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Some Big (Clown) Shoes To Fill

I’m tired of hearing people bitching about the giant spider at the end of the TV miniseries IT. The giant spider is in the book, too. And, if one bothers to read the book, they will understand that it isn’t REALLY a spider at all. They couldn’t have 86ed the spider without writing a new…

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Billion Dollar Lawsuit over THE CONJURING

ALMOST a billion dollars. It’s actually about a hundred million short of that, but when you get to such an exorbitant sum, that’s chump change. The guy suing Warner Brothers is Gerald Brittle, who in 1980 wrote a book about the alleged true-to-life exploits of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the exploits that have since inspired…

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Who Killed DARK SHADOWS—Again

First off, no one “killed” it. The onetime television soap opera is as popular and vibrant today as when it first aired on ABC in the 60s—if not moreso. As to the question of who “canceled” it as a series, this article here quotes the then-president of the network, James Duffy, as taking credit for…

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English Vampires

Vampires have been discovered in England for the very first time! That’s PHYSICAL vampires and not literary ones. Where the literary kind is concerned, jolly old England is the vampire capital of the world. Varney, Ruthven, Dracula: Britain is home to all of these, and countless others. This, on the other hand, is the sort…

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Black Kitten Rescued at Dracula’s Castle

The castle in question is not the REAL Castle Dracula. I always feel the need to point this out. It is Castle Bran, which is touted by the Romanian tourism department as Dracula’s castle because the real Dracula’s Castle at Poenari is in ruins. It IS possible that Dracula STAYED at Bran a few times,…

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Vampiric Real Estate

I have no desire to live in Hollywood. When my inevitable movie deal hits, I’ll gladly fly into town for a few days for the contract negotiations, then fly right back out again. If I were going to move there, though, this is the house I would want to live in. The Bela Lugosi house….

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Horror and Little Kiddies – A Bad Combination?

Here is an eloquent lament from a Horror junkie mother, chronicling the derision she sometimes receives from judgmental assclowns who just can’t “get” her love of the genre and her desire to share it with her offspring. She isn’t the bad parent, though; those parents who try to shield their children from everything dark, scary,…

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Michelle Pfeiffer ain’t THAT picky!

I don’t do Hollywood. I honestly could not care less about celebrity culture, about movie stars. Genre stars, yes. Horror film icons. And I love the stories of OLD Hollywood—the sordid ones, the ones linked to crime. And if the celebrities in question are deceased stars like Karloff, Lugosi, Wood, or the like, THEN I’m…

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Vampire Burial Trail

I will admit, when it comes to touristy things, I’m an easy mark. Give me a good tourist trap any day. I’ll step right up with the best of ‘em, gladly forking over some dough for the chance to experience whatever the site in question has to offer. Would I drive a hundred miles out…

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Hearts, hearts, everywhere!

I’m apparently starting a collection of human hearts. More specifically, I’m collecting articles concerning human hearts. I didn’t plan it this way; the Universe decreed that it should be so. How else to explain that my newsfeed this morning was chock full of human heart stories, and all of them originating from the same online…

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Holy Sepulcher reopens

It’s sad that even amongst Christians there is infighting over ownership of the reputed tomb of Jesus Christ. You’d kinda expect it with differing religions, Islam and Christianity and Judaism all viewing Jerusalem as an important site relative to their faiths. It makes me feel a little better about it because I’m far from convinced…

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Human Skull in Museum Display is REAL!

That’s not big news, in and of itself. There are lots of skulls on display in museums around the world. What makes this particular skull noteworthy is that no one knew it was real. When the oldest display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh was moved recently for maintenance and restoration, it…

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