon!

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A Book about Boogers and Beasts

I received this book in the mail to read and review. STRANGE WEST VIRGINIA MONSTERS, written by Michael Newton and published by Schiffer Publishing of Pennsylvania. It was a quick read, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your personal preference. While Newton covers all the bases, even managing to…Continue readingA Book about Boogers and Beasts

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Bears in revolt?!

Black bears overrun a town in Russia, polar bears terrorize an Arctic weather station and grizzly attacks are up in the U.S. Is this a bear uprising? Bears and wolves evolved from the same stock species. Take a close look at a bear and you can see the family resemblance. They are essentially giant canines,…Continue readingBears in revolt?!

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The Were-Pig!

ANN O’REGAN tells how a prison in 18th Century Dublin was terrorised by a murderous demonic pig Different cultures have their own version of the dreaded lycanthrope. In the US, our culture is largely of European derivation, and as such we inherited the supernatural beast of the “Old Country,” where wolves were the most widespread…Continue readingThe Were-Pig!

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Maneaters in the Trenches

Born of the horrors of trench warfare, a ghoulish tale of scavengers and scofflaws took hold 100 years ago I’ve written before on the Hellhounds of World War One. These fiery-eyed brutes, large and more fearsome than any common dog roamed the “No Man’s Land,” the areas between those trenches dug out and occupied by…Continue readingManeaters in the Trenches

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The Wild Man of Ontario

In January of 1914, there was a “wild man” on the loose near Kenosha, Ontario.  There are three possibilities where reports of “wild man” sightings are concerned. One, the sighting is a hoax, or the report is, or the former is a case of mistaken identity and the latter is simply spreading the disinformation. The…Continue readingThe Wild Man of Ontario

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Michigan men lay claim to TEEN WOLF

The pair, both from Genesee County, are makeup special effects artists on the MTV “Teen Wolf” series, now spending their days turning young actors into savage-yet-sexy wolf people. In Genesee County, Michigan, they love their “local boys done good.” Erik Porn (poor guy, stuck with that last name; he got teased a lot in middle…Continue readingMichigan men lay claim to TEEN WOLF

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Does Bigfoot eat people?

In 1965, a journalist named George Draper – who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper – interviewed one O.R. Edwards about a startling and highly disturbing Bigfoot sighting that Edwards had back in 1942.  This one goes in tandem with my previous post. Sometimes people who claim to have encounters with the creature or…Continue readingDoes Bigfoot eat people?

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Howlin’ Mad

A recent recording of a howl in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland could have been made by a Bigfoot or the legendary Ohio Grassman. Science demands physical evidence. For anything, and certainly for claims of a more fantastical nature. Bodies, bones. Photographs won’t do it. Neither will video or audio recordings. But are…Continue readingHowlin’ Mad

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Where’d the Werewolf Come From?

Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis. This is a good article to read for the layman who doesn’t know that much about werewolves outside of what…Continue readingWhere’d the Werewolf Come From?

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Grisly Find in a Mass Grave

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent’s first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Let’s face it, human beings have been killing each other for a long time. Take it as far back as…Continue readingGrisly Find in a Mass Grave

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A Werewolf Con For Pros

OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans University of Hertfordshire, September 3-5, 2015 The conference will explore human social existence and its animal substrate . . . the intersection between the human and the wolfishly bestial as expressed in narrative media from a variety…Continue readingA Werewolf Con For Pros

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BLOOD MOON: Worth 90 minutes of your time?

Poor direction and lackluster cinematography unravel any potential for fun or scares in Jeremy Wooding’s new film ‘Blood Moon. Well, that depends. Is it a great movie? No. Is it even a GOOD movie? Well . . . Okay, but is it one of those delightful cinematic sojourns that is “so bad, it’s good,” something…Continue readingBLOOD MOON: Worth 90 minutes of your time?

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I only read it for the articles.

Robert Frost wrote that the woods are lovely dark and deep but he forgot to add scary as hell. This report comes from PLAYBOY. It DOESN’T have pictures, though. Not THOSE kind of pictures, lest any of my faithful readers accuse me of lechery. I read it and suggest it here purely on scientific grounds,…Continue readingI only read it for the articles.

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Double Dogmen

A video from Michigan and a photograph from Texas of what are allegedly Dogmen surfaced in the last 30 days. The werewolf of folklore was a literal wolf, a man transformed into a four-legged fiend, larger and more ferocious than your average wolf, maybe, but still recognizable as such. The “man-beast” version of the werewolf…Continue readingDouble Dogmen

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The Big Black Beast of Britain

Phantom animal seen near St Austell, local councillor warns. What is it? Other than big, black, and beastly, that is. A black panther, one of the celebrated ABCs (alien big cats) known to prowl the English countryside? Is it a wolf or werewolf, one of Britain’s infamous “Black Dogs” or Hellhounds? Is it some pervert…Continue readingThe Big Black Beast of Britain

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That Dog Deserves a Treat!

A Boone man says he was enjoying time in the North Carolina mountains when he saw a Sasquatch and his little dog chased the beast away. His name is Zippy, and he ain’t scared of no Sasquatch. This is even more impressive when one realizes that Zippy is a dog. Not some big, churlish brute,…Continue readingThat Dog Deserves a Treat!

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8 Films To Die For = 8 Flicks I’d Love To See

Film lineup for the 20115 After Dark Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For, including details on each movie. I miss the After Dark Horrorfest: 8 Films To Die For. Not that they aren’t starting it back up this October; they are. It’s just that the movies used to be released to more venues, back with…Continue reading8 Films To Die For = 8 Flicks I’d Love To See

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Getting’ busy with Bigfoot

BELFAIR, Washington — Nancy Hoggert told BigFoot Tracker that she and the infamous bigfoot have been in a sexual relationship since 2008… Y’all, I can’t even. Sometimes there just isn’t any need for color commentary. It’d be kinda like that guy who made a parody video of the song “Friday” by that Rebecca Black girl.…Continue readingGetting’ busy with Bigfoot

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The Man-Wolf of Kentucky

Information has been received here that the people in the country around Buena Vista, a village in Garrard County, are much excited over the reports that a wild man has high haunts in the Kentucky River hills near that place. A party is being organized to explore a cave where the creature is believed to…Continue readingThe Man-Wolf of Kentucky

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Where Monsters Dwell

Tales of Bigfoot sightings are reported globally but the Alaskan version is the most extreme, standing over 14 feet. Is this massive, aggressive creature targeting people in the Alaska Triangle?  It’s easy enough to scoff at the primitive fears of our ancestors—safe and secure in our modern world, where electric lights keep the darkness at…Continue readingWhere Monsters Dwell

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The Granny Ripper

Tamara Samsonova, a 67-year-old pensioner and a former hotel worker, was arrested for allegedly executing the so-called “Granny Ripper” murders. Who says little old ladies are harmless? This one in particular, 79-year-old Tamara Samsonova, sure disproves that assumption. She’s either batshit crazy or just plain evil, and either way she’s a definitive threat to anybody…Continue readingThe Granny Ripper

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Lizard Man Returns!

The fabled Bishopville swamp creature known as Lizard Man appears to have surfaced again Sunday afternoon. This is truly momentous, y’all. 99% of the time, when photographic evidence of the existence of a cryptid surfaces, it is grainy, shaky, blurry, or in some other way less than convincing. This here photograph taken by a sweet…Continue readingLizard Man Returns!

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Carry on, Wayward Werewolf—the Dogman of Kansas

During our conversation I asked him if there was any chance that what he saw could have been a Bigfoot, to which he replied: “I’ve never seen a Bigfoot and don’t know how they act, but this looked like something that spends most of its time on all 4 legs.” They call them Dogmans (DogMEN?)…Continue readingCarry on, Wayward Werewolf—the Dogman of Kansas

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Oh Yeti, my Yeti . . .

An 8ft (2.4m) tall “well-preserved yeti” is sold at auction in Somerset for £1,350 Well, I WISH it was my Yeti. I admit it. I’m a sucker. A willing and joyful mark. Serve me up some ballyhoo and I come back like little Oliver Twist, empty plate held in trembling hands, pleading, “Please, sir, may…Continue readingOh Yeti, my Yeti . . .

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Mystery Creature on the loose in Milwaukee

Milwaukee officials are still not sure exactly what kind of animal has been spotted for the last week. It could be a lion; it could be a cougar. Whatever it is, it has captivated the city. Milwaukee, home of beer, cheese, and Jeffrey Dahmer. And now home to the mysterious . . . um, they…Continue readingMystery Creature on the loose in Milwaukee

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The Legend of Sawney Bean

Sawney Bean: The story of Scotland’s legendary cannibal. In 1600s Scotland, a societal outcast by the name of Sawney Bean either kidnaps or lures away a woman of low station, and the pair starts reproducing. They take up residence in a cave, from which they set upon, rob and kill unwary travelers—and then eat them.…Continue readingThe Legend of Sawney Bean

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Eyeballs are a real pain in the ass!

CASPER, Wyo. – Police made a routine traffic stop early Thursday morning and got more than they bargained for when Roy Tilbott, 51, stepped out of his El Camino for a field sobriety test . . .  I’m pretty good at spotting a fake news story. To me, they’re all pretty obvious. Not to brag…Continue readingEyeballs are a real pain in the ass!

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The Top Five, and the OTHER Top Five

Unlike many other subgenres of horror, it is difficult to point to a single werewolf novel as the definitive work.  Here we go, a list of the Top Five werewolf novels ever written. The criteria a literary work had to meet in order to make this list? As near as I can tell, it’s just…Continue readingThe Top Five, and the OTHER Top Five

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One Way or Another(kin)

We talked to the internet residents who feel more like foxes, dragons, and cats than members of Homo sapiens. They are called “Otherkin.” Basically, they are human beings who believe themselves to be something else. An elf, a certain kind of animal, dragon, unicorn, mermaid, alien, an elemental spirit of some sort. Lycanthropes fall into…Continue readingOne Way or Another(kin)

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A legend goes into retirement

Rick Baker retiring: after four decades in the film business, one of the most powerful talents in visual effects is walking away. You wanna see the difference, watch AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Then watch its lackluster sequel, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS. I’m not talking about the overall quality of the films, although there…Continue readingA legend goes into retirement

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The Morbach Werewolf

The Morbach Monster (Munster Von Morbach) is a werewolf that has been allegedly haunting the area of Wittlich in Germany. As an armchair monster scholar, how exciting it is to come across something new! A story with which I am, despite all my years of study on the subject, still unacquainted. I had never before…Continue readingThe Morbach Werewolf

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Get Horny!

Abbots Bromley is a small, old village in the heart of Staffordshire, England. It has become renowned for its annual “Horn Dance.”  This is so freaking cool. It puts one in mind of THE WICKER MAN (the original classic, that is, starring Sir Christopher Lee, not that travesty of a remake with Nicolas Cage), where…Continue readingGet Horny!

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Occam’s Razor Shreds Werewolf Account

She heard a scratching sound from the window shortly after she fell asleep. In a flash of a lightning, she saw a huge, shaggy, wolf-like creature . . . clawing at the screen and staring at her with baleful, glowing, slitted eyes. She saw its bared white fangs. If this story is genuine—and we have…Continue readingOccam’s Razor Shreds Werewolf Account

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A Pill or a Prayerbook?

Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is. Science has not had much success looking for the human soul, although it has tried. Neither has…Continue readingA Pill or a Prayerbook?

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Was I too quick to write off TEEN WOLF?

Teen Wolf is an American television series that currently airs on MTV, and in re-runs on TeenNick. It is based on the 1985 film of the same name.  Maybe it’s worth a second look. I remember when it was announced that TEEN WOLF would be a new series on MTV. I do recall with a…Continue readingWas I too quick to write off TEEN WOLF?

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Leggo My Steering Wheel!

The mother-in-law, the husband, the amateur map reader, none of these are quite as dangerous a backseat driver as those infamous hands on the roads of Dartmoor. For those of us who love forteana—the collective term for the unexplained, strange, bizarre, or unusual, often with a supernatural or fantastical bent—there are certain cases we know…Continue readingLeggo My Steering Wheel!

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You’d think they would’ve found ‘em by now.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed . . .  There are no werewolves in this story, per se, but there might as well be. It provides a perfect,…Continue readingYou’d think they would’ve found ‘em by now.

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Whatizzit? Bear? Werewolf? Guy in a gorilla suit? Hell if I know.

It’s a bear! It’s a human! No, it’s a bear walking on its two hind legs like a human – at least that what it looks like. This video had some people shouting “Werewolf!” and others shouting “Hoax!” The consensus is that it’s a bear, walking on its hind legs like a human being. That’s…Continue readingWhatizzit? Bear? Werewolf? Guy in a gorilla suit? Hell if I know.

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Monster In The Making

It seemed to happen overnight. Just like that, a tidal wave swept through our lives and all the light drained from his eyes, that little boy was gone, a soulless being was left in its wake. “I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes . . . I…Continue readingMonster In The Making