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Netflix CASTLEVANIA Poster Released

You heard there was going to be a CASTLEVANIA Netflix series, right? I seem to recall that I reported on it previously. I report on so many things vampire-related, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all. Anyway, in case you hadn’t already heard—SPOILER ALERT—there is going to be a CASTLEVANIA Netflix series! It…

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Was Shakespeare a Necrophiliac?

I hate ROMEO AND JULIET. Aside from the sappy romantic sentimentality (which, if one reads the script carefully, Shakespeare is in actuality lampooning) it’s a case of familiarity breeding contempt. As a Drama student in college, I was in a run of the accursed play that ran into well over forty performances. After that, I…

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Review: LAST SHIFT

Netflix’s algorithm(s) is/are pretty good, overall. When they (it?) suggest(s) a movie that I might like, based on its/their best guess, four out of five times I do end up enjoying it. Not that I always listen to it/them. The Skynets and HALs of the world have taught us that technology and A.I. can never…

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The Shadow of THE SHADOW

As promised last week, here is the conclusion to my examination of The Shadow phenomenon. (If you missed it, I’d recommend that you read the previous article first, then come on back here for part the second.) To begin with, a little exposition: According to Tibetan spiritualism, a “tulpa” is a sentient, interactive being created…

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Review: POWERS OF DARKNESS

In a way this post feels anti-climactic. I’ve said so much about POWERS OF DARKNESS, aka MAKT MYRKRANNA, already. I was talking about it for months before it came out, and I’ve offered my thoughts, and shared the thoughts of others, while I’ve been reading it. Now that I’ve finished it, can I say it…

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Remembering Bill Paxton

I was saddened to hear that actor Bill Paxton died yesterday due to complications from surgery. More proof, in case anyone needed any, that celebrities aren’t any more bulletproof than the rest of us. They too get sick and leave us far too early. Paxton was only 61. Vampire marks will always remember Bill from…

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A Poltergeist Named Jack The Ripper

The title of this article—no, not THIS article you are reading, THIS one—isn’t misleading, but it did mislead me a little. I knew the entity in question wasn’t the REAL Jack the Ripper. If Jack’s spiritual essence were to come back to terrorize people, he would certainly return as a ghost (or perhaps, and more…

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Ghost Hunters in (a castle that is NOT) Dracula’s Castle

I wasn’t aware that there was an episode of the TV series MOST HAUNTED filmed in Corvin Castle back in 2007. I don’t think it’s a case of me deliberately blocking out the memory, as I may have done with RETURN TO SALEM’S LOT, which phenomenon I discuss in a separate article this week. (Look…

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LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT found at last? Nah.

I think I may understand to a small degree the way teachers must feel at times. When I have to post certain facts for the benefit of those who might be reading an article and might not already know what I’m talking about, I feel a little tinge of fatigue. “Shouldn’t they already know this…

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EVIL DEAD Coloring Book!

Here’s an excerpt from the press release I found in my email-bag this week. “Space Goat Productions, in partnership with Studiocanal and Creative Licensing, has announced they are extending their license for the Evil Dead 2 comic books for another 3 years. An adult coloring book, art book, and hardcover omnibus based off of the…

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Art Imitating Nightmare

When we sleep, our mind paralyzes our bodies to keep us from acting out our dreams. (I did dream once that I was making out with this hot babe who had the driest mouth when I kissed her, and then woke up to find myself chewing on my pillow, but such things are the exception…

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“Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Hearts Of Men?”

I bet you can finish that catchphrase, can’t you? Say it with me, now: “The Shadow knows!” I also bet most of you have never listened to any of the old-school radio dramas from which the character partly originates, or read any of the pulp magazines from which he also partly originates. Sound confusing? Allow…

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