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Toony Nosferatu

Do you like the “Toony Terrors” toyline, wherein our most beloved Horror icons are reimagined as cartoon characters (or action figure depictions of cartoon characters)? I dig ‘em, but not all of them. Some of the Toony Terrors don’t look any different, to me, than they do when cast in standard action figure form. The…

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Dracula vs. Dracula—Rapped

Watch this. While I don’t typically find these sorts of trendy Internet things as entertaining as do my friends, and seemingly everybody else, this one in particular I love. It isn’t just because it’s about Dracula, though. If it were about Dracula and it was stupid, I’d hate it. Being concerned with Dracula as its…

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GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

It isn’t carved into concrete just yet, but this is the rumored title for the forthcoming GHOSTBUSTERS movie. I dig it. I hope they go with it. It’s fitting. And they need to tag something on to the title to indicate that it is its own movie. They could, as far as I’m concerned, just…

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Pattinson Doesn’t Want History To Repeat

Robert Pattinson has been rather charitable to his past, I would say. He doesn’t badmouth TWILIGHT with every opportunity. What he actually wants, I daresay, is for people to forget about TWILIGHT altogether. To forget that he was involved in that franchise. He may not have come right out and said as much in harsh…

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Did Negan Kick THE WALKING DEAD Over The Shark?

It’s as good a point to pick as any. The reasons for a show’s decline are myriad. One can’t pinpoint just one. (Unless we’re talking about DARK SHADOWS, in which case I *was* able to pinpoint just one reason why the series was cancelled. One overriding reason, if there were others, one that carried far…

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For the Ink Travels Fast

A few years ago, after the first run of performances of my original stage play DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES, my cast all pitched in to pay for me to get a tattoo to commemorate the occasion. I decided on the official seal of the Order of the Dragon. (There are actually two seals, both…

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Rippin’ Off Romero

Though the two men were, as far as I know, on very good terms—they were in fact friends—and the former always, also as far as I know, speaks well of the latter, still I cannot help but feel that Greg Nicotero has made a career out of ripping off George Romero. Nicotero, before he became…

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THEY ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES BUT THEY LEFT ALL THE BODIES

Sound familiar? POLTERGEIST anyone? Only this really happened. And there is worse than mere greed to blame for it. There is an apartment complex in Tampa, Florida that is built on top of a cemetery. This burial ground was set aside for the interment of black people at the beginning of the 20th Century. Then…

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Another THE WALKING DEAD Series Named

They’re going to call it THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND. This is the new series designed to court the feminist/youth demographic by featuring two young women as the leads. The spin says that the show will “feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse as…

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And On The Subject of Richard Brake

While appreciating Richard Brake’s slimy-chilling-evil performance as the “Midnight Wolfman” Foxy Coltrane in Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL, where he had the unenviable task of subbing for Sid Haig, who was, sadly, too sick to appear in more than one scene (and who died not too long ago), I decided to google him. Turns out…

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Movie Review: 3 FROM HELL

There probably shouldn’t have been a sequel to THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. It was too perfect as is, the story complete, ending in a poetic and, strangely, violently beautiful manner. But if there had to be a sequel to that movie, it shouldn’t have been done without Sid Haig. Any such sequel to the former movie…

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Movie Review: TOLKIEN

Ringwraiths. That’s the vampire connection. The Nazgul. They *are* featured in this movie, even if you are only given a few brief glimpses. Those glimpses are well worth it. The cinematography in this film is beautiful, sumptuous, even depicting as it does the horrors of the battlefield. The director and the screenwriters were smart to…

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