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Read Some Romero!

All the thanks to IndieWire for this one. They got the exclusive, the rights to publish a short portion of the new novel from George Romero and Daniel Kraus, who finished the work after Romero passed away. Kraus has worked frequently with Guillermo del Toro and is a huge Romero mark, so they chose well.…Continue readingRead Some Romero!

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 23

Brian awoke in an instant, awareness following only a second afterward. His recent memories—the horrid face, the grotesque parody of rain, the psychic attack on his person—came back to him in the duration of a heartbeat, with the latter sensation providing an assurance that he still lived. All of this coalesced in his mind simultaneous…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 23

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Interviews with a Vampire

So the lovely Sheila Vand only *played* a vampire in A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (which is SO freakin’ good!) but she’s definitely our kind of people. In an interview with Dread Central, she told them: “I love genre movies so much, so I’m way more inclined to do a film if it’s…Continue readingInterviews with a Vampire

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Memento Mori

“What’s With Our Obsession with Depicting People after They Die?” asks the headline for this linked article. Am I the only one who sees the answer to that one being a big ol’ “duh”? Life does not end in death. It never did. If one believes in matters spiritual, then it does not end for…Continue readingMemento Mori

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Compare and Contrast: THE LAST HOUSE(S) ON THE LEFT

Wes Craven is most famous, and deservedly so, as the creator of razor-fingered ghost Freddy Krueger. (We tend to forget that Freddy is a ghost, don’t we? He’s so iconic as a slasher. But he is the ghost of a justifiably murdered serial killer who haunts, and kills, people in their dreams. He’s non-corporeal.) But…Continue readingCompare and Contrast: THE LAST HOUSE(S) ON THE LEFT

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Sad Goodbyes

Man, this past weekend it seemed like we were losing celebrities one right after the other. Ms. Olivia de Havilland left us at the ripe young age of 104. This lady is as close as we’ll ever get to American royalty. And while she’ll always be best known for GONE WITH THE WIND, she earned…Continue readingSad Goodbyes

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Movie Review: THE RENTAL

One of the few, the very few, good things about this pandemic shutting down all the movie theaters for the summer is that smaller movies, independent films and such, that otherwise would have likely gotten overlooked are instead stepping up to fill the void left by the blockbusters. I’ve caught some incredible movies the past…Continue readingMovie Review: THE RENTAL

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TV Review: NOS4A2 Season Two Episode Six

“The Hourglass” Damn. The character just this episode became interesting—the Hourglass guy, I mean—and they killed him off. Maybe. We didn’t see him die, so he might show back up again. I kinda hope so now. I wasn’t crazy about the character, but now that they’ve fleshed him out, he’s a good villain. I loved…Continue readingTV Review: NOS4A2 Season Two Episode Six

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Gets Some Emmy Love

I give less credibility to the Emmy Awards than I do the Oscars, which makes sense considering the Emmys honor television and, generally speaking, I don’t watch television. What I mean is, I don’t watch *scripted* television. I’m all about True Crime documentaries, shows on the History Channel like THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH, or…Continue readingWHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Gets Some Emmy Love

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Revisiting the Classics: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

I watched it again for the first time since I was a kid. I appreciated it a lot more now, I have to say. As a kid, I enjoyed it, but I thought it was silly. It *is* silly, but I dismissed it back then as “fluff.” “Silly” does not equate to “fluff.” This movie…Continue readingRevisiting the Classics: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

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Hearse-henge and the Haunted Chickenhouse

One of my favorite websites is RoadsideAmerica.com. It, along with Atlas Obscura, is my go-to when I am planning any kind of roadtrip. I have to check those sites to see what, if anything, in the area in which I will be travelling would be, as the site says, worthy of a detour for me.…Continue readingHearse-henge and the Haunted Chickenhouse

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 22

Gale hadn’t sensed herself growing sleepy; rather, exhaustion overcame her all at once, like an attack. She slept and she dreamed. In those dreams, she watched from her perch in the tree as a woman with no skin ran through the undergrowth, only to be dragged down by a hideous leopard. As she screamed Gale’s…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 22