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Trump: Werewolf or Vampire? (And you can win a prize!)

Okay, peeps, let’s have a little contest. This one is strictly for Twitter, as I’m trying to up our Twitter visibility. Here is the question: Would Donald Trump be a vampire or a werewolf? Simple, right? Not as much as you might think. What I’m looking for is a WITTY response. Something like “a vampire,…

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Compare and Contrast: THE WALKING DEAD vs. THE STRAIN

Not the series in their totality, or totalities; not with this particular article. (Such comparisons would ultimately distill, ironically, into the larger argument over which is “better,” zombies or vampires. For me it isn’t even a question. Vampires are superior in every way. Even the dimwitted street-level Strigoi have got more going on in the…

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Ruminations on THE STRAIN Season Three Episode Nine

DA-YUUUUUUUUUUUUM! That was INTENSE! Not one but THREE prominent characters killed off! Among those, sadly, was one of my favorites among the human characters, Angel. I kinda knew, from a storyteller’s perspective, looking at things, that Angel wouldn’t make it to the end of the series. I knew he would, at some point, sacrifice himself…

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Beware, Clowns! Batman is on the job!

Since I’ve been reporting on the outbreak of Clown hysteria over the past few weeks, I figured I should probably, in the interest of cohesion, report on this. There’ve been people dressing up as clowns and scaring folks in several US states and, apparently, the craze has crossed the pond. There are clown sightings in…

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I’m feasting on some vintage cinematic fare as of late, working my way through the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired films of Roger Corman, most of which star the inimitable Vincent Price in a leading role. Of this collection, probably the best in terms of quality—the quality of the acting, the quality of the storyline, and the…

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Dracula Feast at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

See, I told you all there was a LOT of Dracula material this week. Gotta love Halloween-time! This is my third Dracula-related article this week, and that’s fine and dandy with me, since I’m such a huge honkin’ mark for the nefarious Count and his real-life sorta inspiration, Vlad III of Wallachia. There aren’t any…

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DRACULA as a guidebook?

The great thing about this time of year is that I’m guaranteed to find lots of Dracula-related material to cover for this site. I got loads of Dracula stuff to use this week and over the next two. Here is a nice piece from Atlas Obscura. I really dig that site, and it not infrequently…

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New Dracula in LA

October contains Halloween, and as a result theatre-goers with a taste for the gothic can look forward to productions of Dracula.  These vary from the Balderson-Deane classic (which made Bela Lugosi famous) to such fresh takes as last year’s “feminist” version or an adaptation on roller skates or for that matter more than a few…

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A Shade of Vampire – Bella Forrest

ADDICTING!!! This is the only word I can think to describe the hit series by Bella Forrest, “A Shade of Vampire.” I began reading this series last week and I’m already on installment five, “A Blaze of Sun.” There are quite a few books in this series and I’m hoping that there will be many…

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THE STRAIN – Is Dutch a Ho’?

The title of this article may piss off some uber-proto-feminist type, but it’s meant to be facetious. I’ve been accused of being a feminist myself, but I dislike the term, possibly because it has been hijacked by extremist nutjobs. I prefer “equalist,” since I believe that men and women deserve equal treatment. I think this…

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Spend Halloween Night in Dracula’s Castle

First off, it’s not REALLY Dracula’s castle. Not in the historical sense. It is the official tourist version of Dracula’s castle. I’m talking about Castle Bran. Dracula’s REAL castle, at Poenari, is in ruins. To spend the night there would require a hike, a sleeping bag and “roughing it.” Personally I would love that, but…

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Ruminations on THE STRAIN Season 3 Episode 8 (Spoiler Warnings!)

The writers of this episode missed a golden opportunity for an in-joke, as pointed out by my lovely better half as we were watching. The guy at the beginning, the one Eichorst hung on the meat hook? He should totally have been wearing a red shirt. Okay, regarding the attack on the Ancients and the…

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