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Fireside Chats: Dracula in Stone

I came across these photographs online. I like them, and I’m betting you’ll like them, too; and we all need to see things that will lift us up, make us smile, distract us from all the negativity. So check ‘em out. These statues are located in front of a hotel in Bran Town, Romania. A…

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Mugging Vampire

For the record, I have not, and am not, being compensated for this article. It’s strictly pro bono on my part, although if the company in question wanted to send me one of their products out of gratitude, there are no rules against me accepting such a gift. Just sayin’. Anyway, check out the Vampire…

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Fireside Chats: Corona Zombies!

God bless Charles Band and Full Moon. It didn’t take them long—AT ALL—to get this one cooked. CORONA ZOMBIES is exactly what it sounds like, a zombie movie wherein the living dead are somehow connected to the Covid-19 viral pandemic. Described by Full Moon as “a satirical—and timely—vision of a global pandemic spiraling out of…

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Fireside Chats: Dining with Nosferatu Part II

I wrote last week—I think it was last week; I’m finding that I’m having a little trouble keeping my days straight here in the midst of all this “social distancing,” aren’t you? My weekends were always clearly demarcated; that was when I went out and did stuff. These days I’m not going out and not…

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 8

Brian dropped onto the bed as though overcome with weariness. Already the walls of the small room felt like they were closing in on him. He sighed, reaching for his guitar, one of the few personal belongings he’d been allowed to bring with him. *Surprised they weren’t afraid I’d hang myself with the strings.* With…

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Revisiting the (Recent) Classics: EVENT HORIZON

How old does a movie have to be before it’s appropriate to call it a classic? EVENT HORIZON came out in 1997. If you’re talking about cars, if it’s older than 25 years, it’s considered a classic. The movie still has a couple of years to go, then. But in terms of quality, it’s there…

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Remembering PORT CHARLES—Although It Would Be Better To Forget It

There used to be this soap opera called PORT CHARLES. It was a spinoff of GENERAL HOSPITAL. (Port Charles is the name of the city wherein GENERAL HOSPITAL is set.) I was working from home at the time, as I do now, and I’d like to take my lunch breaks by plopping down in front…

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Fireside Chats: Exploring TRUE TERROR with Robert England

Back in the late 80s, the glorious, glorious late 80s, there was a show called FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET THE SERIES. It aired late on Saturday nights in my part of the world, and I would always make it a point to stay up and watch it. I loved it, though it…

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Revisiting the Classics: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990

As we continue to persevere this unprecedented (in our lifetimes) pandemic lockdown, socially distancing ourselves—which applies to museums, movie theaters, Broadway, dine-in restaurants, amusement parks, and everything else that makes life livable but apparently does NOT apply to freakin’ Walmart, which was packed like a tin of sardines when I had to go get groceries…

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(Heart)Breaking News

This is bad, no matter which way you look at it. Sony has yanked MORBIUS and GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE from the schedule. Both movies will now premiere in theaters, presumably, in March of 2021. That just plain sucks. Is this proof that the pandemic won’t be over in time for theaters to reopen by July? No….

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Fireside Chats: Dracula and the Plague

The 1973 Hammer classic—and it is dubbed a classic in my opinion simply because it is a Hammer film—featured Christopher Lee in his last appearance as the Count for Hammer Studios, as the mastermind of an evil plot to release a newly souped-up version of bubonic plague on the world. It was initially entitled DRACULA…

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Fireside Chats: Alabama’s Roadside Shrine

Also called “wayside shrines,” you used to see them frequently along roadways in Europe in years past. They were less common in America, and even less so nowadays when automobiles and airplanes make travel a speedier, safer process. Back in the olden times, shrines were set up along roadways, often at crossroads, where folklore had…

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