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The Mystery in the Coffin

I need someone to write me an algorithm. Is that the correct term for it? Do you “write” an algorithm? An algorithm is just a program, right? A specific kind of program, sort of like an AI? It predicts things, yes? What I need is an algorithm that can monitor the news each week and…

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Corpsicles

Please note that the cheeky titling of this article by yours truly is done in a spirit of facetiousness and does not indicate a desire on my part to make jest of human tragedy. The frozen dead people mentioned in this post, we remain well aware, were actual people, with thoughts, feelings, and friends and…

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Believe it? I dunno.

I’ve written before, I seem to recall, on my love for Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, both the television show that aired when I was a little boy growing up in the 80s, which served as my introduction to the pop culture phenomenon, and then later the books which I ordered from the junior high…

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William Shatner Takes On Vampires

The Shat, doing his best MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 impression, riffing on Horror flicks from the legendary and notorious Full Moon Studios? Yes, please! Where do I sign up? Oh, right here? Excellent! This wondrous wonder is officially titled WILLIAM SHATNER’S FULL MOON FRIGHT NIGHT. It’s a stroke of genius by the guys over at…

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Buffy vs. THE STRAIN

I recently had a good-natured argument with a fanboy (actually fangirl) friend of mine over whether or not Buffy, if one could magically snatch her out of the universe in which her television series was set and plop her down in the midst of the New York City where THE STRAIN takes place, would be…

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Their Top Ten vs. MY Top Ten

The top ten best modern vampire movies. That’s what this compilation purports to contain. Is it correct? Have they included all the worthy efforts of recent years? And do they have the contenders in the right order? Let us see, shall we? First, THEIR listing: (10) BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA; (9) NEAR DARK; (8) THE HUNGER;…

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Moving Tut

If I were put under oath and had to give an honest answer as to whether or not I believe in the Curse of King Tut’s Tomb, I’d have to go with “probably not.” But I’d put the emphasis on the “probably” part. If there was a curse it was an awfully inconsistent one. It…

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Bran Again

It’s like a perpetual motion machine or something. No, no, a cornucopia! That’s a better analogy. It’s a well that never runs dry. Hardly a week, sometimes hardly a DAY, passes that I don’t see some new article on the trusty ol’ Internet about “Dracula’s Castle.” And every single time, they’re talking about Castle Bran….

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Revisiting the “Classics”: The Failed BLADE TV Series

Do you even remember this one? It came and went so fast, just a blip on the radar, I wouldn’t fault you if you missed it. For that matter, I wouldn’t fault you if you had seen the show but have since blocked it from your memory, buried it beneath a mound of synapses, repressed…

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What To Expect From THE STRAIN Season Four

The short answer is “anything.” Now that they’ve blown up New York and killed off the majority of the supporting cast, the gloves are off and anything goes. Details have been plenty scare regarding the storyline for this, the fourth and final season. While it’s sad to hear that this is the final run for…

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THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES finds a home—sorta!

We knew it was in the works, and now it’s official! Anne Rice’s upcoming television series, based on her bestselling novels—both entitled THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES—will be handled by Paramount Television. I’d never heard of this branch of the Paramount company, honestly, but they produce such shows as TRUE DETECTIVE and that controversial-as-hell, suicide-as-a-selling-point series 13…

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Suck it up, Romania!

You aren’t a repressed Communist dictatorship anymore, thank God. Making money is not inherently evil anymore. In truth it never was; only those in power wanted to have it while the proletariat did without. To make this go down a little easier, they told you all it was bad. You never really fell for that…

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