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A Bloody Good Valentine’s

I never celebrated Valentine’s Day before last year. I always WANTED to; I simply wanted to celebrate it MY way. I wanted to throw a party celebrating the anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. I wanted to transform Valentine’s into a second Halloween. My way of thinking never caught on. I could never find…

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Revisiting the Classics: THE INVISIBLE RAY

One of the dozen or so films that Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi made together, 1936’s THE INVISIBLE RAY stands out, for one reason, in that it is a notable exception to the norm of having Bela play the heel. As was the case in 1934’s THE BLACK CAT, in this one Bela is the…

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Revisiting the “Classics”: RETURN TO SALEM’S LOT

I have a theory about it. Two, actually, but one I consider far more likely than the other. The outlandish one involves the Mandela Effect. You’re all familiar with the term, yes? How so many people have clear memories of Nelson Mandela dying in a South African prison back during the 80s, only it never…

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London: On the Page and on the Map

I’ve never been to London, I’m sad to say. Yes, I am a scholar, a student of the world, a connoisseur of all things historic and literary, but my ass is perpetually BROKE and airfare ain’t cheap. Someday I’ll get there, hopefully sooner rather than later, and hopefully when I do get around to getting…

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POWERS OF DARKNESS: A Pre-Review

I received my copy of the new POWERS OF DARKNESS translation in the mail the other day and I am currently devouring it like a sumptuous feast. I should properly wait until I’ve finished it to give it a review, but I can’t wait, so I’m gonna go ahead and comment on what I’ve read…

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Elvira Takes a Stand

We don’t do politics here or on any of our sister sites. It’s not that there aren’t issues worth talking about, but this isn’t the proper place for such dialogue, and really it wouldn’t be a dialogue anyway; it would be a diatribe. It would be me preaching. I always find it obnoxious when some…

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Ooooooh-ooooooooh! Black Chicken!

You’ve gotta sing the title to this article to the tune of “Black Diamond” by KISS for full effect. (It just so happens to be one of my favorite songs from my all-time favorite band, so I welcome any chance to reference it.) The star of this article, however, isn’t a prostitute, out on the…

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Salem Witchcraft Memorial

This is as it should be. Salem, Massachusetts earns its bread and butter off its spooky history. I don’t fault them for that. When I get around to visiting Salem, it will be precisely for that reason, because of its haunted pedigree. Without its witch trial ambiance, its aura of the supernatural, it’d be just…

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THE LOST BOYS hits a snag

The planned reboot of CHARMED and the development of THE LOST BOYS property into a television series, with both projects supposed to air on the CW network, have both likewise been pushed back. They will NOT debut this year. We might get to see them NEXT year. Only time will tell if either ever makes…

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Have You Seen This Cake?

Most of my friends, my close friends, anyway, know that I write for this and several other websites. This being the case, I am not infrequently sent vampire-related stuff—or werewolf-related stuff, or zombies, or Horror in general; you get the idea—in case I might want to use the stuff that was sent to generate an…

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The Barnabas Collins Van Rides Again*

(*It’s just a little smaller, is all.) I, like all DARK SHADOWS fans present and past, have often wondered why the show, or more factually some toy production company, didn’t capitalize on its wild success back during its original run on ABC television by releasing a series of toys. They sure missed a great opportunity…

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Review: THE MONSTER

I was fully expecting to review this one for our sister site, werewolves.com, but I decided it is a better fit for this one. I’ll explain why momentarily. First let me say that I had been waiting with much anticipation for the video release of this movie. It received stellar reviews during its film festival…

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