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Review: LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL: WHISPER

We didn’t get a lot of vampire action at the LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FRESTIVAL, which I attended this past weekend at the Somerville Playhouse in Alabama (and which you already know if you’ve read any of my other articles this week, but, at the risk of repetition, I must assume there are some readers who…

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Review: LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL: VARDØGER

Foreign filmmakers did well for themselves at this past weekend’s LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL at the Somerville Playhouse in northern Alabama. Though the foreign-made offerings were all short films, there were some excellent ones. Having already reviewed the Babadook-looking (but excellent) MR. DENTONN, I can now move on to VARDØGER, a German production about a…

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1 legless corpse film festival april 2016 MR DENTONN

Review: LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL: MR. DENTONN

It was sure cool to see the Babadook again. I’ve mentioned before how much I loved his original flick. When I showed up at the LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL this past weekend, an event celebrating Independent short and feature-length movies from around the area and around the world, I was optimistic enough to expect some…

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Review: THE SECRET LIFE OF LAZLO, COUNT DRACULA

The debut novel by Roderick Anscombe kinda bugged me at first, and I mean “at first” as in, before I ever read it. The premise bugged me. My initial take on it was, here’s a guy trying to cash in on the Dracula name, but his book really has nothing to do with Dracula. Even…

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Huff the Vampire Hedgehog

Not to be confused with “Puff the Magic Dragon,” that song by Peter, Paul, and Mary that is supposedly NOT about drug use, but come on, you can’t tell me they didn’t at least jokingly realize people were gonna draw that conclusion. But I digress. Huff is a cute little hedgehog with a pair of…

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Review: THE HUNTED

I admit, I can be a little bit of a snob. When I hear of a micro-budgeted movie, I tend to expect the worst. Considering my mad love for Ed Wood’s PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and his other cheapie classics, maybe I should be more open-minded. More often than not, though, what I get…

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Don’t touch that Ouija!

Let’s say there is a particular fish you want to catch. We’ll call this fish “Walter.” Maybe Walter is the Moby Dick to your Ahab; you’re obsessed with Walter and you really, really want him in the frying pan. We’ll assume that you would recognize Walter by sight. Problem is, Walter is somewhere swimming around…

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Ed Wood’s VENUS FLYTRAP

I’m going to make the assumption, at the risk of making an ass out of you and umption, that regular readers of this site know who Ed Wood is. I won’t waste any time, then, in explaining to you all why the man was a true mad genius, as you should already know that, too….

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Got Wood?

That’s wood, with a lowercase “w,” not “Wood,” as in Ed Wood, who is the subject of another article coming out this week. (Everybody needs some Ed Wood in their lives, I believe.) Particularly we are speaking of wooden stakes, which are handy for pinning down landscapers’ strings and destroying vampires. Granted you’re more likely…

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PENNY DREADFUL’S SIR MALCOLM

Last week, I introduced those of you who were woefully ignorant of the man to the larger-than-life Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton ( http://www.vampires.com/the-greatest-man-youve-probably-never-heard-of/), cartographer, explorer, secret agent, linguist, poet, mystic, swordsman, ethnologist, voluminous writer, etc. and etc. And I pointed out his connections to the world of vampires, i.e. he wrote VIKRAM AND THE…

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In Memoriam: Bram Stoker

I’m not even gonna pretend that I have to inform any of you who Stoker was, or what he’s famous for. Instead I will confess that I have, I’m sad to admit, sometimes relegated the man to a less prominent position than he rightfully deserves in my personal estimations. How can that be, you might…

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In Memoriam: Jonathan Frid

This week saw the four year anniversary of the death of Jonathan Frid. (Four years already? Man, tempus fugit, alright.) Although it is frequently reported that Mr. Frid passed away, at age 87, on April 14th, his passing actually occurred on the 13th—which, appropriately enough, was a Friday. Jonathan Frid deserves to be listed alongside…

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