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Methuselah the Palm Tree

Last week I brought you news of Mikhail, the Dancing Vampire Skeleton. This week it’s Methuselah, the Judean Date Palm. This wee tree is named after the figure credited in the Bible as being the oldest living human being ever. In the book of Genesis, Methuselah, the father of Enoch (of the apocryphal BOOK OF…

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Review: THE MUMMY

First things first: If you are a Horror fan, and a fan of the classic Universal Monsters in particular, get your ass to the theater and see this movie! NOW! Will you love everything about it? Probably not. Especially if you’re a fan of the classics. Will you LIKE it, though? Enjoy it? Appreciate it…

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Pre-Review: THE MUMMY

As I type this, I have not yet seen the new Universal film, and launchpad for Universal’s “Dark Universe” of shared films, THE MUMMY. I have, however, been online and seen the reviews. I feel the need, then, to speak out, as another injustice appears to be taking place. My friends, NEVER listen to a…

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CASTLEVANIA and THE STRAIN

There’s not quite enough material on either of these two subjects to warrant a full article this week, so I’m just gonna combine them, if that’s alright with you all. First, there’s a trailer for the new CASTLEVANIA series set to debut on Netflix in July. The show has already been approved for a second…

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The Haunted Blue Planet

There are those who claim to be knowledgeable about the paranormal who maintain that water makes for an excellent conduit for spiritual energies. Could this be the reason for the ancient belief that vampires couldn’t cross running water? Why fairies in the Middle Ages were so wont to ask people they encountered for a drink?…

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Mikhail, the Dancing Skeleton of Siberia

The debate over whether or not “aberrant” burials, in which a corpse is treated in some manner differing from the treatment of other corpses belonging to the same time and place (and often the same graveyard), should be considered “vampire” burials is a moot point. Until such time as one is discovered with a written…

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BLOOD DRIVE

I remember reading about this one some years ago, and then all mention of it seemed to dissipate. I wondered what had happened to the project. Seems its been in gestation all this time, because BLOOD DRIVE will be debuting on SyFy on Wednesday June 14th. Set in a dystopian future, which is really the…

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Review: NEON DEMON

When NEON DEMON played at Cannes, it received a partial standing ovation. The other half of the audience booed. Such polarized reactions tell you a lot about the film. Either you’re going to dig it or you’re going to despise it. No room for in-betweens here. To which demographic do I belong? Well, I can’t…

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Review: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Go see it for the zombie sharks. And the zombie pirates. And Kaya Scodelario. And to see Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly finally get their happy ending. But mostly for the sharks. Simply put, if you enjoyed the previous PIRATES films you will like this one. Alternately, if you hated them, this isn’t the film…

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SUPERNATURAL meets SCOOBY-DOO.

When I was a kid, I remember one magical Saturday morning when there occurred a crossover between the Batman and Robin cartoon and Scooby-Doo. I was mesmerized. The Harlem Globetrotters had appeared in a Scooby episode, too, but I didn’t really know back then who the Globetrotters were, except that some of them had magical…

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Bogus Vampire Hunter Kits – Caveat emptor!

Kudos to Anthony “Edward” Hogg (private joke, peeps) of VAMPED for getting a mention in this article from the venerable ATLAS OBSCURA, one of my personal favorite websites. Way to go, Eddie! Anyway, there are these vampire hunter kits. They’re in museums. They turn up not infrequently on eBay. And most of them are complete…

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The Goth Latte

The novelty and the coolness factor aren’t the only reasons to purchase a “charcoal latte.” The gray-black concoction is good for you, too, even if it looks like Death’s preferred beverage. It has activated charcoal in it. I’ve taken activated charcoal myself, in tablet form, and I can tell you from firsthand experience that it…

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