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The Exploding Monk

As part of a recent vacation, your intrepid reporter took a ghost tour of historic Saint Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest city. This is a city where the streets—and this is well documented—run right over mass graves of Yellow Fever victims, where history hangs as palpable as the humidity in the coastal air, where it is…

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A Visit to America’s Most Haunted City

It’s a close competition, to my mind, as to which American city has the most ghosts, New Orleans or Saint Augustine. I’d have to give the edge to St. Augustine, though, both because it’s older and because it has the bloodier history. Several centuries worth of massacres, disease outbreaks, Indian uprisings and pirate raids have…

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The Original RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

I’ve been a fan of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not since I was a little kid, watching the TV show, hosted by Jack Palance, in the early 80s. If I ever find myself in a tourist town and if said town has a Ripley’s museum, I’ll probably check it out. They’re all a little bit…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY 2, Part Two

Continuing my chronicle of my visit to the above-mentioned establishment, and why I almost passed it up: Also, there was maggot rock blaring from the two speakers on the porch. Since I quoted from THE ART OF WAR to make my earlier point, allow me to quote from the underrated Horror/Comedy JENNIFER’S BODY to make…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY 2, Part One

This doesn’t mean there are TWO venues called WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, and that I visited the second of the pair. No, there is only one. This article is titled as it is because I wrote about my visit to the MUSEUM OF MYSTERY over at our sister site, WEREWOLVES.COM, and I titled that series…

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A LEGITIMATE new version of DRACULA

“Legitimate” in that it was written by Bram Stoker himself (kinda, sorta, not really), and “new” in that it is only now being made available to the reading public (Except for Iceland.) How is this possible, over a century after Stoker’s novel first saw print? We can credit Stoker researcher Hans de Roos for that….

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Interview with Director of KILD-TV William Collins

I had the chance to chat with William Collins, the director of KILD-TV, the feature film which won the award for Best Picture at LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL this past weekend (April 23rd and 24th at Somerville Playhouse in north Alabama). I found him to be a charming gentleman—who moved to the Unites States from…

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Review: LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL: KILD-TV

KILD-TV won the award for best feature film at this past weekend’s LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL in Alabama, and deservedly so. It’s a superb effort, with a clever storyline and good acting. Remember those wacky old late night TV Horror movie hosts, of which Elvira is the most famous? Add to that august company one…

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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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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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