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-Haunted Museums, or Museums of the Haunted?

Located in Charleston, South Carolina is a “museum of the paranormal” located in the Old City Jail, constructed in 1802. Like the Old Jail of Saint Augustine, Florida, it is today a creepy tourist attraction. But it isn’t, despite what this website claims, a true paranormal “museum,” unless one considers that the building in its…

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-Dracula’s Cannonballs

Balls. CANNONballs, that is. Cannonballs that belonged to Dracula. The historical Dracula, that is. And by “belonged to” we mean that they were fired from cannons at his order. It’s doubtful he ever handled any of them directly. A few have been found in Bulgaria. But how did they end up in Bulgaria? The cannonballs…

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TV Review: NOS4A2 Episode Three

“The Gas Mask Man” I enjoyed this one the most of the three episodes that have aired thus far. The characters have coalesced and the storyline, while still screwy-oddball, is suitably followable. The terminology of the show is likewise becoming familiar. Both the villain and the protagonist are “strong creatives,” in essence super psychics who…

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-Ah, Blood Freak

I’m not going to offer a “review” of this movie, because quite honestly I wouldn’t know whether to tell you to watch it or skip it. I would tend towards the latter, yet the movie itself is such a curiosity that it shouldn’t be forgotten, even if it is a lousy movie. Let me just…

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-Still More On Bram Stoker and Vlad Dracula

I initially reported on the discovery made by Dacre Stoker concerning the confirmation that his great-grand uncle Bram consulted, while writing DRACULA, a book called ROUMANIA PAST AND PRESENT by James Samuelson, a book that talks about the historical Dracula (Vlad III, aka “The Impaler”) and a book that we know Stoker read at least…

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-Cast Confirmations For New GHOSTBUSTERS

Recently I reported on the possibility of Bill Murray appearing in the new GHOSTBUSTERS sequel, set for next year. Murray stated that he was interested, but that he had not been asked. Apparently since then someone did get around to asking him, as it is now reported that he will be involved in the project….

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-Rats!

I’m a country boy. Growing up on a farm, we had us some big rats. I recall helping my grandfather once set traps for the rats that were getting into his corncrib. These traps were freakin’ huge, probably eight inches long by four wide, and if they snapped closed on you they could easily break…

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TV Review: NOS4A2

After managing to wrangle for myself a free moment last night, I sat down and watched the first two episodes of the new AMC series NOS4A2. I’m glad I watched it that way, as those first two episodes really do need to be watched together. The second one explains some of the things set into…

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-Bat Monsters Return

Have you done your part as a loyal Horror fan, and seen GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS in the theater? How about you, all you Monsterkidz out there? (Yeah, you probably have.) Anybody who hasn’t seen this one on the big screen, trust me, you don’t want to miss it. Commoner critics hate the movie—of…

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-On NOS4A2

I haven’t had the chance to watch the debut episode of the new AMC television series NOS4A2 yet, but it would be remiss of me not to give it a mention. I can’t tell you if that first episode, which aired on June 2, is any good or not. What I’ve seen of it thus…

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-Coffin Benches of Whitby Harbor

“I pulled into Whitby, carryin’ a load of dread. I just need some place where I can lay my dead. Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed? He just grinned and shook my hand, ‘Over there’ was all he said.” (Apologies to The Band, but this song popped into…

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-But DID Bram Know Vlad?

Still reeling from the news last week that Bram Stoker did in fact read a book that mentioned Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula, thus overturning the decades-long belief that Stoker knew precious little about the historical figure from whom he took the name of his most famous creation. Upon discussing it with some of my fellow…

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